Were Steve Fossett's Remains Really Found? Did He Make Contact With His Wife?

Note: This is a followup to a previous posting including additional material

The blogger (Simon) at Elementworld.com states that he has been in contact with a close friend of Steve Fossett (named 'M') and has released the following emails:....

My report that Steve Fossett has apparently discovered a path to the fourth dimension caused me to receive so many e-mails you wouldn’t believe.

Interestingly enough, amongst the numerous junk e-mails I received, there is this one particular e-mail I must share with you guys.

Dear Simon,

I’ve read your report on the Steve Fossett disappearance. I am shocked that news media outlet has completely disregarded the story. I really feel that there is some sort of conspiracy from an organization that doesn’t want us to know the truth about Mr. Fossett’s great discovery. Contact me if you want more information.


I was very skeptical of this mysterious man’s e-mail. I wrote back, we exchanged a few e-mails and he eventually built up enough trust to tell me more about him, under the condition that I do not reveal his identity.

I am a good friend of Steve. We met through a charity for which I work. He remembered me from the first time we met, and over time we built a great friendship. I wouldn’t say we were the closest of friends, but we managed to touch base regularly.

In the weeks before his disappearance, we had only a few contacts. We played phone tag a couple times and spoke mainly through answering machine messages.

In one of the messages, he mentioned he had made “a great discovery that would change the world” and that he would try to arrange for me to come visit him in the next few weeks to witness it myself.

He sounded very insistent, but Steve was always ecstatic about something new. Whether it was a new plane, a new toy, a new world record, he was always enthused about something. So at the time I didn’t make too much of it and deleted the message.

Had I known what was about to happen.

Finally I was able to catch him on his mobile just a few days before he disappeared. He told me I should come down to his ranch without further due because he had found a path to a whole new world.

Obviously I called him crazy, and jokingly asked what he had been drinking.

But Steve wasn’t kidding. He told me that he had spotted a mysterious white light of circular shape on the ground during one of his reconnaissance flights around the neighborhood. He said he had never noticed that light before.

He told me that he went back home without investigating but kept thinking about the light and where it could be coming from, since it was in a deserted region.

He just went on and on with the light and I couldn’t even say one word. He said that he went back a few days later to investigate, but the light had somehow moved about a quarter mile up north. He landed.

Almost as if the light had felt him approaching, it instantly moved to a nearby hill. He said he couldn’t believe what was happening in front of him and he tried to call home to tell Peggy. But his phone mysteriously had died.

As he approached, he could see that the light was in fact a large “hole”, and there were several blue-ish humanoids moving inside. Nobody seemed to notice him as he walked closer, and he was beginning to see what was like a whole new society in there, half-underground, half-exposed to sun light, right there in the middle of the desert.

He told me he went back several times over the course of the next couple days, and each time the “white hole” had moved.

I asked him why he didn’t take any specialists there, like UFO experts, and he said that he did, but neither he nor them dared to step in and interact with the humanoid figures.

He continued to insist that I should come visit him and he’d take me. I was a little bit freaked out and wondered if my friend had lost his mind, and told him I’d “see what I can do” to visit him soon and quickly hung up the phone.

That was the last I heard of my friend Steve Fossett.


But wait. If you think this is weird, wait ‘til you see what’s next.

Hi Simon.

I thought you might be interested in this latest update on the Steve Fossett story.

Since the disappearance I’ve kept in touch with Peggy, Steve’s wife. Neither of us had mentioned this “episode” although she knew I was aware.

Last night (or very early this morning I should say) she called me at home and was completely panicked. She said she’d been trying to reach her family and close friends, but that no one answered.

She was screaming loudly and I was still in the “haze” when you’re suddenly awakened.

She told me that Steve had come home and spoke to her. Here is what she said. The words may not be exact because I was still in bed with nothing to write but what I got from the story between her sobs essentially goes like this.

Peggy had spent the evening with some friends at home and her friends left early. She sat in the living room to watch television for a while, and feel asleep on the couch.

She woke up some time later, and went upstairs to brush her teeth in the bathroom and go to bed. It was while she was brushing her teeth with the bathroom door open that he appeared. He didn’t “appear” she said, it was like he had normally walked up to the door.

Peggy was in absolute shock. She hadn’t heard him coming. She said he wasn’t like a ghost or anything weird, he looked rather normal, except that he was wearing a white shirt with a strange collar she’d never seen and white pants.

He said in his normal voice that he didn’t want to wake her downstairs. He told her not to be afraid or mad. During this whole time he stood a few feet away and never got closer.

He said he had been in a whole new place where money and war didn’t exist. He calmly said that they should stop looking for him, that they would never find him or his plane. He told her that he loved her dearly and that he couldn’t explain, but that we would all know in due time. He asked her to be patient and trust him. He said that he had come just so she could find closure, and know that they will be together again soon. He asked her not to tell anyone about this, that he would explain everything to the whole world in due time, and he left, just as quietly as he had arrived.

Peggy told me she stayed motionless in shock for several long minutes, and then went around the house to investigate since she hadn’t heard any doors open. Unsurprisingly, she found nothing. Nothing had moved, and the only proof she had of this visit were some foot prints on the carpet upstairs.

I didn’t know what to tell my friend on the phone nor my wife asking me who was screaming on the phone so late.

I don’t know what to tell you Simon, I never in my life thought something like this would happen to me or one of my close friends. I tried talking to some ghost specialists about this but they all told me that I am trying to make money because my friend Steve is somebody famous.

I assure you I want no money or attention from the media for this, I just wanted to share this bizarre story with someone who believed me. A New York Times journalist called me a “nut job” but I assure you I am of sound body and mind, and I really do hope that one day my friend Steve will come clear this up for us…



When Steve Fossett first went missing on September 3, 2007, conspiracy theorists insisted that it was nothing more than a faked death publicity stunt. The discovery this week of personal items belonging to Fossett, and the wreckage of his downed plane, a single-engine Bellanca pleasure-craft, have reignited the faked death debate.

Steve Fossett was a world-famous aviator and adventurer who had set more than 100 world records in five different adventure sports. He disappeared during a routine pleasure flight over Nevada and California on September 3, 2007. His disappearance led to the largest peace-time search and rescue expedition in United States history.

Tuesday, little over a year after Fossett's plane disappeared after take off from a private airstrip in Nevada, hikers discovered ID and other miscellaneous items belonging to the missing aviator. The discovery reinvigorated the search for answers in Fossett's mysterious 2007 disappearance.

Mammoth Lakes Police Department chief Randy Schienle, told CNN that items including an identity card bearing Fossett's name had been handed to authorities after being discovered on Tuesday.

"They found some miscellaneous ID and actually some cash in the area, and the ID has the name of Steve Fossett on it," Schienle told CNN.
"We're not certain that it belongs to Steve Fossett but it certainly has his name on the ID which are some miscellaneous pilots and/or aircraft licenses."
The identity cards did not have a photograph of Fossett on them and no plane wreckage was found near the items, Schienle said.
"We found no wreckage. We have found a sweatshirt in the area as well. And it's certainly been out in the area for some time as it's quite faded," Schienle told the network.

Source: afp.google.com

The discovery of Fossett's ID and other items focused the search for the missing adventurer to the rocky mountain region near Mammoth Lake, California. Early Thursday, the plane was found, but there were no immediate signs of Fossett's remains. This breathed second life into conspiracy theories that Steve Fossett's faked his own death as part of a bad publicity stunt.

Late Thursday, it was reported that there were human remains found near the site and in the wreckage of the downed Bellanca plane. At the time of reporting, it could not be confirmed that the remains belonged to Steve Fossett, but it was stated that body parts, and not an intact body were discovered. Will this be enough to satisfy the conspiracy theorists?

In a remote mountain region of eastern California, rescue workers today discovered the wreckage of a light aircraft belonging to Steve Fossett, the record-breaking aviator who vanished just over a year ago.

Remains of Fossett's single-engined Bellanca aeroplane were discovered near the summit of a ridge 10,000 feet above sea level in the Ansel Adams Wilderness section of the two-million acre Inyo National Fores. Local Sheriff Jon Anderson told a press conference that no human remains had yet been found, but that his department was continuing to search.

Most of the aircraft's fuselage, which was made from wood and fabric, disintegrated on impact with the thickly-forested hillside, he said, but its engine was found several hundred feet away from the original scene of the crash, he said.

The exact location of the site was being kept under wraps yesterday. However it is reported to be roughly a hundred miles due south of the Nevada desert airfield from which Fossett set off on the morning of Monday September 3rd 2007, on what now appears to have been his final flight.

Source: independent.co.uk

When Steve Fosset first went missing, Project 100 Communications Ltd, the financial management company behind Fossett Challenges, was quick to denounce the faked death conspiracy theories and accusations of publicity hounding. The company restated this position as it awaited word on the fate of Steve Fossett, and conformation that the wreckage found near Mammoth Lake was that of the adventurer's missing Bellanca aircraft.

Following the breaking news reports of the discovery of personal items and a wreck site, Project 100 Chairman John Harwood-Bee and Managing Director Stuart Radnofsky said they were standing by and awaiting additional details and confirmation with great interest, Mr Harwood-Bee said that he was hopeful that the identification would prove positive and enable Mr Fossett’s family and his many friends to have answers to the mystery of his disappearance. Asked about the August news reports suggesting that Mr Fossett had faked his own death, Harwood-Bee dismissed them as ludicrous.

At the time of his disappearance Fossett was possibly the most successful record setter of all time having achieved 116 records in five disciplines. He achieved the first ever solo, non-stop round the world flights by both balloon and airplane; he also set world records in gliding and in powered airship; his numerous records in sailing included the trans Atlantic record and the absolute round the world record under sail.

Source: bymnews.com

Is Steve Fossett really alive? This question will likely persist despite any evidence to the contrary. The wreckage of Fossett's plane was discovered in a remote area in California, and his remains could have easily been ravaged by wildlife. The Bellanca single engine plane was said to have crashed into the side of a mountain, making it more likely than not that Fossett's body would not be found intact.

The fact that there is no body, only body parts, is not hard to understand, although conspiracy theorists will probably never let it go. Like Elvis Presley, Steve Fossett's disappearance could be the focus of conspiracy theorists for generations to come. Assertions that he faked his own death won't go away even if the remains are confirmed to belong to Fossett. Look for the Steve Fossett sitings to begin!


Steve Fossett Hoax

Avid adventurer Steve Fossett disappeared after what was supposed to be a short plane flight over the Nevada desert in September 2007. His disappearance led to the largest search for a missing plane in the history of the United States.

On September 29, 2008, a hiker near Mammoth Lakes, California, found three IDs with Fossett's name on it, about $1000 in cash and a jacket. A search in the area recovered a plane wreck on October 1, 2008.23 Later the same day, remains were found assumed to be Fossett's. DNA samples were taken from the remains and are being analyzed to confirm the identity.

Before the finding of Steve Fossett's belongings in the end of September 2008, some speculated that his disappearance was a hoax, and that he had faked his own death.5

Fast Facts

Steve Fossett went missing on September 3, 2007

Had said he was scouting for locations for a land speed record attempt

Did not take GPS or emergency equipment with him

Was flying a Bellanca Citabria Super Decathlon, made of a steel and wood frame, but covered in fabric

Wife, Peggy Fossett, believed he was dead as early as November 2007

Was declared dead by a judge in February 2008

Remains believed to belong to Fossett found on October 2, 2008 near Mammoth Lakes

Found after a hiker discovered three types of IDs with Fossett's name of it in the end of September 2008

Remains found near a plane wreck believed to be Fossett's

DNA samples were taken to confirm the identify

Conspiracy Theories

In the past, U.S. Civil Air Patrol Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan said that the body of Fossett "should have been found" during the extensive search, which included Black Hawk helicopters with infra-red technology and 30 private planes. Colonel Ryan believed Fossett faked his death because of personal or business problems. His widow, Peggy Fossett, and close friend and fellow adventurer Richard Branson both dismissed the claims.

Were Steve Fossett's Remains Really Found? Did He Make Contact With His Wife?

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