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Jimmy Hoffa -- Has He Finally Been Found?

Updated on May 5, 2016

Has Jimmy Hoffa Finally Been Found?

A question for the ages. Has Jimmy finally been found?

Since 1975, that question dominates the news whenever someone comes forward with a theory or story to tell.

July 30th of this year (2015) will mark the 40th anniversary of Jimmy's disappearance from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant. A restaurant that was located in a Detroit suburb called Bloomfield Hills. It finally closed in 1996. So, why ARE we still interested in Jimmy Hoffa?

Is it our fascination with the macabre? Are we enamored with his murder, if indeed he was murdered? Did he just disappear on his own? All of those are great questions, but to find out why? We need to delve into the life of the man.

Recently, a reputed organized crime Captain has come forth claiming knowledge of where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.

The burning question: Has Jimmy Hoffa Finally Been Found?

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Anthony Zirelli Claims Yes, He Knows Where Jimmy's Body Is

Ii seems yet another reputed organized crime figure, named Anthony Zirelli has stepped forward to claim to know not only what happened to Jimmy Hoffa, but where he is buried. Claiming that "This is the truth about Jimmy Hoffa" yet once again. Will this fellow prove to know the truth? Only "Time" will tell and Jimmy has all of the time in the world. The picture at the right is the field where Mr. Zerelli says Jimmy is buried.

To understand about Tony Zerelli, the reputed Mafia Captain who just came forward? He was in prison when Jimmy went missing in Detroit in 1975. This is where the story first takes a turn. In an interview with New York TV station WNBC, (which also aired on Detroit's WDIV) Zerelli claims to have been told what happened to Hoffa, after he was released from prison.

Here is another turn, this guy even went so far as to take the WNBC reporter to a field north of Detroit to say that this field is where he was told that Jimmy Hoffa was buried . Disclosing as always....nothing.......nor giving an exact location of the body. (another turn yet)

During the aired interview, Zerilli did not say why he chose to make his claims now, but.....WNBC did uncover and report that Zirelli is promoting his book titled "Hoffa Found,"in which promises to reveal details about Hoffa's death. Now we're getting closer to the truth. He's 'promoting his new book' would seem like a more logical answer to all of this

FACT 1: Jimmy Hoffa was the Teamsters president from 1957-71.

FACT 2: He was an acquaintance of mobsters and an adversary to federal officials.

FACT 3: The day he disappeared, he was supposed to meet with a New Jersey Teamsters boss and a Detroit Mafia Captain. Draw your own conclusions.

After taking the F.B.I. on a three day search of the suburban Detroit property, the search yielded nothing more than a concrete slab and assorted animal bones. This latest search was terminated just a few hours into day three. Once again we have been lead down the proverbial garden path, so someone can make a few bucks selling a book.

Who was Jimmy Hoffa?

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Hoffa - The American

But for a twist of fate, he might have been like you or I

Jimmy Hoffa was more than just a Union man or National President of that Union. He was a leader when times called for a tough man. He was a firm believer in a square deal for the working man when he became a Union organizer. He stepped up when things needed to be said and done. But he wasn't always that man. He was just another son of your typical descendant of Immigrants.

Thousands came to this country in pursuit of a better life around the turn of the 20th century. But for a small twist of fate, the story might have ended right there. Jimmy might have disappeared into the fabric of middle class America. His story was no different that that of many others at that time.

By age 14, (1927) Jimmy had dropped out of school to go to work, taking a job at a grocery chain. This grocery chain paid substandard wages and provided poor working conditions for it's workers. Not uncommon at the turn of and into the early 20th Century.

Conditions were so poor, that the employees tried to organize a Union to protect themselves. Although Hoffa was young, he found himself at the forefront of the movement. His bravery and leadership became well known and he rose to a position of leadership within the Union.

Hoffa would be defined not by Detroit, but by this first job, that would define him for the remainder of his life.

Jimmy Hoffa -- Where Is His body? - Stories of his disappearance

Frank Sheeran's book: "I Heard You Paint Houses." documents what he describes as "his involvement" in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, and is probably the best 'connection' to that disappearance so far.

But conclusive proof still eludes the police and F.B.I.

Where's Jimmy Hoffa?: The Life and Disappearance of a Labor Legend
Where's Jimmy Hoffa?: The Life and Disappearance of a Labor Legend

In spite of the title, this DVD Where's Jimmy Hoffa? is actually a pretty good, informative documentary of the life and disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Although they never are able to answer the question of "Where is Jimmy Hoffa?" It's still an excellent story otherwise.

Evaluation: Plenty of facts and details. You won't be bored. Your purchase includes FREE Shipping

 

Jimmy Hoffa -- The Real Story - As told in his own words

Jimmy Hoffa Tells his own story story as no one else could. He sets the record straight on many events in his lifetime, not just as a Union Boss but otherwise as well. A very compelling read that you won't put down until you are finished.

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Jimmy Makes His Move

He discover's his 'purpose' in life

After five years with the grocery chain (1932) Hoffa left his job, to take another. His departure was brought about a combination of factor's. First and foremost by his defiance to work for an abusive shift foreman and lastly, because of his Union activities.

Jimmy's efforts at the grocery chain had not been in vain, in fact they had been noticed by the teamster's. I believe his departure from the grocery chain, set the course for the rest of his working life. After Hoffa accepted the Teamster's invite to become an organizer with Local 299 in Detroit, it was evident that the Teamsters had given Jimmy Hoffa a home and a purpose in life.

In just three short years of Jimmy Hoffa's organizing, the membership roles of the Teamster's more than doubled, rising from 75,000 to 170,000. Three years later? The membership had nearly tripled, exploding to over 420,000 members, and growing steadily throughout WWII.

By 1951, the Teamster's membership rolls had doubled once more, swelling to well over 1,000,000 members. All of this, was due not just to Jimmy's charisma (which was legendary) but also by force in some instances. This force came in the form of strikes and secondary boycotts and other means of leveraging the union strength at the companies that the Teamster's were attempting to Unionize.

By 1952 though, Jimmy Hoffa had set his sights higher. He wanted more than what a state wide teamster's representative's job offered. He was going to run for a National post. and did so at the 1952 IBT (International Brotherhood of Teamster's) convention in Los Angeles, California, Jimmy was selected as the National Vice President.

Jimmy Hoffa had become a leader in the Unions. A force to be reckoned with.

Hoffa: The Real Story
Hoffa: The Real Story

Jimmy Hoffa tells his story In his own words in this book Hoffa: The Real Story describes his life as no one else has. Filling in some of the gaps in his life and explaining some of his choices and why he made them.

Evaluation: This is the real story in Jimmy Hoffa's own words. Available in Hardcover and Paperback. Grab one before they are gone.

 
Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa
Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa

In 1957, Hoffa tries for the Presidency of the Union

The Teamster's get a new President

Hoffa's boss and current President of the International Brotherhood of Teamster's, David Beck was under indictment. Beck had been asked to appear before the John Little McClellan-led: U.S. Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor or the Management Field.

The hearings were held in March of 1957. In responding to the Senator 's and others questions, Beck took the fifth amendment 140 times. Later that year, at a trial held in Seattle, Washington, Beck was subsequently convicted and imprisoned on fraud charges.

That conviction opened the door to Hoffa for the Presidency. Jimmy Hoffa won the Presidency of the International Brotherhood of teamster's in 1957, at their convention in Miami Beach, Florida. His election however, was not without controversy, as even though he had secured the Presidency of the Union? There was still trouble ahead for Jimmy Hoffa.

Besides his Union being in the spotlight himself, Jimmy Hoffa had caught the eye of another Federal Department.

Hoffa -- IBT President - The Union surges forward under his leadership

James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa - Inscribed Photograph Signed
James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa - Inscribed Photograph Signed

You don't just find these anywhere. In a time gone by and and an era gone mad with power by many....James R. Hoffa stands out because there is more to his legacy.

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Hoffa's Fall

His election in 1957 was the beginning of the end

His win in 1957 by no means guaranteed his re-election in 1960. But Hoffa won re-election handily. For the next three years, he continued his efforts to expand his union. By 1964, he had succeeded in his career long goal of uniting nearly all of the over the road truck driver's Nationally. The ramifications of that were monumental.

That meant that in North America, ALL union driver's were now united under one single national master freight agreement. This single achievement may have been Jimmy Hoffa's finest moment in his lifetime dedicated to union activity. Heady from the success of the 'over the road' trucker's agreement?

It was during this time that the person who Jimmy had caught the eye of? That person was the Attorney General of the United States and had watched Hoffa since his ascendancy to the Presidency in 1957. The Attorney General had decided to now go after Hoffa in much the same manner as they had gone after Dave Beck a few years before.

Robert Kennedy (Attorney General of the United States) was the man who was responsible for pursuing Hoffa for all of those years. (1957-1964) Beginning with the hearings held in 1957 in which Dave Beck, (the then head of the International Brotherhood of teamster's) had been convicted.

All through this period, Hoffa, along with his responsibilities as Union President, was facing an unrelenting onslaught of investigations and hearings. What it amounted to, was an incredible amount of pressure and personal strain from the Justice department. He was under investigation (it seemed) for anything and everything, and was continually on trial, or launching appeals of convictions.

Each time Jimmy Hoffa was acquitted or caused the investigation to be quashed for insufficient evidence? The government simply created a new indictment and continued their unrelenting pursuit.

By 1964, it was over.

The federal Government had finally found something that would stick. They had done their job. They finally won a case against Jimmy Hoffa after spending millions and millions of Taxpayer Dollars to do so. Jimmy was finally going to prison.

Was he convicted on anything to do with the Unions?

Nope. Robert Kennedy's Justice Department never found anything that would stick. The funny thing, after all those years of trials and indictments, the ONLY THING Bobby Kennedy could convict him of, was of attempted bribery of a Grand Juror. For which he received eight years.

For Bobby Kennedy, that single conviction launched his political career.

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jimmy hoffa prison

Convicted

He loses all of his appeals

After his conviction in 1964 , it was revealed that the case against him had resulted from an earlier case. The test Fleet case. In that trial, Jimmy Hoffa had been implicated by one of his associates, a Louisiana Teamster. The Justice Department never found anything on their own, to convict Jimmy Hoffa.

This man, the Louisiana Associate? He was named Edward Grady Partin. Mr. Partin had gone to the FBI with the information that subsequently led to Hoffa's conviction with reference to loans made from the Teamster's Pension Fund.

Later in 1964, battered and beaten from seven years of surveillance and more than four years of indictments, depositions, and trials, Hoffa was finally convicted of Union Business. His conviction was for fraud. Fraud for the improper use of the Teamster's pension Fund. That trial, held in Chicago, resulted in a five year sentence that was to run consecutively with his eight year bribery conviction.

When Robert Kennedy finally stepped down as Attorney General in 1964, he did so ONLY after the successful 'bribery' conviction of Jimmy Hoffa. Even after all of the years of pursuit, the only thing he could get on Hoffa was 'bribery.' Through all of this, there was a mutual dislike between these two men.

Robert Kennedy however.....used that publicity of the trial as momentum and as a stepping stone to announce his candidacy for United States Senator from New York, a race he won easily.

Jimmy Hoffa spent the next three years appealing his conviction from 1964. He pursued his appeals all of the way to the Supreme Court. But........... was ultimately unsuccessful. The machinery of the Federal Government had closed down all avenues open to Jimmy Hoffa and by 1967....Jimmy Hoffa was going to prison.

In March of 1967, Jimmy Hoffa entered the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. However, prior to entering prison he appointed Frank Fitzsimmons as the acting President of the International Brotherhood of teamster's. The move only made sense, as Frank had been a Hoffa loyalist and ally since 1932.

Both lived in Detroit and both had been members of the Local 299. Fitzsimmons in fact, owed most of his positions in the IBT's organization to Jimmy Hoffa's influence. Who better to represent him while he spent his time in prison?

Little did Jimmy know at that time, Frank would turn on him in the years ahead.

Released from Prison

Strange Bedfellows

In an odd twist of fate, the man to save Jimmy Hoffa was not a Union member, but another Federal employee. An employee of the same Government that had convicted him.

In December of 1971, after serving less than five years of his 13 year sentence, Jimmy Hoffa was released from Lewisburg Federal Prison. Released after his sentence was commuted by none other than President Richard M. Nixon. The sentence was commuted to time served.

If you think about it, you realize that President Nixon did not come to the decision on his own. You see, in the 1972 Presidential elections, the International Brotherhood of Teamster's endorsed the G.O.P candidate. Strange you say?

Stranger yet......in previous elections, the International Brotherhood of Teamster's had always endorsed Democrat Candidates. It must be mentioned here though, that they had endorsed Nixon earlier....... in his 1960 run against John F. Kennedy. Which brings us back to the dislike of one another, between the Kennedy's and Hoffa.

But that is a story for another day.

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jimmy hoffa

What Happened At That Lunch Meeting?

Who "Disappeared" him?

Jimmy Hoffa disappeared sometime in the afternoon of July 30, 1975 from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox Restaurant. He was never heard from again. The restaurant was even in an affluent suburb of Detroit and Hoffa believed he was safe going there to meet two Mafia leader's of the time. Anthony Provenzano and Anthony Giacalone. The restaurant is pictured at the right.

Provenzano a Union Leader from New Jersey (which is in direct violation of the law: Mafia member's could not be in positions of leadership) Tony was quite close to Hoffa and had been his vice President in 1961. So Jimmy felt he had nothing to worry about.

When Jimmy didn't come home that night, his wife reported him missing. Police investigators found his car at the restaurant where his wife said he went for a meeting. But they did not find Jimmy. nor any indication as to what happened to him. The police then brought in both Provenzano and Giacalone and decided that their alibi's were strong enough to prove they were not anywhere near the restaurant.

Over the years, the case has been investigated and studied by many law enforcement agencies, including the FBI. None....have EVER turned up any conclusive evidence as to what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. He was legally declared dead in 1982 to enable his family to recover the 1.8 million dollar trust that had been set up for Hoffa by the union.

Every few years, another aging alleged Mafioso comes forward on his deathbed with information as to what happened to Jimmy Hoffa.

Numerous Mafia "Hitmen" have also come forward over the years with very plausible stories as to how he was killed and where his body ended up, including Frank Sheeran (a notable hit man who even wrote a book about it) None of these reports however, have EVER proved credible.

In the newest release of "I know where Jimmy Hoffa is, (as told by a reputed Mafia Captain Anthony Zirelli), the Mob's master plan was ... "put Hoffa in a shallow grave" . "Then, they were going to take him from there to Rogers City in upstate. There was a hunting lodge there that was going to be the location of his final burial.

Then, according to Mr. Zarelli, the plans to move Jimmy Hoffa's body fell through and Hoffa's body remained somewhere?

Will we ever know what happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Probably not. But that alone will not discourage the public's insatiable need to know.

Nor will it deter any of the aging alleged Mafioso all wanting their "15 minutes of fame" before they die.

Jimmy Hoffa

In Closing

Jimmy Hoffa was declared legally dead on July 30, 1982. His disappearance is listed in Time's Top Ten Famous disappearances. Much of the material for this story in fact, came from interviews and reporting that is widely available today. In reality, it's hard to not pick up a book, a magazine or even a newspaper without some story about Jimmy Hoffa or those related to his story. Much of what has been written sounds like fiction, but it is all true. (except for where he is, that is something unknown as of this writing). There is also the un-redacted report prepared by the FBI and is called the Hoffex memo. In it, they discuss their investigation in detail

The popularity and the 'myth' of Jimmy Hoffa remains. He was a contemporary figure whose life, union activities, trial, incarceration, release and then disappearance, have been well documented and indeed, he seems larger than life to this day. In many respects, his life and disappearance stand alone and no one needs to embellish that story any more than it was.

Now that he is gone, he will forever remain larger than life in our minds.The characters listed here were all real people in and around his life. Some good, some bad, you decide which. As for Jimmy Hoffa himself? in spite of it all, I still believe Jimmy was a simple and honest man who somewhere along the line, lost his way.

A man who for many reasons became caught up in whatever drove him down the road he was on and he became lost. His beginnings were humble and genuine. I also believe he really cared for the plight of the working man. We will never know if he could have made a difference in the Unions after his release from prison.

His disappearance signaled an end. An end with no way of connecting the dots.

Hoffa's disappearance came at a riveting time in our society. The Vietnam war was just ending. A President, two major Civil rights leader's and a Presidential candidate had been slain. Another President had been driven from office in disgrace. To quote statements made by many at that time in our lives?

"America's innocence had been lost."

As time passes, we think less and less about the Jimmy Hoffa story or about his disappearance. That is, until one day....a new story appears and it all comes right back. Whatever happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Will we ever know? You decide.

The final chapter of the Jimmy Hoffa life and story...............awaits. Maybe even from another Anthony Zerelli.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @junecampbell: I do believe you hit the proverbial nail on the head. Thank you for your visit and kind comments.

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      June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Excellent lens. I confess I have never understood the buzz around Hoffa. Perhaps I am seeing this as a black and white thing, but seems to me, he was a criminal and probably died accordingly. Being connected to the mafia and other types of organized crime is not good for your health. :-)

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your great reply. I think more than anything, the discovery of the body wouold give closure to the family. As I said in the article, Hoffa was larger than life and a lot of the public wants closure also. Thanks again for your visit and your comments

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just still do not understand why the news media or the FBI actually is still making such a huge fuss over this guy after all these years. If they feel he is no longer alive, why even bother. If he's still around "Hoffa" that is, wouldn't matter anyway would it? Your article is a good article. I guess I'm not old enough to really understand. Have a great day!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @anonymous: A very wise deduction. I appreciate your visit and comments

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i heard you paint houses is probably the closet to the truth we will ever have!i personally think frank sheeran is the only man who could have gotten close enough to get it done then they burned the body!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @Sharon Weaver: I am glad you enjoyed the lens. Thanks for the read and for your kind comments.

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      Sharon Weaver 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Nixon pardoning Hoffa is an ironic twist to an already twisted story. Seems that there were a lot of people out to get Hoffa for organizing the masses into something to be feared. The government, organized crime, big business and other union leaders all hated Hoffa. Good read and thanks for all the great information.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @aquarian_insight: Wow, I am glad you enjoyed learning something about Jimmy Hoffa. There is so much more to the story, that it would take more space than a "Squid" to tell it all. I thank you for reading today as well as your many comments

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      aquarian_insight 4 years ago

      This is an amazing account of Jimmy Hoffa's life and you have done a lot of research and work here. I thoroughly enjoyed the read! I can't say that I knew much about Jimmy Hoffa before I read your lens, but you have whet my appetite and I would love to read at least one of the books you suggested. Thank you.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @theallin1writer: Thank you for visiting and for your comments. They are most appreciated and I am glad you enjoyed the lens.

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      dwindhaus lm 4 years ago

      I believe that he will never be found!

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      theallin1writer 4 years ago

      Interesting lens, now I know a little more about Jimmy Hoffa :)

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @dwindhaus lm: There is probably more truth to that than you know. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, the Hoffa disappearance will remain with us for some time I am afraid.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      The Jimmy Hoffa mystery is still so fascinating. I feel bad for his family. It must be so unsettling to never know for sure what happened to someone you love. Well written, as always!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @walkingstick: Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the read and your comments.

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      walkingstick 4 years ago

      I grew up near Detroit where Hoffa is grand fascination. We always figured that there was a Jimmy Hoffa freeway overpass nearby. His body reinforcing the cement. You wrote a thorough and informing lens. Thanks!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @goldenrulecomics: Thank you, it's a story that will keep our interest until he is finally found.

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      very interesting story.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @lollyj lm: Thanks so much for your visit and your comments. Jimmy Hoffa's story will be with us forever until he is found. Thank you again.

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      Loved the details in this lens. Well done!!

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      mic604 4 years ago

      Great read. I had seen on one of these mafia history shows, and an old mobster claims to have been on the boat the night they gave Hoffa cement shoes and dropped him in one of the Great Lakes. Like you said, we probably will never know. Nice lens.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @dingbat1932: Thank you....for your visit and your kind comments

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      dingbat1932 4 years ago

      Very interesting story, thanks for sharing

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @JenwithMisty: You know what? You are not alone in that thinking. But....that's what keeps the story alive. thanks for your visit and your kind comments. Most appreciated

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      Thanks for telling the story! Very interesting! I bet we'll never know what happened.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @fun-information: Glad you enjoyed reading it. Thank you for your visit.

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      Aditya Gogoi 4 years ago from Sunnyvale

      Very interesting!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Glad you found a lens to relate to. Yes, the "mystery" surrounding Jimmy Hoffa will be with us until we find his body. If indeed we ever do. Thanks for the comments, they are most appreciated.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      I was always intrigued by the tale of Jimmy Hoffa -- had a lens on it in fact; however, I deleted mine ... so interesting to find another person interested in the mystery of Jimmy Hoffa.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @aussiejon: That could possibly be true. But that one single fact...our need to know...is what keeps the story alive. Thank you for your visit and your comments

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      aussiejon 4 years ago

      Great lens about such an enigmatic figure, I'm not sure we will ever know the real mystery surrounding his disappearance though,.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @Michey LM: Well thank you for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed the lens.

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Thanks I learn a lot about Jimmy Hoffa, very useful lens for history facts. Blessings

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @BritFlorida: Yes an intriguing story indeed. It shall remain so I am afraid, until we find out what actually happened. Thank you for your visit and your comments. Most appreciated

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I knew only the vaguest details about this. What an intriguing story - thank you.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @OhMe: Thank you so much for the visit and your kind comments.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, you sure put a lot of work into this and I am glad you did. I learned more about Jimmy Hoffa and am now interested in reading even more about him. Great lens. Blessed.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes they do, thanks for the read and your kind comments

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Jimmy Hoffa is right up there with Titanic, Everyone Loves a Mystery!! ;D

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: As we all do, but it takes very little to snap it back into our Consciousness. We ALL want to know what happened. Thank you for your visit and your comments

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Interesting. I had forgotten a lot about Jimmy Hoffa.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @Aunt-Mollie: While it is true that Jimmy Hoffa isn't in the news everyday, his name does come up every so often. Whenever it does, it elicits interest all over again. An amazing story. Thank you for your kind remarks and for visiting.

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      I haven't heard anything about this in a very long time. Your article shows a great deal of research.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @CoolFool83: You and me both. It will fascinate us all forever, until he is found. Thanks for reading. Cheers

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Really, really interesting lense. The mystery of Jimmy Hoffa has always fascinated me.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments. Yes, it is sad but true, more than not, that power and money corrupt. Not the norm, but enough of a percentage that it becomes known.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a fantastic read! My husband, a Michigan union member, has always been fascinated by the whole Hoffa story; I'll have to show him this biographical outline. On another note, it's so sad how the more successful you become, the more corruption creeps in. In a weird way, it makes me not want to ever become successful or have money.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @tedwritesstuff24: I think you hit the nail on the head and the beat goes on. Thanks for reading and for your comments. Nuch appreciated.

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      Loved reading your lens. And my thoughts? Crook got murdered by other crooks. Mr Hoffa was living proof of the adage, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @annharrison85: The eternal question will burn bright until.....it is answered. Thanks for reading and most of all, for leaving a comment, it is most appreciated

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      annharrison85 4 years ago

      I hope we find out some day!!! Great lens!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @Michael Oksa: Thank you for stopping by. Most appreciated

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      Very interesting stuff. Thank you for the informative lens.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hahahaha....well, that's pretty much what the squid lens was about. We are never going to know....or are we? Thanks for stopping by.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      In 2000, I traveled with my mother and my aunt to visit relatives in Savannah, GA. One of our relatives, a retired Savannah attorney, drove me one afternoon to a large, old empty hotel that had closed years earlier. This hotel looked like it may have had its heyday in the 1940s. The hotel supposedly had mob connections. My relative showed me a concrete slab on the grounds of the hotel. The slab was about 12 feet by 12 feet. He said it was used as a helicopter pad for the hotel in the late 1970s. The concrete slab, he said, was poured the night of July 30, 1975, the date of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance. Local lore has it that Hoffa is buried beneath that slab. I have my doubts, but seeing the slab and hearing the story made for an interesting afternoon.