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I haven’t posted in awhile. I was just getting over the grind of “Skeptics vs Believers”, a thread that went on for years, when my best friend/wife passed away. It was a reminder to me that we might be looking at Ghost Village from the other side sooner than we might like or expect so get old business done.
Old business for me is one of the topics that I have followed through various media for many years now beginning in the late 60’s. You’ve all heard of the Bermuda Triangle (so called) and many have also heard ot “The Devil’s Sea”, (an area SE of Japan), and maybe a few of you have read or heard of the unnamed area between the Tasman Sea and New Zealand. What you may not be so familiar with are disappearances that take place on land and are just as odd and final.
I have always found the details fascinating when they are available. Quasar, who runs his own website on the Bermuda area reports that a fair number of planes are seen going down in shallow water, like 5-10 feet in depth, with no wreckage ever found, and of small planes found on the ocean bottom under 6 feet of water with the doors locked, the keys missing from the ignition and no sign of people.
Some of the land disappearances can be related to serial killers working in specific locations, but others are much more difficult to find any information on at all. I should really have said “no easy explanation”, because sometimes people disappear and then reappear just as mysteriously.
What I find especially odd are that certain age groups seem to be especially at risk. The old and very young are often found to go missing, often while berry picking (?) and within feet and seconds of family. Bloodhounds etc turn up nothing and then, sometimes the searchers are blessed, the 2 year old is found wandering in the woods on the other side of an 1,800 ft mountain, minus clothing never found, in perfect condition and with no story either.
I come from a family with a long tradition of hunting and hunting guides etc ( my grandfather was once the primary grizzly bear hunting guide in Alaska for example). It is easy to get lost in the woods and in areas like Alaska and the PNW the weather will kill you darn quick if you don’t know what you’re doing. The weird thing is that usually the lost go downhill (unconsciously, because it’s easier), and tend to circle. The Pacific Coast is especially horrible because it is usually wet, the forest dense, so sight lines hard to maintain, and the presence of round hills as are found in southern Oregon make it very difficult to maintain a compass heading, But when people disappear within earshot of companions, when the bloodhounds can find nothing (they work best in a moist location without a lot of dry or rain. This accounts for the high success of tracking convicts in the American Old South).
People ARE going to get lost in the woods, but it’s usually people on their own, not with a group, and they have a story when found (when and if). Someone found days later in great physical condition is what you expect from Bear Gryles, not a 3 year old or a 75 year old woman. In some of the cases it has even appeared that the lost person is avoiding being found and living in a feral state off of the land. Remember we are talking about 9, 15, 75 year old people. In one case the lost person was 95 years old and recovering from a stroke. Thousands of searchers and no trace, nothing. One road in, no cars, trackers come up with nothing. When SAR personnel like Sheriffs etc begin talking about alien abduction you know something is very off base. Personally, I am not a big believer in aliens in general far less a generalized program of abduction etc, but when someone resorts to that sort of explanation the situaition is just too odd.
One last comment. When people are found, dead or alive, they are most often found right where the search began or on the main trail in or out of the search area, a place passed over maybe thousands of times by the searchers.
If I were to pull an answer out of my pocket I would have to guess that we are dealing with alternate realities or states of being, or the inhabitants thereof. When Charles Fort began writing about the paranormal he began with falls of fish and stones and about anything else you care to think of. My reasoning is that if items can get HERE why can’t thing go THERE wherever THERE is.
I know from interviews that people can pass into what is often called “The Oz State, or condition”. Certain areas often around water, or places known to be “odd” can have strange effects upon people. One interview I conducted was with a middle aged man who was visiting the Sleepy Hollow region of NY State. (Yes, it really exists). He was visiting an ancient cemetary during high summer. He “disappeared” from his wife and another couple for almost 5 hours. He remembers going into a sort of dell and hearing the buzz of insects and the golden light and being enchanted by the wonder of it. He walked out and found his wife and friends who were just frantic. He thought that MAYBE he had spent 20 minutes in that dell, but according to his wife he was missing for 5 hours. This is when you begin to question reality as an objective medium.
Anyone out there with any experience to share?
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