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.

Is this proof of the existence of the Abominable Snowman? (Picture: Indian Army)

The army claimed the footprints were 32 inches long and 15 inches wide, and that they were discovered during an expedition in the Himalayas.

There is no hard evidence the mythical creature exists, but the giant ape-like creature is often depicted in stories, film and TV.

Is the yeti really out there? (Picture: Getty)

Many of those who saw the images online pointed out the narrow gait that the footprints seem to indicate. Either the yeti likes to strut with one foot in front of the other or it has a very narrow in frame!

The footprints in the snow have been the talk of Twitter (Picture: Indian Army)

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.

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