Per year, thousands and thousands of people go mysteriously missing. Some were identified and returned to their loved ones. Some actually died without leaving some sign of their whereabouts at all.
And, it’s not just the average guy. Even famous celebrities have mysteriously vanished from the face of the planet, never to be discovered.
In July 1937, Amelia Earhart went mysteriously missing as she was trying to circumnavigate the world.
Earhart was also a coach, poet, fashion designer, and a newspaper editor, other than being a pilot.
In July 1937, in their historic effort to circumnavigate the world, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, set out from Lae, New Guinea, on one of their last legs and never managed to get back. Neither the plane nor even the two aboard have ever been found. A court order ruled her officially dead in January 1939, 18 months after her absence.
Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of Teamsters Union, was last seen in a suburban Detroit diner. He reportedly went on July 30, 1975, to visit mafia leaders.
After heading to a restaurant in suburban Detroit to seemingly visit mafia members with those he had close relations, Jimmy Hoffa, the founding president of the Teamsters Union, disappeared in hopes of gaining their approval for his attempt to return to the union’s presidency. He was eventually presumed dead in 1982, with no proof of his death. And, his demise to this day still remains unknown.
Among the most successful leaders of the big band, Glenn Miller went mysteriously missing across the English Channel in 1944.
With his best-selling albums, Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, and A String of Pearls, Glenn Miller made his name. In 1942, however, he split from his group to begin the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. Miller was to visit Paris in December 1944 to perform for the recently freed soldiers at a Christmas show. Still, his plane suddenly vanished over the English Channel while he’s on his way, and he’s never been seen again.
When his aircraft disappeared in Alaska on October 16, 1972, Hale Boggs, a Democrat and the only opposing member of the Warren Commission, was attempting to join a political fundraiser in Begich.
A robust American Democratic politician, Senator Hale Boggs, was once a leader of the U.S. Fresh Orleans House of Representatives, Louisiana. In the 1940s, at the age of 26, he became the youngest congressman. He has served as the head of the House Majority and was a part of the Warren Commission that examined President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He gained notoriety by being the only member who disagreed with the Committee’s recommendation. In 1972, in their twin-engine Cessna 310, Boggs and Rep. Nick Begich were on their route to Juneau via Anchorage for a drive that abruptly dissolved into thin air.
One of the best search-and-rescue efforts in US history was triggered by their vanishing.
Richey Edwards was a prolific Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist. On February 1, 1995, the very same day he was due to fly to the US for a publicity trip, he vanished.
In an underground rock band named Psychotic Street Preachers, Richey was an elusive Welsh singer. However, he vanished on February 1, 1995. The very day he was scheduled to fly to the US for a publicity tour with a co band member. His abandoned vehicle was discovered in a parking lot with a dead battery on February 14. Various reports have been recorded over the years, but no definitive proof has been identified.
Some assume, however, that he orchestrated his death, but that’s just conjecture. Until 2008, when he was believed dead, he was identified as legally missing.
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Sean Flynn was an esteemed war photojournalist and the child of Errol Flynn, a Hollywood actor. He vanished in 1970 while documenting the Vietnam War in Cambodia.
Flynn has been the only son of celebrity Errol Flynn of Hollywood. He tried his way at performing for a fleeting moment, but he was serious about photojournalism. In pursuit of extra-ordinary pictures, he gave up on acting and traveled to conflict areas and his team. Flynn and his colleague received a tip about a Viet Cong highway intersection in April 1970, so they got to travel to the intersection on their motorcycles and try it out for themselves, and that was it. No one has ever seen them or talked from them again, ever. In 1984, at the insistence of his mother, Lili, Flynn was pronounced dead.
In January 2006, Joseph Pichler, the child actor from the 3rd and 4th parts of the Beethoven movie film, mysteriously disappeared and was never seen again.
When he was only 6 years old, Joseph Pichler moved to LA with his parents to jumpstart his movie career. He acted in many movies and advertisements. However, in the third and fourth installments of the Beethoven movie series, he was known worldwide for his part. In 2005, he needed a sabbatical from acting and went back to his home to finish high school and then decided to go back to LA to seek a career as an actor. He worked at TeleTech back in his hometown as a telecommunications technician.
The last time he was reported was at 4:15 AM in January 2006, the day he died. His vehicle was found just behind the restaurant four days later. Pichler’s body was never identified after looking for him for days.
In 1967, Harold Holt, Australia’s radical and ground-breaking Prime Minister, went fishing on a beach in Victoria but never return to the sea.
In 1966, Holt was Australia’s 17th Prime Minister. Before becoming the PM, he held in a few cabinet posts. Holt unexpectedly went missing after working as the PM for under 2 years. He appeared to be floating in the sea near Portsea, Victoria. However, sadly, he never returned. A significant search effort was carried out, but there were no leads. He is thought to have either been washed into the water or destroyed by a shark attack, but little can be known for sure. After his disappearance, a slang term was invented, “do a Harry Holt,” which means to suddenly bolt or vanish.
The well-known Swedish director, screenwriter, and producer were Daniel Lind Lagerlof. He vanished in October 2011 during filming and was never reported again.
One of the most successful directors was recognized as Lagerlof. He started his TV career as an assistant, and in 1990 he guided his first script, Föreställningen (The Performance). And, among others, he was accredited with directing many blockbusters, such as Beck and Johan Falk, Breaking Out, Making Babies, and Miffo. All was going well for him in his career, but he abruptly vanished on October 6, 2011, without a trace. Lagerlof was in the way of finalizing a filming location for his forthcoming film based on the books of Swedish author Camilla Lackberg, The Tjurpannan Nature Reserve, at the moment of his vanishing.
It is suspected that as he tried to finalize the position for the shooting, he stumbled on some stones and was washed into the water. However, there were no witnesses to support this hypothesis. He was reportedly declared dead in 2016.
In July 1955, Weldon Kees, one of the most famous and influential writers of the 20th century, died, leaving no trace.
Kees was a human with many talents. He was an artist, a painter, a novelist, a literary theorist, a jazz pianist, a dramatist, a writer of short stories, and a director. He was scheduled to return home after seeing his parents on July 17, 1955, but he never left. On July 19, his car was discovered with the key still on fire. According to his friends and relatives, he was behaving oddly and was increasingly troubled, but nothing was clear. He may have suffered from suicide, it is thought, but his body has never been identified.
Today, all that’s left is crazy stories of conspiracy and uncertainty.