Indian army says it found yeti footprints in the Himalayas

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Indian army says it found yeti footprints in the Himalayas: 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. (MORE)

Yeti Footprints Found in Nepal Are Maybe (Definitely) From a Bear: . . . “I am not interested in the one footprint as I am in the trail of what the footprint leads to,” said Mr. Taylor [author of Yeti: The Ecology of a Mystery] ... He added that the prints would eventually lead to a bear and her cub. “In every case you will find that all yeti footprints were made by the Himalayan black bear, Ursus thibetanus,” he said.

Most people could probably distinguish a bear’s paw print from the footprint of a half-human creature. But a bear’s paw is not necessarily three feet long, so how to explain these prints? “The front foot of the mama bear goes down and the back foot goes down so you have an overprint,” Mr. Taylor explained. The footprint becomes 32 inches long “when a baby cub hops behind the mother,” he said. The cub hopping behind the mother, combined with the snow slightly melting around the edges of the print, could very clearly create a 32-inch-long print. Still, that does not mean yetis do not exist.

In his research, Mr. Taylor discovered what he considers the three types of yetis. [...] “The third and final yeti is the one that actually made the footprints,” Mr. Taylor said: the mama bear and her cub. “I would love for the yeti to exist, but I have never found any yeti evidence that I can’t explain,” he added. “Nothing would make me happier than to find a yeti.” (MORE - details)
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Yeah..I'm not thinking these prints suggest a 4 legged creature much, much less one with her cub. They are basically of a biped whose long stride makes them line up almost perfectly. (ok..I can buy the catwalking yeti Smile


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(May 2, 2019 12:19 AM)Magical Realist Wrote: Yeah..I'm not thinking these prints suggest a 4 legged creature much, much less one with her cub.


Watching a non-Asian bear and cub make tracks in the snow on a mountainside sure isn't getting the job done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhjBXnEFKQs

There are images of Asian bears, so being a myth themselves is ruled out. But apparently they become more elusive than Bigfoot when it comes to being filmed on snow or being featured on youtube in that manner. For Pete's sake, Daniel, at least put a CGI visual demonstration on the viral circuit, if inferential imagination is all that's available.

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there have been many reported sightings of a "yeti: in Chinese cold climate areas for many many years
argumentatively:
a human like creature that has the senses of a wild animal would be able to smell and hear humans coming from a long way off, so would be able to avoid them and would do so as a natural behavior.
the big questions seem to be around their ability to breed and keep their species going.

i do not disbelieve in something like the yeti.
i think it unlikely and statistically highly improbable but not impossible.
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Unsolved Mysteries and Amazing Facts of Yeti - The Abominable Snowman
https://youtu.be/hiiwSQPAApk

A video history of Yeti claims, discourse, and regional tourist exploitation, going back to Alexander the Great.

Or indirectly concerning the remarkably evasive Asian black bear, if one so prefers. Elusive with respect to actually getting itself filmed and caught in the act on snow covered Himalayan mountainsides -- with even the small, portable devices of today available.

By virtue of being an audiovisual "mystery" presentation, it's of course slightly biased with respect to suggesting there's still cryptic enchantment resistant to diagnosis.

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About 6:27 into CC's last video......

Quote:Sherpa tradition holds that the Yeti will only reveal itself to those who believe in it 

Not surprising.
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I wonder why this Yeti nonsense is newsworthy. If the footprints were likely from a bear, why is it necessary to write an article giving an alternative ''woo'' option?  Rolleyes
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(May 3, 2019 09:08 PM)Leigha Wrote: I wonder why this Yeti nonsense is newsworthy. If the footprints were likely from a bear, why is it necessary to write an article giving an alternative ''woo'' option?  Rolleyes

They're not bear footprints. You can clearly see they are of a bipedal species by looking at the photos. This isn't rocket science.
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So this guy is full of crap I guess. Still it’s kind of against all odds that no footprint of a Yeti has been discovered going downhill. That’s stranger than the Yeti.

https://scroll.in/article/921823/how-a-s...s-a-symbol

I read where the Indian Army is getting pulverized on social media for this report.
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Quote:So this guy is full of crap I guess.

He's got a book he needs to sell and a reputation in debunkery. So yeah..he's full of crap. No bear leaves prints of a biped in the snow.

Quote:Still it’s kind of against all odds that no footprint of a Yeti has been discovered going downhill. That’s stranger than the Yeti.

Why would you believe that? What evidence can you cite? Why is it even relevant?
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