Friday, September 30, 2011

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

...an event that resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959.

Six of the group members died of hypothermia and three of fatal injuries.
There were no indications of other people nearby apart from the nine travelers on Kholat Syakhl, nor anyone in the surrounding areas.
The tent had been ripped open from within.
The victims had died 6 to 8 hours after their last meal.
Traces from the camp showed that all group members left the camp of their own accord, on foot.
To dispel the theory of an attack by the indigenous Mansi people, Dr. Boris Vozrozhdenny stated that the fatal injuries of the three bodies could not have been caused by another human being, "because the force of the blows had been too strong and no soft tissue had been damaged".
Forensic radiation tests had shown high doses of radioactive contamination on the clothes of a few victims.

The final verdict was that the group members all died because of a "compelling unknown force". The inquest ceased officially in May 1959 due to the "absence of a guilty party". The files were sent to a secret archive, and the photocopies of the case became available only in the 1990s, with some parts missing.

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And click here to see it on Ancient Aliens (at the 10:22 mark).

8 comments:

Pam Morris said...

fascinating story...I may become addicted to researching more about this...

Sara said...

Hahaha, Ancient Aliens. You and my brother need to get together. He is ALWAYS talking to me about this site. I will pass this onto him, I wonder if he's seen it.

So...what *do* you think caused it? I have no clue, especially with the whole radioactive business.

Rot said...

Angry aliens, no doubt.

GoneferalinID said...

Don't get me going on this one...;)

Rot said...

This would make a GREAT movie.

merricat said...

You can listen to an audio episode of the story from the Cabinet Of Curiosities here:
http://www.melonpool.com/Sarah/CabinetOfCuriosities011.mp3

More pictures here: http://cabinetofcuriositiespodcast.blogspot.com/2011/08/unknown-compelling-force-part-ii.html

I think someone is already working on a film version.

Rot said...

Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

IT was UFOs for sure.This is like animal mutilations in the states. Both involve missing tongues, strange lights, and radation. Nothing else fits the facts. We are not alone.