Nine dead hikers, radioactive corpses, a cursed mountain, lights in the sky, military experiments and KGB cover-ups.
It has been over half a century since ‘The Dyatlov Pass Incident’ and what really happened on the snowy Russian hillside in 1959 has become one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time.
The Tunguska Event. A cataclysm of apocalyptic proportions occurred in Central Siberia in 1908. A mystery that still has scientists baffled to this day.
In the Tunguska region at 7:17am on 30 June 1908 an ‘event’ flattened an estimated 80 million trees over an area of 2,000 square km. The blast (if that was what it was) was 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and generated a shock wave that knocked people unconscious 60km from the epicentre. In the following weeks, night skies over Europe and western Russia glowed brightly enough for people to read by. Mysteriously, there was no crater or any other clear evidence for what exploded. Continue Reading
Ever since I was old enough to remember, I have been fascinated by stories of Bigfoot. The big "Readers Digest Book of Unexplained Mysteries and Monsters" on our family bookshelf probably didn't dilute my overactive imagination any, and I would dream of one day exploring the American wilderness, in search of Sasquatch.
Any sane person would agree that the stuff of myths, legends and monsters usually originate from experiences far less sensational. But is that always the case?
I was in the library the other day, and found a book on New Zealand Mysteries. Much to my surprise (and delight), I have discovered that we have our very own Bigfoot legend here in Godzone: "The Moehau Man".