Skip to comments.Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues
Posted on 02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST by hennie pennie
TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa.
His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
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I find it odd that someone would fly across the world to take care someone elses personal affairs and their home. Who does that until someone is incapacited, missing, or completely incompetent.
Yet another missing scientist or one who died mysteriously.
One more scientist involved in a nuclear program disappers without a trace... somethng is going on...
SCIENTIST VANISHES WITHOUT TRACE [Chalk River Nuclear Facility, Canada]
A very high degree of intelligence in a particular field is sometimes accompanied by a fair degree of thoughlessness or even stupidity in others. They just get so absorbed that the day to day seems trivial, I guess.
perhaps he’s wintering in N. Korea
NRC-Canadian Neutron Beam Centre
It is open for access by universities, industry, government and foreign research institutions.
Industry clients come from sectors such as nuclear, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing.
2010 January 13 - The NRU reactor is expected to be fixed by the end of March, but AECL warns of possible delays into April.
Expert Panel Recommends New Research Reactor-December 9, 2009.
Have handled metal ranging from pieces of the ill-fated Challenger and Colombia Space Shuttles to train rails implicated in ecological disasters in Alberta. In those cases and others, their goal was to find out what went wrong.
Dr. Ron Rogge and his colleagues are helping Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Atlantic one of seven DRDC establishments operated by the Department of National Defence make Canadian submarines safer.
2006 Summer School at Chalk River
The only one under the cap? Same person?
Thanks for the pic reference, had found the latter to compare.
The problem here is that when they went to observe him, he was still vanished.
Media Release Missing Person Description Police Picture of LACHLAN CRANSWICK of 25 Summit Street, Deep River.
Deep River (6 km from the labs).
Enter: 25 Summit Ave, Deep River, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada in above link. Peaceful looking neighborhood with small kept homes close together. Ruggled terrain outside of town center [4,000], however. Can rotate to see all homes. No one saw anything? It's not remote, the residence. Perhaps left not on foot.
I think that the article means that his brother flew in to take care of things AFTER brother went missing.
Homepage http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/index.html Under Very Important Things
Impune vs Impugn
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 18:27:53 +0200
To: "L. Cranswick" [L.M.D.Cranswick@dl.ac.uk]
Subject: Re: Nemo me impune lacessit??
"Nemo me impune lacessit" literally means "No-one who attacks is unpunished by me", ("me" being the royal "me", ie the state.) In modern English I suppose we'd say that "No-one who wages war shall remain unpunished".......
samizdat: [Russ., lit., self published.] a system by which manuscripts denied official publication in the Soviet Union are circulated clandestinely in typescript or in mimeograph form, or are smuggled out for publication.
"When in Boston, Massachusetts (June 2002) - a number of people repetitively mentioned the idea that the USA is really divided into two countries - one is liberal, forward looking, non-gun loving, tolerant and progressive; the other is conservative, backward looking, gun loving, intolerant and unprogressive. The one you see depends on which parts of the USA you visit(?)."
Refers to populus in Australia - land of the knuckle draggers.Talks about Hoover, was not an insensitive or unhumane man, quite the contrary. Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative.Walter Bagehot has truly written that "the whole history of civilisation is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first and deadly afterwards."
David Hackett Fischer's 'Historical Fallacies quoted.John Kenneth Galbraith's, "American Capitalism, the Concept of Countervailing Power.
Lists favorite movies. Dark City - the Movie
Best portrayal of a scientist on screen up to this point - Keifer Sutherland .
Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage is loaded with personal profile.
Korea 2002 powder diffraction workshop trip Picture
Oh Internet Hacking:Site hacked in 2001,Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 10:00:30 +0100 (BST) To: Lachlan Cranswick firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Beware of Geeks - baring electrons..
I now see the deed that the evil ones have accomplished and I'm mightely glad that you were not undone by their grotesque act SNIP
Lighting up his home for Christmas was about his last posts...Dec. on this site anyway.
OK, I quit!! He's addictive. Love a good mystery.
VERY interesting research, thank you again for all the links.
One thing that I am curious about is whether the TIMELINE/location of Lachlan coincides in ANY manner with a young Saudi pilot who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
I do, repeat: do realize that one of his last activities you mention was regarding CHRISTMAS lights, but I am not inferring that HE is any Islamist mole; as others have mentioned, perhpas he was kidnapped????
Anyway, here's some info for you from World Net Daily, which points out that dangerous terrorist Adnan al-Shukrimumah was in O N T A R I O where along with others he stole radioactive material which could be used in dirty bombs.
EXCERPT FROM WORLDNET DAILY
.....The individual who merits the distinction of the "America's most dangerous" fugitive is Adnan el-Shukrijumah, a diminutive, 30-year-old terrorist who stands at 5-foot-4 and weighs 140 pounds.
El-Shukrijumah represents the perfect "sleeper agent," since he speaks English without the slightest hint of an accent and possesses the uncanny abilities to blend into a crowd, to alter his looks, and to assume a multitude of identities......
== SNIP ==
....During this time, he managed to amass passports from Guyana, Trinidad, Saudi Arabia, Canada and the United States. He also began to adopt a number of aliases, including Abu Arifi, Jafar al-Tayyar, Jaafar At Yayyar, Ja'far al-Tayar, and Mohammed Sher Mohammed Khan (the name that appeared on his official FBI file). He traveled to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where he met with Ramzi Binalshibh, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and other members of the al-Qaida high command. He also spent considerable time within al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan, where he received training in explosives and special operations.
A NUCLEAR MISSION IN CANADA
Following the success of 9-11, el-Shukrijumah became singled out by bin Laden and al-Zawahiri to spearhead the next great attack on America – a nuclear attack that would take place simultaneously in seven U.S. cities, leaving millions dead and the richest and most powerful nation on earth in ashes.
To prepare for this mission, el-Shukrijumah, along with fellow al-Qaida sleeper agents Anas al-Liby, Jaber A. Elbaneh, and Amer el-Matti, was sent to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, a facility that boasted a five-megawatt nuclear research reactor, the largest reactor of any educational facility in Canada.
At McMaster, where they may have enrolled under aliases, el-Shukrijumah and his associates reportedly wasted no time in gaining access to the nuclear reactor and stealing more than 180 pounds of nuclear waste for the creation of radiological bombs.
Jane Johnson, a spokesperson for McMaster University, declined to comment on the stay of the al-Qaida operatives at the school. She insisted that such information was confidential.
I was shocked that we didn't learn about him until one month after he disappeared.
Evidentally at least one person in Canada shares my shock, someone at WebSleuths posted a link to this Canadian Craigslist entry:
Australian Canuck MISSING Google Cranswick
Australian Canuck MISSING Google Cranswick (missing)
Date: 2010-02-09, 5:54PM EST
check out his homepage .. specifically this page ...
... the guy is a HUGE Canuck eventhough he's from Australia .. his disappearance is meriting only local coverage - out in Ottawa .. hello?? The guy's a nuclear scientist. Earth to Canada - come in please - reality check. Lachlan CRANSWICK .. think Cran Apples and The Brunswick House .. CRANS WICK .. (Lachlan) .. Lachlan CRANSWICK .. repeat it three times ...and tell the Star and the SUN and CP24 to repeat it three times (too)
. Less limelight on the TRENTON creep and more undivided attention on this kid. He's a shining light in Materials Analysis. Not nuclear proliferation but rather Materials Analysis .. more in-line with CSI. Something Canada is good at - and now Buddy is MISSING!
And read his webpage .. what a well-grounded individual.
Additionally he's not afraid to draw attention to scams and black ops. (He probably raised more than a few hackles) which is what good Canadians are supposed to do .. we ain't afraid of shit! This guy is an unsung hero in a lot of ways - I think you'd agree having browsed that link.
All the more reason for us to do the "Good Fearless Canadian Thing" and broadcast his disappearance - far and wide. And not get hung-up over that Trenton Creep. It's more or less a dead issue till the trial anyhow .. meanwhile .. this 'kid' is still MISSING. Location: missing
correction, a third under cap on right... and if she is single... perhaps they vanished together...
Excellent connecting the dots Pennie, posting this at TM!
Is everyone positive that this man was NOT ill?
I happened to come across this small mobile webpage, it's from earlier this decade when he was at Columbia University in NYC, and I clicked on all the images -- this man has lost ALOT of hair in a short period of time; also, he does not look so very pale in the earlier shots.
He has been to different parts of the world as seen via his website & photographs. His works carries him to these places so he has importance. He vacationed in Cuba (1996) He has been "hacked", as well. A person he conversed with over email suggested he release the weapons of mass destruction to the perpetrators. He talked of hacking also taking place in the Far East. The WMD analogy seemed to be more Internet game related. They are geeks in correspondence. Fantasy.
His biggest worry was the evils in the future of nanotechnology. The money involved. The Nanotechnology scam. One friend wrote he had patented a nano-car.
I showed you the street the close proximity of homes, where neighbors know their neighbors or at least see them come and go. You can go up and down his street via the "pictures" part of his address. Even the neighbor had clothes hanging on the line. He did not seem to live in seclusion. No interviews with neighbors, just a basic press release, a Police posting with picture.
His site didn't branch off into any medical research which if ill would be of interest.
He just seemed to think science had become a scam! He saw research which proved nothing; but active, in the race for more money. Nanotechnology that could become sinister. Reflects into his favorite movie chooses as well. But then he did like Josie and the PussyCats!! ;)
The story of a missing scientist has really had no play here. I mentioned this to a resident of a town just over the border US and they knew nothing about it.
I just find it odd. I read months and years of his postings on his own active site under his name. It is quite a "highway" and/or personal Encyclopedia of knowledge.
Thanks for posting ..Could have gone under activism, news, current events; extended, crime not just chat.
Has anyone looked in the Deep River?
"Lachlan has always been a very frequent poster on this list and knows many of you personally. If you have had any contact with him recently, on Monday or especially at any point since Monday, please let us know. It does not appear that he had plans to leave the area, but if anybody knows anything that may be relevant to finding him, or especially of his plans for that week please let the police know.
5 years ago of said alleged terrorist.
Posted as was comparing other pictures.
I am sure authorities have scanned everyone in the above group pic as well.
Task force launches online petition
by Terry Myers
Local residents are being asked to put pen to paper - or at least, finger to keyboard - to support the future of the Chalk River Laboratories.
The Chalk River Employees Ad hoc TaskforcE (CREATE) has launched an online letter campaign to support its vision of Chalk River to be developed as a new national laboratory.
A key part of the group's recommendations would be the construction of a new multi-purpose research reactor.
No mention of missing scientist from said labs a month earlier. Perhaps is all classifed, but for basic Missing Person notice.
This webpage isn't static; it gets updated as new articles are posted.
Freerepublic's sister site in Canada currently has no postings up about the disappearance of nuclear scientist Lachlan Cranswick, according to this site search via Google.
His brother, medical field. Says when posting favorite links, and links brother--"important to me" when listed as favorites.
Good to see you out and about.
I wanted to be sure to bring to your attention that he was an active poster at a physics/chrystallography mail list.
There archives are accessible online; I haven't explored them, and I presume that they are waaaaaaaaay over my head.
(IUCr) Commission on Crystallographic Computing: Re: Lachlan Cranswick is missing
"Lachlan has always been a very frequent poster on this list and knows many of you personally. If you have had any contact with him recently, on Monday or especially at any point since Monday, please let us know. It does not appear that he had plans to leave the area, but if anybody knows anything that may be relevant to finding him, or especially of his plans for that week please let the police know."
Thank you fanfan!!
I see you post on the Canadian site kin to FR. Aware of this missing scientist or was it mentioned via the site?
Thanks for the info. Guess we have another one to add to our “dead/missing scientists” list.
Creepy and very troubling. Way too much of this is happening with no answers.
A nuclear physicist!!!
And only local reportage.
The FOX report is current, not from back at, or near, the start.
I guess there is a MURDERER who took this disappearance off the radar of the Ontario news --- and guess what I read?
The man who murdered 2 women, and stole all the news time has a father AND a stepfather who work at the same nuclear facility as Lachlan Cranswick did.
The whole story is just creepy, there's a whole 'intuitive' nasty feel to it.
I caught part of that report on FOX News. Pleased to hear that some in the media were reporting it.
Quote:.."case of Col. Russell Williams, the CFB Trenton commander charged with murder." "Although he grew up in the area and both his father and stepfather worked at the same nuclear facility as Cranswick. "It might not fit Williams' alleged victims (all women), but the disappearing in the middle of the night, leaving everything behind, car in driveway, etc, sure fits IMHO."
RE:"The secretive special forces unit known as Joint Task Force 2 is moving to CFB Trenton."
Liberal MPs sent a letter yesterday to Natural Resources Minister Christian Paradis and Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, expressing "growing concern" that there is no contingency plan to deal with the shutdown of the Petten reactor in the Netherlands, which will occur while the NRU reactor at Chalk River, Ont., remains out of service.
Heavy discussion here, so not re-walking the same paths.
Thanks for working on this, you two.