New Delhi: The Indian Army on Tuesday shared the evidence via Twitter about the presence of mystical beast ‘yeti’ in the snow-bound Himalayas, it claimed. The India Army expedition team discovered ‘mysterious footprints of mythical beast Yeti’ and shared the pictures of the same.
What is 'Yeti'?
Yeti is a shaggy ape like creature that has figured in Himalayan myths for centuries without ever being physically spotted by anyone.
A series of scientific studies have also held that the evidence collected, in the shape of DNA samples from bones, hair strands and feces purportedly belonging to the enigmatic Yeti were, in fact, mostly from different sub-species of black and brown bears inhabiting the Tibetan plateau region.
Refusing all the mockery over the Yeti, the Army said on Tuesday, “sufficient photographic and video evidence” about the long trail of footprints, each measuring 32x15 inches, close to base camp of the 8,485-metre high Mount Makalu near the Nepal-Tibet border, would be handed over to “subject matter experts” for proper scientific evaluation once its expedition team returns home by end-May or early-June.
For decades there have been alleged sightings of the Yeti and its North-American equivalent “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch”, or at least their monstrous footprints there has been little scientific evidence to back the claims.