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Afonya

Afonya is a giant hominid, reported from Kola Peninsula, European Russia. it is 7 to 8 feet tall. Its body hair is mostly light gray with lighter and darker patches. It has dark skin and a round head. It has a wide forehead, a wrinkled face, reddish eyes set wide apart, arms that hang to the knees, and Light-colored buttocks. It is primarily nocturnal. It walks stooped over, sometimes knuckle walking. It runs very quickly and smoothly. It can climb trees with some agility. Its call is a mooing sound. It may live in cabins when they are deserted. It may steal dogs for hunting or companionship. It may throw rocks and sticks as weapons. Its tracks are 15 inches long. Its stride measures over 4 feet.

Etymology

Six Russian teenagers gave a large, hairy hominid this nickname, which is a diminutive of the Russian name Afanasii; however, the term may be derived from the name of a popular 1975 Russian film about a drunken Soviet plumber. It lives in Kola Peninsula, European Russia.

Sightings

A group of teenagers on a fishing expedition to Lake Lovozero in the Murmansk Region of Russia were pestered in their cabin and chased for several days in August and September 1988 by an aggressive creature they nicknamed “Afonya.” It was also seen by a local game warden. Maya Bykova and a team of researchers visited the area shortly afterward and succeeded in catching a glimpse of Afonya. They returned the following summer and uncovered tracks, hair, feces, and additional testimony. Bykova developed a specific call that Afonya responded to and answered, and she was able to entice it to the cabin where the teenagers had stayed. Her assistant, Nikolai Damilin, used a different call equally successfully. The team carried out experiments using tape recordings of animal sounds that included the calls of primates. One of the creatures went to the cabin in response to the sounds and left footprints. Strange whistling was recorded several times and analyzed by Leonid Yershov

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