Have you seen Jonathan Spollen? Missing in Rishikesh since February 3rd, 2012

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#1771 Sep 29th, 2012, 20:46
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Originally Posted by DaisyL View Post By bringing Jonathan's story to more people, it may help find him. We can only hope.
Yes, that's what I thought too. The basis of the article might be not to the liking of some ..... but at this point, who really cares and that (Details) magazine does have a current circulation/following of approximately 450,000 readers - 3 times the following of Indiamike. That can't be a bad thing on the exposure side of it all.
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#1772 Oct 8th, 2012, 13:02
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Thank you all so much for staying with us, for the kindest of support, your expertise and inspiration. Yes, although I have not posted for a very long time (this was not intentional I think I just hit a wall and found it impossible. Without something significant to report it has been simply too hard to write anything al all.) I have however kept up to date with your posts and we have acted on all possible sightings / suggestions.

While I don’t have anything significant to report in terms of a breakthrough my niece Liz went back to India with her friend Beibhinn and they were very pleasantly surprised by the level of awareness that still exists about Jonathan’s plight among people in general and the willingness to help and how posters had been refreshed etc. While they were there they met with police and authorities at all levels and agreed plans to expand the search into neighbouring states and throughout the 6 Northern states over these next months. The police are issuing and distributing new posters and updating alerts countrywide via the NCRB. Liz and Beibhinn also managed to secure amazing TV news coverage. This publicity is vital as we hope that someone is going to spot Jonathan and help him.

If anyone thinks they see Jonathan please;
‘Click’ - take a photo of him and anyone he is with..
‘Call’ - the police / Mark numbers on posters / IndiaMike / Findspollen.com))
‘Chat’ - just try to find out his name, if he speaks English, is he well,

We are in process of costing and putting together another advertising campaign covering the expanded area.

I am so very aware of how important IndiaMike has been and continues to be to the search for Jonathan so please keep those suggestions coming – I truly believe the answer is out there and we will find it – together we will find him.

There are few things I am certain of at this stage but the one thing I remain certain of is that if Jonathan was able to contact me he would.

Thank you, Lynda
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#1773 Oct 9th, 2012, 11:18
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David/Lynda,

My best wishes and hopes.

And if there is anything I can do, you have my email id.
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My prayers to Jonathan, Lynda, and David.
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I remember having an Indian recognize me on the street in Goa having only seen me, briefly, once before in Delhi. The same thing happened in Kathmandu - somebody recognized me having seen me only once and several months before in India.

That's unusual and something that, to me, is an 'only in India' thing. I don't know if it's in the diet or the fact that Indians are just overly and visually more observant or a combination of the two. But it happens and thus I find it very difficult to believe that one or more people did not see Jon in his final days of communications and thus know something definitive about his altered itinerary and associated acquaintances.

Let's not let this thread and search fade until we find that person or persons ......
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#1776 Oct 17th, 2012, 19:40
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This thread is so long now without any proper answers, its heartbreaking.
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jonathan does look very pale and gaunt in the picture that was "3 months ago" he looks like he's had a hard time of it around the time that photo was taken. If he was going on a trek would he have gone with other trek guides? hopefully if he did he they could be trusted. I fear for what might have happned to him. Even if he was in an ashram, with the family speaking about how he's quite clued up I dont think theres going to be a happy ending, but you never know...... there are alot of "bad sadhus" and other unsavoury characters in the north, where i have travelled, escaping the law from other places further south. I hope jonathan is in an ashram somewhere but considering he's not been in contact for 8 months the chances of something good happening out of this are now probably slim. sorry to say but thats the way i feel about it, especially when he was in regular contact with his family before this very stressful time for them has happned. fingers crossed for him
#1778 Oct 29th, 2012, 17:15
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Hi, just happened to see this. If steven_ber is same as Jonathan Spollen, pls check this Travel Help it was a recent comment by him. unless someone else is using his id to post comments on Indiamike.....
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Recent comment by Steven_ber / jonathan spollen

Hi, just happened to see this. If steven_ber is same as Jonathan Spollen, pls check this Travel Help it was a recent comment by him. unless someone else is using his id to post comments on Indiamike.....


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Originally Posted by davidgreen100 View Post Jonathan Spollen is 28 years old, 6 feet tall, from Ireland. He was last seen in Rishikesh on February 3rd. He may have been planning to go on trek. If you have seen Jonathan or know where he is, please contact me or his Mum urgently.

[EDIT: Jump to this post by Jonathan's mum Lynda for the updated situation as at March 18th.

Jump to this post by David for the latest information on 2nd April.

Scroll to the bottom of this post for media advert and reward poster/flyer (both in Hindi)]


You can phone, e-mail or text at any time:

Police: +91 135 243 0228
India Team mobile: +91 8802708618
David e-mail: davidgreen100@xtra.co.nz
Lynda e-mail: lyndaspollen@eircom.net
Phone: +353 1 216 4441
Phone or text: +353 87 243 8996
e-mail: lyndaspollen@eircom.net or davidgreen100@xtra.co.nz

Please see attachment below for photograph.

Attachment 28117

Thank you for your help. Please, all of you, keep in regular contact with your families. Even if they don't say it, they care for you and worry about you!

Poster in English (Word document): Attachment 28594
Poster in Hindi (Word document): Attachment 28842
Poster in Hebrew (Word document): Attachment 28108
Poster in English (PDF): Attachment 28593
Poster in Hindi (PDF): Attachment 28841
Poster in Hebrew (PDF): Attachment 28109

Updated poster in English (JPG): http://i39.tinypic.com/o949ab.jpg


Updated poster in Hindi (JPG):
http://i39.tinypic.com/344wdty.jpg


Poster in Hebrew (JPG):
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sluggy, Steven is using Jonathan's photo as his avatar in order to draw attention to this case. You'll notice he also uses his signature to draw attention to this thread.
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Thanks Timbers. Sorry. I feel silly now. I haven't been on Indiamike for a while and this is probably the first I saw about Jonathan and was wondering how come ...
I did notice the signature but i thought it was probably an automated thing done by Indiamike ...
I hope someone has news of him soon.
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Originally Posted by sluggy75 View Post I did notice the signature but i thought it was probably an automated thing done by Indiamike ...
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Everyone can change his/her signature, you. You can do this in your settings.
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Originally Posted by sluggy75 View Post Thanks Timbers. Sorry. I feel silly now. I haven't been on Indiamike for a while and this is probably the first I saw about Jonathan and was wondering how come ...
I did notice the signature but i thought it was probably an automated thing done by Indiamike ...
I hope someone has news of him soon.
I know its not a laughing matter, but I can imagine how excited sluggy must have felt, when he saw the pic and thought he had solved the problem.

I have done many a similar thing, at least you tried sluggy and thats the main thing.
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I was excited and wondering why nobody else noticed the recent posts... I do hope there is new positive news of Jonathan soon.My aunt was missing for about a week in 2007 and it was the horrifying time we all went through. She was found at a charitable organisation in Panvel. She was unwell and disoriented and someone found her bruised and confused near a railway track and took her to the Panvel home.
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Celtic 2 Barcelona 1!

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Originally Posted by davidgreen100 View Post You aren't about 6ft tall, with a beard, long hair and the unfounded belief that Glasgow Celtic are the best team in Europe?
Jonathan's team Glasgow Celtic beat the European champions Barcelona 2 goals to 1 last night. The odds were stacked against Celtic but hard work and teamwork turned narrowing stats into a positive result.

I hope Jonathan knows about this historical match. If you see him let him know.
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