The Dyatlov Pass Incident

  • what they say: i'm fine
  • what they mean: what happened to all those skiers up at dyatlov pass all those years ago. who or what killed them why were there traces of radiation and why had their skin tanned what is the "compelling natural force" that killed them and what had the force of a speeding car that severely damaged their insides but didn't break any skin. was it an avalanche? was it aliens? was it a government cover-up? this happened 56 years ago and i'm still not over it.


The Dyatlov Pass Incident 

On February 2, 1959 nine young students went hiking in the Ural Mountains of Russia, and never returned. The deaths of the nine hikers remains a phenomenal mystery to this day. Investigators found the abandoned tent ripped open from the inside, with all of the hiker’s belonging still inside. Five of the hikers were found frozen to death near the campsite; the bodies were found with nearly bare, suggesting the hikers ran from the tent in a terror, leaving behind shoes, jackets and other necessities to survive the mountain. There was no sign of a struggle. The last victims were found over 80 yards away from the campsite.

These four bodies were found with strange injuries including internal damage, crushed skulls, and 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. Notably, the bodies had no external wounds, as if they were crippled by a high level of pressure.

One victim was even missing her tongue. The clothes of these victims were found to have high levels of radiation. Another group of hikers reported that they saw strange orange spheres in the night sky on the night of the incident. Some reports suggest that there was a lot of scrap metal in the area, leading to speculation that the military had utilized the area secretly and might be engaged in a cover-up.

Soviet investigators determined only that “a compelling unknown force” had caused the deaths. The case files were sent to a secret archive, and the photocopies of the case became available only in the 1990s, with some parts missing. 

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Maybe it’s best no one will ever know what happened with this case; the evidence is chilling enough.

In 1959, a group of experienced Russian hikers went missing on a skiing trip. When their camp was discovered, their tents were found torn open from the inside, and they were wearing very little clothing (in Russia, in winter). It gets weirder. The bodies were stained orange with massive internal injuries from a force that a doctor studying the incident compared to that of a car crash. There were no signs of struggle, despite victims with fractured skulls, broken ribs, and one woman missing her tongue, eyes and other parts of her face.

As you’d imagine, all sorts of theories to the cause of the deaths have been tried and tested over the years, but the final verdict was that the hikers died of a “compelling natural force”. What does that even mean? Never has something so ambiguous been so horrifying. (Source)

Film Review: The Dyatlov Pass Incident (a.k.a. Devil's Pass)

Sorry for the delay, but I’ve watched TWO new movies, and here’s the review of the first one.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (released in the U.S. as Devil’s Pass) is a 2013 found-footage horror movie inspired by a true event that occurred around 50 years ago, and remains unexplained to this day.

This review contains spoilers.

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anonymous asked:

Have you ever read about (or, even better, written about) the Dyatlov Pass Incident? It's very intriguing.

I’ve given my opinion on what happened but I haven’t actually written a post. I should!


At long last, here’s my newest urban legend/conspiracy theory zine, Polybius!  The Polybius cabinet is a (supposedly) real arcade game/theorized mind control device that appeared briefly in 1981, wreaked havoc and then quickly disappeared.  

I am planning on keeping these conspiracy zines going, so if you guys have a subject you’d like to see discussed in one of these little books in the future feel free to leave me a suggestion!

Did you miss the first zine in the series?  Click here to read all about the Dyatlov Pass Incident!

Igor Dyatlov, 1936–1959.

In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains led by Igor Dyatlov died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.

More about the Dyatlov Pass incident in the book Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident


The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event that resulted in the deaths of nine hikers in the northern Ural Mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. The incident happened on the eastern side of Kholat Syakhl. Since then, the mountain pass where the incident occurred has been called Dyatlov Pass after the group’s leader, Igor Dyatlov.

Investigators determined that the skiers had torn their tents from the inside out in order to escape from an apparent threat. They fled the campsite, some of them barefoot, under heavy snowfall (The temperature was very low, around −25 to −30 °C (−13 to −22 °F) with a storm blowing, but the dead were only partially dressed. Some of them had only one shoe, while others had no shoes or wore only socks. Some were found wrapped in snips of ripped clothes that seemed to have been cut from those who were already dead.). Although the bodies showed no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls and broken ribs, absent contusion. Soviet authorities determined that an “unknown compelling force” had caused the deaths; access to the region was consequently blocked for hikers and adventurers for three years after the incident. Due to the lack of survivors, the chronology of events remains uncertain, although several theories exist, some involving a possible avalanche.

A legal inquest started immediately after finding the first five bodies. A medical examination found no injuries which might have led to their deaths, and it was concluded that they had all died of hypothermia. Slobodin had a small crack in his skull, but it was not thought to be a fatal wound.

An examination of the four bodies which were found in May shifted the narrative as to what had occurred during the incident. Three of the ski hikers had fatal injuries: Thibeaux-Brignolles had major skull damage, and both Dubinina and Zolotarev had major chest fractures. According to Dr. Boris Vozrozhdenny, the force required to cause such damage would have been extremely high, comparing it to the force of a car crash. Notably, the bodies had no external wounds related to the bone fractures, as if they had been subjected to a high level of pressure. However, major external injuries were found on Dubinina, who was missing her tongue, eyes, part of the lips, as well as facial tissue and a fragment of skullbone/

There was initially speculation that the indigenous Mansi people might have attacked and murdered the group for encroaching upon their lands, but investigation indicated that the nature of their deaths did not support this hypothesis; the hikers’ footprints alone were visible, and they showed no sign of hand-to-hand struggle.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident is a notorious case involving the deaths of nine hikers in 1959, while in the Ural mountains of Russia. Because every member of the group died, and there were no other eye witnesses, there have been a number of speculative theories regarding the mysterious deaths.

From the evidence at the scene, it appeared that the hikers had cut open their tents from the inside, and fled into the wilderness in just their socks or bare feet. One of the hikers had major skull damage, while a couple more had multiple chest fractures. Despite this, none of the corpses had any signs of a struggle.

A few of the corpses had their tongues and eyes missing, though this was likely due to them being easy food for local wildlife. The official explanation for the deaths was a “compelling natural force”, but the case was embroiled in controversy, with several parties citing that the deaths were linked to secret weapons tests. Evidence for this theory included the hikers’ radioactive clothing, scrap metal found scattered nearby and another group of hikers nearby seeing bizarre orange spheres in the sky on the night of the deaths.

In early February of 1959, nine hikers went missing along the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl (a Mansi name, meaning Dead Mountain), Russia.

A group was formed for a ski trek across the northern Urals in Sverdlovsk Oblast. The group, led by Igor Dyatlov, consisted of eight men and two women. All members were experienced in long ski tours and mountain expeditions.

Five of the nine bodies were discovered on February 25th, 1959. Four other bodies were discovered May 4th, 1959. Although the corpses showed no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue and eyes

Diaries and cameras found around their last camp made it possible to track the group’s route up to the day preceding the incident.

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.

They smile out fresh-faced and jolly from black-and-white snaps, rugged, healthy young people in the anoraks, plus-fours, waterproof galoshes and gaiters of the day, oblivious to what fate has in store for them.


The Dyatlov Pass Incident Trailer

The Dyatlov Pass Incident is based on a true story about a mysterious event that resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. The story makes for an intriguing film. Here’s a little background on the event from Wiki:

The lack of eyewitnesses has inspired much speculation. Soviet investigators simply determined that “a compelling natural force” had caused the deaths. Access to the area was barred for skiers and other adventurers for three years after the incident. The chronology of the incident remains unclear because of the lack of survivors.

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.

It was directed by Renny Harlin who directed films such as Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. He’s currently directing Hercules 3D. The movie was filmed in the documentary style, and I think it looks great! Hope you enjoy the trailer!


And This! This, is my top favorite unsolved mystery! “The Dyatlov Pass Incident”

the reason I choose this video is because I like these guys youtube channel, and I like to hear other peoples thoughts on these types of things. But if you wanna hear something more serous about this, there are documentaries on youtube or you can read about yourself online. I think these guys did a good job covering it overall, if you like short and to the point.

there are some graphic pictures. so if you don’t like looking at dead things, exercise caution!