ERIN WORTHY
Good morning radiolanders, this is Erin Worthy filling in for Bill Crash here on
WKD-1, Wicked One Radio. Today we’ve got a very special guest for all you
romantics and true believers out there, Dr. David Mann, husband of
Elizabeth Mann who was lost at sea just over a year ago.

Good morning, David.

DAVID MANN
Hi, Erin. Thanks for having me.

ERIN WORTHY
Tell us again, David, about your wife. She went missing last March in Russia, is
that correct?

DAVID MANN
Yes. She was part of an expedition in the Sea of Okhotsk, between Russia and Japan.
No one knows what happened to her, but the footage they showed on the news
hinted at disaster. When we later got hold of the black box recorder,
I saw the whole thing.

ERIN WORTHY
Ah yes–the infamous black box. That juicy little gem has got the whole world wondering
about the conspiracy behind Dignite’s disappearance. Set the record straight, David. What did you actually see?

DAVID MANN
I saw no evidence of a cover-up on the actual recording; however, the simple fact
that the recording had been withheld from the public for the better part of a
year is proof in-and-of-itself that Institut
has long-abandoned their responsibility to the general public. We still don’t
know what they’re hiding. I witnessed turbulence. Panic. Chaos. Liz hit her
head against the side of the submarine. People were screaming. There was a
horrible groaning noise, and then it all went to static.

ERIN WORTHY
That must have been awful. Was that
recording what made you want to go for yourself?

DAVID MANN
Wouldn’t you, Erin? I believe we each only get one person, one true love, in this life.
Liz was mine. And I don’t know what happened to her. No one does. No bodies have
been recovered. Nothing from the submarine except the black box. She’s down
there. She’s just waiting.

ERIN WORTHY
You don’t think she’s alive?

DAVID MANN
What a funny question. Let me ask you something, Erin. Do you have children?

ERIN WORTHY
I have a daughter, yes.

DAVID MANN
Have you ever been separated from your daughter in the mall, or the market, or the
grocery store?

ERIN WORTHY
Once. Sure.

DAVID MANN
Do you remember that feeling? Do you remember racing up and down the aisles
calling out her name, with every cliché fear trespassing into your spirit? Do
you remember feeling like you’d do anything, everything you had to, to make
sure she was safe, to know she could not be harmed?
That’s how I feel about Liz. All the time.

ERIN WORTHY
Wow. OK. David Mann. That’s a remarkable
story. Folks, you can donate to the Elisabeth Mann
Resurrection Fund at ResurrectingElizabeth.org. David, I hope you know I’m
going to go home and first, hug my daughter very tightly, and then secondly,
give you every spare penny I can find.