BajaNomads: What Lies Beneath – How Fulano Connects the Dots

“If I only had a brain.

Wizard of Oz: Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.

Scarecrow: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy! Rapture! I got a brain! How can I ever thank you enough?

There are some good, honest and sincere people who hang out on the BajaNomad message board. Unfortunately, there are also some not-so-good people there too. The dregs of humanity: lunatics, crooks, druggies, perverts, paranoid schizophrenics, psychopaths, sociopaths, alcoholics, senile old farts, pedophiles and plain weirdos. Even more unfortunate is that the person who runs the forum cannot differentiate the good from the bad. Or, maybe that is by design. I don’t know. Even worse than the forum moderator’s inability to sort it all out, is that many innocent readers don’t know what lies beneath. They sometimes get caught unaware in the riptide.

One of the biggest mistakes made by people who desire anonymity on the internet is to talk too much.  Assume there is a poster on BajaNomads who is arrogant and believes he has a superior intellect. Also assume this person guards his identity jealously. Safe in his anonymity, he lashes out and says things he would never have the nerve to say to one’s face, even calling a decent, courteous and respectful poster he disagrees with a “whore.” How would you find out who this person is, using only public information available on the internet?

Follow along for another abbreviated demonstration of how Fulano “connects-the-dots.”

Step #1: Find out what this person does for a living, enjoys or has expertise in.

Mtgoat666 says he has professional expertise in geology. That’s a clue, but not all that helpful by itself.

Step #2: Get as much information as you can.

Another clue, he knows hydrology, hydraulics and mangroves. Now becoming very likely he is a geologist with a speciality.

Step #3: Who are some likely candidates in geology/hydrology and also know Mexico? A review of this guy’s curriculum vitae indicated he has high potential:

Step #4: What can we find on this guy to use for a cross-reference? Well, he had contracted a form of leukemia in 1994. Now we have a date and a rare disease.

Step #5: Tie-in all this back in to the arrogant, name caller on BajaNomads. Interestingly, another BajaNomad poster has a daughter who is currently being treated for the same disease. Somebody innocently posted a word of reassurance:

A check of many postings on BajaNomads shows that Diver and Mtgoat666 have some kind of a “relationship.” One hell of a coincidence that two random people with a connection to BajaNomads were diagnosed with the same disease in 1994

The foregoing is a summary of the method. There were dozens of key words and attributes posted by mtgoat666 that were cross-checked, such as: “all-state top 10 in running and skiing,” “drive a Prius,” “6’2″ frame,” “bicyclist,” and “Cajeta” among many others.

No private investigators, no skulduggery, no drama. Just read what is out there and connect-the-dots.


From Another Mexico Message Board

How many people got turned in by a Nomad gringo?

That’s right Fishabductor got turned into immigration, by a Nomad. Not to worry though I am fully (100%) legit, pay all taxes, IVA, have RFC’s the whole works. The immigration officer threw out the case in about 10 minutes.

What was interesting in the whole deal was that somehow the Nomad was able to get the immigration officer to trick my brother in law into signing a document made out by said Nomad, that states that I hire no mexicans (I have 4 on the record), pay no mexican taxes(I have all the records proving otherwise), that I do all the work myself (on my residence)..etc. The fact that my brother in law signed a document to that effect infuriated me, so on my return to my home, where my brother-in-law works as the caretaker on the property where I reside/manage. I asked him flat out why the hell would he make a statement to that effect against me. You should have seen the look on his face, upon finding out he had been dupped. The next morning bro-in-law went to immigration, found the agent and chewed his burro, denied the document, where upon the agent told my bro-in-law the document was made by said nomad.

I am a 38 year old with a mexican wife and a 1y/o mexican son who is the sole bread earner. When I returned home from a fishing trip, I found her bawling in the house worried that I was going to get deported/thrown in jail.

I pay for all my wife’s and sons expenses, and this greedy gringo up who owns a subdivision on the eastcape, is trying to get me deported, as well as take away the means for which I support my family.

In the past 2 months, I have been turned into Profepa, Semanac, Immigration and the subdelgado. The military also showed up at my house and searched for drugs for 1hr using a electric sniffer and 40 armed soldiers, is this just a coincidence or did I get turned into the military too…I now have to ask myself.

If you want to understand why fishabductor is a little angry and frustrated in baja it stems from my experiences living next to these people, and the fact that I got robbed last yr of virtually everything.

So how would you all handle this, I am not sure I really want to broadcast his name over the internet as this guy plays dirty as is obvious by the route he has taken, while acting like he was “Playing Nice”. He even gave my son an Xmas present after he reported me to immigration…which we returned upon finding out he turned us in.

Who else has had similar experiences?

 Link to message.

For the curious, the Baja Nomad gringo who turned in this poor guy is Paul John Spencer Clark. He has a subdivision on the Eastcape called Castillo de Arena (Sand Castle), a construction company named Clark Development, S A De C V and he is a real estate salesman down there. He is a Canadian, and on his Facebook page lists his primary news source as Al Jazeera in English. He posts a lot about protecting the Baja environment from mining and other detrimental sources. His wife is a member of Green Peace. Here is photo of Paul and his wife, Sheila, in their off-road race car putting tracks in the Baja that will remain unchanged for 1,000 years in that desert environment.

UPDATE: Fulano checked with the abogado. What started the incidents described above was a property owner placed rocks across an arroyo to prevent vehicle access to a beach as the adjacent property was being robbed. A landowner behind the beach property started calling agencies and causing trouble for the caretaker (an American married to a Mexican). He even had immigration check him out.

The Mexican law, Article 7 of the General Law of National Property, provides that the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone is an common asset in the public domain, and therefore no one can be prevented from using the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone. This Zone is basically inland from the ocean 20 meters from the mean high tide mark.

However there is another law that apparently was ignored by Señor Clark, and was either unknown or ignored by the lackeys he sent out to do his dirty work. It is also illegal to operate a motor vehicle in the Federal Maritime Zone. Mexican courts have held that it is permissible for a private property owner to block motor vehicle access to the Zone, as long a pedestrian access is not impaired. Thus blocking of motor vehicle access is allowed since it is illegal to operate motor vehicles in the Zone anyway.

The rock wall that the property owners placed in the arroyo and the fence were both legal, as long as there was room for a pedestrian to pass.

Here is a link to an article in Spanish showing how an arroyo in Baja California Sur is blocked. This is legal, as pedestrians can pass.

This is a fairly typical example of how laws work in Mexico. Laws are used as blunt instruments to beat people into submission or take away their rights or property. They are more rarely used for their intended purpose. It further illustrates the dismal education level of the typical Mexican bureaucrats, who for the most part, have no idea what the laws they are supposed to enforce really are.