1983, Tongass National Forest, Alaska: Russian Biologist Lures Yeti With Chimp Urine


1983, Tongass National Forest, Alaska: Russian Biologist Lures Yeti With Chimp Urine

Disgraced Soviet Biologist, Schlomer Ulanovsky, managed to obtain funding for his ambitious battery of Yeti Experiments.  Ulanovsky drummed out of the Russian Academy of Sciences for his anti-Darwinian belief that the Bigfoot/Yeti creatures were “the original man created by God and gifted the Earth’s dominion.”

Ulanovsky came to the United States under the patronage of the CIA but was quickly labelled a “inert agent” due to his ceaseless obsession with finding and proving the North American Bigfoots’ existence.  In the middle 1970s, Ulanovksy came to some prominence on local talk shows and was interviewed for IN SEARCH OF…’s Bigfoot episode.  Though his segment was cut out in editing due to his terribly heavy accent, which the producers thought would undermine the authority of the program’s tone.

Ulanovsky’s tireless obsession, finally, paid off when noted Israeli business man, Felix “Bud” Mecham, undertook full patronage of Ulanovsky’s Alaska Project.  Briefly stated, Ulanovsky proposed a series of experiments which would conclusively prove the existence of the North American Bigfoot.  On a scale of absurdity, he proposed setting up an altar based on Talmud proscriptions in order to lure the God fearing creatures into prayer.

Ulanovsky’s most rational idea was to set up a series of motion activated cameras baited with rags soaked in female chimpanzee urine.  For he postulated, that the female chimp was a rare and exotic sexual fetish for the male North American Bigfoot.

After six months with only some plaster castings and a few photos of tree scrapings, Ulanovsky’s experiments were abruptly ended when Mecham was indicted for securities fraud.  Ulanovsky remained undeterred and continued to seek funding until his death in 2001.