The 1,000 yard stare

A U.S. Marine exhibits the thousand-yard stare
after two days of constant fighting.

D’Andre Lane, the father of missing Bianca Jones that was sitting in her car seat in the backseat of the car when it was carjacked, spoke with Nancy Grace.

As I was watching it, my son said to me, that he (Lane) had a “1,000 yard stare.”  I did not know what a 1,000 yard stare was, and wondered how he even knew what it was, so I looked it up to see what he was talking about.  This is what I found.

“The thousand-yard stare or two-thousand-yard stare is a phrase originally coined to describe the limp, unfocused gaze of a battle-weary warrior. The stare/gaze is a characteristic of acute stress reaction, also known as combat stress reaction, which is related to post-traumatic stress disorder.[1]
The despondent stare is a symptom displayed by victims who have succumbed to the shock of trauma by dissociating from it. The phrase originated from military circumstances, but it is a symptom of severe psychological distress that can occur anywhere and is not unique to soldiers or settings of warfare.”

Most everyone does not believe Lane’s story.  When you watch him being interviewed by Nancy, you can tell she doesn’t believe his story.  The experts at the end of the show, don’t believe his story.

So, if they are right, there is no way that Lane could have a 1000 yard stare.  But, what if he is telling the truth.  Then that unusual far away stare in his eyes would make sense.  And it would make sense he was suffering from an acute stress reaction after having a gun shoved in his face and feeling helpless as his daughter is driven away and there’s nothing he can do about it OR is it because he is disassociating himself from something that he was part of in the disappearance of his daughter.

 

 

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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