Real Clues for Real People
real clue to unraveling 9/11, a huge gold nugget, in fact, tucked
unnoticed in a 9.11 third anniversary recap in the Chicago Tribune:
his comfortable origins, Atta was notorious for his frugality,” says the
Sept 12, 2004 story, headlined “Kind teacher to murderous zealot;
Acquaintances saw hijacker transform.”
yet his (Atta’s) bank and credit card records show repeated contributions
to Islamic charities working in the Balkans, the mark of a devoted Muslim.
In what appears to be a more noteworthy act of generosity to someone he
barely knew, in 1995 Atta lent a Turkish baker, Muharrem Acar, some $25,000
to help Acar open a bakery.”
told the BKA that Atta didn't even ask for a promissory note when he made
don't know why El-Amir had so much money," he said. "I did not want to
know either. I heard later that his father was a lawyer. Maybe his family
supplied him well."
did penniless grad student Mohamed Atta get $25,000 in 1995, years before
the official story has him joining Al Qaeda? Where did Atta get access to so much
cash that 25k was no big deal?
who the terrorist ringleader’s paymaster was back in 1995 would be a huge
piece of the puzzle. Following a money trail is not
brain surgery either... Government prosecutors find answers to questions like that
day long... when they want to.
is the essence of the concept of ‘the secret history.’
Second Abs & 9.11 Conspiracies Revealed!”
and gentlemen of the press, Peak Oil activists worldwide…”
the Flash? Now? How ‘bout now?”
Rockefeller's Favorite Martian
Rockefeller family got interested in the reptoids earlier than most, and
apparently for different reasons. Most use stories of UFO's for mild amusement.
Not the Rockefellers, though. They were
interested in using the stories for control. In fact, if it weren’t for the
Rockefeller Foundation's previous mass psychology experiments, which
starred the Martians, today's cover-up effort by American officials
might not be proceeding as smoothly as it has.
precisely 8pm on the evening of October 30th 1938, the Mercury
Radio Network interrupted the music of Ramon Rachello and His Orchestra
for a special news bulletin. A huge flaming object, believed to be a meteorite,
had fallen on a farm near Grovers Mill, New Jersey. Moments later comes
not a meteorite, no! Incredibly, there are Martian cylinders falling
all over the country!”
famous War of the Worlds broadcast has begun. With its terrifyingly real
descriptions of an invasion from Mars, before the night is out a million
people will run panicked into the streets.
has been--for almost fifty years--a closely guarded secret, is this: Orson
Wells' broadcast was no mere show business stunt, but an
Experiment in Fear, a psychological warfare test conducted for the Rockefeller
Here's a quote from
“America Under Attack” A Reassessment of Orson Welles War of the Worlds”
by Paul Heyler of Willfrid Laurier University:
grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to Princeton University helped create
the Princeton Office of Radio Research. The director was Paul Lazersfeld,
an Austrian Jewish émigré and a social psychologist whose
expertise in quantitative methods was tempered by a humanist leaning. He
teamed with two associates, psychologist Hadley Cantrell and CBS researcher
Fred Stanton, a PhD in psychology who would eventually become network president.”
Paging Jerry Falwell
smart company. The book continues:
broadcast was a psychological warfare experiment conducted by The Princeton
Radio Project. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the project in the fall of
1937. An Office of Radio Research was set up with Paul F. Lazersfeld as
director, and Frank Stanton and Hadley Cantrell as associate directors. Using
demographic data on the broadcast’s audience gleaned from a 10-page interview
questionnaire given to 135 people, they created a book, “Invasion From
Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic.”
results were available to only a few, apparently, with no talk of any paperback
release Yet more than 12 percent of the American radio audience had listened to the broadcast.
More than half that number took it seriously. By sociologist Hadley
Cantrell’s account, published in a landmark study for the Rockefeller
Foundation, more than a million people were frightened by Welles' broadcast.
The strongest currents of fear were among less-educated people and
poor Southern folk. (Jerry Falwell took note.)
The emergence of the comet Hale Bopp
decades later will mark a resurgence in warnings of catastrophe; insistent
messages of doom & gloom; the end of Life As We Know. Remember Y2K? There
were actually people peddling the 'hot tip' that freeze-dried foods would soon
attain the status of Kobe beef just after the clock struck "Y2K" and the grid
you need to know about Adnan Khashoggi
Info on Khashoggi runs the gamut from the ridiculous
to the sinister. To get the serious stuff out of the way first:
"Khashoggi was among a
number of prominent Arab businessmen, like Khalid Mahfouz, who agreed to
continue what have been described by US intelligence officials as "protection
payments" to bin Laden at a meeting in Paris in 1998,
said London's Sunday Business Post October 7, 2001.
But there's also a fun side
to Adnan's slightly-slimier
Back in the early 90’s satirical magazine
“Spy” launched an operation to find the world’s cheapest man, and they
sent checks for 64 cents to a couple dozen friends of 'The Donald.'
Those that cashed the checks got another check from Spy, this one for 32
cents. If they cashed that check they got one for 16 cents.
was the last man standing. The billionaire cashed a check for 32 cents.
quick look at the Saudi arms dealer shows his notoriety
stems from more than just singing too loud in church, or mosque, or whatever
temple roof he and Imelda Marco huddle underneath together with their personal guru.
Khashoggi’s guru has CIA connections, we learned: the vastly rich
swami has been under official suspicion in the assassination of Indian Premier
Rajiv Ghandi, and was even arrested by Indian police for currency fraud.
Khashoggi revealed: He is wanted in Thailand, where he was convicted for
fraud in absentia; is currently being sued, in a major and well-publicized
case in Federal Court in Minneapolis for what may turn out to be criminal
fraud; reportedly, he is also currently the subject of a massive investigation
being conducted by the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles.
to that the recently declassified American intelligence report from 1991 listing
the top 100
drug traffickers and associates. It included lawyers, right-wing paramilitary
fighters, a Peruvian rebel commander, a Colombian singer, a
pre-dead Pablo Escobar, a pre-jailbird Manuel Noriega... and Adnan Khashoggi.
Well now. No
wonder denials of impropriety in accepting money from Khashoggi's business
partner John Gray were so quick from so-called 9.11 "Truth Movement"
"I asked John personally about what connection, if any, he has or had with Adnan
Khashoggi,” said Toronto talk host Barrie Zwicker. “John satisfied me that he is
aware of the anti-life nature of Khashoggi's activities, that he has not
associated with him and would never want to, that he was caught up in the
aftermath of dirty dealings by Khashoggi and other dot com crooks and in fact
was one of their victims.”
Great 9/11 Bun & Thigh Roller Deception
victim of circumstance and “dot com crooks”
we do not believe Zwicker is referencing the friendly folks
Quest, a vehicle for international fraudsters endorsed by Michael C. Ruppert on his website. He
also provides them a vigorous defense; perhaps he feels cheating widows and orphans
reduces population pressure and so is ultimately all to the good.
Ruppert said, “PQI has presented some remarkable information that is totally
suppressed in the US. That includes successful treatments for cancer and for
many other serious diseases…”
we note that self-described
“Detective-Journalist” Ruppert has apparently slipped in “Clinician” too, when
no one was looking. We pictured Andy Griffith in the con man classic Elmer
quotes about Ruppert’s fraudster friends:
Anderson was extradited to the United States a few days ago (December 4,
2002), his brother (Wayne Anderson) was recently sentenced to serve much
of the rest of his life in a federal prison, most of his key people have
been incarcerated, and his offshore empire has crumbled."
March 31, 2002, Global officially went out of business, replaced by Pinnacle
Quest, International (PQI). At the official introductory gathering at the
Hyatt Hotel in Bellevue... "
lawsuit has already been filed against Pinnacle Quest in Arizona.”
April 22, 2002, Squaw Valley California residents Terri Yvonne Lewis (42),
and Steven Lyle Anderson (37), each pled guilty in US District Court/Fresno
to charges related to conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The defendants
are children of Wayne Anderson and they were charged with shredding documents
and erasing computer files in an effort to thwart a federal grand jury
reality is that Global, much like Investors International, holds seminars
in exotic places where the true believers rally round and sing the system’s
praises to new initiates while (more or less) independent hucksters promote
their particular schemes to the attendees.”
Dakota issued a cease and desist order to keep the company from doing business
top of the $1,200 audiotape package, Global members are invited to attend
seminars in places like Cancun, Mexico and the Bahamas where independent
entrepreneurs pay IGP to make their pitch. The cost of attendance: $6,250.
For more than 12 hours a day, the attendees sit through one sales pitch
after another for real estate prospects, tax avoidance schemes and high-growth
More that 12 hours a day? We
wondered if it was one of these things where they won't let you pee.
said, “Am I aware that some members of PQI have had criminal charges pressed
against them? Absolutely! So have many dedicated patriots and whistleblowers
throughout our country's history…”
Paul Revere Ponzi Scheme?"
tried to picture it. It was a little hard. But "9/11 Flim-Flam Man"
was an easy image to conjure up.
Ruppert's PQI, with its fresh start to do right this time,
has already been in trouble. In U.S. Court proceedings filed in Oklahoma
against a former PQI consultant, for example, whose actions were described
as being part of "perhaps the largest and most notorious tax fraud scheme in history."
Massachusetts Securities Commission declared Global Prosperity Group (which was
closed down in May last year and "re-opened" the next day as PQI) to be "an
illegal pyramid scheme."
were ordered permanently
to cease trading in that state.
PQI sales consultants are in New Zealand promoting a "three-stage
educational process," we learned. "First, you buy a set of instructional CDs (cost,
$2200). Second, you attend a seminar. The next is in Mexico (cost, $10,800).
Then, you attend another seminar on a cruise ship (cost, nearly $26,000). These
fees cover entry to the seminar and purchase of the CDs. They do not include
airfares, accommodation, food or expenses."
“Pinnacle Quest International (PQI) is a US company that promises to introduce
you to "secret companies" that will provide returns of over 100 percent, and
teach you how to avoid ever paying tax again. You'll also be in line for some
hefty consultant commissions.”
like Queen Elizabeth II and Muhammad Ali are involved with PQI. Not
many people know this," sales consultants confided.
for the secret companies, only the mega-rich have known about them up until
Could it all be somehow true?
"The lion will lay down with the lamb...But only one will get back up."
Neither Queen Elizabeth nor Muhammad Ali responded to MadCowMorningNews
requests for confirmation of their involvement
in secret companies for the mega-rich as touted by
PQI. Could they be hiding something? Maybe they just don't want the masses
in the cheap seats to know about it...
More likely that the self-appointed "pit-bull of 9/11" & the 'Fearless Leader'
of the 9.11 'Truth Movement cadre' is all out of credibility except when
hawking secret companies at 9.11 cadre functions, during those odd moments when
they're not going all out in search for the real truth.
John Gray’s financing of infomercials touting Zwicker’s new 9-11
documentary were vastly more entertaining that Ruppert’s thoughts
on cancer cures, anyway. Greedy People
are as endlessly fascinating as their many schemes; those who have just
"Gone Puffy" are only good for a laugh if they can also pull off sticking their hand inside
their shirt, Napoleon-like.
Canadian talk host Zwicker's laissez faire attitude towards the controversy had
a brazen quality that was not altogether unattractive... "John
is helping out financially with various aspects of the 9/11 skeptics movement,”
Zwicker sniffed. “In my own case there are no gifts. The money has to
be paid back."
try to think the best of people. At least Zwicker wasn't holding forth on curing cancer.
In this crowd that's a plus. so we prefer to think his
motivation for his new 9.11 infomercial reflects nothing more heinous that a
desire to meet "Stop the Insanity's" Susan Powter.
German author Broeckers said dryly, “That a 9.11 conference of investigators
probing to learn the truth about the attack could be funded by the
very people supposedly being investigated... came to me as quite a surprise.”
Unlike the droll Broeckers, some
writers use a full wind-up first, before throwing their Khashoggi pitch…
“Adnan Khashoggi’s mercenary army of global corporate criminals lives in Mafia
mansions, basks in the political limelight, enjoys the privileges of royalty in
tyrannical desert dystopias, and sips vodka in the shadow of gleaming Moscow
spires,” wrote Alex Constantine. “They
are kings, Pentagon officials, priests, S&L thieves, assassins, prostitutes,
Nazis, Big Oil executives, metals merchants, New Age cultists, drug barons,
boiler-room con artists, mobsters, dictators…and terrorists.”
Dr. John Gray, "Ph.D." himself might put it: "Wow, what a powerful
Constantine's litany of miscreants form the backbone of the organization we call
"Saudi Genesis," whose backing and marketing prowess made
John Gray a franchise and a household name, we discovered.
Here's what happened:
Men Are From Mars was not an instant hit when it was first published. Almost ten months after
its release, Gray’s flagship
book had received little acclaim and climbed no best seller
Adnan Khashoggi and lieutenant Ramy El Batrawi, who, we learned, has also used the
nom de guerre
“Remy Al-Batswani,” while running an air carrier for Khashoggi
used in illegal shipments of arms to Iran which was eventually placed on the
State Department’s list of “unsavory” companies and barred from doing business with any agency of the U.S. Government.
( link )
"It took a year to get on the best-seller
list,” said Jack McKeown, president and publisher of HarperCollins trade
group, in an interview.' John Gray is the beneficiary of a turbocharged
marketing campaign, in which the author is an active partner.”
Gray owes his huge success and resulting fortune to Khashoggi’s “Saudi
Genesis,” an intricate web of rapidly changing corporate fronts and
dummy corporations with the word “Genesis” in their name, involved in wholesale criminal
fraud that looks to be a textbook example of a Continuing Criminal Enterprise.
Saudi money picked up John Gray's book (and
Gray himself) and ran with it; creating infomercials that drove sales of until
they became a worldwide publishing phenomenon. Michael C. Ruppert and the phony
9/11 'Truth Movement' are defending taking money from owes his fame and success
to Saudi money from Adnan Khashoggi, provided through a company incorporated by
Barry Seal’s attorney, the same man currently suing us for
No doubt this is just a freak coincidence.
Gray is even alleged to be involved, in
papers filed in a major lawsuit in Federal Court in Minneapolis, in the recent
$200 million looting the Genesis principals engaged in while on their way out of
town. His trading account was used in the scheme, alleges the suit.
But apparently that doesn't make him a
close associate of Adnan Khashoggi...not at least for purposes of taking money
from him. Not in Michael Ruppert's book. But then proof is something the former
detective appears to disdain, as witness his incessant pushing of 9.11 Red
herrings from "Bush Knew" to "No Pilots" to "No Planes" to "Peak Oil," his
latest "the end of the world as we know it" pulpit-pounder.
"The boys" from Tampa & L.A.
From their base in Tampa Florida, Khashoggi
and El Batrawi controlled a network of companies, all using the word
“Genesis” in their name. The number of Khashoggi-owned Genesis companies we've
found keeps growing. There is, or was, Genesis Aviation, Inc., Genesis Aviation
II, Genesis Diversified Investments, Genesis Studio and Production Corp.,
Genesis Media Group, Genesis Properties, Genesis Intermedia;
Genesis Delaware; Genesis Florida... The list, it do go on. And on.
Versions of the company have traded under a number
of stock symbols: GNNX; NTER;
What's the purpose?
Clearly this is a difficult company to keep track of...exactly the idea. One
innocent businessman who had a website mistakenly associated with 'the
boys' at "Saudi Genesis" posted this desperate
explanation for why he had nothing at all to do with them:
"Over the last several weeks, I have put together
The Scammers might be related to Genesis Media
Group, a subsidiary of GenesisIntermedia Inc. GenesisIntermedia is in financial
trouble. See the section below about GenesisIntermedia.
The Scammers have a website of
www.familyproductsllc.com which is only an email front, there is no "real"
website there. You can email email@example.com which is
their published email address. Most persons have not gotten a response.
The Scammers may use the
following websites: www.ab-energizer-exercise.com, www.ab-fitness-exercise.com,
www.familyproductsllc.com. More information about the owners of these websites
follows in this email (Including address and phone numbers).
The Scammers may use the
following phone numbers: 1-800-457-0825, 1-800-801-6130, 1-888-602-7878,
1-818-902-4100 fax: 123 123 1234, 1-888-255-2525..."
proof is in the patterns! And so are the trading profits!”
The "Saudi Genesis" companies
specialized in marketing to the masses, through infomercials and on the
internet. Everything from Plastic Surgeons Crème to ab-energizers to fraudulent
get rich quick schemes like “Trade Your Way to Riches,” created
Ramy El-Batrawi of Genesis approached Jake Bernstein
at a seminar in Burbank, California about the possibility of marketing
Bernstein's futures trading products
through the creation of an infomercial.
Bernstein billed himself as the world's foremost authority on pattern recognition
and cycles and author of over 25 trading books. (He must be pretty good at
recognizing when its time to leave town, at least, cause he hasn't gone to prison recently.( Bernstein
found an easier way to get rich. Instead of trading futures he would trade
on investor gullibility," wrote a whistleblower.
starred in an infomercial that aired on 400 TV stations, hyping a video
course called Trade Your Way to Riches. A farmer named Harold Henkel told
viewers how well Bernstein's approach has worked for him.
later admitted he lost money trading using Bernstein's products. We
hope his “endorsement fee” made up for it.
were unkind to Jake. “There's one born every minute. Seasonal Suckers is
the cold truth about Jake Bernstein's futures theories.”
Bernstein has a lousy record trading futures but has made plenty trading
on investor gullibility"
The boys at Genesis Intermedia made out
C’mon Back Scandal Revisited
then there's the Genesis Communications Network. There's actually
two of them, seemingly unrelated, but they're so extremely similar in the fraud
department to each other and to "Saudi Genesis" that the
relationship appears strongly familial. We're still uncertain as to how close
they all are; kissing cousins, at the very least.
The first GCN is a so-called "patriot"
network hosting Alex Jones and Dave Van Kliest, the, ah, the individual fronting
for the latest See the Flash extravaganza, advertisements for which
are spamming the Internet at a rate that must be causing concern among
conservationists of our digital landscape of '1's and ' 0's.'
our pick for Disinfotainer of the Year… an especial honor, considering
that there was some fierce competition. Of course, "See the Flash Dave" from the powerhour, like Alex Jones, is
part of the GENESIS Communications Network. ( gcnlive.com
) ( genesis
radio hosts )
He reminds us of Tattoo from Fantasy Island,
pointing and shouting “De Plane! De Plane!”
we fingered this checkered crew in last week's story for involvement in what we
the “C’mon back scandal,” we hadn't meant it literally... So we
clearly underestimated them, because they’re not above personally getting
behind the wheel when the opportunity arises to “to back up a truck.”
They're involved in
an internecine scandal, documented on the web at some length by “Christians”
for whom time must hang heavy during the long Montana winter...
of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly
they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15," their
Media has repeatedly sought to expose the treachery at the Genesis Communications
Network…They stole their original equipment from another patriot network
named Republic Radio. Fraudulently claiming they had purchased the network,
the management of Genesis literally backed up a U-Haul, and loaded up the
broadcasting equipment while the rightful owner was out of town!”
Tomlin, Prophetess of Our Times, said, “No matter how cynical I get I just
can’t keep up.”
Back to “Honk-if-You-Love-Jesus World.”
GCN programming “broadly ranges from
provocative politics to gardening, health and pop culture, and targets
specific audiences with useful guidelines for surviving & prospering in an
increasingly complex and challenging political and socio-economic environment."
Exec VP at Genesis Communications Network in Minnesota is Michael@midasreport.com
noticed the address at the bottom. Mike
with the “Midas Touch” shares the same address as another website called
PEACE," where you can "VISIT
ISRAEL WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR COMPUTER."
For Peace is a Jerusalem-based, Bible-believing Christian organization
supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews
worldwide through education and practical deeds expressing God's love and
Whatever these people think they’re doing
its clear their mind is on only one thing: TAKING THE RUBES FOR A RIDE. WARNING:
The following links should not be clicked on by anyone with difficulty
metabolizing sugar, or who are allergic to gagging…
a peek at Larry, for example.
James - Internet secrets revealed! Larry reveals what he considers to be
the most important key to shameless self-promotion on the Internet. This
article has loads of shameless examples! This article appears in the book,
"Confessions of Shameless Internet Promoters" by Debbie Allen.
Now available in Larry's Book Store in the Author/Speaker Section.”
We appreciated that they didn't make a cheap buck commercializing
the 9.11 tragedy in every sentence. Just in every other sentence...
Resources has a fully trained team of professionals with decades of experience
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you with personal service and attention. We specialize in U.S. semi-numismatic
coins. Coins of historical significance to collectors that derive a
substantial portion of their value from their underlying gold or silver
value…The new U.S. $20 dollar bill contains hidden pictures of the
World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks!”
like a Masonic message with our gold coins. It shows imagination. It reminds
us of a documentary author Jim Marrs proposed we work on with him, which he said
was about a hospital in New Mexico haunted by ghosts...
could pass, he threw in the kicker: "But not just any ghosts. Ghosts of Aliens!”
The weird thing about the second Genesis
Communications Network--in Florida--is that it doesn't
appear that any of their listed websites were real
websites. They look like ghost websites...Most have no links to them...
at all. Some look like commerce sites, but they don’t appear to sell ‘nothin to
reminded us of a fake street front at Universal Studios Check a few out, then click the
were like website “Ghost ships.”
was spooky. And then we read something about the Genesis Communications
Network in Florida that made out heart grow cold… or at least cold-er.
state's chief information officer is under investigation for grand theft.
Roy Thomas Cales Jr., 39, has been accused of using a forged letter to
obtain a loan from the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Tallahassee on which
he later defaulted,” the story started. The
story said, “Cales was on a Latin American trade mission trip with Gov.
Jeb Bush and was not available to discuss the investigation.”
got a picture of "trade mission" that looked like a couple of guys bringing girls back to the hotel. But
we're not trained Remote Viewers. But
we saw something much more serious.
“Cales had complete decision-making authority over what kind of computers
each state agency purchases, who gets hired to take care of them and what
they do with them.”
The next line made some sense of the 2000
Presidential Election in Florida: “The
current investigation on Cales is not his first brush with the law.”
Bush was elected Florida's governor in 1998, he vowed his administration
would bring honesty, integrity and truthfulness to state government.
A key aspect of that quest has been the use of technology, such as the
state's MyFlorida.com Web site, to provide full information to the public.
point person behind the effort had been Cales, whom Bush has publicly referred
to as his "chief tech dude."
dude” had full authority as the state’s chief information officer to do
pretty much anything he wanted. In a controversy surrounding a fishy no-bid
computer sales, newspapers around Florida reported that EMC2, a Boston-based
computer company, had sold $4.3 million in computer equipment to three
state agencies without having to go through competitive bidding.
Financing for the deals at all three agencies, it turned out, was worked
out by Cales.
really really wanted to know if they’d used the computers in the
states’ election efforts...
we were frankly too afraid to find out to read further.
has their limits. We’d just reached ours.
THE FLASH! THIS PICTURE JUST IN! SEE THE FLASH!
the attack itself, the story of the secret network involved in a coordinated
and apparently government-sponsored cover up of the 9/11 attack sprawls
across the widest canvas imaginable.
involves a fugitive arms dealer, two convicted drug dealers (one reportedly
murdered by a Colombian cocaine hit squad), the CIA, and golden oldie (operatives)
from the Iran/Contra scandal,” wrote business journalist extraordinaire
Christopher Byron in an article about Genesis called “Kiosks, Cocaine,
a succinct summation, and we’d be tempted to let it stand, except to mention
added elements including, the Power Hour, the Solar Temple, the Heaven’s
Gate cult, dozens and dozens of shell corporations and dummy front companies…
Start with this scene from the Heaven’s
Gate story. The world first learned something was amiss with Hale Bopp
on the Art Bell Show. A
beautiful and fiery display in the heavens, Hale Bopp was wowing all...
evening in November the Art Bell program received a call from Chuck Schramek,
an amateur astronomer from Houston, home of John Gray. Schramek
said he’d been "imaging" the comet with his telescope and a camera, and had
taken a photo of what appeared to be another body close to the comet with a "ring like" form.
Schramek called it a
"Saturn Like Object.” The
wondered: “What on earth could that Saturn-like image be to the right of
Following Schramek as a guest on Bell's
show was Professor Courtney Brown -- a tenured political science professor at
Emory University in Atlanta, author of a book called "Cosmic Voyage," and
president and owner of
Institute, a company specializing in "scientific remote viewing."
Their remote viewers had found the mysterious "companion"
object to be larger than Earth, hollow and "under intelligent control"
-- a kind of planetary spaceship hitching a ride on the comet.
people really wondered. But we discovered that Prof. Brown
may have been experiencing something of a "personal crisis" at the time, when we
found this quote he’d spoken the year before in a profile...
the discovery of life on Mars, Professor Courtney Brown of Emory University,
Atlanta, has revealed that civilization there is dying, so the aliens have
established an underground colony in New Mexico,” the piece read.
the prestige I've got is resting on whether there is anything in this,"
Brown revealed. "I'd be crazy if I went public without being certain."
A Mello Yellow
ourselves, we wish he'd held that thought somewhat longer. Because when Brown appeared again on Bell's program,
he brought along Prudence
Calabrese, his 'assistant,' who told Bell's audience that a well-known
astrophysicist at a "top ten university" had sent Brown information confirming
Farsight's remote-viewing results.
This astrophysicist, she
went on, had taken several hundred photographs of the luminous object,
which was not only real, but emanating "unambiguous radio signals."
significantly, the unnamed gentleman from the prestigious university planned
to hold a press conference in a week to announce his findings. Meanwhile,
he’d sent three rolls of undeveloped film, one of which had "very good
astronomical photographs," in Calabrese's estimation.
This is where it gets really interesting.
Calabrese today heads a commercial venture called
in—where else—San Diego.
She claims to have been part of the CIA's
onetime effort to learn more about the Soviets via extrasensory perception
(ESP), in a project channeled through (or by) California's formidable Stanford
Research Institute. But guess what’s she’s doing now?
If you said “Protecting the Homeland in the
fight against terrorism” you could probably get a job there yourself... Or at
least a gig working
for the San Diego FBI, which retained the services of her firm's 14 employees to
assist their efforts to guess where the terrorists will strike next.
required, she told reporters, "thinking out of the box."
So that's three people in our story
making their way in the world with the help of the San Diego FBI: The Unnamed
Saudi, our Iranian friend Sam the Sham, and a woman who can see things a really
really loooooog ways off. This is a curious crew, and makes one wonder
what can be gleaned from it about the San Diego FBI's criterion for employment.
Fast forward: The mysterious astronomer
never turned up. The photos turned out fake. A cleverly manipulate photo taken
from the university of Hawaii website, reversed and rotated to conceal its
origin. And according
to a sci fi zine called Ansible, Schramek had used his tech skills for
hoaxes before. (
thing is, Charles Schramek and I went to high school together,” said Gregory
Frost. “We occasionally cooked up batches of helium, filled dry cleaner
bags with it, attached pie tins containing flares to the bottoms, then
sent the bags off into the night….we would call the local airport and report
having sighted UFOs. Now and then, especially when other people saw our
little flare balloons and called in, too, we made the local papers.”
"I was on hand on one occasion when he
ran his voice through a filter that made him sound like Sonar the Warp Master
while he communicated with some gullible ham radio operators elsewhere. Chuck
convinced a whole flock of them that he was a space alien from Venus.”
was an inveterate prankster, a ham radio operator, and deviously technological.
Just like John Gray, who’d called himself a computer programmer at one
wondered if they knew each other. We're pretty sure 'mum's the word' with Gray;
and Schramek is dead and can't tell us, either, unless we can cough
up enough money for a Ouiji board.
Said his high school buddy: “He
told us one night that he had pulled a great prank on a neighbor who numbered
among the believers by dressing all in black and wrapping his head in aluminum
foil, then peering into the windows of the neighbor's house. So when I
discovered that the UFO dogging comet Hale-Bopp had been photographed by
one Charles Schramek, and that this "discovery" was making a splash in
national news, I had a lot of trouble sitting upright for awhile.”
“Chuck was the only person I ever knew
who'd actually tried smoking banana peels. It gave him a headache.”
This was the final straw. Maybe we’d just
see too much for one day. We'd slipped on an electrical banana peel on the way to the Level Above
Human, and fallen, and now we can’t get
We wondered idly if “The Clapper” was a Khashoggi deal.
probably doesn’t matter...
is no fiction to match these times. We've all been Overtaken by
was time to turn on television.
by what it takes just to prepare the evening meal?”
the Flash? How 'bout Now? See it Now?"