The Siberian Times has exclusively reported that a mummified man has been discovered hugging a tree with both arms in Siberia having died eight months ago. Russian investigators disclosed that the deceased who was found sitting on a branch of a pine tree in the northern outskirts of Tomsk, is believed to have climbed the tree in winter and died of hypothermia.
A local man, identified as Pavel Petrov, spotted the mummy on July 1, near a road leading to the 'closed city' of Seversk, from which foreigners are banned, where Russia enriches and reprocesses uranium and plutonium.
"It was me and my father who found the body. He was sitting on a pine tree some 50 metres away from the road. "The rescuer who took the body off the tree said that most likely the man got so cold he decided to climb the tree, where he died from hypothermia," he told The Siberian Times.
The man was dressed in a navy vest, a sweatshirt, trousers and valenki - traditional Russian felt boots.