Top 10 Scary Expeditions That People Never Returned From

Hello and welcome back to the Most Amazing Channel on the internet I am your host Rebecca Felgate and today we’re going exploring, but unlike the people on this list, we are going to make it back! That is right – we’re talking the Top 10 Scary Expeditions that people Never Returned From What is the furtherst you have ever journyed?! I spent 23 hours travelling from London to Perth! LIKE SHARE 10 – The Devil’s Triangle Lop Nur is a dried up salt lake with a mysterious history and the nickname The Devil’s Triangle The former lake is a hostile place known to have been the death spot of hundreds of people

In 1980, Chinese Explorer Peng Jiamu vanished here on an Expedition The explorer was several days into his journey when he disappeared It seems that he left a note at his camping saying he was going out to find water Despite rescue missions, the explorer was never found It is still an unsolved mystery to this day

9 – The HMS Terror Who calls their ship the HMS Terror! Blimey! Victorian Explorer Sir John Franklin set off on an expedition to find the Northwest Passage in the Arctic on the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus in 1845 The ships were spotted at Baffin by a whaling ship but the 60 year old explorer and the 129 crew members he took with him were never found again Numerous rescue missions were sent to find the team but it wasn’t until nearly 15 years later, after a tip off from local first nations hunters, that some of the groups remains were discovered on King William Island It seems that the ships had become trapped in sea ice Some explorers died from the cold as they tried to march across the ice to safety, others stayed alive for a while on the ship by sheltering from the conditions and eating the food supplies, only to die from lead poisoning from lead used to seal the cans

A lot of the sailors bodies had become mummified but Sir John Franklin’s body was never found 8 – Naomi Uemura Naomi Umera was a modern Japanese explorer I say was as the man is missing presumed dead but who knows, he could still be out there somewhere Uemura was part of the first Japanese team to scale mount Everest – which is no mean feat The man was a seasoned intense explorer

He was the first person to reach the North Pole solo He met his endor so we think, in Alaska as he attempted to be the first person to solo winter climb Mount McKinley

That was the last anyone ever heard from him Search teams went to look for him in the tundra his diary was found hidden in a snow cave but sadly his body has never been found and how he met his end remains a deep mystery

7 The Flood I want you to know about Isabella Eberhardt This woman was an explorer and adventurer She was born in Geneva to a Prussian aristocrat and an rebel priest who turned to anarchy Isabelle’s greatest adventure and motivation was to stage revolts against French Colonialism She travelled to Algeria, converted to Islam and dressed as a man named Si Mahmoud Saadi as she explored Africa

She survived an assassination attempt by the French and was eventually killed by a flash flood when she was exploring Algeria It is said that, realizing she couldn’t outrun the water, she turned to face it instead She is absolutely my female sasspiration of the say Another Lady to add to our list of fearless explorersa story often told but never solved at number ** we have 6 – The Circumnavigation Amelia Earhart was an aviator of the highest ordershe was an utter babe, a record setter, a best selling author and a political influencer Honey survived the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 which killed between 3-5 percent of the earths population at the time and infected 500 million people! An avid explorer and boundary pusher, Amelia set her sights on becoming the first female to circumnavigate the globe On July 2nd 1937, just three weeks before her 40th birthday, Amelia and her navigator a Fred Noonan disappeared in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe

It is thought something went amiss in the pacific ocean near Howland Island, but to this day, nobody knows as Amelia’s body and aircraft have never been found Many wild theories have formed, some suggesting she made it to Howland Island and lived as a castaway, others say she was captured by Japanese troupes who held her hostage and the US government refused to pay her ransom Some even say she faked her own death and lived a life under a new identity in New Jersey 5 – City of Z El Dorado or the City of Z sounds pretty appealing on paper After the Spanish Invaded South America they came back claiming to have seen cities made of gold and filled with treasure, the most beautiful of which was El Dorado

The city was thought to be in the Colombia or Brazil and many expeditions were led to try and find it Famously British Explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett set out to find the utopia The man had an esteemed military career and was excellent at creating maps of the uncharted and unknown His keen sense of adventure led him to want to find the golden city The last letter he sent was on May 29th 1925 as his team prepared to cover another 15 miles that day in their pursuit of riches

That was the last anybody heard from him There were rumours that he had joined a native tribe and others that he set up a mystical commune The best theory is that he had been killed by tribesman Either way, despite 13 rescue expeditions, he was never found What were his last word in his last letter? You need have no fear of any failure

4 – Roanoke There were two expedition attempts to Dare County, North Carolina In 1585, a small group of English settlers journeyed to Ronake Island off the coast of North Carolina and attempted to make it their home Some wrote that they found the conditions unsatisfactory and some even left…the people that ditched the settler expedition survivedthose who stuck it outwell

not so much In 1587, 115 English Settlers came to join those who were still there but weirdly they found no one… not a sausage … they figured as they’d just moved on else where The only thing is, they were never heard from again The second round of Roanoakers settled up and after a while decided to send their governor, John White, back to England to gather fresh supplies and fresh recruits to expand the colony

White made the three year round journey but dutifully returned to the settlement, where he had left his wife and daughter he found no trace of the inhabitants Again Just like last time, only he knew his wife wouldnt have left without a messenger or a letter The only clue he found was the word Croatoan carved into a wooden post? How strange Where did the settlers of Roanoke go ? The second set of disappearees were also never seen or heard from again

Some theories say that they were killed by a fearsome Native American tribe, although the fact that there was no trace of their bodies – not so much as an errant bone is suspicious Croatoan? The mystery is still one of the biggest to still remain unsolved today 3 – Journey to the North Sentinel Island There is a reason that people do not go here Amid the Indian Ocean, the North Sentinel Island has been the home to an uncontactable indigenous tribe for 60,000 years – the Sentinelese They do not want any interference from the outside world and by and large that has been respected

Until recent years the tribe had just been spotted only through far off images Those unfortunate enough to get close to them have been attacked and often killed including two fisherman who were illegally harvesting crabs near the island in 2006 In 2018, John Allen Chau, a 26 year old American Missionary, was sent out on an expedition by the All Nations group to make contact and live among the Sentinelese Bad idea

The purpose of the expedition was to convert the tribe to Christianity you can imagine how well that went

Chau kept a journal of expedition and his attempts to spread the word of Jesus – he said he sang songs and offered the bible to the tribe…but the holy book was shot at and pierced with an arrow by a young boy While to most that would have served as a warning, he persisted to no avail and was met with a mixture of laughter and hostility It was last reported by the crew who went with him that he was dragged away and killed His body was spotted lifeless on the shore Some of the last words found in his diary were “God, I don’t want to die

” 2 – The Lost Cosmonauts I can’t put this at number one as this is scary theory rather than provable fact but it seems as if a lot a LOT of people think that a number of soviet cosmonauts went to space before Yuri Gagarin but their missions went wrong so it was never publicized and the data was expunged

Evidence to this is perhaps supplied by the discovery of Valentin Bondarenko’s death – a would be astronaut who died in training The death was covered up by the soviets but was discovered after the fall of the soviet union in the 90s I can only imagine how brave a person would have to be to go to space now, but back then before it had ever been done? If the whispers of the Lost Cosmonauts are true – imagine going on an expedition to SPACE in the 1960s? We don’t know if they were real so we certainly don’t know how they died, but what if some of them floated away gravity style 1 – The Terra Nova Expeditionor The South Pole Race as its often known I am just going outside, and may be some time These were the last words of explorer Lawrence Oats before he waded out into a blizzard without his shoes on Lawrence was part of Captain Robert Scott’s doomed British expedition to race Roald Amundsen’s team to be the first to the South Pole Dogs died one by one, followed by expeditioners

There were just four men and a tent left when Oates realized he was too weak to continue and that his fellow explorers wouldn’t leave him That left just three, including Scott Sadly the men died one by one, with Captain Robert Scott being the last His last diary entry read: Last entry For God's sake look after our people" He also wrote a note to the public

I’ll read you a particularly rousing except – Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman MATE So

what of the other expedition in the race? The Norwegian expedition led by Roald Amundesn got to the South Pole 5 weeks before Scott’s did but their success was overshadowed by the tragedy of Scott’s losing expedition Years later Amundsen died looking for lost explorers in the Nirth pole His plane crashed and he was never seen again

I feel like I actually want to cry

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