Drawing upon his experience as a police officer David Paulides started searching for clues in some of the most puzzling missing persons cases of all time. Over his years of involvement with numerous search and rescue operations at several different National Parks, he had detected a trend that he couldn’t understand. A Ranger explained that during the first 7 – 10 days of a disappearance he would witness massive Search and Rescue activity and significant press coverage. Following this initial week -long effort there was almost always an immediate halt to the coverage, a discontinued search for the victims and no explanation from the search authorities.
It bothered Paulides enough that he began asking questions yet he got no answers. So he conducted research. What he discovered astounded him. People of all ages have been disappearing from National Parks and Forests at an amazing rate, all under similar circumstances. Even now the Park Service refuses to follow up or keep any sort of national list and/or database of the missing people.