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Russian Bigfoot Kills 9 Students! (The Dyatlov Pass Incident)

Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:20
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In the night of what is believed to be February 2, 1959, 9 Russian university students hiking and skiing in the wilderness of the Ural mountains died mysteriously.  Theories for their demise range from natural disasters to a government or military cover up and even to an encounter with aliens or the Russian bigfoot known as Yeti.

Found weeks later, after a massive search effort had been launched, the bodies of the 9 students, 7 men and 2 women were located outside of their tent which they had hurriedly fled by cutting an opening from the inside.  They had left with just the clothes of their back and, without shoes or boots, ran into the dark of the night.  The sub-zero temperatures ensured that they quickly died of hyperthermia.  2 of the bodies were found around the remnants of a makeshift fire, 3 of the bodies were found crawling back to the tent, and the remaining ones were found 2 months later furthest from the camp site in a ravine having suffered from massive internal injuries after having apparently fallen in it in their haste to escape what ever they were running away from.

Known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident, the reason for the students’ panic has never been explained, though many theories have been put forth.  One plausible explanation is that the students were running out of the path of an avalanche and that is why they had to cut their way out of the tent.  Another is that the military was engaged in secret test operations that cost the students there lives, with a cover up ensuing.  Some theorists even speculate that an alien UFO killed them, citing the facts that bright orbs had been reported in the skies around the same time, that the students’ clothes contained high levels of radiation and that their skin had unexplainably turned a brownish orange and their hair white.  The most bizarre clue left behind though, was a note written by the students themselves, “From now on we know that the snowman exists.”  What could they have meant by that?  The Mansi, the indigenous people of the area, call the mountainside where the students camped “The Mountain of the Dead Men,” and it is a place they avoid as they believe it is inhabited by the “Menk,” a hairy forest giant.  They had even lost their own group of hunters not far from the spot the students died.  Furthermore, among the photographs taken by the students is a dark figure at the edge of the forest.  What other explanation would there be for the students setting up camp in the middle of the slope rather than under the protection of the trees?

Picture of a dark figure taken by one of the students.

Picture of a dark figure taken by one of the students.

Whatever truly happened that night, the fate of the students remains a popular topic for fans of conspiracy stories and the paranormal.  In 2014, the Discovery Channel sent American explorer Mike Libecki to Russia to investigate their deaths by talking with friends and witnesses firsthand and by reviewing forensic evidence and files.  The resulting TV special is called “Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives.” Obviously, Mike Libecki concluded on the basis of his research that a bigfoot terrorized the students, killing them either on purpose or inadvertently in the process.

What do you feel is the most plausible explanation for the students leaving their tent in horror?

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  • Robot

    I have thought of the unfortunate and unexplained deaths of these students for some time and as Spock said in Star Trek – quoted from Sherlock Holmes “… when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the
    I originally thought that it may have been the Russian Army with concussion bombs that were dropped on them by accident.
    The Army had used this location for secret tests.
    Some mention that the Army secretly arrived at the crime scene 1 week before the rescuers found the bodies.
    This could answer a few of the mysteries but not all!
    Why their tent was on the side of the mountain and not logically down at the tree line for shelter and fire wood?
    The Army could have moved the tent up the mountain to change the crime scene.
    Why there was radioactive material on some of the clothing and why they were not wearing any protective clothes for the harsh climate?
    The Army could have changed their clothes and confiscated clothing which showed being radioactive.
    Though all good explanations, I do believe there is only one explanation that holds up to all the facets of this case!
    Yeti or Abominable Snow Man – Encounter!
    On research I found that the small tent used was not their main tent.
    They had left supplies at a base camp and were using this very small tent for an excursion.
    What was their purpose for climbing the Ural mountain range?
    I googled Russian news broadcast for the past year (1958) and found an interesting account of Yeti encounters on this range. That year a number of local Mansi tribe people disappeared.
    After an investigation, the Russian Government banned all further reporting on the Yeti with threats of incarceration.
    These students may have been acting as investigating reporters and photographers and needed a cover to conceal their true purpose.
    The one person they added to their close group was a guide familiar with the territory.
    A note on a printed paper in their possession was scribbled “From now on we know that the snow men exist”.
    Although they used guns to protect themselves in the wilderness for previous trips (pictures show), they did not carry any this time in case they were stopped and questioned.
    Whatever attacked them in their tent did not bite or claw but had extreme power to crush
    A similar attack at Yale BC in the 1800’s by some gold miners who claimed to have captured a baby Sasquatch and in Washington State 1920’s of an attack:
    In 1946 Cultus Lake BC a newlywed couple disappeared from their cabin with only large footprints found surrounding the cabin.
    Case Scenario
    The illogical pitching of their tent in the open rather than down at the tree line may have been due to a scare from the locals at the last settlement.
    Towns’ people warned them about reindeer having been found dead in this area.
    They may have felt more secure making camp in the open rather than down within the trees.
    After setting up camp they would have taken off their boots and put their heavy outer wear outside to dry.
    Due to the limited space within the tent they more than likely stored this gear along with their skies and pack sacks in the overhang where the chimney exits.
    They then entered the tent using their long johns and tent slippers inside and had supper.
    Shortly after supper, two of the men went outside to urinate (documented) with a flashlight, which they left on the roof of the tent (documented) and a lighter and cigarettes to have a smoke.
    It was written in their diary that the women did not want them smoking in the hotel rooms or tent.
    While outside they were attacked and forced to flee down to the forest for cover.
    There they built a fire for warmth, to notify the others and to keep any predators away.
    On hearing the commotion outside the tent, 3 of the students with a flashlight went to help and were also attacked.
    Unable to reach their outerwear at the back of the tent they too fled down the mountain.
    The Yeti then centered their attack on the 4 remaining students left in the tent.
    The Yeti being unable to open the tent door or cut through began to pound on the center of the tent while the students inside sliced their knives back through the tent in defense.
    It’s been reported that Yeti can use sticks and may have poked through the open slits of the tent with one of the ski poles as it was documented that numerous knife cuts were found on one of the ski poles.
    The Yeti attack temporarily stopped when they saw the fire down at the tree line and the 3 students heading towards it with the flashlight (documented and found on this trail still in the on position).
    It has been reported that the Yeti are not afraid of fire or light.
    The Yeti then caught the 3 students before they could reach the tree line.
    Yeti use their large powerful arms to club and then bear hug their quarry until subdued and unconscious, all similar injuries reported on the students.
    Forensic Investigators state that when a body is suffocated the blood does not pool back to the organs, but stays at the extremities. The discoloring of the skin seen on the students at their funeral could have been caused by this injury.
    Seeing that the fire was attracting the Yeti the 2 students at the tree tried to frantically put it out, it was reported that one of these student’s hands were burnt by this action.
    Next they proceeded to climb a tree.
    The report claimed they had climbed the tree to observe if their tent was still there to return to.
    The problem with this statement is that it was after sunset, in winter, in Russia.
    I googled if there was a full moon that night and it shows that there was no moon visible, so it would have been pitch dark.
    The only reason to climb a tree at night would be to try and elude a predator.
    Sasquatches have been reported with the ability to climb trees.
    One of the students was found a few hundred feet from the tree still clutching a branch, as though he had been dragged down from the tree.
    When the remaining 4 students of the group did arrive at the tree, they found their companions dead. They proceeded to remove what clothing they could to keep warm rather than return to their tent and what was back there.
    They then went to a ravine and dug a snow cave for shelter.
    Unfortunately the Yeti were waiting for them in the forest and pursued them, cornering them at the ravine some short distance away.
    Now one of the original investigators has presented that he saw a Yeti foot print.
    Foot prints of any kind would be hard to find in winter, in a valley known for wind.

    The Yeti/Sasquatch have a very large bipedal foot, much like a “Bear Paw Snow Shoe” which leaves a very flat shallow print.

    These prints could easily have disappeared with weather conditions.
    The final explanation may be the hardest to believe and that is – Why have no further sightings or findings been made of Yeti in this location?
    With all of our technologies, these mountains and the world in general have become a lot smaller, but the Universe is immense and unknown.
    There were unexplained lights in the sky seen by other observers.
    Strange creatures have been reported all over the world with similar globe light occurrences
    (Kentucky Goblin Encounter,Chupacabras, Ogopogo, Lochness Monster, and other such things).
    Many documented encounters with Sasquatch have been reported with similar globe lights seen around their vicinity.
    Could it be that there are time portals throughout the Universe and these creatures accidentally pass through them?
    One such strange occurrence happened in Manila in 1593 where a guard was suddenly transported to Mexico City

    Could UFO’s seen in the area be trying to relocate these Yetis back to their rightful locations?
    Could a nuclear blast such as the 1957-58 Russian accidental nuclear explosion at Kyshtym ( just a few miles south of Oblast Swerdlowsk where these students were) cause a rip in our universe?
    This accident reportedly killed 1000’s of people and contaminated a 100 square kilometer area with high level radiation.
    Could the radiation on their clothing have come from physical contact with these entities or the terrain itself?
    All in all strange and unexplained things happen and it is left up to us to ponder what the truth might be.
    Thanks for your ability to have your mind open to care for an explanation for these unfortunate beings.

  • G0m3r

    Yeti isn’t the Russian Boigfoot. The Yeti lives in the Himalayas. The Almsaty is the Russian version of Bigfoot and the descriptions from Russians sound more like what may be Neanderthal or some other assumed extinct hominid.

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