John Rodgers and Thomas Spence

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On November 26, 1974, two boys, John Rodgers, 13, and Thomas Spence, 11, left their homes in Belfast, Ireland to walk the short distance to the school bus stop to catch a bus to their special needs school.

When the bus arrived at the stop on Falls Road, the boys were not there.

The boys lived very close to the stop. Thomas lived right around the corner on Rockdale Street; John lived a bit further away on Rodney Drive.

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Two Boys, Two Disappearances 10 Years Apart

I was reading about the case of missing child Dennis Lloyd Martin, who disappeared in 1969. Noticing the similarities between him and another missing child, Daniel Barter in 1959, I couldn’t help but wonder if they are related or just very similar to one another.

Here are both cases.

Daniel Barter

Age: 4

Date Missing: June 18, 1959

Missing from: Perdido Bay, Alabama

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What Happened to 16-year-old Kevin Hicks?

kevin hicksKevin Hicks was a typical teenager in 1986 who loved remote-controlled cars and pop music. On March 2nd, 1986, he left his home on Sissinghurst Road in Croyden, UK at 8:40 p.m. to buy some eggs for a cookery exam the next day, taking only £1 with him. The store was just a few blocks from his home.

Derek Hicks, Kevin’s father, returned home from an emergency at work around 9:00 p.m. When Kevin still was not back at 11 p.m., he drove around looking for him.

His father said that if he was going to be late, he’d always call home. When Kevin didn’t call that night, Derek started calling Kevin’s friends. When that failed, he called the police.

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Where is Vikki Vukelich? Mother Missing Since 1991

Vikki_Vukelich

On February 23, 1991, Vikki L. Vukelich was last seen by her husband, David, in their home on Tulip Drive in Glenwood, Illinois. According to David, the couple got into an argument about a party. He went to bed and Vikki slept on the couch. When David awoke the next morning, his wife was gone, and there was an empty wine glass in the living room.

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Bennington Triangle

I love unexplained mysteries. This story caught my attention from the very beginning. It’s intriguing, mysterious, and really makes you wonder what the hell happened.

“Bennington Triangle” is a nickname given by paranormal author Joseph A. Citro to denote an area of southwestern Vermont within which at least five or as many as ten people have disappeared between 1920 and 1950.This  “mystery triangle” centered around Glastenbury Mountain and includes some or most of the area of the towns immediately surrounding it, especially Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury, and Somerset (BenningtonTriangle.com).

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The Disappearance of Civil Rights Pioneer Lloyd L. Gaines

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Lloyd Lionel Gaines was a bright and intelligent young man with big dreams of a better future. After the sudden death of his father when Lloyd was only 14, his mother Callie moved her family to St. Louis, Missouri from Mississippi.

Lloyd graduated first in his high school class and even won a $250 scholarship in an essay contest. He enrolled in a teacher’s college but was forced to drop out for lack of money. After getting another scholarship and help from his brothers and black churches, he enrolled at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri where he became president of his senior class, an honors graduate in history and a skilled debater. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1936, but he really wanted to be a lawyer. At the time, there were only 36 black lawyers in the state of Missouri.

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Misty Copsey: Missing Since 1992 from Washington

Misty Copsey

14-year-old Misty Copsey was a pretty girl who loved sports, made good grades in school, and had many friends.

Misty was the only child of Diana and Buck Copsey, who split shortly after Misty’s birth in 1978. Diana and Misty had lived in a trailer for several years after the split. But in 1992, wanting a better home for her daughter, Diana moved with Misty to a duplex in Spanaway, Washington. While Misty missed her friends from her old school, it didn’t take her long to find new ones.

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