Please do. Though, the way people are so easily fooled, and the disconnect that exists between various groups, I doubt it's so hard as you assume. Especially since the PsyOp didn't even take place in the town.Intothevoid wrote:This actually may be possible. Statesville is a small rural town with a population of around 25,000 and has a small, tight knit African American community which is very localized. There are very few "gay" bars in the area and I do know someone who frequents one of the more popular clubs in this area. While I'm sure it's possible to fake a victim from anywhere, the size of this community would make it harder to pull off. I'll keep digging for info when time permits.One way to try and verify the existence of a person is to collect the 100's (1000's?) of real photos of them that must exist in this day and age. Since you have some connection, you could potentially acquire a bunch of these without looking too out of place in doing so?]
- "Well, I'm going to Orlando."
- "Okay, bye!"
The rest is just the rest, no? And if a dipper told one close friend who is so close that they'd lie to 'lesser' friends, bing bang badda boom, knawadamean? You'd better be prepared to be a real detective, here. I mean, I doubt if there was a pay off that it would be simple to uncover by walking around asking questions. Some precautions would no doubt be taken. A mocked up funeral. An alibi for all involved. etc.
We've seen these scams go pretty far. Baseball fundraisers, school departments and clubs named after vicsims. Once the story starts, it snowballs quickly.
But yeah, an enormous overwhelming case for the person being real would at least tell us something. I'm not sure how you might gain enough trust of a small minority group "on the defensive" to know one way or the other. Worth a shot, though.