Another bizarre episode from the Hermit Kingdom

The Extraordinary Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

13th March, 2016
North Korean soldiers march in front of a flag with the picture of former leader Kim Jong-il;

In the autumn of 1977, dozens of people began disappearing from coastal towns and cities around Japan. There was no obvious pattern to the vanishings and most investigators believed that they were not connected. The victims included fishermen, security guards, courting couples and a 13-year-old girl on her way home from badminton practice.

Today we know that these unfortunate people had not been abducted by aliens or murdered by a serial killer. Instead they were seized...

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