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Nigel Evans 16-02-2017 20:14 (GMT)
Building on this, it occurs to me that this is an explanation for UFOs.

If ball lightning can form in the antinode of a standing microwave system - https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi7vMrNtJXSAhUF2BoKHYPXB_8QjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.antonine-education.co.uk%2FPages%2FPhysics_2%2FWaves%2FWAV_04%2FWaves_Page_4.htm&bvm=bv.147448319,d.d2s&psig=AFQjCNFITaQnu6KUXot7T0d6Dcw0ZrAM1w&ust=1487361755810914 Then what if the "ball" can become elongated and form a cigar? What if the the cigar becomes circular and forms a disc? If several antinodes in a line form balls then you have a "string of pearls".
The microwave standing wave system might produce radar frequencies and appear on radar. If an aircraft approaches this metal object it will disturb the standing wave system and the changes will be seen to move very quickly.

Now read this - http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/chasing-ufos/articles/five-good-reasons-to-believe-in-ufos/
Nigel Evans 15-02-2017 08:34 (GMT)

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28263 .
"Ball lightning, a fireball sometimes observed during lightnings, has remained unexplained. Here we present a comprehensive theory for the phenomenon: At the tip of a lightning stroke reaching the ground, a relativistic electron bunch can be produced, which in turn excites intense microwave radiation. "

N.B. the paper is from Nature a respected scientific journal.

So building on this paper, lightning produces intense microwave energy which can result in cattle mutilations and other effects - "Others57 reported skin redness, vomiting and loss of hair, which are typical results of ionizing radiation".

From historical records it is known that ball lightning can electrocute and explode so it provides a complete theory for the DPI, it can explain the fleeing from the tent, burns, barotrauma, loss of tongue, skin colour, hair loss, vomiting. The rescue from the collapsed den can explain injuries to hands and face consistent with fighting. It's all there.

The local mansi people had it right all along, it was the golden orbs....
Expert 15-02-2017 07:39 (GMT)
Of course, modern sleeping bag must be evolved than then. but I wondered - if they were the experienced hikers, why did not use sleeping bag ? and I wandered it as well - they felt very cold in the tent. but Why 2 Yuris were in slight wears in the tent.

Why 2 Yuris..............in terrible weather
????? why ?
Expert 15-02-2017 07:23 (GMT)
Sleeping bag is the best stuff for winter camping sleeping.
- > Well made-sleeping bag can supply comfort sleeping at -21'c . I learnt it on military duty.
maybe.. they are not experienced hikers enough to..
Expert 15-02-2017 07:08 (GMT)
Alien .
Expert 15-02-2017 07:06 (GMT)
Interesting! smoke assumption. really it was a bad idea to make branch stove in a narrow tent. I already experienced it on winter camping (it is very difficult to make fire with moisture branches and it cause terrible smoke)
But the smoke assumption was not proper too. because they must take wear and shoes as soon as they escaped at -30' from the tent.
Admin 14-02-2017 16:36 (GMT)
Syed Ikram Abidi said on FB: "Unanswered questions even for gravity theory:
1. The footsteps seemed to show a rather organized descent in group and the number showing all 9 people walking out of tent.
2. The gravity affected them so strongly and yet each of the contents in the tent even their shoes remained "as is" with no signs of sudden departure.
And many more...
Well thats why it will remain a mystery."
Nigel Evans 14-02-2017 15:34 (GMT)
I've just read the updated "Theories" page which includes an excellent section on Ball Lightning :)

But wrt the gravity theory or lack of it.
Apparently a feature of cattle mutilations is that the animals can be found on snow or mud where there are no sign of any tracks leading to the animal.
It's as if they dropped from the sky....
However in the case of the DPI, the footprints would seem to undermine this a little :)
Nigel Evans 13-02-2017 14:01 (GMT)
I've been thinking about the injuries attributed to fighting, specifically to the hands and the face and have an alternative theory.

These injuries seem to belong solely to ID, RS and ZK.

According to my "ravine explosion theory" these three are the last able bodied members (RS perhaps limited capability).

So what if the explosion resulted in a collapsed den burying them in deep snow?

The remaning three - ID, RS, ZK would try and rescue them and dig them out with their bare hands? They would know that time would be limited and they would have to work fast using their hands as shovels, picking up bruising, cuts and scratches on their hands. This might also involve tunneling resulting in a lot of facial scratches (from ice and twigs). There could perhaps be a further collapse of a rescue tunnel injuring RS who could originally be able bodied?

The rav4 were found in a close group with their heads together (one foot apart). SZ was wearing two items of LD's clothing. This fits with the pathologist's report that SZ outlived LD, so those looking after the victims removed clothing from LD after she died to make SZ more comfortable. They were found 6-10 meters from the den in a tight group because that's were the rescuers placed them after digging them out of the den.

As to the question, if the den collapsed do we need an explosion theory at all? Well i'm not qualified to differentiate the injuries between an explosion or the crushing force of a collapsed den (tonnes of snow?). A distinct feature here is that the strong force required to split rib cages didn't break any limbs at all, which imo favours explosion over crushing. So i'd still favour an explosive shock wave that created the flail chests but moved all the snow above as well collapsing the den and burying them.
Admin 12-02-2017 12:35 (GMT)
Rain /
You already asked this question on 2016-11-30 17:07:24
Rain 12-02-2017 10:33 (GMT)
Was there any blood found in Ms. Dubininas stomach?
Teddy 10-02-2017 23:14 (GMT)
Good arguments.
Nigel Evans 10-02-2017 23:00 (GMT)
Teddy - my research has it that :-
1. they had no use for the stove that night because they had no firewood. They travelled with 3 axes and some knives and would have collected firewood locally around the camp each evening. But that night of course was unusual in that they were above the treeline. It's possible that there was a change of plan due to the storm and they were originally planning to spend the night at the forest (with a hot stove). Their loads when they started out with all the food for the trip were 40kg for the men and 30kg for the girls. No room or need to carry firewood on your backs!
2. Most of their food (50kg) was left at the base camp for the return journey. From memory they had a 3kg piece of smoked brisket (beef) and some signs (pieces of rind) of consuming it that evening presumably cold. Although note that most of them hadn't eaten for 6-8 hours.
3. A flask of alcohol was found in the tent, i'm not aware of a report that says they were intoxicated.
4. Some of the burnt clothing will be from drying their kit on the stove for too long in previous evenings.

So i think the author has his facts wrong and more importantly skips over the central question that they had no time to collect footwear and outer clothing and were unable to return to the tent for some time afterwards. Difficult to blame that on some smoke....
Teddy 10-02-2017 18:41 (GMT)
A video about the stove causing the incident https://youtu.be/Y8RigxxiilI .

I know Nigel commented on Luk that "the stove was found dismantled, it wasn't used that evening" but the video says that there was fried bacon and ham (never heart of that before) so the stove must have been used earlier and an ember reignited after the stove was taken apart. The stove theory starts after the min 13:20. Another thing bothered me 5:27 "It should also be noted that four of them had died while intoxicated." referring to the first 5 bodies. I have to check just for my files how much was the alcohol in their blood, and presuming it was the men excluding Zina. MHO the facts are shaped around this theory. Every time somebody introduces a theory facts are being manipulated. Like the cooked food and consumed alcohol. I know they carried vodka, but no empty bottles were found.
Nigel Evans 09-02-2017 16:28 (GMT)
Expert - imo there is a fit between lightning, microwaves and cattle/mammal mutilations (CM) and possibly the DPI. I think there is something waiting for science to discover here that's got nothing to do with aliens Happy

Afaik the main features of CM are :-
1. Missing eyes and tongue at the front, missing genitalia and anal (blood rich) muscle at the rear.
2. Blood missing.
3. Cauterised wounds at the front and rear orificies (no bleeding).
4. No other damage to skin/hide.
5. Internal organs intact but unusual coloration.

The selectivity of the injuries seems to somehow be a fit with those posts on microwaves. Grapes = eyes, hot dogs = tongue.
Expert 09-02-2017 01:12 (GMT)
If the force was lightning, Dubinnina tongue rather would be burnt, instead of disappearing ..
Expert 09-02-2017 00:57 (GMT)
Nigel /

but microoven principle is exactly same as lightning disaster ? ?

I think......2 is different

Micro oven make molecule collide repeatedly using microwave.
then,,molecules are ionized making plasma.

thunder lightning also have micro wave , but it have molecule not to be collided repeatedly.
but just power when ion fall down strongly and fast !

So, lightning disaster won't make plasma on human body .
In other sentence,
Grape liquid (eye balls) turn to plasma gas in micro oven . but it won't happen by thunder lightning .

although ball lightning (plasma) is made by thunder lightning ,, that is made by gas in air , not solid or liquid .
but human body is liquid or solid

So, it is difficult for lightning to make plasma on human body. lightning Victims usually would be killed by power , electric .
( most victims seem to be little burnt )

I doubt their organism was removed with plasma.
(the grape liquid disappeared into plasma gas)
Nigel Evans 08-02-2017 13:52 (GMT)
So that would be an explanation for LD's tongue and all cattle mutilations including the human mutilation brazil case. Microwave radiation that is present within thunder/lightning clouds, travels down a lightning bolt that acts as waveguide (tube) and any mammal close by suffers flash heating of blood rich tissue but not (fatty) skin creating specific repeatable injuries.
Nigel Evans 08-02-2017 13:43 (GMT)
http://ethw.org/Biological_Effects_of_Electromagnetic_Radiation "Complex spherical models of the human head consisting of a core of brain tissue and spherical shells simulating the skull and the scalp indicated that hot spots or localized regions of high energy absorption could occur in the center of the brain with magnitudes much higher than observed at the surface of the head due to the focusing of energy by the high dielectric constant and spherical shape of the head (Shapiro et ale [161], Guy [71]). More extensive analyses using spherical, prolate spherical, and ellipsoidal models created a much better understanding of the absorbed energy patterns in the bodies of man and animals exposed to EM fields (Ho et ale [78], Durney et ale [38], Johnson et ale [86], Massoudi et ale [113], Gandhi [62], Allen et ale [3])."

From memory expert's link to that russian site discusses the appearance of brain tissue.

But separate to that, it would follow that if the head focuses EM radiation then the greatest effect would be observed in the blood rich muscle tissue within the head, i.e. the tongue...
Nigel Evans 08-02-2017 13:08 (GMT)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation_and_health Shortwave RF

Shortwave diathermy heating of human tissue only heats tissues that are good electrical conductors, such as blood vessels and muscle. Adipose tissue (fat) receives little heating by induction fields because an electrical current is not actually going through the tissues.[19]
Nigel Evans 08-02-2017 12:50 (GMT)
You'll never eat a grape again....
https://www.wired.com/2014/05/wuwt-microwave-metal/ video clip at the bottom, grape microwave plasma.

https://www.wired.com/2014/05/wuwt-microwave-metal/ This same electromagnetic activity can do a number on metal. The oscillation of the microwaves can produce a concentrated electric field at corners or an edge of a metallic object, ionizing the surrounding air “so you can hear it popping away,” says Ross. You might also see sparking, which “is a little like lightning,” she adds. This kind of microwave sound and light show isn’t limited to metal. Ross sometimes puts on a demonstration for her kids: She cuts up hot dogs, creating sharp edges, and “watches the electric sparks jumping between them.”
Nigel Evans 07-02-2017 23:38 (GMT)
Wrt natural causes, one of the explanations for ball lightning is - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning#Microwave_cavity_hypothesis "Microwave cavity hypothesis

Pyotr Kapitsa proposed that ball lightning is a glow discharge driven by microwave radiation that is guided to the ball along lines of ionized air from lightning clouds where it is produced. The ball serves as a resonant microwave cavity, automatically adjusting its radius to the wavelength of the microwave radiation so that resonance is maintained.[66][67]

The Handel Maser-Soliton theory of ball lightning hypothesizes that the energy source generating the ball lightning is a large (several cubic kilometers) atmospheric maser. The ball lightning appears as a plasma caviton at the antinodal plane of the microwave radiation from the maser.[68]"

microwave radiation could perhaps explain the loss of iron rich soft tissues in cattle mutilations, blood, tongue, anal muscle....
Nigel Evans 07-02-2017 21:40 (GMT)
Expert - i understand your point that to explain this as natural causes requires the group to have been quite unlucky and that this justifies looking at other theories involving intelligence.

I'll stay with natural causes that science has yet to explain properly.
Expert 07-02-2017 21:14 (GMT)

I found some mistaken word after reading my sentence.
I am tired now.
it s time to sleep . I did not sleep , so tired.. haha
Expert 07-02-2017 20:55 (GMT)
Nigel /

i correct mistaken word

(ravine group died at last time through they got fatal injury .. so third thunder happened)

through -> though

Often there would be mistaken word of me , ,
Expert 07-02-2017 20:48 (GMT)
Nigel /

your idea is very good
the combination of lightning storm and ball lightning ..

but this incident is too complex to end up in nature disaster . .

3 thunder as time run

1) lightning that made them drove into forest
2) lightning that made the peoples around cedar killed
3) lightning that made the peoples around ravine killed (ravine group died at last time through they got fatal injury .. so third thunder happened)
this all course happened as time run..

nature disaster tend to be simple . but
why were they killed like this . . ?

Even some peoples were found without eyeball , tongue ..

some peoples were found with radioactive


I think
If this was happened by nature disaster,
they all were killed in tent

I introduced before,
old monk story

she was luckily with unharmful alien
but they encountered dangerous alien being

this aliens were studying homosapiens psychology before killing them.
Expert 07-02-2017 20:19 (GMT)
Nigel /

You did not watch the program - Russian Yeti ? ?

An old woman (around similar age with Igor group) said "Menk" which mean forest giant (2-3M).
Kid and adults were disappearing and many deer were found with tongue removed.

interesting is that - their whistle was like nose.
( I read some report smiliar to that before. relative to ET witness)
Nose whistle is interesting to me.

personally, I have interesting on alien phenomenon . . as well as space science, biology, ,

it made me investigate many incident on alien or UFO witness.

I found some coincident.
radioactive , giant man , multi hovering ball , panic mood , removed organism , nose like whistle ,
Nigel Evans 07-02-2017 16:38 (GMT)
expert - tell me more about the bizarre life wandering the forest?
Expert 07-02-2017 04:55 (GMT)
Of course,
I check out lightning possibility as that is good idea.

but avalunche or infra sound or animal attack ..........
those possibility is 0 percent .
I can surely say .
Logic never let this incident connected with most nature disaster or animal .

only 3 possibility -
ET attack
Lightning storm attack and ball lightning hovering
Military secret ( low possibility )
Expert 07-02-2017 04:46 (GMT)
When i think about this incident, I feel like the force played with them.
Like cat play with mouse before killing .
The force enjoyed their fear, torture.

I don't discount Mansi witness
1. they saw sky balls and named golden god
2. they saw bizzare life wondering around forest

this would be an evidence of extraterrestrial .

Mansi thought it was monster like yeti or ..
but that was life related to sky ball
Extraterrestrial !!!
Expert 06-02-2017 12:23 (GMT)
admin /

you really want to go to Otortn ? haha
camping there ?
Expert 06-02-2017 11:47 (GMT)
but I accept that combination of ball lightning , lightning storm is a very good idea and this possibility is high than I thought.
(but so complex to be nature disaster)
I will investigate more information
Expert 06-02-2017 11:29 (GMT)
ANYWAY, I will research more information. their injuries, and other remains..Etc... I did not investigate enough ( I cannot read much English article in short time )
Expert 06-02-2017 11:20 (GMT)
They must have gathered to warm bodies . so their den need not big .
that could be a instinctive strategy for survival as little chicks gather in cold air.
Nigel Evans 06-02-2017 11:08 (GMT)
Expert - your photo looks like 3.5 seats! Happy
Ok it's my assumption that the photo represents 4 seats that have been disturbed. Certainly doesn't look like 7 or 9. Four deaths in the ravine and what looks like four seats... Plus injuries consistent with fighting. Hence a reasonable assumption that the group split up.
Expert 06-02-2017 10:48 (GMT)
i think first goal was a den for 9.
But after Cedar peoples died , they took their clothes ..
Expert 06-02-2017 09:52 (GMT)
Nigel /

only 4 seats ?
there were chairs in the den ?
how can you say there were only 4 seats ? I can't understand it.
Nigel Evans 06-02-2017 08:24 (GMT)
Expert - there were only 4 seats in the den, so it's seems very reasonable that the group split into two or there would be more seats.
Expert 05-02-2017 17:59 (GMT)
If this was nature disaster, I expect it - they all would die in tent . because the tent was isolated place where all disaster power could focus .
Expert 05-02-2017 17:10 (GMT)
I think ... about why the group was divided into three group .

they were not divided , but just working in each role.
-They make a fire under Cedar tree,,because of sever weather. but they got aware - that can be dangerous .
so well dressed peoples go to dig a den , slightly dressed peoples (2peoples) warm bodies around little fire.
3 peoples (igor group) collect branches and carry to the den.
Then there are first attack around Cedar .

I am still investgating this incident. - the 4 peoples were known to die at last moment.
Expert 05-02-2017 16:54 (GMT)
Puzzled /
we maybe don't know most important information.

some soviet governors would know it .
Expert 05-02-2017 15:55 (GMT)
Hungarus /

ok, your mention is thoughtful
those photos have been spread on internet.
and this site exist for debating the cause.

the important thing to me is how they got the injury. I don't want to know who they are..
but wanna know what force through the injuries.
Nigel Evans 05-02-2017 12:29 (GMT)
Puzzled - the den only had 4 seats so it's clear that the group split up, probably due to ID and SZ arguing over the decision making. YD and YK might have been dead by then also. So plenty of reasons for a brawl. They shouldn't have left the base camp in snow storm, "caution is the better part of valour", "safety first". I'm sure there was a disagreement over that and tempers boiled over.
Puzzled 05-02-2017 09:54 (GMT)
Dear all, I wondered if it is possible that the incident took place somewhere different and then after some time, the bodies -dead or alive- carried by the military to the Dyatlv Pass after interrogation. Pros: 1) we do not know the exact time of death. Last photo and diary entry belongs to feb 1 and the tent is found on feb 24...all we know is tourists are dead appr. a couple of hours after their last meal...are we absolutely sure that ie the team did not die/left to dyatlv pass on feb14? 2) extensive non lethal wounds on the team members, ie knuckle wounds that resembles a fist fight and especially cuts. Might be due to interrogation? 3) missing films and diaries from the tent 4) the piece of clothing found around the tent that does not belong to the tourists Cons: skin pieces on cedar tree bark...
Admin 03-02-2017 19:58 (GMT)
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Hungarus 03-02-2017 17:52 (GMT)
Please black out the intimate body parts of the deceased. Thank you.
Expert 02-02-2017 10:03 (GMT)
Gull Cottage /

I don't think the tribe told a lie.
but I think they knew a wrong truth - that was not Yeti and the program,,Russian Yeti,, drove the being to Yeti.
Expert 02-02-2017 09:53 (GMT)
admin , Nigel /

great working of him.
I am very interested ,, I feeling like time-machine photo. haha
(I got wrong information ?? I thought their skin turn brown , but she just got brown spot.)

I highly appreciate lightning presumption of Nigel - the possibility seems to be higher than I thought earlier ,,
I got the awareness after research lightning disasters on internet...

Of course, I have some reasons I keep alien attack presumption.

I will debate diverse possibility with open mind .
Nigel Evans 02-02-2017 09:04 (GMT)
Gull Cottage - arguments against a cover up :-
1. The government spent a lot of money investigating it.
2. The first thing Boris Yeltsin did on taking control of the country was to interview the relevant management to discover what they knew about the DPI.
3. "Unknown and compelling force" isn't very creative as a cover up. Imo it's the best argument against one.
Gull Cottage 02-02-2017 03:55 (GMT)
For 54 years life went on as normal, then While watching the Discovery Channel, The Yeti Lives (I think that was the title?) ...with little interest, don't get me wrong I believe that the Yeti is real. The DC reaches deep into the tradegy, based on one photo to fit their documentary. During this brief snippet my jaw dropped and I instantly grabbed my computer and MY journey into this surreal event started. Like so many others, as I read comments over many years, it seems that SOME are truely COMPLELLED to research only credible facts to consider the truth vs. fantasy. My first attempt at finding facts left me horrified and overwhelmed with sadness, to imagine having to tell their families of the unbelievably painful passing of their children. Each new research session moved me from a heavy heart to "wait a minute, this can't be right" then the deeper I searched I started getting madder and madder, realizing this was a complete set up. The "RED HERRINGS" are endless and the list of facts, based on ALL the investigations, photos, diaries and first hand accounts are far to many to mention. Like so many, I go over every detail available and come back to - NO WAY this is anything but a cover up by "The Powers That Be" circa, 1959 Russia. The only revaluation I thought of concerning possible cause, was that in the 1950's the Soviet Union was doing R&D on Laser (Maser) technology. This effort was geared solely toward warfare but would later be applied to many other positive applications. The first U.S. patient was in 1960. This will be my only post, only to honor the memory of The Dyatlov Expedition members and their families. This historical event can become addictive and unproductive. My faith lies completely in Jesus Christ and I will wait to find out the truth when I reach the other side.
Nigel Evans 01-02-2017 22:15 (GMT)
admin - happy to do so even though all three are from wikipedia! Happy and thanks for the interest.

[20] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning [21] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundersnow [22] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning scroll down to "Positive and negative lightning"

as an aside note the comment that aircraft might not be protected from positive polarity lightning....

btw it's lightning not lightening.

I forgot to mention that Ivanov apparently favoured "the fireball theory", perhaps your entry should correct that.

Cheers Nigel.
Admin 01-02-2017 21:03 (GMT)
Nigel Evans/
Can you give me the references [20], [21] and [22], I want to rephrase my text for your theory that I published under http://dyatlov-pass.com/theories#lightening
Nigel Evans 01-02-2017 18:29 (GMT)
Seems the contribution has been deleted because it is "original research without a reliable source". Well if it's that new (and original) it wont have a reliable source! Other than the author Happy
I've complained and pointed out that the explanation section should state that Ivanov favoured ball lightning (although that gets a mention further on) and my contribution is to observe that cold weather lightning could explain the injuries together with suggesting a timeline. Imo more sensible than yetis and infrasound...
Nigel Evans 01-02-2017 17:56 (GMT)
@all - or i'm trying to add my theory to wikipedia but someone is undoing it! Here's my contribution :-

Ball lightning and Lightning
Nigel Evans at http://dyatlov-pass.com/comments has proposed an explanation for the event including a combination of ball lightning and lightning strikes. The tent slits, hot spot near the tent and a camera on a makeshift tripod suggest that they were observing something in the sky. Given that the local Mansi people blamed the golden orbs for the tragedy and the repeated sightings of lights in the sky from reliable witnesses in the same period together with photos from the group's cameras possibly of aerial lights, it is plausible that the group fled from the tent due to an occurrence of ball lightning [20] getting very close to the tent and hovering there melting the snow beneath to create the hot spot. The group then hurried to the treeline 1500 metres away and lit a fire whilst they waited for the object to disappear. The theory then describes how the two deaths at the cedar were due a single electrocution event (due to normal lightning strike or ball lightning) creating burnt hair, bleeding head orifices, large burns, burnt clothing, pulmonary edema and tree damage and the subsequent four deaths in the ravine due to an explosion event near to the den (again due to a more powerful lightning strike or ball lightning). Although cold weather lightning is rare it is possible see [21]. The theory suggests that the ravine lightning strike hit close to the den and vapourised a substantial quantity of stream water, snow and ice (positive polarity strikes - [22] can produce 300,000 amps and temperatures several times hotter than the surface of the sun, e.g. 30,000C) creating an explosion amplified by the confines of the ravine that threw the den and it's occupants 6 to 10 metres resulting in blunt force injuries similar to a car accident or barotrauma. The theory suggests that the three surviving members died in two groups, RS was injured and urgently had to be returned to the tent assisted by ZK. Due to snow drifts and high winds he collapsed on the journey and ZK also further on due to the same plus exhaustion from the effort of assisting him. ID remained with the ravine four as LD and SZ although badly injured stayed alive for some time afterwards and NTB was unconcious. ID may have stripped the two bodies at the cedar (turning the bodies) to provide more insulation for those still alive and possibly contributed some of his own. Some time later he decided to abandon his vigil and return to the tent but died being the only member of the group to have clear signs of hypothermia.

The above may or may not appear on the wikipedia page depending...
Admin 01-02-2017 17:27 (GMT)
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Nigel Evans 01-02-2017 17:15 (GMT)
@all i've added my theory to wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident and linked to this page.

@admin - i've included the link on the assumption that you approve of the exposure, please advise if otherwise.
It's only me 01-02-2017 13:52 (GMT)
I just wanted to say thank you for the website. I've recently played the computer game Kholat and it has got me interested in the mystery. This website is solely responsible for generating my interest further, thank you for the valuable information.

Personally, a combination of madness and fear of an avalanche caused the incident. But I've ordered some books and I look forward to piecing it all together soon.
Expert 30-01-2017 13:38 (GMT)
there would be countries that know truth, cover up it .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7mY7X1dnzc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQxTxlmO-ME
Nigel Evans 30-01-2017 12:08 (GMT)
Expert - i don't see how they could take photos of lightning with that camera equipment. They'd be photographing something more persistent, like...... Happy
Expert 30-01-2017 10:32 (GMT)
Now, My all possibility is on that



Expert 30-01-2017 10:29 (GMT)
(Not Ball lightning, but Lightning storm)
I think ...... Ball lightning is as away from possibility as avalanche .. .
Expert 30-01-2017 10:20 (GMT)
If it is right - > someones took photos at last moment,, around tent ..
Then ............
someones would be Thibeaux-Brignollel and Zolotaryov who put boots on .
Zolotaryov hanged carmera around his neck as well.

So he would rushed into tent being frightened .
Rush without putting off his boots !!!

If that was thunder lightnings ,,,,,,,, maybe, he would take the lightning photos .. and If that was ball lightning, that would explode instantly around tent .
lightning balls couldn't stay around tent.( ball lightning and human-both of them have electronic

and KGB or some Governors don't need to cover up a nature phenomenon..

that would be a secret weapon or extraterrestrial .

Soviet government would send officials just to re-confirm the incident .
because they did not know exactly what happened at the day.
(Earlier, Mansi were tortured by KGB as Russian Yeti video show )
And they would confirm the incident was related to government secret.

So,the force won't be Soldiers or Mansi to assesinate them .
(and no trace of invaders)

The force was Extraterrestrial.

some injuries of them look like injuries by artificial force - removed tongue , eyeballs
-those would be taken as life sample .

Mansi said "there were sometimes deer died without eyeballs or tongue "

About alien abduct ..

Survival abductees sometimes claim there were human bodys in UFO (Of course, I dont know cos I am not an experiencer haha )
but some aliens also would do what human do to other animals .
they would take human organism or investigate human DNA ......... or more than

Of course, I will consider other possibility on this incident .
Other possibility I now research is lightning ( lightning storm )
Expert 29-01-2017 20:00 (GMT)
what NASA astronaut(Apollo 14) said is interesting

Expert 29-01-2017 19:40 (GMT)
what is the reason they took useless photos ??

http://www.svetlanaoss.com/blog/dyatlov-pass/cameras-and-the-night-sky-shooting/ because the skyballs would make weird motion.
- If that was lightning , they would take lightning photos .

they did not stop to report everything around seemingly last moment.
Then, the object would be in front of tent exit .

Zolotarev and Thibeaux , who were taking photos , they rushed into tent (not off boots) .
Expert 29-01-2017 19:08 (GMT)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR014_jY7po link fail ( I listen to music, so ..... haha
Expert 29-01-2017 19:05 (GMT)

About ball lightning of Nigel .. I honestly could not understand how it is possible ..

But personally think lightning storm is a good idea .
so I want to investigate more information about lightning .

and as I focus on UFO , I won't discount Ball Lightning phenomenon ..

I think Soviet government might get idea from similar incidents that had been reported since past time .

that would be why Ivanov ( official investigator ) was forced not to mention about sky balls .
this is a video I saw before .
Check out what Russia veteran pilot said from 3:00 to 5:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORrKSv8MVn0 and
This is same as what our country pilot said on TV ( I introduced it somedays before )
Nigel Evans 29-01-2017 17:27 (GMT)
Ken - surely the slits and the camera on a tripod indicate they were observing from within the tent.
None of the ravine 4 could have walked after their injuries. AK snapped neck, LD+SZ flail chests.
Nigel Evans 29-01-2017 17:16 (GMT)
I disagree2 - by the way the cedar was by far the the tallest tree at that location. Plus if the wind dropped the rising plasma from the fire could have encouraged a strike.
ken 29-01-2017 15:58 (GMT)
Author Keith McCloskey has calculated that some of the group were outside the tent photographing some kind of light in the sky for at least 2 mins ( this is deduced by reference to the Yakimenko examination of the negatives of the group cameras and a video presentation of lecture Yakimenko made at the Ural Federal University at the annual Dyatlov Conference 2015) and alludes to the fact that SZ leaves the tent fully dressed with his camera still around his neck making it very likely in his understandable opinion that there is a clear connection between the lights and their flight but like the rest of us cant pin down what that might be....2 of these negatives seem to depict a section of rocket or plane which may have broken off after a failed military experiment of possibly a 2 stage rocket launch.I believe this however coincided with something else going on as i believe that the 4 in the den were injured there and that certainly Tibo could not have walked after his injuries ,that is if we are to accept the footprint evidence or indeed any of the evidence as real and not dressed-up after the event by the Military once we decide upon how the Military may have known that they were there...... were they stalked or did predators come upon them by accident?If they were stalked was this the real reason that they took a wrong turn onto the mountain away from their planned route?Was the Military stalking them? Was SZ a KGB minder so this was unnecessary?Did Khanty hunters stalk them and did the Shaman interpret the unusual lights in the night sky as permission from the spirits to uphold their tradition that to them the mountain was sacred and forbidden to strangers especially to women who may not gaze upon it?Indeed had some of the group cut slit holes so as to surveil where their stalkers might be? ( i write this assuming that someone cant come up with a solution to how an apparent rocket or plane wing caused their deaths and their bodies to be found in various locations well away from the tent or why after the event they should have chosen to get out of it ) The case of the Khanty hunters made by Svetlana Oss ends with a possible clue regarding a rifle but no more is heard about that.There may be a number of problems with the Khanty hunter did it scenario such as 1) if the aim was to kill the tourists by hypothermia why did they allow some of the group to leave the tent fairly well-dressed : for all they knew these individuals may have continued walking away making them very hard to find again or did they go with them on skis and 2) why didnt they kill them at the tent if ritualistic murder was always their intention? The negatives referred to above are shown in the appendix of Keiths 2nd book journey to Dyatlov Pass an explanation ( and whilst i dont want to be rude to him but there isnt one here)
Nigel Evans 29-01-2017 13:41 (GMT)
I disagree2 - i look forward to your theory for the burnt tree tops.
I disagree2 29-01-2017 13:19 (GMT)
Great info. But I insist, several lightenings (at least 4 or 5 in the theory) and all of them ignores tallest conductors? I'm still scheptical about the theory. But nice info!
Nigel Evans 29-01-2017 13:14 (GMT)
I disagree - http://stormhighway.com/lightning_always_strikes_tallest_object_myth.php
I disagree 29-01-2017 13:04 (GMT)
About the lightening theory, they wheren't on the highest spot of the pass. Actually there are plenty of higher spots on the map that a lightening would strike first...
Nigel Evans 29-01-2017 12:28 (GMT)
Expert - good link. interesting that ZK's and ID bruises were believed to be due to rope marks. Could have been due to exertions of previous days of course.
Expert 29-01-2017 11:57 (GMT)
admin /

thank you very much ^^
Admin 29-01-2017 11:50 (GMT)
It certainly does. I am adding links to Dyatlovmania page as I follow your discussion and I will certainly translate some of the content of this site. Your comments are much appreciated.
Expert 29-01-2017 11:45 (GMT)
Thank you ^^ admin
I am trying to get more information for this incident .
lower russian site looks attractive .. haha
Admin 29-01-2017 11:37 (GMT)
First was discovered Liuda, then the others
Admin 29-01-2017 11:35 (GMT)
The search party covered the bodies and left them there through the night.
Expert 29-01-2017 11:33 (GMT)
Russia language
Тела под навесом пролежели всю ночь.

Google translation into English
Body roofed prolezheli all night. ???
Expert 29-01-2017 11:24 (GMT)
Was this made by ravine peoples ? or search party group ?
http://gipotezi.ru/sites/default/files/images/hS3bp.jpg http://gipotezi.ru/sites/default/files/images/0hdpg.jpg
Nigel Evans 29-01-2017 11:07 (GMT)
asrin - my theory is that they died where found, no one was moved.

curious - lots of snow plus lots of wind equals little snow in exposed sites and lots of snow in sheltered places (wind drifts). The ravine was full to the brim (flat) with snow.
We don't know what YK and YD wore, ZK+RS were well dressed.

Expert - the branch probably broke off in the wind Happy. If lightning can do this - http://suffolk-cache.iwitness24.co.uk/en/photos/news/2012-04-21/2305/oak-tree-struck-by-lightning/medium/3349-storm-010-jpg.jpg it can break a branch.
Expert 29-01-2017 11:03 (GMT)
This Russia site must contain many information
Expert 29-01-2017 10:38 (GMT)
Nigel /

Do you think this broken branch was caused by lightning ?
http://gipotezi.ru/sites/default/files/images/1(4).jpg This would be made by someone climbing tree to watch out the force , and he left skin tissue of him on Cedar bark .

Do you think
they couldn't know that was a nature disaster since they fled from the tent ? ?

[ other disaster they encountered was sever weather.
If I was one of them, I would return fastly for some clothes , shoes, tent.
So I guess there was the force around tent ]
Expert 29-01-2017 10:36 (GMT)
Curious /

This is the things I can answer.
1) They fell or were thrown into snow pile around ravine .

2) The Question was one of the reasons why I suspected they were sacrificed by artificial force.

3) I don't know what you mean. that is trustworthy information ?
Expert 29-01-2017 10:36 (GMT)
Nigel /

Do you think this broken branch was caused by lightning ?
http://gipotezi.ru/sites/default/files/images/1(4).jpg This would be made by someone climbing tree to watch out the force , and he left skin tissue of him on Cedar bark .

Do you think
they couldn't know that was a nature disaster since they fled from the tent ? ?

[ other disaster they encountered was sever weather.
If I was one of them, I would return fastly for some clothes , shoes, tent.
So I guess there was the force around tent ]
Curious 29-01-2017 09:45 (GMT)
Hi, I observe some oddities that have not been discussed throughly:
1) The amount of snow on the area: When the search party arrived,there were still foot prints around the tent and through the forest for some 500mts. So it did not snow much after the incident...How come the 4 corpses in the ravine found under 4mts of snow?
2) It is also strange that only the better clothed team members (found in the ravine) have mortal wounds. It is as if someone used brutal force as a last resort only for the skiers that will not be killed by the cold weather...Government involvement?
3) Offical cover up/disinformation: Maria Ivanovna (medical assistant) claims she saw 11 bodies not 9...But the ravine group was found 3 months later so, she should have seen 5 (or 7 seven bodies first) then + 4 corpses, 3 months later..
IMHO, official reports may not be that trustworthy.
asr?n s?rr? 28-01-2017 23:17 (GMT)
I guess you do not understand what I want to say @ Nigel.
LD, SK received fatal wounds near the cedar tree. Were taken to the side of the river afterwards?
Nigel Evans 28-01-2017 22:46 (GMT)
asrin - do you mean why did they go to the ravine if the cedar had proved to be dangerous?
asr?n s?rr? 28-01-2017 20:18 (GMT)
@Nigel, hi.

So LD, SK, before the death of the cedar was next to the tree, then taken to the side of the river, was not safe place?
Nigel Evans 28-01-2017 13:45 (GMT)
Expert - interesting question about the eyeballs, don't know why they were blanked out.

"I think those were burnt by their fire around Cedar tree".
Well it is a big burn, 31cm, charred down to the tissue. He would have to be unconscious (or dead).
Nigel Evans 28-01-2017 13:14 (GMT)
Expert - "And it is not weird for lightning to melt only snow without affecting soil or making holes ? ? "

No, if the stream provided a good earth then the current wouldn't leave a crater, it would just follow the stream overground. Might vapourise the stream of course. If there was any damage to the stream bed this would be hidden by the water which would have strengthened by the time they were found.
Nigel Evans 28-01-2017 12:56 (GMT)
Expert - lightning strikes differ considerably in their strength. 90% of people survive a strike. But the stronger ones can throw a victim thirty feet through the air causing them to typically land on their head. Another feature is that much of the current can travel on the outer layer of clothing causing it vapourise in the heat. So victims of strong lightning strikes can be found dead, naked with head injuries prompting the police investigation to initially consider lethal violence. If the victim is female then sexual violence.
Or they can be found with severe burns of course.

It all depends on the current and it's strength and path to earth. Some people just feel a strong tingle and live, some get killed, thrown and stripped naked, others get bad burns.

So my theory is :-

Cause of fleeing from the tent - lightning strike close to the tent or ball lightning. The slits and hot spot could be due to either, the camera on a tripod favours ball lightning.

Cause of deaths at fire - mild lightning strike directly hitting the 2 yuris, damaging the cedar branches and scorching the tree tops. Also creates burnt clothing.

Cause of deaths in ravine - the group had split into two due to fighting. The ravine four made a snow cave that had four seats. RS went to talk to them. A powerful explosion occurred close to the den either by a lightning strike or ball lightning. This threw the rav4 6 to 10 metres from the den (with a lot of snow) into the stream. LD and SZ got the shockwave the worst, NTB and AK less but they suffered a severe skull fracture and a broken neck as they landed. RS being nearby was thrown but not violently enough to be fatal (or he was lucky) but still another head injury. RS was found to have wrinkled "prune" skin on his feet. A possible cause is that he landed in the stream and his right boot filled with water.

Cause of death of last three - ID, ZK rush over to help. The explosion has thrown tons of snow into the air and off the trees which is covering the bodies. LD and SZ are still alive but unable to move. AK is dead with a broken neck and NTB is unconcious (and never recovers) from the head injury. RS is moving, dazed but concious. Clearly RS's only chance is to get him back to the tent. So ZK leaves with RS whilst ID tends to the wounded and the dying. But the wind and/or the snow drifts defeat them and RS collapses, his body still warm enough to melt the snow beneath him. ZK is stronger but she falls into a deep snow drift that defeats her, she dies from exhaustion (RS would have been a big burden) but not hypothermia.
ID stays at the ravine trying to help LD, NTB and SZ. as a true professional KGB agent, SZ is trying to write in his diary but fails. LD is alive for 20 minutes (the patholgist estimated this from the internal bleeding this is apparently possible even though a rib had punctured her heart). Although three are still alive ID cannot leave them to freeze to death, he tries to make them comfortable by stripping the two Yuris of their clothes and dressing the survivors with extra layers whilst he waits for ZK to return. He waits but he is getting very cold. Finally he decides that ZK isn't returning (or all three appear to be dead) and heads for the tent. But he has waited too long and is the only member of the group that dies with the classic symptoms of hypothermia.
Expert 28-01-2017 04:29 (GMT)
And it is not weird for lightning to melt only snow without affecting soil or making holes ? ?

If the lightnings were such powerful things that destroy their skull , bones ............
why ? ?
Expert 28-01-2017 04:15 (GMT)
Nigel /

Sorry for late reply .

(what I can't see any on the African guy are eyeballs removed by photoshop disaster ? ?)

Well,, ''the black arms or leg burn''Yuri got are surely injuries burnt by lightning ? ?

- I think those were burnt by their fire around Cedar tree
( because he lost sensation by sever cold
and he tried to recover it . )
He would burn his foot until he could feel the fire.

If you experience such temperature with bare foot, bare hand ,,
you can know how easily human lose sensation ..

Human is not polar bear

and there are other questions

there are those examples lightning made hair or skin turn gray or brown ? ?
Nigel Evans 25-01-2017 13:02 (GMT)
Expert - http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/what-does-it-look-when-person-gets-struck-lightning/ "Although these marks look pretty damn cool, they are extremely rare, and most people come off much worse when struck by lightning! So don't try to recreate them at home by shocking yourself. "

Good advice Happy
asr?n s?rr? 24-01-2017 23:35 (GMT)
I guess they did not leave traces. And even if they cause the bones to break, should they cause harm to the soft bones? Maybe it's a ridiculous theory.
Nigel Evans 24-01-2017 23:33 (GMT)
asrin - well as far as i know it's a new theory, but i think they would leave some tracks?
asr?n s?rr? 24-01-2017 23:03 (GMT)
I have heard that there may be deers in the dyatlov gated area. Could the deer have crushed the mountaineers?

Nigel Evans 24-01-2017 22:56 (GMT)
asrin - "deer rug could have crushed them" doesn't translate?
asr?n s?rr? 24-01-2017 22:01 (GMT)
@Nigel Evans
Do you think the deer rug could have crushed them? (:
asr?n s?rr? 24-01-2017 21:23 (GMT)
Tongue and eyes can be eaten by rotten or flying rattles for a long time due to snow and river water.
Nigel Evans 24-01-2017 19:55 (GMT)
Expert :-

1. lightning just outside the tent, (hot spot) scared them into running away. The slits are from watching lightning approach. If it's 2-3 miles away you can't even hear the thunder due to the snow (thundersnow). So it could quite scary.
2. Cedar and ravine could have been one multiple strike or two seperate strikes. I favour one strike that splits into two. Lichtenberg figures are typically were the victim lives from a mild strike. Note you can't see any on this guy - http://www.eplasty.com/article_images/eplasty08e46_fig1.gif One of the Yuris had black arms from the hands to the elbow and a 31 cm burn on the leg and foot. Good question why the autopsy didn't ask about electrocution. All the evidence fits including pulmonary edema (but several causes for that one).
Expert 24-01-2017 19:24 (GMT)
I will study lightning presumption more .. as it is possible on my thought
Expert 24-01-2017 19:21 (GMT)
Of course, I think lightening is the best idea of nature disaster. I will study this more
but even this doesnot look perfect. .
Expert 24-01-2017 19:12 (GMT)

Nigel /

this is the looks when eagles were struck by lightning .
http://m0.i.pbase.com/o3/90/560490/1/89247750.UgDu57WV.05.JPG this is the looks of human struck by lightning
he was not burnt , but got mark
https://i2.wp.com/www.capturedlightning.com/frames/human_LF2.jpg My question
1950's Experts couldn't know their injury were related to lightning ?
4 peoples dig a den after lightning strike around cedar . and third strike ? 1, 2, 3 ?
Expert 24-01-2017 18:17 (GMT)
They were frightened by lightning collision
They fled from the tent urgently
They gathered around cedar tree
They were attacked by second lightning around Cedar
They got damaged
They scattered from Cedar
Expert 24-01-2017 18:05 (GMT)
(I focus on lightning possibility. . Except for presumption on aliens)
Expert 24-01-2017 17:54 (GMT)
At least, you need to complete explaining removed eyes or tongue ,,
it is hard homework for lightning ^ ^
Nigel Evans 24-01-2017 17:41 (GMT)
Expert - no, my "lightning at the tent" theory is that the strike was near the tent at the hot spot. So no need to consider burn marks on the tent.
Expert 24-01-2017 17:36 (GMT)
Nigel /
If lightning was responsible for the incident, the tent was burnt by it , wasn't it ?
Expert 24-01-2017 17:27 (GMT)
asr?n s?rr? /
Well, I think avalanche presumption is very unlikely.
only a little snow covered the tent ! and there were many footprint from tent to 500M site. even a little wind could cause tent in steep hill to be covered.
Nigel Evans 24-01-2017 16:11 (GMT)
asrin - problems with the avalanche theory :-
1. there's no sign of one, not even a small slab avalanche. Alpine experts were part of the investigation.
2. their last meal was 6-8 hours previously so it's highly probable that they died by 8-9pm. So they weren't sleeping. Very likely to have been sitting.
3. No broken limbs which could be expected.
4. The footprints would have indicated if people were being carried or limping.
5. LD's and SZ's injuries were too severe for them to go anywhere even if stretchered. LD had a broken rib pushed into her heart. Impossible for those two to have walked or even be helped, the flail chests meant that each breath would have been extremely painful. They died quickly afterwards, with SZ found trying to make a note in his diary. If they had have died at the tent then why not leave them there? Or else drag the bodies?
asr?n s?rr? 24-01-2017 15:37 (GMT)
A russian scientist predicts;
The mountaineers were sleeping in the tent, perhaps crossing the sleepers in a small avalanche.
Sleeping at the entrance of the tent door RUSTEM SLOBODIN (not much damage) LIUDMILA DUBININA, SEMIAN ZOLOTARYOV, NIKOLAI THIBEAUX-BRIGNOLLES are injured due to the avalanche effect.
The mountaineers are tearing the tent on this event and bring their wounded friends to the forest side more safely. There are a total of 8 footprints on the ground. Because probably NIKOLAI THIBEAUX-BRIGNOLLES died in the tent. 5 people who are in good condition after they hurt their wounded friends also die hypothermia.
It is quoted in a document. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rItOKPEiC4
Nigel Evans 24-01-2017 10:50 (GMT)
Expert - the hotspot could have been from a lightning strike. If so then it's possible that they got an electric shock from the voltage difference (if they weren't insulated within the tent they could have been killed). The bamboo pole might have been damaged by the strike. Clearly it would make sense to immediately evacuate the exposed position on the hill and seek shelter within the tree line and build a big fire to stay warm.
Expert 24-01-2017 09:47 (GMT)
Nigel / -25'c with slight clothing is not a nature threat ? the torture could make all adventure possible.
If the threat was lightening ,
they might want rather lightening than the state .
Nigel Evans 23-01-2017 23:08 (GMT)
like lightning.
Nigel Evans 23-01-2017 22:28 (GMT)
Expert - so that was the nature of the threat, immediately dangerous/deadly but expected to go away soon.
Nigel Evans 23-01-2017 22:13 (GMT)
Expert - the point i made there - "they had to flee without time to grab clothing but they were waiting by the cedar for the chance to return to the tent."

Suggests that they had to immediately leave but they expected to be able to return shortly.
Nigel Evans 23-01-2017 21:25 (GMT)
Expert - the plan was that the night on the mountain was the start of a circular hike for about three days, returning to the same place. So they left approx 50kg of supplies of mainly food for the return journey afterwards in a cache near the river. I originally thought that when they left the tent they had intended to return to this store and had gone to the cedar in error. But on further reflection i think they chose the cedar on purpose. The cache was just food and very little clothing so no reason to go there.
It's a fascinating problem, they had to flee without time to grab clothing but they were waiting by the cedar for the chance to return to the tent.
Expert 23-01-2017 19:51 (GMT)
Nigel / Slight Wear at less -25' for hours , which is really terrible torture.
I have a question , do you know ? : they had storage house near tent . what it looked like ? How far it was away from tent ?
Nigel Evans 23-01-2017 12:56 (GMT)
Expert - yes, what forced them to leave the tent AND prevented them from returning is the big question".
Expert 23-01-2017 11:52 (GMT)
Today, I experienced -16'C . I was sure again the force of Dyatlov pass caused terrible fear.
Nigel Evans 21-01-2017 21:53 (GMT)
Expert - i'm not saying that i know how it happened, just that lightning in those forms can explain the facts.
Expert 21-01-2017 17:44 (GMT)
and why couldn't BL damage other objects like clothes or trees or etc ..
- I can't receive BL damaged only physical part
Expert 21-01-2017 16:58 (GMT)
If that was Ball Lightening , BL must follow the hikers escaping from tent instantly .
instantly follow and instantly explode over them.
Expert 21-01-2017 16:52 (GMT)
to Nigel

Do you think Ball Lightenings were waiting for them around tent ?
9 hikers must encounter alive beings . not natural disaster.
So someone climbed tree to watch out something .

They were in sever cold . To make a little fire was the last way, hope for survival . they would try to hide the fire light .
Nigel Evans 21-01-2017 12:04 (GMT)
Expert - the central question is not "why did they flee the tent?".
"why did they flee the tent and then light a fire 1500 metres away but still unable to return to the tent although suffering from frostbite in -20C?".

There aren't lot of possibilities to answer this :-
1. Prisoners - but no sign of attackers.
2. Madness or intoxication - but clear signs of orderly organising the fire and the den.
3. Animals or Yetis - you don't light a fire.
4. Aliens - you don't light a fire.
5. Natural phenomena like lightning or ball lightning - the slits strongly suggest that they were watching something. The hot spot suggests a heat source, lightning or ball lightning would fit.
You can have cold lightning, synoptic snowstorms can produce it and the most dangerous type positive polarity. Lightning is produced by friction of atmospheric ice. By far the most common cause of this is warm moist air meeting cold air as in classic thunderstorms but it isn't the only cause and there may be causes that aren't properly understood as suggested in the paper i posted below. An explosion, heat and electrocution explain all the facts of the dpi case other than radiation which i assume to be from contamination with ground sources.
Expert 21-01-2017 10:16 (GMT)
I repeat
my english is poor but native english speakers would understand what I say.
If you DON'T understand my sentence , re-Quest me please . .
Expert 21-01-2017 10:09 (GMT)
Ball lightening
my opinion about which is .......
If it happened frequently in the age, it still would happen in nowadays as well .. nature phenomenon is honest (and only 60 years passed)

Ball lightening have been known to be caused by lightening . and lightening happen in hot weather.

3)Usually ,, explosive object is asteroid . because heat make 'each molecules in solid' collide actively
(asteroid was heated fast when it fall down by earth gravity , it often explode before touching land)
but even I can't be sure Plasma ball explode.
Expert 21-01-2017 09:50 (GMT)
Nigel / I don't think they were scared of sky balls .
peoples have to consider there were big panic , shock in the tent .
the start of the mystery was from the tent !!
what force drove 9 hikers into big panic ? which is mystery . .
(site investigator Ivanov said "there were two impacts . one is physical impact. another is mental impact."Winking

I KNOW ' many encounters with aliens tend to be shocked of other looks of them '

9hikers would think they were watching monster or ghost.
I investigated the time when hubble telescope was launched.
because it mean how well 'the age peoples'could consider space lives-different from human.
modern advanced telescopes (like hubble, kepler telescope) were launched after 1990's.

they might think monster or ghost
Nigel Evans 20-01-2017 23:45 (GMT)
Expert - there was the "hot spot" at the tent, 4metres in diameter were the snow had melted and refrozen. That and the tent slits favour BL.
Expert 20-01-2017 22:14 (GMT)
So,,,,,, I wonder if sky balls (those were frequently reported around the mountain,, then) are still reported there ..
Expert 20-01-2017 22:01 (GMT)
I think there were temporary residents around Otorten .. from outer space.
but they weren't good beings to human race.
now, they aren't there.
Me:) 20-01-2017 21:53 (GMT)
I think the lights and the cracking sound were what killed them. It could account for the injuries they received,like the eyes and tongue gone. It sounds like it was some kind of nuclear explosions in the sky. IDK. I can only guess.
Expert 20-01-2017 21:28 (GMT)
to Asr?n
My opinion is on 'alien attack'
I am checking out multi opinions, good ideas ..
Expert 20-01-2017 21:12 (GMT)
to Nigel
If Cedar top was burnt by BL and snow around ravine was melt by BL ,,,,,,,,,,, why snow around tent wasn't melt ? ?
Surely, they must be panic by something (around tent exit)
Asr?n S?rr? 20-01-2017 21:05 (GMT)
@ Expert, yeah me too.

No new theories ?
Expert 20-01-2017 21:00 (GMT)
to Asr?n
the photo is known ' real '
But I don't think that was a yeti.
that is just good clothes in cold air.
(Of course,I don't know who it was)

Nigel Evans 20-01-2017 20:52 (GMT)
Expert - BL at the tent , BL or lightning can explain the cedar and ravine. The tent slits heavily lean to BL at the tent. It's probable that the cedar and ravine are a single lightning strike.
Expert 20-01-2017 20:42 (GMT)
to Nigel
wait a minute,
Your idea - BL
is thunder lightening ? or you changed the idea into thunder lightening ?
Expert 20-01-2017 12:35 (GMT)
Hi,Nigel Nice to meet you again ^ ^

I join again to solve this weird mystery , , haha
Nigel Evans 20-01-2017 11:25 (GMT)
Expert - hi, nice to see you back Happy

Whether alien visitation is real or not i don't see a connection with the dpi.

The two events (cedar and ravine) could have been due to a single lightning strike, see - https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=multiple+lightning+strikes&view=detailv2&&id=F2A9BCAC986B61E87315FDAB7D1DF520DC019B61&selectedIndex=16&ccid=iqmaSbU0&simid=608052041959866622&thid=OIP.M8aa99a49b534f0f9712ba5aa7cf28fe1o0&ajaxhist=0 or google "multiple lightning strikes"

i.e. the primary path was in the ravine and a secondary path hit two people at the cedar attracted by the stream of ionised particles rising from the fire.

The den in the ravine had seats made out of branches but interestingly there were only four. Presumably for the four that died there. So this infers that the group split into two probably due to dissatisfaction with ID's leadership.

For me what's interesting about the missing eyes and tongue is the overlap with "mammalian mutulations". I'm coming to the view that these are due to some form of lightning strike that isn't understood yet. The brazil case has good indicators of a lightning strike. No clothes, serious burns.
Expert 20-01-2017 11:15 (GMT)
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I got it , soon
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Expert 20-01-2017 09:58 (GMT)
My Opinion is .. I think We must not discount all incident related to aliens visiting.

and about Ball lightening Nigel insist

1) it is unlikely
the objects were divided into ''first explosion object and second explosion object''
(that sound like they were alive)

2) the object damaged cedar tree ?
if so, The cedar tree must be damaged by explosion as well as burnt trace.

3) Ball Lightening is not proper to explain the injuries - removed tongue or eye balls .
(any predators don't eat other animals like the way)
Expert 20-01-2017 09:57 (GMT)
I know some cases about sky hovering balls from global incident.
there were many witnesses that was related to alien crafts .
Except for foreign countries case, I will say the only incidents that happened in Our country.

3 pilots in South Korea chased hovering skyballs in past time (about 60years before)
one of them said
" I don't think that was a secret weapon made in different country . Because That was too high technology to be made by human .......
that disappeared instantly at tremendous speed when we chased it. "

another case is testified by a old monk on TV
she lived in deep mountain
Oneday, she felt extraordinary at night time ..

Q) Why did you feel extraordinary then ?
A) I reared some animals but the animals started to cry and there was very bright light from door.
Q) What did you see ?
A) Yes, there were red light balls over my yard .
Q) What did you think of the sky balls ??
A) Earlier , I just have no idea on that. but now, I think they were aliens from outer space. I was just scared by them.
Q) Did you see lives in craft ?
A) Yes
Q) How ?
A) Lives came out of the craft through a light. Not stair.
Q) Couldn't they humans ??
A) they weren't human and they did not use any language to communicate with me.
but I could got it . even I can write it on paper using only number 1 and 2 .

She said this "they were kind beings to me, I hope to meet them again. "
So I wanted to build this landing site .

this sites were made by her proposal
(and it is known some ones helped her)

Expert 20-01-2017 05:18 (GMT)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udAL48P5NJU (Andromeda galaxy by hubble, NASA)
Expert 20-01-2017 05:14 (GMT)
Re hi~
I am back for Dyatlov pass incident.
As I said before, My English is not good. (English is educated as second language in my country , but don't use it in real life)

I respect eyes investigator's opinion - Ivanov
(Our information depend upon internet, that would be a handicap)

He Thought sky balls of the cause.
because no footprint , no one in the site, the day except for 9 hikers. .
(He concluded in no invader)

but my opinion is different from Nigel

I think the sky balls was aliens craft.

usually, aliens tend to be considered as SF beings.
We must see , know what place the Universe is
Asr?n S?rr? 18-01-2017 02:18 (GMT)
Yes @Nigel.

I believe in lightning theory right now.
Nigel Evans 18-01-2017 00:01 (GMT)
asrin - it's an alternative possibilty to the avalanche theory that's all.
But i think the lightning theory is much better.

Asr?n S?rr? 17-01-2017 22:54 (GMT)
@Nigel, What did you mean ? This snow roller is related to hikers ?
Nigel Evans 17-01-2017 11:51 (GMT)
Something i haven't seen discussed before wrt leaving the tent is snow rollers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_roller
Asr?n S?rr? 16-01-2017 15:59 (GMT)
Thanks @Nigel.
The image that is related to Yeti is a picture that discovery channel appeared recently.
That's why I do not think it's for me to for yeti's.
@Random: This event could be a lightning bolt, a lightning bolt, a biological weapon. There is doubt about the oldest member of the group.

Finally: I guess this event is exactly what we will never know.

What were the other members of the group writing on their cameras and diaries? Maybe they will explain everything. Only Allah knows.
Nigel Evans 16-01-2017 15:27 (GMT)
asrin - i don't know if it's real Happy.

It's frame no17 from NTB's camera. It has spawned the yeti theory but as the author of this site points out there are tracks between the camera and the figure, probably one of the party went to the toilet and NTB took a photo as a joke. Pity he didn't get a better focus to silence the yeti theorists....
Random 16-01-2017 14:19 (GMT)
I posted a comment about it being a biological attack and it was deleted. A biological parasite from the oldest member of the group, (as the bodies closest to him had extensive injuries) who had a mysterious past for his time and unknown reasons for being a nomad traveling with college students. This is hypothesis that no one mentions in any publications and should be considered. Most feel the military was testing a nuclear weapon when it may have been biological.
Asr?n S?rr? 16-01-2017 14:11 (GMT)
@Nigel, this photo is real ?

Thibeaux-Brignolles camera :

http://dyatlov-pass.com/camera-thibeaux-brignolles http://dyatlov-pass.com/resources/340/gallery/Thibeaux-Brignolles-camera-film3-17.jpg
Nigel Evans 15-01-2017 21:09 (GMT)
asrin - SZ was attempting to write in his diary so presumably he had eyes at that point Happy.

So SZ and LD eyes are easily explained as predation or freeze/thaw or water erosion or a combination post mortem.

LD swallowed blood before dying so clearly the tongue was injured before or at the fatal event. Best guess is that the blast wave made her bite it badly and that attracted predation.
A wilder theory is that our science knows that lightning produces antimatter which immediately annihilates with normal matter. So it's theoretically possible perhaps that the vacuum phase of the explosion made her draw antimatter across her face and into her mouth. N.B. that there's an overlap in this injury with cattle mutilation and the "human mutilation brazil" case. So i'm just guessing that one day science will find a connection. But probably beyond our lifetimes. But these cases resonate empirically.
Asr?n S?rr? 15-01-2017 19:45 (GMT)
Thanks for all the information.
The result: the lightning that killed the Dyatlov climbers.
So, lost tongue, missing eyeballs, what is the explanation for this? Thanks, Nigel.
Nigel Evans 15-01-2017 18:02 (GMT)
Another explanation for the hot spot outside the tent is that is was perhaps where a conventional lighning bolt hit the earth. Only this wasn't focused by a stream or an irrigation pipe and hence didn't create a crater, just an area 4 metres in diameter of melted snow that the wind formed into ridges as it re froze.
But not only would the bolt be incredibly bright but it would probably collapse the tent.
Nigel Evans 15-01-2017 17:45 (GMT)
asrin - for your information :-

http://www.lightning.ece.ufl.edu/PDF/Rakov_2003.pdf SUMMARY.
Our knowledge of the physics of posi-
tive lightning remains much poorer than that of nega-
tive lightning. Many questions regarding the genesis
of positive lightning and its properties cannot be an-
swered without further research. It is worth noting
that attempts to initiate positive lightning using the
rocket-and-wire technique generally result in dis-
charges that are composed of the initial stage (rela-
tively low-level, long-lasting current component) that
is not followed by positive leader/return-stroke se-
quences. Bipolar lightning is an even less understood
and often unrecognized phenomenon. While some
simple cloud charge distributions, such as a “tilted
dipole,” an “inverted dipole,” or a “positive mono-
pole,” can apparently explain the generation of posi-
tive lightning, the occurrence of bipolar lightning, as
well as complex cloud discharges, suggests that the
cloud charge structure cannot always be described by
simple, vertically stacked charge models. It is likely
that positively and negatively charged regions can
exist at about the same height in the cloud.
Nigel Evans 15-01-2017 15:52 (GMT)
asrin - also a feature of thunder snow is that the falling snow intensifies the lightning flash and muffles the thunder so it cn be inaudible beyond two miles. So the slits could be due to them observing a fantastic but silent light show...
Nigel Evans 15-01-2017 15:46 (GMT)
asrin - well i'm not a meteorological expert but the internet tells me that lightning is due to the build up of voltage due to collisions of ice particles within a cloud and the typical cause of this is hot moist air rising vertically in a thunderstorm. This means that lightning is very rare at the poles and most frequent in the tropics.
But it would be my strong guess that the mixing of ice (and snow?) particles can also have other causes. Just because these causes are rare doesn't make them impossible. E.g. freak wind circulation, downward flow of the jet stream, anomalous electrical ground conditions repelling the air vertically (the region clearly exhibits freak frequency of ball lightning and strong magnetic anomalies).

N.B. my "dpi - lightning theory" can be satisfied by either conventional lightning or ball lightning or a combination of both. Also don't forget that our physics cannot explain ball lightning at all, and there maybe unknown causes of conventional lightning waiting to be found. Dark lightning has only been recently discovered...

I'm currently reading "Dyatlov Pass Keeps Its Secrets" which i can recommend. For me it's a no brainer that the cedar tree and ravine deaths can be most easily explained by electrical discharge at the cedar and an explosion in the ravine. This gives you - burnt hair, burnt clothing, massive leg burn, scattered fragments of burnt clothing, shockwave injuries, serious skull trauma without tissue damage (chunks of flying ice softening in the heat flash and landing on head in snow), heavy bruising, four bodies found in a tight group 6-10 metres from their den.

Everything i read is a fit, except for perhaps the radiation. This would be explained as a red herring, that the contamination was picked up from one of the disused mines that they explored or naturally occurring on the ground. Strontum, trituim etc.

A reminder of a notable fact from the book. SZ was found still holding a diary in one hand and a pencil in the other (this strongly suggests that he didn't travel in the stream later and that the curious clumping was there at the fatal event). Lying there with the extreme pain of a flail chest he was still trying to leave a record of the event for people to find. A professional agent to the very end?
Asr?n S?rr? 15-01-2017 06:52 (GMT)
I read in a forum, there are those who say that there can not be a lightning event.

The temperature was -30C (-22F), which is much too cold to allow for any generation of atmospheric lightning. Not sure what happen there, but lightning would have been simply impossible. Yes, lightning can happen during some snowstorms, but in these cases the temperatures are much warmer and near the freezing mark (0C, 32F). This makes a huge difference since convection of ice particles that freeze and melt during the convection cycle is critical for generating the charge.
just_me 14-01-2017 16:41 (GMT)
Obviously they were inside tent when heard something that made them so scared and runaway in panic.

Well, why don't someone put some microphone on that location and record for 1 full year or more ... maybe got something to hear
Nigel Evans 12-01-2017 19:15 (GMT)
asrin - i've thought of an extra refinement to the theory.

In the ravine after the explosion. The strike creates a lot of water vapour as this powerful bolt - 50,000C, 1 million amps, earths down the stream this hot vapour rises until it refreezes. Also the explosion sends a lot of nearby snow (ground and trees) into the air with the wind blowing a lot of it into the ravine, plus snow on the side of ravine slides down.
So four people are buried in snow with three survivors. ID now has a dilemma. RS is clearly injured and needs care. But he doesn't know if the buried four are dead or alive. So as the leader of the group he decides that ZK should accompany RS back to the tent whilst he stays in the ravine hoping for signs of life. It will be part of his training to know that buried under snow you can breathe for approx 30 minutes before the snow near your mouth reaches a concentration of CO2 that kills you. So he sends them back and waits perhaps listening or attempting to dig with his hands. So ZK helps RS back to the tent but the path is uphill in deep snow and very tough. Along the way RS collapses. Being a girl she can't lift or drag him and she is getting weak from cold and the explosion. So she decides to leave him there and if she can get to the tent she could bring warm clothing down to help him. But she succumbs to the cold and conditions (high winds?) 200 metres further uphill. Meanwhile ID decides to abandon his search as he is getting very cold. It's a feature of hypothermia that one of the first stages is mental confusion. So perhaps as good leader he stays too long. Anyway he doesn't get far before the hypothermia overtakes him and he is found displaying classic signs of death by hypothermia, paradoxical undressing and a litre of urine.

May they rest in peace.
Asr?n S?rr? 12-01-2017 17:41 (GMT)
I think it is strange that they want to take each other's clothes even after the lightning falls on them.
They would probably be hot, they would get warm, they would be cooked, why they took each other's clothes and put on themselves ...
Ludymilla's tongue broke off from the lightning bolt.
You also have the opportunity to make an animation of this theory, thanksgiving, thanks @Nigel Evans.
Nigel Evans 12-01-2017 17:03 (GMT)
asrin - i think the best explanation for leaving the tent is ball lightning, it would seem that there were two people outside well dressed for the cold and seven people inside the tent and there are at least seven slits at standing height in the tent. So all the people in the tent cut an individual slit to observe something. This fact combined with the hot spot strongly favours ball lightning and not a lightning strike. Either the proximty of the BL caused them to flee the tent or a lightning strike hit the bamboo tent pole or both. But the event has to prevent them from returning to collect boots and clothing so BL hovering over the hot spot fits best.

The the two yuris are killed by a weak lightning strike like this - http://www.walterreeves.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/lightning-3.jpg only in this case the tree trunk is covered in snow and the strike travels outside the bark only damaging the branches. The 2 yuri's are huddled together by the fire, the strike enters YD's head on the right side burning his hair and causing profuse bleeding to the ears, nose and lips. The current crosses over to YK and exits the left leg resulting in a massive edema (31cm).

Then all seven realise that the fire under a tree is unwise and they retreat to the ravine probably on the advice of SZ as this was a WW2 technique to survive the extreme cold. However they haven't realised that if lightning is a threat then the water in the stream is very dangerous as it provides the best earth for more lightning strikes. The strike that kills the four outright is much more powerful than the first one, like this - http://www.geoffshackelford.com/homepage/2011/8/22/this-is-what-it-looks-like-when-lightning-strikes.html n.b. that strike blew a hole three foot deep to find the earth provided by the irrigation line...
This strike doesn't hit any individual but results in a powerful explosion as it instantly vapourises snow, ice, mud etc, paticularly so in the confines of the ravine which amplifies the shockwave. Note in that image that the hole is small relative to the area of grass that is killed. So it fits that most of the "ravine 7" got a good dose of heat changing the colour of their skin as they were blown through the air. Four died and three survived but with injuries and shock.
They pick themselves up and decide to return to the tent. But the explosion has left them substantially weakened and disorientated and they do not make the logical decision to remove shoes and clothing from the deceased. This is possibly due the to heat melting a large area of snow up the sides of the ravine which slides down and covers all of them causing the three still alive to scramble out. Whatever this proves fatal as they return for ZK and ID, RS dies anyway collapsing whilst still warm.

I've no plans to make an animation. The text is sufficient for me.
Asr?n S?rr? 12-01-2017 16:08 (GMT)
So the dpi event was due to lightning.
Lightning strikes in the tent, the mountaineers were troubled, somehow they decided to go to the woods, after which a strong lightning bolt killed them, and some died of hypothermia. is it true ? @ Nige Evans

@Nigel, can you make an animation video of this theory? Thank you.
Nigel Evans 12-01-2017 15:27 (GMT)
asrin - no to the weapon theory, the Soviets wouldn't have invested that much effort in investigating the dpi if they already knew the cause.

As far as i know all the evidence can be explained by a combination of ball lightning (frequent occurence in that area - 2 events witnessed within 2 months of the dpi) and lightning strkes (thundersnow can produce the most powerful type - positive polarity).
Asr?n S?rr? 12-01-2017 15:03 (GMT)
@Nigel Evans : I think lightning is a natural lightning,
Or did the Russians make with Tesla's lightning weapon?
I hope you understand? The language problem is seriously bad! (:
Nigel Evans 12-01-2017 12:40 (GMT)
Asrin - my theory is that ZK, RS and ID were with the ravine 4 when they were killed but further away from the blast.
ZK's official cause of death is - "hypothermia due to violent accident".
RS - i suggest that he collapsed from shock and his head injury.
ID - clearly died of hypothermia.

Regarding the ravine 4 :-
LD and SZ - flail chests due to shockwave from explosion.
AK - the explosion threw him backwards and he landed on his head, resulting in headwound and a deformed neck.
NTB - the blast threw a projectile that hit him in the head.
Nigel Evans 12-01-2017 12:05 (GMT)
Asrin - I think most people would agree that the pathologist's report isn't rigourous enough (LD's tongue). As far as i know the injuries of YD and YK are consistent with them being electrocuted whilst sitting side by side the lightning entering YD's head and exiting via YK's left leg and foot.

The damage to the cedar tree supports the lightning theory. N.B. if the snowstorm was as photographed when they setup camp then they would have no reason to climb the tree as the visibilty would be very limited and they couldn't see the tent anyway.

From this website :-
the soft tissues of both hands and fingers tips are especially dark purple; all fingers and toes are severelly frostbitten. If Yuri Doroshenko would have survived, he would have required an amputation of all his toes and fingers.
Asr?n S?rr? 11-01-2017 22:15 (GMT)
@Nigel Evans : Do autopsy doctors not understand lightning strike?
Did you feel a lightning strike, Nigel?
Please ask to learn.

Maybe it's irrelevant, but I'm looking at it, zinaida is well dressed, but how does she get hypothermia and die? The subject still has not reached the solution and it has been about 60 years ...

There is also a detailed video on the scene in this video account, perfect.

The person who shoots the video is walking with the socks and there is no problem ...

Nigel Evans 11-01-2017 13:37 (GMT)
Thunder snow and positive lightning :-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thundersnow "Finally, there is a greater likelihood that thundersnow lightning will have a positive polarity which has greater destructive potential than negatively charged (typical) lightning"

http://wxbrad.com/positive-lightning-why-its-so-dangerous/ "While only 10% of lightning strikes victims die from being hit, most are hit by negative strikes. The percentage of positive strike fatalities is much higher."
Nigel Evans 09-01-2017 18:33 (GMT)
Asrin - assuming you meant "why did the mountaineers leave the tent?".

Anyone of the three could have spooked them but the cause has to continue to spook them to prevent them from returning afterwards.

So i guess that reduces the probability of a lightning strike in favour of st elmos fire or ball lightning. The 4metre hot spot in front of the tent favours ball lightning imo.

Then the two Yuris are killed by a normal lightning strike.

With the ravine 4 it's not possible to determine whether it's BL or a lightning strike. But either cause creates deaths by an explosion not electrocution. Apparently a LS can generate temperatures 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. So if that hit the stream in the ravine the water would instantly vapourise creating quite a bang..
Asr?n S?rr? 09-01-2017 17:31 (GMT)
@Nigel Evans

The result is lightning strike?
If you cause a lightning strike, will you explain it, why did the tent leave the mountaineers?
Can you give a detailed explanation @ Nigel, Please? Thank's.
Nigel Evans 09-01-2017 12:46 (GMT)
I've spent a little time researching how lightning strikes affect trees - http://www.cceoneida.com/home-and-garden/factsheets/view/76/lightning-injury-to-trees#.WHOBKtQwDaw Tall conifers near to flowing water would seem to be high risk!

Also the strike can have very different effects depending on whether the current travels outside the tree or within it. Wrt to the dpi it would be highly likely that the branches would be snow covered and the the strike would jump from branch to branch resulting in damaged branches but an intact trunk.
It fits that the fire would assist the strike giving off a stream of ionised particles. Then some or all of the discharge would jump from the tree and pass through the people sitting by the fire resulting in electrocution injuries (burns and pulmonary edema).

Being an intelligent group with scientific backgrounds they would realise with hindsight that the tree and the fire were a bad idea and retreat to the ravine but sadly there was another similar event but this time primarily explosive.

So a good explanation for all of the facts would be that the area exhibits static electricity anomalies that combined with the snowstorm encouraged - st elmo's fire/lightning strikes/ball lightning and a combination of these resulted in the dpi.
Nigel Evans 09-01-2017 11:21 (GMT)
Mr Woo - they didn't use the heater that night, so no case for CO.

asrin - excellent article, which closely follows my thinking (and that of Ivanov and the mansi). Provides a good explanation for all the facts.
Asr?n S?rr? 09-01-2017 04:34 (GMT)
Another theory ;

Mr. Woo 08-01-2017 11:48 (GMT)
Here is another theory. I will not overexplain. Carbon Monoxide poisioning. At least enough poisoning to cause confusion, hallucination, and possible violence. It would explain sudden fleeing from the tent, signs of trauma to the bodies, discolouration of skin, etc. As the autopsies were inconsistent and challenged by the time, weather, and the elements, it could mean that Soviet provincial science was not entirely up to snuff.
Asr?n S?rr? 08-01-2017 03:16 (GMT)
Hello to everyone.
A researcher named Keith McCloskey writes on a website but I do not fully understand it.

Best scenario: -
The fact that they closed access for a few years is revealing.
Why,- because of radiation.
The incident happened elsewhere - somewhere on their proper route. That area had high radiation, due to military weapon / UFO.
So they moved the bodies somewhere away from the actual event to confuse things, as well as to protect any search people from high radiation? The pilot observed the tent with bodies, while the soldiers were relocating the group to the radiation free area.
Because of the radiation left on bodies/clothes of group, Lev Ivanov was informed to carry a radiation detector.
The fact there is a (damaged) pole at the tent also could be a mistake by the soldiers, or whoever was moving things around. Alternatively it could have been intentionally left by a soldier who was disgusted at what they were doing & who wished to leave a clue as to the lack of authenticity of the scene.
If it hadn't been for Yuri Yakimov revealing the light set events, I would have went with military. But that's too much of a coincidence to happen in this area also. It could be the Mansi reference to mountain has more meaning than we think, going back ages, it could be a sort of 'dimensional' gateway or at least an area where there is more than usual UFO activity. There seem to be certain areas where they are more prevalent. UNQUOTE
I thought about the noise made by explosions but the students who reported the lights on the Chistop Massif were 30 miles away and the wind was blowing away from them carrying the sound. The Mansi settlement at Ushma is closer but still several miles and again the wind is an issue. I also gain the impression that the Mansi were willing to help out but didn’t want to get drawn into any contentious issues. Especially as nine people were dead and the authorities may have been looking to point the finger at someone.
Nigel Evans 05-01-2017 19:08 (GMT)
Hi Asrin

Yes i'll add my comments to the other page.

It's no problem for me if google translate makes communication clumsy. Good ideas are not limited to people who can write in English Happy.

2. the fire is estimated to have burnt for 1.5 hours through 8 cm logs. It seems it was a good campfire. Not an ineffective one as claimed in the youtube video.
5. two members of the group were outside keeping watch. If so it couldn't have been that cold.

But we will have to agree to disagree on the main point of this theory that they would elect to leave food, equipment and clothing (wet clothing is much preferable to less clothing in -20C), and especially their boots, just to go and light a fire in a more sheltered place.
The main question with the dpi mystery is what made them leave everything behind?
Asr?n S?rr? 05-01-2017 17:39 (GMT)
Hello, everybody.
I am doing this article with google translation help.
@Nigel Evans You can write your comments on the person who prepared the video (Goruna X) as a comment.
If you have animated dyatlov pass videos, would you like to link here?
I want to look at all of them.

@Nigel Evans: I want to answer your questions.

1) I think after setting the tent, they realized that there was no firewood in the tent and they walked to the forest together, 4 people went to the forest before, they lost their direction and they were wounded.
Others tried to warm up by the fire at the entrance to the forest. The cold influenced the mountaineers' thoughts negatively.

2) I could not understand what you said, sorry. (Google translate inefficiency)

3) I think it was going to go back to the tent by collecting dry wood, and they do not take their clothes to their side and not to be burdened.
But it started to show no effect on the road.

4) This is your opinion, socks can be very strong, wool socks.
As a result they may have made an incorrect decision.

5) I could not understand what you said, sorry. (Google translate inefficiency)

6) The fractures were probably after river side injuries.

As a result, I think this theory tells a big part of the story, but maybe not the whole story.
I write the conversations with google translate, sorry.
Nigel Evans 05-01-2017 11:52 (GMT)
Asrim Sirri - thanks, that's a new theory i haven't come across before.

Thoughts :-
1. if it was an orderly retreat from the tent due to cold and wet then why didn't they take their three axes and food and some alcohol Happy?
2. the fire was relatively successful burning branches upto 8cm thick (estimated at 1.5 hours duration).
3. if the clothing was too wet to wear why not take it with them to dry by the fire?
4. i find it impossible to believe that they prefered walking in socks in say -20C instead of putting their wet boots on. These are intelligent people with alpine training.
5. the indications are that two members of the group were outside keeping watch. If so it couldn't have been that cold.
6. the pathologist is very specific about the cause of the fractures - high energy trauma "like from a car accident or the shockwave from a bomb". No broken limbs, collar bones etc but flail chests where the rib cage has been partly snapped vertically three times? I don't see how a collapsed snow cave could create this profile of injuries.
S.J.M. 05-01-2017 08:15 (GMT)
Better translation ;-) .......

I turn just following theory to the Dyatlov to discusion:

The disaster happened in two parts, without any foreign influence:

The first part was a drug experiment of the five members (Rustem Slobodin, Yuri Doroshenko, Yuri Krivonischenko, Igor Dyatlov and Zinaida Kolmogorova) at the edge of the forest under the pine tree.
Possibly, with the help of psychedelic substances, a "shamanistic" experience at the campfire would be made.
This was either done with the help of regional mushrooms or LSD-derivatives, which may have been brought along, as well. (I do not know whether gastric contents or blood were examined 1959 ?!)
In both cases there was probably a certain contamination and/or overdosing in the game,
Which, in addition to the horrortrip, also leads to an accelerated cooling (by a centralization shock, possibly in combination with the "paradoxical undressing"Winking, and would, by the way, explain the orbicular discolouration of the skin of the victims of death, namely by icterus in liver failure.
In addition, in this type trip often flight-fantasies occur, which would clarify the climbing of the tree.
I also can not exclude a conscious undressing to intensify the "natural experience".
Also not untypical would be the search for the little melting creek for the purpose of "purification" or thirst quenching or the desire to neutralize in case of poisoning-phenomena.

Part two: When the first group suddenly realized that there was something extraordinary going on the way, Dyatlov, Kolmogorova and Slobodin wanted to reach the (possibly nothing anticipating or sleeping) rest of the group (Lyudmila Dubinina, Alexander Kolevatov, Nikolai Thibeaux-Brignolles and Semyon Zolotaryov).

These, who were taken aback by the sleep very surprised and panicked, as someone was screaming or was busy at the entrance of the tent (possibly blocked by snow drift too),
now fled down to the edge of the forest by slitting the side tent, where they found the other members of the "drug group" were probably in a corresponding condition.

This led either to further panic-like flight or uncontrolled searches for some aid in the direction of forest natures, downhill.
They crashed into the snowy canyon with corresponding crash injuries such as fractures and tongue bites.
Eyes by two members in my opinion were lost postmortal by animals or putrescence.(Zolotaryov and Dubinina were found over 2 months after accident !)

Whether the drug experiment was planned from the beginning, or even "sponsored" by some circles or even commanded, or simply developed on a whim, remains speculative of course.
The only surviving member, the tour-departed Yuri Judin has probably never said (?).

The framework conditions were, in my opinion, fit in any case;
9 young adventurous, experience-seeking students at a time of emerging "mind-expending" substances in a solitary, mystical area..........

AsrinSirri 04-01-2017 23:08 (GMT)
To me this seems to be the most simple and logical explanation to the mystery.

Best Theory...

Nigel Evans 03-01-2017 15:42 (GMT)
SJM - you should read Svetlana Oss's book "Don't go there", she has a murder theory that involves hallucinogenic substances.
N.B. the pathologist ruled out falling as a cause of the fractures, and as the photos show these serious injuries have no surface tissue damage. An explosion is the best explanation.
S.J.M. 03-01-2017 14:23 (GMT)
psychedelic drugs, what else ?
bad experiment.
leslie 03-01-2017 09:53 (GMT)
I am very curious about the youtube videos that expert posted, when hikers returned to the site of the tent amd the ravine. Would anyone be willing to offer a translation, at least of the highlights? what is the significance of the flags? at what point in the video are they in the ravine, and do they show the cedar tree in any of the videos? the den? hoping someone can shed light on this.
peter 01-01-2017 09:53 (GMT)
I think ti got it right back on 17-5-2016. It was not an avalanche but fear of an avalanche coupled with snow drifts that forced them to exit the tent.

I am not sure but the thought of 9 or 10 people being covered with tons of snow in a collapsed tent could be a compelling reason to exit immediately
Nigel Evans 24-12-2016 13:18 (GMT)
Bird - the tent is described as 2, 4 men tents sown together.
You make a good point regarding the size of the tent but my guess is that :-
a. modern materials permit much more tent room than in 1959, so the space was limited to the weight.
b. the siberian winter nights are long and would allow enough time for two groups to rotate usage. It would have been wise to keep a watch for wild animals (wolves) so i could imagine that they have at least two men outside overnight probably with a fire. Indeed the footsteps in the snow suggest that was the case when they fled the tent (but no fire).

I think they were on the open ground beyond the trees to gain height for the following day. From memory their plan was to execute a three day circular hike returning to the base camp where they had left the food for the return journey. So the purpose of the camp that night was to achieve the altitude in order to make good distance the following day.
Bird 24-12-2016 12:16 (GMT)
Hello all. I'm from Central Europe and am interested in palaeontology, archeology, paleontology and unexplained mysteries. Thanks also to the creators behind this perfect site where absolutely everything about the expedition, including photographs. I also thought long on this mystery, until I saw the direction of detail where this man pulls. I would like to describe their observations as the other thing, and I deal with enough forensically to the smallest detail. It is unnecessary to elaborate on his theories here and entertain the detalily, because the main thing was before my eyes and not see it at first, then? That must see for anyone that 9 people (10 people) in the tent 4M X 1.8M nobody can come in during the entire journey expedition. Stan odhahuji to max. 3 persons and if we add backpacks and stuff, so they fit into the tent, perhaps none. Also, this way I miss the photographs. Where to sleep? Hm? Until resolved the question of how the tent 4 x 1.8 meters next to 9 people with backpacks, even things that were allegedly found in a tent, we can continue.

So the main question for me remains the size of the tent.

Nowhere in the photos is not seeing them spend the night and eating. Supposedly, they were experienced mountaineers. If I was a dress code for the disco (Dubinina) so I froze way. At least 10 days' journey in the mountains of Siberia, have too small backpacks. Most of the contents of a sleeping bag and mat and spare stuff. Where is the food for 10 people for 10 days? Tube tent to me is exhausting moisture, as would the tent is frozen and probably even suffocated. I have many theories, but one of radioactivity into contact just come and Kovalov employee was allegedly nuclear research. I believed in a version of infrasound, but it unfortunately falls, because they do not know how 9 people with backpacks, fits into the tent 4x1,8 meters. It is impossible. 6x4 meters ideal for 9 (10) persons.

So there is a version with transfer of radioactive material in the tent and never slept, because there will not fit. So where to sleep? How much did the dishes? Experienced mountaineer knows the counting and would have stayed down in the woods, or went behind the ridge. Pitch a tent there on top is illogical. The tent is obviously old and patched and most importantly is installed between the trees. Up there he fell on them. They would have to build a wall of snow and skis anchor the tent. Maybe the tent fell on them at night in a mad wind, but it applies to someone explain to me and understand that I never found that nobody cares how could fit 10 people into the tent 4 x 1.8 meters and with backpacks,.

Maybe we can not understand, because it never happened. Please views on the size of the tent vs 10 people.

I would also like to add: Bigfoot does not exist. He yeti wearing dark pants, a light jacket and dark gloves? (This is seen in the photo) Does your neck? Of course, it is a member of the expedition and a hooded and therefore has no neck. If the text is found in the tent that Bigfoot exists, it could be evidence of fraud or message to someone that their actions came out to surrender. Further, I also do not understand how they can film in cameras in 1959, survive in Siberia in the cold under the snow and to be quite ok.

The main question remains: how to fit 10 people into the tent and backpacks, with pipe measuring 4 x 1.8 m. This also applies to the previous stations down in forests. It's good to see the size and age of the tent and the people around him. Such tents would need 3 and not 1

Why someone is in deep winter on Siberian mountain in the middle of winter? Why not go in the summer when they were tourists? Sea issues, but without explaining how they went into the tent, not worth continuing. In addition to the mountain appoint Mountain of the Dead just for fun. It has a reason. Maybe there Mansove bury the dead, and they disrupted their cemeteries. That mark on the tree clearly indicates that it is their territory. Maybe they did, or shaman actually a story with Yetti invented to make people afraid to go there. Whole Mansovy understand. They want to have peace.
Nigel Evans 21-12-2016 17:31 (GMT)
luk- the stove was found dismantled, it wasn't used that evening.
Patrick 21-12-2016 04:52 (GMT)
The tent, as shown, is in the wrong spot. It should be shown over the next ridge to the north; which means the valley where the bodies were found is also over the ridge to the northwest.
Patrick 21-12-2016 04:47 (GMT)
The tent in you map should be over the ridge to the north of where it is currently shown.
luk 20-12-2016 22:09 (GMT)
Hello, what about the stove theory? I mean that the stove either exploded or the smoke was suffocating them
Nigel Evans 17-12-2016 12:38 (GMT)
someguy - hi

1. "Snowmen exist" - probably part of the folkore that springs up. E.g. the mansi give a hill the name "Dead Mountain" meaning there's nothing up there to hunt and this get converted into "Mountain of the Dead".

2. Parachute mines - this could explain a lot of the facts but evidence would be left (parachutes?) and Ivanov would not have given an interview later in life were he admitted his belief that it was the fireballs and facts directly supporting this were removed from the report.

3. Radiation - in the dim light of the morgue the staff reported that parts of the clothing had a purple glow. One theory is that they had visited abandoned mines on the trip and contaminated their clothing there. However that would presumably have resulted in alpha radiation not the beta that was found. Also a water test suggested that the original contamination could have been much higher.

4. Knives - the knive used to exit the tent and collect firewood was never found. They left hand axes in the tent.

5. Den - they didn't dig it. They just arranged branches in the floor of the ravine to shelter from the wind. There are indications of very high winds.

6. Don't think the body is relevant to the dpi.

7. There was another hiking group in the area a week later that witnessed "a light in the sky". Igor Dyatlov was training to be an alpine master and the leading the hike would raise his ranking. So not so unusual perhaps, permission had to be sought for the trip and a one member was refused and SZ substituted for him.
someguy 16-12-2016 18:10 (GMT)
6 hours reading about this mystery - quite intriguing! Thanks for the site.

I visited a few sites to try and get a view from all angles and theories. This site is nice since you can see the photos and medical information, plus the diary excepts is interesting.

1. "Snowmen exist" is mentioned elsewhere on the Internet but is not found in the English translation of the diary on this site. Several articles include the quote but the translation on this site makes me think this quote is false/fake. There is nothing in the diary translation that would hint at "snowmen exist" either. Could the author of the site confirm this on the diary page for future visitors?

2. Wikipedia (not a useful source, I know) has an interesting theory of parachute mines but this site doesn't mention it. Unfortunately there is no source cited on wikipedia for the parachute mine theory, but it is interesting none the less. It is mentioned that there was metal debris around the tent but nothing specific as to what kind of metal (size, shape) and if the metal could've belong to the hikers.

3. Speculation: The radiation on the shirt/pants seems like they were trying to use the lamp (as noted elsewhere the lamp had radiation elements within it) to keep themselves warm. The radiation reports indicate lower shirt/wrist / upper pants/waist, so perhaps the lamp was being kept near the waist or cuddled around?

4. I was curious as to the amount of cut marks in the tent photos. It looks as if multiple people were trying to cut the side of the tent. Was there any evidence found indicating what cutting tools were used? I believe it was said one person had a knife on their belt/carabiner. Were any of the cutting tools found outside of the tent or not on a person (like the flashlight)?

5. Was there any indication of tools used to dig out the "den"? Did they dig it out with their hands?

6. There was a report released by RT in January 2016 about a new body being discovered near the pass. After some research, it may be a hermit / homeless person that lived in a nearby town, however there is little information about him. It would be interesting to know when he died (if it was recent or closer to the death of the hikers) and why he was in that area to begin with.

7. Something that is curious to me is if this was a typical hike for people in the area? How many hikers in that era would've made the hike to the mountain each year? This information could give a "sample size" to show how many people hike in that location (ie. many = this incident is unique; few = this incident is stranger), or another sample is has this happened elsewhere in the world (ie. people suffering similar deaths while hiking in the winter). At least such data would give a reference point to better evaluate how strange this event was (typical or not).
RK 14-12-2016 07:03 (GMT)
An additional thing I have to say: this page is very great! Thank you for the work and the amount of useful and clear informations!
RK 13-12-2016 15:28 (GMT)
Sorry, but I find it is not to believe how many strange ideas should be responsible for this incident.
However, I was a soldier, have medical experiences and educations in technology and radiology. I read many about this case and like everybody seem this case almost to solve, but nevertheless does not fit. Always close, but then there is another argument. Traces, radiology, injuries, some behavior of the members is right, some not. Which investigations are right? Which doubtful?
When somebody sees any lights in the sky and hear about radiology in combination with a strange incident we have immediately extraterrestrial, military or strange nature items in our heads. But in almost every strange case which has solved it was…surprise…the people for themselves.
The investigations are insufficient. Some examples. Radiology on clothes at this time is not unusual. In this time were some x-ray exams made with clothes. Some clothes were produced with radiology-included colors. The investigation of the traces is absolutely unbelievable. What was the real cause of death of the members especially the ravine group. Three of them had the most injuries (pressure-injuries) and they were under 4 meters of snow? They were lying in a creek month of melting snow-waters. The branches of the cedar were cut in the direction of the tent. If I want climb on a tree to look in a direction I cut the branches on the other side (example: slobodin’s picture frame nr.5). I want escape from a tent and nobody try to pull the buttoned entrance, everybody search first for the knife to destroy the only habitation that would save my life (and if just later)? And why this extrem big hole? In a case of emergency with 7 or 9 people the most would use the hole of the precursor. It would be faster. And then I go without rush to the woods? The cuts in eye-level are in the escape-direction? I would flee off the danger.
What is right what is wrong?
The first question I have: If I were in a tent with 7 or 9 people, what have to happened to rip the tent in this big size of one side?
Right, it could be an emergency incident. Maybe a defective oven. Maybe a threat from outside.
The next question should to be: was the tent already collapsed and is this maybe the reason for the big hole? In a collapsed tent it is hard to find the exit, it is dark, I am afraid, there is a threat inside or outside…a good reason for all members to destroy the tent in the length. But the cuts are straight from to bottom, sign for a not collapsed tent.
Several members cut a intact tent at the same time in one direction and all stroll without rush in the forest the most without sufficient clothes. Why? There are only two reasons:
The danger is absolute directly or there were forced.
And here the hamster begins to hobble:
2 theories, 2 ways:

Way one:
If the danger is directly why they went without rush to the woods?
Is the danger only in the range of the tent and they could not went back?
Which kind of danger could that be?

Way two:
If there were forced why did they destroy the tent?
Were they forced to destroy the tent too?
And why did they destroy it from the inside?
Was the danger from the inside?
Was the danger a member of the group or another person?

If I combine the Theories:
Was the threat a member of the group or another person, forced them to destroy the tent or did his himself and hound the others away or in the direction of the forest? Maybe in rage and regardless the lack of clothes?

Is this a start of a fight first for clothes then for survive?

I think it is important to find out what is happened in the tent. At the photos we see a good mood and atmosphere until the last day. The last day the weather was badly and they had to put up the tent in deep snow and a slope. Maybe the atmosphere had turned.

If I leave out all the doubtful results of the investigations I see 9 young people, 7 male, 2 female, well trained for this trip, but in some faces not complete seriousness. I see a lot of fun. I see a lot of young power. I see many injuries of fight with hands. I believe to see an incredible tragedy caused of emotions of young people.
Nigel Evans 11-12-2016 15:01 (GMT)
Expert - sorry i don't understand the first line.

I don't think you've properly understood what the pathologist is saying. The strength and transient nature of the force rules out many other causes. The easiest explanation is barotrauma from an explosion. LD's rib cage was cracked twice in the upper right hand side but not cracked in the lower half at all. Do you understand what sort of force is strong enough to start cracking the ribs twice but not for long enough to reach the lower half? It was strong, local and highly transient. You can't reproduce this with a rifle butt or stamping etc etc. Plus there was no tissue damage anyway.

Here's your link Happy
http://dyatlov-pass.com/theories Scroll down to UFO.
Expert 11-12-2016 14:19 (GMT)
I contradict you repeatedly on timelapse of your opinion . You couldn't have answered properly about the question. (the question point of me is that the incident didnot happened by natural force )

but you still keep insisting

the pathologist was comparing only the power to car crash or bomb but which did not mean they died of car crash or bomb

and Ivanov did not say the ball was ball lightening phenomenon. give me link
Nigel Evans 11-12-2016 12:57 (GMT)
Robs - i thnk i've discussed the injuries at length to justify the BL theory?

To repeat my case :-

The pathologist stated that the flail chests required very specific forces such as in a car accident or (and this is the crucial point) "like from the shockwave of a bomb". N.B. he ruled out falling. So this and the unusual number of dead birds points strongly at an explosion.

Then you have eye witness reports a week later of a light in the sky followed by two explosions.

Other evidence is burnt tree tops, burnt people, local beliefs, radioactivity, skin colour possibly due to radiation.

All of this fits with historical accounts of ball lightning wth the exception of radiation.

So it's no brainer really. That's why Ivanov had to choose it.
Robs 11-12-2016 10:58 (GMT)
Yes I get that Nigel but how do you explain the injuries. Plus the photo of the scene before and after shows no evidence of an avalanche or massive high winds etc as the tent and surroundings (like the ski still upright) remains untouched
Nigel Evans 11-12-2016 10:50 (GMT)
Expert/Robs - I think we can remove alien contact as a theory for the DPI. The fact that they fled the tent but built a fire nearby whilst still unable to return to the tent is a strong tool for removing possible causes. Either they were prisoners or it was a natural force that they had no reason to fear 1500m away. Imo the prisoner theory doesn't work. Force them to leave the tent undressed but let them build a fire and a den? Much better is that they had to flee the tent from a threat and were waiting to return from a location they believed to be safe. But they misjudged the threat and it's potential to kill.
Expert 11-12-2016 09:11 (GMT)
Expert 11-12-2016 09:09 (GMT)
Neigel /
Even the gap between australopitecus and modern human is calculated only about 3 millions years . (argon date)
the number is a little in the universe. There are tremendous amount of star systems billions ahead of ours ..

but I agree with your opinion.
when we solve unexplained phenomenon
the first is to consider the result from inner space
the last is to consider the result from outer space
that is right way to solve it.
Robs 10-12-2016 16:16 (GMT)
I agree with Nigel on the UFO theory. There is no proof and you can blame UFOs for any mystery in history.
Nigel Evans 10-12-2016 14:42 (GMT)
Expert - i've got a degree in physics and i'm sure that if aliens are visiting us they will view our science like we look at our stone age.
However my problem with reports of alien contact is the lack of evidence unless the conspiracy theories are to be believed (global government cover-up).
Hence I favour natural phenomena that science cannot as yet explain, together with hallucination, the latter possibly a result of the former...
Expert 10-12-2016 12:26 (GMT)
Apart from what beings they are .. every visitors (from no this planet) must overwhelm human science . because human physics for universe travelling is limited in relative theory-Einstein
Expert 09-12-2016 22:43 (GMT)
There are many witnesses relative to aliens. but,those tend to be discounted by no scientific evidence.
(though it have been known radioactive was sometimes detected around those sites where aliens were reported)
Expert 09-12-2016 22:27 (GMT)
Their ribs broken or body discovered under 4M snow .. would be explained by the assumption.
Expert 09-12-2016 22:16 (GMT)
Dubin and Zolota could be thrown out of craft after abducting
Expert 09-12-2016 20:02 (GMT)
I know what peoples think when I mention about aliens. but I am not a believer in fairy and i am not a fan of StarWars . I just need to say the possibility of alien attack could be high in this incident.
if we exclude it , it is hard to explain in right logic
Expert 09-12-2016 10:31 (GMT)
drunk and sleepy.
Expert 09-12-2016 10:28 (GMT)
i wanna write .. but now , i am drunk haha . so next
Expert 09-12-2016 10:22 (GMT)
becos they were so cold to death. go into -25 with slight wear . then you can say.
Nigel Evans 08-12-2016 17:21 (GMT)
Expert - ok so they flee the tent to escape an alien craft but then they light a camp fire?
Expert 07-12-2016 15:45 (GMT)
Next ...................
Expert 07-12-2016 15:43 (GMT)
I know some case about alien craft. even there are some cases about sky balls in our country
Expert 07-12-2016 15:40 (GMT)
I am thinking the sky ball was alien craft.
Expert 07-12-2016 15:39 (GMT)
He thought earlier sky ball was clearly relative to the incident ......
and said close one '' the sky ball would be spaceship or natural phenomenon or new weapon . ''
Expert 07-12-2016 15:25 (GMT)
Expert 07-12-2016 15:23 (GMT)
I read there was a interview of him in 1990's
he would know what happened then. about mystery of the incident.
1960 and 1990 are very different age on science.
He could think somethings more than then..
Expert 07-12-2016 15:17 (GMT)
6 hikers seemingly died of hypothermia. but that was not all. they died after chemical attack. they couldn't feel cold maybe.. by chemical anesthesia .
I am thinking now.. whether the balls are artificial force or natural force.

It have been know Ivanov maybe could have some photos that weren't announced on public
Expert 07-12-2016 14:21 (GMT)
There were more photos about sky balls . it looks like nothings . but some hikers took it repeatedly
(Zolotarev, probably, took 19 shots. The objects seemed to move in the direction of the Pass because the images get bigger. )
Expert 07-12-2016 14:09 (GMT)
The chemical cause turned their hair, skin
Expert 07-12-2016 14:05 (GMT)
See 2 corpse under cedar or Slobodin corpse.
It looks like they were sleeping at summer night.

they might die of hypothermia after anesthetized or stunned.

(1) All 9 hikers were attacked by something .
( though specially fatal attack was for Ravine peoples )

(2)6 peoples except for 3 peoples were known to die of hypothermia. but that was just result of physical looks in 1959 medical.

I think there were chemical attack by something.
Nigel Evans 06-12-2016 21:34 (GMT)
Purplehorn because it doesn't fit with the facts. That's why the police investigation didn't go for it.
Robs 06-12-2016 09:06 (GMT)
There were no boot prints of the 9 around the tent. So they either setup the tent in bare foot or the prints were covered. So if the prints were covered then prints of hijackers could be covered?
And yes it could have been murder from within the group but no one survived ... why?
Expert 06-12-2016 06:15 (GMT)
PurpleHorn / if so, how to be explained ''9 mansi killed in past time'' or ''the cause of 9hikers's gray hair, dark orange skin'' or ..........
I think it is unlikely

Robs / think no footprints of invader - that would be
why official investigator Ivanov turn his idea from murder(people) to hovering balls .
PurpleHorn 06-12-2016 00:24 (GMT)
Why do so many leave out the simplest idea that there was conflict within the group?
Robs 05-12-2016 17:48 (GMT)
Why do they need aircraft why couldn't they walk? Something made them leave the tent with little or no clothing knowing they would die soon. 4 were killed in the ravine. 2 died never trying to get back to the tent. 3 died trying to get back to tent. I can see no other reason than being hijacked internally or externally
Expert 05-12-2016 16:01 (GMT)
I must consider again. . . . to solve this incident
it cannot be discounted -
500M Site ! their foot prints disappeared or covered with snow .. any information (like photos) ??????
Expert 05-12-2016 12:28 (GMT)
My first question is useless. but what about second question ?
Expert 05-12-2016 12:02 (GMT)
Robs / What type of aircraft did the hijackers use ?
Expert 05-12-2016 09:31 (GMT)
Robs / it is written on this site - A chain of eight or nine sets of footprints, left by several people who were wearing socks, a single shoe or barefoot, could be followed and led down towards the edge of nearby woods (on the opposite side of the pass, 1.5 km north-east) but after 500 m they were covered with snow.

disappear ? or covered with snow ?
Robs 04-12-2016 20:22 (GMT)
My theory is that hijackers forced them to leave tent with no shoes and little clothing knowing that they would soon die (and attacked them later). The tracks disappeared just like the tracks from the 9'when they setup camp
Expert 04-12-2016 17:15 (GMT)
I misread. About footprint disappeared 500 M from tent. just covered with snow. . . . . . this made me puzzled haha
Expert 04-12-2016 16:56 (GMT)
Robs / that was zolotariov's , which puzzled researchers earlier before he was discovered with his leather boots.
Ivanov concluded nobody around the site , the day
Robs 04-12-2016 13:38 (GMT)
There must have been boot prints around the tent. Otherwise the 9 setup the tent without boots which is impossible.
Expert 04-12-2016 11:22 (GMT)
Expert 04-12-2016 11:20 (GMT)
Snow sports is not my favorite .
So I Research how perfectly the shoes could remove footprints . ( even poles leave sharp trace behind )

I remove the possibility of military.
Expert 04-12-2016 01:13 (GMT)
their goal was otorten where Mansi warned . they would want a thrill with curiosity. but Mansi warning became real. I am reading Mansi interview. they seemingly watched everything relative to their death (death of fellow tribes ,
weird death of some animals , hovering balls. . )
Mansi tribes were afraid of going there.
So, they named it Otorten.
Expert 04-12-2016 00:10 (GMT)
the Russian was walking even with barefoot. total angle of the terrain was gentle with much snow.

when I watched the videos , I guess injuries of the 9hikers were caused by attack - not while running .
Expert 03-12-2016 23:49 (GMT)
This videos were the pass of the hikers at the day.
(from tent to ravine)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOVmADGlX2Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qpJi6iNWF0
Expert 03-12-2016 17:21 (GMT)
this mystery can not be explained in close age, if it is not explained with open mind.

many scientists explained the globe was flat . but they could not explain why last land had not been discovered .
Expert 03-12-2016 17:09 (GMT)
And why do Nobody explain about one that need to be explained ? ?
footprints of 9hikers along 500 meters site from tent .
where ,, why did it evaporate ?
Nigel Evans 03-12-2016 14:11 (GMT)
Expert - don't know, could be just one that stayed by the tent for say an hour before heading down to the ravine, or it could be two separate BL events.
We'll never know the exact sequence or reasons, all we have are the facts, which are :-
1. they fled the tent very quickly.
2. they would not return to the tent preferring to stay by the fire and the den.
3. tree tops were burnt.
4. 2 of them suffered burns.
5. 4 of them died from injuries consistent with an explosion.
6. eye witness accounts describe lights/explosions a week later.
7. the mansi people blamed the golden orbs.
8. an experienced police investigator was forced to agree with them.
Expert 03-12-2016 13:40 (GMT)
You answer second question of me -> if BL chased the hikers , why did BL give them time ?

so you said it - 2 or more than 2. one was around tent. another was around cedar or ravine.
Right ?
Expert 03-12-2016 13:30 (GMT)
the video below your reply .
Nigel Evans 03-12-2016 13:03 (GMT)
Expert - what video?

No my theory is they fled the tent to escape the BL there which did not follow until later or it was another one. No chasing down the hill.

These two entries from wikipedia have all of the necessary elements to explain the DPI, BL covering distance to reach group, killing individuals and explosive force. N.B. the mast might have been 20 inches in diameter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning The Catherine and Mary

In December 1726 a number of British newspapers printed an extract of a letter from John Howell of the sloop Catherine and Mary:

As we were coming thro’ the Gulf of Florida on 29th of August, a large ball of fire fell from the Element and split our mast in Ten Thousand Pieces, if it were possible; split our Main Beam, also Three Planks of the Side, Under Water, and Three of the Deck; killed one man, another had his Hand carried of [sic], and had it not been for the violent rains, our Sails would have been of a Blast of Fire.[10][11]

The Montague

One particularly large example was reported "on the authority of Dr. Gregory" in 1749:

Admiral Chambers on board the Montague, 4 November 1749, was taking an observation just before noon...he observed a large ball of blue fire about three miles distant from them. They immediately lowered their topsails, but it came up so fast upon them, that, before they could raise the main tack, they observed the ball rise almost perpendicularly, and not above forty or fifty yards from the main chains when it went off with an explosion, as great as if a hundred cannons had been discharged at the same time, leaving behind it a strong sulphurous smell. By this explosion the main top-mast was shattered into pieces and the main mast went down to the keel.

Five men were knocked down and one of them very bruised. Just before the explosion, the ball seemed to be the size of a large mill-stone.[2]
Expert 03-12-2016 12:58 (GMT)
Expert 03-12-2016 12:56 (GMT)
I am thinking that (after watching the video)
1. the distance between tent and ravine is shorter than I thought .
2. terrain angle is gentle ..

So, they (attacker and escaper) might watch easily the lights- each others possessed . . . . . .

It is unlikely their ribs broken happened by falling into ravine .
(( there were much snow piled on gentle terrain. )
Expert 03-12-2016 12:27 (GMT)
This is the video I really wanted for investigation on internet.
and I recommend peoples here watch this video - some Russian investigators walking along hikers 's pass ( from the tent site to the last ravine site ) .
Expert 03-12-2016 08:26 (GMT)
Robs guess they fell into ravine, got ribs broken.. after that,, some eyeballs removed by scavengers .

Nigel guess they got ribs broken by BL .. after that,, some eyeballs removed by scavengers .

If eyeballs,tongue were not removed by scavengers in nature,
the force must be artificial force.
Expert 03-12-2016 07:45 (GMT)
Ravine 4 injuries were made by artificial force.
Expert 03-12-2016 07:43 (GMT)
And The thing Teddy said "all soft tissue of them must have been damaged.

i think this is very important. to say whether ravine 4 got the injury by mistake or by attack.
Expert 03-12-2016 07:35 (GMT)
Nigel // you need to explain this question.
they clearly were frightened by something around their exit.
and you claim something is ball lightening.

1) there have been such BL phenomenon reported that fly with group ?
- Witnesses said a group of balls hovering

2) if BL chased the hikers , why did BL give them time ? (this sounds unlikely)
-It took time for them to make a fire , dig a den......

you explain it as a physics .
BL have electronic and life have electronic. so the hikers were chased by BL.

I assume the balls could wander around the tent.
that is why they watched out and did not come back in sever weather.
and it might be possible there re-appeared around cedar there was ,at least, 2th attack around ravine.
Expert 03-12-2016 06:58 (GMT)
Teddy // You mentioned a important thing - to say whether ravine 4 got the injury by mistake or by attack.

# About Eyeballs , tongue removed .

I don't think the injuries happened by the scavenger.
(I like to watch nature documentary, book or article..
that is one of hobbies of me)
I wonder which life eat other life like those way. . . ? ? ? ? ? ?
Investigators have to mention the cause as this injuries are important.
They would know those weren't caused by scavengers bite. ( at least , there were microscopes in 1959. though they were poor compared to now)
Nigel Evans 01-12-2016 13:00 (GMT)
Teddy - no probs.

Rib theories :-
1. Ball lightning - A week after the deaths eye witnesses saw a light moving through the sky and subsequently reported two explosions. Historical accounts of BL include substantial explosive force. So this was the bomb that the pathologist suggested.
2. The local mansi have a hallucinogenic mushroom (fly agaric?) that assists them jumping high in rituals. However these injuries are consistent with falling 60 feet so they'd have to be jumping high! Happy and no skin injuries to support such impact.
3. Military accident during exercise - unlikely because it would have (a) been reported so no need for an investigation (police / kgb teams on site for three months) or b) explosive device would have left some fragments.

An unusual number of dead birds (white grouse) were found around the ravine. An explosion is the best theory to explain the rib fractures and hence the skull fractures.
Teddy 01-12-2016 10:56 (GMT)
I was commenting on Rain's question about blood in the lungs and got carried away. I wanted to testify that there was blood in the lungs for sure.
Nigel, the cause of the tongue injury is speculative, but I have not heard a theory about the ribs so far. I know what could cause it, but who inflicted it and how. i think even Rakitin doesn't explain that.
Nigel Evans 01-12-2016 10:00 (GMT)
Teddy - Wow you're lucky to be alive, hope you've fully recovered.

Yes you're echoing the pathologists report that the injuries required substantial energy like in a car crash or the shockwave from a bomb, his words.

But LD did lose her top lip as well as the tongue so it could be natural causes via predation, a theory being that she bit it hard in the "event", swallowed a little blood before dying, predation from something with a low consumption rate doing the rest.
Teddy 30-11-2016 18:09 (GMT)
Another thing - what caused my trauma is high velocity impact - I was mounted in the back of a truck, much like this http://dyatlov-pass.com/resources/340/gallery/Krivonischenko-camera-film6-05.jpg the truck going down a mountain and the brakes failed. The truck lost control and we smashed into a rock with 70 km/h. So I tell you - you can not break your ribs by falling down a snow slope or somebody hitting you with a heavy bat. This is what is puzzling me, even if there were people pointing guns at them, how did they manage to inflict such a horrific injuries? A butt of a rifle can cause and most probably did cause Slobodin's skull fracture http://dyatlov-pass.com/death#Slobodin but not Dubinina's broken ribs. Zolotaryov had similar rib fractures http://dyatlov-pass.com/death#Zolotaryov
Teddy 30-11-2016 17:52 (GMT)
Dubinina had 10 broken ribs on both sides. Please refer to http://dyatlov-pass.com/death#Dubinina I had similar injury - flail chest with lung contusion http://distal-humerus.com/resources/320/gallery/2012-07-24-X-Ray-chest.jpg They drained my right lung for 10 days - it was a pulp. My prognosis was dim.
Dubinina had twice as much broken ribs but she didn't drown in her own blood because a broken rib pierced her heart.
The cause of death is stated as hemorrhage into right atrium of the heart, multiple fractured ribs and internal bleeding
More interesting is that there were 100 g of coagulated blood in her stomach which means she swallowed after her tongue was ripped out.
Photos of Lyudmila from the morgue clearly show that there is no damage to the mouth, nose, ears or other soft tissues. If the body was devoured by scavengers, insects or even fish in the water these would be the first parts of the body that would show signs of damage.
Rain 30-11-2016 17:07 (GMT)
Was there any blood found in Dubinina's lungs?
Nigel Evans 30-11-2016 15:24 (GMT)
the threat was strong enough for them to ignore the axes in the tent.

Accidentally killed in a military exercise would be reported and there would no need for an investigation. Plus no foot prints found.

It has to be murder or natural force of some kind. If murder then the murderers tried to look after them first.....
Expert 30-11-2016 06:37 (GMT)
Nobody was shot by soldier gun. but what made them urgent ??
and where have soldiers footprint gone ?
Expert 30-11-2016 06:34 (GMT)
but it seem that
they did not resist but just run urgently , did not come back before death.. Though soldiers seemingly did not shot them, why they were so scared ??????????
Expert 30-11-2016 06:28 (GMT)
But that made me confused is that - there were soldiers of witnesses . they watch hovering object. but none of them did not say illuminating shell . (soldiers can distinguish it easily )

and personally i cannot understand the situation - why there were no footprint of soldiers.
soldiers would give them time to leave from the site. or soldiers would arrest them to investigate about why they were there or what goal they had or how they got to know the site.
Expert 30-11-2016 06:05 (GMT)
illuminating shell .When It is used at night, we can see
as at night as at day .
it could make tree top burnt
Expert 30-11-2016 05:59 (GMT)
I think.. It is hard for usual peoples to do the threaten. .
9Mansi also killed in past time. (even except for 9 killed by airplane accident)

that made me think militant possibility is high . . .
and burnt tree at top remind me of illuminating shell
illuminating shell was used when we did war training . this photo - http://www.timesofisrael.com/rocket-or-mortar-shell-fired-from-gaza-at-israel/
Expert 30-11-2016 05:40 (GMT)
# The possibility of military.
I was a soldier. (all men in our country have duty on military)
Where i was on duty was around border line.
(our country was divided by war . long time before)

There is tension along the border (in military zone)
-Usual citizens banned from entering the zone.

if someones are found in the zone,
1-soldiers would warn them go out . if they don't obey the order, we report it to our senior.. waiting for order.
or when they extremely resist with weapon, soldiers can shot with militant gun.

that is usual way.

Military is the organism run by order.

i thought the possibility of military was high. because the force seemed to be very strong.

9 peoples (containing 7 guys) couldn't think any resistant with only panic.
Even tent torn in sever cold.

the force must be very strong.
Nigel Evans 29-11-2016 21:53 (GMT)
Thought that last post was worth restating :-

That they fled the tent and then lit a fire instead of returning to the tent rules out a lot of possibilities.

a) fleeing a natural force that remained at the tent after they had reached the trees.
b) prisoners of something/someone that insisted they leave the tent without footwear but let them light a fire and strip the first two in order to stay warm and build a den in the shelter of the ravine. But then killed them....

I'll stick with a) Happy
Nigel Evans 29-11-2016 18:27 (GMT)
That they fled the tent but then lit a fire rules out a lot of possibilities. Either fleeing a natural force or prisoners of something/someone that insisted they leave the tent without footwear but let them light a fire and strip the first two in order to stay warm and build a den in the shelter of the ravine.
But then killed them....
Expert 29-11-2016 16:50 (GMT)
I think sincerely the possibility of extraterrestrial.
Expert 29-11-2016 16:46 (GMT)
the Last photo was like hovering object taken by Krivonischenko .

But the photo taken really in last time would be zolotaryov's. it might be real reason why ravine 4 were attacked. he would take a surprising photo. ( he protect his camera around his neck. )
other ones .. what about that ? 29-11-2016 14:54 (GMT)
hovering ball was nothing with the incident.
injuries happened by their accident.
it make the incident easier.
Expert 29-11-2016 14:44 (GMT)
If i discount Ivanov , Robs opinion is heard "proper".
Expert 29-11-2016 14:36 (GMT)
that might be very simple incident. . .
Chaser and Runner at night.
(but , footprint of chaser around tent ?? )
Expert 29-11-2016 14:29 (GMT)
this is my contradiction to Robs opinion.
but when i communicated wih you, rather i thought it .
if i discount some arguement,
Robs opinion is heard logic to me .

In other words, Everyone might have made simple incident so complex.
Expert 29-11-2016 14:19 (GMT)
(1) i still dont understand why investigators did not leave mention - eyeballs or tongue by animals.
(we are just talking about that .. watching photo , but they watched real injury)

(2)Ivanov concluded no one around the day and the site.
(but you Robs guess it - by human)

(3) I read medical report - ravine 4 died earlier than others
(i will check out again)

(4) It seems that Ivanov the investigator consider burnt tree as a point. but a member of soviet congress forced him not to talk about that.
(but Robs discount flying ball)

(5) radioactive
Robs 29-11-2016 13:35 (GMT)
I don't believe the doctors report. Remember this was 1959 and I think it was inaccurate. I find it difficult to understand how they can say they died in a certain order after months of being in the ravine. Also if clothes were missing off the ceder tree 2 and were found In the ravine then they were either stripped of clothing while still alive or the ravine 4 died after the ceder tree 2 (this is more likely)
Expert 29-11-2016 12:44 (GMT)
ravine .. my english -.-
Expert 29-11-2016 12:41 (GMT)
I will check the article out again
Expert 29-11-2016 12:40 (GMT)
I just read it at medical report - raven 4 died earlier than other 5
Expert 29-11-2016 12:38 (GMT)
I am thinking now... but your opinion is logical.
Robs 29-11-2016 12:26 (GMT)
Expert, yes I agree. However some of the clothes found at ravine were from ceder tree two. That means that the ceder tree died before the ravine 4 otherwise why take there clothes
Expert 29-11-2016 12:24 (GMT)
Ok, now .. our reply order ( answer after question ) is fused .. haha. anyway i am reading your opinion.
Expert 29-11-2016 12:18 (GMT)
as i said before, it might mean - all peoples dig a den around raven. and something attacked them. and the first death happened. and 5 peoples were scattered. I think it s possible logic
Robs 29-11-2016 12:17 (GMT)
People have reported seeing hovering lights all over the world many times none of which have been proven to kill multiple persons. I don't think the BL or lights are relevant. I'm
Not denying that they weren't there but I don't think they chased the 9 and killed them. The injuries i have 2 opinions, 1. They fell into the Ravine which caused crushing injuries, they were attacked by persons unknown.
Expert 29-11-2016 12:14 (GMT)
Robs/ 2 under cedar died after raven 4 died ( medical test ) .. what about that ?
Expert 29-11-2016 12:02 (GMT)
If something was other human, which is also mystery .
Expert 29-11-2016 11:57 (GMT)
car crush like injury but no external injury.
Expert 29-11-2016 11:55 (GMT)
Mick and robs/
so,, How can you explain hovering balls ? or both of you think that is not relative with this incident ?
how they left those injury - like car crush ?
Robs 29-11-2016 11:42 (GMT)
The bodies in the ravene were not found for 2 months. This means certainly animals could have done this. For every question there are two more. They were buried under 4 meters of snow, so when did that occur? Why were they wearing clothes of other members ? My opinion is that they were all at the ceder tree and then split up from there. That's the only explanation I think otherwise why would they be wearing each other's clothes?
Expert 29-11-2016 11:40 (GMT)
I need to check out more info. about natural flying ball like ball lighting .
but I ask you another question - if there is an example of lighting ball in group type.
(allegedly witnesses saw a group of hovering balls)
Expert 29-11-2016 11:31 (GMT)
that is a real wonder which life eat only eye balls of other life .. . Animals tend to leave their trace-such traces torn by bite or beak. ..
even i doubt if there were snails around Siberia mountain stream in winter .
Robs 28-11-2016 18:09 (GMT)
That is a possibility Mick, certainly i think that the group were hijacked by persons unknown
Mick 28-11-2016 17:44 (GMT)
Earlier, the group had had an argument with a drunk man who claimed they'd stolen his wallet, so perhaps when he'd sobered up he got his friends to follow the hikers, and clubbed them in their tent?
Nigel Evans 28-11-2016 08:27 (GMT)
expert - something like water snails explains the assymmetry, LD eyes and tongue, SZ eyes other two untouched. Rodents would presumably attack all four bodies more evenly. Imo it's plausible that there aren't a lot of water snails around in a siberian winter.

The pathologist did not offer any opinion as the loss of her tongue. No one knows how it went.
Expert 28-11-2016 00:03 (GMT)
that answer couldn't be satisfied.

1 animals usually don't eat like that
-tongue pulled out or only eye balls eaten
Though I did not visit or investigate the site 1959's, a professional investigator could know that was a mystery.
and if water snails ate eyeballs , there would be many snails on their body with first discovering.

2.what i meant is why the hikers did not gather other hikers.
they clearly hid oneself from something watching out (cedar man is an example)

3.Ivanov was forced to take out his information about flying object.
Nigel Evans 27-11-2016 18:39 (GMT)
Robs - well Tunguska is a subject as big if not bigger than the dpi, but from memory - the main explosion can be explained by a bolide but only one with a very very very specific construction and mass to be able to survive the earth's atmosphere but not leave an impact crater.
And a bolide doesn't help explain :-
1. eye witness accounts of many subsequent explosions for minutes afterwards (like cannonfire).
2. eye witness accounts of a large change in direction.
3. earthquake lights (from memory before and after the event) - daylight at midnight in parts of Europe.
That's just off the top of my head.

I'm glad you are 99% certain that CM isn't caused by BL. Other people aren't so sure Happy. One of the interesting features of CM is that the animals can be found in ground or on snow banks that show no signs of the animal walking there, as if they fell from the sky. N.B. these reports are from hard headed farmers, vets, police etc... Thrown by an explosion?

Ufo web sites are full of reports of bodies being found in remote places (e.g. google Unit 58) but you've got to believe in conspiracy theories to accept their case. If like me you don't then you would have to widen the time span. If you say how many recorded cases of fatalities in the last 500 years are due to BL i would guess at dozens maybe three figures, and that's where eye witnesses survive of course. Just because something is infrequent doesn't lessen it's suitability as an explanation of the dpi.
A example of this is that someone has asked the question "how many people have been killed by meteorites in recorded history?" and the answer maybe 1000, apparently the ancient Chinese have records going back thousands of years. One guy (1800s?) was recorded as being hit in the chest as if shot from a rifle. Don't think he'd be consoled by the infrequency of the event... Happy

Expert -
Q. If it was natural phenomenon,
where did eyes or tongue disappear ?
A. I've answered this before, predation, e.g. water snails can be carnivorous.

Q. why did not they call others... hiding self from something ?
A. Who are they going to call in the middle of a siberian forest? Ghostbusters? Happy

Q. why did Soviet cover up a natural phenomenon ?
A. It wasn't covered up, it was diluted to *unknown and compelling force" and the soviet authorities closed the area for three years to investigate. This was Soviet Russia where civil servants got arrested and shot for telling the truth.
Robs 27-11-2016 17:28 (GMT)
Nigel, I am sorry but I dont agree with your explanations. Tunguska was a meteorite is is almost 100% proved, cattle mutilations is unexplained but I can say 99% it's not BL. Nigel, In recent history, I mean in the last 20 years has anyone been killed let alone 9 people Killed or seriously injured due to BL?
Expert 27-11-2016 16:55 (GMT)
If it was natural phenomenon,
where did eyes or tongue disappear ?
why did not they call others... hiding self from something ?
why did Soviet cover up a natural phenomenon ?
Expert 27-11-2016 16:41 (GMT)
1-Soviet government sent official investigator.
and wanted to know detailed information from investigators.
2-the government tried to keep the information (by investigator ) in secret .

This is the fact as Lev Ivanov said
( In the early 1990’s he gave an interview to a local journalist where he made a statement that during his investigation he and E.P. Maslenikov both noticed that the pines in the forest were burned at the top. He also claims that A.P. Kirilenko, member of the Soviet Congress, along with his advisor A.F. Ashtokin forced Ivanov to take out all references to the unknown flying objects or other strange phenomena. This included pictures of flying spheres drawn by the Mansi hunters and other testimonies.)

Why they tried to keep it in secret ? ? ? ? ? ?
Expert 27-11-2016 16:00 (GMT)
The site linked below describe detail. I guess Soviet government clearly knew the answer but they wanna keep secret.
it fit in earlier my idea.
i focus on 2 artificial force.
Nigel Evans 27-11-2016 15:52 (GMT)
Robs - well as BL cannot be explained by our current science, it affords people like me - "supporters of the BL explanation for the DPI", the luxury of just making things up Happy. So it's not hard to concoct theories.

Imo there are a number of phenomena that seem to be explainble (at leat in part) as due to a "geo motor effect" (BL, Tunguska, cattle mutilations), i.e. some as yet unknown (but probably based on electro magnetism) physics where there seems to be some interaction between the earth's magnetism and atmospheric static electricity, possbly compounded by solar wind activity (latitude=60). This interaction seems to create localised massless energy that persists for a limited time. These events are infrequent but can repeat at certain locations possibly due to the prevalence of suitable conditions within the ground and latitude.

But regarding the DPI :-
1. They fled the tent by the close proximity of BL at or near the entrance.
2. The "campfire two" deaths have multiple possible explanations, fall from tree plus lost conscious whilst unattended and falling too close to the fire (burns, charring) or electrocution from BL. Imo the proximity of the den to the campfire suggests that the remaining seven saw no threat and hence that leans against BL so probably natural causes.
3. The remaining group (all 7) are in the ravine when the same BL at the tent or a new event moves towards them scorching tree tops. It then explodes (a known feature of BL) with great force and heat, killing four of them immediately (injuries consistent with explosion trauma) or they expired shortly afterwards, LD bit her tongue in the explosion and had time to swallow blood, the wound subsequently attracting predation. The explosion kills a significant number of birds roosting in the trees nearby.
4. The remaining three are the hardest to explain, all seem to be returning to the tent but expire in a close grouping. ID has clear signs of hypothermia, but the other two less so. The overnight temperature in the area in general was -20C and it is estimated that on the mountain it would have been closer to -30C. And of course there could have been some other reduction of temperature connected with BL? If the BL was giving off heat it could have created a localised artificial wind, reducing the local temperature in the immediate vicinity (that cold spot is ribbed a sign of high winds). I have a memory of reading a report from local mansi of extremely high winds that night, this contradicting the official weather reports..
So best guess is that the explosion weakened them, they were exposed to extreme cold (possibly supercold?), they could have suffered radiation exposure that the autopsies missed (radiation was found on their clothing but could have been picked up from exploring disused mines) and this resulting in them expiring at a similar time.
5. As to the question - "why would the BL be attracted to groups of people, well human beings are electrical systems rich in metal compounds so perhaps the answer lies there (but we don't know). BL accounts clearly describe how it interacts with metal (follows overground, underground cables etc.). Or the ravine could slightly closer to underground metal deposits than the rest of the ground, etc etc etc.
Expert 27-11-2016 15:48 (GMT)
Robs/if abductor made fake footprint, why did they make alibi so poor ? - footprint disappeared 500M from tent.
(I think .. the possibility of hijack is good idea. but doubt fake footprint)
Expert 27-11-2016 15:33 (GMT)
Nigel / no ^ ^ i just wanna share more informations and opinions.because we all wonder, want to reach reality as possible .
Robs 27-11-2016 13:57 (GMT)
Nigel, please can you explain why they left the tent due to BL, then explain how it followed them, then explain how it killed 4 in the ravine, then explain how it killed the 3 returning to the tent, then explain how it kept the two from returning from the tree to the tent ?
Nigel Evans 27-11-2016 12:15 (GMT)
Robs - a frequent occurence of BL is that a single object divides into several - "a string of pearls". Indeed the last link from expert records an eye witness account of this.

Daniel - any explanation of BL has to account for it's mobility over potentially many miles, see my BBC link below. Specifically wrt the dpi - formation at altitude in the clouds, travelling through the sky (for many miles?) slowly descending to ground level. It's fascinating stuff, one account describes how BL appeared within a passenger jet, exited harmlessly through the pressurised fuselage and then bounced along the wing perpendicular to the airstream (approx 400mph). If you're interested in more accounts Paul Sagan's - Ball Lightning A Paradox of Physics, is a cheap source of hundreds of eye witness accounts mainly from the scientists, engineers and military at Oak Ridge Labs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Ridge_National_Laboratory
Robs 26-11-2016 16:58 (GMT)
The bodies weren't found for weeks. Footprints couldhave easily been made or covered without any hassle including the hijackers foot prints (if that's what happened) the BL theory is just too far fetched for me, to make them Leave the tent in such a panic, apparently follow them and kill them at different locations doesn't seem right
Admin 26-11-2016 15:20 (GMT)
> Daniel
You can send me the PDF at the email listed at the top of this page, above the comments. I will published under http://dyatlov-pass.com/theories
Daniel 26-11-2016 15:17 (GMT)
My opinion is that indeed the all nine people had to do with an extraordinary phenomenon involving (in my opinion) an atmospheric electricity process. A large-scale electrical discharge (a unique plasma discharge) generated by landscape configuration and tectonic plates stress in the area. In laboratory simulation, high-intensity electrical discharges (see Dense Plasma Focus device - http://web.brasimone.enea.it/plasma/plasma1.htm ) are associated with X, gamma radiation, heat release and other effects. To see if indeed the environment in that area can create large scale electrical discharges with unique features you need to have some measurement devices (voltmeter, amperemeter, magnetometer)and patience. The process is cyclical.

I have a description of this hypothetical process - I could send it in pdf format?

Thank you,
Nigel Evans 26-11-2016 13:23 (GMT)
For ball lightning fans, one of the theories to explain it is that it is a plasmoid https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasmoid apparently you can generate one in your microwave - http://jlnlabs.online.fr/plasma/gmr/
Nigel Evans 26-11-2016 13:12 (GMT)
Expert - thanks for the links, but everyone please be aware that my virus software (Symantec) blocks some of the links within the first page as attack sites.

Some interesting details though that i haven't heard of before :-
1. a cold spot near the tent due to a heat source melting the snow and refreezing. This ould be freeze thaw from the sun but the situation doesn't seem to fit that possibility.
2. An unusual number of dead birds found in the area by the rescue party. An explosion would explain that of course.
3. The snow that covered the ravine four was four metres deeps and very solid (frozen) requiring a lot of digging. The depth could be due to drifts but this doesn't explain the solidity. But both the depth and solidity can be easily explained due to a heat source melting the snow on the sides of the ravine that then slid down over the bodies and then refroze...
Expert 26-11-2016 10:27 (GMT)
I feel like i already reach conclusion.
Expert 26-11-2016 01:16 (GMT)
Robs /
why their footprints were disappeared ??????
i still did not find answer by my self.

if they were abducted , it was 500M away from tent where their footprints were disappeared.
Expert 26-11-2016 00:16 (GMT)
Considering flying ball, I will remove Yeti from the incident ( russian yeti - tv program tried to make conclusion in yeti. but i ignore it )
Yeti and flying ball are likely no relative with each other.

I will deal with 2 - gun or armed force, extraterristrial
Expert 26-11-2016 00:08 (GMT)
as i said before, i am sure something was not natural force, but artificial force.
3 artificial-force-gun man, yeti, extraterristrial
2of3 will be removed in possibility.

# Clearly the incident are relative with flying ball.
Witnesses watched flying ball around the zone
Cedar tree was burnt from top
A member took a moving ball like photo
Robs 25-11-2016 21:44 (GMT)
The key to the whole mystery is the tent and the reason that the had the escape quickly. Once you have that answer the rest will be obvious (just my opinion). I have thought about the reason and knowing that they were experienced mountaineers and scientists or at least students the only reason i can think of is they were hijacked by internal or external persons.
Expert 25-11-2016 19:00 (GMT)
when it is very cold, human tend to shrink,roll their body. but most of them don't look like that. so i wondered if they did not die of hypothermia.the first attack could affect their death as time passed .......but i think there were second attack that made 4 extreme injury in raven. they died before others died.
Expert 25-11-2016 18:59 (GMT)
when it is very cold, human tend to shrink,roll their body. but most of them don't look like that. so i wondered if they did not die of hypothermia.the first attack could affect their death as time passed .......but i think there were second attack that made 4 extreme injury in raven. they died before others died.
Expert 25-11-2016 18:45 (GMT)
i forgot important thing . as you,John said .. they have common injury - hair turn gray, skin turn dark orange . ( though dark orange skin of dead people is not weird ) Anyway which could mean - the first attack happened in tent......
Expert 25-11-2016 09:42 (GMT)

i will check out millitary possibility again. i won't ignore every possibility.
but i feel like i reach conclusion.
Expert 24-11-2016 23:39 (GMT)
mistyping- advance->advanture
Expert 24-11-2016 13:30 (GMT)
at least, it took some time for something to attack them. so they could make a den.
Expert 24-11-2016 13:26 (GMT)
now,i presume another situation.

A den might be made with not 3 people but all together. they all run to the place, together. but 3 peoples were attack there by something . and other 6 were scattered. After some time , they felt their death by cold air. So they choose advance. someones made a fire, someone tried to come back to the tent. seemingly they might have plan to put on their clothes in the tent. but they couldn't come back to the tent with fear.
John 24-11-2016 09:27 (GMT)
I should clarify. By similar injury I mean impact related or blunt force broken rips skull fractures the like. I have a theory about the woman who bit off her tongue. But I'm doing some digging into that before I post it.
Expert 23-11-2016 13:12 (GMT)
i don't know what number 9 mean or that is a just happening . at least , it made me interested..
Expert 23-11-2016 13:08 (GMT)
allegedly, there have been many research groups for that incident.
but non of the groups weren't composed of 9 members.
9 members have been died in 3 incidents ...

Don't go there with 9 members
Expert 23-11-2016 00:19 (GMT)
All my possibility is limited in ''gun man or alien from space or yeti''
(I don't believe in Yeti. there is little possibility but I can't discount it in this incident.)
Expert 23-11-2016 00:04 (GMT)
I am thinking about that - the first discovered pose of Dubina

she was climbing stone in stream ( though it was very cold winter )
and she was discovered in that pose

- she would be alive with removed eyeballs .
Expert 22-11-2016 23:55 (GMT)
and something wasn't any animal
Expert 22-11-2016 23:53 (GMT)
1.Something did not chase them as soon as they run ..
but started to chase them after some time.

2.They did not call each other after scattered
- it mean they tried to hide oneself from something.

I am saying that wasn't any natural force.
Expert 22-11-2016 23:41 (GMT)
John // all of them had similar injury ? I didn't understand it exactly.
John 21-11-2016 12:01 (GMT)
Expert. Given the near universal presence of impact related injuries I'm wondering about the construction of the tent it seems the only way all of them could have such similar injuries is if initial incident occurred at the tent. Keeping in mind experienced hikers cut their way out of a tent in a dangerously cold area.
Expert 20-11-2016 05:56 (GMT)
There are many videos some Russians explored on the site..
Expert 20-11-2016 05:51 (GMT)
.. well........... i need to correct my last reply. i am not sure every fire can be sensed on the place. but a chaser could find their fire site easily in night time. ANany way , Russians would get more information. from their updated research. i need to check out the more information
Expert 19-11-2016 23:33 (GMT)
i found interesting thing on the russia site linked.
On the place where the tent was made ,a Viewer could see every light. If something was artificial force, it seems that the force could see every light the students made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AIDi2udwl8 ( 4:36 view )
Expert 19-11-2016 23:18 (GMT)
( my english is poor , our country don't use english. so i learnt it as a second language) but i understood entire situation. this is the reality novel that made me fall into ..
Expert 19-11-2016 23:07 (GMT)
the tent was discovered 25 days after they had been missed . but little amount of snow over the tent in 25days.
Expert 19-11-2016 22:55 (GMT)
there are many hypothesis.. most of them are useless. i check every possibility out. clearly most of them are useless. we cannot know what is real .. but we can know what don't fit in .. Avalanche - the possibility is 0%
Nigel Evans 19-11-2016 13:35 (GMT)
The link - http://www.climbing.ru/forum/all/topic_1534/ can be translated online. Go to google translate and copy and paste the link in the left hand side and then click on the right hand side.

Lots of discussion there (58 pages!). Imo the avalanche theory can be discounted because it doesn't explain why they clearly avoided returning to the tent to get boots and clothing even after two had died.
Expert 16-11-2016 20:39 (GMT)
something interesting is that diatlov pass is likely same to now since 1968
Expert 16-11-2016 20:30 (GMT)
to montana. the site linked by you looks very good. many replys and many photos by Russians. But I have no idea on Russia languages.. I just can use a little English as a 2th language. But photos and videos make me interesting . I am checking those out.
montana1903 14-11-2016 14:03 (GMT)
Just realised a person who looks like Mansi among the group ! It even gets more interesting..

Nigel Evans 04-11-2016 17:08 (GMT)
I expect to see an increased frequency of these reports now that many people have a video camera enabled smartphone. Looking forward to the day one explodes on camera...

Expert 02-11-2016 04:44 (GMT)
though that is a good info to study UFO phenomenon happened in nature, that didn't match this incident.
Expert 02-11-2016 02:34 (GMT)
To Nigel
just desert! Don't try to keep it!
your hypothesis don't match the entire situation .
Nigel Evans 02-11-2016 00:25 (GMT)
Coral Hull - your post is an interesting piece of synchronicity for me. I've just returned from Ireland where i purchased a book - "Field Guide to Irish Fairies". This tells me that some fairies are fallen angels. It also describes the Sheerie a nocturnal fairy that lures travellers to their deaths because they follow it's light.
This led me to google Will-o-the-wisp and find links were people (in previous centuries) have captured the lights and the material producing them describing it as luminescent frogspawn that quickly degrades to a whitish, grayish foam. Note the report on YD....
Nigel Evans 01-11-2016 23:59 (GMT)
Expert - and you need to read my posts properly.
Expert 01-11-2016 04:14 (GMT)
and you need to check out medical reports again . Zolotar wasn't burnt but rib broken
Expert 01-11-2016 04:00 (GMT)
to Nigel
a church example of you won't be a antimatter but usual asteroid.
Coral Hull 01-11-2016 01:11 (GMT)
Fallen angels [orb form, pagan gods, fake UFOs] murdered the hikers at Dyatlov Pass, on 2nd February, 1959. I believe that a manifesting demonic entity, [known as a yeti, menk, bigfoot or skinwalker], was also involved in the murders and assisted by the fallen angels. I haven't seen/ or read anything that comes close to explaining/ describing all the injuries and positioning of the bodies after death.
Nigel Evans 31-10-2016 20:34 (GMT)
Remind me what are we agreeing to disagree about?
Robs 31-10-2016 19:12 (GMT)
Ok we will have to agree to disagree
Nigel Evans 31-10-2016 18:55 (GMT)
Robs > Just for you Happy, four people died here :-

The Great Thunderstorm of Widecombe-in-the-Moor
Another early description was reported during the Great Thunderstorm at a church in Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, in England, on 21 October 1638. Four people died and approximately 60 were injured when, during a severe storm, an 8-foot (2.4 m) ball of fire was described as striking and entering the church, having nearly destroyed it. Large stones from the church walls were hurled into the ground and through large wooden beams. The ball of fire allegedly smashed the pews and many windows, and filled the church with a foul sulfurous odour and dark, thick smoke.
Nigel Evans 31-10-2016 18:53 (GMT)
Robs - you've got to be kidding, the Warren Hastings event killed two men?

Also the sentence - " By this explosion the main top-mast was shattered into pieces and the main mast went down to the keel.". Is talking about a section of the mast being shattered that could be 70 feet long and 21 inches in diameter. That's a significant explosion imo, i wouldn't want to be in a ravine with that going off over my head...
Robs 31-10-2016 18:45 (GMT)
So there is no record of multiple deaths via BL
Nigel Evans 31-10-2016 17:22 (GMT)
Robs - the three cases below would seem to give you :-
1. strong explosion capable of shattering rib cages "like a shockwave from a bomb".
2. burns.
3. burnt treetops.

The Catherine and Mary

In December 1726 a number of British newspapers printed an extract of a letter from John Howell of the sloop Catherine and Mary:

As we were coming thro’ the Gulf of Florida on 29th of August, a large ball of fire fell from the Element and split our mast in Ten Thousand Pieces, if it were possible; split our Main Beam, also Three Planks of the Side, Under Water, and Three of the Deck; killed one man, another had his Hand carried of [sic], and had it not been for the violent rains, our Sails would have been of a Blast of Fire.[10][11]

The Montague

One particularly large example was reported "on the authority of Dr. Gregory" in 1749:

Admiral Chambers on board the Montague, 4 November 1749, was taking an observation just before noon...he observed a large ball of blue fire about three miles distant from them. They immediately lowered their topsails, but it came up so fast upon them, that, before they could raise the main tack, they observed the ball rise almost perpendicularly, and not above forty or fifty yards from the main chains when it went off with an explosion, as great as if a hundred cannons had been discharged at the same time, leaving behind it a strong sulphurous smell. By this explosion the main top-mast was shattered into pieces and the main mast went down to the keel.

Five men were knocked down and one of them very bruised. Just before the explosion, the ball seemed to be the size of a large mill-stone.[2]
HMS Warren Hastings

An English journal reported that during an 1809 storm, three "balls of fire" appeared and "attacked" the British ship HMS Warren Hastings. The crew watched one ball descend, killing a man on deck and setting the main mast on fire. A crewman went out to retrieve the fallen body and was struck by a second ball, which knocked him back and left him with mild burns. A third man was killed by contact with the third ball. Crew members reported a persistent, sickening sulfur smell afterward.[13][14]
Robs 31-10-2016 17:14 (GMT)
Hello Nigel, without reading word for word it seems no one has been killed and if they have none have got similar injuries to the DPI persons? Maybe you can clarify?
Nigel Evans 31-10-2016 13:31 (GMT)
Robs - pasting my link from the 4th post on this page :-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning N.B. most ufo sightings are probably ball lightning.
Robs 31-10-2016 12:11 (GMT)
How many people had BL actually killed leaving these exact injuries ? I suspect none but I'm not an expert?
Nigel Evans 31-10-2016 11:13 (GMT)
Expert - there are 10,000 theories for the DPI none of which can be disproved, aliens, forest fairies, mirror universes, etc etc. Imo it's pointless to speculate like this.
I'm only interested in sticking to the facts.
One of the most important facts is that (as said before) they urgently left the tent but then lit a fire a little time afterwards.
This narrows down the possibilities considerably to either natural but non intelligent force, or prisoners and subsequently murdered.
The "murdered prisoner" theory doesn't really fit with the facts whilst the natural force theory fits quite well with what is known about ball lightning, the mansi beliefs in "golden orbs" and eye witness accounts of lights very near to the date of the incident.
That's why Ivanov an experienced police investigator favoured it.
N.B. bl is famous for passing through walls, airplane fuselages without leaving any mark. So the bl theory for the dpi could include a fireball entering the tent.
Expert 31-10-2016 09:06 (GMT)
They would watch bright object in tent.
Unknown,strange lifes came out from there ,
the hikers were shocked on bizarre encounter. They choose just run. Some of them died of hypothermia, raven 4 could survive thanks to their clothes. but aliens wanted to take a research sample of earth species ,, as human often do to other animals.

Radioactive sometimes was detected on the place where UFO was reported .
Expert 31-10-2016 02:16 (GMT)
reply to Nigel
Expert 31-10-2016 02:12 (GMT)
Of course, it is good to collect diverse possibility.

But I don't think they were frighten by fire ball approaching .
Even fire ball did not come into tent (no trace burnt in tent)

1) if the fireball run after raven 4 and exploded over them, why did not other peoples return tent ?
( 4 dead was far away from tent )

2)I guess that by wiki research -the antimatter ball could be very fast. How could they run 1.5-2 km away from tent ?
3) how could you explain missing eyeball, tongue of them ?

I don't think something was any natural force containing antimatter fire ball

and We surely cannot say the article (personal interview with Ivanov) was wrong
- Usually, UFO have been said as unidentified object due to no scientific evidence.
but some of researcher used to say their personal opinion after official interview.

I see alien possibility match the incident best.
Nigel Evans 30-10-2016 10:51 (GMT)
Expert - My understanding is that Ivanov stressed that he didn't mean UFOs = alien ships, but UFOs = fireballs. My wikipedia link below describes ball lightning behaviour that explains the dpi facts - fatal contact, explosions. Just shows that you should never believe anything you read in newspapers.
Imo there's no need to link ball lightning with ufo = aliens, bl is almost certainly a natural phenomenon that our science is yet to explain.
Expert 30-10-2016 07:24 (GMT)
Expert 30-10-2016 05:42 (GMT)
Check out the article ............
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2401175/Dyatlov-Pass-Indicent-slaughtered-hikers-Siberias-Death-Mountain-1959.html IN THIS ARTICLE - Official Soviet investigator into the tragedy, Lev Ivanov, could find no answers. He concluded in his hastily composed report that all nine deaths had been caused by what he described as ‘an unknown elemental force which they were unable to overcome’.
Privately, he told people he thought they’d been killed by aliens in a UFO.
Expert 30-10-2016 05:33 (GMT)
September 27, 1989 This is an example of other fire ball in Rusia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V20-LSgVN0
Expert 30-10-2016 05:26 (GMT)

Something was human armed with gun ??
I am skeptical on that situation.

1.Anyone was not shoot by gun.

2.But they never calm down being frightened, unknown fear made any adventure impossible in front of death.

3.It seems Something did not force them to leave from tent. they just run scattered urgently by unknown fear.
Expert 29-10-2016 17:33 (GMT)
all possibility were limited in my thought.
The attack of Military or Extraterrestrial
Expert 29-10-2016 17:17 (GMT)

Something was coming towards tent exit.
Or .. ..
They were listening to threaten sound(like gun shooting sound)
They were listening to threatening sound (like gun shooting sound )

They thought their urgent weapon ( knife , ass ) were useless to something.
They choose ''just run ''

Something would stay near tent, which would made them not come back

The distance between tent and them is over 1.5 km.
But it seems that they could watch something because something stayed in bright light.
Expert 29-10-2016 16:42 (GMT)
to _CE399_
i don't think something was Yuri Yudin . because investigators already would suspect and investigate him on what he then did or where he then stayed.
And if he was killer, he would steel clues like diary, camera.
Frank Black 25-10-2016 19:27 (GMT)
Best web site I've seen so far with very comprehensive injury information. I don't believe in a Yeti, UFO or any of that paranormal crap. There is only one kind of animal that can inflict that kind of damage to those young people- MAN. Military security, regular Army whatever but I believe it was other humans. I know that it might take some of the "lunatic fringe" mystery out of it but really a Yeti, be serious. Look at the autopsy data, some of those kids had the crap beaten out of them. You have to look at this logically plus 9 intelligent educated young people lost there lives possibly because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Cat 25-10-2016 18:29 (GMT)
I still do not buy the avalanche theory. I'm no expert and certainly I am very new to the Dyatlov Incident but if there was an avalanche why on earth would someone stop running and walk and it seems an orderly walk at that!
As for having a camera cocked, yes that is one of the first things you are taught to not waste film but eventually you do for quick shooting also you can load film carefully to get an extra few frames so really there is nothing unusual about that fact.
Nigel Evans 25-10-2016 17:56 (GMT)
My thoughts todate :-

1. Their boots were stacked in the front corner inside the tent but something made them flee into -25C so quickly (by slitting the tent open in the diagonally opposite corner) that they didn't (couldn't?) pick them up.

2. But this something didn't curtail lighting a fire 1500 metres away. Imo this considerably narrows the possible causes to :-
2a. prisoners of persons that didn't leave any detectable footprints.
2b. a perceived danger but not one with intelligence (human or animal), that would detect the fire and come after them.
N.B. the numerous slits in the tent together with a camera on a tripod and SZ's secret camera favours (2b) imo. They were observing something.

3. The victims of weapon testing testing theory is counter to the facts. The soviet authorities investigated the case very thoroughly. Ivanov's police team was complemented by a KGB team, alpine experts and helicopters. Some of the dpi group had worked in top secret establishments and SZ was almost certainly a KGB "minder", so defection was a worry for the state, but all that effort is hardly necessary if the state already knew the cause. It is possible that the expense was to ensure that all the bodies were accounted for (no defection) but the ravine four took three months to discover which makes the case that the authorities could have just waited for the spring thaw if they already knew the cause. I find it easy to say that it was not weapons testing.

4. If so it was either a "natural force" or murder. The injuries of the ravine 4 are very difficult to explain as murder. LD's rib cage on the RHS has two fracture lines under the armpit but none in the lower half. The pathologist's opinion seems reasonable that this profile is of strong and localised kinetic energy such as a car accident or the shockwave from a bomb. SZ's injuries are very similar in this regard, his rib cage on the RHS breaking along two seperate lines, imo this fits better with a single event (explosion) than two seperate murder events. As said below the lack of bruising can be explained by the cold and LD's tongue and stomach blood can be explained by her biting her tongue badly, swallowing some blood as she died with the wound attracting predation (e.g. water snails). However the completeness of the tongue removal including supporting muscle echoes one of the injuries found in cattle mutilations - "empty mouth cavity". A pity the pathologist didn't go into more detail here.

5. Although the pathologist recorded most of the other deaths as hypothermia this is contrary to modern opinion (full bladder) and only ID displays the classic symptoms. YD and YK could have died from afterflow but that still leaves RS and ZK as "warm when they stopped moving", RS had a skull fracture but ZK is the hardest to explain.

6. YK had a massive burn on his lower left leg and foot (30cm x 10cm). This could be due to several reasons, loss of conciousness when too close to the fire, torture but also electrocution.

7. It was observed by the rescue party that tree tops were burnt.

8. The rescue party observed "lights" and reliable eye witnesses recorded lights a week after the fatalities are presumed to have taken place. One of these reliable witnesses talked of two explosions.

9 Radiation was found on some of the clothing, this could be from investigating mining activity on the journey or from the fatal event. However a water test suggested that the initial exposure could have been quite high and there are observations of the clothing exhibiting a purple glow. The helicopter pilots only flew the ravine four after being threatened by a superior officer at gun point (they wanted to wait for lead coffins).

10. The local native people had no doubts as to the cause - goldern orbs.

11. Ivanov wanted his report to state the cause of death was due to "fireballs" but he was overruled and forced to state a more general conclusion - "unknown and compelling force". Crucially in order to support this change in direction material was removed from the report. This can only be because it supported the fireball theory, n.b. there are no entries in the diary after leaving the base camp....

12. There are numerous photos taken from the cameras that seem to show nothing unless highly magnified and then a ball of light can be seen. Some of the observations of lights talk of concentric rings with a point source (star) in the centre. I don't know what 1959 photographic film was capable of but maybe the human eye can detect light wave lengths that are not detected by the film?..
Expert 25-10-2016 08:29 (GMT)
1 - This didn't happen by something natural (infra-sound, avalanche,,). they were watching everything through cut line. They run scattered urgently and didn't meet all together because it need to hide themself. Which mean something was not natural force.

2 - Of course, i surely exclude any animals that never make those injuries.
Expert 24-10-2016 14:56 (GMT)
to Nigel
it is not then.
Notice 2 who made a fire under big tree.trying to warm themself.
They seemed to be very cautious because they were afraid of being discovered with fire. that is why they climbed high and looked out.
i guess that......
Nigel Evans 24-10-2016 12:58 (GMT)
Expert - and then they lit a fire?
Expert 24-10-2016 06:44 (GMT)
1 - This didn't happen by something natural (infra-sound, avalanche,,). they were watching everything through cut line. They run scattered urgently and didn't meet all together because it need to hide themself. Which mean something was not natural force.
Robs 22-10-2016 09:51 (GMT)
If the autopsy is to be believed and there are no external injuries then then only explanation is crushing like from an avalanche. I am not skilled in this area but that would be my explanation. BUT and this is a bit BUT I don't believe the evidence reported because none of it makes sense.
No external injuries even though multiple ribs broken
Walking in single file from tent even though seemed to exit in absolute panic with no clothes
Multiple injuries such as crushed skulls
The ravine 4 seemed to be there for a while even setting up a temporary camp.
The only thing that makes sense is that they were either high jacked at least to start with
Expert 22-10-2016 08:24 (GMT)
I think the unsolved point of the unsolved mystery is zolotarev injury. how to be damaged to those chest fracture without no external injury ??
Nigel Evans 20-10-2016 17:48 (GMT)
CE399 re your comment that their injuries are not consistent with ball lightning.

I must disagree, bl is documented as being explosive and the burns could be via electrical discharge also well documented.
BL is in my opinion the best explanation of the established facts.
Nigel Evans 20-10-2016 15:22 (GMT)
CE39 when the clothes were removed from the bodies and hung up there were observations of a "purple glow". I'd agree that the water test doesn't prove anything. N.B. when the ravine four were to be moved by helicopter the pilots initially refused to take them until lead coffins were provided. Could be that they knew something that never made the report?
kkz 20-10-2016 15:09 (GMT)
Well I don't think Yuri Yudin has to do anything with the deaths. I mean come on. If he was was the assasin, he must have secretly follow the hikers for days, carrying his own tent and stuff. Or he was with others? Again: a group must have follow then the hikers for days - and there's no evidence of a camp anywhere near.
Also if they we're following the group in a great distance, so they couldn't notice them, they wouldn't end up, where the group had ended, because that place wasn't on the original route. (Yuri Yudin was surprised where they have found the bodies.)
Also it's highly unlikely that a killer, or a killer group travels for days in the snowy mountains just to kill a group then travel back for days. (Yeah, you can say, they killed them there, because it's so far out, that people won't find the bodies. But they did. And the killer must have know they will eventually.)
If Yudin was the killer, he wouldn't leave the group at all - he just would went with them, and kill them in their sleep or something.
Also Svetlana Oss's book mentions that Yudin was collecting minerals this time with other students, and there are student diaries to prove this. Also Yuri Yudin being the killer explains nothing about the strange circumstances, that made Dyatlov pass incident a mistery. (Strange lights, radioactivity, missing tongue, etc.)
Yuri Yudin's alibi, motives and whereabouts been fully examined?
Not at all.
Is there any evidence against him?
_CE399_ 20-10-2016 13:22 (GMT)
Nigel Evans, regarding fireballs and prisoners:

I lived and worked in Laplandia which extends over the northernmost quarter of Norway, Sweden and Finland and an equivalent area of Russia. And that is why I am interested in the Dyatlov incident.

Because one of the most esoteric theories is that one or more of the group was planning to defect to Norway. I think that theory is silly nonsense but it turned my head one day and caused me to take an interest in the Dyatlov event.

Ball lightning, fireballs, starbursts, skylights, "night suns", daylight bright & lingering meteorite storms, highly localized aurora borealis events, and other light and sound presentations happen all the time in the valleys and ravines of the sub-polar arctic regions.

Members of the Dyatlov party would have been very familiar with the northern lights and various types of light and sound events. They would have found the fireballs interesting and noteworthy that were supposed to have occurred on the night of their demise. But no "fireball" would have sent them into a panic.

Their injuries are not consistent with any kind of ball lighting or fireball.

Escaped prisoners would not have ventured into that river valley. And if they did, why didn't they take any possessions or supplies that would have been crucial to their own survival.

No, the prisoner theory doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

But a theory that the Mansi did it or something to cause it is viable.

Like the Mansi, the indigenous Laplanders have a scary sounding name for every unsafe pass or accident prone traverse like "valley of doom", "Mountain of no return" and yes, a lot of "Dead Mountains" or more accurately "Mountain where stupid people die who don't take good advice".

Laplanders are peculiar people in the sense that they do not come across as your enemy but they are certainly not your friend either.
_CE399_ 20-10-2016 11:54 (GMT)
Regarding radiation sickness or directed energy weapons being involved in any way with the Dyatlov group:

Although both are real, neither has any basis for being included in the contributing factors of the causes for the group abandoning their shelter and supplies or the injuries they sustained.

Radiation is abundant in nature, especially in the Urals region where the Dyatlov incident occurred. The group had visited abandoned campsites and villages where geological assays had been conducted. In 1959 in the Soviet Union, geological assays consisted of obtaining surface and core samples at various depths and compiling a statistical report of the likelihood of the amount of each of the metals and minerals found in the area being explored. In the 1940s and '50s uranium and other naturally occurring radioactive elements were of utmost interest.

The group photographed themselves handling discarded core samples and hanging around the buildings and structures of the abandoned geological research facilities.

The amount of radiation detected on some of the clothing was consistent with what would be expected of people who were essentially kicking around in the dirt in that area.

Radiation testing was unofficial, its accuracy unknown and it was an extremely shallow sample from only a fraction of the clothing and possessions. Most of the clothing, bodies and possessions of the group were never tested.

Just about every book, movie, documentary, video and blog fallaciously states "high levels of radiation were found on the clothing [and/or] bodies". This unfounded assertion is used to launch innumerable theories radiation caused group panic and all of the injuries--especially oozing gray foam and discolored skin.

But there is no evidence the group was exposed to any radiation in any significant degree and even if they were, it is unlikely they would have fallen ill when they the did, and in fact did not just get ill but died.

Radiation was not a significant factor in the event.

Directed Energy Weapons have existed on a large scale since at least Sept 11. 2001 when DEWs of some sort destroyed the World Trade Center buildings (all seven of them, not just he towers.)

In 1959, the only directed energy weapon of any military value was microwave transmitters.
Nigel Evans 20-10-2016 10:43 (GMT)
CE399 hi, I think there are only two theories that are credible, Ivanov's fireballs or prisoners. I'm with Ivanov and the shockwave from a bomb theory.
Interesting that you've been in the artic circle.
What I've read about hypothermia is that as the body constricts blood flow to the limbs etc the reduced volume results in increased pressure which the body control's by offloading fluid into the bladder via the kidneys. Concurrent to this the victims mental faculties are highly diminished (no urination). So a full bladder =1000ml is almost guaranteed in hypo deaths. Only ID displayed this.
_CE399_ 20-10-2016 10:07 (GMT)
To illustrate the gross inaccuracies of the science that has been the basis of the most popular conclusions regarding the Dyatlov incident:
Patient G., thirty-three years old, was admitted to the hospital on 23 January 1964. A doctor picked him up off the street, hesitating as he debated whether to take him to a morgue or a hospital, and ‘just in case’ decided to bring him to a clinic. The limbs [of the body] were bent at the joints and could not be straightened out – the body was ‘stiff’. The rectal temperature was below 0C. Heartbeat, breathing and reflexes were completely absent. Direct cardiac massage and intra transfusion were started. After twenty-five minutes, there was ventricular fibrillation of the heart. After forty minutes, breathing appeared. After fifty minutes, weak contractions of the heart began. After three hours and twenty-five minutes, the patient regained consciousness and started to talk. He remembered that having finished work, he drank 750 grams of vodka and went home. The air temperature was -29C. He had been lying on the street for seven hours. There was no evidence of damage to the central nervous system (CNS), and one year later the patient’s condition remained good.

Excerpt from "Death by Hypothermia" (1977) by V.P. Desyatov as quoted in Oss, Svetlana. Don't Go There: Post Mortem (Kindle Locations 1565-1568). . Kindle Edition.

Conclusions based on the coroner's reports of the presentations on the skin and other external components of the Dyatlov victims bodies along with all other declarations of the coroner's reports regarding causes of death can be summarily disregarded.

The above book "Don't Go There: Post Mortem" by Svetlana Oss provides conclusive evidence and argumentative reasoning for essentially throwing out every officially documented conclusion of the medical examinations. Only the raw data and observations--insofar as they can be determined to be sufficiently objective--can be used to form any hypothesis that have a chance of surviving a test against the significant amount of verifiable evidence, most of which is no longer extant.
_CE399_ 19-10-2016 20:09 (GMT)
Comment to all previous posts:

1. Zina Kolmogorova's postion at death is not mysterious at all. Zina was romantically involved with both of the men whose bodies were closest to her body. The group had split up at some point with some of them forming an expedition to try to get back to the tent. The "tent" subgroup was Zina, Dyatlov and Slobodin. Zina was the best clothed, strong and athletic but had been struck in the side and back with something resembling a baton (or butt of a rifle). She made it the furthest of any in the "tent" expedition but of course, succumbed to hypothermia. The "tent" expedition was ill-fated because no one was properly clothed and all had sustained injuries and expended too much energy most likely fighting off their attacker(s).

2. The attacker(s) killed Thibeaux-Brignolles most likely because he tried to be heroic in trying to defend the girl in the group who was closest to him in age. His injuries are consistent with an impulsive young man who is killed by a much more experienced fighter wielding a long, hard object like a baton, rod or rifle. Zina's injuries are also consistent with such a weapon and more closely match what a male assailant who was an experienced fighter would do to woman who tried to attack him.

3. Regarding the so-called "lack of external injuries". The medical examiners were mediocre. All of the victims were experiencing various stages of advancing hypothermia when they sustained injuries. Bruising is not seen because blood flow is retracted from the skin of a hypothermic person. The body concentrates blood into the vital organs when it becomes hypothermic. I have personally experienced this happening very rapidly and very acutely. A cut on hypothermic skin that is shockingly deep may not bleed at all. In a particular episode of M*A*S*H a patient is said to have survived because he was "frozen" and would have bleed to death in warmer weather. The television series was known for its on-set medical advisors who took real accounts of combat from the Korean War and adapted them accurately for the show. The only thing that is not entirely accurate about the episode is that the soldier was not "frozen" because freezing kills tissue and bursts vessels. The soldier was hypothermic and his blood flow was restricted so much to the area of the wound that it did not bleed. The noticeable lack of "external injuries" is due to hypothermia. Remember, people are quite conscious and alive when their bodies begin to react to hypothermia.

4. I have lived a number of years above the Arctic Circle. Lights, fireballs, and other strange luminescent events are common. People in the lower latitudes only know about "the Northern Lights" but there is a whole range of strange and spectacular things that happen at the higher latitudes. And it's not all lights either. Sound events often occur too, with and without lights. I have heard and seen things that I would think were alien ships wizzing by or crashing if I wasn't an engineer with a physics education. The amount of energy deflected and channeled by the earth's magnetic field is enormous and causes all sorts of light and sound shows at the higher latitudes.

Everyone wants to treat the fireball events seen around the time of the Dyatlov tragedy as special. Sorry, that sort of thing is not special at all. Go spend a couple winters up there and you'll see. I have. And I am not impressed at all by the stories. They are as common as hurricanes in Florida. Sure, some are bigger than others and some seasons have few and others a lot. But what was seen was not unique.

If you take any story in isolation, it can be made out to be a spectacular or strange occurrence.

How many accounts of the Dyatlov incident mention that the lights in the sky seen at that time were also seen before and after that day for many days and from year-to-year? And none of the witness accounts of the "halos" are certain to have occurred exactly on the day when the group perished which is another issue.
_CE399_ 19-10-2016 19:21 (GMT)
Comment to Robs:
Group infighting does not explain the hurried exit from the tent unless someone pulled a gun on the rest of the group. Or say, grabbed Lyuda and threatened to slit her throat if the rest of the group didn't do as he said.

Zolotaryov had the most unstable personal life going into the trip. He was a serial job-hopper. That is often a sign of an acute personality or psychological disorder that suddenly erupts. He was a loner and from a culture that almost required marriage yet remained unmarried at an age that was considered too old.

Zolotaryov had strange tattoos which are not that unusual for hardcore Soviet military men except that they were too cryptic in way that was not normal.

Zolotaryov was a Cossack from a group that was 97% wiped out by Stalin's genocide. He survived by joining the Soviet army and proving himself loyal to them. To abandon your familial heritage and join the enemy has to mean something is askew or will go askew with you psychologically at some point. And Zolotaryov had a very askew career and personal life.

Zolotaryov was an unvetted outsider with a very suspicious past that included World War II service where Soviet soldiers committed genocide, murder, torture and rape on a scale that certainly touched his experience if not fully involved him.

I would agree that infighting could have been what happened if Zolotaryov had not suffered the same violent death as Lyuda.

Zolotaryov was well clothed when he died of internal trauma. The rather mediocre coroners said there were no "external signs of injury" i.e. bruising to match the cracked ribs. This has been mistakenly attributed as evidence that the "overwhelming force" was some mysterious electromagnetic beam weapon.

Every other member of the group had a lengthy history with each other that rules out any of them as being involved in a fatal infighting incident.

Only Zolotaryov could have been the cause of an infighting conflict that drove them to their deaths. His background paints a very troubled person. But nothing that indicates he was a sociopath.

The biggest problem with trying to pin it on Zolotaryov is that he died with the other victims in a way that could not have been self-inflicted. And there just isn't another person who can be fingered with any reasonable degree of evidence. The group was also nearer the beginning of the trip than the end. Nerves get frayed during an expedition of several days but the group had not been traveling in the wilderness as a group, out of contact with the rest of the world, for more than four days. And they had not encountered any significant difficulties that would accelerate interpersonal tensions.

Someone from the outside attacked the group and did so for reasons that were personal and excluded most of the group.

Because Lyuda was so viciously attacked and two other men with her were killed violently, the most logical scenario is that the attacker(s) drove the group suddenly out of the tent.

At some point, some of them fought back and escaped. Some of them were seriously injured in the process and all were too weak and vulnerable to survive which would explain why the attacker(s) did not pursue them.

A person improperly clothed in a storm at -25 Celsius isn't going to survive the night. The escapees tried to get a fire going and climbed a tree to see where they were --strong evidence that they were driven from the tent by an attacker and not a fireball. If they had had a choice of where to flee, they would have headed toward the larger river, main path and their storage cache by the abandoned campsite.

Some of the escapees tried to get back to the tent and some stayed with the fire. Those who stayed with the fire were burned because that is what happens when the fire is too small and the weather too cold.

The clothing was not taken off of dead bodies, it was ordered to be given to the subgroup that the attacker was most interested in dealing with. People just assume the clothing of some of the victims was removed by their comrades after they died. In a hostage scenario the possibilities include clothing being ordered to be removed.

Because Zolotaryov was wearing Lyuda's hat and because his injuries would have left him alive for minutes or hours, it is logical to imagine that the assailant injured Zolotaryov first. Lyuda then, seeing him injured took compassion on him and gave him her hat. This likely took place in "the den" where Lyuda would have been out of the wind and could have survived without a hat.

The assailant then attacked Lyuda, perhaps it was because she showed compassion for Zolotaryov. Her injuries are consistent with someone acting out of anger and not as part of a fistfight.

The assailant then left the group after seeing that all of them were dead.

Doing such a thing was crazy stupid illogical and irrational but most crimes of passion are.
_CE399_ 19-10-2016 18:17 (GMT)
Q14. What is the most likely scenario that explains how the group died?
A14. Yuri Yudin either attacked the group or was an accomplice of the attacker(s). He left prematurely and his alibi is unverified. Yuri Yudin is seen in photos to be most affectionate with Ludya who was the target of the greatest violence. He therefore had romantic motive.

An attacker or attackers stalked the group from the moment they left the last town. The best opportunity for attacking the group was just before they began their ascent of the mountain. They would be furthest form civilization but not yet away from cover that allowed the stalker(s) to remain hidden.

The attacker(s) approached the tent and made demands that caused all or some of the members inside the tent to cut the tent in an attempt to flee from the threat at the opening. The lack of space and urgency of the situation did not allow anyone to gather up any supplies or clothing.

The assailant(s) forced the team to march down the hill toward the cover of the trees. The choice of going toward the small river and off the main path by the big river indicates the assailant(s) wanted privacy.

The objective was to confront one or more members of the team.

Yuri Yudin or someone he was assisting had a personal, likely romantic matter to resolve with Lyuda. She was the last to die and it was a viscous beating that killed her.

The person who received the next most violent beating was Zolotaryov. He was the likely usurper who received punishment for either being romantically or sexually involved with Lyuda. The autopsy report on Lyuda does not mention sexual activity as it does on Kolmogorova.

The mystery of why Zolotaryov joined the group is explained if he had a romantic interest in Lyuda.

This would also explain the suspicious coincidence of Yuri Yudin's departure from the group upon the arrival of Zolotaryov into the group.

And lastly, Yuri Yudin is the sole source of the one detail that delayed rescue operations claiming that Dyatlov told him they would be a few days later than expected.

Yuri Yudin's motives, opportunities and alibi were never fully investigated and he remains the No.1 suspect.
Robs 19-10-2016 17:38 (GMT)
Comment to CE
I agree that this is more likely than any other ideas.
They needed to leave he tent instantly I don't believe Ball lightening would do this. The tent had slits at eye level so they were looking out the tent for some reason. They could have been marched out fought and the group had a chance to run and split up. I still think that it could have been in fighting between the group. I just don't see the BL theory at all.
_CE399_ 19-10-2016 16:40 (GMT)
Q9. What scenario explains some of the members suffering physical trauma inflicted by an assailant yet the injured and uninjured remain together after the conflict?
A9. An assailant from outside the group of injured and uninjured is the only explanation. If you are violently attacked or witness someone near you being violently attacked, you flee from the attacker. The uninjured and injured members of the Dyatlov group remain together, therefore the attacker was not among them.
Q10. Could the attacks have been a subgroup since there are three location groupings where the bodies were found?
A10. No. The uninjured appeared to have died before the injured. If a subgroup and attacked another subgroup, it would be the attackers who survived longest, not the victims.
Q11. Were any of the group involved romantically?
A11. Yes, very much so. Kolmogorova was involved with at least two of the men prior to the trip.
Q12. Was Lyuda Dubinina involved with any of the men?
A12. Unknown. Lyuda was the youngest and prettiest of the two. She was only 20 years old and was very extroverted, perhaps even flirtatious.
Q13. What types of scenarios explain a person inflicting an attractive young woman like Lyuda with such violent and severe chest injuries?
A13. Anger and sociopathic behavior. Lyuda sustained an amount of violence that cannot be explained as happening from a fight. The person or persons who fractured her ribs did the same to Zolotaryov who was found near her.
_CE399_ 19-10-2016 15:23 (GMT)
Q1. Why cut tent to leave it?
A1. Because the usual opening was blocked and leaving was deemed mortality urgent.
Q2. What urgency could cause such action?
A2. Most logical cause would be an armed and dangerous person blocking normal exit.
Q3. Why would team march down the slope in formation and away from where they had just left their cache of supplies for the return?
A3. Because someone pointing a gun at them forced them to walk away.
Q4. Who would force them away from their shelter but not raid the shelter?
A4. Someone whose interest was not in the possessions of the people but the people themselves.
Q5. Who would have had an interest in the people?
A5. The tenth member who left the group on the pretext of illness.
A6. The most logical of all suspects is Yuri Yudin, the tenth hiker who left the group.
Q7. Is the claim that no one entered the camp supported by the evidence?
A7. No. It is spurious reasoning at best. Although no other footprints were found, the absence of footprints proves nothing but an absence of footprints. Snow shoes would leave no trace that could be seen three weeks later. Yuri Yudin could have returned, perhaps with accomplices, wearing snow shoes and left no evidence of their presence.
Q8. Has Yuri Yudin's alibi, motives and whereabouts been fully examined?
A8. Not at all.
Expert 19-10-2016 04:17 (GMT)
think ! why KGB,CIA kill them so hardly and remove their eyeball,tongue ? how human bones could be broken so hardly without external injuries ? and what was the fireball ? an official investigator from soviet didn't make conclusion but he personally was said his idea was 'killed by alien'
Expert 19-10-2016 04:06 (GMT)
Alien did it.
HK 17-10-2016 20:49 (GMT)
Who is the Author?
Nigel Evans 13-10-2016 11:41 (GMT)
Well this site has a photo of LD's chest (may she rip), most of her ribs were found to be snapped with one penetrating the heart. No bruises can be seen or were recorded except one on her thigh.

Eye witness accounts of lights and explosions near to the assumed date of the event.

Ergo the ravine four died from an explosion....

The only explanations i can think of for the close grouping of the "returning three" is acute radiation sickness or deep snow. An ARS theory requires the symptoms to be missed by the pathologist. Skiing off piste i've fallen into loose snow that was chest height in depth and no one could walk/crawl through that quickly. But two of them didn't die of hypothermia? RS was warm when hestopped moving (could be the skull fracture) but ZK is the most difficult one to explain, she was relatively well dressed?
Robs 12-10-2016 08:03 (GMT)
I agree the 3 were coming from somewhere else maybe the ravine?
How accurate were autopsies back in 1959?
What I mean is some of the bodies was not found for months, how can they say that they had no visual evidence of impact injuries ?
Nigel Evans 11-10-2016 14:17 (GMT)
Robs> for me the close grouping of these three is one of the big questions. They are clearly in transit (no camp or den) presumably returning to the tent but they all stop walking/crawling within about 200 metres of each other. Weird.
Given that the terrain would take them off course (seeking the easiest path) i don't think their actual position relative to the tent or the cedar is very relevant. We can't know. Also somne maps show them taking the shortest route with others having them elaewhere?

But we do know that they all perished so close to each other and that cannot be easily explained imo. Also only ID showed clear signs of hypothermia.
Robs 11-10-2016 10:07 (GMT)
Why do we think that they never returned to the tent ? A few options.
Couldn't find it (why not just retrace steps)
Something was stopping them
They were terrified

Also the 3 that were found trying to return seemed to be off course and not setting off from the tree. This means they were elsewhere when heading for the tent.
Any ideas?
Nigel Evans 05-10-2016 17:53 (GMT)
>RPGStylee, the wind conditions are a bit of a mystery, from memory the locals reported extremely high winds but all the relevant weather stations reported nothing unusual. The last photo of them making camp suggest whiteout conditions, i.e. possibly high winds.
Nigel Evans 05-10-2016 17:48 (GMT)
>Robs, it maybe you have little experience of alpline conditions, like skiing?

What happens on snowy hills/mountains is that depending on the attitude of the ground to the sun, there is variable freeze/thaw were the sun melts the snow during the day and then it refreezes at night. These areas can be be like glass and difficult even for correct footwear. Skiers sometimes describe them as "boilerplate".
Further to this, these areas can then be hidden by light snowfall.
So nobody runs down snowy mountains unless they've got spiked footwear and not in the dark of night.
Indeed it maybe that the group deliberately went northeast towards the cedar rather than southeast to the base camp because the north face is always easier wrt to freeze/thaw. ID's last diary entry mentioned how icy the conditions could be away from the river. These conditions might be the cause of most of the cuts, bruising and even head fractures as they repeatedly fell over.

I've been googling around hypothermia today and come across "after flow". What happens with hypothermia is that the body restricts blood flow to the limbs in order to protect the core temperature. When a hypothermic patient is warmed up there is a risk that the body relaxes this restriction too quickly and the (relatively) cold blood in the limbs rushes into the core and the patient dies of the shock. Apparently the correct approach is to increase the temp of the trunk without warming the limbs at all, via drinks and hot stones, clothing etc.
So given that YD and YK had charred digits and burns there as a possible explanation for their early death, i.e. they sat too close to the fire and warmed up their limbs instead of their core.
RPGStylee 05-10-2016 16:53 (GMT)
It may be that they wanted to run but couldn't because of high winds and poor visibility. What was the weather like on the night?
Robs 05-10-2016 16:25 (GMT)
Nigel, I know what the report says but im wondering your opinion. Further down the slope the report says they seemed to be walking. This doesn't make any sense what so ever. They leave the tent in a panic with no clothes (or very little) and then walk to the trees. If they are walking (obviously not panicked) why not turn around and walk back to the tent? I guess he question I'm asking why not walk back to the tent what was stopping them? Are we assuming BL stayed above the tent stopping them? Then moved down and killed the remaining four?
Nigel Evans 05-10-2016 12:30 (GMT)
>Robs. Nope, as said before, the only evidence of their footprints is further down the slope and they seem to be walking.
Robs 05-10-2016 10:47 (GMT)
So you agree that they ran from the tent and didn't walk to the tree line? So if you agree then you must question the findings that they walked in single file because it isn't true.
Nigel Evans 05-10-2016 10:32 (GMT)
Robs> i'd agree that leaving the tent so urgently and unable to return but comfortable with lighting a fire 1500 metres away must rule out a lot of possible threats. Unless they were prisoners the threat cannot be human or animal imo.
As an aside i've been rereading Svetlana Oss's book and it appears that medical science has moved on since 1959. Specifically she passed the pathology findings to an expert in hypothermia and his opinion is that many of the original findings are confusing the effects of post death freezing with cause of death and it's probable that only ID died of hypothermia.
Robs 05-10-2016 05:11 (GMT)
They lit the camp fire because they were dying threat or no treat they had no other option. They were too scared to return to the tent at that time for what ever reason. We have to agree that they left in panic and ran to the tree line. Or were forced out of the tent and walked there is no other explanation unless you can explain it. This is the most important part of the mystery.
Nigel Evans 04-10-2016 21:23 (GMT)
Robs> the photos of the footprints (under TENT) do seem to be of normal walking, not running. Bear in mind that there were no footprints immediately near the tent and those photographed are somewhat further on.
So inconclusive imo. N.B they were sufficiently relaxed about the threat to light a campfire at the cedar...
Robs 04-10-2016 21:04 (GMT)
So that is exactly my point. The report said they walked to the tree line. I thought we all agreed that didn't happen and they must have ran. You don't cur your way out of the tent (obviously in a panic) leave with no or little clothing (obviously in a panic) in minus 20+ and then walk in single file to the tree line. So we either agree with the report and they walked or we don't agree in that they ran.
Nigel Evans 04-10-2016 19:25 (GMT)
>Robs and all BL doubters.

From Svetana Oss's book, a report from the Tagil Worker Feb 7th 1959.
Yesterday at 6.55 am local time, to the south-east, at an angle of twenty degrees above the horizon, a bright globe appeared about moon sized. Around 7am, inside of this globe, there was some sort of explosion and a very bright core of this globe became visible, which started to glow more intensely, and around it appeared a cloud. Then the cloud dissolved in the whole eastern part of the sky. Soon after this a second explosion took place, and it resembled the crescent of a moon, gradually the cloud was glowing and in the centre of it remained the bright spot.
- A. Kissel Deputy Head of Vysokogorny Colliery.
The same event was reported by another group.
There are other similar reports on the 15th and 31st of March.

Also i'm not aware of a finding that they ran from the tent, all i've seen is that they walked.
Robs 04-10-2016 17:50 (GMT)
These were scientific professionals not your average man off the street. Something happened in the or around the tent that made 9 people panic and evacuate the tent under extreme pressure. Knowing it was minus 20+ they left without clothing and equipment. We already agreed that they ran from the tent not walked so that already falsified the report saying they walked in single file. I see no evidence of BL or the phonomia of the low wave sounds that "send people mad". The BL to strike in 3 different locations and kill multiple persons is at best highly unlikely. We are missing something if they didn't read the tracks correctly as mentioned above then they could have missed other things in my opinion
Nigel Evans 04-10-2016 16:33 (GMT)
RPGStylee > yes, the stove was on the floor of the tent and they stored excess material in the hut as they were about to ascend the hills and only took what was needed. My errors.

However lighthearted Happy i can't agree wrt the drug theory, they setup camp by the cedar, stripped the bodies of clothing and then created the den in the ravine. All sensible organised behaviour which would seem to rule out "crazy people".

Re metal - you're right that the BL theory requires multiple events 1500 metres apart. So hence a theory that the group attracted it somehow.

There seems to be an empirical connection between BL and ionised air (lightning strikes + more frequent reports at altitude). Maybe also spinning ionised air (foo fighters, dust storms).

The post wrt Hesdalen lights waa mine. I think the connection with latitude is interesting. We're sitting on the crust of a big ball of molten rock whose centre is a big ball of molten iron. This molten iron presumably has currents, coriolis force, convection etc. Perhaps this can create a local concentration of energy as yet unknown to science that manifests as lights, BL etc. Maybe explains cattle mutilations. Maybe the metal in mammalian bodies acts as a catalyst.... Happy.
Tunguska is also at the same latitude, but an explanation for that has to include some form of bolide but cannot be fully explained by just that. A geomotor theory would fit in with my thoughts above.
RPGStylee 04-10-2016 14:49 (GMT)
>Nigel Evans

I'm sure it was found on the floor of the tent, but it wasn't set up.
I'm not sure about the metal content of the body, but it can't be enough to be the preferred path for a discharge of electrical energy considering all metals in the body make up less than 1% of the mass.

As for the drug theory, it makes about as much sense as anything at this point. I was just joking around haha.

A more serious theory I've been thinking of is that ball lightning and other 'lights' might be caused by cosmic or solar radiation interacting with the atmosphere and the magnetic field. A sudden and intense bombardment of cosmic ray particles could saturate the area with BL, and ultra high energy particles could have caused the 'explosion' that fatally injured the 4 in the ravine. Someone else in the comments has mentioned the Hessdalen lights, and that they are at essentially the same latitude as Dyatlov pass. They may have the same cause. AFAIK the lights only ever appear at night. They way the particles might interact could send them careening around the earth to the night side where they then filter down through the atmosphere.
Nigel Evans 03-10-2016 20:43 (GMT)

I think they left the stove at the base camp. N.B. the existence of the base camp suggests the trip up the hill was a diversion with a purpose.
The luxury with BL is as science can't explain it, it can be stretched to fit the theory, so maybe there is enough metal content within nine bodies ~(blood = iron, liver = copper, etc etc) to attract over 1500 meters.
Well if they ran after a trippy member why didn't they run back again when their feet got cold?
It does look like they had to escape the tent region and then used the cedar as a lookout to observe the same area.

I don't think they were sent there, just decided to do it out of interest, perhaps sought permission and SZ was attached to the group to report to the KGB. His death triggered the high investment in the investigation imo.
RPGStylee 03-10-2016 19:44 (GMT)
Ahh yeah. I suppose tent damage is something they would be well prepared for. Problem is Ivanov specifically said fire balls were spotted in the area during the investigation, which is why I would think there would be some sort of burning or intense heat. I suppose it's possible that there were both 'cold' and 'hot' ball lightning occurring over(?) the area. I don't think it entered the tent though. I think it's more likely that if it did it would have discharged into the stove since it is more conductive and it was closer to the ground(it was on the floor).

Ball lightning can't be an explanation by itself in my opinion. It would be an extraordinary chain of events for them to be forced out of the tent by ball lightning, then for it to appear again 1.5 km away at the top of the cedar that two of the group members happened to have climbed, then appeared again in a ravine 75 m away. It also doesn't account for the radiation either. It could have been just pure bad luck, but I doubt the chances of such a scenario occurring.
It must have been a multitude of events that lead to their deaths, but that would also be an extraordinary circumstance. Maybe they really were just that unlucky.

I'm not sure about them being sent there to study BL. I think the military would have kept better contact and/or conducted a search&rescue mission as soon as they failed to report back, and not wait 2 weeks for the families to complain. If I were in their position I would be sweating at the collar as soon as I found out top students have gone missing, one of which had worked in the nuclear program and another that seemed to do some shady work for the government.

The more I look into it the less progress I seem to be making. Maybe they all took drugs or something and went wild. Old Semen was like,

"hey you kids, this is the stuff that got me through the war, you want to try yes?"

They then went all crazy and one of them started tripping heavily, got spooked and just slashed his way out of the tent, then the rest ran after him or something.
Nigel Evans 03-10-2016 17:27 (GMT)
>RPGStylee. Ball lightning doesn't have to scorch. It is famous for passing through material without leaving any mark - e.g. windows, airplane fuselages. N.B. it's equally famous for damaging material including human tissue... it all depends.
So i don't see a connection with the slits as >kmr says. Imo they were quite ok with cutting slits and then repairing them, they were using the tent as an observation station protected from the elements, keeping cameras free of snow including loading film.
My theory is that they knew about the lights and intentionally went there to observe them as part of the trip and diary entries wrt this have been deleted.

Robs> my theory is that they exited so quickly because the BL came very close or even entered the tent (without leaving a trace). The first two to die - YD and YK had burns, charred digits and signs of a pulmonary edema. All of these injuries can be caused by electrocution.

So it's possible the BL entered the tent without leaving a mark, discharged into YD/YK and forced everyone out asap. Although these two could make their way down the mountain they died quickly afterwards weakened by this event, N.B although YD had frostbite but his urine level doesn't fit with hypothermia, he might have died from something else.
Robs 03-10-2016 16:36 (GMT)
I think if we ever found out why they exited the the tent then I'm sure the rest would fall into place. For me it is the key to everything. Although it say the tracks were walking towards the forest I don't believe that bit unless they were hijacked somehow. Why cut the tent to exit quickly take no shoes and then walk to the Forrest it doesn't make sense. Then either ran for cover which I believe or we're forced to. What do you guys think?
kmr 03-10-2016 15:20 (GMT)
>RPGStylee I remember that Zina Kolmogorova mentioned in her diary, that she sewed the tent at one point during the trip - so what I'm saying cuts, damages in the tent fabric wasn't too big deal for them I belive - I don't think they we're so afraid to damage their own tent, if they make a cut, they just sew it back together. If something's out there, that scares you and could even hurt you, so you don't wanna go out, till you know what it is, the best option for even experienced adventurers too to make a cut, look out, and later you can sew together that cut.
RPGStylee 03-10-2016 11:32 (GMT)
>Nigel Evans

I doubt they'd intentionally damage their only tent regardless of how old it was. I suppose it could be possible, if Ivanov's account of ball lightning or 'fire balls' is to be believed, that the group made the slits to avoid being scorched by the heat. However as far as we know there were no scorch marks on the tent and no signs of melting in the area around the tent. There are photographs of the camp site and the tent that don't show any signs of scorching or melting, but of course there is an entire side of the tent that has no known photographs taken of it. However the problem with that is the side of the tent with the slits in was photographed. This doesn't fit with the 'fire balls' he described because if the slits were made with the intention of observing a 'fire ball', there would be burn marks on the side of the tent with the slits. He also said that some of the trees were burnt too but there are no photographs of that.
Of course, the information may have been removed from the final report for an unknown reason. I personally don't think it was a cover up of anything shady. I think the authorities were just as baffled as everyone else and hid the information to avoid embarrassment(At least with the nuclear disaster in 57 they would have been able to figure out a cause).
They were too confused by whatever the events were to come up with a solid conclusion. This is obviously bad for the Soviet Union's image. The cause of death(hypothermia) was probably decided upon to give the families of the deceased some sort of closure, keeping them quiet.

The problem with this incident is that there is lots of information, but not enough key pieces of information to go on. Perhaps they all just went insane.
Nigel Evans 01-10-2016 12:53 (GMT)
>RPGStylee - good points, but Ivanov had to remove material from his original report in order to comply with orders to change the finding. So it's logical that the material supported his stated view - "it was ball lightning". This removed material was probably diary entries and photographs a view supported by there being a gap in the diary entries.
Wrt slits, cutting your tent to observe something instead of standing outside is unusual but perhaps the tent was old, at end of life and they wanted to observe from inside for an extended period and keep camera lenses clear of snow etc.

If anyone is puzzled why the report was changed, this is what happened to civil servants that displeased the hierarchy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Census_(1937) Later in life Ivanov gave an interview where he expressed his feelings of guilt wrt the report and hiding information from the families of the deceased. This might have included the last thing they ever wrote....
RPGStylee 01-10-2016 00:36 (GMT)
This incident is an extremely intriguing mystery, and I appreciate the effort it took to create such an informative site on the subject.

A couple of things stick out to me that I think haven't been given much attention.
The group made no entries in their diaries at all on their last day alive, only taking pictures with their cameras. Up until this point they at least made an entry about the weather everyday. Now travelling in the open under high wind would mean that they wouldn't be able to write as they went. They didn't write anything in the morning of the final day, and they didn't write anything after they got settled down in the tent for their final night either. Although, you could say that whatever it was that caused them to leave the tent happened while they were in the process of getting ready for bed.
This is out of the ordinary when compared to the previous days. Something happened either in the night or the morning of the 1st that spooked them into silence. This event may also have influenced the decision of Dylatov to go up the slopes of dead mountain rather than make for the pass. Ball lightning has been mentioned by a few in this comment section. It seems a sufficiently odd phenomenon to warrant avoidance by the group, but not frightening enough to a group of well educated individuals to not mention anything at all about it. It's probable that the group would have at least taken pictures of such events. The images may have been on the damaged film in the unknown camera. Unfortunately we may never know.

The other thing that isn't too clear to me is the horizontal eye level slits made in the tent. The simplest answer is that they were made so that the pieces of tent on either side of the large vertical slits would collapse, allowing for a fast and easy exit. From what is unknown. Since I mentioned it previously, it could have been more ball lightning. The problem with that is, it doesn't fit with the slits being made at eye level with the intent of observing the ball lightning, or something else. These are experienced adventurers. If they had wanted to observe something outside of the tent, they would have at least put on a layer of clothes and used the entrance to take a look. I doubt that they would have intentionally created slits in their only tent because of an unexplained light source. I think this lends a little more credence to infra-sound or another startling noise causing them to leave in a hurry rather than anything visual.
Robs 27-09-2016 08:07 (GMT)
Again I think they ran to the tree line. Why walk and not take shoes? It all points to exiting the tent quickly and panicked.
Robs 27-09-2016 08:04 (GMT)
Again it doesn't make sense. Why cut the tent to exit quickly and then walk to the tree line? If they were terrified of the BL why walk to the tree line?
Nigel Evans 26-09-2016 20:16 (GMT)
No blood and the footsteps indicate walking down in an orderly manner. Deep snow would help explain how they missed their tracks made coming up.
Robs 26-09-2016 19:34 (GMT)
Do you know if any blood was found in or around the tent? I think you could be on the right lines about hostile. I don't think the snow blew away though
Nigel Evans 26-09-2016 18:51 (GMT)
Robs > well it seems that there is no way to prove the timeline regarding the "ravine four" and the "returning three". It's equally possible that the two groups were very hostile to each other and seperated in a different manner, they would have been very upset that they had taken the wrong route from the tent and that two of their party had perished and there are injuries consistent with brawling, there's no way to know. That the returning three all stopped crawling within such a short distance of each other is saying something imo. Unless the snow was deep and subsequently blown away that would explain it.
Robs 26-09-2016 18:08 (GMT)
That is an interesting thought that they all went to the ravine, definitely possible. But I just don't see them leaving the ravine with no clothes (or shoes) to walk back to the tent?
Nigel Evans 26-09-2016 17:19 (GMT)
Robs > well the 2 by the fire seem to have been the first to die and their bodies were stripped of clothing and respectfully laid side by side. N.B. a possible explanation of their injuries is falling out of a tree after suffering an electrical discharge from BL. Evidence to support this is that the tree tops were burnt (as were as the bodies).
Regarding the remaining seven my theory would be that they all retired to the ravine to shelter from the wind and built a den out of branches to isolate themselves from the icy ground. The party was sufficiently relaxed about their situation that some of the clothing was left hanging rather than being worn.
Then there was a violent event that created the injuries. My explanation is that ball lightning appeared overhead of some of the party which would have been dispersed (e.g. collecting more branches or perhaps there had been fighting and they'd split into two groups) and then exploded. Those nearest the blast received fatal injuries, those further away were thrown off their feet and received non fatal bruising (i.e. RS and SK, also ID had blood in his mouth).
What's interesting is what happens next :-
1. the remaining three do not appear to stop to recover extra clothing or footwear not even the clothing hanging on branches this suggests that they abandon the site with urgency. Some of the ravine four were very comfortably dressed including footwear (SZ and NTB). N.B. ZK had no footwear, RS had one boot, ID had no footwear, but they didn't stop to collect any even they subsequently appear to have died of hyperthermia... N.B. the clothing of the ravine four was contaminated with radiation.
2. they then appear to be making their way back to the tent but all three of them expire within say 200 metres of other? This is very strange, the snow wasn't deep, surely it should be more variable than that, that they would die hours apart, or at least one/two hours apart? It's as if they were all suffering from some fatal sickness that got all three at the same time. Acute radiation sickness? Whatever all three seem to have ceased moving forward within say 15 minutes of each other....
Robs 26-09-2016 16:25 (GMT)
So how do you explain the injuries on the 3 trying to make it back to the tent and the none injuries of the ones underneath the tree (apart from burns which could have been caused by the fire). Are you saying that there was multiple BL explosions or it was all caused by one?
Nigel Evans 26-09-2016 16:12 (GMT)
Robs > well it's good to chew over it with an opposing view but what can be said for certain is that :-

1. the local mansi people blamed the "golden orbs".
2. another hiking party in the region miles away saw a light descend in the DP area and then heard a bang on that night.
3. other eye witness accounts of "lights" over the following weeks including from the rescue party on the same mountain.
4. the pathologist ruled out falling as the cause of the injuries and suggested "like a shockwave from a bomb".
5. alpine experts ruled out avalanches.
6. Ivanov an experienced professional police investigator determined the fireballs as the cause but was overruled by his superiors.
7. beta radiation was discovered on clothing and a water test suggested that the original contamination was high.
Robs 26-09-2016 12:36 (GMT)
Like I say I still don't buy the BL explanation however the only thing that we can for certain is that all left the tent in a hurry for whatever reason and died in 3 groups it's a tragic incident
Nigel Evans 26-09-2016 12:03 (GMT)
Robs > i'd try reading the wikimedia article a bit further.

She didn't just bite part of her tongue off. Again from this site - "The medical records simply (state) that "the tongue is missing". Vozrojdenniy describes missing hypoglossal muscle as well as muscles of the floor of the mouth.". I.e. all the soft tissue within mouth was removed.
A possible explanation here is that she bit her tongue, swallowed some blood before dying and then predation attracted by the wound did the rest. Crustacea like water snails would be a good fit for the assymetry of the resultant damage, but note another good fit is whatever causes cattle mutilations....Happy
Robs 26-09-2016 10:14 (GMT)
Without reading the entire wiki info but just skipping there seems to be no evidence of multiple people being killed. Like I say I am not saying you are wrong but personally find it unlikely. I think they fell into the ravine, she broke ribs and bit her tongue off. She was resting on the rock because she couldn't breathe.
Nigel Evans 26-09-2016 08:20 (GMT)
Robs 26-09-2016 05:09 (GMT)
So then the ball lightening just happened to kill the other 4 that were found in the ravine? I don't know facts on ball lightening but how many people had ball lightening killed? Do they all have similar injuries?
Nigel Evans 25-09-2016 21:27 (GMT)
then they slit the tent open from top to bottom to escape quickly (from the ball lightning that was getting too close).
Nigel Evans 25-09-2016 21:05 (GMT)
Robs > the distance from the tent to the trees is given in the map section as 1500 to 2000 metres. I agree with you that they left the tent quickly to return to the previous camp but fatally made an error in direction. Realising that they were now lost they built a fire to survive until dawn were the daylight would help with orientation. The tent had several slits made at eye height (to observe something) and then they slit the tent open from top to bottom to escape quickly.
Robs 25-09-2016 19:08 (GMT)
I have read your articles and I'm not dismissive of them because we will probably never know the truth. However let's take it one step at a time, what is your reasoning for cutting the tent to escape quickly? Only to run a few hundred meters and then stop and build a fire?
Nigel Evans 25-09-2016 18:17 (GMT)
>Robs, it's not about bombs but ball lightning, see my post dated - 04-05-2016 20:59 (GMT).

It appears that this was also the opinion of the chief police investigator Ivanov.
Robs 25-09-2016 17:47 (GMT)
I just don't buy the bomb theory. I think she bit her own tongue off when she fell, I find it impossible for the guy to say the fractures in her body were not from a fall when the bodies weren't found for months. If it was a bomb how did the others receive skull fractures and abrasive marks. Why did the others build a fire? If bombs were going off I wouldn't stop and build a fire. Why did they exit the tent so quickly? Obviously this is all my theory but I think it best explains the deaths.
Nigel Evans 25-09-2016 16:05 (GMT)
>RobS - from this website (under DEATH) - "Vozrojdenniy, who undertook the autopsy, excluded accidental fall on the rock as a possible cause for such a massive and unusual fracture"
He also said in his report (documented in Svetlana Oss's book) that the injuries of the ravine four were consistent with the shockwave from a bomb.
Also LD had 100ml of blood in her stomach, suggesting that the tongue and associated muscle were removed whilst she was still alive and she swallowed.
RobS 25-09-2016 12:00 (GMT)
Ok my theory
Why did they cut the tent to get out?
They were obviously panicked, so it has to be avalanche or threat of one. Loud noises etc would not make you cut the tent to get out. It was not an avalanche but maybe a few inches of snow panicked them. The other option is a brutal fight in tent which made them exit quickly.
I think they ran not walked down to the tree obviously thinking they were heading to the hut.
They realised that they were the in trouble as weather closed in and visibly was poor. They built fire and climbed tree trying to find hut. By then they were all together. (If it was a fight they were all back friends realising their mistake). Three went back to tent and didn't make it. Four went to find hut fell into ravine causing brutal injuries which killed them pretty quickly.
The questions that I would like answered if anyone knows is.
How deep was ravine could it have been deep enough to cause crushing injuries if they fell.
Was there and blood found in or around tent this would explain fight.
I don't think it was yeti, special forces, ufos or anything similar.
Nigel Evans 22-09-2016 16:35 (GMT)
>Joseph, the pass is at 61°45?17?N 59°27?46?E but i think you'd have to work out the other coords from the maps. Why do you need to know exactly?
They were young fit individuals, cross country skiing with 1959 equipment is a demanding activity. The pathologist noted that "the ravine four" would have probably survived their extensive injuries for up to half an hour due to their youth and high level of fitness.
Joseph G. Sego 20-09-2016 21:36 (GMT)
Also, the hiking equipment that the Hikers had seemed heavy. Does anyone know the actual height of the Hikers?? How about Luda and Zina. Judging from the pictures of the Hikers, they did not appear to be very tall or very strong. I would appreciate if I could get answers to my questions.
Joseph G. Sego 20-09-2016 21:26 (GMT)
Great site. I only hope that someone on this site has the co-ordinates of Dyatlov's tent on 1079. Also, would like to know the co-ordinates of the ravine and the cedar tree. Anyone know these co-ordinates???

Thank you
CH 17-09-2016 11:16 (GMT)
When Lyudmila Dubinina says goodbye to Yuri Yudin on the abandoned settlement of "Second-North". To the right is "Thibeaux-Brignolles" [not Zolotaryov] and on the left, is Igor Dyatlov. Cheers,
CH 17-09-2016 11:16 (GMT)
When Lyudmila Dubinina says goodbye to Yuri Yudin on the abandoned settlement of "Second-North". To the right is "Thibeaux-Brignolles" [not Zolotaryov] and on the left, is Igor Dyatlov. Cheers,
CH 12-09-2016 05:02 (GMT)
Diary 28 - Snow cover is significantly less than last year.
Lyuda Dubinina - this entry is not signed, but can't be anybody else but Dubinina.

This would be Igor Dyatlov [not Lyuda] because he had been there the year before. He spoke about Zina as well, because he was courting her at the time of the trip.
Nigel Evans 08-09-2016 11:50 (GMT)
> kmr, interesting.
It seems that Ivanov had to dilute his report from what he wanted to say - "it was the fireballs" to "unknown and compelling force" and material was removed from it in order to support the change of direction. So it's plausible that they did take photographs that have quietly resurfaced. Might be some journals out there as well.
CH 07-09-2016 11:20 (GMT)
№29-30 shows Kolevatov posing in his burned quilted jacket with humor ...

I think it is Rustem Slobodin in the jacket, not Kolevatov. Check the facial structure against other photos. Cheers,
kmr 06-09-2016 17:48 (GMT)
Hi! Great site, glad I found the place.
What do you guys think about these night sky photos that allegedly Zolotarev took?
http://www.svetlanaoss.com/blog/dyatlov-pass/cameras-and-the-night-sky-shooting/ Strange, but haven't meet these pics in other Dyatlov sites, just here, in Svetlana Oss's blog.
Suzanne 06-09-2016 13:28 (GMT)
I really like Ian's conclusion - he has by far explained what might have happened to the individuals with the most plausable explanation. Whether or not it was soldiers is probably the only "iffy" part of the explanation. It could have been natives or soldiers - doesn't matter. It definitely fits the clues left.
Nigel Evans 02-09-2016 18:40 (GMT)
>> Eugene, good link.
Although google's translation is a somewhay garbled, section 14 was interesting. He makes (to me) a new observation that three out of the four ravine bodies had scalp tissue damage towards the back of the head. Suggesting that they were thrown backwards with some force. Imo this fits with my "BL explosion" theory as would be looking at (facing) the object before it exploded.
Nigel Evans 13-08-2016 16:45 (GMT)
>> Ian, quite agree with your opening sentences, a tragic end to these young lives.

However it is very difficult to fit the facts with a "they were murdered theory". The key problem is that the autopsies showed that the extensive fractures did not include trauma to the relevant tissues, the pathologist recording that the injuries were consistent with the "shockwave from a bomb".

Another problem is that the Soviet authorities took the event very seriously and at considerable cost (police team, kgb team helicopters etc for 3-4 months) investigated it very thoroughly. The only explanation for this is that the military were not involved and the authorities were baffled and hence had concerns for national security.

My theory is recorded below ( 04-05-2016 20:59 (GMT)). I know ball lightning may sound like science fiction to some, but if so they should read "Ball Lightning: Paradox of Physics by Paul Sagan". The Dyatlov incident would fit within his classification as "Lethal Rocket BL" - descends from the clouds, travels above the ground before discharging and/or exploding possibly with loss of life. BL also explains why they vacated the tent in the way they did and "that photo".

Imo some or all of the group knew about the existance of the dyatlov lights and this is why they broke their previous camp so late (3pm?) and travelled such a short distance before they camped there on the mountain to observe them (one camera in the tent was on a home made tripod) and SZ had a secret camera of course.
Ian 13-08-2016 14:11 (GMT)
These were young people full of life and ability, who would have brought a lot of good into the world if they had been able to live out their natural lifetimes. The sheer tragedy of this story hasn’t allowed it to leave my mind for days. At least for me, trying to put together a rational explanation of the events brings a little bit of closure. I’m not saying that the hypothetical scenario that follows is what happened, but I do think it fits all of the available evidence. What do you think?

Sometime during the day or evening of Feb 1st, the Dyatlov group encountered a clandestine testing or training operation perhaps involving jets or rockets (This would explain the reports of glowing orange lights and the military debris in the area later noted by YY). It wasn’t the type of situation where there was a fear of the tourists leaking photographs of a secrete weapon (their cameras would have simply been confiscated). For some reason, the group itself came to be perceived as the threat.

The group’s journal records that as they were traveling towards the beginning point of their hike, they sometimes sung anti-revolution songs that could have landed them in jail. They twice had scrapes with authorities on their trip (once for singing). Also from the journal, it appears that they enjoyed free and open debates about a variety of topics. Later, out in the woods hundreds of km from the nearest settlement (journal entry), they probably would have felt even greater freedom in such expressions. Entering into the area of an ongoing operation may have brought them under surveylence, perhaps without their knowledge. An overheard song or a frank debate about politics, combined with their chance-but-perceived-as-“suspicious” presence in a sensitive area, caused them to be viewed as subversive.

They camped that night on open high ground. When one of the members, perhaps SZ or NYB, stepped outside to relieve himself, if it was clear, his flashlight would have been visible for a long distance, alerting anyone in the area who might not have already been aware of their tent’s precise location. Minutes later, as the group was finishing dinner and drying out their clothes, a small armed detachment arrived at the tent. Whoever it was (I’ll call them “soldiers”) knocked the tent down, fired a few rounds into the air, and ordered the tourists outside or they would be shot. (Supposedly, there were no footprints other than the Dyaltov party’s at the tent, but how could one tell? Surely the Dyaltov group made many boot prints when they set up camp, obviously the rescuers were wearing boots days later when they got to the tent. At first no one suspected it could be a crime scene. It is not just possible but probable that a couple extra pairs of footprints at the tent would have gone unnoticed).

Unexpected gunfire and barking orders would have sent a momentary jolt of fear into even these level-headed travelers. Members of the group who had pocket knives at hand quickly cut through the tent to get everyone outside before the threat was carried out. The multiple cuts in the tent were created in the panic and confusion of exiting a wriggling collapsed tent cover in the dark.

The soldiers wanted to neutralize the tourists, but to leave bullet holes or other obvious wounds would have eventually led to strong demands for an explanation from the community. The soldiers chose to expose them to the cold. Under some guise, the soldiers told the Dyatlov group that they had to leave the area immediately. With great presence of mind, the group leader, ID grabbed a flashlight and his heavy coat as he was leaving the tent. He was immediately ordered to leave them behind, setting the flashlight on the tent, and throwing his coat down, near the spot where he had exited (It’s difficult to conceive of another logical scenario that would explain these objects being found where they were).

The Dyaltov party was followed, but not very far. (Their being followed some distance would explain the heeled boot track found among their own tracks as they headed down slope - No one in the group was wearing such boots at this time). They dropped a lit flashlight on the way, either because they were ordered to do so, or in hopes of using it as a beacon to direct them back to the tent if the soldiers left.

Poorly clothed, in extreme cold, and possibly in the dark, these resilient people covered half the distance that they traveled in their entire day’s hike, to arrive at the nearest tree line. This probably took quite a bit of time, and they knew that with their level of exposure the clock was against them. They set up a small base camp under a pine tree, just out of site of the tent, and together built an emergency fire (an impressive feat with frozen wood, in the cold, with no gloves, and possibly in the dark). Afraid that the soldiers were still at the tent, and unsure if they would pursue, YD and YK were posted near the fire to keep a lookout for the soldiers’ approach. (This would explain why branches were broken off so high up in the tree on the side of the tent, when other branches would have been easier to obtain.) Perhaps they kept a lookout from up in the tree as long as they could. Many or all of the injuries on these two individuals were from exposed hands getting frost bite in the tree, eventually leading to them falling out.

The rest of the group proceeded to build a shelter in a protected area, near, but out of site of the lookout tree. The small fire of frozen wood was not enough to keep the injured YD, and YK warm. Even though they burned parts of their numb extremities, they fell asleep. Either someone in the group was with them, or came back to them, showing care and respect by placing the bodies next to each other. The outer clothes, no longer of any use to the deceased, were removed. At this point, the shelter was not yet finished, because some of their clothing was incorporated into it. The survivors did their best to stay warm in the shelter, but were dangerously cold and heartbroken over the deaths.

Shortly before dawn, the soldiers returned to make sure no one was left to tell the tale. They discovered the shelter, and a hand-to-hand fight ensued. (This would explain many’s of the group’s injuries, including the bruised metacarples on ID and RS, RS’s concussion, and the baton bruise on ZK.) Exhausted and freezing, the group was now no match for their assailants even without the use of their guns).

ID, RS, and ZK managed to break free into the darkness. They made a run for the tent, desperate for the axes or anything to help their friends. (Such a level of desperation would explain why they left the group, the shelter, and the fire, when they were so close to freezing that they could only go a few hundred more yards). ZK, a strong and brave young woman came the closest to making it.

As for the group that was left, the soldiers pressed LD and SZ to death, broke YK’s neck, and crushed TBS’s skull, neutralizing them without leaving any obvious weapon mark. (Such a grim scenario would explain the types of injuries sustained by the party members found in the ravine - crushed chests with none of the external cuts or arm injuries that would have certainly happened in a fall, explain why they were all found outside of their nearby shelter, explain the fragment of soldier’s garb found in the ravine, and explain why it was subsequently taken out of evidence). The autopsies of these group members were the most vague, because the coroners had no choice. More detail would have raised still more questions from the community and gotten them in official hot water.

It is significant that YY, who was a part of the group, knew the Dyatlov party’s circumstances better than any living person, and saw all or most of the original evidence, thought that the military had something to do with his friend’s deaths. In 2008, 6 of the original rescuers and a team of 31 experts came to the similar conclusion that military testing was involved. The official report was that the Dyatlov group died at the hands of an “unknown compelling force”. How could words come closer to summarizing the above, without implicating the party responsible? This may also explain why the military closed the area for the following three years.

Any thoughts?
Isaac 11-07-2016 07:35 (GMT)
Monday july 11 2016 i have a dream where i am sent to a disaster to clean. Flash foward. I am on a snowy mountain. Looking at a tag on a sleeping bag. In russian. Someone calls out Georgiy. The dream ends. It is 12:30. I may have been him in my past life. Please. If any other information is obtained leave a link to it. All i typed in is gregory And russian factory incident. This came up and said all of the information i need to be convinced of this happening is something bigger. I am but 14. If anyone has anymore information please leave another comment. My name is Isaac Perez.
julie 02-07-2016 17:59 (GMT)
Orange orbs I heard were associated with grays??
julie 02-07-2016 17:48 (GMT)
Whats most interesting is why they felt they had no time to gather their shoes, skiis, and he kept camera for a reason...they were into tech ask the natives.
julie 02-07-2016 17:22 (GMT)
I read that local natives know to stay away from certain areas due to lore of something thats been there a long time. Perhaps they were dropped, running from something left quick, radiation, one had color of hair changes not mentioned in article, running from something...I think they were dealing with a technology...they all look very pointedly smart why go out to such extent seems like mission gone bad.
Berkay Tasdemir 01-07-2016 04:39 (GMT)
Great but I have middle English , please add Turkish language for us.
John Wolfe 21-06-2016 02:43 (GMT)
the first half fo this video is of ball lightning and it begins with ball lightning formed by a dust-storm:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmsWBrWCc8I by the way, any idea why some of my video posts are active and others are not? Am I doing something???

here's an attempt -- the last post was not active (you have to cut-n-paste it into the address box) I'll try again:

John Wolfe 21-06-2016 02:24 (GMT)
by the way -- this you tube video is the best I've seen on ball lightning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lavcOYUGnfQ at 11:30 into the video is a ball that comes toward and above the viewer (goes above someone who was filming from inside a building) -- THAT segment looks something that would have produced a B&W still photo much like the last of the Dyatlov photos.
John Wolfe 21-06-2016 01:56 (GMT)
Hi Nigel

My point of the abandoned village is that it was close to the area where the hikers died -- granted some distance, in miles -- but that it might have had similar experiences either lightning or ball lightning. note: hikers 80 miles away saw balls of light on a different day - and at a different location. No one abandons a village that is 1/2 way built unless there was an "unknown compelling force". Of course there could be other reasons -- such as a change in economic plans -- but these would tend to simply change the nature of the village, say from housing scientists or engineers to use by hikers or as vacation dashas. Leaving a village behind and not returning at all has to have a big reason. A reason that was not apparent when they chose that location for a village. There are areas on Earth where balls of light continue to be seen on a regular basis, maybe that area is one of them.
Nigel Evans 20-06-2016 14:59 (GMT)
John >
Yes Tesla could produce ball lightning as have others - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning But no one's got a good explanation of why it's happening Happy
Not sure that the abandoned village is part of the DPI?
I'm moving away from the anti matter comet theory, difficult to explain the modest/stationary velocities commonly observed. One of the theories for the Tunguska event is that there is some unknown interaction between the atmosphere and the earth - a "geo motor". This would explain the localisation/repetition of the "lights" phenomenon of course.
John Wolfe 18-06-2016 00:34 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

Have you gone to much of the Dyatlovmania sites? I just went to one that claimed the tent was on a "steep slope" that was "subject to avalanche" -- which is the opposite of the facts. (that was the coldsmokeco web-site) When I see stuff like that - I just stop reading and go somewhere else.

Question: any idea, if any of the research of N. Tesla reported any fire-balls of any kind? Most things I have read or seen talk about his interest in radio and power transmission and other high voltage / high frequency phenomena -- he also worked with static charge accumulation and so I'm betting there were "accidents" which might have produced a fire-ball but were ignored as just an effect of whatever the accident involved.

That web-site you went to said somewhere that it was (in part) a work of art which presents a true event -- and what I noticed is that they sometimes used the images from the hiker's stills but crudely animated them and etc. -- made a few video clips --- also: what verification code ?

still my big question is WHY that scientist's village was abandoned ?

Was that a research site? or an engineering site? or what? What were they doing building a small village of log homes right in the middle of nowhere in Southern Siberia and then abandon the village -- some photos showing walls 1/2 way built (not falling down) and notice that ALL the roofs are in good shape as if they were just built -- several buildings have windows, but others buildings are not finished and have not been windowed, but are framed for windows. I think they left in a hurry -- which is what the hikers did as well .............
Nigel Evans 16-06-2016 12:39 (GMT)
John >
Lovely website, a masterclass in presentation.
But i don't think all of the fotos are connected with the event. But some interesting original info.
I regularly have to re enter the verification code.
I've googling further and may have hit the jackpot! :-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter_comet Seems an excellent explanation for the DPI evidence. Maybe for cattle mutilations and spontaneous combustion.
I'd agree that BL maybe a generic term for multiple phenomema, google naga fireballs.
John Wolfe 15-06-2016 20:11 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

I just went to that web-site and it doesn't have the translations I thought it had (does have a few of reports of lights and etc.)

Also: I am wondering about that "abandoned" village the hikers encounter -- here's why;
1) the buildings look relatively new with good (still intact) roofs and SOME OF THE BUILDINGS LOOK ABANDONDED 1/2 WAY THROUGH CONSTRUCTION 2) the buildings have the feel of a project abandoned 1/2 way through its start-up (could be just another failed project, but it looks more ominous) no one is even using the buildings for a shelter or village or whatever. The hikers don't say much and treat it as some normal thing.

-- this leads me to believe that it might have had problems. In the pull-down for Cameras you can clock on the entire selection of recovered film -- there are several shots of this abandoned village -- including one with a wall and roof half built -- I'm wondering why this new village was abandoned. Do you have any info on this?
John Wolfe 15-06-2016 19:37 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

Question about this comments section:

Do you have problems with the "verification code" ? -- several times I enter the exact 'code' and it rejects it as "invalid" -- does this happen to you ?
John Wolfe 15-06-2016 19:33 (GMT)
I would think that a best fit of natural events is the best anyone can do to explain this. With that in mind: the two Florida Institute of Technology over-view lectures on lightning research (watch one, as they are versions of the same lecture) both report -- BOTH Gamma Rays and anti-matter jets (positrons) in the upper atmosphere -- so you're anti-mater conjecture could be possible. However, I'm not convinced that BL is one phenomena but could be two -- as some balls are hot and start fires and explode and cause damage, while others just go around glowing for a while and then just dissipate. Also there are a few good videos that show BL moving across the sky with a much longer life-span. (minutes as opposed to seconds)

Also: I have found a web-page somewhere with translations of interviews and autopsy reports and photos:
http://dyatlov.looo.ch/en have gone through only some of it, as it is an interactive site and there are links and etc. Worth going to and reading the interviews. The site claims to be the work of some guy named Dimitry Romashko. The above link takes you to the English version of the site -- Ms. Oss might be connected to these translations but it doesn't say -- if not, we should have two different translations to compare. Any idea where to find Oss's work on line??
Nigel Evans 13-06-2016 11:53 (GMT)
I have a degree in Physics from the University of London. Yes matter-antimatter interactions release huge amounts of energy (more than nuclear fission from memory) because the atomic nucleus is annihilated but here we're only seeing the electrons being annihilated with positrons, the mass and energies involved are much much smaller. You just get gamma rays. Granted these might kill you within hours or days but not from an explosion. Anyway the BL composed of positrons theory is just some blue sky thinking from me to connect Dubinina's injuries with cattle mutilations. Very possibly (anti matter) pie in the sky.
But n.b. Dyatlov might have been showing signs of ARS - acute radiation sickness as he had blood on his lips possibly from vomiting. Weakened by ARS as well as the cold could help explain how the three failed to make it back to the tent.
Afaik, Svetlana Oss is the only Russian national who has investigated the dpi and translated the Soviet archives/reports/affidavits into English for a Western audience. Apparently it's not "Mountain of the Dead" but "Dead Mountain", which is a big difference, e.g. "The Sea of the Dead" versus "The Dead Sea". So imo it's the best source of the facts rather than spooky hype and it's not unreasonable to give her a plug when i'm quoting verbatim from her book. This is how she makes her living.
Glad you favour the BL theory. At least we agree on something.. Happy
John Wolfe 13-06-2016 04:28 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

You need to study some high-energy physics --- gamma ray particles are among the most energetic and powerful in the universe. Also matter-antimatter interactions release huge amounts of energy -- what looks small to you is because you have confused the energy of one particle with the energy of a large group of particles.
For example: if I hit you over the head with ONE molecule of wood, I suspect that no matter how hard I do that, you will not even feel it --- now compare that with the results of a large number of wood molecules .... like a baseball bat ! The anti-matter (positrons creating BL in this example) might have a similar effect (assuming BL is made up of positrons) --- there would be a big release of energy (explosion) which could cause the injuries seen. However simple electrical energy could also do this -- which is why you see damage from regular lightning. The DPI injuries are consistent with being close to a release of a fair amount of air-burst energy -- enough to compress parts of the body without causing surface (skin) damage.

I have not read the Svetlana Oss book, however, from interviews (I just watched) I can see that she is just exploiting the DI for financial benefit - she even refuses to speak on camera about her own conclusions but suggests everyone buy the book (a dead giveaway NOT to buy the book).

Also: I noticed that several (researchers? writers? etc.) have repeated each other's nonsense as if it were fact (further confusing the story).

also: I do think the reports of BL are as accurate as can be expected - considering that the various reporters were not familiar the phenomena; like myself, I have never seen it, but do know of its existence -- many people in the 50's or 60's, even well educated people, would have never even read about BL.

I favor the BL approach to the DPI as it is the most simple, makes the most sense, and most importantly: other people at other times have reported seeing what would be interpreted as BL.
Nigel Evans 12-06-2016 17:36 (GMT)
>John, i've been rereading Svetlana Oss's book and realised i'd answered a question from you badly - wrt other sightings of the lights, her book records the following :-
07/02/59:06.55 - a detailed description from the Deputy Head of Vysokogorny Colliery.
07/02/59:0600 - ditto from a two members of the rescue group. Both reports talk about a large globe or concentric rings 5,6 times larger than a full moon with a bright star in the centre.
15.03.59:0650 - from a meteorological technician. Comet with a tail turned into a large ball with a star at the centre.
31.03.59:0400 - search party sentry on duty and all members who were awake saw a large fiery ring with a star at the centre that grew to the size of the moon before dropping out of sight. N.B. they were so concerned for their safety that they radioed the sighting and specifically requested assurances that they were safe there "because it made a pretty alarming impression"....
But the kicker imo is the following, her book records the formal interview between Ivanov the chief investigator and Vozrozhdenny the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsies. Ivanov is asking about the three who recieved the worst fractures - Tibo, Dubinina and Zolotariov (as spelt in the book). Tibo's skull fracture showed no impact damage to the associated soft tissue (i.e. he wasn't hit by a rock). Dubinina and Zolotariov chest fractures are explained as "These wounds, especially appearing in such a way without any damage to the soft tissue of the chest are very similar to the type of trauma that results from the shock wave of a bomb".
For anyone reading this and who interested in all things Dyatlov, i'd recommend her book "Don't go there"- Svetlana Oss, she's an English speaking Russian journalist who has done a thorough research job imo, granted i don't agree with her conclsion but you'll have to buy her book to find out why... Happy Not expensive on Amazon.
Nigel Evans 09-06-2016 22:10 (GMT)
Hi John.
Wrt "Anti-matter would not "dissolve" matter -- it would explode with force on contact with it!"
I can't agree, an electron / positron annihilation just results in two high energy photons (gamma rays). That's all, nothing else. Imo it could just be a pop or a fizz. But the "matter" would disappear.

Wrt to predation, well the blood in the stomach is very easy to explain as swallowed. Also the profile of the facial tissue damage amongst the four bodies found in the stream is highly asymmetric. Also it doesn't of course explain the fractures.
John Wolfe 08-06-2016 23:58 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

a better "anti-matter" connection to ball lightning might be if the ball itself is or contains anti-matter --- which could explode with force, but no chemical heat, and could explain some of the injuries -- but not how the ball could enter the tent, nor things like the facial injuries, which are very consistent with small animals (mice or birds?) nibbling on the soft tissues. Eyes make great fish-bait and are illegal for such use in many states (they work that good) so face down in a creek might cause the eyes and etc to be eaten. I went to some forensic autopsy sites and found that this kind of soft tissue injury is, indeed, common. Anti-matter would not "dissolve" matter -- it would explode with force on contact with it!
Nigel Evans 04-06-2016 21:45 (GMT)
> John, only know about the videos on youtube.

Thinking further on the connection between lightning and positrons, if i assert that BL is composed of a container of positrons=anti matter that is stable for a limited time then this gives the following explanation wrt dyatlov :-
Dubinina's and Zolotaryov's injuries could be explained by a beam (cloud?) of anti matter released from one BL just before another one exploded. The cloud hits them in the face removing their eyes which would focus the radiation onto the retina. It also removes eyebrows, eyelids and surrounding facial tissue. In Dubinina's case she starts to inhale (perhaps to scream) and takes in some of the cloud removing her tongue and lower muscle, nose tissue, upper lip and left cheek. Whilst they are still reeling she swallows about 100ml of blood before another BL explodes resulting in the chest fractures as they are thrown with great force.

I should add that i've read the anti matter removing the tongue theory elsewhere on the web so not original. At first i thought it to be a crank idea but now i like it more. It is a recorded feature of BL that a single ball can breakup into several smaller ones, which also fits here.

N.B. the radiation found on the clothing was beta.
John Wolfe 04-06-2016 05:33 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

If you find any video lectures on ball lightning, please post them. I have not found much -- many bogus and / or UFO-space alien nonsense under the guise of "ball lightning video" The Florida Institute of Technology video was the best I've found, and his was just an informational lecture for the public.
Nigel Evans 03-06-2016 19:13 (GMT)

Good video thanks, interesting that lightning produces anti matter (positrons).
I had to chuckle with the world's foremost expert talking for an hour, giving BL 30 seconds with "it does exist honest"...
John Wolfe 03-06-2016 04:18 (GMT)
Hi Nigel,

Spinning magnetic field -- CREATING -- spinning electrical field -- CREATING -- spinning plasma. I think it starts with a spinning magnetic field.

and thanks, I am aware of the other reports of "lights" or balls of light in the sky. The lightning tutorials I listed below are interesting in that they are presented by a PhD who has studied lighting in Florida for over a decade. He is boring but worth watching once as he highlights two things: 1) tons of upper atmosphere mega-lightning and linked lightning over large areas; and 2) the fact that lightning does some strange (ie. unexplained) things.

watch this one if you're interested:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxYhJTR_O3g ALSO: its possible that various people saw various things / "lights in the sky" some might have been rockets -- but not on that night. However, because of the tests, some of the local party officials might have tried to "cover-up" something that didn't happen, thus complicating things.
Nigel Evans 02-06-2016 19:26 (GMT)
>John - Another hiking group in the area reported seeing the lights as did the Mansi from memory.

Spinning ionised air initiating something else. However I personally like the "earthquake lights" theory. Some of the theories for the Tunguska event (an explosion of megatons) discuss BL, as the event is difficult to explain as a comet/meteor as there's no impact crater and observers state it changed direction. Curiously Tunguska is at a very similar latitude to Dyatlov and Hassdalen just over 60 degrees north...
John Wolfe 02-06-2016 08:03 (GMT)
In the dyatlovmania section there are a couple of photos taken at the site where the tent was and they show what looks like snow that has been blown by very strong winds -- which is consistent with the contours shown in the maps section. Whether the wind had any effect on the hikers is still not known, but infrasound with ball lightning -- and during a Siberian blizzard -- might be some sort of fatal mix, causing enough terror to chase the hikers from the area and toward the protection of the forest line below. Without something (the ball lightning?) to chase them out of the tent, its just another stormy night on a mountain.

Also, in that same dyatlovmania section are quite a few quotes -- some reporting ball lightning in the same area -- any idea where they came from? There are no citations.
John Wolfe 02-06-2016 07:49 (GMT)
Not the spinning of the ionized air (which may happen) but the spinning of a magnetic field creating a hot electrical field acting like a feed-back loop. (a field, which can pass through many things, such as a window or wall and etc.) And yes, that created plasma might also explode, causing much of the injuries seen -- compression injuries -- against a lung full of air could break the rib-cage. There are places in the USA where balls of (??) light are seen moving around -- Marfa, Texas comes to mind. Also, everyone is making an assumption that all the injuries happened AFTER leaving the tent -- do we know that 'for sure'?
Nigel Evans 01-06-2016 18:07 (GMT)
> John Wolfe, hi.

Yes well spinning ionised air seems to be a common factor - tornadoes, aircraft wing tip vortex (foo fighters), but how this results in stable persistent objects is still unknown afaik.

Regarding your comment about radiation levels not being significant, the contaminated clothing was subjected to a "water test" - placed in running water for say 12 hours to see how much it reduced the radiation, (the bodies had been in a stream for many weeks). Based on this test is was determined that the initial exposure was quite high.

I agree that the last frame could be a BL photo.

Personally i'd be cautious about throwing metal at BL, one of the theories explains explosions as rapid shorting of different layers. The chest fractures were consistent with being dropped 60 feet.... Happy.

John Wolfe 31-05-2016 02:07 (GMT)
note to Nigel Evans:

Ball lightning seems to be several related phenomena -- while I have no answers -- having watched the formation of ball lightning (on videos) I would conjecture that it might be some sort of rapidly spinning MAGNETIC field effect: 1) spinning magnetic fields create electrical current possibly self-contained and energetically creating a plasma from the surrounding air -- this would account for its ability to go through walls and etc.; 2) since the rate of field rotation could be almost random -- the differences in spin-rate might account for the vast difference in reported power / activity of the visible ball of plasma; some explode with enough power to injure or damage, but many just dissipate with no apparent harm.

Sad to say, but if I'm right, and if ball lightning had entered the tent, the hikers could have thrown any metal object at it and it would have disrupted the spinning field.

also note: rescuers reported that the hikers DID NOT set up the metal stove and its metal chimney (as if they were experiencing or expecting lightning)
John Wolfe 31-05-2016 01:48 (GMT)
A good tutorial on lightning is on this you tube site:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtlWQ-scn48 which is from Florida Institute of Technology -- the lecturer, J. Dwyer, has several worth-while you tube lectures. (note: you have to be able to follow a one hour lecture to benefit, as its more technological and less entertainment orientated) Here's another of his lectures on lightning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxYhJTR_O3g also from FIT.
John Wolfe 31-05-2016 01:23 (GMT)
that last frame of film #1 -- the "technical photo" might not be a lab image of tripping the shutter (to wind the film back onto spool) -- I initially had no thoughts about it but thought I'd look at internet images of ball lightning as it might be ball lightning (plasma). The internet has a lot of bogus images which could easily be anything -- HOWEVER: after several hours of fruitless looking at many images and videos of ball lightning, I did see two images which are eerily similar: one, a still shows almost the same sort of blurred bright blob moving through the frame; and the other, a video (and this is what convinced me) a similar blob, which was definitely ball lightning (formed from a lightning strike) coming at the camera (over a short time, a few seconds close up, mostly distant, total elapsed time about one minute - 100 meters? - comes right at the camera and goes above it in just a few seconds -- and looks just like what would make that "last frame" image on film #1) I then interviewed two hikers who were caught in a lightning storm on a mountainous site of similar elevation (but in the Summer) in the USA. They were in their separate one man tents and it was night and began storming. The lightning was very intense and hit near-by many times for a few minutes -- they then notices a humming-buzzing sound and saw, through the tent fabric that a bright blob of light was hovering around their two side-by-side tents. What was of special interest was that they both reported extreme fright -- the kind that might make you cut through the tent to get out the back-side if the ball lightning came through the tent material or that came through the closed flap. I also note, that there are many vertical cuts in the Dyatlov tent -- as if someone was trying to let something out of the tent -- however I am not convinced that all of these cuts were done by the hikers, as they could have been done by the rescue party in an effort to expose the tent's contents (and possibly anyone still inside - which they then found out were elsewhere.
John Wolfe 31-05-2016 00:49 (GMT)
note: for anyone actually interested in this fairly complete site -- I sometimes sign my name "JD Wolfe" -- both are me. I sometimes sign differently not remembering that, that causes confusion, sorry.
john wolfe 28-05-2016 05:25 (GMT)
OOPS ! how do I edit a misspelling once posted? (I'm dyslexic)

misspelled "clothes" in the post below:
john wolfe 28-05-2016 05:23 (GMT)
I am wondering if the tent was found with the fasteners still holding the opening / flaps, or were they open? I assume they were closed. Also I am not familiar enough with the tent to know what the fasteners are made of and their design -- no one has discussed this crucial information from what I've read.

ALSO: the radiation on the closes was minimal and consistent with the two things in Soviet (and World) life then; specifically 1) the amount and numbers of atmospheric nuclear bomb tests, and 2) some of the party had access to minor nuclear materials in the labs they worked in -- remember -- they were undergraduate and graduate students at the MIT of the Soviet Union, in the 1050's.
Prism 25-05-2016 04:18 (GMT)
Awesome site - I will tell you what I think and this story and gave me the creeps at first.

I am an Eagle Scout, I've camped in zero degree weather. I have read, Dyatlov, had some sort of rigged gas stove to help keep them warm at night and might have had a problem causing someone to yell that it was gonna blow, obviously these folks were either asleep or about to be, and probably had most of their clothes off to try and dry, and when you're cold and tired being half asleep and probably low on calories, you almost feel drugged.

Since you cant untie those old tents fast, probably one of them took a knife and cut them out and ran. grabbing what they could, thinking about the stove about to blow and that causing a possible avalanche ran towards the direction they thought was that cabin, instead they went the wrong way, judging that where the tree was at, was about the same distance as the cabin (on the other side of the mountain area), the few that were injured probably climbed the tree and fell looking for the cabin or land marks...you've got to remember they probably were in blizzard like conditions.

Even though these people were obviously tough, hypothermia was probably setting in, that can cause all sorts of madness. They probably split the odds for survival, the two staying and building a fire, and Dyatlov and the other two trying to get back to the tent. I've read Dyatlov had a branch in his hand, and people saying he was fighting...he probably was shielding himself from the wind/snow hitting him in the face. The others being injured bad, if they were still alive, probably huddled together to keep warm.

And the radiation, they used to make thorium dioxide (I think that's right) lantern wicks. If those break that garbage gets on you.
tl 17-05-2016 18:37 (GMT)
I thought of an alternative to the small avalanche. An enormous snow drift builds up on their tent while they sleep. At some point, the tent suddenly collapses as we see in the pictures. It gives them the impression of an avalanche. They escape as fast as they can, some loose a shoe or a sock, but they are alive.

This explains both the upright tent poles and their panicked exit from the tent. Why else would they cut their way out and then abandon it. It must have been collapsed by snow, but could not have been collapsed by a normal avalanche, because the tent poles remained upright. A normal avalanche is quite unlikely on such a shallow incline.

When they dig their way out from the 2 or 3 metres of snow drift, they are in a panic. Their tent is collapsed, cut up and buried and they are afraid of further avalanches, so they hurry to get their supplies. The rest happens as described in my other comment.

Usually in a tent collapse, people have no choice but to remain with their tent and try to dig it out. But at Dyatlov pass, they had a supply depot nearby. It was just not close enough and very hard to find in the darkness.

With regard to Doroshenko climbing the tree, he was trying to collect firewood while remaining near the heat of the fire and also trying to prevent the branches above the fire from catching fire themselves.

About Krivonishchenko's burns. Think about the temperature differences involved. If you have -30C on your back, that's a -70C difference to your body temperature. Just to keep your temperature level, when standing still, you would need a +70C temperature difference in front of you. That would be 40C + 70C =110C. A fire is NO GOOD in these temperatures if you have poor clothing. You will die because the temperature you need from the fire is so high that you will get 3rd degree burns trying to get heat and still die of hypothermia. Poor Krivonischenko. You are a hero, all respect to you.

This explains why the people who were moving and had better clothing lasted longer than the people by the fire.

They are the Gods of the mountain.
tl 17-05-2016 11:42 (GMT)
I have a theory. The bright lights were rocket testing, possibly a rocket explosion. Not dangerously close, but close enough to scare them and trigger a small avalanche on the relatively shallow slope where that would not normally happen.

The avalanche is enough to cover the tent and scare them more, but not enough to injure them or flatten all the tent poles.

Because of the tent's orientation, the side facing down the hill is the only one not completely covered in snow, so in the darkness and their panic they manage to cut themselves out and escape the tent with what they have.

No one is injured at this point. The avalanche was only a meter or so deep.

The rocket testing is ongoing and they are extremely afraid, so they go down the hill toward their supply stash, but in the dark, they choose the wrong direction.

At the tree line a fire is lit. Kolevatov burns part of his jacket trying to get heat from the fire. They realise it will not be enough to save them and a group goes on to retrieve the supplies. Krivonischenko and Doroshenko stay to look after the fire. Krivonischenko is a hero and gives his brown sweater to Dubinina. "I don't need it I have the fire." He sees she is struggling and tries to save her. So the party splits for the first time.

The forward group fall through the fresh snow into the ravine and suffer injuries. Some die immediately. Clothes are redistributed and the injured are made as safe as possible where they are.

Those who can walk, that is Dyatlov, Slobodin and Kolmogrova, now realise that their direction was wrong because the ravine should not have been there. They also realise that the fire and the tent is safer than out here, so they head back, hoping to rescue their friends in the ravine later.

On the way back to the tent they find their friends dead. Krivonischenko had burned himself in the fire trying to keep warm but it was not enough. They place the bodies of Krivonischenko and Doroshenko together. Kolmogorova, Dyatlov and Slobodin head to the tent, but do not make it.

I am not sure about the theory. I decided to make the best case for this scenario that I can. I feel great sympathy for the people involved.
Nigel Evans 04-05-2016 20:59 (GMT)

Having read around this on the internet and including Svetalana Oss’s book “Don’t go there” it is clearly in my opinion ball lightning.
Ivanov believed that UFOs was the best explanation, but he stressed not aliens, just lethal unidentified flying objects/fireballs, the soviet authorities diluting his finding to “unknown compelling force”.
Ball lightning fits in with his view and explains :–
mountain lights being observed from elsewhere and reported by the mansi, burns that are otherwise difficult to account for, burnt clothing, burnt tree tops, deaths due to extreme pressure (explosion). Because ball lightning isn’t yet understood by science it also allows the luxury of being stretched to explain skin colour, hair whitening, radiation. But in particular it works extremely well with what is perhaps the key question, why did they leave the tent that way? :-
The occupants are settling down in the tent it is dark outside.
A light (or lights) appear on the mountain bright enough to be noticed inside the tent. Fascinated the occupants start making slits along the top of tent at standing height (say three 30 cm slits, enough for up to nine people) to observe. Zolotaryov picks up his hidden KGB camera and keeps it around his neck for the duration.
Then one of the lights moves very near or even enters the tent at or near to the entrance. N.B. it’s common for ball lightning to pass through matter without leaving a trace.
Everyone very quickly exits the tent via cutting a slit at the back, there is no time to put on any footwear or extra clothes.
Now unable to return to the tent (more lights?) and at risk of exposure they decide to make for the cache of food and kit. But they get lost because (1) ball lightning (electro magnetic energy?) affects their compass?) or (2) the bl is moving down the slope towards the cache? A type of bl is classed as “rollers”. or (3) they’re just disorientated by the dark and the snow (one of the last photos show them to be in whiteout conditions). Anyway they take the wrong path a critical decision that costs them their lives and might have resulted in brawling later if there was a difference of opinion when they set off.
So they choose to camp next to a cedar that gives a good lookout to watch the lightshow back on the hill in order to make a return to the tent when it's safer as now they are not sure where the cache is located.
But the lights move down the hill towards them burning some of the tree tops....
Beyond this point no one knows the order of events but it seems that Doroshenko and Krivonischenko were the first to die. N.B. both had burns that are not easily explained from a small camp fire but perhaps more easily explained by electrical discharge.
E.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9QFU0u0L5U Historical records state that it is a feature of aggressive ball lightning that it can injure or kill (by burning) some members of a group leaving others unharmed or just with burnt clothing it all depends on the discharge.
For the remaining seven either some or all moved to the ravine and four died due to another ball lightning exploding overhead with tremendous force. The remaining three where lucky enough to be distant enough from the blast not to be killed (n.b. Slobodin had a head fracture). Whatever, they realised that they could not shelter from the lights, their only remaining chance was to get off the mountain by returning to the tent and finding their boots and skis. Sadly weakened by cold and possibly the explosion they never made it. May they rest in peace.

Other thoughts – I don’t like the “murder by others” theory because imo it doesn’t fit the facts, no obvious lethal force, several of the party clearly died of hypothermia and clearly in at least two separate events, probably three. All the other injuries sustained by the party seem to be explainable by - brawling, climbing, collecting firewood, falling out of a tree, previous falls on the skiing trip (one had a bandage), that is all but one injury, Dubinina’s tongue (it’s my assumption the missing eyes can be explained by decomposition in the stream but possibly not?).
Now here it starts getting rather interesting. If you google “cattle mutilations” you will find there is a well documented phenomenon (hundreds of cases?) that includes specific types of head trauma (disappearance of eyes, tongue and some mouth tissue) that are quite similar to Dubinina’s injuries. It’s not only cattle that are affected but other mammalian species as well, including it seems humans, google “human mutilation brazil”. Now if we discount the possibility that this is due to aliens or even humans performing brutal surgical processes we’re left with an unknown natural process as the cause, an energy that removes organ tissue selectively and exits the body via it’s orifices cauterising tissue bloodlessly in the process.
Ivanov’s fireballs, ball lightning? Perhaps even an explanation for spontaneous combustion?
Also Dyatlov Pass is at a very similar latitude to Hessdalen where the “lights” phenomenon has been more closely observed so it would be my conjecture that the Dyatlov lights are created by the same forces. N.B. higher radiation levels have been found at Hessdalen in areas where sightings have occurred.
Matt 03-05-2016 23:26 (GMT)
Where did the author of this site find obtain the autopsy report re: Zinaida? Was her cause of death solely hypothermia or hypothermia with violent accident?
You mean nobody noticed 02-05-2016 19:35 (GMT)
That all the victims are perfectly grouped , in order of their birthday , so on the slope 11,12,13 januari , mid slope , under the tree in ascending order 29 jan / 7 februari and at last 12 may / 8 july / 16 november. The only who is out of place is 2 februari , but he was the key person in this astrologycal ( as above so below ) event . The 10 th. survivor was totaly out of place , so it was an sacred event , i don't know who or what did this , but there is an astro connection.
Dudu Cordos 29-04-2016 10:17 (GMT)
Could a mini-nuke (experimental) detonation above the ground in the vicinity of the tent catapult the group of 4 straight into the ravine where they were found, causing the extensive damage to their body? That would explain why they are better dressed - assuming they were outside the tent at the moment of detonation. I mean just look at Dubinina position where she was found, against that rock; could have been slammed against the rock to her death?...Also explaining radioactivity (from the blast) in their clothes.
The ones in the tent rushed out after event to look for the missing 4, ignoring the clothes, scared, in panic, only to find them death by the ravine; attempted to make a funeral bed for them but failed, one by one, to the cold.
Here a permalink for a mini nuke explosion simulation near the position of the tent. The 15 psi blast radius would have been enough to blow them 1500 m away? Of course this don't explain other mismatched details, but... goes together with the glowing spheres saw by other people in that area...
Nigel Evans 17-04-2016 13:07 (GMT)
Google "cattle mutilation".
The phenomena includes organ removal and animals being dropped from a height.
Tammy 11-04-2016 01:19 (GMT)
The diaries mention a hunter. They were trespassing in Mansi land. They were murdered by a group of Mansi men. Stomped which could account for the horrific internal injuries. No UFO, no yeti, nothing supernatural.
Nigel Evans 06-04-2016 13:01 (GMT)
Google "mountain lights" and "longdendale lights"
Daniel 04-04-2016 19:08 (GMT)
It is the second attempt to write a comment...I think there was some trouble wit first.

In my opinion we must not be indifferent to what the Mansi community tells us. Something happens in those mountains area. Collected data witnesses, corpses state indicate the presence of a natural phenomenon linked to electricity that arises in this area. This electric phenomenon is a large-scale (different from the usual lightning; maybe ... similar to ball lightning or corona discharge) one, with a large transfer of electric charge between different ground areas through atmospheric layers. I believe that the nine were inside an electrical discharge in a large area (some plasma bullet). The theory can be verified by on-site measurements.

Great site.
Thomas Whiteside 04-04-2016 16:03 (GMT)
Firstly, great site.

Has it ever been theorised that the group was attempting to make a retreat from the tent (following 'the incident') back towards the food cache / storage house near the Auspia River (where they stored surplus food & supplies on January 31), but instead became totally disoriented and went down the wrong side of the slope instead?

Looking at the map it's doesn't seem to be a dissimilar distance to that from the tent to the cedar tree.

This could explain the following decisions:
a. to leave food, supplies and some clothing in the tent -as they could be replaced once they reached the cache.
b. to walk rather than run down the slope - if they have a plan to access food, shelter and clothing, they are perhaps calm and rational, not frantic and panicked.
c. why Zolotarev, Kolevatov, Dubinia, and Thibeaux-Brignolles decided to keep heading down the slope (maybe they thought the cache was just a bit further downhill).
d. it could even explain the possible fist fight between Dyatlov and Slobodin - perhaps they argued about whether they were going the right direction (admittedly this point is rather weak in support of this theory - an argument could have broken out in numerous circumstances)

All total conjecture, but the idea of an orderly retreat seems to fit with Igor Dyatlov's reputation for ingenuity and level headedness.

Obviously this theory hinges on what exactly they had cached, how much shelter the cache provided and how far away the cache site was from the tent.

Would love to know others' thoughts

Feel free to email me:
John Wantling 03-04-2016 09:01 (GMT)
This film by Richard D. Hall and David Cayton contains the solution to this mass murder. UFOs AND NATO The Human Mutilation Cover Up 1 OF 6
br 24-03-2016 20:44 (GMT)
They get frightened by the guardian spirit Mansi Marvtvtv. End
wizzy 20-03-2016 02:56 (GMT)
does somebody know where the personal diaries can be found?
Andy 17-03-2016 02:56 (GMT)
yes It was the 'Russian Yeti' program I was referring to. Is the date on the official files that they show in the program accurate? say the military investigated on the 6th of Feb.
Maciste 16-03-2016 08:01 (GMT)

Was there a new TV show broadcasting, or do you mean "The Russian Yeti - The Killer Lives"

Maybe there is a possibility to have some scans from old newspaper articles etc. on this site.
Andy 16-03-2016 02:16 (GMT)
I understand that the American TV show rather sensationalized the events and may well be highly inaccurate. But what do you make of the possibility that the Russian Military may well have been as the site as early as the 6th of February, several days before the bodies and tent were officially found?
Objective 05-03-2016 15:11 (GMT)
Disclaimer: have not not studied details carefully
However, theory noone has concluded just yet: 1)infrasound due to high winds/vortices makes leader THINK there is an avalanche (it doesnt matter how experienced they are, it is dark and even the possibility of avalnche could compel the order to run). 2) lack of light as it was evening and panic from possible avalanche results in non stop movement in one direction. The fairly better dressed group make it further before stopping, the others stop at the treeline and being freezing, decide to make a fire as quickly as possible; 3) for two (hypothermia sets in and clothes are removed due to burning sensation) and other three realize that the avalanche probably did not occur and it should be safer to return to tent and grab clothes before suffering same fate as the two hypothermic; 4) on the way they face howling winds and freeze to death before making it; 5) the other 4 that make it further unknowingly run into a ravine that maybhave been 25ft deep and suffer fractures and blunt force trauma as they fall; 6) being stuck there and frozen to death the elements (partial mummification) and wildlife result in missing tongue, lips etc; 7) the orange lights are in fact ufo (for argument sake we will accept the fact that there are ufo/aliens that visit us). However, if this is the case, then probability is that they visit our planet often and in different places at different times and as such, could simply have been a coincidence that their visiting this time happened to be when these 9 unfortunate souls were caught in a terrible tragedy
Amber Kelly 24-02-2016 22:20 (GMT)
This is a really great collection of information on the incident. I am working on a podcast and a play dedicated to The Dyatlov Pass Incident: http://unknowncompellingforce.podbean.com/ Would it be possible for you to share your image files in high quality format via a file share? Thanks in advance and thanks for creating the site
Nigel Evans 19-02-2016 19:43 (GMT)
Great site. Ball lightning is a possible explanation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_lightning (note the reports of explosions and fatalities) with the cold and wild animals doing the rest.
Dee 31-01-2016 19:55 (GMT)
Great site. It contains lots of photographs that I haven't seen before. I would really like someone to get to the truth of this mystery.
Me 14-01-2016 17:24 (GMT)
They were obviously murdered somehow.
SP 16-11-2015 11:31 (GMT)
This is the best, and most informative site on the subject. Concise, and lacking in the usual crazy-talk.