Sunday, April 24, 2016

Prince, Chemtrails, and George Washington

In the wake of Prince's recent premature death, it might be illuminating to revisit his April 27, 2009 comments regarding the controversial chemtrail phenomenon:  "[Dick Gregory] said something that really hit home about this phenomenon of chemtrails. And you know, when I was a kid I used to see these trails in the sky all the time and [think] ‘Oh that’s cool—a jet just went over.’ And then you started to see a whole bunch of them, and next thing you know everybody in your neighborhood was fighting and arguing and you didn’t know why."

In this statement, Prince is clearly suggesting that the covert purpose of chemtrails is out and out mind control and population reduction.  Readers of Leonard Cole's well-researched book, Clouds of Secrecy:  The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas, will immediately understand that this is by no means an unprecedented scenario. 

Tellingly, however, chemtrails and mind control were not the only "fringe subjects" that fascinated Prince.  Take note in particular of his statement in this same interview regarding the eight American presidents who preceded George Washington:  "We live in a place now that feels just about like a plantation.  We're all indentured servants.  When I found out that there were eight presidents before George Washington, I wanted to smack somebody.  I wanted to know why I was taught otherwise."

In my 2014 essay "The War Against the Imagination:  How to Teach in a System Designed to Fail," I wrote about my own experience learning this same obscure aspect of American history:

"In light of the increasing amount of darkly surreal political scandals emerging from the White House these days (i.e., 'Benghazi-gate,' 'AP-gate,' 'IRS-gate'), one can’t help but wonder if the real reason Those In Power wish to eradicate fiction from American education is to make the next generation of voters unfamiliar with the very concept of fiction itself, thus rendering the citizenry incapable of recognizing pure fiction when it appears on the nightly news or—more specifically—when it comes pouring out of the mouth of a duplicitous President on a regular basis.  Distinguishing between lies and truth requires the skill to think independently, a skill best reinforced by the imagination itself, the ability to consider possibilities.

"One day many years ago, back when I was in middle school, my Civics teacher became ill all of a sudden.  A substitute teacher came to take his place.  I think he was in his early to mid-twenties.  He was a handsome blond gentleman, fairly athletic looking.  He didn’t seem like your normal kind of teacher at all.  He ignored the instructions our regular teacher had left for him and instead launched into a monologue that went something like this:  'Everything you know is a lie.  Everything you’ve been taught is a lie.  History?  It’s just a pack of fairy tales.  Hey, you, kid!'  He pointed at a popular boy sitting in the front row.  'Who’s George Washington?'

"The boy laughed nervously, sensing a trick question in the air.  'Uh… well, uh, the first President of America?'

"'Wrong.  The first President of the United States was a man named John Hanson.  So what’s George Washington most famous for?  What’d he do?'

"'Uh… he… well, he chopped down a cherry tree, right?'

"'Yeah?  And then what he’d do?'

"The kid couldn’t answer, so somebody else jumped in:  'He told his mom about it, ‘cause he couldn’t tell a lie!'

"The substitute replied, 'Bullshit, man!  Just more bullshit, never happened!  None of this ever fucking happened!'

"An uncomfortable silence fell upon the room.  The most disruptive class clowns weren’t even making funny noises with their armpits.  Nobody knew what to do.  Abruptly, everybody had been teleported to an alternate dimension where everything seemed a lot more uncertain—and a lot more serious—than ever before.

"He suggested to us that if we wanted to understand 'true' history, we should read a novel entitled Illuminatus!, a three-volume work of psychedelic fabulism by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.  Needless to say, we never saw that particular teacher again.  I shouldn’t have been surprised.

"Nor should I have been surprised when I discovered, ten years later, while doing research among the stacks of the CSU Long Beach library, that John Hanson was 'elected President of the United States in Congress Assembled on November 5, 1781, the first of seven such one-year termed presidents,' whereas George Washington wasn’t elected President until 1789.  My source for that little-known factoid is an obscure 1978 book entitled The Illuminoids.  Is it possible that that weird substitute had read the same book?  Maybe he’d even read the same exact copy!  I wish I could ask him.  I often wonder if he’s still in the teaching biz.  Somehow I doubt it."


I wouldn't be at all surprised if a tattered, well-read copy of Neal Wilgus' The Illuminoids is sitting on Prince's bookshelf at this very moment.  

(If you would like to read the entirety of my article "The War Against the Imagination," simply click HERE.)

One last note:  At one point during his aforementioned 4-27-09 interview, you will hear Prince reference trailblazing comedian/writer/activist Dick Gregory.  If you're not already familiar with Gregory's work, you should definitely begin by reading his important 1978 book Code Name "Zorro":  The Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. (written in collaboration with Mark Lane, the former attorney of James Earl Ray, King's accused assassin).  In the 1990s, this book was reprinted under the title Murder in Memphis:  The FBI and the Assassination of Martin Luther King.


And if you ever had a desire to know exactly what it was like to live through the chaotic end of the Richard Nixon's administration while being harassed by the President's deadly cadre of thugs, spies and assassins, you should take the time to listen to Gregory's final, incendiary standup comedy performance, released on vinyl in 1974 under the appropriate title Caught in the Act.  

"If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.”--Dick Gregory  
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Monday, April 18, 2016


CHAMELEO readers will be intrigued by the following excerpt from Jacques Vallee's excellent 1990 book CONFRONTATIONS:  A SCIENTIST'S SEARCH FOR ALIEN CONTACT:

"On May 15, 1978, another strange experience happened to Mrs. Victor, although it was not connected with a UFO sighting.  She was in the house of one of her patients, an elderly woman, when she suddenly fell on the floor as if someone had thrown her down violently; over the next several minutes she was severely beaten by an invisible entity.  The older lady reported that she saw Mrs. Victor turning and spinning on the floor, hitting obstacles in her path.  She suffered multiple bruises, a sliver of wood punctured a vein, and she broke her leg.  She had to spend six days in the hospital.  At the time of my visit she showed me her bandaged foot, which had not completely healed [...]

"The sequence of the sighting, the abduction, and the beating is a very interesting one.  Naturally, the latter incident fits into no theory of extraterrestrial visitation:  if UFOs are spacecraft piloted by beings from another planet, why should the witnesses find themselves under unprovoked physical attacks by invisible entities?  For this reason such incidents are generally withheld from publication by UFO enthusiasts [...].

"Another important lesson from this experience concerns the uselessness of Occam's razor.  This expression is applied to a rule of thinking in science that states that one should never invoke a complex hypothesis when a simple one will fit.  It all depends, of course, on what one means by 'simple.'  The theory of a spherical earth spinning around the universe with over fourteen different motions is incredibly complex when compared to the elegant theory of a flat, motionless earth, with the sun and the celestial bodies simple lamps carried around by angels.

"Occam must have had a beard.

"In UFO research, as in other fields, one is frequently forced to set aside Occam's razor and to accept the frustrating complexity of the physical world--and the even more complex reality of the human beings within it."

--from Chapter Six, "Beacon Probe" (pp. 81-85)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Masonic Temple Attack

For those of you who may have missed this cryptoscatological story back in January, here are some excerpts from a 1-26-16 article entitled "FBI Arrests Milwaukee Man Accused of Planning Masonic Temple Attack":

"A Milwaukee man wanted to storm a Masonic temple with a machine gun and kill at least 30 people in an attack he hoped would show 'nobody can play with Muslims' and spark more mass shootings in the United States, federal agents said Tuesday after the man's arrest.

"Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney, Dean Puschnig, didn't immediately respond to a question asking why charges were limited to gun possession. Hamzeh's attorney, federal defender Ronnie Murray, didn't immediately return email and voicemail messages left after business hours.

"According to an FBI affidavit, agents were tipped off in September that Hamzeh planned to travel to Israel in October to attack Israeli soldiers and citizens in the West Bank. He abandoned those plans due to 'family, financial and logistic reasons,' the affidavit said, but refocused his efforts on a domestic attack.

"Hamzeh discussed his plans extensively with two FBI informants. The affidavit said the FBI started recording his conversations with the informants in October.

"Hamzeh and the two informants traveled to a gun range on Jan. 19 and practiced with a pistol. Afterward they took a tour of a Masonic temple in Milwaukee. The affidavit does not name the temple and Puschnig declined to identify it [...].

"Federal agents said that on Jan. 19 and into the early morning of Jan. 20, Hamzeh discussed his plans to attack the temple with the informants, telling them they needed two more machine guns — the group apparently already had one — and silencers. They planned to station one person at the temple's entrance while the other two went through the building, killing everyone they saw. They then planned to walk away from the scene as if nothing had happened."

To read the entire article, click HERE.

Angel Millar, author of the 2015 book The Crescent and the Compass:  Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism and Revolutions in the Modern Age, wrote the following analysis of this incident in a 1-27-16 article entitled "Understanding the Milwaukee Masonic Lodge Attempted Mass Shooting":

"I have already seen disbelief expressed by Freemasons that a Masonic building would be targeted for what, by any standard, appears to be a terrorist attack. However, there is both a long history of Jihadist anti-Masonic propaganda, and attempts to attack Masonic buildings. 

"The most successful attack so far came in 2004, when two Jihadist terrorists entered a Masonic building in Istanbul, Turkey, and sprayed it with bullets. They then exploded several devices that they had strapped to their bodies. However, one of the terrorist’s bombs failed to detonate properly. Six people were injured, and a waiter was killed, along with one of the terrorists. 

"(CNN-Turk showed the surviving attacker being taken into hospital, shouting out 'damn Israel.' Notably, anti-Freemasonry is intimately tied with antisemitism in Jihadist ideology.) 

"According to Istanbul’s governor Muammer Guler, eighteen suspects were questioned after the attack, ten of which had been formally charged at the time of his announcement. The bombers had been trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 'We don’t know if they are al Qaeda camps,' Guler said, 'but the influence of al Qaeda in those camps is obvious.'

"In 2009, Syed Haris Ahmed was found guilty of making 'casing videos' of potential terror targets in the USA. One of the targets was a Masonic building in northern Virginia. 

"Since it has never been mentioned publicly, I won’t give away too many details, except to say that when I visited a Masonic building in 2002 I was met with nervous-looking security guards at the entrance, and had to be escorted around inside. When I asked ‘why?’ I was told that three 'Muslim gentlemen' had been found wandering the building, taking photos, and talking on a cellphone. The call was later traced, by police, I was told, to a shop selling Islamist anti-Masonic propaganda videos."

To read Millar's entire article, click HERE.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sky Spies!

Excerpted below are the first two paragraphs of Peter Aldhous and Charles Seife's 4-6-16 BuzzFeed article entitled "Spies in the Skies":

"Each weekday, dozens of U.S. government aircraft take to the skies and slowly circle over American cities. Piloted by agents of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the planes are fitted with high-resolution video cameras, often working with 'augmented reality' software that can superimpose onto the video images everything from street and business names to the owners of individual homes. At least a few planes have carried devices that can track the cell phones of people below. Most of the aircraft are small, flying a mile or so above ground, and many use exhaust mufflers to mute their engines — making them hard to detect by the people they’re spying on.

"The government’s airborne surveillance has received little public scrutiny — until now. BuzzFeed News has assembled an unprecedented picture of the operation’s scale and sweep by analyzing aircraft location data collected by the flight-tracking website Flightradar24 from mid-August to the end of December last year, identifying about 200 federal aircraft. Day after day, dozens of these planes circled above cities across the nation."

To read Aldhous and Seife's entire article, click HERE.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Haunted Landscape of Bronson Canyon

For several decades Griffith Park in Los Angeles has been a nexus of weird events.  To underscore that point, here's a brief excerpt from Kaanii Powell Cleaver's 3-28-16 Inquisitr article entitled "Whose Skull Was Found in Griffith Park This Time?  Hikers Make Another Gruesome Discovery Near Hollywood Sign":

"Saturday afternoon hikers in Griffith Park know (or should know) to keep their eyes peeled for rattlesnakes and the occasional mountain lion on remote trails. Nobody expects to come across a human skull, but that’s exactly what happened on March 19.

"An unnamed pair of hikers were exploring an area between Brush Canyon and the Mulholland trails when they spotted what appeared to be a human skull. The hikers notified park rangers of the ghastly discovery, and police soon arrived to retrieve the remains.

"Forensics experts at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said the skull belonged to a female at least 20 years of age. The skull, described by LAPD lieutenant Ryan Schatz as very old, had been in the shadow of the Hollywood sign for an indeterminate time. Coroner’s examiners say the woman to whom the bone belonged died between one and ten years ago."

To read Cleaver's entire article, click HERE.

This latest discovery follows a pattern of human body parts being uncovered in the vicinity of the Bronson Caves, a location immortalized in numerous horror/science fiction films over the years, including such notorious cryptoscatological B-flick classics as White Zombie (1932), Robot Monster (1953), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), It Conquered the World (1956), The Brain from Planet Arous (1958), Earth vs. the Spider (1958), Invisible Invaders (1959), They Saved Hitler's Brain (1963), Equinox (1970), and The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001).  

Not only do the Bronson Caves attract fictional monsters from the worlds of cinematic horror, but they seem to hold a spell over real life monsters as well.  What follow are just a few examples mentioned in Matt Hamilton's 3-27-16 L.A. Times article entitled "Human Skull Found in Griffith Park Identified as Adult Woman Who Died in the Last Decade":

"In 2010, a skull was found near a steep trail favored by experienced hikers.

"In 2012, two women found a 66-year-old man’s severed head near the Hollywood sign in the park. The man’s right hand and feet were later recovered. Last fall, a man was convicted of murder in connection with the case.

"A man who was convicted of meeting a minor for sex was found dead in January 2015 in the park. The coroner's office later determined that the cause of death was suicide."

To read Hamilton's entire article, click HERE

Such grisly events in the park go way back.  On May 4, 1986 investigative reporter Jeff Burbank published an article in the L.A. Times entitled "SPCA Strives to Combat Animal Sacrifices: Detective Tells Seminar That Satanic Cults May Be Responsible for Killings," from which the following information is excerpted:

"Members of satanic cults in the Southland have sacrificed animals and robbed human graves to follow the precepts of their bizarre religion, a Los Angeles police detective said last week [...].
"[Detective Patrick] Metoyer [of the criminal conspiracy division of the LAPD] said police and the [Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals] have found the mutilated remains of cats and dogs at the scenes of satanic rituals in remote sections of Griffith Park. The animals are usually disemboweled, beheaded or burned, he said [...].

Metoyer said most cults engage in superstition and ritualistic magic. Cultists believe that sacrificing animals eliminates evil spirits, he said.
To read Burbank's entire article, click HERE.

As any Los Angeles resident knows, Griffith Park has long been rumored to be located on cursed land that boasts the presence of more than just a few evil spirits.  Joe Parzanese, author of an article entitled "The Terrible Curse of Griffith Park" (which can be found on his comprehensive Weird California blog), writes of the park:

"As if the ghosts, curses, and other general weirdness wasn't enough, urban legend also claims that there's some sort of creature lurking in the park and stalking its visitors. Three witnesses described it as 'humanoid of some sort. Its legs were very long as well as its feet and it was talking huge strides as it made its way down the street. Its back was bent back and its neck was very long and was bent forward. They said no human could be bent like this thing was. Its eyes were black, but it did have the whites as well. Its skin was transparent green, and it was wearing nothing but white pants and black shoes [...].  The history of Griffith Park is full of ghosts, death, fraud, a strange beast, and ostriches. Add into that [...] the usual Satanic Cults, animal sacrifice, prostitutes, etc, and Griffith Park easily earns its entry here at Weird California."

To read Parzanese's entire article, click HERE.

Below are a few photographs of Your Intrepid Reporter soaking up the weird energy of Bronson Canyon....