Some mysteries linger for years, and the longer they go unsolved, the more likely they never will be solved. People go missing, and are sometimes found, sometimes a body is recovered, and sometimes we never have a clue as to what happened. Some of those people were pretty well-known in life, like New York socialite Dorothy Arnold, who disappeared in 1910.
On December 12, Dorothy left the house to go shopping for her sister’s “coming out” ball (a phrase with a very different meaning in 1910). She was repeatedly sighted along Fifth Avenue, where she spoke to shopkeepers and exchanged greetings with friends. Then she took a stroll to Central Park, waved goodbye to an acquaintance and was never seen or heard from again.
Predictably, the theories about her fate are too numerous to count. Some think she was murdered in the park, others that she secretly went to an abortion doctor that afternoon and bled to death on the table. It’s been suggested that a possible lover of hers, George Griscom, may have killed her, or she may have been abducted by her own parents after they discovered she was pregnant and forcibly sent abroad to save the family name. But it could be something else entirely. As with many on this list, we’ll probably never know.
That’s just one of ten famous people who were never found that you can read about at Urban Ghosts.