The mystery of Dyatlov’s Pass is to understand what really happened that night. The Russian authorities’ may-or-may not know themselves. The available evidence may-or-may not be wholly accurate and our review of various versions of events – some in Russian – has already suggested some timeline and factual anomalies. Given this, the theories presented below have been based on what people believe they know. We don’t often become sentimental about the things that we write about but this case is different. These people experienced something horrific and then died and no one really knows why. This is one mystery that deserves to be solved. As the X-files used to say – The truth is out there – so would someone please own up! You’re too old now to get into any real trouble.
The Official Statement from the Russian Authorities
“As there was no evidence of a guilty party the reasons for the actions of the ski-team and their subsequent injuries is unknown. All that can be said is that they were the victims of a “Compelling Force”.
Even until today the authorities have failed to clarify what they meant by this statement. Were they referring to a physical force capable of inflicting the injuries, such as a shockwave, or were they referring to a mental compulsion – or perhaps both?