Hiding a person in a cupboard is a tale as old as time. Way back in the 16th century, priest holes were used to hide priests and were built into Catholic houses in England.
During this period, Catholics were persecuted under the law, and Catholic priests had severe measures taken against them under the rule of Queen Elizabeth I.
Priest holes were used to conceal priests during a search in the walls, floors, and other locations within these homes. Under this same principle of avoiding detection, Natasha Ryan became known as the “Girl in the Cupboard.”
Natasha first disappeared in 1998 but would resurface in 2003, after a twist that ended with the girl in the cupboard being discovered after vanishing for over five years.
10 /10 Gone Without A Trace
Natasha Ryan was last seen by her mother when she was dropped off on August 31st, 1998. Her mother later that evening waited for her to return, but she never came home.
Assuming the worst, she promptly called the police, and an investigation began for Natasha. Time went on, but it seemed Natasha was gone without a trace.
9 /10 History Of Running Away
During the investigation, police had questions if Natasha had run away. One month before her disappearance, she ran away from home with the help of her boyfriend, Scott Black. Scott was 22 years old.
After only two days, she was found, and Scott was forced to pay $1,000 for aiding in her running away. Scott claimed he helped her as Natasha threatened to kill herself otherwise.