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12 Of The Most Baffling Cases Of Famous People Disappearing Without A Trace

4. Joe Pichler

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Joe Pichler starred in the Beethoven movies about a family and their lovable but mischievous Saint Bernard.

He won an award for best young artist for his role in the 1999 film Shiloh 2.

When he was 18 years old, he had been living back in his hometown of Bremerton, Washington, planning to go back to L.A. to continue his acting career. He had graduated from high school and was waiting until his braces were taken off to return.

On January 5, 2006, he disappeared. He spent time with some friends that evening and they reported him to be in good spirits. After his disappearance, cell phone records showed he made a phone call around 4am, and the friend he spoke to said he was upset and crying.

5 days later, his car was found, with nothing missing. His apartment was unlocked. He was nowhere to be found. His family made the official missing persons report on January 16, 2006.

5. Harold Holt

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Harold Holt was the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. On December 17,1967 he decided to go for a swim, and that was the last anyone ever saw of him.

According to family, he often swam in the ocean near Portsea, in Victoria. He was a very skilled swimmer. Many search teams were dispatched to find him, with no luck whatsoever.

In 2005, he was declared legally dead by way of accidental drowning. This is not believed to be true, by some.

As would happen with any political figure, conspiracy theories abound concerning this particular case. One story is that he was abducted into a Chinese Submarine while on his swim. Others believe that he did this purposefully to fake his own death so he could run away with his mistress, a woman called Marjorie Gillespie. There are also the old standby stories of a UFO just beaming him up.

This is a mystery that probably won’t ever be solved.

6. Heinrich Müller

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Sometimes known by the nickname Gestapo Müller, Heinrich Müller was a chief of the Nazi German police force.
He was directly involved in the planning of the holocaust in Poland.

He was tasked with spreading falsehoods about people in order to justify the Nazi’s crimes against them. He was also a main player in suppressing resistance towards the Nazi army.

Before he could ever be tried for his war crimes, he vanished on the first of May, 1945.

There are many theories concerning his disappearance, including suicide, capture in the midst of the fall of Berlin, or that he just ran away and lived in a safe location away from all of the turmoil.

There are others who believe he was given a new identity and worked for the U.S. or Russia during the Cold War.

It’s likely that the world will never know what happened to this war criminal.

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