Friday, November 19, 2010
Why the Boxes book, Mark Musick, Douglas Wellman and others?
On the surface, it looks like the boxes crew are altogether altruistic in their motives for publishing the book. Mr Wellman is a logical and even engaging individual, while Mr. Musick is an intelligent, thoughtful and methodical individual. Are they what they appear on the surface or is there something deeper? What situations might be considered?
If there is method to this madness, what might those senerio's be?
1. Manufacture another "Hughes" so that the heir ship can be confused when the real heir claims by moving the date of death from 1976 to 2001 would allow ALL genetic illegitimate children of Howard to claim rights because the laws changed to recognize illegitimate children in the interim?
2. Strangle the statute of limitations on various claims related to heir-ship?
3. Create a new time line for the heir ship process because in 1976 ONLY "legitimate" heirs could claim, but if the death could be advanced in history, then a slew of "illegitimate" children might have a legal claim because the laws have changed and now allows them to collect?? Such shenanigans have a low probability of success but if enough schemes are ventured, then one is likely to get a hearing by some court??
Mr. Winn insists that Musick and Wellman are committing literary prostitution and scamming for money. Of course Mr. Winn with his lifetime income (worth several million: now I wonder what he did for that?)from the Howard Hughes Corporation (do they call that LEGAL prostitution?) (he will argue that point but the money originally came from them) would toe the party line. Would not someone who testified against his former fellow Romaine Street friends, fellow employees, fellow aides also testify against his present benefactors if it is to his benefit?
Geoff Schumacher has promised an opinion and comment but hasn't done so! Strange for one so loquacious and ready with instant opinions in the past. He certainly pooh, poohed the statements of myriad eyewitnesses in the past that reported seeing and talking to Howard when he was supposed to be hemmed in by aides in a stupor. Hesitation is uncharacteristic of Mr. Schumacher, such would indicate doubt or perhaps confusion on the part of Geoff!
Did he start to doubt his own presumptuous assumptions of the past when he has talked to and questioned the researcher and writer of this tome? Is he really confused as to what to think, or perhaps thinks it's a scam but doesn't want to irritate someone who might be influential in the future (generals are "generally" well connected: lol) , or perhaps he has decided to keep his mouth shut and do some real investigative reporting rather than to suck on the nipple of Howard's fame, further????? Or is he too addicted to poking around in book bins and restaurants to get down and dirty in the manginess of the real world? Methinks he doth consider himself in the manner of professor Higgins in "My Fair Lady". Intellectural and above the fray. Some lessons to be learned there, Geoff!
A movie is very likely (or course written and produced by Mr. Wellman) (Quote from Musick: "Doug wrote the book to be a movie") or perhaps a TV series where the "Nik" or the stories of one or both his "children" are episodes in the series. ??? Perhaps Geoff intends to play himself in the movie, after all reality TV has taught us that the American public will swallow just about any garbage, that Hollyweird wants to throw at them! "Movies don't have to be factual" (Perhaps Geoff would be at a loss to play himself in the movie! These thought aren't intended to condemn or disparage Mr Wellman or Mr. Musick but are honest questions as to their intentions. This detective would be remiss to ignore those possibilities!
Will Mr. Wellman create literary history by secretly using Hughes children in his program and letting the viewers try to figure out the mystery and win a prize??? Will say; it beats the heck out of all the lame reality shows on TV nowadays! Really: WHO wants to watch a reality show about a bunch of prostitutes, porn stars, smut peddlers, washed up celeb dancers and gold diggers? That seems to be the mantra in the reality show business recently! Come on folks, doesn't a 100 year real mystery trump watching loose centerfolds, pretend to be sexual pardners to an old man with one foot in the grave and the other one on a banana peel? After all! It's supposed to be reality, so lets get real!
The "Boxes" crew deserve the benefit of the doubt, but when approached with an opportunity to do DNA on Nik's effects, they danced around the issue. (Correction after post: Mark later requested the owner of "Niks" ranch to allow access to investigators with whom this blogger is familiar access. This was very chancy, as his whole book deal is set up on there being NO proof that Verner was really Verner. Allowing impartial outsiders to investigate always disturbs set scripts) IF they are REALLY interested in the TRUTH, wouldn't they jump at the opportunity? Why haven't they? What are the list of differential diagnosis'?
A. Perhaps they know "Nik" wasn't Howard and want to avoid anyone getting his DNA. Alternately,
B. they may know he IS Howard and already have the DNA and don't want to tip their hand.
C.What if the Nik story is intended to be a red herring to distract those searching for the real children or relatives of Howard and Jean.
D. Since museum workers have fingered Mark to have been actively seeking Howard's DNA off his effects, one would assume he "really" wants to compare the DNA but without anyone knowing. That would indicate that he "already" has Nik's DNA and is just stonewalling until he can get a verified test from Howard or a relative.
E. At least two alleged Hughes children have had multiple murder attempts; could Mr. Musick and Mr. Wellman be a couple of the star wackers as mentioned by people lately and are trying to get inside the confidence of purported heirs so as to carry out the contract? Not an accusation but when life is on the line, you have to look at all angles!
F. Could the Boxes crew be a front for the Lummis/Gano faction to gather information on possible Hughes children?
Some other interesting developments is that the various "Lummis" interests seem to have been hemorrhaging vast amounts of money (at least that is what they are allowing the public impression to be). (I wonder if this is part of a plan to plea "it's all gone" if they get assessed for damages from a legitimate heir?)) Also, Will Lummis has withdrawn from public life and just this week Fred (Jr) Lummis suddenly and without explanation resigned as CEO of Cardtronics. I wonder if they are moving assets to Switzerland and planning to move their residence to make serving supeona's difficult? And what has happened to "cousin" Richard Gano who served as the California administrator during the purported "settlement" of Howard's estate? If anyone knows his whereabouts, please email me.