When someone goes missing, it affects everyone. Whether a family member, a friend or just a next-door neighbor, a missing person changes how we think about the world. How can someone get lost so easily? Did they get abducted or commit suicide? How do we prevent this? A thousand questions are thrust into a missing person case and more often than not, very few answers can result. For those closest to the person, it’s endlessly frustrating. To those watching from afar, it can be fascinating and mysterious. Here are 25 Unsolved Human Disappearances Yet To Be Explained.
Rebecca Coriam was a Disney Wonder cruise crewmember who disappeared on March 11th, 2011. She was last seen talking on the phone, distraught. Her family believes Disney knew more than they were letting on and tried to cover up information. Some theories include that she fell overboard, while others think she could have been a victim of a crime.
A District Attorney of Centre County, Pennsylvania, Ray Gricar mysteriously disappeared on April 15, 2005. After he didn’t return home from a road trip, he was reported missing. Authorities found his car on the side of the road with his cell phone and laptop still inside. He was legally declared dead in 2011.
One day Dorthy Forstein’s husband came home and found his two children terrified and holding each other. They said they found their mother, Dorthy Forstein, lying face down on a rug and a man standing next to her. The man told them everything was fine and to go back to bed. He picked her up, and they never saw her again.
Amy Lynn Bradley
In 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley went missing on the Royal Caribbean International Cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas. There was no evidence she committed suicide or fell overboard; her family said it was unlike her to disappear. Many sightings have appeared over time, but nothing has been conclusive. There is a $250,000 reward for information leading to her return.
A sports editor of Newsweek, John Lake disappeared mysteriously in 1967. He was last seen in Manhattan, walking to the subway to go home. Many years later a photo was shown to his son of a corpse that looked similar to Lake, but it couldn’t be positively identified.
Photo: 25. Sergey Yarmolyuk, Disney Wonder 20110216, CC BY-SA 3.0, 24. Philip Halling via flickr. CC BY 2.0, 23. shutterstock, 22. Saberwyn, Rhapsody of the Seas in Sydney, CC BY-SA 3.0, 21. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 20. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 19. Jonathunder, WinonaSavingsBankVault, CC BY-SA 3.0, 18. Atilin, Aruba Palm Beach, CC BY-SA 3.0, 17. Adam.J.W.C., Glenelg south aust, CC BY-SA 2.5, 16. Brad.K via flickr. CC BY 2.0, 15. RuthAS, Boeing 727-223 of American Airlines Chicago O’Hare, CC BY 3.0, 14. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 13. Pixabay.com (Public Domain), 12. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 11. Flox Papa, Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330-323E msn 1243 9M-MTE (F-WWYP), CC BY 2.0, 10. Angela GS via flickr. CC BY 2.0, 9. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 8. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 7. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 6. Wikipedia Commons.com (Public Domain), 5. Findbrianshaffer, Brian Shaffer – Missing OSU medical student, CC BY-SA 3.0, 4. Dweeebis, Easy does it bumpersticker, CC BY 3.0, 3. Pixabay.com (Public Domain), 2. wikimedia commons (public domain), 1. Stu pendousmat at English Wikipedia, WalmartMoncton, CC BY-SA 3.0