For the last three weeks, a state-wide search has been underway for 20-year-old Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, who vanished while out jogging on July 18th.
Tibbetts was staying at her boyfriend Dalton Jack’s home in Brooklyn, Iowa, at the time of her disappearance, as she was looking after his dogs while he was away. When she didn’t show up for work the next day, Jack and her family became worried and reported her missing.
Now, despite conducting over 200 interviews and searching a local hog farm, multiple cornfields, and other properties nearby, investigators have yet to find any trace of Tibbetts.
And sadly, it looks like Tibbetts case isn’t a one-off. It turns out that 48 juvenilles were reported missing in the Iowa during July, 36 of which vanished over a 10-day period.
19 boys and 17 girls between the ages of 13-20 went missing within a 10-day period in Iowa.
Don’t think it can’t happen to you. It’s happening across rural and urban Iowa, especially in towns close to I-80.
Be alert. Stay safe. And if you see something, say something. pic.twitter.com/QHmxFl4kji
— Shannon Kelly (@shankelly3) July 26, 2018
Unsurprisngly, the statistics have frightened parents across the US, and left us all wondering – what the hell is going on in Iowa? And why has such a hefty figure received so little press coverage?
Of course, people around the web are coming up with conspiracy theories to explain the disapperances, including everything from alien abductions to the summer solstice.
Human abductions become more prevalent surrounding blood moons. Many believe it is a result of ritualistic human sacrifice. Stay armed people, the spike in activity lasts for weeks or months before, and after.
— arch_angel❌ (@ella_k) July 28, 2018
Thus sounds insane but the end if this month was the solstice. There was also a lunar eclipse. In the occult world and satanism this is a big season. Again sounds nuts but these are the times we live in. a little reading goes a long way.
— Zarathustra X (@Judas_L7) July 29, 2018
Something I noticed.. pic.twitter.com/NjVBKfM7W6
— FreeAmerica11_11_18 (@SP11_11_2018) July 30, 2018
The old CSRT monster is snatching these people up. That map makes sense for runners.. all point to the Windy City and beyond via rail. For a real conspiracy theory. Map the disappearance along the interstates.
— Esteban cisneros (@ecisneros007) July 31, 2018
Others have suggested some sort of secret sex trafficking ring
This is scary. Obviously there is some type of human trafficking going on. FBI needs to be called in asap
— BobbyCap (@bobby_cap) July 27, 2018
Unfortunately sex rings are prevalent in this society… I heard that there is one in Omaha and people are being snatched up like crazy… scary.
— Nicodemus. (@NickW2389) July 27, 2018
Omaha is a major trafficking hub in our nation. This is a huge problem that’s existed for many years. Evil runs a pipeline right through our state. Be aware.
— Ryan Schauf (@SchaufRyan) July 26, 2018
However, the Iowa Department of Public Safety insists these numbers are actually in the normal range for the state, and there’s nothing for people to be concerned about.
Statement from the Iowa Department of Public Safety pic.twitter.com/1UK96n1gFx
— Sarah Watson (@K_5mydearwatson) July 28, 2018
This is nothing new. Most are runaways, and returned within 24 hours.
— Scott Halstead (@5halseys) July 27, 2018
Which lead to the OG poster of the statistics being accused of spreading fake news
This has been confirmed by police that the majority of these were found within 24 hours.Such as runaways/someone thinking someone was missing
This is people REPORTED missing.
not confirmed and missing and gone like Mollie.
people need to stop sharing missinformation! Read more!
— Vanessa (@Vanessa56679691) August 1, 2018
This is really misleading. These are not random abductions. Acting like they are creates fear that prevents us from solving the real problems.
— Emily Shields (@emilyjshields) July 28, 2018
If you look into the case a little further, most if not 3/4ths of the missing children reports were voluntary. Such as running away, staying out for multiple days etc.
— Cameron Bonner (Boon) (@RunaUp) July 27, 2018
Either way, we’re going to avoid the I-80 for a while. Just to be sure.