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The Indian Army is being ridiculed on social media after it claimed to have discovered the footprints of mysterious Yeti.
On Monday, Indian Army tweeted to its 6 million followers on Twitter that it found the footprints of the Yeti, sharing the pictures of the footprints, this time as evidence to their claims. The tweet read, “mysterious footprints of [the] mythical beast”.
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 claimed that the footprints measured 81 x 38 cm (32 x 15 inches) were discovered close to Makalu base camp in the Himalayas. The Indian Army also shared the picture of expedition team who discovered those footprints…
Yeti is a folkloric ape-like snowman creature said to exist in the Himalayas, Siberia, Central, and Eastern Asia. But scientists have regarded it as a legend on the basis of its lack of evidence.
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The tweet by Indian Army, however, prompted to the flurry of flak from netizens who rebuked the Indian Army for propagating theories that have been debunked by the scientists in the past. The hashtag of #Yeti became the top trend on Twitter on Tuesday. People roasted Indian Army for posting the picture of one-footed Yeti on social media.
Yeti visits Mumbai every monsoon. No one has ever seen him but he leaves his foot mark on Mumbai roads #YetiFootprints #yeti pic.twitter.com/jZwWUCKGhY
— Girish Dalvi (@GirDal) May 2, 2019
Gautam Gambhir doesn’t believe in debates
Indian Army believes in Yeti
Good morning to you too
— Veena (@veenavenugopal) May 1, 2019
Also sighted: a delighted Yeti after being tweeted by the Indian Army pic.twitter.com/YzKSWpLDbV
— Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) April 30, 2019
When you're out of actual work tasks and want to show the boss you're still working https://t.co/I5L6KAG2ZT
— Hamster (@Hamster41) April 30, 2019
“What the hell is wrong with you guys?” one person replied. “Just look at those pics for heaven’s sake. That’s not a bipedal. Couldn’t you guys call a single animal expert before posting this? Unless you are claiming your yeti walks on a single foot and travels by jumping,” wrote one user in a reply to the tweet.
I think this is Thanos Soul searching for Moksha after Avenger’s Endgame 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣#Yeti pic.twitter.com/3pu3btez6g
— Shaan Kadiyan (@shaankadiyan) April 30, 2019
Real picture of ten-foot-tall Yeti, found in Himalayas.#yeti pic.twitter.com/XscTg1sRXg
— Abijith (@AbijithVT) April 30, 2019
Did you hit the Yeti with a Spice-2000 as well? https://t.co/k1crgYN1ue
— Dr. Jeffrey Lewis (@ArmsControlWonk) April 30, 2019
Can't wait for the IN to announce that they've found the Loch Ness monster. https://t.co/aJOV7owTeO
— D (@Le_Sabre54) April 30, 2019
It was a Bear, Nepal Army Rejects Indian Claim
The Nepali government and the porters accompanying the Indian Army expedition team have debunked the claims of Indian Army discovering the Yeti, saying that such kind of footprints frequently appear in that area and were the footprints of a wild bear.
“A team of Indian Army had noticed the footprints and our liaison team was together with them… We tried to ascertain the fact, but locals and porters claimed that it is the footprints of wild bear that frequently appear in that area,” Nepal Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Bigyan Dev Pandey, told the Indian Publication.