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  • #31
    Beam me up Danny... Whiteface now has the world's longest ski slope.

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    • #32
      New details! Claims he suffered a head injury then caught a ride in a big rig cross country, sleeping most of the way. Had a credit card and a grand in cash on him.

      I'm not sure I believe any of it...

      http://www.wmur.com/article/whitefac...drive/17887599

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      • moosebeware
        moosebeware commented
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        A grand in cash?? Well, that makes the story complete b.s. Who wanders around in the woods with a thousand dollars besides Catskill Kev?

      • CatskillKev
        CatskillKev commented
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        Kind of a strange post.

    • #33
      8000m 0/14

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      • #34
        Whatever this guys deal is. There should definetly be some sort of serious consequenece regardless of his fireman status. The man hours wasted, all those people in harms way themselves, the list goes on and on. I cant help but have a certain amount of anger towards this person. Just a blatant disregard for anyone but himself. I don't think any explanation would justify this nonsense. You can't make it that far in a daze with no idea whats happening. Not to mention any and all other people going along with it as well. No way!

        Here let me pull out my liscense and make sure I wasn't born yesterday. :/

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        • #35
          Where did he pick up the ride? There are zero to less cross country trucks going past Whiteface every day!

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          • Makwa
            Makwa commented
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            Of course! There's a good half dozen reasons why this truck story is total fiction.

        • #36
          Well it just keeps getting weirder. He bought an iPhone and got a hair cut during his travels...

          http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Mis...474059773.html


          And weirder... “"He said he somehow got hurt on the ski hill. He doesn’t remember much. He thought he crawled into a truck for shelter or something."

          https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/o...hiteface-skier


          Video of State Police press conference (<4 min)...

          https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/v...hiteface-skier
          Last edited by Makwa; 02-14-2018, 08:22 PM.

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          • Trail Boss
            Trail Boss commented
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            He bought an iPhone and contacted his wife. Seems like it would've been cheaper to use a payphone ... just maybe harder to find one than an Apple Store.

        • #37
          Latest update. A few new minor details...

          https://www.northcountrypublicradio....ystery-remains

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          • CatskillKev
            CatskillKev commented
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            Sounds like the officials are finding it hard not to believe him. Sounds like they have to find the individual or individuals responsible for moving him.

          • tcd
            tcd commented
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            I was thinking about the truck drivers yesterday. Most trucking companies probably have prohibitions against picking up passengers, even though it happens all the time. If the investigators want truck drivers from commercial companies to come forward, they are going to have to provide them with some sort of immunity. No one is going to volunteer information if it means they are going to be fired for violating company procedure.

          • Makwa
            Makwa commented
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            I think they're kinda forced to say that given that he didn't break any laws. Now an investigation as to who may have taken him cross country is underway. Not sure if that falls under suspected foul play, kidnapping, or just plain old curiosity on the part of authorities. I have the impression nobody believes him even though they say they do. Amnesia cases/ fugue states are rare even though bad soap operas and Hollywood thrillers might lead you to think otherwise. There's something more here. Or I could be totally wrong... who knows? Can't wait for more details!

        • #38
          A lot of work goes into buying an iPhone, and dude's skin fade looks pretty tight too. $1,000 in cash and a credit card too...hmmm. Walter Whiteface's story isn't adding up at all.
          My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the west.

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          • #39
            Originally posted by Neil View Post
            ... I was way off.

            Still one of the best punchlines: https://youtu.be/MuZoVZhxNjk




            Looking for Views!

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            • #40
              If there had been a nation-wide search, it may have been helpful since he was dressed like a skier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-OOpzb1hg
              I might be kidding...

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              • #41

                Writer: So here's what I got.
                Producer: I'm listening.
                Writer: It's a road-trip/buddy story about a professional, long-haul truck driver, who's also an amateur barber, and a skier with amnesia, who's also a fire-fighter. They drive clear across the country without any idea there's a massive winter-time search and rescue underway for the missing skier.
                Producer: That last part sounds expensive to film.
                Writer: We've got some stock footage.
                Producer: Go on.
                Writer: So anyway, they quickly become best buddies. There's a haircut scene that'll become cinema gold. The skier buys the guy's iPhone and ...
                Producer: Stop! I heard enough!
                Writer: <breathless pause>
                Producer: You had me at 'road-trip' and 'amnesia' sealed the deal. Consider it bank-rolled!
                Writer: <big grin> It's also based on a true story.
                Producer: A trifecta! I smell a sequel!
                Looking for Views!

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                • gebby
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                  Further casting for the movie-Banking Gnome: Peter Dinklage, from whom our wayward skier borrows a pot of gold to travel cross country to meet his GF from HS that he recently reconnected with on Facebook!
                  Last edited by gebby; 02-16-2018, 10:32 AM.

                • FlyFishingandBeer
                  FlyFishingandBeer commented
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                  tcd that's a very good point. My only concern would be the main character randomly disappearing from the set mid-filming.

                  Edit: Or maybe he IS an actor and this is all part of a large scale viral ad campaign for the new X-Files.

                • gebby
                  gebby commented
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                  FlyFishingandBeer The truth is out there!

              • #42
                This story just keeps getting weirder & weirder. It's too bad the full truth will most likely never be revealed. Whatever "Danny!"

                Side note because of mention above of Cpt. John Strieff. Awesome feller, had the pleasure once of talking to Cap for about two hours on the phone about camping legalities. Really schooled me on a lot and was more than flexible with his practices. A great conversation, not to mention he was more than happy to keep talking. Was pleasantly surprised with him.

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                • FlyFishingandBeer
                  FlyFishingandBeer commented
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                  This holds true for a lot of ADK law enforcement and forestry professionals. They'd rather have an in-depth conversation with folks who are trying to use outdoor recreational spaces responsibly now, rather than ruining your weekend and their day at some point down the road when you get caught violating a law or regulation. I have yet to come across any who were anything besides completely polite and candid.

              • #43
                I've known a number of my local DEC Foresters and Forest Rangers for a long time when I was just a hiker. Since I joined a SAR team 24 years ago, I have met and worked with a majority of Forest Rangers across the state at one time or another. Some have become very good friends. All are fantastic people dedicated to working with others in the outdoors. Their primary duties are protection of the environment and protection of the people who use the outdoors. Friendliness and education are big tools in their duties.

                I have seen Captain Streiff at the Incident Command Center on many SAR incidents. He always says hello in passing. At Whiteface he came over to me, knowing my name and shook my hand with a "thank you". Maybe because I was the only civilian chosen to be a crew boss on that day (all other CBs were Rangers). It's great to be recognized and useful.
                "Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do you will be certain to find something you have never seen before." - Alexander Graham Bell

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                • salt
                  salt commented
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                  That's awesome. I didn't know if he was still Captain but then I saw some pictures from the search. Same story for me with him as is here on the forum. Always happy that these amazing people take the time to advise, chit chat, etc.

              • #44
                New theory: If I'm not mistaken, this is Woodly's first thread. Woodly is "Danny" scheming for insider imformation on the forum since day one. Very clever indeed.

                "Einhorn is Finkle, Finkle is Einhorn! OMG!"

                Just kidding Woodly I had to. Haha

                Welcome to the forum
                Last edited by salt; 02-15-2018, 05:04 PM.

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                • #45
                  I'm busted, shucks! And the iron pan the wife whacked me with caused the amnesia, no really, look at my face, would I lie to you? I'm innocent I tell ya, I'm innocent

                  Regarding the $1000. I can see a Canadian carrying that and more on vacation but, I certainly believe there is much more to this thing we haven't yet heard and still wonder how he left the Mountain Parking Lot AND where he found his so called truck ride.

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                  • Trail Boss
                    Trail Boss commented
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                    Speaking as a Canuck, I've never carried that much cash with me to the USA. Credit cards are accepted everywhere and for the tiniest purchases. Why risk getting rolled for a wad of bills when you can carry plastic?

                    Why *would* one carry that much (and more)?
                    - You're a big tipper.
                    - You're going to a casino.
                    - You want to keep your purchases 'off the grid'.

                  • Kenmore
                    Kenmore commented
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                    I was always curious about that question from the border guards - "Are you carrying more than $10,000 in cash?" For me... I've never carried more than $10k in cash in my life - Anywhere!! - so this was always odd to me. You must declare if you are carrying more than $10k in cash across the border though its not illegal to do so. Does anyone answer "Yes"? If you are carrying more than $10k for nefarious purposes I assume you wouldn't want to tell them in the first place.

                    Turns out some people do carry this much cash to make large purchases in the US - cars for example. Seems (at least in their minds) its easier to do than going through the expense of getting money orders or certified cheques that are accepted in the US. Easier maybe... but I wouldn't be too comfortable rolling along with that much cash in my pocket . Or maybe you use one of those bags with a $ sign on it?

                    For me, I generally have $100 at most and a few credit cards. So far (and for the foreseeable future) that's worked fine.
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