Is this proof that the might Yeti of India exists? The Indian army was out on patrol high in the Himalayas in the middle of nowhere and came upon these strange tracks. Are they real. Something made them and it sure wasn’t the old mountain leopard theory. The tracks are simply too far apart to be made by a mountain cat.
When mountain lions walk through the snow they double step and the foot prints appear to be larger than they actually are. Thing is the distance between the prints is small due to the short pacing walk of the cats. These prints are 6 feet apart! Something huge made them.
Indian army says it found yeti footprints in the Himalayas
Mount Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain and is located about 12 miles south of Mount Everest.
Prints in the snow near Makalu Base Camp in Nepal.Indian Army via ReutersApril 30, 2019, 6:14 AM PDT / Updated April 30, 2019, 7:55 AM PDTBy Caroline Radnofsky and Nidhi Dutt
The Indian army says it has discovered footprints in the Himalayas that appear to belong to a yeti, known in the United States as bigfoot or the abominable snowman.
Measuring 32 inches by 15 inches, the footprints were found near Mount Makalu base camp April 9, military officials posted on Twitter late Monday.
A spokesman for the country’s defense ministry told NBC News on Tuesday that photographs taken by the army’s mountaineering expedition team had been passed on to “the scientific community” for verification.
The announcement, which referred to the yeti as a “mythical beast,” was met with mixed reaction online.
Some noticed that the photos appeared to show the footprints in a straight line, one behind the other, similar to what might be expected from a model.
India believes that the Yeti exists. Over the years there have been many sightings of the mountain man. Much like Bigfoot none have ever been captured but the mountain folk of India say he is real. What do you think about this mystical creature?
Something large made these prints. The distance between the strides is a real puzzle. Larger than a big bear. Indian scientists are gathering evidence and hopefully can get a DNA sample of these strange tracks.
Whether or not the origin of the footprints was narrowed down, Barnett was confident yeti sightings would continue.
“You can’t kill a legend with anything as mundane as facts,” he said.
Mount Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain. It is located on the border between Nepal and China and is about 12 miles south of Mount Everest
Is Yeti Real
In 2011, a Russian-led expedition and conference claimed to have “irrefutable evidence” of the Yeti’s existence, including a bed.
However, Russian-born Dinets says it was a publicity stunt with no substantial evidence whatsoever found. Instead, it’s part of a long tradition of hoodwinking outsiders.
“For about twenty years, summer trips to the mountains to look for Yetis were a popular pastime among city intelligentsia,” says Dinets.
“The only result was that every village in the mountains of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan got a designated ‘Yeti witness’, whose job was to tell visitors tall tales, guide them to remote valleys where sightings were supposedly taking place, and charge them a lot of money for the service.”
Brown bears can stand on two feet, as Yetis supposedly do (Credit: Igor Shpilenok/NPL)
In summary, there is no hard evidence of the existence of an unknown primate in the Himalayas, and plenty of reason to suspect that it can’t possibly exist.
It also seems that the evidence for polar bears in the Himalayas doesn’t hold up. Bears might well be involved in the legend, but they are probably brown bears, which are common in Asia anyway.
Barnett believes the most likely explanation of the Yeti legend is misinterpretations of animals like brown bears, combined with the human tendency to tell tall tales about unknown animals.
That probably won’t mean the end of the search, though. “The fact there has never been any evidence hasn’t stopped people from searching,” says Barnett. As long as we enjoy legends and fairy tales, we won’t forget the Yeti.