If Brady played ball ..

If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by ChrisA » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:46 pm

Question for Alan: In a hypothetical situation - Do you genuinely believe that Brady could take you right to Keith? Or, do you think the shifting hills and fading memories mean that Brady could only ever give a ballpark idea? And has that not been done already?
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by AB64 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:31 pm

Hello Chris. The honest answer is that I cannot say for certain that Brady could take me right to Keith, only Brady knows that. As for the 'shifting hills' the fact is that the hills have not shifted. There has been slippage in a couple of areas but nothing that changes the landscape beyond recognition, it usually just leaves a 'scar' on the landscape so it can be identified as a small area of change and taken into account. Photographic proof exists of how little change there has been over the years. The main difference is in vegetation. By that I mean the spread of bracken, which is a problem for us now, and the amount of work done to ensure that Heather is spreading and growing in most areas of the moor.
When Brady went to the moor with the police he was very definite about where he was going and how to get there, retracing his walk from June 1964. The police were surprised by his recollection of the area. Then at a certain stage he suddenly appeared to become confused. We have to ask if that was a genuine sudden confusion or had he seen what he wanted to see as being undisturbed? Was he taking the police to one part of that area knowing Keith to be in another part, within that same general area? I asked the police those same questions and they said that that scenario was quite possible.
I think it is best summed up by stating we and the vast majority of people involved with the case and search believe Keith to be in that area as there is nothing to lead us elsewhere and no real reason to believe Keith could be elsewhere. I have only heard one professional person state a belief that Keith cannot be found because there is nothing left of him to be found. That belief is not shared by the many other professional people I have spoken to.
I hope this has answered your question, if not, please feel free to return to this subject.
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by ChrisA » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:53 pm

Thanks for your answer Alan. Yes, I can imagine the bracken growth would certainly cause issues, unless, as you say, Brady is using very specific landmarks to pinpoint the spot. Your theory of Brady suddenly recognising the undisturbed area holds water too. ie - at that point, his work was done, and the return to the moors - in his head - was now vindicated. In which case everything seems to hinge on a deathbed confession / map, which no-one can ever see happening. I appreciate you won't wish to be specific but, is there a plan afoot for the next step of the search, or are you awaiting some further info?
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by AB64 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:48 pm

Hi Chris, no problem and I am pleased I was able to answer your questions. I will just add that the bracken and vegetation were not as widespread when Brady visited the moor, which would have given him a much better view of some areas. I have photos of the area shortly after the visits by Brady and Hindley and up to recent times and the difference in vegetation is startling and more of a problem for us now than it would have been at the time of their visits.

There is always something being discussed and new equipment/methods being validated to help in the search for Keith. I have been involved in those discussions and seen various types of equipment, which was very impressive but also deflating to a large extent afterwards. The problem there is mainly cost and the task of getting the equipment to the moor with the specialised operators needed. Apart from that, myself and other trusted and reliable friends, with help and advice from scientific professionals and others with an in-depth knowledge of the case, continue to do all we can on the moor and away from the moor. There is always something going on in a private and confidential way and that has always been the case. I cannot really say anything else about that and I know you will understand the reasons why.
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by Amy-91 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:49 am

I have wondered about Brady's visit and whether it was a way of 'checking' or a goose chase of sorts, I'm not convinced. I think he was trying to "one-up" Hindley at that point, as her confession had led to Pauline being found, and I think Brady wanted to be the one who helped find Keith. But then, I can't explain why he seemed to change his mind afterwards and enter "radio silence" etc. It makes no sense.
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by AB64 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:46 am

Hi Amy, some people will say he really cannot remember and others will say he can. It just seems very strange that he was so positive about where he was going then got 'confused' when he reached a certain area. He then started to wander around and kept stating that the area had changed, which was not true. I remember one officer telling me that Brady pointed up to a very steep bank and said the police needed to look there. This place was later pointed out to me by the officer and it was obvious that it would have been impossible to have put Keith in that particular area. This led to the officer stating Brady was playing 'Silly buggers,' when he suggested they should search that slope. However, an officer was sent up there to prove their point and he had to use 'all fours' and found it almost impossible to stand up.
I have to wonder if Brady saw where the police had been searching and realised they were not as close as he expected them to be and so, maybe, he thought his secret was safe and he did not have to beat them to it, so to speak. As I have stated before only Brady really knows. I can say that the police were not really convinced how real his intention to help turned out to be.
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by scallyscouser » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:48 am

Hi Alan

Would it not be reasonable to believe that the very spot Brady became disoriented was in fact Keith's resting place or within a few feet
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Re: If Brady played ball ..

PostPosted by AB64 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:34 am

Hi, thanks for joining us here. It could appear that way but the place Brady stopped at was just about as far as he could go from where the search was started and where it would finish at the time. That fact makes many think that he would have seen what he was looking for, undisturbed, so after that he tried to make sure it stayed that way. The other possible explanation is that he wanted them to focus in one main area knowing Keith was in another area. By that I mean a part of the same general area of the moor and not another location entirely.
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