It’s shocking when anyone vanishes into thin air, but it’s even more suspicious when someone in the public eye does. With so many people around them, how exactly do they disappear without a trace?

That’s exactly what happened to this Scottish musician who was in the middle of a successful career as a folk songstress.

Nobody knew if her disappearance was because of someone else or out of choice. And it wasn’t until years later that the truth was finally uncovered.

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Shelagh McDonald was a music lover from the very beginning. Being a free spirit, she would often spend her childhood playing music and singing to herself. Her parents soon realised she had a real talent and that her beautiful voice could take her places.

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Not only did she have an angelic voice, Shelagh was also a talented songwriter. With her creating music full of meaningful lyrics and self-expression, the teenager explored different genres before she found what she loved most – folk music.