NEW DELHI, April 30 - The Indian Army will send pictures and videos of large �mysterious footprints� captured by its personnel in the higher Himalayas to domain experts, sources said on Tuesday, a day after its claim suggesting the presence of the mythical Yeti close to the Makalu base camp in Nepal earlier this month.
On Monday, the Army claimed that its mountaineering expedition team in Nepal found mysterious large footprints in the snow which they believe belong to the Yeti, or the abominable snowman.
In Nepali folklore, Yeti is a mythical ape-like creature taller than an average human that is said to inhabit the Himalayas, Siberia, Central and East Asia.
�For the first time, an #IndianArmy Mountaineering Expedition Team has sited (sic) 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 tweeted on Monday night.
The Army also released photos showing large footprints in the snow which they claim belong to the creature.
An Army team of 18 personnel led by Major Manoj Joshi embarked on an expedition to Mount Makalu in Nepal on April 2. On April 9, the team spotted �mysterious footprints� measuring 32x15 inches close to the Makalu base camp, the sources said.
They said the pictures were sent by the team using satellite communication. �We will share the photos and videos with domain experts to understand more about this,� the sources said, but they did not elaborate on which domain experts they will approach.
The Army expedition team is expected to be back in India next month. � PTI