Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Lay of the Land- Part 1

Let's gradually zoom in on the scene of the events in question, using Google Earth mapping services.

Jack Gordon disappeared on October 2, 2008 in Costilla County in south central Colorado about 80 miles north of Taos NM, 30 miles east of Alamosa CO and 50 miles west of Walsenburg CO.

Located in south central Colorado, the San Luis Valley is a high mountain plain bounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the San Juan Mountains on the west. The valley comes to its northern apex at Poncha Pass just south of Salida. At its southern end the valley merges into northern New Mexico.

 Alamosa is the largest town in the Valley.  Highway 160 traverses the San Luis Valley from La Veta pass in the east to Wolf Creek Pass in the west. Costilla County is the southeasternmost of the five counties in the San Luis Valley.

The northeastern part of Costilla county contains the subdivided Forbes Ranch, including the Sangre de Cristo Ranches.

The Ranches are traversed by a dense network of dirt roads and are comprised of several thousand five-acre ranchette lots. One of these lots is the site of Jack Gordon’s home building site on Luke Road.  This is the general setting of the Mysterious Disappearance...

RE-POSTED 10/29/2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fort Garland man missing since Oct. 2

When Jack Gordon disappeared in 2008 there was no television news coverage. There were no satellite trucks with reporters doing live feeds. There were no somber faced talking heads reading the spine-chilling details on the six o'clock news.  There were just a few short paragraphs (here) in the Alamosa Valley Courier published almost a week after his disappearance.
Costilla County Sheriff information officer Sgt. James Chavez confirmed that Jack Gordon, 77, has not been seen since approximately 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, near Fort Garland. Chavez said over the last three days the search for Gordon has included elements of the Costilla County search and rescue unit and rescue dogs from Fort Carson.
The whole report was succinct, with not much in the way of facts.  Within a short time the mystery would deepen.
[Sgt.] Chavez said that as of Wednesday morning, Oct. 8 the investigation has not involved the FBI or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. There is no evidence of foul play at this time, said Chavez
No foul play?  We shall see.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Today, on the 4th anniversary of Jack Gordon's disappearance, I will let him speak for himself, in his own words.


The dawn of my last sunrise
the evening of my last sunset

The moment I put away my last breath,
quietly, unseen by the world, cradled in the arms
of His grace, I depart my earthly home.

Death does not end my existence,
it sets me free from mortality and sin.

My earthly presence, ordained by God,
the meaning and purpose of my life,
has an eternal destiny.

Now, the deepest longing in my heart,
groanings beyond words,
will be fulfilled.

God, my Holy Father, we love each other.
Christ, my Lord and Savior, we love each other.

All is pure, unbroken, never ending.
The life worth living, now and forever.

Jack Nels Gordon

©2004-J.N. Gordon

Rest In Peace
Jack Nels Gordon
Born- January 7, 1931
Deceased- October 2, 2008