7/21- We just uploaded the 2nd video we made from our Australia trip. We have highlighted a total of three disappearances in that great country. They all follow the same path as North American cases:https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject
7/21- An interesting article about "Missing 411."http://readynutrition.com/resources/missing-people-that-the-parks-dont-want-you-to-know-about_19072015/
7/16- I have always been someone who has attempted to under promise and over delivered. I try to meet the goals and objectives that we annually put on our calendar. The end of this month constitutes several milestones that we will meet.
1. Today we are delivering our first of three "You Tube" Special features on missing people from Australia. We will deliver one a week for three weeks. The disappearances in that great country mimic what is happening in North America. I hope you enjoy them. These will add to the four cases that are there now. Here is the link to our You Tube page.https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject/videos
2. We will be delivering the official movie trailer for Missing 411- The Movie later this week. This has taken months to finalize and develop an interesting tag that will grab the general public. I think we have done it. This will NOT be delivered to the public by us, only to the film festivals and they have the right to either place it in front of the viewers or withhold it.
3. Missing 411- The Movie is sitting in a holding pattern at two film festivals. We won’t name the festivals until we hear if we have been accepted. The distribution on the movie has many unanswered variables. It is a guarantee that the people in the Kickstarter campaign that supported and purchased pledges to get the movie will get it. The question is when. Our goal in the movie is to get the biggest audience possible. This can be achieved through the film festivals and subsequent distribution. The majority of festivals require the film to premier there, or they won’t accept it. So, until a movie debuts at a festival, it cannot be distributed. The best guess is that the film will be available to the public near the beginning of 2017. Someone who is not on our production team but knows allot about films has viewed it and assisted us greatly. You will hear their thoughts about it late this month.
Twitter: David Paulides@canammissing
7/2-If readers need additional proof about the absolute incompetence (or secrecy) of the National Park Service, this article exposes it, again. The story is about the disappearance of Diana Zacharias at Grand Canyon National Park. Approximately 3/4 of the way through the article, the reporter asks the National Park Spokeswoman for the Grand Canyon about a list of missing people inside their park. Here is the quote, "The National Park Service does not have a database about the number of people who have disappeared in the Grand Canyon. "It is a huge area. About 5.5 million visitors. We can't keep track (of all disappearances)", explains the spokeswoman."
In Missing 411- Western United States I first exposed the fact the park service refuses to disclose their list of missing people on their property. They have a large contingent of National Park Service Police officers and detectives they have classified as "Special Agents." They know the importance of keeping lists on missing people. This list needs to be placed on their website for public disclosure.
The insanity of the spokewomans statement makes zero sense. There are 5.5 million transient visitors at Grand Canyon. The only permanent residents are employees. The park service has lists of the number of movies made on park service property:
They have proven they are good at maintaining lists, but they can't keep a list of people who disappear? In the words of investigative journalist George Knapp, "A complete lie."
6/30- Mark your calendar for October 28-29 in Philadelphia. David Paulides will be presenting.
6/17- Last month, David Paulides made a presentation at the Univeristy of Toronto about "Missing 411" that was covered by several journalists. Here is one of their articles:http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2093486-retired-police-detective-identifies-mysterious-patterns-across-thousands-of-missing-persons-cases/
5/26- I wrote about missing hiker Geraldine Largay in Missing 411- The Devil's in the Detail. I followed the case intently from the day she was reported missing, now this. The Maine's Warden Sewrvice finally released 1500+ paged of documents related to her disappearance. In the attached article, the evidence shows she was alive for weeks after she was reported missing and while the search was ongoing. How did dozens of canine teams, 100's of searchers, aircraft with FLIR, how did they all miss a tent supposedly set up inside a Navy Training center, grounds that searchers were allowed to comb. I 'm baffled at multiple levels. I don't have any understanding how this could happen, NONE!https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/05/25/hiker-who-died-after-disappearing-from-appalachian-trail-survived-for-weeks/KAcHuKSdYVHNTNu0qQobvK/story.html
5/12- A Young medical student disappears just prior to graduation and is later found in Lake Michigan. Cause of death....Unknown http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Body-Pulled-From-Lake-Michigan-IDd-as-Missing-Med-Student-379211971.html
Twenty miles east and 2 years earlier, another young physician disappears and is found in a small lake, one mile from Lake Michigan. The lake had been extensively searched, including by an underwater camera and the FBI, they found nothing. Weeks later, she is found in the lake. Coincidence....I have written about several disappearances in the great Chicago area that were all equally suspicious (Missing 411- A Sobering Coincidence. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-09/news/sns-rt-us-usa-michigan-missing-woman-20140407_1_teleka-patrick-fuller-michigan-doctor
May 6, 2016
A reader of the Missing 411 books forwarded us this quote by H.P. Lovecraft:
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
May 1, 2016
Thios is a recent article about Missing 411. The first page is the introduction, scroll down to page 3 where the artivcle starts.http://www.ghostsofohio.org/services/newsletter_apr16.pdf
April 19, 2016
These are a series of You Tube videos we made depicting cases of missing people. We went to the sites and explained the circumstances surrounding the events. This will give you clarity on the type of locations these incidents have happened. Our movie is still being completed and focuses on different cases and looks at details in depth. Please post this link to allow friends and relatives to know the circumstances of what we research.https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject/videos?sort=p&flow=grid&view=0
Have a great week!!
March 31, 2016
In Mr. Paulides' book, Missing 411- A Sobering Coincidence," he details the disappearance of over 100 young men who vanished in an urban setting (predominantly from bars) where they ended up deceased in water. This issue has accelerated in recent months and is happening in Columbus, OH, Boston, Chicago, New York, Manchester & Yorkshire UK. Police have to stop looking at this from a city perspective, it is an international issue.
March 25 2016
Chase Martens, 2 years, went missing from his rural farm west of Winnipeg on Tuesday afternoon. There have been hundreds searching for the last two days and nights. They have walked the fields shoulder to shoulder and cleared creeks and ponds. They are at a loss to say where the boy went. Here is a quote, “Chase has vanished without a trace,” Thomas Martens, Chase’s dad said."
We need everyone to circulate this article and post it everywhere you can. I want this to reach possible volunteer searchers in ND, MN and Manitoba and I want them to get there this weekend. This family needs to know where their boy is.
WE are consistently asked why we believe the National Park Service exhibits behavior of evasiveness and lack of transparency. We believe a group mimics the behavior of its leader. This article may go the distance in proving our point. This was placed February 29, 2016 on the website of , Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
Jon Jarvis, the presidentially-appointed, Senate confirmed Director of the National Park Service, is an ethically-challenged individual who has been the worst NPS Director in living memory. In the latest demonstration that he thinks rules do not apply to him, the Inspector General uncovered a string of ethics violations in connection to a book about national parks that he authored.
- Approached a concessionaire for whom he had just signed an agreement for operating 138 park stores to publish his book, thus flouting conflict of interest prohibitions;
- Kept the copyright for the book in his own name, contrary to the ban on compensation for work relating to one’s job duties;
- Used government equipment and staff time for his personal project, while misusing his office, as the book made repeated references to his position;
- Improperly approved display of the official NPS Arrowhead logo on the book jacket; and
- Ignored repeated warnings that he needed to obtain ethics approval for the book (which he avoided because he did not want it edited by Interior officials).
To top it off, he then lied to his boss, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, by telling her that the concessionaire had approached him with the book idea – when it was the other way around. Jarvis didn’t think he’d get caught because he had created a bogus email trail. He also sent Jewell a note with a copy of the newly published book which falsely declared “there are no ethics issues.” (Emphasis in original)
Oh by the way, the subject of his book is … ethics. Pompously titled “Guidebook to American Values and Our National Parks,” it has only “sold” 228 copies –not counting the 50 or so Jarvis has sent to staff and friends. So, his “publisher” is out several thousand dollars for his powerful patron’s vanity project.
So what was Jarvis’ punishment? He got a written reprimand and was relieved of supervisory responsibility over the NPS ethics program. By contrast, if he were an NPS whistleblower he would almost surely face removal.
Unfortunately, this case is not isolated and epitomizes the culture of corruption Jarvis has fostered during his tenure. For example –
Today, Jarvis is flying around the country in corporate jets to drum up a billion-dollar private endowment to help finance NPS Centennial celebrations. This incessant fundraising, like his book, is not particularly effective but certainly is tawdry.
America’s proverbial “Best Idea” should not be “co-branded” with breweries or bartered away in sleazy corporate “partnerships”.
In its centennial year, the Park Service direly needs and deserves new leadership. Help PEER remain an active park guardian.
1/25-It is beyond my moral compass to understand how some people can treat the families who have lost a loved one. This article exemplifies the horrific way Joe Keller's family has been treated. Something needs to be done!!
I understand when small sheriff's offices have budget constraints. I understand how they may have a small staff and be restricted on their abilities and time. I DO NOT understand how they can lie to a family who has lost a loved one. Read this article and focus on how the Keller's were treated and how they claim the FBI is involved. If this is true, this is the worst news possible for a family, THE WORST. When your only avenue for finding your son is the local sheriff and they won't talk to you, lie about important facts, what are the Keller's to do?http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/jan/25/could-bones-found-colorado-be-kellers/346394/
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October 30, 2015- A Fox News Sweeps week special on Missing 411:http://kdvr.com/2015/10/29/colorado-man-finds-mysterious-phenomena-related-to-people-who-disappear-in-the-wilderness/
August 28, 2015- We have just released David Paulides' latest book: Missing 411- A Sobering Copincidence. Read about it on this site and purchase it here:http://www.nabigfootsearch.com/catalog/item/6180213/10208226.htm
Here is a three-month update on missing person cases that appear to match our profile. It is a bit early to make the claim on a few cases, but they are included. We are awaiting autopsy results on these events.
Susan McLean- 61 years
Susan was vacationing with her family and went for a walk at their resort during a foggy and raining afternoon. She disappeared. There was an extensive search utilizing helicopters, dive teams, marine units, mountain rescue teams and canines. The search did not produce any relevant facts. On Saturday, August 15, a volunteer searcher found Susan’s body. An August 19, 2015 article on WPXI’s website stated the following, “They say her body was found just feet off the trail officers searched just weeks ago. They want to know why and how police missed her body.” There is no ruling on the cause of death or details about her clothing, etc.
Morgan Heimer-22 years
Missing 6/2/15- Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Morgan was an English major at the University of Wyoming and had a summer job as a tour guide for white water trips on the Colorado River. He was an outstanding swimmer and competent guide. Morgan’s group of boats pulled the group to the side of the river at a regular stop where they take guests up a side creek. Guests take a short walk to a pool where they jump off boulders into the water. The group was walking back to the boats along the small creek, Morgan was wearing his life preserver and was last in line when he disappeared. There was an extensive search by the National Park Service, nothing was found of Morgan or his equipment.
An employee that worked at the same guide company that Morgan worked contacted me. He explained that the other guides on this trip are completely baffled. The area he disappeared had a small creek with cliff walls on both sides. He stated that it didn’t seem possible that Morgan could disappear as he did.
Sukhjeet Saggu- 20 years
Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, BC, Canada
Sukhjeet was with a group of friends walking a large well-known trail from their vehicle at the parking lot to Lindeman Lake. He stated he wanted to run ahead and meet them at the lake. When the friends arrived at the lake, he was not there. The Chilliwack Search and Rescue group was notified along with RCMP.
Just days after the hiker vanished, a helicopter search found his body in a boulder field far off course from the lake trail. Doug Fraser was the SAR supervisor on this event. A June 7, 2015 article from CBC news had this from Doug, “It was very, very strange and difficult to explain why he ended up where he did,” said Fraser. Adding that the boulder field is quite a bit of elevation above the lake and a fair distance from the trail.”
An autopsy showed that Sukhjeet died of blunt head trauma. It was the belief of some that he fell and hit his head. How did he end up in a boulder field? Where did he fall from? This incident matches other cases involving a boulder field.
Wayne Buckley- 73 years
Missing 6/7/15- Wasatch County, UT
Not FoundLaw enforcement officials believe that Wayne was camping somewhere in the area of Wasatch County near the Sleepy Hollow Trailhead. They found his pickup truck at that location. An extensive search couldn’t produce Wayne or his equipment. Wayne has emphysema.
Deorr Kunz Jr.- 2 Years
Missing 7/10/15- Lemhi County, ID
Deorr was camping with his mom, dad, grandparents and a family friend. His parents went for a short walk thinking that their son was being watched by the grandparents. When they returned, the boy was gone. According to statements made by the Lemhi County sheriff, the family members have been cleared of any criminal involvement. There was a massive search for the boy without finding any evidence of him in the area. Weather did hinder search efforts as it was raining in the days immediately after the disappearance.
I was contacted by a retired USFS employee who lived in the area and kept me updated on the events. They stated that the local newspaper had almost nothing about this event, which the area population thought was strange. The FBI came into the investigation two weeks after Deorr vanished. If you have been reading my “Missing 411” books, the arrival of the FBI seems to coincide with profile points I’ve identified in my books. There has been nothing new on this event in over a month.
The area that Deorr vanished is very, very remote with a rough dirt road. As is stated in this article, it’s almost ridiculous to believe that a human perpetrator drove this single lane road into this region and took Deorr. He hasn’t been found.
Janet Castrejohn- 44 years
Chiricahua National Monument, AZ
Walking back from restroom
Janet was vacationing with her parents in the Chiricahua National Monument under the authority of the National Park Service in southern Arizona. She was walking back from the restroom when she disappeared. A massive search produced nothing. Janet has severe disabilities and has the mental capacity of a 5 year old. She also has impaired eyesight.
As is normal, law enforcement has turned to criminal abduction as a possibility. They were in a remote area when this lady vanished. This is in a geographical cluster zone we have identified. This also occurred in the same area where a national park ranger vanished and was never found. This is the only NPS ranger that vanished and was never located.
Omarion Humphreys- 9 years
Davison Township, MI
Playing in Park
In my books I have repeatedly shown that victims are often found in an area that had been searched dozens of times, sometimes more. I have also described how many of the victims have some type of disability.
Omarion Humphreys was autistic. He went to Lake Callis with his foster family on July 4. He was last seen playing when he disappeared. The sheriff searched an area around the park and the lake. Two different county sheriff dive teams from two different jurisdictions searched the lake multiple, multiple times. They each used side-scanning sonar and found nothing. It is important to note that this is a fairly new man made lake with a smooth bottom. The park was closed during the search effort.
Six days after Omarion vanished, the lake and park were reopened and his body was found in the lake by swimmers. The sheriff had no clue how his teams missed the body. Parents believe that Omarion was abducted and dumped in the lake. An initial cause of death stated that Omarion drowned. The final autopsy result has not been made public.
Joe Keller- 19 years
Missing 7/23/15- Cornejos County, CO
Joe was with a family friend traveling across the U.S. He met his parents at Rainbow Trout Lodge in southern CO. This area is very, very remote with no cell or internet connections. At 4:30p.m. on July 23, Joe and his friend went on their usual afternoon run along a dirt road leading away from the lodge. Joe was last in line when he vanished. His friend went back to the lodge and the search started. SAR teams from throughout CO, TN and NM assisted. They didn’t find any evidence of where Joe may have went.
The culmination of many of these events is that law enforcement and family start to think abduction. This is normal and it did happen in this case. The FBI arrived and did consult with law enforcement authorities. Just 25 air miles from where Joe vanished is the disappearance of another young man that I chronicled in my books. He was walking his dog in a forest area when he vanished and was never found.
Joe was a very athletic person. Any idea he would just by chance go off the dirt road and start running through the woods seems not worthy of consideration. There was no evidence of an animal attack. Remember, this is a very, very remote area. The absurd idea that a car is driving around this area looking to abduct someone, alone, no witnesses, also seem unlikely….
Jerold Joseph Williams- 5 years
Missing 8/6/15, 12 miles south of Jacobs Lake, AZ
Found- DeceasedJerold was with his mom and other relatives camping in an area north of the Grand Canyon. In the afternoon on August 6, he was chasing butterflies with his mom behind him when he disappeared. He didn’t respond to calls and a ground search couldn’t locate the boy. There was rainy weather the night after he disappeared. There was a massive formal search by canines and Air Force helicopters with FLIR, they could not locate him. Five days after he vanished, a volunteer searcher was 3.9 air miles from the point he was last seen driving down a dirt road and saw his body 15-20 feet the road. An autopsy report stated he died from exposure the first night.
Jerrold wasn’t found by canines or helicopters with FLIR. He was found 3.9 air miles from the point last seen, meaning he didn’t walk just 3.9 miles. I have read estimates that he walked as much as 10 miles. This is far outside the bounds of all SAR grid guidelines. Is it coincidence that Jerold disappeared in such close proximity to Morgan Heimer? This is the third case in Arizona this summer matching our profile.
6/8- There are several articles that we come across weekly that exemplify the points we profile in our missing person books. This case from Lindeman Lake, BC, is an EXACT match for dozens and dozens of other cases we've profiled in "Missing 411." It gets very frustrating that we can announce our findings, have them be EXACT matches for profiles we've established and see this trend continue. The SAR personnel are even baffled of the facts surrounding this disappearance and body discovery. http://video.theloop.ca/news/watch/hikers-death-a-mystery/4281966092001/#.VXWs41VVhBe
5/28- Follow David Paulides on Twitter, David Paulides @ canammissing
4/28-A recent article about our work and David Paulides' interview with George Knapp-http://allnewspipeline.com/Chilling_new_Patterns_Vanishing.php
4/8- I've explained in the Missing 411 books that an abnormal number of people that go missing have the following elements involved in their disappearance, the name "Devil" is involved somehow in the location where they disappear, many of the victims have disabilities, they can't remember what happened or don't have the ability to explain, canines can't find the scent of the victim and the victim disappears in a National Park. Each of these items (and more) happened in Luke's disappearance:
2/9- An article about a college professor who saw the need for a database of people who disappeared on federal land. She states she got the idea from reading "Missing 411." The story about Dale Stehling is in "Missing 411- The Devils in the Detail.."http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2015/02/dale_strehling_missing_federal_land_database.php
1/2- Try to find an answer on how this happens:http://www.msn.com/en-za/news/featured/500-kids-lost-on-ct-beaches/ar-BBhrAUN
12/13- This is an interview I did earlier in the week. The host was "Seriah", someone who knows the Missing 411 topic very well.http://www.wheredidtheroadgo.com
William Clyde “Bill” Martin
During my thirty plus years of investigating and researching criminal and civil issues, there are those times that will never be forgotten. Whether the issue was a young victim, a shaken family member or the loss of a personal friend, moments stick with you forever. The interview of Dennis Martin’s father, Bill Martin that I did with Scott Carpenter is one of those life moments.
I had traveled to Knoxville to meet with Scott and develop a strategy for contacting retired National Park Ranger Dwight McCarter and to discuss approaching Dennis Martins dad. The interview of Dwight was the easy decision, the meeting with Bill Martin was the toughest of decisions. Our research showed that the Martin family had been deceived and outright lied to by the FBI, National Park Service and various reporters. They had concealed facts and tried to keep Bill Martin in the dark on many issues, but Bill was persistent. He stayed on the mountain for weeks where his child disappeared. When most searchers and volunteers had left, Bill couldn’t. He continued to politely push authorities for answers. He even hiked the mountains with Dwight McCarter trying to make sense of lies told to him by authorities.
Imagine you lost your six-year old boy in the mountains and you turn to authorities for direction and assistance and you soon learn they aren’t telling the truth, they don’t want you asking questions and they appear to directly deceive. At the one moment in life when we need the governments help, you can’t trust them. Where would you turn, maybe the press? Bill soon learned that some of the reporters were mere mouthpieces for NPS and the FBI. The frustration that this man must’ve felt is beyond comprehension.
I won’t go into the specific details of Dennis’ disappearance, I covered that thoroughly in Missing 411-Eastern United States. I will tell you that I still get teary eyed writing about this incident. I knew that the Martin family had made a decision not to talk to the press about their son’s disappearance. There had been dozens of reporters over the years that had attempted to talk with the Martin family. All were politely rebuffed.
This was one case that I had researched and at the time I knew more about it then probably anyone outside the Martin family. I knew for a fact that lies had been told. We had the evidence. To this day, there isn’t a television station or newspaper in the Knoxville area that will tell the true story of Dennis disappearance.
I learned after years of interviewing people, sometimes it’s easier to drop by and ask for the interview then to pre-plan and have a set time and place. Scott and I went to the Martin house, knocked on the front door and Bill Martin answered. I can tell you with absolute certainty that he and his wife were still grieving, 43+ years after the disappearance. I explained who I was and asked for a few moments of his time. He was extremely polite and initially refused until I told him that I knew as much about his sons disappearance as probably anyone but him. He stepped onto the front porch and we started to talk. That front door conversation confirmed beyond a shadow of any doubt that the Martin family had been deceived, horrifically. Again, I won’t go into the specifics of that conversation, you can read about it, this is about something else.
I remember that Scott and I thanked Bill immensely for taking the time with us and we plodded our way back to the car. I swear, I did everything possible to not start crying on their driveway. There is NO FAMILY on this Earth that deserves what the Martin’s suffered, NONE. To think that so many entities failed them is reprehensible. To say that I understand the grief that Mr. and Mrs. Martin carried with then their entire life wouldn’t be true, I can’t imagine.
On October 14 this year, Bill Martin died. I didn’t hear about his death until mid November when I was again in Great Smoky Mountain National Park with Scott. I don’t like going to funerals, I wish I had gone to Bill’s. To Douglas, Sarah and Michael (Ed), you had a great dad who went the distance, asked the tough questions and we all pray is reunited with Dennis.
A life moment that will never be forgotten……
10/30-David Paulides will be interviewed about his "Missing 411" books, LIVE by Tim Binnal, 8pm eastern time:http://www.blogtalkradio.com/binnallofamerica/2014/10/31/boaa835-david-paulides
9/23-A new interview with BBC Reporter Howard Hughes on his show, Paranormal Radio:http://theunexplained.tv/paranormal-podcasts/edition-175-missing-411-update-david-paulides
9/22-We have been following this case since day #1. The case baffles police because: The boy disappeared quickly, the witness (sister) can't explain what happened, he was visiting his grandparents, property backs up to a forest at the end of a street, no tracks found in the woods, canines could not find a scent, nothing unusual reported by neighbors, thousands of searchers have found nothing. This case has MANY elements which we have written about in many of the "Missing 411" books. The police are making statements that are unusual for law enforcement and showing their drutration. They have done a very thorough job and their words express their own disbelief of how this case has unfolded. http://www.camdencourier.com.au/story/2575870/william-tyrell-case-baffles-police/
9/17-We have been following this case since Day#1. The William Tyrell case has many, many elements which we have documented in our books. Canines haven't picked up a scent. Boy disappears while visiting grandparents. Sister (witness) cannot offer details of event. Police are baffled by the sudden disappearance and complete lack of clues. The boy is wearing bright colored clothing. There is a complete abscence of ANY clues. The police get frustrated and now start to make statements along the lines of abduction.Note, this house sits at the end of a street and borders a forest, a very, very unlikely spot for an abductor to take a child.http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/search-for-william-tyrell-expanded-to-areas-he-might-have-been-taken-to-by-car-20140918-10iiwn.html
9/5- This article represents the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Hildegard Hendrickson. It addresses many of the concerns I wrote about this case in "Missing 411- The Devil's in the Detail"(http://www.canammissing.com/missing-411--the-devils-.html ). The physical similarities between Hildegard and two women who went missing in Craters of the Moon (same book) cannot be ignored. http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/952845-129/hunting-the-mushroom-hunter-a-year
9/2- Here is another video from Joel Kostuch as he visits locations where people discussed in our books have disappeared. This time he goes to the Hanna Flats Campground in Southern California and the disappearance of David Gonazalez, case profiled in Missing 411-Western United States:http://www.vistaramic.com/pano/missing/hannaflats/Big%20Bear%20Camp.html
8/28-The is our CanAm You Tube Page. We just uploaded our most recent case, Dr. James McGrogan.https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject
8/26- A reader of the "Missing 411" books has taken action, ACTION we must support. The petition goes to the heart of our project, forcing the Department of the Interior to divulge what they know about missing people. Please read and sign it:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/910/113/575/
8/25-This is new, a Wikipedia Page dedicated to "Missing 411." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_411
8/22-Facts are slim at this point, but there is enough here to start monitoring the issues.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2731079/Russian-student-worker-missing-Grand-Teton.html
8/20-We wrote about Patricia Wallace and her unusual disappearance in "Missing 411- North America and Beyond," (http://www.canammissing.com/missing-411-north-america.html). It appears that her remains were found in the Indian Peaks Wilderness of CO. The location of the find is unusual, but fits the pattern we have continued to describe in our four books. Our prayers go out to her family as they finally have some closure.http://www.dailycamera.com/lafayette-news/ci_26363989/remains-lafayette-hiker-missing-since-2012-believed-have
8/17-This is our CanAm Missing Project You Tube Page. We have just added our 3rd video of the series, the disappearance of 84-year old Maurice Dametz. Please watch the videos and place your comments. All of the stories in this series come straight from the "Missing 411" books.https://www.youtube.com/user/canammissingproject
8/14-While this case doesn't fit our profile, we need to pay attention when a senior RCMP sergeant states that he's never seen anything like it in his career....http://news.ca.msn.com/local/novascotia/francois-brodeurs-mysterious-cape-breton-disappearance-investigated-2
8/7-David Paulides' latest interview about "Missing 411."http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-higherside-chats-conspiracy-mystery-and-comedy-boom
8/5-A new video produced by Can Am Missing dealing with the unusual circumstances of the Jaryd Atadero Casehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QjBFM56EC8
8/2-A second firefighter goes missing inside of 45 days and is found deceased under highly unusual circumstances:http://www.opb.org/news/article/fourmile-firefighter-dies-from-fall/
7/22-Very good article about missing people in Alaska, some we have written about:http://www.adn.com/article/20140720/missing-alaska-without-trace
7/21-Someone is reading our books, but what was the trigger point?http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/21/minnesota-parks-test-tracking-devices-for-visitors/
7/18- Another missing older woman from a high peak area. We first wrote about Karen Sykes missing from Mt. Rainier, now Sylvia Apps, 69 years old missing from Comox Valley, BC. Watch the news segment and pay special attention to where her backpack, iphone, pole, etc were found. After reading our books, you can make an educated guess on where she'd be found:http://www.cheknews.ca/mount-washington-search/
7/17- Someone else has realized the there is an association between "Devil" and disappearances. This is a segment of "Decoded" that talkes about the Devil's Graveyard in Alaska and a rate of disappearances 16X normal:http://www.history.com/shows/brad-meltzers-decoded/videos/brad-meltzers-decoded-devils-graveyard-alaska?m=5189717d404fa&s=All&f=1&free=false
7/16-A series of disappearances of trekkers in Nepal:http://www.sardogsnepal.asia/news/recent-missing-cases
7/8-Readers of our latest book, "Missing 411- The Devils in the Detail" will recognize the facts surrounding this death as being something we started to track a few years ago. The death of Kaitlin Goldstein is an EXACT match for the profile we are following: Competitive Runner, Intellect, Attending a Conference, Found at Bottom of a Cliff, Death Attributed to fall. If you haven't read our last book, this may be confusing to you:http://www.inquisitr.com/1318703/mit-graduate-student-kaitlin-goldstein-found-dead-28-year-old-student-fell-off-cliff-in-india/
7/3-The story of the missing Jamison family was covered in "Missing 411-Eastern United States." There bodies were found months ago, they are just now releasing facts associated with the find.http://www.koco.com/news/latimer-county-skeletal-remains-identified-as-missing-eufaula-family/26780742#!8ajLO
7/2- Another unusual fall to death-http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-29/news/chi-winnetka-hiker-dies-in-utah-20140629_1_winnetka-hiker-greater-salt-lake
6/28-David Paulides was interviewed by Brian Alvarez. The interview focuses on Washington and Oregon cases and a detailed conversation about Mike Herdman. Paulides made a prediction on where Herdman would be found. Listen to the show and hear Alvarez' stunned comments about the prediction:http://www.afterdarkradioshow.com/
6/27-Firefighter Mike Herdman's body found. Located high above where he disappeared and in an area that searchers never believed he would travel. Cause of death, unknown....http://ktla.com/2014/06/27/mike-herdman-firefighter-missing-arcadia-los-padres-body-found/
6/24- Our organization has been involved in many, many strange coincidences in the last several years, here is another. This is an article about the geographical region where Arcadia Firefighter Mike Herdman disappeared. The article was written three years ago and obviously has nothing to do with the firefighter and is an article we HAVE NEVER seen before today. Read the title of the article and then read the geographical names with "Devil" that are listed. We sometimes feel that were in some type of time warp.....http://www.craigrcarey.net/2011/10/the-devil-is-in-the-details/
6/22-It appears they have found Karen Sykes (Outdoor Writer) on Mt Rainier. Other articles have stated that she would be the last person to disappear on a trail. Read the article carefully and focus on where they found the body. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/body-found-likely-missing-mount-rainier-hiker-n137641
6/21-Outdoor writer missing on Mt. Rainier during hike:http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Search-on-for-woman-missing-in-rugged-terrain-near-Mt-Rainier-264004271.html?tab=video&c=y
6/17-A firefighter goes missing in a creekbed where he lost his dog. His friend searches and cannot locate him. This doesn't sound good.http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20140616/ventura-county-sheriffs-searching-for-missing-arcadia-firefighter
6/17-It's still too early to say if this case fits the profile, but there are elements that are suspicious. If someone lags behind you on a trail, NEVER let them hike alone.http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80530620/
6/14- The Missing 411-Collectors edition is here:http://www.nabigfootsearch.com/catalog/item/6180213/10077994.htm
6/14- Ida has been found. No further details
A 9-year old girl disappeared yesterday at 12:15pm from Samuel P. Taylor Park in Northern California. Ida Rothschild was playing with other children in the campsite when she vanished. An extensive search through the night has produced no results.http://abc7news.com/family/9-year-old-girl-missing-in-samuel-p-taylor-state-park/113025/
The location of this incident is two miles from Point Reyes National Park and the disappearance of two women we chronicled in “Missing 411-North America and Beyond." It is also three miles north of Mt. Tamalpais and the disappearance of two women who went missing and were later found under very unusual conditions, deceased. All victims were females. Let’s hope that Ida is found quickly.http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25620852/after-deaths-two-hikers-mt-tam-marin-investigators
In a very odd set of coincidences, as Ida goes missing, a wild fire starts inside this small park. There is no stated cause of the fire, but officials state it got its start near power lines.http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_25959841/samuel-p-taylor-state-park-fire-95-percent?source=pkg
6/10-An article about a missing woman that is documented in an extensive expose' in David Paulides' latest book, "Missing 411-The Devil's in the Detail"-http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/952845-129/hunting-the-mushroom-hunter-a-year
6/9- U.C. Berkeley student missing in Pollock Pines, CA outside of Sacramento in the corridor to Lake Tahoe. The last ping on his cell phone put him near the American River. He should've been found by now.http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/eldorado-hills/2014/06/09/vernon-matthews-missing/10247007/
6/7-Many of you know that we have raised serious ethical issues of the National Park Service. Read this case and you be the judge:http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/04/05/no-trace-of-man-missing-30-days-in-everglades-park/
6/7- In "Missing 411-Western United States" we had documented the disappearance of Nita Mayo, now a second woman disappears from the exact same spot. Here is the latest information:http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/204870/tolhurst-remains-missing.html
6/6-David Paulides' interview by Mel Fabregas on Veritas Radiom Network regarding David's latest work:http://www.veritasradio.com/guests/2014/06jun/VS-140605-dpaulides.php
6/5- Where is Marty Leger and where did his mountain bike go?http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1212005-search-for-missing-mountain-biker-marty-leger-called-off
6/2-David Paulides' interview by Examiner.com on his recent book release:http://www.examiner.com/article/david-paulides-on-missing-411-the-devil-s-the-detail
5/23- This is a May 22, 2005 case where a boy disappeared from a bridge while fishing. The news initially reported that the boy fell in the creek, this was incorrect. The sheriff immediately put up wire fences downstream, a body was never located. The parents indicated the boy was out of their sight just for a minute, then gone. You can tell by the photos that this was not a rapidly flowing creek. This incident happened 20 miles southeast of the disappearance of Justin Stahly described in "Missing 411- North America and Beyond", page 175-176-http://www.canammissing.com/missing-411-north-america.html) Breighton has never been found.:http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/breiton-ackerman/
5/22- A news broadcast from yesterday explaining the Dennis Martin disappearance. Fairly accurate but leaving out vital information. We did interview Dwight McCarter and he told us that he believed that Dennis was abducted. The information about the Green Berets training nearby is interesting but not factual. We reviewed every FOIA document and there is not one note about who called them and authorized their team to land by helicopter inside the park. They wouldn't work with NPS personnel, they searched alone. The segment does not include an interview with Mr. Martin, something we were able to accomplish. He had been lied to so many times by the press, park service and others, he doesn't trust any of them. The longest chapter in "Missing 411- Eastern Unitred States" is the section on Dennis. Here is the segment: http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2014/05/22/dennis-martin-missing-45-years/9405607/
5/6-A Possible New Case?http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/family-dog-saves-boy-lost-in-the-cold-23626953
4/30-In "Missing 411-Eastern United States" I wrote a lengthy section about the disappearance of Victor Shoemaker from Augusta, WV in May of 1994. I explained that it appeared that the cousins that were with him knew something more then what they were saying. The behavior of the tracking dogs was also quite unusual. A news article about the incident was just released and highlights the same concerns I did in my chapter about Victor: http://news.yahoo.com/parents-want-sons-1994-w-va-disappearance-solved-170223616.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory
4/29- In "Missing 411 Western United States" I wrote about the highly unusual disappearance in 2005 of Nita Mayo from Donnell's Vista Lookout just outside Yosemite. Her keys, purse, etc were found in the car, Nita has never been found. It appears that lightning has struck twice. Patty Sue Tolhurst (46 years) told friends that she was going hiking (4/20) and vanished. Searchers found her vehicle in the same turnout at NIta Mayo. Patty's personal items were found in her vehicle.http://www.modbee.com/2014/04/24/3308514/woman-missing-east-of-sonora.html
4/28-Two young Dutch women have disappeared while hiking near a volcano in Panama. Bad weather initially hindered the search. At this time it is unclear if a crime could've happened:http://www.panama-guide.com/article.php/20140407103602813
4/21-We need to keep an eye on these incidents. The coroner could not determine a cause of death on the first female hikers body. Why would the 2nd females body be found above the roadway when trails are below the parking lot?http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Woman-Reported-Missing-in-Same-Area-of-Mt-Tam-Where-Menlo-Park-Hiker-Disappeared-255728481.html?akmobile=o
2nd Article on Mt. Tamalpais incidents:http://www.abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/north_bay&id=9507790
4/21-Someone has read "Missing 411," this article highlights Native American beliefs on Crater Lake and compares it to missing people and other topics:http://whofortedblog.com/2013/03/14/creepy-crater-lake-legends-lost-gold-history-mystery/
4/15-This appears to be a case that we need to follow. We don't have enough details at this point for it to be inclusive. It is unusual that none of his clothes or suppulies were found. We've also been advised that canines were utilized and could not find a scent:http://www.warrenmeyer.com.au/
Another article about the above incident:http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/police-to-reopen-probe-into-missing-hiker-20130702-2p8yt.html
Here are a series of articlkes about Warren:http://on-walkabout.com/tag/warren-meyer/
4/12- Stunning new details on the Jaryd Atadero Case.http://www.canammissing.com/jaryd-atadero.html
4/5-We covered this disappearance in "Missing 411-North America and Beyond":http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/wife-of-missing-mount-marathon-runner-sues-chamber/article_e6a60392-bc59-11e3-8a76-0017a43b2370.html
4/4- Indiana Physicians Body Found-We highlighted this case when it happened. The group he was hiking with was taking a break. Dr. McGrogan told them he'd meet them up the trail at their next intended stop. The snow trail in this area is extremely well defined and is compacted snow from numerous day hikers. He wasn't at that meeting point. If you go off trail in this area, it'e extremely easy to follow you because there was snow in the area. A 10 day search did not find the physician. The below article states he was found 4 1/2 miles off the trail below an ice fall, an area the article states had been thoroughly searched.http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/authorities-say-body-found-in-eagle-county-may-be-missing-indiana-hiker-james-mcgrogan04032014
This is why we study history.
In “Missing 411-North America and Beyond” I wrote about the May 2, 1944 disappearance of three-year old Ronald Boggs from his Portsmouth, OH rural home. He was playing in the yard with the family dog when he vanished. There were one thousand searchers that scoured the Ohio countryside for 33 hours. He was found far outside the grid, four miles away. Portsmouth sits on the Ohio River.
Fast forward to yesterday and the disappearance of two-year old Gage Scaff from South Webster, Ohio, eight miles northeast of Portsmouth. Parallel associated factors between the cases:
Proximity to water
Both victims were boys
Ages 2 and 3 years
Both disappeared with dogs
Both disappeared very quickly and didn’t responded to calls
Both were found four miles from residence
**When you watch the attached video and the woman describes where Gage was found, notice there is a barbed wire fence surrounding her property. How did two-year old Gage get over that fence?
4/2-California Runner found in snowy mountains. The last two lines in this story will be very revealing:http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/01/3854845/missing-california-runner-found.html?sp=/99/406/552/
3/31-Another Missing Runner, age, length running, longtime illness, remote location of disappearance, all fits the profile-http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/31/6282453/rescue-teams-search-remote-placer.html
Other Missing Joggers that disappeared under similar circumstances:
Jeffrey Boucher- Whitby, Ontariohttp://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/body-found-in-search-for-ont-man-jeffrey-boucher-1.1752024
Paul Lemaitre-Missing Seward, Alaska, Chronicled in "Missing 411-North America and Beyond,"http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/last-man?page=single
Michah True, Missing 3/2012 Gila Wilderness. Body found laying next to creek with a shoe off and bruises on the body:http://running.competitor.com/2012/04/news/white-horse-leads-micah-true-from-the-wilderness_50249
3/30-Park Police Ticket Search and Rescue Volunteers:http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/search-party-ticketed/
3/29- Missing Whitby man possibly found. His second shoe is found near where his first was located. Several residents of Whitby had informed us that the lake was frozen solid in the area where the man jogged. He is found on a beach that was searched dozens of times. If law enformenet states he has been in the lake, they need to explain how he got in on a cold January morning....http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/29/body-found-on-whitby-waterfront-believed-to-be-that-of-missing-jogger-jeffrey-boucher/
3/24-Congresswoman Jackie Speier releases a letter and some backgrounbd about an incident involving the National Park Service. In this letter she states that the National Park Service "has not been transparent and forthright with the public." Again, further evidence that the park service does not live by its own creed to be transparent and open to the public.Read the document here:http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=779:congresswoman-speier-presses-nps-to-release-details-on-taser-usage&catid=20&Itemid=14
3/19-For people who follow our research, you know that we've chronicled physicians who have disappeared under highly unusual cicumstances, this is number three in three years. He left a group he was hiking with and went off alone and vanished.....http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/exclusive-missing-docs-dad-if-hes-alive-hell-live/25041848
3/15-We have stated that missing shoes is one of the key elements of the missing person issue. Here is an update on the missing Whitby, Ontario runner:http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/14/shoe-believed-to-belong-to-missing-whitby-teacher-jeffrey-boucher-found-on-lake-ontario-shoreline/
3/14-CBS Las Vegas, I-Team Special report on Missing 411: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OnBCOqLuLY
3/11-Another update article on Jeffrey Boucher:http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4405456-search-for-missing-whitby-man-to-pick-up-again-this-spring/
3/10-Update on Jeffrey Boucher, missing Whitby, ON man:http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/03/01/wife_of_jeffrey_boucher_missing_whitby_teacher_seeks_help_from_web_sleuths.html
3/6-David Paulides will be with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM, Monday night (3/10) 11pm-2am Pacific Time. He will be discussing "Missing 411."http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
3/3-Man disappears in Florida:http://www.ocala.com/article/20140301/ARTICLES/140309983?Title=Still-no-luck-in-search-for-missing-Ocklawaha-man
2/18-We were recently made aware of another missing runner. It's been two months and he has still not been found:http://www.canarianweekly.com/search-continues-missing-triathlete/ and another story:http://www.tenerifenews.org.es/2014/01/search-called-off-for-missing-victor/ and a culmination of several articles:http://www.janetanscombe.com/news/well-known-sportsman-missing-in-las-canadas.html
2/17-Additional Evicence that the National Park Service is not complying with the mandates of the Freedom of Information Act:http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2014/02/travelers-view-national-park-service-needs-improve-its-transparency24623
2/5-More information about the missing Whitby jogger:http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4350537-exclusive-missing-whitby-jogger-s-wife-doesn-t-believe-jeffrey-boucher-committed-suicide/
1/19-This is a case worth watching-http://globalnews.ca/news/1089055/police-scale-back-search-for-missing-whitby-man/
***2 Missing runner in a tight time frame, highly suspicious. Case #1 above. Case #2 below.
12/20-David Paulides' interview regarding "Missing 411" on Veritas Radio with Mel Fabregas-http://www.veritasradio.com/guests/2013/12dec/VS-131219-dpaulides.php
Mel's Review of the Missing 411- book series:
David Paulides' meticulous research into the thousands of mysterious disappearances in U.S. national parks should be an object lesson on how the paranormal should be investigated. Paulides does what most paranormal researchers fail to do: First, he examines a phenomenon that is truly unique, without defaulting to the unofficial canon of New Age explanations for such, and second, his research is so thorough, objective, and vetted that it cannot be debunked. Many paranormal researchers try to explain one unknown with another unknown. Paulides does not do this. Others have speculated that the disappearances were caused by Bigfoot, or "aliens." Paulides refuses to go there. He seems to intuitively understand that when we are confronted by a mystery that has no logical, physical explanation, a phenomenon that seemingly originates outside of our known reality, one that defies physical laws, then any attempt to define or understand it will fail--we simply lack the conceptual vocabulary. Paulides has done a great service by bringing forth his Missing 411 books and showing the reluctance of the National Parks Service to come clean on the records of missing persons, and he shows the feds are more interested in covering their derriares than doing what's right. There seems to be a pattern here.
12/4-We've kept the community informed about the National Park Service wanting to charge the CanAm Missing Project outrageous fees for a variety of documents that are supposedly available through public access and FOIA. They have continued this practice with almost an escalation of fees. I won't go into the numbers and issues at this time as we are preparing a special presentation about this at some later date. I will publicize a website that is owned and operated by a retired NPS ranger who is willing to tell the truth about FOIA and the NPS. The site explains how the NPS used questionable processes in accordance with FOIA. Remember, this is one of their own!!http://www.schundler.net/TheDarkSide.htm
12/3-We aren't the only organization having difficulty getting documents from the National Park Service. The following article exemplifies the same issues that we've faced even though the NPS touts "Transparency.":http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/02/interior-department-wants-transparency-foia-process-impedes-goal5366
11/20-Many of you have read our escapades with the National Park Service in our attempt to get documents supposedly available under the Freedom of Information act (FOIA). Now, an insider (A park ranger) has come forward and given an insiders perspective of the obstructions and inflation of fees he experienced when he filed FOIA's. Trust us about something, the NPS is still standing in the way of getting documents, life has not gotten any easier!! Let's applaud Bruce for coming forward!!http://www.schundler.net/TheDarkSide.htm
11/18-Article highlights missing people from Ontario, many of them berry pickers which are highlighted in "Missing 411."http://www.timminstimes.com/2012/07/23/mystery-continues-for-timmins-man-who-disappeared-five-years-ago-this-week
11/17-Missing Eufala Family Possibly Found:http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/state/remains-found-near-site-of-2009-search-for-missing-jamison-family-from-eufaula
10/18-Listen to David Paulides interviewed about missing people by UK radio Host Howard Hughes on his show "The Unexplained":http://theunexplained.tv/paranormal-podcasts/edition-128-david-paulides
10/9-One mans opinion about the National park Service-http://www.reddirtreport.com/prairie-opinions/patience-wearing-thin-national-parks-remain-closed-and-park-rangers-bully-visitors
9/28-David Paulides will be a guest on "Coast to Coast AM" for two hours on September 29, Discussing "Missing 411."http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2013/09/29
9/26-Here is a Huffington Post Review of "Missing 411-North America and Beyond-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roger-marsh/missing-person-cases-neve_b_3984127.html
9/23- An older article about a current issue:http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/05/national/05missing.html?_r=1&
9/21-Tonight:11pm-1am (Eastern Time), David Paulides will be interviewed on the "Missing 411" series, the research and investigations surrounding this enigma.http://www.wheredidtheroadgo.com/
9/18-David Paulides will be appearing 11pm-1am on the "Where Did The Road Go" discussing "Missing 411," a review of the books is also included in the link:http://www.wheredidtheroadgo.com/
9/16-The readers of our books know that there is some connection between missing shoes and missing people. In an odd coincidence, we have been tracking eleven cases of feet found in shoes in the ocean waters of British Columbia. Shoes with feet inside have also been found in Crescent City and the latest, San Francisco, CA.
BC Map of Found Shoes:http://www.komonews.com/news/local/67066472.html
9/3- We received the below email from a reader of the eastern version. This is an especially compelling email because it's from an experienced climber and hiker, someone who knows the woods. We are posting here as we believe its something everyone should read!!
Review of Missing 411-Eastern Version
Allow me to first provide some background. My name is Jesse Boyd; I am 37 years old; and I live in North Carolina on the edge of the mountains east of the Great Smokies. I am an experienced outdoorsman and mountaineer and have had the privilege of summiting nearly 500 peaks in a variety of locales around the world. I have spent a lot of time in the Andes, the Himalayas, and above the Arctic Circle, as well as in the Sierra Nevada, the Rockies, and the Southern Appalachians. With regard to the latter, there are 103 actual closed contours (i.e. “peaks”) that exceed 6,000 feet (as opposed to the 40 official “Southern Sixers”), and most of these summits are off or distant from established trails. I have summited 102 of these, mostly solo, and soon plan to slog out to Mr. Hardison deep in the Smokies to complete this quest. To my knowledge, although the Carolina Mountain Club recognizes, as of October 2008, 167 completers of the official Southern Sixer challenge (i.e. the 40 official summits), none have ever tagged all 103 closed contours (40 official peaks + 63 sub-peaks). In pursuing this goal, I have been forced to spend many hours over many miles bushwhacking off-trail in the thick underbrush of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Literally, I have walked all over that park, particularly east of Newfound Gap; and most of that time I have been alone. Time frames have also had me out slogging after dark on numerous occasions.
A little more than a week ago, I saw Baldwin and Grubb's "Unsolved Disappearances in the Great Smoky Mountains" on a shelf in a visitor's center near Fontana Dam. Intrigued, I thumbed through it for a few minutes and made a mental note of the Martin, Gibson, and Melton cases, something I had never even heard about. Long story short, I returned home and did a little digging and came across your books. Immediately, I ordered the Eastern 411 text and devoured it less than two days after receiving it (I couldn't believe how fast I received it via media mail from NABS). Now, I find myself particularly intrigued by the Geoffrey Hague, Mark Hanson, and Brad Lavies cases.
Back in November, while training for a summit attempt on Aconcagua (the highest mountain in South America and the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas), I did some slogging in the Great Smokies with a full backpack. Starting at the Alum Cave trailhead, I made it to the summit ridge of Mt. Leconte in less than 90 minutes and then bushwhacked nearly a mile out a ridge to tag West Point, an unofficial 6,000 ft. peak on the western end of the LeConte massif. This was some of the thickest and nastiest underbrush I have ever navigated, not to mention the knee-deep snow in places; and that night I commented to my father about how the venture was the worst of any of my Appalachian Sixer bushwhacks. During this particular slog, my GPS was acting strangely and I couldn't get a proper directional bearing. For this reason, I became a bit disoriented and found myself in the very area where Brad Lavies was found in 1993 above Rainbow Falls. I am simply baffled as to how that young man ended up in that area. The terrain is simply horrible, and I myself had to turn around and circumnavigate on several occasions just to find the the Rainbow Falls Trail because it was impossible to proceed in front of me. The Lavies case defies all logic in my mind.
That same day, after bushwhacking to West Point, I slogged over Mt. Leconte and followed the Boulevard Trail all the way to the Appalachian Trail junction, the place where Geoffrey Hague disappeared in 1970. I arrived at this junction after dark without using my headlamp because of dying batteries. I walked the 3 miles back to Newfound Gap in the dark, the exact same route Hague's Boy Scout Troop took the day he went missing. I simply cannot understand how the boy lost his way. I anticipated trouble that night finding the AT in the dark and was surprised at how visible and discernible the trail junction actually appeared. I remarked later that night about how I wished all the junctions in the park were as obvious as the Boulevard/AT. Before reaching the AT and at dusk, I had ventured off the Boulevard Trail to summit Anakeesta Knob and another unnamed 5,000 foot peak. Again, it was horrible bushwhacking that left me scratched up. Both of these knobs were above the drainage where Hague's body was eventually found. There is simply no way or no reason why someone would leave the Boulevard Trail in that vicinity and drop down into that rugged drainage. As an experienced bushwhacker, I wouldn't have done it without serious concerns about how to get back out. If the boy were simply lost and on the wrong trail, it would have made far more sense for him to have continued on the Boulevard Trail out to Leconte or to have just turned around. One would really have to work to get into that drainage from where he went missing.
Several times while out bagging Southern Sixers, I have spent the night in the Tricorner Knob shelter near where Mark Hanson disappeared in 1975. Again, I am baffled. The AT coming down from Mt. Guyot is a pleasant downhill and would have been easy to navigate, even in the snow. The foliage is extremely thick on both sides of the trail in that spot, and the terrain is steep up to the left and steep down to the right (if heading toward Tricorner). The only way to go is forward. There is no way Hanson lost his way and left that trail voluntarily. Several years ago, I bushwhacked in the very vicinity of where Hanson went off trail. I was trying to find an old Guyot summit trail that the NPS had decommissioned some years before, intrigued by how quickly the wilderness can overtake an unmaintained trail and erase any evidence of its former existence. I eventually found the true summit of Guyot but was badly scratched up by the thick balsam. It took an hour for me to walk half a mile back to the AT as I literally had to crawl on my hands and knees in places and cut down branches just to make a way to proceed. Again, I am baffled.
I have spent many, many hours and miles off trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in some of its remotest corners. Most of the time, I have been alone and out after dark. Never once have I encountered a problem or anything I would deem strange. In fact, the times I have been out near Tricorner Knob, I have never even seen a ranger or another hiker. There is no way a typical run-of-the-mill abductor would be up in that area looking for someone to prey upon when there is no guarantee anyone would be out there in the first place. How people like Hanson, Hague, and Davies go missing and are found in these areas, I will never understand. How little Dennis Martin or Trenny Gibson vanished without a trace, I will never understand. As for the scratches and cuts noted on the bodies of many people found in these cases, I do, however, understand. I can't help but recall how scratched up my arms and face have become after bushwhacking in the Southern Appalachians. Going off trail, or being carried off trail, in the thick balsam of these mountains will definitely do that to you.
I look forward to soon obtaining and devouring your Western 411 book as well as the North America and Beyond text. The Crater Lake, Mt. Shasta, Yosemite, and Mt. Rainier cases are intriguing to me also because like the Smokies, I have spent a lot of time in these parks and have actually been in the vicinity of some of the places where folks have gone missing. I have tried slogging cross-country in deep fresh snow drifts in both Crater Lake and Yosemite, much like Charles McCullar would have had to do to get to the spot where his body was eventually found. I'm telling you it is impossible, even with snow shoes. Once, in the Sierra Nevada, a friend and I bailed on a long-planned climb of Mt. Lyell simply because we were post-holing in the snow up to our waist with snowshoes. It would have taken us days to get to the base of Yosemite’s Mt. Lyell in those conditions.
Sorry to have rambled on so. Thank-you for your thorough research in these matters. No doubt, it was a monumental task. The Eastern 411 book was a great read, and I look forward to getting my hands on the others. I really appreciate how you refrained from drawing conclusions or making hypotheses as to the causes of these disappearances. You simply let the facts speak for themselves. On that note, I also enjoyed your interview with George Knapp of Coast to Coast AM. The information you have provided will definitely affect how I behave going forward in wilderness areas. No more camping overnight alone, and you better believe that my children will always be in my line of sight. Chills run up my spine when I think about how I, along with my two daughters (9 and 5 years old, both blonde hair), were hiking in the Great Balsams near the Smokies a couple of months ago. I found myself ahead of them on the trail about 100 feet as they came up slowly behind. We even did a little bushwhacking out to a couple sub-peaks of Richland Balsam; and at times, they were 20-50 feet behind me in thick rock-strewn areas. At the time, It didn't even cross my mind that there was any risk in this. How easily one of them could have disappeared just like little Dennis Martin. After reading your book, never again will they be out of my sight in the woods. Scary thoughts for a parent.
8/26-A fascinating story about a disappearance on Vancouver Island-http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2012/10/the-strange-disappearance-of-granger-taylor/
7/30-George Knapp's I-Team investigation and interview on "Missing 411."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OnBCOqLuLY&feature=youtu.be
7/30-The Jeff Rense Interview with David Paulides regarding "Missing 411."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83lcjvlQfw
7/15-This is a link to the actual search photos in the Dennis Martin case:
7/8-Join David Paulides as he is a guest on "Beyond the Edge Radio", June 14 8:30-10pm-Eastern Time and discusses "Missing 411."
7/6-The latest Book Review on Amazon.com of "Missing 411-Western United States." We feel this is important as it comes from emergency management personnel.
7/5-This is an article about the disappearance of Michael Lemaitre who disappeared during a mountain race in Seward Alaska. This article takes a look at the race a year after the incident. His story was chronicled in "Missing 411-North America and Beyond" (http://www.nabigfootsearch.com/Bigfootstore.html ), Here is the article- http://news.yahoo.com/daredevil-nature-alaska-mountain-race-tempered-tragedy-132456971.html
6/11-An interesting article about people missing in Oregon's wilderness-http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/lost_in_oregon_hiker_who_vanis.html
5/18-A Very Interesting Article About Harvard Medical School Professor (Psychiatrist) John Mack and his research into Alien Abduction-http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/05/americans-alien-abduction-science
5/8-New Blog Comment about this project and the Missing 411 books-http://www.nabigfootsearch.com/bigfootblog.html
4/18-David Paulides will be on "Unraveling the Secrets", this Saturday night, 9pm Pacific time and Midnight Eastern. David will be discussing his new book, "Missing 411-North America and Beyond."http://www.unravelingthesecrets.com/411nab/
3/23-A New Webpage that shows the locations of where some people have vanished-http://www.canammissing.com/locations-of-missing.html
3/22-For people who have read the "Missing 411" books, this story about unusual disappearances of dogs in Idaho may sound similar to what's in the books-http://www.pawnation.com/2013/03/22/dozens-of-dogs-go-missing-in-idaho/?icid=maing-grid10|htmlws-main-bb|dl11|sec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D287714
3/16-David Paulides' third "Missing 411" book has just been released. This edition includes stories from North America and five other countries. Here is the link:http://www.canammissing.com/missing-411-north-america.html
3/6-We have been following the case of Robert "Bobby" Fitzgerald (60 yrs) since he disappeared on Shenandoah Mountain outside of Staunton, VA. Bobby is an avid runner and hiker. He lost his cell phone on a hike and returned the next day (alone) to retrieve it, that's when he disappeared. Snow started falling soon after he vanished. Bobby disappeared in close proximity to the Appalachian Trail (and just 15 miles from Shenandoah National Park), a location of many famous disappearances in the last one hundred years. There are many news articles about this disappearance, we encourage you to follow this case:http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Wildnerness-Store-Owner-Hopes-Missing-Hiker-Can-Still-Survive-180079181.html
2/24-A New Movie is about to be released about missing children-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a3B5qXlXtU
1/16-This is a very disturbing case. A woman supposedly gets up in the middle of the night and vanishes. The SAR is suspended after just 3 days of searching???http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/search-grand-canyon-continues-missing-woman-article-1.1240999
12/1-This is a detailed story about the disappearance of Christine Calayca. We did cover this in "Missing 411", this story offers more details. It confirms that weather turned bad after she disappeared and it also confirms that animals did not kill or abduct her. It is a good read:http://www.katebarker.com/pdfs/win07missingkate.pdf
11/16-A reader of the "Missing 411" series sent us the attached link from a 1950's series, "One Step Beyond." This show was about a boy who lived in a rural area and disappeared. The similarities in the story, where he was located, what the boy said, all have an uncanny resemblance to many, many of the stories we have highlighted in the books.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jh_TkJTFxE&feature=related
10/7-David Paulides Interviewed by ABC News about Missing People:http://abcnews.go.com/US/happened-amelia-jimmy-db-mystery-famous-missing-americans/story?id=17409364
9/29-David Paulides Interviewed By Ted Torbich Regarding "Missing 411."-http://irnfiles.com/audio/StenchOfTruth_David_Paulides.mp3
7/29-Trust that the FBI knows more about these two Iowa girls than they are telling the public:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/missing-iowa-cousins-video_n_1702822.html
7/16-Documentary Film Maker Disappears in the woods of British Columbia-http://www.globaltvbc.com/documentary+filmmaker+missing+in+northern+bc/6442679412/story.html
7/14-Two Girls Disappear in Iowa-http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/16/us/iowa-missing-cousins/index.html
7/9-A review of David Paulides' interview on Coast to Coast Radio of June 24-http://afutureghost.blogspot.com/2012/07/david-paulides.html
7/6-New You Tube Added-David Paulides' Interview on Coast to Coast with George Knapp-http://www.canammissing.com/SARYOUTUBE.html
7/6-Madelliane McCann's Grave Possibly Found-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/06/madeleine-mccanns-grave-found_n_1653768.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk3&pLid=176480
6/19-Fewer Adults Visiting National Parks:http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=20690641&title=fewer-young-adults-visiting-national-parks&s_cid=queue-12
6/12-Interesting article on British Columbia's "Highway of Tears", Mass amount of missing women-http:// http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156982/Highway-Tears-The-mystery-Canadas-missing-women.html#ixzz1xUE7ijTN
6/8-Mark Your Calendar, June 24, 10pm-2AM, David Paulides Will Be on Coast to Coast AM for "Missing 411-Part 2", David and George Knapp Will Be Discussing Unusual Disappearances-http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2012/03/25
6/3-Interview on CBS/KMOX St Louis with David Paulides Talking about "Missing 411"-http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/
6/2-9:15-11pm Pacific Time David Paulides will be interviewed about his "Missing 411" books, here is the link to listen-"Unraveling the Secrets"-http://www.soupmedianetwork.com/unravelingthesecrets/?p=6529
5/29-Micah True Autopsy Results-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/09/micah-true-ultramarathon-runner-cause-of-death-heart-disease_n_1501526.html
5/29-Missing Hikers Campsite Found-http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20120527/NEWS/120529857
5/25-Missing Kids in the Spotlight-http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/y-big-story-missing-213820194.html
5/4-CBS/KLAS TV in Las Vegas had a prime time news special about missing 411- Here is a short segment of that special-http://www.8newsnow.com/category/28259/8-news-now-video?clipId=7156318&autostart=true
Here is the actual segment-http://www.8newsnow.com/story/18150329/i-team
4/17-Order "Missing-411 Eastern U.S."-Now- Here is the Link-http://www.nabigfootsearch.com/catalog/item/6180213/9296880.htm
4/17-A Story About the Disappearance of Another Cross Country Runner-Sounds Very Similar to the Disappearance of Micah True-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-17725024
4/16-Interview with David Paulides regarding "Missing 411-Eastern U.S."-http://www.examiner.com/paranormal-in-panama-city/interview-with-david-paulides-on-missing-411-eastern-united-states-the-sequel
4/1-David Paulides' Interview on Whitley Strieber's "Dreamland Radio-http://www.unknowncountry.com/dreamland/too-many-people-are-missing-story-behind-story
4/10-Update on the Condition of "Micah True's" Body When Found-http://running.competitor.com/2012/04/news/white-horse-leads-micah-true-from-the-wilderness_50249
4/10-Whitley Strieber Forwarded the following link Regarding People Abducted under Similar Circumstances in Indonesia/Wearing Bright Colors-http://www.unknowncountry.com/insight/abduction-wave-indonesia
4/6-Watch David Paulides on CBS Affiliate KOVR-"Good Day Sacramento" Talk About His New Book-"Missing 411"-http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/6912828-missing-411/
3/31-Ultra Marathoner "Micah True" body is found in a "rugged and isolated" area of the Gila National Forest-Everyone Should read all Associated Articles Aboput this Disappearance, Micah Knew These Trails Very Well-http://www.alamogordonews.com/alamogordo-news/ci_20302395/renowned-runner-micah-trues-body-found-nm
3/25- David Paulides will be on Coast to Coast Radio Discussing "Missing 411"- 10pm-2am, PacificTime-http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2012/03/25
3/25-National Park Service is Hiding Report Calling for a More Scientific Approach to Park Management-http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nps-retirees-national-park-service-is-hiding-report-calling-for-more-scientific-approach-to-park-management-75037172.html
3/25-Missing Cases Blog-Defrosting Cold Cases-http://www.defrostingcoldcases.com/missingpersons/missing-411?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=missing-411