created_at Exists In DB But AR Object created_at is nil??

** This is a repost. After playing with this for a much longer amount of
time I am still baffled and I didn't get any replies. Any help is VERY much
appreciated. **

This one seems very strange to me.

I have a AR object that has the created_at/updated_at columns. They populate
fine and they are in the DB row:

LOG: statement: select id, created_at from locations where id = 7632;
  id | created_at