Did Butch Cassidy, the famous outlaw that died in a shoot-out in Bolivia actually survive the gunfight and live a long life in the state of Washington? A rare book collector is reporting that he has uncovered new evidence that suggests that Butch Cassidy not only survived the fight, but even penned an autobiography under a pseudonym entitled “Bandit Invincible: The Story of Butch Cassidy.”
The author claims that the novel is replete with information that only Butch himself could know and supports the claims that the infamous outlaw survived and lived anonymously the remainder of his days in Washington State.
However, other historians declare that the book collector’s claims are dubious at best:
“It doesn’t bear a great deal of relationship to Butch Cassidy’s real life, or Butch Cassidy’s life as we know it.” – Dan Buck, Cassidy Historian.
To read more about this story, see the article at MSNBC. I also highly recommend this clip from the 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid which contains one of the greatest film quotes of all time:
“For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble.”