In the summer month of 1942, a British soldier made an accidental discovery of a glacial lake located in the Himalayas that scared the living daylights out of everyone. He found hundreds of human skeletons are strewn around the edge of the lake. From then on the lake got its name - Skeleton lake.
Skeleton Lake situated in Uttarakhand state of India also called Roopkund, is at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). The lake remains frozen throughout the year except during the summer, and the skeletons are easily visible during this period.