A scary story from this day in history…
March 1, 1932 – On this day, the 20-month old son of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, NJ.
Lindbergh paid the ransom. However, the boy’s lifeless, partially decomposed body was found on May 12 when a truck driver walked into the woods to relieve himself. Investigators determined that the child had been killed by a blow to the head.
What kind of monster could inflict such suffering? The kidnapping itself boggles human understanding. We can add to this horror story, the continued controversy surrounding the arrest, trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann – read the Wiki here – and consider that an innocent man may have been electrocuted for the crime.
The most frightening tales are always those that exist in our world, yet manage to conceal the truth forever.