This glacial lake hides a dark secret
Roopkund: Roopkund, also known as Skeleton Lake or Mystery Lake, is a glacial lake in India.
Roopkund: The lake is located near Wan village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhanin, in the Himalayas.
Location: Skeleton Lake is a high-altitude lake located at around 5,029 meters (16,499 feet) above sea level.
Snow: The lake is covered in snow for about eight months of the year.
Lake discovery: In 1942, a British forest guard made a macabre discovery: a frozen lake full of human bones.
Skeletons: But it was about to get even more bizarre.
Japanese soldiers:The British government sent a team of investigators to Roopkund.
Mystery: Many theories arose at the time, including a landslide, an epidemic.
Expedition: In 2004, an expedition to Roopkund was organized with the express goal of solving the mystery.
Remains: The local weather conditions made it possible for some hair, flesh.