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Indian Army Claims It Found Yeti Footprints in the Himalayas

Photos were passed on to "the scientific community" to be verified, a defense official said

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    Indian Army Claims It Found Yeti Footprints in the Himalayas
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    The Indian army said on Monday, April 29, 2019, that its mountaineering expedition team found apparent yeti footprints earlier in the month.

    Massive footsteps found in the Himalayas appear to belong to a yeti, the Indian army claimed Monday.

    NBC News reported that the 32-inch-long footsteps in the snow were found near the base camp of Mount Makalu, the world's fifth-highest mountain, on April 9. The photographs were taken by the Indian army's mountaineering team and were passed on to "the scientific community" to be verified, a representative for the defense ministry said Tuesday.

    The military's tweet sharing the photos referred to the yeti as a "mythical beast," but the announcement brought mixed reaction online. 

    There was some doubt, though a former Indian lawmaker tweeted his congratulations along with an admonition against being disrespectful by calling the legendary creature a "beast."