mysterious force kills 9 hikers deep within russian mountains
On February 2, 1959, 9 experienced college students on a hiking trip suffered unexplainable deaths in the Northern Ural Mountains of Russia. Their tent was found cut open from the inside, and a trail of large footprints led up to two of the naked hikers. 2 of the 9 bodies were found by the tree line, a mile away from their tent wearing nothing but underwear. 3 more were found between the tent and the tree line. A legal inquest into the deaths of the first 5 bodies found revealed that one had a cracked skull, and the others had minor injuries. However, the final 4 hikers were found two months later, further into the woods than the others, with severe injuries including fatal skull damage and chest fractures. Disturbingly, one woman was found missing her tongue. Doctors revealed that the force needed to create such injuries would have had to be extremely powerful. Odd enough, the bodies did not show many external wounds, and appeared to have been crippled by a large amount of pressure. The bodies were also found with traces of radiation on their clothing and tent, which led many, including the Soviet investigator assigned to the case, to speculate extraterrestrial or military activity. However, there was no evidence of military testing found. Later, scientists theorized that the kerosene lamps used by the hikers may have been the cause of such radiation, as the wicks of the lanterns contain Thorium, known to emit alpha particle radiation. So the question remains…how did these hikers sustain such horrible injuries with no evidence of a homicide or of military activity?
If the radiation did not come from a UFO, then the only evidence left is the internally injured victims and the mysterious large, footprints that trailed from their tent to their bodies. The area that the deaths took place was promptly closed to the public without explanation, and a centuries-old horror legend (from the Natives in the Urals) of a monster called Zolotaya baba meaning, a ‘golden woman’ was examined. Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology and Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Idaho State University states the fact that a chimpanzee is 3x stronger than a human. If Bigfoot has DNA resembling such a strong ape, could it be possible that it simply squeezed the hikers to death, causing their unusual internal injuries? Perhaps the young female hiker’s tongue was missing because of Bigfoot’s theorized soft organ diet.
To this day, scientists are still unaware of what caused the unusual deaths of the 9 hikers. Bigfoot remains a strong possibility, as well as extra-terrestrial beings. Lead investigator Lev Ivanov revealed that he thought there was a connection between local reports of flying spheres at the time of the incident and the group’s death. However, he was ordered by Soviet officials to close the case. In fact, Yuri Yudan, the tenth hiker of the group that left days early due to illness was asked to identify items recovered from the scene. Among them was a cloth item that seemed to have military origin. Was the Soviet government covering up a Bigfoot or Extra-Terrestrial attack? Or perhaps the hikers found the item while on their trek, keeping it as a souvenir. Whatever killed the 9 hikers that freezing night was something powerful. Military testing? Extra-Terrestrials? Bigfoot? Share your theory in the comments below!
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