Indian Army Mocked After Claiming They Had Found 'Yeti' Footprints

The Indian Army is being mocked online after sharing pictures they claimed to be 'proof' of the mysterious mountain best, the 'Yeti'.

In a post on their Twitter account, the military force stated its mountaineering division had spotted some tracks from the 'elusive snowman' while out on the Makalu Base Camp in the Himalayas.

It said: "For the first time, an Indian Army Mountaineering 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."

The Indian Army shared their discovery on their Twitter page. Credit: Indian Army
The Indian Army shared their discovery on their Twitter page. Credit: Indian Army

Now, you may scoff at the idea the Indian Army stumbled across tracks belonging to the 'abominable snowman', and you would not be alone either, with people seemingly lining up to take a swipe at the outlandish claims.

One person wrote: "What the hell is wrong with you guys? Just look at those pics for heaven's sake. That's not bipedal. Couldn't you guys call a single animal expert before posting this?"

A second person commented: "Don't jump into conclusions with limited information guys. Well, this is embarrassing."

A third put: "Lol, didn't expect it from the Indian army. I respect our army but this is funny, there is nothing like Yeti. Unless you are claiming your yeti walks on a single foot and travels by jumping."

While another added: "With all due respect to everyone, what we call Yeti is with all probability either the Himalayan Brown Bear or Tibetan Blue Bear.

"Both are endangered, can grow over 7 feet and are bipedal. The single footprint forms when the bear walks on 4 feet."

However, despite the level of scepticism, some followers jumped to the Army's defence, praising them for uncovering one of life's great mysteries.

One supporter said: "Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutes to the Mountaineering Expedition Team.

"But please, you are Indian, don't call Yeti as beast. Show respect for them. If you say he is a 'snowman'."

What do you think? Credit: Indian Army
What do you think? Credit: Indian Army

One of the first mentions of the mythical 'Yeti' was by Sangwa Dorje, in the village of Pangboche, Nepal - there are even descriptions of the creature as far back as 326 BC.

In 1921 the 'abominable snowman' was then allegedly spotted by the British explorer and politician Charles Howard-Bury, during an expedition on Mount Everest.

After spotting giant foot-prints in the snow, he gave it the name 'metoh-kangmi', which translates to 'man-bear snowman'.

So, what do you think, is the Indian Army onto something?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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