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CATEGORY: Disappearances
Skeleton May Help Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery
November 1, 2016

Researchers believe skeletal remains found more than 75 years ago on a remote Pacific island may be those of the famed aviatrix. Read More

Was Amelia Earhart Captured While Spying on Japan?
January 5, 2016

Explore the longstanding theory that Amelia Earhart was flying a spy mission for the U.S. government when she disappeared in 1937. Read More

Relics of Long-Lost Shipwreck Unveiled
June 4, 2015

A collection of artifacts recovered from the wrecked HMS Erebus in Canada’s Queen Maud Gulf are all that remains of Sir John Franklin’s doomed expedition to the Arctic in 1845. Read More

The Enduring Mystery Behind Percy Fawcett’s Disappearance
May 29, 2015

Percy Fawcett was an inspiration for both Indiana Jones and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” but his 1925 disappearance in the Amazon remains a mystery to this day. Read More

Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years
September 10, 2014

The recently discovered wreck of one of the ships from Sir John Franklin’s lost 1845 mission to the Arctic may be the key to a centuries-old mystery. Read More

The Hunt for L’Oiseau Blanc
June 25, 2013

In the search for one of the most famous missing planes in history, all signs point to a tiny, remote island off the coast of Newfoundland. Read More

Has Jimmy Hoffa Finally Been Found?
September 28, 2012

Police searched outside a Michigan home today for the remains of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, who vanished more than 37 years ago. Read More

People Rumored to Have Survived Their Deaths
August 15, 2011

Reports have long circulated that legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and D.B. Cooper and entertainers Elvis Presley and Andy Kaufman survived long after their alleged deaths. Find out more about these claims and other famous people rumored to have lived on for years in obscurity. Read More