26. BEN MCDANIEL
“For me, it’s definitely Ben McDaniel. He was a scuba diver who went missing while underwater in a notoriously hard-to-navigate cave that only experienced divers were supposed to go into. But multiple experts said that it was unlikely that his body was in the cave, which was searched extensively. His parents kept hiring people to go into the cave and look for his body, and one of the search and rescue divers actually went missing and was never found while looking for him. There’s a theory that he faked his own death to get out of financial trouble, but employees definitely saw him dive underwater.
Also, the owner of Vortex Springs (the diving area where he went missing) died under suspicious circumstances a year later and McDaniel’s parents are convinced that it had something to do with what happened to their son. Idk, it’s never sat right with me.”