People Share The Creepiest Missing Person Cases They Have Ever Seen


Now I'll never get to sleep.

Where are they? When it comes to the vanished there is always unrest. The stories about those that are missing is always unnerving. They have to be out there... that's what we hope, but at what cost? And it seems nearly impossible to believe. Nobody actually just vanishes into thin air. The mysteries that may never be solved are the ones we want most.

Redditor u/nonnaan wanted to hear about some of the strange details about the missing by asking.... What are some of the creepiest/most terrifying missing persons cases?



Ben Padilla. In 2003 him and a mechanic climbed into a Boeing 727 that was collecting dust at an Angolan airport, taxied silently to the runway, and took off. No trace of the plane or the men has ever been found. kind-of-there


The disappearance of Lars Mittank.

Lars Mittank started acting strangely after getting into a fight while on vacation in Bulgaria. During the fight he damaged his ear drum and was taking antibiotics, although there are no known side effects of the antibiotics he was on that would explain his behavioral change.

Due to his damaged ear drum he stayed behind after his friends left so he would have a few days to heal and a doctor could re-examine his ear before getting onto the plane. Once he was alone in Bulgaria his odd behavior was exacerbated. He began texting his family saying he wasn't safe and they needed to cancel his credit card.

When he arrived at the airport to fly home he went to first see a doctor to get approved to fly with his injury. (apparently there was a doctor's office in the airport).

While waiting to be seen he bolted out of the airport at full sprint, never to be seen again. epicredditdude


Kristin Smart went to a college party and was walked back to her dorm building by three students. One of the students had a black eye the next day, scratches on his hands and knees, and after Kristin was reported missing, cadaver dogs alerted on the mattress in his dorm room. He took the fifth amendment to every question in a deposition.

Concrete work was done in his mother's backyard the week Kristin disappeared, and a family renting the house later that year found a bloody earring in the backyard. They turned it over to police, and the police lost it before the blood could be tested.

Her body was never found, the guy was never charged, and he's still living free in Southern California. There's a podcast coming out soon about it: dashheartdash


This just happened in Romania. A 15 year old girl went missing, a few days later she managed to contact the police, told them she was kidnapped, beaten and held in a house. It took the police 19 hours to respond and when they got there it was too late as she was brutally murdered and her body was set on fire in a barrel. Pretty insane if you ask me. There's more info here Juliexxm



William Tyrrell. A 3-year-old boy who went missing from his foster grandmother's yard (who lives in a tiny town in NSW, Aus) in 2014.

It's a very high profile case in Australia, and has had a lot of attention this year due to a Coronial inquest taking place.. AND the lead detective being taken off the investigation due to some alleged misconduct.

It is such a frustrating case. The family situation is so complicated, and the poor kid already had a rough life to begin with. No_icecream_cake


Colleen Stan - she was kidnapped by a husband and wife and locked in a box for 23 hours a day for seven years They literally kept the box under their bed and forced her to sign a contract which made her a slave for life. They convinced her that a nameless corporate syndicate was watching her and that if she tried to escape they would murder her. It's horrific. she survived and is living her life. The wife, who was completely complicit, turned her husband in (sentenced for 104 years) and the wife went free. Both are living in California. Husband has a parole hearing in 2022. Insane. Gankrhymes

The 90's. 

That one I saw on tumblr about a girl who was kidnapped in the late 90's and was thought to be dead when the parents got a phone call asking for help. Ill look for the post. Edit yourmotherfigure

Never get a hitchhiker. 

My dad's roommate from freshman year in college was driving home (I believe he lived in Alaska and their college was in Maryland so it was a very long car ride) for winter break. According to witnesses, he picked up a hitchhiker after the dude begged him to give him a lift somewhere.

Police found the car completely torched in the woods, no bodies were inside nor any signs of a struggle. My dad's roommate has been missing ever since and the police have no leads besides the hitchhiker, who is also missing. Crimsonrox


There's one local to me in Australia.

A 13 yr old girl called Bung was walking on a main road to school.

She was literally never seen again. Happened around 10 yrs ago. How can someone literally vanish without a trace in this day and age? millypilly83

Luke's Eyes.


Andrew Gosdens disappearance is haunting

I live in the UK and there are still posters up for him 12 years later on my walk to work, it's very sad

Also Luke Durbin had a "Luke's eyes are..." poster of just his eyes in most train stations for a very long time which again was haunting and very sad

Both have been missing for a similar amount of time and both have the eerie last moment caught on CCTV footage

I guess I find them scary as they are local to me, i.e. the same country, and they could have been anyone. Literally anyone could just disappear from sight, anyone could have that last moment on CCTV. It's terrifying. Chops2917


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