National Parks and Forests are renown for their serene beauty. They are places in which we reconnect with nature and bask in awe-inspiring surroundings. Yet there is a dark underbelly to these pristine locations. Thousands of people who visit America’s picturesque federal lands will never return. Many of them disappear under bizarre and unusual circumstances. David Paulides, a retired police officer and prolific investigator, has chronicled hundreds of bone-chilling cases in his series Missing 411. He discovered the Department of Interior is engaged in a massive coverup, claiming they possess “no list” missing persons. Obtaining such a document would cost the requester over one million dollars.
There are currently far more questions than answers. Whatever sinister force is claiming hundreds of lives remains unknown. However, there is a clear and concise pattern repeatedly seen amongst all demises. With this information, we can better prevent falling prey to future incidents. The next time you plan on exploring any of America’s government-owned territories please keep the following tips in mind.
Artwork has been created by human beings for thousands of years. Long before written language, drawings were used to chronicle history. One particularly intriguing aspect of ufology is a repeated presence of bizarre crafts and strange creatures throughout numerous depictions. Ancient civilizations with no contact or communication amongst themselves often illustrated eerily similar subjects: UFOs and extraterrestrials. Did our ancestors witness physical phenomena which they deemed worthy of documenting for future generations? That conclusion is for the observer to decide.
For decades, the existence of Sasquatch has been highly debated. Skeptics scoff at the idea of North American bipedal hominids while believers cite supporting evidence including print castings, hair samples and video footage. Sightings of these enigmatic forest dwellers date back centuries, spanning across nearly every continent on Earth. However, society continues to dismiss the cryptid as merely a mythological creature or hoaxer’s feeble attempt at trickery. Yet would public perception shift if government agents produced a document listing Bigfoot as a legitimate species? Several decades ago, that precise scenario occurred.
In 1975 the United States Army Corps of Engineers debuted Washington Environmental Atlas, a manual which provided comprehensive information about the region. The book required over three years of research and a budget of $200,000 (which inflation equates to nearly one million dollars in 2019). Comprising the 114-page encyclopedia are maps, geological data, and zoological reports. An excerpt from the paperback declares: “The Washington Environmental Atlas identifies and describes many resources and amenities important to the citizens of the State of Washington. The environment is described not only in terms of the preferences and values of people and agencies, but also in terms of the structure and function of basic ecosystems. Accordingly, significant effort was devoted to a map overlay of ecological life zones, species lists and habitats.”