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.
The Dyatlov Pass Incident – the Original Unanswered Questions such as was Dubinina’s tongue ripped out before or after she died? Forensic science was still quite primitive in 1959 but the amount of bleeding she experienced can easily answer this question.
What is the real mystery? When all the journalistic exaggeration and misinformation has been removed the real mystery is this: Why did nine, experienced and sensible, ski-hikers abandon their tent in such a hurry and in weather conditions that were hostile and almost certain to lead to their deaths?
Operation Tamarisk – as it would become known – was executed mainly by the military intelligence services of the United States, United Kingdom and France. Operating originally in East Germany, the spy teams were at first tasked with gathering documents from garbage bins associated with key buildings.
The only way to be invisible is to be very small or very camouflaged. The dream of every espionage agent has always been the ability to send an invisible spy into just about any environment and then just watch, listen and learn. Now it turns out that this technology may already exist and it adds a whole new meaning to the expression ‘bugging the opposition’!