Skip to comments.Three young women took a boat ride on Lake Michigan in 1966 ... and were never seen again
Posted on 01/16/2013 7:17:30 PM PST by BBell
On a shimmering Saturday 46 summers ago, three young women in bathing suits left their belongings on a crowded beach and climbed aboard a small motorboat on Lake Michigan an hour southeast of Chicago.
It was noon on July 2, 1966, at Indiana Dunes State Park.
A couple whose beach blanket was beside the womens watched the boat glide away, then waited all day for them to return. They didnt know the women but thought it was odd that they would leave purses unattended on a day when the park was packed with 9,000 holiday sunbathers.
As they left at dusk, the couple pointed out the abandoned blanket to a ranger. They said the women left on a boat operated by a tan young man with a mop of coal-colored curls. The ranger bundled up the sandy possessions and stored them.
Eighteen hours later, on July 4, Park Superintendent Bill Svetic took a call from a Chicago man inquiring about his daughter, Patty Blough, 19. She had not been heard from since leaving home for Indiana Dunes with two friends Saturday morning.
Svetic opened the blanket bundle and found Bloughs wallet, keys and clothing. He also found clothes and purses belonging to Bloughs companions, Renee Bruhl, 19, and Ann Miller, 21.
Millers 1955 Buick was in the parking lot one of 2,200 cars that had entered the park that busy Saturday.
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The story makes sense. Screw up one abortion so you gotta make the second witness disappear. Its a big lake.
Lots of unsolved mysteries on the lakes. This one from 05.
Where was Ted Kennedy that day?
The principle of "abortion" doesn't matter on the age of the victim. At least the abortionist was consistent. It was a quality of life issue, the doctor didn't want to spend life in prison without parole or get the death penalty.
Teddy specialized in bridges. No bridge involved here, ergo no Ted.
Well it’s been said that the Great Lakes won’t give up the dead. Seriously though, when a body sinks to the bottom it is so cold that the gases that normally build up and bloat the body so it re-floats do not build up. A body can stay preserved a long time in cold deep water, that is if the bottom feeders don’t eat it.
Strange indeed. I still don’t understand why they would leave their wallets & purses on the beach even for 90mins.
The couple next to them thought it was odd that they all got in a boat leaving their personal items behind. Why bring it all to the beach in the first place if you knew you’d be leaving it on the beach while you were gone?
I mean cold deep FRESH water.
Maybe they were told to leave everything behind so as to not cause suspicion.
Pregnant girls having adulterous affairs with married man notwithstanding...
That dude always gets a laugh.
Sturgeon and burbot food in the deep water.
They’re still seen today, standing on the side of the road dripping wet, trying to hitch a ride.
But it was suspicious to the people next to them. It’s one thing to leave your shorts and blanket on the beach, it’s another to leave your purse.
Tens of millions of “Americans” so believe in abortion that they would probably abort themselves if they could. On second thought, they do want to live; they just want us to live by their “standards”.
This was 1966 remember - - people had a lot more trust back then.
Maybe in 1966 people were more trusting.
Beat me by a minute
I just read the Chuck Rutherford and Lana Stempien story you posted. Another strange story indeed. I noticed in the story it said that half of all drowning victims in Lake Huron are never found.
Unfortunately, I am old enough to easily remember 1966 - - bought my first record (’Day Tripper’ - Beatles) in January of that year. Yes, people were a lot more trusting, generally, than they are today.
“This was 1966 remember - - people had a lot more trust back then.”
True, because you could, but within a year things began to change. The Hippie movement started right about that time.
I remember only because that was the year I went into the Army, and the following June of 1967 I came home on leave from South Korea to find a World so different from what I’d left. The Hippie movement had begun, and I saw those freaks for the first time.
Best year of my life. Graduated high screwell and married my handsome prince......and we still “tagatha”......:)
I think the Endless Summer was in the theaters that year. That was a year or two before I found out about Warren Miller flicks. Life changed.
You’re correct. I had a similar experience coming back in 2003 after six years of being assigned overseas.
“its been said that the Great Lakes wont give up the dead”
Could explain why no bodies were ever recovered from the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald ore ship in 1975.
Coming up on the big five oh. Congratulations.
It was a three-hour tour....a three-hour tour.
I wanna bunch of gold.....lots of gold.....LOL
I see something about Warren Miller on our dish. I gotta look him up. I loved the 60’s.....until the hippies and counter-culture started messin’ things up. :(
Were they on the Edmund Fitzgerald?
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