a reply to: NoRulesAllowed
You want proof of it?
Pretty simple way to go about getting it. Just either read the books or ask those of us who have to list the files he "claims" he was prevented from
obtaining, and file a FOIA yourself. Freedom of information is just that. If he was telling the truth, you'll have ridiculous difficulty in
obtaining, if not, you can disprove him and add the information he says he was denied.
It's all very well demanding proof, but if you really want it, you'd dig for it.
And I agree that the Parks themselves are obviously a location where it's more likely someone would be able to disappear than, say a city. But
they're also a place where, should they so wish, a government agency would be able to easily and secretively remove individuals with no witnesses. Or
an obscure intelligent hominid could reside and be feeding on humans in secret. Or a population of inbred wild people have taken residence and are
cannibalising the visitors.
I think a lot of you are misinterpreting Paulides' intentions with the books. He isn't telling us Bigfoot is out there and eating our kids, nor is
he saying transdimensional portals are opening non-stop and sucking people in. The only agenda he's pushing is the one that identifies the complete
and total lack of interest from the Park administration in simply recording the disappearances. Let alone trying to solve them. As he says, the run of
the mill Park staff you meet, the rangers etc, are good people. But the bureaucracy of the parks, the upper echelons (so to speak) who see the big
picture, are doing nothing to investigate or solve these cases. Instead, missing people are "presumed dead" after an elapsed amount of time and,
PRESTO!!! They're off the missing person list, and onto the dead list. Therefore, they're no longer a missing person, but a corpse that died of
Writing this, one case comes to mind which really disturbed and upset me. I can't recall the location off the top of my head, but the basics are as
Little boy goes missing with his puppy. Official search begins in hours.
Parents suspect foul play, as they live in a pretty remote area on a farm. No one had driven there or been seen there.
Sometime later, searchers find the puppy in a sealed well. Police say the puppy must have fallen in. To the sealed well. Or pulled the metal cover
over himself afterwards.
Some days later the boy's body is found resting against a tree, in an area that had not only been searched previously, but searchers would have had
to pass daily to keep spreading outwards.
Coroner states the boy must have died within a day or two of going missing (which doesn't explain why all the searchers "missed" his corpse perched
right beside them).
Coroner also states the boy died of natural causes, probably exposure, and there were no signs of violence on the body.
Coroner doesn't address the fact the boys face had been "smashed in." Doesn't say whether it happened pre or post mortem, what could have caused
This isn't even the most disturbing or confusing case. I'd seriously recommend the books to anyone who has doubts about the content. I borrowed one
book to somebody at work, and all three were borrowed out a week later and only returned to me last week. Everyone who read them was disturbed and
remarked on how peculiar all the cases are.
Back on topic:
Something I've discovered regarding this case which I think is
This was in fact Byars first camping trip. This leads me to believe that claim he became lost is accurate and true. He is not an experienced
outdoorsman. At all. He's a complete and total novice. This also leads me to believe the chances of him murdering and hiding the body of his only
real "lifeline" are incredibly slim.