The Disruption Agent Men

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 Secret Agent Man


There’s a man who leads a life of danger

To everyone he meets he stays a stranger

With every move he makes, another chance he takes

Odds are he won’t live to see tomorrow

Secret agent man, secret agent man: They’ve given you a number and taken away your name…


Beware of pretty faces that you find

A pretty face can hide an evil mind

Ah, be careful what you say: Or you’ll give yourself away

Odds are you won’t live to see tomorrow

Secret agent man, secret agent man: They’ve given you a number and taken away your name…



(Secret Agent Man” is a song written by P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri. The most famous recording of the song was made by Johnny Rivers for the opening titles of the American broadcast of the British spy series Danger Man, which aired in the U.S. as Secret Agent from 1964 to 1966. The song itself peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.)

Kenn Thomas chronicles the archetypal appearances in the 1960s television programs of Secret Agent, The Prisoner, and The Invaders, as exemplified in Johnny Rivers song Secret Agent Man; we herewith explore into the real-life background of….






Steve Erdmann


Kenn Thomas had been known for his publishing interests into little exposed but highly clandestine military espionage. In this book, he concentrates on the UFO connection with shadowy figures going back to the June 21, 1947 sighting of six large doughnut-shaped aircraft and the dumping of fragments into the Puget Sound near Tacoma, Washington.

(JFK & UFO Military-Industrial Conspiracy and Cover-up from Maury Island to Dallas, Kenn Thomas, Feral House, 1240 West Sims Way, suite 124, Port Townsend, Washington 98368,, 2011, 271 pages, $17.95.)


“The story of the Maury Island case resides in that nexus of Para politics and popular culture,” says Thomas. “…the case itself comes and goes in the popular memory. The release of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK in 1991, for instance, reminded many of the national brouhaha first brought on by Jim Garrison’s 1968 investigation of John Kennedy’s murder and taught many others about it for the first time. Stone’s movie carefully noted that Garrison believe the man he wound up prosecuting, New Orleans business man Clay Shaw, represented only a toehold on a much larger conspiracy.”

Aside from the six UFOs sighted, the Maury Island case also encompassed mysterious witnesses Harold Dahl, Dahl’s son, Charles, a pet dog, two unidentified crew men (abroad a harbor boat called The North Queen), and a further far-right-wing politician named Bernard Ramey Leroy, who saw, from another location that day, an estimated twenty tons of UFO debris being deposited over the bay by the aircraft.

Later, Dahl’s “superior,” Fred Lee Crisman, became intimately involved: “Crisman indeed did see what he estimated to be about twenty tons of the bizarre white and black material Dahl claimed had spewed from the UFOs,” says Thomas. “As he looked it over, he got to see much more. One of the doughnut-shaped craft appeared and circled in the sky above the bay. It rose up and entered the center of a thundercloud. Crisman saw the portholes, the inner tube like structure and the spinning observation window. It appeared gold and silver to him, with intense reflected light as Dahl described, but it had no ‘squashed’ effect.” (p. 23.)

A day later, Dahl was approached by a man in a black suit, driving a 1947 black sedan Buick. The man took Dahl to breakfast where he revealed quite a bit about Dahl, as well as making veiled threats about Dahl’s well-being. “I did think it was rather fantastic how this gentleman happened to know what I had seen,” said Dahl.


Kenneth Arnold (Shortly after his own famous sighting of nine delta-shaped UFOs on June 24, 1947[1]), at the behest of publisher Raymond A. Palmer, was further encouraged to investigate the claims of Crisman and Dahl. Arnold’s venture into the Maury Island UFOs was soon ballooned into multiple bizarre incidents.



Captain William Lee Davidson and First Lieutenant Frank Mercer Brown of the Fourth Air Force A-2 Intelligence had been dispatched by General Carl “Ptooey” Spaatz, and soon joined the train of investigators. Spaatz was “an air force commander concerned about the July 4th wave of sightings”, and he provided the officers with a B-25 airplane.  Davidson and Brown interviewed Arnold at dinner at the Hotel Owyhee, after which Arnold returned home.

Crisman and Ray Palmer had a prior connection through the tales of Richard Sharpe Shaver who told of “a diminutive race of beings” called “deros” (contraction of the words ‘detrimental’ and ‘robots’) who originally came from outer space to organize life on earth, but became victims of Sun and other solar radiation “attracted” into their advanced machinery, causing perpetual zombies of the Elder Race[2]. The tale became a complex series of articles in Palmer’s Amazing Stories Magazine in the 1940s heralded by enthusiastic fans as true history.

One of those fans was Fred Crisman; Palmer had published two of Crisman’s letters in Amazing Stories telling of his own encounters with “dero” in underground caverns in Myana Mar southeast of India, and Kashmir, near Jammu and Tibet. A second encounter was in Alaska, where Crisman claimed a companion named “Dick” lost his life.


“Crisman gave a prescient description of a laser-like weapon boring ‘a hole the size of a dime in (the) right bicep’ of a companion’s arm,” says Thomas. “‘It was seared inside. How we don’t know.’ No doubt, since Lasers had not yet been developed…similar rants and channels have come and the idea of a hidden cant language has been described by Kerry Thornley as a factor in his involvement with the JFK assassination. Ray Palmer published volumes detailing the cosmology and history of the deros entitled The Hidden World in the 1960s.[3]” (p. 39.)

Fred Easterbrook of Twin Falls, Idaho found during the early part of July, 1947 a 30.5-inch “saucer” which Easterbrook turned over to FBI agent W.G. Banister. “The object was taken into a back room at the police station and put under lock and key,” said assistant chief E. McCracken of Twin Falls. Banister was also identifiied as part of the FBI Security Matter-X files (p. 99).

Banister emerged during the JFK murder investigation by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison. At that time, Banister ran a detective agency in New Orleans, Guy Banister Association at 531 Lafayette, which had a second entrance at 544 Camp Street. His office often saw anti-Castro personnel, such as “Watergaters” Bernard Baker, E. Howard Hunt, and was also used by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 for the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee and the printing of Hands off Cuba flyers. Both Banister and Oswald were acquainted with a David Ferrie, who was a gun-runner for the CIA Bay of Pigs, amongst other clandestine operations.

Banister’s associates included Mafia and right-wing extremist groups like the World Anti-Communist League,” says Thomas. “He also once worked in the Chicago FBI office with Robert Maheu, a consultant to Howard Hughes, who planned murder plots against Castro.”


Crisman’s maneuverings at Maury Island in 1947 inter-connected with the disappearance of Dahl’s son, the retrieval of the UFO debris (which, at one point, was strewn along the beach as lava-like rock and as also white metal debris), the search for “surveillance bugs” in Arnold’s hotel room (as aided by investigator United Airlines pilot E.J. Smith), and the appearance of strange telephone calls to United Press International reporter Ted Morello.

“The compilation of fishy circumstances and excuses gave Arnold the idea to call the Air Force investigators who previously had spoken with him…he (Dahl) gave the military investigators the full story as he had previously told it to Arnold and Smith,” says Thomas, speaking of the Fourth Air Force A-2 Intelligence officers. Arnold gave the investigators “about thirty pieces of debris.” Ted Morello called Arnold and said that a “mysterious informant” had called again with intimate details of the meetings.

The whole episode took a disastrous twist, when on August 1, 1947, the B-25 carrying Davidson and Brown had crashed, killing both men[4]

Smith and Arnold, shortly following the accident, wanted to bid farewell to Dahl before leaving Washington, and so detoured directly to the house of Dahl’s female companion at which they had met previously.

“When they arrived, they found a house that ‘looked completely deserted’ and as if it had not been lived in for months,” says Thomas; No furniture, just dust, dirt cobwebs, with no Dahl, his secretary or her children to be found.

Thomas studies major events in Fred Crisman’s life following Crisman’s boarding an Army bomber and disappearing to Alaska (page 71). Thomas outlines “a biographical trail connecting his earliest-of-all modern UFO experiences at Maury Island (or the manipulation of his fantasy about same), through the most significant political event of contemporary American politics of the 1960s—the JFK assassination—and into the still-current para-political landscape.”

In 1946, Crisman trained with a special Internal Security of the OSS and then transferred to the CIA and back to the school as an “extended agent” to work in the state of Washington where he reported on the political situation in Washington.


After a sojourn at Willamete University, Crisman returned to training at Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma—all CIA training areas: Isece-Easy Section.

“It does exist, and is the sub-section of Internal Security known as a disruption planning center,” says Thomas. “Crisman is a trained Disruption Agent and has worked in several fields.” Crisman interchanged duties with the NSA, Fort Sill in Oklahoma, Boeing Company in Seattle, where he caused a great amount of disruption at Boeing.




Crisman became instrumental in the Washington state school system and also as an obstructionist to the Port Authority on the Oregon side of the Columbia. He ventured to New Orleans and became involved with several political figures.

“He was also known by James Garrison and was later remembered by Garrison,” says Thomas, “Garrison did not know at this time that Crisman was a CIA agent, or that he was in any way a federal employee.” He returned to Oregon to mount attacks on political opponent the returned to New Orleans to mix into legislative campaigns.

“Senator Russell Long was able to confirm that Crisman was a government agent but assumed that he was an FBI information agent,” says Thomas. “Garrison was so informed, and Crisman was listed as such in the New Orleans records.”

In Tacoma, Washington, Crisman created non-profit from organizations which were taken over by CIA agent Thomas E. Beckman. Crisman concentrated on the defeat of John O’connell as governor of the state of Washington; all with the blessings of the Isece Section of the CIA. Crisman’s investigation of the Conquistador Corp also created embattlements with the Cosa Nostra.

“The Cosa Nostra cooperate and stay out of the way of all CIA agents,” says Thomas. “The CIA does not make arrests, they have been known to kill an enemy and they consider all persons in their way as an enemy.”

It was Crisman’s efforts to block John O’Connell that alerted Jim Garrison that Crisman “was an actual CIA agent…a government-military CIA complex agent.” Crisman was also interested in the complete New Orleans and Washington state operations of Boeing and some politics.


The Easy section of the CIA apparently felt that the Manager-Council form of government a threat in that area.

“All that is known at the present time is that the Easy 4250ece section of the CIA is active in Tacoma,” says Thomas, and that it has assigned one of its best Disruption Agents to do a local job there[5].

Easy papers cite a “Mrs. Banfield” who said “this man, Crisman, is a man that is dangerous to the future of America…we cannot have CIA people such as him interfering with local government.” (p. 90.)

Perhaps as part of the military-industrial-complex-propaganda’s sympathies against Communism, Crisman embroiled himself into a number of “rightist” Christian movements.

Far-right groups that Crisman associated with were the American Nazi Party, Christian Defense League, California Rangers, the Minute Men, and the Christian Sons of Liberty, founded by Bernard Ramey LeRoy. LeRoy claimed to have seen Dahl’s 1947 Maury Island UFO that dispersed “tin foil flakes” while fishing at Finer Point at the island.


Garrison, Thomas says, included David Ferrie and Kerry Thornley in what Thomas describes as “the Banister cell.” Thornley wrote The Idle Warriors, and claimed he was drawn into the Kennedy assassination by Howard Hunt (Hunt, “a Watergate burglar was also [allegedly and inconclusively] identified as one of the railyard hoboes” [please reference psychoanalyst C.G. Jung’s data on ‘meaningful coincidence’[6]]).


Was Fred L. Crisman One of the Men on the Grassy Knoll?


Thornley co-write the Principia Discordia, the central “text” of the satirical Discordian religion, which worshiped Eris, a goddess of chaos…he had plans to publish on the Internet a manuscript he wrote detailing his involvement with the Kennedy Assassination (p. 108). The “Banister cell” included Thomas Beckham and a “cluster of bizarre ‘old church’ evangelical sects in the New Orleans substructure.”

(Garrison suspect, Clay Shaw, also belonged to the board of directors of Permindex, a CIA front company. “Shaw’s military service apparently did develop around his CIA/OSS involvement,” says Thomas, dating back to the late 1940s, in several CIA-sponsored covert operations throughout Europe [p. 73][7]).

Fred Lee Crisman, alias John H. Bowen, alias Dr. Jon Gold, and his partner, Thomas Edward Beckham, and Albert Osborne, were all working for the Defense Industrial security Command through American Council of Christian Churches (p. 80[8]).

“The ‘ministers’ and ‘bishops’ can accumulate money (religious fund raising) without serious inquiry as to the source,” says Thomas. “They are free from 9 to 5 routine expected of normal patriotic Americans…”

Crisman’s “chum” Bob Lavender claimed that Beckham had split from the Universal Life Church to start his own church organization, and met David Ferrie through Guy Banister and his employee Jack Martin. Aside from incorporating papers for several businesses in Olympia, Washington, Beckham established a fund raising office for anti-Castro-lists Sergio Arcacha Smith and Louis Rabel.

(Thomas’ book is a compilation of intriguing interconnected side bars, appendices, interviews, foot-notes, and mysterious facts that the reader will have to trace-down, review, and investigate personally.)


FBI files for 1947 indicate a number of telexes from Banister, initialed “WGB,” and pertaining to UFO Phenomena, designated as: “Security Matter-X” (SM-X).

“To many, the world of transnational industrial espionage that Garrison saw as the backdrop to the assassination is simply not real, despite its continuing presence in global politics,” says Thomas. “Conmen, industrial spies and low-level disinformationists abound in this environment and one testament to the veracity of Crisman’s entanglement is the durability of his influence upon it.” (p. 115.)

Later, it was rumored that Crisman was in Dallas on the day of Kennedy’s murder; indeed, some speculated that Crisman was one of the three “tramps” arrested that day, identified as “Crismon,” but in conflict with other police records suggesting Chauncey Marvin Holt, or, Harold  Doyle (pronounced as Harold ‘Dahl,’ as in Maury Island ‘Dahl’), pp. 133, 136.[9]

Likewise, Crisman discovered deeper inroads to the world of espionage through Marshall Riconoscuito and his son, Michael (and Crisman’s nephew). Riconoscuito gave “back door approval” to Crisman’s battle against the city management form of government.

Riconoscuito ran several enterprises, an advertising agency, and a “small lab where certain common drugs were bottled under a variety of house names.”  His son, Michael discovered a “bug device” in Riconoscuito’s office. Michael was, in fact, an “electronics prodigy.”  Danny Casolaro exposed Michael as part of “a transnational spook group known as ‘The Octopus.’ The Octopus exerted wide-ranging influence on global political affairs, including the assassination of JFK and had in its membership many veterans of the OSS,” says Thomas, “a history that mirrored Jim Garrison’s conceptions.”


Michael Riconoscuito worked on a software program known as Promis/inslaw and it also involved Iran/Contra and the Reagan/Bush presidency.  His “fuel-air explosives” may have been part of the blast that nearly killed 300 Marines in Lebanon in 1987 and possibly in the first World Trade Towers bombing and Oklahoma City bombing.

“Major global events have come to be attributed to Casolaro’s Octopus, from the assassination of Princess Diana (Casolaro reported that Dodi Fayed’s uncle, Adnan Khashuggi, belonged to The Octopus) to the 9/11 destruction wrought by Osama Bin Laden,” says Thomas, “whose transnationl connections mirrored the structure of the Octopus.”

(Joseph Daniel Casolaro was an American freelance writer who came to public attention on August 10, 1991 when he was found dead in a bathtub in room 517 of the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia, his wrists slashed 10–12 times. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. His death became controversial because his notes suggested he was in Martinsburg to meet a source about a story he called “The Octopus.” Casolaro’s family suspected that he had been murdered. Before he left for Martinsburg, he had apparently told his brother that he had been frequently receiving harassing phone calls late at night; that some of them were threatening  []).

Although UFO connections flitter in and out of Crisman’s background (such as Thomas Beckman, Crisman’s business partner, also being listed on the board of directors of the National Investigations Committee on UFOs [NICUFO]), the Maury Island affair stood center of mass:

“I will tell you this much, the Maury Island Incident was no hoax,” said Crisman in 1967, page 230, “the FBI and the Air force know it was no hoax. The pieces[10] [11] of the UFO that are still in our possession have proven that it was no hoax.”

In the January, 1950 issue of FATE Magazine, Crisman boldly and clearly attacked those who accused him and Dahl as hoaxers calling their accusations as being “a bold-faced lie.” (p. 210.)

As far as the broader intrigue of how the military-industrial-complex espionage was a manifestation of diabolical Master-Minds possessed by alien “deros”:

(Concerning William S. Baring-Gould’s September, 1946 comments in Harper’s Magazine about Ray Palmer’s Amazing Stories: Ray Palmer replied to Harper’s Magazine, November, 1946 remarks [ibid, p. 208, Thomas]) “Baring-Gould does not understand the ‘Shaver Mystery.’ From his article,” said Ray Palmer, “it is apparent at once that he has not read the stories concerned with the ‘mystery.’ I am not ‘anxious to give [an] impression.’ I believe in the ‘Mystery’ for what it is. Every word uttered editorially in Amazing Stories is my firm conviction, not any attempt at a hoax…”



“By the mid-1950s it had become clear that the real publishing money was to be made, not in Palmer’s beloved science-fiction or the ‘true mysteries’ he loved even better, but in soft-core porn—the stuff published in the now-forgotten magazine Rogue by Palmer’s friend and close associate William Hamling, or in the all-too-unforgotten magazine of a Hamling acquaintance named Hugh Hefner.”



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[1] On June 24, 1947, the civilian pilot Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine objects, glowing bright blue-white, flying in a “V” formation over Washington’s Mount Rainier. He estimated the objects’ flight speed at 1700 mph and compared their motion to “a saucer if you skip it across water.” (In newspaper reports of Arnold’s sighting, this description was mistakenly taken to mean that the objects were shaped like saucers, leading to the popularization of the term “flying saucer” as a synonym for UFO.) Though Arnold said he initially thought what he had seen were test flights of military aircraft, the military later said they had been conducting no test flights during the time of the incident. A prospector on Mt. Adams saw the objects at around the same time as Arnold, bolstering his story.


[2] The Tero: In addition to the dero, the Cavern World harbors small, hunted groups of tero (integrative ro), Elder descendants who, for reasons never adequately explained, have not succumbed to detrimental radiation. These tero are locked in ceaseless combat with the dero, and some befriended Shaver: “Right under my feet men die on racks because the dero…have caught them trying to help protect Shaver.”
The dero and tero populations of the caverns are dwarfed by a mass of human slaves as well as tribes of depraved freebooters who have drifted down from the surface world during various eras. While not as luridly evil as the dero, these too are a pretty loathsome crowd, vicious gangsters who slave and smuggle in alliance with topside criminals. Each major city apparently has its subsurface equivalent inhabited by these thugs, and many a “runaway” gets sold down the shaft.


[3] Shaver’s world: If the Deros looked goofy, however, their activities were anything but. Deros use their ancient technology to control, or “tamper with,” the minds of surface dwellers. (Shaver hinted that many members of the world’s wealthy and powerful elite had been replaced by Dero-controlled doubles.) The Deros also abduct thousands of surface-dwellers on an annual basis, and subject them to the most depraved and excruciating torture imaginable. Deros enjoyed disassembling their victims, and keeping them conscious for months as living vivisections. Women were turned, by means of “sex stim”, into living furniture, while others were given “growth stimulation focused on breasts till they got enormous and gave milk like a cow which they use for a beverage.”


[4] The widow of Officer Brown suggested that he was murdered: “Frank Brown’s widow did in fact state her conviction that her husband was murdered. In addition to this, a particularly persistent reporter into the Maury Island episode died shortly after the investigation…”
News accounts of the crash and statements by Army officials hinted that sabotage had brought down the B-25 on which Davidson and Brown were flying. Brown’s wife Velma also spelled out her suspicions in a letter to Arnold. “I have never thought that Frank’s death was an accident,” she wrote.


[5] “In Joan Mellen’s book A Farewell to Justice, Fred Crisman had been identified as one of the hundreds of ‘spooks’ working secretly for the Intelligence community.  In her voluminous research on the history of Jim Garrison and the Kennedy assassination, Mellen discovered that Crisman had association with the Offutt AIR Force Base and worked with the United States Army Air Defense Command.  A FOIA request of September 13, 1969 revealed Crisman as Agent 4250.  A comment appeared: ‘…a man that is dangerous to the future of America.’”


[6] “According to Carl Jung, such events are not mere coincidences at all, but what he called synchronicity or meaningful coincidence. ‘Synchronicity,’ said Jung, ‘is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and that is meaningful to the observer.’”
Deborah Ward, December 02, 2011,


[7] According to the award-winning investigative journalist, Anthony L. Kimery:
“Documents surfaced in 1977 showing that Shaw had worked for the CIA since 1949. He had also been in business with former Nazis and European fascists involved in several CIA-supported covert operations throughout Europe, and there is strong evidence he had been a member of the OSS; he certainly had worked for a top OSS officer who was involved in Operation Paperclip.
“But did Crisman know Shaw from those days? It’s possible. Crisman is said to have been attached to the OSS. Intelligence sources say he was a member of a secret fraternity of former intelligence officials. Other sources swear he was involved in gunrunning and was closely tied to organized crime–two factions which certainly worked hand-in-glove at the time.
“According to Garrison’s information, Crisman knew Shaw well. One of Garrison’s informants said Crisman was ‘the first man Clay called after being told he was in trouble.’ The same source added that Crisman ‘flies to New Orleans steadily. 1964, eleven times. 1965, 17 times, 1966, 32 times, 1967, 24 times . . . he seems to have no income and certainly spends a large sum of money on air travel.’”


[8] Author Joan Mellen: “Arrested by Jim Garrison, Clay Shaw denied he knew David Ferrie, no matter that the whole town saw them together – he counted on the CIA to protect him. Yet I was able to find a witness to a loan document Ferrie had taken out so that he could rent an airplane to fly to Dallas the week before the assassination. Ferrie later told both the FBI and the Secret Service that he hadn’t been in Dallas for eight to ten years, clearly a lie. The co-signer of that note was…Clay Shaw! Jim Garrison, defamed over the years, was prescient and right and is owed a posthumous apology.  Thomas Edward Beckham also handed me the original of a government document describing his CIA training and why CIA had concluded he could be useful to them. This document had been given to him years earlier by his CIA handler, a man named Fred Lee Crisman, as an explanation of how CIA had utilized him. Its letterhead is not ‘CIA,’ but ‘UNITED STATES ARMY AIR DEFENSE COMMAND’ out of Colorado Springs, and, yes, such an outfit does exist.  Beckham told me that his original handler in New Orleans was a strange character named Jack Martin.”


“Thomas Edward Beckham also handed me the original of a government document describing his CIA training and why CIA had concluded he could be useful to them. This document had been given to him years earlier by his CIA handler, a man named Fred Lee Crisman, as an explanation of how CIA had utilized him. Its letterhead is not ‘CIA,’ but ‘UNITED STATES ARMY AIR DEFENSE COMMAND’out of Colorado Springs, and, yes, such an outfit does exist.”


“In the batch of CIA documents came an interesting letter. It demonstrates, and is the only internal document to do so, that Fred Lee Crisman, Beckham’s lifetime handler, was, indeed CIA. This letter refers to ‘documents’ identifying Crisman’s Agency connections obtained by the sender, whose name is obliterated. This anonymous individual worked for a section of the Agency different from Crisman’s. He managed to obtain Crisman’s file through his own internal connections.”


Richard Gilbride spoke in his 2009 book Matrix for Assassination: The JFK Conspiracy (page 154: Trafford Publishing) that Thomas Beckham went into hiding when word of Garrison’s investigation was known, and became protected by Lt. Colonel Lawrence Lowry (SAC’s planning coordinator and also an associate of CIA Richard Helms and connected to the JM/Wave station): “Beckham’s handler in New Orleans, Fred Lee Crisman, had carte-blanche access into the top-secret facilities at Offutt. Crisman soon presented Beckham with a fabricated document certifying his ‘intelligence service’ with the “United States Army Defense Command” out of Ent AFB in Colorado Spring___home base of NORAD.”


[9] Investigators, such as Steve Thomas, suggest multiple Jungian-style synchronistic connections with the backgrounds of the tramps, their changing names, family history, and possible CIA and espionage backgrounds. John Forrester Gedney was one of the tramps, yet suspected to have prior ‘spook’ background:


[10] Some of the debris that Crisman spoke of, and was mentioned in Ray Palmer and Kenneth Arnold’s The Coming of the Saucers (1952), was still in their possession. Ray Palmer’s metallurgical analysis of the ‘real stuff’  found the material to be of high calcium, Iron, zinc and titanium content, with lesser traces of aluminum, manganese, copper, silicon, nickel, strontium, chromium, tin and cadmium.  The book noted that titanium is used in missiles and space ships and that calcium has the affinity to capture radium and prevent contamination.


[11] The late John Keel highlighted the Maury Island debris in his book Operation Trojan Horse (page 174): “The flying saucers have been spewing all kinds of trash all over the landscape. … We can start with the slag dumped from the sky during the Maury Island, Washington ‘hoax’ of 1947. Analysis of this material showed it to be composed of calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, zinc and other mundane elements. Heaps of this stuff has turned up since in New Hampshire, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and many other places following UFO sightings. It has often been found on hilltops and deep in trackless forests, places where it had to be dumped from the air. And it was found in Sweden in 1946.”


kenneth arnoldKenneth Arnold describes his UFO Sighting




 Was Fred L. Crisman one of the men on the Grassy Noll?




ray palmerRay Palmer (center) in the office, ca. 1939.


“By the mid-1950s it had become clear that the real publishing money was to be made, not in Palmer’s beloved science-fiction or the ‘true mysteries’ he loved even better, but in soft-core porn—the stuff published in the now-forgotten magazine Rogue by Palmer’s friend and close associate William Hamling, or in the all-too-unforgotten magazine of a Hamling acquaintance named Hugh Hefner.”









Steve Erdmann


(Copyright, 2017, Steve Erdmann, permission given to quote in reviews and advertising/educational purposes.)



“…secrets that could benefit mankind, that are being withheld to give an economic adventure to a greedy few, or secrets that control groups in order to subjugate the masses, I will gladly reveal…there exists technology that goes way beyond anti-gravity and allows for travel anywhere in space and time.  If this concept is too difficult to wrap your mind around, for your own mental comfort you could consider this book to be a science-fiction novel.  But if you do the research, as I have done, you might realize that much of it could actually be true.” (Secret Science and the Secret Space Program, p. ii in the Foreword and p. 194.)

(Secret Science and the Secret Space Program, Herbert G. Dorsey III, Herbert G. Dorsey Publishing and Outskirts Press, Inc.,, 10940 S. Parker Road, Unit 515, Parker, Colorado 80134, 2015, 203 pages, $16.95.)


Dorsey tells the reader that he has had a “broad education in Electrical Engineering and Physics that go beyond what is taught at the university level.”  He has investigated “free energy” inventions and even spoke to people “that worked on ‘black projects’…these inventions, in the past, have been vigorously suppressed.”

                                                         SECRET SCIENCE       

There existed a “secret science” used in “black projects” that is not taught at the university level, says Dorsey, and incorporated back-engineered extraterrestrial technology:

“As far as a secret space program goes, do you really believe that the U.S. government would land men on the Moon in the 1970s and then never go further?  If so, you really don’t understand how the secret part of the U.S. government really works.”

Dorsey chronologizes a long, tortuous history of this “secret science,” beginning with John Worrell Keely and his science of Sympathetic Vibratory Physics (SVP), his “Vibratory Disintegrator,” which could dissolve atoms “as easily as molecules into Aether.”   Eventually, Keely claimed to have overcome the force of gravity, as described in the April 13, 1890 Philadelphia Evening Telegraph as an eight-pound airship model.

“It must be stressed that Keeley’s theories were based on years of experiments that he actually conducted,” says Dorsey, “not on purely mathematical constructs, as so many theories today are created.”

Author J. Allen Danelek wrote in his 2009 book The Great Airship of 1897 that the worldwide airship reports from the 1880s to 1890s “was the work of an unknown individual, possibly funded by a wealthy inventor…built in secret to safeguard from patent infringement as well as to protect investors in case of failure.”  (pp. 6-7.)

Dorsey advances to tales of the Secret Aero Club and member C.R.A Dellschau (1880-1923).  The Club originated in Sonora, California and, in 1858, was headed by George Newell and the Nymza organization. Their craft purported to have used a “NB gas” with antigravity properties.  Dorsey continues into the Keeley airship flights of 1896.  About that time, the inventions of inventor Nicola Tesla were taking center-stage.

“About this time Tesla was approached by members of the secret Nymza organization of New York that oversaw the secret Aero Club out west in California,” says Dorsey.  “Tesla may have shared the secrets of his electrical antigravity craft with them.  If so, it all was kept pretty secret.” (p. 11.)

Inventions realized by Tesla included a “wireless power transmitting station called Warden Clyffe,” “a vertical takeoff aircraft,” “an electrical antigravity craft,” and, in 1895, “time alteration.”  Later, Tesla worked on a “Tesla Shield” (Thomas Bearden), as well as participated in the “Philadelphia Experiment” (Project Rainbow) that eventually resulted in the disappearance of the U.S.S. destroyer escort Eldridge on August 12, 1943.


Dorsey writes about the German government placing spies close to Tesla to learn his secret technology.  One such spy was a George Scherff, actually George H. Scherf from Dolitzsch, south of Leipzig, Germany.  His name was altered upon his migrating to the U.S.   Scherff had the alias of Prescott Sheldon Bush.  His son was known as George Herbert Walker Bush—later becoming Director of the CIA and President of the United States (The Bush Connection, Eric Orion, 2003, Amazon Digital Services, LLC).

“Using his double identity, Scherff/Bush stole Tesla’s inventions, sold them to the Union Banking Corporation (UBC) through his vice-presidency and directorship under the alias of Robert Sheldon Bush,” says Dorsey, “to be forwarded to Paul Warburg (banker), Fritz Thyssen (industrialist) and I.G. Farben (the largest conglomerate of chemical companies in the world) —the latter two being industrialists loyal to Hitler’s Nazi Party.  Some of Tesla’s discoveries would later be used by the Third Reich in their secretive flying saucer program.”



Tesla utilized a Dynamic Theory of Gravity using “Aether,” combining a high voltage and a high frequency alternating field mixed with a high static voltage field, according to Poynting’s Theorem.  Tesla used these to propel his “electric air ship.”

The Nazis incorporated all Tesla, Thomas Townsend Brown, and Victor Schauberger’s antigravity and vortex implosion technology. Schauberger called it a “Repulsine.”

“Most of Germany’s flying saucers were still under development by the war’s end and not regularly used in combat,” says Dorsey. “Many were destroyed so as not to fall into enemy hands and others were flown away to secret bases in Antarctica and Argentina.  However, some of the saucer technology and the technicians that developed them were captured by the U.S and Russia and has been kept secret from the public ever since.”


Dorsey takes us on a rapid-advanced excursion through scientists and science that enfolded what he called “secret science” that “at no time” (was) mentioned or taught at “universities or even mentioned.”

Thomas Townsend Brown, Rudolf G. Zinsser, George Sagnac, Ernest Silvertooth, Dayton Miller, Dan. A. Davidson, Joe Parr, Tomas Bearden, Theodur Kai Uza, Howard Johnson, Richard Willis, Edwin Grey, John Bedini, Donald Smith, Stanley Meyer and Bob Boyce are a few of the scientists “outside” the normal arena of “space-time” science.

Gravitator-electrokinetic fields, Joe Parr Gravity Wheels, Extended Electromagnetics, and Floyd Sweet Specially Conditioned Magnets were the bedrock of the secret science.

“There are many more ways to trap the ambient energy of the medium of space, whether one calls it Aether, virtual particles, or dark matter. And convert it into useful energy,” says Dorsey.

Secret science further connected to the manipulation of time.  In 1975, Tesla made breaches of time and space with highly charged, rotating magnetic fields.  Later, Electrical Engineer and past head of the Department of Communications in Canada, Wilbert Smith, was involved with the secret Project Magnet to investigate “ways to tape the Earth’s magnetic field for propulsion and energy.” (p. 51.)

Tesla’s experimentation with radio frequencies and the transmission of electrical energy through the atmosphere would lead “to the infamous Philadelphia Experiment and the Montauk Time Travel Projects.”

Russian scientists Nikolay A. Kozyrev, Dr. Spartak, Gennedy Shipov, Dr. Vadim Chernbrov, Albert Veiaik, along with scientists David Lewis, Eric Julien and Dr. David Lewis Anderson and others, says Dorsey, experimented with “time control technology.”


Most of these experiments became incorporated into Nazi German science and the creation of the Vril Society created by Medium Telepath Maria Orsic who converged into the Thule Gesellschaft and the All German Society for Metaphysics.  These efforts continued through to the 1920s when scientists invented the Jenseitsflugmaschine (JFM).


“By 1922 development of a working prototype was underway,” says Dorsey.  “Meanwhile, Germany saw the inception of the National Socialist Party and Adolph Hitler’s rise to power, fueled in part by the Utopian visions of a new world order inspired in part by the Thule and Vril Societies.”

Professor Winfried Otto Schumann and Maria Orsic were considered the seeds for German Flying Saucers.  Quickly followed through the 1930 and 1940s were the Jenseitsflugmachine 2 (JFM2), the Rundflugzeug (RFZ), and the Vril and Hannebu disks.

It is here that Dorsey begins to enter what many might call a “fog of believability,” telling of questionable facts and somewhat unproven speculation (which he carries to us in likewise manner to the end of the book), such as a claim that the Nazis sent a Vril 7 “Jager” to planets around a sun called Aldebaran by means of a “dimension channel independent of the speed of light.”   There was also the Vril 7 “Giest” in 1944, in which Maria Orsic flew telepathically using a Mind Control Head Band. Dorsey deals much more realistically with his knowledge about ‘unknown’ science, rather than his worrisome history on extraterrestrial liaisons.

(Dorsey claims to have developed an intuitive sense of what is true or false by developing a fine perception of keeping an open-mind and a healthy amount of skepticism; however, by the lack of hard-citation of verifiable sources, one might question his ability to show proper ‘skepticism.’  Forward, p.ii.)

The Nazi SS took command of the German flying saucers. The “Replusine” worked with diamagnetic levitation forces___Repulsin A and Repulsin B.  A bio-submarine was called by the SS: the “Foreller.” There was also the Flugkieivsal, the RFZ1, RFZ2, the SSE-IV (Entwiekiungsstelle 4), the RFZ-4, the Haunebu II Do-Stra, and the Hannebu III.

Much of this technology was flown to secret Nazi bases in Argentina and Nue Schabenland, Antarctica, using JU290s and JU390-“Flying Trucks.”  One-hundred-thousand Nazis escaped to Argentina with gold.  As part of an Odessa operation, a base was created around San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. “Many underground bases and above ground roads, bridges and an airport were constructed there.”  The Nue Schabenland and the Nue Berlin bases were carried on in the Antarctica.


The end of the World War II saw several related scenarios.  Dorsey, by his inclusion, somehow endorses them:

# A massive bombing raid in 1944 on a critical ball-bearing plant at Schweinfort by over 150 British and American bombers had one quarter of the bomber contingent shot down by ten to fifteen “Nazi discs.”  If the Nazi discs had been fully operational, it would have been worse.

# In 1947, a U.S. military expedition of an aircraft carrier, a submarine, 20 surface ships and 4,000 elite navy troops, called “scientific expedition Operation High Jump,” as led by Admiral Richard Byrd, unsuccessfully attempted to invade the Nazi Antarctic base, but was pushed back by Nazi disc aircraft.

# On March 17, 1945, Maria Orsic and her Vril group went to a Messrschmitt hanger in Augsburg to man the Vril space ship. On March 18, a large circular-shaped flying craft was spotted by Lt. Col. Walter Fellenz, Brigadier General Henning Linden, and others, of the U.S. 7th Army advancing on Munich; the craft quickly disappeared.

From this juncture, Dorsey enters into stories of how various alien civilizations began to visit Earth and establish various “liaisons” with human governments.  Of course, Dorsey does not get into the nitty-gritty procedures of laying out hard and objectively provable details to each story (other than some popular references and sources), and, at various times, challenges he readers to investigate for themselves and to use their own common sense.  Dorsey does the same thing concerning claims of “time travel” and its associated science and stories.  Often, Dorsey would point to government “censorship” and suppression of the facts as another complicating factor.

What follows are quick and somewhat meatless chronologies, of which the reader will need to read the book and begin their own analytical adventures.  Dorsey does portray them, however, in dramatic fashion.

Dorsey says that a “recent history” first-meeting took place on July 11, 1934 between U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt on a U.S Navy vessel at Balboa, Panama.  The aliens were what has become known as “Greys” (a common feature of aliens since 1947), but they (themselves) were controlled by “Reptilians” (those outlined usually by researcher David Icke) from the Alpha Draconis star system.  An “unconstitutional” agreement was created for “obtaining extraterrestrial technology” in exchange for allowing “human abductions” in an alien genetics program.  Roosevelt refused alien cooperation that would recreate the Earth into a paradise if earth-people would give up war.  “Roosevelt refused.”

The same offer was given to Adolf Hitler by the Pleiadians in 1934, asking that Hitler “not (to) attack the Jewish people,” but Hitler broke the agreement upon getting “some technology.”  “The Pleiadians pulled out of the treaty in 1941.”  The Greys reinstituted a similar “treaty,” but this time the “German Aryan people” were exempted in trade for people “in the concentration camps.”  (Historically, this is highly unusual as an “Aryan” race of people is debatable.)  (pp. 80-81.)


A “peripheral” index of Dorsey’s historical renderings tells of some fantastic happenings:

# The February 25, 1942 “Battle of Los Angeles” told of where anti-aircraft guns fired “flack shells” at a saucer-shaped aircraft which eventually disappeared.

# Army Chief of Staff George Marshall created a Highly Classified Unit (IPU) within the Army’s G-2 Intelligence Agency.

# Richard Helms acted as an advisor to the MJ-12 secret group and was a contributing editor to the “red book” compendium on extraterrestrial activity supplied to the President.

# According to Dan Burisch (a biologist at Area 51 Sector 4) and Arthur Neumann (a physicist at Livermore Laboratories) the occupants that crashed at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 “were from the future of our own planet.” (Burisch’s claims are hotly debated – SE.)



# The Psychological Strategy Board (PSB) was created under the National Security Council to coordinate government-wide psychological warfare strategy.  The PSB war also used to debunk UFOs to the U.S public.

# “The Greys were given an underground base at Dulce, New Mexico on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation,” says Dorsey.  “Some Greys were later taken to Unit S-4 at Area 51 and to (to) an underground base at Indian Springs, Nevada.”  (p. 98.)

# Dorsey claims “contactee” “Billy” Eduard Albert Meier could have contacted and photographed Plejarens from the planet Erra.  “It is located in a dimension which is a fraction of a second shifted from our own dimension…”

# Former MJ-12 member Dr. Michael Wolf told that there are many ET groups visiting the Earth—Zeta Reticulums, ETs from the Altair Aquila star system, races from Orion, the Federation of Worlds, and many others (p. 114).

# Hitler, Roosevelt and Eisenhower had made faulty and misguided treaties with the Greys that “led to Hell on Earth” by Mind Control by aliens. (pp. 121-122.)

# On January 24, 1953, Eisenhower established the Advisory Committee on Government Organizations, in which MJ-12 was head by the Director of Central Intelligence. “Later, Eisenhower would regret that decision, as he realized that the corporations which the CIA cleared to work on secretive back-engineered alien technology were becoming more powerful than the U.S government itself and came beyond government control.”  (p. 139.)

By 1958, MJ-12 decided that “antigravity research was to be highly classified under National Security and any corporation with military contracts would keep the research and development ‘black’ if they wanted to do further business with the military.”

“Officially, these ‘black projects’ are called Special Access Projects (SAP).  In the DOD Manuel titled National Industrial Security Program Operating Manuel…measures taken to keep secret the existence of unacknowledged programs…there is no actual Congressional oversight of how tax-payer money is being spent…antigravity technology being developed was being kept secret and there were the inevitable, occasional, but cautious leaks (pp.140-143).”

# “One technology developed by ACIO is called (the) Blank State Technology (BST).  BST is a form of time travel technology that allows history to be rewritten…changing history is a complex operation that requires the ability to correctly forecast the desirable outcome from tampering with the time stream.”  (pp. 150-151.)  (ACIO – Alien Contact Intelligence Organization…SE.)


“The public space program via NASA is merely a ‘smoke screen’ to hide the real but secret space program,” says Dorsey. “Why waste your time and money on rockets to get into outer space when you already have antigravity technology?…The secret development of the German flying saucers into improved U.S flying saucers…Solar Warden is part of a secret extraterrestrial treaty agreement with the Stat Nations___the organizations of advanced intelligent civilizations in space___and the United Nations.”  (pp. 156-165.)

Dorsey talks about the “time travels” of Edward Cameron, Andrew Basiago, Michael Reife, and Randy Cramer.

“So there exists technology that goes way beyond anti-gravity and allows for travel anywhere in time and space,” says Dorsey.  “If this concept is too difficult to wrap your head around, for your own mental comfort you could consider this book to be a science-fiction novel.  But if you do the research, as I have done, you might realize that much of it could actually be true.”


“So, by the early 1960s, the U.S had its own operational anti-gravity flying saucers and other types of space craft which were developed in secret ‘black projects’ largely financed through Waivered Unacknowledged Special Access Projects with money diverted from other military programs. By 1962, the Russians and the U.S jointly landed on Mars and by 1964, they had established a base there. By the late 1960s, the CIA was also operating time travel and teleportation technology in Operation Pagasus.”  (Secret Science and the Secret Space Program, p.197.)



Steve Erdmann, February, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri.

























“Scherff had the alias of Prescott Sheldon Bush.”




Mysterious Scrapbooks Found in a Dump Reveal Secret Writings of NYMZA.






One of the first actions taken by the CIA was to initiate the creation of an inter-agency government group called the Psychological Strategy Board.  July 18, 1951 – Gordon Gray (right), being administered the oath as the first Director of the new Psychological Strategy Board by Frank K. Sanderson (left),  while President Harry S. Truman (center) witnesses the event.






The UFOs of Tim Good




Steve Erdmann

Copyright, 2017, Steve Erdmann (permission to quote for review and educational purposes).

“This book examines in-depth claims that they United States in particular, and some other countries, including the U.K., have developed advanced space craft, thanks partly to the recovery of a number of crashed alien vehicles and, more comprehensively, an alien liaison program.  I also feature numerous reports of encounters and contacts with aliens of varying types, many of them published here for the first time.   As will become evident, some of these aliens have our best interests at heart.  Others do not.  We are not the only ones with a vested interest in Earth.”    (Timothy Good from the Preface of Earth: An Alien Enterprise, p. xxv.) 

(Earth: An Alien Enterprise, Timothy Good, Pagasus Books, LLC, 80 Broad Street, 5th Floor, New York, N.Y 10004, 2013, 466 pages, $28.95.)


Timothy Good





Researcher Timothy Good has written several books on the topic of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). This book covers, not only classical and mere conventional stories of UFO sightings, but just as easily and quite casually, he tells cases of supposed Encounters of the Forth Kind: human interludes in the lives of aliens.

This seeming acceptance of multiple accounts of contact with extraterrestrials, so “easily and casually,” is perhaps one of the sore points of the book.  Good even has a rather obvious acceptance and sympathy for the tales of the late contactee, George Adamski, who has drawn great skepticism by researchers who strongly doubt Adamski met a Venusian pilot named Orthon (as well as other Adamski claims).  Adamski was among the first to claim regular contacts with aliens, but also closely associated with certain high-ranking military and political personnel.

Good apparently has taken Adamski’s claims as literal and legitimate (even has written a book with Lou Zinsstag defending Adamski’s contacts), and saying that the witnesses to Adamski claims of November 20, 1952 with Orthon to be credible (p. 102).

(Good also claims to have had Adamski-type contacts in 1963 and 1965, and saw “Adamski-type scout-craft,” and that Orthon lived occasionally near Vista, California before leaving in 1955.)

Among the many bizarre claims that Adamski had made, he claimed that his space ships also came from Saturn, as well as Venus.  Another tale is related on pages 383, 384 where it is told that Adamski had invited President Kennedy to a landing of a huge mothership at a secret base at Desert Hot Springs, California where Kennedy spent several hours talking to the alien crews.  Adamski gave the original invitation through a side door at the White House.


Good likewise takes the reader on an excursion through noted and major “alien liaisons.”  One such affair was called the “Amiciza” group; another called the W56s; another called “G and L,” so on and so forth (all treated as equal realities, though spacecraft descriptions and various alien modus operandi vary greatly). The same attitude exists in Good’s renditions of hidden or underground alien bases, which Good speaks matter-of-factly as if there is no doubt about such claims.  Good is “convinced of its relevance” to legitimate ufology (p. 193).


Some of the suspicions and criticisms of Adamski’s claims have been amply covered in various sources.  Two famous critiques on Adamski have been in Jim Mosley’s Saucer News, Special issue #1, Whole Number 27, October 1957, — as well as Marc Hallen’s Skeptic Report (www.skepticreport/sr/? p+101).

Mosley portrayed his personal conversations, correspondence and contacts with witnesses and associates of Adamski, indicating that Adamski accounts were questionable and possibly falsified.

(G. L) Bloom told Mosley that he was “grossly misquoted” in Adamski’s book Inside the Spaceships.  According to Mosley, the Adamski story broke apart when Mosley questioned Alice Wells, Lucy McGinnis, Jerrold Baker, Mrs. Manon Darlaine, and other involved characters. Many of the witnesses to the “desert landing” were already “ardent believers.” Bloom confessed that he saw no “landing” of a saucer.  George Williamson had no ‘degree.’   Jerrold Barker told of a “pre-planned” scenario of the desert “landing” that Adamski told to Barker.

Al Bailey confessed to Moseley that he did not see the landing as was recorded. The drawing of the suited spaceman by Alice K. Wells was doubtful in as much as she was a mile away and the ‘spaceman” couldn’t be plainly seen from her vantage point.



George Adamski with Orthon Portrait

Marc Hallet covered similar discrepancies.  One such suspicious item was the description of the desert spaceman which resembled a September, 1950 story written by Oscar J. Friend’s “Kid from Mars” published in Science Fiction Stories.

Hallet also discovered that Adamski’s 1952 contact was nothing other than a story that Adamski previously wrote with Lucy McGinnis in the 1940s called Pioneers of Space.

Writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society in March, 1954 that Adamski’s “scout ship” looked suspiciously like an “electric light fitting with tennis balls.”   In fact, according to Baker, Mrs. Manon Darlaine and Karl Honrath spoke of seeing an artificial spacecraft model built by Adamski.

A book by Colin Bennett (Looking for Orthon: The Story of George Adamski, the First Flying Saucer Contactee and How It Changed the World, Cosimo Books, 2008) likewise gave a chronology of Adamski errors.

The reader will have to read some of these extensive criticisms of Adamski’s so-called ‘findings,’ and make a judgement as to how Adamski truly fits into overall authentic ufology.

Good likewise details a number of places were alien space crafts were being ‘stored’ and also examines various locations were hidden  alien bases were located, such as the island of Malaita, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Alaska, Mexico, and “bases at the bottom of the oceanic basins beyond the dive capacity of our best submarines.” (P. 374.)

Good talks about the experiences of Marius Borrayon, an engineer who had numerous experiences in Guadalcanal and Maiaita.  He quotes Borrayon:  “Many Solomon Islanders have told me of flat stringy-type UFOs with big round lights underneath them that hum as they go along.  They sometimes see them flying low over the jungle and resurfacing out of the sea near where they are fishing.  The UFOs have landed near villages, and (white or black) people who get out of them have strange gray uniforms, not seen anywhere else in the world.”

            A CASE IN POINT        

Good tells of Maria M. Rivera who, along with her family, began to experience a series of alleged encounters with alien beings in Aquada, northwest Puerto Rico, from 2005 to 2010.  In her diary of these events, Rivera outlined a February 25, 2007 alien encounter:  “Maria observed a disc-shaped craft, similar to the one she had seen before, from her bedroom window.  About thirty feet in diameter, it was hovering motionless some 130 feet from the house and the same distance from the ground.  She was able to observe aliens, who in turn were observing her through viewing ports, silhouetted against a bright greenish-blue background.  No sounds could be detected.  By the time she had woken her husband, who picked up a camcorder, the craft had gone.”

The book is peppered throughout with UFO sightings that seem to rank above the more questionable “alien entity contact” stories that Good is prone to include.  One such UFO sighting was that of Teresa Tresca who told of her 1986 sighting at a Vandenberg air show.

The object approached witnesses rather silently, making only a somewhat high-pitched humming noise.  The craft appeared about twenty-five-feet wide and ten-feet high.  The bottom seemed ‘bowel upwards,” all in one piece, silver-colored, with a dome on top.  This craft seemed to be accompanied by a “triangular” craft.

“…completely silent…tipped forward and backward and turned around its axis, rose another ten feet at least, and then took off silently at great speed…dull black (not shiny) with a pitch-black  smoky non-see-through dome on top…’lights’ at each triangular corner…”  (Witness, Philip Waterhouse).

Good also tells of the wave of UFO crafts in February 5-6, 1992 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where a barrage of triangular, boomerang-shaped, bell-shaped and disc-shaped objects were sighted.

The author also describes a large, slow-moving object that was accompanied by eighteen “pale yellow lights.”  Missiles of “undetermined origin” were fired at the object, but did not cause damage.  As one witness named “Andy” said: “[The huge object] seemed to me to look like some kind of transporter because of its lighting, color, and shape: it was dull and workman-like with only three strips of light___at least that I could see.  By about 5:00 a.m., the UFO was rapidly vanishing.


It soon would become apparent to readers in their viewing-venture of Good’s book, that the book was a wide smorgasbord of almost everything ufological, good and bad, questionable and not so questionable and authenticated.  Some were classic cases, such as the July 17, 1955 public landing in London Borough of Bexley, London, England, where a mother, a child, and a physician were ‘shadowed’ by a UFO which eventually landed at the corner of Chessington/Ashbourne Avenues.

What at first appeared to be a swirling mass with protruding “wheels” moved to the crossroads and hovered about four feet off the ground.  Many children also witnessed the event; maybe a total of 130 people watched.  The craft appeared to have portholes and riveted seams.


Margaret Fry says she saw the saucer on July 17, 1955.

“It was a typical bell-shaped craft,” said Margaret Fry. “The surface seemed like pewter; dull, yet at times it shone as well.  It could have been described as silver, grey, blue, metallic, yet not really quite like any of these hues.  In fact, it looked literally just out of this world.  We all knew instinctively what it was.  We were aghast.”

The craft rose and disappeared in minutes.  A similar craft was sighted “a few days earlier” by Rodney Maynard and about 29 other witnesses.


The following are samples of the many unusual mentions that parade throughout Good’s book:

# Curious tales surrounded the history of President Barack Obama.  Wayne Madsen, former National Security Agency employee, said that government files reveal that Barack Obama, Sr., and President Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, conducted CIA operations in 1960s post-coup Indonesia, including the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as the Ford Foundation.

# Obama’s stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, according to Wayne Madson, was “recalled to Indonesia in 1968 to serve as a senior Army officer and to assist General Suharto and the CIA in the bloody overthrow of President Sukarno.”

# President Obama “himself” worked from 1983 to 1984 for the Business International Corporation, “a CIA front that conducted seminars with the world’s most powerful leaders and used journalists as agents abroad.”  (p. 388.)

# Researcher William Steinman investigated Dr. Eric Henry Wang, who had apparently been involved in retrieval of crashed UFO craft.  Wang taught engineering at the University of Cincinnati and also worked at the Wright Air Development Center from 1949 until 1956.  In an interview with his widow, Mary Steinman was told to contact Dr. Henry Kissinger (H.A.K) as a leader in the “flying saucer program.”

“In fact,” said Maria Wang, “he was completely in charge of it at the time that Dr. Wang was still alive and involved in it.”

Good summarizes Kissinger’s security history: from 1943 to 1946: Kissinger served in the U.S. Army Counter-intelligence Corps (CIC) and from 1946 to 1949, he served as a Captain in the Military Intelligence Reserve. In 1952, he was consultant to the Psychological Strategy Board and the Operations Coordination Board___later, a number of organizations such as the Rand Corporation, as well as the Secretary of State.

Intelligence expert L. Fletcher Prouty spoke of Kessinger as “the titular head of the intelligence community’s clandestine operations reaction faction,” retaining, says Good, “a close association with the alien situation to this day.”  (pp. 353-354.)

Physicist Paul LaViolette and NASA Ames director Simon Worden spoke of alternate space programs.  Computer hacker Gary McKinnon broke into U.S. Air Force space command (AFSPC) database and found information relating to ‘fleet-to-fleet-transfer,’ a list of ship names and names under the heading of “Non-Terrestrial Officers.” LaViolette had received information that the U.S. secretly launched the first satellite in 1948 using a modified V-2 rocket, and presently, independent of NASA, the U.S. Air Force had “its own shuttle fleet” with a base on the Moon.  Worden spoke of a secret NASA/DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) project called the Hundred Year Starship (pp.248-252).


Good’s book was certainly an encyclopedic collection of information on UFOs.  The reader will have to research enough to pick and choose which facts are the most reliable and true.

Interviews with retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former CIA associate, L. Fletcher Prouty, revealed revelations from his book The Secret Team: The CIA and its Allies in Control of the United States and the World spoke of a ‘One World Cabal’ (p. 365):

“This is the age of global companies, of global communications and transport, of global finance and____ just around the corner____ global accommodation of political systems…It is time to face the fact that true national sovereignty no longer exists.  We live in a world of big business, big lawyers, big bankers, even bigger money-men and big politics.  It is the world of ‘The Secret Team.’” 




“Also, there are parallels with reports of the notorious ‘men in black’ – MIBs.  In his initial appraisal of the case, Hakan cites John Keel, the well-known author and leading investigator of the MIB phenomenon.  ‘On a number of occasions,’ wrote Keel, ‘I actually saw the phantom Cadillacs as advertised, completely with sinister-looking Oriental-like passengers in black suits.  On Long Island, following the directions given me in an anonymous phone call, I pursued one of these cars down a dead-end road where it seemingly vanished into thin air…’”  (p. 178.


Steve Erdmann, St. Louis, Missouri, January 2017.


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Nazi World Beneath the Ice


The Fourth Reich Rising


Steve Erdmann


Part I


“One of the core themes of the film is the alleged existence of Base 211, the legendary underground Nazi base in Antarctica.  Drawing upon the pre-war Nazi interest in Antarctica and the creation of ‘New Swabia’; the testimony of German U-Boat submarine commanders and the alleged disappearance of thousands of Nazi scientists and engineers at the end of the war, personnel that cannot be accounted for…”  (“The Secret Underground Nazi UFO base in the Antarctic,”  Sheeple, April 18, 2015.)   (p. 36, Empire Beneath the Ice.)

“History now tells us that German industries as well as Hitler devised a devious plan that enabled them to retain valuable assets even as they appeared to lose WW II.   This industrial base and its assets might very well have laid the groundwork for a system that could funnel vast amounts of money into various undertakings following the fall of Berlin.”   (p. 50, Empire Beneath the Ice.)

Stephen Quayle is a veteran Fortean-explorer into the esoteric and New Age theories and philosophies, having written books and made numerous radio interviews on his investigatory research.

(Empire Beneath the Ice: How the Nazis won World War II, Stephen Quayle, End Time Thunder Publishing, 315 Edelweiss Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718, 1-406-586-4842, 2015, 520 pages, $39.95.)


In this tome, Quayle lays out what he believes to be, not just the survival, but the succession and “conquest”  of Adolf  Hitler’s Third Reich, encompassing a South Pole Shangri-La called Neuschwabenland , and the worldwide web of a disguised Fourth Reich utilizing their super-weapon technologies, even saucer-like UFOs, infiltrated New World Order doctrine and philosophies.

“Could it be because today’s aircraft and rocket industries have basically been put on hold? Might it be because they are simply a side-show to distract the public from the fact that Nazi UFO technology is being hidden  from the public?…If  that’s true, one is left wondering just what the powerful technology used by the Nazis has achieved: Secret bases around the world?  Human colonies on the Moon and other planets in our solar system?”    (p. 187, Empire Beneath the Ice.)

The “cover-up” by our leaders and mainstream media manufactured a “sanitized version of history and science” concealing the true reality of the Reich “by those who would rather hide in the shadows, doing their best to enslave mankind.”


Important secret meetings in 1943 by top German industrialists hid German industry from the stigma of Nazism so that the Fourth Reich could easily flourish.   The Third Reich likewise had hidden beneath the “wings” of Wall Street and American Capitalism before and after 1933, due to American firms and financial assistance.

General Motors, Ford, General Electric, Du Pont and other US companies controlled by the Wall Street elite (the J.P Morgan firm, the Rockefeller Chase Bank and to a lesser extent, the Warburg Manhattan bank), the Federal Reserve Bank system, and the Bank for International Settlements, as “robber barons” funded Hitler’s rise to power.    Auto tycoon, Henry Ford, as an instance, was decorated by the Nazis for his service.

Quayle further outlines the trail on how hostile “lending institutions, government agencies, and large corporations worked together to help the Nazi rise to power in Germany.”  The use of slave labor by Ford and General Motors, the “seizure of Jewish accounts by the Paris branch of Chase Bank, and a Bank for International Settlements BIS)” ___ inspired by later-to-become Nazi minister of Economics and president of the Reichsbank, Horace Greeley Schachi, as well as the Morgan-affiliated First National Bank of New York (as part of the Young Plan) ___ all pointed to a well-thought-out bedrock for Nazi continuation.

GE board member Owen Young was a Morgan banker who helped set up funding and was part of the “Young Plan.” [1]   Another BIS director was Nazi sympathizer Wendell Willkie.     A list of BIS directors included:

#  Thomas McKittrick, an associate of the Morgans.

# Herman Schmitz , Head of  I.G. Farben.

# Kurt von Schroeder, head of the J.H. Stein Bank of Cologne and leading financier of the Gestapo.

# Walter Funk, president of the Reichsbank.  Chase Bank offered him a post in New York.

#  Emil Puhi, vice president of the Reichsbank.

#  First BIS president Gates McGarrah, formerly of Chase National Bank, helped finance the Nazis.



First building of the BIS (1930-77): the former Hotel Savoy-Univers at Centralbahnstrasse 7 in Basel, Switzerland.


Rockefeller-owned Chase Bank and the Morgan-controlled National City Bank of New York handled American accounts that traded with Nazi Germany for Standard Oil, Sterling Products, General Aniline & Film, and ITT.

Joseph Larkin was in charge of European affairs for Chase, a member of the Knights of Malta, and a fascist sympathizer.   He frequently aided the Nazis.    He entered into a partnership with the Rockefellers, forming the Schroeder, Rockefeller, and Company Investment Bank. Both Allen and John Foster Dulles were lawyers for that firm, with Allen on the board.    The Dulles association with the CIA and the Kennedy assassination has become well documented.

Chase defied Roosevelt’s freezing of funds to the Nazis.   The Nazis also made payments to American oil companies, especially Standard Oil.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” says Quayle.   “Obviously big banking, big business, and big government in the US, Germany, France, and elsewhere all worked together to ensure the Nazis came to power in  Germany[2], that their wealth was preserved after the war…”[3]    (p. 210)

Quayle goes into depth as to the intricate web of political and economic connections the Nazis had worldwide and he also goes into detailed stories of their “super craft” and science, such as the Die Glocke  (“The Bell”), Vril Drive, the Jewseitsflugmachine, the Haunebu crafts I, II, III, the Horton Ho-229, The Dorn, and other “super weapon” designs that the Nazis were well advancing during the war.    Quayle and others have speculated that the Fourth Reich had continued a disguised worldwide federation of alliances with many nations.


Nazi Stealth Craft by Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine



“Might the ‘advances’ made with Rocketry have been a simple screen to keep the public from realizing that the worm had turned,” says Quayle, “and the Nazi party, having  regrouped  in Antarctica, might actually be operating as a shadow government that called the shots in Washington (D.C), and other capitals of the world?”   (pp. 171-172.)

(The least of which would not be the Rear Admiral Richard Byrd’s armada of  3,000 sailors, scientists, naval infantry men, along with 13 ships and 26 aircraft, and using US Navy’s Task Force 68­­­___ known as Operation High Jump___ which met defeat on August 26, 1946 at the hands of mysterious “discs” that ambushed the Task Force  (pp. 18-38).    Quayle elaborates along with several pages where he talks about missing German U-boats that he suspects landed in the Nazi base in Antarctica.)


Operation High Jump: Bulldozers Were Used




 Admiral Richard Byrd


(Criticism emerged in an article by Matt Soniak, who covered what he felt are some discrepancies in the ‘Nazi at the Poles’ theory:   These points have been submitted to Quayle, but no reply has yet come:

#   According to Colin Summerhayes and Peter Beeching talking about operation Solar Polar there has been no official polar German visit till 1959, wherein they made an expedition with Russians.

#   It would have taken the U.S expedition 10 days by foot to get to the Queen Maud Land site of the alleged Nazi base.

#  When Admiral Byrd made Operation High Jump, he took 11 journalists who wrote 478,000 words, none of which mentioned an attack or UFO activity.

#   The Nazi logs showed only 13 people at their Hope Bay post.

Many readers of Soniak’s article responded in the ‘comment section’ by saying they felt his facts were suspicious and disinformation.   To the question about 10 days of travel “by foot,” one reader pointed out that the expedition had, indeed, snow plowing-travelling equipment.)

Quayle quotes Jerry E. Smith, (2015), The Final Secret of the Holy Lance, Part One, that the Nazi stronghold Station 211 is in an area designated as a nature preserve.    “Access is limited to only a handful of specially selected scientists…everyone not deemed safe with the knowledge of what really went on there will be prevented from getting too close for many years to come.”

Just as cogent was Operation Paperclip where hundreds of German scientists were located, rescued, or kidnapped and given special status.    Former SS officer Dr. Wernher von Braun was one such scientist; he became Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.    Many researchers said that popular or outwards-looking space programs were only a “cover” for deeper Black Operations, incorporating many such Nazi scientists and others with fascist thinking.

The Kennedy assassination was also rife with similar mystery connections.    Suspect Clay Shaw in the Jim Garrison investigation was conjoined to a shadowy Permindex organization[4], aligned to the Nazi trail.    John J. Mc Cloy and Allen Dulles both had Nazi connections, and both had connections to the Warren Commission in the Kennedy assassination.



“A secret government reached out and removed a U.S President that they’d thought was under their control,” says Quayle, “but instead got out of hand as an object lesson for any other leader who might have toyed with the idea of going rogue.”

(To be continued in Part II, the occult origins of the Third Reich, the perverted use of modern science, and the forecasted outcome of the Fourth Reich, as generously portrayed in Stephen Quayle’s Empire Beneath the Ice.)


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“A lot of banks were naughty boys during the war—especially those in Switzerland—and Chase were right up there with the worst of them. Chase’s Paris branch was doing deals with the Nazis with the full knowledge of the American head office before and after Pearl Harbor. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Chase’s collusion with the Third Reich.”







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Pilgrims Society member Gates McGarrah of 33 Wall Street, originally a Chase National Bank executive, was president of the New York Clearing House.







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The Fourth Reich Rising


Steve Erdmann


Part II


(Empire Beneath the Ice: How the Nazis won World War II, Stephen Quayle, End Time Thunder Publishing, 315 Edelweiss Drive, Bozeman, MT 59718, 1-406-586-4842, 2015, 520 pages, $39.95.)

“The chilling thing about these monsters is not that they were different from us, but rather that they were so like us.   The truth that most would prefer not to face is that much of mankind is only one step from becoming ‘good Nazis’ themselves.    It is part of the fallen nature of human beings.”    (p. 407, Empire Beneath the Ice.)

“The unseen shadow government created by those Nazis who escaped Germany during WW II is now engaged in a geopolitical race for dominance by harnessing ancient technologies, often through reverse engineering or by playing with forces they don’t fully understand.   New instrumentation and adaptations of these lost technologies are of highest priority to the global elite to establish themselves within the geo-political and spiritual hierarchy.”    (p. 322,  Empire Beneath the Ice.)




In Part II of this article, Quayle searches the various cults and beliefs that have influenced and formed the Nazi’s present and dark pasts[1], from Charles Darwin, composer Richard Wagner[2], Friedrich Nietzsche[3] to Margaret Sannger, and all the esoteric Reich beliefs in the mysterious and cryptic[4].   One such area was the Reich’s investigation into the “hollow earth” and Rear Admiral Byrd’s alleged trips to the “holes at the poles” (more suspected hiding places for Nazi ventures) during his 1947 and 1956 Arctic expeditions.   Byrd referred to it as “the Great Unknown.”

“The lack of such information suggests not only that something is being hidden from the public and history books,” says Quayle, “but also that the ‘Great Unknown’ may well be occupied by descendants of Germans of the Third Reich.”

While debate surrounds what Byrd did or did not discover at the earth’s poles, Quayle further asks questions about Nazi technology and how recent scientific adventures, such as the European Particle Physics Laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland might be a Pandora’s Box of potential evil or benevolent advancement.


Quayle no doubt believes that mankind is under the influence of Nazi-type Controllers, and he espouses Christian theology as the answer to the crisis.    A large portion of his book is devoted to Biblical questions that surround Fourth Reich motives and the threat and the conundrum it offers.    Some will question Quayle’s theology, but apparently he is very committed to it and goes into great depth in explaining it.

The book’s author also largely quotes the works of his predecessors and contemporaries, such as Jim Marrs, Joseph P. Farrell, Renato Vesco, John Keel, Henry Stevens, Jan Van Helsing and many others, but his book is also a magnificent rendition of all things “Nazi,” decorated with many lavish photographs and illustrations highlighting the topic.



Quayle wonders just how successful the Ahnenerbe  were in creating their super race, while others probably think they had failed.    He says:   “…there is no reason to think the various eugenics programs weren’t continued once the Nazis had established their secret colony in Antarctic.”

The research instigated by the Nazis, he says, toward developing various forms of perverted science didn’t end with World War II, it was adapted by the U.S, Russia, and other nations and was further continued by the Nazis who escaped Germany at the end of the war[5].    It is important, says Quayle, to realize that Nazism is just not a ‘political’ system, but also a ‘pagan, religious system’ for those within its inner most circles who embraced this occult Nazism as a secret society with hidden meanings with symbols and charms (p. 411).    This was Hitler’s dream of an Order of Teutonic Knights, a New Templar Order of Aryan Supermen, Aryanisms, as a form of pre-Christian in a pagan Aryanist tradition (pp. 412-413).


Sources other than Quayle substantiated a Fourth Reich (Adam Lebor, updated: 16:30 EST, May 9, 2009):

The Red House Report written by a French spy who attended a meeting in Strasbourg  in 1944 outlined how Third Reich “Nazi- era bankers, industrialists and civil servants, reborn as democrats, soon prospered in the new West Germany… and a new cause: European economic political integration.”




Described only as “SS Obergruppenfuherer Dr. Scheid,” who held a high-ranking position in the SS equivalent to Lieutenant General,  this official is described in the meeting as telling the gathering that steps must be taken to reorganized and rescue the Third Reich, “a post-war commercial campaign.”    Scheid said that those power-brokers needed to make alliances with foreign firms secretly, whereby they could barrow “substantial sums from foreign countries after the war.”    Schied pointed to American partners such as steel giant Krupp as well as Zeiss, Leica and the Hamburg-American Line shipping company.

Dr. Bosse of the Nazi Armaments Ministry asked several special members to attend a secret meeting of “the elite of the elite” that, despite the notion that the Reich has lost the war, “resistance against the Allies would continue until a guarantee of German unity could be obtained.”     He laid out a secret three-stage strategy for the Fourth Reich:

#  Stage one would entail industrialists prepare and go underground to finance the Nazi party.

#  Stage two would be acquiring and using large sums of money to German industrialists so they could secure a post-war foundation in foreign countries, and other funds would secure a strong German empire after defeat.

#  Stage three would be to set up “sleeper networks” of agents through “front companies” that would guarantee to be “covers” for Nazi military research and intelligence until the Nazis returned to power.  Only a few chiefs in each industry would know about these, who would be paid well once the Nazis returned to power.

#  Two banks in Zurich and agencies in Switzerland would continue the Nazi practice of sending funds through neutral countries.

“Now the Nazi Party stands behind the industrialists and urges them to save themselves by getting funds outside Germany,” said Labor, “and at the same time advance the party’s plans for its post-war operations.”


Death camp: Auschwitz, where tens of thousands of slave laborers died working in a factory run by German firm I. G. Farben.

Gary Rethford, in his article “The Secret Nazis,” quoted the late Herbert W. Armstrong (The Church of God) and other sources, that attempts to locate Nazis in the spring of 1946 resulted in finding only 85,000 of the 200,000 industrial and Gestapo leaders.    Rethford quoted findings from Tom Bower’s book Nazi Gold:

#  Swiss bank intercepts, such as Credit Suisse, were regularly transferring German loot and gold to Argentina.

#  Historian Gerhard Schreiber estimated that 50,000 Nazi war criminals received extra payments from the German government.





Rethford quoted investigator Charles Higham that this new strategy allowed them to survive, with the help of sympathetic bankers and industrialists, such as Swiss banks, Basler Handelsbank and Credit Suisse; that money would be used to finance the Nazi Party’s attempt to build a new empire.    He mentioned that “the Nazi-controlled Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, arrived at his office to preside over the fourth annual meeting in time of war.   This polished American gentleman sat down with his German, Japanese, Italian, British and American executive staff to discuss such important matters as the $378 million in gold which had been sent to the bank by the Nazi government after Pearl Harbor for use by its leaders after the war.”




The gold that was used in the funds was looted from the national banks of Austria, Holland, Belgium and Czechoslovakia, said Rethford, and from Reichsbank holdings “of the teeth fillings, spectacle frames, cigarette cases and lighters of murdered Jews.”




(The Fourth Reich Plot also Revealed [Jewish group uncovers secret papers that prove conspiracy by ‘Odessa File’ Nazis], Daniel Jeffreys, New York , Friday 6 September 1996.)

Daniel Jeffreys also confirmed that the acclaimed novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth was based on the aforementioned spy operation, The Red House Report, by French intelligence (the Deuxieme Bureau) in November 1944, “It was presided over by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Dr. Scheid, managing director at the Heshe company before the war.”

“The Odessa existed and they removed billions of dollars in looted Jewish assets from Germany,” Elan Steinberg, executive director at the World Jewish Congress (WJC), said. “Their plan was to re-establish the Nazi Party from safe havens outside Germany and many of the assets they smuggled out must still exist.”

“Their plan was to smuggle gold, patents and art out of Germany along with top industrialists,” Mr. Steinberg said. “Meanwhile, the Nazi Party would re-establish itself in Germany as an underground movement.”

The document was discovered in July (1996) when Mr. Steinberg gained access to recently declassified papers from the National Archive in Washington, said Jeffreys.  “Mr. Steinberg has authenticated the report and linked it to others which show that the German Reichsbank was involved in the plot.”


Vatican’s Nazi German Fourth Reich established under the guise of the European Union (Posted by Press Core c-Europe, Corruption, World news Friday, October 18th, 2013.)

In his book Europe’s Full Circle, Rodney Atkinson provided a list of policies proposed by Nazis and their similarity to today’s European Union:

* Europaische Wirtshaftsgemeinschaft European Economic Community
* European Currency System – European Exchange Rate Mechanism
* Europabank (Berlin) – European Central Bank (Frankfurt)
* European Regional Principle – Committee of the Regions
* Common Labour Policy – Social Chapter
* Economic and Trading Agreements – Single Market

What the Fourth Reich’s Nazi industrialists foresaw had, and in some ways, would come to pass.

“Today’s drive towards a European federal state is inexorably tangled up with the plans of the SS and German industrialists for a Fourth Reich.” said Press Core, “an economic rather than military imperium.”

Nazism and the European Union have some “disturbing parallels” and are “fundamentally intertwined,” said Press Core, heading towards a ‘super state’ with a centrally planned economy by questionable bureaucrats.

The foundation for the EU was laid secretively by the Bilderberg Group in the mid-1950s, they said, aimed towards forming a Common Market and a single currency.     “One of the group’s principle founders was H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, a former Nazi SS officer,” they said.   The ideological framework goes back to the 1940’s, however, when top Nazi “economists and academics” outlined the plan for a “single European economic community.”



Press Core quoted the 1940 book The European Community by Nazi Economic Minister and war criminal Walther Funk, who said there was a need for a Central European Union and Economic Area with fixed rates.    Funk stated: “No nation in Europe can achieve on its own the highest level of economic freedom which is compatible with all social requirements…The formation of very large economic areas follows a natural law of development…interstate agreements in Europe will control (economic forces generally)…There must be a readiness to subordinate one’s own interests in certain cases to those of (the EC).”

European Union leaders today, in like manner, insist that member states must, similarly, “institute structural reforms under pain of financial sanctions.”     Such sentiments were also stated by Funk’s co-authors to the effect that classic national economies were dead and a new European “co-operation” was necessary.    Press Core said France and Germany were proposing such a central financial control “by Brussels (headquarters of the new Nazi SS Fourth Reich called NATO).”     Fellow Nazi Gustav Koenig observed, “We have a real European Community task before us…I am convinced that this Community effort will last beyond the end of the war.”

In 1940, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels ordered the creation of the “large-scale economic unification of Europe,” believing that “in fifty years’ time people would no longer think in terms of countries.”

“The corporate owned media perpetuates the myth that the danger of the Third Reich purportedly ended in 1945 with flimsily documented events like Hitler’s death; Germany’s capitulation and subsequent partition for 44 years; the capture of the Nazi regime’s surviving leaders and their suicides or imprisonment or execution after the Nuremberg trials; and the decades-long search for Nazi escapees,” said Press Core.

“The Third Reich was defeated militarily, but powerful Nazi-era bankers, industrialists and civil servants, reborn as democrats, soon prospered in the new West Germany,” Press Core continued.     “There they worked for a new cause: European economic and political integration – in other words the European Union that has now conquered Europe.    Now that Europe is conquered and the armed forces of the assimilated countries are now under the control of the Nazi EU, their military called NATO is now massing, once again, along the Russian border.” 

Quayle concludes:   “We have reached perilous times, when morality is falling to the wayside, and evil lurks just off stage, prepared to come into view and takeover our planet.    I believe Hitler, or someone who will greatly resemble him, is waiting to make war on Christmas around our planet.”   (p. 310.)


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Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, later Queen, met husband Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld at the 1936 Bavaria Olympics







“What was significant about Woolworth’s interaction with the Nazis was a horrible thing that Woolworth did, that ultimately lent legitimacy to their notorious anti-semitism. Woolworth fired all of its Jewish employees. This won them the designation ‘Adefa Zeichen,’ an award reserved for companies that were ‘pure Aryan.’ Most likely Woolworth doesn’t advertise their products with that seal of approval.”







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Elan Steinberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress, holds a copy of a United Nations War Crimes Commission document on Kurt Waldheim at the Congress’ office in New York in this Friday May 31, 1986 file photo. Waldheim, whose legacy as U.N. secretary-general was overshadowed by revelations that he belonged to a German army unit that committed atrocities in the Balkans in World War II, died Thursday, June 14, 2007. He was 88. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda)








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Koch Was Not Alone in Aiding the Nazi War Machine

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[3]   “It therefore is not a great stretch to suspect Nietzsche’s claims to have despised anti-Semitic racism of Wagner and other Germans were merely lies from this mad philosopher, given the fact his ideas of an ubermensch were out of the same cloth.”  (p. 409.)


[5]    Quayle makes an interesting argument that the Third Reich manufactured “super weapons” such as flying discs, but it should be questioned as to if such a capacity explains ‘all’ the kinds of UFO phenomena which encompasses attributes of said activity, much of which appear to be multi-causal and some of great esoteric, parapsychological  and almost supernatural quality.

Demon Critics Exposed

Cracking the Demon Critics


Steve Erdmann

Copyright 2016, Steve Erdmann – All Rights Reserved (brief quotes for purposes of review and editorial comments are permitted.)


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The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name.  The book, inspired by the 1949 exorcism case of ‘Roland Doe’, deals with the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her child through an exorcism conducted by two priests.

The Exorcist was released theatrically in the United States by Warner Bros. on December 26, 1973.  The film earned 10 Academy Award nominations, winning two (Best Sound Mixing and Best Adapted Screenplay), and losing Best Picture to The Sting.  It became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, grossing over $441 million worldwide. It is also the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture.

Steve Erdmann wrote several articles on the true story on which the movie and book were based, essentially from a carbon copy of one of the several “diaries” written on the case by the priests involved in the exorcism.  The late Father Eugene Gallagher of Georgetown University graciously sent this author several carbon-copy pages along with photos of the diary and himself.  Though the names of the priests and the victimized boy involved were “crossed over” one could hold the sheets up to a bright light and read the identities.  This author combined his own research into those who involved in the early investigation of the case.   One article was in the “The Truth behind the Exorcist,” FATE Magazine, January, 1975; another was “The Real Story Behind ‘The Exorcist,’” OCCULT Magazine, April, 1975); and one booklet (“Anatomy of a Demon Possession”): available from Luminist Publications, P.O. Box 20256, Minneapolis, MN, 55420, (info@, based on my initial encounter with the environment back in the 1970s.

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Scene From The Movie ‘The Exorcist’

Through the years, I attempted to be impartial as I could, though I had previous knowledge of poltergeist and other paranormal incidents which tended to sway my sympathies.  Later scientific findings seemed to confirm these feelings.   Two books, among a few, have stood out in the library: People of the Lie, M. Scott Peck, M.D., 1983 and Evil: Satan, Sin, and Psychology, Cooper and Epperson, 2008.


Several cases seemed to vindicate that such things as incarnate spirits and their human possession existed.    The following are just a few of them:

One such case involved a Pat Reading from Litchfield, Connecticut in the 1980s.   Reading was not a particular student of the occult, and never showed signs of mental illness. During this time, she began to hear strange banging sounds in her home, as well as having furniture overturned, and seeming violent attacks to her.

“Paranormal investigator John Zaffis, who recorded the events from the case, claims that hair was ripped right out of Pat’s scalp, and bite marks inexplicably appeared on Pat’s back.”

A Catholic priest was called in to perform over sixteen exorcism attempts that were unsuccessful, and Reading continued to have attacks up until her death from colon cancer. Zaffis concluded that Reading was a “soul victim,” a “purely innocent person” that had somehow fell victim to evil forces.


The horror movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose is loosely based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, a German Catholic sixteen-year-old girl that was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy.   Medication did not improve her condition.   She began seeing visions of devils and hearing voices that she would “rot in hell.”   She was reported to have injured herself, eating insects and drinking her own urine. Catholic Bishop Josef Stangl allowed Fathers Arnold Renze and Ernst Alt to do the ritual of exorcism in total secrecy. Unfortunately, Anneliese died of dehydration and malnutrition on July 1, 1976, and the priests were prosecuted of manslaughter and given six months imprisonment with three years’ probation.

Latoya Ammons:   Police Captain Charles reported to the Indianapolis Star that close to 800 pages of official documentation indicated (as of January 2014) that Indianan Latoya Ammons appeared to be possessed by an evil spirit.   “According to her, dark entities caused her three children – then aged 7, 9, and 12 – to be observed with bulging eyes, evil smiles, and strangely deep voices.”

What seemed to have begun in November 2011 as a swarm of flies by her kitchen window was soon followed by strange sounds, shadowy images and wet foot prints on her floor. Ammons then saw her twelve-year-old daughter levitated over her bed, and the girl only descended when family members and friends prayed.   The girl had no memory of this. The girl was soon smacked by a headboard which caused a wound that required stitches.   The 7-year-old son was thrown out of a bathroom; a nurse witnessed the 9-year-old son walking backwards up a wall onto the ceiling.

The children were taken away from Latoya because of alleged abuse.   A photo of the Ammons’ home that an officer took with his iPhone seemed to lend credibility to the troubled mother’s story:   A white human-like silhouette is clearly visible in one of the windows.

Clara Germania Cele:   In 1906, a sixteen-year-old girl from Natal, South Africa was recorded as being able to understand German, French and Polish, despite the fact that she did not have any prior knowledge of these languages.   Clara could reveal intimate knowledge of people despite that fact that she had never been in contact with the people. She could levitate up to five feet in various directions, and was able to throw people about with great strength.   She warded off holy or blessed objects. It was stated that her voice was like “a veritable herd of wild beasts.”

Clara had confessed earlier to Father Horner Erasmus that she has made a pact with Satan, whence she became possessed.   The demon was driven from her in an exorcism that lasted two days and much physical battle.

Julia and New York Medical College: A Caucasian women (given the alias as Julia) was attended by Dr. Richard E. Gallagher, associate professor of psychiatry, New York Medical College.    Gallagher released his report in March of 2012 telling of strange and abnormal behaviors of Julia.   The female had resorted to Satanism and openly practiced her alleged occult powers despite being baptized a Catholic as a child.   She would enter into trances, while under examination, and scream hateful phrases in voices entirely different from her usual voice, but she claimed no recollection of the events.   When having conversations with his colleagues, these same macabre voices would interject themselves into Gallagher’s phone conversations.

Julia demonstrated strange psychic abilities, such as knowing details about members of the team.   She, for example, knew of a violent “cat fight” in one of the psychiatric team members’ homes, and she commented only a few hours after the fight; “So those cats really went berserk last night, didn’t they?”  .

When the exorcism ritual was finally performed to relieve Julia, the room grew unbearably hot.   She began to speak recognizable Spanish and Latin although she apparently knew only English.  Julia also screamed in pain when sprinkled with holy water, but astoundingly would have no reaction when ordinary water was secretly used on her.   The records show that she levitated six inches in the air for approximately thirty minutes.

As of last reporting, Julia has not been successfully exorcized of the strange force.

Doris Bither:   Dr. Barry Taff and associate Kerry Gaynor investigated events surrounding a single mother of four children who lived in Culver City, California on August 22, 1974.   The events were used as a basis for the 1983 film called The Entity.   According to Bither and the children, a ‘ghost’ attacked Doris, causing visual bruising, in addition to raping her.

One Taff-Gaynor experiment in the home entailed a camera recording an orb of light that could not have been caused by any “known source within the room”.    The bending of the light within the room “could not bend the way it appears in the photograph.”


A number of books and articles had covered the one major case that William Blatty based his fiction story on, and the identity of the victim has been amply identified in that case: Ronald Hunkeler.   The purpose of this article is not to go into the usually trite chronology of the 1949 story, but to add some insight into why and how the critics have become part and parcel to a sadistic phantasmagoria that may be just as evil as the evil associated with the exorcism victim.

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High School photo of Ronald Hunkeler.

One such account that seemed fairly accurate was in the 1993 book Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism by Thomas B. Allen.   Another inclusively extensive article is the one found on   The summation of events told of poltergeist activity in the presence of the boy which led to an investigation by the family’s Lutheran minister (who said he witnessed some of the poltergeist phenomena; he later lectured about his experiences at a Washington, D.C., Society for Parapsychology) and consequently  another investigation was done at the J.B. Rhine parapsychological laboratory, which further led to an investigation at the Georgetown University Hospital and a Father Edward Hughes, a priest that was attacked during an exorcism by the boy with a bed spring as a make-shift weapon.

Body-branding indicated the boy should be moved to St. Louis, Missouri, whereupon the family sought help from the Catholic Church and was given permission for an exorcism involving St. Louis priests Raymond J. Bishop and William Bowdern (Bowdern being an associate of the College Church at the time).   Ronald was moved about from a relative’s house in Bel Noir, Missouri to the rectory at St. Francis Xavier College Church at St. Louis University.

Eventually Ronald was moved to Alexian Brother Psychiatric Hospital on South Broadway to a protected ward where a final exorcism took place after several bouts with what witnesses profess to be supernatural.   It was alleged that about 30 exorcism attempts took place over 6 weeks.

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An assortment of other priests and attendants professed to have been involved and to have witnessed paranormal activities (a total of about 48 witnesses, in one account, while Father John J. Nicola [who was advisor to the movie and consultant] saw the Vatican report on the case, and said there was 41 signed witnesses):   William Van Roo, Father Walter Halloran, and Father Charles O’ Hara (Marguette University).   In his attempts to aid the exorcism, Father Holloran had his nose broke, saw ‘body brandings’ such as “evil” and “hell” appear, and witnessed the shaking of the mattress.   After a final exorcism, Ronald’s life quickly returned to normal, and Ronald eventually became a scientist at NASA and had children.


Although poltergeist accounts had gained a sizable following of advocates, a band of critics of the 1949 case began to arise not only questioning, but attacking the veracity of Ronald and his family.    In his 1993 book Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism, author Thomas B. Allen offered, perhaps in an attempt to distance himself and regain respectability, “the consensus of today’s experts” that “Robbie was just a deeply disturbed boy, nothing supernatural about him.”   Allen later modified his comments as to whether the case involved spirits as “unattainable.”

But the trend to challenge the 1949 case seemed to be based, not on objective and consensual findings alone, but rather on sub Rosa and harbored resentment to religious beliefs.   It seemed apparent that some of the said critics were out to fragment the story with any weak spots they could engender.

One such critic was Mark Opsasnick.   Opsasnick was a Washington, D.C.-based writer and cultural historian who had authored seven books and more than 70 articles on such subjects as unexplained phenomena, popular culture and rock and roll music.   Opsasnick took an interest in the Hunkeler case, and after considerable investigation, it resulted in a so-called “expose’” in Strange Magazine, No. 20, December 1998.   Opsasnick also wrote a book on his investigation entitled The Real Story Behind the Exorcist (Xlibris Books, 2006).

Opsasnick questioned most of the supernatural claims and proposed that Hunkeler was actually a spoiled, disturbed bully who deliberately threw tantrums, pulled pranks, and ingeniously fooled a lot of people {1}.   He tried to locate substantive accounts of Father Edward Hughes having performed an exorcism, and could not find any.   Likewise, when collecting accounts by Father Walter Holloran, concluded that Holloran did not witness many of the things people say: did not hear strange voices from Ronald, did not levitate the bed, and said that Ronald was only mimicking Latin.   Opsasnick also alluded to Halloran suspecting the boy doing the body “branding” with his own fingernails.   Furthermore, Opsasnick interviewed neighbors and childhood friends of the boy and concluded that they testified Ronald was exactly what Opsasnick said he was: a hoaxer and prankster involved in “role-playing trickery.”

Arch-Skeptic Joe Nickell likewise proclaimed the case a hoax by Ronald and family who convincingly produced a “stereotypical storybook portrayal” of the devil, using various gimmicks.


My history on this case goes back much earlier when I first discovered the case around 1973.   The late Father Eugene Gallagher of Georgetown University sent me a copy of an original “The Exorcist Diary”.   Consequently, I wrote about three articles.   Much later, when the Riverfront Times ran an article on the topic, I noted an enthusiast wrote a ‘Letter to the Editor’ on the topic, and it was in a short period following that said ‘investigator’ contacted me to compare notes including location of grave sites, real estate plans for homes associated with the family, photos of the diary, and a plethora of information that I and he had.  I will designate this person under the pseudonym of “B.”

It was about a year into our correspondence that I denoted B’s disposition was not entirely fair-minded and objective, but had gone off into growing cynicism and allusions into the dark history of the family, some of which, while interesting, had yet to be proven.   B suggested that Ronald was a victim of child molestation, and possibly had a cruel bent (perhaps because of the molestation, but rather just being an evil teenager).   B’s biggest ‘hero’ and proponent for his theories was, of course, Opsasnick, which he quoted at length.   He traced the family tree back several generations, portraying how this member or that member (or friend or school mate) somehow, if only indirectly, contributed to or inadvertently upheld Ronald’s hoax.

B’s attitude was typical of many current investigators which held high disdain, not just for psychic phenomena, but religion in general.   In this case, B tried to garner sympathy by saying he was a Baptist, his father a minister, and he believed in the existence of the Devil (later contradicted heavily by his stringent remarks, not only about Ronald but also Hunkeler’s family, also generally about religion and including the alleged skepticism of his father about Blatty’s book and the movie).

The second part of this article will be an incursion into the method and somewhat contradictory philosophy of these particular type critics that belie their sincerity and scientific objectivity (some are better, having a rather innocent curious approach; some are worse, demonstrating an obvious bias and a total lack of scientific stability).   These are bits and pieces of the case that are not factually detailed on their websites or in their remarks, but the questioning are necessary to demonstrate untold aspects of the 1949 story.   I will concentrate on the actions of B, mainly because he typifies the worse of the kind (not all are as unkind) and space limits the inclusion of the many examples of cynics and critics that could also possibly be included.

To be continued in Part II.

1   It seems interesting that the critics like to accentuate the evil nature of the ‘boy,’ when, in fact, ‘evil’ seemed to be a predominant factor in most possessions and the topic (not to mention the actions of the critics themselves).


Steve Erdmann. September, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.










      Steve Erdmann 



(A number of books and articles had covered the one major case that William Blatty based his fiction story on, and the identity of the victim has been amply identified in that case: Ronald Hunkeler.   The purpose of this article is not to go into the usually trite chronology of the 1949 story, but to add some insight into why and how the critics have become part and parcel to a sadistic phantasmagoria that may be just as evil as the evil associated with the exorcism victim.   In Part I, we explored the background of the 1949 case and the alignment of one cynical bibliographer called B.)

B’s attitude far surpassed any of his mentor’s remarks in ferocity; the mentor demonstrating a classical and, oft times, ingenious approach to investigative journalism: get to the sources and quote them.   The problem with many of these so-called investigators is that their bias to ‘expose’ as mundane strange things did not encompass the full reality of the situation and entailed several missteps.

After a spate of exchanging materials and information (of which B was quite generous and reciprocal in many ways), he began to inject a rather preconceived notion that was guiding his investigation:  that Hunkeler was hoaxing the affair (somehow mixed-in with mental illness), and I would sometimes take issue with his conclusion as unfounded.   The following are some of the issues that led to a division of association from each other.

There are twenty-seven listed “cognitive biases” that are usually involved in any investigation.   And while investigators that have delved into the 1949 case, on any side or approach, such missteps are, as we will see, greatly found in the approaches of the discussed “critics.”    This list can be found at:

The biases include:

Bias blind spot (the tendency not to compensate for one’s own cognitive biases).

Deformation professionnelle (the tendency to look at things according to the conventions of one’s profession, forgetting any broader point of view).

Focusing effect (prediction bias occurring when people place too much importance one  aspect of an event – causes error in accurately predicting the utility of a future outcome).

Impact bias (the tendency for people to overestimate the length or the intensity to of the impact of future feeling states).

Information bias (the tendency for people to seek information even when it cannot affect action).

And, among others, the Hyperbolic discounting effect (the tendency for people to have a stronger preference for more immediate payoffs relative to later payoffs, the closer to the present both payoffs are).

None of the twenty-seven points would endorse rash or ranting ridicule, or gross biased decisions, as a format of their investigations.   Mr. B had done these in his exorcist diatribes and set the stage for his methods in his radio broadcasts.


(You Shouldn’t Be Surprised.) 

Mr. B’s bias against psychic phenomena and religion appeared amply in transcribed portions of his early morning radio program which seemed to be dedicated to iconoclastic barbs against orthodoxy; and while I can sympathy with B’s trend to challenge bad authority in general, his cruel sentiments fall short in being fair and well-rounded.

The following are just a few notations and excerpts from a “composite” of previous radio broadcasts (which filled almost the entirety of his regular broadcasts):.

– 6:28 a.m., CST, “Satan Call”, October moon song “Son of Satan”: having sex on the altar to a “one-eyed goat,” missionary style.

– 6:57 a.m., CST, Sound-tract: a drive-in “Facts of Life” featured Madonna. Co-host mentioned erotic areas of a women’s body and said, “Honey, let’s play windshield wiper.”

– 7:05 a.m. CST, The host Played Gilbert O’Sullivan’s song Alone Again, meshing it with conversation about razor blades and suicide. 7:10 a.m., the host said to his audience: “You shouldn’t be surprised I’d play something like that.”   The host asked his audience if they had gotten out their razor blades yet.   “I’ll talk you down, I’ll talk you down” (7:14 a.m.)

– 7:20 a.m., CST, song Why You Love Me – anywhere we could, in the front yard, in the woods, in the rear, long and hard – going into various erotic descriptions.

– 7:34 a.m. CST. Announcer began the topic about Rat stomping.   Switched from talk of Steve Austin’s movie Condemned to talk about the missing pilot, Steve Fassett: “Frankly, I don’t care what happened to him…go down the drain….so what, he’s got money.”   The host said he could care less if Fassett disintegrated.
A review of the many months of radio transcripts would show a plethora of such dedicated bias (the radio broadcast has since disappeared from the airwaves, however):

The “I don’t care” attitude was prevalent through several of his remarks, such as this one in 2014:   “You can say or think what you want about what I say or have written in the past…I can’t say, truthfully, that I really care what people think.   I lose no sleep over it one way or another.”    The critic’s basic approach is one of carnival and sardonic ridicule of religious and Sacred Cow beliefs (and there probably “is” an exclusive audience for this type of approach and spectacle.    I have noted the critic is happiest around this sympathetic audience).

The other arena that B communicated through are several sardonic websites dedicated to his format of rancid ridicule about Hunkeler and his family members and different people associated with the 1949 case.

One website referred to itself as a site to be read on a rainy day and just for fun, and B warned readers that the reader will encounter the critic’s “flippant” opinions, and that if the reader didn’t like that, he will show you the door (2010).

The websites usually were decorated by his regular mischievous and scornful comments. He had a dictionary of favorite jabs:   “childish, contradictory”, etc.   Yet it is he who instituted websites full of sardonic bards (referring to the 1949 victim as “Ronnie,” “the Ron-ster,” “little-puke”, and other persons’ comments as “thingies”: hardly mature and stoic, scientific comments). True to his “style,” our biographer referred to a world-famous and bestselling author on UFOs as “whack-ass” (January 22, 2014).


(I noted that a “spasm” of cardinality by his readers on the ‘art’ of ‘farting’ {about April 11, 2014} has either been removed or hidden.   On his Facebook Timeline [December 2, 2013] he heralded Benny Bell’s recording of “goosing”, and Tony Cabanell spoke of “I am nostalgic for brain sandwich farts” (September 19, 2014).   The “farting” joking-fad was, in part, due to the 1949 ‘victim’s’ forensic act of smelling foully while under alleged demonic attack [if not just rabid humor on our biographer’s part]).

Placards and slogans that typified his sardonic approach headlined the radio program:

“Where good music goes to die…The Wonderful World of Stupid…The Splatting Nun!…Vintage Idiocy…House of Whacks…Songs for Fart Lovers!”)


Similarly, Erdmann wrote a letter to actor Max Von Sydow in care of the movie studio.  Von Sydow wrote back to me from his home overseas in a personal letter.    We discussed if he felt a curse had been placed on the movie, as mentioned in the press: he said no.    I mentioned this to B and B immediately promulgated (assuming great familiarity with the letter) that this was another ‘proof’ of the case being a hoax because someone else had a criticism of the movie.   In reality, B had never seen the letter or read its content, and there was no way he could have spoken with authority about the letter at all.


By pretending to be socially sympathetic to the family’s plight, B attempted to gain the confidence of family members or those who had relative information.   He assured them he was not writing on the topic at all.  The family saw through the ruse, as can be seen in their reply to B: Axxxxx (Hxxxxxxxx) Bxxxx said on April 18, 2007:

“You say you are not writing or publishing anything, yet you say that some of pictures you sent were taken as early as 1975.   I would be interested in knowing just why this research is so important to you and/or others.   Do you have a connection with these families?   What ARE your intentions for requesting this information?

“Younger family members such as my nephew, Gxxx Hxxxxxxxx, also have very little knowledge on this subject.   He told me that you had written him as well, but he said he is not going to reply to your letter at all.   I would request that you refrain from contacting other relatives on the subject because you will not obtain anything new.

“Family problems or secrets are meant to stay that way.   The years have not changed the information you have gathered.   Further information that you have requested is not and will not be available to you or others who are looking for sensationalism or monetary rewards.   The family does not wish to dredge up old stories from yesterday that may be hurtful to the younger generations today.”

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The Family Home in Bel Noir, St. Louis

What was also interesting, upon reception of that letter, that, unrelentingly, our “hound’ went on to analyze this ladies’ handwriting; he even attempted to diagnosis that she had an unspecified illness (of course, needless to say, our ‘hound’ ‘was’ trying to gather information for publication and publicity, despite what he told the “boy’s” relative); this can be seen in his gathering information to publish, but it was on several websites that he devoted to the topic, one with a ‘visitor counter.’

In 2007, letter after letter, B meandered over the families’ private, psychological and intimate situation when there is no way he could possibly have that kind of knowledge of their personal affairs, nor did he have an expert or clinical background to make those judgments.   The victim’s father was a “whimp,”  “a weakling,” and the victim’s grandfather was also “henpecked,”  (“…and let those two women run all over him.”).   He commented that a daughter referred to her mother by her first name and that meant a sinister connotation).   He spoke intimately and fluidly about members of the family contributing to child molestation, abuse, and other private family problems.   Our amateur biographer alluded to family situations that he said allegedly indicated foul play by the parents or relatives.   In general, he claimed personal knowledge or insight into the families’ background (often in the above-mentioned disparaging and mocking tones) which, in no way, he could have had such accurate or intimate knowledge; other than vainglorious gossip and rumor, no one could.

Mr. B corresponded with a reporter D.W. Wright of the National Inquirer in 2007.

Wright had contacted yours truly for a special on the story.   I, unfortunately, not knowing B’s hidden agenda, told Mr. B about my interview with Wright. Mr. B, as was his technique to corral any available expert and try to squeeze some kind of hoax confession or hoax collaboration out of them, tried the same method on Wright. Wright’s remarks were that Hunkeler was caught off guard in his driveway and consequently refused comments, alluding to his parents as the blame for everything.   Mr. B, in an ‘ah-ha’ moment, distorted that to mean a “confession” of a hoax.   It obviously could mean several alternative things, such as Hunkeler’s parents being a driving or contributing factor to his possession or obsession, or indicating that the parents were mitigating factors in the case, other than outright hoaxers.


B joined into the speculation that the late Aunt Tillie sexually molested “the boy.”

B queried in his comments to me:   “I’d kind of like to know how long the molestation was going on; I guess we might be able to figure that out if/when we learn how long Oma…Axxxx stayed with the Hxxxxxxxs.   A clue might be derived if I can find out when Jxxxx Cxxxxxx died….” (January 24, 2007).

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Home of ‘Aunt Tillie’  in St. Louis As It Appears Today

Our “biographer” recently sucked-up some new gossip that would tend to dispel the child molestation theory:   “Regarding Axxxxx: not to me (but I can’t reveal to whom she told this), but she confirmed that her mother, in the last years of her life, had crippling MS and was confined to a wheelchair.   Therefore, she would not have even been able to sexually manhandle RH [as has been theorized in the past].) (6:27am, November 7, 2014.)

Interestingly, sexual abuse may not have been prohibited by a physical ailment on the part of a perpetrator (in this case, the suspected Aunt Tillie), as capability would extend beyond not only “healthy” people being capable of doing this type of crime.   The further question is: why is our mongering inquisitor dabbling into the private life of the ‘victim’ in such a brazen way?    He was not an authentic journalist in the full sense of the word, nor a professional detective or physician.

The late Father William Bowdern, S.J, the exorcist in the 1949 case, also was compelled to keep oaths of privacy, when he wrote author William Blatty on October 17, 1968, and I quote:   “My hesitancy in giving you the details of the case of possession is due to two facts. First, Archbishop Ritter (later, Cardinal Ritter), who delegated me as the exorcist, instructed me not to publish the case. I have been faithful to his instructions.   Secondly, it would be most embarrassing, and possibly painfully disturbing to the young man, should he be connected in any way with a book detailing events that took place in his life some years ago…I can assure you of one thing: the case in which I was involved was the real thing. I had no doubt about it then and I have no doubt about it now.”




(Something Out of the Ordinary) 

Troy Taylor, author of The Devil Came to St. Louis, as well as parapsychologist, discovered the Brother Greg Hollewinske who was telecast in an Unexplained Files TV appearance telling of Hollewinske’s participation in the exorcism in the 1949 case.   At the time of Hollewinske’s interview, caught on film, the 90-year-old cleric told how he aided three priests to constrain the ‘boy,’ standing at the foot of the bed, placing his arms over the ‘boy’s’ ankles and knees.   He told the viewers that what he saw was “unbelievable” and what he believed was the “power of the Devil.”   He said: “…the boy’s body levitated…what I saw was real…what I saw, I’ll never forget.”  Was he a participant to the exorcism? “…yes I did….”    Hollewinske’s obituary stated that he did work at the right hospital, at the right time.

The Real Story Behind ‘The Exorcist’…GRid=130731720

Kim Allegrezza, a reporter for, said on July 30, 2014:

“In 1949 Holewinski (sic) was working at the Alexian Hospital in St. Louis, MO.   He heard hushed rumors of a special patient just admitted and housed on an upper level in the hospital.   It was said the child was possessed by the Devil.   He described walking into the room for the first time and seeing three exorcists around a young boy.

“Holewinski detailed how the boy’s demeanor would change when the possession was active.   Every once in a while the Devil’s voice would come out of the child’s mouth, shouting profanities.   Holewinski said he was stationed at the foot of the bed to hold down the boy’s legs, which were thrashing about.   He admits being very frightened.

“Brother Greg describes feeling the power of evil present in the room and said he even saw the boy’s body levitate off the bed. He says it all was real and it is an experience he will never be able to forget.   To him anybody who witnessed what he saw would never question whether or not this was a hoax or misdiagnosed mental disease.

“Brother Greg described himself as being terrified during the exorcism.   Items were flying around the room.   He was almost hit in the head by a glass vase.   He described the crescendo coming during an attempt to give the child communion.   A crucifix was forced into the boy’s hand, it caused him great pain.  No matter what they did, the priests could not get the communion wafer into the boy’s mouth.”

(“The True Story Behind the Exorcist,”

Troy Taylor stated on a July 31 post that he remains open-minded on the case, which represented twenty years of research.

Mr. B, in his usual sardonic fashion, postulated Hollewinske as being “drugged” on his medications, though Hollewinske appeared quite capable and sober in his interview.

A researcher, that is identified as Cori aka ChrisSCrush on a sitcomsonline chat-board, outlined several questions and areas for further research that may intrigue scientific investigators.

Why was the Lutheran minister, Luther Miles Schulze, called in originally to talk to Hunkeler, and then committed to talk on the case to a New York-based Parapsychology Foundation referent to his article for The Parapsychology Bulletin (August 1949, Number 14), titled “Report Of A Poltergeist.”

“Well, why was this article published and what did it say?” asked Cori aka ChrisSCrush.   “So, you’re an adult with a responsible community position, a child/teenager comes to your house and pulls a mischievous prank, and you go to a Parapsychology Foundation?      To say what?   Beware of pranksters?   Without seeing this article, it would seem to me that there is more to this.”

(Diary notes written by the exorcist-priests and supplemental papers mentioned the minister having housed the ‘boy’ also witnessed poltergeist activity such as a carpet floating and a chair turning upside down.)

Cori aka ChrisSCrush continued to summarize:

“Then there are the priests.   Why would people who present themselves as professionals allow themselves to be yanked around for months by a highly-strung young man staging an elaborate act?     At what point would they not simply walk off, saying, ‘He needs help other than ours’?    Who leaked this story to the press, and why did Father Halloran continue to discuss it for decades afterwards?    If absolutely nothing paranormal happened, why would professional people risk their reputations by taking a non-story to the press?

“As for the subject and any of his family members not wanting to discuss it, that proves absolutely nothing.   If he was possessed, would they advertise it?   If not, yes, they’d be embarrassed, and either way it was not their finest hour and they’d want to put it behind them.   Their behavior in no way proves anything paranormal either did, or did not, happen.

“Lastly, there is the mysterious matter of Brother Greg Hollewinske, a dying cleric who should be making his peace with God, coming forward and absolutely swearing he witnessed profoundly paranormal phenomena.   His possible involvement bears further looking into.

“I have come to no bottom line conclusion here, except that there is an awful lot of smoke for no fire.   Certainly the exaggerated events did not occur as depicted in the book and movie, but it seems to me something out of the ordinary did in fact happen.

“Another obituary showing that the purported witness was a distinguished and decorated hero!   Hardly the sort to spout sensationalism.   He came from a large family and has a brother and sister still living!”…13&mid=5991334.”

(Cori aka ChrisSCrush indicated that the exorcism case could not be divorced from the reality of psychic phenomena in general; he said:

“All the nonsense peddled about the Exorcist events makes me think of one of my favorite subjects, Chicago’s famous hitchhiking ghost, Resurrection Mary. Notice I say ‘subject,’ not ‘story,’ ‘myth,’ or ‘legend.’   There is just too much good evidence for the events, about which I have posted here:…ection+%2Bmary…d.php?t=330240.”)
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A similar report came from another ‘male nurse’ attendant at the Alexian Brothers’ Hospital in 1949:   The male nurse attended the boy’s room at the time and saw many strange things.   It does not fit their ‘pattern’ so they say it is a fiction; however, I heard this man lecture on his involvement!

My first wife, myself, several St. Anthony of Padua church parishioners, Father Steve Yxxxxx and another priest, attended a monthly religious discussion group (sometime around or near 1974) at the home of Vxxxxxx and Nxxxx Axxxxxxx, parishioners. Another parishioner (I call a Mr. “Schaffer” in my booklet) was also attendant and very quiet. When a speaker eventually finished speaking on the topic of the Myth of Satan (it was a ruse to see if they could get a reaction from Ernest), Ernest became quite upset and fidgeted, and telling the group that what the speaker was saying was not true.   Ernest said that he had been kept to a vow of silence on the matter but that he would speak out that one time because he felt the speaker was not truthful.   Ernest then went into a telling of what he physically saw and did in the time he worked at Alexian Brothers’ (Psychiatric) Hospital, and his encounters with the supposedly possessed boy.   As far as I know, Ernest never spoke on it again up to the time of his death.

Ernest spoke of the ‘boy’ demonstrating some paranormal abilities and leaving an unusually large amount of bodily fluids, similar to classical poltergeist activity in other noted cases.


Another incident highlighting B’s willingness to distort concerned my misquoting B’s comments of 2007 that he saw the relatives speaking on an Internet ‘message board.’    I asked B to reproduce it for me and he refused.   Later, B pointed out my error as to calling it a “chat room,” as my being ‘unscientific,’ and his claiming no such statement was made.   Consequently, it was discovered in salvaged letters from B, that he did mention seeing the relatives’ comments on the Internet (but without a lot of identifying details in 2007) and told me that…

“…Axxxx Bxxxx posted a public message for RH on the ZabaSearch message board (it has since been removed, but it did confirm that all RH’s Hxxxxxxx cousins were still alive at that time).…I never participated or interfered with the message except to print it out (maybe I sent you one?) and the blog.” (November, 2014 email)

In the critic’s letter of September 18, 2007, he “did” tell of the family trying to converse on the Internet:

“Secondly, I’ve tapped into an attempted line of communication from Axxxxx to Rxx. I discovered this fact accidentally – she used a public, on-line bulletin board to leave the message.   She may not have known that her message could be seen by the general public.   So much for her ‘privacy’…”

(Much of B’s sub sequential and consequential comments resembled the same pattern. The last “exchange” between this particular critic and myself resembled a Tic-Tac-Toe game of traded insults, with B insisting his comments were error-free and my comments were totally faulty [and deluded] and that he was refusing any further discussion, often because he saw disagreement as some type of furious, personal anger by his opponent.)

Parapsychology had strong evidence for associated phenomena related to this case.   In a Part III, I will present some of those arguments and case histories that would suggest what happened in the 1949 Hunkeler case not to be absurd at all; that poltergeist and other phenomena really do happen.

To be continued in Part III.

Steve Erdmann. September, 2016, St. Louis, Mo.












Steve Erdmann


(A number of books and articles had covered the one major case that William Blatty based his fiction story on, and the identity of the victim has been amply identified in that case: Ronald Hunkeler.   The purpose of this article is not to go into the usually trite chronology of the 1949 story, but to add some insight into why and how the critics have become part and parcel to a sadistic phantasmagoria that may be just as evil as the evil associated with the exorcism victim.   In Parts I and II, we explored the background of the 1949 case and the alignment of one cynical bibliographer called B.   In Part III, we continue with further information about the case and psychic phenomena.)

The strange incidents reported in the 1949 Hunkeler case are well-within the arena and background of what is known as poltergeist phenomena.   Those cases follow a typical pattern.


Poltergeists were violent, and more often than not the activity surrounding them focuses on a single individual.   In most cases, this activity is similar to your traditional signs of a haunted house, but the aggressiveness is what sets poltergeists apart.   Here’s a list of that you may be experiencing one:

  • electrical disturbances, or electrical objects working on their own.
  • rapping or banging on walls, or other unexplained noises.
  • objects moving or being thrown around by themselves.
  • objects mysteriously disappearing and reappearing.
  • strange or unusual smells.
  • occasional levitation.

Tales of poltergeist phenomena are sprinkled throughout the literature for those who want to make this research trek; some are quite amazing.   Rod Dreher (‘The Unexorcisable Exorcist”) tells of Alvin Schwartz ‘s experiences and stories of poltergeists (“The Trouble” in Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones [page 69 if you happen to have the old box]).

“What brings a poltergeist to haunt someone?” asked Dreher.   “That’s an interesting question.   It’s generally accepted that poltergeists aren’t your normal ‘spirits,’ but rather psychic manifestations of stress or anxiety, often that of a teenager.   In other words, when exploring a paranormal explanation, poltergeist activity is often attributed to psychokinesis, or the ability to affect physical objects with one’s mind.”

Speaking of a case that Schwartz was personally familiar with, Dreher said that globes jumped from place to place; detectives and, eventually, parapsychologists, came to investigate, but they never did find out what caused the bizarre activity, even after exploring the possibility that someone was playing a trick.   “In this story, based on a true event that reportedly happened in a New York City suburb in 1958,” said Dreher, “a family, the Lombardos, is tormented by objects that seem to move on their own. Caps pop off bottles, porcelain statues rise into the air, bowls and flowers (and other material)” are moved about.

“However, the final theory by the parapsychologists was that it was possibly due to psychokinesis, arising from the family’s teenage son, Tom.

“The only explanation they could not rule out,” wrote Schwartz, “was the possibility that a teenage poltergeist had been at work, moving objects with mental power.   They did not have enough evidence to prove it, but it was the only answer they had.”

“I recall also a long, extremely creepy visit I had with a psychologist who treats multiple personality disorder, and who told me about an instance in which she treated a woman who had been raised in a Satanic cult, and ritually abused,” said Dreher.   “I sat in this therapist’s plush office across the street from a hospital and heard her talk about the bizarre, Exorcist-type things that happened, and that she was not prepared for in her experience, or her religious background.

“I have been told over the years by Protestants and Catholics who have confronted this phenomenon that if you ever have to deal with it, you will become a believer,” said Dreher, “because you see and hear and feel things that cannot be explained materially.”


“I once asked a Baptist man who dealt with these things how he knew he wasn’t imagining them.   He looked at me and calmly, and evenly, said something close to, ‘When you are lying in your bed and the temperature drops 50 degrees instantly, and your things start hovering in the air, and you hear a voice calling out your secret sins, you know that’s not your imagination.’”

(Rod Dreher, October 31, 2013, The American Conservative, “The Unexorcisable Exorcist.”

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Artist Conception of Poltergeist Activity

Another typical case took place in November 1974 on Lindley Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut.   A small bungalow-style home owned by Gerard and Laura Goodin was reported to be under attack by poltergeists that could move furniture, break windows, levitate objects, make a cat talk and generally perplex and terrify everyone who stepped foot in the house.   Police and firefighters were called in, as were news reporters, priests, paranormal investigators and of course, Ed and Lorraine Warren, with thousands gathered in the street, eventually causing crowd control worries.

“What made this case was so compelling and drew so much attention as compared to other ‘hauntings’ was the high number of reputedly reliable witnesses who reported experiencing the unusual activities firsthand,” said writer Ray Bendiciln:

“Beyond the Goodins and their friends, more than two dozen firefighters, police officers and other investigators on the scene saw all sorts of bizarre happenings, including couches and chairs spontaneously moving across the floor, tables and a refrigerator levitating, paintings and crucifixes fall off walls and even knives flying through the air.   They also recounted hearing a range of audio phenomena, from inexplicable knocks and banging’s to disembodied voices; Sam the family cat was alleged to have said a number of things (including ‘Jingle Bells!’ and ‘Bye bye’), while the decorative swans in the front yard were also accused of making unearthly sounds.”


The situation became confused when a young ten-year-old girl, Marcia, was seen trying to tip over a TV with her foot, and the girl confessed to hoaxing some of the happenings (interestingly similar to the 1949 case in that hoax comments were also mentioned; Hunkeler was described as a prankster and an evil boy: details of the overall mix of an obsession/possession).   What is so perplexing is that some of the phenomena took place when she was not even in the house or in another room, and strange happenings continued for weeks afterwards of the main events until they stopped.

“But behind the scenes, the inquiry into the events at Lindley Street was far from over.   Police continued to offer the family protection from the phenomena even after the case was deemed closed by the police,” said investigator William J Hall.   “The police captain also required officers, who had been on the scene, to assist in a scientific investigation conducted by two agencies: the Psychical Research Foundation, which got its start at Duke University in 1961, and the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship.   It seems obvious that the authorities clearly didn’t believe their own ‘hoax’ explanation at the time.” 

Hall continued:   “In my mind, the investigation did not dare end there. I began retracing the steps of those involved also discovered numerous new witnesses.   There were children of the witnesses from all those years before.   I contacted several of the witnesses with whom I had interviews from 1974 and 1975.    I and electrical engineers, employees who worked in the records department of the Bridgeport Police, friends of the family, Jerry’s co-workers, and, whenever possible, surviving family members.”

Police and firefighters who witnessed these bizarre events stood by what they had reported.   It was speculated that Maria’s so-called ‘confession’ and hoaxing was the only way for the family to quell the growing instability the family was encountering.

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Poltergeist accounts came in all shapes, sizes and realities.   Perhaps one of the most notable, if not the most sensational, case was that of the Janet Hodgson family of August-September, 1977 at 284 Green Street in Enfield, North London.   The line of paranormal activity included levitation, furniture moved through the air, flying objects aimed at witnesses, cold breezes, physical assaults, matches igniting into flame, a T-shirt racing off a table into another room, components in recording equipment were twisted, and a deceased man’s voice (Bill Wilkins) being projected out of the 11-year-old daughter’s mouth.    The activity did not lessen until a priest was called in to help in autumn, 1978. Overall, there were about 30 witnesses.

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Once again, the children were suspected of pulling a few pranks, but the documentation of the phenomena was too prevailing and over-riding.   They asked Janet Hodgson about this, and she said they in no way could have conducted the more extraordinary feats; she rejected any suggestion that the whole story was faked in pursuit of fame or money.

“I didn’t want to bring it up again while my mum was alive, but now I want to tell my story.   I don’t care whether people believe me or not, I went through this, and it was true.”

Quoting reporter Zoe Brenan: “Asked whether she believes the house is still haunted, she says:   ‘Years later, when Mum was alive, there was always a presence there — something watching over you.

“’As long as people don’t meddle the way we did with Ouija boards, it is quite settled. It is a lot calmer than when I was a child.   It is at rest, but will always be there.’

“Janet reports that it was a priest’s visit to Green Street that resulted in the incidents ‘quietening down’ in autumn 1978, although the occurrences did not stop entirely, she says, with her mother continuing to hear noises in the house.

“Janet said she continues to believe in the poltergeist, saying:   ‘It lived off me, off my energy.   Call me mad if you like.   Those events did happen.   The poltergeist was with me and I feel that in a sense he always will be.’”

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The 0ctober 2005 to March 2007 poltergeist case of Susan Lewis family in Moreno Valley, California ran the whole gamut and collage of paranormal events, which included: spills, harassment of animals, electrical pranks, moving or floating of furniture, knives, pots and pans, locking of doors, destruction of screen doors, writing on walls, footprints, starting of fires, vandalism of paintings, feces on computer keyboards, and many other mysterious events.   Many photos were taken in an endeavor to document these happenings.

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Mystery Footprint Photographed in the Susan Lewis Case.


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“As in many cases of said poltergeist infestations there seems to be very little Evidence,” said publisher Steve Mera.”    It wouldn’t be the first time families have faked such incidents in hope of being re-housed by council or private landlords.   However, in Susan Lewis’s case, which has been well documented, this does not seem to be evident. Clearly the family was distraught and Susan did stand considerable financial loss not to mention her dissolve of her marriage.   Witness reports and the submission of several interesting photographs supplied by the family help build credibility.   For me… I have no reason to doubt Susan Lewis and her family.   Clearly something traumatic had taken place in their lives. Something they are reluctant to talk about or witness ever again.”   (Steve Mera, “Poltergeist: Fear Feeders at their Worst,” Phenomena Magazine, Issue 33, January, 2012.)

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Home of Susan Lewis and the 2006 Poltergeist Case

What B and similar cynics have done by allowing their unbridled hatred of psychic, paranormal and religious philosophy is to disallow a train[1] of scientific study and a long line of scientists that have recognized poltergeist and other similar phenomena down to the rank of putrid bias and hatred.   Victor Zammit spoke of this briefly in his book on the afterlife:

“That is why I keep on repeating that to validate beliefs one has to apply scientific method – empiricism.   There is absolutely nothing objective about closed minded skepticism – in fact, technically, anti-psychic skepticism is a ‘belief.’   And any belief which cannot be independently substantiated is inevitably subject to complete invalidation.

“Example: The closed minded skeptic says, ‘Nothing happens when we die …’ There is no objective authority to validate that statement.   Where’s the ‘independent’ objective evidence for that? Absolutely none!   The skeptic is making a most heinous and egregious intellectual blunder when he cites ‘subjective authority’ for making that statement!   That statement would be inadmissible at law and inadmissible in any informed debate.”

Chapter 2: A Lawyer Presents The Evidence For The Afterlife,


John Smith saw such cynics as very similar to “the same manner and fanaticism of a southern state preacher; they are far from the rational Spock-like scientist they believe themselves to be.”

Similar-type cynics often followed a Reductio ad absurdum logic that could extend to fallacy:

“…rejects an argument because its consequences are undesirable, or because accepting it could mean accepting something we would prefer not to acknowledge; this can become the moralistic fallacy.

Reductio ad absurdum should also not be confused with appeal to ridicule, although both see extensive use in satire. Appeal to ridicule simply dismisses a position as ridiculous, without explaining or arguing why…”

Scientist Simon Baron-Cohen saw it as a result of “years of resentment and hurt”:

“When people are solely focused on the pursuit of their own interests, they have all the potential to be unempathic.   At best in this state, they are in a world of their own and their behavior will have little negative impact on others.   They might end up in this state of mind because of years of resentment and hurt (often the result of conflict) or, as we see, for more enduring, neurological reasons.”

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Troy Taylor’s attitude about the 1949 case, as well as possession in general, remained basically the same as it was in 2006, when he said:

“In closing, I will not ask again what the reader believes occurred in St. Louis in 1949.   The case, whether you believe in possession, demons and exorcisms or not, remains unsolved. There is simply no way to adequately dismiss every unusual thing that was reported in this case without just saying that everyone involved was a liar, drunk or insane.    For myself, I can’t say that young Robbie Doe was possessed, or not possessed, but what I can say is that this is one of the few cases of alleged ‘possession’ that has left me with many lingering questions.

“The reader, of course, is advised to judge for himself but as for this author, well, I think there are certainly more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies!”


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[1]  In the Roman Catholic Church, any Priest ordained prior to, or outside of, the changes made by the Second Vatican Council would have received the minor title of exorcist.   In the Old Catholic Church and independent Catholic jurisdictions, qualifications for the title of exorcist vary.   Some of those that have been publicly recognized for their exorcisms include:

Father Ernst Alt (1937-Present)

Father Candido Amantini (1914-1992)

Father Raymond J. Bishop (1906-1978)

Father William S. Bowdern (1897-1983)

Father Jeremy Davies (1935 to Present)

Father Joseph de Tonquedec (1868-1962)

Father Angelo Fantoni (1903-1992)

Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)

Father Jose Antonio Fortea (1968-Present)

Father Walter Halloran (1921–2005)

Father Edward Hughes (1918-1980)

Father Lawrence Kenny (1896-1977)

Father Alfred Kunz (1931-1998)

Neal Lozano (1949-Present) Lay Catholic Deliverance Minister.

Father James J. LeBar (1936-2008)

Father Malachi Martin (1921–1999)

Emmanuel Milingo (1930-Present) No longer a Roman Catholic priest; excommunicated. A Roman Catholic priest; excommunicated in 2006.

Cardinal John O’Connor (1920–2000)

Father Rufus Pereira.

Padre Pio OFM Cap (1887–1968)

Father Theophilus Riesinger (1868-1941)

List of Orthodox exorcists:

Avvákum Petróv (1620 or 1621-1682)

List of Protestant exorcists and deliverance ministers:

Bishop Edir Macedo and other UCKG ministers [Pentecostal]

Rev. Christopher Neil-Smith [Anglican]

Rev. Brian Connor [Baptist]

Dr. Charles Johann Blumhardt (1805–80) [Lutheran]

Dr.  H. Kraft (1932-Present)


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The Subversion of the Royalists



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Part I


“Thomas Jefferson laid out in an 1816 letter to Samuel Kercheval ‘…a totally ‘free’ market, where corporations reign supreme just like the oppressive government of old, could transform America ‘until the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automations of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in Omnia, which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man.’” (Page 63, The Crash of 2016.)

(The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America – and What We Can Do to Stop It, Thom Hartmann, Hachette Book Group, 237 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, 2013, 291 pages, $28.00.)

Thom Hartmann, no stranger to writing on the “abusive states of man,” takes us on a trek of those “stages” where “in the real world, humans must confront both nature and other humans” (p. 63).


Hartmann takes us on a trek through the formative years of the American Revolution and how the colonists conducted what could be termed “corporate vandalism” (which included the famous Boston Tea Party) against Britain and against political factions such as John Adams’ Federalists and Congressional Acts and the Alien and Sedition Act to lock up political dissenters which were called “the rabble”—Hartmann, comparing a faction known as the Royalists, speaks of a 1786 letter in which Thomas Jefferson gave “his most explicit warning about this threat from plutocracy within, and advocating unwavering vigilance against it.”

Hartmann gives multiple examples of how The Royalists (in the form of the East India Company, the North and South expansion in the American Civil War, the crash of 1893, others) exploded and grew. Hartmann quotes President Grover Cleveland in 1888:

“Corporations, which should be carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the peoples’ masters.”

In 1907, Teddy Roosevelt passed the Tillman Act which banned corporate contributions in political elections, which was quickly countered by two dark eras of economic Royalist Rule by “Corporate behemoths” which resulted in a Gilded Age after the Great Crash of 1857 and the Civil War.

Hartmann explains the stages in which economic “bubbles” arise and how they interact with war, market crashes, the Economic Royalists, and the Great Forgettings. Teddy Roosevelt acknowledged what had been referred to as the “Robber Baron Economic Royalists.”  President Franklin Roosevelt said in 1936:

“Here in America we are waging a great and successful war. It is a war for the survival of democracy. We are fighting to save a precious form of government for ourselves and for the world.”


Gerald MacGuire and General Smedley Butler spoke of a “Business Plot” to oust FDR to maintain Royalist Rule. In testimony before the house Un-American Activities Committee, co-conspirators were named, ranging from the Rockefellers, the Mellons, the Morgons, the DuPonts, and the Remingtons.

“In the 1960s, a solid middle class had emerged,” says Hartmann, “the Royalists were horrified. The conservative intellectual base, such as Russell Kirk and W. F. Buckley, genuinely feared that if a middle class grew large enough___and politically and economically powerful enough___it would inevitably lead to social chaos.” (p. 29)


Lewis F. Powell, Jr., as a Supreme Court Justice, wrote a Declaration of War “memo” on behalf of the Economic Royalists against both democracy and, what they judged to be an overgrown middle-class. The “confidential” Powell Memo, urging the courts to be used as a “social, economic, and political instrument,” aimed at the Chamber of Commerce and other Royalist-controlled-so-called ‘free market’ systems, and the instilling of “pro-plutocratic perspectives.”

The Economic-Royalists continued in spades in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and the George Bush’s, and assorted Presidencies and associations.  FDR proposed a Second Bill of Rights (which included eight “Rights.” One of which said there should be “the Right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment”), but it never came to fruition. The Wagner Act of 1935 guaranteed Americans the right to form a union and bargain collectively with their corporate employers. These new protections allowed the middle-class to thrive. Unfortunately, at times, “even attempting to unionize in the workplace,” says Hartmann, “would get you fired, at best.  At worst, it could get you killed.” (p. 70)


In 1981, the national debt was a bit under $1 trillion; Ronald Reagan tripled the debt to about $3 trillion: more than any single president before him and one of his stated, biggest regrets. President George H. W. Bush added a trillion dollars more. George W. Bush added more than $6 Trillion to date, and nearly $16 trillion has been added to the actual debt. Most politicians promised to lower deficits and reduce the national debt.

“This could be written off as run-of-the-mill political-flip-flopping and pandering,” says Hartmann, “but it’s not.  There’s a cunning political strategy behind it.”

Hartmann describes economist Jude Wanniski as a “Republican strategist/faux” in which Wanniski patterned the “Two-Santa Claus Theory”: Democrats concentrating on ‘gifts’ such as Social Security and Medicare, and the Republicans centered on “massive tax cuts.”

It was a double-edged sword, in which Republicans would Santa Claus their way into tax cuts and eventually force the Democrats to reverse roles, “play Scrooge, and eventually shoot Santa Claus.”

(Jude Wanniski: “Taxes and a two-Santa Theory,” National Observer, March 6, 1976 [http://capitalgainandgames/blog/bruce-bartlett/1701/jude-wanniski-taxes-and-two-santa-theory].)


In the matrix of the ideologues, it was Democrat President Bill Clinton, besieged by Royalist Robert Rubin (Goldman Sachs) and Alan Greenspan (Federal Reserve), who signed in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (upholding the fraudulent myth of the ‘Welfare Queens’), and disregarded Ross Perot and allowed America to grow from a modest $15 billion deficit in 1981 to an enormous $539 billion in 2012.

“A Democrat just elected to the Presidency made no difference to the shadow government of lobbyist, corporate-funded think tanks and political fund-raiser,” says Hartmann. “Clinton chose political expediency. He chose to carry the Royalist agenda forward.”

Clinton signed the free-trade death warrant for the middle class. The Democrats turned into Eisenhower Republicans, as the Republicans turned into something completely different: they stepped up their assault, they culled a no Leisure Society; instead, just a “cataclysmic crash.”


Hartmann quotes economist John Kenneth Galbraith about the on-going psychopathic “madness”: “The sense of responsibility in the financial community for the community as a whole…is nearly nil. Perhaps this is inherent…in a community where the primary concern is making money, one of the necessary rules is to live and let live…to speak out against madness may be ruin those who have succumbed to it.”

Hartmann quotes journalist Chris Hodges who described such modern-day oligopolies as Worldwide Royalists: “It’s similar to the age of the Robber Barons but in fact worse because there is no loyalty to the nation-state. The corporations are actually hollowing the country out from the inside…we’re creating a kind of neofeudalism” (p. 98)

Hartmann speaks about the tentacles of this worldwide, growing control and the looting of America by Global Psychopaths:

“American transnational corporations have historically cavorted with nations whose interests were similarly opposed to the United States – morally, at least.”

In Jeff Bercovici’s article for Forbes (“Why (some) Psychopaths Make Great CEOs,” June 14, 2011), Jon Ronson is quoted on millionaire psychopaths: “The way that capitalism is structures really is a physical manifestation of the brain anomaly known as psychopathy.”


(In the following continuation, Thom Hartmann continues to delve into the fatalistic madness of our politicians and economists who mask themselves behind hidden agendas. We also explore what Hartmann’s critics say and how he defends his beliefs).


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Part I I

In Part I of our review of Thom Hartmann’s book, The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America, I outlined the American historical scene and the present-day character of the “Royalists” who Hartmann says are working to over-throw America. In Part II, I continue to review his expose’ and also speak about his critics and some further information.

(The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America – and What We Can Do to Stop It, Thom Hartmann, Hachette Book Group, 237 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, 2013, 291 pages, $28.00.)

“Just replace the kerosene and torches with less-lethal rubber bullets and pepper spray, and this sounds like a story from 2011, when the Occupy Movement flared up and began setting up tents in public parks all around the nation, from New York City to Chicago to Seattle. But it actually happened exactly eighty years nearly earlier, when the nation was drowning in President Hoover’s Great Depression, and not President Bush’s Great Recession…We do know that no matter how bad things get during the Crash of 2016, organized people will always find one or another and begin building the movements necessary to take on the Economic Royalists. It happened in the 1930s, and it will happen again following the Crash of 2016. We must rely on them.” (pp. 206, 207, The Crash of 2016.)  (It is not a concrete prediction that a crash will definitely happen in 2016, but Hartmann warns that it will be soon, as do many other economists—SE.)


The relentless drive for the deregulation continued, following the dictates of the Powell Memo. Kenneth Lay of Enron wanted badly to run a division of his own company as a bank and to gamble on energy derivatives, without any regulatory oversight. Wendy Gramm (Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs [OZRA] and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission) worked for Enron. Gramm, along with her husband Senator Phil Gramm, rushed for the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the elimination of the 1935 Glass-Steagall Act, which Bill Clinton signed into law.

“The Madness had returned.”

Hartmann says this was a weird world of exotic financial instruments built upon “credit default swaps” and “collateralized debt obligation.”  Under George W. Bush as President, the psychopathic banksters ran wild, creating out of “thin air” over $800 trillion worth of unregulated derivatives: more than ten times the annual GDP of the entire planet.

Hartmann quotes economist Steve Keen (Debunking Economics):

“It’s the structure of finance itself. There’s inherent instability in a capitalist system,” selling and creating as much debt as possible. Royalist banksters: “force-fed” the nation more and more debt. Debt financing went from 10 percent of GDP in the 1920s to 20 percent of GDP up to the year 2008.

Not only “mega-banks” (Goldman Sachs) were involved but also “mega-insurance” corporations (AIG), both “too big to fail” and “drenched in systemic risk.”


Royalists, through a series of legal and political gyrations—such as pleadings in the South Clara County verses Southern Pacific Railroad Supreme Court case—pressed for recognition of corporations as “persons” having Fourteenth Amendment Rights, and eventually guaranteed them 1st Amendment Rights, allowing them hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign advertising and protections of “speech,” but as a means to “politically destroy” any opponent. These maneuverings, says Hartmann, “blew open the doors to a corporate takeover of American politics, the corrosive influence of corporations’ having ‘rights’ was already evident. Now these ‘unequal consequences’ have been put on steroids.”

Despite the large, unfriendly consensus of the public in 2008 that the multiple billion dollar “bailout” should not have been given to the predatory corporations, “steadily – and stealthily,” Goldman Sachs and other banking elite were “carrying out a global coup d’tat.”

A portion of the book travels through names, descriptions and profiles of entities that have contributed to the present global “crisis.”  Hartmann, however, ends with several possible solutions that may give hope to citizens.

Hartmann talks about “cooperatives”—companies that are owned by employees directly bringing $500 billion in revenue to about 42 million people.  He speaks about the world “after the crash.”  He warns:

“…be very careful that, in doing so, you don’t hand your generation of Economic Royalists another tool they can use to one again rise up like lords and kings to take control.”


Hartmann also warns: “In just over three decades, the Royalists have crept in to power, destroyed the fundamentals that supported a strong middle class, allowed Wall Street and corporate psychopaths to devour working people and transform the economy into a massive get-rich-quick scheme, and nearly crashed everything, only to rise again and promise to do the same thing all over again…this is the cancer stage of capitalism…this is where we are today.” (Pages 175-176.)

Hartmann says elsewhere: “Meanwhile, large corporations, wealthy people, and banks are all making money simply playing with money. This ‘financialization’ of our economy is driving us to the edge of a massive crash. Policymakers, from the Fed to the IMF to the BIS to the US Congress and the White House should all be looking back at the lessons of the 1930s – because we’re about to learn them all over again.” July 3, 2014, 8:38 a.m.

Hartmann believes the solution lies in the hands of people who know the possibility of a stable world at peace, and are willing to sacrifice and work and put themselves on the front lines of history to build a better world.”  (p. 272)

“History – and the examples of Germany and Scandinavia – show us that high levels of unionization,” says Hartmann, “trade and taxation policies that favor the working class over the rich, and heavy regulation of the banking and speculative industries will build a strong and healthy working and middle-class, and thus a strong and healthy economy. Instead, the United States and much of the EU still cling to Thatchernomics and  Reaganomics, and the result is the continuing decline of both economies.”


Several questions have circled Hartmann’s previous associations (  Erdmann has even raised such questions about his possible associations with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in regards to his co-authoring a book that clearly attempts to point away from the CIA and to the mafia as the culprits of the Kennedy assassination (The Mafia and the Government: Two Sides of The Same Coin, UFO DIGEST, and May, 2016).

One can only scratch their head at this point, as Hartmann’s book is decidedly a Left wing, Progressive  diatribe against the established and coercive ‘ruling class’ which is about to bring down the walls of stability upon us.

The structure of the CIA has been traditionally to the Right Wing and the defense of the ruling class. What could be an explanation for such a political Condondrum? The possibilities to consider are that the CIA works with all fronts and sources, liberal or conservative (especially world-travelers such as Hartmann); and  that Hartmann has had a change of heart as to the over-powering CIA grasp and does not see the CIA as the primary culprit in our present dilemma. Other researchers, such as James DiEugenio and Hugh Manatee Wins, felt Hartmann’s interest and sympathy for the CIA has been far too friendly (even though CIA personnel, going against critics viewpoints, see themselves as protectors of our democracy): would they go so far as to speak out against (through Hartmann) “the Royalist Ruling Elite”?;;;;

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Murray N. Rothbard of the Mises Institute said in his book Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought, that  the CIA as working through both political wings, Left or Right, depending on their inner needs; we quote at length and in its entirety:

“Such, then, is the face of Liberalism nakedly revealed for all to see.  Here are men—and youths—willing, just as the Egg of Head was depicted in Barbara Garson’s brilliant MacBird, to accept any conditions in exchange for working within the corridors of Power.  Here are men whining in terms of liberal rhetoric about the open society while they accept covert handouts and domination from America’s hired gang of patriotic thugs.  And, when found out, worried about their ‘image’ and ‘credibility’ and about the poor ‘liberal’ wing of the CIA!  Sheldon Sachs, president of the student government at the City College of New York, expressed not only the Liberal creed but the larger American Credo as well; in commenting on the affair he called it ‘grossly exaggerated’: ‘The funds have to come from somewhere.’  Yes, don’t they?

“Also illuminating is the revelation of the role of supposedly private and independent and charitable tax-exempt foundations in serving as covert conduits for CIA money.  This sort of thing needs extensive investigation; part of it was revealed a few years ago in the pioneering work The Invisible Government, by David Wise and Thomas Ross, but obviously this was only the beginning of study of the problem.

“Above all, let us carry away from this affair the insight that, to put it baldly and bluntly, Liberalism is, in essence, a front for the CIA!”


Hartmann has never admitted that his CIA association blemished his private writings. Only time will tell if his book is truly ‘biting the hand that feeds him’ or are his ‘inner feelings speaking for his conscience’?  Maybe honest, human error can explain some of this. Or, even, that there are those within the CIA and government that still uphold the Constitution and are truly concerned for our welfare.


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The Two Faces of Government



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(Copyright, C, Steve Erdmann, 2016.  Permission given to quote limited passages for public education.)


“Could the Mob change the parade route, Bill, or eliminate the protection for the President? Could the Mob send Oswald to Russia and get him back? Could the Mob get the FBI the CIA, and the Dallas Police to make a mess of the investigation?  Could the Mob appoint the Warren Commission to cover it up? Could the Mob wreck the autopsy?  Could the Mob influence the national media to go to sleep? And since when has the Mob used anything but .38’s for hits, up close.  The Mob wouldn’t have the guts or the power for something of this magnitude. Assassins need payrolls, orders, times, schedules. This was a military-style ambush from start to finish… a coup d’etat with Lyndon Johnson waiting in the wings.”  Jim Garrison speaking in Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK.”


The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination draws on multiple and alleged interviews with two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, in addition to former FBI, Secret Service, military intelligence, and Congressional personnel, who provided supposed first-hand information.  The book also uses government files including the believed detailed FBI confession of notorious Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello to openly reveal what the authors imagine are those who killed JFK. Using information that appears to be undisclosed and never published before, the book uses Marcello’s own words to his closest associates to describe the supposed plot. The book consists of  what appears to be a library of information concerning Lamar Waldron’s and Thom Hartmann’s belief about mobster godfathers Carlos Marcello’s and Santo Trafficante’s plot to kill JFK, as was discovered in problematic FBI CAMTEX files. The authors tell of Marcello’s prison cellmate’s (Van Laningham) recorded interview/confession on the mobs’ murder of John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. The book also alludes to supposed new files and information that the authors claim was not available to Congress, which has seemingly only emerged in recent years, and supposedly and completely explains for the first time how Marcello and Trafficante committed and got away with the crime of the 20th century.

(The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination, Lamar Waldron, Counterpoint, 1919 Fifth Street, Berkeley, Ca. 94710,, 2013, 519 pages, $28,00). [1]

Waldron tells of an era when mob rule was immense and Kingpin Carlos Marcello ‘owned’ “mayors, judges, governors, members of congress and senators.”  Marcello employed his “own high-powered Washington lobbyist” and a “powerful Washington law firm.”  Marcello, says Waldron, didn’t need “approval from the national Mafia Commission before undertaking major hits.”   This often included government officials who posed a threat (such as the 1954 murder of Alabama’s anti-mob Attorney General-elect).  Marcello’s empire grossed about $2 billion a year.

The alleged break in the investigation of the murder of John Kennedy came when the FBI operated a wire-tape “sting” with Marcello’s prison cellmate, Van Laningham.  The code-name CAMTEX operation ran from 1985 to 1986.

The overall review of the authors’ books, which included two earlier books Ultimate Sacrifice and Legacy of Secrecy, reveal:

  • Godfather Carlos Marcello of Louisiana joined forces with Santos Trafficante of Tampa mob rule and Johnny Rossellli a Chicago mob don to plan the murders of JFK and were also involved in the murders of RFK and Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jimmy Hoffa was involved in the effort to destroy the Kennedys. Hoffa bribed Richard Nixon.
  • The single bullet theory is wrong. Kennedy was killed by hired killers who were connected to the Marcello crime family. They may have come from as far afield as France.
  • The authors assert that AMWORLD was the plan to invade Cuba on December1, 1963 to overthrow Castro and place General Almeida in control of a U.S. friendly democratic regime.
  • A mob hit was planned on JFK in both Chicago and Tampa in November 1963 before the successful hit in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
  • The CIA was affiliated with the Mob in Anti-Castro plots. Richard Helms the CIA director and Howard Hunt were involved in covert planning and the training of anti-Castro forces for the invasion of the Bay of Pigs.
    *  Arch segregationist Joseph Milteer and wealthy far right fringe men were paid by Marcello to hire James Earl Ray to hit RFK.
  • Jimmy Hoffa was involved in the effort to destroy the Kennedys. Hoffa bribed Richard Nixon.
  • Many of the persons involved in the President Kennedy assassination were also involved in Watergate. They did not want word of the covert governmental actions against Castro to leak out to the public.

(The authors Waldron and Hartmann also use the same gymnastics and semantics to place the blame of the murder of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., on the mob as well, for many of the same reasons: these contortions are amply rebutted by critics, but are beyond the breath of this article. SE.)


To the point:  Marcello hired two European hit-men that were brought into Dallas, hid by mobster Joe Campisi at his Dallas restaurant (the CIA supposedly verified that they had come into the US through Canada and from Italy).  Waldron also says that assassin Jean Souetre was in Dallas on November 22 (and was actually an alias of Michel Victor Mertz). Waldron says that CIA operatives were also seen behind the Grassy-Knoll fence at that time (Page 10). CIA officer David Morales also claimed a part (page 2). Waldron also talks about hitmen Herminio Diaz and Charles Nicoletti, and one or two of Rosselli’s “trained Cuban exile sharpshooters.”  Waldron specifically labels such accusations as “rumor” (p. 279).

Elsewhere, outside of Waldron’s tomes, Chauncey Holt (Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel), a forgery expert for the mob who produced Secret Service credentials for Dallas, and was confessed to be one of the “three hobos” taken off the railroad cars that day, told about CIA asset Aldo Vera, Charles Harrelson, Leo Moceri and Richard Montoya (Charles Rogers) also being behind the picket fence.


A fascinating aspect are the many Castro assassination plots that appeared surrounding the mob and the CIA; many mobsters or Mafioso were also CIA assets ranging from Carlos Marcello to Jack Ruby to Lee Harvey Oswald.  Concurrent Castro assassination plots which involved both the government and the mob makes one wonder who really was in charge in clandestine operations: Was it truly the “government/CIA horse” or the “Mob/CIA cart,” or visa versa?

A close alliance between the U.S government/CIA and the mobster empires seemed to be more than coincidental; more of a mutual attraction to both operating clandestinely for motivational purposes which “served to fuel the frustration of many Americans___and some members of Congress___that the Mafia seemed to operate with near impunity under J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and the rest of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration…the Eisenhower-Nixon administration, including FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, had basically taken a hands-off approach to organized crime…one might think the Phenix City assassination would have caused the Eisenhower Nixon Administration to declare war on organized crime, but it didn’t. J. Edgar Hoover continued to turn a blind eye toward the Mafia in general and Marcello in particular.”  (Pages 90-92.)   Consequently, Waldron points out the mafia’s use of “bribes” to control officials and business (pages 464, 480).

The biggest collusion seemed to be the mutual interests in the assassination attempts of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro (638 murder attempts to date) by programs invented by both, the U.S government/CIA and the mob; the mob having lost lines of income from casinos and mafia-controlled business since their expulsion from Cuba.  Those programs by both factions are described in this “short list”:

  • The JFK-Almieda coup plan (May 29, 1963).
  • The CIA-mafia plots.
  • The JURE plan as run by Ray Manolo.
  • The AMTRUNK plan.
  • The Cuba Contingency Plan (pages 271-272).
  • The Amworld and JFK’s Cuban-American training at Fort Benning – CAMCO.


In the “mutual interests” of both the U.S government/CIA and the mob to search out and secure clandestine “assassins” to use in these programs, a number of Mobsters became “CIA assets” and worked with and became employed in various ways with the CIA.  The following is another “short list” of officials or entities that worked with the CIA (and other agencies) on plots and plans (many with mob connections):

Lee Harvey Oswald – CIA asset/mafia/Naval Intelligence.

David Morales – CIA asset/ mafia.

Thomas Arthur Vallee – CIA asset/mafia.

Tony Verona – Mafia/CIA asset.

Eladio del Valle – CIA asset/mafia

Miguel Casas Saez – CIA asset/mafia

Angel Dominguez Martinez – CIA asset/mafia

Gilbert Lopez – CIA asset/mafia.

Desmond Fitzgerald – CIA asset/mafia.

Michel Victor Mertz (alias Jean Souetre) – CIA asset/mafia.

Howard Hunt – CIA asset/mafia.

Sam Giancana – Mafia/CIA asset.

Rolanda Cubela – CIA asset/mafia.

Jimmy Hoffa – Mafia/CIA asset.

Antonio Veciana – CIA asset/mafia.

David Atlee Phillips – CIA asset/mafia.

George Joannides – CIA asset/mafia.

Carlos Marcello – Mafia/CIA asset.

Santo Trifficante – Mafia/CIA asset.

Loren Hall – CIA asset/mafia.

Guy Banister – CIA asset/mafia.

Benard Barker – CIA asset/mafia.

William Harvey – CIA asset/mafia.

James O’ Connell – CIA asset/ mafia.

John Roselli – CIA asset/mafia.

Charles Nicolletti – CIA asset/mafia.

Manuel Artime – Mafia/CIA asset.

Alberto Fowler – CIA asset/mafia.


While the list may not be all-inclusive, and there will always been some debate of the CIA/mafia ingredients which constituted the mixture, it does indicate the far-reaching integration of both CIA/government agents co-joined and aligned with mob connections.  Waldron occasionally peers into this alliance, when he tells on page 468:

“One government informant, Charles Crimaldi, said that Giancana was killed by someone who worked for the CIA, though the hit man was acting on his own and not at the request of officials. Since several CIA assets and officials also worked with the mafia, the hit man could have been someone with ties to both the mob and the agency.”   Waldron also says on page 278: “it’s also likely they weren’t the only shooters but simply the ones provided by Marcello.”

The reader will notice the constant “distancing” the two authors (Waldron and Hartmann) go through to separate the CIA from the skullduggery of the mob in various “not-really-the-CIA-did-it comments.”  Fortunately, the intimate and ‘far-too-close’ tight relationship between the Mob and CIA was seen in the comments of many researchers and mobsters together; in discussing events of the Kennedy election to the Presidency, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and, the assassination of John Kennedy, mobster Sam Giancana told his brother Chuck of the hydra-monster alliance of the CIA with the Mob:

“What about the assassination of JFK?  Was it the mob or the CIA?

“Mooney leaned forward: ‘Look, this is one of the Roman gods. This one has two faces…two sides. That’s what we are, the Outfit and the CIA…two sides of the same coin.  Sometimes our government can’t do shit on the up-and-up.  Sometimes they need a little trouble somewhere or maybe they need some bastard taken care of…Jesus, they can’t get caught doin’ shit like that.  What if people found out? But we can. Guns, a hit, muscle…whatever dirty work needs to be done.  We’re on the same side, we’re workin’ for the same things…we just look different.  So…we’re two sides of the same coin…If you think we had Truman…let me tell you…we got this deal sewn up. Ike, all he does is play golf.'”

“‘So that’s what you like about the guy,’ Chuck teased.”

“‘Shit, he’s a pigeon…it’s Nixon that’s got the power. He’s the one with the backing of the big money, like Hughes and the guys in California and the oilmen in Texas…Hump says Nixon’s gonna call us if he needs a little hardball behind the scenes.'”

“‘From now on you can call me Sam Giancana, civil servant.'”

Double Cross by Sam and Chuck Giancana. (New York: Warner Books, 1992.)

The following were excerpts from the book, America’s Corrupt War on Drugs–and the People, by Captain Rodney Stich, where he told of the multiple CIA/Mafia connections in crimes that involved money laundering, drug smuggling, and assorted clandestine activities.

One such informant was Richard M. Taus who had been a Special Agent for the FBI from 1978 to 1988, during which time he was assigned to organized crime and foreign counter-intelligence operations.  He held the responsible position of relief Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the New York City area.  In addition to his FBI duties, Taus was a Pilot-In-Command (PIC) flying missions for the FBI’s New York Field Office.  The New York Times Reference Book for the Year 1988 lists Taus under “FBI Events.” In the 1980s he conducted an undercover operation as part of a group consisting of 17 special agents.  He also held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the aviation branch, U.S. Army Reserve. Originally, Taus was with the OSS and then the CIA and military intelligence.


Dee Ferdinand, daughter of mobster Albert Carone of the Gambino crime family, described her father’s concurrent relationship with the Mafia, the New York City police department, and the CIA.  Dee pointed out that what she described was confirmed by independent sources, including Jim Rothstein of the New York Police Department and CIA operatives Gunther Russbache­r and Oswald LeWinte­r. She filled in missing Mafia and CIA links that FBI Special Agent Richard Taus had suspected during his FBI investigations.

“Having grown up in a Mafia family and being friends with top Mafia bosses, Dee was very helpful in explaining the complex relationship between the Mafia and the CIA,” said Stich.  “She explained details of her father’s activities as a CIA paymaster, moving money to and from the Mafia families in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the CIA, the Mossad‘s involvement, and payoffs to the New York City police department.”

Taus had given Stich a list of some of the Mafia figures that he investigated. Dee Ferdinand said that some of the names were family members; “Angelo Ruggiero was my father’s cousin.” Neil Dellacroce was related to Ferdinand’s father, referring to Joe Percillia by his alias, Joe Pickle. Dee Ferdinand said that they were with the Genovese family and the Gambino family as they merged. They were also with the Colombo family.

Albert Carone was primarily connected with the Genovese and then with the Gambino family, and also the Colombo family through Joe Percillia.  She said her father also had lesser connections to other Mafia groups.

A thorough reading of the book continued to demonstrate the close alignment of the government and mobsters.

Growing Up in a Mafia Family: FBI Veteran Reveals CIA-Mafia TiesRodney Stich [Investigator and a hardcore-corruption-fighting whistleblower] September 1, 2014.


Antoinette Giancana not only said that there were strong ties between the CIA and the mob, but that her father, Sam, had been “running a scam in order to pocket millions of dollars in CIA funding.”

According to declassified CIA “Family Jewels” documents, a plan in 1960 between Miami Syndicate, lead Santo Trafficante, Robert Maheu, Johnny Roselli (a Los Vegas mobster) in developing a $150,000 plan to “remove” Castro. The plan apparently did not materialize; however, Giancana authorized using poison pills.  Nominees Juan Orta and Anthony Verona, however, failed in their attempts.

“Verona requested $10,000 in expenses and $1,000 worth of communications equipment,” said MafiaWiki. “However, it is unclear how far the second attempt went, as the entire program was cancelled shortly thereafter due to the launching of the Bay of Pigs invasion.”

Assassination researcher Robert P. Morrow debunked the work of Waldron and Hartmann as a clever cover-up of the real motive of the murder of JFK: it was a “coup d’état” rather than a “mob hit.”  Lyndon Johnson, the CIA and the shadow government of Texas oil men and Rockefellers, said Morrow, murdered John Kennedy. Morrow said that that fact is craftily hidden by Waldron-Hartmann from the readers view.  Morrow explained:

“The big problem with these ‘Mob did it’ scenarios is that:

“1. They either ignore or twist who Oswald was, which is really inexcusable today in light of so much good work by writers like Newman and Armstrong.

“2. They do not relay how the cover up actually went into effect almost immediately in Dallas, Washington and New Orleans: Which is something we can prove today.

“3. They do not explain what two keystones of the plot and the cover-up are: Mexico City and Bethesda.

“4. They do not explain why the cover up has lasted 47 years–which it has.

“5.  They do not explain the reversals of policy that took place in Cuba and Vietnam, almost immediately afterwards. Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh and also Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty by Russ Baker.”

Robert P. Morrow on March 19, 2011.


Researcher Herbert L. Calhoun likewise was critical of the authors’ “soft pedaling” of CIA’s Richard Helms’ “nest of vipers”:

“Helms is the only human being in the known universe with the omnipresence, panoramic overview of the whole assassination landscape, and meta-manipulative and operational skills and capabilities, to have been able to actually carry out all the various nested phases of the plots that were needed to end up with a perfectly orchestrated murder at high noon in Dallas on November 22, 1963.”

It was the CIA, said Calhoun, which carried out all the “necessary phases” of the assassination and cover-up, the botched autopsy, and even the murders of John Roselli and Sam Giancana___a jerry-rigged scenario by Waldron and Hartmann that “that someone in the clock tower at Langley had to have murdered JFK. The JFK assassination was not just an intelligence operation it was an intelligence operation par excellence, one of a very, very high order, perhaps the best ever.”

Calhoun pointed out the firing of Allen Dulles, Charles Cabell and Richard Bissell from their CIA “perch” also involved the twenty-two or so “back channel messages” sent between Sam Giancana and JFK by courier and shared girlfriend, Judith Campell Exner telling of the “trio’s” actions of treason in the Bay of Pigs operation.

“…it was because two of the key mob players were engaged in a ‘double game’ to inform JFK of the treason going on behind his back at Langley that the trio was fired and the head of the CIA snake was eventually cut off.”

Calhoun continued: “It was Langley, not the mob, not Lee Harvey Oswald that decided that JFK had to die.  And to carry out that execution, it was also Langley that concocted an exquisitely complex, devious, and it must be said, elegant intelligence operation to kill both our President and our democracy.”

A New “Jerry-rigged limited hang-out” Scenario to Protect Richard Helms?

 Herbert L Calhoun on November 27, 2011. .

Boyce Harton’s comment about Ultimate Sacrifice and Legacy of Secrecy summarized the general consensus:

“Too little attention given to JFK’s back channel to Castro, and once again the evidence does not support the authors strong conclusions about JFK’s commitment to the coup, given the backchannel and given the authors seemingly predetermined view that the Mafia was more to blame than the CIA…However, this book suffers from the same problem as the last one. It assumes too much power for the Mafia and too little for the CIA.”  January 29, 2009.


Noted Kennedy researcher and author, David Talbot (founder and lead editor for Salon Magazine) told of disowned CIA Director, Allen Dulles, hunkered-down at a remote northern Virginia CIA facility called The Farm (an alternate CIA command post) during the whole murderous weekend when JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald are eliminated.  Likewise, Talbot spoke of CIA-assassin- official William Harvey being flown into Dallas early in November 1963 from Rome.

This is a remarkable sighting,” said Talbot, “because to place someone like William Harvey, the head of the CIA’s assassination unit, put there by Allen Dulles, in Dallas in November of ’63 before the assassination is a very important fact.  The CIA, by the way, refuses, even at this late date, to release the travel vouchers for people like William Harvey.”

Did the CIA Boss Bring in the Head of the CIA’s Castro Assassination Team to Kill JFK?

October 19, 2015,


The following are statements by Kennedy researchers that lay out a deeper, alternative and just as genuine Kennedy-murder-scenario (Kennedy63):

“Now, here is the sum of this reasoning: CIA dons military uniforms and ranks, works with national and international crime syndicates,” said Kennedy63, “and still has EXECUTIVE ACTION capabilities (worldwide). Given the wide and deep propensities of the CIA, how could anyone doubt CIA involvement? Washington and many local governments (most departments) were so corrupted by organized crime, favoritism, and deference to powerful people, which most people did what they were ‘told’ to do, rather than make life hard for themselves or family members.”

March 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm,

“The Mafia-sourced explanation, the Unspeakablers think,” said Nicholson Baker, “is no more than a convenient blame-shifting distraction, a ‘false sponsor’ pushed on the public by the CIA to divert attention away from a much bigger plot that originated deep within the hard-right Invisible Government.  (And to a limited degree, of course, they’re right: the CIA is an opportunistic fungus, and its apologists have often used the practice of ‘limited hangout’ to shield from public view its history of murderous screw-ups.).”

Dallas Killers Club-How JFK Got Shot, Nicholson Baker, The Baffler No. 25, 2014.


 “I think that the hit was systemic, that the entire military industrial complex was involved.  But this does not mean every single person working in military industry, or in government or the intelligence community.  This system is hierarchical and compartmentalized; machinists, foot soldiers and filing clerks do their jobs on a need to know basis, and they need know very little.

“A systemic hit of JFK means that there was a consensus at the highest levels of government and business to remove Kennedy.  A coup d’etat.” Willy Whitten,

January 26, 2015 at 9:55 am.

“That Allen Dulles exercised enormous power,” said James A. Warren on October 13, 2015, “and abused that power in myriad ways; that he ordered assassinations of undesirables abroad; that his CIA destabilized foreign governments in the Third World based on grossly exaggerated assessments of Soviet subversion; that he integrated high-level Nazi intelligence agents into CIA and West German intelligence networks—all these allegations are clearly borne out by the facts presented here, and confirmed by the work of many other investigators.”

Researcher James Fetzer concluded:

“But the mob could not have altered X-rays under control of medical officers of the US Navy, agents of the Secret Service, or the president’s own personal physician. Neither pro- nor anti-Castro Cubans could have substituted another brain for that of JFK.

“And even if the Soviets had the capacity to fabricate movies comparable to that of the CIA and Hollywood, it would have been unable to get its hands on the Zapruder film.  These things could only have been done with complicity from the highest levels of the American government.

“Unfortunately, their scenario is completely ludicrous.

“(1) After the abortive “Bay of Pigs” fiasco, JFK had entered into agreements with the Soviet Union that the US would not invade Cuba, which he could not have been broken, even covertly, without profoundly tarnishing Kennedy’s reputation and that of the US.

“(2) There are more than 15 indications of Secret Service complicity in setting Kennedy up for the hit.

“(3) The autopsy X-rays were altered to conceal a massive blow-out to the back of the head and by adding a 6.5 mm metallic slice.

“(4) The home movie of the assassination was re-created to remove incriminating evidence, including that the driver, William Greer, brought the limousine to a halt after bullets began to be fired.”  See also: Assassination Science: Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK, James Fetzer, Carus Publishing.

NO TRUE CONFESSION                                                            

Researcher Jeff Morley said on March 24, 2014 that prisoner Van Allingham did not confess what the FBI said he confessed:

“But those claims are impossible to corroborate, according to Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan.   (Summers was author of Not in Your Lifetime,  one of the best books about JFK’s assassination.  Swan was co-author of their book on the Sept. 11 attacks, The Eleventh Day).

“Two FBI agents who supervised the wiretapping of Marcello at a federal prison told Summers and Swan that Marcello never made the remarks attributed to him.

“Summers and Swan also found that Trafficante’s widow, his two daughters, and several friends and neighbors disputed Ragano’s account.

“So the ‘Mafia done it’ theory of JFK’s death lacks evidentiary support on a key point.”

Jim DiEugenio typified the many critics of Waldron/Hartmann and he had devoted several reviews and analyses of their work pointing out the untrue, misleading and strained results of their tomes.   He also found fault with the CAMTEX scenario.

Waldron alluded to the CAMTEX file as a startling new discovery of some sort (found in 2006), when, in fact, DiEugenio talked about being sent the file by researcher Peter Vea in 1997, ten years before Waldron and Hartmann found them, and before the authors claimed in Legacy of Secrecy to being published for the first time (page 46).  Even Vincent Bugliosi referred to them in his book Reclaiming History (pages 658-659).

Vea and DiEugenio concluded that Marcello showed signs and conditions of Alzheimer disease, and by 1988-89, Marcello was in full deterioration from Alzheimer’s and a series of strokes that contributed to his sordid confessions to various people.   “And later on, when told about the jailhouse informant’s accusation that he had Kennedy killed,” said DiEugenio, “Marcello replied that this was ‘crazy talk’”.   (Bugliosi op cit p. 658.)


Noted JFK researcher John Simkin said the information Waldron and Hartmann received was typical of government disinformation:

“Lamar was a victim of a CIA disinformation campaign. These ‘leaked’ documents completely changed the direction of his work.  He constantly told me that the CIA would officially release documents that would support his story.  This never happened and as a result he was discredited.  He is not the first researcher to suffer from so-called friends within the CIA.” (‘Jim DiEugenio’, September 21, 2011, 6:53 AM.)

Journalist Anthony Frewin was likewise skeptical of the “mob did it” theory (Marcello was promised early release for his cooperation with agents) and he said as much in “An Offer We Can Refuse” in Lobster Magazine where he also questioned the mentality of Carlos Marcello and accused the authors of “cherry-picking” the evidence to take the ‘heat’ off the government (whereby the authors [Waldron/Hartmann] had been given all too much mysterious cooperation).

Noted JFK researcher Wiliam Davy also highlighted the fact that Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agent, Ken Sanz, while cooperating in the research on a book about mobster Trafficante, he also denied any evidence that Trafficante was the perpetrator of such a Miami assassination plot (which Edwin Black definitely proved to be a real plot, minus any Trafficante planning).  Said Sanz: “In all the research I’ve done on the matter, I’ve never heard of such things; Never. And quite frankly, it’s fresh on my brain.” [2]

William Davy, 2010.

Fellow JFK researcher Joan Mellen furthermore pointed out the occasions where Bobby Kennedy was not nearly as adamant in his opposition to Marcello as the Waldron/Hartmann authors campaign:

“Those who put forth this view forget that Bobby Kennedy was not entirely an enemy of the Mafia, for example, during Operation Mongoose, a 1963 effort to rid us once and for all of Fidel Castro, which Bobby pursued with enthusiasm. Bobby had his CIA assistant Charles Ford, aka Charlie Fiscalini, take a trip to Canada to locate organized crime hit men to assist in the assassination of Fidel Castro.”

Published as Joan Mellen lectures on WordPress: The Canterbury Lectures, April 26, 27, 30, 2014,  Dealey Plaza, UK, Canterbury (specific URL won’t reproduce properly here).


The biography of (the sometimes co-author and research adjunct to Waldron), Thom Hartmann looks like a scene out of the movie THE GHOST WRITER [3]:  Hartmann has associated with a spray of billion-dollar companies about the globe, “400 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as the NSA, CIA, and other government agencies.”

Hugh Manatee Wins pointed out the obvious implications here:  “Hartmann is so obviously a CIA asset…his two assassination books are right out of Langley…you didn’t know he’s a silver-tongued alphabet gatekeeper?” [4], Hugh Manatee Wins, Friday, April 10, 2009, 1:44 am.


Many investigators knew that the differences between how the Mob operated compared with the operation of the “strings” of popular government (that any dissimilarity was so much prosaicisms and sophistry): when it gets down to the matter of power, control and greed, there is no difference:

Joy Pullman, managing editor of The Federalist, put it this way: “The ultimate way to earn power over other people is to threaten not just their livelihood, but also their lives, and the lives of those they love.  On that note, perhaps it’s appropriate to mention that the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Education each have their own SWAT teams.”

Even closer, Code Zero website details twelve specific similarities between the mob and general government structure (as it is today):

“I’ve written here some the similarities I can see immediately without really giving it much thought and you may agree that it is a frighteningly close comparison.

“Two groups of people engaging in the same activities with one goal in mind: More Money.  One group calls itself a Government whilst they call the other group The Mafia.”


Tyler Durden on his news site (February 6, 2014) quoted contributor Charles Hugh-Smith of in outlining six unavoidable characteristics of common government and the mob, and Hugh-Smith also added:

“Once the mafia state of mind has seeped into every nook and cranny of the society and economy, it’s not even recognized as corruption: it’s simply the way the system works. [5]

“We recently spent a few days with a friend who was born and raised in Sicily who now lives elsewhere in Europe with his wife (also Italian, from Naples).  Though we talked of many things, one of his comments struck me like a bolt of lightning.

“The Mafia isn’t about shoot-outs, he said; the mafia is a state of mind….”  [6]

Bill Simpich once again similarly resolved in with a cogent summation reflecting the general and on-going JFK assassination debate, in his “State Secret”:

“This work is integral to all movements that build civil society in the United States and around the world.  Assassinations are a heinous tool used to prevent individuals and movements from realizing their potential.  Assassinations are designed to break the spirit of the people.

“Do we want to maintain our integrity as a people?   The only way is to stand shoulder to shoulder and get it done.  Many champions fighting for social change have fallen to forces that avoid the light.  The path to justice is to name those forces and to take decisive action.”



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A Cinematic Parallel of Thom Hartmann:


When Ruth Lang sees the writer raising a glass, she is kept from following him by Emmett (the CIA handler) and other assistants.   As the writer leaves the party he attempts to take a taxi. Then, as he crosses the street off-camera, a car accelerates in his direction, and sound effects and flying papers indicate that he has been hit. (See footnote number three.)

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Lee Oswald in the Military



Lamar Waldron: Investigative Kennedy Assassination Reporter.



[1]  Lamar Waldron’s recent book is part of a trilogy, Ultimate Sacrifice (2008), co-authored with Thom Hartmann, and Legacy of Secrecy (2013), Counter Pointe Publishers.  We will refer to all three at frequent points throughout this article as a composite thesis.

[2]   William Davy also said:  “Further, there is an almost pathological use of conditionals; may have, perhaps, could have, if, etc. Conversely, there is an overabundance of hackneyed declaratives where conditionals should have been used, as well as an over-reliance on unnamed sources. And yet this dogged pursuit and elucidation of the documentary record is supposed to be the sine qua non of these two books.   (Along with the dubious information they gleaned from interviewing Cuban exile Harry Ruiz Williams).”  This appears to be true in all of the Waldron/Hartmann books (SE).

[3] “The Ghost Writer (released as The Ghost in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a 2010 British political thriller film directed by Roman Polanski. The film is an adaptation of a Robert Harris novel, The Ghost, with the screenplay written by Polanski and Harris. It stars Ewan McGregorPierce BrosnanKim Cattrall and Olivia Williams“…the plot involves the twists and turns of CIA undercover skullduggery: some  scenes:

(After several clues found by the previous ghost-writer before his death, the new writer investigates leads that tell him his predecessor had discovered a CIA connection in which a Professor Paul Emmett had been training Lang’s wife as a CIA plant. The new writer [having traced Emmett’s CIA background on the Internet] confronts Lang while in flight and is rebuffed.)

“Upon leaving the aircraft, Lang is assassinated by a British anti-war protester, who is in turn shot by Lang’s bodyguards. Nevertheless, the writer is asked to complete the book for posthumous publication, as in light of Lang’s death it will be a certain best-seller. Amelia invites the writer to the book’s launch party in London, where she unwittingly tells him the Americans tightened access to the book, as the ‘beginnings’ contained evidence threatening national security.   She also tells him Emmett was Ruth’s tutor when she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard.   The writer realizes the clues were hidden in the original manuscript in the opening words of each chapter, and discovers the message: ‘Lang’s wife Ruth was recruited as a CIA agent by Professor Paul Emmett of Harvard University.’   He concludes that Ruth shaped Lang’s every political decision to benefit the U.S.A. under direction from the CIA.

“The writer passes a note to Ruth telling his discovery.  She unfolds the note, and is devastated.   When she sees the writer raising a glass, she is kept from following him by Emmett and other assistants.   As the writer leaves the party he attempts to take a taxi. Then, as he crosses the street off-camera, a car accelerates in his direction, and sound effects and flying papers indicate that he has been hit.”

[4] Waldron and Hartmann pin high-hopes on the disclosing of the so-called Kennedy assassination files in a few years.  That this will actually take place, many are doubtful, and just as doubtful is the reality that the files will be uncensored, not tampered with, unblemished or manipulated.

[5]   “Corporate power permeates the entire social fabric of our society.  Along with owning the media, the corporate business class…controls much of the rest of America too, including its financial, educational, medical, cultural, and recreational institutions.  Thus, the dominant capitalist interests not only structure the way the media report reality, they structure much of the reality itself.   The ideological character of the news, then, is partly a reflection of the journalist’s ‘routine reliance on raw materials which are already ideological’”    Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media, Michael Parenti, St. Martin’s Press, 1986.

[6]    “Marks continued to press the CIA for more MKULTRA information.  He explained to me what then happened.  A CIA official told him the following: in 1962, after ten years of mind-control experiments, the whole program—which supposedly was shut down—had actually been shifted over to another internal CIA department, the Office of Research and Development (ORD).

“The ORD had a hundred boxes of information on their MKULTRA work, and there was no way under the sun, Marks was told, that he was ever going to get his hands on any of that.  It was over.  It didn’t matter how many FOIA requests Marks filed. He was done.  The door was shut.  Goodbye.

“The CIA went darker than it ever had before.  No leaks of any kind would be permitted.

“In case there is any doubt about it, the idea of relying on the CIA to admit what it has done in the mind-control area, what it is doing, and what it will do should be put to bed by John Mark’s statements. The CIA always has been, and will continue to be, a rogue agency beyond the reach of the law.”


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