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Copyright 2003 Edit October 25, 2014

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Maura Murray


There is a long list of missing college students.

During or just after a semester they begin disappearing. Some are suicides.

Colleges are unaware of a mental break causing design mistake engineers found and solved fifty years ago.

Remember Brian Shaffer, Michael Negrete, Justin Gains, Ron Tammen?

Sudden Strange Disappearances



There is a renewed interest in the disappearance of Maura Murray.


TV programs and Pod casts are rehashing her disappearance. 


They are all glossing over key information to understand what happened.


Discussed in this E on line post.


New info from Oxygen series.

Disappearance of Maura Murray


There is a long list of these cases some more bizarre than Murray's disappearance. 

Remember Brian Shaffer, Michael Negrete, Justin Gains?

Ron Tammen's disappearance was so strange the Library at Miami of Ohio has a site about it.



Subliminal Distraction episodes do not always end in a death.

There have been recoveries with safe returns.



To understand what is causing these disappearances begin with the page,

What is Visual Subliminal Distraction?


The disappearance:


 Early on there was a report of a crying episode at a campus security station where  she worked, so severe that her supervisor had her escorted to her room. When I exchanged emails with her aunt I learned that the family had not been able to confirm that it happened.


In the current TV program "The Disappearance of Maura Murray" bits and pieces that were not in news reports have surfaced.   At the time of the crying episode Maura was so disturbed she could not form words.   That's a Subliminal Distraction mental break.


Police searched her computer to find she had researched how alcohol consumption effects a baby.  But rather than being pregnant she was completing college class work.


She gave an off campus employer and her teachers at school two different false reasons she needed a leave.

Her possessions were packed in boxes in her room but in an email exchange her aunt said that may have been because she never unpacked when she moved in.

Seen on store video where she stopped, before driving to the accident she would have,  she was alone.

She was also alone when she drew money from several ATM's before she vanished.

At the accident site, a school bus driver stopped and offered to phone police. She told him she had already phoned them. But he said there was little connectivity in that location so she could not have phoned police. He phoned them from his home a short distance away. He did not remember hearing traffic on the road while waiting for police. She had purchased alcohol at a stop, and may not have wanted an encounter with police if she had been drinking.

Later, search dogs tracked her a short distance where the trail ended in the road. Searches along the right of way showed no prints in the snow where she would have left the road. Her father came back, and walked the road making the search again. It was reported that helicopter searches with snow on the ground, and after it melted found nothing.

One story that a contractor returning from a job saw someone trying to hide behind tree trunks on an old logging road was disputed. It was claimed that he had confused the days and was not driving the road when Maura vanished.

Stories of sightings in bars since the disappearance have been either proved incorrect or discounted due to the credibility of the source.   There has been a substantial reward for information.

In 2016 there continues to be stories written about the disappearance.   There are many theories about why she vanished.     None have been proven.


So what happened?

 Maura was a college runner.  She, like   Aju Chukwudiebere Iroaga,  could have jogged a long distance before getting picked up but there was no scent trail for that.

It is not possible to learn what Maura's Subliminal Distraction episode caused her to hallucinate.  But the general path of hallucinations from Subliminal Distraction will involve fear, panic, paranoia, then depression with thoughts of suicide.

This is from the stimulation of the amygdala every time threat movement is subliminally detected in peripheral vision. This creates the surprise signal of "threat for immediate evaluation."  The startle is a warn first evaluate second system.

If that movement is determined to be no risk for you when you turn your head and look, without effort or conscious knowledge of the action, your brain assigns a zero level of attention to that movement.  The concentration breaking startle stops.

But you can't stop seeing anything in your vision field.  Subliminal sight continues to see "detect" any movement. 

When that happens your brain will react by attempting to startle. That is happening in the mind below thought, reason, and consciousness.  Those attempts to startle are blocked when you consciously forced the suppression of the startle reflex.

The oppressive subliminal appreciation of threat from that stimulation will begin to color thought and reason.

It is undetectable as it happens.


I have been  unable to find someone to explain why a massive number of failed attempts to startle in a compact time frame creates a psychotic episode.

My guess is that it is maladaptive temporary brain reorganization from the brain finding the trigger signal on the optic nerve, movement and position information, then attempts to treat it as conscious sight.

Vision can't be created with only movement and position information.

Subliminal Distraction tells us what happened but not were she is.







New Info from the TV program.


Revealed on the program was that Maura's car was missing on one cylinder.  It would not have been the choice of a vehicle to drive on a two hour trip. It suggests there was stressful urgency to her trip.

There had been $9,000 dollars damage done to her father's car by her first accident.   Discussion in the TV program was that she was depressed over that accident. Not discussed is why she had the accident.  No consideration was given to the fact there had been two single vehicle accidents in a short time span.

Visual subliminal distraction effects concentration and attention.  Driving while under the beginning stages of an on coming Subliminal Distraction mental event would be problematic.  Shifting attention while driving would cause accidents.

It was confirmed that it had not snowed after the accident when the search teams began.   There were no unaccounted footprints in the snow.  Infrared searches did not find a heat signature.   Scent dogs found nothing in a half mile radius in the first search. Nothing was found within  twelve miles in later searches.

One bloodhound followed a scent to a nearby road intersection within sight of the accident scene.

 Cadaver dogs used found nothing.


A discussion between friends was that her legal troubles, identity theft and credit card fraud, would not have been enough to cause her to run away. But a Subliminal Distraction episode would have caused something in her mind to be raised to pathological levels quickly as the full visual subliminal distraction event began with no warning.   There are accounts of what this episode is like in suicide notes of people who either had reported symptoms of Subliminal Distraction or actual unrealized evidence was present in news reporting to show their experience was a Subliminal Distraction episode.   Vince Foster- Mark Barton


When my wife had this episode after her office was changed eliminating Cubicle Level Protection, she hallucinated that thousands of dollars had been lost because of accounting mistakes she delusionally thought she made.   At home, after I stopped her working, she would take her plate from the table, go into a hallway, stand to eat, claiming someone was aiming a gun at her from across the apartment complex. (There were no windows of other apartments in a line of sight from that table. In fact the apartment was about eight stair steps above the parking lot outside our front window which ran down hill.   No one could look into our apartment and see the dining table from the ground.)  This next page link  is about the unrealized history of Subliminal Distraction and how my investigation methodology found the outcomes of fear, panic paranoia, anxiety, depression, and in extreme cases thoughts of suicide.   Here




This text was posted at E News online.


Maura had an unexplained crying episode at the school security station where she worked, after a phone call to her sister that was so severe the supervisor had her escorted back to her room. __ That episode began her decline to her disappearance.

College students are not warned about a "mental break causing design mistake" engineers discovered and solved fifty years ago when it caused still-believed-harmless psychotic-like episodes of panicked confusion for office workers.

Although there is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States alone to provide peripheral vision blocking protection selling cubicles and Systems Furniture (used in open plan offices) to prevent the 'office worker' mental event, the public, mental health services, and research are unaware such a problem does or could exist.

Rarely a college student will make the design mistake where they study or use a computer. Without the supervision of an office situation longer Subliminal Distraction exposure will cause severe outcomes.

There is a long list of these cases on my site. Remember Brian Shaffer, Michael Negrete, Justin Gains?

Ron Tammen, Miami of Ohio has been missing fifty years, since April 1953.  He stopped studying, leaving a psychology book open on his study table, and walked away.

Tammen was sighted a three hour walk from the school when he asked for directions.  Unaware he was missing the woman gave him directions to a bus stop.   She said he was so confused he didn't know his name.





Visual Subliminal Distraction explains sudden strange disappearances.





These episodes do not always end in a death. There have been recoveries with safe returns.




Ahmad Arain, UCLA vanished after leaving a bus in Watts on his way to a school meeting.

Six weeks later he recovered enough to email home from Mexico.

He had walked from LA drinking water from hoses in front yards, losing 30 pounds.

His family admitted a mental break.              Here    



Xin Rong sole occupant, pilot, vanished from a Cessna in flight.

University of Michigan,  twenty seven year old doctorial student in Artificial Intelligence gave no hint of depression,

or other mental difficulty.

The plane crashed in Canada, unoccupied with no indication of anyone leaving the site.   Here




Kelly Nash got out of bed, 4 AM, walked away wearing pj's, and boat shoes.

Seen walking by on a business surveillance video he was alone.

Georgia Gwinnett College student, he was found a month later a gun shot suicide in a nearby lake. Here

Missing from the residence, his 9mm Glock has not been found.



Michael Negrete walked away from UCLA after a dorm floor party, December 10, 1999.

He was wearing gym trunks, and dorm shoes, too light for outdoor wear.

Scent dogs followed a wandering course around campus ending at a bus stop off campus.

A picture, NLA, showed him using an incorrectly placed computer desk in the two person dorm room.




Brogan Dulle, University of Cincinnati, functioned normally all day.

He helped build a picnic table at home,

then phoned his mother when he drove back to school that afternoon assuring her he arrived safely.

That night he went to dinner with friends, then rode with them back to his apartment.

He put his key in the door, left it there, as well as leaving his wallet, and ID inside,

There is video of him  walking back and forth on the street looking for his cell.

Eight days later he was found a suicide in the basement of an apartment house under renovation.  Dulle/College Suicides page





 Kayelyn Louder was unemployed, living with a roommate, and two dogs.

She was a heavy computer user on social media, and working on her resume.

After making several 911 calls about violence she thought was happening at a party nearby,

she ran out into a rain storm barefoot wearing only shorts, and a top.

There is video of her running down to a parking area, and then away, alone.

A month later her decomposed body was found hung up in debris, in the water, under a bridge.

The stream connected to a creek behind her apartment.

It was not possible to determine a cause of death

Report showing this incident, 911 calls, and video.     YouTube


Ron Tammen walked away from Miami of Ohio, April 1953.

He had played upright bass for a party that afternoon. He was seen about 8 PM but had vanished by 10 PM.

Sighted a three hour walk from the school, he was so confused he didn't know his name.

Unaware he was missing, he was given directions,

then he walked away into the early Spring snow, wearing a light blanket sweater.

Pictures posted by the library at Miami show he created the "special circumstances"                           

for the "mental break causing design mistake" with the positioning of his study desk.

He has not been seen since.   Tammen

Facebook Page   Miami University




Joe Morse left all his possessions in the dorm, withdrew his last $120, and vanished spring semester 2003.

Four years later the Georgia Tech Police found him as an unidentified suicide in Miami.

He had flown there, broken into a construction site, climbed a 187 foot crane, and jumped, the day after he left Tech.

His roommate emailed a sketch of their dorm room study area revealing Morse had three sources

of Subliminal Distraction exposure.   Morse.



The Jamison's experienced bizarre visions, saw "spirits" on their roof.

They vanished on a property viewing trip leaving their locked truck abandoned.

The family dog, and $30,000 was found in the truck cab.

Their skeletal remains were eventually found miles away in the forest.

Video on the TV program Disappeared showed their side by side bedroom computer workstations

Jamison Family Disappearance




Connie Tucker


To understand the potential for this normal feature of everyone's physiology of sight,

see the office picture, and hospital record of what psychiatrists saw,

after Connie Tucker's office was changed, eliminating Cubicle Level Protection in 2002.   Here,


The Sudden Strange Disappearances page has other cases from around the world, going back over a hundred years. Here.

There is usually not enough information in each case to prove they were Subliminal Distraction caused fugue episodes.

But if you read enough of the incidents, a pattern develops.

Today most are high achieving students, and the sudden disappearances group around times of intense study when incorrectly designed

computer workstations, and study areas would be heavily used for longer periods of time.



 The episode arises from a normal feature of the physiology of sight we all have.


They have been known to happen as a believed-harmless event in incorrectly designed offices since 1964.


College administrations, students, the public, and mental health services are unaware they exist.


Not mental illness, visual subliminal distraction is explained in psychology lectures about peripheral vision reflexes.

The design problem takes the same name, Subliminal Distraction.




Additional Site Links



Site pages with examples of the "mental break causing design mistake" are:


Home Computer Locations  Site Outline  Mass Shootings The Jamison Family Disappearance    Joe Morse Georgia Tech suicide 


  Foxconn-France Telecom suicides  QiGong-Kundalini Mental Breaks  Connie Tucker hospital record


College Suicides




This site begun in 2002 is a psychology investigation to show the outcomes from a problem engineers found,

when it caused believed harmless mental breaks for office workers.



If this is your first visit to my investigation project,  I can prove what I tell you is true.


 My demonstration of subliminal sight and habituation in peripheral vision, Demo,

allows you to experience the onset of subliminal exposure.


The experiment to cause psychiatric symptoms, depression,

                        in a short period of Subliminal Distraction exposure, is not on site.      Warning


While safe if instructions are followed, the effect remits with rest from exposure.

It is too dangerous for careless attempts.




Do you know anyone in mental health services or research who can cause psychiatric symptoms experimentally?











The compete current page list is  on the Home page. 


The page list as of this edit is below.






Site pages are organized to explain

Subliminal Distraction, then give examples.

Site Outline, an overview of the 12 year investigation of Subliminal Distraction.

What is Subliminal Distraction?  -The first explanation page. Next

How were Subliminal Distraction mental breaks discovered?

Why does a Subliminal Distraction mental break happen?

Foxconn, France Telecom, La Poste, Renault suicides

Psychotropic Drugs

Spontaneous remission Schizophrenia - Rev Trosse

Other pages are:


Bullying and Child Suicides from Bullying   page under construction check back

Connie Tucker Hospital Records  (Subliminal Distraction mistaken for schizophrenia.)

Death at the river's edge, Van Susteren, Fox News  posted in advance of broadcast

Hollywood    Actors, musicians, writers, and other performers have experienced depressive episodes.

Home Computer Location and Classroom Examples

Barney and Betty Hill Alien Abduction

Chaco Canyon Anasazi abandonment of four corners, 1300AD

College Suicides

Culture Bound Syndromes  under construction

Enlarged brain ventricles claimed to prove disease causation for schizophrenia.

ICU Psychosis in hospitals

Forum post link from 2002 verifies start date of project.

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine a startle matching behavior.

Mass Shootings  under construction

Malaysia Air Flight MH370 disappearance explained.

Mass Inanity Belgian Polar Expedition 1897/99

Mysterious Disappearances

           Jamison Family   Vanished Oct. 8, 2009 remains found Nov. 15, 2013 (Bedroom computer pictures found)

           Jennifer Huston   Vanished July 25, 2014 found a suicide 12 days later.

           Mary Shotwell Little, Vanished from Atlanta, Georgia, October 1965, never found.

           Ron Tammen, Vanished from Miami of Ohio, April 1953, never found.

          Flannan Isles Lighthouse Three lighthouse keepers vanished Christmas 1900

Outline and summary of project  Also known as the "Letters" page includes:   Investigation Methodology, QiGong_Kundalini Yoga_LGATS mental breaks, Two sources to verify SD, Georgia Tech College Suicide, Culture Bound Syndromes, Sudden Violence- PekaEric Auvinen computer picture

PTSD  The diagnosis may be preventable if the symptoms are actually caused by Subliminal Distraction.

QiGong and Kundalini Yoga Mental Breaks A 3000 year history of mental breaks is explained.

Reverend George Trosse   Spontaneous remission of insanity, Schizophrenia,  in the 16/1700's.  page under construction

Robin Williams suicide

Shell Shock WWI explained as Subliminal Distraction episodes   Under Construction


Subliminal Operant Conditioning   Subliminal Distraction explained as cause of radicalization to jihadist beliefs.

The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness)

The Everquest Connection (Video game believed to hold code to cause addiction.)

Vince Foster Suicide, Clinton Administration 


Underground New York Public Library   Which subway riders are having Subliminal Distraction?   Here Link takes you off site.                                        

                                                               Can you spot those with movement in peripheral vision.

                                                               The site locates local library's or offers an on-line book seller for titles. 

                                                                Not my site, no connection to this project.