A day after the Indian Army claimed that its mountaineering expedition team had sighted mysterious footprints of the mythical beast ‘Yeti’ near Makalu Base Camp in Nepal, the Army has posted fresh images of ‘Yeti’ footprints on Twitter even as social media users are making fun of it.
In one of the fresh images, a mountaineering expedition team member of Army could be seen measuring the footprints of the mythical creature. Another image shows three men examining the footprints on the snow, Indian Express reported.
Earlier on Monday, the Indian Army had tweeted, “For the first time, an Indian Army 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.”
They also posted images of some footprints on snow claiming it to be of ‘Yeti’.
The Army also added that photographic evidence of the mysterious footprints were held by them for 10 days avoiding any remark of mockery or criticism towards the expedition team for claiming to have found evidence of the ‘yeti’.
The Twitteratis, however, have expressed disbelief and are making fun of it.
Experts, on the other hand, asserted that more concrete evidence is needed to prove that the ‘Yeti’ is not an age-old myth.
S Sathyakumar, a senior scientist at the Wildlife Institute of India, said that the presence of ‘Yeti’s in the region cannot be conclusively said with footprints, because they enlarge in snow due to sun and wind, says an ET report.
He said that it could be those of the Tibetan brown bear, which is found in the region.