File under “News of the Weird” and “Possible Alien Abductions”:
Constantinos ‘Danny’ Filippidis, a skier who went missing from Whiteface Mountain in New York after saying he was going “for one last run,” mysteriously turned up in Sacramento, California six days later – and couldn’t remember how he got there. And here’s where it gets REALLY weird. He was wearing the same gear – same ski helmet, same ski goggles, same ski suit and boots etc – but was sporting a new haircut and was carrying a new iPhone. Hmmm.
via Daily Mail:
It is unclear how [the visiting Canadian] managed to get from New York to California and a colleague said it was unlikely that he flew as his passport was left behind.
According to New York State Police, the married father-of-two was found in a confused state 2,900 miles away Tuesday in Sacramento after making contact with law enforcement there.
He was found at Sacramento International Airport with a new iPhone, a new haircut, but no memory of how he had got there.
His passport was back at the ski resort and Filippidis told deputies he had been a passenger in a ‘big-style truck’ and had slept a lot.
His disappearance had sparked a search in which hundreds of volunteers spent about 7,000 hours combing the mountain with helicopters and dogs also deployed in the steep and icy terrain.
The Department of Homeland Security, New York State Police, New York Department of Conservation, United States Customs and Border Protection and officials in Toronto assisted with the search.
So all he can remember is being a passenger in a “big style truck” and sleeping a lot?
WELL OBVIOUSLY that “big-style truck” was actually a spaceship. And he slept a lot because he was sedated while aliens did butt things to him.
I MEAN: OBVIOUSLY.
Either that or he was confused because he accidentally skied into a wormhole that sent him across country. Not sure how the new haircut and iPhone fit into that scenario but give me a minute and I’ll have the details worked out. Maybe… the wormhole was all timey-wimey and sent back an earlier version of himself with different hair… and it meshed with a future version of himself that had the new iPhone? That sounds plausible.
Post note: Filippidis immediately received medical care after calling his wife and then 911. His family insists he has no previous mental problems or substance abuse issues.