Baby Daughter That Vanishes Into Thin Air On A Camping Trip Causes Decades Of Controversy

Camping in the wild can be very dangerous, as one family learned in the most tragic of ways. When a couple took their children camping in the Australian wilderness, they expected a memorable trip filled with nights out under the stars. However, they weren't the only ones out there. Soon enough, disaster struck in a way that no one believed possible and decades later, some still question the validity of their story.

Missing From Campsite

On August 17, 1980, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain decided to take a camping trip with their family near the famous Uluru rock. But when they woke up on their first morning outside, their nine-week-old daughter, Azaria, was missing from their tent.

A Wild Culprit

Lindy claimed that a wild dog—a dingo—must have burst into the tent and ran off with the baby, but authorities were skeptical. They believed that the story sounded unlikely and suspected that she was covering up what really happened...

Terrible Discovery

Those suspicions would only deepen when, the very next week, a visiting hiker made a horrifying discovery: a pile of bloody baby clothes not far from where the Chamberlain family set up camp. This left authorities with even more questions...

Odd Reactions

Making police even more suspicious about the Chamberlains' story was Michael's reaction. As Lindy anxiously looked high and low alongside volunteer searchers, Michael seemed relaxed, remarking that his daughter was "probably dead by now."