The Indian Army on Monday claimed to have sighted footprints of the mythical creature the 'Yeti' near Makalu Base Camp in Eastern Nepal. Sharing images on their official Twitter handle, the Indian Army said their Mountaineering Expedition Team found the Yeti's "mysterious footprints measuring 32X15 inches".
The Army said it discovered the footprints of the "mythical beast" on April 9 at Makalu Base Camp in Nepal. It also claimed that the "elusive snowman" has also only been sighted nearby at Makalu-Barun National Park. However, in the images, the prints appear to be of a single foot.
The Yeti is also known in popular culture as 'The Abominable Snowman', owing to descriptions and first person accounts of its large size and terrifying nature. The yeti is also an elusive creature which belongs to traditional Nepalese folklore. It is usually described as being furry and ape-like.
Most expeditions often cite alleged footprints they've seen on the snow to be proof of the mythical creature's existence.
In folklore, the Yeti, also known as the abominable snowman is an ape-like creature said to inhabit the Himalayas, though its existence has remained unproven.