Anyone heard of the Dyatlov Pass Incident?

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  1. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Well-Known Member

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    Read about this before and it's pretty crazy. It's gonna be on Twisted But True on National Geographic at 10.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident#section_4

    TLDR:
    1959, 9 Russian skiers go missing, died under serious WTF circumstances.

    Highlights:

    - Investigators at the time determined that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot into heavy snow and a temperature of −30 °C (−22*°F). Although the corpses showed no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue.[1] Their clothing, when tested, was found to be highly radioactive.[1]

    All had left of their own accord, walking apparently, all the group’s belongings and shoes had been left behind.â€[4] Investigators said the tent had been cut open from inside.

    - the body of Thibeaux-Brignolles had major skull damage, and both Dubunina and Zolotarev had major chest fractures. According to Dr. Boris Vozrozhdenny, the force required to cause such damage would have been extremely high. He compared it to the force of a car crash.

    - 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".[1]

    - their skin had a "deep brown tan".[1]

    - Another group of hikers (about 50 kilometers south of the incident) reported that they saw strange orange spheres in the night sky to the north


    - The hikers' clothing was found to be highly radioactive.[1]
     
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    How does one determine that a tent was torn open from within?
     
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    That.
     
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    I'm guessing outside zipper still intact and closed.
     
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    Naturally important investigative documents have gone "missing".

    A chain of eight or nine sets of footprints, left by people who were wearing socks, a single shoe or were barefoot, could be followed and led down toward the edge of nearby woods (on the opposite side of the pass, 1.5*km north-east), but after 500 meters they were covered with snow. At the forest edge, under a large old cedar, the searchers found the remains of a fire, along with the first two bodies, those of Yuri Krivonischenko and Yuri Doroshenko, shoeless and dressed only in their underwear. The branches on the tree were broken up to five meters high, suggesting that a skier had climbed up to look for something, perhaps the camp.
     
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    If the tent was torn open the zipper is going to be intact whether it was torn from the inside or the outside.
     
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    the bodies had no external wounds, as if they were crippled by a high level of pressure.
     
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    And hanging from their car door handle was a bloody hook!
     
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    seen that on some History Channel show, was very strange, maybe it was that Ancient Aliens show, they seem to cause all the trouble
     
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    A lot of tents have a flap and an exterior zipper. Since they were in unbelievably cold temps in the Ural Mtns I'm guessing they had pretty serious tents even for 1959. You'd have to get through one to get to the other. If you unzip, no need to cut from the inside. Lots of ways that could be apparent. Also possible there were several cuts that only made thru first layer inside. Who knows, that just one detail in a pretty complex WTF incident.
     
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    On "Dark Matters: Twisted But True" on Discovery or NatGeo or one of those edumacational channels now.
     
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    Yes. The Fortean Times had a good article about it years ago. Fascinating story.
     
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    Tried to positive rep you but I'm out of rep for the day. :hat:
     
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    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I've seen that Dark Matters listed, haven't watched it yet. I just go thru the schedule and DVR things that look interesting, maybe I'll start recording those.