We’re continuing our conversation with Dorie Olds. Following the 2 bombs that went off in 1985, I asked her if she was worried for her safety. At the time, she didn’t know that her husband, Mark Hofmann was planting the bombs…. Was Dorie really in danger?
GT: Let’s go back to the awful October of 1985. So, I’ve talked with several people that have known Mark and they were all, they were all looking for bombs under their car.
Dorie: Yeah, it frightened a lot of people.
GT: Curt Bench, Shannon Flynn, even Michael Quinn. Were you concerned for your safety? Because none of these people believed that it was Mark initially either.
GT: Were you concerned?
Dorie: I wasn’t until Mark called me. He called me and said, “You need to leave the house because you may be in danger.” So he’s telling me this big old lie, scaring me….I remember just running out so fast that I didn’t even close the dishwasher. I remember just running, leaving so fast. And then [I was] talking to Mark later and he laughed when I told him, “Yeah, I left. I grabbed everything.”
“Well you didn’t really need to,” or something like that. He laughed at me because I got scared. I remember that.
GT: That struck you as pretty odd?
Dorie: Yes. It was like, “What? And why did you tell me? Why are you telling me I need to leave? If you didn’t want me to leave? Why are you? Why? What?”
Because I did not understand him. What’s going on? And it’s like, if I’m not in danger, why are you telling me I’m in danger? But yeah, he laughed. I remember that.