The Dyatlov Pass Incident


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On February 2, 1959, a group of 9 college-aged hikers camped for the night in the Ural Mountains of Russia. When they didn’t arrive at their final destination, a rescue party set out…and ultimately stumbled onto a truly bizarre scene.

Their tent was ripped open from the inside. The bodies were found frozen in the snow, none of the students wearing outerwear –  most of them in underclothes and a few without shoes. They died of hypothermia, though 3 of the 9 also had mysterious physical injuries. Two of them sustained significant head trauma or brain damage, while one was missing her tongue.

No one knows what happened out there. There have been theories that range from animals, to government conspiracies, to a murderous party member who had turned back a few days prior to the deaths. They were officially ruled dead of a “compelling natural force.”

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