7 Creepy Episodes Of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ That Have Since Been Solved

Gail DeLano

Unsolved Mysteries

Gail Delano was a thirty-something single mother who lived in Maine. She began looking for a suitor through newspaper personal ads. On June 21, 1986, she went to meet up with one potential suitor and was never seen again. Most people assumed she met a man who kidnapped her. Her mother thought that she had an accident and was now suffering from amnesia, unable to return to her family.

What really happened

Gail made elaborate plans to run away to Mobile, Alabama and commit suicide in a hotel room. The planning took place to protect her friends and children from the shame of having a parent take their own lives.

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Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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