"You have to have the special knowledge that only special people have"
Aha Ha...! This "special" knowledge now includes ghosts and goblins, eh...? Then any hope to find what happened here is truly lost..
Here's a great hour long video documentary... That is very sensible and well-done...
Ill give you that it was well presented but I think that he had a theory about what happened, or at least an incomplete theory of what happened and went back to interpret the evidence to fit his theory. There is the "tormentor" of Lyuda, is mentioned once in her own diary and it was that he picks on her and sometimes it is even offensive. He makes it out to be this huge bullying incident where no one of the Dyatlov group stepped in to protect her so this means they don't like her but in reality " It's my fault that I like to add fuel to the fire, damn me.
" to me this sounds like someone who is not a damsel in distress needing rescue but someone who can stand up for herself and thus doesn’t need to be protected. Then there is the 2 people entering the tent at anyone time, as far as I know its mentioned in one diary “Someone comes up with an idea that we need a special notebook for ideas that we might come up with. Conspiring, we started going into the tent two people at a time
.” These doesn’t sound like it was instituted because the group didn’t trust each other and were worried about being robbed by their fellow hikers.
Then we get to the theory and it goes like this “Something terrified the two men outside who awaken the rest of the group and they put on whatever clothes they can and cut the tent to flee” 1)The suspicions is that the event that forced them to evacuate the tent area happened right before supper so they would not have been asleep. 2) they left their blankets behind which they were using at the time of the incident, that happens in only a few scenarios either someone tells you to leave it or you are in such complete state of panic that taking it doesn’t enter their thinking and nothing at the scene indicates panic aside from the cut and assumptions that they were in a panic because they cut their tent.
Then we get down to the treeline and this is where it gets confusing, for some reason Yuri D(someone who seems level headed and hard to scare) takes his frustration out on Igor by attacking him with a branch but there is zero evidence of that, Zina and Slobodin get involved in the fight and are injured. After the fight the three people(Igor, Zina and Slobodin) leave to go back to the tent and this is where he gets completely off rails. His theory is that due to his injuries Slobodin collapses first and Igor and Zina strip him of his clothes, then they keep going where Igor collapses and Zina takes some of his clothes as well until she collapses some 150m further along from him. Problem is that Slobodin dies in between Zina and Igor which means that they split up and Igor moves 180m back to the treeline where he collapses, Zina somehow takes his clothes and he dies while Zina moves towards the tent for 150m and collapses and dies there approximately 330m away from Igor which means she couldn't take anything from him if they had already split up and that right there would make absolutely no sense. There was no indication that either Slobodin or Igor lost much in the way of clothing to anyone else and in fact looks like Igor was wearing clothes that belonged to Yuri K so that would indicate that Yuri K was dead at the point in time.
And the best part is the glossing over the injuries suffered by the last 4 hikers and stating they succumbed to the cold. Then there is the constant accusation of theft like the Finnish knives being stolen even though all three were catalogued at the tent.
This guy basically had a theory before starting out, all the evidence that could have been misinterpreted to back up his theory was misinterpreted and then everything else was presented as lies(hikers smiling in the pictures) or was ignored all together (injuries on the hikers in the ravine, all the knives were accounted for etc…). I think the Soviet Authorities did a much better investigation than this guy and their investigation was either extremely incompetently done or intentionally covered up.