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by don
Wed May 16, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

can anyone tell me exactly where cravey's skull was found..there seems to be conficting accounts and aso wether reports of the skull being found sittng on a rock cairn...a rope leading from the skull to the skeleton a short distance away on a supposedly well travelled trail approx 6 months after his...
by don
Thu May 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

thanks jim...no need to apologise for the ""book"..if youd have written more ,i would have read it...the "buzzards/no buzzards and covering up of the body issue i found very interesting and i admit i have no knowledge of either and youve put me on the back foot a little with what...
by don
Wed May 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Hi Jim, id have to agree with much of what you wrote except for quote "His story, in itself, has absolutely no bearing whatsoever on whether or not Jacob Waltz had a mine." unquote id say bearing in mind the origins of his map and directions he supposedly had which again supposedly came fr...
by don
Tue May 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Thomas, quote...I also find the following curious: “Dr. Hrdlicka has wide experience in such matters, has witnessed executions before firing squads, afterwards examining the skulls, and knows the effects of different kinds of guns and bullet...unquote That statement youve quoted is a rather odd one....
by don
Mon May 07, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

cuzzinjack, I fail to see how 343 posts in approx 14 years could be regarded as "unrelenting"..I also fail to see how they could be described as "artful" either ,come to that. As for "turning the lights out"..I presume you mean solving the puzzle by stating there was no...
by don
Fri May 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

and in my opinion,the ruth story is the mainstay of the legend....take it away and theres practically nothing of substance left as regards the legend..other than rumour,camp fire tales and conjecture. this is why ,i feel anyway, that the ruth story has been pushed and pushed to supply the cottage in...
by don
Fri May 04, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

if foul play was involved and murder considred necessary ,wouldnt it have been a whole lot easier to have just pushed Ruth over a cliff edge or something . that way it would have been assumed no foul play was involved..the murderers ,assuming there was 1 or more,could have walked away knowing murder...
by don
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

cubfan to the best of my belief...erwin ruth ,disatisfied with the verdict of natural causes, wanted to push for a verdict or murder.he seems to have arranged for hrdlicka to examine the skull in the hope hrdlickas report would confirm the presence of bullet holes..im guessing hrdlicka would have be...
by don
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Joe, Yes id forgotten the discussion from way back. but the facts/non facts/questionable facts remain the same ,as you say "the next turn of the shovel" or "wiggle room" etc really proves the point...if hrdlicka himself couldnt be 100% sure ,then theres no way the rest of us can ...
by don
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

going off topic somewhat but as for hrdlickas personality,i remember reading about his "practises" in alaska where many considered him to be vain,childlike and arrogant during the period when he rode roughshod over the descendants wishes regarding the skeletons he exhumed/collected from bu...
by don
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

and of course ,as you said,no way of knowing for sure if it was ruths skull or not...no way of knowing for sure if there were bullet holes in it or not..im not sure where that leaves us.
by don
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

thanks jim....heres a question...any idea from who or where the story came from that Ruth's skull was POSITIVELY identifid by Ruth's Dentist? If it came from Ely then that practically renders the rest of his(Ely's) story worthless when added to his Doc Thorne supporting evidence of the existence of ...
by don
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Makes one wonder why someone with those qualifications couldnt give a DEFINITIVE answer as to whether they were bullet holes. makes one wonder how he could miscalculate the skeletons/skulls age . as i understand it Erwin Ruth gave the skull to hrdlicka to examine in a private agreement. Erwin Ruth w...
by don
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

Hrdlicka was an archivist,not an expert in gunshot wounds. his opinions on the holes in ruths skull was worth little more than the average asshole on the streets opinion would be.one wonders why the skull wasnt sent to the appropriate people to form an opinion on the holes? i could suggest a reason ...
by don
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: interesting discussion i found while trawling the "old archives" here
Replies: 0
Views: 208

interesting discussion i found while trawling the "old archives" here

this is the discussion i came across..ive never heard of this pamphlet writte by someone named etherington..has anyone seen it/read it? anyway this is the discussion im referring to. Postby alistair » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:53 am im surprised that no-one has ever mentioned the well-known fact that jacky...
by don
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 19388

Re: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains

hrdlickas opinions? possible mistakes? certainties arent in hrdlickas report...he came to his conclusions based on the balance of probabilities and possibilities...im only writing from memory here but the "possibilities" and probabilities" include shot from a gun-shot from a shot gun-...
by don
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW BOOK....
Replies: 19
Views: 4390

Re: NEW BOOK....

Thomas, Thanks for your reply...I bought and read your first two books on the legend , i found them well written and interesting but i remembered a line (and im quoting from memory ) which you wrote .roughly it said that you had had begun your research with an open mind in an attempt to discover whe...
by don
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: First Amendment Forum
Topic: phew!
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

phew!

ok im listening to the lefties. Trump is the new hitler Hitler. Let's do something.........hmmmm.....You go first. I'm open to suggestions. What should we do? I mean, I've already been to a few of the "safe spaces" around town to cry about it. I've hitched all my wagons to jeremy corbyns c...
by don
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW BOOK....
Replies: 19
Views: 4390

Re: NEW BOOK....

oh ok joe ....i got the wrong end of the stick,nothing new there ..
regards
by don
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW BOOK....
Replies: 19
Views: 4390

Re: NEW BOOK....

How can you "highly reccomend" a book that judging by your comment you havent yet received,let alone read?.......Mark Twain wrote several crappy books to go along with his masterpieces ...not that im suggesting here that any ldm books have been written by anyone faintly resembling Mark Twa...
by don
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: NEW BOOK....
Replies: 19
Views: 4390

Re: NEW BOOK....

regurgitated stuff? more of the same?-or less of the same......not being disrespectful here by the way,but is there anything left to be written that hasnt been written before? or has it just been discovered that there were indeed 5 peralta massacres instead of the 2-3 or was it 4 ? :D
by don
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Helen Corbin's Olbers Manifest
Replies: 223
Views: 78646

Re: Helen Corbin's Olbers Manifest

I gave up on Helen Corbin and anything she wrote when, if my memory serves me correctly ,she wrote on page 178 (i think) (and im paraphrasing here) "Indians never lied"...There were several other questionable statements she made ,but that one did it for me ,I believe it ended up in a local...
by don
Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Casa Caverna
Replies: 12
Views: 5892

Re: Casa Caverna

Cuzzin Jack, I cant argue about what you have written. The reason being I know very little ,if anything at all, about Geology and rocks and so on and so forth.But as far as I can see ,if your conjectures and those of other geologists are correct,it would "only" show that gold of "this...
by don
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Casa Caverna
Replies: 12
Views: 5892

Re: Casa Caverna

Hi Joe, Glad to see you commenting again even if its only to an old cynic like me 8O ...Ive never read the bark notes ,only brief snippets of them ..not even sure if they have been published in their entirety..perhaps they have.But even then ,if my memory serves me correctly ,Im pretty sure from com...
by don
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Casa Caverna
Replies: 12
Views: 5892

Re: Casa Caverna

Thanks for giving your view on the issue,and while much of what you have written is true,there is also a lot, that because of the passage of time ,we have no way of knowing how much of it is true -half true ,or invented. (quote) Well you are certainly welcome to your own opinion(s), and I must respe...