Calabogie Cold Case

O.P.P. photo of Adrian McNaughton as he appeared in 1972, and as he may appear as an adult

The warm spring sun flooded the playground that June afternoon at Glen Tay Public School. Only two weeks of classes remained for the year, when I first heard about the lost boy, from my teacher, Mrs. Conboy. One of my friends had seen the story on the evening news, and asked our teacher if she thought they’d ever find the little boy…..

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Many decades have passed since the young Adrian McNaughton disappeared near Calabogie, Ontario. Police call it a cold case, but promised they’ll never stop looking.

It was June 12, 1972, when five-year-old Adrian was on a fishing trip with his father, his father’s friend, and his three siblings, at Holmes Lake. Holmes Lake is about an hour’s drive from Lanark village, half an hour from Burnstown, and around a 15 minute drive from Calabogie.

Adrian wandered away from the area where everyone was fishing. He was last seen playing near the shoreline, wearing a blue jacket and brown shorts.

Holmes Lake shown in red. (Google maps)

He was wearing a blue nylon jacket, brown shorts, an orange-striped shirt, and rubber boots.

“Ottawa Citizen”, June 13, 1972, p.3

Divers Search Holmes Lake

“Ottawa Citizen”, June 14, 1972, p. 1
“Ottawa Citizen”, June 14, 1972, p. 1
“Ottawa Journal”, June 14, 1972, p.1
“Ottawa Journal”, June 14, 1972, p.1

Footprints?

“Ottawa Journal”, June 15, 1972, p. 1
“Ottawa Journal”, June 20, 1972, p.1

Reward was Offered

“The Perth Courier”, July 13, 1972, p. 2

Father Seeks Help from Psychics

“The Ottawa Citizen”, July 29, 1972, p. 3
“Ottawa Citizen”, July 29, 1972, p.3

Psychics Point to Clyde Forks

Psychics were consulted and advised the McNaughton family that Adrian was taken to, or somehow ended up in Clyde Forks, a forty-minute drive from Holmes Lake.

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What visions and impressions led the clairvoyants to the small village of Clyde Forks in Lanark County? What did they find there? Discover the fascinating details of this decades-old cold-case.

“Mystery in Clyde Forks”,

a story from “Lanark County Classics: A Treasury of Tales from Another Time”

ISBN: 9780987-7026-54

Available at: The Book Nook, in Perth, Ontario – https://thebooknookperth.com/product/lanark-county-classics-arlene-stafford-wilson/

Also available at The Bookworm, in Perth, Ontario – https://www.bookwormperth.com/

Also at – Mill Street Books, Almonte, Ontario – https://millstreetbooks.com/

or at:

http://www.staffordwilson.com

Author Arlene Stafford-Wilson
at the Crystal Palace, Perth, Ontario

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