Fifty NINE Years ago: The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
NINE, by Just Like Humans, is an imagined film score about the 1959 tragedy which came to be known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident, where nine people mysteriously died in the Ural mountains of Russia. The cause of their deaths has never been solved.
Today marks the 59th anniversary of their tragic deaths. I've had a fascination for nine years now, when I first heard of this on the 50th anniversary, having run across a small article regarding "spooky mysteries" on the Internet. Once I found out more and more, I became obsessed with the tragedy.
What we all have to remember is as interesting and fun it is to read about this incident, these were real people with families and friends. I certainly don't ever wish to trivialize their memory. In fact, one of the reasons I created the NINE soundtrack was to honor each of them in my own way, with my own contribution.
If you'd like to know more about the Dyatlov Pass Incident, you can find a myriad of sites on the web. One of the best and most detailed, comprehensive and passionate is from Teodora Hadjiyska who has put so much time and research into her passion regarding the mystery and the life and deaths of the nine.
You can find my tribute soundtrack here on my site, listen on YouTube, and purchase any tracks or the entire album, including a song written, produced and sung by artist Patrick Sporrer for the soundtrack.