lucy24 - 8:51 pm on Sep 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sounds like just another version of google's (in)famous habit of following non-links. If the page never existed, never did exist, and you've never said or done anything to lead anyone to believe there is such a page-- well, then a 404 is just what they deserve isn't it.
:: cough-cough ::
that you've fine-tooth-combed the site to make sure there aren't any glitches in relative links.
Don't know about the rest of youse, but if I make a typo in a link and correct it three minutes later, at least one major search engine will have crawled the page during those three minutes. Even if, or especially if, it's a page they normally visit once in three weeks, tops.