Netta Fornario, a student of the occult, left her London home in 1929 for an extended stay on the tiny but storied island of Iona; months later, she died while apparently performing some sort of ritual, leading to accusations of, among other things, murder from beyond the grave.
Following a kidnapping of the president of Glico industries, a crime organization calling themselves the Monster with 21 Faces begins systematic extortion attempts on confectionery giants Glico and Morinaga, including lacing candy with potassium cyanide. The mystery behind who the Monster with 21 Faces is remains.
This week we look at three similar nautical mysteries and try to get to something to float to the top.
The Fate of the crew of the Sara Jo
The Sara Jo and her crew left on a clear morning for a day of fishing and never returned. 10 years later the Sara Jo and the body of one of the crew were found on an atoll. Where had the boat been and what had happened to it all those years ago?
Bouvet island, an uninhabited subantarctic island, has never had any residents yet somehow in 1964 a wooden dingy was found in it’s lagoon. How did it get there, who did it belong to, and where were they?
The MV Joyita
The MV Joyita, a nearly unsinkable ship, was found adrift in 1955 in the South Pacific. The 25 passengers and crew were missing as was some of the cargo. What would drive them off of a ship that was never going to sink?
In December 1910 Dorothy Arnold, a wealthy New York socialite, left her family’s Manhattan home to go shopping, and never returned. Despite a massive search and extensive investigations, no trace of her was ever found.