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The 20 Most Mysterious Disappearances of All Time

In history, several strange and mystifying disappearances have taken place – with many featuring bizarre circumstances, a plethora of theories and differing accounts of what ultimately happened. Mysterious disappearances capture the imagination of the public – everyone is entitled to their opinion of what happened. The very nature of these disappearances ensure that it is rare for a consensus to be reached regarding what truly … Continue reading The 20 Most Mysterious Disappearances of All Time

Mysterious Disappearances: Leah Roberts

In March 2000, a wrecked vehicle was found at the bottom of an embankment in the state of Washington, USA. No one was inside, however the car was traced to a 23-year old woman named Leah Roberts. Roberts had left her home in North Carolina nine days earlier. No trace of Roberts has ever been found – leading to a myriad of theories being developed. … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Leah Roberts

Mysterious Disappearances: Amelia Earhart

The name of Amelia Earhart is well-known for a variety of reasons. A pioneer of the aviation industry, Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, before going on to set a slew of other records in a distinguished career. Earhart was known across the United States for her achievements. She was attempting to complete a treacherous journey around the world … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Amelia Earhart

Mysterious Disappearances: Felix Moncla

In 1953, a mysterious aviation disappearance took place – with First Lieutenant Felix Moncla vanishing while attempting an interception. Moncla simply appeared to vanish after merging on the radar with the object he had been tracking. There has been no trace of Moncla ever since, with his aircraft’s fate too unknown. Inconsistencies in case reports have given rise to several questions regarding Moncla’s fate. This … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Felix Moncla

MV Joyita: Information and Theories Behind The Unsolved Disappearance

The mysterious disappearance of the crew of MV Joyita is one of the most well-known and thought provoking disappearances in history. MV Joyita was a merchant vessel which was holding 25 people at the time of its disappearance. It was found adrift in the South Pacific with no one on board. While the ship was damaged, investigators concluded that the chances of the ship sinking … Continue reading MV Joyita: Information and Theories Behind The Unsolved Disappearance

Mysterious Disappearances: Louis Le Prince

Louis Le Prince is well-known for being a key component in the invention of the early motion picture camera – with many praising him as the ‘Father of Cinematography’. Yet not so many people are aware of his later years, and seemingly only Le Prince knows what ultimately happened. This is because Le Prince mysteriously vanished from a train in 1890, and he was never … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Louis Le Prince

Mysterious Disappearances: Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson was an American man who had an eventful career in both the military and silk industries. His efforts in both made him well-renowned, with Time magazine suggesting Thompson ‘almost single-handedly’ saved Thailand’s silk industry from extinction. Yet in 1967, he went for a walk in Malaysia, only to never return. His mysterious disappearance has never been solved, leading to many theories regarding his … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Jim Thompson

Mysterious Disappearances: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

In March 2014, one of the most mysterious disappearances in history took place, with many questions left unanswered regarding the fateful day, several years on. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was en route to China from Malaysia when it disappeared, with all 239 people on board presumed dead. Many years on, it is still unclear exactly what happened to the flight, despite the most expensive search … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Mysterious Disappearances: Ben Needham

The disappearance of British youngster Ben Needham led to a media frenzy and a mass search. Yet, over a quarter of a century later, his case remains unsolved. His mysterious disappearance baffled investigators, and captured the imagination of the public. Yet his disappearance threw up very few concrete leads, despite hundreds of supposed sightings down the years. The family meanwhile suffered with the lack of … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Ben Needham

Mysterious Disappearances: Madeleine McCann

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann led to an unprecedented media frenzy, significant searches and multiple questions, all to no avail – with her disappearance still unsolved. English-born Madeleine McCann was just three years old when she disappeared, while on holiday with her parents in Portugal in 2007. Several years on, the search for Madeleine goes on, though with hope fading day-by-day. In this article, we … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Madeleine McCann

The Disappearance of Lord Lucan: What Happened?

Richard John Bingham was the 7th Earl of Lucan. Prior to his infamous disappearance, he was once considered for he role of James Bond – such was his popularity. Yet Bingham suffered a remarkable fall from grace – including a failed marriage and subsequent bitter custody battle, stalking allegations and heavy gambling losses. The fall from grace culminated in his disappearance – by which time … Continue reading The Disappearance of Lord Lucan: What Happened?

Mysterious Disappearances: Percy Fawcett

The mysterious disappearance of Percy Fawcett took place in 1925, during a risky expedition where he and two others were searching for an ancient lost city in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Fawcett was a highly-experienced explorer, and has served in the military. His disappearance came as a surprise, and to this day has never been solved. Yet there are many theories revolving around his … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Percy Fawcett

Mysterious Disappearances: The Sodder Children

On December 24 1945, one of the most mysterious disappearances in history took place in West Virginia, United States, at the Sodder residence. At the time of the disappearance, the house was occupied by George Sodder, his wife Jennie, and nine of their ten children. During the night, a fire ravaged the house, with four children escaping. The other five children have never been found. … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: The Sodder Children

Mysterious Disappearances: Harold Holt

It is near inconceivable to imagine a Prime Minister/President of any nation simply vanishing – never to be seen again. Yet when it is a nation as powerful as Australia, the idea becomes beyond belief. Yet in 1967, Harold Holt – the Prime Minister of Australia, went for a swim, only to never return. Despite an enormous rescue mission being launched, no body was ever … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Harold Holt