8 Mysterious deaths and disappearances that shocked the world
Throughout history there have always been mysterious phenomena and occurrences that baffle both scientists and the common man lake. Incidents where people have vanished without a trace with not even a single clue to their whereabouts. Such mysteries in the least century have puzzled the world for the bizarre circumstances surrounding the incidents. Here are 8 such cases of the most famous mysterious deaths and disappearances that shocked the world in their time.
1 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine
The Pioneers of mountaineering, Mallory and Irvine set off on a summit attempt of Mount Everest on June 4th 1924.Part of an expedition; they ventured out form the advanced base camp at North Col to begin the ascent. Four days later they were sighted through telescope by the expedition members climbing the North ridge just 800 feet below the summit. Unfortunately thick cloud cover enshrouded the men but after that they simply vanished from sight.
Most mountaineers and historians believe that Mallory and Irvine did successfully summit the world’s highest mountain at 29,029 feet but perished during descent. Surprisingly Mallory’s body was discovered almost well preserved in 1999 lying face in the snow on the North face at 27,000 feet. Climbers have reported seeing Irvine’s body too but the mystery still remains whether they succeeded the summit or not.