How People Disappear

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce
    Sources and MORE stories below!

    Target story: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/magazine/shopping-habits.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&hp&

    World population clock: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

    How to disappear:

    http://lifehacker.com/5676149/how-to-ditch-big-brother-and-disappear-forever
    http://amzn.com/1599219778
    http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2012/03/how-to-disappear-completely-and-never-be-found/

    DOCUMENTARIES:

    "A Certain Kind of Death": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErooOh...

    The Imposter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966604/

    various articles about disappearences:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19360824
    http://www.cracked.com/article_19765_the-5-creepiest-disappearances-that-nobody-can-explain_p2.html
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2253/what-happens-when-someone-legally-dead-shows-up-alive
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22955884
    http://en.zaginieni.pl/why-do-people-go-missing
    http://www.npr.org/2013/05/07/182000622/majority-of-missing-persons-cases-are-resolved
    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/forensics/americas_missing/2.html
    http://www.npr.org/2013/08/08/209873419/laid-to-rest-a-proper-burial-for-the-poor

    Venus transit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/multimedia/venus-transit-2012.html

    Steve Jobs premature obit: http://gawker.com/5042795/steve-jobss-obituary-as-run-by-bloomberg

    CNN premature obits: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/cnns-premature-obituaries?page=0

    Other premature obits:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2009/08/early_deadlines.html

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/apr/19/george-soros-buried-alive-premature-obituaries

    http://listverse.com/2011/11/07/top-10-bizarre-premature-obituaries/

    Britney Spears obit rumor: http://www.today.com/id/22727961/ns/today-today_entertainment/t/magazine-says-ap-working-britney-obit/#.UkMAmmQa-rm

    Woman eaten by her own cats: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2391223/Janet-Veal-56-gnawed-eaten-CATS-kitchen-floor-died.html

    Woman not checked on for three years: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/oct/09/joyce-vincent-death-mystery-documentary

    Oklahoma story: http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/23/us/mcveigh-defense-team-suggests-real-bomber-was-killed-in-blast.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all

    Whitney Cerak and Laura Van Ryn: http://www.today.com/video/today/47502657#53101428

    Canary island twins separated at birth:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904140604576496092267537366.html
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/twofold/201306/the-switched-birth-twins-the-canary-island
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20158315

    Babies switched at birth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babies_switched_at_birth

    missing missing: http://www.outpostforhope.org/kids-off-the-grid.html

    Earth orbiting black hole gif: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EAl9rjYZuas/UbTDvSewF8I/AAAAAAAAR2M/B8E5z3cUofs/s640/lensearth_640x480.gif

    on wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declared_death_in_absentia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_premature_obituaries
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faked_death
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreported_missing
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Unidentified_murder_victims

    David Wong's article about what you have to look forward to: http://www.cracked.com/article_15658_the-ten-minute-suicide-guide.html

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  • 7om

     (Aug 17, 2018)

    His search history must be absolutely insane

  • Z A

     (16 hours ago)

    Music at 00:45 please

  • A Potato

     (Jan 1, 2019)

    He has his own search engine

  • ThatCommenterGuy

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    "How People Disappear"**Recommended for you**

  • Z A

     (16 hours ago)

    Music at 00:45 please?

  • the mountain goat

     (6 days ago)

    Ikr

  • Eric Olmsted

     (Jan 11, 2019)

    Hey vsauce michael here!An*ANGRY**DAD*Stormed into target.

  • Esteban Ramirez

     (1 hour ago)

    basically r/entitedparents

  • Obi-wan Kenobi

     (5 hours ago)

    +Walt Nelson Shouldn't there also be a semicolon after your use of the word "twat"?

  • Jacktigers 2306

     (Jan 4, 2019)

    Karen also disappeared together with the kids

  • A loving Otaku

     (21 hours ago)

    She got *GAME* *ENDED*

  • The Adventures of Hamstore!

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    “Her TV was still on”I can only imagine that electric bill...

  • Soviet Union

     (2 days ago)

    Infact,thats how they.found her dead,they came looking for her cuz her electric bill was huge

  • hopkins101

     (2 days ago)

    +The Adventures of Hamstore! 👍😁

  • NoT1M0

     (Jan 2, 2019)

    No wonder why my dad was never here,he just disappeared.

  • NoT1M0

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    +Josh calm down you grammar nazi

  • Josh

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    Why can’t people punctuate their sentences correctly?

  • ZeTa

     (Jan 2, 2019)

    6:05 I thought he was gonna start singing all star😂😂

  • M.A. R

     (5 hours ago)

    ZeTa SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME!...or did they?*vsauce theme plays

  • GFR ZCR

     (Jan 3, 2019)

    Lol just kill yourself and then respawn in the spawn point

  • namjoons rejected handshake

     (3 days ago)

    LMAO

  • Ben's Knight-Commander

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    666 like please no one ruin it

  • Trynoc

     (Feb 1, 2019)

    Well my dad didn't dissapear he just went to buy milk 11 years ago...

  • Wild Introvert

     (5 days ago)

    I thought i saw a crack in my friend’s screen when i saw ur profile boi

  • Shrestic

     (Mar 8, 2019)

    If its 2 miles to the gas station, and it takes my uncle joe 20 minutes to get there and back, then why does it take my dad 13 years to get there?

  • Niberol_

     (Jan 30, 2017)

    The French astronomer got remarried to a much hotter woman and got his seat back in the academy and lived happily for another 20 years for those who were wondering

  • Rainy Day Daydream

     (1 day ago)

    THANK YOU I WAS SO SAD

  • Nuclear Venom

     (1 day ago)

    I liked it for 2k