not a mystery

Lawrence Joseph Bader, a cookware salesman from Ohio, disappeared in 1957 whilst on a fishing trip at Lake Eerie. Authorities found his empty boat, tackle, but Lawrence was nowhere to be seen. A freak storm made it probable that Bader had been injured and died. In 1960, he was officially declared dead. His wife, Mary Lou, was heavily pregnant with their fourth child and was understandably devastated. That was until, in 1965, Bader was miraculously found alive; Living as John ‘Fritz’ Johnson, a local TV personality, in Omaha, Nebraska.

It was only by sheer coincidence that Lawrence was recognised. On February 2, 1965, Johnson was at an archery tournament in Chicago when he was spotted by an old friend. Bader’s 21-year-old niece, Suzanne Peika, then approached him to have a look. Convinced, she asked him, “Pardon me, but aren’t you my Uncle Larry Bader, who disappeared seven years ago?” Johnson laughed it off, but Mrs. Pieka insisted that had his fingerprints compared with Bader’s military records. They matched. Johnson was now faced with the fact that all his memories were false and that he had two wives.

This case has been described as one of the most baffling amnesia disappearances on record, and it will never be properly answered as Lawrence/John had no recollection of the events leading up to it.

Mr. Laufeyson's Ward

TITLE: Mr. Laufeyson’s Ward


AUTHOR: goddessofmischief

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine you are living in the late 1800’s and your parents pass away due to a tragic accident. Leaving you an orphan, you are sent to a miserable orphanage. Then, a mysterious and harsh man named Loki visits the orphanage and takes you on as his ward. He brings you to his crumbling mansion in the English countryside, where you face his cruel intentions, and eventually discover that you care for him much more than you’d like to admit. 


I had no recollection of what had happened in my dream when I awoke the next morning. I only recalled that something had made me extremely apprehensive, but I could not decipher where this fear had been derived from.
I thought that dawdling further on these thoughts would be useless in helping me remember what had happened, so I instead got up to get dressed. Drawing the heavy curtains, I discovered that the weather seemed more pleasant than the preceding day, and I decided that I would explore the grounds after breakfast.

I wasn’t surprised that Mr. Laufeyson did not attend breakfast. Instead of eating in the grand dining hall, there was another smaller room which was where breakfast and lunch would specifically take place. I ate to my heart’s content and was able to satisfy the hunger that had surmounted within me over the past day.

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