Army Releases New Pictures to Back ‘Mythical Beast Yeti’ Claim
The Army on Monday claimed to have spotted giant footprints belonging to the “Yeti”
The Army on Monday claimed to have spotted giant footprints belonging to the “Yeti”(Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Army Releases New Pictures to Back ‘Mythical Beast Yeti’ Claim

Following reactions to the Indian Army’s claim that it found the footprints of the mythical beast Yeti on Monday evening, 29 April, new photographs of the army expedition to Mount Makalu were released to corroborate the claim. The photographs show what appear to be giant footprints in the snow.

Army sources released new pictures of the footprints.
Army sources released new pictures of the footprints.
(Photo: Twitter/ANI/Altered by The Quint)

The Indian Army, on Monday, 29 April, claimed to have sighted footprints of the “mythical beast” Yeti for the first time near the Makalu Base Camp in the Himalayas.

Yeti or ‘The Abominable Snowman’ is a mythical ape-like creature taller than an average human that many over the years have claimed to have seen in the Himalayas, but of which there has been no evidence thus far.

The official Twitter handle of the Indian Army, on Monday, tweeted with images of huge footprints on the snow and said, “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019.”

The army also said that the “elusive snowman” has only been sighted nearby at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past.

In the images, however, the prints appear to be of a single foot.

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Soon after the tweet, former BJP MP Tarun Vijay took objection to the army’s description of the creature. He was quick to point out to the Indian Army that they should “respect” the Yeti and not call it a “beast”.

Congratulating the Indian Army, Vijay wrote on Twitter, “Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutes to the #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team. But please, you are Indian, dont call Yeti as beast. Show respect for them. If you say he is a 'snowman'.”

Following his tweet, many people on Twitter scratched their heads trying to figure out if the former MP really just lectured the Indian Army on how to “respect” the Yeti because they are “Indians”.

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