On Nov. 25, 1809, a representative of the British government, Benjamin Bathurst, was returning from Vienna and the Court of Emperor Francis. He and his entourage stopped in the village of Perleberg, Germany. In the presence of his valet and his secretary, Bathurst “walked around to the other side of the horses. He vanished.”
The account was given in Cornhill Magazine, 55-279.
–Charles Fort, Lo!, p.681 (The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover, c1974).