This Is The Number One Unsolved Mystery In Michigan And It Will Leave You Baffled
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of union boss and organized criminal Jimmy Hoffa has been the subject of speculation for the past 40 years. We think that has a lot to do with the fascinating and at times notorious life he led: from his role as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in the 1950s-70s, his alleged ties with the mob, and his stint in prison for jury tampering. He was imprisoned from 1967 until 1971, when President Richard Nixon pardoned him with the understanding that Hoffa would resign from his Teamster presidency.
Hoffa vanished in 1975, last seen outside of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in suburban Detroit. It took seven years for him to be legally declared dead. Over the years, hundreds upon hundreds of theories have cropped up across the country, with hope to glean clues on what happened to this infamous character in American history. Michigan in particular was the subject of countless investigations. Here are just a few theories as to where “they” could have buried the body.
We know these are but a few of the rumors about Hoffa. We would love to hear your memories about this mysterious figure. Tell us all about it.
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.