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Missing-411 : 行方不明者が消える直前に電話で現在地がわからないと。

はじめに


・行方不明者が消える直前に残した通話については過去記事(*1)でも取り上げた。

・同様の事件を詳しく取り上げた記事から Brandon Swanson の事例に絞る。

注目箇所


・被害者は馴染んだ経路なのに、自分の居場所がわからなくなっている。流水の音を聞いている。遠くに街の明かりを見ている。


They stayed on the phone a bit longer and Brandon said he could see the lights of the town in the distance and also that he could hear running water. Then he suddenly exclaimed “Oh shit!,” and the line went dead, with numerous attempts to call him back remaining unanswered. Brandon Swanson would never be seen again.



Police were able to find the young man’s car, but it was nowhere near where he had told his parents it had been. Authorities were also a bit perplexed, as the route Brandon had been traveling was very familiar to him and that he had always taken a very specific route to and from school each day, so it was a mystery as to how he could have gotten so hopelessly lost and how his car had ended up so far off of that path. It was determined that there was no evidence at all that he had met with foul play or that he had had any desire to want to suddenly run away.


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・街中なら、多数の基地局があるから携帯電話機の通話記録から通話時の居場所がかなり狭い範囲で絞り込めるが、Minnesota の街外れだと基地局のカバー範囲が広くなるから無理なのだろう。

・警察がどこで彼の車を発見したのか、車の状況はどうだったのか("crash his car into a ditch" の状態のまま?)…それについての具体的な説明がないのが惜しまれる。"Police were able to find the young man’s car, but it was nowhere near where he had told his parents it had been." としか記載されていない。

一部引用



One fairly well-known case that I have covered before but seems worth mentioning here is a case covered by David Paulides in his Missing 411 series of books and revolves around the strange call made by a 19-year-old college student named Brandon Swanson. On the evening of 14 May 2008, Swanson had been out partying with friends in Minnesota, and on the way home he managed to crash his car into a ditch. Since he was unable to get the car out by himself and had no transportation, he called his parents at around midnight asking for them to come pick him up. The parents went out to go get him like he had requested, but soon found that his car was not where he had said it was, near a small town called Lynd.

They called Brandon and asked him to explain where he was, but even when they arrived at where he claimed to be they were unable to locate him, even after they both unsuccessfully tried flashing their headlights in order to try and hone in on each other’s locations. After driving around and talking on the phone for around 45 minutes without locating him, Brandon proclaimed that he was just going to head to Lynd and crash at a friend’s place for the night. They stayed on the phone a bit longer and Brandon said he could see the lights of the town in the distance and also that he could hear running water. Then he suddenly exclaimed “Oh shit!,” and the line went dead, with numerous attempts to call him back remaining unanswered. Brandon Swanson would never be seen again.

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Brandon Swanson

A search was launched involving hundreds of people and trained dogs, which would go on for around 4 months meticulously going through a 100 square mile area without finding the missing man or even any trace whatsoever of where he had gone. Police were able to find the young man’s car, but it was nowhere near where he had told his parents it had been. Authorities were also a bit perplexed, as the route Brandon had been traveling was very familiar to him and that he had always taken a very specific route to and from school each day, so it was a mystery as to how he could have gotten so hopelessly lost and how his car had ended up so far off of that path. It was determined that there was no evidence at all that he had met with foul play or that he had had any desire to want to suddenly run away.

A lot of theories have been proposed as to what became of Brandon, such as that he fell into a river and was washed away or that he met with some sort of foul play, but one interesting factor to consider is that in his last moments on that phone the call seems to have ended because the phone was deliberately hung up. There is “Oh shit”” and then the line is ended, with no sounds of a struggle, being dropped, or of a rushing river or some such incident. It simply ends. Efforts to call back also reached a seemingly operational phone that was simply not being answered. He may have dropped the phone and dislodged the battery, but it is weird nevertheless. Subsequent searches over the years have also failed to find any clue as to what happened to Brandon Swanson, with all tips that have come forward likewise leading nowhere, and he has seemingly vanished into thin air. We will perhaps always wonder what provoked the “Oh shit!” that were perhaps his last words ever.


ref: Chilling Last Calls and Messages From the Mysteriously Vanished | Mysterious Universe - https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/04/chilling-last-calls-and-messages-from-the-mysteriously-vanished/



(*1)


・関連の過去記事。

David Paulides:通話中に突然、謎の行方不明となった事例は多い。(途中:その2) (2018-06-20)

母親が消失、後に出現。携帯電話の通話記録も謎。 (2018-07-07)

David Paulides :携帯電話機で通話中に行方不明となった事例 (全体) (2016-07-26)

David Paulides :不可解な行方不明者が残した不気味な音声メール (途中:その1) (2016-07-18)


(2020-04-06)
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