Michael For Script
Re: See (Double Addendum)
Tue Jun 18, 2019 09:33
2001:558:6027:18:8c27:c965:51e8:1dbb

No smoke & mirrors necessary.

I believe I've got you "figured out" Script. What you are doing is called Analysis Paralysis.

Instead of reviewing each and every letter on its own, you instead try to find a pattern. If you believe you found one then you ignore whatever your eyes see and instead defer to that supposed pattern. Because of that you start seeing things that do not exist. For example, you have determined that Hauptmann wrote "Gahatt" in certain exemplars. And so you immediately jump to that conclusion in S-98 where the word as written is actually "Geehall." But since you've concluded it to be "tt"s in the other exemplars you won't believe what your eyes are telling you here in this one.

Hauptmann made his "t" in several different ways. One doesn't need to search for "tt" to see he sometimes wrote the "t" in the exact same way he did in "Pott." Just look at his own signature and sometimes it is a clear example of this. Look at the "Haup "t" mann" in S-73 and S-74. He does do it there. Imagine if he used "tt" you'd be saying it was an "x."

Nothing personal just a little constructive criticism similar to what you sometimes dish out to others yourself. I would never be so bold as to say this means you are wrong "everywhere" because of this so take it for what its worth.


  • Re: See (Double Addendum)Michael 5260 for Joe, Sun Jun 16 13:49
    There are nineteen examples of double "t's" used in words found in the ransom notes. letters settle better latter letter letter letter letter letter latter get letter latter letter letter gett let... more
    • Re: See (Double Addendum) — Michael For Script, Tue Jun 18 09:33
    • Re: See (Double Addendum)Joe for Michael 5260, Mon Jun 17 15:19
      That word in his memo book looks to me as though it's spelled with the German style double crossed "t." I believe the formal version of that crossing is a bit lower on the "t" stems, but it's what... more
      • Re: See (Double Addendum)Michael 5260 for Joe, Tue Jun 18 14:25
        Joe, notice how the words "Essen" and "Boad" are not supported by any other words with them to tell a person exactly what Hauptmann was writing about. As you mentioned, "Essen" means to eat or dine.... more
        • Case ClosedJoe for Michael 5260, Wed Jun 19 09:50
          Michael, please examine this example of what is clearly a crossed double "t" in Hauptmann's memo book to compare with the last two letters in "Po--". https://ibb.co/0BZL99C The entry "Eintritt" which ... more
          • Re: Case ClosedMichael 5260 for Joe, Wed Jun 19 15:18
            An excellent finding Joe. I agree that the two final "t's" in the word Eintritt have the classical German style t-bars. The same word, Eintritt, on the same page without the t-bars does also show... more
            • Re: Case ClosedJoe for Michael 5260, Fri Jun 21 09:15
              Sure Michael, I'll take a look at the word "Boad" but you may be preaching to the long-converted here. Why don't you start a new thread and address it to the Board?
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