Category: Strange and Mysterious Disappearances

Elmore County Man Looking For Missing Mother

Elmore county resident Matt Womble says his mother has been missing since July 5th, 2018. Matt, who was a volunteer firefighter in both Deatsville and Friendship communities, and who now volunteers with Eclectic Fire Department, hopes someone comes forward with information to help locate his mother.   Donna Lynn Brown, 57, who lives on Browns Loop Road in the Salem Community, in Coosa County went missing on July 5. According to WSFA Brown left her home on foot around 1 a.m. […]

The Bennington Triangle

“Bennington Triangle” is a phrase coined by New England author Joseph A. Citro during a public radio broadcast in 1992 to denote an area of southwestern Vermont within which a number of people went missing between 1945 and 1950. This was further popularized in two books, including Shadow Child, in which he devoted chapters to discussion of these disappearances and various items of folklore surrounding the area. According to Citro, the area shares characteristics with […]

Susan & Evan Osborne Still Missing

Flyers with the words “still missing” have been posted around Elmore County by family members and friends of a missing Wetumpka woman and her son. Susan Osborne, 43, and her 14-year-old son Evan Chartrand have been missing for well over a year now. Osborne and her son were reported missing last July, 2017 but the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office believes the mother and son had been missing for months before the report was filed and […]

The Bass Strait Triangle

This mysterious part of the world runs from the southern coast of Victoria in Australia over the stretch of water that is the Bass Strait and into the mysterious regions of Tasmania. Jason Manifold While most of the bizarre accounts on this list are connected to the Bass Strait itself, several times, these encounters have seemingly wandered onto the mainlands. Perhaps the most famous of these incidents is the case of Fred Valentich. On the […]

The Martin Family

The Martins were a happy family busy celebrating with Christmas festivities in 1958. The fact that this tragedy struck an entire family and the festive holiday atmosphere makes this case one of the more grim mass disappearances. Kenneth and Barbara Martin left their home with their three daughters: Barbie, Susan, and Virginia. Their plan was to gather greenery to make Christmas decorations for their home. When Kenneth didn’t arrive at work two days later, the […]

The Carroll A. Deering

The sea is a common setting for mass disappearances. With so much empty water, it’s easy for people to vanish without anyone around to witness their disappearance. This is especially true for ships sailing near the notorious Bermuda Triangle. One such ship was the Carroll A. Deering. It was a commercial ship captained by William H. Merritt. On the Deering’s final voyage, Merritt took ill and was replaced by Willis. B. Wormell. On December 2, […]

The Imposter

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Barclay went missing in 1994. It was initially suspected that he ran away, but he remained missing for three years until his family got a call from Spain. It was Nicholas, claiming that he had been forced into child sex trafficking in Europe. His sister went to get him, confirmed his identity and they went home. The problem was that Nicholas had changed. From his hair and eye color to his accent, the […]