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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, journalist and author Doug Preston continues to guide us through the rumors and conspiracy theories that swirled around the Dyatlov Pass Incident, when nine people died mysteriously in the Ural Mountains of the Soviet Union in 1959. Just a few years ago, the case was apparently solved—though many don’t accept the explanation. If you want to learn more, check out Preston’s new book, The Lost Tomb, and Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder, which will be released December 5, 2023.

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