Indian Army ridiculed for claiming to have found yeti footprints
The Indian Army's images of 'yeti' footprints have drawn interest across the globe on Twitter, but unfortunately for fans of the paranormal, eagle-eyed viewers have spotted something rather strange about the pattern of marks in the snow.
The army claimed the footprints were 32 inches long and 15 inches wide, and that they were discovered during an expedition in the Himalayas.
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. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
There is no hard evidence the mythical creature exists, but the giant ape-like creature is often depicted in stories, film and TV.
The army made its discovery three weeks ago, but said it only published it their images on Monday after deciding the footprints matched earlier theories about the yeti.
It said its "evidence" has been "handed over to subject matter experts".
The Abominable Snowman is said to live high in the Himalayas, and stories about its footprints are not uncommon, allegedly spotted in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
In 2013, a British scientist claimed the yeti may be a sub-species of brown bear.