Because the evening unfolded as planned, it was all the more perplexing the next morning (and for a month of mornings afterward) to learn that the couple had completely vanished, leaving the home in a perfect state to itself. Although many explanations were offered, some say that their happiness was too great for this corporeal world and that they live somewhere nearby but unseen.
In October of 1993, the current owners acquired the house which was in the process of restoration. During the renovation process, a crude sketch of the Loralei plaque was found under a pile of old newspapers. It was assumed that the sketch was of the original plaque fashioned by Captain Bartholomew Olmstead. A new plaque, based on this design, adorns the house.
To this very day, guests at the Loralei often experience a kind of euphoria and tranquility. Perhaps the original couple are responsible but we like to think that it is partly our efforts too.