The Capuchin Catacombs Mummies

The Capuchin Catacombs Mummies

In this article we will be taking a look at the mysterious Capuchin Catacombs mummies, one of which is a rather famous corpse of a young girl that they nicknamed ‘Sleeping Beauty’…


The Most Beautiful Mummy in The World

The Capuchin Catacombs lie silently in Palermo, holding a diverse selection of mummified corpses…and the most beautiful mummy in the world.

Why does this mummy stand out above the others?

Why do people and paranormal experts find it so fascinating?

Well, this beautiful mummy of a little girl…sometimes feels the need to blink at whoever is looking at her!

Rosalia Lombardo


Rosalia Lombardo

When she was alive, the most beautiful mummy in the world was a little girl named Rosalia Lombardo. There’s not that much information on her life but what researchers can gather is that she died around the age of two, back in 1920.

There are rumours that she fell victim to pneumonia and never recovered.


The Master Craftsman

Rosalia Lombardo was apparently embalmed by Alfredo Salafia – a known master craftsman in his day. Many modern-day embalmers still insist that Salafia’s work is still better than anything they can manage with modern techniques.

capuchin catacombs italy

But how could this Italian craftsman have reached this level of expertise over a century ago?

Well rumour has it that he learned his trade by studying the ancient Egyptian techniques of mummifying, therefore he left all the organs untouched inside the dead bodies he was working on.


The Blinking Girl

Many people are drawn to the mummified corpse of this little girl due to her innocence and the beauty Salafia has managed to capture in his work…but she is also known to blink at certain visitors.

capuchin monks catacombs

The reports came through thick and fast, so the owners of the catacombs decided to set up a time lapse camera to see if they could catch this paranormal event.

They managed to catch her blinking – Through the camera frames they clearly witnessed the young girl’s beautiful blue eyes as she blinked.


The Capuchin Catacombs Mummies

There are numerous conspiracy theories linked to the blinking girl in the Capuchin Catacombs – most of them border on the side of the paranormal.

One interesting theory I read came from a man pointing out that the changing humidity in the Capuchin Catacombs was responsible for the eye movement in the girl’s mummy.

But, folklore in Palermo points to the fact that Rosalia’s spirit has been restless inside her mummified body now for nearly a century – the blinking is an indication that it want’s to get out and move onto heaven.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

Please leave your opinions in the comment section below.

Was Carole Compton a Witch?

Was Carole Compton a Witch?

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the case of Carole Compton and her employment as a nanny with two Italian families…who firmly believed that she was a witch who was bringing all manner of dark events into their homes…


1982

Carole Compton found love in the form of an Italian man who was passing through her hometown of Ayrshire in Scotland in 1982. He was completing a British placement for his military service, and on his way back to Italy.

Compton was completely in love, and decided to move to Italy so she could be close to him when he finished his military responsibilities.

As soon as she arrived in Italy she found a job as a nanny within days of settling down…

Carole Compton and her Italian Man


The Ricci Family

Carole’s first employers were the Ricci family, and she settled into her new position, and career direction, with relative ease…

Until one day, as she was walking past a religious painting in the home, it mysteriously fell to the floor and smashed. One of the Ricci Family’s maids was on hand to witness the incident…

Unfortunately for Carole, this maid had been brought up in a strongly religious family, and she began voicing concerns over Carole’s soul. She told the heads of the Ricci family that Compton immediately sank to her knees and prayed as soon as the painting hit the floor – as if this sort of thing had happened to her before.

Just days later Carole accompanied the Ricci family when they went to their holiday home in the Italian Alps. Over the period of the holiday visit, three fires broke out in the Alps home.

A investigation on the property took place and the Ricci family were informed that the fires were down to an electrical problem at the home…but the Ricci family were not convinced…and ended up firing Compton just days later.


The Tonti Family

Carole got lucky, and within a matter of weeks after her sacking from the Ricci family, she found employment with the Tonti family, who lived in their grandparent’s home on the island of Elba.

During the first few months of her job, Carole seemed to fit right in with the family’s lifestyle…but unfortunately this did not last…

All of a sudden Carole began complaining to certain members of the Tonti family about strange scratching noises following her around the property. She also seemed to be responsible for the destruction of numerous religious statues throughout the home.

Grandmother Tonti had seen enough, and began to call Carole a “Strega” or witch.

The rest of the family seemed to take Carole’s side, and told the grandmother she was being a ridiculous old superstitious fool…but all this changed when a fire eventually broke out in the bedroom of the Tonti’s three year old child.

When the police looked into the incident they noticed that Carole Compton had been linked with strange fires at her previous post as a nanny (with the Ricci family), and she was promptly arrested.

She ended up spending sixteen months in lockup as she waited for her trial to take place (for attempted murder).

The Tonti Family


The Trial

Eventually Carole stood trial in December of 1983, and was found not guilty for the main charge…but guilty for the charge of arson and attempted arson and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

However, the judge realized that she had been in jail for quite some time leading up to the trial, and decided to release her once proceedings had finished.

Unfortunately, numerous newspapers throughout Europe caught onto the case, and began publishing stories of Carole labeled as the ‘nanny witch’.

Carole now lives with her husband and children in Yorkshire and rarely talks about the incidents that happened in Italy.

Do you think that Carole was somehow linked to the occult – that she was indeed a witch?

Maybe poltergeist activity was following Carole Compton around Italy?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Immortal Count de Saint Germain

The Immortal Count de Saint Germain

In this article we will be looking at the rather long lifeline of the Count de Saint Germain – a figure that has continually popped up throughout history since he first appeared around the time of Christ.

Do immortals walk among us, hidden in plain sight?

Let’s take a closer look…

 


Live Forever

Numerous researchers believe that this ‘count’ was born sometime in the 1600’s…but there is a certain amount of evidence that he first appeared around the time of Christ.

He seems to continually appear throughout history, and is always aged around the 45 mark. The last apparent sighting of this man was in the early 70’s.

The Count has rubbed shoulders with many of the ‘high and mighty’ during his time on Earth – Casanova, Madame de Pampadour and George Washington all claim to have met him and spent numerous hours in his company.

Live Forever

Annie Besant, an author who developed a deep fascination with this character, went as far as creating a genealogy on him…which resulted in her firmly believing that the Count was the son of Francis Racoczi II, Prince of Transylvania in 1690.

 


Eternal Life

The Count never attempted to hide the fact that he was immortal, and frequently boasted that he had discovered the secret to eternal life.

He found worldwide celebrity status in the years between 1740 to 1780. During this time he traveled to every corner of Europe…and never seemed to age a day!

He was also known to be and extremely talented man…at just about everything he turned his hand to. There are reports of him excelling at various forms of art and he spoke over ten different languages.

Eternal Life

Whenever he arrived at a city for the first time, he would immediately purchase a building and set up an alchemy laboratory. He didn’t have any bank accounts…but he always had money to burn.

He made friends with ease – wherever he ended up.

He would frequently be spotted out with large groups of socialites, but he never ate a bite of food in public.

History also points to the fact that he had strong connections in the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Society of Asiatic Brothers, the Knights of Light, the Illuminati and Order of the Templars.

 


Immortal?

Apparently, this popular Count eventually died in 1784…but less than a year later he was spotted in Germany with the pioneer hypnotist Anton Mesmer. Many friends of Mesmer later claimed that the Count had turned up to teach the hypnotist elements of the dark arts, to aid his work.

In 1789, the Comtesse d’Adhémar reported having a meeting with the Count after the taking of the Bastille. In this conversation, the Count was able to predict France’s future with eerie precision.

Comtesse d’Adhémar also admitted that many more meetings were set up with this strange character, from 1789 until 1820. In all this time – he never aged a day.

 


Who Was Richard Chanfray?

In the 1970’s, a man named Richard Chanfray came forward to claim that he was the mysterious Count de Saint Germain. When the press picked up on his story he was invited onto numerous television shows (on one of these shows he appeared to turn a chunk of lead into gold).

Who Was Richard Chanfray?

For some reason Richard Chanfray committed suicide in Saint Tropez in 1983…but his body was never found…just a suicide note from the man himself.

Who Was Richard Chanfray?

Do you believe that he was the modern version of the Count de Saint Germain?

Do you believe that immortals walk among us?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Goatman Urban Legend

The Goatman Urban Legend

In this article we will be taking a look at the strange entity behind the Goatman urban legend that has surfaced around Beltsville in Maryland, Louisville in Kentucky, and Fort Worth in Texas.

Does an axe-wielding half man/half goat creature really exist…or are the rumors nothing more than urban legends?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Goatman Legends

For just over half a century now, teenagers in the small town called Beltsville have passed down stories involving a sinister creature. This creature is thought to haunt the local woods and a stretch of road which ‘doubles’ as a lovers lane.

The first real ‘report’ involving this creature comes from 1957, when a randy couple decided to park on this secluded road for a bit of private time (the road is actually known as Fletchertown Road).

Without warning, something big hit the front bonnet of the car, making a terrible crashing sound.

When they looked up, they saw an extremely tall horned figure staring down at them…holding a double-edged axe!

For some reason the creature didn’t hang about, and ran off into the night just seconds after frightening them.

The Goatman Legends


Sightings

This 1957 sighting was the first ever recorded incident involving the Goatman…but many more followed over the years.

It is said to be between 7-8 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds. It has a normal (yet tall) upper body with the head and legs/feet of a goat.

Some witnesses claim that the creature is completely covered with a strange fur, whilst others have reported it only being partially covered in hair.

Over the years the creature seems to have got more and more violent in it’s ways. The first few incidents involved the entity merely watching young lovers – scaring them.

Move on a couple of decades, and the legend now involves the creature chasing a young man through the forest and eventually decapitating him!

This report was followed by hundreds of locals claiming that the Goatman had captured and killed their pet in the middle of the night.

kentucky goatman legend


The Sexual Predator

Why does this strange creature have such a fascination with young lovers?

Well, modern-day incidents seem to indicate that the Goatman is now creeping into homes in the middle of the night…and raping unsuspecting men and women.

Is this what he/she has learned over the years – from watching numerous young lovers in their cars?


Theories

Many believe the stories began due to the presence of an old hermit that lived in the area in the 1960’s. This strange man was often seen walking down Fletchertown Road in the dead of night.

Another theory involves a scientist that used to work in the area – carrying tests out on goats. He apparently went mad (for no particular reason!) and started to stalk the area at night…dressed as a goat!

goatman legend texas

The most popular theory simply centers around a local farmer who lost his temper after local youths killed some of his goat herd. He then took to the woods and road to exact revenge…night after night.


The Goatman Urban Legend

Stories of a similar creature are also told in Fort Worth, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky. A real entity…or nothing more than a local urban legend?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

This article will be taking a look at the Mexican legend of La Llorona – a simple folktale…or a legend based on fact?

Let’s take a closer look…


The La Llorona Ghost Story

There are several versions of the 500-year-old Mexican ghost story…and all of them start with the most beautiful woman in Mexico…

The woman’s name is Maria, and she is very adapt at using her beautiful ‘assets’ to get what she wants from the male population of where she lives. It’s no surprise really that she ends up marrying the most eligible and wealthiest bachelor in town.

Unfortunately for Maria, her rich husband lost interest in her after she had given him two young sons. Legend points to the fact that he began disappearing on ‘business’ trips for months at a time.

Before long she realized that he was having numerous affairs…and she began to blame her sons for her husband’s bad behavior.

The La Llorona Ghost Story


The River

One night Maria decided to take her two young sons with her for a walk along the local river banks. After a couple of miles of their stroll, her estranged husband pulled up in a horse drawn carriage…with a younger woman!

Maria’s husband was not happy about the fact that his sons were out this late, and that they were walking in such a dangerous area.

He demanded that the two boys get in the carriage with him.

When Maria saw her children with her husband, and his new conquest, she realized that they now had the love she so desperately wanted from her man.

In a possessed rage, she dragged the two boys out of the carriage and threw them into the river.

Her rage suddenly disappeared…and she realized what she had done…

She ran down the river bank frantically trying to catch up with her drowning children…but she was too late.


The Weeping Woman

Maria never got over what she had done…and slowly went crazy through extreme grief. She would roam the river banks for weeks on end, her white gown began to soil and deteriorate, gaining her the horrifying signature look.

The Weeping Woman

She refused to talk to anyone, and she refused to eat. She spent the rest of her life walking along the river bank weeping uncontrollably for her lost children.


The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

Rumor has it that you can sill hear her restless spirit weeping and still mourning the loss of her children around the banks of the Santa Fe River.

There have also been numerous sightings of her weeping spirit between Mora and Guadalupita.

Locals to the area are dead set on the idea that Maria’s ghost, La Llorona, is a real entity, and it has been haunting the area for centuries.

Skeptics believe that La Llorona is nothing more than a tale created to frighten young children away from the river…a tale that has somehow now turned into a bit of an urban legend.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

What really happened to the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers?

Were they the victims of alien abduction? Were they dragged through a wormhole into another dimension? Did they fall foul of local paranormal legends?

Or did they simply ‘do a runner’, and carry through an elaborate escape from their job?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Lighthouse Keepers

Eilean Mor is one of a group of uninhabited islands known as the Flannan Isles, located in Scotland. It is a lonely outcrop of land that is surrounded by jagged cliff faces, and a lighthouse stands on top of it’s main grass covered hill.

On December the 7th, 1900, three lighthouse keepers (Donald MacArthur, Thomas Marshall and James Ducat) landed on the island to start a fortnight long shift.

The Lighthouse Keepers

When they arrived at the shoreline, they were met by their superior – Robert Muirhead. The three workers, and their boss, then checked the island to make sure all the equipment and supplies were in order.

Before leaving the men to their two week shift, the Superintendent let them know that there had been severe problems with mist around the island over the previous week.

He then departed to leave the three men to their duties.


The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery

On the mainland, the coastguard service that ran the lighthouse, had a large telescope fitted so that they could keep an eye on Eilean Mor and it’s lighthouse.

If there was ever any trouble on the island, the lighthouse workers could simply signal to the mainland, and the telescope would pick up their call.

A couple of days after the Superintendent had left his workers on the island, the severe mist returned, making it impossible to zoom in on the lighthouse structure.

During the period of December the 7th to December the 15th, the lighthouse was only spotted on three separate occasions.

A passing ship did manage to catch a fleeting glimpse of the island structure, but they were amazed to find that it didn’t seem to be in working order!

The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery


The Deserted Isle

The boat that was booked to bring the men home after their two week stint, ended up having to be delayed until December the 21st, due to the bad mist conditions surrounding the island.

When it finally arrived, it’s crew noticed that the lighthouse flag was not flying. This flag was usually set to show the incoming boats that the lighthouse workers were prepared to row out and meet them.

The crew decided to row ashore and find out what was happening.

When they got to the lighthouse – they found it locked up. When they finally managed to break into the building, they discovered a meal sitting waiting on the table and the fireplace untouched.

The three lighthouse workers were nowhere to be found.

They then frantically searched through the lighthouse log records, and discovered that the final entry was made on December the 15th – a day after the mist cloud had hit the island.


Mother Nature?

The Superintendent eventually informed the public that mother nature had taken the lives of the three missing lighthouse workers…but not everyone went along with this theory…

He was convinced that a rogue wave had hit the island and swept all three men out to sea, where they drowned.

Mother Nature?

Conspiracy theorists believe that the island was/is a hot-spot for alien activity, and the men were abducted by UFO’s.

Some locals also believe that the island has a strange link to another dimension – a hidden wormhole that is linked to numerous paranormal events over the years.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The SS Watertown Faces

The SS Watertown Faces

In this article we will be covering the tragic death of James Courtney and Michael Meehan, and the paranormal activity that followed their demise.

The SS Watertown faces…


The SS Watertown 1924

Two crewmen of the SS Watertown were handed the routine task of cleaning an empty cargo tank in December, 1924.

It would turn out to be the last task either of these men performed.

During the job, an accident caused an increase in fumes within the tank, and both men were killed before any of their fellow crew members could reach them.

They were named James Courtney and Michael Meehan.

The crew found Courtney’s body draped over Meehan’s – a sign that Meehan had succumbed to the engine and oil fumes first, and Courtney had then made a desperate attempt to drag him out of the tank.

The two men died when the Watertown was halfway through it’s route from New York City towards the Panama Canal, so the captain opted to bury the men at sea.

During their service the captain asked his crew if they would like to say any last words about the men – they remained silent.

Was this a sign that James Courtney and Michael Meehan were not exactly the most popular of sailors?

Was their unpopularity the reason behind them being given the messy and unpleasant job in the first place?


The SS Watertown Ghosts

Throughout the weeks that followed their burial at sea, the crew started to report seeing the faces of James Courtney and Michael Meehan in the water and waves around the ship.

Their ghostly faces would suddenly pop up from beneath the waves, and just float there, staring for about five seconds…before disappearing.

The SS Watertown Ghosts

Before long, the captain himself witnessed this paranormal activity, and decided to report it to his superiors.

It didn’t go down too well, and he was ridiculed by just about everyone he knew!

He decided to get proof of this ghostly event, and purchased a camera to take on board the Watertown.


The Images

The captain was finally able to snap six photographs of the paranormal event at sea – he then sealed the camera, and the images safely, until he arrived at the next port of call.

When they were processed, five of the six images showed nothing but waves across the sea surface…but one had managed to capture the faces.

The image was tested by experts and found not to be tampered with in any way.

There has been several investigations into the photograph and many conclude the images to be genuine, Unfortunately, the negative went missing many years ago.

Surely, it would have been hard to fake this sort of image so well back in 1924?

What are your opinions on the subject?

Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

The Mystery of The Man From Taured

The Mystery of the Man From Taured

This article will be taking a look at the mystery of the man from Taured – is this strange report based on truth…or nothing more than a 1950’s urban legend?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Arrival

The report starts on a scorching hot July day back in 1954 (depending on what source you are reading!).

On this day, a strange man appears at Haneda Airport (Tokyo Airport) – he is described as Caucasian and he sports a beard.

He approached workers at the airport and started to talk to them in French, when they did not understand, he switched his language to Japanese.

The Arrival

He hands over his passport to the service desk and the security airport worker notices something strange – Whilst the passport looked authentic, the country where it was issued, ‘Taured’, was recognized as non-existent.

The man was immediately placed under arrest and taken away to be interrogated.


Where is Taured?

The ‘visitor’ spent many hours trying to convince the Japanese airport security that Taured was a real country – he claimed it was located between France and Spain, and had by then been in existence for 1000 years.

They got hold of a map, and sat the man down in front of it…he immediately pointed to the Principality of Andorra…but he was confused as to why it was not named Taured.

An argument broke out – the man claimed that he was telling the truth, and the authorities claimed that he was up to something shady!


The Disappearance

The airport authorities decided that it was way to dangerous to let this man go – there was something not quite right about him, and he could well be a criminal.

They placed him in a hotel room nearby for the night, and left two guards outside his door.

The Disappearance

The next morning, when the officers went to check in on the man, they were confronted by an empty room.

There were no signs of escape – the male visitor had simply vanished into thin air!

Unfortunately, all of his personal documents had vanished as well – making an investigation into his arrival, near enough impossible!


The Time Traveler

So who was the man from Taured?

Many people believe that he was some kind of time traveler, and a man that possessed the power to switch from dimension to dimension.

Did he know that he was actually traveling into another dimension?

Some argue that he probably didn’t – he ended up in Haneda Airport by complete accident!

Is Andorra known as Taured in his dimension?

Was he a clever time traveler?

How did he manage to vanish without a trace?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

What Happens When You Enter The Bermuda Triangle?

What Happens When You Enter The Bermuda Triangle?

This article will be covering the infamous area off the coast of Florida, which has ‘devoured’ numerous aircraft, sea vessels and their crew…

What happens when you enter the Bermuda Triangle?

Let’s take a closer look at the paranormal location known as the ‘Devil’s Triangle’….


The Triangle

The first person to coin the phrase ‘Bermuda Triangle’, was an author by the name of Vincent Gaddis, in 1964.

He published an article in an issue of a Pulp magazine that covered a well known area of the Atlantic Ocean that was infamous for ‘erasing’ numerous aircraft and ships.

The title of this now famous article was The Deadly Bermuda Triangle.

This article pushed the Devil’s Triangle into the public’s eye, and it immediately became popular due to it’s reputed mysterious vanishings and stories of supernatural elements.

mysteries bermuda triangle

The legend of the Bermuda Triangle actually stretches back as far as 1492, when Christopher Columbus sailed through the area.

The famous discoverer actually included the triangle area/location in his notes, claiming that his crew kept on seeing strange lights in the sky, and his boat’s equipment started to malfunction.


The Torpedo Bombers

One of the most famous incidents linked to the area involved five torpedo bombers who were on a routine training mission on the 5th of December, 1945.

They were leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to head towards Barbados and back – it was a training mission that would qualify the pilots to fly over water.

The planes never returned to base.

Later investigations showed that transmissions between the pilots and their base suggested that the plane’s compasses were going haywire.

inside the bermuda triangle

They insisted that they were not that far away from Florida…radio contact was lost soon after.

A rescue boat was dispatched to find their wrecked remains, but that boat also disappeared with 13 crew members, 27 minutes later.


A UFO Hotspot?

Over the years there have been numerous public reports of UFO’s in the Bermuda Triangle area – some of these UFO’s have even been spotted under the surface of the water!

Funnily enough, there is actually a restricted naval facility on an island near the triangle – it is apparently called the AUTEC base.

secrets of the bermuda triangle

Research tells us that AUTEC stands for Atlantic Undersea Test & Evaluation Center.

Many ufologists firmly believe that AUTEC is the maritime version of Area 51 – a oceanic version of the secret base that is said to house UFO technology.


The Atlantis Connection

A very famous psychic named Edgar Cayce believed that the legend of Atlantis was based on truth…and that the fabled city actually sits beneath the waves of the Bermuda Triangle.

This theory was recently modernized, and many paranormal experts now believe that the crystals that were said to power Atlantis, are the force that is behind the mysterious Triangle disappearances.

Over the last couple of decades, there have also been a few ‘images’ floating around the information superhighway. These images are supposed to show pyramid structures picked up on sonar, in the depths of the Triangle.

Another popular Triangle ‘theory’ is that a massive rouge wave appears from time to time – wiping out all in it’s path. These waves are thought to be accompanied by freak lightening streaks in the sky above – bringing down aircraft.

Certain psychics who have traveled through the area have brought up another interesting theory…

They believe that the spirits of dead African slaves are rising from the deep to exact revenge for their execution – being thrown overboard.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

Please leave your opinions in the comment section below.

The 1959 Dyatlov Pass Incident

The 1959 Dyatlov Pass Incident

This article will be taking a look at the 1959 Dyatlov Pass incident, when a group of hikers met a grizzly and mysterious end during their expedition to the remote Mt Otorten in the Northern Ural Ranges…


The Exciting Expedition

A group of ten students from the the Ural Technical University set off on an exciting expedition in late January, 1959. The university had arranged the trek with an objective of reaching Mount Otorten in the northern Ural Mountains.

A short section of this journey was set to pass through Mount Kholat Syakhl…a mountain that the locals refer to as ‘The Dead Mountain’.

Out of the ten who made up the group of young explorers, only one would return home alive.


A Photographic Journey

The students were warned beforehand that the journey was listed as a category 3 hike – this meant that it was not really suitable for amateurs.

The difficulty did not put any of the group members off, they were young and they felt they would have no problems in reaching their destination.

dyatlov pass russia

A day into the trek, and one of the group members fell mysteriously ill. Thankfully there was a village nearby, and the sick member was able to stay behind when the remaining nine carried on with the journey.

The details regarding the remainder of their doomed journey, are captured in photographs recovered from rolls of film found, some log diaries, and forensic evidence.


The Dead Mountain

A few days after the group had left the ill member in the village, bad weather conditions had apparently put them off course, as they were descending The Dead Mountain.

When they realized they had taken the wrong route, they decided to set up camp on the mountainside…but ignored the more wooded area nearby which would have offered much more protection from the elements.

When this camp was being set up, one of the final photographs was snapped by one of the group members. It was around the time of 5pm, on Feb the 1st, 1959.

What happened next…remains a mystery.


The Dyatlov Pass Mystery

The group of hikers was led by a student named Igor Dyatlov, and he had made arrangements that stated he would inform authorities of their success or failure on February the 12th. He did point out that there could well be a few days delay on this date, due to the group’s slow progress.

By the 20th of February, the local authorities were concerned – they had not been contacted by Igor Dyatlov.

A professional search team was put together, and six days later they eventually manged to locate the group’s camping tent. It was badly damaged, and full of their supplies.

The tent seemed to have been torn from the inside, and there was a trail of footprints leading to the wooded area below the campsite.

They followed the footprints to a burned out campfire where they discovered two bodies – both in their underwear.

The Dyatlov Pass Mystery

Another three bodies were then discovered, including that of group leader, Igor Dyatlov. They were also semi-naked, and seemed to have been heading back towards the original campsite.

The remaining bodies were found months later in a ravine.

These final gruesome discoveries were shrouded in mystery…

For a start – three of the bodies carried fatal internal injuries…but no surface wounds (Fractured chests and fractured skulls).

dyatlov pass theories

The forth body was female, and discovered in a nearby stream. Her lips, tongue and part of her skull had been removed!

All four of the bodies seemed to be dressed in clothing that they had stolen off the other group members. Traces of radioactivity were found on this clothing, and the bodies had a strange tan to their skins.


The Dyatlov Pass Theories

Most skeptics believe that a snow slide was behind the mysterious incident. It had hit their campsite and they had all fled the tent in a panic…only to die in the cold environment.

Many ufologists believe that the radiation is key to this mystery, that the group were victim to an alien encounter. It is noted that several other hiking groups in the area reported seeing strange lights in the sky.

The Russian authorities claimed that the lights were nothing more than missile testing exercises…but this explanation did not convince everyone.

Another theory involves a government testing area in the mountain – did the group wander into this area…and end up being killed off by some sort of ‘experiment’?

Now it’s over to you…

There are several popular theories linked to this incident – Yeti attack, government testing, UFO’s…

Please leave your opinions in the comment section below.