LA - Mickey Shunick, 21, Lafayette 19 May 2012 - #31

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  1. dejavoodoo64

    dejavoodoo64 New Member

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    reedus23

    I went chasing the original starting at thread 1 and the first pic of the Z71 I could find is thread 4/pg 8/post 184 by Artis. Grass is green. I really thought that I was working with an altered pic because originally I thought it was a black and white also. One thing I can say is there isn't much color in the photo other than the grass lol. So now what? Or does it even matter? JMO
     
  2. BunnyHop

    BunnyHop Former Member

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    Waiting, thank you. Post what ever you got.

    :rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker:
     
  3. De2385

    De2385 New Member

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    amen to that.
     
  4. dejavoodoo64

    dejavoodoo64 New Member

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    I appreciate that and understand that part of ps. The question was "How are you actually seeing color(not deeper greys) in a black and white photo?" Not if you can identify the color something actually is in a black and white by seeing a deeper shade of grey. There is no doubt you can.
     
  5. waiting1979

    waiting1979 New Member

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    It matters in the context of whether people are adding things to the images they post. Some see a hooded person in the passenger seat. Others have gone as far as to say 'wearing a blue top'.. and then still others go 'no no no, it's black and white'. I think it's rgb color in night time, with lots of artificial light from multiple sources.

    What was really controversial was when a poster created this black shadow-man cut out and put it in the driver's seat position. This was threads and threads ago. We've self governed away from inserting things without a disclaimer in the image itself.
     
  6. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    It doesn't necessarily matter what we are dealing with in Mickey's disappearance, it DOES matter that all of us become aware of our surroundings, and take whatever steps we must to avoid becoming a victim.

    It is wise to take self defense classes, it is wise to be alert and to be willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to avoid being "taken." I remember from my self defense classes during the DTL days being told, DO NOT GET INTO ANYONE'S VEHICLE....this may or may not save your life, but it does insure that you will be found in a familiar location. Scratch, kick, scream, bite, do whatever you have to, MAKE NOISE! LEAVE EVIDENCE! Fight to save your own life, but in the event that you lose your life, make sure you've left as much evidence to find who hurt you as you can. -----

    I don't know if we should live in fear but we should all live in preparedness.

    I haven't heard anything either, but the fact that no evidence was found makes me believe that Mickey was taken by someone she recognized and was familiar with.

    Tagging along on your comment, it is ALWAYS wise to be in a group of people, day or night. Unfortunately, we have now learned that even in Lafayette, Louisiana, you should not be biking alone.

    OMG, I was afraid of this! Someone commented on Mickey's thread about another missing young woman, Linnea Lomax, who had gone missing. LINNEA'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS are the ones who said that LINNEA had recently had a breakdown. It is on Mickey's thread, but has nothing to do with Mickey.



    Well, we have a conundrum here. I was told by a neighbor who works in IT for the city government of Lafayette that the video was indeed continuous.

    This is going to be one of those things we are going to have to agree to disagree on.

    Mickey's friend did recognize her on the video, but so did Mickey's sister and her parents. It seems unanimous among them that the biker in the still shots IS Mickey.

    I *think* those pictures of the searcher were from before we were told the volunteer searches had been called off.

    All I see happening now, today, is a call for people to replace flyers that have been destroyed by our afternoon rains.

    No Fear was a popular brand name of clothing WAY back in my sons' day!

    I totally agree that if LE had seen Mickey and/or her bike being loaded into a vehicle, that information and a thorough description of the vehicle would have been released to the public.

    There is NO reason that Lafayette PD would have to keep that information away from the public. This is NOT a "podunk" organization, our officers are educated and experienced and believe it or not, they WANT to solve cases. If they had any evidence at all to solve this case, it would be solved.

    I also don't believe that people should sit back and wait for an arrest.....Call in any information you have! Call it in to LE or to Johnny Abdella, but call it in!

    I truly believe that Mickey can be found, and I believe it will be a member of the public that finds her or provides the evidence for LE to find her.
     
  7. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    On this, we totally agree!
     
  8. De2385

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    Oh, I agree. If anyone ever tried to take me one of us would die right there on the spot. ;)
     
  9. paris_paris

    paris_paris Well-Known Member

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    I just found this option on my mac.

    Universal Access > Seeing > Display > White on Black.

    Makes all these grey boxes easier to read.

    Oh my heck you people are quote happy today.
     
  10. Mahouston69

    Mahouston69 Digital Imaging Specialist

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    The video is not black n white. It is low saturation. The saturation settings are set to the lowest setting by default, and it is low light.

    I have attached the original image and a desaturated image.
     

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    justwannahelp Well-Known Member

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    after reading that thread on the kid ICE needed help identifying - I am debating whether or not I can let my children ride their bikes in our neighborhood, which is a small new circle neighborhood without cross streets. seriously, there is a BIG problem with predators these days. jeesh, i was afraid to let my son go on a fishing trip with the neighbor and his kid. i did, but i had to give him a talk before. we've already had the talk about the no no zones etc., but i had to remind him. and there is NOTHING strange about my neighbor. he's a nice normal guy, but we live in a sick sick sick world. i HATE being a nervous nellie mom and it's not in my nature to be one, but I'm started to change my ways, ya know.
     
  12. waiting1979

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    I followed some hostile posts related to Mickey Shunick on a social networking site in late May. I followed that trail where ever it went. There were pictures. (see attachment) Other pictures from this series included a white GMC 1500, a local restaurant, some ppl doin stuff. It seemed pretty meaningless to have the images outside the context of the social scene it came from. I can't help but include a weapon like this as a possible way to get a person off a bike. It's been on my mind this whole time.
     

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    Yesterday my daughter and I were running an errand. We noticed a convertible jeep style truck at an opposite red light. As she pointed out the cool "girl truck" I could not help but notice the girl looked like Mickey.

    When the light turned green, she turned in front of me before I could cross the intersection. I followed her for a good four miles, it was nuts.

    Crazy curly blonde hair in a ponytail, nose ring, aviator glasses, and sun tan. I was chasing her like I was chasing the Devil. My daughter got a video on the phone. I will not post it because it shows her license plate number, and I need to protect the stranger I was following. When she finally turned I realized she was just a bit too sun tanned to be MS, but for a minute there I had a shred of hope.

    That somehow she had come here, or was brought here.

    I know it's crazy, and I was no better than you guys with the white truck obsession. :) We all want her to return so badly I am that I am chasing some other clueless female with my 11 year old taping it all.

    I hope very soon we all get closure, and we will all sit back and laugh at the crazy things we did to bring Mickey home.
     
  14. justwannahelp

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    kgeaux, good point about leaving evidence behind if you are taken. i've been thinking that all week - like Hansel and Gretel with the bread crumbs or whatever they left behind. I'm going to fill my kids in on this soon. I guess you could tear pieces of your clothing off etc. Did your self defense class give you examples of what to leave behind. All I can think of is torn clothing and pulling out some of your hair, but it seems like that wouldn't be easy to find.
     
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    I've followed 3 white trucks and my children told all their friends in the neighborhood about it and now they all call me crazy. :blushing:

    I told them that if they ever go missing I will do the same for them.
     
  16. kgeaux

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    #1, I have heard a Z71, in fact I've heard lots and lots of them. They are not any louder than any other truck, IMO. I live in Lafayette, my husband works for an oil company, my daddy owns an oil company, and I've heard a LOT of trucks. I have owned Z71s and right now there are three right near my house, on my street. I know you have commented on how loud the Z71 is before, and I've always wondered if you were listening to a diesel.


    #2. I do not believe Mickey is stopped. Her posture suggests that she is moving right along.

    #3. I also do not see the driver in the released still.

    #4. I see no indication that the truck is stopped or parked, or even backing up.

    #5. The Z71 did in fact turn from University onto St. Landry. The earlier truck which was ruled out was seen following Mickey.

    #6. I don't think Wodalo has any insight into what happened to Mickey at all. He is not local, and not a verified expert in enhancing photos. I totally and completely treat anything he had to say as "opinion."

    #7. I do believe that whatever happened to Mickey was indeed a product of malicious intent. However, I do NOT see Mickey anywhere near the Z71 in the released still.
     
  17. JBean

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    So I was probably the last one off the mountain tonight and the parking area was empty when I came down and I had to load my bike onto the car rack. I have a heavy bar that attaches from the seat post to the stem so it fits the rack and I was hooking the bar onto my bike.
    These 2 poor guys come riding up to me in a black pick up truck. I am holding this crossbar in my hand and they very politely ask me for directions. This is a dead end street and people get lost up there all the time-I am forever giving directions.
    But honestly I think I scared the carp out of these poor dudes I had that bar in my hand and said don't come any closer!I'll tell you how to get there just stay in your car and don't come near me.
    Their eyes got big as saucers and they were like geez lady. I said sorry but don't come close. I mean there was no one around at all!

    I gave them the info and they went on their way-but one of those guys would have ended up with that bar in the head if they had gotten out of the car. It was almost comical if it wasn't so sad.

    sorry for this OT but this case does have me on the defensive.
     
  18. De2385

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    About a year ago, a man followed me out of Safeway. I had just returned from my daughter's graduation and was dressed up all southern lady . ( high heels, stockings, pearls, dress)

    He got right up on me, and I turned around as I did, he said

    You are FINE, frankly he scared the heck out of me. I stomped on his toe with my four inch pump and said...

    You better back the F up, you dont know me like dat. ( I am sure in a pure cajun accent, which is what happens when I get mad) He ran right the hell off. I was lucky, but to be honest I think I SCARED him. ;)

    the take away is fight back, and be mean, and have a weapon- always.
     
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    All I can see in the photo of Mickie on her bike is that you never know when you will see someone for the last time. Apparently, anyone can vanish, at any time.
     
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    This might be a good tip to call into Abdella and the police.
     
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