"Something's Up" In America's Big Berg
Selected Poems from The Alaska Mystery Collection
and The Tree Series
by Paula Marie Rose
UPDATE: August 14, 2008. I haven't heard back from Valerie on the Bank of America issue, the alleged Kidnapping of Claire accusation, nor has she added information regarding which Officer at the Tarzana PD she exchanged information with. Below, in white, is my most recent email to her, dated June 26, 2008.
Valerie Rose is the eldest of my two daughters. We have historically had a seemingly positive and normal parent child relationship.
Valerie's segment of the first "Get Some Help" type round robin email was of great interest. I not sure what most of her content is referring to, and it doesn't sound as if she does either. Her mention of "paranoia" was rather strange, as was the rest of the content, being as I hadn't yet discussed with her or other family members what I was working on. How coincidental for her to mention "conspiracy theories" when that term was beginning to cross my mind; based on her behavior and words, and that of others. As far as her stating "...what you have been saying and doing in recent months is not healthy."
I don't know what she is referring to, nor did she ever say. When this email was exchanged between us in November of 2007, she was in Pensacola, FL and had been since August, and I was in Oregon for a few weeks. I couldn't see what she was doing; perhaps the X ray goggles were passed to her?
It is worth saying that being as my parents and I have had a historically poor relationship, it was unusual for me to visit them at their home. I don't think that is what Valerie is referring to, but it opens up that topic. You bet, I had an agenda for being there; because I knew that I would find some answers. For the most part, it was more of a lack of answers that confirmed what I suspected.
I saw Valerie at Christmas, which wasn't the best of gatherings, and on Christmas Eve night, she verbally stated that she and others were not going to "allow" me to take Claire shopping alone earlier that day, because I was "unwell" and they thought that I might kidnap Claire. This was as we were taking a walk down to the guest quarters late in the evening, after Anna's hostile outburst of "You are Unwell," who also stated that I would not be allowed to take Claire shopping alone. Eric was also present for Anna's statements, and is also featured on the tape; repeating Anna's words, and adding his own. Valerie was also present, but chose to remain silent; as she was busily preparing food and washing items at the sink.
For those of you who haven't had the benefit of being in the Florida Keys; US 1 is a two lane road with much traffic, especially during the holidays. Slow going when traffic is flowing either direction, and we were all at Anna's home approximately 20 miles from the terminus. I think it's safe to assume that any potential "kidnapping" scenario was just their wild imaginations at work, and why would I want to "kidnap" my own daughter when I had just driven 5 full days to see her? I wanted to relax, and enjoy the holidays. No low speed car chases were on my agenda, nor was any getaway raft waiting at the docks.
Fine. I hadn't brought gifts, and sure wasn't going to purchase any after that less than welcoming greeting on Christmas Eve Morning. Although I did give Valerie and Claire personal checks as a Christmas gift; because it was what I had planned to do, and I couldn't show favoritism by only giving one to Claire.
I saw Valerie in Juneau in early April 2008; where she appeared to be much more like her old self. Let's hope that continues to be the case. In true family form, none of these unusual events and goings on have been resurrected or discussed.
Update May 15, 2008: I have emailed both Valerie and Eric the following requests for information and verification beginning last week. Valerie stated that the Tarzana Police Department requested information about my credit card activity while I was allegedly missing; so I asked her to provide further details. If my credit card information was given to anyone for any reason; Eric would be the most likely person to have provided it, as he receives my mail at our P. O. Box and would have had immediate access to my statements. His reply and these emails will be posted in the section Emails To / From Eric.
The "possible kidnapping of Claire" accusation by Valerie was so extraordinary to hear, but in line with the literally in my face verbal attack by Anna and Eric earlier that day. Kidnapping Claire certainly wasn't my plan, and why would Valerie or they have generated a group dream of such a dramatic and criminal event; when I had never written or spoken about anything like that?
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:14:12 -0700 (PDT)
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|Date:||Fri, 9 May 2008 17:05:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Kidnapping questions, etc.|
|To:||"Eric <>, "EWS" <>, "val" <>|
Hi Eric and Valerie
I am very surprised that you have yet to answer my questions about the accusation by Valerie that I was going to kidnap Claire at Christmas. As you can see by the insert below; I have been in the Big Fed Database for some time, and have applied for several.
Based on the extremely unusual behaviors and words of my family, yourself, and several former friends over the past year; there will be quite a few questions raised during my next interview.
Please answer the questions I have previously asked you below, and list any clarifications or concerns that you may have.
It is unacceptable to have such unfounded ridiculous rumors and accusations about my character and integrity as a mother, and possible job applicant, be floating around. I will not have my employment opportunities limited by the lies of others.
Any evidence to justify such claims that you have, please forward to me via email. The Feds like facts, so any recordings, letters, emails, handwritten notes, etc. that you may have would be helpful to their determining my suitability or unsuitability for employment. I'll be pleased to share any raw data of yours with them.
To date, the lack of response to these and other numerous questions asked by me to you both, and others, is surprising and does nod in the direction of suspicions being raised by many.
Looking forward to reading yours!
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|Date:||Mon, 5 May 2008 14:04:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Police Officer information, bank info. and the kidnapping issue|
The police dept. there in Tarzana contacted one of/some of your credit card carriers regarding your charge activity. Apparently one showed that you had rented a car. They thought it was in Virginia, until someone realized that the car rental company was based out of Virginia, not that you had made the charge in Virginia. Because no one knew where you were, trying to determine your whereabouts was the reason behind the police making an inquiry with the credit card company. I don't know which one.
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:07:54 -0800
Subject: RE: Please read and reply.
I talked to Val today. Her e-mail was full, but she cleared it out today so she will get your e-mail now. I will cc her with this.EWS
From: Star [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:19 PM
To: ERIC; EWS
Subject: Please read and reply.Hi Eric,
Please forward this to Val from your mailbox, perhaps she isn't receiving them from me directly? I find it unusual that she hasn't replied.
Now that she is an adult and is legally responsible for her own creditworthiness and banking transactions; I expect that she would understand how important this is.
Being as she made statements and claims to me at Christmas about banking staff providing information to "Us" (her words) about my account; I need her written confirmation to verify with the bank as to who did, and provided what, and to whom; to be certain that the facts she shared are indeed correct; in case there are any firings.
Or if you have any direct information or asked the bank for information about my credit card and charges, please state them, and forward it to me. Clearly, someone made an inquiry into my account and charges I was incurring last summer. For what reason? Many are waiting to hear.
Thanks for your prompt and concise reply, so that I can forward it to all parties.
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:39:04 -0700 (PDT) From: "Star" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert Subject: Wednesday, 3rd request To: "val" <>
Your mailbox kicked back the first message about this a few days ago. Hotmail must be having issues again. I need your emailed input and verification to clear up this matter, so please reply today
Please answer the questions below about:1. the rental car, color and rental location. You should be able to recall them from our conversation at Christmas when you listed the specifics.
2. Who requested and was given my credit card information?
3. Which bank and employee provided the information and when?
4. and who shared it with you; in case further verification is needed.
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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:34:18 -0700 (PDT) From: "Star" <email@example.com> Subject: Please reply today, Val To: "val" <>
I know that you're busy, but I need your information to clear this matter up. Please email your reply today, so that I can check with the banks and others to see what's up.
Thanks! Love, Mom
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Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:13:07 -0700 (PDT) From: "Star" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert Subject: A few quick questions To: "val" <>Hi Val,
How's it going?
I'm going through some paperwork and there appears to be some discrepancies that you can help with.
Remember at Christmas when you said that I had rented a car during some time frame when I was allegedly missing last summer?
Your information is needed for clarification of the charges.
You mentioned a specific color that the car was, and some other details such as the rental agency, time frame, rental location, etc.
Also, who ran the check on my credit card? and who shared that information with you?
Please answer this email today, so I can have the facts on paper, and get this matter settled.
> Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 8:32 PM
> To: Paula Rose;; Eric;
> Mark; Anna
> Subject: RE: What mystery?
> Right, so..."Something has been Created; my goal is
> to find out why, and what the payoffs are for the
> individuals, and the funding source" is not
> mysterious? Sounds more like the plot for a
> quasi-futuristic sci-fi fantasy movie/book. Guess
> what? They all suck. Trying to chase after
> conspiracy theories is a waste of time.
> Unless you've stumbled upon some kind of
> white-collar crime and you are going to do some
> whistle-blowing, I suggest you either get some help
> for your illusions or snap back into reality. I
> would suggest the former, as whatever is keeping
> your brain from firing on all synapses definitely
> has the potential to be not only permanently
> damaging but even life threatening. Neurological
> problems are nothing to sneeze at. The world needs
> Paula and I need my mom - no one needs another
> crazed bag lady.
> I love you, mom, and I want you to understand that
> what you have been saying and doing in recent months
> is not healthy. It is heartbreaking that you cannot,
> or will not, see that your behavior is potentially
> harmful and that it is a very real, very scary
> "thrill ride" for the rest of us. Your paranoia,
> paired with this vague and flippant attitude, only
> exacerbates the pain and fear we all feel for you.
> It is so disheartening to me to see you on this
> destructive path and refusing to allow the people
> who love you to help you, or at least help you help