Forget the search for Bigfoot, the Indian army claims to have discovered footprints The Monkey belongs to another elusive beast – the Yeti – and the social media.
"For the first time, an expedition team from #IndianArmy Moutaineering has stationed Mysterious Footprints of the mythical animal" Yeti ", the official army report tweeted to its almost 6 million followers.
"This elusive snowman has so far only been spotted in the Makalu-Barun National Park," the army added along with pictures of the alleged traces of the mythical Himalayan monster also known as the vile snowman.
The prints, which were said to be 32 by 15 centimeters in size, were found near Makalu Base Camp, a remote mountainous area between Nepal and Tibet, on April 9, according to the tweet, which was shared more than 6,000 times earlier Tuesday.
Although the prints were discovered three weeks ago, the army made the discovery public only after deciding that it was consistent with previous theories about the ape-like creature, the Times of India said.
"So we thought it wise (to go public) to arouse a scientific temper and reawaken interest," the army said.
The news triggered a variety of responses in social media in which users mocked it as mere monkey business. 19659004] "This is deeply embarrassing: Whoever is in orbit in the PR of the Indian Army, disgraces the institution and India in the eyes of the world" Praveen Swami tweeted the latest news about a beluga whale, could use Russia as a spy.
"If the US and Russian fleets can train marine mammals to put stuff on the enemy, why can not we have the Indo-Tibetan Yeti power? " Indrani Bagchi published .
Prominent writer and former politician Tarun Vijay congratulated the army, but said the word "beast" was disrespectful.
Despite the alleged sightings, there is no scientific evidence to confirm the existence of the Yeti.
In 2011, according to the BBC, tests conducted at the Edinburgh Zoo on a 50-year-old bone believed to be from a yeti were actually human. Perhaps he belonged to someone portrayed in 1964 by Yukon Cornelius Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
In 2013, a British scientist came to the conclusion that the Yeti could actually be a subspecies of a brown bear.
Kushal Prajapati, who describes himself A scientist responded on Tuesday to the tweet of the Indian Army and said: "With all due respect, institutions like yours should be more responsible and cautious before continuing and sighting Explain footprints as "Yeti's". !
He added, "There has been much research into Bigfoot / Yeti (including sightings / footprints) without evidence of its existence. "