Diary of the Dyatlov Group discovered on Dyatlov
Dyatlov Group Diary -
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Dyatlov group diary of the
Dyatlov group was discovered in the tent that was left in Dyatlov Pass. We kept it as it was in the original form. You can make a psychological portrait of the people who wrote it. It is short and some of its sentences apparently made short on purpose to keep to the point. We didn't add anything. The sentences and events behind them apparently meant more for the people who were describing them. They did not see much point in writing out the whole
description of an event. There was not enough time to do it in the
settings of harsh Siberian winter. Just
a few words to remember.
Dyatlov Group Diary is not the only one that was found
in the tent. There is another short diary that was also
discovered. Official criminal investigation gave an
ownership to Zina Kolmogorova. However, her friends
claimed that the hand- writing and the style of the
diary do not match that of Zina. Government officials
did not find this fact to the be worthy of note and
simply claimed it was hers. Whatever might be the case
you are welcome to take a look and make up your own mind
about its ownership. After all Dyatlov group diary was
written by several members and their writing style can
The third alleged diary on the Dyatlov Group belonged to
Kolevatov. Several people including Yury Yudin (only
surviving member of the Dyatlov Group) claimed that he
took his diary with him on his last hiking trip on the
Dyatlov Pass. Yet it
was never discovered or at least its whereabouts are
unknown. Kolevatov diary disappeared from the slopes of
the Dyatlov Pass or was later removed from the police
Last pictures of the Dyatlov Group
Frames 31 and 32 from the Krivonischenko camera
These are the last
proven pictures of the Dyatlov group made on February 1st, 1959 as they crossed Dyatlov Pass
and began ascent of Kholat Syakhl mountain. Records show that the sun set behind
the horizon at 5:02 pm on this date. Pictures were made just before the night descended on the mountain. Judging by photos they are well equipped
and well protected. At least by the standards of that time.
Low visibility due to wind and snow is an important aspect since this could significantly impact the movement of the group during the
Dyatlov Pass Incident. Hypothermia and confusion can set it much quicker in these conditions. Disorientation on
unfamiliar terrain can happen very quickly and might result in
a death of an unlucky victim. Nevertheless, Igor Dyatlov and his group set up a tent on a
barren slope of the Kholat Syakhl mountain. Some
members of search party testified that there was no firewood present
in the Dyatlov Group tent. Although other witnesses claim to see a wooden log abandoned in the tent. Whatever might be the case the tourists chose to sleep in the cold conditions. Later finding showed that they started their dinner when something happened. This "something" still has people puzzled to this day.
Last frames of the unknown camera shows Dyatlov Group
setting up a base for the tent
"In one of the cameras kept a photo frame (made by a
tourist), which depicts the moment of snow excavation
for the installation of the tent. Given that this shot
was taken with an exposure of 1/25 sec. with the
diaphragm 5.6 at 65 units of GOST sensitivity of the
film, as well as taking into account the density of the
frame, it can be assumed that the installation of the
tent started about 5 pm 02.01.1959 year. A similar
picture was taken, by another device.
After this time, no recording, and no photograph has not
been detected. "
- Decision to dismiss criminal case. Official Criminal
Last Picture of
the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Frame 33 from the Krivonischenko camera and unknown shot
This picture puzzles many people
who are interested in the Dyatlov Pass Incident. One of these
pictures (named frame 33) was labeled in the official investigation
as belonging to Krivonischenko. Another frame has no labeling so we
don't know who it belongs to. Search party discovered several cameras
around the site of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. However, only
Krivonischenko camera had its lens open and ready to shoot. So it
logical to assume that both pictures were made by Krivonischenko.
Many people suggested that these photos
were simply damaged by the elements. But it is also
possible that Krivonischenko and several members of the
team, those heads are visible on the right photo
actually tried to make a sense of some strange event
that was unfolding before them. Apparently the quality
of their camera did not allow a good image.
Faint borders and unclear
focus makes it hard to determine
what was really pictured. Some see a man with his hands raised and something flashing or burning in the background.
While others see the entrance of the tent from the inside.
The picture on the right seem to portray a glowing
object with the heads of tourists below. Many explanations have surfaced. There is no agreement on its nature, though.
Several reports of the glowing orbs were made at the time of the
Dyatlov Incident. These are addressed in- depth in the
interesting detail was found on the body of Zolotarev.
He left the tent dressed lightly, but he had a camera on
him. It was damaged by the stream, but the question
remains. Who or what did he try to capture on the barren
Discovery of the Victims of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
The strange event that forced Dyatlov group to abandon
the tent is still unknown and it is largely disputed.
However, it is plausible that at the time Nikolai
Nicolai Thibeaux-Brignolle and Alexander "Semen"
Zolotarev stood outside of the tent as they were better
dressed than the rest of the group. Tourists of the
Dyatlov Pass group had little or no footwear even though
they always carried two sets of shoes for hiking
("valenki"- traditional Russian winter foot- wear) and
another set of boots for sleeping inside the tent.
search party discovered the Dyatlov Group tent on
February 26th. It was cut from the inside with a knife.
Tourist itself was filled with food, warm clothes and
anything that could have saved lives of young men and
Map is based on notes left by Maslenikov
who participated in a search of the Dyatlov Pass
Dyatlov Group tourists
descended straight down the mountain slope and reached a large cedar at
the boundary where the forest ended. Two men (Doroshenko and
Krionischenko) stayed under a cedar and even started a
fire. They stayed behind and tried to keep the
fire going. The rest of the group descended even further and
constructed a den in the branch of the Lozva river. Once Dyatlov
Group returned to the cedar they discovered
that the two men dead of possible hypothermia. Bodies of both men were
covered in strange bruises and injuries. Survivors took off clothes
of their dead friends, including those that were stained with
radiation. They used knives to cut these clothes since rigor mortis
probably set it. We can't blame them as they tried to
save themselves by all means possible. However presence
of the semi naked bodies under the cedar gave rise to a
popular legend about "paradoxical undressing".
Unfortunatelly even Wikipedia mentiones it as a possible
explanation for the Dyatlov Pass Incident.
of the Dyatlov Group, Dyatlov, Slobodin and Kolmogorova, decided to return to the tent.
Whatever caused them to flee their base camp on a first
place either passed or the tourists assumed that it did.
They tried to walk up the mountain, but
fell from exhaustion and coldness. All five bodies including the two
under the cedar and the three on the slopes were
discovered on February 27th. Since all the corpses
were barely dressed and found in the line, first
searchers aassumed that they were blown out
of the tent.
Additionally, the search party found two flashlights
on a site of a Dyatlov Pass Incident.
Once Chinese flashlight was found on top the ripped tent. It was
covered by 5- 10 cm of snow. Boris Slobtsov turned it on
and it was in a working condition. Another flashlight
was discovered by the third ridge around 400 meters down
a slope. Batteries were drained so there was no point of
carying it. This flashlight was probably dropped by one of the members of the
Dyatlov Group on the way down the slope of the Dyatlov
The other four members, Zolotarev, Kolevatov, Thibeaux-
Brignolle and Dubinina, returned to the tent where they
have met their gruesome end. Their ribs were broken, the
skull of Thibeaux- Brignolle was broken, eyes were
removed in some of the bodies. Additionally, Dubinina
tongue missing. Bodies of the last four members of
the Dyatlov members was discovered in late spring by
Mansi hunters. Their deaths were classified as unnatural
Pass Incident became mysterious and puzzling right from
the start. Many
theories have surfaced as soon as the bodies were
factors were blamed, special forces, Mansi attack. Some even
considered Yeti, UFO or other supernatural attacks. But to this day we don't have a single concrete
answer that explained all the evidences and foundings discovered on a Dyatlov Pass.
Nameless pass to the mountain was named Dyatlov Pass and the whole
tragedy became known as Dyatlov Pass Incident (or Dyatlov Pass
Accident depending on a view). To this day it remains one of the
most famous unsolved mysteries. We have included photos, diary,
the official autopsy of the Russian tourists as well as major theories
for the explanation of this event. You can add your own theory of the
Dyatlov Pass Incident if you'd like.
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