- Nov 12, 2015
Wow, just stumbled upon this. What a crazy story. Speculation:
So guy does one last run - ends up colliding with a tree causing serious injury to the head. He's knocked out for some time in the forest (maybe an hour or 2?). Disoriented, he removes skis and hikes downhill (easiest path). Makes his way to the highway? Or maybe a truck stop. He climbs into cargo area of truck to get out of the storm. That or trucker takes pity on him and picks him up. Passes out and sleeps a long time due to head injury (maybe 1 or 2 days of fitful sleep). His helmet and everything are still on.
Trucker eventually finds him in the cargo hold at a stop (or maybe trucker loaded him initially). Guy is still incoherent and unable to explain how he go there. Memory is messed up. Trucker decides to keep him alive (guy has $$$!). Helmet is removed and there is a bunch of clotted blood from the head injury. He goes to the barber along the way to clean up the wound so he can be presentable and board a plane. Or the trucker has his own scissors/razor and gives him the haircut. Or they stop at a vet somewhere and dress the wound, which also involves a haircut.
Trucker doesn't drop him off right away because dude's memory is still flaky. Wants to wait for memory to improve enough for him to pick right place to fly home.
Trucker won't come forward for various reasons. Maybe ex-con, maybe doesn't follow the news, or maybe would be fired if discovered.
I'm picturing a big rig in all these stories because of the Cross country trip, but I'm finding that very hard to fathom. Whiteface is a good 30-45 minute drive off a major highway I-87, so a truck would have had to have a destination in mind (Lake placid or otherwise). The roads to Whiteface are doable in a 18 wheeler but I rarely see them and especially not in the snow ( conditions that week), so I'm not convinced with the whole happened upon a stopped truck which also happened to be going to CA...
The Northway, I-87, is the major trucking highway between Montreal and the US. It takes 35-40 minutes to get to 2 different exits on the Northway from Whiteface. He could have hitched a ride to either one.Exactly, Whiteface is in the middle of nowhere and nowhere near a major truck route or major US thruway. And honestly, no random trucker is gonna pick up a guy dressed in ski clothes in the middle of the road and just drive him cross country. At most he would drive to the nearest police station.
Exactly, Whiteface is in the middle of nowhere and nowhere near a major truck route or major US thruway. And honestly, no random trucker is gonna pick up a guy dressed in ski clothes in the middle of the road and just drive him cross country. At most he would drive to the nearest police station.
The family undoubtedly knows what actually happened by now, and work buddies probably know as well.
But the news media are no longer interested. We will never know.
I hope I'm wrong.
It WAS aliens