The 1 February 1959, nine hikers died in the Ural Mountains, in an area between the Republic of Komi and the Sverdlovsk Oblast in Russia.
It is what is known as the incident of the Diátlov pass.
All were students, except for the local guide and died in the strangest conditions, until now without concrete explanation, only theories and much mystery.
The nine campers tore the tent where they were sheltering and left the camp where they were hundreds of meters away. They camped on the eastern slope of the Kholat Syakhl mountain (Холат Сяхл), a mansi name (ethnic group) which means "Dead Mountain".
The temperatures were several degrees below zero and yet the campers decided to move away from the stores with clothes completely unsuitable for the weather. Virtually naked.
For decades there has been speculation about what really happened in the Diátlov pass incident, however, all are just hypotheses. From indications of encounters of the third type, to creepypastas about mountain demons that circulate on the internet, much has been said about it.
However, a new theory tries to explain what happened in the Diátlov step.
The mysterious incident of the Diátlov Pass. Documentary Discovery Max
New theory about what happened in the incident of the Diátlov pass
A new hypothesis that has gained strength in recent months, moves this event away from the paranormal and extraterrestrial and brings it closer to low human passions. And it is that the researcher Valentín Degteriov affirmed in his theory that there was a love triangle between three hikers: the leader of the team, Igor Diátlov, Zinaida Kolmogórova and Yuri Doroshenko. Degteriov wrote:
"I have gathered enough evidence, documents and testimonies to at least try to understand what really happened in the Diátlov Pass"
The researcher affirms that the error of the hiker was in gathering in the same place Kolmogórova and his ex-boyfriend, Doroshenko. He also states that
"Zinaida was not aware of Ígor Diátlov's plan, which he referred to in a letter to a friend, and he still loved Doroshenko, who had left her."
In the middle of the investigation, Degteriov found that Diátlov intended to propose to Kolmogórova during the trip, although the girl paid no attention at all.
Degteriov reconstructs the facts of that 1 of February of 1959 in the following way: It was the birthday of the other hiker, Alexandr Zolotariov. But Diátlov and Doroshenko had a discussion that later turned into a brutal fight. The researcher pointed out:
"Both participants were half naked, since they started fighting while they changed clothes. Or maybe they took off their clothes during the fight "
Meanwhile, the other participants cut the fabric to leave the store as soon as possible. Then, the hikers were pushed from the side of the mountain by a strong gust of wind and they could not return to the tent. Finally, although some of them tried to light a fire, they all died of cold.
As for the strange position in which the bodies were found, the researcher points out that the indigenous mansi were witnesses of what happened and instead of offering help when they were already dying, they decided to place them in that position.
Although this theory takes a lot of fuel from the issue, the truth is that the Diátlov incident is one of Russia's best kept secrets at the level of other mysteries such as Incident of Tunguska.
For lovers of mystery, the incident of Diátlov's passage will always remain an enigma to solve.