Every month in almost every state people go into the wilderness and don’t come out”
Every year, hundreds of people are reported missing in national parks and forests, many of them children.
Most of those people are eventually found, whether alive or dead, but a small percentage of cases, including some in Oregon, are never solved.
The mysteries those cases present has one man wondering if there’s a common denominator behind the disappearances that leave search and rescue crews scratching their heads.
David Paulides is forever rifling through newspaper archives and badgering federal agencies for public records. He’s discovered more than 400 cases of people who wandered into the wilderness and never came back.
“Every month in almost every state people go into the wilderness and don’t come out,” Paulides said. “There are so many missing kids in Oregon, it’s ridiculous.” (See video here)
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