Margaret Cooper met her husband Alex many years ago and has been married to him for 35 years.
Everything was going well until one day Mr. Cooper didn’t return from work.
The search ended in vain. And when the woman decided to take her former surname again, it turned out that the name Alex Cooper was fictitious. A completely different person had been hiding behind it all these years.
Alex left for work in his car, and the next day the car was already found outside the city. The man left all his things in the car, but there were no traces of a person nearby.
A rather turbulent river flowed here, and there were fishing tackle in the car. Authorities assumed the man had been swept away by the current and called off the search.
A year has passed since the event, and Margaret decided to return her former name in the documents.
She visited the city archives to file documents and was surprised to find that there were no records in the name of Alex Cooper. It’s like this person didn’t exist before.
Gradually, the picture began to clear up for Margaret.
An unknown man took a fictitious name and surname, after which he made documents for a new identity. Under this name, he met Margaret and then lived with her for 35 years.
The story of the disappearance and attempt to find out the true identity of Alex Cooper was shown by a national Canadian channel in the fall of 1991.
And the next day, a man called the editorial office and said that he recognized his neighbor.
The man who pretended to be Mr. Cooper was found at the specified address. The real name of the man is Albin Arsene Arsenault. He was accused of robbing a bank in 1948, after which he went on the run and made new documents.
Under the new name, Albin married Margaret and everything was going well. But then it was time to change his driver’s license. Then everything would have been revealed.
So the man decided to disappear again.
Ultimately, Albin returned to Margaret and after some time his wife forgave him. The children of “Alex” still tell this story today in numerous interviews and TV shows.