The Indian Army just claimed to have seen proof of the mythical snowman beast Yeti — taking a walk

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  • Indian Army, on Monday tweeted ‘mysterious footprints of a yeti’ — a snowman known for living in the Himalayas.
  • An Indian Army mountaineering expedition team chanced upon the footprints of Yeti, in the Himalayas near Makalu Base Camp, according to Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) official twitter post.
  • Such a claim was reportedly made before in 2017 also.
Remember the fascinating folklore of Yeti in Nepal? The taller-than-human snowman that has been known for residing in the Himalayas was just spotted by the Indian Army.

As unusual as it may sound, the Indian Army, on Monday tweeted ‘mysterious footprints of a yeti’ — and they even backed the claim with pictures of footprints.


An Indian Army mountaineering expedition team chanced upon the footprints of Yeti, sized 32x15 inches in the Himalayas near Makalu Base Camp, according to Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) official twitter post. However, the Army noted that the footprints were recognized a week ago, on 9 April.

“This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” the ADGPI highlighted.

While the pictures have got everyone baffled, this is not really the first time that such a claim has questioned the existence of this snowman. In November 2017, a report in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B cited the sighting of a ‘ Half man half snowman,’ which is perhaps a bear.

Amused with the presence of the snowman, the Nepalese government, in fact, reportedly had plans to capture the ‘beast’ — and issued a hunting license for Yeti in 1950s.

Moving back to the history of this ape-like beast, a genetic research on purported specimen speculated that the Yeti came from Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears or Tibetan brown bears.

“This strongly suggests that the Yeti legend has a root in biological facts and that it has to do with bears that are living in the region today,” the study reportedly mentioned.

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