"Yeti" Footprints Discovered, Japanese Explorers Claim (PHOTOS)

The Daily Mail reports that a team of Japanese explorers in the Himalayas claims to have found footprints of the abominable snowman. Photos of the footprints below, courtesy of AFP/Getty.

The large hairy creature resembling a human or bear is said to live in the regions of Nepal and Tibet. While the scientific community largely regards the creature as folklore, given the lack of evidence, reports of the yeti go back hundreds of years.

Yoshiteru Takahashi, the leader of the Yeti Project Nepal, made the discovery leading his Japanese team's third attempt at tracking down the half-man-half-ape.