Skip to comments.Boy Missing 9 Days Found Under Home [Alive!]
Posted on 07/03/2011 7:19:02 PM PDT by DemforBush
OATESVILLE, Ind. -- A southwestern Indiana boy missing for nine days after running away from home was reunited with his parents after being found hiding beneath the family's home...
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Still, a child found alive after missing for 9 days is always cause for celebration. We see so many missing child stories that end in heartbreak and tragedy, I thought it would be nice to post one where the kid comes out okay.
Kind of odd is right! 9 days hiding from your mom and dad? Something is not right there.
great news, usually these cases don’t end this way. Now the boy can get some “help”.
For some reason this reminds me of a story. When I was around 5 I had a first cousin named Jack. Jack had four siblings but they were all girls. Jack was a year older than me.
Well I heard my parents talking about that family discovering a rattlesnake under their house. Daddy said they sent Jack under the house to kill the rattler. However Jack got bit but they said he was going to survive.
I was thinking how stupid they were to send Jack under the house. It wasn’t until later in the day, I learned they also had a dog named Jack.
I came from a dysfunctional and abusive home, and ran away myself at his age. These parents might be exceptionally wonderful, but something is really bothering this child. Hopefully this will lead to a lot of good things happening that make this a happy, or happier family.
I remember moving out when I was a wee one...I made it to the side of the house before realizing that I hadn’t thought it out real well. The suitcase was heavy, too.
My brother did that. He was going to get in trouble. They had the trustee prisoners out looking for him. He was found late that night though.
Nine days,guess he was sneaking in for food.
Second only to the doll episode of Trilogy of Terror. (maybe Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, too)
boy those parents must be sooooooo relieved, but yet so confused!
I usually held out for at least 2 hours when I was upset, until it got dark and the mosquitos came out.
Wow—thought I was the only one who remembered that!
Then you are having fun. So you don't answer.
Then the police arrive. Now you are famous! Every kid in school will be talking about this. You will answer in a little while. Everybody will be relieved. You will get lots of attention.
You fall asleep.
Now it is dark and boy are you in big trouble! When they find out that they did all that and you were just playing games they are going to ground you until you are thirty. They will ship you off to military school. The police will arrest you and send you to one of those prison like you have seen in the movies your parents don't let you watch so you watch them at a friend's house. So you don't answer.
And the longer you go without answering the bigger the problem becomes.
I did something similar once when I was a kid. I was going to run away, but then I ended up sneaking back in the house and hiding in the attic for a couple days. I snuck some food up there and lived on cans of coke and salami and cheese sandwiches :)
There's a blast from the past. Karen Black.
One was the doll with the chain, she poisons a student, and I forget the third. Something about a plane crash I think.
You think they might have brought in some search dogs to sniff him out?
Just thinking about that frickin’ fetish doll gives me the creeps.
and don’t forget Killdozer...
Yeah, but that was based on a true story.
Maybe he got tired of riding in his balloon?
That was a creepy movie. I miss ABC’s Tuesday Night at the Movies.
Kids will hide sometimes if they are being abused. I do not know what happened in this family but it must be investigated.
Children should be told by school teachers and counselor to report any kind of abuse. If we could get they asking for help, we may save a lot of lives. Teachers should know to look for odd behavior and probe further is abuse is suspected. We have no idea how many children out there are abused. Lets ask for help.
Good find. I’m watching it right now. Heh heh...
I’m screaming!!!!! “Mother” shouldn’t have been such a *B*.
The doll just came after her...too funny!
This reminds me of the story my husband tells of his adventure of running away from home. He decided to run away for no particular reason. He told his big sister that he was going to run away, so she packed a bag for him and put him on a bus. He rode from WV to PA to his aunt’s house. When he got there his aunt called his dad and told him where he was. His dad got on a bus, rude to PA and sat the boy down on the front porch and carried out a normal conversation about the weather, etc. Then he looked at the boy and asked, “You ready to go home now?” and the boy said, “Yeah”. They got on a bus and went home. Dad not saying a word. Boy fearing what would happen when he got home. Dad walked into the house and announced, “We’re home.” Then he walked out to the back yard and built a beautiful soapbox racer and presented it to the boy. Hubby said he had never felt so undeserving and guilty in his life before or since. His father was a preacher and he illustrated the same kind of love that God shows to us. Hubby is also a preacher.
I remember the next day after they first showed that movie. Everybody was talking about it. It was such a different time back then. Cable hadn’t caught on yet, and most people only had about 7 or 8 channels to choose from. If there was a really good or controversial movie on, a good chunk of the population was certain to see it.
That horrid little thing grunting while climbing the bed.....gives me the shivers..
Thanks. That was great. LOL!
And kids should also be encouraged to report abusive behavior by their government teachers.
There were some classic “made for TV” movies back then.
It’s a great story. Patience and extended grace as well.
The noises it makes. Makes me laugh.
Oh, how well I remember that feeling... you're out playing, suddenly you notice that you can't see your hands anymore. And now you are in trouble.
Others are referencing Trilogy of Terror. Absolute best movie, with Karen Black and the Doll.
Ooohh, single girl in the big city. Let that be a lesson to you all! LOL!
I wish your father in law was my father!
My own personal experiences were quite different.
Usually, when a child runs away from home, there is a reason.
Good old rotary dial. Poor youngsters are saying, what’s that scratching noise?
Absolutely. Especially with the stories we have had in the news this past year. I am a retired grandmother, I get involved when I see a kid get a punch in the head. I just can’t stand to see abuse.
It sounded like a rabid chihuahua being strangled.
It's amazing, the changes. I remember eight-track players, Atari (pong), asteroids, vinyl records and a whole lot more.
You know you are getting older when your music is in the clearance bin.
I know that is true, and my heart aches for you. People never seem to realize just how important a father is to a child’s life. We are taught that God is our Father in heaven, yet so many times our own father does not present us with the idea of God that we should have. My own father was a strict disciplinarian and that is the way I used to see God. He was one who “punished” and I did not realize the love He has for His children. Thankfully, God himself, changed that understanding for me. Forgiveness is the only thing that sets us free from our childhood traumas.
The guy who wrote that also wrote I am Legend.
LOL! I was WAY ahead of you on the preps - had my red wagon full of stuff, was going to go live in the woods a couple blocks away on the other side of the pond.
Realized I had forgotten a jar of peanut butter half-way around the pond. By the time I got home, mom was making waffles - my FAVORITE! (I suppose I was 6 or 7 at the time!)