On January 25, 1959, a group of experienced hikers and athlete students set out on a journey into the Ural Mountains of Russia. When they missed their rendezvous date, a search party was organized to look for them. Their frozen bodies, along with unaccountable injuries, were discovered in locations that compounded the puzzle of how they died. The Dyatlov Pass mystery has spawned dozens of conspiracy theories which have endured for over 60 years.
Many of the students had minor cuts and bruises, but a few of them had significant injuries to their bodies, including fractured skulls, a crushed chest, missing eyes and a missing tongue. Because of these strange injuries, many rejected the official cause of death of hypothermia. Many of the theories of the cause of their death included government conspiracy, UFO and alien intrigue, and even a murderous Yeti attacking the group, but in the end no one knows what happened to them.
Join us on episode 106 as we explore the many theories of the Dyatlov Pass Incident!
Sources: BBC News, The Atlantic, MuseumCenter.org, Atlas Obscura, https://dyatlovpass.ruptly.tv, https://allthatsinteresting.com/dyatlov-pass-incident
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