New Delhi :
The Indian Army has shared more pictures of huge mysterious footprints which were sighted by Mountaineering Expedition Team at Langmale-Kharka en route Mt Makalu Base Camp. â€œMore pictures from army expedition to Mount Makalu wherein mysterious footprints were seen that Army claims could be of the #Yeti,â€ ANI tweeted quoting Army sources.
"For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited mysterious footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on April 9, 2019," the Army's Additional Directorate General of Public Information tweeted late on Monday.
"This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past," it added.
The Makalu-Barun National Park is located in Nepal's Limbuwan Himalayan region. It is the world's only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 26,000 ft enclosing tropical forest as well as snow-capped peaks.
Sometime in the early 50s, 1951 to be exact, a British explorer named Eric Shipton took the world by storm when he clicked an image of what appeared to be a large footprint of a hominid-like creature. Soon, everyone was talking about â€˜Yetiâ€™.
Indian Army has claimed that while acclimatizing at Langmale Kharka (above 3500mtrs, close to Makalu Base Camp ) on 09 April 2019, its Moutaineering Expedition Team sited a series of huge mysterious footprints measuring 32 inches by 15 inches. #Yeti https://t.co/GfUlqe0rR3â€” ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2019
The Sherpa word for â€˜wild manâ€™, Abominable Snowman has been one of the greatest mysteries of all time. The photograph was taken in Menlung Glacier, west of Mount Everest, became the bedrock of all Yeti researches.
The Makalu-Barun National Park is in the heart of eastern Nepal and is located near the worldâ€™s fifth highest peak â€“ 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 â€œthere 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.â€