A Russian official has claimed that the yeti is an 'extraterrestrial' being sent to Earth to watch over things.

Igor Idimeshev, 48, deputy head of Sheregesh's local council in Siberia, insisted he has seen the creature - dismissed by most scientists as legend - several times.

Mr Idimeshev's comments come as his district in the Shoria Mountain area of Keremovo, is setting up a resort dedicated to the Abominable Snowman following a succession of claimed sightings.

He told the Siberian Times: 'I've seen this creature several times.

'And when I saw the yeti's eyes my only thought was that they are not from Earth - they are clearly of an extraterrestrial nature.

'To me, the yeti is an extraterrestrial creature. I believe that it is like a controller to look over things here on Earth.'

I tend to agree with him. But I suspect that they may be genetically engineered hybrid test animals, or scouts of some kind. To read more, click here.