posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 04:25 PM
Edit: Supposedly 32 people disappeared without a trace in 1953 from a hotel in Williamsport PA. It has recently popped up on various forums on the
internet so I brought it here for the collective wisdom to debunk
Alright, I'll cut to the chase. I love reading things on here but have never tried to seriously start a topic. Mods I put this here because I pretty
much think this is a hoax, however I can't think of a better group of people to bring this to to put my own mind at ease. Feel free to move to the
appropriate forum (like you need my permission
I came across this story yesterday on a friend's facebook page and looked into it a bit. Here is a link to the "legend"
Hotel 33 Disappearance
The article speaks for itself and doesn't take long to read. So far I have had zero luck finding any information linked to the names mentioned. I am
from this area and have never heard a thing about this story; neither has my mom who grew up in the neighborhood where this supposedly happened or
anyone else I have discussed this with. All of the information seems to have popped up spontaneously over the last month and a half or so and there
are no news archives that I could find to support this via brief internet searches. Two things have me second guessing this....they are both inspired
from this youtube video Hotel 33 interview
I was able to find the person supposedly being interviewed in an obituary guestbook and his post lines up with his own description of himself, so I
think he may be at least a real person. The officer he refers to in the interview is in fact a real person and is still listed as a detective on the
Williamsport police force. Can't for the life of me figure out why an active police officer would allow his name to be associated with this, well
either way. If this has been a cover up I would think it would threaten his job and if this is a (very elaborate) hoax, which I suspect, it wouldn't
bode well for his career either.
Another thing in reference to the video; it is mentioned that the tape of the interview was discovered during an office transfer and either the
courthouse or police station (not sure how the offices are set up there) were moved a few years ago because a new facility was built. They made the
old one into a restaraunt I believe.
Sorry if this is disjointed....I am in a hurry and had to post it now because I accidentally hit send before I was ready and am adding this info
through the edit feature. I still really don't understand how to post things on here as beautifully as most op's.
edit on 2/2/2013 by
glad_to_be_His because: (no reason given)
edit on 2/2/2013 by glad_to_be_His because: because i am an idiot