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Missing 411-Western United States & Canada: Unexplained disappearances of North Americans that have never been solved [Paperback]

David Paulides
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3 April 2012
( Missing-411 is the first comprehensive book about people who have disappeared in the wilds of North America. It’s understood that people routinely get lost, some want to disappear but this story is about the unusual. Nobody has ever studied the archives for similarities, traits and geographical clusters of missing people, until now. A tip from a national park ranger led to this three year, 7000+ hour investigative effort into understanding the stories behind people who have vanished. The book chronicles children, adults and the elderly who disappeared, sometimes in the presence of friends and relatives. As Search and Rescue personnel exhaust leads and places to search, relatives start to believe kidnappings and abductions have occurred. The belief by the relatives is not an isolated occurrence; it replicates itself time after time, case after case across North America. The research depicts 28 clusters of missing people across the continent, something that has never been exposed and was a shocking find to researchers. Topography does play a part into the age of the victims and certain clusters have specific age and sex consistency that is baffling. This is not a phenomenon that has been occurring in just the last few decades, clusters of missing people have been identified as far back as the 1800’s. The manuscript for the research was extremely large so the story was split between two books, Missing 411 Western United States and Canada and Missing 411 Eastern United States. The Eastern version will be released in late March and will include a list of all missing people in each edition and a concluding chapter that draws both books together for conclusions. Some of the issues that are discussed in each edition: • The National Park Service attitude toward missing people • How specific factors in certain cases replicate themselves in different clusters • Exposing cases involving missing children that aren’t on any national database • Unusual behavior by bloodhounds/canines involved in the search process • How storms, berries, swamps, briar patches, boulder fields and victim disabilities play a role in the disappearance • The strategies of Search and Rescue personnel need to change under specific circumstances Major news organizations do a deplorable job of covering stories and issues which are deemed too unusual or too far outside the box. Chances are, they will find a way to trivialize or ignore the disturbing evidence accumulated by David Paulides, a former lawman turned investigative journalist. The paper trail uncovered by Paulides through sheer doggedness is impressive, the evidence indisputable. People are vanishing without a trace from our national parks and forests, yet government agencies are saying nothing. At a minimum, this story deserves space on the front page of every newspaper in the country, and it warrants a formal high level inquiry by the federal agencies whose files leave little doubt that something very strange is unfolding in our wilderness. George Knapp, Host, Coast to Coast AM After reading this book, you will forever walk in the woods with a different awareness.

Product details

  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (3 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466216298
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466216297
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High strangeness 11 Aug 2012
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After reading part of the book I ordered the second one too.
The endless series of disappearances could easily be boring, but they are not.
Not because of the drama involved; no sensational stories here. What these disappearences, often of young children, must mean to parents and family is entirely up to the reader's imagination. David Paulides deals with facts only. But what facts!
These books are all about patterns that slowly emerge from the many stories, patterns that can't be denied or belittled. There is something weird in those woods, mountains, behind those boulders that Paulides never names explicitly, but I never found better evidence for BigFoot (and what else?) in any BigFoot story in books on the subject. The parade of facts is of a high strangeness that leaves no room for normal explanations, although some of the disappearances were probably due to abduction or crime. That doesn't change the overall impression. People reading these books before they go on a trip in some wilderness area, will probably and hopefully keep an eye on their family. Something may be watching you from the shadows.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! EVERYONE should read this! 28 Jan 2013
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I have just finished reading these two fantastic 'Missing 411' books. As soon as I received them from Amazon I was not able to put them down! I finished both in a weekend and am now re-reading them both. Both books are exceptionally well written, exceptionally well researched and deserve a vast amount more publicity than they are getting. The true scale of these strange disapearances is staggering! That this can have been going on for so long without a major investigation absolutely beggars belief! I advise everyone to read these books expecially if you, your family or friends have suffered the awful experience of someone you love going missing in the wilderness. These books should probably be distributed to search and rescue personell as part of mandatory training. I feel that the authors and investigators deserve an award for the (what must have been) thousands of hours of work in bringing all this together. It also highlights the tireless efforts of search and rescue personell in their continuing drive to find these people. I cannot rate this item highly enough and am looking forward to (hopefully) the next book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Present 28 May 2013
By Vegas
Bought for my husband as a request he loves it we are now ordering the next one as he says this one is so good
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing 411 Western United States and Canada 2 Jan 2013
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what the hell is going on in the wiids of America.Could'nt put the book down once I started reading it. Always thought there is a big kind of primate in the woods that could be responsible for quite a few of the disapearances.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read. 31 Jan 2014
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Very alarming and left me slightly troubled about the situation.
Fascinating and highly recommendable.
Will definitely purchase the sister book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bigfoot or similar species connection? 16 Sep 2013
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Having read this book I quickly learnt that there were common threads I could relate to or correspond to in other subjects.For example,animal mutilations...maybe...slim 1,Ufo connections,other stories around the world.Ie,skunk ape,yowies,almastas,almas,yeti,
Strange we have very little evidence in the fossil records of our transition from ape to modern human.
More importantly I think is the lack of interest in maintaining a data base of these missing people not just in the USA but around the world
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling 4 Jun 2013
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Never has a book been fought over by 2 people to read at the same time or provoked such lengthy discussions! I first heard about this book on Coast to Coast AM as the stories told were so strange. After reading this I can still find no answers to why these people go missing, why some are found alive, some dead and some no trace of is ever found. The few stories usually by young children of being with the 'big bear' are very thought provoking. I'm glad I live in the UK and hiking isn't as dangerous pastime as in the US!

This is a story that needs to be heard by as many people as possible and should be read by all SAR teams worldwide.

It will haunt you and fill your conversations with others for many months to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what does happen out there? 13 May 2013
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Easy to read and pick up and put down. Although it was quite hard to put it down! Am looking forward to getting the others he's written. Astonishing just how quickly people disappear, often without a shred of evidence of their existence, I'd sure think twice about having a solo hike in any National Park....Won't say any more, but I wasn't disappointed - a huge selection of odd disappearances, possible abductions and frustratingly baffling cases. Most with unhappy endings or none at all for that matter. Not recommended if a wilderness trip is on the cards - keep those kids on a leash! Simply and sympathetically written. If you love a mystery, this book is chock full.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing Souls
This book is astounding. It makes you aware of how easy it is to disappear and just never be found. The oddness and similarities of how people have vanished opens your eyes and... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Caroline
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fascinating read
Published 1 month ago by Herbys Gifts Ltd
5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this book
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having listened to Paulides on quite a few podcasts, which I stumbled upon by total chance, I was intrigued and had to read this. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Emily,
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, Fascinating & Chilling
I really enjoyed this book as it has opened my eyes to exactly what is going on in National Parks in the US & beyond. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laura T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. Buy one for everyone you know.
A fascinating, frightening, and meticulously researched book with cases going decades back into the past and coming right back up to the present day. Buy it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Richard.............
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present
I bought this for my daughter as she had a review of it. She found it very good and thought provoking.
Published 5 months ago by Susi
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly fast shipping!! Book was in excellent condition.... Thank...
This Book is just as amazing yet haunting as the Missing 411- Eastern United States version. Who would have ever known so much activity was happeing in my own backyard? Read more
Published 5 months ago by ERIC A FLORES
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING - Author is a convicted confidence trickster who lies about...
I guess it's my fault for not conducting Due Diligence on David Paulides before I purchased. Like many I have been listening to interviews with Paulides for about a year and on... Read more
Published 6 months ago by THE D HAMMER
5.0 out of 5 stars Very eye opening!
Every visitor to our national parks should read this. Yes, the odds of some thing happening are very small compared to the millions who visit our parks every year. Read more
Published 8 months ago by RaceMan
2.0 out of 5 stars A poor book on a fascinating subject
Avoid. A very interesting topic which, for me, was ruined by the Authors ridiculous speculation or rhetorical questions. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mark Swindell
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