In Pics: Indian Army claims to have spotted Yeti’s giant ‘footprint’ in Himalayas
Updated On : 30 Apr 2019,04:32 PM
The Indian Army on Monday shared few pictures of giant ‘footprints’ on Twitter, claiming to have belonged to Yeti, a mythical beast Himalayan monster.
The prints allegedly measured 32 inches by 15 inches (81 centimeters by 38 centimeters) and were spotted on April 9 close to Makalu Base Camp, an isolated mountainous area between Nepal and Tibet, the tweet elaborated.
“For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” the army said in a tweet along with the photos.
The Makalu-Barun National Park is in the heart of eastern Nepal and is located near world’s fifth highest peak – Mt Mukalu. According to a BBC report, Yetis are an example of cryptozoology: the search for creatures that cannot be said to exist because of a lack of evidence.
The report also states that “there is no hard evidence of the existence of an unknown primate in the Himalayas, and plenty of reason to suspect that it can't possibly exist.”
In his book, Eric Shipton wrote in great details about the fateful day when he got that iconic photograph. "It was on one of the glaciers of the Menlung basin, at a height of about 19,000 feet, that, late one afternoon, we came across those curious footprints in the snow, the report of which has caused a certain amount of public interest in Britain.