Climbers of the Indian army have found mysteriously large footprints in the snow during an expedition in Nepal. They think that they belong to the Yeti or the Terrible Snowman. The bizarre claim is met with a lot of scorn.
The Yeti – a giant primate that would live in the Himalayas – is part of Nepalese folklore and still an irreversible myth. Stories and so-called perceptions of the wild hairy beast have been appealing to the imagination for years and have also led to various searches. No conclusive evidence of the existence of the monster was ever found.
“For the first time, Mountaineering 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.” Indian army tweeted.
Science, therefore, agrees reasonably: the Terrible Snowman is not real. But the Indian army apparently believes in a wandering Yeti in the Himalayas. In a tweet via their official account, the army writes that it discovered footprints of 81 by 38 centimeters close to a base camp near Mount Makalu on April 9. Photos are also attached. “For the first time, an expedition team of army climbers has spotted mysterious footprints from the mythical beast “Yeti”,” it sounds.
Mount Makalu is located on the border between Nepal and China and is one of the highest mountains in the world. The colossus is situated at a remote winter wilderness that was previously investigated by investigators looking for the Yeti. The Indian army launched an expedition to the mountain as part of a goal to conquer all challenging peaks above 8,000 meters.
“Isn’t this a joke?”
Not entirely unexpectedly, the tweet of the army caused a stream of reactions. Many reprimand the Indian Defense for propagating theories that were previously invalidated by science. The large majority laughs at an accident and hopes that it is really just a joke. In response to the disbelief, the army only says that “the evidence” about the Yeti is “photographed” and “handed over to experts”. “We thought it would be wise to make this public to spark interest.”