The Iceman Lieth

Was Mafia assassin Richard Kuklinski full of sh**?

I’ve had Richard “Ice Man” Kuklinski’s claims on my mind for some time now, and with the FBI recently scouring Detroit for Jimmy Hoffa and a movie starring Michael Shannon as Kuklinski being released in May, this seems as good a time as any to examine what the notorious hitman had to say prior to his death in 2006.

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Who was Richard Kuklinski? 

Born in 1935 to an alcoholic, abusive railroad brakeman and a fanatically Catholic mother who also administered beatings freely, Richard Leonard Kuklinski dropped out of the eighth grade to become a full-time hoodlum, stealing cars and robbing houses in Jersey City and Hoboken.

At 19 he became a serial killer, murdering homeless men in the alleys of New York, Newark and Hoboken. He claimed he killed at least 50 men just for the pleasure it gave him. He experimented with different killing techniques, as he would throughout his life. He was soon working as an enforcer and contract killer for New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family, which would later serve as the model for the fictional DiMeo crime family in The Sopranos.
At 6’4″ and 250 pounds, with a hair-trigger temper and an array of weapons, Kuklinski was an incredibly deadly force. He was such a skilled, trusted hitman by 1960 that he began doing work for the New York crime families, earning up to five figures per job. Yet he continued to live in low-income housing in Jersey City, thanks to his penchant for gambling.  (1)

He married a good Catholic girl, Barbara Pedrici, in 1962. This was his second marriage. He had two sons (the elder was Richard Jr.) with his first wife. He claims he sliced off his first wife’s nipples when he found her in bed with another man, but didn’t officially separate from her until the eve of his marriage to Barbara.  (1)

Though Barbara had three miscarriages and a difficult fourth pregnancy in 1962 and ’63, and the couple had no money, Kuklinski didn’t take a single contract during this period. He worked a series of low-paying, menial “straight” jobs. The closest he came to organized crime was bootlegging copies of cartoons and X-rated movies while working in a film lab. Then, with two other guys, he reverted to stealing truckloads of merchandise. He shot two men in a fit of road rage, killed four others when a buyer who tried to renegotiate the price of a stolen load of wristwatches, and tortured and killed two men who attempted to steal a load of stolen goods from his crew.
So far as his family knew, though, Kuklinski’s only job was copying cartoons in a Hell’s Kitchen lab. They weren’t aware that he was actually copying porn movies in a lab controlled by a member of the Gambino crime family. He worked long hours, often staying in the lab through the night. When a union representative confronted him about this, he killed the man and disguised his death as a hanging in a public park. In 1971, he murdered a bouncer at the Peppermint Lounge for showing him disrespect.
It was around this time that he quit his lab job and began distributing and financing porn. One Christmas, he killed a porn producer who refused to repay a $1500 loan, even though the man’s brother was a captain in the Gambino family.  (1)

In the early ’70s, Kuklinski got himself heavily into debt with a Gambino associate who was partners with Roy DeMeo, and DeMeo pistol-whipped him. But he ended up being so impressed by Kuklinski’s fearlessness – a quality they shared – that he began giving him jobs. Once again, he was a hitman and enforcer for the Mafia.

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Roy DeMeo

DeMeo had worked his way up in the Gambino crime family. His headquarters was the Gemini Lounge, a seedy bar on Troy Avenue, Queens. DeMeo was involved in a broad range of criminal enterprises, notably stripping stolen cars, but in the ’70s he assembled a team of hitmen and made contract killings his specialty. His outfit became known as the Murder Machine. By the early ’80s, he had attracted the attention of the Organized Crime Task Force of the Queens D.A.’s office. Detectives Kenny McCabe, Joe Wendling, and John Murphy put the Gemini Lounge under unofficial surveillance, learning the faces and names of every frequent visitor to the lounge.  (2)

By 1969 the Kuklinskis had three children, two daughters and a son. In the mid-’70s Richard purchased a lovely three-bedroom split level in Dumont, New Jersey, where he and Barbara hosted neighbourhood barbecues and pool parties. They went to church every Sunday, and the kids were enrolled in private Catholic schools.
Meanwhile, Kuklinski killed one of his two partners in the porn distribution business on DeMeo’s orders. Immediately afterward, he shot a stranger in another fit of road rage.  (1)

Altogether, Kuklinski killed over 100 people in at least 18 states, including Hawaii.  (1, 3)
In the ’70s and ’80s, he was involved in some of the most infamous killings in Mafia history (more on those shortly). But it was his crew of relatively small-time cat burglars that brought him down; after killing no fewer than four of his associates between ’81 and ’83, Kuklinski finally caught the attention of New Jersey law enforcement. A sting operation resulted in his arrest in ’86, and in ’88 he was convicted of four murders (a fifth case against him was dropped for lack of evidence).

Between 1991 and his death in 2006, Kuklinski gave a series of chilling interviews to HBO. These were turned into three America Undercover documentaries. In the first, chewing gum and wearing a sweatshirt, he calmly ran down his crimes – the cyanide, the strangulation, the time he wore elevator shoes to infiltrate a disco. He showed a flicker of humanity just once, as he talked about his ex-wife and children.
In this first interview, he made no mention of his most dramatic claim – that he, along with three other men, had kidnapped and murdered Jimmy Hoffa.
In his second HBO interview, aired in 2001, he explicitly stated that he did not kill Hoffa (but knew who did).  (3, 4)
Then, just before his death in 2006, he supposedly gave a very different story to true crime writer Philip Carlo, who documented it in his book The Ice Man.

Hoffa

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The task of making Hoffa “disappear forever” had been handed to a childhood acquaintance of Kuklinski, identified only as “Tony P.” or “Tony Pro” by Philip Carlo (obviously meant to be Anthony Provenanzo, a Genovese caporegime who was also  vice president for Teamsters Local 560 in Union City, New Jersey).  (5)
Provenzano enlisted Richard and two other Jersey men to help him. Kuklinski was told only that a union guy in Detroit was making trouble for the Genovese family, and had to be killed. That was all he wanted, or needed, to know.
On the afternoon of July 30, 1975, the quartet drove to the Machus Red Fox restaurant outside Detroit, as arranged, and Tony P. conversed briefly with Hoffa in the parking lot. Then Hoffa got into the car, and Tony drove several miles before giving Kuklinski the signal to knock the mark unconscious with a “jawbreaker” and stab him to death with one powerful thrust of his hunting knife. They bundled the body into the trunk, and Kuklinski was left with the risky job of driving it back to Jersey while the other three guys caught a bus out of town.
Back in New Jersey, Kuklinski took Hoffa’s body to a Mafia-affiliated junkyard in Kearney and deposited it into a 50-gallon drum, which he then burned and buried on the property.
Kuklinski thought the man had looked familiar, but didn’t discover who he was until later.
Around 1978, one of the killers began to talk to the FBI. Kuklinski was hired to take him out. This man, according to Carlo’s book, was Salvatore Briguglio, an official in Union City’s Local 560. Prosecutors subpoenaed Briguglio and several other suspected conspirators to appear before a federal grand jury on December 4, 1975, but they could never pin Hoffa’s disappearance on them.  (1, 5)
In March 1978, Briguglio was shot to death near the Andrea Doria Social Club in New York’s Little Italy. This seemingly had nothing to do with Hoffa; Briguglio had been scheduled to appear in court with Anthony Provenzano and Harold Konigsberg for the 1961 murder of Anthony Castellito.  (5)
According to several people, including his wife, Hoffa had expected to meet with Anthony Giacalone of Detroit and Anthony Provenzano on the afternoon he vanished. But Provenzano wasn’t even in Detroit that day; he was in Union City. The car that picked up Hoffa was likely driven by a man Hoffa looked upon as a son, Charles O’Brien.  (5,6)

The following account is drawn from the work of Dan Moldea, author of The Hoffa Wars. He has pieced together what federal investigators believe is the closest we will ever get to the truth about Hoffa’s death. Some of the information came from Ralph Picardo, a former driver for Provenzano.
Hoffa had gotten on the wrong side of Provenzano and Pennsylvania crime boss Russell Bufalino. Hoffa and Provenzano even came to blows in prison. On the morning of July 30, O’Brien picked up three of Provenzano’s henchmen at a Detroit-area airport and drove them to a house where he was staying, not far from the Machus Red Fox restaurant. These three men were Sal Briguglio, his brother Gabriel, and and another New Jersey Teamster official named Thomas Andretta. All three would subsequently be named as the suspected assassins by the federal grand jury. Moldea suspects that Frank Sheeran of Teamsters Local 326 in Wilmington, Delaware, was another conspirator/witness.
In the afternoon, O’Brien picked Hoffa up at the restaurant and drove him to the house, where the men were waiting for him.  (5)
Picardo alleged that Hoffa’s killers stuffed him into a 55-gallon drum, loaded him onto a truck in Detroit, and shipped him to an unknown destination. His remains were later squashed in a car-compacting machine. This, too, was brought before the grand jury.  (6)

Kuklinski claimed that after Briguglio started talking in ’78, the barrel containing Hoffa’s scorched remains was dug up, squashed in a car-compacting machine, and shipped off to Japan as scrap metal.  (1, 4)

Though he had talked about his work at great length with the HBO crew years earlier, Kuklinski waited over 20 years to publicly confess his role in Hoffa’s disappearance. I don’t know how you feel about all this, but my response was basically

nope

The thing with Hoffa’s disappearance is that isn’t as mysterious as the average person thinks it is. As you can see from the above passage, the feds had a pretty good idea who was involved, and who was connected to those guys. Kuklinski’s name did not come up once. Former FBI agent Robert Garrity, one of the investigators of Hoffa’s disappearance said, “I’ve never heard of him, and I’ve never heard of the writer [Carlo].” Bob Buccino, the former head of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice’s organized crime division and a member of the task force who ultimately brought Kuklinski down, was reportedly also skeptical of the claims in Carlo’s book.  (7)
In fact, you’re not going to find a single seasoned Hoffa or Mafia investigator who buys Kuklinski’s story. Yet Carlo would have us believe that this hulking maniac, who would literally murder other drivers just for looking at him funny, was so skillful and so meticulous in his work that he managed to slip past every Mafia-savvy federal agent, police officer, and investigative reporter in the nation for nearly 30 years, like Caspar on steroids.

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Also, who would drive from Detroit to Jersey with a former Teamster boss in his trunk? They don’t have car-crushing machines in Detroit?

Now let’s look at three other infamous hits in which Kuklinski was supposedly involved: The murder of Bonanno family boss Carmine Galante; the assassination of the head of the Gambino crime family, Paul Castellano; and the death of Roy DeMeo.

Carmine “Lilo” Galante was a big-time narcotics trafficker, instrumental in the French Connection, and he took over control of the Bonanno family after Philip Rastelli went to prison in 1974. The other four New York families deeply resented Galante’s domination of the drug trade and its profits, so they began plotting to take him out.
On the afternoon of July 12, 1979, three men in ski masks burst onto the patio of Joe and Mary’s Italian-American Restaurant in Brooklyn and opened fire on Galante, his cousin, and three other members of the Bonanno family. Galante never saw it coming; the little man nicknamed for a cigar died with one clamped between his teeth. Only two of the men survived, and these two (Baldo Amato and Cesare Bonventre) were suspected of having some involvement in the hit.  (8)

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The Galante crime scene

Numerous men have been floated as suspects over the years, but Kuklinski has never been on the radar in relation to the murder of Carmine Galante; the only person to suggest he could have been one of the gunmen was Kuklinski himself. His version of the story is extremely detailed – right down to the restaurant decor and the “rubbery waves of heat” coming from the sidewalk that day – but it simply doesn’t match up with the event. Kuklinski’s claims are in bold, with the facts as they are told in Selwyn Raab’s Five Families following:

– He identified the owner of the restaurant as Galante’s cousin Mary. Joe and Mary’s was actually owned by Galante’s distant cousin, Giuseppe Turano, who was one of the three men killed that day.
– Galante entered the restaurant with two guys, one of whom – Bonventre – was in on the job (as DeMeo explained to Kuklinski). Galante showed up alone that day, dropped off by a nephew. Everyone who was on the patio during the shooting had joined Galante later. Clearly, Kuklinski and/or Carlo relied on popular accounts of the shooting, which indicated (erroneously) that Amato and Bonventre were acting as bodyguards for Galante that day and accompanied him into the restaurant.
– Kuklinski arrived before Galante and behaved like a regular customer until the other two gunmen appeared. Surely, Giuseppe’s son John – who was shot by one of the three men – would have noticed an unmasked gunman moving toward the patio. Everyone agrees that all three shooters entered and exited the restaurant at the same time, wearing masks.
– Kuklinski started toward the exit as soon as the other two assassins started firing, got into a car driven by DeMeo, and was gone by the time it was all over. Again, all three gunman left the restaurant together and got into the same getaway car.
– DeMeo told him that one of the guys with Galante – Bonventre – would leave the table at some point, giving the signal. Kuklinski watched him exit the restaurant. By all other accounts, Bonventre did not leave the patio. He remained there throughout the attack and exited the restaurant shortly after the shooters did. In fact, that’s what tipped people off that he could have been involved in the hit; he and and Amato were almost literally on the heels of the three assassins, yet made no effort to stop them.

This cockamamie story serves to expose other tales Kuklinski told as bogus. For instance, DeMeo and his boss Anthony “Nino” Gaggi were supposedly so impressed by his expert handling of the Galante murders that they cut him in on a huge cocaine deal, even sending him to Rio to negotiate a shipment. But if Kuklinski didn’t kill Galante, why would Gaggi reward him in this way?

Castellano

Paul Castellano

Paul Castellano

Paul Castellano was made head of the Gambino family not so much because he earned it, but because he had married Carlo Gambino’s sister. This gave him a lot of pull, but by 1985 John Gotti was plotting to take him out and replace him. Kuklinski claims he was given the contract to shoot Castellano’s right-hand man and chauffeur, Tommy Bilotti, by Sammy Gravano. Someone else would take care of Castellano, he was told.  (1)
It would not be possible to overestimate the importance of this assassination in Mafia history. Gotti, a relative unknown, shot to gangland superstardom because of this hit. Ever see that A&E show Growing Up Gotti? Yeah, well, you wouldn’t have had to suffer through that if it wasn’t for this hit. It was a seismic event, and once the dust settled, the terrain of the Gambino family was never the same.
The plan was cooked up by Gotti, Robert DiBernardo, Joseph Armone, and Gravano. Their people allegedly broached the idea with three of the five New York families, and received unofficial sanction for their hostile takeover. Frank DeCicco provided vital inside information; Castellano would be meeting with a trusted group of capos – himself included – at Sparks Steakhouse in Manhattan at 5:00 PM on December 16, 1985. Gotti chose eleven assassins for the job. Four of them would wait near the entrance to Sparks and take out Castellano and Bilotti as they approached.
The hit went off precisely as planned. The four gunmen swarmed Castellano’s Lincoln Town Car and fired a hail of bullets into the two men. All team members escaped in getaway cars.  (8)
Again, Kuklinski’s account deviates significantly from the known details of the event. His claims are in bold:

– Gravano told him straight out that Bilotti was his target. The eleven guys handpicked by Gotti were not given their targets until just hours before the hit.
– He walked to Sparks by himself, window-shopping along the way. He did not know who the other assassins were, or where they were. The assassins met in a nearby park for a “dress rehearsal” shortly before 5:00.
– He chose a spot across the street from Sparks. The gunmen had already selected their positions by the time they arrived. This would not have been left to chance; it was a tightly coordinated hit.
– He fled on foot and hailed a cab. The assassins had getaway cars waiting for them on Second Avenue. What kind of hitman hails a cab from a crime scene, anyway?

Gravano would later cut a deal and testify against Gotti, admitting to his role in the murder of Castellano. He did not mention Kuklinski. Even after Kuklinski fingered him for the murder of Peter Calabro, Gravano never explicitly stated that he knew him, though it certainly would have been to his advantage to finger Kuklinski for the Castelleno hit. “Yeah, I know that guy. I hired him to take out Bilotti.”

I will repeat that no one familiar with organized crime recognized Kuklinski after his arrest. In Selwyn Raab’s Five Families, his name is given as “Kukinski”. This might say more about Raab than it does about Kuklinski, but isn’t it curious that a journalist who followed Mafia affairs for the New York Times for a quarter of a century had never heard of the guy? Just how does a Polish hitman standing six and a half feet tall slip under the radar?

DeMeo

In Carlo’s book, Kuklinski never really respects Roy DeMeo. He’s grateful for the work DeMeo gives him, but he secretly nurses resentment over DeMeo’s bullying and plans to kill him someday.
In February 1983, he finally got his chance. DeMeo feared murder charges would soon be laid against him for the murders of “Jimmy Esposito” and his son (Nino Gaggi was already in jail for this crime). Kuklinski feared that DeMeo, desperate as he was, would roll over on him. So he shot DeMeo as they were parked in DeMeo’s car near Sheepshead Bay. He placed the body in the trunk and strolled away.
Even Carlo admits, in a postscript to his book, that Kuklinski probably wasn’t involved in DeMeo’s death. The generally held view is that Castellano ordered him killed because he couldn’t be trusted, and the hit was carried out by one or more of DeMeo’s own crew members. Again, several men have been named as strong suspects, and Kuklinski was never mentioned by anyone. Also, the motive he gives doesn’t make a lick of sense, and his details are again inconsistent with known facts. For instance, the Eppolito (not Esposito) murders had occurred four years earlier; Gaggi had already served his time, and the case was closed.

Anthony Bruno left the Castellano and DeMeo murders out of his 1994 biography of Kuklinski, The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer. He has explained that he simply couldn’t verify them.

Kuklinski also claimed he was in on the murder of John Favara, a neighbour of John Gotti. Favara accidentally struck and killed 12-year-old Frank Gotti, John’s youngest son, with his car in the spring of 1980. Kuklinski said Gotti’s brother Gene, a few other men and himself beat and tortured Favara to death. Several men have been named in relation to the case, and one of them was Gene Gotti, but Kuklinski has never been mentioned – except by himself and Carlo.  (1)

Some of Kuklinski’s other dramatic – and unprovable – claims:

  • When he was 5, his parents told him that his 10-year-old brother Florian had been struck and killed by a car, and he believed them. Years later, however, he claimed that Florian really died from one of their father’s beatings, and his parents told police Florian had tumbled down a staircase. How would he know this? It seems unlikely that either parent would ever admit to obscuring the cause of their child’s death, and Kuklinski obviously didn’t witness his brother’s demise.
  • He accidentally beat a neighbourhood bully named Charley Lane to death with a clothing rod from his closet when he was just 13 or 14 years old. He stole a car and drove the corpse two hours south to a swamp in the Pine Barrens, where he removed all the boy’s teeth and hacked off his fingers to delay identification of the body. (1)
    I can find no information on a Jersey City boy disappearing or being found dead in 1948 or 1949. There are at least two versions of the story; in Carlo’s book, young Kuklinski is already crime-savvy enough to steal a car, make a clean getaway, and dispose of a body, while in Bruno’s book he merely leaves the body in the courtyard of his apartment building. Carlo states the boy’s body was not found.
  • Between 1955 and 1960, he killed no fewer than three people after disputes in bars. His second murder was committed outside a Hoboken pool hall about 5 years after he killed Lane. A young Irish policeman who was getting on his nerves had fallen asleep in his car, so Kuklinski set it on fire. This man is known as “Doyle” in Carlo’s book. There may be at least two versions of this story, because elsewhere Kuklinski claimed he beat a man to death with a pool cue when he was 18. In 1959 he stabbed another man and beat a bouncer to death with a hammer.
  • In his late teens and early 20s, he headed a crime ring of 4 or 5 other young guys. They called themselves the Coming Up Roses. The gang was approached by a member of the DeCavalcante crime family and asked, point-blank, to “take care of” a man who was causing trouble. It was Kuklinski who walked up to the mark’s parked car outside a Hoboken bar one night and shot him in the head with a .32 revolver. Each member of the gang received $500. After that they were given many jobs, including stealing $3 million in cash and gold from an armoured-truck warehouse in North Bergen.
    This robbery would have been bigger than the Great Brink’s Robbery of 1950 (which was the nation’s largest robbery at that time), yet it didn’t even make the New Jersey papers. Huh.
    Later, under orders from the DeCavalantes, Kuklinski killed two of his own crew members. The names Philip Carlo gives for these two men are apparently pseudonyms.
    All of this supposedly occurred before Kuklinski was 19.
  • In February 1956, he killed three men who confronted him in Jersey City and dumped their bodies in a cave in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the only hitman known to have worked for all five New York crime families (plus the two in New Jersey), according to Philip Carlo’s book.
  • One of the porn films he copied at the lab where he worked in the ’60s was Dogf**ker, starring Linda Lovelace. But that movie was made in the ’70s. This is just one of numerous examples of Kuklinski and/or Philip Carlo juicing up the narrative with BS details. Remember that bouncer he killed at the Peppermint Lounge in ’71? Well, that bar closed in 1965 and didn’t reopen until 1980.
  • In Florida, he killed a rapist (on DeMeo’s orders) by cutting off chunks of his flesh (including his penis) and setting him adrift in the ocean to be devoured by sharks. Immediately afterward, he killed three young men at a rest stop because they had taunted him on the road.
  • He blew off the head of a motorist stopped at a traffic light with a double-barreled shotgun, from a motorcycle.
  • Strictly as an experiment, he shot a random pedestrian in the head with a crossbow.
  • In Honolulu, he threw a man off the balcony at a five-star hotel.
  • After a robbery in New Jersey, he tired of the bickering of his four cohorts and decided to feed them cyanide-laced sandwiches. All four men died within minutes. He did not dispose of the bodies. The following day, he poisoned the man who had arranged the job.
    Four men being found dead in the same room would be a big deal, even in New Jersey. Yet this didn’t make the papers, either.
  • On more than one occasion, he took victims to a rat-infested cave in Pennsylvania, cocooned them with duct tape, and left them there to be devoured. These murders-by-rat were supposedly videotaped, with a motion sensor triggering a light as the rats moved in to feast, and Kuklinski says he gave the tapes to his clients to prove the “marks” had suffered.
  • He poisoned several people with cyanide in restaurants, while dining with his victims, yet managed to get out the door without being apprehended or questioned. Each and every one of these deaths, he claims, was attributed to heart attacks – meaning the EMTs and medical examiners somehow failed to detect any of the telltale signs of cyanide poisoning (cyanide rictus, the distinctive odour of almonds, etc.).
  • He poisoned more than one victim with cyanide merely by spilling it on their clothes. He would approach the mark in a bar, “accidentally” dump his cyanide-laced drink on the guy, then walk away. The cyanide, he explained, would gradually soak through the victims’ clothing and into their skin.

Then there’s the issue of the ice cream truck assassin…

Who was Robert “Mister Softee” Prongay? 

Kuklinski supposedly met Robert Prongay (spelled Pronge by Carlo) in the early ’80s, at a New Jersey hotel. He and Prongay were possibly stalking the same victim, and they quickly discovered they were fellow assassins. They enthusiastically traded techniques and war stories. Prongay claimed to be a former Special Forces member, trained in the use of explosives and poisons. Kuklinski said he was particularly impressed by Prongay’s use of a Mister Softee ice cream van as a surveillance vehicle, his ingenious use of cyanide in spray form, his remotely-controlled grenades, and his habit of freezing bodies before he dumped them to obscure the estimated time of death. Kuklinski began adopting some of Pronay’s methods in his own work. Prongay, in turn, was fascinated by Kuklinski’s use of rats.

Ice Cream Man

TV Tropes has an extensive list of killer ice cream men under the label “Bad Humor Truck”. Zero points for originality, Ice Man.

Their friendship came to an abrupt end in 1984. First, Prongay asked Kuklinski to kill his wife and young son for him. Then he told Kuklinski of his plan to poison a community reservoir just to kill members of a single family. Outraged, Kuklinski shot him.

What do we really know about Robert Prongay? Basically, nothing. We are told by Carlo that he was found shot to death in his ice cream truck in 1984, but his death didn’t make the papers. Other sources state that his body was discovered hanging in a warehouse on Tonnelle Avenue. There are no known photos of him. His background is a blank. No one in the world – other than Kuklinski – has ever talked about the guy. Carlo tells us Kuklinski pled guilty to his murder in 2004.
There are several possibilities here. One is that an ice cream assassin really was tooling the streets of North Bergen in the ’70s and ’80s, stashing bodies in his freezer. Another is that Kuklinski really did know a criminal ice cream man, and created a bullshit story around the guy, transforming him from a small-time hood into a crack military-trained assassin to obscure the unimpressive truth.

The Prongay conundrum turned out to be the tip of an iceberg. The more I delved into Kuklinski’s world, the less credible he became. Nagging doubts and unresolved issues multiplied, until I was finally faced with some deeply troubling questions.

Did Kuklinski really work for Roy DeMeo?

I began to realize that there isn’t a lot of concrete evidence actually connecting Kuklinski to DeMeo. The only person besides Kuklinski to publicly declare that Kuklinski was an associate of DeMeo is another highly questionable character by the name of Greg Bucceroni. This fellow crawled out of the woodwork a couple of years ago, telling Dr. Phil and any journalist who would listen that he was a Gambino associate at the same time as Kuklinski, that he had been a teenage prostitute for the Gambino family, that the Mafia tried to hire him to kill Mumia Abu-Jamal prior to his arrest, and that Philly businessman Ed Savitz once tried to pimp him out to disgraced Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. Bucceroni alleges that Kuklinski often traveled between Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York on behalf of DeMeo and Robert DiBernadino, trafficking in illegal porn, working as an enforcer, and of course murdering people.
To date, there is no solid evidence that supports any of Bucceroni’s stories. Not even the Philadelphia Daily News, a glorified tabloid, really bought into him. In fact, reporter William Bender essentially called him out as a liar. The Patriot-News reporter who broke the Sandusky story, Sara Ganim, said when she first spoke to Bucceroni, he presented her with fresh allegations against the coach and other members of what he said was a vast pedophile ring, but couldn’t or wouldn’t provide any details. He said he didn’t know the surnames of his abusers. Later, however, he gave a laundry list of prominent names to other media outlets. When Ganim decided not to run with his unverifiable accusations, Bucceroni resorted to sending her harassing emails and naming her in profanity-laced tweets. Other writers who have had dealings with Bucceroni report similar experiences. Check out Kyle Scott’s posts on Bucceroni at Crossing Broad for more info.
So what we seem to have here is one conman propping up the stories of another conman. Interesting stories? Sure. Convincing evidence? Nope.
Bucceroni is the one and only person who has ever named Kuklinski as a close associate of DeMeo, though several members of DeMeo’s crew became informants.

In their 1992 book Murder Machine, Jerry Capeci and Gerry Mustain didn’t mention Kuklinski at all. Capeci does not buy his stories about Hoffa, Castellano, and DeMeo, and refers to him  as “heretofore unknown”. In other words, while intensively researching DeMeo and his crew, Capeci and Mustain didn’t hear squat about a gigantic Polish hitman.

In The Ice Man, Carlo explains that informant Freddie DiNome tipped off investigators to Kuklinski’s work for DeMeo. I can find no evidence for this. If you come across some, kindly let me know.

On the other hand, the film lab where Kuklinski copied porn was linked to the Gambino family; it was owned by Robert DiBernardi, and one of the theatres he sold stolen porn to was owned by DeMeo. And Kenny McCabe of the NYPD allegedly confirmed to author Anthony Bruno that Kuklinski’s vehicle had been parked at the Gemini Lounge in Brooklyn on several occasions in the early ’80s, when DeMeo was under surveillance. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean he worked for DeMeo outside the film lab. 

Was he a hitman?

Six of the seven murders that can be linked to Kuklinski are those of his own associates, people who worked with him on relatively minor jobs involving theft, or people who owed money: Robert Prongay, George Malliband, Louis Masgay, Gary Smith, Paul Hoffman, and Daniel Deppner. Then there is the case of Peter Calabro, which is rather questionable. All seven murders were committed within a short timespan (198o-1984). Kuklinski was convicted of two of them in 1988, pled guilty to two others, and (according to Carlo) pled guilty to the murders of Pronge and Calabro in 2004.

The first murder that can be definitely linked to him was committed in 1981. Louis Masgay, 44, purchased a lot of stolen merchandise from Kuklinski’s buddy Phil Solimene to stock a little store he owned in Paterson, and one day Phil and Kuklinski decided to rob and kill him. Richard wrapped the body in plastic and tipped it into a cold-water well near a warehouse in North Bergen. He wanted to try freezing a body, as Mister Softee sometimes did.
George Malliband was killed in the first week of February, 1982. A small-time hustler from Pennsylvania, friendly with Kuklinski, Malliband supposedly owed DeMeo $35,000. He tried to weasel his way out of paying on time by hinting that he could harm Kuklinski’s family…and Kuklinski, though brutally abusive to his wife, was so protective of his daughters that he would actually spy on them during parties. He was instantly enraged. He shot Malliband five times, shoved his body into a barrel by removing one leg, and dumped the barrel on the grounds of a chemical plant.
The plant owner found the barrel almost immediately, and it didn’t take police long to learn that Richard Kuklinski was the last person to see Malliband alive.
Meanwhile, DeMeo had decided to switch coke suppliers, and had no intention of paying for the last shipment he received from his original suppliers, a pair of Brazilian brothers. He wanted Kuklinski to travel to Rio a second time and take out both brothers. That’s how Kuklinski became an international assassin. It would not be his last overseas job, he claimed.  (1)

One murder that has been linked to Kuklinski serves as the strongest evidence that he was, in fact, a Mafia-linked hitman. Yet this case is extremely problematic. The hit was allegedly ordered in 1980 by Gambino underboss Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, and the mark was a crooked NYPD detective by the name of Peter Calabro. The exact reasons for the hit aren’t known, but it has been alleged that Calabro’s former in-laws suspected him in the 1977 drowning death of his wife, Carmella, and turned to Gravano for “help” (in the Carlo/Kuklinski version of the story, Calabro hired DeMeo himself to kill Carmella).

Gravano

Sammy Gravano

Here’s how the murder went down, according to Kuklinski: He waited in his van near Calabro’s home in Saddle River, New Jersey, maintaining radio contact with Gravano, who was tailing Calabro. When Calabro attempted to drive around the van, Kuklinski fired the shotgun given to him by Gravano through the windshield of his Honda Civic, killing him with a single shot.  (1, 4)

The murder remained unsolved for over two decades. In 2003, Gravano was charged with soliciting Calabro’s murder. Why? Because Kuklinski took credit for the hit and told the feds it was Gravano who hired him. Beyond that, there is no evidence connecting Kuklinski to Calabro’s murder. Kuklinski had kept this murder under his hat until 2001, when he was interviewed by HBO for the second time.
He agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence (rather than a death sentence), and he also agreed to testify against Gravano. The young state police detectives who questioned Kuklinski claim he provided details that only the killer would know.  (1)  Just what those details are remains a mystery. And no one has answered  a rather obvious question: Why would Gravano, one of Mafiadom’s most prolific hitman himself, hire Kuklinski to do a job like this? He had to hire someone else for the Castellano hit because it was done on a street crawling with Christmas shoppers and steakhouse patrons who could recognize him, but he could easily have pulled off a covert nighttime hit like the Calabro shooting himself. It doesn’t make much sense. Several jailhouse informants have stated that Gravano bragged about killing Calabro himself, for whatever that’s worth.
At any rate, Kuklinski died before Gravano went to trial. The murder charges were dropped for lack of evidence.

The third and fourth murders for which Kuklinski was convicted in ’88 were those of Gary Smith and Daniel Deppner. In late 1981, Percy House, one of the members of a small burglary ring Richard ran, was arrested, and fingered Kuklinski as the boss, though he knew Kuklinski only as “Big Rich”.
Later, the ex-wife of missing crew member Danny Deppner provided state police detective Patrick Kane with Richard’s full name. This woman told Kane that Kuklinski was a hitman, and that he and Deppner had murdered crew member Gary Smith in December 1982 by giving him a poisoned hamburger, then strangling him. Sure enough, Detective Kane learned, Smith’s body had been found stuffed beneath a bed at the York Motel in North Bergen two days after Christmas in 1982. Several people had rented the room without noticing it.

York Motel

Worst housekeeping ever.

In May 1983, Deppner’s body was found near a reservoir in West Milford. He had been poisoned with cyanide, then shot. It would later emerge that he had been killed in the apartment of Richie Peterson, boyfriend of Kuklinski’s elder daughter, Merrick. Peterson had even helped Richard dispose of the body. Kuklinski told young Richie that Deppner had died of a drug overdose, and Richie believed him.
Then came the discovery that gave Kuklinski his nickname, the Ice Man. In August 1983, Louis Masgay’s partially defrosted corpse was found in Rockland County, New York (by other accounts, he was found in Palisades Interstate Park near Orangeburg, New Jersey). Though the corpse appeared fresh, an autopsy revealed shards of ice in his chest cavity, indicating he could have died much earlier.
It was Percy House who broke the case open, finally admitting to Detective Kane that he knew “Big Rich” had killed Masgay, Smith, and Paul Hoffman. Then Kane learned that a fourth guy, George Malliband, had an appointment with Kuklinski on the day he ended up in a barrel. Kukinski’s attorney would try to pin everything on House.
The Masgay case contains a mystery: How did Kuklinski freeze the body? Carlo claims it was kept in an ice-cold well, while the authorities seem to believe it was kept in an industrial freezer. So far as we, though, Kuklinski didn’t have access to a freezer large enough to hold a man’s body. 

Pat Kane worked obsessively on the Kuklinski cases for over four years. Initially, his bosses didn’t think there was anything to them because the MOs were so different in each murder: Strangulation, shooting, poisoning. How could they possibly be the work of one individual, a family man? Kuklinski was a “film distributor” on paper, and had a clean record (with just two complaints for road rage incidents).
Nonetheless, Kane was certain he was on to something. And he kept hearing rumours that Kuklinski was not only a killer, but  a hitman with Mafia ties. Given the body count, that wasn’t hard for Kane to believe. So he cooked up a plan to lure Kuklinski with a decoy client, an undercover cop. The man selected for this job was an enthusiastic ATF agent, Dominick Polifrone. In early 1985, Phil Solimene agreed to introduce him to Kuklinski as a weapons dealer.
It wasn’t until September 1986 that Polifrone finally met Kuklinski face-to-face. Kuklinski asked him to acquire some cyanide, and Polifrone asked for some firearms. Unaware that their phone conversation was being recorded, Kuklinski presented one of his associates (identified as “John Spasudo” in Carlo’s book) as an arms dealer who could get Dominick some “metal” for an IRA client. The two men then chatted about cyanide and all the interesting ways there are to kill people. Kuklinski was admitting, for the record, that he had murdered people.
They arranged to meet at a rest stop on October 2 so Kuklinski could hand over a “hit kit” consisting of a gun and silencer. As they hovered over the trunk of Kuklinski’s car, Dominick floated the idea of poisoning a wealthy young client by cutting his cocaine with cyanide. Kuklinski took the bait, telling Polifrone it could be done. Again, the conversation was recorded.
On Halloween, they arranged to meet up at the rest stop for a third time. This time, Dominick would bring the young coke buyer he supposedly wanted Richard to kill. Detective Paul Smith posed as the buyer. Kuklinski didn’t show. He was too busy conducting business in South Carolina and Zurich, according to Carlo’s book. The team waited tensely until another meeting was set up for December 6. This was a key meeting, because Kuklinski finally named two of the people he had killed: Deppner and Smith. During and after a fourth meeting, on December 12, he and Polifrone made arrangements to meet up again five days later and poison the coke buyer with a cyanide-laced sandwich; Dominick said he could supply the cyanide and the sandwich, which seemed to suit Kuklinski just fine.
On December 17, Polifrone handed Kuklinski a bagful of egg salad sandwiches and a tiny vial of white powder that looked like cyanide. He would pick up their mark and bring him back to the rest stop in about half an hour, he said. Kuklinski said he would swap his car for a van (a safe place to poison the buyer) and return to the rest stop in twenty minutes.
It didn’t take him long to realize the cyanide was fake. He pulled his car over and tested some of it on a stray dog – to absolutely no effect.  (1)

State police detectives were staking out his house in Dumont. They watched him return home around 10:00 AM with a load of groceries. Deputy Chief Bob Buccino gave the order for Kuklinski to be arrested there, and fifteen police vehicles rapidly converged on the scene. Oblivious, Kuklinski bundled a sick Barbara into the car, planning to take her out for breakfast, and drove directly into a solid line of cop cars. It took several men to subdue Richard once he was out of the car.

busted by a sammich

Busted by a sammich.

It seems clear, in hindsight, that Kuklinski at this point in his life was like a scared animal, frantically defending his small amount of turf by recklessly killing anyone who could conceivably pose a threat to it. But his own account of these last years of freedom paint a much different picture, of course; in his own mind, and in Carlo’s book, he was a jet-setting mastermind with his fingers in firearms, foreign currency, and Swiss bank fraud. He committed scores of contract murders, killed a few more people in fits of road rage, freed a dozen trafficked children from the dungeon of a pot dealer in New Jersey, and took down an Arab blackmailer in Zurich with a quick spray of cyanide.

In addition to the murders of Masgay, Malliband, Smith, and Deppner, Kuklinski was charged with the April 1982 murder of Paul Hoffman, a crooked pharmacist who supposedly supplied him with cyanide for many years. This was another profit-motivated killing; Hoffman was willing to pay a large sum of cash for a stolen load of Tagamet, and Kuklinski again conspired with his good buddy Solimene to simply bump him off and take the money. He shot and bludgeoned the man to death, stuffed his body into a 55-gallon drum, and brazenly deposited the drum near a Hackensack diner he frequented, Harry’s Luncheonette. He claimed that even though the barrel was in plain sight, no one discovered what was in it. One day when he dropped by for lunch, the barrel was gone.  (1, 3)
Hoffman’s body has never been found.
There is very little doubt that Kuklinski committed this murder, but the charges were ultimately dropped for lack of evidence.

In his second HBO interview, it is stated that Kuklinski became a hitman only after meeting Roy DeMeo. Prior to that time, he had never killed for money, and told DeMeo he thought he could do it. This story changed later, when Carlo interviewed Kuklinski. Suddenly, Kuklinski had been a teenage hitman, so proficient in the art of contract killing that he was already in demand at the age of 19. No one except Carlo accepts this. Even the makers of the movie The Iceman rejected it completely.

How accurate is the movie The Iceman?

The film makes no mention of Kuklinski’s more outrageous claims (Hoffa, DeMeo, etc.). This is because the script was based on Anthony Bruno’s book, rather than Carlo’s book. Even so, it relies on Kuklinski’s own accounts of his crimes, so it is probably not even remotely accurate. This is one of those films in which “inspired by a true story” is stretched to the outermost limits.

Son Dwight is left out of the picture. Barbara is “Deborah”. Murders of non-Mafia associates are transferred to powerful Mafia-linked figures. For instance, the Christmastime murder of Kuklinski’s associate “Bruno Latini” becomes the murder of a character based on Anthony Gaggi and Paul Castellano, Roy DeMeo’s bosses in the Gambino family. In reality, as we have seen, Kuklinski played no role in the assassination of Castellano.
The names of DeMeo’s closest associates are altered, and the name of “Mr. Freezy” (Mister Softee) isn’t given at all.
In The Iceman, Kuklinski is drawn into the Mafia through his work in the film lab, and Roy DeMeo essentially forces him to become a hitman. Kuklinski claimed just the opposite; he was an expert contract killer by the age of 19, and his stint at the labs was just a way to make ends meet. It was not DeMeo who introduced him to the Mafia.

The bizarre sneezing-in-the-disco scene in Iceman was actually even weirder in real life, according to Kuklinski. He had decided to kill a Bonanno family lieutenant inside a popular New York disco – a spectacularly risky move that doesn’t seem at all like his usual style. He had recently learned about poisons and acquired some cyanide from Paul Hoffman, and one night he showed up at the mark’s favourite disco in an absurd “gay” getup: elevator shoes (remember, he was 6’4″), a red hat, wildly coloured clothes. Instead of spraying cyanide on his mark, Kuklinski jabbed him with a syringe as he scooted past him on the dance floor.  The man was dead before Kuklinski left the club.
Kuklinski didn’t start using cyanide in spray form until the 1980s, after he befriended ex-military assassin Robert Prongay (Mr. Softee).  (3)

Kuklinski did not save a teenage girl from a sexual predator. That story, it seems, was created out of whole cloth just for the film.

In the film, Kuklinski is just as he described himself; a Jekyll and Hyde. But the dividing line between the upright family man and the raging sociopath was not clearly demarcated between his work and his home life, as it is in the movie. Michael Shannon’s Kuklinski controls his temper around his wife and daughters, for the most part. In reality, Kuklinski was physically abusive to Barbara, and so controlling with his three children that one daughter, Chris, claims she lost her virginity to a stranger at age 12 just to feel she finally had control over something – her own body. Kuklinski blackened Barbara’s eyes, caused her to miscarry, shattered furniture, destroyed mementos. He told his daughter Merrick that he would have to murder the entire family if he accidentally killed her mother, so she and her sister carefully packed a bag and worked out a plan to run for their lives, just in case.

Why I don’t believe Kuklinski, in a nutshell

1. He was a prolific liar. Even people who believe most of his story, like Bruno, acknowledge that not all of his stories are true.
2. There is simply no concrete evidence that he was a hitman.

Here’s what I think happened: Kuklinski was a minor-league criminal running a B&E gang, bootlegging porn, selling stolen merchandise, etc. In the early ’80s he lost control of his crew, and some members starting getting into trouble, so he began picking them off one by one, just like Jesse James did in the twilight of his criminal career.
He had long been telling people he was a hitman, and after his arrest he decided to pass himself off as a world-class Mafia hitman. An avid – but not very careful – reader of true crime lit since boyhood, he used famous crime scene photos and twice-told gangster tales to piece together an impressive life story, inserting himself into some of the Mafia’s most notorious murders. Many people bought it.

I do believe that Kuklinski and his siblings were severely abused as children, because the Kuklinski clan spawned two remorseless killers. His younger brother, Joseph, served 33 years in Trenton State for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old neighbour.
I believe that he did work, in some capacity, for DeMeo (perhaps merely as a porn supplier).
I believe that he killed at least six of his associates. The fact that he was busted for nearly all of them indicates he was not a professional killer.
I believe that he was a career criminal. He had very few legit jobs in his lifetime, yet his income was steady and he was able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
In my opinion, the rest is bullshit.

How did Kuklinski pull off one of the biggest hoaxes in criminal history?

First of all, he chose the right profession. Hitmen often work alone, are crazy paranoid about surveillance, and kill people to whom they can’t be connected – usually without even knowing their names. If a Mafia hitman tells you he killed 100-200 people over three decades in two countries and at least 18 states, that’s a tough thing to refute. I cannot conclusively say that Kuklinski never worked as a contract killer. I can only cast doubt on his claims by pointing to the lack of corroborating evidence for them.
Kuklinski was a serial killer. There’s no question about that. His real killing experiences may have enabled him to spin plausible-sounding tales about contract murders.

Secondly, Kuklinski was a sociopath. He was a convincing liar, and a reasonably intelligent man. He knew how to fill the credibility gaps in some of his stories. He was smart enough to know that DeMeo’s Gemini Lounge was under surveillance, and to make up the story about always meeting DeMeo near the Tappan Zee Bridge. As DeMeo’s “secret weapon”, he supposedly didn’t have to rub elbows with the other killers in DeMeo’s crew very often. This would explain why he wasn’t known as a Gemini Lounge regular.
He was also smart enough to come up with an excuse for living in a nice, but hardly extravagant, 3-bedroom house in New Jersey when he was pulling in millions every year: Gambling. Sure, he could send his kids to private schools and buy lovely furniture for his wife, but he pissed away several grand on a regular basis in poker games and casinos. This lie unraveled when the man who prosecuted him, New Jersey Deputy Attorney General Bob Carroll, said to HBO, “He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t gamble.”  (3)

Thirdly, he stuck to a principle that liars and hoaxers throughout history have found extremely useful: Go big or go home. By seeding his stories with some of the biggest names in modern Mafia history, Kuklinski effectively armored himself against accusations of trickery. Who would pretend to kill people for Roy DeMeo, or finger Sammy Gravano for a murder, unless he was legit? No one would be so bold. No one would be so foolish.
Paradoxically, it was this name-dropping that made me start questioning Kuklinski in the first place. Like most everyone who watched the HBO interviews, I was mesmerized and appalled by Kuklinski, and had little reason to doubt he was a hardcore contract killer. Then his Hoffa story hit the news, and I suddenly realized that not all of his stories were necessarily true. This ultimately led me to what I believe today – that Kuklinski was not a contract killer and did not work for the Mafia outside of the porn-bootlegging business.

Maybe Iceman is the perfect name for him – he pulled off an amazing snowjob. In fact, he wins the second posthumous Pants Afire Award. Irony.

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Postscript

It’s nearly impossible to dig into any subject without bumping into conspiracy theories these days. Here’s one about Kuklinski, courtesy of Ed Chiarini (the Texan who believes John Stossel is Freddy Mercury, Winston Churchill was also Lionel Barrymore, etc.): Richard Kuklinski did not die in prison in 2006, but became the chief medical examiner of the state of Connecticut, Dr. H. Wayne Carver. In Chiarini’s view, Kuklinski/Carver was a key player in the Sandy Hook massacre hoax.
Chiarini is losing his touch. Sure, I could believe that Robert Blake was the Pope, but the resemblance between Kuklinski and Carver is extremely slight (they’re both large and bald, basically).

Sources: 

1. The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo (St. Martin’s Press, 2006)
2. Roy DeMeo episode of Mobsters (originally aired on the Biography Channel October 24, 2008)
3. The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer (1992)
4. The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman (2001)
5. The Hoffa Wars by Dan E. Moldea (Paddington Press, 1978)
6.My Afternoon With Jimmy Hoffa’s Alleged Killer” (1999) by Dan E. Moldea, Moldea.com
7.Man’s claim that he killed Hoffa is dismissed as a hoax“. Detroit Free Press. April 18, 2006.
8. Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires by Selwyn Raab (Thomas Dunne Books, 2005)

Pants Afire Awards

The Pants Afire Award goes to the least credible people I’ve written about here on Swallowing the Camel.
And the lucky winners are…

Benjamin Fulford, saving the world with Freemasonic ninjas

Larry Sinclair – Obama’s gay lover and his murder allegations

James Frey – Bad writer, no Pulitzer!

Sylvia Browne, the whiskey-throated emodiment of epic FAIL

Dr. Deagle – taking WTF to whole new levels

Al Bielek – He survived the Philadelphia Experiment only to be zapped back to infancy. Never trust the government, folks.

Casey Anthony – Whether she’s guilty of killing her daughter or not, this girl has got to be one of the least competent liars in the history of lying.

Richard “Iceman” Kuklinski – He became the world’s most infamous Mafia hitman without actually working for the Mafia or being a hitman.

Benjamin Fulford Update

As if he isn’t busy enough saving the world alongside Freemasonic ninjas, former financial journalist Benjamin Fulford also had to have spinal surgery on January 22.

But don’t worry about him. He was well enough to be a guest on Jeff Rense’s radio show the very next day, and he finally understood why he had been experiencing mystical visions from time to time: This thing was implanted in his spine.

What is it? Well, no one knows. Guesses range from “a partially absorbed twin” to “something that Fulford made up just so people would keep paying attention to him”. Given his track record, I’ll go with that last one. Not that the Goa’uld theory isn’t brilliant.

Pants Afire Award: Casey Anthony


The year’s first Pants Afire Award goes to Casey Anthony, the mother of murdered 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, for telling the most (and most easily discovered) lies in the shortest amount of time.
I don’t usually pay attention to these high-profile missing child cases, because they’re only the tip of the iceberg. Every year, thousands of children go missing. Some are never found. Others, like Caylee, are found dead.
However, the Anthony case is worthy of mention because Casey Anthony – whether she’s guilty of harming her daughter or not – seems to be a whole new kind of stupid. I’m talking her-mother-should-have-kept-the-placenta-and-used-her-for-stem-cell-research stupid. I don’t mean that literally, of course. But Casey Anthony is stupid.

The following is gleaned from police interviews and a timeline of the Anthony case, available at the Investigation Discovery website.

On the afternoon of June 16, 2008, 22-year-old Casey left her parents’ house in Orlando, Florida, where she usually lived with her daughter, to go “to work” at Universal Studios. She planned to drop off Caylee at a nanny’s house. She told her parents she would be working late and spending the night at “the nanny’s house”, and would be home the following night. Later, over the phone, Casey told her mother a complex story about having to go to Tampa for a work event. While there, she said, the nanny had a car accident. Her injuries were supposedly being treated at Tampa General.

Casey didn’t return to her parents’ home for a month, at least not for long. In late June, she did sneak home long enough to borrow her mother’s truck and steal some gas from her father. She told her dad that Caylee was staying with the nanny, in Tampa.
This did not comfort Cindy Anthony at all; by July 3, she was so concerned about the lack of communication with Caylee that she posted this message on her MySpace page: “My Caylee is missing.” She suspected that Casey had been jealous of her closeness with the little girl, and took her away out of spite.

Casey’s car was found abandoned on June 30. The Anthonys learned about this on July 12. When the worried Anthonys finally located their daughter on July 15, Caylee was not with her. Cindy Anthony demanded to be taken to the little girl. At first Casey insisted that Caylee was safe in the care of her nanny, but she refused to take her mother to the nanny’s house even after Cindy threatened to call the police. Finally, after repeated confrontations with her older brother and Cindy, Casey revealed that Caylee was missing. The nanny had disappeared with her on June 9. Clearly, Casey couldn’t even remember when she left her parents’ home with Caylee for the last time, because the date she gave for Caylee’s supposed abduction was a full week before Caylee’s disappearance. This is the calibre of duuuuuh we’re dealing with, here.
Casey begged her mother not to report Caylee’s abduction to the police. Cindy, in one of the last smart moves she would make, did so anyway. Then the lies really began…

– Casey told Orange County detectives she was making every possible effort to find her daughter, though she had never even mentioned Caylee’s abduction to her boyfriend, friends, parents, or anyone else for a full month. She was not in Tampa at any time during that month. She had spent much of June and July living and partying with friends as though nothing was wrong, flashing a toothy grin while she posed for photos at nightclubs and get-togethers. She told detectives she hung out in bars to “get information” about her daughter’s abduction.
Casey also got a tattoo and bought lingerie while Caylee was missing, paying for them with checks stolen from a friend and money stolen from her mother. She seemed completely unaware that surveillance videos, receipts, photos, and eyewitnesses could reveal her activities.

Casey’s mother and father have also tried to make excuses for Casey’s partying. George Anthony said the photos were taken at least a year prior to Caylee’s disappearance, even though Casey’s current boyfriend (whom she met in early ’08) appears in some of the party photos. Cindy Anthony says the photos taken at Fusion nightclub were promotional photos for which Casey was paid. There is no evidence to support this. Friends of Casey told police she made numerous trips to nightclubs, bars, and parties between mid-June and mid-July, and that she drank heavily and enjoyed herself during these outings.

– She told Orange County detectives she was employed as an events planner at Universal Studios, with her own office. She was actually unemployed. She had been let go from Kodak, which had a contract with Universal, in 2006. Yet she went so far as to give detectives a bogus phone extension number, and named a fictional supervisor. She even agreed to lead detectives to her office. Partway down a hallway, she admitted she was no longer employed at Universal, but insisted she really wanted to check out Universal because it was one of the places Caylee had visited with her. Why would Caylee’s abductors take the child to Universal Studios? Casey had no explanation for her bizarre statement.

George Anthony had suspected for two years that his daughter wasn’t really working. The route she supposedly took to work every day wasn’t the easiest one.

– Casey said the only people who knew about Caylee’s disappearance were her former co-workers Jeff Hopkins and Juliette Lewis. She said Hopkins introduced her to Caylee’s nanny, Zenaida Gonzales. But Hopkins denied knowing the nanny, and made it clear that Casey mentioned nothing about a missing daughter when he bumped into her on July 2. There is no evidence that “Juliette Lewis” even exists.

– For two years Casey had been telling her parents, friends, and everyone else that she still worked at Universal. During May and early June she slept overnight at friends’ houses on several occasions, telling her parents she was staying late at work.

– She claimed she last saw her daughter on the morning of June 9, when she dropped her off at the babysitter’s home (apartment 210 at Sawgrass Apartments). The babysitter was Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, a woman who also babysat for Jeff Hopkins. “Zanny” had also worked at Universal for a time, Casey said.
Casey obviously forgot that she had taken her daughter to visit numerous relatives on July 15, Father’s Day. Her parents had last seen Caylee on the morning of July 16.
A woman named Zenaida Gonzalez had checked out an apartment at the Sawgrass complex earlier in the summer and signed a guestbook that was visible to other visitors, but never lived there. 210 had been unoccupied and under renovation since February. The woman apparently has no connection to Casey, and says she has never worked as a babysitter. Nor did she ever work at Universal. It seems Casey didn’t have a nanny at all. She lifted a name at random from the guest register of a friend’s apartment complex, without making sure that person actually lived in the complex.

The Anthony family says police questioned the wrong Zenaida Gonzalez. Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mother, claims she first heard Casey mention Zenaida two years ago, but never met nor even saw the woman.

– When the Sawgrass story started to unravel, Casey supplied an entirely different one: Caylee had actually been abducted from a park by Zenaida and Zenaida’s sister. They gave Casey instructions on what she should tell the police if she wanted her daughter to remain safe, then drove away in an SUV.

– Told a friend that her father had suffered a stroke during the summer. George Anthony had suffered a stroke… years earlier.

– When first questioned on July 15, Casey said she had received a brief phone call from Caylee earlier in the day. The little girl happily talked about books and toys. Casey says she immediately dialed the number from which Caylee had called, only to find that the phone had already been disconnected.

It is now known that Caylee’s body had been in the woods since August, at the latest.
– She searched for “how to make chloroform” on her personal computer.

– She stole checks from the friend with whoms she was living, a credit card from her mother, and gas from her father.

– Casey abandoned her car (actually owned by her parents) in a conspicuous spot. The towtruck driver who removed it detected a corpse-like odour in the car, as did Casey’s mother, father, and brother when they reclaimed the car. The Anthonys feared their daughter or granddaughter had been killed and left in the trunk.
Casey said she ditched the car only because it ran out of gas.
On December 11, 2008, Caylee’s body was found half a mile from her grandparents’ home.
Casey Anthony had a month in which to craft a convincing explanation for her daughter’s disappearance. This was the best she could do.

Psychic Smackdown!

Dr. Bill “Modified Attack Baboons” Deagle Vs. David Wilcock

It would be difficult to choose between these two modern-day prophets. Dr. Deagle is one of the Two Witnesses described in the Book of Revelation, but on the other hand, David Wilcock accurately forecast the Lewinsky scandal when he described his dreams about stuffed-animal orgies and Godzilla.

There have been some very interesting developments with Bill Deagle this month. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Deagle, you can read my summary of his colourful career here.

On October 5, Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot were at the Nexus magazine conference in Australia (big shock) when they learned that Dr. Deagle had received the same info they had on a Big Event that would occur October 7th.

I’m not familiar with the origins and aims of Project Camelot, but I’ve watched enough of their online videos to know that Cassidy and Ryan interview only the nuttiest of the nutty, including:

– Boriska, a Russian teenager who draws pictures of his past life on Mars.
– Richard Hoagland, the Face on Mars fanatic who believes NASA revealed the ultimate truth about the history of our solar system and “hyperdimensional physics” through a series of 1950s View-Master slides.
– Dan Burisch, an alleged scientist who, with the help of his alien co-worker J-Rod, discovered the Ganesh Particle. This is the seed of life itself, and Burisch was the only microbiologist on Earth qualified to work with it. MJ-12 kindly gave him permission to leak info about his work through paranormal -themed radio talkshows and online forums, so we know that the aliens are actually descendants of humans sent back in time to fix some of the imminent disasters that already happened, by working with their own long-dead ancestors (Rogue astronauts? Richard Branson? The Army of the 12 Monkeys?).
– Duncan O’Finioan, who was inducted into a secret government program called Project Talent in the back room of a Kentucky hardware store when he was 6 years old. Talent turned kids into psychic supersoldiers capable of killing with the power of their minds; O’Finioan and others were used in Vietnam. He also has a bionic arm.
Benjamin Fulford, the former financial journalist whose dead great-grandfather helped him defeat an Illuminati plot to wipe out most of the Chinese population, with the aid of some Freemasonic Ninjas. More on him later.

Anyway, Deagle told Project Camelot about his most recent visions. Like the Old Testament prophets, Deagle retreats to the back of a cave in sackcloth and ashes to grieve for the future (figuratively speaking), and this time he experienced unparalleled pain and horror. He saw images of people bathed in a bluish light, holding their heads while screaming in terror and spinning around in confusion (Nutrimedical Report listeners, perhaps?), smelled burning flesh, and watched seemingly ordinary Chinese-Americans suddenly don military-style uniforms with strange crests on them. He saw martial law, a red sky, blue hats and black ski masks, economic collapse, Chinese and Russian submarines off both U.S. coasts, and nuclear events in U.S. cities which will be blamed on Al Qaeda. These visions aren’t much different from the information he offered in his truly insane Granada Forum lecture (available on Google Video), but this time Dr. Deagle received Spirit Knowledge about a specific date: October 7. That’s not the date when all of these things will occur, however; it’s just the date on which the “Luciferic forces” that will gradually usher in these events will be unleashed.

The U.S. bank bailout was a “Luciferic blood sacrifice” initiated by European countries. In one vision, Deagle saw elder members of the Saudi royal family demanding money from the bailout, owed to them as debt.

Deagle also described his visions of the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11 (which he already knew about from inside sources), Katrina, and other events. In 1987 he had a vision of a mushroom cloud in the core of Chicago, and he believes this may relate to upcoming events.
At this point in the conversation, Kerry Cassidy told Deagle that she has been having similar premonitions, and assured him it’s OK if he doesn’t want to divulge the specific cities in which these nuclear strikes will occur (not that he had shown any indication of doing that). Deagle coyly admitted that he knows which cities will be hit, but named only L.A.

Deagle says he has premonitions on a daily basis, enough to fill an encyclopedia. He had horrible pain spasms right before 9/11, but this was 100 times worse. The events he foresees will produce massive fear on a global scale, and “transdimensional entities” will feed off this fear just like the creatures in Monsters Inc.

Yes, he actually likened his religious visions to the plot of a Pixar movie.

The events will unfold in a certain sequence:
1. On October 7th an economic collapse will occur in Europe, quickly spreading to the rest of the world.
2. False flag nuclear strikes will take place in major U.S. cities, probably within the next two years, ushering in martial law. The energy grid will be shut down. Between 200,000 and 2 million U.S. residents will die. Routes of escape from affected cities will be blocked off by perimeter guards armed with Directed Energy Weapons and pepper spray (apparently the dinosaurs and Modified Attack Baboons aren’t ready yet).
3. An Avian flu pandemic, combined with climate shift, will result in the starvation of 100 million people. Cloned food will then be introduced to weaken the remaining populace. (Kerry adds that she has heard the cloned food will come out of Mexico.)

Deagle explained that prophecies can be used to stall or even prevent certain events, because they offer the opportunity for prayer, grassroots political activism, and other forms of intercession. But in case none of that works, he offers some advice:

– Visit Nutrimedical.com and listen to The Nutrimedical Report for more information.
– If you live in a warm U.S. city located on a plain or in a valley, do not go east when escaping from it.
– Be properly prepared for pestilence and radiation burns.
– Remove all your money from the bank immediately. Convert it into gold and silver coin and food/water supplies.

It’s quite interesting to me that Deagle’s prophecies always involve things that have already happened. For instance, he wasn’t predicting an economic crisis last year. And he didn’t mention his Oklahoma City, 9/11, or tsunami foreknowledge until long after those events.

None of these new revelations would be in any way significant (they are, after all, the same old stuff Deagle has been peddling since his Prophecy Club days) were it not for a dissenting view voiced by one David Wilcock. I’d never heard of the dude. Turns out he’s a “lecturer/researcher” specializing in the evolution of consciousness, 2012 studies, “Ascension”, and ancient civilizations. He has been interviewed by – you guessed it – Project Camelot. His book The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce? highlights the many similarities between himself and the Sleeping Prophet, and includes “documented NASA scientfic proof of interplanetary climate change” and how it “directly impacts our DNA.” He uses a Russian torsion generator for consciousness-raising and “profound healing”. He also has a theory that DNA spontaneously forms from non-organic material that spirals together in the emptiness of space. For more of this gobbledygook, visit his website (www.divinecosmos.com).

Wilcock is also a psychic. In July 1998 he issued a prophecy that a nuclear strike would occur in New York on August 17th. One of his visions included scenes from the recent Godzilla movie. Another consisted of “two vicious bears and two large, fuzzy stuffed-animal type creatures, all male and all having violent sex with each other in a straight line front to back.”

Needless to say, the nuclear strike didn’t happen. But Wilcock was “even more surprised when I discovered that Clinton’s testimony regarding the incident occurring with Miss Lewinsky would occur on August 17….Although the event itself was not a nuclear strike or an act of war, it had an effect on the psychology of everyone. It is this type of effect in consciousness that the [psychic] readings were most likely picking up on…I realized that Clinton’s testimony was forcing all the darkest spots in the collective human psyche out into the open.”

So, essentially, dreaming about a crappy Godzilla remake and X-rated Teddy Bears’ Picnics means that somewhere, a head of state may be enjoying a sexual encounter.

You have been warned.

Anyway, to get back to October 7th, Wilcock told Project Camelot in no uncertain terms that he believes Dr. Deagle is wrong. The ETs who watch over us would never allow such destruction, the elite wouldn’t want to destroy vast tracks of real estate, and if such things were about to happen Wilcock would have heard about it. He pointed out that psychic dreams can be symbolic, and may exaggerate future events. He was also unsettled by Deagle’s Granada Forum talk, saying it was akin to “death porn”. Deagle seemed to enjoy imparting terrible news. I noted this myself. Kerry Cassidy, however, disagreed.

Then Wilcock utterly discredited himself again by saying that his own intuitive information is highly reliable.

The consensus on various New Age/conspiracy forums appeared to be that Deagle is bats*** crazy, but there were still those out there who accepted at least some of his information as credible. A few people were plainly terrified by his predictions. Others felt, for some reason, that Wilcock is the more believable of the two and decided they will not be partaking in any Pestilence Preparedness.

Meanwhile, Benjamin Fulford issued his own dire predictions, adding a new anti-Semitic twist. He warned that if the American people don’t rise up and oust the financial oligarchs and the other members of the “secret inter-married clan of Satan worshippers” that controls the world (and suppresses cool anti-gravity devices), we’ll be heading into WWIII and a global “genocide” at the hands of Zionists and other evildoers. Not even the Freemasonic Ninjas can save us now. A financial “black hole” would become evident on October 5th.

Whatever your view of the U.S. bailout and our current economic crisis, I think we can all agree that October 5th and 7th were neither more nor less eventful in the scheme of things than any other days in the past several months. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a bit of standard emergency preparedness, there isn’t a single solid reason to believe that the U.S. government will soon nuke its own cities just to bring in martial law and “cloned food”, nor that we will all be herded into vast underground bunkers by Satan-worshipping Zionists. I wouldn’t worry about Deagle’s Bioplasmatic Astral Entities or Modified Attack Baboons, either.

But watch out for those Teddy Bears.

This month’s Pants Afire Award goes to… Benjamin Fulford!


How did one Canadian journalist become the peace broker betweeen 10,000 rich white dudes and 6 million pissed-off Asians?
Well, it involves Japanese finance, Nikola Tesla, and liver pills…
Until 2005 Benjamin Fulford was a Tokyo-based correspondent with Forbes magazine, writing articles on Asian finance. Then, he says, he quit in protest after the magazine refused to run a story that was critical of one of its advertisers. Since then he has written several books on economics and politics, such as Say Goodbye to Zombies (2006), published in Japan. But his claim to fame is his proclamation that he is single-handedly staving off the assassinations of Western members of the Illuminati, with which his own family has long been associated.
Fulford is the great-grandson of Ontario patent medicine tycoon G.T. Fulford, who made his fortune in the late 19th century by acquiring the rights to distribute popular liver pills called Pink Pills for Pale People. He established a posh estate in Brockton, Ontario (now a Heritage Foundation tourist attraction) and became a senator before dying in a car crash in 1905.
Benjamin Fulford says his great-grandmother Mary, G.T. Fulford’s wife, was a psychic Prime Minister Mackenzie King consulted before making important political decisions.
Benjamin pursued a more prosaic career, attending Tokyo’s prestigious Sophia University and becoming a financial writer. Now in his 40s, his baby face and clear blue eyes make him look younger despite a receding hairline. He has a mild, but very noticeable, speech impediment.
Fulford started to receive attention from Western conspiracy researchers around July 2007 because of the startling announcements he was making about the Illuminati. Citing information from “underground sources”, he declared that the Illuminati had gained covert control of Japan by murdering more than 200 Japanese citizens, including politicians, since the end of WWII, and next planned to reduce China’s population to just 500 million with bioweapons.
Shortly after he made the Illuminati’s depopulation plan known, Fulford says he was contacted by an ancient, pan-Asian secret society known as the Green and Red, comprised of 6 million gangsters, assassins, and intellectuals. It is dedicated to aiding the weak and fighting injustice, having emerged from the Ming army that tried to overthrow the Manchus in the 17th century. It unseated Japan’s last emperor and supported the Boxer Rebellion, then was forced underground by the Communists in 1949.
Members of the G & R warned Fulford that unless the Illuminati backed off, key Western leaders would be assassinated. They asked him to provide basic information on such people (apparently the G & R doesn’t have ‘Net access), and Fulford obliged by handing over 10,000 names and addresses. However, he tried to prevent any assassinations from taking place by becoming the peacemaker between the secret elites of the East and West. One of Fulford’s first steps in the negotiation process was to enlist the aid of “the KGB” (Putin and the FSB); sources had told him that Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, China, and Russia are the only regions of the world currently not under Illuminati control. With Russia’s help, Fulford managed to arrange an Illuminati stand-down by the summer of ’07. Among the terms of the peace agreement: George W. Bush would step down by August, the U.S. government and the EU would make reforms, and free energy technology would at long last be released from a Rockefeller lair.
But Fulford’s job was far from over. He next “called out” Illuminati bigwig David Rockefeller, asking the 92-year-old statesman to meet with him at the Brockton, Ontario estate of his great-grandfather. In late 2007 he triumphantly announced that the meeting had gone off as planned; he had confronted Rockefeller about high crimes committed by the Illuminati, and gave him letters “of interest to national security” penned over a century earlier by G.T. Fulford. What a turn-of-the-century, Canadian patent medicine huckster could possibly have had to do with the current state of U.S. political affairs remains obscure, but in the following months Fulford would build up a complex web of relationships between his family and the leading lights of the 20th century.
Despite Fulford’s reported success with David Rockefeller, some conspiracy researchers were alarmed by the photo accompanying Fulford’s story about the meeting; Rockefeller and Fulford stand side by side, Rockefeller smiling and Fulford grinning doofishly. How could he cozy up to the enemy like this? Confronted with the anachronistic photo, Fulford admitted that the meeting had actually taken place in Tokyo, when Rockefeller was visiting the city on unrelated business. Two security guards and a cameraman were present, so nothing of a top-secret Illuminati nature had been discussed. The story changed subtly again when Fulford spoke to Canadian conspiracy theorist Henry Makow. Fulford told Makow that the unstated secondary purpose of Rockefeller’s Tokyo visit was to “verify that the Fulford and Rockefeller families have been entwined for over a century by the ghost of G.T. Fulford.” He went on to say, that “the secret society’s messages can be read in the newspapers every day.” On Jeff Rense’s conspiracy-themed radio show, Fulford declared that at the time of his death, his great-grandfather had been planning to finance Nikola Tesla’s introduction of free energy technology, and for this reason he was murdered by a trolley. The Rockefellers then took control of Tesla’s inventions, hiding them from public view (this is a theory long held by free-energy fanatics).
In a video commentary on the interview, Fulford contradicted the explanation he had given to Makow: Rockefeller’s visit had been secret because he knew he had to sneak past Fulford on his turf, realizing that Fulford could have him abducted and brought to him (or, as Fulford put it, trussed up and delivered to him “with a vibrator up his ass”). Fulford explains that he had opted for friendly cooperation with Rockefeller in lieu of aggressive questioning because he knew the man would never admit on camera to heading the secret government, sacrificing children, deliberately spreading AIDS, or inventing SARS. Yet it was Fulford himself who provided the cameraman for the meeting.
In the video of the Rockefeller “confrontation”, Fulford asks for Rockefeller’s thoughts on the global government he discussed in his memoirs and speeches, and Rockefeller kindly corrects him, saying that he advocated cooperation among governments, not a one-world government. Rockefeller explains that he can’t conceive of one government ever coming into being. Fulford interpreted this to mean that Rockefeller wants a secret global government. He persists with the line of questioning, citing quotes found on Wikipedia. Rockefeller glances despairingly at his security guard or assistant and repeats to Fulford that he said no such things. Fulford moves on to Iran. Rockefeller says the U.S. probably won’t attack because it’s concerned about sparking international conflict. The other questions Fulford asks aren’t terribly interesting, until he asks Rockefeller what he thinks of people labeling him “the secret ruler of the world.” Rockefeller mildly responds that only crackpots would make such irresponsible assertions. Fulford doesn’t respond.
In his commentary, Fulford elaborates on his first encounters with the Illuminati in early 2007, adding strange new details: After he had interviewed Japanese Finance Minister Heiza Takenaka and accused him to selling out the Japanese economy to the Illuminati, Fulford had been contacted by a “ninja”, a Freemasonic assassin who presented him with a Freemasonic badge and told him of he ultra-secret 13 degrees of Masonic inititation that exist beyond the ordinary 32 degrees. The assassin informed him that Freemasons control the world, and they’re planning to thin out the world population with disease, starvation, and bioweapons. He then gave Fulford an ultimatum: Become Japan’s new Minister of Finance, or die. There is no explanation from Fulford of why the Illuminati would possibly want an obscure Canadian journalist to oversee Japan’s financial empire, with so many other puppets at its disposal.
Fulford considered playing ball with the Freemasons until the Green and Red stepped out from the shadows to offer him protection. As evidence, Fulford holds up a thin paper booklet he identifies as the G & R handbook, and another skinny booklet with a Freemasonic logo on the cover. He says he was invited to one of the G & R’s secret ceremonies, and to prove this he shows a photo of himself standing in front of an ordinary Asian altar-table covered with candles and fruit.
Later, when Fulford “called out” Rockefeller, the Illuminati assassin resurfaced to demonstrate the Illuminati’s awesome power; he predicted an earthquake would soon occur near Japan’s largest nuclear facility. Sure enough, this came to pass (hardly surprising – the facility is on a fault line). Unfortunately for the Illuminati, Fulford didn’t make the prediction known before the earthquake occurred, so its awesome power is still very much in question for the rest of us. Fulford, noting that a plasma ball was photographed over the reactor site on the day of the earthquake, wisely chose not to retaliate.
Fulford’s star should have fallen when the date for Bush’s arranged resignation came and went, but his endless excuses for why the Illuminati isn’t complying with the terms of his negotations have satisfied many of the conspiracy theorists who accepted his tales. They don’t care that Fulford’s evidence is as thin as the G & R handbook. Like Dr. Deagle, all he needs to do to maintain his audience’s loyalty is to keep producing more astonishing inside information and assuring them he is the only one who can save us all.
God bless you, Mr. Fulford.
Other Sources:
– Project Camelot interviews [transcripts] with Fulford
– 2005 Fulford video
Further Information:
Fulford’s website, featuring financial/political articles as well as essays like “How the Celtic Peoples Were Enslaved by Babylonian Tyrants”
Fulford’s odd resume. He claims he spent 1978-1982 consorting with former cannibals, studying with an Amazonian witchdoctor, and catching food with his own hands in the wilds of Canada.

The World of Dr. Deagle

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Dr. William Deagle is a physician, a prophet, a government insider/whistleblower, and one of the two witnesses described in the Book of Revelation. He knows what really happened at Columbine, the World Trade Center, and Oklahoma City. He could be the ruler of the world, but he has chosen to enlighten the masses instead. Thanks to him, the world may someday be safe from Modified Attack Baboons.

 

I knew nothing of Dr. Bill Deagle until I saw his presentation at the 2007 Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference. As EcoShock Radio host Alex Smith wrote of Deagle’s Vancouver talk, “I smelt the Snake Oil pouring from the stage.” Even though Deagle spared us his wackiest claims, I caught a whiff of it, too. For one thing, he’s been witness to virtually every significant event of the last two decades. I call this Forrest Gump Syndrome.

Dr. Deagle first came to public attention as a lecturer for The Prophecy Club, then made a name for himself among conspiracy theorists in the wake of the Columbine massacre, but he now claims that his involvement with the deepest and darkest conspiracies of our time began much earlier.

The Doctor Deagle

Born in Detroit and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Deagle attributes his superior intelligence to the fact that his mom smoked while pregnant. This increased his neural pathways. Also, aliens interested in his superior intellect observed him closely throughout his childhood.

Deagle received a science degree from Dalhousie Unversity after studying biology, nuclear physics, marine bacteriology, and chemistry. He says he was planning to study nuclear physics at MIT before deciding on med school at Dalhousie (’73 to ’77). He is a GP, and variously claims to be a microbiologist, a physicist, and a toxicologist.

He lists his professional affiliations and titles after his MD: ABFP (American Board of Family Practice), CCFP (Canadian College of Family Practice), CIME (Certified Independent Medical Examiner) , AAAAM (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine), ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine), AAPM (could be the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, or the American Academy of Pain Medicine, or the American Academy of Pain Medication), SPPM (no clue), and AAEM (American Academy of Environmental Medicine). (1)

In 1974 he was “personally recruited” to take a year off med school and do his Ph.D. in virology with the CIA in Uganda, to help create the AIDS virus. He turned down the offer.

He says that in ’75 the infamous brainwasher Ewen Cameron was brought to Dalhousie as a guest speaker. Slight catch: Dr. Cameron died in 1967. Deagle explains that he “supposedly died”. (2)

He seems to have told some people that he graduated from med school in 5 months.

After med school Deagle wed his first wife, Denise, and practiced medicine in several Canadian cities. In 1980 he met his current wife, Michelle, and they left their spouses to marry each other. They then embarked on a spiritual quest that led them in and out of many churches that one acquaintance described as “extremist”. (3) In 1988 they founded Clay and Iron Ministries. Dr. Deagle declared himself a prophet and gave lectures for The Prophecy Club. They had children, and in the mid-’90s settled in Denver.

Deagle says he has worked in military special operations and cybernetics in the U.S. and Canada. In the early ’80s, with a Canadian government grant, he produced 12 devices that create scalar holographic induction morphogenic fields to induce anti-aging (I suspect this involves the pseudoscientific theories of Rupert Sheldrake). He also worked out the physics of how quantum biology works, yet somehow never received any credit for any of these accomplishments.
He worked on the Iridium satellites, Echalon, World Identification, and Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (“Star Wars”). He also treated people working on highly classified projects, and taught bioterrorism response/environmental medicine to Special Operation (Delta) forces, and exchanged info with them. They gave him sections of the Patriot Act two years before it was announced; they had been written 12-15 years earlier. In 1999 he was part of Operation TOPOFF; under Dr. Jay Reddington and various agencies (FBI, CDC, etc.) he helped run bioterrorism simulations in Denver. He has said the bubonic plague, smallpox, and anthrax simulations (some computer, some live) were disastrous. (2)

Thanks to his contacts in the NSA and ATF, Deagle knows about top-secret ops like Project Omega, a super intelligence agency that oversees all intelligence agencies on the planet. It is staffed by humans and aliens.

Dr. Deagle was a GP in Denver for several years, but now that he’s on some kind of government hit list he has chosen to hole up in Canada. Good thinkin’, Dr. D: They’ll never find you here. Not unless They do something really extreme, like go to a gas station and buy a road atlas.
I love it when people say they’re on a government hit list. They usually say it from the podium of a very public place that has no security whatsoever. Isn’t it ironic how some people who spoke from a podium and didn’t say this ended up being assassinated? Like Malcolm X and RFK? But the people who do say it usually die of old age? I mean, for the past 30+ years Lyndon LaRouche has been telling his groupies that the KGB, the CIA, and the British monarchy are gunning for him, yet he’s now in his 80s and doesn’t have so much as a paper cut to show for it.

Why did Dr. Deagle really leave Denver? After a woman named Debra Darnell died under his care, her family complained that he had over-prescribed medications (102 of them in 9 months). In March 2004 Deagle’s license was temporarily suspended for over-prescribing drugs to three of his patients; one died from combined effects of the various meds, one suffered withdrawal and had to be hospitalized, and the third landed in the ER in a discombobulated state. (3)

Deagle insists the medical board of Colorado are criminals on the order of Dr. Mengele. He says of big pharma/chema, “They would make the high priests of any ancient civilization cry for the horrendous horrors that have been perpetrated by these monsters. For example, the war against pain doctors and pain patients…I’ve been harrassed by the board of medical examiners, trying to prove that I’m nothing.” He hints that the government has dismantled his career in retaliation for his whistleblowing, ; one of his lecture slides reads “Administrative Rendition: Deagle Administrative Rendition license re Pain Medicine and NWO”, and contains info about Professor Steven Jones’s early retirement and the government harassment of Merchant Marine whistleblower Eric Shine. (2)

On June 1, 2007, Deagle’s Colorado medical license was revoked for over-prescribing highly addictive pain medications to six of his patients. He is not currently licensed to practice medicine in Nova Scotia. Michelle Deagle gave up her real estate career to run Nutrimedical, and this online herbal supplement/emergency preparedness store is their sole visible means of support, aside from the Nutrimedical Report radio show and the occasional paid lecture.

The Prophet Deagle

In the ’80s and early ’90s, Dr. Deagle was a popular speaker on The Prophecy Club (TPC). This is a forum that combines Christian apocalyptic prophecies with popular conspiracy theories; many of its speakers claim to be reformed Satanists or occultists (notably Bill Schnoebelen), and others are supposedly former members of the intelligence community. Some of them, like Deagle, present prophecies that are invariably wrong.
TPC was started by fundamentalist Stan Johnson. According to a pamphlet entitled The Deadly Medicine of Dr. Bill Deagle by James Lloyd (available from the Christian Media Ministry website), Deagle had a falling-out with Johnson during a visit to Israel. After that, Deagle left or was removed from TPC. Johnson later apologized for the statements made by some of TPC’s speakers, including Deagle, and made it clear that he no longer believes Deagle’s claims – if he ever did. Though Deagle’s brand of religiosity is still popular with a handful of believers, like Rainbow Serpent Medicine Mar’ya, he seems to have fallen out of favour with the prophetic-conspiracy crowd.
Deagle continues to give Christian presentations in addition to his 9/11 ones, however; in 2005 he and Pastor Butch Paugh gave a talk titled “The Exposing the Beast Seminar”.

In his Prophecy Club lectures, Dr. Deagle actually identified himself as one of the two witnesses mentioned in the Book of Revelation (11), men who stand in the streets of Jerusalem and warn of the events of the endtimes until they are murdered. According to Lloyd, he also named a source far higher up than his current NSA contacts: the Archangel Gabriel. Gabriel first appeared to Deagle on April 24, 1999 (four days after Columbine), but the visit was announced by the audible voice of God Himself, instructing him to take two specific nutrient capsules and go to bed. As he slept, Gabriel appeared to him and transported him to Kosovo to witness firsthand the horrors wrought by war. He watched Milosevic argue with a Russian diplomat just before the archangel moved him to the White House basement to see the Clintons crowing over their success at demonizing Milosevic. Next he saw German soldiers marching to cries of “Hail the UN World Armed Forces!” Later, Gabriel told him about the Great Falling Away and took him to a super-secret military base within Cheyenne Mountain to see a neutron fuse button that can shut down all communications systems in the world. (I assume this vision is what Deagle is referring to when he says “I have been in underground cities”.) Gabriel also revealed the Satanic master plan of Project Omega and the nonhuman highest levels of Freemasonry (above 180 degrees). At the very tip-top of the food chain is Pindar, the Satanic Lizard King described by Arizona Wilder. (according to Wilder, Pindar is Prince Charles’s real father). Deagle actually met Pindar. Three times Pindar tried to recruit him as his understudy – to “run the world on behalf of the evil doers.” (2)

One of his prophesies involved Indianapolis. After praying for discernment of the forces of darkness that surrounded the city, he was told by Gabriel that it was created as a womb for the goddess Diana (In-DIANA-apolis), and that it is revered as such by local Freemasons. “A gate to the evil one has been created by the shedding of innocent blood.” (4)

Alrighty, then.

In ’88 Deagle and his wife founded Clay and Iron Ministry, “commissioned by the Most High God”, for the purpose of preparing humanity for the “Times of Jacobs Trouble” [sic]. As a “prolife messianic Christian physician”, Dr. Deagle oposes many things: transhumanism/cyborg technology, GM foods, fluoride, RFID identification microchips, depleted uranium landmines, scalar mind control, the WTO’s Codex Alimentarius, DUMBs (Deep Underground Military Bases), “Scalar Sacred Geometric Vortex Technologies”, “ET Doctrines of Devils”, a “planned American Hiroshima”, and the coming of the One World False Church. (5)

Dr. Deagle has written two books (Clay and Iron and Abortion to Armageddon), and says he is working on three more (DNA Landmines: Not-so-deplated Uranium with anti-DU activist Leuren Moret, Functional Medicine: The Genetic and Immunotoxic Basis of Health and Disease with Dr. Ari Vojdani, and The Mark is a Medical Procedure).

The Oklahoma City Bombing

In 1995 Dr. Deagle was working at Penrose St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, as an Occupational Physician. His boss at Penrose St. Francis, Dr. George Swinder, was assigned to conduct all the exit examinations of the five members of a Fort Carson military expert forensic munitions team that had been dispatched to Oklahoma City immediately after the bombing, but Deagle filled in during his absence. One of the men (unnamed) appeared to be perfectly healthy aside from a rash on his limbs and chest, yet he wanted to be tested for sterility. Pressed to give a reason, he revealed to Dr. D that the destruction of the Alfred P. Murray building was caused by something seven times stronger than any ammonium nitrate (fertilizer) bomb. “We broke three radiation detectors there,” Rash Man said. He and his co-workers had been kept under Wackenhut armed guard while sifting through the debris, preventing them from removing anything from the site. The team recovered two undetonated micronukes and one C4 pineapple bomb from the wreckage. Somehow, Rash Man learned that ATF and FBI agents had planted micronuclear bombs on the building’s support pillars.
This man was later court-martialed.

After this incident, They tried to fire Deagle, behaving in a threatening manner. He warned Them to back off and compensate him with $35K, or he and his “friends” would “take [Them] out”. They backed off. He kept the Oklahoma City info under his hat for several years before exposing it on Alex Jones’s radio show. (2)

Columbine

Dr. Deagle claims that as a fire department physician, he was one of the fist emergency workers to arrive at Columbine High on the morning of April 19, 1999. But when he and two firemen tried to enter the school, a sheriff’s officer barred the door and warned that if they tried to enter he would shoot them. In other words, the authorities were participants in the massacre, keeping emergency workers at bay until Harris and Klebold had completed their assigned task. Later, three students informed Deagle that ATF agents had been firing on kids inside the school.

Dr. D. also happened to be the family physician of Donna Taylor, mother of Columbine shooting survivor Mike Taylor (featured in Bowling for Columbine). Taylor miraculously survived being shot at least 6 times, lying on the grass for an hour before assistance arrived. Though it isn’t known if Taylor was shot by Klebold, Harris, or both, it’s obvious that one of them did it.
Yet Mike’s mother, Donna Taylor, claims her son saw a third gunman standing on the roof of the school just before the shooting began (there was a maintenance man on the roof that morning, but there are no other reports that he was armed).
Ms. Taylor and her son made other startling claims about the incident, including:
– Roughly half of Columbine’s 2000 students didn’t show up for school that day.
– The local sheriff, who aided Mike an hour after he was shot, later revealed to the Taylors that he had been instructed by his superiors not to try to save any of the kids who lay wounded in the grass.
– The family of Isiah Shoel told Ms. Taylor they were afraid of the sheriff’s department. After a friend who was planning to make a film about the shooting was killed, they left town.
– The Columbine Connection, a counseling service for students and their families, was set up immediately after the murders. Ms. Taylor believes the children were pushed to take psychiatric meds by Columbine Connection staffers.

After Mark’s miraculous recovery, Dr. Deagle gave public talks about it from a Christian perspective, supporting Ms. Taylor’s contention that Dylan Harris’s prescription use of an anti-depressant drug caused him to act out violently. But at some point they had a falling-out. Ms. Taylor now despises Bill Deagle.
She told his mortal enemy, anti-Zionist 9/11 conspiracist Eric Hufschmid, that Dr. D. made frequent unannounced visits to her home after the shooting. He showed her microchips that could be implanted in people. When Taylor’s daughter babysat the Deagles’ children, she found approximately $200,000 in cash in the house. Taylor’s dentist would phone her at home 2-3 times per week to warn her to stay away from Deagle, saying only that he was “dangerous”. He could allegedly practice mind control, and Taylor fears her son was “chipped” by him. It’s unclear if Ms. Taylor believes what she says, or if her whole story is a hoax designed to prop up Hufschmid’s bizarre hatred of Dr. Deagle.

9/11

In March 2001 Deagle attended a private luncheon for FBI and CDC officials in Denver. There, he was told by an unnamed FBI official that there would be an attack on New York City within two years. Martial law and microchip identification would be instituted immediately afterwards. So Deagle wasn’t at all surprised on September 11.

Deagle’s theory of the World Trade Center collapse is diametrically opposed to that of retired BYU professor Steven Jones (they had a private debate after the Vancouver conference): The buildings were brought down by a mini-nuke, just like the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. But when I say “theory” I mean “borderline dogmatic belief.” Deagle told us the only device that could have concievably brought down the WTC in such a manner is a mini-nuke. “There is no other conclusion. It’s not something that’s open to discussion.” The WTC had to have been brought down by a combination of micronukes, DU-tipped missiles, and thermate. As evidence, he points out that cars in the area were melted on one side but not the other.

Deagle claims the President and most Congresspeople don’t know the stuff he knows. He has a photographic memory and lots of connections.

If you’re already thinking this fellow is either a pathological liar or several croutons short of a salad, it gets much worse. The more I find out about Dr. Deagle, the more astonished I am that he can actually function in society. Clearly, there is no ceiling for the high strangeness that he continually pulls out of his ass. It just gets crazier and crazier.

On December 7, 2006 Deagle gave an epic 4-hour speech to the Granada Forum, “Conspiracy Realities of 9/11 to Avian Flu and Beyond”. The Granada Forum is an alternative media forum that provides the public with health/conspiracy information; past speakers include David Icke and Jordan Maxwell. The woman who introduced Dr. Deagle said his talk would allow the audience to “see what I know”. She described him as founder of Nutrimedical, a teacher of medicine, a student, and a procter at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Deagle recapped his OK City experience, then announced “I have been in underground cities” before launching into what is probably the most absurd, fantastical lecture I have ever heard. Here are some of the highlights of his talk, mixed with a few gems from his interview on the cable-access show The Freeman Perspective:

Dr. Deagle on History and Religion

“All kings and rulers are subject to the Jesuit general, the Black Pope. Zionism is just an apostate arm of the Babylonian Talmudic Satanism subject to the Vatican. Spiritual dark lords of blood and sexual sacrifice are identical with the I.F.E.s…Identified Fiendish Entities. They exist in the astral planes and in the physical.”

The I.F.E.s have manipulated and interbred to such a great extent with specific human families that some humans (like Hilary) are merely “human flesh husks…surrounding a bioplasmatic astral entity.”

Turning his back on the fundie roots that got him where he is today, Deagle now says that Christ was not divine. The myth of Christ was invented by the Luciferian Catholic Church.

The U.S. is still under the control of the powers behind the British throne, and those powers are controlled by the Jesuits. The Crown is “owned” by BAR, the British Authorized Registry. He’s referring to the legal bar. All legal entities are controlled by the Brit crown, or the Jesuits. Um. Okay. Read Vatican Assassins for more info; all the author’s documentation is correct, Deagle assures us.

Tesla didn’t invent anything. His father, a monk, had access to the Vatican library and found documents about ancient technology, including scalar technologies and sacred geometry. The “masters of chaos” have been sitting on this info for generations.
The Siberian explosion was caused by Tesla’s death ray.

The Nazis channeled plans for spacecraft from aliens.

An imprisoned former Nazi, Dr. [Eduard] Vermeer, created the “food rules” in the ’60s. They were adopted by the WTO in the ’90s. This is partly true, but I can find no evidence that Dr. Vermeer was a Nazi.

The term “Shock and Awe” comes from the name of an ancient Babylonian goddess. “She’s a hyperdimensional entity that’s real, not imaginary.” Need I add that there is no Babylonian goddess – or any Mesopotamian goddess – with a name even remotely resembling “Shock and Awe”? He might have this “hyperdimensional entity” of his confused with Shakkan, patron god of shepherds, or with “shekhinah”. That’s a Hebrew word for the resting place of God within the Holy of Holies.

Deagle says They are humans; we are man. They sacrifice to the reptilian “gods” on the astral plane. Astral serpentine entities are summoned to manifest themselves, and this is how every ultradimensional culture throughout history created the inferior beings known as man.

“I know information that’s well beyond that of the Buddhists.”

Dr. D. on The Freeman Perspective (an Austin cable-access show about occult conspiracies):

Host: “I find that I live on an entirely different planet from most of the humans around me…Is it possible [the military] is using some sort of occult ritual?”

D: “Part of Their religion is that they have to tell you what They’re going to do to you, shrouded in symbolism (sacred architecture, numerology, etc.)…There are only two perspectives in the universe: “Christian messianic believer”, and everything else (Luciferianism).”

The host made the bizarre statement that They aren’t even on the same calendar system as us. Theirs is derived from the Freemasonic Anno Lucis calendar, and for them this is year 6007. They practice high occult rituals and sacrifice millions of humans, “if not more”.

Information on Dr. Deagle’s (failed) prophecy for October 7, 2008 is here.)

Dr. Deagle on The Future

The sheeple are gonna learn the hard way this is not a joke…What I’m going to show you tonight is a vast panaroma of dark, majestic, evil majesty.”

“I’m not afraid to die tonight, ’cause if we don’t fight this, we’re all dead. I’m talking about the death of our planet…We have roughly a year to turn this thing around.”

Later he says that in ten years, humans will only be produced in labs. Those with genetic abnormalities will be killed, and we will all be programmed to die “like lightbulbs”.

The Avian flu is “the brainiac virus”, the most intelligent and deadly bioweapon ever released. It is “Ebola on ‘roids”. A global pandemic of it could kill 2 billion people. Americans will be chipped and placed in quarantine detainment facilities, ostensibly to prevent its spread. Vaccines will be useless against it. To prevent this pandemic, we must have hepafilters in all international aircraft, and we must stop spraying chemtrails containing nano-organisms (silicon-based lifeforms that do no originate on Earth).

“I can’t tell you when it will happen, but it’s coming. It will make all the plagues of history look like nothing.”

“2007 and 2008 will be dangerous years.“

As if that’s not bad enough, on April 1, 2005 Bush signed an Executive Order requiring all people to receive a shot that could “kill you or give you cancer”.

National ID cards and/or microchips will be in place by 2008, along with laser retinal scans (like in Minority Report), biometric identification, and lightning-fast DNA analysis. Even so, any traveler not carrying paper ID will be detained and quarantined.

The Amero will be in use. Coins below $1 will be removed from circulation. “The dollar will be the new penny.” He actually takes delight in telling people this; he snorts with laughter and grins.

By May 2008 all financial transactions will be tracked with the National Drivers ID. It is already illegal to barter, under the Patriot Act. RFID chips will be inserted into everything – every individual pill, water bottle, etc. – so that every move you make and every item you consume can be tracked 24/7.

Currency/ID violators could be confined to prisons built by Bechtel and Halliburton, and/or summarily executed.

“National health care will be a nightmare”, because it will be an “electronic choker chain on doctors”. If they don’t do what the “Nazi Dr. Mengele controllers” tell them to do, their licenses will be yanked. Doctors will be forced to implant microchips into their patients and administer “psychotronic vaccines that will rewire your brain”, vaccines that will “insert DNA to alter your genetics”, vaccines that will “brain-tenderize” you so thoughts can be implanted directly into your brain with ELF waves and control your very physiology using scalar technology, and vaccines that cause cancer. All these things have already been developed. “Just like the big pharma drugs…that are slowly killing our elderly population and turning them into demented fools.”

Israel wants to attack Iran with nuclear devices, triggering WWIII; only the 102nd Airborne is preventing this, by guarding the Dimona reactor site. Israel gave a secret ultimatum that if the U.S. didn’t attack Iran within five months (of Deagle’s talk), Israel would. “We are one second to midnight.” If Israel does attack Iran, Russia will send its most advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria and Iran and the other Arab nations; missiles from central Saudi Arabia can strike as far as London every 30 seconds. U.S. HAARP-based antiaircraft technology will be of no use, because it will cause every aircraft without a special chip and special tubes to drop out of the sky.

They are designing lethal pesticides (research begun by “crazy maniacs” in Israel 30 years ago), and will irradiate food to kill more people. Apparently this info comes from Major-General Bert Stubblebine III, a frequent guest on Deagle’s online radio show, The Nutrimedical Report.

There will soon be nanotech foods (there are already nanotech dyes and fats, which can cross the blood-brain barrier) that will “fry anything that’s in their pathway”, causing Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases.

Chronic Wasting Disease is another nanotech disease. This disease was designed to make all meat inedible, so that we can’t hunt when the shit comes down. They want to control the food supply totally. One source told him that within about fourteen years all food will be grown hydroponically or grown from cell cultures in huge buildings; meat will be simulated; animals and plants will no longer exist in the wild.

The Georgia Guidestones tell us They want to reduce the population to 500 million, and the stones were erected by Them. This theory (also promoted by Alex Jones and Kent Hovind, among many others) ties in to Deagle’s idea that Their strange code of ethics require that They tell us what They’re going to do us – in code.

Deagle has seen the secret operational manual of FEMA, which says that if a radiological or biowarfare attack occurs a perimeter will be established around the U.S., and anyone who tries to escape it will be shot. Everyone will be quarantined together so there will be maximum cross-contamination. He confronted the head of FEMA about this.

In a Code Red Emergency, FEMA will shut down the grid and all highways. More than half the population will be dead within 30 days.

The real goal of chemtrail-spraying is to convert the atmosphere into plasma for weather modification, scalar mind control technology, geotechtonic warfare, and other nefarious uses.

Nokia has figured out a way to beam a bio-coded signal directly to your DNA through its phones, to affect your physiology and insert thoughts into your mind.

Nokia and Bell Technologies are staffed by NSA agents and have above-top-secret classifications for research. Cell phone companies are part of the “dark majestic evil majesty”, in other words.

The Mex-Am-Can superhighway plans call for seizure of private property. All freeways will be toll, and they will all be linked. Walls and barriers will be erected to keep people out of non-controlled areas and these areas will be stocked with wolves, dinosaurs, and other dangerous animals. “If you think they can’t [engineer dinosaurs], you’re living in a dreamworld.”

This is a global problem, but it goes beyond that because we are in a galactic war.

You see, we’ve had a base on the Moon and a colony on Mars since 1982. They are reached by a fleet of Aurora spacecraft, which are actually outdated Model-Ts of interplanetary travel, soon to be replaced by craft that travel above the speed of light. He learned this from an anonymous Canadian source.

1500 underground bases exist, and more are being built at an incredibly rapid pace, funded by the sale of illegal drugs.

Artificial fault lines will be opened up so that earthquakes can be triggered on command.

To prep for The End, Deagle recommends you purchase his First Line of Defense kit, containing:

– Supersilver: a nanosilver oxygen wrap that kills “all known pathogeths”

– guns, slingshots, bow and arrows, air compressor cannons and MACE

– freeze-dried foods and heritage seeds

– vitamins, herbal and regular medicines, med kit, radiation detector

When it comes to apocalypse preparedness, neighborhood watch groups are preferable to militias. “Your worst enemy is your unprepared neighbor. You need to distribute these DVDs to your neighbors. Your neighbors may spit in your face now, but when things start to happen they’ll be begging you to tell them more. Remember, you’re what I call mustard seed carpenters. You have a carpenter’s wedge, a bag of mustard seeds, and a hammer: And in the little cracks of their stupid skull you’re gonna drive in these mustard seeds of common sense and when the water of disaster comes upon their heads the seeds are gonna grow whether they want them to or not and the roots are gonna start splitting their very, very thick skulls.”

Dr. Deagle encourages sugar daddies to step forward and help fund Republic Broadcast Network (RBN) broadcasting on the Sirius Network “before free speech is shut down completely”, because rich and poor alike will end up in the NWO detention facilities if this spiritual and physical war isn’t won.

“We need to weed out the real patriots, ’cause there’s a lot of gatekeepers, a lot of people who I call are immature [sic], there’s a lot of people [sic] who don’t connect the dots and want to balkanize and they need to shut up.”

The information he most commonly receives from his NSA and other contacts is that nukes have been pre-placed in 22 U.S. cities by Project Omega. They are serviced and replaced regularly. Deagle knows the cities; L.A. is one of them. “2007 I think is gonna be the year when one or more of our cities is gonna light up, ’cause they wanna cow us with either a nuke or a pandemic in a U.S. city, to bring about martial law and place people in civil detention facilities. A double perimeter will be placed around all major U.S. cities, protected by an “international force” with orders to shoot to kill, so fleeing will be impossible. You could also be brought down by remotely operated vehicles, manned by unwitting 12-year-olds playing World of Warcraft-style games that have been synchronized with real-world, real-time events.

Oh, and in a facility near Galveston, Texas, the U.S. has developed Remote-Controlled Modified Attack Baboons (to defeat the Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys, I guess). With nano-armor! Who says the U.S. isn’t the coolest nation on Earth?!

“What to do to prepare? Listen to the show! I publish classified information on my show.” Yes, he somehow publishes classified information on a radio show. Perhaps one of the many reasons Pindar wants him to rule the world.

Dr. Deagle on Secret Technology

One weapon used experimentally in Gulf War I was a C-3 plasma gun that shoots a bottle of high-energized plasma electrons at a target at the speed of light, vaporizing the target at 11 million degrees F. Focused microwave energies also tested in Iraq can cook the body, causing a 270-lb man shrink to the size of an infant in about 30 seconds. Also, the U.S. has microwave bombs that cause internal organs to burst. These have been used on civilians.

Russia and the U.S. have had scalar bombs since the ’70s, which can eliminate specific organisms.

“They have an entire city on the moon, which of course they always block out, where they’re mining Helium 3 which is used for nuclear fusion for interstellar travel and for advanced energy technologies…” How is this kept secret? Well, even the largest telescopes in the Southern Hemisphere are totally under the control of the Vatican.

Colorado has more quantum computing facilities than the rest of the world put together “by a very large order of magnitude”, located mostly in underground cities. Deagle visited one underground city, Shrever AFB, which held a quantum array of Cray-5 computers, an array of ultraviolet fibre optic cables, Star Wars weaponry, and scalar weaponry. “You may have heard that these Terra-flop computers are the most powerful in the world, and they’re liars.” Deagle notes that the designer of the Cray computers, Seymore Cray, died in a mysterious freeway “accident” 11 months after their development.

The secret facility under Denver International Airport is 100 square miles in size. (This facility – which no one has actually seen – made my list of the World’s Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories)

For over 26 years They have possessed a database containing the phone dialtones and personal information of every citizen of every Westernized nation. This is in preparation for the implantation of microchip IDs.

Blood samples from every human on earth are being stored in an underground facility at Pine Gap, Australia.

OnStar tracking/navigation systems contain more power than the Apollo space missions, and with them Theycan control brakes and front tires so that your car can be remote-controlled right off a cliff.

His contacts in the NSA told him they are under the command of the Jesuits via Project Omega. Project Omega is “the final implementation of the project conceived by the Nazis, a superagency that oversees all intel agencies on the planet.” It is headquartered in underground facilities beneath Colorado, built under Bush I. Omega oversees all underground as well as all offworld facilities and fleets.

“The level of evil is beyond imagination“.

Dr. Deagle on Science and Health

Deagle spends up to 22 hours a day going over info for his radio show, stuff that his colleagues (“quivering, white-coated jellyfish”) stubbornly refurse to corrorborate.

Force-5 hurricanes are caused by Planet X (“Nibiru”), a dwarf star.

Ice ages are caused by increased rainfall.

They can heal and stop all diseases. They just don’t want you to know.

Viruses change only by recombination, never by mutation as “the monster Dr. Fauci, who is behind the HIV spread” would have us believe. Dr. Gerberding, head of the CDC, is also behind “the resurrection and promulgation” of HIV/AIDS. The money trail leads to the Rothschilds and the Jesuits.

In March 1997 Deagle spoke against fetal tissue transplantation in cyborg research in front of the international board of Human Life International in Zurich, and these doctors and scientists provided him with “eight inches” of documentation about Avian flu, AIDS, and vaccines designed to cause sterility in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate thousands of people. AIDS was created under the control of WHO, according to these docs.

The avian flu was created by the CDC with a bioengine, using gene fragments from deceased miners in Alaska. Essentially, it was created out of thin air. “We know the names of the scientists involved”.

The 1918 flu was the first bioweapon, a human-pig hybrid created under the directorship of Vice President Roosevelt. It was deliberately injected into soldiers at Fort Lupton, Kansas (since Fort Lupton is in Colorado, I assume he meant to say Fort Riley).

Deagle also warns about the danger of vaccines.

When his dentist expressed the opinion that mercury in vaccines isn’t too harmful, Deagle went on the defensive. “That was the wrong thing to say today. ‘Cause I’m Deagle. And Deagle doesn’t take bullshit.

Vaccines contain many times the WHO-recommended amounts of mercury safe for young children. Deagle doesn’t mention that virtually every vaccine in North America has been mercury-free since 2001.

Prisoners and soldiers are injected with microplasma for experimental purposes; this was research started by the Nazis. Mark Zeller was on Deagle’s show to share information about supersoldiers, men pumped up with hormones and other chemicals. Mark grew 6 inches and gained 100 lbs in six months during Gulf War I. His health is now ruined because he was also injected with experimental AIDS vaccine and microplasma.

Also, the military has been cloning supersoldiers since 1982.

Toxic barrium salts, more dangerous than lead, are in chemtrails. So is human plasma. He treated some of the pilots who sprayed chemtrails, so “if anyone tells you it’s not real, they’re full of it. I’m a whistle-blower. I’m on the inside. It’s not open for discussion.” 95% of his NSA buddies told him they were spraying chemtrails to stop global warming. “So most of them are dumb enough to accept that garbage.” Nice way to talk about your buddies.

According to two doctors who were scheduled to appear on Deagle’s show, Morgellons Disease is probably caused by silicon-machine lifeforms that didn’t originate on Earth. This lifeform is intelligent, like bees or ants, and it fights back.

Xenoestrogens are feminizing men and fish, rewiring brains.

“If you’re drinking flouride, bye bye brain.”

Flouride destroys the pineal gland, the “upper chakra” where the silver chord is connected to our bioplasmic spirit bodies. They are working on ways to calcify the silver chord, to zombify us by separating the physical body from the spirit body. He points out he’s not a Buddhist, but knows things “well beyond the Buddhists”.

Royal Raymond Rife was exactly right, but the machine needs to be at the right frequency or it does nothing, or causes adverse effects. (Rife created a “beam ray” device, which was claimed to destroy pathogens by inducing resonances in their constituent chemicals.)

Dr. Ari Vugidoni of Amino Sciences in Beverly Hills, a friend of Deagle, is being harrassed by the California Department of Regulation for diagnosing buildings as sick with toxic mold. He is probably “the most brilliant immunologist in modern history.”

Deagle talks about the efficacy of chelation, supersilver (cures cerebral malaria and anything else), and structured “miracle” water . Deagle is developing, with Acu/Tron, “the next generation of the Rife”, which will emit spectral signals to kill all known diseases.

Dr. Deagle on the Unexplained

Just about everything of a supernatural/paranormal nature, from UFOs to ancient gods, can be explained by “hyperspace archetypes” (pronounces it “arkea-types”). What you’re actually seeing when you see a crop circle, for instance, is a transmission of higher dimensional intention that has been translated into an intelligent shape, burned into the ground. Whenever you see images of things that look otherworldly, it’s because they’re from other worlds.

We are transitioning into a proton energy field, a rent in hyperdimensional gate where interdimensional entities can enter.

The ancients knew how to create scalar archetypes that could create certain biological effects, similar to Emoto’s work with water and the special wands from Global Light Network that can actually change the structure of water to help ease specific conditions. (This is the Quantum Age Gardener’s Wand. You can purchase one here; it’s amusing that the product description actually reads “Stirwand descriptions and use suggestions are subjective and are not intended to represent scientific fact”.)

Whales live in hyperdimensional space. So do humans, but we’re not aware of it. Deagle is aware of it because he died when he was 8 and hasn’t been able to “turn it off”. Kinda like Carnival of Souls and The Dead Zone, I guess.

More Pearls of Wisdom from Dr. Deagle:

Most people operate at levels of consciousness “slighter higher than cockroaches or bacteria.”

You have to realize I’m your best buddy. I don’t care how rich or smart you are, I know what the hell’s going on. I’m trying to save your ass and the ass of your grandchildren for a thousand generations.” If we don’t listen to him now, we’ll meet the same fate as the people of Atlantis and Lemuria.

Other insiders “don’t connect all the dots, and if you don’t connect all the dots it’s like putting together a puzzle and oh my gosh the other part of the puzzle has fallen off, but it fell in the fire and now it’s on fire. So you have to connect all the dots.

“I’m a sheep with big muscles, sharp fangs, and long claws.” Apparently, he’s also a sheep who’s never actually seen a sheep…

“Whenever you hear the term ‘conspiracy theory’ in the future, I want you to think not ‘theory’ but ‘conspiracy reality‘”.

“If They kill me tonight or some other day, there’s gonna be a lot of dead Them before They think that They’re gonna win.”

“You as a spirit understand and know things that you can not always explain in physical words, but you know that things aren’t right, just like an animal before a tsunami or an earthquake knows something’s real damn wrong, and how come Deagle knows all this stuff?”

Throughout his incarnations as a prophet, a government insider, a 9/11 theorist, and a health guru, Dr. Deagle’s signature has remained consistent: Absolutely ludicrous, unverifiable claims collected from the outer fringes of pseudoscience and conspiracy research. He stirs these into a dense verbal soup, throws in a slide show, and mixes up some metaphors to create butt-numbingly long lectures that will bewilder and/or dazzle his target audiences, then delivers them with just enough chutzpah and flattery to be credible to a certain segment of the population.

Who attends Deagle’s lectures? Well, one woman at the Granada Forum rose during the Q & A session to ask him, “If someone wanted to kill themselves quickly, what could they use?”

For more of Dr. Deagle’s wisdom, see his websites http://www.nutrimedical.com/ and http://www.clayandiron.com/.

 

Sources:

1. http://www.nutrimedical.com/
2. Deagle’s Dec. 7/2006 Granada Forum lecture (available on Google Video)
3.The Prophet in Clayton Park“by Stephen Kimber, The Coast online, September 2007
4. www.sherryshriner.com/deagle.htm
5. http://www.clayandiron.com/

A Million Little Pieces of Crap



WARNING:
Contains SPOILERS for the book A Million Little Pieces.

I believe there has never been a realistic book about addiction.” – James Frey, promotional CD for A Million Little Pieces.

This is a brief introduction to James Frey and his 2004 memoir, A Million Little Pieces, which has sold over 3.5 million copies and topped bestseller lists in the nonfiction category, thanks to Oprah’s decision to make it her Book of the Month for October 2005.

The book describes Frey’s stint in rehab at the age of 23 (he is now 36), and how he managed to overcome crippling addiction to alcohol and crack through the force of his own will, eschewing AA and the 12 Steps because, as an atheist, he refused to relinquish his life to a Higher Power. Frey’s story has become an inspiration to thousands of addicts and recovering addicts, all of whom embrace Frey’s mantra of recovery: “Hold on.”

Then, in January 2006, The Smoking Gun website posted a refutation of some of the claims James Frey made in his memoir, specifically the amount of time he spent in an Ohio jail. As you will see, this is central to the story told in A Million Little Pieces and Frey’s topselling follow-up, My Friend Leonard (2005).

Frey appeared on Larry King Live with his mother, Lynne, to defend the “emotional and essential” truth of his memoir, and Oprah Winfrey herself phoned the show to express her continued support of the book’s central message of redemption. Frey’s father, Robert, also defends the book.

A Million Little Pieces is categorized as non-fiction, so few of the people and places in the book are actually named. To make things a bit easier to understand, I’ve incorporated what is known of James Frey’s real life into my summary of his memoir.

A Million Little Pieces opens on a plane. James Frey, 23, wakes up to find himself covered in blood and vomit after a two-week blackout caused by drinking and crack-smoking, four of his teeth knocked out and a gaping hole in his face. He learns that a buddy found him facedown in the street after he fell from a fire escape somewhere in Ohio, and that he was taken to hospital. For some reason a doctor put him on a plane instead of patching him up. This part of the memoir is challenged by those who doubt an injured, blood-encrusted, unconscious man would be allowed to board a commercial flight, but that matter hasn’t been settled yet.

Frey’s parents, Robert and Lynne Frey, picked James up at the airport and took him straight to Minnesota’s famed Hazeldon rehab clinic (Robert Frey was a top exec with Whirlpool’s Latin American division at the time). Nearly the whole book deals with rehab. No one disputes the facts that James Frey was seriously addicted to drugs and alcohol, nor that he spent a period of time at Hazeldon.

James received about 40 stitches in his face. Later he underwent extensive dental work (root canals, caps) without Novocaine or painkillers; the dentist explained to him that people in rehab can’t be given anesthetic. This part of the book, while graphic and horrifying, doesn’t ring true. Novocaine is non-narcotic and can be safely administered to addicts in any stage of recovery. (In fact, it was created specifically as an alternative to the narcotic painkiller procaine.)
Also, the current president of the Minnesota Dental Association has stated that such extensive and painful work would not be done without anaesthetic.

During an Oprah appearance, Frey talked in detail about this experience and insisted the physical pain he felt during the dental procedures was far preferable to any emotional pain.

In A Million Little Pieces, James befriends Leonard, a Mafia figure; Lilly, a crack addict about his own age (male-female interaction is forbidden at the clinic, but they sneak into the woods to be alone together); and Miles, a federal judge and alcoholic. Leonard prevents James from leaving the clinic and becomes his mentor. Lilly quickly becomes James’s girlfriend, and the two plan to live together in Chicago after James serves some jail time in Ohio.

In flashback, we see scenes of James’s past: A miserable, destructive childhood in the ‘burbs and a small town (Cleveland, Ohio and St. Joseph, Michigan), alcoholism that began in his early teens, the death of a junior-high girlfriend for which he is responsible, drug and alcohol abuse that caused daily blackouts and bouts of vomiting. Somehow, he was able to graduate from high school and college (Dennison College in Granville, Ohio). James even pledged to a fraternity, but this isn’t mentioned in the book.

James grapples with intense rage he calls “the Fury” and suffers through family therapy with his parents, who are supportive and loving but appalled by what their son has done to himself in their absence (they reside in Brazil).

Lilly runs away from the clinic after being told she can’t associate with James anymore. James, with the help of a friendly driver, tracks her to an abandoned building (presumably in Minneaoplis) where drug users congregate. She is trading sex with a stranger for crack. James drags her out of the building and back to the clinic.

James refuses to accept the tenets of AA, arguing that relinquishing his will to a Higher Power would be swapping one addiction for another. He ignores the daily lectures. Despite his unwillingness to cooperate with the clinic’s treatment plan, James graduates from the clinic. The counselors warn him he won’t stand a chance in the outside world if he doesn’t embrace the 12 Steps and attend AA meetings, but James is convinced that his willpower and careful decision-making will keep him away from booze and crack.

An epilogue catalogues the aftermath of rehab for James’s friends: Lilly hung herself in a Chicago halfway house the day James was released from jail; Leonard the Mafioso died of AIDS; others were murdered or committed suicide. Only James and the judge, Miles, avoided relapse.

Now that you know the background story, let’s take a look at why A Million Little Pieces is really A Million Little Pieces of Crap

When Bill and Marianne Sanders left their New York home late last year to attend a funeral in St. Joseph, Michigan, a relative introduced them to a book written by a native son named James Frey. That book was A Million Little Pieces, a memoir. In the book, Marianne Sanders read that James Frey was indirectly responsible for the death of her daughter.

As Frey tells it, he was a troubled 12-year-old already well on his way to alcoholism when his family moved to a Small Town (Frey loves to capitalize). No one there liked him, but a beautiful and popular cheerleader named Michelle bucked the crowd to hang out with him. One fateful night when they were in the 8th grade, Michelle wanted to go on a date with a high school guy without her parents knowing, so James agreed to accompany her to the movie theatre in her dad’s car. From there, Michelle’s date picked her up in his car. Returning to the theatre a couple of hours later, the guy tried to beat a train across the tracks.

“His car got hit and Michelle was killed…She was my only friend.”

As if this burden wasn’t heavy enough for a 12-year-old, the community blamed James for Michelle’s death.

“I got blamed by her Parents…and by everyone else in that f***ing hellhole…I got taken to the local Police Station and questioned. That was the way it worked there. Blame the f***-up, feel sorry for the Football Hero.”

James blamed himself, too. He is haunted by the image of his lost friend as he spends his first day in rehab, wishing he could see her one last time, tell her he loved her.

“If I hadn’t lied for her, it wouldn’t have happened.”

“Michelle” was clearly Bill and Marianne Sanders’s daughter, Melissa, who had indeed been killed in a train collision in St. Joseph, Michigan. But reality stops there.

Melissa Sanders died at age 17, not age 12.

As far as her parents know, she was not friends with James Frey.

James Frey did not accompany her to the movies – or anywhere else – on the night of her death.
James Frey was not to blame for the death of Melissa Sanders.

His story is b.s.

On the night of November 16, 1986, Melissa Sanders was picked up at home by her friend Jane Hall. The girls went to a house party hosted by Dean Sperlik, 17, and left with Dean in his ’79 Olds around 8:30, destination unknown. At 9:17 a C&O train barrelled into the car at the Maiden Lane railroad crossing in St. Joseph. The two girls died within the hour. Sperlik was injured, and served 6 months in jail for negligent homicide.

Sounds like Dean Sperlik got the blame, not James.

James Frey wasn’t involved. He was neither blamed nor questioned in relation to the incident. Bill Sanders has stated he never met Mr. Frey and never drove him anywhere.

This radically altered account of a young woman’s death is one of many exaggerations, obfuscations, and bald-faced lies sprinkled throughout A Million Little Pieces. When you tally them all up, you have to wonder how much of this factual memoir is even remotely factual.

All we can say with any certainty is that James Frey was an addict who spent time in rehab.

Here are a couple of the falsehoods uncovered by The Smoking Gun (see their report, A Million Little Lies: The Man Who Conned Oprah, for more details):

The Ohio Dust-up

The Ohio arrest and its aftermath are central to the story of A Million Little Pieces and Frey’s follow-up “memoir”, My Friend Leonard (2005). It resulted in a post-rehab jail term that prevented him from being with his girlfriend, Lilly, when her beloved grandmother died. Lilly hung herself in a Chicago halfway house the same day James was released from jail; he arrived merely hours too late to save her.

James Frey’s version:

When his parents sent him to Europe after college, James scecretly returned to Ohio to see his girlfriend – drunk. She refused to see him, so he parked his car on the sidewalk where she was talking to friends outside a bar, accidentally striking a cop. He had a bag of crack on him, but no insurance or license. He was dragged out of the car kicking and screaming, urging onlookers to rush the cops and free him. The cops beat him with billy clubs to silence him. He was charged with an array of felonies, including Felony DUI, Resisting Arrest, Felony Mayhem, Assault with a Deadly Weapon (the car), and attempting to incite a riot. He jumped bail and returned to France.

Two years later, in rehab, James learned he would have to serve at least 3 years in prison for the Ohio charges. The cops had plenty of evidence against him: A big bag of crack, 30 witnesses, and results of a blood alcohol test that showed a .29. He’d also have to pay $15,000 in fines and do 1000 hours of community service. Lucky for him his roommate was a federal judge and his best buddy a feared Mafioso. The two of them secretly cooked up a deal that got James a dramatically reduced sentence: Three months in county jail, no fines.

James decided he could live with that. A Million Little Pieces ends as he has just been released from the clinic and on his way to Ohio to serve his time. He’ll come back for Lilly as soon as he gets out, and they’ll begin a new life together in Chicago.

The Granville Cops’ Version:

James doesn’t name the town in which his rampage occurred, but it was Granville, Ohio.

On the night of October 25, 1992, officer Dave Dudgeon saw an ’89 Mercury pull up on the curb of a Granville street, nearly hitting a power pole, in a no-parking zone. James seemed drunk and there was a half-empty bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the car. He cooperated with a field sobriety test, which he failed, and made no fuss when a second officer arrived to drive him to the station. He refused a blood alcohol test, but was otherwise “polite and cooperative”. James was given two traffic tickets, one for a DUI and one for driving without a license, and given a misdemeanor criminal summons for having an open alcohol container in his car. He was to appear in Mayor’s court in 10 days, but jumped bail.

Upon release from rehab, James returned to Ohio to clear up the charges. He was not given any jail time. Licking County Jail records show he was never an inmate there. Despite the evidence, James Frey maintains he served time in Licking County. He did admit to The Smoking Gun, off the record, that the time was “significantly less” than three months.

  • He nearly hit a power pole, not a cop.
  • He may have had a blood alcohol level of .29, but there’s no test result to prove that.
  • He didn’t resist arrest.
  • He was not beaten with billy clubs.
  • He didn’t try to incite a riot.
  • He didn’t have any drugs in his car, though he insisted to The Smoking Gun that he did have a bag of crack in his pocket.

So what are we to think of the touching jailhouse scenes that open My Friend Leonard? The gut-wrenching realization that Lilly would have survived if only James hadn’t been confined to Licking County Jail? I’ll tell you what I think of it: There was no Lilly. She is a fragrant, blue-eyed figment of Mr. Frey’s imagination.

“I am a Criminal wanted in three states.”

This is a frequent refrain in A Million Little Pieces: “I am an Alcoholic, I am an Addict, I am a Criminal.”

Frey may have been wanted in Ohio, but charges in Michigan and North Carolina were settled before he started university in the fall of ’88.

James Frey certainly was an Alcoholic and an Addict, but I think his third epithet should be “Lying Creep.”

Update: Oprah Changes Her Mind

As most people know, Oprah changed her mind about Frey’s “essential truth” after reading The Smoking Gun report, and brought him back on her show to confront him. Looking blankly slack-jawed and speaking vaguely, as always, he admitted that he had never spent any time in jail and that he changed some locations and events for no apparent reason. For instance, Lilly killed herself with pills (not by hanging herself), and not in Chicago.

“Is there a Lilly?” Oprah asked pointedly.

“Absolutely,” Frey replied.

Jerry Stahl (recovering heroin addict, author of Permanent Midnight) has written a hilariously funny essay on James Frey, posted at laweekly.com: “Free James Frey! In Defense of the Post-Truth Memoir.” His imitation of Frey’s writing style is spot-on.