The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Reinhard

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On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how a woman in Portugal claims she and her sister saw two Neanderthals back in 1939 in a very remote area. They encountered two naked man like creatures speaking a foreign tongue and living in a tiny cave. Then, a man claims he saw a Pterosaur like being flying over his parents car one summer night while driving to the grocery store.

Then after the break Kyle brings up the bizarre missing person case about a man named Keith Reinhard. During the summer of 1988, journalist Keith Reinhard took a three-month leave of absence from his job and moved to the tiny Colorado mountain town of Silver Plume to write, reflect, and regenerate. With his 50th birthday approaching, Keith was determined to recapture his youth, overcome his fear of heights, and begin writing a novel. Keith Reinhard was fascinated with the history of Silver Plume – a former mining town haunted by a century-old pattern of bizarre disappearances and death. Reinhard became obsessed with the mysterious disappearance of Tom Young, another Silver Plume resident who vanished the year prior.  Young had occupied the same storefront that Keith now operated.   Working within these same walls, Tom Young became the basis of Reinhard’s novel. At 5 PM on August 7, 1988, Keith closed up his shop for the day, telling friends that he was hiking to the top of nearby Pendleton Mountain – a hike Reinhard knew would take at least six hours. He never returned! Despite one of Colorado’s largest land and air search missions, no trace of Keith Reinhard has ever been found. Today, the truth behind Keith Reinhard’s mysterious disappearance is still fiercely debated:  Did the disappearance of Tom Young have any relationship to his own?  Is it possible Keith set up his own disappearance? Did he commit suicide?  Was he murdered?

All of this and more on this weeks episode of Expanded Perspectives!

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  • Pretty Lights vs. Led Zeppelin
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  • Aimin At Your Head
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