Their closest analogue is rifle bullets with a speed of 900-1100 m / s., The specific effects of such bullets are well known. The main striking factor of high-speed rifle bullets becomes a “water hammer”, while mechanical damage to the body by such bullets is insignificant. It is natural to assume that with an increase in the speed of the bullet and a decrease in its mass, these two effects, “water hammer” and reduction of mechanical damage, will appear even brighter. Consequently, the absence of visible injuries on the body and the death from “water hammer” are the main signs of the use of such high-speed miniature bullets.
In modern science, for example, in physics, for a long time the object of research is not necessary to present what is called "alive." A typical example is the "Higgs boson", which physicists have been searching for for decades, spending billions of dollars in search. But scientists do not even hope to detect the boson itself, it is considered quite sufficient to reveal traces of its decay. Also in the case of events on the pass, we will try to reconstruct weapon following the characteristic traces of its use.
But there is one small “BUT”, you need to prove that the recorded traces are not an accident, and therefore conduct a series of experiments in which the traces of the object must be repeated.
In our case, the weapon was used many times, in different places, at different times, nine people died from its impact, this is just the series of events of the same type that we need, so even dead tourists will help to figure out what and how they were killed.
People in extreme situations like the events that occurred on the Dyatlov Pass in most cases survive. After that they tell incredible stories what happened to them, but they do not believe, and these stories are gradually forgotten. The human mind is arranged in such a way that it rejects the facts that fall out of ordinary circumstances, it is easier for him to declare a person to be insane than to believe in the unobvious.
With Dyatlov's group, everything happened differently, they all died, but the dead do not lie, the dead can be trusted, you just need to understand what they are testifying to.
Zolotarev - Kolevatov
Again, Zolotarev’s body and Kolevatov’s body found in its immediate vicinity. In the photo, they had already been dragged out of their bodies from the stream bed, but the postures in which they died were preserved due to rigor mortis.
Poses strange, Zolotarev in an active, dynamic, but in a very unusual position, Kolevatov in a relaxed position, not involving activity at the moment of death. But here is another photo of Zolotarev explaining the situation in which he and Kolevatov died:
Zolotarev at the time of death was in the pose of a man carrying a heavy load on his shoulder and holding it with his right hand.
According to the memoirs of the search engines, Kolevatov’s body was practically in a “stuck together” condition with the body of Zolotarev, and behind him, this was the load that he was holding on his shoulder.
Here is a photo of the bodies in the creek confirming this:
Tibo lies first on the back, behind him on the right side lies Zolotarev, behind him, Kolevatov's head to head.
Zolotarev, whose ribs are broken and at the same time there is not even a bruise on his skin, remained exactly in the position in which he was caught by death.
Based on these images, it can be argued that Zolotarev died instantly, without agonal movements. Death caught him at the moment of transfer on the shoulder of Kolevatov, already immobilized but still alive.
And one more feature, Zolotarev has injuries to the right side of the chest, and it lies precisely on the right side. A blow to the ribs not only did not throw it away, but also flunked to meet the blow.
The third feature in the locality of the strike, which is on the shoulder of Zolotaryov Kolevatov, did not receive any injuries. It turns out the impact of the broken ribs was localized in a very small spatial region.
Thibault - Dubinina
Here are their bodies after extraction from the stream, posthumous poses survived due to rigor mortis:
Again, very characteristic postures. Thibault, at the last moment of his life, judging by the position of his feet, was torishing in deep snow the path for the heavily loaded Zolotarev, who was following him on the trail. This is more than likely, since they left the flooring along a stream bed clogged with snow, Tibo also received a blow on the right, only to the head, the bones of the skull on the right were broken.
And again, after the impact of the fractured skull bone, the person dies without agonal movements, which is called “falling dead”, and the body again falls in front of the impact received from the right.
The postmortem posture of Kolmogorov is no less characteristic, a snapshot of her body was already given at the place of detection, here he is again:
Immediately about the damage, almost all of the ribs are broken in front and again, as in the cases of Zolotarev and Tibo, the skin over broken bones is intact.
And again the body falls to meet the blow, on the right bank of the stream, again the body falls “dead”, without agonal movements. The legs at the body of Dubinina are brought together, it means that at the time of death she stood still, her arms were raised, apparently she stopped at the time of death, turned towards death, and raised upward hands is the last instinctive attempt to defend against the inevitable.
Man instinctively closes the line of her eyes with her hands - danger, therefore, since her hands are so highly raised, death has come to her from the right and from above.
It can be argued that the weapon was used from the right high bank of the stream, all bodies are damaged from this direction.
So, three bodies with injuries have the same signs of a murder weapon used against them, this is: instant death, collapsing towards a blow, absence of external damages. The fourth body without obvious damage, but this tourist was no longer able to move and was carried on his shoulder by Zolotarev, respectively, the weapon was not used again for him.
The bodies of two tourists found near the fire are less informative, their dead comrades were already moving their dead. But still there is something to think about; one body fell at the time of death into a burning fire and was burned in the area of the left leg.
So at the time of death, he collapsed into the fire and no longer moved, again a sign of instant death. The second tourist who died near the fire did not come to his aid, which means he either died earlier or they both died at the same time.
Most likely they died at the same time. On the second body there is also a sign of falling into the fire, his hair was scorched and the search engines found a half-burned balaclava near the fire, apparently from his head. So taking into account the break of the branches on the cedar, it can be assumed that people found near the cedar died at the same time and were at the time of the death on the cedar. The weapons used against them not only killed them, but also broke the branches of the cedar (the bodies were found on top of these broken branches).
There is one feature of damage on the bodies of tourists who died near the cedar, no significant fatal injuries were found on them, there are only minor superficial skin lesions, even under clothing. Here's what they looked like:
Even more such injuries such as abrasions and scratches in the three tourists who died on the mountainside, there these injuries correspond to the place of death, - the farther a person has gone, the more there are absolutely incomprehensible lesions on the skin. Of course, it can be assumed that these are injuries from falling onto a hard crust — they fell and skinned, but judging by the localization of these injuries, people do not fall into the snow.
The cause of scratches and abrasions on the skin of tourists was not falling into the snow. That it was not yet guessing, but visually, the nature of surface injuries on the bodies of tourists is almost identical to the picture of damage from secondary fragments, for example, when bullets knock a crumb out of stones and these fragments cut through the skin.
Dyatlov - Slobodin - Kolmogorov
Snapshots of the bodies of Dyatlov and Slobodin at the place of detection are publicly available, a picture of Kolmogorov’s body at the place of detection is not present, although in the investigation file according to the inventory there should be this picture. So we can only talk objectively about the two dead. All three of them went to meet the danger, to meet the fact that they were forced to leave the tent, they went to meet the fact that they were being killed, and all of them were dying and rolled forward, towards a mortal blow, as was the case with tourists in the stream.
Here is Dyatlov's body, as the search engines discovered:
The body is attached to the shrub, it can be seen that it was turned over after death, when it was already completely frozen, otherwise the left hand of which the body rests on the branch was pressed to the chest and raised higher.
Judging by the curves of the body, at the moment of death Dyatlov was kneeling in deep snow, and then fell forward, crushing the snow under him. Again, this pose does not imply any agonal movements, the man fell into the snow and did not move anymore. The position of the hands is almost inexplicable, the only thing that can be assumed is that the person defended his eyes, and during a fall in the snow the forearms fell a little and the elbows remained in the same position.
More informative picture of the body Slobodina:
Everything is obvious here, the left foot is pressed into the snow, the right one is almost in the same plane with the body, this person was walking in deep snow. The left leg was supporting, the snow was deeply pushed through, the right one was pushing the snow moving forward, at that moment the man fell forward and did not move anymore. But he did not die, the investigation fixed frost under the body, this happens if a warm body is in the same position for a long time.
Therefore, it can be argued that the tourist was damaged, lost the ability to move, but still lived for at least an hour.
Apparently it was finished off later, with a shot to the head, only “porridge” remained from the brain, here is an extract from the SudMedExpertis protocol:
Under the dura mater contained up to 75 cm3, a bloody fluid, the pia mater was turbid, red-green. The substance of the brain is a shapeless mass of greenish-red color with indistinguishable contours of the ventricles of the brain, as well as gray and white matter. In the area of the upper edge of the left pyramid, the area of hemorrhage under the bone plate of size 0,3 x 0,4, see. The bones of the skull base are intact.
A picture of Kolmogorov’s body was still found on the ground, so he:
And this is already the body in the morgue, the face is literally all snatched, and symmetrically, and the body lay on the spot of detection on the right side, hence the injuries of the face were received by Kolmogorov before falling into the snow.
The “walking” position of the legs and the body, the straightened shoulders, the arms bent at the elbows of the other do not suggest - at the time of death she moved up the slope. While falling, she even instinctively did not stretch her arms forward, any person does it, even being unconscious.
The blow pushed her forward, she fell on her right side, there, according to the forensic examination certificate, she found a “bruise” measuring 30 on 6 centimeters from the right side to the stomach. So again, the man fell "dead", again to meet the blow.
Dubinina’s face and hands suffered more than the rest of those who died on the mountainside, there are practically no intact areas on the face, all are scratched and bruised. This is not damage on the snow crust, in this case the localization and the form of damage would be different.
It can be assumed that this is the effect of the passage of high-speed bullets in the immediate vicinity of the human body, apparently warning shots over the head. Pyrophoric substances used in high-speed bullets to reduce friction with air (used, for example, in bullets for Ascoria) during combustion may well cause such a picture of damage.
But again, this is only a hypothesis, then you can make mistakes.
It is believed that the three tourists on the slope just froze, but Slobodin had an intravital fracture of the skull, again without damaging the skin, and in Kolmogorovaya zoster bruising in the lumbar region the size of 30 by 6 centimeters, in other words, she got “kidney”. Only Dyatlov's body was described by the forensic scientist as having no damage.
In conclusion, the reason for the death of these tourists is “death from hypothermia”, but this is a dubious conclusion, poses do not imply such a cause of death, tourists lost the ability to move during action, they did not have a phase of inhibition of activity and falling asleep.
After they fell into the snow, none of them moved, so did not freeze.
For all nine tourists, there is a momentary loss of the ability to move the body, even agonically, all of which they called “fell dead”. This is a very characteristic sign of a high-speed bullet. Such bullets pierce the body through with minimal visual damage. Death does not come from injuries and blood loss, they may not even be, but from the so-called "water hammer" completely and instantly destroying the nervous system, because of which the muscles lose their ability to contract. Apparently this happened to the tourists.
So far it sounds like a fantasy, but the Internet is full of videos with the visualization of a “water hammer” on the example of the passage of high-speed bullets through gelatin blocks at a density equivalent to a human body, look if you do not believe ...
All the bullets could not hit the target precisely, especially given the assumption of warning shots. There should have been traces of the use of these bullets on the ground, and they are, already mentioned by the breaking of the branches on the cedar:
The locations of the broken branches found under the cedar were marked, the breaking itself was at a height of 3-5 meters from the surface.
And here is a photo from the materials of the investigation with a signature about the traces of tourists going down the slope:
These are clearly not traces of a person or animal. They begin and end on an even surface, and even extend them across, and not along the route. Breaks in the nastya can be roughly estimated at 20-30 centimeters in diameter, and the bevelled outlines indicate that the “bullets” hit the crust at an acute angle.
Apparently these are traces of warning shots falling into the snow, which drove the tourists down the slope.
Is this the only explanation for the death of nine tourists? Probably not, you can push other versions.
Now we can confidently speak only “from the reverse”, - If tourists were killed, such high-speed miniature bullets, then the picture of their deaths would be completely consistent with the facts and would not contradict them.
So far, only a small part of the actual material at our disposal has been considered, relating only to the bodies of the dead tourists themselves. But the facts are much more, in order to test the hypothesis of the use of high-speed miniature bullets, you need to reconstruct the events and see how it fits into the overall picture of what happened.
This will be the topic of the next, fourth part of the cycle.
And in conclusion we summarize the obvious result, in 1959, neither the USSR nor the USA had such high-speed kinetic weapons, they appeared later. In the incident at the Dyatlov Pass, an unknown to us “THIRD POWER", Which has at that time a much higher technological level.