Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The Indian Army Is Tweeting About Yetis

Image courtesy of Philippe Semeria, CC BY 3.0.

Joel Kontinen

The Indian army has The Indian army has Tweeting About Yetis. It was thought to be an old myth. However, some Yeti marks have gathered momentum.

The Indian army has posted a photo in which the Yeti’s footprints (32x15 inches) are clearly visible, but it did not post the creature making them.

in 2017, a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B stated that eight specimens of the yeti happened to be a bear, and one of a dog.

It seems that science needs her hoaxes. In 2009
National Geographic
featured four scientific hoaxes, including the Piltdown man, Archaeoraptor liaoningensis and bigfoot (an American imaginery apeman) .

Archaeoraptor liaoningensis is National Geographic’s own production, so to speak. In 1999 the magazine published an article about a feathered dinosaur found in China but had to retrace it the following year since the creature was found to be a hoax.

Archaeoraptor turned out to be a veritable Piltdown bird. The Chinese fossil hunters had combined parts of different species to form a new “transitional fossil” that quickly made news headlines.


Pappas,, Stephanie. 2019. Why Is the Indian Army Tweeting About Yetis? Live Science (30 April).