The Indian Army seems to have spotted the elusive and mysterious ‘Yeti’ footprints in the Himalayas. The Additional Directorate General of Public Information of the Indian Army last night posted pictures of the Indian Army’s Mountaineering Expedition Team which spotted 32×15 inches ‘footprints’ close to the Makalu Base Camp on April 9.
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 Indian Army further claimed that the elusive ‘snowman’ has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.
The tweet has garnered reaction of all sort from Twitterati. Sometimes it is hard to tell whether one is serious or joking.
Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutes to the #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team. But please, you are Indian, dont call Yeti as beast. Show respect for them. If you say he is a ‘snowman’.
— Chowkidar Tarun Vijay (@Tarunvijay) April 29, 2019
And some times it is really hard to keep the politics out of jokes.
He entered in city for voting pic.twitter.com/8QQRr5NBIR
— Asif Karjikar (@asif_karjikar) April 29, 2019
Modiji ko vote karne bahar aaya hoga 😂
— Rudra (@awasthi_rudra) April 29, 2019
And how can Tintin references be far behind?
Billions of blue blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon!
— Guy Fawkes (@kan411) April 30, 2019
Tintin in Tibet ..was right all this while!
— Manu Khajuria 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@KhajuriaManu) April 29, 2019
In the Nepal folktales, Yeti is an ape-like creature, taller than humans which inhabit the Himalayas, Serbia, Central Asia and East Asia. Owing to the lack of evidence of their existence, Yetis are generally believed to be legends. However, one of the possible explanation could be the Tibetan Blue Bear or the Himalayan Brown Bear (or Himalayan Red Bear) which could have been mistaken for the ‘Yeti’.