An Indian army mountaineering expedition team believes it has stumbled upon footprints belonging to a yeti in the Himalayas earlier this month. On Monday, the army tweeted pictures of the massive footsteps discovered on April 9, 2019, near the Himalayan Makalu Base Camp, which prompted the military men to believe a giant snowman was in the area.
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) 29 avril 2019
If the numbers in the Tweet are to be believed, 32- by 15-inch footprints are indeed huge, and a bit suspicious, but the photos provided are obviously not proof that the prints belong to a yeti.
Social media was quick to poke fun at the “discovery,” posting its own theories as well as other potential explanations for the footprints.
Can there possibly be a simpler explanation? pic.twitter.com/fqIuV0Q9Ri
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) 29 avril 2019
Also sighted: a delighted Yeti after being tweeted by the Indian Army pic.twitter.com/YzKSWpLDbV
— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) 30 avril 2019
The legendary creature, thought to look like a large hairy human, has long been thought to reside in the Himalayas, with several “sightings” throughout history, though there has never been any conclusive evidence of the existence of the beast.
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