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Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death'
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/27/2008 | Chris Irvine

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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Anything's possible I suppose but he didn't seem the type.
1 posted on 07/27/2008 9:03:08 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

I think it’s ridiculous to believe.


2 posted on 07/27/2008 9:04:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: 1066AD
"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."

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.

3 posted on 07/27/2008 9:05:50 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 1066AD

The financial records would give the definitive answer.

Did he move assets around in his last days?


4 posted on 07/27/2008 9:06:12 AM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: 1066AD

Did you know him personally? If not, you have no idea what “TYPE” he was/is.


5 posted on 07/27/2008 9:06:47 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: 1066AD

What reason would he have to do so?


6 posted on 07/27/2008 9:07:04 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: 1066AD
I just got an email from Steve Fosset.

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?

7 posted on 07/27/2008 9:07:16 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: cripplecreek

Its true he is living with a women pilot in California some where so I heard


8 posted on 07/27/2008 9:07:31 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Lancey Howard
Amelia Earhart and her plane have never been found, either.

I would think finding a plane in water and finding a plane on land would be terribly different things.

9 posted on 07/27/2008 9:08:10 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: 1066AD
We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Soooo, I gather that when the other six planes went down they were "not so good?"

10 posted on 07/27/2008 9:08:16 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 1066AD

A little CYA by the yet to be successful Cynthia?


11 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:08 AM PDT by devane617 (we are so screwed)
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To: 1066AD

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?


12 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:10 AM PDT by CoolPapaBoze (Nothing that requires the effort or labor of another can be a right.)
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To: 1066AD
We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Hmmm...this raises a question. How good were they at "what they do" when they were looking for less-famous pilots of lost aircraft?

13 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (www.selfgovernment.us)
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To: CoolPapaBoze

You beat me too it.


14 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:55 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: 1066AD
"We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Then why didn't you find the six other planes the first time you looked for them?
15 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:13 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: CoolPapaBoze

Some of those panes they found in that rough terrain dated back almost 30 or more years.


16 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:37 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: al baby

I think he is going so up on the news after Obama “raises him” from the dead. ;)


17 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:42 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: 1066AD
What would be the motivation for faking his death?

Looks to me like he had everything to live for and had it all.

18 posted on 07/27/2008 9:12:12 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 1066AD
Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death'

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.

19 posted on 07/27/2008 9:12:44 AM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Wiggins

!You beat me too it, too!


20 posted on 07/27/2008 9:13:05 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: 1066AD
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.


Just about anything is possible:
1. sitting at the bottom of a lake/river
2. flew so wildly off-course he's might be even BARELY outside the
search area
3. high-speed crash into a mountain-side when fuel was low, so the
debris falls in little-bitty pieces under the canopy of trees
4. flow under a sizeable snowbank and won't be found until either
the debris emerges at the bottom edge of the snow bank or the
snow-bank melts (if you believe in global warming).

But...if Fossett faked his death and is living with a stable of
lady friends, all I can say is...
"It's a Man's World, Baby!".
21 posted on 07/27/2008 9:14:42 AM PDT by VOA
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To: 1066AD
We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do.

Pretty good at what they do yet managed to miss six planes from prior searches.

22 posted on 07/27/2008 9:14:55 AM PDT by fso301
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To: TLI

Good one.


23 posted on 07/27/2008 9:15:17 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: txflake
Davis conducted an eight-month investigation for insurers Lloyd's of London, said to face a £25 million payout on Fossett's death.
24 posted on 07/27/2008 9:18:19 AM PDT by Huntress (If you have a chip on your shoulder, you think everybody's trying to knock it off.-AnAmericanMother)
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To: 1066AD

He’s shacked up with D.B. Cooper.


25 posted on 07/27/2008 9:19:12 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: Pride in the USA

I’m looking for Fossett to show up on season 5 of LOST


26 posted on 07/27/2008 9:19:29 AM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: 1066AD
We found six other planes while we were looking for him.

And were the passengers on those six planes also partying with Elvis while waiting 30 years to be found?

27 posted on 07/27/2008 9:19:34 AM PDT by Dr.Syn
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To: 1066AD

They found six planes? Good at what they do? Weren’t these planes missing in the past also and for how long?


28 posted on 07/27/2008 9:21:58 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: 1066AD
I notice Lloyd's of London is on the hook for $50 million dollars US funds. That one investigator has had eight months of search of various kinds.

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.

29 posted on 07/27/2008 9:24:12 AM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: 1066AD

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.


30 posted on 07/27/2008 9:24:21 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Lancey Howard

Which will be found first, Osama or Fossett?


31 posted on 07/27/2008 9:25:54 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: TLI

Exactly.

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.


32 posted on 07/27/2008 9:26:07 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: CoolPapaBoze

Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan doesn’t let the facts get in the way of her inflated opinion of herself.


33 posted on 07/27/2008 9:27:12 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Dog Gone
Neither of those motives would apply to Fossett.

Ever met his wife? (me either...)

34 posted on 07/27/2008 9:27:20 AM PDT by IncPen (We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass ...)
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To: 1066AD

a friend of Virgin boss Richard Branson

http://www.galacticjourneys.com/?gclid=CIKDqtC-25QCFSQqagodJwkukQ

Branson rolls out White Knight Two TOMORROW. It’s all over the news as Branson gets his name in the news everywhere.


35 posted on 07/27/2008 9:32:46 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: VOA
Good possibilities. Thanks. In 1971 an aircraft with 93 passengers disappeared over the Peruvian rainforest. They never spotted any wreckage (the plane disintegrated two miles up) but some 10 days later Juliane Köpcke walks out with one Helluva tale of survival.

Maybe Fossett's plane was torn apart and suffered the same fate.

36 posted on 07/27/2008 9:32:55 AM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: 1066AD

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.


37 posted on 07/27/2008 9:33:35 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: nmh

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.


38 posted on 07/27/2008 9:34:18 AM PDT by Ron Jeremy (sonic)
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To: VOA
You left out one other possibility: They searched the wrong area.

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.

39 posted on 07/27/2008 9:42:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: synbad600
He’s shacked up with D.B. Cooper.

I'm D.B. Cooper and Steve is not living with me... Check with Elvis...

40 posted on 07/27/2008 9:47:13 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: TLI

bingo


41 posted on 07/27/2008 9:47:32 AM PDT by spanalot
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Which will be found first, Osama or Fossett?

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.

42 posted on 07/27/2008 9:48:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: John123

Elvis told me to call J.D. Salinger . . . .


43 posted on 07/27/2008 9:49:19 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: txflake
What reason would he have to do so?

Eliminate unsecured debt and gain $50,000,000.

44 posted on 07/27/2008 9:49:40 AM PDT by Soliton (Investigate, study, learn, then express an opinion)
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"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."

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.

45 posted on 07/27/2008 9:49:46 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: Smokin' Joe
How often God must weep laugh at humans' folly.
46 posted on 07/27/2008 9:50:47 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 1066AD
C'mon, it's so obvious what happened to Fossett.
This is just another government cover up to hide the truth ...

47 posted on 07/27/2008 9:51:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oatka

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...


48 posted on 07/27/2008 9:52:24 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: VOA
Remember a few years back when that A-10 disappeared in New Mexico/Arizona?

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.

49 posted on 07/27/2008 9:55:57 AM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: synbad600
Elvis told me to call J.D. Salinger . . . .

You have his phone number? Just don't go out and write any unauthorized bibliographies :)

50 posted on 07/27/2008 9:56:17 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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