Are you familiar with the musical act Manic Street Preachers? If so, you might already know that Richey Edwards was a punk guitarist, lyricist, and musician for the band. He was never shy about pulling off stunts to show everyone he was the real deal. In 1991, he went as far as to grab a razor blade and use it to carve “4 REAL” on his arm in the middle of an interview when met with skepticism. In 1995, he went missing. People initially assumed that it was a publicity stunt, but he did not turn up for so long that everyone assumed he was dead. According to his family, suicide is “never an option for him.” However, the most telling clue is that they found his car abandoned close to a bridge known for that very thing.
The 17th prime minister of Australia went missing in December 1967. Harold Holt went for a swim on a mostly deserted beach. Witnesses said that the surf had been especially rough that day, so there is a good chance that he just drowned. His body has never been recovered, however. Despite this, people came up with all kinds of theories about what truly happened to him. Some believe that the CIA killed him for wanting to pull out troops from Vietnam, but others think that he was really a Chinese spy who pretended to kill himself and defect back. How ironic is it that they have since opened a swimming center in his honor?