15 Mysterious Disappearances No One Can Explain

15 Mysterious Disappearances No One Can Explain

There's something uniquely disturbing about people vanishing into thin air. Read about these incredibly strange, unsolved cases.

Virginia Dare

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On August 18, 1587, Virginia Dare was born in Roanoke Colony, making her the first English child born in the Americas. Her grandfather was John White, who earlier that year had helped found Roanoke, but White never saw Virginia grow up because by the time he returned to Roanoke from an extended trip to retrieve supplies, the entire colony had vanished—not just the people, but every structure. No one knows what happened to Virginia or the rest of the Roanoke colonists.

Owen Parfitt

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The disappearance of old Owen Parfitt from his sister's front porch in the English countryside isn't nearly as famous as, say, the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in 1937, but it's even more mysterious. In the summer of 1763 (or therebouts—accounts differ on the exact year), while living with his sister in the town of Shepton Mallet, the paralyzed 60-year-old Parfitt simply disappeared. He couldn't have walked off, but even the farm workers in the field across the road from the porch where Parfitt was sitting didn't see anyone come or go. One moment he was there, the next, poof.

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