(Before you read on - some of the pictures are not pretty.)
Nine hikers went into the Ural Mountains in 1959, and while there were there, something terrible happened. And we don't know what.
All of the hikers died on the night of February 2. Investigators were able to determine that they had cut their tents from the inside - which means there was something there they were trying to get away from. They all fled in different directions, and some event fled barefoot. (Keep in mind that they were in the mountains, and there was heavy snowfall at the time.) Some of the footprints could be followed and led almost a mile to the northeast.
|The tent when it was found on|
Mikhail Sharavin was the investigator who found their tent, and said:
"The tent was half torn down and covered with snow. It was empty, and all the group's belongings and shoes had been left behind."
The first two bodies were found at the edge of a forest. There were remains of a fire there, as well. The victims were wearing nothing but their underwear. Branches on the cedar tree they were found under were broken to a height of five meters, leading some to believe they had climbed it to get a vantage point to see something.
Three other bodies were also found in between the tree and the tent. The positions of the bodies led investigators to believe they had died while trying to get back to the tent.
The other four bodes were found over two months later, on May 4. They were under four meters of snow and were 75 meters farther into the woods than the bodies that were at the cedar tree. These victims were dressed better than the other five, and investigators thought that those who died first had given their clothes to the others.
|Rustem Slobodin's (one of the hikers) body.|
Found face down, buried in snow
Authorities concluded that an "unknown compelling force" and hypothermia had caused the deaths of the hikers. Although there were no signs of struggle, some of the hikers were found with crushed chests and fractured skulls. But, there were no external wounds on the bodies. Some bodies were even found without tongues or eyes.
Why am I bringing this up? It's because I saw a post on Mysterious Universe this morning about this strange and somewhat terrifying event. What was it about? Dyatlov Pass and yetis.
RUSSIAN YETI, UFOs, MURDERERS, AND MORE
Now pretty much everyone associates Dyatlov Pass with yetis because of Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives that aired on the Discovery Channel last summer. What I say to people who connect the two is: please don't come to conclusions after watching that show. Here's why: (1. I, for one, had never really heard anything associating the two before the documentary. (2. The Killer Lives is fake, I repeat, fake. It's just like the fake mermaid documentary and the fake megalodon one, too. And if you don't believe they are fake, then you'll probably get in a long argument with me.
|The show is about the Dyatlov Pass incident, but is fake|
Now, lets get back to the subject of Dyatlov Pass.
Like I said before, I, at least, had never heard of any associations between the incident and yetis before the documentary. I had, and lots of other people had, however, heard of theories about UFOS and the like.
I don't know about you, but I'd believe that the deaths of the Dyatlov Pass incident were caused by UFOs before I'd believe it was caused by yetis.
Authorities said hypothermia had killed the hikers. That is a reasonable explanation. It was February, they were in the mountains, there was heavy snowfall. They didn't have shoes or other clothing. There are, however, some major problems with this theory.
What was the "unknown compelling force" that caused them to cut out of their tent from the inside and run almost naked and barefoot into the forest, in a snowstorm, and in temperatures that were about -13 to -22 degrees F? Some suspect that the indigenous Mansi people killed the group for coming onto their land. But, if that happened, why were there no signs of a struggle? Where were the footprints of the Mansi people?
To this day, no one knows what killed those hikers in the mountains. But, if I can say one thing, it's that I'm certain it was not just hypothermia (if that is what killed them.) SOMETHING caused them to flee their own tent and run into the forest, with no clothing, or shoes, or anything. Some of the bodies were mutilated. Some had broken skulls and crushed chests, which would require lots of pressure to happen. What did that? If they were killed by other humans, or even a yeti, why were there no other footprints of anything? I honestly have to say that I kinda point towards UFOs….
What do you think happened???
Bodies as they were found after the incident