The Disappearing Soldier
Posted by LinusMines in health 349 days ago
The stranger was a 31-year-old infantry captain in the Royal Australian Regiment who'd been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after returning from Afghanistan two years before. He arrived at 6 p.m. on the one bus that comes through town each day...

Three days later, the news would hit the town paper: A young Australian named Paul McKay had gone missing in the North Country, last seen in Saranac Lake [New York]...

Saranac Lake's police chief at the time...wrote to Paul's banks for statements, urgently explaining that Paul might be missing in the wilderness, and that temperatures were 15 below zero and dropping. As the police knocked on doors in search of clues, the ink froze in their pens, and the people they interviewed were aghast at the idea of anybody being out in that cold...


By Kathyrn Joyce.
I Didn't Disappear I just Beamed Up Up and Away