The Indian Army believes in the Yeti AKA the Abominable Snowman. We know this because that’s what they tweeted out when the Indian Army’s mountaineers spotted a set of large footprints in the snow in the northeastern Himalayas on April, 9, 2019.
So now the question on everyone’s minds is – what’s this abomination they’ve got themselves into?
Here’s the official tweet by the Indian Army:
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
At first, people thought that the Indian Army was conducting a trolling experiment on its followers. That myth wasn’t true but the Yeti certainly is!
Now not only is the world shivering just reading this, but we hope they don’t roll on the floor laughing.
Some Indians went as far as to beg the military body to delete the tweet, once became clear that the mountaineers are serious about their findings (another cover-up?).
Don't u have a bit of shame, a random footprint will prove existence of yeti. Guys, plz delete this tweet to avoid international embarrassment of India
— Zahid (@Zahid19159424) April 29, 2019
With all due respect, institutions such as yours should be more responsible and careful before going ahead and declaring the sighting of any footprints as 'Yeti's'! There's been lots of research done on Bigfoot/Yeti (including sighting/footprints) with none proving its existence.
— Kushal Prajapati, PhD (@KushalPrajapati) April 30, 2019
People even wondered how they came to that conclusion when the footprints were in a singular line.
Birth of New Controversy Theory
Then came the conspiracy theories.
One theory suggested this was indeed evidence of the Yeti catwalk. Clothes are what separate us from primates, so it makes sense that this was the Yeti moving towards civilization. Conspiracy theorists, don’t ever change guys.
— Dhruva Jaishankar (@d_jaishankar) April 29, 2019
maybe they walk in a rampwalk model fashion….one foot in front of the other.
— Hara (@paharipant) April 29, 2019
Weird things in pic. The footprints are all in a straight line? Usually they would little apaart horizontally as 2 feet are several cms aaprt.
Also it appears that same leg footprint has been repeated . Was Yeti hopping on single foot? https://t.co/MZpN6GHBE3
— Mohal Joshi (@MohalJoshi) April 29, 2019
Foot-print suggests that this Yeti is one-legged. Looks like he lost his other leg in Balakote air strike!
— Shah Faesal (@shahfaesal) April 30, 2019
Another conspiracy theory says that the Indian Army now knows how to concoct a Getafix (we think that potion was Felix Felicis) potion. Word is the Yeti taught them and that’s how the ‘snowman’ managed to stay so elusive all these years, melting into the shadows.
Is this a joke? Yeti?
What next will the Indian Army's twitter handle tweet about? Finding recipe of magic potion of Getafix? https://t.co/4yAz96LXqW
— Man Aman Singh Chhina (@manaman_chhina) April 30, 2019
One person called for a temple to be built. Coincidentally there’s a temple in Lepakshi with a footprint of the same size. This will definitely help revive ritualistic practices (that’s what helped the Mayans). Perhaps this will finally bring Yetis to the dialogue table. Pakistan should take notes here, since that’s one way of opening a dialogue with your arch rival.
Sir one temple needs to be constructed
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) April 29, 2019
Here is a giant footprint carved in the ancient temple at Lepakshi. I have attached the picture of giant footprints shot by Indian Army. Is history repeating itself? Ancient sacred texts = Historical documents? #Yeti #Bigfoot pic.twitter.com/AYedm1MdPG
— ᏢᏒᎪᏉᎬᎬᏁ mᎾhᎪᏁ🔥 (@PraveenMohanET) April 30, 2019
Then there were the far-fetched, grizzly theories that the tracks belong to a bear. This matter keeps getting hairier and furrier.
With all due respect to everyone, what we call Yeti is with all probability either the Himalayan Brown Bear or Tibetean Blue Bear. Both are endangered, can grow over 7 feet and are bipedal. The single foot print forms when the bear walks on 4 feet.
— Kunal 🇮🇳 (@RunMUFC) April 30, 2019
Are Yetis Real?
To confirm the science behind this landmark discovery we’ve had to quote Daniel C. Taylor, author of Yeti: The Ecology of a Mystery
“In every case you will find that all yeti footprints were made by the Himalayan black bear, Ursus thibetanus.”
— garvit (@imgarvitmalik) April 29, 2019
The truth of the matter is that the ‘abominable snowman’ pops up in a number of South Asian cultures. It is said to inhabit the Himalayas, Siberia, Central, and East Asia. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region.
Yeti was playing langdi taang. The big foot is real.
— जिष्णु🐺 (@dianoeticpriest) April 30, 2019
We really know something is legit when it has a lineage tree to prove it. The Yeti is a distant cousin of the American Bigfoot. Let’s not forget the Loch Ness monster too.
I’m looking forward to the Indian Navy’s official handle tweeting about having found the Loch Ness Monster, and a former BJP MP ticking them off for using the un-Indian word “monster.” pic.twitter.com/pXgciqMzmQ
— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) April 30, 2019
The Indian Army is really diving into a new world of discovery.
So how seriously do we take these findings? Perhaps this tweet might settle it:
Same as engineering students take their midterm exams
— Harshal Vanik (@HarshalVanik) April 30, 2019