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Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

New(ish) theory on the Dyatlov Pass Incident: a small avalanche with a large chunk of snow could have caused the blunt-force injuries, leading to them evacuating the tent, without leaving the expected (but missing) signs of a full avalanche.

nationalgeographic.com/science

Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

Of course, a mini avalanche isn't as exciting as, say, an attack by Yeti or running into an experimental Soviet weapons test

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Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

@KelsonV oof -- "ENTER YOUR EMAIL TO CONTINUE READING"

Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

@brion Weird, I didn't get that message. How far in did it let you read?

Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

@KelsonV not at all

Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

@brion Ugh, I don't know what NatGeo's doing there. Short version:
An avalanche could explain why they cut their way out of their tent and were found scattered around the campsite, but there was no snowfall & no signs of an avalanche when the bodies were found, & it doesn't explain the various injuries.

Car crash test data + snow simulation developed for Frozen + some of the hikers put their bedrolls on top of their skis fits makes the injuries fit if a...

Historical death, Dyatlov Pass Incident 

@brion ..slab of snow landed on the tent.

And the team diary recorded strong winds, which most likely would have been blowing downslope, which could have moved enough snow round to trigger a small avalanche.

Not conclusive, of course, but within the realm of possibility.

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