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SCIENTIST VANISHES WITHOUT TRACE [Chalk River Nuclear Facility, Canada]
THE STAR.com - THE TORONTO STAR (Ontario) ^ | Adrian Morrow

Posted on 02/21/2010 3:14:44 PM PST by Cindy

NOTE: Photo included.

SNIPPET: "On Jan. 18, Lachlan Cranswick left the Chalk River nuclear facility, where he worked, and took a bus to Deep River, the small town on the Ottawa River where he lived.

The 41-year-old physicist, whose job entailed running experiments for the National Research Council, had just finished some work for a researcher overseas and left his findings on his desk, to be mailed later.

Sometime that night or the next morning, he took his garbage bins outside for pickup.

Then, he vanished without a trace.

When he didn't show up for work for several days and missed a game with the local curling club, of which he was a devoted member, his friends went looking for him."

(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Canada
KEYWORDS: 201001; 20100118; australia; britain; bus; canada; chalkriver; cranswick; curling; curlingclub; deepriver; lachlancranswick; melbourne; missingphysicist; missingscientist; missingscientists; nrc; nuclear; nuclearfacility; nuclearphysicist; ontario; ottawariver; physicist; scientist; stevenquayle
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1 posted on 02/21/2010 3:14:45 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All; fanfan

Hat Tip: Freeper Fanfan.


2 posted on 02/21/2010 3:15:48 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Dude discovered the invisibility formula, is my bet!


3 posted on 02/21/2010 3:17:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Oorang; Velveeta; Godzilla; MamaDearest; Squantos; naturalman1975

ping


4 posted on 02/21/2010 3:17:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

ON THE TEHRAN EXPRESS.

Yep.

Good post.


5 posted on 02/21/2010 3:19:06 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Revolting cat!

Radiation may have rendered him invisible and he’s having with it; or maybe he is now trans-dimensional and has broken through to the other side?


6 posted on 02/21/2010 3:23:24 PM PST by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: All

http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/3d/19/85cfcdb54bdd90716eed26216873.jpeg

The link above is a the url/photo link of missing scientist, Lachlan Cranswick.

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Note to Mr. Cranswick, I am praying for you sir.


7 posted on 02/21/2010 3:23:33 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy
He Blowed up REAL GOOD....
8 posted on 02/21/2010 3:25:39 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: All; fanfan

http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20100204/470_ott_lachlan_cranswick_100203.jpg

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http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100204/OTT_Deep_River_100203/20100204/?hub=OttawaHome

“OPP search for missing Deep River man”

Updated: Thu Feb. 04 2010 11:00:20

ctvottawa.ca

SNIPPET: “Lachlan Cranswick, 41...”

SNIPPET: “Cranswick is described as a white male who is about five feet 10 inches tall, with a slim build. He has hazel eyes and dark brown hair with a receding hair line. He may be wearing glasses and a dark brown or grey winter parka.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Ontario Provincial Police at 613-584-3500.”


9 posted on 02/21/2010 3:27:15 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5idIOZeSeMmuS1NlTs3_ZhXWGHhSQ

“Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues”
(CP) – 3 hours ago
TORONTO —

SNIPPET: “His job involved collaborating with visiting scientists from across Canada and around the world who would come to the lab to use its specialized equipment.”

SNIPPET: “One of those interests was curling, Banks said, adding Cranswick was on the local club’s executive.

In fact, the scientist had taken some vacation days and was only reported missing when he failed to show up for a tournament.”


10 posted on 02/21/2010 3:30:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/index.html


11 posted on 02/21/2010 3:32:01 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: Cindy

Too many rivers.


12 posted on 02/21/2010 3:33:40 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: EBH

Thank you very muche EBH.


13 posted on 02/21/2010 3:33:51 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Scientist+disappearance+baffles+investigators/2520106/story.html

“Scientist’s disappearance baffles investigators
Brother, friend fear foul play”

BY MEGHAN HURLEY, THE OTTAWA CITIZENFEBRUARY 4, 2010

SNIPPET: “”I’m personally thinking some misfortune fell on him. Either he got hit by a vehicle, or someone took him away,” Knight said. “I just can’t think of anything else. I just can’t see him running off.”

Knight and friends put up missing-person posters all over the town and beyond, reaching out to anyone who might have information. Police have also interviewed everyone who has had contact with Cranswick in the last few months.

Cranswick has worked for the NRC’s Canadian Neutron Mean Centre for seven years, examining the structure of chemicals.

“His collaborators from universities across Canada praise his effectiveness in supporting their research,” said Daniel Banks, a spokesman for the centre. “He was a driving force in developing our scientific tools to the leading edge.””


14 posted on 02/21/2010 3:35:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: gaijin

I hope not.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 3:36:00 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

He looks like Sheldon!

Hope they find him unharmed.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 3:36:18 PM PST by fred2008
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To: All

Interesting discussion; more photos ON THE INTERNET:

www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95134


17 posted on 02/21/2010 3:37:59 PM PST by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sdpd/message/2476

www.iucr.org/__data/iucr/lists/compcomm-l/msg00187.html


18 posted on 02/21/2010 3:40:39 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Another theory: Some terror group has an interest in the Charles River nuclear facility as a TARGET. They abducted him to get information regarding facility entry protocols, layout of the factiliy, location of sensitive materials....something like that.

That’s another THEORY.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 3:41:00 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Cindy

The photo the article used is old. 2002ish.

Why wouldn’t they have used his photo ID from the lab or something more recent?


20 posted on 02/21/2010 3:41:51 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: gaijin

A lot of possibilities — I won’t speculate.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 3:42:07 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

ADDING further descriptive details to post no. 9:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Police+seek+missing+Chalk+River+scientist/2518119/story.html

“Police seek missing Chalk River scientist”
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
FEBRUARY 3, 2010

OTTAWA —

SNIPPET: “He was wearing glasses and a beige parka with fur on the hood. He may also be wearing a fur hat with ear flaps.

Anyone with information should call Deep River Police at 613-584-3500.”


22 posted on 02/21/2010 3:44:06 PM PST by Cindy
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To: gaijin

Charles River Nuclear Facility

23 posted on 02/21/2010 3:44:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Cindy

Totally unrelated, Deep River, ON is home to Laurentian View Dairy. Best ice cream in Canada.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 3:44:39 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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General note:

I gleaned from the various news articles that he wasn’t depressed and not suicidal.


25 posted on 02/21/2010 3:44:56 PM PST by Cindy
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To: gaijin

Beautiful area.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 3:45:38 PM PST by Cindy
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To: billorites

I love ice-cream.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 3:45:59 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

whistle to ward off wildlife ......

Colt makes a much better option!


28 posted on 02/21/2010 3:53:30 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: G Larry

I know Larry.

The background on this gentleman is basically book nerd/computer geek.


29 posted on 02/21/2010 3:55:07 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Is Lachlan another in the smiley face murders?


30 posted on 02/21/2010 3:55:08 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: gaijin

Still another theory is that he is in the same palce as all the other nuclear scintists which have dissapeared in the last 10 years...


31 posted on 02/21/2010 3:56:31 PM PST by PIF
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To: Cindy

Might be of interest, might be nothing.

http://cryptogon.com/?p=13576
Two Nuclear Physicists Dead, One Missing Since December 2009


32 posted on 02/21/2010 3:58:24 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: Cindy

Best ice cream between Ottawa and Winnepeg.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 4:03:49 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Cindy

he took his garbage bins outside for pickup = dragged off by a bear


34 posted on 02/21/2010 4:10:25 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: gaijin
"ON THE TEHRAN EXPRESS."

My first thought, too.

35 posted on 02/21/2010 4:34:24 PM PST by pray4liberty (Liberalism is the religion of narcissists.)
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To: Cindy
Could be the work of Dr. Totenkoph! We have sent for the SKY Captain!


36 posted on 02/21/2010 4:36:15 PM PST by jaz.357 ("If the present tries to sit in judgment on the past, it will lose the future." W.Churchill)
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To: Cindy

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He looks like a man with a secret.

Just my opinion.


37 posted on 02/21/2010 4:43:29 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: jaz.357

I love that movie!


38 posted on 02/21/2010 5:38:12 PM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Cindy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2456368/posts

Did some research to add to your thread, on the other.

fight_truth_decay

39 posted on 02/21/2010 5:45:53 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Cindy

They didn’t know he was working on a time machine out in his garage. He went out there to test it out a bit and things didn’t go well. He was supposed to take another machine along with him but it appears he left it behind. This is all being covered up by big oil, big auto, and Big Sister.


40 posted on 02/21/2010 6:15:07 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Faris said Cranswick is known as a well-organized, regimented man who would be unlikely to take a spontaneous trip without telling anyone. He also points to the work left unmailed on the scientist's desk as evidence he wasn't planning to leave.

They said the same thing about Bilbo, until Gandalf showed up with a gang of dwarves; then he took off, willy-nilly, without even his pocket handkerchief.

41 posted on 02/21/2010 6:32:06 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: EBH

Thank you for the link EBH.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/deadscientists/index?tab=articles
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/deadscientist/index?tab=articles


42 posted on 02/21/2010 7:45:28 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/chalk_river/index.html

Older web pages ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.ccp14.ac.uk/people/lachlan/
http://crystsun1.unige.ch/stxnews/stx/volnteer.htm
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~lachlan/
http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/


43 posted on 02/21/2010 7:50:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; fanfan; Oorang
Leads exhausted in missing scientist case - police

After spending more than a month searching for a missing Deep River, Ont. scientist, Ontario Provincial Police say they have done everything they can to track him down, but have exhausted all the possible leads.

Lachlan Cranswick vanished on Jan. 18 after leaving work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, and was reported missing a few days later when the avid curler failed to show up for a tournament.

Police searched the home of the 41-year-old and found his front door was unlocked. Inside, his wallet and passport were still there -- as well as his car. Authorities searched nearby trails thinking he may have gone for a walk, but his friends noted the safety-conscious scientist never strayed far without a GPS. They ended up finding no trace of him.

Colleagues say Cranswick, 41, did not appear to be depressed before he disappeared.

44 posted on 02/21/2010 10:46:26 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Thank you for the ping MamaDearest.


45 posted on 02/21/2010 10:50:32 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; MamaDearest; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; ...
Thanks for the pings, Cindy and Mama Dearest.


46 posted on 02/22/2010 4:59:22 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Cindy; fanfan
You're both welcome.

Jan 27 Twitter Lachlan Cranswick

Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

47 posted on 02/22/2010 9:48:30 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Cindy

Transmorgrafied?


48 posted on 02/22/2010 10:36:34 AM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: LucyT; SunkenCiv; STARWISE; Smokin' Joe; Nachum; JustPiper

*ping*


49 posted on 02/22/2010 6:39:56 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks hennie pennie:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2456368/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2457161/posts


50 posted on 02/22/2010 6:54:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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