Indian Army confirms spotting Yeti footprints in the Himalayas
Makalu Base Camp : Tweeting something unusual, the Indian Army on Monday claimed that they have found the footprints of a 'Yeti' in the Himalayas. They shared four pictures from the official Twitter handle of the Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) of the Indian Army.
In the tweet, they mentioned that an Indian Army mountaineering expedition team ‘cited the mysterious footprints’ of a Yeti, measuring 32x15 inches near the Makalu Base Camp.
The footprints were spotted around three weeks ago. "This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past," the ADGPI added in the tweet.
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 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
One picture shows large footprints apparently of a Yeti, the second picture presents a series of similar footprints spread over a large area.
The findings of the Indian Army left many Twitter users puzzled and amused. The ‘Yeti,’ also referred to as the Abominable Snowman, is a mythical legend – an ape-like creature taller than an average human, believed to live in the Himalayas, Siberia, Central and East Asia.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter over Indian Army's tweet:
Is this some prank?— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) April 29, 2019
But why only single prints? 🤔 One-legged Yeti?— Tina Sharma Tiwari (@TinaSharmaT) April 29, 2019
I always knew Tintin was right. He was the first to spot the mysterious beast Yeti. Time to re-read Tintin In Tibet pic.twitter.com/mEBdxhqTVx— bhavatosh singh (@bhavatoshsingh) April 30, 2019
BJP MP Tarun Vijay also shared his views and said that the nation is proud on their soldiers. “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' (sic),” Tarun Vijay said in a reply to the original tweet.
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'.— Tarun Vijay தருண் விஜய் (@Tarunvijay) April 29, 2019