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Old 05-09-2016, 07:44 PM   #68
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The News front page the day after the Beaumont children disappeared..
The Beaumont children were 3 siblings, Jane Nartare (born 10 September 1956), Arnna Kathleen (born 11 November 1958), and Grant Ellis Beaumont (born 12 July 1961), (= 33) who disappeared from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia, on Australia Day, 26 January 1966.. At the time of the disappearance they were aged 9, 7 and 4 respectively..Their case resulted in one of the largest police investigations in Australian criminal history and remains one of Australia's most infamous cold cases, even after 50 years..Prior to the 1836 European settlement of South Australia, Glenelg and the rest of the Adelaide Plains was home to the Kaurna group of Indigenous Australians..The first British settlers set sail for South Australia in 1836..

The 3 Children photographed during a family trip to the 12 Apostles in Victoria, Australia, in late 1965..

At about 3 pm the children were seen walking alone, away from the beach, along Jetty Road, in the general direction of their home.. The witness, a postman, knew the children well, and his statement was regarded as reliable..He said the children were "holding hands and laughing" in the main street.. Police could not determine why the reliable children, already one hour late, were strolling alone and seemingly unconcerned.. This was the last confirmed sighting of the children.. It has been suggested that the postman was mistaken on the exact time he encountered the children, and that he actually met them before noon..Police investigating the case found several witnesses who had seen the children near the beach in the company of a tall blond and thin-faced man with a sun-tanned complexion of thin to athletic build in his mid-30s..Mr and Mrs Beaumont described their children, particularly Jane, as shy.. For them to be playing so confidently with a stranger seemed out of character.. Investigators theorised that the children had perhaps met the man during a previous visit or visits and had grown to trust him..Police established that between the 3 children they were carrying 17 individual items, including clothing, towels, and bags, but none of these items have ever been found..A shopkeeper reported Jane Beaumont had bought pasties and a meat pie with a A£1 note..The children's mother had given them only enough coins for their bus fare and food and had not given them a £1 note..They left home at 10 am and were expected to return home by 2 pm..Their parents became worried when they had not returned and called the police at 7:30 pm.. In recent years, the couple sold the home and moved away, and while the case remains open, the South Australian Police Force remains informed of the couple's address.. The Beaumonts divorced and are living separately..Harold Holt became 17th Prime Minister of Australia when Robert Menzies retired, the son of Scottish crofters who had immigrated to Australia in the mid-1850s in the wake of the Victorian gold rush..

A Man for all Seasons"(1966) Film. Columbia/Zinneman ..

The case also attracted international attention.. On 8 November 1966, Gerard Croiset, a parapsychologist and psychic from the Netherlands, was brought to Australia, causing a media frenzy..His search for the children proved unsuccessful, with his story changing from day to day and offering no clues..After World War II, Croiset was sometimes consulted by Dutch police authorities in cases involving missing persons, or murder.. On one occasion he was said to have examined the property of a murdered woman, and provided accurate information relating to her murder, and also gave the name of her murderer..He also gained a reputation as a psychic healer, and would allow people to visit him in his clinic for healing sessions..In January 1970, Croiset assisted in the investigation of the kidnapping of Muriel McKay in England. Mrs McKay was the wife of publishing tycoon Rupert Murdoch's Deputy Chairman Alick McKay..Her body was never found...The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia..The stacks are susceptible to further erosion from the waves..It was thought that another of the stacks had fallen, but this was actually one of the smaller stacks of the Three Sisters formation...
https://theghostinmymachine.wordpres...mont-children/ me know when we pass the soul..The finite mind cannot comprehend infinity..You'll wind up a Hindu..They respect all forms of life, however small.. Just think about it...

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