Reuters : Mountaineers from the Indian army on an expedition in Nepal have found mysterious footprints in the snow that they claim belong to the yeti, or the abominable snowman, the military has said.
Largely regarded by the scientific community as a myth, the yeti is part of Nepali folklore and is said to live high in the snow-capped Himalayas.
In a tweet, the Indian army said it had seen footprints measuring 81 by 38 centimetres close to a camp near Mount Makalu on April 9.
“For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’,” it said in the tweet, not explaining how a mythical beast could leave footprints.
Located on the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is among the highest mountains in the world and stands near the Makalu-Barun valley, a remote wilderness that has also been surveyed by researchers hunting for the yeti.