The Search Still Goes On With Chills To The Heart
The world has always been fascinated with mysteries, and when celebrities go missing, the conspiracy theories pour in. this is strange but true over the years, several prominent public figures have gone missing, never to be seen or heard from again.
From theories about cannibalism to plane crashes and getting lost at sea, these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to speculation about what happened to the likes of famous politicians, actors and professional athletes who disappeared without a trace.
Forrest Schab (a.k.a. DY) Canadian Rapper
Forrest Schab, known by his stage name DY (born 1984), is a Canadian rapper raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2009, he signed to CP Records. His stage name is an acronym deriving from his nickname “Die Young (DY)”.
The time he was in Mexico shooting his music video for “That’s My Spot,” featuring Danity Kane alum D. Woods. Right after that event his family and team officially reported him missing on Nov. 18, 2010.
Canadian police have yet to report any leads. Rumors online suggest his disappearance had to do with drugs or crime.
Sean Flynn Photojournalist
Flynn born (May 31, 1941) was the only child of Australian-American actor Errol Flynn and his first wife, French-American actress Lili Damita. After studying briefly at Duke University, he embarked on an acting career. He retired by the mid-1960s to become a freelance photojournalist under contract to Time magazine. He was an American actor and freelance photojournalist best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War.
In search of exceptional images, Flynn traveled with U.S. Army Special Forces units and irregulars operating in remote areas.
While on assignment in Cambodia on 6th April 1970, Flynn and fellow photojournalist Dana Stone were captured by communist guerrillas. Neither man was seen or heard from again. In 1984, Flynn’s mother had him declared dead in absentia.
Scott Smith Lover Boy Bassist
Donald Scott Smith (born 13 February 1955) was a Canadian musician and the bassist for Canadian rock band Loverboy.
The band are best known for their hit singles “Working for the Weekend” and “Turn Me Loose”, although their U.S. Top Ten hits were “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” in 1985 and “This Could Be the Night” in 1986.
The band won six Juno Awards in 1982 and has sold over 23 million records.
On 30 November 2000, Smith was sailing his boat, the 11-metre (36-foot) Sea Major, with two friends off the coast of San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge. According to the friends a large wave swept him overboard. Searches conducted by the Coast Guard and a private company hired by friends and family were unsuccessful. Smith was then pronounced missing presumed dead, lost at sea.
Michael Clark Rockefeller (born May 18, 1938) was the fifth child of New York Governor and former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. He was the grandson of American financier John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the great grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.
On November 17, 1961, Rockefeller and Dutch anthropologist René Wassing were in a 40-foot (12 m) dugout canoe about 3 nautical miles (6 km; 3 mi) from shore when their double pontoon boat was swamped and overturned. Their two local guides swam for help, but it was slow in coming.
After drifting for some time, early on November 19, 1961, Rockefeller said to Wassing: “I think I can make it.” He then swam for shore. The boat was an estimated 12 nmi (22 km; 14 mi) from the shore when he made the attempt to swim to safety
Wassing was rescued the next day, but Rockefeller was never seen again, despite an intensive and lengthy search effort. At the time, Rockefeller’s disappearance was a major world news item. His body has never been found.
Rockefeller was declared legally dead in 1964.
Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. American Politician
Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. (February 15, 1914 – disappeared October 16, 1972) was an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the House majority leader and a member of the Warren Commission.
Boggs was aboard a twin engine Cessna 310 with Representative Begich, who was facing a possible tight race in the November 1972 general election against the Republican candidate, Don Young, when it disappeared during a flight from Anchorage to Juneau.
The search for the missing aircraft and four men included the US Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Air Force, Civil Air Patrol and civilian fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
Search was suspended after 39 days. Neither the wreckage of the plane nor the pilot’s and passengers’ remains were ever found. After a hearing and seven minute jury deliberation, his death certificate was signed by Judge Dorothy Tyner. On November 24, 1972,
Amelia Earhart Famed Pilot
Amelia Mary Earhart, (born July 24, 1897) was an American aviation pioneer and writer. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.
In an attempt of becoming the first woman to complete a circumnavigation flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
The two were last seen in Lae, New Guinea, on July 2, 1937, on the last land stop before Howland Island and one of their final legs of the flight.
She presumably died in the Pacific during the circumnavigation, just three weeks prior to her fortieth birthday. Nearly one year and six months after she and Noonan disappeared, Earhart was officially declared dead on January 5, 1939
Investigations and significant public interest in their disappearance still continue over 80 years later.
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