10 People Who Disappeared and Left Behind Creepy Recordings



10 People Who Disappeared and Left Behind Creepy Recordings

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Nathan Sharp
Will the truth about these disappearances ever come out? For this list, we'll be examining cases of missing people who left behind creepy photographs, videos, audio recordings, or appearances on CCTV; essentially, any documented evidence. Our countdown includes Corrie McKeague, Trevor Deely, Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon, and more!

10 People Who Went Missing and Left Behind Creepy Recordings

Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re looking at 10 people who went missing and left behind creepy recordings.

For this list, we’ll be examining cases of missing people who left behind creepy photographs, videos, audio recordings, or appearances on CCTV; essentially, any documented evidence.

Can you think of any other cases of a similar nature? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

#10: Lars Mittank

The case of Lars Mittank is as mysterious as it is unnerving. The 28-year old German man was vacationing in Bulgaria with friends when he got into a physical altercation with some strangers over football. Mittank suffered a ruptured eardrum, which prevented him from flying home. With his friends gone, he began to act erratically; his odd behaviour was captured on the hotel’s CCTV. He reportedly called his mother and told her that four men were out to kill him. Mittank was last seen on CCTV fleeing Varna Airport and running into a nearby field. He hasn’t been seen or heard from since, and the reason for his sudden paranoia remains unknown.

#9: Brandon Lawson

On the night of August 9, 2013, Brandon Lawson got into an argument with his partner Ladessa Lofton and left home just before midnight. Soon after, he called his brother Kyle, saying that he was being chased out of town and had run out of gas. Kyle worried that his brother, who was involved in drugs, was tripping. But following that, Lawson made an eerie call to 911, saying that he was being chased into the woods. When Kyle and the police arrived on the scene, Brandon’s truck was abandoned. Kyle’s girlfriend Audrey reportedly received a call from Brandon, who said that he was just up the road and bleeding. However, he was never seen or heard from again.

#8: Corrie McKeague

On September 23, 2016, RAF Regiment gunner Corrie McKeague went drinking with some friends in Suffolk, England. At 3:25 the next morning, McKeague was spotted on CCTV entering the cul-de-sac of Brentgovel Street, an area that contained several wheelie bins. He never left the cul-de-sac. McKeague failed to report for work the following Monday, instigating a missing persons case. His phone was eventually tracked to a landfill, and while extensive searches were undertaken, nothing conclusive was found. The prevailing theory is that a drunk McKeague fell asleep inside a wheelie bin and was crushed by a garbage truck. His remains may have been accidentally incinerated at the landfill, but this theory is contested by many, including McKeague’s mother.

#7: Claudia Lawrence

On the night of March 18, 2009, Lawrence returned home from work and sent a text to a friend at 8:23pm. This would be the last time anyone heard from her. CCTV footage was found showing a light-colored Ford Focus driving down the road the morning of March 19 and braking outside Lawrence’s house. Despite years of investigation, the case went cold until 2013, when the new Major Crime Unit was unveiled. They found that Lawrence’s cell phone was mysteriously turned off the day after her disappearance, and unidentified fingerprints were found in her house. Several people have been arrested under suspicion of murder, but a lack of evidence and cooperation from witnesses have prevented any charges from being laid.

#6: Amber Tuccaro

This 20-year-old woman from Alberta’s Mikisew Cree First Nation was last seen just outside Edmonton on August 18, 2010. She got a ride into Edmonton from an unknown male and was never seen again. Two years after her disappearance, a cell phone recording was released of Tuccaro speaking with the man, and she can be heard adamantly questioning his directions and their true destination. Just four days after the recording was released, police found Tuccaro’s skull in a farmer’s field. The investigative work behind her disappearance has been highly criticized, and the Alberta RCMP even apologized to Tuccaro’s family. The apology was fiercely rejected.

#5: Kenny Veach

In 2014, hiker Kenny Veach left a comment on a YouTube video in which he explained coming across a creepy M-shaped cave in the desert and fleeing in terror. Eager YouTuber commenters encouraged Veach to return and document his experiences. And while he did so, he failed to find the cave - but he did come across an abandoned mine shaft. Disappointed viewers urged Veach to try again. He set out once more, never to return. His phone was eventually found outside the very mine shaft that was recorded in his previous video. A woman claiming to be his girlfriend later commented on the video, stating her belief that Veach had committed suicide and left his phone behind so as not to be tracked.

#4: Trevor Deely

On December 7, 2000, 22-year old IT worker Trevor Deely was attending a work Christmas party at a nightclub in Dublin. Deely left the club at 3:25 in the morning and stopped at work, where he briefly spoke to a mysterious man in black outside the business gates. At 4:14, after leaving work, Deely was spotted walking home on CCTV footage, with a man in black following roughly thirty seconds behind. Police believe that this is the same man who spoke to Deely. Unfortunately, that was the last known recording of Deely, and the case has since gone cold. The man remains unidentified, and no one knows what was discussed or why Deely was seemingly followed.

#3: Brian Shaffer

In 2006, Shaffer was a medical student at Ohio State. On the night of March 31, Shaffer and his friend William Florence went bar-hopping to celebrate spring break. Sometime during the night however, Shaffer disappeared. Police reviewed CCTV footage outside the Ugly Tuna Saloona, which showed Shaffer talking with two women. He left them and walked towards the bar but wasn’t recorded ever leaving. This was the only known publicly-accessible entrance and exit, leaving investigators puzzled. It’s possible that the constantly-panning and manually-operated cameras just missed him. William Florence has refused to take a lie detector test, leading people close to Shaffer to suspect his involvement. Some believe that Shaffer is dead, while others think he ran off to live under a new identity.

#2: Henry McCabe

On the morning of September 7, 2015, Kareen McCabe received a horrifying voicemail from her husband Henry. It features what sounds like menacing growls and human moaning before a voice is heard saying, “Stop it.” Henry McCabe was quickly declared a missing person. The last person to see him alive told investigators that he dropped off McCabe at a convenience store following a night of partying. McCabe remained missing for over two months, until his body was found in a lake roughly six miles from the convenience store. The weird thing is that the medical examiner found no apparent injuries on McCabe’s body, leading many to question the source and reasoning for the eerie sounds captured on voicemail.

#1: Kris Kremers & Lisanne Froon

These two young Dutch students set off on a hike in Panama on April 1st, 2014. With them was a dog that belonged to restaurant owners they’d befriended ... but the dog returned alone. Ten weeks later, Froon’s backpack was discovered by a riverbank, with her camera and both women’s phones. Both had tried to call emergency services on the first day of the hike. A few days later, Froon’s phone died, and someone entered false PIN codes into Kremer’s phone; more attempts to call emergency services followed. The digital camera contained photos of their hike, but also 90 flash photos from the pitchblack morning of April 8 - one showing the back of Kremers’ head. Sadly, the womens’ bones were later found scattered along the riverbank. It remains a tragic and baffling mystery to this day.