We’ve heard all of many strange disappearances of people from planes and ships. But sometimes, whole planes and ships disappear in mysterious ways as well. Sometimes, they’re found in just days, but others are never found at all.
When you’re finally embarking on that long-awaited and much-needed vacation, you might wish you never had to come back. Be careful what you wish for. Here is a list of ten passenger transports that mysteriously vanished.
10. Amelia Earhart’s Plane
Our first plane disappearance is one of the most famous in history. In 1937, on what became Amelia Earhart’s final journey, she was to travel in her Lockheed Electra from Florida around the globe, following the equator. Earhart was making this trek with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, the plane disappeared. Every search launched to find the missing plane proved unsuccessful. This has led to much speculation as to what happened to Earhart and Noonan.
A theory surfaced in 2017 that Earhart and Noonan actually survived, and they were captured by the Japanese military on the Marshall Islands. This theory comes from a photo that was taken there in 1937. This image shows a barge towing an unidentified plane. Also visible are a man who theorists believe to be Noonan and the back of a woman, who is theorized to be Earhart. This theory has been discredited, but it is amazing how so many years later, speculation about Amelia Earhart’s disappearance is still going.