The Indian Army Thinks It’s Found Evidence of a Yeti

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If you think that legends like Bigfoot or the Yeti are farfetched, you probably just haven’t done enough research – or even spent a little time really considering the question. Even respected anthropologists are quick to remind us that there are many corners of this planet that have not been fully explored, and that new species are still being discovered on a regular basis.

So who’s to say there might not be something out there?

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Stories of the Yeti have popped up in Nepali folklore for centuries and still make the rounds today. Now? The Indian Army claims to have stumbled across giant footprints near the Makalu Base Camp on the border between Nepal and China.

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They posted images on Twitter and presumably sat back and waited until people noticed and lost their collective minds.

“For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast “Yeti” measuring 32 x 15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019.”

While some people seemed legitimately curious, the majority of the internet has been reduced to its favorite and perhaps best pastime – trolling.

It should be said that there is no evidence that the Yeti exists, and when scientists analyzed DNA from two Himalayan samples of supposed Yeti hair back in 2014, it was found to come from a mysterious bear whose closest relative is an ancient ancestor of the polar bear.

Which is interesting in and of itself, but not proof of the Yeti, per se.

There may not be a Yeti or a Bigfoot or a Sasquatch, but we’ll always have derisive internet jokes.

And that’s not nothing, people.