posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 06:24 AM
Vanishing People (Earth) - While some half million people essentially disappear in the USA every year, For most there is a logical explanation.
However there are some people over the centuries who have completely vanished while in the company of, or witnessed by several people.
The year was 1815 and the location a Prussian prison at Weichselmunde. The prisoner's name was Diderici, a valet who was serving a sentence for
assuming his employer's identity after he died from a stroke. It was an ordinary afternoon and Diderici was just one in a line of prisoners, all
chained together, walking in the prison yard for the day's exercise. As Diderici walked with his prison inmates to the clanking of their shackles, he
slowly began to fade - literally. His body became more and more transparent until Diderici disappeared altogether, and his manacles and leg irons fell
empty to the ground. He disappeared into thin air and was never seen again.
This case began as a harmless bet among friends, but ended in tragic mystery. In 1873, James Worson of Leamington Spa, England, was a simple
shoemaker who also fancied himself somewhat of an athlete. One fine day, James made a bet with a few of his friends that he could run non-stop from
Leamington Spa to Coventry. Knowing that this was a good 16 miles, his friends readily took the bet. As James began to jog at a moderate pace toward
Coventry, his friends climbed into a horse-drawn cart to follow him and protect their bet. James did well for the first few miles. Then his friends
saw him trip on something and fall forward... but never hit the ground. Instead, James completely vanished. Astonished and doubting their own eyes,
his friends looked for him without success, then raced back to Leamington Spa to inform the police. An investigation turned up nothing. James Worson
had run into oblivion
Charles Ashmore. It was a cold November winter night in 1878 when 16-year-old Charles went out into the dark with a bucket to fetch water from the
well for his family on their Quincy, Illinois property. He did not return. After many minutes, his father and sister became concerned. They feared
that Charles perhaps had slipped in the snow that blanketed the ground and was injured, or worse, had fallen into the well. They set out to look for
him, but he was just gone. There was no sign of a struggle or fall... only the clear tracks of Charles' footprints in the fresh snow that led halfway
to the well, then abruptly stopped. Charles Ashmore had suddenly disappeared into the void.
Reference these books : Among the Missing: An Anecdotal History of Missing Persons from 1800 to the Present, by Jay Robert Nash, and From Into Thin
Air, by Paul Begg