Dissolve in the air

DissolveThousands of people every year go missing and cases of disappearances are really discouraging when investigators there is virtually nothing with which one would work – a situation in which no one had seen, and there is no reasonable explanation. This is almost the same as if these people literally vanished into thin air.

Maura Murray

Ninth February 2004 21-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts Maura Murray said by e-mail to your teachers and employers that forced to leave due to the death (fictional) of one of her family members. That evening she had an accident, crashed his car into a tree near Vudsvila, New Hampshire. By coincidence, a couple of days earlier, Maura, too, had an accident and broke another car.

The driver of a passing bus came and asked Maura whether to call the police. She said no, but the driver still made the call as soon as get to the nearest phone. When ten minutes later the police arrived, Maura was gone.

At the scene found no signs of a struggle, so perhaps Maura asked someone to drive her. The next day, the groom from Oklahoma Maura received a voice message, allegedly from her, but I heard on the other end only sobs. Although Maura in the last days before disappearing behaved a little strangely, her family does not believe that it disappeared on their own.

Brandon Swanson

The evening of 14 May 2008, when nineteen Brandon Swanson was returning to his hometown of Marshall, Minnesota, on rural gravel roads, his car flew into a ditch. Brandon called his parents and asked me to come with him. Those immediately went in search of his son, but he could not find it. His father called him back, Brandon picked up the phone and said that he tries to get to the nearest town of Lead. And in the middle of a conversation Brandon swore suddenly and abruptly ended the connection.

Brandon’s father tried to call back several times, but received no answer and could not find her son. Police later found the car of Brandon, but I could not find either the guy or his cell phone. According to one version he could accidentally drown in a nearby river, but no trace of her body was found. No one knows what prompted Brandon swear during a call, but it was the last thing heard from him.

Louis Le Prince

Louis Le Prince – the famous French inventor, who first managed to capture moving images on film. Ironically, the father of cinema and remembered as the subject of one of the strangest in the history of disappearances. September 16, 1890 Le Prince was visiting his brother in Dijon, and then went on the train to Paris. When the train arrived at the destination, it appears that Le Prince vanished.

The last time saw Le Prince included in his car after checking luggage. No traces of violence or something suspicious during the trip was not found, no one could remember what I saw Le Prince out of his car. The windows were tightly closed, so jump off the train it would be quite difficult, but the version of suicide in general seemed unlikely, as Le Prince was going to go to America to get a patent for his new invention.As a result of the disappearance of a patent for a peep show (the device to demonstrate the motion of successive pictures) went to Thomas Edison. As for Le Prince, his fate still remains a mystery.

Michael Negrete

At four in the morning of the tenth December 1999 18-year-old UCLA freshman named Michael Negrete shut down your computer – all night long, he was playing video games with friends. At nine in the morning I woke up his roommate and noticed that Michael was gone, but he left all his belongings, including keys and wallet. Most have never seen it.

The most curious and the disappearance of Michael – the guy even left his shoes. Investigators have used search dogs, trying to trace the path of Michael to the bus stop, located a few miles from the hostel, but how could he get away so far without shoes? Not far from the scene at 4:35 am saw only one person, but no one knows whether it is related to the disappearance of Michael. There is no reason to assume that Michael had disappeared on their own, but the news of Michael’s fate no more than ten years.

Barbara Bolik

July 18, 2007 Barbara Bolik, 55-year-old woman from Corvallis, Montana, went hiking in the mountains with his friend Jim Ramaker, who came from California. When Jim stopped to admire the scenery, Barbara was 6-9 meters behind him, but turned around in less than a minute later, he discovered that the woman had disappeared. To search joined the police, but to find a woman did not succeed.

At first glance, the story of Jim Ramaker sounds absolutely incredible. However, he cooperated with the authorities, and as evidence of his involvement in the disappearance of Barbara was no longer considered him a suspect. Guilty certainly would have tried to come up with a better story, but do not claim that the victim simply vanished into thin air. It’s been six years, but the traces of violent death and did not find, as any hint of what could happen to Barbara.

Michael Giron

23 August 2008 51-year-old Michael Giron went to his farm in Happy Valley, Tennessee, planning to cut the grass on the lawn. That morning, neighbors saw Michael leaving the farm on his all-terrain vehicle – and that was the last time you saw him. The next day, Michael’s friends visited the farm and saw his truck parked on the road. To it I was attached trailer, which revealed the mower, but the grass on the lawn has remained intact. His friends returned the next day and were worried when they saw a truck parked in the same place, which is still lying keys, cell phone and wallet.

Three days after the disappearance of Michael investigators found a single clue: all-terrain vehicle on a steep hill, located a mile from his home. However, it was unclear why he needed to go. In addition, it found no signs of violence. Michael had no enemies, and any other reason to hide, so his disappearance was truly an incomprehensible mystery.

April Fabb

One of the most famous disappearances in British history took place in Norfolk, April 8, 1969. 13-year-old schoolgirl named April Fabb left the house and went to her sister in a nearby village. She went back on the bike and the last time it saw a truck driver. At 14:06 he saw the girl drove through a country road. And at 14:12 her bicycle was found in a field a few hundred yards from the spot where she was seen, but no trace of April was not.

Abduction seemed the most likely scenario disappearance April, but the attacker would have only six minutes to kidnap the girl and leave the scene of the crime so that no one noticed. Extensive searches April did not give a single clue.

This case has much in common with the disappearance of another young girl, Janet Tate in 1978, so as a possible suspect was considered Robert Black – the infamous killer of children. However, there is no evidence to conclusively determine his involvement in the disappearance of April, so the mystery remains unsolved, too.

Brian Shaffer

27-year-old medical student from the University of Ohio in the evening of the first in April 2006 went to a bar. Somewhere between 1:30 and 2:00, he mysteriously disappeared. That night he drank a lot and, after talking with his girlfriend on his cell phone, was last seen in the company of two young women. However, no one at the bar could not remember whether he had seen then.

The most difficult question in this story, which has remained unanswered, is how Brian came out of the bar. The footage from the surveillance camera is clearly visible as he walked into the bar, but not in one frame has not been sealed, as it came out! No friend Brian and his family do not believe that he disappeared on purpose. Three weeks earlier, he was a good student and planned to go on vacation with his girlfriend. But if Brown kidnapped or he was the victim of another crime, the attacker pulled him out of the bar, go unnoticed no witnesses, no CCTV cameras?


On the morning of June 13, 2001 19-year-old Jason Yolkovski summoned to work. He asked his friend to call him to the neighboring high school, but it never appeared.

Last time Jason saw his neighbor, about half an hour before the scheduled meeting when the man was carrying the garbage cans in his garage. Surveillance cameras, high school show that it did not appear there. Jason did not have personal problems or some other reason to disappear, there is also no evidence to suggest that it could have something happen. His fate remains a mystery, and twelve years later.

In 2003, Jim and Kelly Yolkovski immortalized the name of his son, founded his project – a non-profit organization, has become one of the most renowned fund for families of missing persons.

Nicole Morin

July 30, 1985 eight-Nicole Morin left his mother’s penthouse in Toronto. That morning, Nicole was going to swim in the pool with his girlfriend. She said goodbye to her mother and left the apartment, but 15 minutes later, her friend came to know why Nicole has not yet emerged.

The disappearance of Nicole led to conduct one of the largest police investigations in the history of Toronto, but traces of the girl were  never found. The most plausible assumption was that someone could kidnap Nicole as soon as she left the apartment, but the building, there were twenty floors, so it would be rather difficult to bring her out quietly. One of the residents said that he saw Nicole suited to the elevator, but no one saw anything or heard. Almost thirty years later, authorities have not collected enough data to establish what happened to Nicole Morin.