A TERRIFIED man set himself on fire after claiming he came face-to-face with a Yeti – who told him he would die soon.
The disturbed man was so scared by the “meeting” that he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight.
The incident happened in the village of Malyy Manok, in the Republic of Khakassia, in south-central Russia.
He said he came face to face with the mythical creature – also known as the Abominbal Snowman – in the Taiga forest.
The man died from his injuries.
Yetis are claimed to be large, ape-like beasts living in the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.
For years people people have been searching for the Yeti and Bigfoot – another legendary monster.