[Note: The home is private property. Please do not trespass or bother the homeowners.]

The disappearance of Margaret and William Patterson has been an enigma that has given rise to much speculation since March 1957 when the couple was reported missing under suspicious circumstances. According to a post on the International Center for Unidentified and Missing Person website:

The house was found in disarray, with dishes unwashed, underwear and a pair of Mrs. Patterson's stockings on a bed, and other indications the Pattersons did not know they were leaving for a long time. Tommy, the yellow-and-white cat that was Mrs. Patterson's most precious possession, also was left behind. Their automobiles were left at their house. There was no sign of a struggle.

Accounts of what happened to them have ranged from they were kidnapped, to they left everything behind to start a new life elsewhere, to one or both were killed and their bodies buried somewhere on the grounds, although no evidence of it has ever been found.

You can read a more thorough account of their disappearance and the many theories that abound here.

Local legend has it their spirits still occupy their old house in Kern. One believer is frequent Mike and Tricia Mornings guest and paranormal expert Henry Flores, who shared audio from an investigation he and conducted some years ago. Below are clips he provided that he believes sound like the distressed cries of a woman. Is it Margaret meeting her end? We report, you decide!

Woman's cry: This was captured near the front door as they were setting up the equipment

Isolated and amplified:

Shriek/mournful cry :

Isolated and amplified:

[Note: The home is private property. Please do not trespass or bother the homeowners. This article was originally posted in October of 2012 and refreshed in October 2016. ]