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Secret Soviet death rays. Yetis. Aliens. Just what did slaughter nine hikers
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | august 23, 2013 | Tony Rennell

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Outdoors; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dyatlov; dyatlovpass; sourcetitlenoturl; sovietunion
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Full title: Secret Soviet death rays. Yetis. Aliens. Just what did slaughter nine hikers on Siberia's Death Mountain in 1959?
1 posted on 08/24/2013 1:44:53 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I’ve always been fascinated by this story.


2 posted on 08/24/2013 1:49:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: lowbridge

What drugs were popular with Russians in the late 50’s?


3 posted on 08/24/2013 1:56:36 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: lowbridge

If it wasn’t 1959, I’d say they were trying to escape bath salts...

So I’ll go with “Aliens”...


4 posted on 08/24/2013 1:57:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: lowbridge

Interesting, thanks for posting.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 1:57:37 PM PDT by Errant
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To: lowbridge

Avalanche killed some. The rest died trying to escape in a blizzard


6 posted on 08/24/2013 1:58:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lowbridge

Or.....

One of them went postal and killed some. The rest dies trying to escape in a blizzard.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 1:59:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: lowbridge

Interesting to say the least..........


8 posted on 08/24/2013 1:59:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: lowbridge

9 posted on 08/24/2013 1:59:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Is it just me or does this photo look like it was retouched?

10 posted on 08/24/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Avalanche killed some. The rest died trying to escape in a blizzard

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.......

11 posted on 08/24/2013 2:01:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: lowbridge
Interesting story LB....Isn't there an altitude sickness that makes some people psychotic...?
12 posted on 08/24/2013 2:03:02 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: BenLurkin

What caused the tongue of one of the women to be torn out by the roots?


13 posted on 08/24/2013 2:03:41 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: InterceptPoint
The "alluring"[?] Zina Kolmogorova

14 posted on 08/24/2013 2:05:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
That makes sense.

Now stop that.

15 posted on 08/24/2013 2:05:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Points to the gone postal angle.


16 posted on 08/24/2013 2:05:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

For 1959 in the soviet union, thats as close to alluring as they get.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 2:06:05 PM PDT by lowbridge
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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?


18 posted on 08/24/2013 2:08:27 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/cowabunga.wav


19 posted on 08/24/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: BenLurkin
Is it just me or does this photo look like it was retouched?

The guy on the right, it does, doesn't it?

20 posted on 08/24/2013 2:09:42 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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