NEW YORK (July 9) - A Manhattan skyscraper in one of the most security-conscious parts of the city has become the scene of an unlikely missing persons
Police are trying to figure out what happened to a cleaning woman who vanished midway through her shift Tuesday evening at an office tower a few
hundred feet from the World Trade Center reconstruction site.
Eridania Rodriguez, 46, punched in for work at 2 Rector Street around 5 p.m. She donned her blue uniform, chatted with other after-hours employees and
was last seen on security cameras around 7 p.m., according to a lawyer for her family, Daniel Ferreira.
Then, she disappeared.
The building's cameras never recorded her leaving the skyscraper. She didn't meet up with co-workers for her regular subway ride home to
Manhattan's Washington Heights section. Her purse and street clothes remained in her locker.
The woman's family is distraught and fears the worst, Ferreira said.
Police quietly sealed off the building Wednesday morning to hunt for clues. They found no trace of the missing woman. Workers were finally allowed
back in shortly before noon.
"It's a mind blower. How do you go missing here?" said Rob Ross, an executive assistant in the studio of architect Daniel Libeskind, who moved to
the tower after getting the commission to redesign ground zero.
Security in the building is typical for the financial district. Employees need identification cards to enter. Security cameras cover every entrance
and many public areas. Every visitor is photographed before they are allowed up from the
This type of ocurance has happend several times through out history, here are a few examples:
It was the night of November 25, 1809. The world was at war with Napoleon Bonaparte and uncertain frantic alliances were being formed across Europe to
counter him. Vienna had fallen, and Britain’s diplomat in the area, Benjamin Bathurst, was on his way north to Hamburg to return to Britain.
Not far from Berlin in the town of Perleberg, Bathurst stopped in the evening under an assumed name with an assistant to take on fresh horses and to
have dinner. It was nearly 9 pm when the horses were prepared. Bathurst, wanting to get to Berlin as soon as possible, left his assistant and went
outside to wait in the carriage. That would be the last time anyone would ever see Benjamin Bathurst.
Moments later his assistant left the Inn only to find the carriage empty. No sign of Bathurst was to be found, and one of the strangest stories in
history of a disappearance was born.
Word reached England some weeks later when the assistant arrived in London. Bathurst’s wife herself went to Germany and coordinated with the police
investigation into the matter. The river Stepnitz was scoured to no avail. The village was searched exhaustively several times with only a coat
reported to belong to Bathurst found in an outhouse, and a pair of pantaloons thought to belong to him found some distance away in the woods. Even
after an exhaustive search with dogs of the entire area, no other trace was found.
Another famous tale is that of David Lang of Tennesse, a farmer who in full view of his family vanished in thin air. One second he was visible, the
next he was not as he walked across a field. We need not recount this very famous story in detail here, but it remains one of the greatest examples of
inexplicable human disappearance in the annals of the paranormal.
What causes such things?
Are there really portals to other dimensions?
If so why take the people that are taken?
What are your thoughts?
[edit on 10-7-2009 by joe82]