First I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFdi_i3LP1U  (50 unsolved disappearances) and sort of became intrigued. I went from there to the Parks Services site https://www.nps.gov/articles/missing-persons-in-the-national-parks.htm which stated nothing about this information.

Next, I listened to this podcast. The host is annoying but the guest was rational, intelligent, insightful and engaging. It’s two hours long so you

may want to wait til you have time to listen.

This material https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2018/11/gone-missing-national-parks   is substantiation of Paulide’s claims of the Parks Services not doing enough and not reporting missing people as they should.

I don’t want to overload you with links but I would recommend watching Missing 411 – Vanished and Missing 411 – The Hunted. If you’re a Prime member on Amazon, you can watch these documentaries for $3.99 each. They have high production values and let’s face it, the subject is fascinating.

There are several ‘schools of thought’ in regard to the missing. One school suggests that the missing are taken by aliens. I have a bit of trouble with the idea that God created Adam and Eve – and then created Ed and Amy in ‘a galaxy far, far away’ so I have scratched ufos off my list of possibilities. Another school advances the idea of ‘portals’ – a doorway, gate, or other entrance – of an inter-dimensional nature. It is posited that folks may just enter one accidentally and not figure out how to return. Shrug; beats me. Finally, there is a school that supports the idea of bigfoot taking the people. Depending on your concept of bigfoot and what it does and how it lives, this might seem at least plausible – if the idea of bigfoot is plausible to you – this may be something that you can live with.

If you eliminate the suggestions above, what you’re left with is – what happened to those people? They’re never heard from again, bodies are never found, belongings never turn up. The people are, truly, missing. It’s hard to reconcile a complete disappearance to everything we’ve ever heard, read, or known experientially.

I have no idea what to make of it. If you have ideas, share them here and let’s see what folks come up with.

17 Responses to Missing

  1. I’m loving the Bigfoot stuff. Very interesting.

    I think the missing people are explained fairly simply: there is a LOT of wilderness in the United States, especially inside National Parks. It would be very easy simply to toss a body down a thickly-wooded ravine or into a deep gully. The Mafia used to do this in Appalachia, or so I understand. The likelihood of ever being found is extremely low.

    A spooky idea to contemplate. As for why the NPS isn’t reporting missing persons as they should, I’d chalk it up to either a.) government incompetence or b.) they don’t know the persons are missing (if that makes sense). Another possibility: c.) they don’t want the negative press. Why go to a National Park if you’re going to go missing?

    Just my thoughts. I’m open to the idea of Bigfoot dragging people off to his/her lair. A Sasquatch Love Den, perhaps? Or just a meaty dinner.

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    • NEO says:

      I am too. I had a couple reservations when Audre asked, but why not something different. I’m pretty bored with politics anyway.

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      • Same, NEO, re: getting bored with politics. That’s an odd feeling during primary season. I do still relish pouring over primary results, but otherwise, I’m finding that politics is less interesting and engaging. It’s all just a manifestation of the real battles, which are cultural, theological, and philosophical. It’s why politics doesn’t seem to be changing anything—there’s little room for compromise anymore, as we have two fundamentally opposed conceptions of reality, not just two sets of policies shared by a common people and culture.

        But I digress. Here’s hoping Audre finds Bigfoot.

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        • NEO says:

          That’s it in a nutshell, we’re all shouting right past each other, preaching to the choir. Fine to a point but… I hope she does, maybe he has a brother in the Florida swamps.

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    • audremyers says:

      I thought pretty much the same thing, Politico, about falling into a ravine or some other very natural occurrence. Agreed – why would the NPS advertise the missing – the Parks raise a considerable amount of money.

      Hmmm – Bigfoot Love Shack – you could start a whole new school of thought with that one!

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  2. the unit says:

    Haven’t had time to check out the links. If the parks are in Arkansas, then I know what happened to them. Arkancides! 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    Been a busy day. All afternoon for pre-knee surgery education seminar (for wife coming up).
    Anyway the picture, that moustache…Bolton!

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