Skip to comments.Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death'
Posted on 07/27/2008 9:03:06 AM PDT by 1066AD
Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death' Round-the-world flying adventurer Steve Fossett may have faked his own death, investigators have claimed. By Chris Irvine Last Updated: 12:22PM BST 27 Jul 2008 Fossett, a friend of Virgin boss Richard Branson, and the first man to fly non-stop round the earth in a hot air balloon, went missing last September when his final flight in a light plane over the Nevada desert went missing. However, Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol has said Fossett, whose body or plane was never found, could still be alive. She said: "I've been doing this search and rescue for 14 years. Fossett should have been found. "It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."
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I think it’s ridiculous to believe.
The first thing I wondered was whether Fossett had faked his own death.
Of course, Amelia Earhart and her plane have never been found, either.
The financial records would give the definitive answer.
Did he move assets around in his last days?
Did you know him personally? If not, you have no idea what “TYPE” he was/is.
What reason would he have to do so?
He says Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol got it all wrong and that he really is dead....and he can prove it.
Who ya gonna believe?
Its true he is living with a women pilot in California some where so I heard
I would think finding a plane in water and finding a plane on land would be terribly different things.
Soooo, I gather that when the other six planes went down they were "not so good?"
A little CYA by the yet to be successful Cynthia?
If they found six other planes while looking for Fossett wouldn’t that imply that maybe they aren’t so good at search and rescue? When did those planes crash and how long were they missing? Why didn’t they find those six planes sooner?
Hmmm...this raises a question. How good were they at "what they do" when they were looking for less-famous pilots of lost aircraft?
You beat me too it.
Some of those panes they found in that rough terrain dated back almost 30 or more years.
I think he is going so up on the news after Obama “raises him” from the dead. ;)
Looks to me like he had everything to live for and had it all.
I am a little quirky, but I have wondered about this all along. The guy did like to live in the lime-light. I always thought the whole thing seemed a little staged. But once again, I do tend to be quick to come up with conspiracy theories.
!You beat me too it, too!
Pretty good at what they do yet managed to miss six planes from prior searches.
He’s shacked up with D.B. Cooper.
I’m looking for Fossett to show up on season 5 of LOST
And were the passengers on those six planes also partying with Elvis while waiting 30 years to be found?
They found six planes? Good at what they do? Weren’t these planes missing in the past also and for how long?
It is a pleasant diversion from many of the real questions that may disturb many of us. I, not having to rise early anymore, did listen once in a while to "Coast to Coast". A psychic chap did say he could guide the searchers to the place where in his mind's eye, he could see the wrecked plane.
I have not heard much more, but then I use Coast to Coast to let me drift off to sleep. I have for some time had an irrational indignation at two major psychics- perhaps because they earn mega bucks and I do not have mega bucks (chuckle). I add a disclaimer- more power to them if it is within the law to do so.
I wonder if the good lady, the one who claimed only a Democrat would be elected President in 2000, making a screwed up face about "them", should be contacted. I have her pronouncements on tape made 1999. Added to that the gentleman with his 24 failed "hits" and about 4 correct "hits" can tell us. This sending his subject into ecstasy. After all people just know he can contact their dearly beloved.
Please excuse this ramble on this pleasant Sunday.
People fake their own death to escape a bad situation (like a criminal charge) or to collect life insurance money.
Neither of those motives would apply to Fossett.
Which will be found first, Osama or Fossett?
The woman is a jerk for even making such a public statement with little or no proof.
Now if $20 million was missing with his fingerprints all over it, she would have some grounds.
OK, so suppose he faked it. Tell me where the airplane is...
OH, I know, he has it under his lady friends bed.
How the hell do you hide an airplane in an area where you can either be picked up or walk out? It would have to be hidden in some place so remote and inaccessible that being flown out or walking out would be almost impossible.
She is a fool and should be replaced by someone rational.
Uh oh. I just figured it out. He had a prior arrangement with aliens and they brought a flying saucer big enough to take the plane with them.
Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan doesn’t let the facts get in the way of her inflated opinion of herself.
Ever met his wife? (me either...)
a friend of Virgin boss Richard Branson
Branson rolls out White Knight Two TOMORROW. It’s all over the news as Branson gets his name in the news everywhere.
Maybe Fossett's plane was torn apart and suffered the same fate.
Somebody with Fossett’s resources doesn’t need to fake his own death if he wanted to just disappear and live a quiet life somewhere. Anywhere he wanted.
He was a commodities trader who routinely went through boom and bust cycles.. theoretically the reason to fake death would be money if things were going badly for him.
Early reports said that Fosset's flight was to check out a dry lake bed near Eureks, Nevada for a possible land speed run.
Eureka, Nevada is on the eastern side of the state, south of Carlin. There are such features there, especially over the mountains to the East of Eureka, Nevada which have very low surface variation and might be suitable.
There are also a lot of mountains and some pretty hostile country between there and the western part of the state.
I'm D.B. Cooper and Steve is not living with me... Check with Elvis...
Fossett. I don't know that anybody has the time or the earth-moving capability to move the rubble of a mountain range at Tora Bora to try to figure out which set of old remains are Osama's.
Elvis told me to call J.D. Salinger . . . .
Eliminate unsecured debt and gain $50,000,000.
Uhh, if you're so good, why were you just now finding those "six other planes"?
And, we do not need this "theory"; we already have Elvis to keep us occupied.
Huh... how does she survive from a two mile fall in her plane seat? The Big Guy upstairs must have had a hand in it...
For a while, everyone was concerned that the pilot might have flown off with the plane for a suicide mission or to sell it to a foreign nation. A few months later, they found a small piece of the aircraft on the side of a mountain and discovered that the plane had impacted on the mountain, triggering a rock slide that completely covered the wreckage.
You have his phone number? Just don't go out and write any unauthorized bibliographies :)