Why am I so adamant not to adjust some things on Q Files as regards to EAR/ONS? The answer is easy. I need authoritative sources, not claims. I investigate cases where I can actually go to the crime scene. When this isn’t known, I have to work a lot of angles to deduce the exact location.
For example, there’s a dispute over some streets where EAR struck. In Modesto some said Grand Prix, although topos for 1978 prove the street didn’t exist, and any Google search will prove it is not to the northeast of Sylvan and Coffee. The only area that fits with all the reports is Atwood and Sylvan Meadows. The is the one area under construction in 1978 with a few houses already built and more in progress.
One of the first houses I knew for certain was the attack on Casilada Way, the attack in Little Pocket. For some strange reason some say Piedmont, the cross street. I know a CSI who grew up on the street and knew the victim. I know another person who knew her who was from the general area. Not so surprisingly, Larry Crompton also said it was Casilada Way. Everybody knew it was Casilada Way.
Despite Crompton saying No 6 happened on La Loma (and from his description I found the exact house including the BBQ chimney in back) some insist No. 6 was on El Segundo, though nothing matches there.
There are those who dish out that rubbish that bloodhounds followed EAR’s trail from Rivendell in Davis to the private airport. I don’t think they fully understand how far that is. I refused to even walk it and film it while in Davis. I can’t imagine how long it would take.
It would be interesting to imagine that EAR had a pilot’s license and plane, but it seems unlikely. This is a long walk. At night, it offers no advantage. The police would already be out and about looking for a suspect.
The area in context. Back then it would have been like walking across half of the city.
Here I am in front of the apartments, which are quite a walking distance from Rivendell. I am looking toward the tree lined walking/biking path. Do you see how far that is? Then the path leads on and on to the airport.
There are those who think EAR was flew into Modesto, took a cab to Sylvan and Meadows, and then walked across a huge field to Atwood to the crime scene. How would he get away? Call another cab?
There are those who think that EAR kidnapped Victim 9 and walked her under “a bridge” all the way down the canal until behind Meadowcreek. Dewey is not a bridge. It is the road going over the canal, and the opening underneath it is called a sewer which connects the canal on both sides of Dewey.
Photos taken by another EAR/ONS researcher than me.
On the whole, without an authoritative source, until I have several points that merge together to confirm or deny, I don’t alter the data. Some may claim they are reading the actual reports. But if they are dishing this stuff out, there’s a big problem with credibility or memory.
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester or Q Man. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.