I put the words NOT a joke in there but I think my dad took them out. I told him with a name like that it wouldn't be taken seriously. He is a real person and did go missing. Sounds like he's ok now, but family/personal problems.
I am in NO WAY saying that this is not a big deal. it is a family issue as ben and terry have said.
This thred is more pretaining to the fact that some people out there thought this it was a bogus conversation due to his name. which is understandable, and from what ben wrote he knew it would be taken that way when he first posted..
while I dont know the situation, tell Mike if he needs anyone to talk to, I have been through it all, more than once, and more than a few times. and more than one might think. he can PM me if needed. I'm a good listener.