October 14, 2023 CONCORD, NH

The front of the KIMBALL JENKINS Mansion that has been abandoned for over a century until the night of the disappearances.
Police and federal investigators still looking for leads a month after 133 people vanished from a party at an abandoned mansion.

On a memorable Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the bewitching hour of 2:50 AM, a grand costume party unfolded, promising an evening of mirth and revelry. Little did the 133 attendees know that this extraordinary gathering would end in the most enigmatic and puzzling circumstance – their mysterious vanishing. The community, shaken to its core, embarked on a frantic search for answers.

“It is unlike anything we’ve ever encountered,” said Detective Johnson, lead investigator of the case. “The scene appeared undisturbed, yet 133 individuals vanished without a trace. There were no signs of forced entry or any indications of foul play. It’s as if they simply vanished into thin air.”

The scene in question was at the Kimball Jenkins Mansion in Concord, NH. The grounds have been maintained for years by several contractors, but little has been known about the Jenkins family, and if they are indeed in residence. 

“No one has ever seen someone come out of that house,” says local bar owner Sean Lanford. “We used to trespass in the garden as a dare when we were younger, but it was too creepy to want to go inside.”

The grounds themselves were placed in a trust since 1913, and while the house has withstood the ravages of time, police and journalists have been unable to locate anyone to speak on behalf of the trust or the property owners. 


Hundreds of Concord residents received invitations to the costume party in the mail. One of those people, David Keenan, provided us with a copy of the invitation. 

Keenan and his wife, Cecilia, had their doubts, but the idea of the event was too good to pass up. 

“I wound up having to work late that night, so Cecilia went on her own,” Keenan said. “I wish I had called out.”


The costume party on September 23, 2023, was a sight to behold from the street. Elaborate disguises transformed ordinary individuals into extraordinary characters, spanning across various eras and realms. The venue shimmered under the glow of cascading fairy lights, setting the stage for a night of enchantment and intrigue. Laughter and gaiety filled the air as guests reveled in their meticulously crafted personas, unaware of the chilling fate that awaited them.

Martine Deerhoof, who moved in across the street from the mansion was awe struck. 

Marine Deerhoof, neighbor

“I had lived here for thirteen years, and this was the first time I’d seen the place lit up,” she said. “The music was loud, and haunting. People were laughing,  dancing across the yard. Nobody on the street complained. We were enchanted to see it all. I would have gone over myself, but there was a large sign that said ‘invitation only.’”


As the clock struck 2:50 AM, a collective gasp reverberated through the neighborhood. The music stopped. The lights of the mansion were suddenly off. Within an instant, 133 individuals vanished into thin air, leaving behind bewildered and terrified onlookers. The sudden void they left behind sent shivers down the spines of those who witnessed the inexplicable and left the community grappling with an unprecedented riddle.


The community rallied together, desperate for answers in the face of this confounding mystery. Police investigators meticulously combed through the venue, scouring for any trace of evidence. Theories and speculations ran rampant, ranging from mass abduction to supernatural interventions. Yet, as days turned into weeks, the search yielded no concrete leads, deepening the sense of frustration and helplessness that gripped the community.

The vanished guests left behind a void that extended far beyond their immediate circles. The community mourned the inexplicable loss and gathered in vigils to honor the missing. Support groups were formed to provide solace to those grappling with grief and uncertainty. The bonds between neighbors and friends grew stronger, as they leaned on one another, united in their shared sorrow and quest for closure.

“She was the light of my life,” said David Keenan, “We’ve searched the woods, the river banks. No one has any idea what happened to any of them.   It’s a nightmare we can’t wake up from. I don’t know how to go on without her. I don’t know how anyone in this town can move on without answer. How do 133 people just vanish?”

If you have any information about the disappearances, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Concord Police would like to hear from you.

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