How Do 1,100 People Vanish in U.S. National Parks Without Any Publicity?
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What would you say if I told you that over 1,100 people have disappeared from our country’s national parks and open spaces in the past 100 years, and a large percentage of those people are innocent young children, many younger than the age of 10? Think for a moment. Does that sound “normal” to you? When I first learned of the phenomenon of people vanishing from National Parks by the hundreds, it was on an episode of Coast to Coast AM in March of 2015. 1,100 people sounded astronomical to me, especially when you consider they vanished from federal lands, lands which are well known for having a large law enforcement presence.

Where is the public outcry over this? Certainly those who have gone missing must have left behind loved ones who want answers about the disappearances right? Then where are they? Perhaps my own red flags would not be going up if the disappearances weren’t on federal land, and our own government didn’t have a history of experimenting on unwilling citizens… but they do, so to help me wrap my head around how unnatural 1,100 disappearances is, I compared the disappearances to the only thing I could think of that relates to missing persons: The Amber Alert System.

Since I’ve never known a missing person, the Amber Alert System is the only way I could relate. When I think of all the alerts I’ve heard over the years, it seemed to me like they usually found who they were looking for, so I pulled some statistics for the year 2013. According to

In 2013 (the year of the most recent report), 194 cases, collectively involving 243 children, met the AMBER criteria. For each of those cases, alerts went out across the state on TV and radio channels, as well as on digital highway signs. Nearly 90 percent of alerts were also distributed via cell phones alerts and social media.

The majority of those cases (185 out of 194) resulted in the recovery of a child, but in only 20 percent did the alerts play a role. In other words, whoever helped solve the case didn’t act in response to the alert. Of the rescues that were AMBER-assisted, half were made within three hours of the alert. The likelihood of recovery diminishes after that initial three-hour period.

Upon learning those statistics, 1,100 missing persons starts to sound absurdly high. In the first video below, you can get a brief introduction to the phenomenon from arguably the foremost expert, a former police officer and author named David Paulides who has dedicated his life to working on this mystery and has written the books Missing 411-Western U.S., Missing 411-Eastern U.S. and Missing 411-North America and Beyond to tell the little known story of these disappearances dating back at least 125 years in this country.

As I mentioned above, National Parks are known for their heavy law enforcement presence, and law enforcement always keeps records of crimes like missing people, homicides, robbery, etc. Imagine David’s surprise, especially as a former law enforcement officer, when he requested a list of missing persons from many of the different National Parks, and was always met with the response, “We don’t keep lists.”

What do you mean you don’t keep lists of missing children?? Give me a break! As you’ll see in the video below, the government later came back and said David could have a list, but it would cost him $1.4 Million Dollars?!?!? What?!? Do you have a list or not, and if so, why $1.4 Million? The video below gives you a brief overview just to wet your appetite, and then the next video contains the entire interview from Coast to Coast where George Knapp interviews David Paulides in detail.
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