When most Americans are feasting and celebrating on Thanksgiving day, some people are killing, dying, or vanishing. Creepy Thanksgiving crimes, unfortunately, are a ghastly tradition, too, one we rarely speak about. But disappearances on Thanksgiving and other unsolved Thanksgiving mysteries can make for interesting dinner conversation to distract from the usual chatter about sports, or drunken-uncle rants about politics and religion. Just don't share any of these stories with the kids. Except maybe the D.B. Cooper one, because it has all the components of a good folktale.
Hijacker D.B. Cooper Disappeared in the Sky on Thanksgiving EvePhoto: FBI / via Wikimedia
Shane Montgomery Might Have Been a Victim of the "Smiley Face Killer"Photo: via YouTube
The Blount Family Was Killed by a Briefcase Bomb on Thanksgiving DayPhoto: via Flickr
Rapper Soulja Slim Was Gunned Down the Night Before ThanksgivingVideo: YouTube