# Man literally vanishes into thin air

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by faceurchin, Mar 10, 2018.

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## Do you think this case is real?

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1. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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No. It doesn't matter why it might have happened. It would generate some serious news if a person went missing (with other people present) regardless of how it happened. Families and friends and cops and employers don't simply shrug it off as curious. There would be a manhunt.

3. ### Gawdzilla SamaValued Senior Member

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You mean a search. A "manhunt" is the term generally associated with looking for a criminal. But this case sounds very like "the man who walked around the horses".

5. ### kx000Valued Senior Member

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No, but thankfully God gave us belief.

7. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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Under the circumstances described, it might become a strong suspicion of the police that the disappearance was planned. So: APBs, BOLOs, etc. Yeah, a manhunt.
But we're digressing.

8. ### James RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member

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In plain sight of whom?

How many people witnessed this vanishing in plain sight? Who investigated it?

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Ask yourself: if there were 'thousands' of people experiencing this in front of witnesses [who are reputable] why are the only places you can hear about it UTube or Reddit? Wouldn't you expect there to be more mainstream discussion? I mean, how many people have cellphones w/ cameras these days?

10. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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Welcome back Gaiagirl95/Frank Baker, Oddball, etc etc etc. Not.

Or do we just wait for you to be banned again?

11. ### Gawdzilla SamaValued Senior Member

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Good luck getting anything from OP except things that support his magic version.

12. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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Yeah, didn't you regale us once, under another name of course, with the similar tale of a man called Kenny Veach ?

As for "David Lang", this report dates from the 1880s (yes, really) and appears to have been a hoax: http://hoaxes.org/archive/permalink/the_disappearance_of_david_lang/

13. ### Magical RealistValued Senior Member

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Sounds plausible to me. Things and people apport all the time, perhaps to another time or dimension. Perhaps to the bottom of the ocean. I once had my truck disappear on me, never to be found again. And AFAIK, there's no law of physics preventing this from happening.

https://www.thoughtco.com/vanished-into-thin-air-2593102

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14. ### billvonValued Senior Member

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That's great. But if you believe with all your heart and all your soul that you will grow your leg back, and are firm in your belief that God will make that happen - it still won't.

Belief is great, and it can help people stay sane and grounded (and that's no small thing.) As long as you realize it's not reality.

15. ### sideshowbobSorry, wrong number.Valued Senior Member

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Do you know who Ambrose Bierce was?

He was a short story writer and journalist. (Wikipedia puts them in that order.) Maybe he blurred the line between reality and fiction once in a while.

The first question you should ask is, "Did it actually happen?"

16. ### Gawdzilla SamaValued Senior Member

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No, no, no. The first question to ask is "Did anybody see the flying saucer that snatched him up."

17. ### Michael 345New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldlValued Senior Member

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Pleases supply the formulas which indicate the laws which show things can just vanish

18. ### Magical RealistValued Senior Member

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Please supply the formulae which indicate the laws which show things cannot just vanish.

19. ### NotEinsteinValued Senior Member

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That's actually quite simple. The laws are known as "conservation laws", as in: conservation of energy, conservation of lepton number, etc. The associated formulae are also quite trivial:
Define $E$ as the total energy contained within a closed system. Then:
$E(t_1)=E(t_2)$, where $t_1$ and $t_2$ are two arbitrary moments in time.
And the same for lepton number, etc.

Done!

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Right...

21. ### Beer w/StrawTranscendental Ignorance!Valued Senior Member

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Erm...

Do you know, or anyone, if the universe is an open or closed system?

:EDIT:

But about trucks suddenly disappearing, yeah I'm totally on board with that.

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22. ### Magical RealistValued Senior Member

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Closed or open, there's nothing keeping something from vanishing and appearing in another place. Electrons do it all the time.

23. ### Gawdzilla SamaValued Senior Member

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MR is the great defender of nonsense responses.