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Agatha Christie

Was Agatha Christie found after her disappearance?

MMDE: Agatha Christie was not found after her disappearance in 1926

Current: Agatha Christie was found after her disappearance in 1926

There was a real world mystery surrounding the most famous mystery writer of her day, Agatha Christie, in 1926, when she disappeared from her Berkshire home. It sparked a manhunt larger than anything seen before - over 1,000 police officers were drafted in, and , for the first time, aeroplanes.. It was all the more concerning because she left her 7 year old daughter, Rosalind, behind.

Many remember the story, but not her being found. The current version of events have her turning up in a hotel in Yorkshire 11 days later, but some remember her never being found at all, and are pointing to this as a Mandela Effect. 

Prolific

Christie is best known for her 66 detective novels featuring Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Born into a wealthy family in 1890, she gained her knowledge of poisons during her time working in a Devon hospital during the first world war - something which would come in very handy later on whilst writing her murder mysteries. until 1920 she was unsuccessful, and in fact had her first 6 novels rejected. Only when the character of Hercule Poirot made his appearance did things turn round, and him featuring in The Mysterious Affair at Styles was her first published novel.

Her disappearance sparked a massive manhunt, with the Home Secretary William Joynson-Hicks raising over 1,000 police officers and 15,000 volunteers to search for her. There is now suspicion that she planned the whole thing to embarrass her husband and it all got very out of hand. 

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Worthy of a Hercule Poirot investigation

There are various rumours of her having been so shocked by discovering her husband was having an affair that she lost her mind, but whether she was found or not, it was never cleared up exactly what happened.