Russia Reopens 60 Year Old Probe of Mysterious Soviet Hiker Deaths

 

November 25, 2019                           (stockdailydish.com)

• In February 1959, a group of Soviet graduate students were hiking 217 miles through extremely harsh terrain in the northern Ural Mountains of Russia known as the Dyatlov Pass. All were well-equipped, experienced hikers. They took pictures along the way and kept journals, describing the trip’s joyful atmosphere and other mundane things hikers do. All seemed like a typical trip to the mountains.

• But when the hikers failed to send a signal from the scheduled endpoint, a rescue team was dispatched to find them. The scene the rescuers stumbled onto was gruesome and puzzling at the same time. A tent was found empty, cut open from the inside. All belongings, including shoes, were left there intact. This led many to believe the students were forced to flee in terror, desperately trying to get out as quickly as they could.

• The first two shoeless hikers, dressed only in their underwear, were found lying under a pine tree about a mile from the tent. Three more bodies were located nearby. The last four victims were found several months later – buried under snow in a nearby creek. Four of the hikers had sustained massive internal injuries, skull fractures and chest damage. One woman had her eyes, tongue and part of her lips missing.

• A Soviet criminal probe could never establish why the hikers suddenly left the tent half-naked or explain the tragedy. The notes and photos made by the victims offered no clues. The final report only stated that everyone was killed by “an unknown overwhelming force.” Crime-related scenarios were discarded due to lack of evidence, say prosecutors. The case was shelved and by some accounts, even classified. More than 70 theories have been put forward on what may have caused the hikers’ deaths, ranging from secret military tests and radiation, to UFOs and paranormal activity.

• On November 22nd, a spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office, Aleksandr Kurennoy, announced that investigators are officially reopening the case. Investigators and forensics experts will visit Dyatlov Pass in March to search for a plausible explanation for the incident. Said Kurennoy, the victims’ “relatives, media and the public want to know the truth.”

 

Army test, UFO or deadly blizzard? Russia reopens 60yo probe of mysterious Soviet hiker deaths Russian investigators are set to re-examine the chilling mystery of a deadly hiking trip made by group of Soviet students in 1959. The story spurred more than 70 theories and even inspired Hollywood thriller, ‘The Devil’s Pass’.

Known as the Dyatlov Pass incident the deaths of a Soviet student hiking group in a remote area in the Urals six decades ago remains one of Russia’s most chilling unsolved mysteries. It shocked and bewildered investigators right from the start. After the original probe failed to produce any results, the case was shelved and, by some accounts, even classified.

The eerie story inspired Hollywood director Renny Harlin to make the thriller Devil’s Pass in 2013. Now the authorities are determined to finally uncover what happened.

Investigators are officially reopening the probe, spokesperson for the Prosecutor General’s Office, Aleksandr Kurennoy, on Friday. The victims’ “relatives, media and the public want to know the truth,” he said.

A group, led by Igor Dyatlov, embarked on their last hiking trip in February 1959. They were mostly in their 20s, graduate students at a local technical university. All were well-equipped, experienced hikers. The plan was to trek 350km (217 miles) through extremely harsh terrain in the northern Urals.

One student had to drop the hike due to leg pains, returning home early. That decision saved his life. Others went on. They took pictures along the way and kept journals, describing the trip’s joyful atmosphere and other fairly mundane things hikers do. All seemed like a typical trip to the mountains.

The hikers failed to send a signal from the scheduled endpoint however and a rescue team was dispatched to find them. The scene the rescuers stumbled onto was gruesome and puzzling at the same time.

The tent was found on a slope, which translates to ‘The Mountain of the Dead’ in the local dialect. It was empty, cut open from the inside by a sharp object. All belongings, including shoes, had been left there, intact. This led many to believe the students were forced to flee in terror, desperately trying to get out as quickly as they could.

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Alien Territory: The Rise of UFO Tourists

November 21, 2019                   (national geographic.co.uk)

• UFO-themed tourism has become big business. From Roswell, New Mexico to Sri Lanka, Chile, Russia, Japan and Australia, tourists are booking UFO hot spots for their vacations.

• After the “Storm Area 51” Facebook challenge that went viral this past summer, the Area 51 military facility where many believe spaceships, alien artifacts, and even the remains of alien bodies are stored has become another “must see” for the UFO tourist. Nate Arizona seized the moment and started an Area 51 guided tour where he brings clients to the gates of Area 51, under the constant scrutiny of security cameras and “cammo guys” wearing mirrored sunglasses and driving white SUVs. “Don’t worry,”says Nate. “[A]s long as we don’t enter the base proper, we’ll be absolutely fine.” Nate’s ‘Paranormal Tour of the US Southwest’, which also takes in the nearby Extraterrestrial Highway and the town of Rachel, Nevada, eight miles from Area 51, recently became one of Airbnb’s official ‘experiences’, and bookings are landing quickly.

• Airbnb’s head of Adventures, Caroline Boone, says the company is “delighted” with the demand for Nate’s paranormal tours. But it is the committed conspiracy theorists that’s driving the current trend — causing a rise in bookings both in Rachel and other UFO hotspots. Cody Theising, the manager of the ‘Little A’Le’Inn’ in Rachel, says that she has also seen an uptick in bookings. “There’s definitely been an increase in business out here in the last couple of years. We’re seeing a lot more tours… coming through.”

• Armando Martinez from Denver says he ‘absolutely loved’ Nate’s Nevada tour. Armando thinks paranormal tourism is growing for one simple reason — more people are believing in it. “Improvements in technology, particularly mobile phones, means there’s far more evidence of the paranormal being collected. There’s so much documentation out there now that you have to really step back and re-evaluate things, and tours like this are great for that kind of perspective.”

• Roswell, New Mexico is the site of perhaps the most famous UFO crash in July 1947, and what many believe is the mother of all government cover-ups. UFO tourism has kicked into hyperdrive of late and the ‘grey dollar’ is being spent as never before. Dennis Balthaser runs extraterrestrial-themed tours in Roswell, twice daily, five days a week. “By the end of this year I’ll have cleared 300 tours,” says Dennis who books visitors from the UK, China, Australia, South Africa and Japan, as well as most US states.

• Other UFO hot spots in the US include the Pacific Northwest, where the National UFO Reporting Center received three times the annual average of reported UFO sightings in 2018; Kecksburg, Pennsylvania where a car-sized, acorn-shaped metal object covered in hieroglyphics fell to earth in a fiery blaze in 1965; and Sedona, Arizona which hosts some of the most frequent UFO sightings in the world.

• In 2008, Chile opened a UFO Trail near the town of San Clemente, an ET hub that’s generated hundreds of sightings. Arguably the best way to experience it is with one of the local horse-riding operators, which carry telescopes in their saddle bags and teach you about the stars while discussing the Earth-bound craft that supposedly came from them. These extra-terrestrial sightseeing expeditions typically end with an intergalactic debate over pisco sours around a campfire.

• Sri Lanka’s UFO tourism focuses on ‘alien mystery tours’ in the North Central Province. Japan’s own UFO tourism capital is Asuka, a tiny village famed for its mysterious carved granite monoliths including the Rock Ship of Masuda, a 15ft-tall, 800-tonne block with a straight central ridge and two one-metre square holes cut from it.

• The self-proclaimed UFO capital of Australia is Wycliffe Well, locate in the Northern Territory where there is a recorded UFO sighting every couple of days, on average. Visitors can stay in cabins at the Wycliffe Well Holiday Park where the walls are covered in newspaper clippings of UFO sightings. Stay more than 48 hours and you’re ‘guaranteed’ a sighting of your own.

• Russia’s answer to Area 51 is the remote village of Molyobka, 600 miles east of Moscow. Here in the foothills of the Urals, locals have reported seeing a range of phenomena, including hovering lights, strange symbols written across the sky, and even translucent beings. There are persistent rumors of people developing enhanced intelligence or superhuman powers after visiting the area.

 

From the gate, Area 51 looks deserted. It would be so easy to simply step over the dotted line in the road here, to enter America’s most mysterious military installation. But Nate Arizona knows better.

“Don’t even think about it,” warns my previously jovial guide, brow furrowing under his neon-coloured bandana. “You’d be face first in the dirt with a gun to the back of your head before you knew what was happening.”

    Rachel, Nevada’s ‘Little A’Le’Inn’

For alien enthusiasts, this is ground zero. The secret air force base in Nevada has been at the centre of extra-terrestrial speculation since the 1940s. Many believe UFO wreckage from the infamous Roswell Incident of 1947 is hidden inside this perimeter — along with the remains of its intergalactic pilots. Others speculate that the facility is dedicated to the reverse engineering of recovered alien technology, or even time travel. Whichever way you cut it, an awful lot of people believe that if the truth is out there, it’s probably in here.

               Roswell’s UFO Museum

The ‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook joke, which went viral earlier this summer (with two million people signing up for the mass invasion of the facility in order to ‘see them aliens’) put this highly classified military base firmly back in the public eye. But another trend has been growing out here too: that of UFO tourism.

Nate’s own tour, which also takes in the nearby Extraterrestrial Highway and the tiny town of Rachel — a hub of purported paranormal activity — recently became one of Airbnb’s ‘experiences’, and bookings are landing faster than the Martian invasion force in HG Wells’ classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds.

Kecksburg’s ‘acorn’ UFO replica

“People get very excited about coming out to Area 51, but once we arrive at the gates, they realise how serious the whole thing is,” says Nate as we march along the perimeter, looking for a better vantage point. “The US government didn’t even officially admit this place existed until 2013, after all. There are motion sensors and cameras everywhere, and they follow your every move. Don’t be under any illusion — there are multiple guards watching us right now.”

   alien monument near Molyobka, Russia

Those guards are what ufologists call ‘camo guys’ — the real-life equivalent of the Men in Black from the Hollywood film. I’ve heard these defenders of the Earth drive unmarked white SUVs, sitting sphinx-like behind mirrored sunglasses as they trail visitors from a discreet distance. Sure enough, as we approach another gate, Nate spots a white SUV parked on a bluff, which flashes its headlights as we approach.

“The camo guys are just letting us know they’re there,” says Nate. “Don’t worry — as long as we don’t enter the base proper, we’ll be absolutely fine.”

Under these watchful eyes, we continue our exploration, Nate pointing out satellite towers, barracks and even a bizarre mirrored pyramid visible within the perimeter. As we pass, mounted cameras grind and whir in our direction and the inscrutable SUV maintains its vigilant watch.

    the Rock Ship of Masuda in Sri Lanka

Shadows slowly lengthening, we finally retreat to Rachel — a dusty, one-horse town a bumpy, eight-mile drive from Area 51. At its only motel, the appropriately monikered ‘Little A’Le’Inn’, manager Cody Theising says they too have seen a noted uptick in bookings as UFO tourism has taken off.

“There’s definitely been an increase in business out here in the last couple of years; we’re seeing a lot more tours like yours coming through,” says Cody, as I sip one of the Little A’Le’Inn’s signature ‘Spiced Abduction’ cocktails next to a sign that reads ‘Earthlings Welcome’.

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Expert Claims Aliens Predicted End of World in Terrifying Encounter

 

Article by Gerrard Kaonga                               November 20, 2019                            (express.co.uk)

• NASA has deemed the asteroid called the ‘God of Chaos’ Apophis asteroid, which is due to approach the Earth in ten years, as a ‘Potentially Hazardous Asteroid’, although NASA is confident that it will not strike the Earth. (see 1:07 minute video below)

• Michael Horn was interviewed by Express as the representative of the Swiss Ufologist and ET contactee Billy Meier. Horn says that Meier claimed that in 1981, extraterrestrial beings warned Meier of the dangers of the ‘God of Chaos’ Apophis asteroid. Meier was told that the world needs to come together to deflect the asteroid before it hits the Earth.

• The extraterrestrials told Meier that rather than blowing up the asteroid, a nuclear charge should be detonated near the asteroid to nudge it off of its Earth-bound trajectory. When asked why his space friends’ predictions for the asteroid differ so much from NASA’s, Meier explained that the “space traveler’s technologies greatly exceed NASA’s”. As proof of the extraterrestrials’ foreknowledge, the ET beings gave Meier over 250 specific examples of scientific information that were discovered and verified by scientists decades later as accurate. A comic book illustration entitled: The Adventures of Billy Meier proved that he knew of the deadly asteroid before NASA did.

• The aliens gave Meier specific information regarding the devastating impacts of the Apophis asteroid if it continued its dangerous trajectory. Said Horn, “They gave information on (resulting) climatic and tectonic changes, and also additional changes that will threaten to split the crust of the Earth from the present-day North Sea down to the Black Sea” from which red hot lava will spew and eventually form a new continent. A wall of sulpher will drift westward to create an additional ‘death-zone’.

• Asteroid researchers and spacecraft engineers from NASA, the European Space Agency and other asteroid specialists around the world gathered in Rome this past September to discuss a viable method to deal with asteroids heading towards Earth. Their current plan, named ‘HERA’ (would have an unmanned craft to first study and then collide with the asteroid) to deflect its trajectory away from the Earth. (see European Space Agency description here)

 

Michael Horn, research scientist and representative for ufologist Billy Meier, said Mr Meier believed he was contacted by aliens to warn of the dangers of the ‘God of Chaos’ Apophis asteroid. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Horn revealed the claims of alien life wanting the world to come together to deflect the asteroid.

           Billy Meier

NASA has insisted the space rock is highly unlikely to strike the planet in its next flyby.

Although NASA remains confident that the asteroid will not hit the planet in its next fly by the planet in 10 years time, they have deemed it a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (PHA).

Mr Horn said: “Fortunately as far back as 1981 when Meier was given this information by these people and he documented it.

“They said here is the recommended means of averting impact.

“They said look there are things such as solar sales and other means they might want to try.

“They may also want to try to blow up the asteroid but that is not recommended.

“The most highly recommended means is to detonate a nuclear charge in the proper proximity as to just deflect and nudge ‘God of

    Michael Horn

Chaos’ asteroid Apophis off its trajectory.”

When asked why Mr Horn’s team and Billy Meier’s conclusions differ from NASA’s he said: “The space travellers’ technologies greatly exceed NASA’s.


1:07 minute video of Apophis asteroid’s 2029 trajectory (VideoFromSpace YouTube)

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