Ihinger said that several psychics and clairvoyants, including one who told him that the boys might be trapped in a "dark hole"-- perhaps a cave or a mine. had offered to help find them.
"I don't know how to feel about that, but that's what we've been told," Ihinger said. "We just need to find these kids."
On Monday, the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office put five officers into the Big Gypsum Valley area. They scoured its brooks, steams and dirt roads. Some searched overhead by plane, and others tracked leads on the ground. A Bureau of Land Management officer also assisted in the search efforts, but Tuesday's heavy rains forced them to temporarily halt their operations.
They resumed the search today, combing an area made up of three valleys as they tried to cover as much ground as possible.
"It is unknown at this time the events that occurred that got them [to Phoenix], but the boys are in the custody of the Phoenix Police Department," the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office statement states. "Sheriff's investigators had learned that it was highly probable that the boys had planned to run away."