The public will finally get to see “The Search for Michael Rockefeller” Feb. 1 when Netflix releases the documentary on one of the most compelling unsolved mysteries of the 20th Century.
The film confirms what The New York Post reported in 1968 — cannibals devoured the son of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
In 2007, filmmaker Fraser C. Heston (son of Charlton) discovered a lost cache of 16 mm film shot by Milt Machlin, the editor of Argosy magazine who coined the phrases “Bermuda Triangle” and “the Abominable Snowman.”
The footage was taken during Machlin’s expedition to the New Guinea in 1969 in search of the lost scion, inspired by an eyewitness report that Michael Rockefeller was alive and being held against his will by stone-age savages.