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VT PAULA JEAN WELDEN: Missing from Bennington, VT - 01 Dec 1946 - Age 18

Discussion in 'Missing 1900 to 1979' started by Blue G 3, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Blue G 3

    Blue G 3 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Welden, circa 1946

      • Missing Since 12/01/1946

      • Missing From Bennington, Vermont

      • Classification Endangered Missing

      • Date of Birth 10/19/1928 (90)

      • Age 18 years old

      • Height and Weight 5'5, 122 pounds
    Clothing/Jewelry Description
    A red parka with a fur-trimmed hood, blue jeans, size 6 1/2 or 7 white Top-Sider sneakers with heavy soles, and a small gold ladies' Elgin wristwatch with a narrow black band. The watch has the repairer's marking "13050 HD" scatched on the inside of the back case.
    Distinguishing Characteristics
    Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Welden has a grayish-colored scar on her left knee, a small scar under her left eyebrow, and a vaccination scar on her right thigh. She has a cleft chin and an upturned nose.


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    Blue G 3 Well-Known Member

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  3. Redrover

    Redrover Well-Known Member

    Below is a very interesting article about several people who went missing from this trail in the late '40s and early '50s. I had never heard of it or the mystery that surrounds it before but definitely weird that this many people vanished on it in such a short time. From a man his 70s to an 8 year old kid...something went on along that trail, unfortunately we may never know what really happened to these folks. Such a shame. Would like to see more about this.


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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Book Review: Book digs up unsolved murders

    In "Unsolved New England: 20 Cases that Rocked the Region," author Cathy McManus strives to separate fact from fiction as she examines cold cases — unsolved murders, disappearances, robberies and strange events — from the 1800s to modern times.

    From the more recent past, McManus examines cases such as the disappearances of Bennington College student Paula Welden, in 1946, and Middlebury College student Lynne Schulze, in 1971. Both women went missing in Vermont, but under very different circumstances.

    Weldon, one of five people to go missing in the so-called Bennington Triangle (a term coined by paranormal writer Joseph Citro) between 1945 and 1950, disappeared after going for a hike on the Long Trail near dusk on Dec. 1, 1946. She left behind all of her identification and money. Those details have led some to believe the circumstances of her disappearance were not nefarious, but planned.


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