The Dyatlov Pass Incident - Trailer

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This generation's blair witch? Didn't watch the original blair witch. So probably won't watch this generation's.
 

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Directed by Reny Harlin? He's now making low budget found footage movies, Jesus.

I don't know the story, which sounds cool, hope they didn't ruin a good urban legend on a lousy movie.
 

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Directed by Reny Harlin? He's now making low budget found footage movies, Jesus.

I don't know the story, which sounds cool, hope they didn't ruin a good urban legend on a lousy movie.

If this was about anything else I wouldn't have even posted it. I've just known about the Dyatlov Pass thing for years and it's one of those stories that I can't even theorize a probable explanation for what happened, which creeps me out.
 

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If this was about anything else I wouldn't have even posted it. I've just known about the Dyatlov Pass thing for years and it's one of those stories that I can't even theorize a probable explanation for what happened, which creeps me out.

Really? It's completely explainable, especially if you discount the elements of the story that are embellishments. Take a look:

http://www.cracked.com/article_16671_6-famous-unsolved-mysteries-with-really-obvious-solutions.html
 

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I just saw an Ancient Aliens about this yesterday. Of course they had to show the creepy pictures a zillion times.
 

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Immediate disqualification for being a Cracked article but I'll check it out later anyway. Their arguments are always extremely poor.

They're just reciting what's been said by others many times before. The incident's a load of hype. Intriguing when you first hear about it, but not when you strip away the embellishment.
 

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They're just reciting what's been said by others many times before. The incident's a load of hype. Intriguing when you first hear about it, but not when you strip away the embellishment.

I just read their entry and it's a typical Cracked thing that tells you what IT THINKS you think and not what you actually think. First of all, regarding paradoxical undress - the whole point is that these were experienced mountaineers. This wasn't some group of teenagers drinking vodka and having sex. You're telling me that all of them together did something that is a rookie mistake at the same time? How many other cases like that have there been since 1959?

Second - orange lights and all that shit was never what got to me. I like evidence, not hearsay.

Third - regarding an avalanche causing the crushing injuries - not all of them were buried in the snow. What happened, another avalanche came along and cleared all the snow from on top of some of them? Two bodies were found two weeks later and only the others took months to find, and they were found far away and buried under snow, so the avalanche that buried them could have been a separate incident, and again - avalanches hit you suddenly and don't leave you time to tear open your tent and run outside naked.

Fourth - Russian authorities closed down the entire mountain for a long time after that. Why?


In any case, I was never a proponent of aliens of yetis or any of that shit. It's just one of those stories that you look at and say "what the fuck happened to these people? How did they end up the way they did?" Like a sealed room murder. You never assume the person was killed by a ghost, but there is some sequence of events that simply isn't apparent.
 

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NeonTaster did you read a specific book about this incident, or just news/web articles?

And experienced mountaineers can absolutely make mistakes. In the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, nine people died in one night trying to climb Everest, including two of the greatest mountaineering guides in the world. Lack of oxygen was thought to contribute to a lot of those mistakes that night... I believe at least one experienced climber got up out of his tent in the middle of the night and went for a walk... off a 9,000 or so foot cliff. If they were climbing too fast or higher than ever before, experience might not mean as much.
 

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NeonTaster did you read a specific book about this incident, or just news/web articles?

And experienced mountaineers can absolutely make mistakes. In the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, nine people died in one night trying to climb Everest, including two of the greatest mountaineering guides in the world. Lack of oxygen was thought to contribute to a lot of those mistakes that night... I believe at least one experienced climber got up out of his tent in the middle of the night and went for a walk... off a 9,000 or so foot cliff. If they were climbing too fast or higher than ever before, experience might not mean as much.

Just on the web over the years. And once you introduce hypoxia then all bets are off. You fuck with a person's oxygen and their brain goes all wonky. Same goes for Nitrogen Narcosis for divers (what we call in Hebrew being "depth drunk"). However, I never remember reading anything about it being at an extreme elevation or anything like that.

Again - I am sure there is some clear sequence of events that happened there, but the clues that exist don't really point to it. Meaning that it was probably a combination of things, some of which we'll never know (maybe they fought. Maybe one of them was crazy and did something - it was 1959 in Russia. I'm sure someone who is a latent schizo could easily fly under the radar). Mysteries like that always fascinate me.
 

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It seems pretty obvious that it was a combination of an avalanche(or avalanches) and extreme cold(it was 20 below) that caused "the incident".

They were probably asleep in their tents(which explains why some of them were in their underwear) when they got pummeled by an avalanche. Some were killed outright by blunt force trauma, others lived, cut themselves out of their tents, and later succumbed to the cold because the ordeal of the avalanche left them panicked and disorganized... and panicked and disorganized is a very bad thing to be when you're up on a mountain during a raging 20 below blizzard.

All the other "mysterious" crap is just window dressing.
 

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It seems pretty obvious that it was a combination of an avalanche(or avalanches) and extreme cold(it was 20 below) that caused "the incident".

They were probably asleep in their tents(which explains why some of them were in their underwear) when they got pummeled by an avalanche. Some were killed outright by blunt force trauma, others lived, cut themselves out of their tents, and later succumbed to the cold because the ordeal of the avalanche left them panicked and disorganized... and panicked and disorganized is a very bad thing to be when you're up on a mountain during a raging 20 below blizzard.

All the other "mysterious" crap is just window dressing.
What you are saying makes plenty of sense, but the curiosity to know exactly how it played out still gnaws at me. Believe me, I am not one of those ancient aliens dummies. I look at something like Easter Island and I don't think aliens. I think "how the fuck did those people figure out something this difficult that long ago?"

PS: The tongue being torn out points to animals eating it, but why just the tongue? Unless it was sticking out, an animal would have to go through the cheeks to get to it...
 

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PS: The tongue being torn out points to animals eating it, but why just the tongue? Unless it was sticking out, an animal would have to go through the cheeks to get to it...
Not necessarily. Animals' favorite thing to snack on is gooey intestines, they're in heaven diving in and lapping that shit up. And the inside of a mouth is closer to intestines than the outside of a cheek?
 

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My alternative theory is that they were messin' with Sasquatch and things went horribly wrong.
 

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What you are saying makes plenty of sense, but the curiosity to know exactly how it played out still gnaws at me. Believe me, I am not one of those ancient aliens dummies. I look at something like Easter Island and I don't think aliens. I think "how the fuck did those people figure out something this difficult that long ago?"

PS: The tongue being torn out points to animals eating it, but why just the tongue? Unless it was sticking out, an animal would have to go through the cheeks to get to it...
Maybe the poor schmuck just bit off his own tongue in the course of the avalanche pummeling.
 

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Not necessarily. Animals' favorite thing to snack on is gooey intestines, they're in heaven diving in and lapping that shit up. And the inside of a mouth is closer to intestines than the outside of a cheek?

I'd think any animal would leave signs that would make it clear it was an animal, though, no? They aren't exactly known for covering their tracks meh meh.

Maybe the poor schmuck just bit off his own tongue in the course of the avalanche pummeling.

As above, I'd think even a Soviet medical examiner in 1959 would be able to recognize a self inflicted injury like that. I dunno. It's just one of those stories that always kept me wondering if there was some piece of the puzzle that simply is being overlooked, and that would make everything fit nicely together.
 

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I'd think any animal would leave signs that would make it clear it was an animal, though, no? They aren't exactly known for covering their tracks meh meh.
It was a bird that snatched the tongue. They're sick fucks, those birds.
 

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Another thing about the Found Footage genre is that it is largely shit, but once in a while a movie will use the format extremely well produce something I really love like Trollhunter.
 

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NeonTaster did you read a specific book about this incident, or just news/web articles?

And experienced mountaineers can absolutely make mistakes. In the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, nine people died in one night trying to climb Everest, including two of the greatest mountaineering guides in the world. Lack of oxygen was thought to contribute to a lot of those mistakes that night... I believe at least one experienced climber got up out of his tent in the middle of the night and went for a walk... off a 9,000 or so foot cliff. If they were climbing too fast or higher than ever before, experience might not mean as much.
Into Thin Air is still one of my favorite books.
 

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What's the consensus on Blair Witch 15 years later? Has everyone forgiven it? I always liked it, but I never really hear people praising it. It seems like it suffered from something similar to what demonized Waterworld initially. I'm trying to figure out what % of people still think it's shit. I mean it wasn't that long ago Patrice et al said "actually I like Waterworld", emphasis on the 'actually'.
 

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What you are saying makes plenty of sense, but the curiosity to know exactly how it played out still gnaws at me. Believe me, I am not one of those ancient aliens dummies. I look at something like Easter Island and I don't think aliens. I think "how the fuck did those people figure out something this difficult that long ago?"

PS: The tongue being torn out points to animals eating it, but why just the tongue? Unless it was sticking out, an animal would have to go through the cheeks to get to it...
A birdie could've eaten the tongue with zero cheek involvement.
 

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What's the consensus on Blair Witch 15 years later? Has everyone forgiven it? I always liked it, but I never really hear people praising it. It seems like it suffered from something similar to what demonized Waterworld initially. I'm trying to figure out what % of people still think it's shit. I mean it wasn't that long ago Patrice et al said "actually I like Waterworld", emphasis on the 'actually'.
I liked the first BWP. Those screams and stuff in the middle of the night were kinda creepy.