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  1. You might want to send Bob a direct message, putting this in general discussion makes it look like you are asking about whether it's okay to promote YOUR channel.... which maybe isn't going to get many eyes on it.
  2. There's a lot of stuff to explore in Ohio, just hard to get to and often on private property..... Welcome to EF!
  3. braindead0


    Welcome to E.F!
  4. Good luck.. as long as the gilded offices exist... those inhabiting them will continue to use their power to keep the status quo.....
  5. To the West of the old Jessup townsite are lots of open mines, toss the body over the barbed wire and I'd bet it'd be a long time before discovered... crap, now I'm on a list! (another one! ūüėČ
  6. I'm thinking 10+ days at least. It didn't smell all that bad, skin looked very dark and 'loose' like the flesh underneath was mostly gone. I think it was well into the advanced decay stage. That said sitting in the hot sun, in a car (drivers window open, I think passengers was open as well).. probably hastened things. I'm hoping I'll be able to get more info from the Sheriff in a couple of weeks.
  7. I emailed the Sheriff (his address was on their website, so why not). He thanked me to calling them, sticking around and providing a statement. They are still waiting on the cause of death, probably been dead for a while and autopsy is in progress. They have identified and notified next of kin. I asked if he'd mind if I checked up again in a few weeks, I have no idea if they can tell me anything more about the cause of death and perhaps what the 'debris' was.. Can't hurt to ask.
  8. Tried watching stranger things, reminded me of the tween vampire / werewolf genre couldn't manage to get into it... so that location would just look like regular old graffiti to me ;-)
  9. If nothing turns up in local papers in a few weeks, I might give the sergeant a ring and see if he can tell me the end of the story.
  10. braindead0


    Welcome to the forum!
  11. In my case the phone appeared to have some service, at least according to the display. It seemed to try to make the call, but just sat there stuck at 'dialing'. There are active mining operations in the general area, perhaps one has some sort of private cell station... I've setup google alerts hoping to hear how this plays out. At the least I have a story to tell...
  12. My phone claimed I could make emergency calls, I tried 911 initially. Wasn't sure if I should, he's not doing anywhere however I was a bit concerned about others stumbling on the remains. Call wouldn't go through. Considered PLB but figured mobilizing SAR would not be appropriate.
  13. Yikes, I didn't even think of that. I would hope that most people would do what I did. This has encouraged me to load my phone with non-emergency numbers for county S.O.'s so I don't have to hunt them down.
  14. Figured as much.... was pretty much a leather skin at that point. Some smell, a bit of insect activity...
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