Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mysterious Mass Disappearance Subject of New Film

LONDON -- Director Simon Fellows (Malice In Wonderland) will direct an adaptation of Alan K. Barker's book Dyatlov Pass, based on true life events which saw nine students die in unexplained circumstances while ski-hiking in the Ural mountains in 1959.

The Dyatlov Pass incident refers to an unsolved mystery that occurred in the northern Urals which saw a group of ski hikers tear open their tent from the inside and leave barefoot in a heavy snowstorm. Though there was no sign of a struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, one was missing her tongue and clothing belonging to the victims contained high levels of radiation.

Soviet investigators concluded that "a compelling unknown force" had caused their deaths.

The production is anticipated to shoot next summer in Eastern Europe.



Adsila said...

This story sounds interesting. I would like to know more about what happened to these hikers.

merricat said...

Fascinating story. I am now in research mode!