Whittaker Furnesse disappeared in 1983, while walking his dog. According to the October 31st 1985 issue of The New Frontiersman, his disappearance was believed to be connected to the disappearances of other notable people. The theory was correct, as he was brought to an island along with other notable scientists and artists, to work on a secret project which they thought was for a movie. He told Max Shea, a missing author, that he worked on a real human brain belonging to that of Robert Deschaines to achieve a special effect. He died along with everyone else on a Pyramid Deliveries ship that exploded.