50 Chilling Unsolved Mysteries Of The 1970s

By Sarah Norman | May 23, 2023

No One Knows Where Jimmy Hoffa's Body Is Buried

The 1970s were full of glorious parties at Studio 54 and post Vietnam celebrations, but it was also a decade full of chilling crimes that remain unsolved to this day. From gruesome murders to raucous heists and supernatural sightings, the mysteries chronicled here will leave you scratching your head and wondering exactly what happened in each of these stories.

Many of these stories are too upsetting for younger readers, so keep younger eyes shielded from the gruesome stuff. Keep in mind that many of these unsolved mysteries are cases that remain open, if you or someone you know can shine a light on these eerie crimes from the '70s don't be afraid to reach out... you could change everything.

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When it comes to unsolved crimes from the 1970s the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is one that continues to fascinate. Hoffa's disappearance in 1975 remains one of the most high profile alleged mafia hits of the 20th century, and easily the biggest cold case in America. Hoffa was the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters labor union for nearly 15 years, and he's believed to have multiple connections to organized crime, and on July 30, 1975, Hoffa was on his way to meet with New Jersey Mafia boss Anthony Provenzano at Machus Red Fox, a restaurant in Michigan.

Hoffa disappeared sometime after arriving in Michigan, and there are a ton of theories about what happened to him. Some people believe he was abducted by federal agents, others believe he was thrown out of an airplane, and others have theorized that he's buried in a swimming pool somewhere. The most likely theory is that Hoffa is buried in a steel drum somewhere in a landfill in New Jersey. The FBI began surveying the site in 2021 but has yet to release their findings.

The Murders of Eve Stratford and Lynne Weedon are connected to an unknown serial killer

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London, 1975 was a hot bed of crime but the brutal murders of Eve Stratford and Lynne Weedon remain unsolved to this day. These two women couldn't be more different - Stratford was a model and "bunny girl" who was killed in March of '75 while Weedon was a schoolgirl who was murdered about six months later on the opposite side of the city. Both murders were linked to the slaying of Elizabeth Parravincina in September 1977 with similar markings to the two previous deaths. Police believe that these three deaths are the handiwork of an unknown serial killer, but with no leads to go one they fear that this case many go ice cold.