A group of pioneers taking the Oregon Trail to California in 1847 became trapped in the Sierras due to snow storms. They ran out of food and resorted to cannibalism. Interestingly, there are many places named after them near Lake Tahoe.
- Shipwrecked boys didn’t devolve into savagery, but trapped pioneers resorted to cannibalism
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When nine hikers were found dead under unknown circumstances on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl, many conspiracy theories sprouted up. Some involved the KGB, a secret weapons test, and even a Yeti.