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(The Daily Beast)   In hundreds of letters mailed between 1946 and 1956, "Furrier No. 1" explained that he was, despite misspelling his title and writing in vernacular English, Adolf Hitler, and he'd. set up camp in Kentucky to plot a "new revolt" and take over the US"   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Adolf Hitler, William Henry Johnson, Eva Braun, death of G. A. Huber, Death of Adolf Hitler, Furrier No., Charlie Brown, Postal inspector William Lewis  
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2020-05-21 11:40:11 AM  
From 1946-1956, many Americans mailed money to a man alleging he was a still-alive Hitler, plotting a revolution with "invisible spaceships."


P.T. Barnum nods knowingly.
 
2020-05-21 11:48:17 AM  
A man ahead of his time. Today, he would have had a Cabinet position in the Trump Administration.
 
2020-05-21 11:50:48 AM  
I know of a guy who claimed that Adolph Hitler faked his death and sailed up the Tennessee River in a submarine to get out in Knoxville.  Because reasons and therefore.  Now I know why this farkwit was convinced of that shiat.
 
2020-05-21 12:03:51 PM  
I hear he had a great talent with horseshoes, though. All the prettiest horses in the county went to him.

And a lovely singing voice.
 
2020-05-21 12:06:01 PM  
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2020-05-21 12:07:35 PM  

Badmoodman: From 1946-1956, many Americans mailed money to a man alleging he was a still-alive Hitler, plotting a revolution with "invisible spaceships."


P.T. Barnum nods knowingly.


And Nigerians take notes.
 
2020-05-21 1:19:29 PM  
Furrier. Caught sayof.
 
2020-05-21 1:23:43 PM  
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"No, No, you've got the wrong map here, this is Stalingrad..."
 
2020-05-21 1:24:53 PM  
So Trump supporters were around in 1946, interesting.
 
2020-05-21 1:27:32 PM  
Can you imagine being so stupid to get caught up in shiat like this?
 
2020-05-21 1:27:56 PM  
"If he opens his fat mouth again it's lampshade time!"
 
2020-05-21 1:28:19 PM  

danielscissorhands: So Trump supporters were around in 1946, interesting.


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2020-05-21 1:32:11 PM  

MrBallou: A man ahead of his time. Today, he would have had a Cabinet position in the Trump Administration.


If Spike Lee is looking for a script idea for Black Klansman II.....
 
2020-05-21 1:32:13 PM  
Badmoodman:

P.T. Barnum nods knowingly.


From Wiki:

Barnum was often referred to as the "Prince of Humbugs", and he saw nothing wrong in entertainers or vendors using hoaxes (or "humbug", as he termed it) in promotional material, as long as the public was getting value for money. However, he was contemptuous of those who made money through fraud, especially the spiritualist mediums popular in his day...
 
2020-05-21 1:33:06 PM  

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Der Fürryer?
 
2020-05-21 1:34:07 PM  
Very interesting read, Subby!

Thank you!

+1
 
2020-05-21 1:34:48 PM  

Badmoodman: From 1946-1956, many Americans mailed money to a man alleging he was a still-alive Hitler, plotting a revolution with "invisible spaceships."


P.T. Barnum nods knowingly.


L. Ron Hubbard exudes jealousy.
 
2020-05-21 1:35:14 PM  
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I want to make this perfectly clear people. We are only taking calls from Adolph Hitler tonight, repeat, only calls from Adolph Hitler.
 
2020-05-21 1:36:32 PM  
Mission Accomplished.
 
2020-05-21 1:36:45 PM  
tfh

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2020-05-21 1:38:01 PM  
Furrier than who?
 
2020-05-21 1:38:57 PM  
So, it's fraud to defraud--not just Nazis--but particularly stupidly savage Nazis? Too bad.

/Maybe Furrier #1 is not dead? He probably needs more money.
 
2020-05-21 1:45:13 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: danielscissorhands: So Trump supporters were around in 1946, interesting.

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I don't get it. Care to explain?
 
2020-05-21 1:45:24 PM  
'Ere. Oi don't like the sound of they boncentration bamps.
 
2020-05-21 1:48:07 PM  

Destructor: So, it's fraud to defraud--not just Nazis--but particularly stupidly savage Nazis? Too bad.

/Maybe Furrier #1 is not dead? He probably needs more money.


not really much of a difference, is there?

was referring to first point but guess the second one works too
 
2020-05-21 1:48:15 PM  
I thought this was just going to be a picture of Mitch McConnell smiling in his creepy way.
 
2020-05-21 1:53:20 PM  

arcgear: Destructor: So, it's fraud to defraud--not just Nazis--but particularly stupidly savage Nazis? Too bad.

/Maybe Furrier #1 is not dead? He probably needs more money.

not really much of a difference, is there?

was referring to first point but guess the second one works too


A crime that results in a good outcome is a tough nut to crack... (For the Lawful Good types...)
 
2020-05-21 1:53:35 PM  

danielscissorhands: So Trump supporters were around in 1946, interesting.


the modern day brown shirts

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2020-05-21 2:00:02 PM  

phalamir: I know of a guy who claimed that Adolph Hitler faked his death and sailed up the Tennessee River in a submarine to get out in Knoxville.  Because reasons and therefore.  Now I know why this farkwit was convinced of that shiat.


A lot of people believe that Nazi submarines went places they couldn't have possibly gone.  And that Hitler escaped on one, specifically U-530 or U-997.   Both put into Argentina after the war ended.

I think part of it is that people were pissed that Hitler didn't face justice, and part of it was because his body was burned and then the Soviets hid it for reasons of their own.

Weirdest one I think is some people think there is a U-boat sunk up by Muskrat Falls, near Goose Bay, Labrador.  Yeah, just not happening.
 
2020-05-21 2:05:29 PM  

GrayGush: I thought this was just going to be a picture of Mitch McConnell smiling in his creepy way.


It is.

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2020-05-21 2:07:05 PM  
Another common belief is that U-boat crews went ashore in the US, mingles, bought bread, etc.

The only time U-boat crews went ashore in the US was when they landed saboteurs and agents in Maine, on Long Island, and in Florida.  And they did that in remote areas, and quickly went back to their U-boat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operati​o​n_Pastorius
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operati​o​n_Elster
 
2020-05-21 2:07:32 PM  
He also coached the UK basketball team
 
2020-05-21 2:35:06 PM  
 
2020-05-21 2:40:09 PM  

MrBallou: A man ahead of his time. Today, he would have had a Cabinet position in the Trump Administration.


Or Governor of Michigan.  Don't kid yourselves.
 
2020-05-21 2:47:40 PM  
That was strange from start to finish. Interesting but strange.
 
2020-05-21 2:51:05 PM  
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2020-05-21 2:59:46 PM  
"The Furrier was not, as he claimed, Adolf Hitler, but a 61-year-old African-American coal miner and part-time Baptist preacher named William Henry Johnson. Johnson, described as a "tall, full-face man with a strong, convincing voice" by a court witness, had been duping would-be interstellar neo-Nazi conquerors for a decade"

This reads like a plotline for a prequel to BlacKkKlansman
 
2020-05-21 3:02:18 PM  

jaytkay: Meanwhile, today...

May 21, 2020 - Republican QAnon conspiracy promoter picked to run for US Senate  - Jo Rae Perkins, who defeated three other candidates in a primary contest to be the Republican candidate, said in a now-deleted video after her victory: "I stand with President Trump. I stand with Q and the team. Thank you Anons, and thank you patriots. And together, we can save our republic."


Sweet hangliding cheesus....
 
2020-05-21 3:28:30 PM  

rcain: "The Furrier was not, as he claimed, Adolf Hitler, but a 61-year-old African-American coal miner and part-time Baptist preacher named William Henry Johnson. Johnson, described as a "tall, full-face man with a strong, convincing voice" by a court witness, had been duping would-be interstellar neo-Nazi conquerors for a decade"

This reads like a plotline for a prequel to BlacKkKlansman


I don't know.   I think England had an issue with this too...

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2020-05-21 3:32:27 PM  
As the saying goes, if you don't know furs, know your furrier.
 
2020-05-21 4:01:43 PM  

GrayGush: I thought this was just going to be a picture of Mitch McConnell smiling in his creepy way.


I mean, it's not totally implausible....
anyone know what his father was up to around 1946? I'm just asking questions here.
 
2020-05-21 6:53:01 PM  
But on Aug. 11, 1956, "Furrier No. 1" was arrested and charged with three federal counts of using the mail to defraud. The Furrier was not, as he claimed, Adolf Hitler, but a 61-year-old African-American coal miner and part-time Baptist preacher named William Henry Johnson.

And he would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids.
 
2020-05-21 8:43:24 PM  
'You don't believe me?  Admiral Kesselring, tell him who I am!"

"It's Field Marshall, not Admiral!"

"Admiral, Field Marshall, whatever!  Okay, forget about him!  Now, how much money do you have on you?"
 
2020-05-22 8:43:06 AM  

Weird Hal: Badmoodman:

P.T. Barnum nods knowingly.


From Wiki:

Barnum was often referred to as the "Prince of Humbugs", and he saw nothing wrong in entertainers or vendors using hoaxes (or "humbug", as he termed it) in promotional material, as long as the public was getting value for money. However, he was contemptuous of those who made money through fraud, especially the spiritualist mediums popular in his day...


In other words, he was a raging hypocrite among other things.  Restricting your instances of fraud to, "I'm technically correct if you stretch a point, so you're stupid and I get to keep your money." does not give you much room to give other hucksters shiat.
 
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