During that time, 24 people (most of them Native villagers) mysteriously died or vanished, never to be heard from again. Now, 24 people may not sound like a lot, but in relation to the small population of Nome, it’s actually an inordinately large percentage.
It’s reported that the FBI has declined comment on the matter but does not deny that there have been 2000+ visits to Nome over the past 60 years. If it’s true, that means Nome has the most FBI visits than any other city in the US in relation to population density.
In 2006, the FBI concluded that “excessive alcohol consumption and a harsh winter climate” were to blame for the disappearances, though none of the missing people have ever been found.
The movie the Foutrth Kind, while fictitious, propses alien abudction as a possible theory for the disappearances.
I think it’s a very intriguing mystery.
How about you?