The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Campers

In 1959, ten people went on a skiing expedition to a Russian mountain named Kholat Syakhl, camping along the way there. One turned back due to illness, and the other nine were later found dead.
Caught in a snowstorm, the trekkers veered off course and decided to set up camp on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl – at 5pm on February 2, judging from their photos and diary entries. They went to sleep. Then something horrific occurred, the nature of which we can but guess at. Some have suggested that it was an avalanche, but others aren’t satisfied with this explanation. Only one thing is known for sure. Whatever it was, it was serious enough to make the skiers leap up in the middle of the night and escape from their tent by cutting it open from the inside. Some didn’t even bother to put on clothes or boots as they ventured outside into the bitter cold.

When the bodies were finally recovered, some had unexplained wounds, and the tongue of one woman was missing. Read about the investigation and the various theories about what happened to the campers, at Environmental Graffiti. Link

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Oh I forgot to mention, but the bodies and camp site were not found until weeks later. Wind and fresh falls of snow would have done much to disguise any obvious traces of an avalanche.
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@Gary B the avalanche wouldn't necessarilly have hit the tent. Remember the campers cut their way out of the tent. It conceivable that they heard the rumbling avalanche and made a run for it. As for cutting their way out, I have woken in the night and been unable to find the zipper when disoriented in a dark tent. I didn't cut my way out since I was merely in need of a pee, but imagine if you thought your life was in danger.

The weird thing about an avalanche is that bodies and other objects are often found on top of the snow rather than buried. It's counter intuitive I know, but that's how it happens.
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The problem with the avalanche theory is that from the pictures there doesn't seem to be snow on top of the tent, etc. An avalanche that could cause those injuries would have buried the site many meters deep, or left other evidence that the presumably competent investigators at the time would have observed.
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