The “Dyatlov Pass”
The “Dyatlov Pass incident,” named after Igor Dyatlov, one of the students on the trek, has become Russia’s biggest unsolved mystery. And, with mystery, comes endless conspiracy theories. Aliens, government agents, and “Arctic dwarves” are some of the more sensational theories.
Even abominable snowmen have been blamed for the deaths of the skiers. In fact, Russia has a state-owned TV show featuring self-appointed experts being put through a lie-detector test to check out their outlandish explanations of the notorious event.