The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar, by This American Life

The best stories are the one's that are about something so much more than the actual story.

This is one of those stories, and it's one of my favorites. Ever.


In 1912 a four-year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi. In 2004, Bobby Dunbar's granddaughter discovered a secret beneath the legend of her grandfather's kidnapping, a secret whose revelation would divide her own family, bring redemption to another, and become the answer to a third family's century-old prayer (via).

You can listen to it here and read the transcript here.

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