Skip to comments.Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues
Posted on 02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST by hennie pennie
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toronto rants & raves classifieds "lachlan" - craigslist
I will never forget how the U.S. press covered Natalee Holloway day after day after day for many many many months; yet this nuclear scientist born in Australia, educated in England and working for the last 7 years in Ontario, Canada, there are VERY few reports about him vanishing.
It's really inconceivable to me.
Over on Websleuths, some posters posit that perhaps there exist certain agencies who ARE seriously looking into Lachlan's disappearance, but they are covert, and NEVER report anything to the press.
I hope he is alright, and is quickly found, this is just terrible.
toronto rants & raves classifieds "lachlan" - craigslist
oops, sorry — i posted the wrong item, this is duplicate to the info a couple postings upwards.
Did you know that he worked on a post-Doc??
Postdoctoral Fellowship position as CCP14 Project Secretary at the Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury (near Manchester), Cheshire, UK. E-mail: was email@example.com
FTD -- do take a looksee at his detailed page about Aussie passports.
In the USA, the disappearance of a nuclear scientist generates MUCH more news than this one did, it's quite shocking -- someone wrote a letter to the local paper, town of 4300 and one of the things mentioned is that plenty of the small town's residents have NO idea that anyone is missing.
For such a genius to disappear without a trace, and without an uproar from the public...... We truly have a breakdown of society in the West for something like this to transpire and so little publicity about it.
He has a huge website, and he was an active participant at online crystallography mailing lists, but that's all waaaaay over my head.
I'm confused that he had a POST-DOC position, but there's no mention of where he got a Ph.d, and I've never seen him used that abbreviation after his name in numerous articles he co-authored in scientific journals.
This is the story referred to do near the bottom of PAGE 10 at WS. It's absolutely revolting, I wasn't able to read much of it, just tried to locate the identity of the dating website.
Have you been able to locate any FACEBOOK page(s) maintained by LC? I'm surprised that there seems to be no online blog.
....I suddenly noticed a strange link at the bottom of the page:
Chalk Rivers Laboratories Shady Past... Lies, Omissions and Nuclear Waste
Susoni -- Monday, 8-Feb-2010 18:19:17
I haven't read it yet, but it occurred to me that in several different places and certainly on WS, someone mentioned that LC was proficient in nuclear WASTE, not in nuclear energy.
there is a longish article is posted there, from another website altogether, which ends:
"According to expert sources, radioactive wastes are still leaking into the Ottawa River, which is an important source of food, recreation and drinking water used by numerous communities downriver in Ontario and Quebec, including the city of Ottawa."
Do THEY know something that the public does NOT know??????
Doesn't this seem absolutely incredulous?????
>>> "There was also that English nuke scientist that was mysteriously kicked down the stairs in Geneva to his death. Nuke scientist is a more hazardous job than just stray atoms in the wrong place - seems to be a good way of getting murdered these days. " <<<<<
Say, another thing too, FTD.... on the WS link, which is actually page 11, I am unsure whether someone is making a joke or being entirely seriously. They say something about that perhaps one of them has received a report that Lachlan’s photograph was found on that online matchmaking website.
Douglas Hagmann wrote an article here:
There are many listings from Ontario, and of all things, there are plenty of hits for "Deep River Ontario" -- however, I'm unsure if anyone actually ever saw his photograph on there:
Also, I have NO idea why they cannot name the website, that's peculiar, they said it was something about "T____'s case" which may refer to the owner of WS.
For such an obvious genius, it's very peculiar that there's no indication anywhere online where Mr. Cranswick received his Ph.d. -- he does mention a post doc position on his website, but never mentions where he received a bachelor's, a master's and/or a doctorate -- and apparently no school, college and/or university is claiming him as an illustrious alumni.
Again, sorry to bother you, but in the past, it's not been particularly difficult to learn these kind of details online about anyone so obviously hypereducated. It would also be interesting to learn why he never used "Ph.d." after his name in numerous journal articles he co-authored.
Mideast mystery: Who killed Ali-Mohammadi?
Space War ^ | 1/18/2010 | UPI via Space War
Posted on 01/18/2010 6:11:40 PM PST by sonofstrangelove
The Jan. 12 assassination of Iranian physicist Masoud Ali-Mohammadi remains shrouded in mystery. The Iranian regime, facing unprecedented political domestic opposition over last June's disputed presidential election, has named Israel's Mossad intelligence service as the most likely culprit, aided by the Americans and British.
The Israelis' supposed objective: to sabotage Iran's......
At least five of nine Pakistani nuclear scientists who have secretly left their country to seek more money and better working conditions were trained in Canada, The Asian Pacific Post has learned.
Another top scientist, Dr. A.Q. Khan, the man who made Pakistans nuclear bomb and who has been linked to assisting Iran, Iraq and North Korea weapons programs, was also hosted by the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, (AECL).
The defections of the scientists and Dr Khans alleged links to the so-called Axis of Evil is adding to fears of the world community about the safety of Pakistans nuclear weapons falling into wrong hands. It also adds to the growing controversy surrounding Canadas involvement in Pakistans nuclear program, which many say ultimately helped North Korea develop nuclear weapons.
Pakistan is believed to have transferred nuclear technology to North Korea in return for North Korean missiles. The details about these defections were revealed in a memo.......
The western world is only now waking to the nightmarish specter of China providing nuclear technology know-how to Pakistan and North Korea.
China's nuke know-how can be stamped: "Made in Canada".
CANDU manufacturer, the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), is among other things, the Mother of all Proliferators. Reid Morden, former president and CEO of AECL, could star in his own made-for-television spy novel. Morden's credentials in the spy industry come from Canada's main intelligence agency, CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service, an agency Morden headed up.
"On October 13, 1995 the second phase of a Canadian deal with China was signed in Ottawa during the controversial....
N-scientist's disappearance baffles Karnataka cops
Just saw 2012, this ties in the movie from Woody’s character (ala Art Bell)
In case you are interested, here is one thread (of three other threads) about missing nuclear scientist Lachlan Cranswick. I just came across your thread today.
I just discovered the thread you were discussing the disappearance of Australian nuclear scientist Lachlan Cranswick from Deep River, Ontario — In case you are interested, here is one thread (of three other threads) about missing nuclear scientist Lachlan Cranswick. I just came across your thread today, and am curious if any of you have any new theories about this mystery.
Maybe within a day or two some of his old classmates will participate in the discussion about this article at the website.
Original article is from The Age.AU - which cannot be posted to FR.
Mystery of Australian nuclear scientist's 'bizarre' disappearance
March 1, 2010 - 10:44AM
For instance, are they cousins? A nephew?? You do know that the "D" in Lachlan M.D. Cranswick stands for 'David' --- as in Lachlan Michael David Cranswick.
Shakespeare and Islam: Good Neighbors? - IslamOnline.net - Art & Culture
....By 3 p.m. it was time for a talk on "Art and Alchemy" by Mr. David Cranswick, who is a traditional painter with a doctorate from the Prince of Wales Institute in London. The word alchemy comes from the Arabic word al-kimiya or al-khimiya, meaning cast together, or pour together, or weld, or alloy, and so on. The main element from this talk was the organization of colors with the help of the seven visible planets: That is, Mars, for example, carries colors from ochre to brown and Venus carries colors such as blue and green. Could that be where John Gray got his inspiration from when he argued that "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"?
What is the derivation of the word alchemy ?
There are three main ideas about the origin of the word alchemy. Firstly, from ancient Egyptian transmitted through Arabic ‘al-khem’, from the Egyptian hieroglyphics
Km.t which form the native name of Egypt, ‘Chem’, meaning ‘black earth’. Thus one derivation of the word alchemy is the ‘Egyptian art’, or the ‘art of the black earth’.
The second derivation is from the Greek word ‘chemeia’, found in the writings of Diocletian, the art of making metal ingots.
The third derivation is from the Greek word ‘chumeia’, the art of extracting juices or infusions from plants, and thus herbal medicines and tinctures. From ‘chumos’ meaning juice.
You have to remain a little sceptical of muslim claims, islam maintains that muslim arabs founded TALLAHASSEE because the word has ALLAH in it.
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aDepartment of Chemistry, Shahid Beheshti University, Evin-Tehran 1983963113, Iran
Received 19 April 2009; revised 25 September 2009; accepted 28 September 2009. Available online 8 October 2009.
Melbourne scientist missing in Canada Mon, 01 Mar, 01:33 PM
A Melbourne nuclear scientist is missing in Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has confirmed.A DFAT spokeswoman confirmed on Monday that Australian man Lachlan Cranswick was missing and that the Australian High Commission in Ottawa was providing support to Canadian authorities.....
.....His brother, Rupert Cranswick travelled to Deep River to try and find out what happened to his brother. He says the disappearance remains a mystery and police say it appears as though he just vanished.
"The house was open, the door was open, the lights were on and everything was there as if had just left. His phone, wallet and keys were there. Nothing was missing," he said.
"It just seems like he went out for a brief instance and then didn't return home, and that, to me, is bizarre. It's just not like my little brother. He lived for his work and he loved living in Deep River. He wouldn't have an enemy."
Sure seems like that is possible, doesn’t it?
Surely there must be some type of Australian medical "Who's Who" resource to find out more, like where they went to med school??
yes, it’s possible, sad to say.
It may not be the same Mariam Abedi, but that’s an Iranian name.
Have you seen this?
I'm unsure how much of this thread you've read, or followed, or whatever -- but can you imagine that noone has been able to locate the names of the colleges & universities he attended?
Isn't that absolutely the most peculiar thing you've ever heard?? A genius nuclear scientist, eminent in crystallography, but no one can find where he got his doctorate. Why wouldn't something like that be readily accessible online???
He has a HUGE personal website, but apparently nothing about any alumni organizations.
Well, who knows, maybe on Jan.18th, he decided to don a wig and take a vacation in Dubai....... LOL
Thanks, I have no theories except that too many of these disappearances go past coincidence.
But that genealogical stuff is ancient history, names/dates of the living aren't supposed to be in online genalogies as it super simplifies identity theft.
He only identitfies his two brothers - Noel and Rupert.
Did you check out his brother's website - I believe there's a link to info about his wife, Miriam ---- I want to continue researching BEFORE I spend any time reading any of that, but you might want to check it out.
The most famous Abedi I found on the Internet was a very rich Pakistani who founded the bank BCCI.
I don't understand the Canadian press -- they didn't care about this man gone missing, it's just appalling.
I wonder why Australia - FINALLY - is mentioning it in the press????? It's only been over SIX weeks.
I'm with you, I have no idea what to think, and yes there are way too many of these disappearances and/or deaths among our most highly educated scientific professionals.
Does not make sense.
I hope Cranswick is still alive and that he is found quickly, and safely, in good health.
I think it is absolutely SCANDALOUS that the Canadian press ignored this story, I simply came across it when I posted this thread, and belatedly realized that Cindy had posted one about an hour before me.
When Natalee Holloway disappeared that's ALL the news was for HALF A YEAR.
Here's a genius, at the top of his career -- and NOTHING.
It's just appalling.
The above link is to page 12.
Married 18 years, perfectly normal looking family. No clues there.
Also, I'm curious to learn precisely who is the Edward Cranswick -- the one who is so angry about Pine Gap in Australia which I've seen him refer to as a major outpost of the CIA, and why does he feel so comfortable speaking publically about his displeasure? How many people currently incarnate feel that comfortable ranting publically about the CIA??
how come Lachlan had mentioned to his coworkers that he was taking time off -- and we still don't know SPECIFICALLY how many days of vacation he told them he was taking?? Presumably he planned to arrive home before Jan.23 for the Curling Tournament, but who knows? Maybe he planned to call from his vacation destination and then inform them he'd not be attending the tournament? Maybe he had no travel plans? Why did he choose to take a few days off during the coldest part of the coldest month of the year?
Over at WS this morning a poster remarked that maybe LC was spirited away to protect him -- as opposed to a kidnapping. That certainly appears to be a logical possibility.
Why have the Canadians stated that LC's disappearance is in no way connected with serial rapist/murderer Russell Williams, when the posters at WS very quickly determined that Russell Williams' bio-dad and stepfather both were nuclear scientists at Chalk River, and at some point RW lived in Deep River?????
How about those Chinese scientists whom he publically condemned for a fraudulent journal article, just weeks before his sudden disappearance - what about those blokes?
Why haven't any classmates of his stepped forward asking where their friend is? Why does no alumni association claim this genius for their own????
Perhaps the curling club member who posited that LC may have fallen down, struck his head, became totally disoriented and gone out on the ice was correct??
WHY is his brother Rupert so angry about that extensive search of the surrounding unpopulated forested area, declaring vehementally that LC would NEVER go out & about at night in the winter ----- when obviously Lachlan Cranswick actually, (apparently unbeknownst to his brother,) did so, and did so quite frequently???? Someone at WS picked up on that discrepancy, that his brother swore that LC would NEVER venture out on a winter's night.
Hmmmmmmm. Did he have a "drop box" somewhere, hidden away in the dense woods??? Is that why he always had a GPS with him, along with 2 flashlights and his fanny pack? Or was it because there were multiple one-use-only dropboxes, with locations changed and identified to LC only by coded GPS coordinates? What a great plot for a spy thriller, hey?
Who is Zhi Quan and why are there webpages for him entitled something like, "U.S. Court documents" (OR something) and Rupert Cransford's name appears, along with many dozens of other names? Long long lists of names...
How is reknown artist David specifically related to him, or are they "relatives-by-surname," only?
Why did LC have a massive enormous website and yet no mention of his degrees, nor where he earned them, nor any mention of any alumni association?
I wonder if he ever registered at a "classmates.com" which covers Australia?
And I really wonder why the Australian press didn't pick up on this story long before it became the topic of numerous online chatboards?????
How come LC doesn't seem to have a conventional blog anywhere? What was his userid on Ebay - WHAT were his purchases on Ebay-USA, Ebay-Canada, Ebay-UK, Ebay-Australia???
Too many questions...... and I wonder if the press was told to intentionally ignore this story, because the government knows precisely what is occurring?? What about all those connections between AECL and the Pakistani nuclear scientists who were Khan's associates???
Did you know that there is an article here posted at FR stating Chalk River has approximately 23 kilograms of Bomb Grade plutonium that it's been sitting on?
Well, this is all too complex & confusing and definitely waaaaaaaay "...above my pay grade," LOLOL
And finally, W.H.E.R.E. is the Nancy Grace Celebrity who will give this disappearance the coverage & publicity it deserves? WHY does that Steve Quayle list of Dead Scientists continue to grow and grow and grow?????
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