Richard E Sloan
Lindy wrote all dem notes???!!!***
Sat Apr 6, 2019 10:06
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While I agree with Micheal 5260 that it was impossible for CAL to have written all the ransom notes, I take issue with the basis for his conclusion -- that the handwriting experts agreed that all the notes came from the same hand. I think that the "science" they practiced was a sham. They were all full of it. (CAse in point -- Osborn's son disagreed with his father, and only agreed after some other evidence pointed to Hauptmann! ALso, over 45 yrs. later, the Osborn firm was still fooling people with their so-called "expertise;" they told McGraw Hill that notes claimed by Philip Irving to have been written by Howard Hughes were the real thing. This prompted the publisher to give Irving a big advance on his projected book about Hughes. (And we know the rest of THAT story!) What I'd like to see (take note, Mark Falzini!) is forensic examination of all the notes to determine identical features to include a handwriting comparison. I think the FBI should be asked to do this. After all they were involved in the investigation, weren't they? It reminds me of claims made in 1977 by one Jos. Lynch that John Wilkes Booth's diary in the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Museum was suspect. (I won't go into details. Please don't ask me.) Lynch got a lot of publicity, and thanks to some people in high places (i.e. a couple of our most respected U.S. senators) the FBI was asked to examine the pages and announce its findings. That put an end to Lynch's ridiculous claims (altho he continued to say that the burea u messed up).

  • Lindbergh the penman.Michael 5260, Fri Apr 5 10:35
    According to A&M's hypothesis Charles Lindbergh accidentally killed his son during a playful kidnapping practical joke. After dumping the body in the woods on the side of the road Lindbergh returned... more
    • Lindy wrote all dem notes???!!!*** — Richard E Sloan, Sat Apr 6 10:06
      • booth's diarybob mills for richard sloan, Sun Apr 7 07:55
        While he was on the run after shooting Lincoln, Booth wrote in his diary, "I have a mind to return to Washington, and in a measure clear my name, which I feel I can do." Clear his name? He was Public ... more
        • tonight at 10 pmRichard E Sloan, Sun Apr 7 19:40
          The Travel CHannel is airing an entirely new episode relating to the CAL kidnap case. 10 pm. It's not one of their "Mysteries of the Museum."
          • more on Travel channel show last nightRichard E Sloan, Mon Apr 8 13:32
            Steve tells me it's already on youtube. Speaking for just myself, I liked it. Much better done than the prev. show they ran, on which I appeared briefly. MArk Falzini was featured on this one, and he ... more
        • Booth diary and Lincoln funeral trainRichard E Sloan, Sun Apr 7 09:53
          Bob -- I'd like to continue that dialogue about the Lincoln case and Booth's diary elsewhere -- either by email or through the online Lincoln Discussion Symposium. What do you say? For about 15... more
          • lincoln's funeral carbob mills for richard sloan, Sun Apr 7 15:03
            Sounds like great fun, Richard. I don't travel any more, but I'm available on-line.
      • Re: Lindy wrote all dem notes???!!!***Michael 5260 for Richard, Sat Apr 6 12:59
        Rich, I don't know what Albert D. Osborn exactly said to the police about the handwriting. I do know that he should have not said anything at all until the handwriting examination was completed. He... more
        • dem notesRichard E Sloan, Sat Apr 6 23:17
          No, I am not familiar with the Bush memo case. And the way in which you wrote a line or two makes me think you are a handwriting "expert." Are you, or was that all conjecture?,
          • Re: dem notesMichael 5260 for Richard, Sun Apr 7 13:03
            Rich, didn't we meet years ago at Highfields? I had an enlarged photograph, 15"X34", of Hauptmann's handwritten autobiography that he wrote for James Fawcett. I put it on the ground and you took a... more
            • dem notesRichard E Sloan, Sun Apr 7 19:38
              I didnt know "Michael" is Mike Melsky til now! Of cs. I remember meeting you on that unique afternoon, and seeing the pic of Bruno's writing. I'm no leprechaun, but I couldn't climb beyond the first... more
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