Tuesday, June 10, 2008

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES


I recently ran across practically the only legitimately scary/spooky "unsolved" spooky occurrence I've seen***. It's called the "incident at Dyatlov Pass." The cool thing about it is that the Wikipedia article is basically all you need, and something about the dry matter-of-fact wikipedia tone makes this extra scary, to me. Basically these Hikers in Russia went hiking and all died one night in the Ural Mountains. From the wiki:

The mysterious circumstances of the hikers' deaths have inspired much speculation. Investigations of the deaths suggest that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot in heavy snow; while the corpses show no signs of struggle, one victim had a fractured skull, two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue.[1] The victims' clothing contained high levels of radiation.[1] Soviet investigators determined only that "a compelling unknown force" had caused the deaths, barring entry to the area for years thereafter.[1] The causes of the accident remain unclear.


Um, tore open the tents from the inside? High levels of radiation? ONE WAS MISSING HER TONGUE? Regarding the bodily injuries, wikipedia has this to say:

the body of Thibeaux-Brignollel had major skull damage, and both Dubunina and Zolotarev had major chest fractures. The force required to cause such damage would have been extremely high, with one expert comparing it to the force of a car crash. Notably, the bodies had no external wounds, as if they were crippled by a high level of pressure.


If someone wants to try and explain it, I'm all ears but don't get me wrong- I don't think unexplainable events are evidence of anything except for the fact that reality is strange enough to defy verisimilitude.

Here are some other things to really put you over the edge of freakiness if you're reading this late at night:

Smiley Face Murders
(very recent and targeting men in their 20s)
Genital Retraction Syndrome
L'Inconnue_de_la_Seine
(famous death mask)
The Bloop (how can you not read it, with that name)

Also, here's the "explanation" of the picture at the top of this post (the only non-wiki link of the bunch):


*** When I was way younger I loved stuff like this and had a book called "Mysteries of the Unexplained." I recently looked at it and found it pretty silly, hence the sentence.

1 comment:

TH TheJunction said...

uhhhh scaaary

Cheers
Tim