"The Dyatlov Pass incident refers to the mysterious unsolved deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural Mountains in Russia on February 2, 1959. The experienced trekking group, who were all from the Ural Polytechnical Institute, had established a camp on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl when disaster struck.
During the night something made them tear their way out of their tents from the inside and flee the campsite inadequately dressed in heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.
Soviet investigators determined that six victims died from hypothermia while others showed signs of physical trauma. One victim had a fractured skull while another had brain damage but without any sign of distress to their skull. Additionally, a female team member had her tongue missing."
The show "Ancient Aliens", also indicated that some who encountered physical trauma, received very high speed impacts to their bodies. Some of the victims had orange skin. And some had prematurely aged.
When I read through the possible explanations of what happened on wikipedia, none of them, by themselves, seem to explain all of the descriptions of the deceased.
For example: An Avalanche wouldn't cause a tongue to be missing, and a Yeti couldn't cause people to prematurely age.
I supposed it is possible that multiple things could have happened at the same time... But doubtful.
So I am left just as confused as most investigators, and have to agree with their conclusion...
"The investigation concluded that an "unknown compelling force" had caused the deaths."
This is one of my favorite unsolved mysteries: eerie and enjoyable.
For the most part, Graham is correct. I also think Ancient Aliens embellished the truth a bit: I've never heard anything about orange skin or premature aging!
However, according to the Wikipedia article (don't know if it's true or not), the temperature inside the tent was too warm to cause the phenomenon to which Graham refers, called "paradoxical undressing." What is verifiable is the fact that at least some members of the groups were not suffering from this effect, because they had used other clothing to keep warm. Supposedly, too, the paradoxical undressing is not enough to make someone rip a hole in one's tent from the inside and abandon one's shelter.
This may sound conspiracy-esque, albeit not as much as the "it was aliens!" theory, to which I'm sure Ancient Aliens subscribed. I think it had something to do with Soviet military bases, supposedly nearby--nuclear energy, or a weapon, or something. The Soviet authorities quickly closed the case, which is curious but which, I think, fits in with this theory.
“He swung his lantern three times, and slowly a schooner appeared…”
It is only a mystery if they leave out details. Radiation: The area has a high level of radiation. Tents torn from the inside: The area is avalanche prone. There was an avalanche in the area that nigh. They probably heard the start of it and panicked and tried to get out of there and got lost in the darkness. Tongue missing: Animals will tend to go for the soft fleshy parts of the body first. Especially if the body was frozen. Premature aging: The bodies were not found until later in the spring. Bodies that are frozen like that and go through freeze thaw cycle will show signs of the skin as it thaws and freezes at different rates.
There's a so-so film based on this event. I saw it a few months back, it was fine if a little silly at the end and it made no attempt to address the specific curiosities of the case. There's also two or three books, which normally make it a point of pride to 'solve' things. I'm not sure though one can automatically attribute blame to a supposed paranormal though.
Post by Dontrocktheboat on Feb 22, 2017 13:22:24 GMT
I saw the case on youtube, but I think his death was natural. I know some will say the aliens or the government killed him because he told his mom to investigate his death. But as some posters here pointed out either hypothermia or radiation killed him.
Umm... Have you ever heard of the term "Mountain Climbers"?
Maybe they were climbing this one because "It Was There", or because "They Wanted To Get To The Other Side"...
Apparently they saw a Yeti, maybe they were searching for Yeti.
Maybe they wanted to climb to the top, so they could sled back down.
My question is not unique to me, but was asked by numerous investigators. There was not an inventory. of sleds brought to the site.
I was joking about the sleds.
"A group was formed for a ski trek across the northern Urals in Sverdlovsk Oblast. The original group, led by Igor Dyatlov, consisted of eight men and two women. Most were students or graduates of Ural Polytechnical Institute, now Ural Federal University:
The goal of the expedition was to reach Otorten, a mountain 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the site of the incident. This route, in February, was estimated as Category III, the most difficult. All members were experienced in long ski tours and mountain expeditions.
The group arrived by train at Ivdel, a city at the center of the northern province of Sverdlovsk Oblast on January 25. They then took a truck to Vizhai – the last inhabited settlement so far north. They started their march toward Otorten from Vizhai on January 27. The next day, one of the members, Yuri Yudin, was forced to go back due to illness. The remaining group of nine people continued the trek."