Strangest Documented Disappearances

It’s frightening to think that someone you love could be with you one day and gone the next, without so much as a trace left behind. It might sound unlikely, but people disappear mysteriously every day, leaving authorities scratching their heads as to what may have occurred. Here are some of the strangest documented disappearance cases that will have you double checking the locks on your doors tonight.

Madeleine McCann

This infamous disappearance case still has people confused 10 years after it occurred and police don’t seem to be any closer to solving it. Madeleine McCann of Leicester, England was just three years old when she vanished from her parents’ holiday villa in Portugal. The McCanns were eating dinner only 50 yards away, but when they returned just over an hour later to check on their daughter, she was gone.

Portuguese police were heavily criticized for contaminating the crime scene and for placing initial suspicion on the parents, which the McCanns say wasted precious time in the crucial early hours of the investigation. Scotland Yard took over the case in 2011, and the McCanns still hope to one day be reunited with their daughter.

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