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The Story Of How Nine Hikers Died Remains Unsolved

What happened at that campsite in 1959?

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On Feb. 2, 1959, nine skiers were found dead near their campsite next to Otorten Mountain, Russia. This is the chilling story of their deaths:

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On Feb. 26, 1959, the group's campsite was discovered by a rescue team. The condition of the campsite and the skiers' bodies was so unsettling it led to several theories on how they could have died.

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Two of the nine bodies were found by the tree line, about a mile away from camp. The oddest part? Despite the freezing temperatures, the bodies were wearing nothing but underwear.

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And the undressed hikers? This could be explained by a phenomenon called "paradoxical undressing," in which disoriented hypothermia victims remove their clothes because they feel like their bodies are burning.

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Also, now's a good time to tell you the expedition originally had 10 skiers. But one of them, Yuri Yudin, left early due to an illness. This made Yudin the lone survivor of the trip.

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Lead investigator Lev Ivanov even said he thought there was a connection between the flying spheres and the group's death. However, he was ordered by Soviet officials to close the case.

The alien theory could explain the radioactivity and inhuman trauma the bodies underwent. But would we really know what to look for when looking for presence of an outside life form?

  1. Which theory do YOU believe?

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    Obviously it was the avalanche.
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    It was a military cover-up, for sure.
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    IT WAS A MUTHAFUCKIN' YETI.
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    Definitely aliens. There's no way we're alone.
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Which theory do YOU believe?
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    Obviously it was the avalanche.
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    It was a military cover-up, for sure.
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    IT WAS A MUTHAFUCKIN' YETI.
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    Definitely aliens. There's no way we're alone.
 
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