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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I'm curious if this might be the Australian equivalent of what we here in the USA call our State Department??
That would be:
Also, another note -- quite a few posters at WS notice that online articles' CONTENT changes; and yesterday I cut & paste and saved one of the AU articles, and this morning they'd added on a couple paragraphs about the nuclear reactor being shut down for repairs and that LC had vacation time accumulated which he had to use up --- never mentioned in any previous articles anywhere.
Anyway, it seems that the news sites are changing the original stories ALL the time, and evidentally they sometimes even REMOVE info from the original story.
So must we PRINT OUT every worthy article we come across now???
This article seems much more accurate than earlier ones which depicted him as inordinantly shy and who only talked about things that really interested him --- this article points out that he was the Curling Club BARTENDER -- so perhaps that glass in his hand in one of the photographs is not Pepsicola, but instead is an exotic ale.
Here his friends mention he has a great sense of humor.
Here's a few excerpts from the latest article in the Australian press:
4:59AM Tuesday Mar 02, 2010
The Vanishing Man: scientist leaves no clues
March 2, 2010
.......Just as baffled are his family and former colleagues in Melbourne, who described the Monash University graduate as a and sociable man with a cheeky sense of humour.
Mr Cranswick's brother Rupert, 45, spent two weeks in Canada searching for him , and is convinced he was involved in an accident.
''As soon as I got there I saw that it's a really wild remote area, you have wolves and coyotes across the river, and as the river is frozen they can come over from Quebec,'' he said.
Mr Cranswick moved to Canada seven years ago after stints working at universities in London and New York. He worked as a crystallographer, determining the arrangement of atoms in solids, at the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre located in the nuclear facility.
''He was as happy as Larry there, he didn't want to leave the joint,'' his brother said.
In his spare time, Mr Cranswick was the barman and vice-president of the Deep River Curling and Squash Club, and was praised by his fellow club members for stocking the largest selection of beer in the club's history.
......A former CSIRO colleague, Ian Madsen, said Mr Cranswick had a strong social conscience, and had used his own resources to develop and distribute CD-based software for crystallography for people in Third World nations that did not have internet access.
Newsletter 27 - 1998
Society of Crytallographers in Australia (sca37)
E X C E R P T :
....In January, Lachlan Cranswick (L.Cranswick@dl.ac.uk) took up a one to three year Post Doctoral Fellowship position at the Daresbury Laboratory, home of Britain's X-ray synchrotron. This position involves working as the secretary of the continuing CCP14 (Collaborative Computation Project Number 14) for Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction. The major aim of the project is to accumulate, archive and distribute relevant single crystal and powder diffraction software; plus related software and information resources for the crystallographic community (primarily via the Internet and World Wide Web).
I hope you don't believe that science has RECENTLY become a scam, it's been based upon money and corrupt influence for many decades, hasn't it?
Y O U W R O T E :
>>>> "The site I linked to has been active right up through December when he showed pictures of his Christmas lights, You do not decorate for Christmas if depressed. The emails in the link are ongoing and the only anger I can see is toward the corruption of Nanotechnology and science/politics/Big Money like climate-gate. His picture back in 1996 had him lanky. He is 40 now and men lose their hair at any age. He works inside, so pale. The caps only caught my eye as only two wore them. Always nice to wear a cap if you do not want to be recognized in group photographs in the future. Not that means anything in this case "under the cap".I just find people of like mode of dress may have been hanging together prior to the photograph. The other subject is looking his way, but that is a stretch!! He is fair. The other is of middle eastern.
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." <<<<<
I now believe that Dr. Lachlan M.D. Cranswick walked away from his life.
I believe that his career had become utterly irrevokably repugnant to him; NOT science, itself, but the career and how it entails rigid adherance to the rules & protocols of the Famous.Renown.Well.Published.Child.Prodigy.Genius.Brilliant.Scientist Monopoly Board Game -- the one with the rule, "Publish or Die," the vile idiotic game with the insipid clockwork CHANCE cards, "You skipped the 19356th meeting - GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL, do *not* pass go, do not collect 2 million $$$$$$$, Loser."
Dr. Cranswick is certainly brilliant enough to manufacture a new identitiy and to do science on his own, and to have meticulously planned each & every single detail of his Great Escape. Perfect timing, to split when the reactor was down for repairs, so coworkers had no idea he was GONE-GONE, not merely using up acrued vacation time.
I do not believe that Dr. Cranswick will be located, unless he so chooses to be found. I wish him well, and hope he finds some fulfilling work, not just being a bartender/dishwasher, but perhaps tutoring children or working in the lawfirms of those attorneys who will prosecute the Global Warming Hoaxers & Liars who have cast such a deep black cloud of fraudulent corruption over the entire enterprise of science as a whole.
Hopefully, some time in the future he will ring up the George Noory Coast to Coast AM overnight talk show, and identify himself, speak briefly, and let all the people whom he left far behind him know that he is alive, well, safe, etc.
Hmmmm.... I wonder where he parked the vehicle he left in, and I wonder where he purchased it, and if he used ca$h????
Rupert Cranswick spoke to some of his brother's colleagues when he went to Canada for a couple of weeks and says it is surprising that they did not report him missing sooner.
"It's a large organisation. I'd say I met 20 research scientists," he said.
"I know that the reactor wasn't working, that it had a leak awhile back and they were fixing it, but Lachlan was still going to work and doing his research and preparing conferences and scientific papers.
"I find it very strange that none of them would have said, 'where's Lachlan', because he would always email if he wasn't coming in......."
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.<<
Interesting thought, let me know if you find the answer.
He’s a graduate of Monash University in Australia; then after he got his doctorate, he went on to work on a post doc at Daresbury Laboratory in England.
Good questions, wish I had the answers.
Thanks for the info on his education.
UAE worries about water scarcity - Arab Science and Environment Watch
E X C E R P T :
......At the Abu Dhabi Umm Al Nar Power, the largest desalination plant in the UAE, the total net water output per day is 143 million gallons per day, but according to Neil Cranswick, production manager at the Abu Dhabi plant, they are not breaking any environmental codes churning out the water quotas they do. "We are stringently monitored as regards to the amount of pollution our plant causes and the sea water temperature is constantly monitored by an environmental agency to make sure it is not rising too rapidly," says Cranswick. "But despite adhering to environmental guidelines, it is true that the more water people use, the more energy our plant needs to use to meet that water demand. We can all help reduce the amount of oil and gas used at the plant if........
ADHRC U12 V ARABIAN KNIGHTS - MATCH REPORT
Well, you will be immediately saying to yourself, that's not right 'Hendo, we didn't play them on Friday, and you'd be right. Arabian Knights called off late on the Wednesday, which left us a couple of days to arrange a test for our boys & girls, and that we did. A couple of quick e-mails & Tel calls secured a fixture against this year's U13s, (grateful to Neil Cranswick for his flexibility)....
However, Andrew is very frequently in the news:
So, whilst others have posited a possible kidnapping with either terrorists or rogue states responsible, it is possible that if he was abducted that there exists a ransom note somewhere.
Anything is possible with Lachlan, but I believe he simply vanished of his own accord & volition.
Appears the family is intelligent and educated, interesting the things you are digging into.
Did you google for the missing doc with diamonds in the search?
LoL, you are near the top.
Do not know what this one means:
Chronicle Of The Herman Rockefeller Murder Case « Streams of ...
Feb 4, 2010 ... 01/28/10 Perth Now Police contact missing millionaire Herman Rockefeller’s Facebook friends ... Faris said Cranswick is known as a well-organized, regimented man ... He also points to the work left unmailed on the scientist’s desk as ... Nchindo was the managing director of Debswana Diamond Co., ...
mayavision2012.wordpress.com/.../chronicle-of-the-herman-rockefeller-murder-case/ - Cached
or he could be a victim of the what’s known as the Smiley Face Murders but with his age he would most likely be the oldest victim,even tho he looks younger than 41
HIS BROTHER RUPERT DESCRIBES AN EMAIL WRITTEN BY LC:
".....The young people of the area were having a pub crawl and the curling club has its own bar which Lachlan was responsible for. And I'd noticed that he'd sent information to another member of the curling club committee saying he was happy about the curling club being used for that activity."
SMILEY FACE GANG [- IN CANADA??]
Ontario Unsolved Murders & Missing People > Other Locations > Lachlan Cranswick (missing Jan.23,2010) DeepRiver Ontario
(Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
Now that makes me smile, and think of some of the past winners who did not make me smile.
Now that gets interesting and scary.
Does make one stop and think about all the missing people and where they are.
you will get
Freep mail in a minute.
Doesn't make sense to me. Even the smiley face investigators get no update. And there is no mention of any Cranswick anywhere at the blog:
I'd thought that they were only identified after mass graves were found, but according to one of the remarks left below, the Smiley Face Murders present the same M.O. as the drug cartel satanists.
JAN.17 = missing male in WI
JAN.18 = Dr.LC missing in Ontario, CANADA
JAN.19 = missing male student in MN
JAN.22 = Jon Lacina missing in IA
Hansen: A parent's time of worrying is never over
February 07, 2010 22:13 PM
Jonathan Lacina, an Iowa State University senior from Grinnell, is still missing. It's been more than two weeks since he vanished. A laid-back 21-year-old with an easy smile and a passion for graphic design, Lacina was last seen leaving a friend's apartment around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 22......
...On Jan. 17, a young man from Wisconsin disappeared. Two days later, a student from Minnesota went missing. Then Lacina was gone. Coincidence? Conspiracy theorists point to another Iowa State case. In spring 2007......
WS: The Ones Who Got Away
Male drownings in Canada
Mysterious deaths piling up
Published: June 19, 2008 1:00 PM
"......Earlier this month a Vancouver Courier feature story showed some staggering numbers. Going back to 2003, as many as 22 men aged 18-52 have vanished with no real leads whatsoever. The similarities are there, however hazy. Most are young, athletic, work construction or labour jobs and have tattoos, and go missing after a night of drinking or partying with friends at crowded places. Some have vanished during the day and a ton of false sightings have occurred......
FOUND IN DISCUSSION LOCATED HERE:
Smiley Face Killers [murder connects dozens around country] [Archive]
March 4, 2010
Police call off ground search for missing scientist
By SEAN CHASE, QMI Agency
PEMBROKE, Ont. - Police have called off the ground search for a nuclear scientist in eastern Ontario whose mysterious disappearance in January has baffled colleagues.
Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a scientist with the National Research Council in Chalk River, Ont., was last seen Jan. 18. Police said they will continue to treat the case as a missing person's investigation, but no foul play is suspected.
Friends reported Cranswick missing after he failed to show up for a curling game. Police found the front door of his house unlocked and his wallet and keys inside. It appeared the Australian native had just put out his garbage cans and recycle bins.
At the time, they theorized he was out for an evening stroll when he disappeared.
"We really don't know what happened to him but there is nothing to lead us to believe foul play is involved," OPP Det. Const. Chris Pinkerton said this week.....
on the Mexican/USA border, a gang of drug traffickers were seriously into human sacrifice — you remember them, right?<<<
We had them here in the valley too, certain times of the year, they killed black cats.
22 men aged 18-52 have vanished<<<
That is planned murder and it is not easy to kill a young man, unless you were to drug his drink.
There is NOTHING *new* in this entire article and nothing "dark" about Dr. Lachlan Michael David Cranswick is mentioned, much less, "revealed."
REVEALED: Dark Side of Nuclear Physicist
DEEP RIVER was a utopia built to house scientists working on the first atomic bomb, and one of their heirs, Lachlan Cranswick, an Australian scientist missing in the harsh Canadian winter, chose to include this mordant 1958 poem by a local physicist on his webpage. The town has a reputation for a kind of tiresome near-perfection made for parody.
Not for nothing did the film director David Lynch have Naomi Watts's character in Mulholland Drive explain her difficulties coping with Hollywood.
''I just came here from Deep River, Ontario, and now I'm in this 'dream place,''' she says. ''You can imagine how I feel.''
Deep River was also the name of the apartment block in another Lynch film, Blue Velvet.
Mr Cranswick's disappearance has an almost Lynch-like sense of absurdity.
Not only does it hint at a dark side of utopia, but his work as a crystallographer - the field of science determining the arrangement of atoms in solids - prompted old Cold War paranoia of stolen nuclear secrets.
But his family in Melbourne says he is a ''stereotypical geek''. Townsfolk paint a picture of a well-liked man, telling the Herald Mr Cranswick was ''enthusiastic, hard-working and dependable'', known locally as the Australian who loved sailing on the wide Ottawa River in summer and, come winter, for his adoption of that Canadian obsession, the sport of curling.
But Mr Cranswick seemed to have an.....
"It's then assumed that he went home."
Hmmmmmm.... "It's then assumed that he went home."
IF he was nabbed by someone, or some people, THEY or s/he could have taken the wallet and GPS back into the house, and then taken out the garbage & recycling bin.
THAT would explain why LC's reycycling bin was set out, INCORRECTLY, as there wasn't going to be a pickup for recyclables for approximately ten days; the precise date escapes me, but it was at least a week AFTER the next morning's garbage pickup.
E X C E R P T :
ALLISON CALDWELL: When is the last time anyone actually heard from him, whether it be by email or a phone call or anything like that?
RUPERT CRANSWICK: Yeah on that Monday he definitely caught the bus home. The bus let him off at the post office at Deep River. And he was then seen to be talking to another chap who was a member of the curling club.
It's then assumed that he went home.
The reason is that his computer had work on it at 6.30, 7pm and also his wallet with his IDs etc were found at home and his phone.
ALISON CALDWELL: What was in the email that he sent at 6.30?
RUPERT CRANSWICK: It was to do with the curling club. The young people of the area were having a pub crawl and the curling club has its own bar which Lachlan was responsible for. And I'd noticed that he'd sent information to another member of the curling club committee saying he was happy about the curling club being used for that activity.....
REPEAT: "It's then assumed that he went home."
"It's then assumed that he went home."
"It's then assumed that he went home."
01-17-2010 Sly McCurry (Superior, WI)
01-19-2010 Eric Michael Peterson (Bloomington, MN)
01-22-2010 Jonathan Lacina (Ames, Iowa)
Dr.Cranswick vanished on January 18, 2010.
How far away would he be from Duluth (01/17), and how long would it take to get from Chalk River to Bloomington, Minnesota (01/19) that's where the Mall of America is located.
Chilliwack resident Michael Scullion, 30, last seen in Agassiz April 10, 2008.
Burnaby resident Kellen McElwee, 25, last seen in Langley March 19, 2008.
Langley resident Derek Kelly, 32, last seen at Bridge Lake Jan. 1, 2008.
Langley resident John Kahler, 29, last seen at Stave Lake Nov. 2, 2007.
Burnaby resident Brian Braumberger, 18, last seen June 1, 2007.
May 21, 2008
The day after Mother's Day, Jane Kahler is missing her son John. He was healthy, sociable and had no known connection to crime. He vanished last fall in a case that baffles police. And as too many families in the Lower Mainland believe, he is part of a growing list of painfully mysterious missing person cases. More than one parent wonders if their disappearances are connected. "Too many mothers are missing their sons," says Jane during an interview from her Langley home.
May 25 is National Missing Children's Day in Canada, but some groups are using the date to call attention to all missing persons, regardless of their age. In the past several years much media attention has deservedly been given to missing women in B.C. Besides the missing and murdered women of the Downtown Eastside, and the subsequent trial and conviction of serial killer Robert (Willie) Pickton, B.C. is home to the "Highway of Tears," a stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Initially, nine women were listed as having gone missing or were found murdered along the stretch of highway since 1989.
Last year police expanded their investigation and added another nine names to that list. But some families want attention paid to the dozens of men who've gone missing in the past four years in southwestern B.C. Using archives from B.C. newspapers, the Courier began with a list of almost 60 missing men. Men with possible explanations for their disappearances, such as serious mental or physical health problems, seniors in frail health, probable suicides and those known to police for links to gangs or drugs were eliminated, leaving a list of almost 40.
The Courier cross-referenced the remaining names with 15 RCMP and municipal police detachments, follow-up........
Dr.M's Analysis: Death of a colleague, Dr.Shankar Palaniappan
13abc.com: Missing Doctor's Body Found in Toledo 10/16/05
Ann Arbor Doctor is Missing (Updated) http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/archives/002362.html
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"DON'T DRINK AND DROWN"
Drowning deaths prompt stronger campaign
Posted September 14, 2009 18:20:00
The Royal Life Saving Society says it will strengthen its water safety messages after an increase in drowning deaths in Tasmania.
More than 300 Australians drowned between July last year and June this year, the highest number in the past six years. Twelve males and one female drowned in Tasmania, up from 11 males the previous year.
Rodney Willits from the Tasmanian branch of the Royal Life Saving Society says it is not clear exactly where each Tasmanian drowned but there is concern about the large number of men in the statistics.
"Males I guess generally take greater risks than females and certainly in the age bracket from 18 to 34 years there certainly is a focus on alcohol," he said.
"So we certainly know that alcohol and water don't mix and we are developing some strategies to try and raise the awareness of that."
The society plans to ramp up swimming education for children and parents and will run a "don't drink and drown" campaign aimed at young men........
2008 National Drowning Report
Due for Immediate Release: Wednesday 12 November 2008
MEN THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DROWN
New statistics showing men are almost three times more likely to drown than women have prompted a warning from the Royal Life Saving Society Australia for men across all age groups to improve their water safety and swimming skills and to avoidÂ drinking alcohol when in, on, or near the water.
The National Drowning Report 2008, which was released today, shows that 204 men drowned in Australia between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2008 in a range of locations including rivers, oceans and beaches. Of those deaths, almost a quarter were young men aged 18 to 34 and most died in summer and autumn while engaging in swimming or other waterbased recreational activities.
........"While we're pleased to see the slight reduction in overall drowning deaths, the rate at which young men and toddlers are drowning is extremely disappointing," Royal Life Saving Society Australia CEO Rob Bradley said.
"At the time the report was written, there wasn't confirmation about whether these young men had consumed alcohol immediately prior to their deaths. But we know from previous studies that alcohol plays a role in a significant proportion of drowning deaths in that age group.
"It only takes a small amount of alcohol to slow down your reaction times, so when you get into trouble it is that much harder to save yourself. It impairs your judgment so you're more likely to take risks. It can also disturb your sense of direction, so suddenly up is down and instead of swimming to the surface......
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Thanks for the ping Hennie Pennie.