Indian Army Says Found Suspected Footprints of 'Yeti' in Himalayas

Indian Army says they spotted a Yeti's footprints in the Himalayas and Twitter is amused

Indian army said it discovered the footprints of Yeti on April 9 at Makalu Base Camp in Nepal.

The Yeti is widely considered by the scientific community a myth, and scientists have found little evidence of its existence.

"Yeti" also known as the "Abominable Snowman" has been spotted at Makalu Barun National Park in the past, the Army said.

'Unless you are claiming your yeti walks on a single foot and travels by jumping'. They are mythical creatures that have been part of the urban legend in Nepal and parts of India since centuries. The Twitter post went viral as of Tuesday, though several Indian nationals ridiculed the tweet and used it as a platform to criticize the Indian government. The images, however, show the imprint of only one foot.

The tweet also contained three photos of the footprints.

Recently, the Indian Army tweeted a photo where we can see footprints of a giant like a creature which is said to be Yeti the beast.

Some were more measured in their response, debunking the claim and occasionally offering alternative, more realistic explanations - perhaps the footprints were from a snowshoer, for example.

Many have attempted to locate the creature, including the conqueror of Mount Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary but they all found nothing.

In 2013, research conducted a British scientist concluded that the Yeti may in fact be a sub-species of a brown bear.

The Army's post attracted a lot of reactions on Twitter, with "Yeti" becoming one of the top trending search topics.

Many users drew parallels with a popular cartoon character and a similar encounter that the protagonist, Tintin, has with a Yeti in one of the comics.

Perhaps because the content there included the results of all DNA testing on physical evidence speculated to be yeti turned out to be dogs or bears.

The Indian Army didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "We tweeted as we thought it would be prudent to excite scientific temper and rekindle the interest", a senior Indian Army official told Deccan Herald.



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