Monday, June 13, 2016

Disappearing Father For Monday Mysteries...!

Seems as though a missing person report comes mostly from a town or city and is unusual in a rural community.

When a report such as this is made public, it's certainly different than most. That's where the mystery comes in.

The Disappearance Of Leonard Dirickson



Leonard Dirickson was a 39-year-old divorcee who lived with his teenage son Jared at their dairy farm in Strong City, Oklahoma. On the morning of March 14, 1998, Leonard and Jared were eating breakfast when an unidentified man in a pickup truck showed up at their farmhouse. Leonard went to speak with the man for several minutes, and when he came back inside, he told Jared that the stranger was interested in buying one of his horses. Curiously, Leonard had never advertised having horses for sale. Nevertheless, Leonard left with the mysterious stranger in his pickup truck to go show him the horse. This would be the last time Jared ever saw his father.

There was no indication that Leonard ever visited the barn where he kept his horse, but a waitress did report seeing Leonard and the stranger at a nearby coffee shop two hours after he left the farm. The case took a bizarre turn six months later, when police received an anonymous phone call from a man who reported seeing Leonard at a bar in Amarillo, Texas. When police arrived at the bar, the caller was gone, and there was no sign of Leonard.

Before his disappearance, Leonard was experiencing serious financial difficulties because of his divorce and the recent folding of his dairy business, so there was speculation that he might have disappeared voluntarily. However, those close to Leonard don‘t believe he ever would have abandoned his son. Leonard Dirickson has not been seen since his disappearance, and no one knows the identity of the man who visited him that morning.

You have to wonder what would cause a man to just up and leave his home and his son. I'm thinking it would have to be something pretty bad. Certainly one for the mystery list over at Listverse, where I got this story

Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Rain is starting up again !

8 comments:

Chickenmom said...

Strange. Maybe he was kidnapped because he owed someone money.

linda m said...

That is just weird. But then I have heard of people who fake their death to get out of financial trouble. Me thinks their not thinking to clearly. hehe

Sixbears said...

It's surprising how many people disappear without a trace. Kinda makes me wonder sometimes.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
That could be, but how would we ever know ?
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey Linda...
I reckon that anything is possible. Evidently, he wasn't putting up a fight. Strange for sure !
Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Sixbears...
The numbers are staggering, for real. Wonder where they all end up ?
Thanks for the visit this morning !

JO said...

It sure could be that he borrowed money from the wrong kind of lender. May never know unless his bones show up somewhere in those woods one day.

Beautiful morning here, I even opened the door and windows with the fans going let some fresh air in blow out the old

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe the guy didn't like the horse that Leonard was trying to sell him. . . or maybe the aliens got him. . . (grin) I feel bad for the son.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
That's certainly a possibility. Glad you are having some good weather there, as it has already turned to hot. With all the rain lately, it didn't take long to become very humid.
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie !


Hey Dizzy...
Guess i'd have to go with the aliens.
Thanks for coming by today!

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