Skip to comments.Secret Soviet death rays. Yetis. Aliens. Just what did slaughter nine hikers
Posted on 08/24/2013 1:44:53 PM PDT by lowbridge
Peering through the windswept snow on a dark February day, the rescue party finally came on the first sign of life the flapping remains of a tent pitched on ski poles on an uppermost slope of Kholat Syakhl, Mountain of the Dead in the native language of northern Siberia.
But where were the nine young Russian students who should have been sheltering beneath the canvas?
Curiosity turned to mystery as human tracks were seen in the snow heading downhill away from the tent in single file for a third of a mile... barefoot human tracks.
In temperatures of minus 24! And mystery became horror when an inspection of the tent showed its front flaps still buttoned tightly together but huge knife slashes down the sides through which the occupants apparently fled.
Inside was like the Mary Celeste, with everything intact warm clothes, waterproof jackets, blankets and sweaters that would have been essential to survive in the Siberian weather; plus cameras, diaries and cooking utensils, all apparently abandoned in a moment of madness.
So began the story of what became known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident, one that has baffled the world for more than half a century since whatever horrific tragedy overtook the nine in February 1959.
They had been missing for almost a month after trekking out into the bleak wildness of the Ural mountains seven men and two women, all of them fit, hardy and experienced hikers on what was supposed to be a short and invigorating break from their graduate studies.
Haunting photographs from the film in their cameras show the happy and relaxed faces of good friends on an exhilarating adventure, capturing their journey by train, road and on foot to this desolate area.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I’ve always been fascinated by this story.
What drugs were popular with Russians in the late 50’s?
If it wasn’t 1959, I’d say they were trying to escape bath salts...
So I’ll go with “Aliens”...
Interesting, thanks for posting.
Avalanche killed some. The rest died trying to escape in a blizzard
One of them went postal and killed some. The rest dies trying to escape in a blizzard.
Interesting to say the least..........
There was no avalanche or blizzard as evidenced by the bare footprints in the snow which lead to their last resting place. The article specifically states that.......
What caused the tongue of one of the women to be torn out by the roots?
Now stop that.
Points to the gone postal angle.
For 1959 in the soviet union, thats as close to alluring as they get.
So?....They were missing for a month, yet the author states the footprints were of bare feet? Huh? What footprints in snow would last a month?
The guy on the right, it does, doesn't it?