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bob mills for sue and forum
Re: One-Stop Shopping Center
Mon Jan 15, 2018 18:44
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Sue, I don't know how anyone can claim the came is closed, when the following questions remain (not necessarily a complete list):

"If Cemetery John had a "hacking cough," as Condon described, doesn't this connect with Isidor Risch, who died of tuberculosis a few years later, and not with Hauptmann, who never had tuberculosis?'

"If the ransom payment was $50,000., and Hauptmann was caught with about $14,000, what happened to the rest?

"How did the kidnapper(s) know the Lindbergh family would be at Highfields that night, when they had never been there on a Tuesday night, even once?"

"If Hauptmann were Cemetery John, how did he avoid being arrested between April, 1932 and September, 1934, when he was in plain sight the whole time and everybody was looking for him?"

"Assuming Al Capone wasn't stupid and that he knew what obstruction of justice meant, would he ever have been able to return the Eaglet to the Lindberghs if Hauptmann had been a lone kidnapper, as he promised to do?"

"How could Condon have assumed an open letter to a neighborhood newspaper in the Bronx would ever reach a random kidnapper in Central New Jersey, as it did?"

"If everyone connected to the case knew it was a 'gang operation,' how did the opinion of a single psychiatrist, someone who never examined Hauptmann, alter the prosecution so that Hauptmann stood trial as a lone kidnapper?"

When Condon told FBI Agent Leon Turrou, "My life won't be worth five cents (if he identified Hauptmann)," doesn't this prove Condon knew it was a gang operation, as further evidenced by his letter to the Bronx Home News?


  • One-Stop Shopping CenterSue, Mon Jan 15 12:31
    Why isn't the archive having to do with the Lindbergh kidnapping case at the New Jersey State Police Museum online? It's a one-stop shopping center of sorts for Lindbergh case documents -- why not... more
    • Re: One-Stop Shopping Center — bob mills for sue and forum, Mon Jan 15 18:44
      • Not a Complete ListSue for Bob, Mon Jan 15 19:57
        Certainly not a complete list! The question about Hauptmann living undetected two and a half years under the noses of the cops is close to the question of how the baby's body was able to go... more
        • the eaglet's bodybob mills for sue, Tue Jan 16 09:56
          Sue, I've always believed the Eaglet's body was moved to Mt. Rose Heights from its original location. It was placed there on purpose because the area was being searched by cops and volunteers, and... more
          • moved the bodyRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 22:41
            the quest. of wheth. or not the baby's body was moved reminds me of the Don Kemp case, which was explored on a c. 1985 episode of a show first hosted by Raymond Burr and then Robt. Stack. I believe... more
          • logical (or not)Anonymous, Sat Jan 20 22:38
            "Regarding Hauptmann's avoidance of identification for 2-1/2 years, I haven't read a single logical explanation anywhere." You are so fond of auto accidents how come you don't comment on BRH's... more
            • Re: logical (or not)bob mills for mr. anonymous, Sun Jan 21 04:32
              I'm fond of auto accidents? I have no idea what you're talking about. But I'm used to your snide comments by now, so I'll let it go. If your reference to Nungesser pertains to the three expeditions I ... more
              • carsAnonymous, Sat Jan 27 18:01
                "I have no idea what you're talking about." Oh, good grief! You don't know about Hauptmann's automobile accident in 1932 (after his visit to a bank)? It occurred in Manhattan and he hit a lawyer... more
                • somebody's car accidentbob mills for mr. anonymous, Sat Jan 27 18:17
                  You made a statement that I was "fond of auto accidents." I replied that I had no idea what you were talking about. Then you segued into a discussion of Hauptmann's car accident, which as far as I... more
              • AmeliaRichard E Sloan, Sun Jan 21 13:58
                Earhart used to hang out about 5 miles from here, at the L.I. Aviation Country Club, as did Lindy. He taught his wife to fly there, too. I just succeeded in convincing the Town of Hempstead to erect... more
          • In Plain View of the Neighbors?Sue for Bob, Fri Jan 19 18:44
            Could Hauptmann's Bronx neighbors have known more about the Lindbergh kidnapping than they were saying? Could Hans' Bavarian Beer Garden have been the equivalent to Mary Surratt's boarding house... more
            • Mrs. Surratt and beer gardenRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 09:45
              Sue, how about you and me and Steve drive up to Bruno's house and walk from there to the beer garden site? I'll bring a copy of my aerial photo with me (which, as I said, doesn't include the beer... more
              • Visit to the BronxSue for Richard, Sat Jan 20 13:22
                I think it's a great idea to pay another visit to the Bronx with you and Steve! I will gather together a list of addresses! I told Steve, and he wants to go!
                • mini Bx visitRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 22:30
                  OK, Sue and Steve! Let's work on March dates on the phone. I only have Steve's ph. no. I already printed out your post of 1/19, with all the "neighbors' " addresses, (Zeigler, Grimaldi, Schneider,... more
              • Mrs. Surratt and beer gardenRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 09:56
                I forgot to mention Mrs. S in my last post, Sue. That's a cute comparing her boardinghouse to the beer garden. I got a kick out of it. I have to correct you, tho, about it being where the... more
                • "she kept the nest where the plot was hatched"bob mills for richard, Sat Jan 20 15:48
                  Richard, it was (President) Andrew Johnson who described the Surratt boardinghouse as "the nest where the egg was hatched." This was his rationale for refusing the clemency importunities of Anna... more
                  • Mrs. SRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 22:25
                    I agree with you 100%.
                • The Nest Where the Egg Was HatchedSue for Richard, Sat Jan 20 13:46
                  I haven't looked at the Lincoln assassination in quite a while, but I just wanted to get the IDEA out there about the Surratt boarding house possibly being analogous to Hans' Bavarian Beer Garden! I... more
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