Constantinos Filippidis, known to his friends as "Danny", is a keen amateur skier. He travelled all the way from his home in
Toronto in Canada
to the slopes of
in Whiteface Mountain New York USA
to have some fun. However during the holiday his friends suddenly found that he
had disappeared. They assumed he had accidentally skied off-piste and maybe had
an accident, but they couldn't find him. They reported him missing and there
followed a massive manhunt involving the mountain rescue services, police,
Department of Homeland Security and over six thousand volunteers, including his
friends. After six days with no trace of the missing skier, they feared the
worst. Then news came through that a man had been found wandering the streets
in a confused state wearing winter clothing, a skiing helmet and goggles. He
was taken into care and quickly identified as Mr Filippidis. He called his wife
and children, and there was much relief all round as the story ended happily...
Well, not quite ended. The problem is that Mr Filippidis was not found in the
vicinity of .
He was found in Whiteface Mountain ;
that is almost three thousand miles away. Nobody knows how the missing man
travelled so far and what had happened to him during those intervening six
days. He is suffering from amnesia and later related only very vague memories
of riding in a large lorry and sleeping a lot. He was taken to hospital and
given tests, but he shows no signs of having experienced a head injury; his
fuzzy state of mind was literally his only symptom. He has never suffered a
major head trauma in the past and has no history of mental illness. The mystery
remains unsolved; the authorities have stated that the circumstances of Filippidis'
disappearance remain under investigation. However, there are several clues that
have surfaced indicating that what happened to the skier has similarities to
the disappearance of Travis Walton; SecureTeam10 have hot hesitated to point
this out, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSb_vUj9SRg.
Travis Walton is a lumberjack who went missing for five days after encountering
an unidentified flying object in 1975, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/ufo-disclosure-2015-truth-or-greer.html.
Source: https://nypost.com/2018/02/14/missing-skier-has-no-idea-how-he-ended-up-on-the-other-side-of-the-country/. Sacramento, California
There's no immediate reason to suspect a UFO-related conclusion; no UFO's were seen by the witnesses to the disappearance. However after the elimination of other possibilities more unusual ones must be considered. How did Constantinos Filippidis vanish and reappear in these circumstances? He could not have flown because he had no money or travel documentation on him; these items were all locked in the hotel safe. Even if he had them how would he have reached the nearest airport? His car was where he had left it in the hotel carpark. He could not have walked any great distance at that time of year because the conditions were far too cold. If his ragged memories about being given a lift in a lorry are real then how did he reach the nearest road to be picked up by said lorry, and why? If he had no head injury why would he have ended up in the state of mind that would make him do such a thing? Why did the lorry driver not alert the authorities and take the skier to hospital? Was this some kind of kidnapping? I looked up more information about
and did not find that it
had any reputation for creepy goings on. Other places do; like Whiteface
Mountain for instance, where a number
of winter adventurers were killed in mysterious and gruesome circumstances in
1959, see: http://www.richplanet.net/starship_main.php?ref=175&part=1.
is renowned as one of the most challenging skiing locations in the world. It
was used during the 1980 Winter Olympics. David Paulides is a former policeman
who has researched the worrying trend of people going missing in the remote
areas of Whiteface Mountain North America, see: http://www.canammissing.com/page/page/8396197.htm.
Sometimes these people do indeed reappear later with no memory of what happened
to them; could Mr Filippidis be one of them? Others are never seen again. There
are additional strange factors in this story. Among the mountain rescue
officers and volunteers who combed for the missing skier were
agents from the Department of Homeland Security. Is finding missing people on
skiing holidays normally part of their remit? If not then why were they
involved this time? It has also been reported that Mr Filippidis had been given
a haircut during his hiatus. He also had a new mobile phone in his pocket. If
this is true then for some reason whoever cut his hair put his skiing helmet back
on afterwards. Also wouldn't the phone be a useful source of evidence? These
days, mobile phones can just about tell the police what you ate for breakfast.
We shall see; I may post an update in more information come to light. Whiteface
See here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/somerton-man.html.