A Compelling Natural Force

I’m working late tonight, so here’s a strange item for you to mull over: the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Read about it on Wikipedia, here, or for a more detailed account, have a look here.

Strangest of all: the missing tongue.

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  1. Bill says

    Think Kennedy assassination. this has all the same ingredients, incomplete evidence, a government investigation that did more to obscure the trail than illuminate it, and many people with many theories.

    When we have incomplete information, it is our nature to create a complete picture anyway. Few people have the mental discipline to live with an unanswered question for years on end. To complete the picture we project our own life approach and beliefs into the unknown areas. I became forcefully aware of this when doing my research on the historical Jesus. That is what all the historians did with Jesus.

    This will live on, just like the Kennedy assassination, breeding speculation after speculation. People will attach to the theories that come the closest to their life view. Those who are distrustful of government will blame the government; those who believe in UFO’s will blame them, etc.

    Thanks for finding this. I had some good entertainment from reading about it.

    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink
  2. JK says

    Oddly enough I happened to read this tale only a few days ago.

    Strange place Siberia.


    Posted March 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Glad you enjoyed it, Bill.

    JK, that’s quite a story too. Thanks.

    Posted March 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
  4. Kevin Kim says

    I think the theory that best fits the “facts,” such as they are, is that the hikers were killed by a mad angel they had awakened in the wilderness—some powerful, luminous being (a compelling supernatural force) that had been imprisoned for centuries, which was accidentally released. It all fits: the weird behavior of the hikers, the bone-crunching impacts, the radioactivity, the lack of evidence of an attacker, everything.

    Mad angel. Trust me on this. I’m phoning Hollywood.

    Posted March 2, 2013 at 12:56 am | Permalink
  5. JK says

    You’re onto something Kevin I think.

    Nowhere did the evidence mention how long the tent-stakes were, hammered into the taiga.

    And apparently not silver stakes. Mad Angel fits. Lindsay Lohan speak Russian?

    Posted March 2, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink
  6. No need to invoke angels — whether outright mad or merely grumpy — to explain the facts provided. That missing tongue is the dead giveaway.

    A housecat did this.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted March 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink