Analysis


ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS THEORIES OF JACK GORDON'S DISAPPEARANCE

1. MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESULTING IN DEATH OR INCAPACITATION
  • PRO: advanced age, prior history of stroke, history of vertigo
  • CON: no body found in the vicinity of the homesite, not seen at local hospitals, not found wandering confused or amnesiac
  • Conclusion- INITIALLY PLAUSIBLE, DISCREDITED

2. KILLED OR MAIMED BY A WILD ANIMAL
  • PRO: lived in mountains, black bear and mountain habitat
  • CON: no signs of violent disturbance at the homesite, no blood found, no tattered clothing, no scavengers spotted, no body found
  • Conclusion- DISCREDITED

3. WANDERED INTO THE WOODS WHERE HE HAS BEEN LIVING OFF THE LAND UNDETECTED FOR 3-1/2 YEARS
  • PRO: no body ever recovered, no reported sightings
  • CON: age, climate, physical limitations, lack of financial resources, lack of experience as an outdoorsman
  • Conclusion- DISCREDITED

4. ABDUCTED BY SPACE ALIENS
  • PRO: UFO sightings are common in the San Luis Valley, animal mutilations and exsanguination have been reported in the area
  • CON: No such thing as human-abducting space aliens
  • Conclusion- DISCREDITED

5. TOOK OFF ON HIS OWN, RELOCATED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND CUT OFF ALL CONTACT WITH PREVIOUS FRIENDS/FAMILY
  • PRO: He has not been heard from
  • CON: Lack of financial resources (follow the money), lack of a means of transportation out of the area
  • Conclusion- HIGHLY DOUBTFUL, IMPLAUSIBLE

6. MURDERED BY PERSON OR PERSONS YET UNDETERMINED
  • PRO: Suggestive circumstances
  • CON: No physical evidence found (however, no real forensic examination of the scene), no body
  • Conclusion: PLAUSIBLE

7. COMMITTED SUICIDE
  • PRO: Recent death of a daughter, possble despondency
  • CON: No suicide note, vehicle at homesite but no body in vicinity, Jack's religious beliefs
  • Conclusion: PLAUSIBLE, DOUBTFUL

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