Friday, March 17, 2017

Bennington Triangle for Freaky Friday...!

Ever notice how some places seem to attract bizarre happenings? That's the case here.

The Bennington Triangle

Between 1920 and 1950, Bennington, Vermont was the site of several completely unexplained disappearances:

On December 1, 1949, Mr. Tetford vanished from a crowded bus. Tetford was on his way home to Bennington from a trip to St. Albans, Vermont. Tetford, an ex-soldier who lived in the Soldier’s Home in Bennington, was sitting on the bus with 14 other passengers. They all testified to seeing him there, sleeping in his seat. When the bus reached its destination, however, Tetford was gone, although his belongings were still on the luggage rack and a bus timetable lay open on his empty seat. Tetford has never returned or been found.

On December 1, 1946, an 18-year-old student named Paula Welden vanished while taking a walk. Welden was walking along the Long Trail into Glastenbury Mountain. She was seen by a middle-aged couple that was strolling about 100 yards behind her. They lost sight of her when she followed the trail around a rocky outcropping, but when they rounded the outcropping themselves, she was nowhere to be seen. Welden has not been seen nor heard from since.

In mid-October, 1950, 8-year old Paul Jepson disappeared from a farm. Paul’s mother, who earned a living as an animal caretaker, left her small son happily playing near a pig sty while she tended to the animals. A short time later, she returned to find him missing. An extensive search of the area proved fruitless.

So far as I can tell, none of these disappearances have ever been solved. It always bothers me when no explanation can be given for someone vanishing like that. Makes me wonder if we are overlooking some clue, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio where it's cool, but what the heck...!


linda m said...

These are like the unsolved mysteries I see on the TV show "Unsolved Mysteries". They are just so bizarre! What clues are investigators overlooking? Wow, good one for Friday. Have a great weekend. Snow is still on the ground here.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
That I don't know, but surely they are looking somewhere or at something. Makes you wonder!
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

I love a good mystery but it would be nice to have them all figured out and solved.

It's a little nippy here this morning too but that's OK just bring along a hoody

Gorges Smythe said...

The soldier got off unnoticed - who knows what happened to him. The hiker got attacked and drug off trail either by a man or mountain lion. The boy was eaten by the hogs. Mysteries solved! ;-)

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
I enjoy a good mystery, but they are better in a book that has a good ending.
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie!

Hey Gorges...
They all work for me!
Thanks for the visit today!