posted on Oct, 12 2012 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by SheeplFlavoredAgain
Halloween is a good time to give tips on how to avoid an abduction.
I was like your mother, always being approached and followed by weird men. My father had good tips, like never ever walk on the side of the street
that has bushes, because the creep can be hiding behind them, grab you and pull you in. Try to walk close to other groups of people, if you're
If a man drives past, opens his car door to offer a ride, you say no thanks I'm home right now, this is my house right here. Just pick any house and
walk into the yard like it is. They will take off so fast. I've had to do it. Then you can run home.
Of course it is also important you discuss kidnappings with your children. They really can know there are mean people in this world who take little
kids and they will never see their mummy or daddy ever again. I don't believe we should hide the cold hard facts because its these facts that will
remind them if they are approached, why it isn't safe to go off with a stranger. Children have a habit of doing what they were told not to and are
by nature very curious. So fill them in on how dangerous it can be. or they will wonder why. They can be coaxed too easily to come closer to get the
candy being offered or to " help find my ball or puppy, etc". Lots of creeps will pull up and ask for directions and you walk close to the car and
can be grabbed. I believe it was Ted bundy who acquired his victims by faking he had a broken arm and needed help putting his groceries into the car
by unsuspecting women in parking lots. Once they got close enough, he grabbed them.
Be sure they are dressed adequately so they aren't getting wet or cold and tempted to take " a ride home".
It's also not considered wise to put your child's name on their coats or bags where it's visible. A stranger can see it and say " hi Suzy, your
mother told me to pick you up today". So of course you should tell them I would never send anybody to pick you up so if that happens, don't believe
it. This needs to be said in a way that it covers you wouldn't let anybody pick them up ever, because its quite often a person who is close to the
family or a neighbour that takes kids.
I hope they find who took Jessica and find out if the body found was hers so the parents can move forward in this hellish nightmare . The not knowing
has to be so hard. I can't imagine.