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Ghostly woman walks slowly along Road of Bones

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 April 2018

Mysterious figure refuses lifts or help as she trudges her way ‘to Kamchatka’.

The woman refuses offers of lifts on one of the world’s loneliest routes. Picture: CrimYakutia

The lonely soul has been seen for months walking along the Road of Bones towards Magadan in the far east of Russia. 

She was walking even in the extreme winter cold. 

The woman refuses offers of lifts on one of the world’s loneliest routes, originally built on the bones of tens of thousands of Gulag prisoners who perished as they were forced to construct a road to Stalin’s political prisoner camps. 

Nor, it seems, does she try to contact people on the way. 

Some say her name is Luidmila, others that she came originally from Kazakhstan.

She has ‘Slavik appearance’.

Map of the Kolyma motorway

Kolyma federal highway. 

She was seen in the village of Khandyga in January when locals heard she was heading for Kamchatka, the peninsula jutting into the Pacific on Russia’s eastern coast. 

A post in CrimYakutia online community reads: 'A woman is walking along Kolyma federal highway.

‘She doesn't contact anyone, and doesn't respond to offers to give her a lift in any way.’

Police do not try to pick her up because ‘she hasn’t stolen anything’.

Most users are concerned about her life and believe the traveller should be assisted.

Kolyma federal highway also known as the Road of Bones. Pictures: Bolshoy

Road Kolyma


Kolyma Road


Kolyma Road

Comments (17)

A curious tale indeed. From the accompanying picture this mysterious lone traveller appears to be carrying no baggage that would need to contain any provisions for such a challenging trek in extreme sub zero temperatures. Where is she eating ? or sleeping at night ? If this story is true, all I can add is to wish her good luck.
Simon Robinson, Blackburn, England
21/04/2018 17:27
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It’s surreal!
Majid, Kazakhstan
20/04/2018 20:08
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