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jock123
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#21 · Posted: 21 Jun 2019 23:57
Shivam302001:
Some Nepalese escorts who accompanied the team said that they were the footprints of bears who are known to frequent that area

Hmmm... But was the bear hopping...? It's hard to see how a bear could leave multiple paw prints, but from a single foot; were it capable of performing such gymnastic feats (rather than "feet"), it'd be as assured of world-wide fame as any yeti ever would...! :-)
Seems more likely someone has obtained a bear's paw from a dead animal, and used that to make a series of prints...
Shivam302001
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#22 · Posted: 24 Jun 2019 09:55
Nothing can be said for certain, as I said. Yet I find the footprints so much like that from the cover of Tintin in Tibet. The manner of them are also quite identical. The snow might have melted to confuse and make it difficult to differentiate between the left and right paws. And it might be of the Yeti no doubt (walking on two legs), but simple conjecture won't help. We need some definite prove, something more than just footprints, to be able to prove the existence of Yetis.

I don't think the Army would fall for a simple trick of footprint forgery or it would have been discovered by someone by now. And anyway, why only one foot? Would it not be a risk of forging the print of just one foot (thereby welcoming close scrutiny), when one can forge both footprints to make it more believable and acceptable? If the Army fell prey to such lacklustre forgery then it would be just pathetic. No, we can safely assume they are genuine footprints. Whose? That is the question worth asking.
jock123
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#23 · Posted: 24 Jun 2019 15:41 · Edited by: jock123
Shivam302001:
The snow might have melted to confuse and make it difficult to differentiate between the left and right paws.

Well, this poses another problem: if we are to believe the story as reported by the eye-witnesses, and believe their testimony is reliable, then it was a single paw, repeated multiple times; if we don't believe it was a single paw, we say the witnesses were confused, and can't be relied on.

The witnesses being confused and unreliable can't be used to support their testimony as reliable; not unless we are the Thom(p)sons... :-)

The track of prints on the cover of the book (amongst other details in Tibet) is - as far as I know - based on a photo taken by John Jackson, dating to 1954 Daily Mail Abominable Snowman Expedition, which he led in search of the yeti; but sadly for cryptozoologists this invertication proved inconclusive, despite the photos of prints in brought back.

Fortunately for Tintinologists, it left the door open enough for Hergé to write his book, and for us tobe able to discuss the subject decades later!
Shivam302001
Member
#24 · Posted: 24 Jun 2019 18:58 · Edited by: Shivam302001
jock123
Oh, the witnesses just posted the pictures depicting the footprints. They did'nt declare that those were single footprints, it was seen as so in the pictures they posted on Twitter.

Single footprints were drawn on the cover of Tintin in Tibet, just like the pictures posted by the Army. Both are huge and travel in a straight line out of view. Herge surely must have a reason for doing that? Maybe he came across similar photos of single footprints? Were the pictures taken by Jackson single footprints?
Amazing likeness!
jock123
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#25 · Posted: 25 Jun 2019 19:40
Shivam302001:
Herge surely must have a reason for doing that? Maybe he came across similar photos of single footprints?

Yes - as I said above, it is based on a photo by Jackson.

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