Comment: Please consider my debunking of this theory...

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Please consider my debunking of this theory...

Let's examine a few things that some may not know. Emilie Parker's family lived in Ogden, Utah (I happen to live in Utah as well) before moving to Connecticut. Their family belongs to the LDS Church (more commonly known as the Mormon Church). Because much of their extended family still lives here, several relatives, (aunt, grandpa, and such) have been featured in local newspaper stories. Here are a couple of examples:

Also, the members of their religious congregation knew the family and Emilie as well. Here is an official article from the LDS Church that talks about Emilie, and specifically mentions her Stake President, (a leadership position in the church) David Christiansen:

So now you have to believe one of two things: either David Christiansen is a paid actor and a liar, or he doesn't exist at all. But assuming that he also doesn't exist means that the LDS Church is involved in the hoax at the highest levels of their leadership.

So assuming your theory is correct, it doesn't involve just Robbie and his wife as paid actors, but dozens and dozens of people, many of whom are held up as pillars of integrity in their religious communities.

Think about this for a second. If you want someone to believe in a hoax, do you corroborate the story in a sparsely populated state hundreds of miles away in a couple of local newspapers that 99.9% of Americans will never read? That's quite a diligent effort. It's one thing to keep an intelligence secret at the highest levels of government. It is quite another to invent a person when literally hundreds or thousands of people would know. I'm not saying I know exactly what happened that day, but I am saying that I find Emilie Parker not existing almost impossible to believe.

I would also like to address another issue, which is the emotional state of Robbie Parker, which many have called odd or fake. LDS people have a very strong belief in the afterlife. Not only that, but we believe (I'm a member as well) that family relationships last beyond the grave. If you go to a Mormon funeral, you may not see as much crying or mourning that you would be accustomed to, because Mormons believe that this life is just a short time when compared to eternity, and although it is extremely painful to be separated from family, we hold the view that we will be with our loved ones again, and continue the same family relationships. I thank you for your time and hope that this explains some of the things that many have asked about.

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."-Samuel Adams