Dyatlov Pass Incident: Hemel author’s new book seeks to solve mystery of hikers' deaths
'What Really Happened at Dyatlov Pass?' by Paul Christian is out now
An author from Hemel Hempstead has released a book that seeks to solve the mystery of Dyatlov Pass Incident from 1959.
Paul Christian is fascinated by mysteries, and wanted to explore the Dyatlov Pass Incident after he first became aware of it a few years ago.
The Dyatlov Pass incident was an event in which nine Russian hikers died in the northern Ural Mountains in February 1959. They were found barely-dressed in freezing conditions, some with horrific injuries, after seemingly cutting their way out of their tent.
Paul has written nine books on a variety of subjects from the Jack the Ripper and Zodiac killer mysteries to mythology and travel.
He said: "I first became aware of the Dyatlov Pass Incident a few years ago, with its dizzying array of theories and the horrific and puzzling nature of the tragedy, I was drawn to it.
"As I began researching the case and reading a broad range of sources, from crazy conspiracy theories involving yeti attacks and UFOs to scientifically rigorous research papers, I began to formulate an idea that I would interrogate all the main theories, almost like a cross-examination in court, putting the case for and against each one - however outlandish."
This book includes brand new evidence, cutting-edge science, investigative journalism and exclusive commentary from experts at the very top of their field.
It examines a number of theories and features exclusive commentary from experts in a wide number of fields from meteorology, physics avalanches and animal attacks to more outlandish fields such as the study of yetis and UFOs.
Paul added: "Readers can expect a range of intriguing explanations for an unexplained tragedy that took place amid a backdrop of superpower rivalry, as the Cold War threatened to heat up and the space age dawned.
"They can expect to read and consider all manner of potential explanations, including some that are conventional, some that are at the very edge of known science and others that are absolutely paranormal.
"Most of these also include exclusive commentary by leading scientists and others who, like expert witnesses, help to explore the likelihood of each theory.
"On a more sombre note, readers can go on a journey to help discover what caused a very real human tragedy more than 60 years ago."
'What really happened at Dyatlov Pass?' is available in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon.