I read this recently:
How 1,600 People Went Missing from Our Public Lands Without a Trace
By: Jon Billman
Mar 13, 2017https://www.outsideonline.com/2164446/leave-no-trace
That's a whole lot of people missing. I am curious about the conspiracy theories Paulides.
“I don’t put any theories in the books—I just connect facts,” he told me. Under “unique factors of disappearances,” he lists such recurring characteristics as dogs unable to track scents, the time (late afternoon is a popular window to vanish), and that many victims are found with clothing and footwear removed. Bodies are also discovered in previously searched areas with odd frequency, sometimes right along the trail. Children—and remains—are occasionally found improbable distances from the point last seen, in improbable terrain.
I listened to an interview wit him on Youtube, and was a bit disappointed he didn't venture to offer a paranormal explanation. What a killjoy!