posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 06:25 AM
Hi guys, I'm pretty new to ATS so forgive me if this isn't the right place to post this.
I did a search to see if this topic had been discussed here and was a little surprised it hadn't been and I just wanted to know what people's gut
feeling is about it.
Back in January of this year an Australian Army captain who had seen active service in Afghanistan, up and flew to New York, a place where he'd never
been before and where he seemed to know nobody, travelled to the very north of the State, near Lake Saranac (his intention was to ultimately head to
Lake Placid) and booked into a hotel in the middle of nowhere. He emailed his father and basically set his affairs in order. The next day he climbed
a mountain and never came down. SAR found him naked and dead on the side of a mountain a few days later.
I find this really strange. Maybe PTSD makes you do strange things like this - go to a strange country where you know nobody and commit suicide. But
I have done a little casual research into this because my feeling was he was perhaps asked to meet someone there and read *somewhere* that there was
some kind of secret military base up in that region. I have searched again for that info tonight to pass on to you and have come up with nothing.
This may be nothing more than suicidal ideation brought on by PTSD from Afghanistan but I find the whole thing very strange.
I attach the initial article about his disappearence and then subsequent articles regarding the search and the finding of his body.
If anyone can tell me about any military bases up there and what they're used for it might give a clue as to why he was up there. Any other general
comments regarding this case are also warmly welcomed. Thanks.
edit on 21-3-2014 by Splodge because: (no reason