People go missing all the time. It’s a sad, but unfortunate truth. The explanation for why these people go missing tends to be pretty general – such as kidnapping or murder. However, in very rare instances, there are disappearances that cannot be explained by anyone. Missing people that cannot be located – dead or alive – turn into cold cases. These tales are shocking, and will definitely leave you thinking about what could happen to someone at almost any point in their lives.

Lieutenant Felix Moncla

Lieutenant Felix Moncla was stationed at Kinross Air Force Base in Michigan in 1953 when an unexplained flying objected appeared on the radar. Moncla took off in an F-89 Scorpion to investigate the disturbance, but was never seen again.

MV Joyita

The MV Joyita, much like the Titanic, was considered to be an unsinkable ship. However, the boat drifted, half-submerged, to Vanua Levu completely abandoned. All 25 passengers and crew members were gone from the ship.

Frederich Valentich

Much like Moncla, Frederich Valentich was flying a Cessna 182L light aircraft when he reported an unidentified flying object in his view – about 1,000 feet above him. A recording of the event accompanies his disappearance. Valentich was never located after reporting the flying object.

DB Cooper

Most people probably know the name DB Cooper thanks to Without A Paddle, but the famous skyjacker was a real individual. He extorted $200,000 from a Boeing 727 before parachuting into seemingly nowhere. Cooper was never seen or heard from again.

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