Whether you call it Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti, the Indian Army believes it has proof the creature exists.
It may sound odd, but the Indian Army announced on social media its Mountaineering Expedition Team came across “mysterious footprints of mythical beat ‘Yeti.'”
The claim, posted to Twitter and Facebook, includes photos.
The Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) made the posts Monday.
But said the discovery actually happened April 9 in the Himalayas close to Makalu Base Camp.
The footprints measured 32 by 15 inches, according to the Indian Army.
“This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past,” the army added.
The existence of Bigfoot, Yeti or Sasquatch has fascinated people around the world for years.
But there has been no real proof a giant ape-like human creature exists.
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 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. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
The 18-member First Indian Army Mountaineering Expedition trek to Mt. Makalu was announced back on March 26.
The team had trained for six months as part of its objective to summit all “challenging peaks” above 8,000-metres.
Reaching Mt. Makalu’s 8,485m peak will take technical skills, but also mental and physical courage, the army said.
“Mt Makalu is considered amongst the most dangerous peaks and summiting the peak is considered extremely challenging due to inclement weather conditions and freezing temperatures,” the army said in a statement at the time.
But probably nobody expected an encounter with to so-called Abominable Snowman.
“Evidences will be shared with subject matter experts for further study on return of the expedition team,” the army said.