Lars Mittank: The mysterious case of German national who ‘disappeared’ after behaving weirdly at Bulgaria Airport

09:25 AM Dec 23, 2018 |

There have been many weird instances witnessed at airports, but the case of Lars Mittank is among the weirdest events observed by people. A German national named Lars Mittank disappeared in July 2014 after leaving an airport in Bulgaria. The thing that makes his disappearance weird is his mysterious behaviour while leaving Bulgaria’s Varna Airport which was caught on CCTV cameras.

The weird airport incident

Mittank, a 28-year-old man from Germany came to Bulgaria on a vacation with friends. Due to an ear injury, he could not join his friends while going back to home in Germany. Therefore, his flight was scheduled for one week after his friends departed. On the day of his departure, he arrived at the airport with his luggage. Later, he was seen running away leaving his luggage inside the airport. He was seen frightened, impatient and nervous while leaving the airport. His weird behaviour was caught on CCTV cameras. Have a look at the video below.


While there was no one chasing Mittank at the airport, he behaved like he was being followed by someone. People witnessed him climbing over the security fence and disappearing in the forests. Post that, he was declared missing by German and Bulgaria police and have been missing since. The airport video became viral on the internet and made Mittank one of the most ‘popular’ persons to go missing.

Bulgaria vacation

During his vacation in Bulgaria, Mittank had a fight with some people while partying on the beach. He had an argument with four people over football clubs. Being a fan of German football club Werder Bremen, he had differences with fans of Bayern Munich. This argument led to a fight between them, in which Mittank was hurt. His ear was injured in the fight due to which he could not travel back with his friends to Germany. Doctor advised him not to fly, so he decided to stay for some more days in Bulgaria.

Lonely night at the hotel

After Mittank’s friends left for Germany, he rented a cheap hotel. He stayed in the hotel on the night before his flight to Germany. The hotel’s security cameras also captured his weird behaviour. He was frightened and also messaged his mother that he did not feel safe, saying that four people were following him.

Conspiracy theories behind Mittank’s disappearance

Many people have come up with different theories regarding what actually happened with Mittank. Some say that he was caught in drug-trafficking racket and his weird behaviour was the result of consuming drugs before reaching the airport. Some others also say that he faced psychological issues and committed suicide. Some have opinions that he is hiding since his disappearance in 2014. Some others claim that he was killed by drug traffickers who wanted his organs to recover drugs hidden in his body. These theories apart, what actually happened to Lars Mittank still remains a mystery.

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