Russian Politician Confesses to Staging Yeti Sightings to Attract Tourists

A Russian politician who once presided over parts of Siberia has revealed that he had a hand in hoaxing Yeti sightings in the hopes of drawing tourists to the area. Aman Tuleyev, former governor of the Kemerovo Region of the country recounted the remarkable tale this past Thursday on his Instagram account. Responding to the question of whether or not a Yeti still roamed the remote area he once governed, the politician first noted that legends of the creature have long circulated among hunters in the Shoria Mountains and that he had once made a journey of his own to the location in search of the cryptid. That said, Tuleyev then made a rather surprising confession: "it was I who fueled interest in the Yeti."

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