Our world is full of peculiar things that nobody can figure out what and how they happen. In most cases, the mysteries become objects of fascination by scientists, investigators, journalists, and the public.
With some dedicated research led by determined qualified individuals, some secrets have been solved with great success. Unfortunately, the same thing cannot be said to the following cases of missing people.
The lack of evidence hinders the investigation. The authorities’ efforts are often sprinkled with speculations and conspiracies, which do nothing but bring more confusion to the already challenging police work.
As time goes on, many cases of missing persons fade from public view, but some still stand out and gain the attention of the media even after years of unsuccessful search.
Even after the missing persons were legally declared dead because their disappearances have been too lengthy, their loved ones still crave for closures to at least try to understand what happened.
10 /10 Jimmy Hoffa
On July 30, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa went missing in Detroit, Michigan, and was never found.
He rose to popularity among the working class in the city for organizing a labor strike, an event that earned him the attention of the Teamsters union.
During his tenure as the president of Teamsters, Hoffa developed relationships with high-ranking mobsters and was convicted of attempted bribery and obstruction of justice.
He served 13 years in prison. Several years after his release, Hoffa disappeared. In 1982, he was declared legally dead.
9 /10 The Lost Colony
More than 100 English men, women, and children landed on Roanoke Island to establish a colony in July 1587.
About a month later, the settlers welcomed Virginia Dare’s birth, the first English baby born on American soil.
It was around the time when local tribes and the settlers had some rough relationships. Virginia’s grandfather, who also was the town’s governor, John White, sailed back to England to seek help.
When White returned three years later, the entire town had been abandoned. What happened to Virginia Dare and the rest of the settlers remains a mystery.