a reply to: randyvs
In my mind, a "portal", as a device, could handle a large part of the Herdman mystery.
Back to the vulture/s, condor/s, buzzards and/or other carrion...
We see buzzards (turkey vultures
) routinely swarming fresh roadkill - alert to approaching vehicles - jump out of the way, 'most
always, before too late - then swarm back, even though more traffic is approaching.
Maybe these 'buzzards' are 'domesticated'... (?
Within the last ten years, I was driven onto a ranch near the base of the Guadalupe Mtns (West Texas, Southeastern New Mexico
was sparsely covered with small brush, cactus, rolling-sage
) and sand/dirt. The ranch was tens of thousands of
acres...and more than an hour or two into the 'excursion', we drove up on a working windmill and large power lines at the top of one of the highpoints
on the ranch - and there were hundreds of these buzzards, all roosting in the middle of the day (it was late Autumn
Barely a ripple of concern was evident in the 'herd' as we drove under, past, around, then back under them.
Why would such birds of the Sespe Wilderness Area of the Los Padres', in a zone dedicated to a habitat safe from
humans (for such
) not circle and descend on the corpse for at least a few of the days?
If they were easily spooked - I might understand...
Maybe there was so much death and dying in the vicinity...that they weren't hungry... (?
Predation was reportedly evident... So - 'we' cannot exempt such carrion from participating... But...
How/Why would the searchers have missed the display/s?
This was, apparently, an area where choppers regularly delivered S&R Teams.
How incompetent must these professional 'teams' & chopper pilots have been...to miss such an OBVIOUS clue?
...Unless - the body wasn't in that location for those many days.
A portal could handle that part of the mystery.
But - a portal is just a device... It needs some motivation.
is thinking 'human element'...
The possibility of this being 'the' answer to the Missing-411
mystery, as well as to the Herdman mystery...continues to pose the question -
I don't think the motivation can be explained with simple 'opportunity'. ...Unless everyone that goes 'missing' is, likewise, dead/killed.
If Herdman was dragged from that cliff (100' to 200' drop
), it would need to have been a huge-gantic bird.
On the other hand - if he was standing on the cliff in the middle of the night - and a large bird of prey swooped him - he could have been spooked
into losing his footing, and fallen from the cliff.
But - again - why no circling carrion through the early days of S&R?
At present - for me - it seems most likely that his body was not in the location found, until (or, around-about
) the day of its
That is an unlikely place for a predator to drag the body...at such a stage of decomposition.
A bird of prey or condor/vulture does not easily handle the "Duke-part" of the story.
A portal...with someone/something capable of stepping through and back...could.