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Three young women took a boat ride on Lake Michigan in 1966 ... and were never seen again
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 9, 2012 | David J. Krajicek

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 women’s watched the boat glide away, then waited all day for them to return. They didn’t 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 Blough’s wallet, keys and clothing. He also found clothes and purses belonging to Blough’s companions, Renee Bruhl, 19, and Ann Miller, 21.

Miller’s 1955 Buick was in the parking lot — one of 2,200 cars that had entered the park that busy Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: abortion; adultery; missingpersons; murder
This is a very strange story. Pregnant women, floating abortion boat............
1 posted on 01/16/2013 7:17:33 PM PST by BBell
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To: BBell
"This is a very strange story. Pregnant women, floating abortion boat........"
and Chicago
2 posted on 01/16/2013 7:25:39 PM PST by Baynative (Those that work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living.)
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To: BBell

3 posted on 01/16/2013 7:29:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: BBell

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.

http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/August-2010/A-Deep-Mystery/


4 posted on 01/16/2013 7:33:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BBell

Where was Ted Kennedy that day?


5 posted on 01/16/2013 7:33:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell; wagglebee
“I believe the women got to the houseboat, but something went wrong with one of the procedures,” Wylie said. “They might have lost one girl, and they did away with the other two because they couldn’t leave witnesses.”

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.

6 posted on 01/16/2013 7:43:24 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Teddy specialized in bridges. No bridge involved here, ergo no Ted.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 7:44:18 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


8 posted on 01/16/2013 7:45:31 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

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?


9 posted on 01/16/2013 7:46:26 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: cripplecreek

I mean cold deep FRESH water.


10 posted on 01/16/2013 7:46:56 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: nuconvert

Maybe they were told to leave everything behind so as to not cause suspicion.


11 posted on 01/16/2013 7:49:21 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Little Pig

Pregnant girls having adulterous affairs with married man notwithstanding...


12 posted on 01/16/2013 7:49:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell

Nessie.


13 posted on 01/16/2013 7:50:21 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That dude always gets a laugh.


14 posted on 01/16/2013 7:50:26 PM PST by Pelham (Treason, it's not just for Democrats anymore.)
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To: BBell

Sturgeon and burbot food in the deep water.


15 posted on 01/16/2013 7:52:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BBell

They’re still seen today, standing on the side of the road dripping wet, trying to hitch a ride.


16 posted on 01/16/2013 7:54:15 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: BBell

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.


17 posted on 01/16/2013 7:57:30 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: BBell

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”.


18 posted on 01/16/2013 8:11:51 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Nachoman
"Going my way?"
19 posted on 01/16/2013 8:11:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: nuconvert; BBell

This was 1966 remember - - people had a lot more trust back then.


20 posted on 01/16/2013 8:13:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: nuconvert

Maybe in 1966 people were more trusting.


21 posted on 01/16/2013 8:14:50 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Lancey Howard

Beat me by a minute


22 posted on 01/16/2013 8:15:50 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: cripplecreek
Where were YOU in 1966?

;-)

23 posted on 01/16/2013 8:25:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

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.


24 posted on 01/16/2013 8:27:37 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

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.


25 posted on 01/16/2013 8:39:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: windcliff

Ping


26 posted on 01/16/2013 8:41:43 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: Lancey Howard

“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.


27 posted on 01/16/2013 8:43:09 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Paladin2

Best year of my life. Graduated high screwell and married my handsome prince......and we still “tagatha”......:)


28 posted on 01/16/2013 8:53:35 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

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.


29 posted on 01/16/2013 8:57:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: rockinqsranch

You’re correct. I had a similar experience coming back in 2003 after six years of being assigned overseas.


30 posted on 01/16/2013 9:06:05 PM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: rockinqsranch
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...interesting - my reaction exactly after time in Okinawa from June '65 to December '66 - from "here's your ticket, baby killer" (from a ticket agent in the SF airport) to rampant color TV, to plentious porn, to noisy hippies, to generalized defiance and incivility - a different world for sure......
31 posted on 01/16/2013 9:12:55 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: BBell

“it’s been said that the Great Lakes won’t give up the dead”

Could explain why no bodies were ever recovered from the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald ore ship in 1975.


32 posted on 01/16/2013 9:13:19 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Dawgreg

Coming up on the big five oh. Congratulations.


33 posted on 01/16/2013 9:16:36 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: Baynative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfR7qxtgCgY


34 posted on 01/16/2013 9:36:40 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It was a three-hour tour....a three-hour tour.


35 posted on 01/16/2013 9:39:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Yogafist

I wanna bunch of gold.....lots of gold.....LOL


36 posted on 01/16/2013 10:53:32 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Paladin2

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. :(


37 posted on 01/16/2013 10:55:42 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: BBell

Were they on the Edmund Fitzgerald?


38 posted on 01/17/2013 12:23:21 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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