Michael Rockefeller, Michael, Oceana discussed on GONE



Sophon. Not only did they have motive. But they also had opportunity over the weekend of November eighteenth and nineteenth nineteen sixty one. When Michael invoicing were drifted see a group of men from Oceana had gone down the coast to deliver building supplies to Dutch patrol officer, vim von devil who'd sold Michael his catamaran. They departed on Sunday afternoon, which would have placed them around the mouth of the Utah river on Monday morning, which is approximately where and win Michael would have hit land. Had he made it let seems plausible and yet despite numerous investigations and inquiries by outsiders. No concrete piece of evidence like Michael's glasses or underwear was ever found. A handful of skulls were tested, but none ever proved to be his and no one purported to be directly involved ever confessed. The only stories about. About it that have reached beyond the famously tribal Osmond village of ocean up our second and third hand. Rumors at best could someone have made the story up perhaps members of neighboring tribes constantly threatened by Otani up and eager to bring down the full force of the Dutch government on them spread the rumor or perhaps the man of ocean apps on opportunity to take in troll in a world spinning away from them to prove that they were braver and more masculine than everyone else by claiming that they'd head hunted. The missing white, man. Even if in fact, they hadn't Hossa be the clearest evidence that opened up was involved in Michael's death seemingly has little to do with him two years after Michael's disappearance a cholera epidemic ravaged ocean up from the is Matt perspective. It had been sent by malevolent spirit the epidemic finally ended when a new Dutch missionary a white man, burn the dead. Bodies against all odds, mud, cultural norms the following year as the village was recovering one of ocean. Eps five leaders a man named dome by took his people and started a new village? Apparently, the split happened after the other village leaders slept with them, buys wives. If you'll recall in the stories about the men of Oceana head hunting, Michael Rockefeller, one consistent fact was that dome by had protested against the killing. Imagine that tensions between factions and the village had been inflamed by a major disagreement over Michael's killing in nineteen sixty one and then a disease inflicted by spirits, possibly as revenge for killing white man ravaged the village, it makes sense that one more insult and disagreement would prompt on by and the people who hadn't agreed with the killing to separate themselves from the fate of the rest of the ocean up. I think they probably did it. It seems sensationalist at first. But it makes sense. Once you understand the Osmond, worldview and realize that he could definitely have survived the swim. I agree the consistent rumors and infighting. Don't really make sense otherwise. And the other theories don't really line up the ustralian smugglers story about having seen Michael on an island seemed more fantasy than reality. It also doesn't make sense considering Michael's plans for the future that he would have gone off the grid. Id especially in such dramatic fashion. But of course, there's no proof either way. And it's unlikely that there ever will be which means that the speculation about what happened to Michael Rockefeller isn't likely to stop anytime soon. Thanks for tuning in to gone. If you wanna find more episodes or any of par casts other podcasts you can find us on apple podcasts, Stitcher, Google, play cast Boggs tune in or your favorite podcast directory. Many of you have asked us how you can help the show L if you enjoy the show the best way you can do that is still a five star review. You can also tell us your theories on Facebook and Instagram at par cast on Twitter at parkas network or at park cast dot com. We'll be back in two weeks with another episode just because it's gone doesn't mean it can't be found. Gone was created. By max Cutler is a production of Cutler media and is part of the park cast network. It is produced by Maxon Ron Cutler sound Zayn by Kerry Murphy with production assistance by Ron Shapiro and Paul Moller additional production assistance by Maggie admire and Carly Madden. Gone is written by Kate Thornton and stars. Molly Brandenburg and Richard Rossner.

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