Danie Krugel: More fuel for the fire
Please note that the date given for Leigh Matthew’s murder below is incorrect. My own fault for assuming the wikipedia article to be accurate. I apologise to all for this slip, and I have made a note on the discussion page for the wikipedia article that the dates are incorrect. However, this does not invalidate any of my other points regarding Danie Krugel.
Thanks to ‘non-sceptic’ for pointing this out.
Ruda: “How did you get involved in this area looking for people?”
Danie: “I was following the Leigh Mathews case and that night on the news they said they had found her body. I was so upset. What bothered me was what went through her mind. We heard the shocking news that her naked body was found in the veld. She was shot. The whole of South Africa was looking for her and nobody could help. That night I couldn’t sleep.”
Watching his son asleep, Danie made a decision. Danie: “I took a pair of scissors and cut off a piece of his hair. I thought: if I can get diamonds, I am going to try this. I worked until 5 o’clock the next morning. The first test… no result. Nothing worked. Then, from two metres, I could pick him up. The first positive test was two metres from where he was lying there on the bed. Then we started… 25metres, 50 metres, 100metres, then 50 kilometres and 150 kilometres. I believe that night – with Leigh Mathews – if I may say so, the Lord saw my heart. ”
Ruda: “Is there anything metaphysical involved? Are you psychic?” Danie: “I‘m a Christian and I put it clearly… this is science, science, science! No, apparently not. That pretty much only leaves ‘liar’ as an option.
Of course, Danie’s success may seem to be more than just chance. And it probably is. The insert listed Bloemfontein PI Leon Rossouw as a collaborator in Danie’s search for missing people, apparently often calling on Danie to help him in his investigations. What they don’t mention is that Leon’s speciality is tracking people down using their cellphone signals. Is it a coincidence that someone who is claiming to be able to track people to within a small area by triangulating their position using a ‘satellite network’ is collaborating with someone who can actually do so, using purely conventional means? Seriously, all Danie needed was the cellphone number of any of the missing persons, or any of Carte Blanche’s crew, for his ‘mysterious black box’ to trangulate the cellphone signal using existing cell company technology that Leon has available to him. Just a thought. You know, a suggestion. Something that Carte Blanche might have followed up on.
Seriously, it is amazing that a bunch of slackers with nothing but a connection to the internet and the ability to use Google have out-researched a show that employs professional researchers and investigators, and has all the resources available to them that Africa’s premium pay channel can provide.
The JREF have previously said that Danie’s device will be elligible for the Million Dollar Challenge if he sends in an application. What’s he waiting for?