Strange Vanishings and Spooky Letters

Mysterious vanishings are known not only for their often very strange circumstances, but also for the myriad bizarre clues they often leave behind, as well as the strange leads which frequently come in to more often than not only muddy the waters. In some cases, people have simply seemingly ceased to exist, only to leave in their wake enigmatic letters which may or may not shine a light onto the…

The Case of the Vanishing Lieutenant

To paraphrase Gilbert & Sullivan, Paul Byron Whipkey was the very model of a modern Army First Lieutenant. The 26-year-old was smart, brave, serious and disciplined, described as “an all-American young man and a superior officer.” He was, in short, one of the last people you could imagine being enveloped by The Weird. However, since he is featured on this blog, you have probably already guessed that this is exactly…

The Strange Disappearance of Jim Thompson

Vanishings happen all of the time, to people of all walks of life. This is not a phenomenon regulated to the destitute, down on their luck, or nobodies. Indeed there have been numerous high profile disappearances throughout history that have managed to shock not only because of their baffling nature, but also because of the high-profile status of the victims. Counting among some of the most puzzling of these is…

Strange Disappearances on the Highway of Death

Meandering straight across the continental United states, from San Francisco, California, to Teaneck, New Jersey is the vast Interstate 80, also called simply I-80. Constructed between the years of 1956 to 1986, and sprawled out over 2,902 miles of historic travel routes, I-80 is one of the most ambitious highway projects ever attempted in the country. It is also perhaps one of the most vital, an artery through the country…

Mysterious People Who Drove off the Face of the Earth

There are plenty of cases of vanished people who have seemingly stepped off the face of the earth to leave abandoned vehicles behind. However, even more curious is those cases where the disappeared have gone off to take a drive and completely vanished along with their vehicles, never to be seen or heard from again. It is one thing to have a person disappear, but for them to just melt…

The Mysterious Forest of Vanished Children

There are places in this world which seem to harbor ominous secrets and reverberate with the echoes of a dark history. Here unsolved mysteries, vanishings, and deaths haunt the landscape and hold evasive clues that continue to perplex and baffle. One such location is a stretch of rough wilderness and rugged mountains just outside of the city of Los Angeles, California, in the United States, which was ground zero for…

Weird Cases of Sudden Bizarre Behavior That Led to Mysterious Vanishings and Deaths

Some mysterious disappearances and deaths seem to be surrounded by more bizarre clues than others. Whereas there are people who have died under baffling circumstances or stepped off the face of the earth without warning, in other cases there has shown to be demonstrated a series of weird, uncharacteristic and perplexing behavior and actions directly leading up to these instances that are every bit as puzzling as the crimes they…

Mysterious Last Text Messages from the Vanished

Mysterious vanishings are nothing new. Throughout history there have been those individuals who have just seemed to step off the face of the earth to never be heard from again. What is new is the technology we now possess that ensures that in some cases those who have disappeared have been able to reach out to instantly make contact with the outside world either right before or even during their…

Destination Nowhere: Mysterious Travelers Who Vanished Into Thin Air

At times the stresses of modern life can get to us and we seek to get away from it all and escape the burdens and responsibilities that bog us down. We embark on journeys out into the world to seek a life that eludes us in our everyday toil. Perhaps it is to visit friends, or maybe it is to fulfill our dream to journey to some faraway land that…

The Weird World of Vanishing and Teleporting Objects

Have you ever lost something that you had just a moment before and could not find no matter where you looked? Have you ever had a lost object turn up in a place where it had no business being? Indeed, have you ever had something just suddenly show up that you do not remember having or buying? Most of us have had this happen to us on numerous occasions, and…

The Vanishing Children

In 1938 a 4 year old boy named a Alfred was camping with his family in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. And as the boy was walking with his family he disappeared. He was there one minute and the next he was gone. The authorities were convinced that he must have fallen into the river as they were walking pretty close to it. And that theory could explain why Alfred…

Into Thin Air: The Strange Vanishing of Keith Reinhard

Some mysterious disappearances have a particular knack for drawing to themsleves an air of weirdness. These are the cases that seem to stump and baffle those who would seek to find answers, and cloak themselves in a veil of shadows and mystery. One such case involves a man who went off to seek a new life in a rural locale, only to become obsessed with a strange disappearance, start writing…

Hundreds of Experienced Hunters Vanish In U.S. National Parks Without Any Proof

What would you say if I told you that over 1,100 people have “vanished” from this country’s national parks and forests in the past 100 years. Furthermore, what if I told you a large percentage of those people who “vanished” are innocent young children, many younger than the age of 10? That would seem strange right? Then, what if I told you the National Park Service claims their agency does…