People Who Have Been Lost In The Wilderness And Lived To Tell Their Tales

The Curious Case Of Keith Parkins


In 1952, two-year-old Keith Parkins went missing from his grandfather’s ranch in Ritter, Oregon. Luckily, after an entire day and night of searching he was found alive, but unconscious, lying facedown in the snow. He was discovered eight miles away from his family’s ranch with his clothing ripped and his jacket removed. They made a Missing 411 documentary about his disappearance where they figured out that it would have taken little Keith 19 hours of straight walking to get to where he was discovered. Many people then find this hard to believe and that he might have been abducted. Keith was interviewed in the documentary but doesn’t remember many of the details of the incident.