First of all - thank you for the adequate question. We spent time researching this theory, please give me a chance to tell you more about our efforts.
You said that you were collecting autopsy photos of tree fall victims. I want to ask you with respect to the victims and the Dyatlov tourists, how similar are the injuries?
It is all done out of respect to the hikers. Once because I fill them kindred souls being born under the regime, Bulgaria was the baby brother of the Soviet Union, and then brought up in Cuba since age 5. I don't have to tell you about Fidel Castro. Twice - I am a mountaineer, in certain climates we hang hammocks under the trees. I need to know more about trees. In fact I believe this is going to be the continuation of the cause - rising awareness about incidents involving trees.
The quote is very true although a hybrid between:
Les hommes sont tous condamnés à mort avec des sursis indéfinis.
We are all under sentence of death, but with a sort of indefinite reprieve.
— Victor Hugo
They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.
— Samuel Beckett, "Waiting for Godot"
I like them both, and Samuel Beckett is already on the front of the forum.
About the respect. How come people like the idea of vicious attack against the group or them acting like no-brain zombies and causing their own demise with absurd behavior and risks?
Any other theory I have come across has one of the other. Our is the only one that doesn't blame the group of nothing. Someone else did something that created the mystery, not them. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, which is the exact definition of a fallen tree accident.
Back to your question about the injuries. They are in chapter 25:
In 2015 in the Kirov region, a cut down tree fell and struck a man nearby."The death of the victim occurred as a result of an open traumatic brain injury including: a bruised head wound on the left, fractures of the frontal bone on the left with spread to the bones of the base of the skull, which form the anterior cranial fossa, hemorrhages: in the soft tissues of the head, above the dura mater, under the soft cerebral membranes, bruising and destruction of the brain tissue of a severe degree, complicated by edema and wedging of the brain substance."
A similar case took place in 2013 in the Kurgan region."A tree trunk broke off and fell on a victim who was nearby, causing bodily harm including: a closed craniocerebral injury, bruising of the eyelids in both eyes (a spectacle haematoma), extensive hemorrhage in the soft tissues of the head, depressed fragmentary fracture of the vault and base of the skull with the formation of subdural (250 ml) and total subarachnoid hemorrhages, partial crushing of the brain substance of the left parietal and occipital lobes, multiple small-focal and focal hemorrhages in the brain substance and trunk, extensive bleeding in the soft tissues of the head; closed chest injury: extensive bruising of a pale bluish color of the anterior surface of the chest, with a transition to the anterior surface of the right shoulder joint, straight oblique-transverse fractures of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ribs on the left along the scapular line, with damage to the parietal pleura and tissue of the left lung with extensive hemorrhages in the surrounding soft tissues; direct oblique fractures of the 6th, 7th rib of the paravertebral line without damage to the parietal pleura with extensive hemorrhages into the surrounding soft tissue; scomminuted fractures of 3, 4, 5, 6 thoracic vertebrae with extensive hemorrhages in the surrounding soft tissues; extensive bruising of the upper third of the left shoulder, direct comminuted fracture of the right humerus with the formation of extensive hemorrhage into the surrounding soft tissues; extensive bruising of the lower third of both thighs. Direct, oblique fractures of the lower third of the diaphysis of both femurs with the formation of extensive hemorrhages in the surrounding soft tissues ... which resulted in death."
In 2015, in the Republic of Mari El, a cut down tree fell on the head of a victim who was close by and caused the following injuries:"...hemorrhage in the scalp, multi-splintered depressed fracture of the bones of the cranial vault, comminuted fracture of the basal skull, rupture of the dura mater of the left hemisphere of the brain with hemorrhages along the edges of the rupture, crushing of the substance of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the left hemisphere of the brain, hemorrhages in the substance of the medulla oblongata and the left hemisphere of the cerebellum, complete rupture of the brain stem at the level of the Varolian bridge with crush and hemorrhage in the area of rupture, fractures of the lower jaw with hemorrhages at the edges of the fractures... From these injuries… the victim died on the scene of the accident..."
In 2013 another man was also found under a fallen tree in the Udmurt Republic."According to the medical report stating the nature of the injuries received, the diagnosis was made: open craniocerebral injury, brain contusion, open depressed fracture of the right parietal bone… According to the forensic medical examination report, the death was caused by a basilar skull fracture"
In all these cases, trees fell on standing people. First, the head and the upper part of the body were struck. The traumatizing continued while the victim was falling, which resulted in polytrauma. Some of these traumas are similar to those found on the bodies of some members of the Dyatlov group, such as rib fractures, craniocerebral injuries, bruises. But the injuries of the dead hikers were localized.
In 2018, after Zolotaryov’s exhumation, a forensic medical examination report was drawn up."The examination of the bones revealed fractures of the right 2nd - 6th ribs along the parasternal and posterior axillary lines. The nature of the fractures along the parasternal line is extensor, along the posterior axillary line it is flexion. On the peri-sternal line, extensor fractures of the 2nd - 5th ribs are complete, there are no fragments; the extensor fracture of the 6th rib is incomplete. There are three linear fractures of the right scapula: in the supraspinatus fossa it is horizontal, in the infraspinatus fossa it is vertical, and it is horizontal above the lower angle. All the fractures are extension ones. The detected fractures of the 2nd - 6th right ribs and fractures of the right scapula were formed simultaneously as a result of excessive compression of the right half of the chest in the direction from the sternum to the spine and somewhat from right to left. The area of traumatic impact is the front and, partially, the lateral surface of the right half of the chest. It is most likely that S.A. Zolotaryov was lying on his back at the time of the traumatic impact..."
In 2020, a big tree fell on a tent in Bulgaria. People were lying inside, and a woman died."On the skin of the left cheek, in its upper part, a superficial, irregularly shaped round abrasion with a diameter of about 1.5-2 cm is visible. On the skin behind the left auricle, two more small superficial abrasions of a rounded shape with a diameter of about 2 3 mm and a linear abrasion of about 1 cm long are visible. Along the anterior surface of the right auricle in the middle upper part, there is a spotted bluish bruise about 2.5 to 3 cm in diameter. Two superficial linear abrasions about 3x0.5 cm in size are visible on the skin of the upper front of the neck. A similar abrasion about 4x0.3 0.8 cm is also present on the skin of the lower jaw. In the upper part of the neck, on the right side, there is a bruise about 1 cm in diameter. On the skin of the chest, in the upper right part, above and below the collarbone, several oval-shaped bruises about 8x5 cm are visible. Two superficial reddish abrasions with a diameter of about 0.5 cm and a size of about 1x0.5 cm are visible on the skin of the abdomen in its upper half on the left in front. Along the anterior surface of the right lower leg in the upper two-thirds to the lower part of the knee, there is a large longitudinal wound of a linear shape about 35 cm long. On the skin in the rest of the upper and lower limbs, mainly on the front and outer parts, there are several linear abrasions ranging in size from 1x05 cm to 15x cm in different directions and several bruises with a diameter of 1 3 cm... No injuries of the sternum, both collarbones, and all ribs… The pelvic bones are broken, there are vertical fractures in the front and back to the right in the sacrum… The rest of the pelvic and spine bones are not injured..."
All the injuries are localized. The man who was lying in the tent next to the deceased woman survived and his only injury was a fractured collarbone. The head of the forensic medicine department where the body was taken noted that there was gray foam coming out of her mouth. The cause of death was mechanical asphyxia. This is very similar to Doroshenko. The woman lived under the rubble for 15 20 minutes. This sounds familiar too. Dubinina could have lived for 10-20 minutes, Zolotaryov even longer (*
The experts assumed that, at the time of the traumatic impact, Zolotaryov was lying on his back. Dubinina received similar fractures. The rest of the hikers were most likely also lying at the time of the injury. The incident in Bulgaria shows that a tree falling onto lying people causes local injuries of varying severity, from bruises to severe fractures. Similar injuries were observed in 1959.
When given the autopsy reports and asked to comment on the possible causes of injuries of Zolotaryov, Dubinina, and Thibeaux-Brignolle, Plamen Dimitrov Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Kaneff University Hospital (Ruse, Bulgaria), said: "If you are asking me whether these injuries could have been caused by a tree falling on the three of them while they were lying down, I cannot exclude such a version, it is consistent - it sounds plausible!"
In which case, in winter conditions, can a blow take nine lying hikers unawares? Only if they are sleeping in the tent.