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David Paulides—founder of the CanAm Missing Project and author of Missing 411 Hunters: Unexplained Disappearances—is committed to finding missing persons.
Missing 411, a gripping documentary based on the David Paulides book series, is now available on VOD. Missing 411 follows the Tribal Bigfoot author as he investigates several mysterious disappearances that have occurred in national forests and parks all across North America over the past several decades. These unexplained disappearances have baffled detectives, search and rescue experts, and family members. Missing 411 is directed by Michael DeGrazier and Benjamin Paulides.
Missing 411 book series readers will get an even clearer picture as these stories are told through interviews and re-creations. David Paulides began his research eight years ago after a park ranger told him several people had disappeared in the parks and forests without a trace. The vanishings are particularly interesting since they occurred while other people were around. Missing 411 also reveals the disappearances are centered in 59 geographical clusters in North America.
Missing 411 explains that search and rescue teams conducted several searches in the areas where the victims disappeared, but nothing turned up until years later. Below, David Paulides points out specific factors that replicate themselves in the different clusters.
- Tracking canines not finding a scent or failing to find a scent trail
- No tracks
- Weather often changes immediately after a disappearance
All the stories presented in Missing 411 are riveting and sad. The documentary recreates the case of Bobby Bizup, a young boy who disappeared in 1958 in a region of Rocky Mountain National Park. In the scene, viewers see the boy following his leader back to camp for dinner and then vanishes after the leader looks back.
The Bobby Bizup story isn’t the only strange case that is profiled in the documentary. Missing 411 also tells the story of Deorr Kunz Jr., Samuel Boehlke, and Jaryd Atadero.
Most likely viewers will come away with more questions than answers. Some critics believe the disappearances are not strange at all. However, David Paulides told the Inquisitr that anyone who has read the book series agrees the disappearances are strange.
“We have never met anyone who has read the 6 books that hasn’t said there is something unusual happening. How could a 2 year old boy travel 9-12 miles over 2 mountain ranges in 12 hours? We have multiple, multiple examples of distance and elevation gained by infants and toddlers that is seemingly impossible on their own.”
Missing 411 is well-crafted with beautiful but eerie scenes throughout the documentary. David Paulides believes that if nothing else, people will reflect on the cases upon visiting a national park or forest again.
Missing 411 is produced by NABS. Michael Lassle, JRE, Benjamin Paulides, and David Paulides are the executive producers. According to the Missing 411Facebook page, the documentary is available for purchase on Vimeo, Amazon, and CanAm Missing Project. The running time is 98 minutes.