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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, journalist and author Doug Preston guides us through the first half of a cliffhanger story about the mysterious deaths of a group of hikers in the Soviet Union—known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.

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Anonymous / Soviet investigators, Wikimedia, Public Domain