Indian Army says they found evidence of the Yeti
The Indian Army believes they found evidence of the mysterious — and mythical — Yeti in the Himalayas.
The army posted to its official Twitter account on Monday, “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.”
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
The photos released by the army show large foot prints, measuring 32 by 15 inches, in the snow. The photos were taken near the Makalu Base Camp on the border of Nepal and Tibet in the North-Eastern Himalayas.
The Yeti, also known as the abominable snowman, is an ape-like creature of legend that roams the snowy Himalayas, as well as Siberia, and Central and East Asia.
The post was meant with lots of skepticism and mockery online.
Can there possibly be a simpler explanation? pic.twitter.com/fqIuV0Q9Ri
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) April 29, 2019
Either I’m missing the joke, or the Indian Army is claiming that it’s found what it believes is evidence of a literal yeti. 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/dTai7OFTBu
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) April 29, 2019
One user provided this explanation:
With all due respect to everyone, what we call Yeti is with all probability either the Himalayan Brown Bear or Tibetean Blue Bear. Both are endangered, can grow over 7 feet and are bipedal. The single foot print forms when the bear walks on 4 feet.
— Kunal 🇮🇳 (@RunMUFC) April 30, 2019