Disappearances & Mysterious Deaths
Vanished Colonies & Civilizations
There are dozens of unexplained events and mysteries in American History. Questions remain unanswered from ancient times to more recent events, crimes were never solved, strange creatures lurk in forests and lakes, and people go missing. They are never found, the government is suspected of cover-ups, and accepted written history is often questioned. Some mysteries will, undoubtedly, never be solved, while others prompt new generations with advanced technologies to search for answers; yet more remain the subjects of intense debates.
Why did the Anasazi people abandon their cities? What is the Moth Man? Did Meriwether Lewis commit suicide, or was he murdered? Did the Romans explore America? What mysteries do the Nevada and Alaska Triangles hide? Does Bigfoot really exist? What is the legend of Dudleytown, Connecticut? Where did the people of the Roanoke Colony go? This section of Legends’ Mysteries in American History explores these and many more mysteries.
Compiled by Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated January 2023.
Legends, Ghosts, Myths & Mysteries