- October 09, 2015
David Paulides, author of The Missing 411 series joins me on this edition of iNTO THE FRAY. His previous works were centered in and around our National Parks. With his new book, Missing 411: A Sobering Coincidence, he takes a look at our cities and the highly unusual manner in which young college-age men are going missing and ending up dead in bodies of water. This is a fascinating group of profile points and cases that makes for terrifying and strange conversation.
You can buy David’s books directly from his website canammissing.com
Missing 411: North America and Beyond
Missing 411: The Devil’s in the Detail
Missing 411: A Sobering Coincidence
Paulides attained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, after which he decided to pursue his long-time dream of becoming a police officer. In 1977, he began working at a small municipal police department in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1980, he transferred to the San Jose Police Department. During his time as an officer, Paulides worked on street crimes, SWAT, Vice, and a variety of assignments in the detective division.
Prior to leaving the San Jose Police Department, Paulides received an offer to work in high-tech industry, where he was “tagged as an executive who could flush out businesses, go deep into their background, and perform due diligence on partnership development and acquisitions.” This was the beginning of his use of his investigative skills, after his law enforcement background, in a different station in life. Paulides retired from high-tech, and since about 2008 has written six non-fiction research books on unexplained phenomena.
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—-aka — the 3rd Frick from the Mothman festival……
good job shannon. like your style.
Great show as usual!!
The caliber of the interview very high. You wouldn’t suspect that this show has only had a few outings. Good stuff.
One of Paulides’ best interviews to-date and that’s saying a lot.
I’m reading his latest. One large difference, from forest to these city missing 411 cases: all incidents of falling deaths are missing.
To make these deaths appear ‘natural’ or to use natural elements to shroud the cause of death, only bodies of water are available for use.
One day, all this evidence will direct us toward the real answer.
Currently, I’m in the ‘ultra’, paranormal camp.
Awesome show Shannon… Dave always delivers……… Happy New Year Frayer’s…………. Ciao
Missing 411 with David Paulides…
I’m sure David’s been ask this question many times,
has he contact famous psychic Theresa Caputo for help
with missing 411? If not Caputo, has he contact and ask
for help of psychic’s? If not, why?
I just realized something… these cases sound more like an alien or faux alien abduction…… Someone i would investigate, is that cop that stopped the man for running a red light,, these people have to be chosen somehow.. I think they are just being dropped from above, if no water around, quarry. and they receive brain damage… landing in water wouldnt cause brain damage….. just a thought,,….Ciao
also.. that gentleman Todd,,, the reason a body will appear like a bobber is, bodies sink after drowning, then they bloat.. Gases are created, and the body floats and bobs, until it releases gases… Dave should have known that… also the bobbing gives a specific time of death…. I love this shit… great show.. Ciao
crazy this – David Paulides said to his fans on facebook that another author copied him – if you check the books – he’s totally wrong – she wrote about the drowning boys before he did, she wrote about the hunters and “Predators” before he did! Steph Young “Predators in the Woods ” and other books – what a douche he is, she told him she was suing him.
Ron, David Paulides is not a person of sound character. Do some research on him and you will find out that the cessation of his employment from law enforcement was not voluntary – he was using his badge to engage in deceptive activities and lost his law enforcement job for unethical behavior.
Look up reviews of Paulides’ books on Amazon and you will find that the individual who has posted the several lengthiest 1/5-star reviews of his books has posted some very convincing material debunking most of Paulides’ theories. I’m not sure why this guy has such an axe to grind against Paulides, but grind and dispute he does, very well.
Paulides’ claims of bigfoot abducting people in national parks ignores the myriad of reasons why people might go missing or die in a national park, including getting lost, suffering from starvation, dehydration, exposure or other debilitating health conditions, running into a meth lab or a cartel’s grow operation, mountain lions, etc….
Paulides’ theories in this episode about the college guys dying ignores the obvious and likely, namely, that college is often the first time in a person’s life when he or she has to accept real-world adult responsibility and sometimes the pressure is too much, plus, not everyone who suffers from depression, anxiety, or other mental illness receives needed treatment, tells anyone about it, or even gives the appearance of suffering from a mental health problem. Not to mention that most of these college kids were drinking, alcohol effects everyone differently but as a depressant, it generally exacerbates a person’s depressed feelings as an evening of drinking drags on.
I get the impression that David Paulides is trying to take advantage of the gullible and desperate, rather than promote any genuine ideas.