The story and disappearance of Michael Rockefeller is incredibly sad and intriguing. Michael was the son of a powerful American politician and businessman, but when he went to study an untouched tribe, he was never seen again. It has everything that you would want in a fictional mystery novel, but it was real life.
The celebrity element just added to the entire story and made it a household disappearance at the time. Let’s take a deeper look into what REALLY happened to Michael Rockefeller.
He Had A Famous Dad
If the Rockefeller name sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Michael was born in 1938 and was the youngest son of New York governor Nelson Rockefeller. He was also the newest member of the Rockefeller dynasty of millionaires.
Although his father was the governor at the time, he would go on to become much more than that. In fact, he was the 41st Vice President of the United States from 1974-1977 under President Gerald Ford.