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50 Years Later,Still No Answer To The "Dyatlov Pass Accident".

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  1. Stalker2

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    ...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," ahem) 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. All is calm. All is fine and good. They even take pictures of camp, the scenery, each other. The weather is not so bad. They go to sleep.

    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. And so it begins.

    LINK: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/02/27/notes022708.DTL&nl=fix

    LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_pass_accident
     
  2. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    They climbed up a tree and hid. I thought they'd come back to shoot Tony in the diner at the end.
     
  3. ruckstande

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    Sounds like the makings of a good movie some day.
     
  4. Hudson

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    wiki article deleted...whoops, there it is!
    I say it was the Wendigo!!
     
  5. Plunkies

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    Just a case of truth or dare gone horribly wrong.
     
  6. Sct Ptersns Twn

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    That sounds like it would make a great X-Files show. God damn, kinda fucking weird sounding.

    PS, I just read the wiki article, I am now hooked on the God damn event.
     
  7. Hudson

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    Cloverfield..all I can say
     
  8. Stalker2

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    I would love to see this made into a movie.
     
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    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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  10. Creasy Bear

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    My guess... bear... or bears.

    The most likely culprit..

    The Eurasian Brown Bear. These are some serious bad ass bears.

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

    The group was probably scared shitless by a bear(s)... took off running... the bear(s) got three of them, and the rest were too scared or lost to make it back to their campsite and soon froze to death in the cold.

    A bear is about the only creature likely to do that kind of damage to a human... major skull damage, chest fractures...

    Yep... that's how a bear will do you... one swipe will crush skulls and chests. Contrary to popular belief, it's not always the claws that do the damage, it's the incredible blunt force of their blows that will really fuck a person up. They can literally kill you with one punch.

    It's also not surprising that the bear(s) didn't feed on the corpses. They were probably just defending their territory and not actively predatating, and they would more likely consider humans competition rather than food.

    The only thing I find puzzling is that they didn't mention any signs of bears being found... tracks, poop, etc... But... given that it took months to find some of the bodies for the depth (four meters) of the snow... I guess it's possible that the bear sign was covered over.

    Bear...that'd be my guess... speculating ass that I am.

    Oh... one more thing:

    I think I can explain that...

    Thorium lantern mantles.

    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/031205.html

    They were probably using them in their camp lanterns.


    Fascinating story, Stalker2... thanks for bringing it up.
     
  11. wes mantooth

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    I blame the Sasquatches.
     
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    Pssst.... Can I suck your cock?

    Jeeb-jeeb-jeeb didn't work. So that's why the men went running. The women just followed along, then the bears and the cold got them all.
     
  13. Stalker2

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    I really don`t think it was a bear.Why did they rip out the tents from the inside to escape?I`ll have to see if they carried weapons.They were experienced in this shit and were Russians.
     
  14. gleet

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    Vodka + borscht = horrific gas in a small tent.
     
  15. Creasy Bear

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    Maybe they were a bunch of panicky Petrovskis... I don't care how experienced or Russian you are, a brown bear starts kickin' up a fuss outside your tent, and you shit bottle rockets, and take off like a scalded dog.

    I dunno... it all points to bear(s). What else in those woods would scare experienced woodsmen that bad? Besides Richard's homosexual advances, of course. What else could inflict that kind of damage to a human body?
     
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    Michael Myers?

    Kholat Syakhl = Mansi language for Brokeback Mountain


    :action-sm
     
  17. Hudson

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    Telling ya Wendigo
    also, did the bear eat the one woman's tongue?
     
  18. Stalker2

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    Too easy,I don`t think it was a bear.Were they mauled?You saw that in the report?
     
  19. Creasy Bear

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    Bears don't always maul their victims, sometimes they're just protecting their territory/cubs, and they attack by "charging" and swiping, and then running away. It's defensive rather than predatory. They just want the "threat" to go away, they're not looking for a meal.

    I'm not saying my theory is perfect, but I can't even imagine a 'next best theory' that even comes close to fitting the facts as well as the bear theory.
     
  20. Stalker2

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    C`mon there would be at least one mauled victim.Still don`t believe the bear theory.
     
  21. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Wrong time of year for a Ural Mtn brown bear to be out and about. He could easily do the crushing damage, though.
     
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    Perhaps it was those shit weasel things like in the SK book 'Dreamcatcher'

    .... I just wanted to say shit weasel.
     
  23. Creasy Bear

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    So what's the Stalker2 theory?
     
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    Is it me or does the blonde look like Kirsten Dunst????
     
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    You're right, she does and that's probably why they ran. She tried to make the sexy for them.
     

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