1220 users online (212 members and 1008 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 2 of 54 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 12 52 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 810
  1. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    There are at least 3 of us now that have found that site and wanted to get in! They make you describe some things only a Synanon member would know about before they'll let you in, too. Weird cult.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,041
    Ooh, if someone figures out a way to get in, PM me and tell me how you did it. I really want to see what's inside!

    Kelly

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,041
    Okay, I know I've been posting on this too much, but I did find this in the Wikipedia article about Synanon:

    Children assigned to Synanon began to run away, helped by an "underground railroad" that sought to return them to their parents.
    Maybe the underground railroad placed her in Nebraska instead?

    Kelly

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    Azure, never say you're posting too much! Every idea is worth considering and looking at. This girl has been missing for almost 36 years, so no idea should be dismissed. Did the article you found the info re the underground railroad mention what years it was active?

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    The treatment efforts provided legitimacy, and juveniles were often sent to Synanon by the courts.
    Unbelievable that Judges would send juveniles to a place they knew so little about.

    http://synanon.biography.ms/

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    3,645
    Quote Originally Posted by HeartofTexas
    I don't have an exact answer for your question re the envelope, Shadow, but I can pretty easily guess the envelope is from Oakland, CA, since that's the Synanon treatment center she was in, and the only envelope the SIL has is for one mailed while Rose was in Synanon.

    I would love for the person who graduated from H.S. in 1973 in NE to be this Rose. However, she would have only been 16 years old (having turned 16 just 6 mos. prior, in December of 1972), would have just run away from Synanon in California, would have moved from California to Nebraska, and would apparently have condensed at least 2 years of high school into a short 6 months. It's possible it was her.. and the identical name certainly alludes to it being her... but the facts just don't seem to add up.
    I found this article about a girl who grew up in synanon. It might make how Rose(if that was her) was able to finish high school at such an early agemore believable.
    http://www.rickross.com/reference/synanon/synanon2.html

    "I went into the high school when I was about 12 and a half. They wanted to make sure we knew about the outside world, so every student in high school had to have a subscription to Time magazine and each week we had to read it cover to cover as part of our curriculum."
    Retired 08/03/03

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,041
    The article said around 1974, when Synanon became a "church". But it seems plausible that it could have happened earlier.

    I also saw references to a farmer who lived next to the Synanon facility in '78 (and possibly earlier, it doesn't say), who was beaten by Synanon members for helping children run away from Synanon and reuniting them with their parents.

    So it looks VERY possible that Rose could have ran away from Synanon. What happened to her afterwards is anyone's guess--is there any contact info for the Rose Leanna Cole who graduated in NE?

    Kelly

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    I've been trying to "break into" the Synanon site. LOL! All I've accomplished so far is getting some of the topics they discuss inside the site:

    HomePlace Email Me
    Popsheet
    School
    See what's New</B>
    Quotes
    Memorials
    Search
    Businesses
    TimeLine
    Links
    Words
    Pictures
    Stories
    Poems
    Mailing List
    Sign in

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    The article said around 1974, when Synanon became a "church". But it seems plausible that it could have happened earlier.

    I also saw references to a farmer who lived next to the Synanon facility in '78 (and possibly earlier, it doesn't say), who was beaten by Synanon members for helping children run away from Synanon and reuniting them with their parents.

    So it looks VERY possible that Rose could have ran away from Synanon. What happened to her afterwards is anyone's guess--is there any contact info for the Rose Leanna Cole who graduated in NE?
    Thanks for the info on when the underground railroad was used. I did read about the neighbor who was beaten. At least he lived.

    Since the Rose Leanna Cole in Nebraska graduated in 1973, I'm guessing she' since married and changed her name. I tried to find the same info Shadowangel did, but can't. Some states have great marriage records online, but Nebraska doesn't seem to be one of them.

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    3,645
    Just to clarify, I wasn't implying that the girl who went to high school at age 12 1/2 WAS Rose. I was trying to show that it could be done. I think that the way I wrote that last post was confusing. When I said (if it was her), I was refering to the girl by the name of Rose in Nebraska. I hope that I didn't confuse everyone even more by trying to explain what I was trying to say. whew...it's been a long day lol.
    Retired 08/03/03


  11. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    NO! You didn't further confuse us, Shadow. I knew exactly what you meant.

    I just got an email from the SIL, and she has been inside the Synanon site and posted a picture of Rose some time back. She's searching for the password now to see if she can find it. I doubt it would still be good, though, since she was kicked off the site! I also just emailed the SIL to ask if anyone recognized Rose's picture.

    BTW, the SIL is so appreciative that we are looking for her. She's never had any help before and she said tonight that this means so much to her family.

  12. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,320
    Here is what little information the SIL was able to get from other family members re a description of Rose:

    No known birthmarks
    Long Brown Hair
    Green, olive eyes
    Pretty tall (My husband is 6'3" and Pose is very tall too)

  13. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    3,652
    Quote Originally Posted by HeartofTexas
    Rose Cole was born December 23, 1956 in Flint, Michigan. Rose's full name is Rose Leanna Cole, but her family says she rarely used her middle name.

    In 1972, at the age of 15, she was sent to Synanon Foundation in Oakland, CA for some kind of addiction (I'm assuming drugs).

    For those who aren't familiar with Synanon, it was an unscrupulous drug treatment center whose clients rarely had a chance to leave once they arrived. Rose ran away from Synanon some time in late 1972 and wrote two letters to her family after leaving Synanon. To quote her sister-in-law:

    I have written the SIL requesting data on Rose's description. I have also asked her to re-type the letters, since I assume they might offer more details about her circumstances at Synanon.

    I've checked death and marriage records in California, and death records in all states, and no Rose Cole shows up. Nor does she show up on any public records or phone book directory.

    As her SIL stated, they have not heard from her since December of 1972. Rose would be 49 now, and would turn 50 this December.

    Once additional information is received on Rose, I'll post it.
    Oakland, California is a rough area.

    "The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy
    __________________
    This is the humble opinion of Goody Trugritt.

  14. #29
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    1,523
    Quote Originally Posted by Goody
    Oakland, California is a rough area.
    Oakland CA has rough areas but the entire city unfortunately gets stereotyped.

    I went to the library today to look at microfilm on the Synanon. I happened to talk to the librarian who knows a professor that wrote a book about the Synanon. I have his address and # and will be contacting him tomorrow.

  15. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    3,645
    Quote Originally Posted by itsreenw
    Oakland CA has rough areas but the entire city unfortunately gets stereotyped.

    I went to the library today to look at microfilm on the Synanon. I happened to talk to the librarian who knows a professor that wrote a book about the Synanon. I have his address and # and will be contacting him tomorrow.
    Is this the book itreenw?

    The Rise and Fall of Synanon : A California Utopia (Hardcover)
    by Rod Janzen "During the second half of the twentieth century Synanon was one of the most successful and most innovative communal societies in the United States..."
    Retired 08/03/03

Page 2 of 54 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 12 52 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. CA CA - Rose Cole, 16, Oakland, 1972 - #2
    By itsreenw in forum Rose Cole
    Replies: 588
    Last Post: 10-11-2017, 09:33 PM
  2. CA CA - Joan Gery, 24, Oakland, 5 Sept 1972
    By Steph54 in forum Cold Cases
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-07-2016, 12:24 AM
  3. CA Rose Lena Cole (16) - Oakland CA, 1973
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum Missing Children in America - A Profile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2010, 01:13 PM
  4. Rose Cole
    By christine2448 in forum Facebook for the Missing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-26-2008, 09:54 PM
  5. CA - Michael Cole, 15, shot to death, Oakland, 24 Sept 2005
    By mysteriew in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-25-2005, 08:32 PM

Tags for this Thread