Granted, Russia is notorious for hoaxes, but the photos are interesting and according to Russian news outlets, “scores of witnesses” spotted the strange creature as it moved into the woods. Hominology researchers M.K. Davis and Igor Burstev has begun analysis of the frames. Little else have been gleaned from the photos since they appeared on a Russian news website in 2012. Keen-eyed readers have spotted several interesting features including a “beard” and odd-looking red patch on the back of the creatures neck.
Burstev stitched together several of the frames to create the animated sequence below. It appears as if the creature was sitting and then rose to its feet when spotted by the tourist. It then walks away into the woods.