It is an interesting story. So many disappearances and eye witness sightings. I have read stories where the creature is very cautious, keeping its distance from humans. And other stories where the creatures gain confidence slowly approaching and becoming progressively more aggressive. Kind of like testing the water to understand if the humans are a threat.
It's interesting that there are so many stories from a varied array of people and yet no evidence. Have you seen the you tube video about Dr Mathew Johnsons encounter at the Oregon caves? It's in two parts. Whether he saw a big foot or now he certainly believes that he saw one. Worth a watch. He suffers post traumatic stress from his experience and re-lives the fear each time he tells the tale. Difficult to fake those emotions.
Wrt to the Dyatlov case I am looking for objective evidence or at least clues as to where to look. Could there still be evidence today?
Given modern forensic science I think the bodies of Lyuda, Semyon and Thibo may hold significant clues to what happened. Could do with some "cold case" investigators on the DPI. The bones could reveal a lot of information:
Were the injuries caused by:
A fall (possible)
Applied slow pressure and crushing (unlikely) given the double fracture lines but not impossible
An impact from a melee attack ( again unlikely even from a yeti). I think even an 8 to 10 foot hominid would struggle to generate 2.5 tonnes of force from a hand
A large round smoothish 150 to 300 kg bolder dropped from about 1 to 2 metres - actually this one may be credible for the legendary Yeti. Probably even 2 humans. I'm not sure how much discussion there has been on heavy bolders falling onto them?
Well so many things are coming to light since the fall of the The Soviet Union and also the beginning of The World Wide Web. I havnt seen that You Tube story that you mention but I have seen many many articles in the last few years that point to something unusual going on and has been going on for a very long time. Strange Creatures and UFO's and other unusual activity. Now an interesting one this, EVIDENCE. Evidence can take many forms. An eye witness account of something can be called EVIDENCE. How many Crimes have been solved with just an EYE WITNESS. Something to think about. Regarding those Dyatlov Bodies you mention, the AUTOPSY REPORTS did not seem very thorough to Me ! ? Like some things were omitted ! ? Not very detailed Autopsy Reports considering the IMPORTANCE of this EVENT.
The autopsy reports don't seem to dig deep enough. It's almost as if they had already decided what had happened to them before they started.
Looking for evidence is interesting. There are key facts, but multiple possibilities that could fit those facts making it difficult to solve. Also, space and time. There is no time stamp on the events so apart from one or two sequences it's difficult to know exactly what happened and when. Do they all leave the tent together or in groups? Who went where and with who. It's complicated.
One aspect I have been thinking about is evidence of "haste", and the placing this into context for the Yeti theory:
Did they leave the tent in haste? Semyon and Thibo were dressed with shoes on. They were probably on duty that night. If there wasmsomethingnoutside the tent then these two would have most likely been the first to hear it or become aware of it. What would they do? Grab a flashlight and go outside carefully checking to look for wild animals? If they saw a Yeti what would they do? Make a lot of noise I imagine using some colourful language. Maybe they would run, the flight response triggered. The commotion would certainly wake those in the tent if they were sleeping. The people in the tent are less well dressed. Rustem attempts to put his boots on but escapes the tent before he can grab his second boot. They make their way down the slope. Could they run given that they have no shoes, the slope is steep and slippery, it's dark and the snow is fairly deep? Probably difficult to run. This doesn't mean that they don't hurry as fast they can?
On the slope they drop the flashlight. If it was important enough to take why wasn't it important enough to pick up? Haste? Panic?
At the cedar is there evidence of haste. The clothes removed from the two Yuris for instance. Cut from their bodies, socks scattered around the camp fire, clothes left between the ravine and the cedar. If they were in a hurry why? Gloves in pockets, unused socks, coats not fully buttoned up. I'd the cold was a threat, then maybe it wasn't the only threat? Maybe there was something else just as dangerous as the cold?
Is there any other indication of haste?