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

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

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By: Paulides, David
ISBN: 978-1-46621-629-7
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 367
Publication Date: Apr 2012


Missing-411 is the first comprehensive research about people who have disappeared in the wilds of North America. It’s understood that people routinely get lost and 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 4+ years and a 9000-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

After reading this book, you will forever walk in the woods with a different awareness.



"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


"I am a former deputy sheriff from California. I spent 8 years on the job and have investigated numerous strange cases. NOTHING COMES CLOSE to what David Paulides has written about in this book. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT seems to be complicit in covering up countless missing persons cases. INEXCUSABLE!!! Read some of Mr. Paulides other books to get an idea of what may be happening to some of the missing people. An absolutely chilling, sad and enlightening read. Anyone spending time in the outdoors should read these books. I am buying the Eastern edition in a couple of days. If it is anything like the western edition, I won't be able to put it down." -- Michael Constantin, 5 Stars

"Missing 411 Western United States is one of the most incredible and riveting books I have ever read and is an absolute must read for EVERYONE! David Paulides book series, including his second book Missing 411 - Eastern United States and his third book Missing 411 North America and Beyond, provide the disturbing and bizarre true facts of hundreds of people who have gone missing from or near wilderness areas under very unusual circumstances. These books provide bone chilling, hair raising cases of people who have vanished without a trace from National parks or from their homes, cabins, back yards, trails, or rural areas near wilderness. What makes these books so interesting and thought provoking is that many of the extremely strange circumstances surrounding these disappearances occur in every case David PauIides writes about from Maine to California and beyond! Even through these cases span decades, David Paulides has discovered many large clusters of people vanishing from certain areas. Paulides openly ponders the facts surrounding these strange and mysterious disappearances. What or who is responsible for so many people disappearing without a trace? For those of us who love true mysteries, there have never been a more captivating series of well written and thoroughly researched books. Thank you Mr. Paulides!!!!" -- Peggy Graham, 5 Stars

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