Zephany Nurse is a South African girl who was kidnapped as a baby. 17 years later, she was reunited with her real family when she coincidentally started going to the same school as her younger sister. The girls were inseparable and had a strong resemblance. A DNA test confirmed their relation.
In 1974 a 20 year old man kidnapped himself in an attempt to get $5000 from his parents. He was found a couple hours later in a camper van behind his house.
Felix Batista, an expert on kidnapping, was kidnapped in Mexico. He Had already negotiated nearly 100 kidnapping and ransom deals and after his disappearance nobody took credit and he’s been missing ever since.
After German courts found insufficient evidence against his daughter’s killer, a dad hired 2 guys to kidnap the man and transport him to France. The man was found “tied up and dumped near a French courthouse.” He got 15 years in prison. Dad got a 1-year suspended sentence for kidnapping.
A kidnapped teen did not know he was kidnapped until he applied to college…13 years after his kidnapping.
In 2009 a man who was an expert on how to avoid being kidnapped in Mexico was kidnapped in Mexico after giving a lecture on “How To Not Be Kidnapped in Mexico”.
In 1985 Soviets ended a hostage crisis within 4 weeks by castrating & killing a relative of a Hezbollah leader then sending the severed organs. A reporter later said, “This is the way the Soviets operate. They do things – they don’t talk. And this is the language the Hezbollah understand.”
When Canadian reporter Mellissa Fung was kidnapped by bandits in Afghanistan, Afghan intelligence identified the kidnapper, kidnapped his family, and then demanded Fung’s release with no ransom paid.
A man in Texas was abducted from his home right in front of his wife by two masked men with guns. He returned two days later unharmed. Turns out he staged his own kidnapping so he could go out and party with friends.
Billionaire J. Paul Getty refused to pay $17m ransom for his kidnapped Grandson. When the teenager’s severed ear arrived, he agreed $3m but only paid $2.2m… the maximum that would be tax deductible. He lent the other $800k to his son on the condition that he pay it back with 4% interest.