Show Notes: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Tracy Wilson

A view of one of the hikers' tents.

Today's episode is a frequent listener request (and one covered by our colleagues at Stuff They Don't Want You to Know in video form). It's a creepy, unsolved history mystery, and it's a tragedy: Nine young hikers who ventured into the Ural Mountains in 1959 were never seen alive again.

Our listener mail is a roundup of stories from history majors about what they've done with their history degrees, following our episode on Dark Matter in which we mentioned not having one. (Nor have past hosts.)

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Episode link: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Holly's research:

  • Crouch, Gregory. "Book Review: 'Dead Mountain' by Donnie Eichar." The Wall Street Journal. Jan. 3, 2014.
  • Hanks, Micah. "Infrasonic Intrusion: A New Theory Behind the Dyatlov Pass Incident." Mysterious Universe. Jan. 3, 2014.
  • Inglis-Arkell, Esther. "The Beautiful, Deadly Vortex That Tears Huge Buildings Apart." iO9. Feb. 17, 2009.
  • Jackson, Brian. "The Mystery of the von Karman Vortex Street." Washington Post. Nov. 9, 2010.
  • Lallanilla, Marc. "Get Naked and Dig: The Bizarre Effects of Hypothermia." Live Science. Dec. 5, 2013.
  • Moye, David. "Mysterious Deaths of College Students Blamed on 'Russian Yeti.'" Huffington Post. May 29, 2014.
  • Osadchuck, Svetlana. "Mysterious Deaths of 9 Skiers Still Unresolved." St. Petersburg Times. Feb. 19, 2008.
  • Smith, Anthony. "Dyatlov Pass Explained: How Science Could Solve Russia's Most Terrifying Unsolved Mystery." International Science Times. Aug. 1, 2012.
  • Smith, Lynda. "Dyatlov Pass Mystery: Rare Wind Phenomenon Caused Madness and Death of Expert Skiers." International Business Times. Feb. 3, 2014.
  • "Yuri Yudin." The Telegraph. April 29, 2013.
  • Zasky, Jason. "Return to Dead Mountain." Failure. Feb. 1, 2014.

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