SALT LAKE CITY — The Indian Army reported Monday that have sighted what they claim are the footprints of the “mythical beast Yeti.”
In a tweet about the alleged sighting, the Indian Army said, “For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has (sighted) Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 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.”
Some Twitter users in India are not happy with the army’s claim, calling it “deeply, deeply embarrassing.”
This is deeply, deeply embarrassing: whoever in the Indian Army’s PR has circulated this is disgracing the institution, and India, in the world’s eyes. https://t.co/f11OvolnUb— Praveen Swami (@praveenswami) April 30, 2019
Meanwhile, others like India’s former Bharatiya Janata Party minister Tarun Vijay is demanding people show respect for the Yeti.
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
“Congratulations, we are always proud of you,” Vijay said, addressing the army. “But please, you are Indian, don’t call Yeti as a beast. Show respect for them.”
“It’s shameful that people are asking the army for proof,” Twitter user @Actor_Siddharth tweeted.
The Yeti tweets have drawn ridicule and confusion from social media users around the world. Many are roasting the Indian Army.
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
Was this Shri/ Kumari/ Shrimati Yeti ji one legged? Or was it playing hopscotch? pic.twitter.com/6NrrxfN93r— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) April 30, 2019
Others are tweeting that the Indian Army’s tweets shouldn’t be dismissed offhand.
What do you think the tracks belong to?