Six years ago, Granger Taylor of Duncan left a note for his family saying he had been invited to go on an interstellar voyage with beings from another galaxy.
A coroner's jury decided last week that human bone fragments found at a dynamite blast site near Duncan belonged to Taylor, who was 32 when he disappeared.
Taylor left home Nov. 29, 1980.
I have gone away to walk aboard an alien spaceship, as reoccurring dreams assured a 42-month interstellar voyage
to explore the vast universe, then return, he said (...)
(...) remnants of Taylor's truck imbedded in a tree and strewn around an explosion site on Mount Prevost, eight kilometres northwest of Duncan.
Twelve sticks of dynamite and other explosives for which Taylor had a permit were later found missing from Taylor's home.
The jury determined that Taylor's death was accidental as the result of an explosion.
Taylor, who was interested in space and UFOs, was also a westrling enthusiast and a mechanical wizard. He restored a steam locomotive and built (...)