Nova Scotia is a lovely place. The Annapolis Valley, where I am from, is a lovely place. But like anywhere else, there are, in the words of the old "Tales from the Darkside" show, "There is, unseen by most, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit!"
There are some missing persons cases in Nova Scotia. There are at least two of them in the Valley, and I would like to discuss one of them now.
Kenley Matheson was a first-year Biology student at Acadia University. He was 20 years old, having spent 2 gap years after high school all over Canada and to places like Guatamala and Belize.
On September 19, 1992, he attended a party in his residence. On Sunday the 20th, his younger sister, also a frosh, visited him. That evening his RA saw him.
By Monday morning the 21st, he was gone. Sometime between 10pm Sunday night and the next morning, he wasn't there any more. His sister first became suspicious when he didn't show up for Calculus class Monday morning. Finally, by Wednesday, the RA let her into his room, and discovered that nothing had been touched since she had seen her brother 3 days earlier.
He hasn't been seen since. It was as if he had disappeared into thin air.
Over the past 21 years there have been numerous theories but little or no proof to back them up. You can google "Kenley Matheson theories" to see some of them.
Finally, just today, an American man named Ron LaMothe was interviewed on News 95.7. He is attempting to make a documentary about this mysterious case. He is trying to raise funds to finance this film. He needs about $78 000 to do it right.
Here is where you come in.
I just donated $25 on kickstarter to help finance this film. If enough people donate a similar amount, then Mr. LaMothe can make this movie and try to shed some light on what happened to Kenley. If you want to help, then you can click here and leave a few bucks. Of course, if you do not have a kickstarter account, then you will have to create one.
Here is a short piece about the Matheson case:
Help if you can. His family and friends need closure.
See you tomorrow.