I know the Yohnnsons. Nice people is my impression from casual encounters with them (makes sense, unpleasent people usually aren't involved in work of this nature) . They have some very large german shepards at their place.
Bob and I searched again today for the missing hunter that this thread is about. We explored much deeper in the woods than we felt the previous searchers covered. It was not a place to be if you were not a woods person. Anyway, we did find these very deep in the woods.
We were concerned at first we may have found something but I have to say we did find them on a survey cut which might mean it was one of the surveyors who owned them. In any event, we finished our searching and made our way out of the woods. As we were heading down the road near where the hunters stand had been at we heard voices ahead of us in the woods. Soon two men popped out of the woods and we approached them. Then a woman came out followed by another woman. They asked what we were doing and seeming to not know anything about the hunter at first. However, we noticed they were search and rescue and they told us they were practicing. After I showed them the photo above the man who had a Burlington County Search and Rescue badge told us he was related to the hunter and at the time the hunter went missing he was wearing shorts and our find could not have been from him. This man seemed to be a cop of some sort and carried a foot long knife. They were using it to make their way through the woods.
They then left and we followed them back to our vehicle. They had about 6 or 7 vehicles parked by our vehicle. So it is obvious that even after all this time they are still actively looking for him. I am not sure how deep they went today but all the evidence we saw does not seem like they traveled far. However, each and every search gives hope.
I would mention it to themissing.com. Good job finding them!It was really deep but on a cut survey line. It could have been worn by those cutting the trees. The man we talked with was not the least bit interested in it. I showed him the photo in my camera.
There always is a chance that even though he had shorts on, he could have had overalls in his truck and put them on to walk in the woods. They then may be his.
Funny, I just read 5 reports. And they all have the man as wearing long jeans, flannel shirt, with solid color tee underneath. No shorts
People that are lost and frightened often do crazy stuff like strip and run naked till collapsing.Fear probably makes em feel stifled and running will overheat them.They'll even run across a blacktop road and straight into the woods on the other side not realizing they've crossed a road.I"ve talked to mantrackers who have seen this sort of thing.