In very surprising tweet on Monday night, the Indian claimed to have found the footprints of a mythical beast called ‘Yeti’ in the Himalayas. As per the tweet, an expedition team has found mysterious footprints 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,” the tweet says. The Yeti or snowman is said to be an ape-like creature. Many have reported in the past about the presence of a big furry creature in the Himalayas but without any evidence.
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
Former BJP MP Tarun Vijay lauded the Army saying, “Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutes to the #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team. But please, you are Indian, dont call Yeti as beast. Show respect for them. If you say he is a ‘snowman’.”
According to a TOI report, the mystery of the Yeti dates back to 326 BC when Alexander the Great set out to conquer Indus Valley, and demanded to see a Yeti having heard stories.
However, there have been several myths about Yeti. A report in the Royal Society journal proceedings says that the long-sought creature, also known as Yeti, is, in fact, a bear.