Top 10 Disappearances That Cannot Be Explained

There are certain people who disappeared without a trace and till date, officials have not been able to figure out where they went. The following are the top 10:


1. Joseph Crater

Joseph Crater disappeared in 1930 when he was on a vacation in Maine. He got a phone call from a stranger and told his wife that he had to return to New York City immediately. He was leaving a restaurant with his friends and mistress and got into a taxi alone. He disappeared after that and his mistress vanished a month later.


2. Richard John Bingham

Lady Lucan was covered in her own blood when she ran into a pub screaming about how her husband had tried to murder her. The police searched the Lucan house and found the nanny lying dead along side a bloodstained pipe. Lord Lucan said that he was in the house when the woman was attacked. He disappeared a few days later and a similar pope was found in his bloodstained car.


3. Dorothy Arnold

A wealthy woman named Dorothy Arnold was shopping for a dress in 1910 in New York when she disappeared. Her family feels that she may have eloped with her boyfriend but the man knew nothing about it.


4. Benjamin Briggs

This man was the captain of a ship found in the Atlantic Ocean. The Mary Celeste was abandoned and its crew members, Briggs, his children and his wife were all missing. This disappearance is among the most famous historical mysteries.


5. Etta Place

Etta Place was Harry Longabaugh’s girlfriend- the notorious man who was also known as The Sundance Kid. People around her were never sure what her real name was as she changed it often. She was a prostitute and the first female landowner in Argentina. Etta Place disappeared after procuring her boyfriend’s death certificate. She did this to settle the problems surrounding the property he owned.


6. Oscar Zeta Acosta

Oscar Zeta Acosta was honored by Hunter S. Thompson in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”,- a famous novel. The last person Acosta spoke to was his father after which he got onto a boat that was “full of white snow”. It is believed that the fellow passengers killed him.


7. Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson was a respected businessman who brought about a revolution in the Thai silk industry. He left his house in 1967 saying that he was going for a walk but never came back.


8. James William Tate

James William Tate disappeared in 1888 and took the state’s money which amounted to about 250,000 dollars at the time. He left the office saying that he had to organize the accounts but instead boarded a train and disappeared.


9. Jean Spangler

This beautiful but underrated Hollywood actress left her 7 year old daughter with a relative in 1949 and said that she was going to meet with her ex-husband to discuss matters related to child support. Her handbag was found two days later and held a very mysterious note which told “Kirk” that she had gone to visit “Dr. Scott” and that it was for the best. People close to her were not aware of who these two mysterious individuals were.


10. Everett Ruess

Everett Ruess disappered when he was 20 years old on his journey through the Utah desert. He was a writer and an artist and preferred to be left alone.

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7 Responses

  1. Brian Wells

    You have the wrong Dorothy Arnold in your photograph of missing people!The photograph you have is of actress Dorothy Arnold (Joe Dimaggio`s 1st wife and the mother of his son Joe Jr.)not the New York socialite who disappeared from the face of the earth.

  2. Brian Wells

    Now you`ve got the right Dorothy Arnold!It`s amazing how much Jean Spangler looked like fellow actress Phyllis Coates.(Don`t worry you have the right person-just a remarkable similarity).

  3. KatieKat

    Why such vague entries? Seems like this site just wants to be a knockoff Listverse. Disappointed.

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