Dyatlov Pass incident

For some real interesting reading on wikipedia look up the “Dyatlov Pass incident”.
It’s quite remarkable.

I read a book about that a couple of years ago. The whole thing was very weird.

Linking to the subject or article would be helpful…

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Cruciferi… how do you do that? I’ve never figured out how to paste in a link.

Just copy and paste from the address bar at the top of your screen.



Okay, that is really weird.

As is the official explanation of what they died from.

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can’t believe I did this

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Success! :wink:

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I think Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World has an episode on this.


There are other similar unusual incidents that you may find interesting:

  • Shatayeva group: Pik Lenina, Pamir, Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Border. Winter 1974

  • Korovina hiking group: Chamar-Daban Mountain Range, Buryatia. Winter 1993.
    Rapid Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation resulting in the deaths of 5 out of 6 hiking members. Officially deaths were recorded as result of hypothermia

With Dyatlov Pass I feel it was more likely katabatic winds that caused their demise. With that being said there are a lot of theories. You may find (if you haven’t already) enjoy reading through many pages of Dyaltov Pass It is very well done and very in-depth.

my theory is; if you look at the photo of the tent there’s a smokestack sticking out. I think they had a wood stove for heat. In the night the stove (for some reason) malfunctioned and the tent filled with smoke. The group awoke in a panic. They couldn’t see or breath. They cut the tent to vent the smoke and then left quickly (without their clothes or shoes). Then in the dark in a blizzard they lost their way. The soft tissue damage was the result of animal predation.

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One thing is sure and that is it wasn’t aliens or anything supernatural.

That is a very logical conclusion actually.

But wasn’t the group probably awake when whatever happened happened? E.g. there was a partial meal and half-drunk beverage still arranged on the table as if the crisis went down mid-meal.

Personally, my hypothesis is a combination of human error/corruption, and then tragedy.

The parachute mines that were plausibly falling in the area at the time: maybe some rookie military pilot didn’t notice, or thought it’d be funny to detonate near a tent to spook campers. Maybe the shockwaves caused internal injuries to someone on that side of the tent, and everyone panicked thinking they were under attack by human forces (much scarier than an animal). They ripped out of the tent and ran as far away from what they thought the planes were ‘targeting’ (their tent) as they could. The person with internal injuries was assisted to walk by two others – but at night, stumbling against each other and one of them already injured, that trio tripped and fell down the gorge. The uninjured ones who made it all the way to the treeline (to hide from their aerial ‘attacker’) waited too long before trying to return to the tent, but it makes sense that they’d have risked almost certain death by the elements, if they thought more certain death awaited them by concentrated human attacker with intent to kill.

Then either right away or after the youth were reported missing, the Russian military realized what happened and covered it up to avoid the terrible PR of accidentally (if indirectly) killing so many of its own country’s bright, vibrant young people. (Removing debris from the parachute mine; covering up any footprints to mask that they’d been there.) Back then was not an era for Russian government transparency, I don’t think. And maybe those involved never wrote (or later destroyed) relevant records of the incident so as not to be exposed when there was an eventual move toward transparency.

This has been my conspiracy theory. Good morning.

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They sounded like a really nice group of people. Brave and innocent.
And Kolmogorova was said to in be love with Doroshenko.

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