Amid continuing debate over the existence of Bigfoot and similar creatures, one geneticist claims he's found strong evidence that a woman who lived in 19th-century Russia may have been a yeti — the so-called abominable snowman. Discovered in a remote region of the Republic of Abkhazia, a towering woman named Zana was captured by local hunters in the s and sold to a nobleman who "tamed" her and kept her on his estate as a servant until her death in , according to local accounts. Zana's resemblance was described as that of a wild beast, "the most frightening feature of which was her expression, which was pure animal," wrote one Russian zoologist in Sykes explained that while the woman, said to stand 6 feet 6 inches tall, was genetically percent African, she showed little physical or genetic resemblance to any group living in modern Africa. Sykes has published a book, The Nature of the Beast , in which he writes that Zana's ancestors could have come out of Africa more than , years ago and lived for many generations in the remote Caucasus region.
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IT'S been nearly three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but the communist nation's horror history of science lives on. Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a Soviet biologist who worked on cross-species breeding in the early 20th century. He was controversially linked to attempts to create a human-ape hybrid — known as "humanzees". In the s, Ivanov carried out a series of experiments that involved artificially inseminating female chimpanzees with human sperm. In , he organised experiments to inseminate female humans with ape sperm, but the death of his last orangutan caused a delay. Shortly after, the Soviet government decided to exile him to the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, where he died just two years later from a stroke. Soviet scientist Vladimir Demikhov was an early organ transplant pioneer, but he's also infamous for twisted experiments on poor pups.
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Furthermore, scientists generally reject the possibility that such megafauna cryptids exist, because of the improbably large numbers necessary to maintain a breeding population. Almas is a singular word in Mongolian; the properly formed Turkic plural would be 'almaslar'. Almases are typically described as human-like bipedal animals, between five and six and a half feet tall, their bodies covered with reddish-brown hair, with anthropomorphic facial features including a pronounced browridge , flat nose, and a weak chin. Speculation that Almases may be something other than legendary creatures is based on purported eyewitness accounts, alleged footprint finds, and interpretations of long-standing native traditions that have been anthropologically collected.