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Old 10-25-2015, 09:09 PM   #16
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I just listened to a podcast about Lost Boy Larry and I think they gave a pretty good argument for hoax. He seemed to ignore questions that could help identify where he was, he couldn't give any basic information at all? They also pointed out that if the truck was upside down the CB radio antennae would not have worked to send out the signal. They had a few other good arguments too, as mentioned here, no reports of a father and or son missing, nothing found after all these years, etc... I really think it was a hoax. A "good" hoax if you can call it that, in that it's still not proven after all these years, but still probably a hoax.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:44 PM   #17
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what was his last name? dad's name? mother? address?
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:53 PM   #19
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I just listened to a podcast about Lost Boy Larry and I think they gave a pretty good argument for hoax. He seemed to ignore questions that could help identify where he was, he couldn't give any basic information at all? They also pointed out that if the truck was upside down the CB radio antennae would not have worked to send out the signal. They had a few other good arguments too, as mentioned here, no reports of a father and or son missing, nothing found after all these years, etc... I really think it was a hoax. A "good" hoax if you can call it that, in that it's still not proven after all these years, but still probably a hoax.
I was interested in that podcast so I looked it up. I'll have to listen to the whole thing when I have the time (it's over 40 minutes and I don't have the time right now), but I did listen to a few snippets. They mention a police officer being on the phone with Larry for 3 hours. I don't know, that seems like pretty great lengths for someone to go for a hoax. I think a reasonable argument could be made for hoax, but I think I could go in either direction at this point.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:19 AM   #20
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Okay, so I listened to most of the podcast.

I found the hosts to be rather annoying, even moreso than the usual 'laugh really hard and long at everything' disc jockeys that fill the airwaves today. They sounded like they were trying really hard to come across as funny and highly intelligent when they were really neither. The part where they call Larry "useless" was highly tacky.

The hosts theorized that it might be someone speaking in code, which I didn't find to be a plausible theory in the least. Distressingly, some of the people that responded to Larry were downright vicious and issued him taunts, such as "You're gonna die, Larry.", which would be horrifying if this was not a hoax. This incident also "inspired" a lot of copycats.

Just about everyone that actually spoke with Larry believed he was genuine, which included a Chief of Police.

There was some talk about the skip tracing or whatever and one of them said sometimes you could pick up things from half way around the world, reinforcing my earlier statement that he could literally be anywhere. I'm thinking Australia might be a likely location considering the make-up of that continent and it's an English speaking country.

One of the doofuses rationale for not believing in Larry was because he was certain the truck antenna would have broke. I say "not necessarily." Those things are remarkably durable. I believe on most newer vehicles there's a way to retract them before you go into the car wash, but I have a somewhat older car that doesn't have that feature and that thing survived many years of car washes. They are extremely flexible and tough to break.

There was some talk about 3 people that apparently did spot an overturned truck in the general Albuquerque area during the time period. Furthermore, there was some discussion about how the truck could have been buried and such after the first winter and how easy it would have been for it to remain uncovered to this day. The female host talks about having come across a lot of abandoned vehicles in her day and how little attention people pay to them.

Also some talk about how his last name may have been "Peak", and how he might have also answered to the name "David."

So those were my main take-aways from the podcast. As a further personal observation, I think it would be highly difficult for a little child to pull off a hoax and not have it uncovered by someone. Kids are usually not good at lying, and the odds of maintaining that lie over time are even lesser still. At the very least, if it were a hoax, I think his family and possibly some of his friends would have eventually learned the truth. Perhaps they decided to not go public with it for whatever reason, but there would be people out there who would be "in the know".

I also wanted to state that I receive prank calls from kids sometimes at work. Some of them are pretty humorous. The typical call is very short and you can hear the kid(s) laughing during at least one point in the call. With that being said, I find it highly unlikely that a young child could keep up this charade for so long and not laugh. I just don't see it happening.

If anyone is interested, the podcast can be found on a site called "thinkingsidewayspodcast.com" and there are other topics covered in different episodes, such as the Beaumont Children and the Smiley Face Murders.

As a final note, in an extremely odd coincidence, while I was driving to work tonight, one of the songs that came on the radio was Alabama's "Roll On 18-wheeler", a song about a jackknived truck.
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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unso.../#.VkYoFPmrTIW My latest true crime article features one of the saddest Jane Doe stories you'll ever hear about, a strange case where a pilot and plane go missing - only to be found in an inexplicable place, a sleep over gone wrong and a criminal who left parts of his victim laying around town for years after she goes missing...
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My latest true crime article features the strange case of a Jane Doe who is found in a motel pool, a murder that took twenty years to complete, a little girl who walked away from a summer camp only to never be seen again, and a kidnapping tale from the 1800's that made national headlines.
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My latest true crime article features a case of a woman disappearing after her home is struck by an arsonist. A crime the Ku Klux Klan tried to help solve, a rest stop murder that will turn your blood ice cold, and a college student who picked up the wrong hitchhiker.
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My latest true crime article looks at a kidnap victim held in an underground coffin, A frightening photo that shows a victim with his murderer and a long dead corpse ends up as part of a car accident...
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My latest true crime article looks at a kidnap victim held in an underground coffin, A frightening photo that shows a victim with his murderer and a long dead corpse ends up as part of a car accident...
Matt Chase didn't walk to the bank, Teresa Dahl suggested he take her car, which Matt accepted. It was this car that was found some time later.
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Matt Chase didn't walk to the bank, Teresa Dahl suggested he take her car, which Matt accepted. It was this car that was found some time later.
Augh, good catch. Thanks for reading. This has been a rather popular series and I try and avoid blunders like that.
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My latest true crime article includes stories about a serial killing trucker, a boy found in the street castrated, a vagrant whose death led to an FBI probe and a man who left behind a strange series of clues after he vanished into the wilderness.
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My latest true crime article covers a brutal serial killer who documented his torture sessions in print and photography, a sealed door provides an odd clue in a murder, a real life blood sucker feasts on a prostitute and a mundane car accident is complicated by one strange feature on one of the victims.
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OMG! that first photograph is just plain horrible!
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