How to Disappear, Drop Off The Grid and Never be Found


Learn How to Disappear

Do you want or need to disappear completely and never be found? Do you want to leave your current life behind and completely erase your tracks so that nobody can follow you and nobody can ever find you? Believe it or not, some people want to do just that.

Running from the Long Arm of the Law

Probably the most common reason for wanting to disappear is when you have a warrant out for your arrest. If this is the situation you’re in, our advice is to turn yourself in. In most cases, it is better to face the charges against you than to spend your life on the run. However, there are some situations where running makes more sense. Maybe you’re falsely accused, but don’t have an alibi for the crime. Or, maybe you feel like you’re being framed for a crime. And, maybe you’re dealing with corrupt cops who want to make sure they catch you for a crime. Whatever the reason, there are times when you simply have to disappear.

Hiding from a Criminal Organization, Mafia, or Cartel

Although it may sound unlikely, perhaps you’ve been in a criminal organization, such as the mafia, gang, or drug cartel, you know exactly how dangerous it can be. And, because of the many crimes you may have witnessed or may have even been a part of, getting out of the crime organization might be even more dangerous. In this situation, you have to go completely underground for the rest of your life. It is best that the crime organization thinks you are dead. So not only do you have to disappear, you have to completely erase your tracks, assume a new identity, and start over.

Avoiding Spousal or Parental Abuse

Children and spouses who are in abusive relationships often consider disappearing as an option. Depending on the level of abuse, it may be the only option. In many cases, an abusive spouse would rather see their spouse dead than lose them.

Escaping a Stalker

If you have a stalker, read our list of suggestions for dealing with a stalker. If your situation seems hopeless, and your best option is to drop off the grid, buy one of the books below to learn what to do.

Just Want to Start Over or Live a Private Life?

Some people simply want to let go of their previous life and start over. Maybe you had a bad relationship or a marriage that didn’t work out. Maybe you suffered some type of public embarrassment, and you just don’t want to show your face around town. Disappearing and starting over is a real option for you, and may offer the opportunity for a better life.

In other cases, you may feel that the government has too much information on you. Perhaps you feel that the government is watching and tracking your every move. The books below will help you learn how to clean up your digital footprint and become a ghost.

List of Recommended Books

There are a number of books that provide helpful information on how to disappear completely. The books explain the techniques for disappearing and how to cover your tracks so nobody can find you.

These books are also helpful for private detectives who are hired to track down missing people. They provide insight into the tips and tricks that people use when they don’t want to be found. Understanding the techniques that could possibly be used may help you in your search. Following are examples of some of the more popular titles in this genre:

Disappear Without a Trace

Be Invisible to Big Brother, Anonymous Online, Protect Family, Home, Money, Assets, Privacy, and Security (How to Be Invisible)

This book explains everything you need to obtain a new, anonymous name, an alternate identity, new credit, and more. Learn how to hide your digital trail using an inexpensive, fast, and legal process. This book received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace

A comprehensive guide for people who want to protect their privacy and disappear. The book explains how to eliminate all traceable evidence and avoid being found. Learn how to destroy all of the known data about yourself, how to create fake trails, and use misinformation to your advantage. This book received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

Cover Your Tracks Without Changing Your Identity: How to Disappear Until You WANT to Be Found

Use this manual to learn how to cover your tracks, where to go, how to get there safely, what you should bring along, where to stay, and how to live safely. This book received a rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Invisibility Toolkit

100 Ways to Disappear and How to Be Anonymous From Oppressive Governments, Stalkers & Criminals: How to Be Invisible and Disappear in Style

The Invisibility Toolkit is a helpful guide for anyone who values their privacy or needs to disappear. Regardless of the reason, you’re running from stalkers, hitmen, overzealous cops, or divorce courts, you owe it to yourself to learn how to protect yourself and your family. This book received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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Questions and Comments

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Michael Kissiah is the owner of Brandy Lane Publishing, LLC, which owns and operates a small portfolio of websites, including Michael created more than 20 years ago after working as a private investigator in the state of Florida. Since that time, he has become an expert at how to find information online and has written over 1000 articles on topics related to the investigation industry. In addition, he is the author of the "Private Investigator Licensing Handbook", available at


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