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The Pass



Estimated reading time — 10 minutes

The following is based on true events.

On October 31th 2004, it was reported that 6 young adults had perished on the Uhkaava mountain pass in the northern wilderness of Finland. News reports excerpts stated “… four males and two females tragically lost their lives following an expedition… made the discovery 50km southeast of Ivalo… [believed] to have perished following unfavourable [weather] conditions…”.

The news reports did not delve into details regarding the specifics of the tragedy. Grieving family and friends of the deceased were informed by investigators that the group had got into difficultly during the early hours of Wednesday 27th October after a small avalanche descended onto their camp. Death was caused by hypothermia in all cases with the exception of Anni Järvinen whose demise was found to be the result of cerebral hemorrhaging caused by blunt force trauma to her right temporal bone. This was attributed to debris, possibly a large rock or tree branch, propelled at speed through the avalanche. No further details were disclosed.

Authorities and law enforcement officers found the ruined camp after being made aware of potential missing persons by concerned friends who informed them that the group failed to contact them on neither the 29th nor 30th October to confirm that they had returned safely from the wilderness.

The six deceased were transported to their respective home towns to be claimed by their immediate kin. All six were transported in closed caskets which remained closed. Authorities cited the poor conditions of the bodies, exposed for too long to the relentless elements before discovery, as the reasoning behind this. Many people were of the belief that the bodies should in fact have been preserved in good condition but the stricken emotions of the bereaved meant that they did not voice any objections and cause further stress. The bodies were buried and the tragedy receded into memory for all but the closest family members.

It has since been discovered that this information does not amount to the full story of what occurred on that fateful night.

Withheld information and retrospective investigations, the results and conclusions of which were secreted away in an archive until now, paint a very different picture of the events which occurred. Presented for your consideration are those missing facts, alongside conjectures and suppositions designed to recreate, in so much as is possible, the true nature of the circumstances which transpired on October 26th and 27th 2004 on the Uhkaava Pass.

The six deceased in question are: Manu Okkonen, 23, studied for an MA in architectural design, Lempi Litmanen, 19, studied for a BA in Finnish language, the aforementioned Anni Järvinen, 20, studied for a BSc in geology, Jaak Ilves, 20, also studied for a BSc in geology, Raine Järvinen, 20, studied for a BSc in electrical engineering and Ole Aadland, 21, a Norwegian who studied in the School of Medicine at the University of Tampere. Manu, Lempi, twins Anni and Raine, and Jaak (an Estonian national) all studied at the University of Oulu.

Subsequent interviews conducted among staff and students of both universities have been used herewith to help piece together the components of a bizarre puzzle and the conjectures which will follow in due course. All six students lived on their respective campuses and all lived long distances away from their families. The funerals afforded the authorities time for unofficial searches of their dorms and to conduct interviews away from the watchful gazes of inquisitive families, some unsatisfied with the information released to them. It also allowed authorities to complete their investigations of the dorms of the deceased before relatives were afforded the opportunity to claim the possessions of the dead. Certain known possessions, including diaries, were never claimed by families and have never been accounted for.

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The five attendees of the university of Oulu were a tight-knit group. They were popular among their peers (with the exception of Jaak, who had gothic tendencies which were the subject of some ridicule by other students) and they spent much of their leisure time together. They were an active bunch, fond of pursuits including hiking, ski-boarding, rock-climbing and abseiling. Weekend sojourns to locations suited for these activities were a common occurrence for the five. Analysis of evidence has revealed that between the 12th and 15th of October a 6 day long trip, to coincide with midterm break, was planned. The trek was to commence on the 23rd October with the group due to return to the university on 29th October.

The five diligently planned their junket. They were experienced adventurers and were only too aware of the potential dangers that awaited them. They laboriously planned every aspect of their trip and inventoried absolutely all equipment and gear which was to be taken on the trip.

On the 15th of October, Manu Okkonen received an email from Ole Aadland. The two were good friends from Ole’s time in the University of Oulu where Ole studied for one year before relocating to the University of Tampere. At the time, (before the other deceased members commenced third level studies) both Manu and Ole were integrated into a large fraternity who liked to make the most of their weekends: partying, pranks, girls and occasionally sports. Manu and Ole in particular, along with (NAME WITHELD) had a passion for outdoor activities. Manu’s passion would eventually infect the rest of Uhkaava mountain pass party. Manu invited Ole to join the planned trip. Ole accepted.

At 9.30am on Saturday October 23rd, the Uhkaava mountain pass party convened on the grounds of the University of Oulu. Ole was introduced by Manu to the other members of the group for the first time. They set off on their trip at 9.40am.

The intervening days between October 23rd and October 26th are believed to have passed without much incident, with one notable exception. The group travelled in two cars and made their way north to the town of Ivalo (located approximately 500km away from Oulu). They arrived there two days later on October 25th. The group are known to have visited several bars in Ivalo before retiring for the night. It is believed that at some point Ole and Jaak almost came to physical blows. This is believed to have been caused by simmering, underlying tensions between the two (Ole disliked Jaak’s gothic lifestyle and believed him also to be a homosexual). The situation was only exacerbated by alcohol and it is thought that Manu and Raine helped to maintain the peace. The group set off early the next day in a southeasterly direction. It was in this isolation that they intended to rock-climb and snow-board. They also intended to spend their first and only night outdoors.

The group are believed to have enjoyed a successful day of activities. At approximately 4pm they arrived at the Uhkaava pass where they decided to set up camp. A forested area lay beyond the pass but Manu felt that it was too risky to travel further for the shelter as nightfall was rapidly approaching. The campsite was made on the pass at the base of a steep slope with a river located 200m away and a few lone trees dotted around the pass.

The group stayed together in one large tent as the collective temperature produced by body heat was greater than if spread over two or three individual tents. Digital imagery recovered from the scene showed that the group had a meal at 8.30pm and, sat around a paraffin lamp, proceeded to imbibe alcohol until approximately 11.30pm. The group sang songs and played games before retiring to sleep, most drowsy from the effects of alcohol. The paraffin lamp remained illuminated throughout the night. DNA analysis showed that Manu and Lempi shared the same sleeping bag and had sexual intercourse. It is presumed this occurred when the others fell asleep. Semen belonging to Jaak and found in the stomach of Raine indicates that they too had a sexual tryst after awaking briefly some time between 12.45am and 1.00am.

At 1:58am, an incident occurred which caused the entire group to suddenly evacuate the tent. It was significant enough to prompt everyone involved to step outside into estimated temperatures of -22°C without stopping for long enough to collect warmer clothing on the way out. They were outside for approximately 90 seconds before returning to inside the tent. Images found on Ole’s cellular phone showed that he attempted, probably in a haste, to take photos of Lempi who appeared to be wearing only a brassiere at the time. His attempts were somewhat unsuccessful as an object (probably his thumb) partially obscured the lens which resulted in partial images of her naked buttocks. It is believed that he snapped these pictures unbeknownst to Lempi or any of the rest of the group.

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Further digital imagery reveals that the group joked and laughed, possibly to brush off the incident, and seemed in high spirits before returning to sleep.

The cause of this initial evacuation remains unknown.

Analysis of the scene suggests that a light snow fell between 2.30am and 3.15am concealing most of the original tracks and footprints. It did not snow again between the time of the incident and the discovery of the bodies.

An avalanche did not take place, this was a fabrication on the part of the investigators.

At some time between 3.25am and 3.35am, the fatal events unfolded. The body of Anni Järvinen was discovered 20m away from the tent. She was found wearing a t-shirt, pyjama bottoms and one thermal sock. It was initially believed that as she fled from the tent in the darkness, she ran headlong into a single tree, fracturing her skull and fatally wounding her. However, an inspection of the ground showed her footprints moving just past, and not into, the tree in question before falling from her injury. The injury stemmed from another source.

The bodies of Raine Järvinen and Jaak Ilves were found in each other’s arms some 540m away from the camp site. They both died of hypothermia. Jaak wore only his nighttime attire and a bobble hat, Raine wore nighttime attire and also a coat and his unlaced boots. It appeared that he attempted to keep Jaak warm by drawing him into his unzipped coat. Further anaylsis of Jaak’s body showed that he had sustained two non-fatal injuries; a broken rib and a severed tongue. It is believed he unintentionally bit off his own tongue. Jaak was introduced to Raine through Raine’s sister Anni, with whom Jaak shared his geology classes. Their sexual orientation and fondness for one another was never known by anyone, not even Anni.

The body of Manu Okkonen was found beside the partially collapsed and partially burnt tent. He wore only boxer shorts and a t-shirt. He, like Anni, died from trauma to the cranium. However, the trauma he suffered was far more severe. An apparent blow to the head completely caved in the left side of his head, knocking out an eyeball, most of his teeth, fragments of skull and a large portion of brain matter. The cause of the trauma is unknown. Found embedded in the remains of his head was one solitary hair. The hair was 5 inches long and thick like that of animal. The hair was jet black with veins of a turquoise pigment running through the length of the hair. Scientists have determined that the hair is organic in descent and not man-made. The species from which it came is unknown.

The body of Ole Aadland was discovered in the river, some 600m downstream. He had drowned. He was found wearing a one-piece pjyama suit, boots and a trapper hat and a zipper hoodie which forensics later discovered both belonged to Anni. Traces of Anni’s blood were found on the right shoulder of the hoodie. The hat had also been severely damaged and contained Anni’s blood and hair. It has been determined that both Anni and Ole fled from the tent in a similar direction. Ole, who had picked up a hatchet during his escape, struck Anni the fatal below with the blunt edge of the weapon. He removed her hoodie and hat and, donning both items to help maintain warmth in the extreme cold, continued his escape towards the river. Analysis of his footprints on the riverbank reveal that he stopped, looked back towards the camp as if considering his options before committing himself to the plunge. He drifted downstream until the hood of Anni’s hoodie, snagged a fallen tree below the surface of the water. In darkness and panicking, Ole struggled to free himself but only served to also catch the sleeve of the hoodie on the fallen tree. Trapped beneath the surface of the water, he quickly drowned. The discarded hatchet, upon which were traces of Anni’s blood, was found discarded on the riverbank next to Ole’s footprints.

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The body of Lempi Litmanen was never recovered. No footprints matching hers were discovered at the scene. An inspection of artifacts at the site by authorities also leads them to believe that she was still wearing only a brassiere when she disappeared. Two weeks after the initial investigation, authorities covertly performed another search of the site. A severed hand was found in a tree 1km from the campsite. Many of the lower branches up to a height of five metres were broken. They were subjected to an extreme weight or pressure. The hand belonged to Lempi.

Rigorous examinations of the tent and its contents were carried out. It was initially assumed that the partial burning of the canvas had resulted from an accidental overturning of the paraffin lamp as the group rushed out of their quarters during the second evacuation. This notion has since been scuppered by compelling evidence that suggests Manu intentionally ignited the material but the fire failed to take. The reason for this arson is unknown. Aside from minor burns and damaged doors, the tent showed no other indications of compromise.

Authorities originally suspected that Ole Aadland was responsible for the gruesome events at Uhkaava Pass. However, whilst responsible for the manslaughter of Anni Järvinen, he has been eliminated as the cause of the devastation. It has been established that he was the second to leave the tent after Anni and his tracks continued only one way to the river.

Attacks from hostile locals or wild fauna such as lynx, wolverine or bear have also been eliminated as triggers for the destruction. No foreign human or animal prints were found at the scene. The group also had a hunting rifle (licenced to Manu Okkonen who was a very capable hunter) and two Bowie knives within the tent. It would appear that no attempt was made to utilize these weapons for self-defence despite the fact they were close to hand. In fact, the only item missing from the tent was the hatchet.

The last piece of evidence present at the scene was a claw mark which ripped though the inner door of the tent. The claw mark entered the door near its top and travelled downwards leaving the material dangling in ribbons. The inner door was never unzipped as the group were able to move through the tattered remains of the inner door unimpeded. Again, officials had believed a carnivore may have been responsible for the devastation but an inspection of the claw mark revealed it was one swipe made from an animal with seven claws on one appendage. The door, while in its taut and undamaged state, would allow for one swipe and no more. The presence of seven claws ruled out any local fauna which would have a maximum of five. The lack of any DNA evidence also aided in eliminating a local predator as the culprit as no hair, saliva etc was found. The only item found was the unidentifiable black-blue hair on Manu’s body.

Anni was known to be the first to exit the tent during the second evacuation. She forced her way through the sealed outer door without undoing the zipper. Damage to the zipper, blood (identified as Anni’s) on the zipper-teeth and a small, fresh wound on her arm, confirm this theory. What remains a topic of debate amongst certain authorities is the nature of the claw mark. It was determined to have struck the inner door of the tent from within. Anni Järvinen fled through the tattered inner door and burst through the secure outer door. The others quickly followed.

While the authorities do not know the cause of the destruction that night on the Ukhaava Pass, one irrefutable, disturbing fact remains: the attack originated from inside the tent.

Credit To: afish

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104 thoughts on “The Pass”

  1. I read this two years ago and still obsessed with it… It looks pretty similar to the Dyatlov Pass thing but there are several differences between them, and I just NEED to find out what the hell happened here O.O This is the first comment I leave here so could anyone please tell me if is it possible to talk with the author? I really need to ask them a few questions so I can get to sleep again xD Hugs from Madrid

  2. I read this two years ago and still obsessed with it… It looks pretty similar to the Dyatlov Pass thing but there are several differences between them, and I just NEED to find out what the hell happened here O.O This is the first comment I leave here so could anyone please tell me if is it possible to talk with the author? I really need to ask them a few questions so I can get to sleep again xD Hugs from Madrid

  3. ForeverMyMaster

    God I hated reading this. It was entirely too wordy for no real reason. It was BEYOND annoying. That being said, these names, although Finnish, had me confused. I like the idea of homosexuals being in creepypasta, being a gay myself its nice to see some exposure, but I fail to see the usefulness of the information outside of his bully being the guy he had sex with(by the way, who does that? LOL) I really hated reading this, but I liked it. Its a love hate sorta thing LOL. The characters had me confused, I lost track of everything until you started killing them off LOLOLOL

    1. Actually, the one Jaak had sex with was Raine, who had helped break up the fight between Jaak and Ole (who does not like gays or Goths). I feel Ole is the responsible party. He took pictures of a girl in the nude without her consent or knowledge (illegal in America and I hope everywhere else). I was glad he died in the clothes he stole from Anni especially if he did murder her as either a natural or supernatural being. Him being the variable x to a group that survived numerous trips together leaves me feeling that he is responsible.

  4. Lynton:
    If Lempi turned into something, the person who had taken her picture to the tree, then had to turn back to human to try and climb, only to have her hand severed, that would explain the hand. She could then have turned back to whatever (Perhaps a wolf or other creature) then fled (Explaining the lack of a body) The blade could then have been cleaned in the snow, removing the blood, or perhaps, the blood removed itself, since we are on the topic of the supernatural, it’s not that hard to believe. Then, the individual who had just dismembered Lempi, ran into annie, mistook her for Lempi, and lashed out, only to realise what he had done, then made a hasty retreat, but not before stripping her for her clothes.

    But Annie was the first out of the tent. Ole killing her had to be the first death, since he was second out. That’s the part that I’m hung up on. Lempi is a logical choice since there’s no body, but she was part of the familiar group. Ole was the odd man out, a friend of a friend. AND he murdered Annie for sure, started a fight with Jaak, and took the questionable pictures of Lempi.

    Lempi and Manu were obviously into each other, so why would she smash his head in such a manner? Ole again makes more sense because Manu would be competition. I think Annie woke first and witnessed a partial transformation, fled, Ole followed and killed her then went back for his targets, ignoring Jaak and Raine who probably escaped during the skirmish with Annie. I think Manu tried to defend Lempi and then god knows what he did with Lempi to only leave a severed hand up a tree. Sure, it could have been the hatchet but they never said it was a clean cut.

    Plus, even if she was the creature, if a human Ole had chopped off her hand it would have been more likely on the ground, and you are implying a creature with seven claws capable of bashing in a full grown male’s head lost it’s hand from a single hatchet chop and fled up the tree, and then let the man responsible walk away from the scene. I think he carried her up the tree. Plus, he stole Annie’s clothing. It would make sense if his were destroyed during the transformation.

    Also if it WERE Lempi, there were no witnesses left, why wouldn’t she return as the lone survivor, the victim? She could tell any cover story and no one would question her. Ole as the antagonist again makes the most sense here. Jumping in a river to remove trace evidence, and as a supernatural being he may be more able to survive the cold rapids. The river had to be fast paced not to freeze, as well as pull Ole under. Poetic justice that Annie’s jacket caused his demise;)

    The only detail I don’t understand is when and why during the whole fiasco Manu tried to set the tent on fire?

  5. Lynton:
    If Lempi turned into something, the person who had taken her picture to the tree, then had to turn back to human to try and climb, only to have her hand severed, that would explain the hand. She could then have turned back to whatever (Perhaps a wolf or other creature) then fled (Explaining the lack of a body) The blade could then have been cleaned in the snow, removing the blood, or perhaps, the blood removed itself, since we are on the topic of the supernatural, it’s not that hard to believe. Then, the individual who had just dismembered Lempi, ran into annie, mistook her for Lempi, and lashed out, only to realise what he had done, then made a hasty retreat, but not before stripping her for her clothes.

    But Annie was the first out of the tent. Ole killing her had to be the first death, since he was second out. That’s the part that I’m hung up on. Lempi is a logical choice since there’s no body, but she was part of the familiar group. Ole was the odd man out, a friend of a friend. AND he murdered Annie for sure, started a fight with Jaak, and took the questionable pictures of Lempi.

    Lempi and Manu were obviously into each other, so why would she smash his head in such a manner? Ole again makes more sense because Manu would be competition. I think Annie woke first and witnessed a partial transformation, fled, Ole followed and killed her then went back for his targets, ignoring Jaak and Raine who probably escaped during the skirmish with Annie. I think Manu tried to defend Lempi and then god knows what he did with Lempi to only leave a severed hand up a tree. Sure, it could have been the hatchet but they never said it was a clean cut.

    Plus, even if she was the creature, if a human Ole had chopped off her hand it would have been more likely on the ground, and you are implying a creature with seven claws capable of bashing in a full grown male’s head lost it’s hand from a single hatchet chop and fled up the tree, and then let the man responsible walk away from the scene. I think he carried her up the tree. Plus, he stole Annie’s clothing. It would make sense if his were destroyed during the transformation.

    Also if it WERE Lempi, there were no witnesses left, why wouldn’t she return as the lone survivor, the victim? She could tell any cover story and no one would question her. Ole as the antagonist again makes the most sense here. Jumping in a river to remove trace evidence, and as a supernatural being he may be more able to survive the cold rapids. The river had to be fast paced not to freeze, as well as pull Ole under. Poetic justice that Annie’s jacket caused his demise;)

    The only detail I don’t understand is when and why during the whole fiasco Manu tried to set the tent on fire?

  6. First it says 5 of them died of hypothermia, then it says 2 of them had their heads smashed in, one drowned, one disappeared altogether, and only 2 died of hypothermia.

    So much for a true story. It’s not even internally consistent

    1. Sigh, did you even read it properly? The police tried to cover the whole thing up by saying they all died of hypothermia but it wasn’t true as it clearly explains -_-

  7. have you ever heard that Sasquatches have seven claws and yet they are rarely seen but they have been reported mostly at night maybe they are actually were beasts

  8. Seven claws? Sounds fishy to me. I’m going with Lempi was a Wendigo, or some other creature that shares a moon-cycle common to lycanthropes or shape shifters. I think this could make one badass movie, or indie film. Just on a note of curiosity the Native American Wendigo has a similar pattern of metamorphosis to Lycanthropes, as stated that day was a full moon could you have based this off of those legends? Because that Wendigo is far away from its mystical origins. :P Quite fantastic!

  9. polydactyly (or polydactylism, also known as hyperdactyly), a type of cat body type genetic mutation that causes the cat to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.

  10. That was… delightfully creepy. Seriously. Very mysterious. I never believed it was real, mostly due to the fact I’m famiiar with Dyatlov Incident… but still scary. Still a thinker.
    I lean towards the “Lempi was a werewolf” theory.

  11. I quite liked the style of writing, it worked very well with what this was trying to convey (like a documentary/report). I guess that I’m being nitpicky, but some of the forensics stuff should have been left out because it was inaccurate (speaking as a third year university student majoring in forensic science). Could fool the average person, I guess.

  12. maybe she was a wendigo instead of a wereworlf everyone jumped to wereworlf theres other creatures probably a defect from the radiation

  13. I’m confused as to why Manu’s death, presumably caused by the creature, was due to blunt force trauma when the creature demonstrated on the tent door that it had some pretty substantial claws. Still, very great read.

  14. anni is the only one who died from trauma to the cranium, except later on in the story, when it explains about Manu, he also died from trauma to the cranium. be sure to not change the death of the characters. nevertheless, it’s a great story.

    1. The beginning of the story said that one died from head trauma, and the rest died from hypothermia. The author then says that story was fabricated by police. They revealed the truth to be two died from head trauma, two from hypothermia, one from drowning, and one was never found. The author didn’t mess up, if thats what you’re implying…

  15. Dyatlov pass incident was caused by nuclear testing, all the signs of bodily damage shown by the deceased are consistent with damage from the expansive shock wave of a nuclear explosion, keep in mind the USSR ran a lot of covert nuke tests, everything from the branches, burns, and text explosion are consistent with nuclear detonation anywhere between 100-75 miles of the camp site

  16. At first, I thought that it was way too “in the norm” for a catastrophe like this to be written about, so although it’s very well done(like meh steak) it lacked creepyness. Then, As I read on, the creepyness was unleashed, and I have to admit. A really good take on this real life incident. “INCIDENT”.

  17. Werewolves, anyone??

    I didn’t read the whole thing, but maybe we can take a look at the behaviors of all the members of the group… you know, the two guys who fought and take a look at who had.. ahem… *intercourse*, and I am WAAAAYYYY too lazy to do that. But, if anyone has the patience, figure out who the werewolf was :P :)….
    Hehe we’re detectives :)

    1. Someone up there in the comments said that he/she thinks the “werewolf’ was Lempi. But what about the severed hanfd that was discovered to be Lempi’s?

  18. Great read. One glaring detail that ruined it for me. -22 degrees and the guy drowned in a river? Other than that, good pasta.

    1. You do have an excellent point but we don’t know how fast the river was moving, so we cant exactly be sure that it would have been frozen.

        1. Or the other guy with the hatchet chopped it off. Why it would be up the tree is still a mystery. I’m thinking that the guy taking the picture of the girl’s butt somehow triggered the thing to change or got a “No cameras” response from it. Anyway…great pasta

    1. Maybe that’s what the hatchet was used for? Lempi’s hand cut off while in monster state, then turning normal? Hmm.

        1. If Lempi turned into something, the person who had taken her picture to the tree, then had to turn back to human to try and climb, only to have her hand severed, that would explain the hand. She could then have turned back to whatever (Perhaps a wolf or other creature) then fled (Explaining the lack of a body) The blade could then have been cleaned in the snow, removing the blood, or perhaps, the blood removed itself, since we are on the topic of the supernatural, it’s not that hard to believe. Then, the individual who had just dismembered Lempi, ran into annie, mistook her for Lempi, and lashed out, only to realise what he had done, then made a hasty retreat, but not before stripping her for her clothes.

    1. It’s similar to (and probably inspired by) the Dylatov Pass Incident… however, I admit to finding stuff like that very interesting, so give me some leniency if I let through more than one pasta on the topic. I’ve said before that I don’t mind posting things that are similar/inspired by previous work (Candle Cove and Slenderman are the most obvious examples of this happening) as long as it’s not a direct copy, is a good read, and clearly had effort put into it.

    1. I can’t speak 100% for the author, but I’m fairly sure it was inspired by a real event!

      Google ‘Dylatov Pass Incident’ for more about the ‘real’ one.

      1. yeah, I thought the story had a familiar feel to it. The actual real-life event is not quite the mystery people make it out to be, by the way.

        However, this is an excellent pasta.

  19. That was actually pretty good. The fact that they… ehh… bleh. Sorry, but please don’t bring that in. It honestly turned me off the whole story.

    1. The mentions of sex shouldn’t be a turn off. It’s a real event. It happened.
      Plus, sex is a part of life. It’s really not a big deal and a minor detail that made this all the more interesting in my personal opinion.

      1. Ummm actually, I doubt it’s based on a true story. Mostly because Finland is completely flat.No mountainous regions whatsoever.

        1. Actually there are mountains, they’re just not called that. Ever been to Kilpisjärvi? We call those things there fells but they look like mountains to me. Besides, the word “tunturi” is pretty hard to translate, no?

      2. It’s basically a police report. They’re gonna report sex. They’re gonna report everything. Everything.

      1. Really the homosexual contact was “dicusting” you need to grow up and learn that people are the same regardless of orientation. oh and learn to spell “disgusting”

      2. Oh look. The homophobe. Gay rights, asshole. So the fuck what if a guy likes a guy? Or a girl likes a girl. What happens between two people is up to them. Don’t like it, then shut the fuck up. People like you make me sick.

  20. It’s hard to get into a true story where all the people died at the end. I did not enjoy reading this one for obvious reasons. Other people’s tragedies are not entertaining to me. PLEASE STICK TO FICTION! Also, when writing fictitous stories you don’t want to bore people with details so keep them as short and to the point as possible. When you give too many details and are overly descriptive it makes people forget why they’re reading the story in the first place. Then they don’t want to continue. Just hold the reader’s interest. Just some friendly advice.

    1. Pretty sure the added detail is supposed to make the story seem more realistic.
      The author was going for the “true story” thing, after all.

        1. No, not really. You can tell what format it follows from the start, so if you aren’t into that, you can stop reading. The rest of us liked it.

          Although it would be better if they hadn’t just ripped it from the Dyatlov Pass Incident.

    1. I’m not the author, but I know this story. It is basically a tweak of a real story that happened in Russia in 1959. You can google the Dyatlov Pass Incident and see the pictures from the unexplained event. Personally I believe it was a government experiment with some sort of hallucinogen on a research team.

      1. I’m pretty sure that this one has been tweaked to be a werwolf story. Lempi was a werewolf.
        She transformed, tore into the door, someone (Probably Manu) knocked her on the head (the hair), Anni and Ole were first out, followed by Jaak and Raine in a different direction (It never went after them and they died later that night from hypothermia), Manu tried to fight the werewolf and got his head caved in, it went after Anni and Ole, chased them up a tree, caught Anni and killed her, lost its hand, Ole fled, it caught up, and he either jumped into the river to flee (but why would he drop the axe?) or got thrown in and drowned by accident. I just don’t get why Lempi would disappear. It works for a suspense movie with a gruesome ending, provided you can still get away with Found-Footage movies. Ole has to be camera man, and we need to kill off Jaak and Raine but still make it sweet, like Jaak jumps in front of it so Raine can try and run. Or before the “footage” starts its a police investigation and it shows them huddled together for warmth. I’m pretty good when the story is already written for me. Can anyone help me write believable Finnish dialogue?

        1. There’s a pretty major flaw in your theory of events. It’s stated the blood on the hatchet that Ole discarded belonged to Anni, and that the blunt force trauma to her head did not match that of Manu’s (whose head was considerably more squashed).

          Also, the “werewolf” couldn’t have lost its hand up the tree that Anni was beside, if Lempi is meant to be the werewolf, because the tree her severed hand was discovered in was a kilometre away, whereas Anni’s body was about 30 yards away from the tent.

          Fairly valid reason for dropping an axe: you can’t really swim well while wielding one.

      2. The hikers’ clothing was found to be highly radioactive. During the period of February to March 1959, by various independent witnesses (including the meteorology service and the military, there were launches of R-7 intercontinental missiles by Eugene Buyanovthere. Scrap metal found in the area indicates the military had utilized the area secretly and might have been engaged in a cover-up.

        1. “Believable” is a relative term, especially when Cracked thinks a “rational explanation” is one that will jump on any comforting fact that MIGHT explain the incident, or at least make it less weird and disturbing. Confirmation bias goes both ways.

          Also, not only does paradoxical undressing not occur in every case of hypothermia, but it also doesn’t explain why the victims started a fire, and later tried to get dressed. Was it hypothermia? Maybe. Is Cracked.com’s dismissal of the actual research anything other than a pitiful attempt to avoid dealing with anything “weird”? Not likely.

          Also, there was no evidence of an avalanche. Would you rather trust a humor site that likes to occasionally pose an an expert, or actual evidence? If it were something as simple as an avalanche, or hypothermia, I’m pretty sure the USSR would LOVE to believe it.

        2. Well Craked is all about factual information while bringing a little humor into it to make it more enjoyable to read. They do research and even provide links most of the time to prove that the information they are giving you is true. Its comedy sometimes but the information that cracked provides isn’t false information. Just because some of the stuff is humorous doesnt mean they cant be taken seriously. I learn a lot of stuff by reading cracked articles. And ive even done research of my own to see if that stuff is actually true and it always is. I am on cracked a lot so trust me when I say. Cracked is a trusted source of information about a variety of things. They are very smart on the site and always use reasonable thought. Though they are open to the unexplainable. Im not saying that what cracked is saying about this story is true or not but cracked isnt some joke site with false information. Its not a site to just laugh at and not take seriously.

      3. There was also a movie made about the dyatlov pass incident called devils pass it is on netflix. It is obviously a fictional telling of the story but it is similar in some aspects to this pasta, but it was a good watch and very entertaining for a lower budget film.

  21. It reminds me a bit of The Thing. Anyway, I really like horror done in this matter of fact, straight written manner (my favourite in that style is probably The Hirsch Camera or osd09-h03). This was pretty good. 7/10

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