In case you haven't read the latest blog by TB, he mentions this little snippet at the end of it.
- This article at Wired
, about a man I've never heard of, is the most fascinating thing I've read in months.
I agree with TB, it is one of the most fascinating things I have read in a long time.
I think that there is a lot of emphasis on the fact that he did play "violent" video game, at least violent to the general public. Games like Battlefield to me don't seem like they would even be close to causing homicidal tendencies, let alone more violent games that he could have been playing; e.g. Manhunt (But that’s for another thread).
Although there are some suspicious circumstances (The passenger seat being missing being a big one), I feel like a lot of them can be explained. Masking tape and garbage bags are used in old cars like that many a times, I know I own an old Volvo and I have garbage bags and duct tape because my windows sometimes leak. The blood has yet to be determined to be old or current, but really is a drop of blood on his car circumstantial, especially when they don't have a time frame? Another big thing they talk about is the "dodging of police" which he explains that his father told him to dodge unmarked cars because they could be part of the mafia. Another one is the books about homicide, and honestly if a cop raided my history they would see a billion links to crimelibrary.com; its not because I am contemplating murder, I just find the cases to be very interesting, I mean all those real life cases have the exact same stories as fictitious summer thrillers; murder, deception, plots, etc. Although he does have a lot of eccentric tendencies, what computer geek doesn't? This holds true especially with one as genius as Hans. Although the article does mention his friend Strugeon who has confessed to murders in the past, I just don't believe it is plausible for him to do it, since it seems like he genuinely cared for Nina, although his new found religion does seem a little kooky to me.
I honestly think that Nina planned it all and escaped back to Russia and is there right now with her kids. I have done some more research on this matter and found out that Nina applied her kids for citizenship in Russia, her son's just two months
before she disappeared. Also I assume from the article that she was a Russian Mail Order Bride, which seems shady to me; on a side note: does anybody have information on the shadiness of Russian Mail Order Bride services and whether this theory seems plausible?
Discuss and feel free to post your own theories.