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by don
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: how did YOU first develop an interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 3968

how did YOU first develop an interest?

just wondering how,why or what started YOU on the road to becoming an LDM "student,for want of a better phrase?....for me it was a paperback book my father brought home when i was around 10.(60 years ago-sigh)....cant remember which book it was ,only that it mentioned the james kidd tale which is pr...
by don
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 28842

Re: Massacure

Potbelly jim hi as regards the "some" i refferred to...it wasnt aimed at you...it was a discussion here some years ago where the suggestion was made that there may well have been at least 2 and possibly 3 or more "peralta massacres".it was put forward as a possible answer ,or solution, to certain de...
by don
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 28842

Re: Massacure

Thomas "His having the gold, however, does not dictate its source." indeed! thats it in a nutshell...the dutchmans gold mine is but 1 possible explanation for the issues re thomas /holmes you mention..its conjecture that is all...saying it is evidence that the LDM probabley existed /still exists is ...
by don
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 28842

Re: Massacure

maybe julia's "gold mine" was money derived from ticket sales to view waltz's corpse ,or income from the sales of phoney maps and cryptic clues?...im only partly serious ,but thinking it over ,that might be nearer the truth. be interesting to see,if available, Julia thomas's tax returns for that per...
by don
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 28842

Re: Massacure

Potbelly Jim Hi...sorry you thought of it as "bait",though i understand why it might appear to be that..Id love to be proved wrong..The Ldm legend is something i grew up with.and of course the now disproved and doubtful facts were a large part of why i believed the tale...the "sudden pay of of julia...
by don
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Massacure
Replies: 61
Views: 28842

Re: Massacure

so it seems the whole fabric is becoming unglued....doubts about the massacre are at last arising...which in turn casts doubt on the silverlock and goldlock story,the peralta mine party and a few other bits and pieces. add those to the doc thorne tale ,the ludicrous stone maps issue,the equally bana...
by don
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

Re: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.

....and one mans b.s is another mans truth...and sometimes a nice little earner too.has geronimo any living descendants? maybe they know the truth?....oh forget it.
by don
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Another Dutchhunter
Replies: 7
Views: 6720

Re: Another Dutchhunter

Thomas...i was reading that thread not long ago myself...but now you mention it i cant seem to find it either....prob a glitch..give it time
by don
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

Re: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.

even WITHOUT knowing all the answers, there are some things that are obviously stupid,and some things that are outright lies designed to bolster someones reputation. theres been lots of that kind of thing here in the past,and when the nonsense was questioned-the trouble started..and went on and on a...
by don
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.
Replies: 14
Views: 8848

Re: OKAY, I think I figured this thing out.

Holyground.....there was a time when this forum was as busy as a moth round a desk lamp. unfortunately an inter tribal war began..1 particular person was singled out and subjected to a lot of awful abuse,for what-i dont know. and i think members just didnt feel safe posting any more ironically that ...
by don
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend
Replies: 4
Views: 4568

Re: The Legend

I think theres little doubt who was the most influential person as regards creating interest in the LDM-Barry Storm,even though his books were badly written and full of very questionable "facts". And rumour has it of course that some of those "facts" he created himself ...i.e the Oro carvings and th...
by don
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Black Forest
Replies: 20
Views: 10658

Re: Black Forest

when Helen Corbin wrote the ridicolous sentence "and we know that indians never lied" that did it for me..i couldnt take the rest of the book seriously no matter how i tried.....the same with estee conatsers book,cant remember the exact reasons why now..it might have been the bit about the 4 busines...
by don
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM
Replies: 12
Views: 9251

Re: Adolph’s Ruth’s Directions to the LDM

and in my opinion ,for what its worth ,after reading this thread ,the newspaper article is the only real "evidence" that exists for the LDM.supporting evidence,fabricated evidence call it what you will has then been added after the event,and some backdated to appear as though it preceded the article...
by don
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What would you do? Just curious!
Replies: 8
Views: 6999

Re: What would you do? Just curious!

producer 2016 as everybody knows ,or should know there are very good reasons why folk are not allowed to dig mine shafts and such like willy nilly in wilderness areas or national parks without very good reason and of course,permission. i guess it can be compared to me breaking into your house while ...
by don
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: What would you do? Just curious!
Replies: 8
Views: 6999

Re: What would you do? Just curious!

keep it a secret .then arrange for someone with bicknells newspaper article in his pocket to get beheaded at the location.....then go round carving the word "oro" on every rock i could find....write a book about it ,then sell the location of the "mine" to the richest village idiot i could find. ok i...
by don
Wed May 16, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 88271

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: 88271

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 you wrote . so stri...
by don
Wed May 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 88271

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 from erwin r...
by don
Tue May 08, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 88271

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: 88271

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 puzzle to be solved in the fi...
by don
Fri May 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 88271

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: 88271

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: 88271

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: 88271

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 be. if those holes w...
by don
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: The Legend of the Superstition Mountains
Replies: 129
Views: 88271

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 burial groun...