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1. "Help me, help me, help me. I've just escaped from being murdered. He's in the house. He's murdered the Nanny!" The words of a bloodied woman on November 7, 1974 in the Plumbers Arms in Belgravia, London, UK. Her husband, the suspected murderer she referred to, has never been seen since that night. Who was he?
2. The book "Picnic at Hanging Rock" by Joan Lindsay, later made into a film by director Peter Weir, tells the story of a number of Australian schoolgirls who went missing during a school outing in 1900. Is the book based on a true story?
3. Which Australian Prime Minister's tenure ended when he went for a swim off the coast near Portsea, Victoria in December 1967 and never re-surfaced?
4. Which ship, possibly the most famous of all ghost ships, was found drifting off the coast of Portugal towards the Strait of Gibraltar in 1872, with its cargo intact but its crew missing?
5. Which author, notable for creating a famous Belgian and for being second only to the Bible in terms of books sold (according to "The Guinness Book of Records"), went missing for eleven days in 1926 before turning up in a Yorkshire hotel more than 200 miles from where her car had been found abandoned?
6. The car of pop star, Richey James Edwards, was found abandoned at the Severn View Service Station in February 1995, two weeks after he had been declared "missing". He has not been seen since. Of which Welsh rock band was Edwards a member?
7. Which aviator disappeared in 1937 on route to Howland Island in the South Pacific, one of the final legs back to the US to complete a circumnavigation of the world?
8. Which famous US band leader disappeared over the English channel on his way to entertain US troops in France in December 1944?
9. Tom and Eileen Lonergan disappeared, presumed dead, whilst diving off the Great Barrier Reef after an incorrect head count led to their diving boat leaving them behind as it returned to port. Which 2003 film was based on their story?
10. Whilst Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay rightly take the acclaim for their successful summit of Everest in May 1953, it is not certain that they were the first to achieve this feat. Which English mountaineers disappeared in the final stage of their attempt to make the first ascent of the mountain in 1924?
Source: Author Snowman
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