|Alleged photograph taken by Charlie Noonan.|
"Ellie Noonan was later contacted by a Tulsa pawnbroker who remembered reading about her husband’s disappearance in the papers, after finding his name engraved on a camera sold to him by an itinerant. The pawnbroker returned the camera, and Mrs Noonan had the film inside developed in the hopes of finding a clue as to his whereabouts. This was the only photo on the roll. Unfortunately, neither the location of the property, nor the name of the farmer who told him the story was recorded in Noonan’s notes."
Upon reading this I was incredibly intrigued and wanted to read more about this event. However, upon doing further research all I could find was the above narrative repeated over and over. There is no information about an amateur folklorist named Charlie Noonan or any other information regarding this strange event. This leads to one of two possibilities, either this tale is true and Charlie Noonan really did disappear under strange circumstances and left very little evidence of his whereabouts
or somebody thought that the picture was quite sinister and fabricated a tall tale to go with it.