Blogs Keeping the Natalee Holloway Story Alive


The Birmingham News, Natalee’s Holloway’s home town paper has done a great article by Jeremy Gray, “Blogs filled with talk of Holloway.” We would like to thank Jeremy for following the blog dynamic and how it has influenced and affected the Natalee Holloway story in hopes to keep the story at the forefront on the news and hopefully to a conclusion for the Holloway & Twitty families.

Special thanks also to the other bloggers who have reported on Natalee and made great efforts to provide the truth and timely reporting on a very emotional and difficult story.
Dan Riehl at Riehl World has done a phenomenal job.
The Political Teen who has provided us with great video & audio links
BlogsFor Bush
Capital Region People
Marian’s Blog
So Cal Law blog

As always say a prayer for Natalee Holloway and her family for that is what the real story is all about. Finding Natalee and providing strength and comfort to her family and friends. God Bless.

Once again thanks to …

Blogs filled with talk of Holloway
Saturday, June 18, 2005

While the search for Natalee Holloway has been followed closely by print and broadcast journalists, the story also has received an abundance of attention from bloggers.

Every new development – and the wildest of speculations about what happened to the 18-year-old Mountain Brook High School graduate last seen in Aruba May 30 – have appeared on blogs and Web forums. Blogs, short for Web logs, are Internet journals.

Several blogs, normally devoted to politics or pop culture, have featured nothing but reports of the search for Holloway. Here are some blogs and what they are saying:

Scared Monkeys, a blog operated by Red and Tom has posted multiple daily updates on the search since May 30. Before the teen vanished, the blog had been following the confirmation proceedings of President Bush’s judicial nominees.

A June 12 post drew 1,349 comments.

Red said he began following the story because he once lived in Aruba.

“I felt connected to the story,” he said in an interview by e-mail. “I have seen so many people blame everyone, including Natalee’s parents, for allowing her to go at 18. At that age, I was there and nothing happened.”

He said the first few posts drew heavy traffic to his site and soon he started receiving tips and being referenced in mainstream news reports.

“We went from reporting the story to becoming personally involved in this mystery,” he said.

Riehl World View, a politically conservative blog operated by Dan Riehl, 47, of New Jersey, has closely monitored the search and media coverage.

full story

Don’t also forget to hear Tom on the radio from the Andy Thomas show from yesterday discussing blogging and the Natalee Holloway story.

Audio here.

Posted June 18, 2005 by
Natalee Holloway | 19 comments

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  • Comments

    19 Responses to “Blogs Keeping the Natalee Holloway Story Alive”

    1. DeeDee on June 18th, 2005 5:23 pm

      I do feel for everyone involved in this and of course the Holloway family in particular. I do however believe if the boys in question would tell the truth and if they had told the truth to begin with, this would all be over. It is dragging out anguish and the Aruban authorities have refused all the help our fbi has offered. The poly graphs would at least show who is lying even though it is not admisable in Aruban court. I heard a Senator today the retribution in the form of a safety warning issued by the state department concerning the island would be a last resort if their police cannot find the answer to her disappearance. I would say that would be justifiable!

    2. help for NH on June 18th, 2005 9:05 pm

      If anybody on the island see my message try to broadcast it.
      I know it’s going to sound weird, but I am a little or maybe more phsyhic and I had a dream last night.Maybe it’s worth of something.
      Here is how I intepret my dream”
      Police should send divers to search on the North West part of the island.In my dream that area looked like a straigt edge.
      Here is a link to the map:
      The area I am talking about is located at 15,28,1,11 and below (I can’t see the number very well)
      I looked at the map of Aruba, but the NW area is not straight as in my dream.Maybe they should search right below that area in Oranjestad.
      I also dreamt something about horses.I don’t know if there are horses on the island, but maybe there is a link.

      I hope she will be found.

    3. Hyscience on June 18th, 2005 9:33 pm

      Natalee Holloway Updates: Could Natalee Be Alive?

      A spokesman from “Diario” on Aruba said on FoxTV “The Big Story Weekend” that Natalee Holloway may be alive and being transported between Columbia and Venezuela. Could it be true?

    4. Tom on June 18th, 2005 10:32 pm

      There are rumors over there, but it is only a rumor. The paper that it was printed is considered the National Enquirer of Aruba.

    5. Concerned on June 18th, 2005 10:54 pm

      Hubert Diel is listed on the newspaper’s website. As for his phone call to Fox News live, and his credibility–it is worth the paper it is written on… It should be investigated nonetheless.

    6. Jim on June 18th, 2005 11:31 pm

      Small world. I know some of Andy Thomas’s family.

    7. Lou Anne Lewis on June 19th, 2005 7:54 pm

      Seems to me like they keep searching the same things over and over…
      Have they tried other sites…like the refinery (werent htey looking to shut it down for a bit while doing updates?),and places like that. If they did actually hurt Natalee, don’t you think they would have tried to actually HIDE her, I dont know I do, not put her in some obvious place like where they keep looking.
      Personally, I dont think, though obviously carries some info in to it, that a person as highly visible afore hand( the dutch boy) would be so stupid to try and arrange something like this….I would be more apt to think, something or someone unexpected happened, are any of the local hangouts, beaches apt to be open to say bullies or gangs at that hour in the morning, say someone could have took atvantage of the situation, came upon them in the car…like a what do we have here…I think Aruba like many other vacation destinations must have its down side…keeping tourist safe in tourist safe areas is one thing…reality is another.
      I have known, many a teenaged girl, to make some pretty odd decisions, for what ever reason. And I think, like momma Holloway, that there is a key to all of this, to me it seems like some of the info might be accurate, but moved around to make it fit a different senerio than what really happened.
      I have to admit this situation has commanded as much intrest from me as it can not being directly involved. I am truely befuttled by the absoulte dead ends and dead time, like they kept thinking she would show up.
      Info like what she was wearing, did she have a purse with her, where was her room key, why was her pass port in the room….dont most countries demand you to have them on you.See to me so much is missing…maybe its there and just not reported,which raises my alarms, keeps me wondering, like it was my own child.
      Ihave read and re read so much publicity on this, I have read info on aruba…all out of this incident…amazing….and it all seems to be the same as if three weeks hadnt passed and they have just started the investigation….
      MY prayers are with all in this, ‘spcially with MOM Holloway. My heart goes out to you, I truely wish I could help. I will pray for Natalee’s return, and know she will be forever part of my thoughts.

    8. ******** on June 20th, 2005 4:36 pm
    9. Jo McBride on June 27th, 2005 12:15 am

      Experts recommend taking certain steps to protect yourself from being victimized by drug rape substances.
      While nobody but the young men with Natalee Holloway could know if she been
      slipped a dose of a drug rape substance, now would be a good time to review tips
      for avoiding having that happen. Here goes:
      * Watch your drink from the moment it’s poured until you finish it to make sure no one slips a foreign substance into it.
      * Don’t share a drink with someone else or accept a drink from a punch bowl or other common source.
      * Designate a nondrinking friend to make sure you don’t appear unusually intoxicated or sick, and that you don’t leave with someone under suspicious circumstances.

      And if, upon waking up, you see signs that you may have been drugged and sexually assaulted, go the hospital immediately. Within a 12-hour window, the hospital will be able to test urine for GHB, which could make prosecuting the case easier.

      It’s important for young people to know that it can be dangerous and in some circumstances, it can cause death.

    10. Robert Miller on June 28th, 2005 7:24 pm

      There is something that was reported before the arrest of disc jockey Steve Crose.
      He had access to the boat that is owned by the company that employes him. When a request was made to view the log that would show the location of the craft during the crucial hours of Natalee’s disappearence,it was refused

    11. MJ on June 30th, 2005 1:27 pm

      “when there is no body you don’t have a case,” …this advice from Paul van der Sloot to his son and his Surinamese friends as reported by the Aruban Attorney General on 6/30/05. Folks keep referring to this story as a “mystery”… pulllllease, the only mystery is why they arrested 2 black workers that were implicated by the 3 men last seen with Natalee in public! The 3 men were given the opportunity to go home to their coach, Paul van der Sloot so that he may mentor them on such matters as Aruban law and “how to construct an alibi.” Surely, being a judge would make him an expert in such matters. Hello-o people! You know what will happen is these 3 men will sit in jail until their 45 days are up… in Aruba you must charge someone within 45 days or they go free. Well guess who’s going free? (that is a rhetorical question). And with that, the Aruban authorities are hoping the story goes away, to so they may return to the business of tourism as they know it. I’m curious… why would you leave a girl alone on a deserted beach in the wee hours of the AM? Are the “chaperones” of the teen’s trip being held responsible in anyway… how do you get on a plane with a clear conscience to go back to the States with one of your charges missing? Are they down in Aruba helping with the search? That may help to ease their conscience. Did Natalee have a private room? If so, why didn’t she just go there if she “wanted to be alone?”… If not, what was her roommate thinking when Natalee didn’t come home, or when she left her bags there only to be found after the plane left? Another question… what would cause Paul van der Sloot to give that kind of advice to his son and friends? (another rhetorical question). There are too many “unanswered”questions to which I’m afraid we all know the answers. My prayers go to Natalee and her family…

    12. Sporty on July 3rd, 2005 5:20 pm

      Does anyone have the answers to these questions: 1- Why was Natalee in a bar at 2:00 am without her friends. 2- Did any of the adults do a room check before going to bed and if they did not find Natalee in her room did they notify someone. 3-How did Natalee get to this bar which was driving distance from her hotel?

    13. RAJ on July 5th, 2005 6:41 pm

      I pray everyday that thye find Natali. I think she is alive. Apparently someone is keeping her, a many times happens in usa, hidden or some one has sold her to prostituion ring on some island.

      I apologize, but I will not subscribe authomatically that those three kids are criminal or have done anything. Ibelive in proper investigation, proper charges and judicial disposition. To accuse these kids as bad criminal is dis-servic to cause of truth, Truth by investiagation should lead the way.

      I am equally mad at Holloway family. Every one has responsibility to train their kids for safety and precaution. For a girl on a foreign island to go with some stranger in middle of night on a dark beach, even to get in a car with three young people, cannot be considered a well bred thinking smart beautiful girl.

      There is blame to get around to all the parties, Media has gone gung-ho on this for makign money. It helps sell adverisement. In sincerely hope this does not backfire on holloway family from those who are contributing money and resources as it did to Georgia girl.

      My prayer continues for every one so that we can find truth and move on.


    14. Leocub annie kuball on July 6th, 2005 5:07 pm

      natalee was born on Oct 21 1986. not knowing her time of birth one has to use 6AM in Birmingham AL it is known as a Solar chart.
      She was born on close to the cusp of Scorpio yet shes Libra with the moon in Gemini. This gal has so many talents She s a talking machine too She is cut out to be in the commuication fiels and could run away with a Miss America contest. She has a vivid imgnation and can talk her wayt out of anything

      I feel she is being hidden if a hollow cave some how the person who put her there forgot all about her and when the news came out this man or woan is a coward. l I also feel she may have gotten a ride on the boats that go around the Island of Aruba and got into a storm and this vessel is now lost at sea with t wo other passengers there tool

      are there other missing people not related to the graduates missing.

      I would like to mail the solar chart to someone who is iinterested in the methof of using the planet formation to find clues

      I once called Mr Smart who had the missing caughter I spoke to him on the phone he negated what I said that she was alive and is with a fanatic religion groupd anow if his live was tapped by the FBI they can hear that tape and that is proof enough that Itolld him

      for other astrologers could all get together and brain storm these chartsz for many astrologers can define better than the ones who put the planets numbers down. l May 30 @ 1am I am working one now and will supper impose them on her birthday natal chart to see where planet Saturn is that is the cllue I feel she is still alive did she have her cell phone with her? Have they searche old wells ?: tunnels caves She is a fighter and she is trying to contact us a lost vessel comes to mind are there any missing fishing boats or sight seeing boats reborted How about all the sliops where boats are anchored to the shore? How about trunks of cars and search the last hotel or other hotels she freqented ?

      I p;redict july 19 some reall good news comes .
      I have no other way of mailing anything no addresses are available thak you I am Annie Kuball did it for 50 years .

    15. charlotte hanson on July 10th, 2005 11:02 am

      i think it is a shame that this beautiful girl has not been found as of yet!!!!! as for the arubans just do the right thing and let this girl go home. how dare you hold evidence and uninform this grieving mom!!! what if this was your child hmmm then what ? would you just sit back and wait for no-one to do nothing? i hope that you do find her and i have cancelled my plans of ever visiting your island until justice has been done and hopefully americans will stick together on this too. the only americans that should be there are our of course ours, divers and serchers since your people are too incompitent to do the right thing and stop covering up for that so caled judge who probobly most likely aided in his sons ill doings to that beautiful american shame on all of you involved in helping them to continue theyre disgusting pl;oy to hide evidence…….and or hold it.. what a government. and for the mom of this murdering son how dare you your a mom hopefully this will never happen to your child and hopefully you will never have a sleepless night wondering like this mom where your child is. we all know you know something. are you involved too….. for mrs. twitty just stay strong for your daughter i am sure that god will assist you and you are in all our prayers. good luck and stay strong..

    16. Jim on July 27th, 2005 11:37 pm

      Sir I read palms and I find that you can use this most accurate science to tell of profiling and what type of person that person is and if he can kill or not or rape etc.
      Please note I have studied this more than 26 years and find it to be accurate and if some one can get pictures of the palms of the susspects in Aruba it would be very easy way to understand their make up and if they are caperable to kill rape etc.I need pictures of palms and fingers and back of hands. Maybe you can have some photographer apply some effort into that.
      Sncerely Jim

    17. Jim on July 27th, 2005 11:42 pm

      Hand profiling can be used on these suspects to see if they killed , or if they are violant nature etc. Please make some effort to taking pictures of their hands palms and fingers etc. Some one like my self can use that information to understand these 3 boys and what they are caperable of if any and what their weaknesses are etc.

    18. Tom S. on August 3rd, 2005 10:57 am

      Eventhough there has been no imediate results in the case of Natalie Holloway i believe that the intrest of the American people has already been sparked and will not extinguish until there are some real answeres. Those three guys obviously know whats happen to or become of Natalie. Its sad that the government of Aruba is doing so little to interigate these suspects, because thats what they are at this point, suspects. That kid Joran should sit in his jail cell until he gives up the info or the info comes out by itself, and in that case he deserves the death penalty for his silence and arrogance in this case. I would hate to think that just because his father is an influencial judge and figurehead on the island that he would recieve different or perhaps a less intense interogation. The Japanese had a great idea with tourture in WWII why not use a little old school water tourture on this punk ass that will get him to talk i promise………… I hope only for justice to be done upon the people who are responsible, The American people are behind you Mrs. Holloway

    19. Tom S on August 3rd, 2005 11:01 am

      JIM you are a idiot stick those fingers in your ass

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