canon facts #10: The only thing that makes sense for Red’s disappearance is that he disappeared on Russian Orthodox Christmas Eve: January 6th, 1990
Russian Christian Orthodox celebrate Christmas on January 6, because they go by the Gregorian Calendar.
we know Red disappeared on his way to see his wife and daughter on Christmas Even 1990
we know Carla and Jennifer were put in protective Custody in 1990.
We know that when Lord Baltimore is looking for Carla her markers are:
looking for someone (a woman) who lived in D.C. before 1990, has a prescription for
Lipitor through Medco, downloads World War II documentaries on Netflix not
Amazon and has a digital subscription to both the Wall Street Journal and Cat
since Netflix was paying $1 million per episode I think it is fair to dismiss that as product placement, as is Lipitor. (since Amazon offers it as well) So we are left with:
a woman who lived in D.C. before 1990
who loves World War II documentaries
has a digital subscription to both the Wall Street Journal and Cat
So Carla lived in DC BEFORE 1990, not until 1991. if she relocated from DC in December 1990 that would not be a correct parameter, but if she relocated in January of 1990, then it makes sense.
then there is no school in the US between December 25th and January 1st. So how could Jennifer be in school on a Wednesday after December 25th? Now if this is January, sure she would be.
And this allows time so that
the disappearance is notified,
a search is made, (usually searches last 3 days weather permitting)
the car located,
Carla is interrogated,
her assets are frozen, her calls and charges investigated (this is 1990, so not the ubiquity and ease of data as nowadays), until she is consider innocent,
and then when her daughter is still at school, on a Wednesday, told she has to relocate and change her name and
by next day, Thursday, both are in Philadelphia.
All this has to happen between December 25th and December 31st, 1990 so that Carla and Jennifer are in placed protective custody in 1990, not 1991.
The inescapable conclusion is that Red and/or Carla is Russian Orthodox Christian, which makes sense since a good knowledge of Russian would make his job easier, and Red is going home for Christmas , which for them would be January 7th. He disappears in January of 1990, but if in the report the only thing put was that he disappeared on his way home to see his wife and daughter for Christmas, the next person transcribing the records would likely write December 24th, 1990.
And we get confused by how many bad Christmas can the man have? the fire, the next Christmas, etc.
Now if the fire was in late December 1989 to January 6th, 1990, and Red disappears then, suddenly this conflicting and confusing dates seem to make sense.
Looking back, I can’t remember the truth. I blew everything out of proportion so I could feel the hurt and betrayal and write about it in vivid detail. It was my own method of torture. My own undoing; and I enjoyed every second of it.