posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 07:33 PM
10,000,000 looks like a big number, but if you scatter that ten million throughout a big world with approaching 7 BILLION (that's 7,000,000,000....
or seven thousand million, 1 out of every 700 people on average), it's really simple to misplace 1 in 700 things.... but what about people, who all
have separate paths in which they choose to follow? Let's say half of those people are found every year.... the remaining number you are left with is
something like 1 in every 14,000 people go missing and stay missing every year. Let's take into consideration that maybe approx. half of those
missing that stay missing are eventually either found dead or are alive and living a new identity (are explainable). That leaves us with 1 in every
28,000 people missing and never found again with no explanation worldwide.
Honestly, that's a pretty tame number, compared to other species death/dissapearance rates goes.
Given how big the world is, how wreckless humanity is, how hard people are willing to look for one single person lost on planet Earth, it could be any
number of naturally occuring things. It could be unsolved crimes, unseen accidents, unaccounted for people, many many relatively mundane things that
we all know happen.
With that number as high as it is, and as easy as it is to slip one in 28,000 people away without much effect on the community or the function of
society, it's also very easy to imagine a clandestine operation scooping people up at random and taking them deep within the Earth (which is almost
unexplored) to do very cruel and unusual things to them in the name of advancing knowledge for certain clandestine individuals.
Keep in mind these calculations were rough, as they came right off the top of my head... but people forget just how many of us are skittering around
here on the surface of this planet, which is a very big size for a solid planetoid, compared to others. We're not even considering all the space
there is underneath our feet, underneath our oceans, in our mountain ranges, all this potential space for people and creatures to hide and/or be
hidden. You could hide the entire human population from sight in cave systems alone!
Don't underestimate the ability to keep things hidden.