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  1. ouiareborg at |

    This is interesting, but has been done to death. Also, the way you go on about, the “Conspiracy Theorists”, you give yourself away as a snob, and someone with something to hide.

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    1. Flip at |

      Has read all in detail, excellent blog! Also, not sure how big they are in the States, but the Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers lead singer Richey Edwards vanished in the mid 90s, just as the band were getting big in Europe. Never heard from again. The band still keep a portion of their royalties aside for him.

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      1. Morrison at |

        Excellent work Flip. I think both Femme Russe and I are in complete awe of your originality.

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  2. Lolnope at |

    Amelia Earhart’s mystery was solved ages ago. They found her bones on an island in the South Pacific. Research much?

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    1. TriviaFan at |

      Umm, not quite.

      Bones were found on one island which could theoretically have had Earhart on it, but they are still analyzing it:

      http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2010-12-17-search-for-amelia-earhart_N.htm?csp=hf

      So, nothing yet conclusive as to her ultimate fate.

      Research much???

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    2. joe jim at |

      Wow. Great research Sherlock. Are you a writer for the Enquirer?

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      1. tassie devil at |

        Apparently they also found a very rare compass that Earhart used with those bones. I read it on the internets, so it must be true.

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    3. Missing at |

      NO WAY. The DNA told another history about those bones.

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  3. Dan Yelraf at |

    Wot? No Lord Lucan????

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  4. BlogDog at |

    I saw a documentary on PBS not too terribly long ago that examined the disappearance of Glenn Miller and it made the very strong case that Miller’s plane was flying under a group of bombers whose mission had been scrubbed. Unfortunately for Miller, bombers wouldn’t land with a full load of bombs and would drop their load over the channel.
    Miller’s plane was “bombed” out of the air by friendly forces.

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  5. MGS at |

    What about Ambrose Bierce?
    One of the best American writers ever
    He had one of the coolest disappearances of all time, defecting the United States to join Pancho Villa’s war effort against Teddy Roosevelt!
    That stuff just writes itself!

    COME ON! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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  6. MatthewZD at |

    “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on History Channel explored D. B. Cooper in one episode last year and made a strong case for Kenneth Christiansen, an airline employee.

    I think Destination Truth on SyFy may be doing an episode on Earhart this year. A teaser last year showed a map with hints of different subjects coming up and one of them was Earhart.

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  7. Morrison at |

    “Whatever the case, Miller’s death was a huge loss to the American musical scene and one that it never quite recovered from.”
    Hey, you still have Britney Spears and Rebecca Black.

    Also, not sure how big they are in the States, but the Welsh band, the Manic Street Preachers’ lead singer Richey Edwards vanished in the mid 90s, just as the band were getting big in Europe. Never heard from again. The band still keep a portion of their royalties aside for him.

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  8. femme russe at |

    Has read all in detail, excellent blog! I think Destination Truth on SyFy may be doing an episode on Earhart this year. A teaser last year showed a map with hints of different subjects coming up and one of them was Earhart.

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  9. YouRang? at |

    Good article. I would have added Leslie Howard as there is some suspicion he was a spy for the Allies. You could have paired Ambrose Small with Ambrose Bierce as it’s such a coincidence that two men with the same unusual first name disappeared so close together. Lord Lucan sightings are legendary and most are probably mistaken, but who really knows

    Your speculations on Cabot are a little wild. Five ships, every crew member died of disease and all five ships destroyed without a trace? If you’re going to say crazy things like that, you have no right to dump on conspiracy theorists.

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  10. Peter Boucher at |

    Someone please give me a straight answer to the “death” of Jim Morrison, The lead singer for The Doors. I visited his tomb at Pere Lachaise in Paris in 1988. The only person left to see the remains of Jim Morrison was by his wife Pamela who also died 3 years later. I believe there is no coroners report and no autopsy performed on him. Many believe he did the ol’ “escape to South America” to have lived anonymously. I am still baffled by this.

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  11. Lachlan at |

    There was also the mysterious case of Lionel “Buster” Crabb OBE GM, well-known in the UK as a daring WW2 Royal Navy diver/war-hero. During the Cold Waar, he disappeared on 19th April 1956, amid speculation in the British newspapers. It is thought he was recruited by MI6 to investigate the revolutionary propeller of the Soviet cruiser “Ordzhonikidze”, which arrived on a goodwill visit to the Royal Navy base at Portsmouth Harbour. On 19th April 1956, it seems that Crabb dived into Portsmouth Harbour to investigate and was never seen again. A body of a frogman was found in the harbour many months later, but no positive identification could be made with the available technology of the time. Mystery has surrounded his disappearance ever since and despite a claim many years later of his death at the hands of a Soviet diver from the Ordzhonikidze, plus other stories of his capture and defection and other theories, his disappearance has never been finally explained.

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  12. David Smith at |

    Anybody know what happened to Song Van Pham and his wife? They apparently left unexpectedly and hurriedly from their residence in Bellingham Washington. I last saw them in the first week of this month. The police are investigating. Its strange how they didn’t leave a note, how left food in the refridgerator and how their relatives in Rowlett, Texas refuse to speak to me or the police.

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  13. Shell at |

    The same group that found bones and other evidence possibly determining Amelia Earhart’s fate has done the same for Nungesser and Coli. They’re called TIGHAR – The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery – and they have done work into several other such matters. Their website makes for fascinating reading.

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  14. Suatilja at |

    Copper? or Cooper

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    1. TopTenz Master at |

      I think we’ll go with D.B. Cooper. Thanks for the correction.

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  15. tbanner at |

    to mr boucher. From what ive read mr. mojo risin died of a heroin over dose. im not sure if it was intentional probably not. i dont think he was a user so it would be easier to die if it was a strong batch. > read john densmores book.

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  16. The people at |

    you forgot flight 19!

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  17. TopTenz Mister at |

    If the writer is an author surely he should know the punctuation in #10 is “the rest, as they say, is history”?

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  18. sumith sm at |

    I think u can add one more person to the list still its unknown…frm the year he was missing… Please add his detail too..
    Name of the persn
    subash chandra bose

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  19. George at |

    This list does not live up to its name. In many of the cases, you give a theory making the disappearance not all that mysterious. For example, in the case of prime minister Harold Holt, you theorize that because he was not in good health and was swimming in an area known for riptides, he was probably swept out to sea. Well, there you go- even if that is not what happened- the mystery is pretty much solved. There is just too much circumstantial evidence. Then in the no. 9 spot you have John Cabot, and again, you give a great amount of circumstantial evidence that provides a plausible theory of what may have happened. Finally, in the no. 2 spot you blatantly say: The not so mysterious disappearance of a Teamster. You just said it!!! It is not that mysterious! What’s the name of this list again? Oh, that’s right, 10 most mysterious disappearances. Next time, do some research, and instead of compiling a list of ten people who disappeared over the years, compile a list of actual disappearances that are difficult to explain.

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