A story coming out of upstate New York involving a missing skier is beyond weird and we have LOTS OF QUESTIONS.
According to NCPR, 49 year-old Danny Fillipidis of Toronto was reported missing by friends on Wednesday of last week when he failed to show up after a day of skiing at Whiteface near Lake Placid.
Apparently the Canadian fireman left his car in the parking lot, along with other personal items in his wake. What ensued was a 5-day multi-agency search and rescue effort that accounted for thousands of man hours. Originally most people assumed Fillipidis died after hitting a tree or fallen into a tree well.
Turns out he made a grand escape to Sacramento, CA. We’re not sure if this was some way to fake his own death or just escape the BS of life spent at home but we’ve gotta give it to the guy– he definitely made a break for it.
But questions remain.
- Who the hell gave him a ride to California?
- Was this some life insurance scam out of a B-rate Hollywood comedy or does he actually suffer from mental illness?
Hopefully we’ll have some answers to these questions in the coming days. In the meantime, take solace in the fact that he was reportedly still wearing ski pants & jacket when authorities found him in Sac-town. Maybe he just likes Lake Tahoe better than Lake Placid?
Find the entire NCPR article here: Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California