When people in the world go missing, it boggles the mind. In this day and age, it seems like it should be impossible for any individual to wink out of existence.
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, it shocked thousands of people. We live in an advanced technological world, yet the theory that a wizard made it disappear is just as plausible as any other theory at this point.
This wasn”t the first account of mysterious disappearances, though. Here are some of the more famous ones that we still have yet to solve.
Lieutenant Felix Moncla
Lieutenant Felix Moncla spotted an unidentified flying object while stationed at Kinross Air Force Base in 1953. In response, his hopped into his F-89 Scorpion to investigate. Witnesses from the radar room claim Moncla”s signal merged with the UFO and then both disappeared. No wreckage was ever found.
In 1978, this pilot flew up in his Cessna 182L to investigate a mysterious aircraft. There is even a recording of Valentich saying that the aircraft is “hovering on top” of him before his plane disappeared.
This is the only unsolved case of air piracy and occurred in 1971. A man known only by his epithet, DB Cooper, hijacked a Boeing 727 and extorted $200,000 before parachuting out. He was never heard from again.
Malaysia Airline Flight 370.
Earlier in the year, this plane somehow disappeared while flying between Malaysia and Beijing. The only clues we have as to what happened as that at some point communication went out and the plane changed direction sharply. To this day no wreckage has been found.
Between 1920 and 1950, a handful of people disappeared in the area surrounding Glastenbury Mountain in Vermont. The most famous unsolved case is the Paula Jean Weldon disappearance.
Maybe there”s a secret hangar somewhere in the world where all of the missing vehicles and people are hanging out, laughing at us. We may never find out exactly what happened, but hopefully one day our speculation and guesswork will end.