Thursday, August 15, 2013

David Paulides Talks About Melba & Missing Person Cases


From his first book, “Missing 411 Western US and Canada”, written by David Paulides, is a map showing the locations of missing persons. “The twenty-eight large dots on the map represent clusters of missing people. When you study the map, you can clearly see a defined area in the middle of the US where there are no missing people meeting the book’s criteria. The light colored tabs represent females; the dark tabs represent males.”

Many of the missing people in rural areas are in clusters.and most often occur near bodies of water. “ The largest cluster of missing persons in the western US is in Yosemite National Park. “The state of Pennsylvania is considered a cluster in itself but is not included in the 28 clusters shown on the map.” Source: Missing 411 Western US and Canada”.

David Paulides, a former lawman turned investigative journalist and Bigfoot researcher, joined George Knapp to discuss more missing person cases from national parks and forests that government agencies seem to be less than interested in seriously investigating. At this point, he's looked at some 600-650 disappearances from national parks and open spaces in North America, and found around 34 clusters, which involve three or more people missing in geographical proximity to each other. The cases often involve children, who sometimes disappear along with a dog-- many times if they are found alive, they can't speak or recall what happened to them.

 He recounted the case of "John Doe" which involved a child who disappeared near a creek river in 2010 near Mount Shasta. He was found after five hours, and described being taken into an underground cave by a woman he thought was his grandmother. In the cave were people who like looked robots, and eventually he concluded his 'grandmother' was also one of the robots.

 Paulides reported that the cases don't show evidence or disturbances that would be associated with animal attacks or a crime scene, which search and rescue dogs would typically uncover. One of the the new clusters he's found is in the Mount Rainier area, and he detailed a case involving a Yale graduate Eagle Scout who went birdwatching along a trail in 1999, and was never seen again. While the disappearances remain mysterious, Paulides has concluded they involve abductions of some kind. By way of precaution, he noted that while some of the missing persons were armed, and some had locater beacons, none of the people in the cases ever had both.

At the top of his appearance, he commented on the Bigfoot DNA findings recently presented by Dr. Melba Ketchum-- Paulides was part of the group that brought in samples for Ketchum's study. He believes her conclusions are sound and rigorous, but the doubts raised by many Bigfoot researchers stem from her finding that the creature was human rather than ape-like, which goes against their preconceptions.

Biography: Dave Paulides holds two degrees from the University of San Francisco, and has a professional background that includes twenty years in law enforcement and senior executive positions in the technology sector. A boyhood camping experience with his father in the late 1960s sparked his interest in Bigfoot. In 2004 he was one of the founders of North America Bigfoot Search where his investigative and analytical experiences were invaluable in researching Bigfoot sightings. He spent two years living among the Hoopa tribal members, listening to and recording their Bigfoot stories. The Hoopa Project is his first book, based upon his experiences in the Bluff Creek area of Northern California.
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  1. I researching some of the cases myself, I found detail that were conveniently left out of the book, such as the fact that some of the cases have been solved and the victims found. I have to wonder if Mr. Paulides has attempted to sensationalize the book in order to sell copies at the expense of making the Bigfoot look like the bad guys.

  2. As someone who has read each of his three books, Paulides' research is impeccable. He does not sensationalize the cases, has compassion for the victims and has shown patterns never before revealed. Regarding the above statement from "anonymous, NOWHERE in the "Missing" books does Paulides make any innuendo about what he believes is happening to the victims, NOWHERE. This type of submission is an obvious attempt to minimize the great work of the CanAm Missing Project and their researchers. When investigators research missing people, there will hopefully be cases where the victim returns, I found two cases, both since the book was published. As a former detective, I can tell you that this is one of the most interesting and compelling stories I've read in the last twenty years, amazing work!!

  3. I agree with Anon 2 conclusively. I could not have said it better myself. I truly feel David and his teams study has exposed the largest,most complex,and often completely terrifying phenomena of our time.

  4. David can you explain why the 92 people found alive in both Western and Eastern are mysterious?
    Also why didn't you interview one person that survived?
    Why are no FOIA request reprinted or the denial letters in any of your books?
    Who is the unnamed researched you keep referencing?
    Do you still deny that the Government landed air assets in the GSNP for the search for Dennis Martin?
    Are you the same David Paul Paulides that was indicted for fraud while at the San Jose Police Department?
    Why have you not been to any Search and Rescue conferences since 2012?

  5. In real research, scientists need to disclose their conflicts of interest to their overseeing agencies, because those things make a difference to conclusions. Study design and methodology is important when you want your analysis of anything to be taken seriously at all. Data does not exist in a vacuum but needs to be contextualized by how it was gathered and who analyzed it (that's another reason why, in real research, researches look for Intercoder reliability to judge that the researchers have minimized bias errors through consensus).

    Data is not judged purely on its merits, it's judged on the merits of the atmosphere in which it was collected and processed. The fact that Dave Paulides is obsessed with all things Bigfoot is hugely relevant to how he has interpreted his data.

  6. Helicopter and Speacial Forces looking for Dennis Martin

    From Dave’s site:


    "A news broadcast from yesterday explaining the Dennis Martin disappearance. Fairly accurate but leaving out vital information. We did interview Dwight McCarter and he told us that he believed that Dennis was abducted. The information about the Green Berets training nearby is interesting but not factual.

    "We reviewed every FOIA document and there is not one note about who called them and authorized their team to land by helicopter inside the park. They wouldn't work with NPS personnel, they searched alone. The segment does not include an interview with Mr. Martin, something we were able to accomplish."

    "He had been lied to so many times by the press, park service and others, he doesn't trust any of them. The longest chapter in "Missing 411- Eastern United States" is the section on Dennis.

    Picture 21 0f 22 Huey

    Several hundred Army National Guardsmen lined up in Cades Cove to join the search for Dennis Martin, 6, on June 21, 1969 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Sevier County Rescue Squad's ambulance was ready to take the small boy out to a hospital if he's found and airlifted to the Cove.

    Picture 12 of 22 Chinook

    Searchers return to Cades Cove after a day of looking for Dennis Martin, 6, on June 23, 1969 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Picture 14 of 22 CH-47

    Units of the National Guard arrive at Cades Cove to join the search for Dennis Martin, 6, on June 21, 1969 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The search has been going on for a week today and no trace of the boy has been found.

    Picture 10 of 22 Looks CH-53 (Sikorsky aka, Super Stallion, Jolly Green Giant)

    A Jolly Green Giant helicopter lands at Spence Field during the search for Dennis Martin, 6, on June 19, 1969 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    So Dave are you lying about your research or are just an inept?

  7. Hey Anon still think Paulides' research is impeccable. He does not sensationalize the cases and has compassion?

    How did he manage to miss at the information in this report by the Park Service regarding Dennis Martin?

    Like suspicions, suspects and Special Forces were in the vicinity and how they closed down Caves Cove for use as a helipad and not because of a sighting (Paulides mad that up) they had.

  8. Anyone else notice that conservatives complain and try to poke holes in everything they disagree with or with things and subjects that dont fit their ludacris world view?

    Just call them the "doom and gloom" crowd as they cant be happy unless their criticizing, complaining, ridiculing other people and ideas, because they dont have any creative ideas of their own. They are pure losers. Sad.

  9. RE: Anonymous
    October 26, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    I think you mean DEMOCRATS !