A British hiker said he believes he discovered the footprints of the elusive yeti while in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan in October 2014.
Hiker Steve Berry captured photos of the snow tracks, which appear to be larger than any human being’s feet, reports the Mirror. He spotted them on a pass that had previously been untouched by man. Because of the positioning of the prints, they appeared to have been left by a creature with only two legs.
“The local people said we were the first to ever set foot on that pass,” Berry said. “I had always thought that stories about the yeti were a bit of old bunkum. But there is no denying these tracks existed.”
“The prints were clearly visible with the naked eye from where we were standing on a pass at 17,800 feet,” Berry said. “There was a vertical drop in front of us, not to mention a very serious mountainside to cross, so we could not get to them.”
The yeti has been linked to the Himalayas for generations, prompting a book called "The Yeti Enigma," and a subsequent expedition by Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes, reports NBC News.
A yak herder told Berry he’d spotted the yeti 11 years before the mysterious tracks were discovered.
“He said it was about 100 yards from him and standing upright facing him and looked straight at him,” he said. “It was completely covered in long dun brown-colored hair and a face covered in hair like a cat or dog but of human height.”