This definitely isn't the first time that explorers have spotted supposed yeti tracks in and around the Himalayas, an area famously thought to be home to the ever-elusive (and to be clear, never-confirmed-to-exist) creature. Back in 1951, British explorer Eric Shipton took a photo of what he thought were giant primate-like footprints in the snow there, and set off what is thought to be the first wave of yeti fever around the world.
The Indian Army reportedly released the latest photos in an effort to "excite a bit of a scientific temper," according to one anonymous official who spoke to Agence France-Presse, per CBS News. "We will share whatever we get with the domain experts to analyze. We will be contacting the team on the satphone in the evening for more details about it. The idea is to find out more, to look for an answer," they said.
Previous analysis of presumed yeti "samples" of hair, bone, and skin found in the region have been determined to belong to Himalayan brown or black bears, which are notably not, well, yetis.
Still, for those still holding out hope that yetis do indeed roam the world unseen, you're in good company with the Indian Army.
h/t CBS News, CNN