The video below is a video that was taken in Siberia by some boys who believed they had captured a mother or father Yeti on camera with its child. The video seems legitimate at first glance but there has been much criticism since it was released to the public. Criticism formed because it is a crazy claim to believe two children caught a Yeti on camera the way they did. To the left is a picture of Dr. Igor Burtsev. He is the director of International Centre of Hominology in Moscow. He has endorsed many claims in Siberia because of the solid facts given by those who believed they had actual encounters with a Yeti (Nelson).
Although the video is receiving criticism from many people, there is one man who is saying it is completely legitimate. Dr. Igor Burtsev said he believes this video is truly a video of a mother with her young (Anisimov). Because the video received approval from Dr. Burtsev ( a well-known crypto biologist), it has been accepted as real by many. Others, however, are saying the video is just a ploy to get skeptics to believe that the Yeti is real. The boys who filmed the video say the video is completely legitimate. It is up to everyone else viewing to take their own side on whether or not to believe them (Anisimov). Videos, like this one, come up more often than not and it can be hard to tell if the facts are reliable or not. The fact that these videos are always being produced lead many to believe the majority of them are fake.
This video above is a perfect example of how skeptics can take apart the community of Yeti or Bigfoot believers. Believers say the evidence may not pass when put to the test but does have the possibility of being true regardless. When basically all the evidence creates doubt, it means there is no legitimate evidence of the existence of either a Yeti or Bigfoot. These videos are the reasons why Bigfoot believers are not taken seriously in the skeptic community. From the Bigfoot believers side of view, they are trying to show hope for the evidence of Bigfoot. The people that made this video are trying to show the fight is still going on for Bigfoot believers. Believers need to continue to find more evidence for Bigfoot to continue this fight. They think if they keep finding more similar evidence or similar sightings to what they have found, they will not be criticized as much by non-believers. This belief is not exactly the truth. More and more evidence came up in Siberia, but it is on the same level of proof in that there was much doubt created. When evidence like this appears, there is no improvement for anyone. Skeptics have more proof of Bigfoot not existing and the believers create an argument against themselves. The skeptics want a Bigfoot captured before they will believe, plain and simple. There is no other evidence that will be accepted as legitimate by the skeptic community. When the believers find Bigfoot, all doubt will be eliminated and their will no longer be an argument. Until that happens, there will be little to no improvement in the studies of Bigfoot because there has already been too much attention on something that has never been found (Scientists, "Three...").