A 66 year old retired nurse set out in the spring of 2013 to take on the famous Appalachian Trail that runs approximately 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine.

It is a rite of passage for many, with many movies and books having been made or written to document the adventures.

But, this story does not have a happy ending. In fact, it is a cautionary tale, one fraught with many unanswered questions and unexplainable mysteries – least of which – how could this possibly happen the way it did?

So, let’s get started with another article in my continuing series Missing in the Woods,

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An article appeared in Backpacker in 2014 about a young girl who disappeared in Nepal. Aubrey Sacco, a teacher, only 23 years old, vanished without a trace while hiking in a popular National Park.

She’d been in Asia for almost six months when she went for a hike in Nepal. After failing to return from her trip, her family contacted authorities.

Search parties were launched shortly thereafter, and her parents flew to the local area, but Aubrey was simply gone.

This article will go over the details of this confusing case as part of my continuing Missing in the Woods series, This one will send chills up your spine.

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Another disappearance occurred back in 2014, this time in Panama. Two Dutch students went to the Central American country for a well planned vacation after graduating college. After spending the first few weeks seeing the sights, the two set out on a day hike on a well known jungle trail and never returned.

Weeks turned into months before evidence was unearthed that pointed to what became of the two young women.

This article will go over the details of the case as part of my continuing Missing in the Woods series, But, be forewarned. The more digging you do with this one, the more troubling it gets.

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Recently, I stumbled onto a unique and perplexing (if not mysterious) group of missing people that spans not only the entire United States, but quite possibly the world.

I’m referring to the strange and often bizarre disappearances of people who wander off into the woods and are simply never heard from again.

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