posted on May, 6 2014 @ 02:47 AM
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: BO XIAN
Were all (any?) of those circumstances involved in that case?
From what I've seen, David P bares a strong resemblance to UFO "researchers." Confirmation bias is strong with this one.
Of course there are unknown causes of disappearance. When there is insufficient information there is no other place to go. But as you pointed out,
David P likes to concentrate on a small number of cases while ignoring the fact that the vast majority are solved. He likes to ignore the scientific
probability that this indicates that there really isn't anything strange about people going missing in the woods.
I have two of his three books, and plan to get the third. I very seldom purchase such books, and, while I do believe some odd things are possible, I
tend to want evidence. In this case, the evidence is there. He's collected hundreds of cases, and while he doesn't have details on all of them,
those cases where he has details are fascinating. Things happen that experienced search and rescue people can't explain. Plus, he doesn't offer
any theory on the cause; he simply lists the cases, and the details when they are available. Now, some conclusions can be drawn, but he's careful
not to state them. I have a pretty good BS detector, and this guy is sincere. He had the story brought to him. He didn't seek it. He's also a
former cop, so he knows how things are supposed to be handled, and can spot issues in some of the cases, and how they were handled oddly.
If you aren't ready to buy one of the books, check some of the interviews on YT. There are several audio ones, from Coast-to-Coast, for example,
that you can listen to, and hear details of some of the stranger cases. I listened to those before I bought a book, and now own the first two. They
aren't cheap, either, and my budget has real limits, so I don't buy just anything. Direct from him, they are $25 plus shipping, but he will sign
them for you. Other sites have much higher prices, so you'd think they were long out of print or something.
You are a skeptic, I know, but you are a thinker, and look for good, logical explanations. Check the audio, and see what you think. The boy missing
from Tennessee is one of the most creepy cases.