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

7. Jean Spangler

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A beautiful and talented actress went missing forever on October 7, 1949.

Jean Spangler was meeting her ex husband, then heading to work, according to her daughter and sister in law. She never made it to work that day.

A friend of the actress revealed that Jean was pregnant and was wanting to abort the baby.

Her purse was found, containing a note to Kirk, who many thought was Kirk Douglas. He denies this.

The note spoke about going to see Dr. Scott and not being able to wait any longer to do so. There was a comma at the end, which makes many believe she was interrupted before finishing it.

It still remains a mystery because no evidence has ever turned up. Many believe she was murdered by her ex husband.

8. Michael Rockefeller

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The son of Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President of the United States was presumed to have passed away in November of 1961.

Michael Rockefeller started out on a journey in Netherlands New Guinea, for the purpose of collecting artifacts and art from the region, and was never heard from again.

His partner on this expedition was René Wassing, a Dutch anthropologist. Their canoe capsized, and Michael said he believed he could swim the twelve miles to land. He was not seen again, and René was rescued the next day.

The one shred of evidence is an admittance from cannibals in the area to finding him on the shore and consuming his body. But nobody can be sure if it was really him.

Some think he was killed by a crocodile or shark.

Milt Machlin, a journalist who investigated this case, ruled out the theory that he was being held captive in the jungle.

There is a book about Rockefeller’s disappearance by Carl Hoffman titled Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Quest for Primitive Art.

9. Bison Dele

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Bison Dele was an American professional basketball player, winning the NBA championship in 1997 while playing for the Chicago Bulls. He later moved onto the Detroit Pistons.

In 1999, he quit playing, much to the surprise of his peers and fans.

A few years later, in 2002, he set off on a voyage aboard his boat, called Hakuna Matata, with his brother, his girlfriend, and a hired skipper.

His brother, Miles Dabord, was the only person from the group who was ever seen again.

No bodies were recovered, but the FBI suspected that Dabold had killed the others and threw the bodies into the ocean.

During the investigation, Dabold died by suicide when he took an overdose of insulin. He reportedly left a message for his mother that he couldn’t handle prison, and assured her that he would never have hurt his brother.

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