Guess Iyke’s Top 5 most incredible disappearances in history
Top 5 – In no particular order. How easy is it to completely disappear without a trace: history shows that it can happen.
THE CREW OF THE MARY CELESTE
In 1872, a month after the Mary Celeste set sail from New York City, Captain David Morehouse spotted the ship adrift and sent his crew to investigate. They were surprised to discover no one on board and no sign of battle, and yet enough food and water for six months. Pirates, ghosts, and sea monsters are just a few of the many theories about this ship’s disappearance.
THE SODDER CHILDREN
On the night of December 24, 1945, Jenny and George Sodder thought they lost their five children in a fire at their home, yet no bodies were found in the debris. The absence of the bodies and the discovery of a cut telephone line suggest that the children were taken before the fire. The case was never solved.
On October 21, 1978, this young pilot contacted the Melbourne control tower stating that his Cessna 182 was being followed by an unidentifiable device. According to him, it was projecting a green metallic light. The conversation ended abruptly and Valentich and his plane were never found. Some people with active imaginations claim his disappearance was due to extraterrestrials.
One day in 1850, fishermen from Easton’s Beach, on Rhode Island, saw a boat headed straight for the coast. When it washed up on the shore, they discovered the ship was completely empty. Yet coffee was brewing, logbooks were up to date, navigation tools were in perfect condition, the smell of tobacco hung in the air, and a dog was sitting alone on the deck. No body was found or washed up on the shore in the following weeks.
D. B. COOPER
Famous hijacker D. B. Cooper disappeared on November 24, 1979, just after having obtained a ransom of $200,000. He received the money in exchange for the freedom of the passengers of a Boeing 727. He then parachuted out of the plane midflight and was never seen again.
THE NORFOLK REGIMENT
In 1915, a battalion of 267 men was protecting the French and English posts against the Germans in the Black Sea, on the peninsula in Dardanelles. While they were providing aid to a New Zealand army corps, a British contingent was watching from afar. They saw a giant cloud descend around the battalion and, when it lifted, the 267 men had disappeared.
FLIGHT 19 (featured image)
Flight 19 was made up of five torpedo planes from the American Navy. In December of 1945, it disappeared while flying between Florida and the Bahamas. The United States sent a hydroplane in search of the five torpedo planes, but it exploded midflight and no trace of the planes was found. This is the story that formed the region’s current reputation: the Bermuda Triangle.