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From Rockefeller to Saint Exupery: 8 famous people missing


Source: Rbc style

Inventors, children of tycoons, politicians and pilots - they all disappeared, giving rise to their disappearance a train of versions and guesses, writes Rbc style.

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The complete disappearance of man, especially if he is known, always leaves more questions than answers. This is evidenced by the stories of writers and athletes, businessmen and politicians.

Jim Sullivan

In attempts to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Jim Sullivan in early March 1975, many fans of the musician agreed that he was abducted by aliens. The argument in virtue of this theory was the name of Sullivan's first album - UFO. On the day of his disappearance, the man was traveling from Los Angeles to Nashville, where his wife performed.

Newspaper clipping with a note on the disappearance of the musician. Screenshot: Light In The Attic Records / YouTube

In New Mexico, Sullivan had to stop for the night after a policeman detained him on suspicion of drinking alcohol. Jim checked into a hotel in Santa Rosa, left things in his room and went to the store for vodka.

The road on which the abandoned car of the missing was found. Screenshot: Light In The Attic Records / Youtube

The next day, the musician’s car with documents, money and a guitar was found on a ranch 40 km from Santa Rosa. Sullivan himself was never seen again.

Bison deal

The center Detroit Pistons could become an NBA star, but at the age of 30, he retired to devote his life to family and travel. Bison Deal could ride a bicycle to another state with one credit card or board a plane and go to Tahiti to ride a yacht. From one such swimming in the summer of 2002, the young athlete did not return.

One of the last athlete interviews. Vault236 / YouTube

Together with him, his wife and the skipper of the yacht "Hakuna Matata" disappeared. The boat was found off the coast of Tahiti with traces of bullets. Soon, Deal's brother, Miles Debord, withdrew money from his passport in Arizona, and some time later was arrested in Mexico. Debord denied his guilt, and a few months later committed suicide by poisoning with insulin.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The author of The Little Prince and six other novels worked for an airmail company and was a test pilot. The day after the outbreak of World War II, Saint Exupery volunteered for the front, served in air reconnaissance and combat units.

Postage stamp Slovakia with the image of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Photo: Shutterstock

In July 1944, his plane disappeared from Corsica. The remains of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter, engaged in photographic reconnaissance, were found only in 2003 and delivered to the Museum of Aviation and Space in Le Bourget. The writer himself is presumed dead on July 31, 1944. His body was never found.

Frame from the cartoon "The Little Prince", 2010

Harold Holt

In Australia, the phrase "make Harold Holt." It means "suddenly disappear." This is exactly what happened to the Australian Prime Minister on December 17, 1967.

Harold Holt. Screenshot: NFSA Films / YouTube

Holt, 59, was fond of spearfishing. No one was alarmed that the diver went deep that day. He did this before, but this time the politician did not appear on the surface. All police forces were thrown into the search, but the efforts were in vain. The disappearance of the prime minister gave rise to different versions of what happened - from fleeing with his mistress in a submarine to the abduction of Holt by the special services of the USSR or China.

Richie edwards

Expressive member of the punk band Manic Street Preachers, Richie Edwards, was known not only for guitar riffs, but also for inappropriate actions. Suffering from depression and addictions, Richie extinguished cigarette butts on his skin, could refuse food for a long time, and during the interview cut out the inscription 4 Real with a knife on his hand.

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Richie Edwards Nolan Gooch / YouTube

The musician disappeared on February 1, 1995, two years after undergoing treatment in a psychiatric clinic. Richie was supposed to fly on tour in the United States, but did not show up for the flight. The search for Richie Edwards lasted more than 10 years. Only on November 23, 2008, he was officially declared dead. But fans of the musician believe that he is alive to this day.

Michael Rockefeller

Harvard graduate, heir to one of the most famous banking families, Michael Rockefeller was an atypical representative of the golden youth. After receiving a degree in anthropology, he decided to study the lifestyle of Asthma Indians living in the jungle of New Guinea. Together with friends, Michael went to meet his scientific dream. The trip did not work out.

Michael Rockefeller (left). Screenshot: Red White Channel / YouTube

The catamaran, on which scientists sailed, turned over, and the team had to escape by swimming. Michael Rockefeller did not appear on the shore. His body was also not found. According to one version, a member of a powerful family fell into the hands of cannibals.

Amelia Earhart

In 1928, writer and pilot Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. A native of Kansas was a member of the National Party of Women and was one of the brightest feminists of the first half of the XNUMXth century.

Amelia Mary Earhart is an aviation pioneer and American writer. Photo: Shutterstock

In 1937, Earhart decided to travel around the world on a light transport aircraft Lockheed L-10 Electra. The board disappeared without a trace in the central part of the Pacific Ocean: neither fragments of the aircraft, nor dead pilots were found.

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Jim Thompson

Returning from the war, Jim Thompson inherited two textile factories from his father. One of the successful ideas of a novice entrepreneur was to produce Thai silk with Lev Bakst ornaments. Thanks to the publication in Vogue, the product has become very popular in high society. However, Thompson himself, proclaimed the silk king, preferred to live alone in a villa in Bangkok. With age, he became increasingly unsociable.

Jim Thompson Screenshot: bartbrugman / YouTube

In the spring of 1961, friends convinced Jim to relax in Malaysia. The day before returning, the 61-year-old tycoon disappeared. The search team, hot pursued, did not find any clues. In September of that year, an unknown person killed the businessman’s sister.

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