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bob mills for sue
the eaglet's body
Tue Jan 16, 2018 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 the mob was angry because the search efforts threatened bootleg liquor traffic along the Hopewell-Princeton Road, a main artery.

Once the body was transferred there (in Charles Henry Ellerson's car, I believe, which is why the car went over the Palisades and burned days before the Eaglet's body was found), it was a routine matter to find someone who would "discover" the body in exchange for $$$$$. William Allen walked 75 feet through thick underbrush, supposedly to relieve himself, when 10 or 15 feet would have insured privacy. Then, mirabile dictu, he comes across a dead body! Allen was a logical choice because blacks couldn't use public toilet facilities in 1932. A Caucasian would have had to answer the question, "Why didn't you stop at a gas station?"

Regarding Hauptmann's avoidance of identification for 2-1/2 years, I haven't read a single logical explanation anywhere. If Michael's comment that a disguise would have alarmed Anna explains Hauptmann's unwillingness to use one, it still leaves the question open of why no cop ever stopped him for questioning. Not to mention the fact that he went canoeing at City Island very summer, while Condon was there at the same time. I think it's fair to say that no public enemy ever remained at large for that long while in plain view of the law, and that Hauptmann was unafraid of being stopped simply because he was not Cemetery John.

  • 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 body — bob mills for sue, Tue Jan 16 09:56
      • 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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