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Missing 411-Western United States & Canada: Unexplained Disappearances of North Americans that have never been solved Paperback – February 2, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 367 pages
  • Publisher: n/a; 3.4.2012 edition (February 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466216298
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466216297
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was one of the most intriguing books that I've ever read.
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Many of people have disappeared under very strange and unusual circumstances.
amazon jon
I started reading the first Missing 411 book and could not put it down!
Dana Harper

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105 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Michael Constantin on April 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am a former deputy sheriff from California. I spent 8 years on the job and have investigated numerous strange cases. NOTHING COMES CLOSE to what David Paulides has written about in this book. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT seems to be complicit in covering up countless missing persons cases. INEXCUSABLE!!! Read some of Mr. Paulides other books to get an idea of what may be happening to some of the missing people. An absolutely chilling, sad and enlightening read. Anyone spending time in the outdoors should read these books. I am buying the Eastern edition in a couple of days. If it is anything like the western edition, I won't be able to put it down.

Never go into the woods or National Parks alone. Pay diligent attention to your environment and be ready to defend yourselves if the need arises.
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133 of 141 people found the following review helpful By LET'S GO BOLTS on March 31, 2012
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This book involves clusters of disappearances in the western United States that have happened under highly unusual circumstances. There is a second book forthcoming that documents clusters in the eastern United States.

The Author of this book is a former law enforcement Officer. Law enforcement Officers are trained in observation, investigation, being objective, and interviewing techniques, among other things. Documentation presented is from freedom of information, Police reports, newspaper accounts, interviews, and other sources. These are well documented disappearances, not hearsay.

This is an important book for a number of reasons. The first and foremost is making the general Public aware that these unusual disappearances are happening. If you don't know about something it is hard to take precautions. It is also important, because as the Author states, techniques for search and rescue operations might need to be different in certain circumstances.

I won't go into any individual stories from the book, it is better to read these in the Author's own words. I will say that most people will find the context of these disappearances highly disturbing. The clusters documented involve Adults and Children. In some of the instances, Children were found, however where they were found was inexplicable in many cases. In many cases there was absolutely no trace of the person, in others remains were found. The places remains were found were highly unusual, and the conditions of the remains themselves were very troubling. These people who have disappeared are someone's loved ones, the book is very respectful of this. I cannot fathom the heartbreak and uncertainty the Families must feel.
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59 of 62 people found the following review helpful By M. Hoxtell on April 11, 2012
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I've always admired David Paulides and his investigative approach to the material he represents. The sources of his books are credible, reliable, in exact locations, and who've had real experiences with Bigfoot for generations. I own the Hoopa Project and Tribal Bigfoot, and now of course Missing 411 (Western and Canada). Also, If you have not had a chance to listen to his most recent Coast to Coast AM interview about his new books, I really suggest that you explore that if you can, because it lays the groundwork for the book.

Getting into Missing 411, I really must say that this book is not for the faint heart on any terms. As I feel horribly sad, empty, and really quite disturbed for the families of the book. God please be with them. At the same time, it is a MUST READ FOR ANYONE who frequently travels in the woods alone, with family, friends, or small children as it is important to get this knowledge out so you are NEVER in this horrible position that all of these unfortunate missing folks have been in. I read a review about not being able to sleep at night because of this book, and let me tell you that it is a 100 percent accurate assessment, I could not sleep the first two nights I jumped into the book! It truly is agley disturbing! With all of the unique circumstances that come into play in the dissappearances, you honestly cannot comprehend how one comes to "vanish" so easily, or how victims are perplexed by what may seem as confusing or unconscious disaster. Brutally murdered, eaten, found alive, or never found? It makes no sense. I cannot imagine the evil and pain these victims experienced upon death. Bart Schleyer, Charles McCullar, and Evelyn Rosseman, these three names will stick with you forever. That is all I will say until you read it for yourself.
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73 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Judith A. Collins on March 27, 2012
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George Knapp featured David Paulides on the Coast to Coast am talk show. The author was a great story teller, but even more compelling was his three-year-long collection of data from the U.S. and Candada. His background lends credence to his investigation; he explains the "missing" accounts with great detail. The four-hour interview reminded me of "Unsolved Mysteries", the TV show from the 80s, or "Missing", a current show about missing person investigations. Of course, the Paulides accounts have the added mysterious twist of occuring in extremely remote areas, reminiscent of X-files. I came to Amazon to buy the book today, and hope they are re-stocked soon.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Baker on March 18, 2013
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I discovered this book after David Paulides appeared on Coast to Coast. I am a retired Police Officer also with 13 years in Patrol and the last 12 years working investigations out of a large California Department. I have always had an interest in those things enigmatic, and especially reports that for hundreds of years continue to surface but are disavowed by mainstream science, or those who have never left a classroom and refuse to believe those who inhabit those areas where these anomalies are being reported. Case in point would be the mountain Gorilla who were reported for hundreds of years by African tribes but ridiculed by armchair academia who refused to believe their existence until they were officially "discovered" early in the 20th century.

Most other reviewers have pretty much covered the important points of this book so I will not be redundant. I have also read Mr. Paulides other book "The Hoopa project" and I understand that Davids group is very active in Bigfoot investigations. In Missing 411 Western United States and Canada" Mr. Paulides does not state what he believes is going on in our National Forests and Parks, but it is fairly evident. The information given in the book is like reading a police report and one can only put two and two together. Personally, I believe that most of these "disapearnces" are Bigfoot related, though, it may go far beyond that. Perhaps Bigfoot, UFO's and other anamolies can be aptly categorized as Paranormal in nature and this would, of course paint the entire enigma with a broad brush. Investigators of Bigfoot will tell you that Foot has always had an intense interest in children. I for one do not believe that Foot is this benign being who inhabits the forest and whose job it is to protect the environment, as many Indian Tribes allude to.
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( person website) Dave Paulides received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, and, has a professional background that includes twenty years in law enforcement (Three and one half years at Fremont Police and sixteen and a half years at San Jose Police) and senior executive positions in the technology sector. In 2004 he formed North America Bigfoot Search-NABS ( where his investigative and analytical experience were invaluable in researching Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings, encounters and behavior. He spent two years living among the Hoopa tribal members, listening to and recording their Bigfoot stories. The Hoopa Project is his first book, based upon his experiences in the Bluff Creek area of Northern California. David's second book, Tribal Bigfoot is a quantum step forward in Bigfoot research and allows for a common sense understanding of this elusive biped. These two books have been called the new standard for crypto research.

NABS was also the group that started the Bigfoot DNA project which was instrumental in the identification of bigfoot/sasquatch as its own species.

On March 1, 2012 David released his third book, "Missing 411-Western U.S.", the story of people who have disappeared in the wilds of North America. Many of the parents and relatives of the missing make claims that the victim was kidnapped/abducted, in very remote areas, this is well documented. This 3+ year 7000 hour investigation into unexplained disappearances in isolated locations is a book that anyone who walks in the woods should read. The real question that this book elicits is.... What is happening to these people?

In late March 2012 David's fourth book was released, "Missing 411-Eastern U.S." The eastern version is a continuation of stories which occurred in the eastern half of the United States with special sections on unusual outdoor activities which seem to be related to disappearances and a master list of all people who have vanished.

In June 2012 Mr. Paulides was an invited speaker at the 2012 National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) annual conference in South Lake Tahoe. The presentation was on the findings of the Can Am Project that were detailed in "Missing 411." The packed room at the Harvey's Convention Center heard Mr. Paulides give a detailed overview of the twenty eight clusters of missing people and the associated elements found within the clusters.

Since the release of the "Missing 411" series, Mr. Paulides has been a guest on countless radio shows, morning television and prime time news casts. The 411 series has been vetted by some of the best Search and Rescue professionals, investigative journalists, radio and television hosts and print journalists from north America.

The Hoopa Project- 2008
Tribal Bigfoot- 2009
Missing 411-Western U.S.- 2012
Missing 411-Eastern U.S. 2012
Missing 411- North America and Beyond, 2013
**Go to for details on missing person cases and to purchase any of the "Missing 411" books.

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