The Russian artist says he came face-to-face with a "friendly yeti" and even claims he talked to it. He claims the yeti told him its name was Ta Ban. He did not have a camera with him, so he drew a portrait of the creature he was looking at on a piece of bark.
Lyubchenko claims the yeti was eight feet two inches tall, had hair like a bears but softer, and was holding a wooden stick "with bits of hair wrapped around it." "It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I had no time to get scared." He said. He says the eyes looked like "light colored human eyes."
His drawing of the yeti is below.
|Pretty nice piece of wood......|
I have doubts about this story. Lyubchenko says the encounter happened "quickly and unexpectedly", and yet he had time to talk to the yeti and draw a picture of it, and then have the yeti sign it!!! While it is a good drawing, I don't think Lyubchenko sat down and talked to a yeti. The yeti is some kind of bear anyway.