Hi Nivek, hope you are well old friend and sorry for the delayed response. And yes, though I presently lean slightly toward the 'Fly Agaric explanation', I also give a great deal of credence to the 'Military Culprit explanation' as I said to Sheltie in post no 8 ...in which I speculated that by the fact that since 'lights in the sky' were reported and that due to the reports that mention 'out of place' metallic debris of some kind being found by the search party , combined with the more recent revelation that contrary to official declaration of there being no military exercisers or testing anywhere near the area...that indeed the Urals have always been used for these covert purposes,... that a spot of heavy-handed intimidatory scare tactics that got out of hand and ended in real tragedy might not be out of the question. ... and it would seem that it was a theory that was also shared with someone a lot closer to this case than I could ever be... Yuri Yudin, the only Dyatlov party member to survive the trip.... So yeah!...good post and this in my opinion is not only one of the most thought provoking mysteries known with many possible answers , ... but the correct one will probably elude us until we get 'The Mystery Machine' going properly. Cheers Buddy.