posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 02:27 PM
I don’t know where to begin; I wasn’t really expecting such hostility from a simple post. As for cats, yes, we have 2 but they are more recent
additions and the missing items thing was happening before their arrival so it remains a mystery.
And now on to Tara: no, the first 4 years we lived without much of an incident whatsoever, no weird strangers showing up at the door other than the
occasional salesman. I have thought about a journal, or better one of those peephole camera/microphone gadgets to record my interactions with these
people. I am not very techie, and think such a gadget would require drilling into the door so until I can figure out another solution the journal may
be the better way to go.
As far as a con artist, I would buy that, my only problem is most of these people are stating that they were at my apartment and they talked to her
days/weeks/months etc, which is why I thought for quite some time that she perhaps lived in a neighboring building – as stated we do have 6
buildings that are identical and I know lots of deliverymen have been turned around on occasion. I just find it odd that they keep coming…and
coming. It is a variety of them as well, and none are acting as though they have been scammed. As said she must be really social because I’ve
never ever had so many people show up at my door wanting to talk with me, or even try to sell me something.
Now, I have worked in Customer Service, so yes I can imagine looking up a first name would be difficult. This is what the woman in the office said
she did; I am not sure if she used a wildcard search, or how she did it, at the time I just wanted answers. She was quite baffled as well as
intrigued and wanted to see what she could find. I have no idea why she would lie to me and tell me what she did to appease me – she has nothing to
gain from this any more than I do by retelling it. How would looking it up by apartment number help? Yes, she can look at my specific apartment
number which is what she did first, but as I stated there are 6 buildings and I was under the assumption that they were getting apartments mixed up
and coming to my apartment by mistake. So, this is why she searched the way that she did. While there are 6 buildings there aren’t a lot of
apartments, this isn’t a mega complex by any means.
I have searched by address and conducted my own research, which although I have no idea how far it goes back and I will tell you it was very tedious,
shows no Tara having lived in this general vicinity at any of the 6 apartments. While I know online records aren’t always the most accurate it is
all I really have to go on other than what the office has already told me. As stated, who knows, people let friends move in and don’t put their
names on the lease it isn’t an uncommon thing to do and I’m not discounting that could be what this is.
Questions – I have asked many, trust me strangers popping up for a person you don’t know by the droves you are definitely going to ask some! The
first thing I ask is what she looked like, how long ago they were in contact with her, are they sure they are at the right apartment? Who are they,
what do they want with Tara, etc. They have plenty of questions for me as well at times, some show concern and bafflement – they are just as
confused as I am. Others really don’t know much about her and don’t care one way or another. Others like I have said have been invited in (by
Tara) and have described their experiences. I am pretty shy, so it did take a little while for me to start getting more demanding, however my
curiosity and fear have lead me to become more bold and ask more questions as time goes on.
No one has been related to her, or wanted to leave a message for her, though I’ve never asked since I don’t know her, nor have any way to get her
a message. Would be interesting to see what they say though, so I might need to try it.
I’m just reporting my story, and maybe looking for some advice, maybe find out what I should try next, what I’ve not thought to do. I have looked
into it in a million different angles and am throwing it out there for what it is. It to me is creepy, but the people themselves don’t terrify me
in a way that black eyed people would – I certainly hope they never show up at my door looking for Tara! Other than the one instance that did make
me a little afraid with the beautician, they just seem like normal people. I don’t as I have said feel afraid. What else am I supposed to do? I
have phoned the police fairly early on – before I went to the office to find out more about Ms. Tara, but of course they’ve told me unless these
people do something, there is really nothing that can be done. Nothing has ever happened, my apartment hasn’t been broken into, tampered with, and
no one has ever made a threat against me or my son.
I do like the sign idea and have considered something like that, it would save a lot of time, I guess it is a mystery to me, one I would love to get
to the bottom of – but doubt I ever will – my lease will be up in 8 months and we are leaving – nothing to do with what is going on here, just
wanting a change. My curiosity alone keeps me from turning them away. As for the 1-3 it can be as many as 3 yes, sometimes there may be a week or
two with none, there’s no real rhyme or reason to it and you have to remember that it is sometimes a group – when the LDS showed up there were 2-3
of them, though groups are rare. I think that the amount of people that have shown up to my door is what is so baffling and confusing. In the
beginning, I just thought they were casing the place, showing up at different times to see when we were home. I could understand that. But as the
months went on and they kept coming I have to think it is something else…but what? I wish I knew.