Sue for Bob
Ellerson and The Palisades Cliffs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 19:42

Besides Joyce Milton, what other sources record the details of what happened in the Henry Ellerson accident?

What evidence is there that Ellerson's car was "burned almost beyond recognition"?

Did the car not make it into the Hudson River?

In some ways, Ellerson's accident reminds me of that race/dare scene in the film, "Rebel Without a Cause." At the last second of the race, James Dean's rival plunges to his death off a cliff, but Dean survives.

Also, the name of that place where the race took place in that 1955 movie, I think, is called "The End."

(For instance,Montauk Point on Long Island is known as "The End.")

Maybe there were/are places along the Palisades cliffs that people named "Inspiration Point" or "The End" or "Lover's Lane," or whatever!

In 1932, there may have been specific places along the Palisades where there were wide open views of the Hudson River -- places with bad reputations.

Open places where desperate people contemplate and do desperate things?

Might Ellerson have been suicidal?

The Palisades run for about 20 miles.

Where exactly did Henry's car go over the cliff?

Sorry, I wrote this while tired but wanted to at least post tonight.

  • ellerson's "accident"bbb mills for sue and forum, Tue Nov 13 04:30
    Ellerson somehow drove his car to the edge of a cliff along the Palisades and jumped to safety at the last second as the car plunged to the edge of the Hudson River and burned almost beyond... more
    • Re: ellerson's "accident"Joe for Bob, Wed Nov 14 10:22
      Bob, there is no evidence I know of that Duane Baker and Henry Ellerson knew each other. Mind you, I'm all ears if you actually have any, as Duane Baker is still very much on my personal radar.... more
    • Ellerson and The Palisades Cliffs — Sue for Bob, Tue Nov 13 19:42
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