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Could it be true? Was Harold Olson really the Lindbergh baby?

Escanaba native’s story told through screenplay

April 25, 2013

ESCANABA — Could it be true? An Escanaba native who believed he was the kidnapped Lindbergh baby from one of the most highly publicized crimes of the 20th century, may soon have his story told......

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Apr-25-13 12:12 PM

How could Capone have brought Harold to Stonington in 1932, since Big Al went to the Atlanta Federal Pen in 1931 and was imprisioned until the late 1940's?

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Apr-25-13 12:48 PM

After all these years, could it be true? Could we really have executed an innocent man for a crime he didn't commit? After a two year investigation, Bruno Richard Hauptmann - was put to death based on evidence he killed the baby.. Now we find that there was a baby girl actually killed? and the real baby lived a long life? And until now, nobody really took it up seriously?! Where do we begin righting a terrible wrong? Allowing the Lindberghs to grieve all those years.. putting an innocent man to death.. changing the laws of our country based on a hoax? A ruse? A consipiracy that is just now being unraveled? 99% proof?! Poor Bruno Richard Hauptmann, he was telling the truth.. according to this story..

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Apr-25-13 1:26 PM

Like so many internet ‘stories’ that refuse to die,

this is just another rehash of the same old garbage

that has gone the route of ‘breaking news’ by yet another round of ghost story-like writers,

ad nauseum,

to be dredged up and repeated every so many years, since it was first fermented in a dream.

This ’story’, ’revelation’, has been heard many times,

and it still begs the case for being yet another year,

and another round of rubbish, which has about the same shelf-life.

Young people who don't investigate the past, are bent on repreating the same old b..s.. as fact.

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Apr-25-13 9:12 PM

perplexed - we all know that Capone was a one-man band. ;)

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Apr-25-13 9:17 PM

Whizzy wig:

1.The author of the book was a journalist who actually covered the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, so your claims that this is a story created by young people who haven't investigated the past is entirely mistaken.

While everyone loves the cynic at the party, please check your facts as well before making misguided assumptions.

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Apr-26-13 9:35 AM

Comical, is that can be said. In the age of DNA this could be easily discredited or found to be truthful. Could it be true? Maybe, but very unlikely.

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Apr-26-13 10:37 AM

Proudto bee something,

Sorry, but this load of ‘news’ has been perpetuated for years after the kidnapping in 1932.

I’ve listened and read these ‘theories’ and ‘conspiracy’ stories more times than you have been a ‘believer’,

only to find they wither and die on the vine,

until a new group of young ‘groupies’ pile on board this hash of trash.

Glad that you subscribe,

just saying, many people who are older than you don’t,

and that mainly young people are eager for a new ‘rush’ and readily climb on board and willingly perpetuate and accept this foolishness.

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Apr-26-13 12:01 PM

As RedTigers said, how hard can it be to either prove or disprove with DNA? Are there no Lindbergh relatives left to obtain a sample?

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Apr-28-13 10:54 PM


There is absolutely no way to tell my age from what I have have written, so please spare the ageist rhetoric.

Historically, the one truth I can see that is still alive today is the inability for some people to think out of the small, miserable box they have inside their brain. So kudos to you---I rest easy at night knowing the most closed minds of your generation are being riddled by Alzeimer's Disease at rapid rate.

Redtiger: It's possible that a DNA sample could happen. The fact that while Lindbergh was travelling a as national hero-slash-CIA operative and sired multiple children on his travels could be a source to obtain a sample. The Lindbergh family here is unlikely to want to pursue that, as last I heard, they wanted this all to be buried in the past.

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Apr-28-13 10:57 PM

Note about Al Capone:

While it is true that he was in prison in Atlanta when the kidnapping happened and during the trial, he was subsequently moved to the Lincoln Heights Jail in CA, and subsequently sent to Alcatraz, and furthermore isolated so that he did not have any way to contact the outside world.

If he somehow "lost" his power outside of the bars in Atlanta, it seems unlikely that they would eventually send him to Alcatraz and completely shut him out to the world.

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Apr-29-13 3:40 PM

In a case like this it's up to the persons making the claim to 'prove', not those being told the story to 'disprove'. Now, a screen play is being generated from a book of (ahem) Fiction with just enough fact to sound real.. kinda like your Urban Legends.. Two headed Aliens landing on Stonington, etc.. If this were a valid story.. the Lindberghs would have been all over it.. Al Capone, shimone!.. I gotta bridge I'll sell ya.. Read 'Forrest Gump' and then see the movie... and watch how this sorta thing is done..

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Apr-29-13 3:42 PM

proudtobeayooper, I had a laugh today.. first you chastise someone and then turn around and do the exact same thing you find so awful to your ears.. Well, I'm 61 in July... if you're remotely close to that age.. act it!.. and nobody will 'assume' anything..

Someone wiser than me once wrote.. "It's better to be though a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"... Wise words! No?

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May-11-13 9:17 PM


Certainly your comments define foolish thinking and your naiveté,

commensurate with the folly of youth.

The only fools that perpetuate such foolishnes are those who are too young to have lived through those days.

And, once again, something old is being resurrected as something NEW.


Hope you avail yourself of a dictionary, and with a bit of study, be able to use the ‘ageist’ word correctly in a sentence . . .

Young people have too little time to correct their mistakes, and past mistakes are taken in the context of 'truth'.

You fit the foolish youthful thinking categorization PERRRRRRFECTLY !

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