If you've never heard of the Dyatlov Pass Incident then you're in for a creepy treat!
January 1959, nine experienced hikers set out for a mountain in the far North of Russia.
On 1 February 1959, someone or something caused the group to flee their camp in the middle of the night and in such terror that they used knives to slash their way out of their tents. They fled into the snow, most left without shoes and some wearing nothing but their underwear.
Search teams discovered their bodies weeks later, some with massive internal injuries, yet there were no external marks on the bodies to explain the internal damage. The autopsy stated the injuries were caused by "an unknown elemental force".
This is such a creepy incident with so many mysterious aspects with so many exotic theories about what killed the hikers. What terrified the group so badly to make them flee without shoes or hiking gear, into the freezing night? Why was one of the hiker's nose smashed flat and why was her tongue removed? Why were some of the hiker's clothing radioactive and why were two of the hiker's eyes missing?
The Dyatlov Pass area and the files relating to this incident were sealed for years by the Russian government.
Warning graphic images of corpses: A B C D
There's a fantastic two and a half hour radio interview with one of the world's leading Dyatlov Pass Incident researchers available at The Best Art Bell Shows of All Time (look towards the bottom of the second list).
In the interview, Keith McCloskey details the full history of the Dyatlov Pass Incident and explores many of possible theories, including "Kayumov's theory" which is especially creepy!