When people vanish, the curiosity and mystery surrounding their disappearance makes you wonder what really happened. A small percentage of those who disappear may have deliberately chosen this path for their own reasons, such as starting a new life someplace where no one knows them. Another small number may have been murdered or died accidentally, and nobody was there to witness and report the event because the circumstances were so unusual. There’s also a respectable number of people who just disappeared and no logical explanation has been found for this occurrence. See for yourself with these 25 strangest disappearances in history that are still unanswered.
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Ylenia Carrisi was an Italian TV celebrity and the eldest daughter of Italian singers and actors Albano Carrisi and Romina Power. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances while visiting New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 1994. At her father’s request, she was presumed dead in January 2013.
The Springfield Three
The Springfield Three is an unsolved missing persons case that began on June 7, 1992: Sherrill Levitt (47), her daughter Suzie Streeter (19), and Suzie’s friend Stacy McCall (18) disappeared from Levitt’s home in Springfield, Missouri. Suzie and Stacy graduated from Kickapoo High School the day before and arrived at Levitt’s home at around 2:00 a.m. after a graduation party. The police failed to solve the mystery at the time and the investigation is still going strong.
The Indiana Dunes Women
On a shimmering Saturday forty-nine years ago, three young women in bathing suits left their belongings on a crowded beach and climbed aboard a small motorboat on Lake Michigan an hour southeast of Chicago. It was noon on July 2, 1966, at Indiana Dunes State Park when they disappeared and no sign of the young women was ever found.
Tara was a high school history teacher from Ocilla, Georgia, in the United States, who went missing under mysterious circumstances on October 22, 2005. In February 2009, a video surfaced on the Internet featuring a self-proclaimed serial killer. Dubbing himself the “Catch Me Killer,” the man details the murders of sixteen females he claims to have killed, one of them, authorities say, being Tara Grinstead. However, the video was deemed a hoax and neither police nor the Georgia branch of the FBI have identified any suspects in Grinstead’s disappearance.
Despite scholarly speculation that he was killed in battle during the Third Servile War, the body of the most famous rebel slave of antiquity was never found and his fate remains unknown.