Theodosia Burr Alston

Daughter of the third US Vice President Aaron Burr, and immortalised in the musical Hamilton, Theodosia Burr Alston was born in 1783 and became a glamourous socialite. When her father was accused of treason and effectively exiled to Europe, she petitioned US officials and raised money to successfully bring him home.

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But in a tragic turn of events, it was Theodosia who would eventually vanish, never to return. She set sail on the schooner Patriot from Georgetown, South Carolina on December 31, 1812, hoping to reunite with her father in New York. Her ship disappeared at sea and none of the crew or travellers were ever discovered. Some have theorized she may have been the victim of a pirate attack.

Richey Edwards

He was the adored Welsh singer and guitarist in Manic Street Preachers, penning many brooding, politically charged songs. But the career of Richard James ‘Richey’ Edwards was suddenly cut short on 1 February, 1995, soon after the release of the Preachers album The Holy Bible.

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Edwards withdrew money from his bank account every day for a fortnight before he disappeared without explanation on February 1. He also left gifts and notes to his loved ones, before leaving a hotel at 7 am without his suitcase. His vehicle was found abandoned at Severn View service station. Fans have variously reported spotting Edwards in Goa, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, but officially he’s never been seen again.

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