Remember Tintin In Tibet and the Belgian reporter’s brush with the Yeti?
Well, the Indian Army on Monday shared the pictures of ”large footprints of Yeti” that they “spotted” and Twitterati wondered whether it was cat walking or was it a nightwalker.
The official account of Indian Army tweeted that their mountain expedition team has found “Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches.”
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
According to Indian Express, the legend of the Yeti, or ‘Abominable Snowman’, dates back to the 1920s. According to the fable, the ape-like creature roams in the Himalayan region but has never been spotted, and there is no evidence of it.
What more, the netizens left no time to show their amusement.
Many were surprised if the Yeti is single-footed because the image does not show the other pair of footprints, while others said that the ape-like figure must be cat walking with one foot just in front of the other.
You mean this guy? pic.twitter.com/odZnKH9m9F
— Nymeria (@aloftydirewolf) April 30, 2019
Looks like the Yeti was playing langdi taang.
— Don Tippler (@MrTippler) April 30, 2019
He entered in city for voting pic.twitter.com/8QQRr5NBIR
— Asif Karjikar (@asif_karjikar) April 29, 2019
Many drew references to Nightwalkers from the series ‘Game Of Thrones’, while some found a resemblance to Tintin comic
I always knew Tintin was right. He was the first to spot the mysterious beast Yeti. Time to re-read Tintin In Tibet pic.twitter.com/mEBdxhqTVx
— bhavatosh singh (@bhavatoshsingh) April 30, 2019
Wun Wun? pic.twitter.com/qYbFJyxQwr
— Chowkidar Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) April 29, 2019
However, BJP MP Tarun Vijay had a request to the Army. Any guess?
Congratulating the army, he tweeted, “Please, you are Indian, don’t call Yeti as a beast. Show respect for them”
Congratulations, we are always proud of you. salutes to the #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team. But please, you are Indian, dont call Yeti as beast. Show respect for them. If you say he is a ‘snowman’.
— Chowkidar Tarun Vijay (@Tarunvijay) April 29, 2019