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What on Earth happened to these people??


In 1959, nine experienced Russian cross-country skiers — seven men and two women, led by a man named Igor Dyatlov — headed to the Ural Mountains, to a slope called Kholat Syakhl (Mansi language for "Mountain of the Dead") for a rugged, wintry trek. On their way up, they are apparently hit by inclement weather and veer off course and decide to set up camp and wait it out.
Then, something happens. In the middle of the night all nine suddenly leap out of their tents as fast as possible, ripping them open from the inside (not even enough time to untie the doors) and race out into the sub-zero temps, without coats or boots or skis, most in their underwear, some even barefoot or with a single sock or boot. It is 30 degrees below zero, Celsius. A few make it as far as a kilometer and a half down the slope. All nine, as you might expect, quickly die.
Why did they rush out, unable to even grab a coat or blanket? What came at them? The three-month investigation revealed that five of the trekkers died from simple hypothermia, with no apparent trauma at all, no signs of attack, struggle, no outward injuries of any kind. However, two of the other four apparently suffered massive internal traumas to the chest, like you would if you were hit by a car. One's skull was crushed. All four of these were found far from the other five. But still, no signs of external injuries.
One of the women was missing her tongue.
Tests of the few scraps of clothing revealed very high levels of radiation. Evidence found at the campsite indicates the trekkers might've been blinded. Eyewitnesses around the area report seeing "bright flying spheres" in the sky during the same months. Relatives at the funeral swear the skin of their dead loved ones was tanned, tinted dark orange or brown. And their hair had all turned completely gray. The final, official explanation as to what caused such bizarre behavior from otherwise well-trained, experienced mountaineers? An "unknown compelling force."

http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2008/02/04/004.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_pass_accident
 

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Well, 49 years ago... probably not gonna know now.

It sounds like a radioactive bright yellow abominable snowman.
 

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I'm going with secret nuclear testing. I don't think this was an avalanche. Internal injuries with no exterior wounds. Crushed skull and no damage to exterior skin. Doesn't sound like snow to me, even if it was alot. If they had time to dig themselves out, they had time to get dressed. This happened quick and with no warning. I don't think these people stood a chance. Too many missing pieces and too much military secrecy. I think all the top officials involved are now dead. Unless a pile of papers is found in a safe or something, we may never know the real story.
 

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Well it doesn't make any sense that anyone would only be in their underwear in that type of weather, even to sleep inside of a tent. I imagine being 30 below outside, the tent isn't going to be toasty enough to want to strip to your skivvies for ANYTHING.
 

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Well it doesn't make any sense that anyone would only be in their underwear in that type of weather, even to sleep inside of a tent. I imagine being 30 below outside, the tent isn't going to be toasty enough to want to strip to your skivvies for ANYTHING.

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