I just found the following link on Fark:
How creepy do you want it? / The famously eerie tale of nine dead Russian hikers, with all the bizarre details you can handle
It's a story of nine young (early 20s) hikers in the Ural Mountains in 1959 who got caught in a blizzard. They made camp and waited for the storm to blow over. There is a link to the photos they took at their campsite in the article- they appeared to be having a good time, didn't appear worried or anything like that.
Sometime during the night, an "unknown compelling force" (that was the OFFICIAL term used by the investigators) forced the campers to cut open their tents from the inside and run away from the campsite in their socks and underwear, into -30C weather. Obviously, they died of hypothermia. But what caused them to run? And why were some of the campers found with massive internal trauma, but no external injuries? And why had their skin been turned dark tan or orange, and their hair completely grey?
And why was one of them missing her tongue?
It's the middle of the day and I'm creeped out! I love it. What are your favorite creepy TRUE stories (not urban legends!)?