1. Devil’s Cemetery (Krasnoyarsk region)
On the territory of Krasnoyarsk, on the top of a low mountain, there is a strange glade with a hole in the center. According to some sources, it was formed in 1908. It was suggested that the appearance of this place is directly connected with the fact of the fall of the Tunguska meteorite, and the hole in the center is nothing but the muzzle of a long extinct volcano, pierced by the object during the fall.
Being in the Devil’s Cemetery is disastrous for all living things. Over the past thirty years, at least 75 people have either disappeared or died in the area. Hundreds of cows died after tasting the grass from the clearing. In the postwar period, all residents of these unsafe places were resettled.
Those wishing to visit the Devil’s cemetery area should know that it is not worthwhile to put the camp closer than one kilometer, and it is more convenient to break the parking lot at the mouth of the Deshemba river. The easiest way to reach the destination is by the river, from May to early June. Since the area is very complex, only professionals should go on this dangerous journey.
2. Mountain of the Dead (Sverdlovsk region)
In 1959, a group of young enthusiasts led by Igor Dyatlov went on an expedition to the Mountain of the Dead. The ascent to the summit started on February 1. By coincidence, on this day there is a magical festival called Kandlemas. Not reaching the top, a group of nine people set up a camp for the night. It is unknown what young people witnessed and what caused them, cutting the tent from the inside, hastily leave it, coming out to the frost almost without clothes. No trace of someone else’s presence was found. No signs of struggle. No traces of natural disaster. All the participants had horrific injuries, some had a tongue torn out, the skin of all was purple or orange, unnatural even for the dead.
By decree from above, everything concerning the expedition of Dyatlov was in strictest secrecy. The Dyatlov group is not the only ones who died on the slopes of a terrible mountain. Several expeditions never returned home after their visit to the mountain. The publishing house of the newspaper “Gentry” in the 90s produced a huge material dedicated to the Mountain of the Dead. At the same time, specialists from Vladivostok made careful ufological studies.
Although at the moment no abnormal activity on the mountain is observed, the place still does not attract tourists very much because of its notoriety.
3. Lake Labynkyr (Yakutia)
In the east of Yakutia, in Oymyakonsky district, there is a pond full of legends and amazing stories – Lake Labynkyr. According to the legend, an animal of incredible sizes and of relic origin lives in the lake. According to local residents, this creature swallows large animals and humans.
Based on the rumors, the death toll is more than ten people. However, there is no real evidence.
The terrain is wild, difficult to traverse, which does not attract researchers. It is because of its mystery that this place is included in the list of the creepiest in Russia.
4. Cape Rytiy (Baikal)
Near the Cape Rytiy, Baikal, there are various anomalies that occur. Compasses and navigators go crazy in this area. There are no settlements here, no roads reach this place, and there is not even a trail along the coast. Locals carefully avoid visiting the cape, calling it a damned place, and can tell a lot of sinister and mysterious stories connected with this locality.
The nature of the anomalies has not been established. Usually, the radiation level is within the normal range.
Staying near the cape does not pose any danger, however, one has to beware the very aggressive earth bees living there.
5. Valley of Death (Kamchatka)
The Valley of Death is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, near the Valley of geysers. There is a large number of deaths among animals, and there is also data that has not been confirmed about the deaths of people in this area.
As a result of the scientific studies, it was found that mortality among animals is due to gas poisoning. The frequency of deaths has not been revealed. For humans, being in this zone is not dangerous, since they can leave the zone on their own in the case of gas discharge.
Still, spending the night in this area is not recommended.
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