Michael 5260 for Michael
Re: indelible/copying pencils
Thu Jul 19, 2018 14:07

Thank you. I think we are finally getting somewhere.

Sometimes it is very important to pay attention, strict attention, to what a person, such as Elmer Bollard, first tells you. That first story may change as evidence and circumstances begin to unravel their story.

I agree with you about the inability to date the table. I'm only going by what the store manager had to say and what Elmer had to say. One of them could be lying about the 1940 purchase date but I don't think both of them could be lying. That's about it.

The obvious fact about this table is that the handwriting took place when two pieces of table structure were off of the table. This is why parts of the handwriting are underneath the structures when the table is assembled. This observation conflicts with Elmer's discovery story. The idea that someone took the table apart, wrote the confession, put the table back together again and Elmer conveniently found it has a stench to it. There was no reason at all to take the table apart to write the confession.

Talking to Elmer's family members might not have revealed much information. I doubt they knew anything about the table and were just as astonished as other people.

You know one of miserable things about a hoax is that genuineness or non-genuineness cannot be proven. When that happens all a person can do is sit there with the rotor blades spinning without going up, down, backward or forward.

I'm not trying to tell anyone what they can or cannot think. If I'm guilty of anything I'm guilty of asking a person "to think rationally".

I put up a post about the empty crock found in Hauptmann's garage. I started it by accepting that Hauptmann told the truth when he first said he didn't know anything about it. What do you think about the three questions I posted and the truthfulness of Hauptmann's answer?

  • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael For Script, Thu Jul 19 12:02
    Like I said to Joe below ... we may never know. With that in mind there is room for speculation on either side of this - and in between. We don't know when the writing was added, and frankly that... more
    • Re: indelible/copying pencils — Michael 5260 for Michael, Thu Jul 19 14:07
      • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael, Fri Jul 20 06:57
        I do not think its rational to jump to conclusions without anything to back it up except a newspaper article that cannot be trusted. Foisting this upon someone as if they're an idiot or something... more
        • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260, Fri Jul 20 11:04
          The information about the sale/purchase date of the Mersman table appeared in two different New Jersey newspapers written by two different reporters. You say the information cannot be trusted. What... more
          • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael , Fri Jul 20 19:16
            You lost me. Did you read what Mark wrote? Newspapers are a source but probably the worst of all possible sources. Its why there's a lot wrong in the FBI Summary because it relies on newspaper... more
            • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260, Sun Jul 22 12:41
              No need to get lost. If you believe two different New Jersey newspaper articles written by two different news reporters are providing flawed information about the Mersman table, fine. If you would... more
              • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael, Sun Jul 22 13:18
                I believe Mark. I believe my eyes. I know nothing was found in a "leg" because there is no leg. And I believe what my research tells me. Benny Lupica. David Moore. Have you heard of them? Both were... more
                • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael 5260, Sun Jul 22 16:54
                  Scaduto didn't misunderstand a damn thing. He said Albert Hamilton identified someone else as the writer of the ransom notes before Hauptmann was arrested. It's in his stinking book. Scaduto said... more
                  • Re: indelible/copying pencilsMichael, Sun Jul 22 20:08
                    Honestly Script, I've never taken anyone's word for anything until I found out myself by researching it at the Archives. So there's very little I know for sure that did not come from an official... more
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