If you missed the news over the weekend, the Russians are planning to build a special resort to attract more Bigfooters / tourists to hunt for Bigfoot's Siberian cousin, the Yeti. According to Mail Online UK News, the "Yeti Park" in Seheregesh will include a hotel and a museum. Aman Tuleyev, the region's governor, says he'll write a handsome check to anyone who can catch a yeti and prove its existence. The payout for bagging a yeti?: £20,500 or 32476.10 USD. "I'll sit down with him, chat and have a cup of tea," the governor promised.
Igor Idimeshev, the man behind the new park, explained to Mail Online:
'We are building the Yeti Park now, and of course there will be a chance for people who come here to see creature. For me having Yetis here means something much more than the simple tourist attraction'.According to yeti expert, Professor Valentin Sapunov, there are at least 200 yeti in the Kemerovo, Khakassia and Altai regions of Siberia.
'We will have a dedicated plot of land for Yeti park, where anyone can see it. We will organise a museum, exhibiting all Yeti-related objects, like the trees they make into arches, and many other things. This location will be used for all future conferences and seminars devoted to the Yeti'.
'The Yeti theme is 'important for the region'.
[via Mail Online]