10 Famous People Who Mysteriously Vanished

[Music] from a woman who vanished attempting to circumnavigate the globe to a man who disappeared without a trace during a rescue mission we take a look through ten famous people who mysteriously vanished number 10 Amelia Earhart in 1932 Amelia Earhart became the first civilian to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross award she received the award for being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean Earhart had grown up flying planes with her father but it was this event that propelled the pilot not only to stardom but also her eventual disappearance Earhart vanished on July 2nd 1937 while piloting a lockheed model 10 Electra in an attempt at circumnavigating the globe forced to end their four million-dollar search on July 19 1937 naval and Coast Guard relief efforts found no evidence of the missing plane two years later due to a death in absentia FLE Earhart was finally declared dead number 9 Henry Hudson Henry Hudson was one of the greatest explorers during the Age of Exploration and is the namesake for the Hudson River and Hudson Bay Hudson made two attempts to find an famed Northwest Passage to China but was unsuccessful after settling in for a winter on a beach in James Bay Hudson wanted to continue pursuing the famed Passage to the West but his crew disagreed and rebelled the crew wrested control of discovery and set Hudson adrift on an open boat along with his son and seven crew members Hudson attempted to pursue discovery in the open boat but the ship set their sales and outran the small craft Hudson and his small party were marooned in his namesake Hudson Bay and never seen or heard from again number 8 Jimmy Hoffa with a checkered past that included convictions for fraud jury tampering and bribery it came as no surprise to many that Jimmy Hoffa made some enemies as a labor union activist however it may have been his involvement with organized crime through the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that led to his disappearance papa rose through the ranks and was eventually elected president of the IBT but his illegal dealings led to an intense investigation from Robert F Kennedy and he was eventually sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison office sentence was commuted by Richard Nixon after less than five years served and he enjoyed nearly four years of freedom before disappearing from an affluent Detroit suburb on July 30th 1975 Hoffa was apparently scheduled to meet with two organized crime and Teamsters bosses despite the best efforts of law enforcement and investigative journalists Offa’s fate remains unknown Hoffa was legally declared dead seven years after his disappearance and speculation of his fate continues to this day number 7 DB Cooper the man known only as dan Cooper hijacked Northwest Airlines 305 the day before Thanksgiving in 1971 armed with a briefcase bomb Cooper demanded and received $200,000 from authorities before releasing all the passengers at the Seattle Airport with both pilots and one flight attendant remaining Cooper’s plane left Seattle for Portland 45 minutes into the flight Cooper donned a parachute strapped the bank money to his chest and jumped off the plane a military search party 1,000 men strong scoured the area of Cooper’s flight path without ever finding a body or a parachute matching serial numbers on a $6,000 stack of money were found by a young boy in 1980 but it wasn’t enough evidence for the FBI to learn anything new about the elusive thief number 6 john cabot john cabot is the legendary explorer credited with being the first European to reach mainland North America since the Vikings Cabot was born giovanni kobato in italy although the exact location remains disputed Cabot sailed for England and set sail on his first journey from Bristol in search of a lost island in the Atlantic Ocean and the valuable dies that could be harvested Cabot’s first journey was unsuccessful but a second journey was an overwhelming success and Cabot landed at Cape Bonavista in Newfoundland Cabot returned to England as a hero for claiming the new land England Cabot was given fame and fortune but continued planning for a future voyage in may 14 78 Cabot set sail from Bristol once again with five ships in his party a storm forced one ship to return but the four remaining ships sailed on and were never heard from again number 5 Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen is regarded as being one of the most beloved explorers of the 20th century he was a man capable of withstanding extraordinary suffering from the extreme elements that he faced while exploring Antarctica and the North Pole Amundsen led the first exploration that reached the South Pole and he led the first expedition to undisputedly reach the North Pole he heroically set out with a small party aboard a plane to search for members of a crashed airship from an Umberto noble a Monson and his crew vanished without a trace on their rescue mission a recent 2009 Norwegian Navy expedition to find the wreckage returned nothing number 4 Glenn Miller from 1939 to 1943 Glenn Miller was the best-selling recording artist in America and the leader of his big band at the peak of his success in the music industry Miller made the decision to join the war effort by playing shows around the world to entertain American troops serving abroad Miller convinced military officials to create the army air force ban and he was appointed leader and the rank of Major the 50-piece band played over 800 performances while giving a much-needed update to the stiff marches typically found in the military while flying from the United Kingdom to play for soldiers stationed in Paris Miller’s plane disappeared over the English Channel Miller is still listed as missing in action number three Andrew Carnegie Whitfield Andrew Carnegie Whitfield was the nephew of American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie he was a Princeton graduate and a successful business executive that enjoyed a hobby as an aviator in his tailor club airplane Whitfield took off from a Roosevelt airfield on Long Island and was scheduled to land about 20 minutes later in Brentwood New York Whitfield’s plane carried enough fuel for a 150 mile journey but was never heard from again and the plane was never located evidence of him checking into a hotel under an assumed name exists and many of his personal effects including passport and life-insurance policies were uncovered number two Oscars Aida Acosta for many Oscars ADA Acosta will be remembered as dr. gonzo the outlandish legal associate of Hunter s Thompson and his famous Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Acosta was an accomplished author Chicano activist and attorney that had drawn the ire of the Los Angeles Police Department he had an unsuccessful campaign to become sheriff of Los Angeles County but still managed to receive 100,000 votes in the process while traveling in Sinaloa Mexico Acosta allegedly phoned his son just before disappearing and his location has never been determined Thompson later said his friend suffered from an and feta mean addiction and his penchant for the drug may have led to his disappearance number one Jim Gray Jim Gray is one of the greatest computer scientist and changed the way the computing takes place in 1988 he was honored with the Turing award Computing’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize for his contributions in the field of database and transaction processing on january 28th 2007 jim gray set sail aboard his yacht tenacious to scatter his mother’s ashes near the Farallon Islands off San Francisco California emergency location beacons were never activated and no trace of him or his 40-foot yacht were ever found an extensive search involving the US Coast Guard and satellite imaging revealed nothing in 2012 five years after his disappearance he was legally declared dead [Music]

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