New Delhi: The Indian Army has claimed it found “mysterious footprints” of Yeti, a mythical creature of folklore in Nepal. Army’s Mountaineering Expedition Team claimed to have found the footprints near the Makalu base camp in Nepal earlier this month. Also Read - Nepal Bans 3 Indian Climbers For 6 Years For Faking Mount Everest Summit
Taking to Twitter, it posted pictures of those footprints and said, “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019.” Also Read - Earthquake Measuring 4.0 on Richter Scale Jolts India-Nepal Border, Tremors Felt in Sikkim
“This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.” Also Read - Normal Life Paralysed in Nepal During General Strike, Over 200 Protesters Arrested
According to folklore, Yeti, or ‘Abominable Snowman’, roams in the Himalayan region but has never been spotted, and there is no evidence of it. It is also commonly referred to as Meh-Teh (man-bear) and Kang-mi (snowman).
While the legend has lived on in popular culture, in literature and movies, scientists have continued to junk the theory, attributing “sightings” and “evidence” to other species like bears.
Meanwhile, the Army’s tweet has garnered a lot of social media attention, with Yeti being among the top trending topics. And it had many users trolling the Army.