The subject of people going missing under unusual circumstances in our National Parks has come up on ATS numerous times. For those unfamiliar, it is
purported that a large number of people --- often in 'clusters' --- have gone missing from our National Parks and from others around the world. On
its surface this probably wouldn't seem particularly surprising. These are rugged areas where people can get lost and subsequently succumb to
exposure or animal attack. Searches for the lost, however, have seemingly turned-up consistently odd and disturbing patterns related to the victims'
remains and belongings. An 'organization' called the 'CanAm Missing Project'
has been researching these disappearances for 'many years'
and a series of books have been published by a gentleman by the name of David Paulides chronicling their findings. His/their website can be found
More on the website shortly.
Mr. Paulides, a former law enforcement professional, presents information that suggests that in many of these cases the people managing the SAR
operations (also LE) are either outrageously inept or deeply involved in a cover-up. One of the cases presented on his website is that of Jaryd
Atadero, a 3-year-old that disappeared with a group of hikers from Big South Trail in Colorado back in 1999. Among the myriad of inexplicable aspects
of the search operation include: The family's request to see the spot where Jaryd disappeared and the Sheriff's refusal and threats of arrest if
they stepped on the trail; the family being told early in the search that Jaryd was in the cold river and that he wouldn't be found for 4 years (his
found 4yrs later but not in the river); the father found that SAR was using a piece of HIS clothing as a target for the search
dogs (how could an adult's shorts be confused with a 3 yr old's clothes?) suggesting that search dogs weren't even tracking the child's scent;
when his clothing was found 4yrs later there were several anomalies: his shoes, allegedly exposed to the elements for 4yrs appeared unfaded and w/o
any signs of mold or filled with debris; there was no blood; there were unidentified hairs on his sweater which were never identified (or at least no
identification was provided to the family)... there are many, many more inconsistencies and issues with the entire investigation. Similar problems
have allegedly surfaced with other investigations related to the missing.
When you digest the information presented you come away with the inescapable conclusion that there is some ominous and sinister conspiracy related to
these disappearances and that the people managing the SAR operation are involved in a cover-up. If this is the case --- if people really are
being abducted from our National Parks and their remains/effects are later being 'placed' in locations previously searched --- this would constitute
a significant phenomenon of which people should be made aware and a full-court investigation launched to get to its root and identify its
perpetrators. Make sense? This is huge!
Back to the website and Mr. Paulides... if you have taken the time to visit the website link I provided you will already know that the site is of
absurdly poor design. It contains very little in the way of information --- no statistics, very few case studies, no background on the alleged
organization, and no mention of its other members. What the website does
do is act as a two-bit internet kiosk to sell Mr. Paulides'
half-dozen-or-so books on the subject at $50ea. I ask you this: if you had stumbled upon this phenomenon wouldn't you work to create universal
awareness in order to launch a full-scale investigation? How many people are going to be willing to shell-out $50 for a book on a subject of which
they aren't even aware? Now don't misunderstand me. I realize this kind of research and investigation is costly. And people need to eat. I
don't begrudge people making a buck while
they work for a cause but in this case it appears to be all about selling books and very little
about promoting a cause.
Mr. Paulides, as I said, is former LE. He suggests that the unnamed 'others' in the CanAm organization have similar backgrounds. He also presents
information that suggests that the SAR people (also LE) involved in these SAR efforts are complicit in a cover-up of the actual facts surrounding the
cases. Could it be that Mr. Paulides' only
real motivation here is to cash-in on a conspiracy of which he, at a minimum, is aware and
possibly even involved? Given what I've presented here and from what you can glean from his website, what other conclusion can be drawn?