In November 1980, people in Duncan, British Columbia were shocked when 32-year-old Granger Taylor vanished into thin air.
He even put a note on his stepfather’s door saying that Granger is going to space with aliens, which is pretty interesting. The Paramount+ film Never Seen Again tells the strange story and shows police trying to figure out what happened. If this case interests you and you want to know if Granger Taylor has been found, we can help.
What was Granger Taylor’s destiny?
Granger Taylor was 32 when he disappeared and his friends thought he was a little genius. Although he was said to be a kind, loving, and generous person, there were reports that Granger liked to be alone and didn’t spend much time with other people. However, his interest in machines and desire to learn more about them made up for the apparent lack of people skills.
In fact, Granger started fixing little toys in his bedroom. By the time he was 22, he had repaired a train engine and repaired a World War II airplane. Not only that, the boy had also built his own spaceship. Little did people know, however, that Granger’s interest in aliens would make him leave on a stormy night. On November 29, 1980, there were strong winds over Vancouver Island and people did not dare leave their homes because a storm was directly overhead.
At the time, Granger was living with his stepfather in Duncan, British Columbia. He has long dreamed of going into space. Then, in the middle of the storm, Granger left his belongings, including his ID and about $10,000 CAD in cash. He then taped a note to his stepfather’s door and drove away in his truck. When his stepfather found the note, he was surprised to see that Granger had written about going to space and meeting aliens.
The 32-year-old man said he left his belongings and would be back in 42 months when his “interstellar journey” was over. Although the note was difficult to understand, Granger’s stepfather knew his stepson was missing and was immediately concerned. When the storm passed, he walked through a few nearby areas looking for Granger and his truck, but there were no signs of it either. Fearing the worst, Granger was reported missing to the police.
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Is Granger Taylor missing or has he been found? Is he alive or dead?
Granger Taylor’s body was never found, so he remains missing to this day. But news reports say the official and most people think he has since died. As soon as police heard that Granger, a 32-year-old man, had disappeared, they began searching places they believed might have gone missing. Also, police set up an APB for his truck and spoke to some of his friends, but they couldn’t find out who it was.
Granger’s last person to see him alive was a worker at Bob’s Grill, where he was eating, just before disappearing in the storm. Granger wasn’t wearing his coat, which the waiter said showed he knew he wouldn’t need it. Also, his stepfather found Granger’s coat in the kennel a few days after he was last seen. Although this looked like possible leads and further searches were carried out immediately, it was difficult for the police to do their job without solid leads.
In the end, the trail was lost. Unfortunately, there was no new information on the case until 1986, when a logger called police to say he had seen Granger’s truck in a wooded area outside of town. When police arrived at the scene, they saw that the car had been completely destroyed by what appeared to be an explosion. In fact, it looked like the blast was quite powerful because parts of cars were hanging near trees.
Granger’s stepfather also said that some dynamite went missing from their house the same day Granger disappeared. So when the police put two and two together, they concluded that Granger had died in the dynamite blast. Granger was officially pronounced dead, but his body was never found and his family still has many unanswered questions.
Ormond Taylor was born on October 7, 1948 in the logging and fishing town of Duncan, British Columbia, about halfway between Victoria and Nanaimo on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island. When he was a baby, his real father drowned in Horne Lake in the Northwest while the family vacationed at their cabin. Granger was two years old when his mother, Grace, married a widower with children named Jim Taylor. Granger grew up with seven siblings: three biological siblings, three step-siblings and a half-brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor could tell immediately that Granger was an odd child. He was shy and awkward around people, but what he lacked in social skills he more than made up for in his passion for and skill at mechanics. Granger spent much of his childhood alone in his room, disassembling toys to figure out how they worked.
Granger was very smart, but he didn’t pay much attention to his studies and dropped out of school after finishing 8th grade. He began working as an apprentice for his neighbor, an auto mechanic, and was eager to learn everything the old worker could teach him. Granger decided to start his own business after just a year as an apprentice. He had learned everything he needed to know. He opened a shop on his parents’ forest-lined property and began work on his own unusual projects, many of which he later sold to collectors or the provincial government for large sums.
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It soon became clear that Granger Taylor had found what to do. At the age of 14 he built a single cylinder car which is now on display at the BC Forest Discovery Center in Duncan. Three years later, he was fixing a broken bulldozer that heavy-duty mechanics said could not be saved. In his early twenties he decided to fix a broken steam locomotive he found rusting in the rainforest. Alders were growing through the locomotive’s undercarriage, so he decided to fix it. Granger worked on the train for two years to get it working again. He then laid tracks for it through his parents’ yard and began offering rides to children in the neighborhood. His workshop became something of a tourist attraction in the area. Granger Taylor seemed able to solve any mechanical mystery or kinetic problem that came his way.
On New Year’s Eve 1969, not too far from Granger’s house, something strange happened at the Cowichan District Hospital. That was about half a year after Granger had moved the last bit of his rusty train onto his parents’ property. Around 5 a.m., four night shift nurses were tending to patients in the geriatric wing when they saw a quiet, brightly lit flying saucer hovering about three stories above the ground near the pediatric ward. The first person to see the object was a nurse named Doreen Kendall. She said that through a clear window she saw two humanoid pilots standing in the cockpit of the plane. The nurses were amazed as the vehicle moved behind a clump of trees and then shot up into the night sky like a shooting star.
Later that morning and throughout the night of the next day, people from all over Duncan and the surrounding area, including a couple of elementary school teachers and a Royal Canadian Naval Air Service pilot, said they saw a UFO that looked like this. For months after the events, the people of southwest Vancouver Island talked about flying saucers and people from outer space.
Granger Taylor likely caught the same UFO bug as so many of his island neighbors did in the early 1970s. Shortly after completing his steam locomotive, he seems interested in how airplanes work. He got his pilot’s license and began repairing a scrapped World War II Kittyhawk fighter plane, which he later sold to a private collector for $20,000.
By the late 1970s, Granger was fed up with traditional mechanics that no longer seemed challenging. Instead, he focused on the biggest question in aviation, which is how flying saucers move. No engineer on Earth could have imagined how a large metal disc could move through the air as densely, quickly, and quietly as the flying saucers seen by UFO witnesses. Granger Taylor decided to solve this mystery that had apparently baffled the best minds in military aerospace and embarked on his main work: building a real flying saucer.
Granger Taylor began his quest by building a private office the size and shape of a typical UFO. With the help of children and teenagers, who often watched him work, he retrieved two radio tower satellite dishes from the local dump and built a circular building on stilts at the edge of his parents’ garden. After adding lightning bolts and a port-like window to the sides of the metal building, he built a cast-iron wood-burning stove, couch, and TV into his UFO. Eventually, Granger filled his new study with science fiction books and fake science books about UFOs. He did this to get him to come up with new ideas. When his office was ready, the mechanical genius sat down with his books and notes and started thinking about how UFOs move.
Granger Taylor spent a lot of time alone in his backyard UFO in 1979 and 1980. He would sit and think or read his many books. Then, after much thought, something amazing happened. It has been said that one night Granger was contacted by aliens while he was in bed.
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