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Mountain of dead

Mountain of dead (in the language Mansi — Holat Sjahyl) — abnormal position, height 1079 in the Northern Urals. Since the 1960s, this place is also called Dyatlov Pass. By coincidence, it was dead on the hillside at various times killed at least three groups of 9 people.



In early 1959, a group consisting of 10 experienced tourists repeatedly traveling on the Circumpolar North, and led by a highly experienced Igor Dyatlov — all remember him as a courageous, resolute man — after a well-conducted training, and hiking. The campaign was announced as the third route (at that time the highest) level of difficulty climbing a low hill. The route is quite difficult, but it is passable, today, many are much more challenging routes.

February 1, 1959 the group began the rise to the top of "1079", while the nameless. It was here on February 2 (according to other sources — February 1) under very mysterious circumstances, and there was a tragedy … Rise to the darkness did not have time, and decided to pitch their tents on the slope. This alone proves that the tourists were not afraid of difficulties: the mark, without the cover of the forest is much colder than the bottom. Put the skis on the snow, they set up a tent for all tourist-climbing rules … In a declassified criminal case remained conclusion that neither Camping nor the gentle 15-18-degree slope is not a threat. The position of the shadow on the last photograph was concluded that at 6 o'clock in the evening the tent was standing. Began to roost … Then something terrible happened!

Later, investigators have begun to establish a picture of what happened. In panic, cutting knives tent, tourists began to run down the slope. Who's in what was — barefoot, in a felt boot, half-naked. Footprints was strange zigzag converged and diverged again, if people wanted to run up. But some force would gather them together again. To tent no one came, there were no signs of struggle or the presence of other people. No sign of a natural disaster: a hurricane, tornado, storm. On the border of the forest tracks are gone, covered with snow.

Tried to dig the snow in this place, and soon began the terrible discovery, the search engines one by one from the drifts excavated corpses. Their skin had an unnatural purple or orange. Criminologists have been at an impasse: know that even month stay under the snow can not be painted as the skin.

Two of the dead were in bad fires, stripped to their underwear. They froze, unable to move. At 300 meters away lay the body I.Dyatlova: crawled to the tent, and died, looking wistfully at her. His body was no damage … Another body was found close to the tent. At autopsy found a crack in the skull, the terrible blow inflicted without any damage to the skin. Did not die of it, and too cold. Closest to the tent she crawled. She was lying face down, and the snow beneath it stained with blood spilled from his throat. But on the body — no trace. An even greater mystery is a three corpses found in the side of the fire. They dragged there still living participants unfortunate campaign. They died from horrific injuries: broken ribs, punched his head, bleeding. But how could appear internal injuries, not affected the skin? By the way, not near the cliffs, from which to fall. The last of the victims was found nearby. His death, according to the case file, "was caused by the low temperature" cold. [Gerstein M. The tragedy in the mountains / "Crossroads Centaur" 1997, N 3 (8), p.1-6].

Following the discovery of the dead began to emerge, and other shocking details. Recalls a former prosecutor-criminalist L.N.Lukin: "In May, examined with E.P.Maslennikovym vicinity of the scene and found that some of the young trees on the edge of the forest have burned mark, but the prints were not concentric or other systems that do not was the epicenter. This confirmed the orientation of the beam to heat or strong, but it is unknown, at least to us, energy, acting selectively, the snow is not melted, the trees are not damaged. impression was that, when the tourists were on their feet more than five hundred meters down the mountain, then some of them someone directed manner dealt …

When the prosecutor of the initial data I reported the 1st Secretary of Party Committee A.S.Kirilenko, he gave a clear command — all the work zesekretit. Kirilenko ordered to bury tourists boarded the graves and tell the family that all died of hypothermia. I have done extensive research on clothing and some of the dead "for radiation." For comparison, we took the clothes and the internal organs of people killed in car accidents or died of natural causes. The results were surprising … "

Of expert judgment: "The samples studied contain some clothes overestimated the amount of radioactive substances from beta radiation. Detected radioactive substances in washing the samples are washed away, that is not caused by the neutron flux and the induced radioactivity and contamination."

Protocol additional interrogation experts from the Sverdlovsk city SES:

Q: Could there be excessive contamination of clothing with radioactive substances in normal conditions, without a stay in the radioactive contaminated area or place?

A: There should be absolutely ….

Q: Can we assume that the clothing is contaminated with radioactive dust?

Answer: Yes, the clothes dirty or radioactive dust fell from the atmosphere, and whether those clothes subjected to contamination from radioactive substances.

Where she could get to the dead radioactive dust? While in Russia there was no nuclear testing in the atmosphere. Last blast before the tragedy rocked October 25, 1958 in the New Earth. Is this area at that time was covered with radioactive dust from previous tests? It is possible and it is. Especially because Lukin drove to the place of death of tourists a Geiger counter, and he's "a fraction vyzvanival" …

Perhaps traces of radioactivity are not related to the death of tourists? But then what?

In trying to explain the death of nine experienced pohodnikov put forward a variety of versions — from ball lightning, flown into the tent to the harmful effects of man-made factors. One suggestion — the guys went to the area where the test was carried out secret "vacuum weapons." The fact that the victims observed a strange reddish skin, the presence of internal injuries and bleeding. The same symptoms should be observed at defeat "vacuum bombs", which creates a strong negative pressure air over a large area. At the periphery of the zone, a person of the internal pressure burst blood vessels, and in the midst of the body is torn apart.

For a while under suspicion were local Hansen, who at one time in the 1930s, has killed a woman dared to go to a closed to mere mortals sacred mountain. By the way, according to legend, on the mountain once killed 9 Mansi. A tourist recall was ten. But soon one of them experienced pohodnik, felt ill (sick leg) and he got off the route. Nine men went to the mountain …

Among researchers crawled also rumors that a group of tourists simply removed because people were unwilling witnesses test secret weapon. Later, by the way, under mysterious circumstances in a car accident later, together with his wife died photographer Yuri SPRING, who shot the dead.

The investigation was engaged and the releases, as now, would say, the problem of UFOs. The fact is that while searching for the dead over the heads of rescue unfolded colorful paintings, flying fireballs and glowing clouds. Nobody knew what it was, and so fantastic celestial phenomena, was terrible …

Telephone message to the Sverdlovsk City Party Committee, "31 March 59th, 9:30 local time. 31.03 to 04.00 in the SE direction Meshcheryakov attendant noticed a great ring of fire, which is within 20 minutes drive for us, and then hiding the height 880. Before How to hide the horizon, from the center of the ring there was a star that was gradually increased to the size of the moon, began to fall down, breaking away from the ring. unusual phenomenon observed by many people raised the alarm. Please explain this phenomenon and its security, because in our conditions it produces disturbing impression. Avenburg. Potapov. Sogrin. "

L.N.Lukin says: "While there was an investigation into the newspaper" Tagil Worker "came a tiny note that in the sky Nizhny Tagil was seen a ball of fire, or, as they say, a UFO. This luminous object moved silently towards the northern peaks of the Ural Mountains . for publishing such notes editor declared penalty, and I proposed in the regional committee not to develop this theme. "

Once in the death of Dyatlov found a strange 30-centimeter ring, clearly owned a Soviet rocket, surfaced again talk of secret trials. Rima A. Pechurkina journalist, working in the local "regional", again remembered observed shortly after the death of the group on 17 February and 31 March 1959, flying UFO. With the request to determine whether these objects missiles, she turned in April 1999 in the "Kosmopoisk." Soon after studying the archives failed to establish that any of the USSR launches PPE in those days was not made. February 17, 1959 the U.S. launched a solid "Vanguard 2", but in Siberia that could start to watch. March 31, 1959 from Baikonur launch the R-7, the launch was successful. Launches from Plesetsk made in 1960, the construction was started in 1957, in theory, from Plesetsk in 1959 could only be test launches of R-7. Thus, the missile hypothesis is not confirmed …

In February 1961, the district of the same mountain Dead, in the anomalous position again under similar mysterious circumstances more than killed, another group of tourists and researchers. Again, those are the signs of unknown fear, cut inside tents, discarded things, scattered in hand people, all killed with a grimace of horror on their faces. There are no witnesses, killing all … Only this time, the bodies are neat circle in the center is a tent … However, so says the rumor, but how many "Kosmopoisk" specifically asked local about the case, no one remembered. There was no evidence in the official bodies. That is, either the St Petersburg group "clean" more thoroughly than Sverdlovsk, or it was originally invented on paper. As well as another allegedly killed here a group of three people …

At least once in the history of the hill rises indication nine corpses, which is documented. In 1960-61 in the area of the ill-fated one by one in three air crashes killed a total of 9 people pilots and geologists. Strange coincidences in place, named in memory of the victims of the 9 Mansi. The last living pilot of the people working dyatlovtsev was G.Patrushev. He and his young wife were convinced that very soon he will not return from the mission. "He was very nervous," — told kosmopoiskovtsam V.Patrusheva — "There was an absolute teetotaler, but once I saw him pale with all the experience, drank a bottle of vodka and not even drunk. When he was leaving for the last time, we both knew it — the last time. was afraid to fly, but every time — if enough fuel — hard flying to Mount dead. wanted to find a solution … "

However, the other died in strange circumstances have been here. Local authorities remembered as long in the 1970s searched and did not find the missing young geologist, as he was the son of an important ministerial rank, looking for him with a special attachment. While it would not do — he was gone, almost all in front of colleagues, literally out of the blue … Many have since been lost.

Thus, various researchers in the years 1959-2000 was made of at least 17 versions of the tragedy: fighting among themselves tourists, avalanches, alcohol poisoning, sweep "death squads" (author version — Eugene Zinoviev), the missile (Vladimir Korshunov) , oxygen uptake flown rocket (Leonid Vashchuk) missile launch from an underground mine (point to the secret once in / h 6602), nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya (Peter gel), an underground nuclear explosion (Innocent Sheremet), flying at supersonic speed aircraft operating infrasound action "power gate" Mansi attack "dwarf-Metallurgy", the action of underground sounds, tricks shamans flying fireball, attack UFO …

Of course, numerous group of Russian contactees could not stand aside from the case. But how many of them were the most "accurate and truthful" answers to the question about the death of people, and there were so many versions. Valery some of the Guard District, Kaliningrad Region claimed in the letter that "tourists were sacrificed UFO" who killed people, "radiation" and "gave them power and blood." [The letter came in February 2000] …

It should be added that none of the versions put forward by the death has not yet been considered conventional. Despite numerous attempts to find an explanation for the tragic accident, they remain a mystery for researchers of anomalous phenomena, and for law enforcement.

In November 2000, journalist Innocent Sheremet has conducted a survey on the topic "Who is responsible for the deaths or the tourists?" Sverdlovsk opinions divided roughly as follows: 20% — for the "guilt" of UFOs, 20% — for a nuclear explosion in the air, 20% — for other "unknown forces" such as CMM, an underground nuclear explosion. When answering the tract and also remembered Mount Muncie Boobies, and Golden Baba and Mansi banned from going to the mountain women, and other hypotheses …

In 2000, "Kosmopoisk" L.Zhvanko, V.Teplov and others continued to study versions of the incident. Were found and interviewed several key witnesses, 41 years ago: Peter M. GEL, byvsh.nachalnik "one hundredth" camp in the years 1958-70, Mikhail Perepechkin in 1965-1991 years — nach.kolonii in the Perm region, then in the village midnight, and Lozvy Ivdel, Leonid Abramovich VASHCHUK in 1958-72's ex. gl.tehnolog in p.Vizhay and Shipitnoe, Paul Ye Chernyshev, byvsh.sluzhaschy y / h H-240, a member of the group searches Dyatlov, one of the installers monument Dyatlov, Nikolay V. Voroshilov, in the years 1969-82 in IvdelLage political officer, and more …

L.Zhvanko with his friends continued to inspect the neighborhood searching for craters, which may shed light on the tragedy of the past. According to her, it was possible to detect all four types of hoppers: Small clear funnel (mostly on the right banks of the river), big overgrown crater strange funnel "as near Gonostaevki", geological and other pits …

After the completion of the 70th expedition "Kosmopoisk" held in September 1999, and the processing of the results, in the Mount dead began to prepare a new group of researchers …

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How to get to the mountain Holat Sjahyl: any mode of transport to Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), then by train "Ekaterinburg-Serginskoye" or by car to the north area p.Ivdel; car or by train to Midnight, by car, on foot, 50 km to the north or up the river to Lozvy Vizhaya, then another 3 days to go on foot to the north-north-west along the paths to the mark on the map "height 1079" — to the memorial stone in honor of the deceased. It is advisable to go with a guide. Although deaths on the mountain have not mentioned, all the same it is not excluded that the trip can be dangerous, so do not recommend going there without instruments and specialist anomalschikov. In summer (June-August) should stock mosquito means. In the area there are many former (closed) detention camps of the Gulag and several existing camps and settlements raskonvoirovannyh, it is not recommended to go into the woods single travelers, particularly women. Map and advice can be obtained from "Kosmopoisk."

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