Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment has been a subject of long controversy, debate and blurry vision. The basis is, it was an experiment conducted by the Navy to create a ship that couldn't be detected by magnetic mines and radar. In other words, they wanted to render a ship invisible.

The Philadelphia Experiment has also been associated with several invisibility projects and mind-control experiments. While the actual truth behind the experiment can never be known, we rely on what little information was leaked out or given out by people claiming to be witnesses to the project, or otherwise members of the project itself.

  • Prelude
Now, the alleged results of these experiments are extremely bizarre, yet a string of coincidences and events that centered around the Philadelphia Experiment have lent these some credibility. The results include things such as the whispers of men "freezing" in time for months, men traveling through time, and even some of the men becoming embedded into the bulkheads and floor of the ship.

The idea for the experiment came from investigations and experiments by a group involving Tesla for the possibility of invisibility through the use of electricity. The experiments succeeded for small objects, and around 1939, it was presented to the government. The military was particularly interested in this, possibly due to the fact that there was a war going on at the time, and technology like this would be monumental.

In 1943, the government decided to perform a test on domestic animals on a ship. It was the USS Eldridge on which the animals were placed in metal cages. The ship did indeed go invisible, but when the animals were observed again, several of them bore radiation and burn marks, and several were missing. They had decided that humans were not to be tested.

Despite this decision, on August 12 of the same year, the USS Eldridge, with a full capacity human crew on board, underwent this experiment. The crew did not know that an experiment was about to happen. The generators started, the switch was thrown, and the ship disappeared, as was expected. However, the date of August 12 is disputed, with some claiming that October 28, 1943 would have been a more accurate date, because according to the Eldridge's deck log and war diary, it wasn't in Philadelphia at the time. However, the logs could easily have been changed for the sake of national security.

Although the logs stated the ship had been gone for a few minutes, witnesses testified that it was gone for at least 4 hours, and had been transported through space and time.

What was observed when the ship returned was rather disturbing: When it returned to its original place, there was a greenish haze on deck and around the ship. Some sailors were on fire. Some had gone insane. All of them were sick, some suffering from heart attacks, and some were simply dead. Most astounding of all, was that some of the sailors had become part of the structure of the ship itself, buried in the walls or deck of the ship. Additionally, some of the men were missing.

Where the ship had gone, can only be speculated. Some witnessed claimed it went to Norfolk Harbor, and others say it went 40 years into the future and wound up at Montauk, New York.

The Navy, of course, denied everything and claimed that the men were lost at sea. You can read their current rebuttal of the Philadelphia Experiment here.

There is even an elaborate story that combines the Philadelphia Experiment with the Montauk Experiment, a time loop linking the sailors of the Eldridge to Montauk, New York, with a time loop to 1983.

  • Afterwards...
But wait, there's more! As the story continues, the sailors went crazy after the ship materialized, and they raided a bar. They told the bar maid their story and completely terrified her. A newspaper article had been written about the raid, but no date was named, so the article couldn't be found. Most of the crew members eventually went insane, but a few retained their sanity, only to face further situations. One man sat down to dinner with his wife and child, but then got up from the table, walked through the wall, and was never seen again. Two other sailors were also said to have simply disappeared into thin air and never seen again. Another crew member vanished in the middle of a fight, surprising his opponent to the extent of shocking him. All three of these incidents are said to have had witnesses.

Another side effect was of the men getting 'stuck'. Getting 'stuck' basically consisted of becoming unable to move or interact with anyone for long periods of time. The crew members called this phenomenon as "Hell Incorporated". Another name for this was the "Freeze". A common freeze would last from a few minutes to a few hours and damaged the person psychologically, but wouldn't cause madness. A man would come out of the Freeze if the other crew members laid their hands upon him to "give him strength." This usually worked, except in one case, two men attempted to lay their hands upon a frozen crew member, and he burst into flames and burned for eighteen days. The fires could not be stopped, nor did they spread to the surrounding locations.

As if that weren't enough, some of the men started going into "Deep Freeze." Deep Freeze was something similar to getting stuck, except they would be visible only to the crew members, and they would be completely aware of others and their actions but was unable to communicate with them or interact with them. It was said that it took only two days for a man to go insane in the Deep Freeze. It is also said that the first Deep Freeze took six months and five million dollars of research and equipment to correct.

The man who got out from the six-month Deep Freeze was insane by the time he got out. Some have attributed that the disappearance or freezing of people to the Zeeman Effect - "the spreading out of the spectral lines of atoms under the influence of a strong magnetic field." The rest of the sailors were discharged from the Navy as mentally unfit.

  • Technical Details, perhaps
I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the following details, but I include them here due to relevance to this article.

Two crewmen had been walking in a park when a haggard looking man approached them. The man told them a fantastic story about an experiment done in which most of the crew died or suffered terrible side effects. He said that the government then claimed the entire crew was insane so that when they came forward, they would merely be dismissed as a group of crazy people who had merely concocted some fantastic story. After the conversation, one crew member was convinced while the other was not. Eventually, the member that had been convinced contacted Dr. Jessup and told him the story. Although this was a substantial lead, Dr. Jessup was not getting very far and he found that his reputation in the scientific community was worsening. Faced with overwhelming odds, Dr. Jessup eventually committed suicide on April 20, 1959, believing "another existence of universe being better than this miserable world." (The Philadelphia Experiment, 79). Some believe that his suicide was actually an assassination by government agencies to keep the experiment quiet.

Unfortunately for Dr. Jessup, a major clue in the puzzle turned up shortly after his death. This clue was a man by the name of Alfred D. Bielek.

Bielek's story is even more bizarre than Allende's. He claims that he was transported in time to the future and that here in the future he was brainwashed by the Navy. This brainwashing led him to believe that his name was Alfred Bielek, rather than his true name, Edward Cameron. Upon discovering his true identity, he tracked down his brother who had also participated in the experiment. Bielek claims that his brother time traveled to 1983 and lost his 'time-lock'. As a result, his brother aged one year every hour and eventually died. Bielek then claims that his brother was reborn. Needless to say, only a small group of people believe Bielek and nearly everyone thinks that his stories are based on some truth, but he's exaggerating the truth for personal reasons. This popular opinion seems to be reinforced when Bielek starts remembering things only after having seen the movie "The Philadelphia Experiment". Bielek has a Ph.D. in Physics, so he does have some technical experience. He is also a retired electrical engineer with thirty years of experience. Because of his obvious intelligence and skill, he cannot be discounted entirely. Bielek stated that the technology used in the Philadelphia Experiment was given to us by aliens. However, the germanium transistor, which was what Bielek said had been used, was invented by Thomas Henry Moray.

Bielek also stated that Dr. Albert Einstein, Dr. John von Neumann, and Dr. Nikola Tesla were involved in the project. Some controversy has arisen as to the participation of Tesla because he died in New York city on January 7, 1943, which was only a two month period of time after the project took place. Einstein, on the other hand, suggested such a project as this to the Navy on several occasions. Because of this, he was probably involved in the project. As for von Neumann, there is no evidence to refute or promote his active participation in the matter. There is evidence that supports the fact that he later continued on the experiment at a different time.

The principle that lay behind the Philadelphia Experiment was the Unified Field Theory. This theory states that gravity and magnetism are connected, just as mass and energy are connected through the formula E=mc2. Einstein never solved the Unified Field Theory, but the very nature of the Philadelphia Experiment suggests otherwise. It is probably that this theory has become a government secret because it is capable of doing many things, possibly even space travel without the assistance of rockets.

In a search for actual technical data on the experiment, not much information can be found that isn't tainted with doubt and speculation. The basic design has two large Tesla coils (electromagnets) placed on each hull of the ship. The coils are turned on in a special sequence and their magnetic force is so powerful that they warp gravity itself. Bielek also says that on August 12 every twenty years, the magnetic field of the Earth reaches a peak and allows the synchronization between the Tesla coils. The oscillator which Bielek claims to have run the coils in a special pattern looks more like an Army field kitchen refrigeration unit than anything else. Many believe that's exactly what it is and Bielek's story is just a hoax. Bielek gave it a technical name however: the "Zero Time Reference Generator". The oscillators would synchronize with the adjustable phase angle and created a scaler type wave (Anderson). Several scientists today have attacked Bielek's testimony on this, as they believe a vector wave would have been more efficient and probable. Bielek also does not make clear if the power used is AC or DC, pulsed or rotating, and what the Microwave and Radar frequencies are. In other words, Bielek provides almost no accurate technical information that can be used.

Rick Anderson however, may be able to shed some light upon the subject. He states that four RF transmitters were phased to produce a rotating field. This field was pulsed at a 10% duty cycle. Instead of two coils, he says that four coils would have been set upon the deck of the ship and would be run by two generators that were pulsed in a counter-clockwise motion. Anderson states that the Tesla coils use a total of 7,500 feet, or 1.42 miles of #16 magnet wire. Because of this enormous quantity, no one has privately undertaken the experiment; the wire would be too expensive and also must to be wound in a special way (Anderson). Other scientists believe that Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the science of the Philadelphia Experiment are connected.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is also known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI. Yet another scientist named Alexander S. Fraser believes that everyone is wrong about the electromagnetic qualities of the experiment. He believes that it was never done with electromagnetism, but with thermal fields. This thermal field could have caused the optical mirage effect which several witnesses reported. Fraser says that Allende had spoken of a 'scorch' field, fire, and optical wavering, all of which are products of a thermal field. As for the part about the Eldridge disappearing in front of their very eyes, certain weather conditions have been known in the ocean to cause islands to disappear as well. These weather conditions were taking place the day of the experiment. Yet another scientist believes that sonic and ultrasonic waves were used.

The sonic waves could have been used to create an 'air blanket' around the ship, which is consistent with reports. There were many experiments done in the 1940's with high power ultrasonic waves, which indicates a high probability of the Philadelphia Experiment being one of them. Strong sonic fields are known for having bad side effects upon humans, which is also consistent with reports. The green haze which was presumably around the ship was caused by "exciting the surrounding sea water with powerful ultrasonics - 'sonoluminescense' and related phenomena." (Anderson) The ultrasonic field would have caused the crew to pass out and make the journey from Philadelphia to Norfolk seem to last only a couple minutes. Needless to say, the technicalities of the Philadelphia Experiment are a matter of hot debate among scientists and no one seems to be able to provide any solid evidence. As Rick Anderson aptly puts it: "An electronics person knows that, without a DETAILED, comprehensive THEORY behind bench set-up, he is not going to know how to set up voltages and currents, power levels, frequencies, wave forms, pulse widths or duty cycles. If there's a chance a circuit won't work, Murphy's Law dictates that it WON'T more often than not."

If the technicalities of the experiment are vague and a matter of controversy, the results of the experiment are just as foggy. One fact which everyone seem to agree on is that a field was extended many yards, up to perhaps one hundred, outside of the ship and into the water (Anonymous). Everything inside of this sphere was vague in form and the only visible shape was the hull of the Eldridge in the water. This field seemed to have a greenish color and was misty. Another fact everyone agrees was that the Eldridge did not function properly after the experiment and became a source of trouble.

Patrick Dempsey You are oh so McDreamy!

You are delicious McManMeat!

I swear to you I CAN'T BUY ME LOVE!  I could have millions of dollars and it wouldn't be even close to what you are worth in the hearts of many on  Grey's Anatomy!
 Look at young mcdreaminess!
This is how we remember you as the nerdy guy who dates the head cheerleader for 1000 dollars in Can't Buy Me Love...we were in love with you then! And OH HOW YOU HAVE GROWN!
see you hot! 
You look so serious PATRICK! Cheer up, in order for you to do this all you have to do is look in the mirror...cause in case no one has told you  YOU BES HOTNESS!

the sexy issue for sure!  Umm hi...You're HOT!

Oh how we love the new nicknames we can give everyone a "Mc" in front of a hot adjective because of you and your mcdreaminess and your mchotness!
Umm....I have no words...yes I do...Holy McDreaminess...someone took this straight out of my fantasies!  How did they know?!?!? It's scary it's like they have ESPN or something...hehe

mmm..kay?  Why are there not more pictures of you shirtless...shirtless you is AWESOMESPICE!  I looked all over the internet for pictures with you sans shirt, there were not many to choose season on Grey's Anatomy how about you do surgery shirtless I don't think anyone will complain.....ummmm...yeah!
OH MY GAWD! OH MY GAWD! OH MY GAWD! Holy mcdreamy leatherness...Hotspiceness!

for all of those of you who have watched Grey's Anatomy can you tell me if they might write the pregnancy of Ellen Pompeo who is so not as pretty as Patrick, nor pretty enough for him  I never understood what you see in her?  Whatever! It's one of those unexplainable thingies.

You give new meaning to the word SUIT!  There should be a new word, I'm going to call this a SEXY!  I want one of these, but you have to be included!

Patrick you are McDreamy for a reason and I don't know but I think that girl in Made of Honor might have been a little "special," seriously??? You pick some groddy Scottish dude over the hot McDreaminess!  Thank god she wised up before the end...her hair looked like a cat sitting on top of her head...groddy!


Love you keep bringing the Mcdreaminess to the TV every week, kthanxbye!


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Matt Damon You Were Bourne To Be Hot!

Here you are Sexiest Man Alive...and when you shot the Bourne movies there was major droolage! Hotspice!
okay what the effspice...I searched high and low looking for shirtless pictures of you and there were none...but when you are fat matt you go shirtless wtf?

Matt Damon I am going to give you an ultimatum because of my supremacy as a man meat expert and my identity as a hotness measurer.  We do not care what movie you are shooting, never get fat again, or you might just lose your place on the celeb man meat wall of fame...kthanxbye! 

your hotness is so apparent here...even though you are laying down on the job! lol You look hotspice! We wanted to be that Franka Potente girl in the Bourne movies....or Minnie Driver in Good Will Hunting.

So I went hunting for pictures and this is what I 
found...umm hi!  do you never take your shirt off?Matt you were pretty butt-kicking in all the Bourne movies and it was oh so hot!  Please make more Bourne-like hotness movies....please!

I do have to admit you are very HOT! but lately you are kinda boring! That's okay this blog is not about action it's about vision and you are good to look at.....yummy

Ummm...kay what are you doing in this picture besides looking smokin hot and just being sexy?  Jason Bourne I am going to do a better blog for you but right now Matt Damon is very boring...his life is ALMOST as boring as mine!You still bes hot...mmm...hello you are hotspice

I love you!  

Brian Austin Green...I didn't know Kyle Reese had a Brother!

Brian Austin are so hotspice!

I'm still so sad "The Sarah Connor Chron
icles" was cancelled because I loved looking at your extreme hotness.

I remember your "90210" days, but thank the heavens you didn't join the "New 90210" cuz srsly...whatever.

Unfortunately, I now have no way to stalk watch you on th
e television every week, and that makes me sadspice. See? :( Sadspice.

Why you're dating that
skank or she wishes she was as cool as RPattz Megan Fox girl...LAMESPICE...we're not sure. You look like a nice guy. And your girlfriend insulted RPattz! What's wrong with her?! Why are you dating her? You're too hot for her.

Here you are sans shirt. Those scars from the future most likely caused by the machines are still sexy. What's that tattoo on your chest say?

Yeah...are you not sure what to do with your hands? That's okay.
You're still hot. :)

If only you were staring at me like that. *sigh*
Wow, so I'm thinking early 90s here...not so sure about the outfit, but those abs underneath compliment the whole ensemble quite nicely. Yum.

You look so cuddly.
Wanna come over and watch a movie?
I love you! You're hot.

I'm OUT!


Gavin Rossdale...please sing to me! PLEASE!

Dear Gavin,

I have had a crush on you since highschool. Time has moved on, my ten year high school reunion is next weekend, but I still have that same little crush that I had back then.

I was o
bsessed with my "Sixteen Stone" album back in the day. "Machinehead" is still one of my favorite songs.

Now you're doing your own stuff, and "Love Remains the Same" turns me into a giant puddle of goo every time I hear your oh-so-sexy voice on the radio.

Why must you
be so hot? And so MARRIED!?!?! I love Gwen Stefani so much, that I can't even pretend to hate her for the purpose of my Man Meat crush.

Still, call me!!! :)

Why must you be british?? Once again, you're just another shining example of Man Meat not from the USA.
Gavin, you're so
I love you! Marr
y me!!!
Or not. Whatever. I can stalk dream.

Your hotness really seems to find no end. You're like 40, and you were way younger when I was busy with my highschool crush. Are you a vampire? That can be the only explanation for your gorgeous good looks despite the 14 some odd years that have passed.
If I ever run into while walking along the beach, don't be alarmed by the girly squealing (not from me) and the overdramatic passing out (still not me).
I still want you to sing to me.
That would make my day.
And guys who can sing...HOTSPICE!!

I'm OUT!


Christian Bale: The American Psycho Dark Knight leader of the Resistance and messing with my Equilibrium

Holy Hotness, Batman (thank you, Elizabeth Banks, for using that phrase recently)!

Christian Bale may have a short fuse, and is known to throw the occasional tantrum, but I say we all give the guy a break! Why?

1) He's HOT! I rest my case.

2) He plays some seriously dark roles, and that can definitely mess with your head. Trust me.

3) He's HOT! I rest my case...again.

Kellebelle1981 for President! :P

Anyhoo, let's forget the
bad temper for a minute, cuz srsly, this is a MAN MEAT blog, and we just want to look at him!

I, for one, think Christian is one gorgeous piece o' ma
n meat, regardless of any of his current life issues or whatever. I will not think of such trivial things since my brain is fried...I've only been babysitting for the past seven hours. This girl needs her man meat NOW!

I loved the movie "Equilibrium" and not just because His Royal Hotness was the lead character in the movie. He got to act alongside Taye Diggs (another good reason to see the movie). And did I mention that it's pretty badass?? If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. You'll be blown away by the slightly creepy storyline and the hotness that just oozes from the screen as you view it. Can I just say YUM YUM!!!!!
And if you were having any doubts before, just look at this lovely image.
It kinda helps me.

Like now.
Kids are crazy. Srsly.
There. I'm all relaxed...and possi
bly drooling.
Okay, let's pretend we're not looking at the bod of an American Psycho here, and just bask in the gloriousness of those abs...
Mmmmm...that's nice.
I must stop staring
because I do have to finish this blog.
Okay, so this probably isn't helping me progress too far. Still, we love men with beautiful abs. Christian has got the market covered on that.Okay, can I please just take that for a ride already?
That car is pretty HOT too! I hope Christian likes sharing his toys!
Oh yeah, he looks pretty damn fine standing next to that lovely piece of machinery, btw!
Christian, you always get some seriously badass roles! You were a badass in The Dark Knight. A badass in Equilibrium. A badass in Terminator Salvation. A badass in Reign of Fire. A badass...well just bad in American Psycho. It's no wonder you've got a bad attitude!
No worries though, Christian, for I, Kelle
belle1981, also have a bad attitude (the bad attitude blog will be premiering shortly, btw, so be on the lookout)!

So, the bottom line is that you're just one giant hunk and the short temper just gives that bad boy air that so many girls love anyway. I'm not complaining!

I'm OUT!


I CAN SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING...and it smells awesome!

The Rock is cooking up some hotness! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Dwayne Johnson.....oh so hotspice!  

We almost wanted to watch the WWE when you were on it...but then you left to become an actor...that's where the "almost" fits, right! Just sayin' be winking at me?  I hope so, that would be hotspice! You be so cute! I smell what you are cooking...and it smells darn good.
Ummm...holy scorpion king hotness!!!!

I repeats and white helps increase the muscleage...what do your tattoos mean mr. the rock?  

You look innocent...and pouty cute but you are GUILTY, of hotness!  Don't make your puppy dog face at me you have been convicted of HOTNESS!
okay...Hey everyone I'm hotness...I surrender....I'm hot! let me show you, see...I'm hotness even in a suit...I mean especially in a suit!

hey everyone, I'm number 1 of what I don't know but I just know I am number 1. Number one wrestler hotness!

Hi...I have a big belt buckle with a longhorn on it...I hunted it myself and had it mounted on this hood ornament belt buckle.  You know you fine when your belt buckle is almost as big as your head!  And we recognize that wink we would recognize it anywhere! thinks that this was why these white tank tops were invented! Yum!

You be so hotspice! We wanna wrestle with me or call me and we'll set it up your wife never has to know

I love you hunk hunka prime man meat!


Dyatlov Pass Accident

During the night of the 1st of February 1959 a team of nine experienced cross country skiers abandoned their tent in the Russian Ural Mountains and fled to a nearby forrest. They were in such a hurry that they were only partially clothed and cut though the sides of their tent to save time. The temperature outside was minus 15 degrees. Within hours they were all dead. Rescuers recovered their bodies at two seperate times and discovered that whle some had frozen to death others had sustained injuries. Reports have made claims of high levels of radiation, strange lights in the sky, missing body parts, strange orange skin tones and even the possiblity of UFO involvement. Now Aquiziam seeks to understand the truth about what really happened.

In brief, the rescuers and later investigators discovered that during the night, and for an unknown reason, the ski-team had apparently ripped or cut open their tent from the inside and fled from it into the snow in temperatures of approximately -15 to -18 degrees Celsius where there was a cross wind of approximately 10 – 15 kilometres per hour (20 – 30 knots). While not as cold as the -30 degrees often reported these were still very harsh conditions and survival would be limited to between three to eight hours depending on whether those involved could keep moving. At least five of the team had fewer cloths on than would have been expected and some may even have been barefooted. Within six to eight hours every member of the ski-team was dead.

The corpses were discovered at various distances from the camp site and showed little immediate outward sign of injury but on investigation it was discovered that two victims had a fractured skull (one severe), two had broken ribs, and one was missing her tongue. In addition, two of the victims' clothes were discovered to contain trace levels of radiation. Russian investigators finally closed the case stating only that "a compelling unknown force" had caused the deaths. Again, this is a mistranslation that has added to the misunderstanding. In actual fact the correct term is “Force Majeure” and is an expression that is simply used to describe something significant that cannot be easily explained. It is also often reported that after the event the area, now loosely known as Dyatlov Pass, was immediately sealed off by the authorities and access forbidden for at least three years. Again, this implies much more than actually happened. The area was restricted but only to amateur ski-sports enthusiasts and only for reasons of safety.

This is a little known mystery and truly deserves much more attention as it is well documented and was formally investigated. Once much of the “exaggeration” and “journalistic hype” has been explained it is possible to understand that there is only really one incredible mystery and it is this. Why did nine people flee from their tent in conditions that were almost certain to result in their deaths?

Later in this review we will examine the allegedly bizarre evidence and accusations and provide some answers. With the assistance of some of the actual original investigators the Aquiziam team has done its best to piece together the story from the information available – some of it in Russian. This is what seems to have happened…
According to Dr Vladimir B. group ski activities of this type were fairly common although each had their own somewhat different purpose. In his experience of Russia at the time the usual reasons were Sporting, Sightseeing (Aesthetic Appreciation) Social and Exploratory. The various teams would be made of people with varying degrees of appreciation for these interests. In the case of the Dyatlov Team their focus was on the Sporting Challenge of trip and in particular they aspired to undertake an excursion of the highest level of difficulty (complexity).

It is often stated that the purpose of this particular trip was to reach the mountain “Gora Otorten” but, in fact, the proposed route was much further. After Otorten the team planned to travel 100 kilometres southwards along the main ridge of the Ural Mountains up to Ojkachahl Peak. From this point they intended to follow the (Northern) Toshemka river thus passing 100 miles to east of the town of Vishay (Vizhaj). Today, with the availability of advanced equipment such a route would only be considered “average” in difficulty but in 1959 is was one of the hardest that could be undertaken. As more becomes clear it seems that Igor Dyatlov had intended this trip as "training" for a future expidition possibly to the the sub polar or even polar / Artic regions. According to B. E. Slobtsova formal training did not exist at this time for such ventures and depended on experience gained during trips such as the Dyatlov team were undertaking.
The Dyatlov ski team was made up of eight men and two women who, except for Alexander Zolotarev, were mostly students or graduates from the Ural Polytechnic Institute located in Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, and now renamed the Yeltsin Ural State Technical University. Georgyi Krivonischenko, Rustem Slobodin, and Nicolas Thibeaux-Brignollel were engineers. Igor Dyatlov and Zinaida Kolmogorova were students of the Radio Faculty, Lyudmila Dubinina and Yuri Yudin were studying Economics, Yuri Doroshenko was studying Power Economics and Alexander Kolevatov was a student of the Geo-Technical Faculty.

Alexander Zolotarev was a ski / tour instructor (a professional travel guide) and wanted to go together with Dyatlov’s team to add performance points to his degree and so achieve promotion to the rank of “Master” or Expert instructor. This was and still is the practice in Russia.

Zolotarev did not know the other team members but was recommended by friends of the team from the sports club. He was accepted into the team and according to the diaries he co-operated and worked well with all of them. It is worth noting that Sports Associations were common at this time as was the willingness for people, who shared an interest such as skiing, to cooperate with each other where possible.The original mystery was reported in Russian. By looking at these and comparing them to English versions we have identified quite a number of components that seem to have been lost in translation. These “facts” may-or-may not be true but are as follows:

1.Yuri Yarovoi (a Sverdlovsk writer and journalist who was the photographer for the original rescue mission and later involved in the inquest) wrote a fictional book entitled “of the highest Rank of complexity” (strange title). Although he clearly had knowledge and insights not available to the average person his book was a romanticised version of the event with a significantly happier ending. He was allegedly made to rewrite it twice before the authorities permitted its publication. In this version only the team leader dies. Now this is the interesting part: Yuri and his wife were killed in a car crash in the mid 1980’s a few short years before the partial declassification of the Dyatlov papers. According to this source all his papers, records and private notes of the Dyatlov Pass Incident have gone missing.

2. Some details of the tragedy became publicly available in 1990 due to publications and discussions in Sverdlovsk's regional press. One of the first authors was Sverdlovsk journalist Anatoly Guschin (Анатолий Гущин). Guschin reported that police officials gave him special permission to study the original files of the inquest and use these materials in his publications. He noticed, however, that a number of pages were excluded from the files, as was a mysterious "envelope" mentioned in the case materials list. At the same time, unofficial photocopies of the case parts started to circulate among other enthusiastic researchers. (Wikipedia 2008)

3. A chance meeting between on a train with a medical assistant at the accident site – Maria Ivanovna – revealed that she recalled 11 bodies being discovered and not nine. Two were hurriedly removed to a destination unknown to her.

4. Apparently the Dyatlov Foundation has been established in Ekaterinburg, with the help of Ural State Technical University and is led by Yuri Kuntsevitch (Юрий Кунцевич), a close friend of Igor Dyatlov and a member of the search team. We would very much like to make contact with them and would appreciate any address available.

5. Evidence of metal fragments and rocket parts indicate that the area had once been used for weapon trials. However, this have may predate or post-date the Dyatlov pass Incident.