Tag: Unsolved

Hinterkaifeck Murders

Hinterkaifeck was a small farmstead situated between the Bavarian towns of Ingolstadt and Schrobenhausen, approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) north of Munich. On the evening of 31 March 1922, the six inhabitants of the farm were killed with a mattock. The murders remain unsolved. The six victims were parents Andreas Gruber (63) and Cäzilia (72); their widowed daughter Viktoria Gabriel (35); Viktoria’s children, Cäzilia (7) and Josef (2); and the maid, Maria Baumgartner (44). Hinterkaifeck was never an official place name. 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 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 […]

The Beaumont Children

In Australia, there is one case among the many mass disappearances in history that parents will never forget. After this case made headlines, the carefree days when parents trusted that their children would be safe on their own were over. This is the case of the missing Beaumont children. In 1966, the three children (Jane, age 9; Arnna, age 7; and Grant, age 4) left their home in Adelaide to spend the day at Glenelg […]

Lake Anjikuni Disappearance

In November 1930, fur trapper Joe Labelle headed for an Inuit village located on the shores of Lake Anjikuni in Canada hoping for a warm and safe place to get in out of the cold for the night. Labelle was quite familiar with the little village, but what he found there that evening was rather disturbing. The village was normally a bustling hive of activity, but when Labelle called out a greeting, the only response […]

Disappearance of Charles Ashmore

In 1871 or 1872, the Ashmore family moved from Troy to Richmond, Indiana, and a year or two later – in the vicinity of Quincy, Illinois, where Mr. Ashmore bought the farm and settled on it. Almost next to the house was a creek in which pure cold water flowed, from where the family took water for home use at any time of the year. In the evening of November 9, 1878, at about nine […]

Vanishing Lake Riesco

This photo shows what once was Lake Riesco in Chile. Admired by visitors for its pristine blue waters, the lake’s vast 1,400 hectare body completely vanished in a single night in May 2016, without leaving so much as a puddle. The lake and its surroundings were environmentally stable. Less than a month prior to its disappearance, environmental surveys reported that nearby volcanoes were all inactive, and that the lake was receiving a healthy 3,000 mm […]