I know there has been a lot of previous discussion about the ransom note amount, but I have been thinking about that more and it just appears to me as extremely odd. Most people think PR authored the ransom note as a staging/cover story, but assuming she did, why would she choose that number? Yes, I know the theories about JR's bonus, the bible verse, etc, but think about this: If I want to create a realistic ransom note, I am going to choose a realistic ransom amount. Anyone who was seriously trying to deceive LE would. PR knew what was a realistic ransom amount. She knew that her husband was a wealthy successful businessman. She knew from watching movies, television shows, and probably reading books what a realistic ransom amount was. A million dollars would be realistic. If I were trying to fool police, I would choose a million or at least 500,000. But the writer of the RN did not. Instead they chose a very unrealistic number, an extremely low figure for someone like JR to pay. Now consider why. If PR, why would she do that? It makes no sense unless the amount was chosen deliberately as a clue. That is the way I see it, as a deliberate anomaly meant to point to somewhere. There is absolutely no logical reason for PR to have chosen that number that only draws more suspicion onto the Ramsey's, not less. My point is, whoever wrote the RN filled it with clues purposely. This is no simple deception as many people interpret it to be. Had the sole purpose of the RN been to deceive police into believing a mysterious group had abdicated JB, it would have been done differently. My contention is the RN was never intended to be a real ransom note but just appeared to be. I know this won't change any minds for those who are already convinced of PR guilt but just consider the possibility that she did not write it but someone else, someone very clever and wanting to cast suspicion on the Ramsey's did. Just consider it.