I finally got Colin to talk to me more about Dan. Here's our conversation.
M: So i was wondering if you knew where dan's parents moved
C: dude why does it matter
M: i'm just curious, i'm trying to look him up
C: every goddamn time i've gotten online this week you've sent me a message and it always leads to dan
C: why the hell are you so concerned with some kid that disappeared when we were like 9?
I didn't respond for a minute. I was trying to think of how to say what I wanted to say without sounding crazy.
M: about a month ago, i started having these dreams, like really crazy fucked up dreams
M: and there was this kid, and I knew that I knew him, but I couldn't remember who he was
M: and then it hit me like a sock full of fucking nickels one night that it was Dan
M: so i asked around, but no one remembers him
M: not my parents, not our old teachers, nobody.
M: except you
M: so I'm trying to figure out what the hell is going on here because it's really freaking me out and I need to know what happened to him
M: so that's why I keep asking you. because you're the only one besides me who I know of that even remembers this person. And that's not normal.
M: so yeah.
There was no reply from Colin for a good two hours. I thought maybe he had logged off or just walked away or put me on ignore or something, because despite my best efforts, what I'd said sounded pretty fucking crazy. As I was getting ready to go to bed though, I heard my computer go off and he had sent me this:
C: Here's where his parents moved: *************(not posting address for obvious reasons)**************
C: let me know if anything happens.
Then he logged off. I mapquested the place, it's a good four hours away from here, but I'm gonna try and head out when I can. I may take my video camera, but I don't know yet. I'll keep all y'all updated.
P.S - Thanks for the support from those of you reading, I do appreciate it. I never thought I'd be writing about all this shit on a freakin' blog, but here I am. But it helps, it feels good to get it out there and have people tell me I'm not crazy (despite what their mental state might be...). So yeah...thanks.