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Correction: I said Hauptmann escaped from prison in Germany. Actually he escaped from a police station where he was being held in custody.

An excellent Web resource on this case is The Lindbergh Kidnapping Site.

Have you caught the Houdini exhumation story?,,2041311,00.html

Displays the usual profound ignorance and certitudinous dismissal. I particularly like spiritualists being referred to as "a group known as The Spiritualists".

Sadly, we live in an age of conspiracy theories ...

It's like the JFK assassination: if you look at without all the encrusted baggage of the conspiracy theories, with their endless arguments about "magic bullets" and grassy knolls, it's pretty straightforward. But Oswald was such a pathetic loser that no one can accept that he was responsible, they have to create something bigger...

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