For whatever reason, people always felt drawn to mysteries, especially unsolved ones. On this page I would like to collect the ones that drew me in, fascinated by the curiosities of life and tragedy. I fell into a rabbit whole the other day and was procrastinating on modern mysteries and search and rescue stories which I’d like to document here. It’s really interesting as a data point about our modern civilization, where we often get the feeling of absolute security. Sometimes it’s good to shift things into perspective. We can still walk into nature and vanish. We can still board a plane and never arrive at our destination and no one knows what happened. This could be a good reminder about living a purposeful live.
Death Valley Germans
A family of four, originating from Germany get lost in the Death Valley desert in ‘96.
(Source and higher res: reddit)
- Collection of articles from T. Mahood ~ half a day if you really dig deep
- Google Maps Overview of POIs
- The Hunt for the Death Valley Germans - Companion Reading
- Reddit Map
- Youtube: Retracing the Final Steps of the Death Valley Germans
- Collection of articles from T. Mahood
- New York Times: Tragically Lost in Joshua Tree’s Wild Interior (2018)
- Human remains found at Joshua Tree may belong to hiker missing since 2010 (2022)
- ENJOYING NATURE: A 12-year mystery is finally solved (2022)
People should not be able to disappear, not in this day and age.
- Call of the Void: Seven years on, what do we know about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370? ~ 42 minutes of reading time
- Dyatlov Pass: Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved? – THE classic mystery. I first encountered this maybe 15 years ago somewhere on 4chan’s /x/. Happened in 1959.
- Manson: Documentary (1973) ~ 80 minutes with lots of original video footage
Have fun diving into this rabbit hole, but be warned that it may take you a few days to resurface.