In These States, Missing Persons Cases Are Piling Up

3. Oregon

Samuel Boehlke missing child poster The area is known for bizarre disappearances. | National Center for Missing Exploited Children

  • Has a ‘ridiculous’ number of missing kids
  • An 8-year-old boy disappeared into the wilderness of Crater Lake in 2006 and was never found.

Like Alaska, Oregon is renowned for miles of sprawling forests and high mountains. It has another thing in common with Alaska: its high number of missing persons. This includes a “ridiculous” number of missing kids, according to David Paulides, who has mapped out clusters of vanishings in forests and national parks.

One particular eerie spot in Oregon is Crater Lake, located in the Cascade Range of Southwest Oregon. Made up of pure rainwater lying in the crater of a dormant volcano, the lake and surrounding area are known to be a hotbed for bizarre disappearances. One such

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