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Category: Disappearances

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Researchers Identify Fragment of Amelia Earhart’s Plane

New research into Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance yields a breakthrough with the positive identification of a piece of the famed aviator’s plane.

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Ship From Doomed Arctic Expedition Found After 170 Years

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.

Students walk past a mural dedicated to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (Credit: Ted Aljibe/Getty Images)

History’s Missing Passenger Flights

As the search for a missing Malaysian airliner continues, look back at six other times when passenger flights mysteriously vanished over water.

Bernard Dacre on the island of St.-Pierre (Credit: Getty Images)

The Hunt for L’Oiseau Blanc

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.

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Has Jimmy Hoffa Finally Been Found?

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

Lost Expeditions

Famous Expeditions That Fell Off the Map

Explore famously doomed expeditions, including John Franklin’s Arctic voyage, which researchers recently attempted to demystify.

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People Rumored to Have Survived Their Deaths: Slideshow

As historians claim that Butch Cassidy lived to a ripe old age, find out about other historical figures rumored to have survived long after their supposed deaths.

Mysterious Disappearances

Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History

From Jimmy Hoffa to the settlers of the doomed Lost Colony, these chillingly inexplicable disappearances continue to befuddle scholars and pique the public’s curiosity.