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They Disappeared Into Thin Air
Death Becomes Them
"Gone forever? Dead or Alive? Who knows the secrets of the people who have vanished without trace over the years...even if one of them later came back!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The mysterious disappearance of New York Judge Joseph Force Crater in August 1929 has never been solved satisfactorily.
Where exactly was he last seen in the city?
In a cab
In a public bathroom
On the Brooklyn Bridge
Last seen in 1412, which Prince of Wales, the last native born Welshman to hold the title, vanished mysteriously and was never heard of again?
Math ap Mathonwy
Gryffyd ap Llewellyn
Llewellyn ab Iowerth
Many people know the story of Amelia Earhart, and how she vanished en route during her attempt to fly around the world.
What people often forget is that also lost on that fateful final journey was her navigator. Can you remember his name?
This woman was a lady who moved in the highest social circles of 18th and early 19th century New York and South Carolina.
When she got married, the happy couple were the first ever recorded as taking a honeymoon at Niagara Falls.
In 1812 she set off on a sea journey from Georgetown, South Carolina, and was never seen again. Who was she?
In the early morning of the fourteenth of April, 1848, this man told his wife and two young children that he was just going out for a walk, left the house, and was never seen again.
A writer, he is now thought of as the "Father of Modern Literature" in his native country, and wrote the first novel to be published in the eastern dialect of his language.
His name was Khachatur Abovian. What was his nationality?
The man credited with making the first ever motion picture film vanished completely on 16 September 1890.
He boarded a train in Dijon, France, but never arrived at a planned rendezvous with his friends in Paris.
Who was he?
Louis le Prince
Three Scottish men vanished together in December, 1900, a mystery which has been commemorated in a song, a poem, a novel, an opera, and a "Dr. Who" storyline.
Where did they disappear from?
A hot air balloon gondola
A locked jail cell
A crowded tavern
An English socialist politician, this man discovered evidence of corruption at the highest levels in David Lloyd George's government and declared publicly, "This sale of honours is a national scandal. It can be traced right down to 10 Downing Street, and to a monocled dandy with offices in Whitehall. I know this man, and one day I will name him."
The "monocled dandy" in question was one Maundy Gregory who had been employed by Lloyd George to spy on the politician.
As 'our man' got closer to the truth, he was attacked and beaten in the street, and then, having received a mysterious phone call summoning him to a hotel in London, disappeared and was never seen again ... Who was he?
Gifted law student Lloyd L. Gaines disappeared mysteriously in 1939 after going out to buy some stamps.
It could be said that one factor played a major part in his disappearance; what was it?
Who his father was
The colour of his skin
The first reported alien abduction
Who his mistress and lover was
My home town of Hartlepool in north east England was the scene for a very strange disapearance, and London, via Panama, was the scene for an even stranger reappearance.
Who was the man who set off for a short canoe trip in 2002, and ended up in an English jail in 2008?
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