UFO EXPLODES OVER NORTHERN BRAZIL
"The explosion of an unidentified flying object in northern Brazil on Sunday morning (July 25, 2004) and reported today (Thursday, July 29, 2004) shall be investigated by scientific and police authorities, according to a local radio station."
"In Brasilia (the national capital--J.T.), according to Radio O Dourado, National Secretary of Defense Jorge Pimental advised local residents to avoid contact with the object's remains."
"The metallic parts of the object were scattered over the municipalities of Barras, Batalha and Piacurcuca in the northern state of Piaui, where residents heard a loud report and saw a sudden light in the sky, according to news broadcast reports."
"The first hypothesis about the explosion is that it was a satellite, according to police Sgt. Raimundo Nonato of Batalha, who collected a piece 4 kilograms in weight and one meter (3 feet, 4 inches) long, whose impact caused a three-meter (10 feet wide) hole."
"In Teresina, the capital of Piaui state, it was also possible to see the illumination caused by the blast," which took place about "500 meters from the Alcantara Space Facility."
(Editor's Note: Teresina is about 220 kilometers (132 miles) south of Barras.)
"Nonato confirmed that no injuries were reported in any of the three cities, while the Teresina airport noted that an airliner crew reported the strange situation after the explosion occurred."
"The Technical-Scientific Department of the Piaui police collected chunks of the unidentified flying object that fell in the region after an explosion in the sky. The material was sent to the National Institute for Space Exploration (Portuguese acronym: INPE--J.T.) for a more thorough analysis."
"Menandro Pedro da Luz, Secretary of State for Safety Matters, has said that he himself reviewed the material collected and that it was more than a piece of an iron plate, measuring one meter in length, that shows signs of heating possibly as a result of entering Earth's atmosphere."
"'There is an INPE office at Navidad, in Rio Grande do Norte (state), and there is one in Sao Luis, in Maranhao (state), due to the Alcantara rocket launching site. They must identify the origin and state of the material collected,' he said.""The local population has visited the place in order to assuage their curiosity about the object that exploded in the sky, causing a loud report and a flash during the early morning hours of Sunday," July 25, 2004.
Several hours before the explosion over Piaui state, on Saturday, July 24, 2004, at 10 p.m., a luminous UFO was sighted in the nearby state of Maranhao.
"The sighting was over the Ilha da Cotijuba (island), near Belem" on the Amazon River, about 800 kilometers (500 miles) northwest of Teresina. "There were four UFOs with blue lights and occasional tints of red and yellow. They were joined by another larger dark object not emitting any light. All of them flew at a very great velocity, from the east to the west. The objects were definitely inside the atmosphere, the islanders reported." (See the Brazilian newspapers O Globo of Sao Paulo for July 29, 2004, "Alleged UFO explodes over Brazil" and O Minerao of Belo Horizonte, M.G. for July 25, 2004, "UFOs seen in the Amazon region." Muito obrigado a Scott Corrales, Eustaquio Andreas Patounas, Cristian Quintero, Liliana Nunez e Brunilda Barros por esos casos.)
TURKISH POLICE VIDEOTAPE UFOs TWICE OVER MERSIN
"Mehmet Baydogan, deputy chief of police for the city of Mersin" in southeastern Turkey "reported that police officers captured an 'unidentified flying object' on video near the Mersin Free Zone."
Mersin is a port city on the Mediterranean Sea, located about 300 kilometers (180 miles) south-southeast of Ankara, the national capital.
"Deputy Chief Baydogan explained at a press conference in the (Mersin public) auditorium Tuesday morning (July 27, 2004) that they received calls about the UFO sighting near the Free Zone, and officers from Turkey's Bureau of Investigation and Identification arrived at the scene in question."
"Baydogan stated that at 4 a.m. his officers recorded the unidentified flying object with a video camera. It was mostly crimson-coloured, with tones of yellow and green. Its shape was round/circular, and it was constantly moving and radiating light."
"Baydogan added that after daybreak, the object ascended and vanished in the sky, and that they had never before experienced an event of this nature."
"The video has been sent to the Sirius Space Sciences Research Centre in Istanbul and to the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Association (Turkish acronym: TUBITAK--J.T.) for analysis."
"On Friday, July 30, 2004, Deputy Police Chief Suleyman Ekizer of Mersin announced that his officers had recorded yet another luminous UFO over the ATAS refinery."
"At a press conference held at the Security Department, Ekizer explained that an unidentified object in the sky over the ATAS refinery was reported to the information center at about 3:30 a.m." that Friday.
"He also stated that the Bureau of Investigation and Identification team sent to the place in question recorded the unidentified flying object on video camera."
"On (Tuesday) July 20, 2004, between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., police had captured video of a luminous unidentified flying object near the Free Zone Motorway Bridge, and the footage had been sent to TUBITAK."
"'For the second time (on July 30, 2004), we captured on video an unidentified flying object. Officials reported that this round/circular luminous object had a crimson colour, as well, with yellow/green shades, and was constantly in motion, and was observed in the sky for two hours. However, this footage is not as clear as the previous one,' Ekizer explained."
"He also stated that the second object ascended, going out of sight at 5:24 a.m., and that the (video) footage will be sent to TUBITAK to be studied." (Many thanks to Haktan Akdogan, president of Sirius Space Sciences Research Centre, and Esem Sekerkarar, MUFON representative for Turkey, for these news stories.)
TWO UFO SIGHTINGS REPORTED IN UK
On Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 5:30 p.m., eyewitness Deakin "was looking out toward Kinder Scout from Hollingworth in Longendale," in northwestern England "and right in the middle of my view there was a black object, kind of hovering or floating. It looked almost like a pipe floating in the air very slowly, almost as if it were being blown gently by the wind. It was in a vertical position but at a slight angle."
"After almost five minutes, I used some binoculars to look at it, and it appeared that it was slowly spinning (rotating on its own axis--J.T.) as it was floating. In a way, every 10 to 15 seconds, a lighter side would come into view, as if it were reflective, a grey metallic colour appeared to flash."
"It was a bright sunny day, and there were no clouds in the sky."
"The sighting lasted about 15 minutes, and then it floated off into the distance until I could no longer see it. I'm not very good at this evaluating. Perhaps about 600 feet (180 meters) up. No, actually I think it must have been much higher than that because when I first saw it, it appeared to be about the same level as Kinder Scout behind it, but much closer." (Email Form Report)
On Sunday, July 25, 2005, at 1:30 a.m., the female witness spotted a UFO over Swansea, South Wales, UK. "It went from west to east across the face of the moon. It was an orangey globe, and it looked quite big in the sky. About the same size of the moon, but obviously much closer. It didn't particularly glow but moved in a very straight line very quickly. A few other people saw this orange/yellow globe. It was about 200 feet (60 meters) in the air and moved at 300 miles per hour (480 kilometers per hour)." (Email Form Report)
CIRCULAR UFO SIGHTED IN CARTERVILLE, GEORGIA
On Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at 10 p.m., eyewitness M.C. saw a UFO approach from the south in Carterville, Georgia (population 15,925)," a small city located on Route 113 about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north-northwest of Atlanta, the state capital.
"It was somewhere around 10 p.m.," M.C. reported, "I was lying on the grass, waiting for a friend of mine to show up. While I was waiting, I looked up at the moon. After looking at it for a second or two, suddenly a bluish-white object appeared right below it. The object had two lights on either side, and the object itself was circular in shape. A band of bluish-white lights encircled the outside edge of the craft. There were no clouds it could have flown out from behind. It was roughly one-half to three-quarters the size of the moon. This object literally appeared out of nowhere, without making any noise. It just materialized out of a black patch in the sky."
"It started moving westward at a fairly moderate speed. It was not going very quickly or extremely slowly, either. There appeared to be a bluish trail behind it. It traveled a distance as long as three to four full moons placed end on end. After it traveled this distance, it suddenly disappeared."
"The whole sighting lasted possibly ten seconds. No sound was heard emanating from the craft. The body of the craft itself appeared to be dark gray, possibly black. And the edge of the craft was a band of blue lights. Another circle of blue lights was centered within that." (Email Form Report)
SILVER-SUITED ALIEN SEEN IN KERMAN, CALIFORNIA
On Monday, July 26, 2004, eyewitness E.B. reported, "The power went out at about 1:20 a.m. I jumped up to get a flashlight and, while looking for one, the power came back on. I got to thinking about an unusual light I saw in the sky at 12:30 a.m. While I was looking in the area of that light, I saw a glowing silver person flying above (the neighborhood) at a height of 70 or 80 feet (21 to 24 meters). It could not have been more than 100 feet (30 meters) in the sky because I saw it quite clearly. It flew at maybe a medium fast pace."
"The moment I saw it, I screamed and ran inside, slammed and locked the door, and continued to watch it through the window. It went behind some trees, and, when it came out the other side, it shot off towards the north. I didn't get any feeling of meanness or it wanting to do me any harm. I think the reason I screamed was because it startled me. I just wonder what that thing was. When it came out from behind the trees, it shot off like a rocket."
Kerman, Cal.(population 8,551) is on Highway 180 about 15 miles (25 kilometers) west of Fresno. (Email Form Report)
WEIRD CREATURES SEEN BY MANY IN MARYLAND
"A mystery animal is on the loose in Baltimore County (Maryland) and not even the experts can pin down what it is."
"A Glyndon (Md., population 900) man has found a way to secretly record the beast while it grazed in his yard. For a while, it was just lurking in the woods, watching the Wroe family until the Wroes started watching it."
"Jay Wroe said, 'My truck was parked here. I started getting in my truck. I kind of saw it where the sunlight is and said, What in the world is that!?'"
"'It looked so weird to me,' Jacob Wroe said, 'I didn't know what it was.'"
"Wanting to get a better look at the beast stalking his family, Jay Wroe put technology to work for him."
"'The next day, I just hooked up portable motion detectors and put them down in the woods back there,' Jay said."
"The trap worked."
"'Very bizarre,' Jay said, 'I went and got my father and cousin, and they came and looked at it, and their reaction was pretty much the same--what in the world are we looking at!?'"
"More than a month after the first sighting, the creature has become a neighborhood regular and is showing up often."
"'It comes to our house,' Kim Carlsen said, 'It's been in the woods for a while, and it came up through the bottom of our yard and eats our cat food.'"
"Despite the fact it's lurking in these woods, and no one knows when or where it will come out, no one here seems afraid of it."
"'I don't know,' Jacob Wroe said, 'It doesn't look like it's going to harm anybody.'"
"Even the neighborhood animals, like Bullwinkle the dog, seem okay with the beast."
"'It's not afraid of the cats, and the cats seem to get along with it fine,' Kim Carlsen said."
"The beast is not shy and visits most often under bright sun. While no one knows what it is, they do have a name for it--the hyote, a combination of a hyena and a coyote."
"There may be more than one mystery animal running around Maryland--there are pictures from a sighting in (neighboring) Harford County."
"At the Mathis family's rural home in Joppa, Md., they're used to animals but not this kind."
"'I looked out the window, and I saw something drinking out of the water trough,' said Lisa Mathis, 'It looked like something out of The Lord of the Rings.'"
(Editor's Comment: Orcs invade Catonsville courthouse-- film at eleven.)
"'I couldn't figure out what it was,' Mathis said, 'I thought it was a dog, and then I looked closer and then I got the camera and pulled it closer just so I could show the rest of the family.'"
"Mathis's sighting occurred about a year ago. They didn't think much of it until last week when home video of a similar-looking beast appeared on Channel 11 News."
"'I saw it and immediately thought of the picture my wife had taken,' Jon Mathis said, 'It looked exactly like the same animal.'"
"On their Harford County land, the Mathises have seen all kinds of foxes and other animals running around but never one like this."
"'I'm from New Jersey, so I immediately thought it was the Jersey Devil,' said Jon Mathis, 'In New Jersey folklore, it's a wild beast--sort of like the Abominable Snowman.'"
"'My first impression was this was a red fox with sarcoptic mange,' said Paul Peditto" of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
"With theories running wild, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it's very likely a fox, but even they can't be certain."
"'We can't discount the possibility that someone had some type of exotic mammal as a pet and released it for whatever reason,' said Peditto."
"But even with more than one so-called hyote running loose, the DNR is going to leave the beasts alone for now."
"'We would respond if we knew we had a public safety situation developing,' said Peditto, 'If we had an animal that was acting in a way that would put people in danger, we would respond immediately.'"
"The only way to find out what the animal is would be to trap it, but the DNR says it would only do that if the animal was seen as a threat." (See the transcript of WBAL-TV Channel 11 News for July 28, 2004, "Mystery creature lurks in Baltimore County." Many thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown and Jim Hickman, executive director of Skywatch International, for this news story. Be sure to visit Jim's Web site at http://www.skywatch-international.org.)
(Editor's Comment: Maryland is sure having a strange summer. Three weeks ago, a mysterious force was affecting automobile ignition systems in Waldorf, Md. See UFO Roundup, volume 9, number 28 for July 14, 2004, "Electronic phenomenon in Waldorf, Maryland," page 6. Who knows? Maybe the HAARP array opened a space warp in Maryland, and some of these quadrupeds slipped in from another dimension.)
(This story has beeen updated since Joe first received it. A search on Google News ( http://news.google.com ) for "Glyndon Creature" provides many links to reports that the mystery creature has been captured and is a male red fox with sarcoptic mange - John @ UFOINFO. A report with a link to video footage can be found at: http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/3596417/detail.html )
CROP CIRCLES FLOURISH IN UK, CANADA AND POLAND
On Sunday, July 25, 2004, "a 13-point crop formation" was reported at Etchilhampton Hill, near Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2004, a passerby spotted a large crop circle formation in a wheat field in Ashgrove, Ontario province, Canada. The following day, Wednesday, July 28, 2004, the formation "was found by the landowner, who had been away."
The formation was described as "a double circle in wheat, with 'half signs' of standing crop. Approximately 38 meters (124 feet) long. An investigation is now in progress by Canadian Crop Circle Research Network-Ontario. The landowner has requested that the specific location not be publicised. This is the fifth report in Canada for 2004."
On Wednesday, July 21, 2004, "an agroformation (crop circle) was found in the Rzezawa Valley, in the Bochma district of the Malopolska (southern Poland--J.T.). The biggest crop circle in the formation measures 16.3 meters (53 feet), and the smallest is only 3.4 meters (11 feet) in diameter. The total length of the agroformation is 54.7 meters (180 feet), and it is 16.3 meters (53 feet) wide. It was made in wheat on a line running from north to south."
"The witness stated that the agroformation appeared the night of July 21st, and during this night there were different phenomena--white lights above and a big 'star' that had fallen on the (wheat) field. There was also a strange short-circuit which struck first at the local 15- kilovolt power line. The (utility) pole was damaged by unknown causes. The Polish government said the pole was 'damaged by lightning.' But there were no storms that night."
A second round of "agroformations" appeared in Poland during the night hours of Saturday, July 31, 2004. "Crop circles were reported in Nowe, in Mlyny village near Wylatowo, and in Miradz village near Strzelno." (Many thanks to Steve Wilson Sr., Paul Anderson of CCRN, Robert K. Lesniakiewicz and Leszek Owsiany for the crop circle news reports.)
"FUTURISTIC VAN" AIRS ON TV IN PORTLAND, OREGON
"I was watching KATU-TV here in Portland, Oregon (population 529,121)," Paul F. reported, "Marion County (near Salem--J.T.) has one of the four new Homeland Security vans. One was at the Democratic national convention (which met last week at the Fleet Center in Boston, Mass.--J.T.) It looked like a futuristic high- tech spy motorhome that cost over $400,000."
Paul said the KATU-TV broadcast was Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
On Friday, July 30, 2004, at 9:30 p.m., Steve B., his son and four of his friends "were riding motorcycles on Highway 22 between Turner and Aumsville (in Marion County, Oregon--J.T.)" when "a weird-looking van came up behind us. It was teardrop-shaped with blacked-out dual windshields. It looked like a 1936 Chrysler Airflow, but it didn't have any headlights, just diagonal red slits on either front fender. The engine sounded like it had ten cylinders or something. It followed us for a couple of minutes, and then it swerved around us, going into the oncoming lane, and then accelerating, heading for Turner, leaving us in the dust. We weren't on anything, and we aren't outlaw bikers, just guys and gals who like to ride. My boy looked for a license plate, but he didn't see one. I have no idea what this thing was. Do you?" (Email Form Reports)
(Editor's Comment: I'll take a guess. Either somebody's souped-up antique or an Unidentified Highway Object, sometimes called a UHO.)
UNKNOWN PREHISTORIC CITY FOUND IN IRAN
"Iranian archaeologists have discovered a massive three-story city in central Iran, probably dating from ancient or Islamic eras."
"During the first series of excavations, a team of archaeologists, architects, history and geography experts have managed to unearth the outlines of a city of labyrinth-like architectural structures 2.5 meters (8 feet) beneath the topmost layer of soil in the central city of Noush Abad, near Kashan."
"'They have discovered, indeed, three layers of urban construction,' said Zahra Sarokhani, head of the researchers."
"The first story is 2.5 meters deep, while the third layer is 16 meters (52 feet) deep. The height of each story is 1.8 meters (6 feet), she added."
"'It is unprecedented in our history to dig out such a place, arguably making it unique in the whole world,' she said, 'The city can lead us to learn many things about this style of architecture.'"
"The underground city has corridors, rooms and other architectural structures, all interconnected to the upper or under level with flights of stairways. Archaeologists speculate that it was built during the ancient or Islamic eras, though they have no valid guess about the exact area of the city due to their limited excavations so far."
"Kashan is an oasis city lying in the" Dasht-e-Kavir desert, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) south of Tehran, the national capital, "at the eastern side of the Central Iranian Mountains. Kashan was earlier an important station on an important caravan route between Kerman and Isfahan. Kashan has several ancient monuments. Most famous are the mausoleum of Shah Abbas I, the Twelfth Century Friday Mosque and the Safavid royal buildings southwest of the city's centre."
The discovery of the ruined city at Noush Abad comes as "a real shock," UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor pointed out, because its existence may have been predicted in a short story written 70 years ago.
"When I first got this item from Ayesha, I got curious and looked up its location in the Reader's Digest Atlas of the World," Trainor said, "That rang a bell, so I dug out my copy of The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, a collection of original Conan stories by Texas author Robert E. Howard (1906-1936). Sure enough, Noush Abad is right in the neighborhood of REH's fictional ancient city of 'Aghrapur.'"
"Aghrapur" was the capital of REH's fictional ancient empire of "Turan," which covered territory occupied by modern Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
In his story "The Devil in Iron," published in the August 1934 issue of Weird Tales, Howard wrote, "Yezdigerd, king of Turan, was the mightiest monarch in the world. In his palace in the great port city of Aghrapur was heaped the plunder of empires. His fleet of purple-sailed war galleys had made Vilayet a Hyrkanian lake."
(Editor's Note: REH's Vilayet Sea was a Pleistocene version of today's Caspian Sea, with Iran's Dasht-e-Kavir desert covered by water.)
"Robert E. Howard's original hand-drawn map of Turan is on page 425 of the book. Aghrapur is on the western shore of the Vilayet Sea, just about where modern Kashan is," Trainor added, "Now, either this is the strangest coincidence in literary history. Or maybe the psychic phenomenon I call retrocognition did play a role in Howard's writing, just like with Madame Blavatsky." (See the Iranian newspaper Etemaad for July 28, 2004. Many thanks to Ayesha al-Khatabi, UFO Roundup's Middle East correspondent, for this news story.)
FAYETTE FACTOR SENDS THE "CRAZY CROCS" TO INDIANA
"Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials and the owner of a wildlife sanctuary tried unsuccessfully to capture a two-foot (0.6 meter) alligator after it was spotted in a retention pond" in West Lafayette, Indiana (population 28,788).
"Officials planned to renew the search Tuesday (July 27, 2004) for the young reptile, which was spotted over the weekend by an 8-year-old boy when he was fishing in the pond."
"'I saw its head. It looked like a baby turtle. Then I saw how long it was, and it had no shell,' Schuyler Siegle told the Journal & Courier of Lafayette, Indiana."
"The boy saw the alligator in the pond behind his house and told his mother, who reported it to authorities despite her initial disbelief."
"Tippecanoe County Exotic Animal Sanctuary owner Mark Denhardt and DNR officials took a boat out on the pond, which is about 30 feet (9 meters) deep, and spent about four hours Monday (July 26, 2004) trying to catch the reptile using raw chicken as bait. But the gator did not bite."
"'It's too cold out. He's probably hiding in the weeds,' Denhardt said at 7 p.m. Monday, when the temperature dropped to 65 degrees (Fahrenheit). 'He'll come up when the water heats up.'"
"Denhardt said residents noticed the number of frogs and ducks at the pond declined a few days ago, and he speculated that someone may have dropped the alligator there."
"'He's eating most of the fish and baby ducks,' Schuyler said, 'There are dogs that go swimming in here, too. I did not want them to get hurt.'"
"Denhardt said the alligator likely should not be a threat to people as long as they stayed away from the pond."
In other Fayette news, a man in Fayetteville, Arkansas "is facing felony charges after setting a fire in the city jail. He was arrested and then reportedly burned his clothes in jail."
Commenting on the case, Fortean researcher Loren Coleman said, "Fires, Fayette and felonies--that deadly combo." (See the Indianapolis Star for July 27, 2004, "Alligator evades DNR officials." Many thanks to Loren Coleman for these news stories.)
(Editor's Note: The "crazy crocs"--out-of-place alligators that pop up in locales far beyond their natural habitat-- are one of the strangest Fortean phenomena. A classic case was the frozen alligator found in Janesville, Wisconsin in January 1892. For more on the "crazy crocs," see The Complete Books of Charles Fort, Dover Publications Inc., New York, N.Y., 1974, pages 591 and 598.)
From the UFO Files...
1968: DUBYA, KERRY AND "DEM BONES"
Yale University's Order of Skull & Bones has had members prominent in American life before. But nothing like this year, when two Bonesmen are the leading candidates in the 2004 election--incumbent President George W. Bush for the Republicans and Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts for the Democrats.
Both men were initiated into this mysterious order during the 1960s--Sen. Kerry in 1966 and the president in 1968. Yet the Order, operating out of a mausolem-like structure on the Yale campus called "The Tomb," is very much an enigma.
Author Jeremiah Healey continues his analysis of "The Order of Death," taken from his book W: The Prince, an unauthorized biography of President Bush.
"Another symbolic accoutrement of the Skull & Bones is the number 322, which is situated underneath the death's head in official correspondence. Many feel that the Yale order could be Chapter No. 322 of a larger organization. Another postulation is that the 32 refers to the year of the order's founding (i.e. 1832, by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft--J.T.), and the second 2, its order in an international cabal." (Sort of like P-2, the Masonic lodge in Italy--J.T.)
"The symbolism of these organizations are so advanced that the appearance of the number under the death's head is most certainly a numerological cipher, and it is a mistake to take it literally."
Healey adds, "An important idea to grasp when dealing with entry-level secret organizations is the concept of 'porch brethren.' Porch brethren are those initiates who never take the organization too seriously and consequently don't advance much past the first degrees. In most orders, the porch brethren far outnumber those in the know, creating a cellular pyramid-type structure."
"Orders such as the much-maligned Freemasons are essentially benign and charitable organizations; however, they are recruiting grounds for other, far more nefarious, black sects."
"An ancient occult aphorism states 'the knowledge' is neutral--it is up to the one who wields it to make it either white or black, good or evil."
"That being said, our president (Bush) has far more to answer to than just secrecy. The initiation rituals, while secret, have been leaked by errant Bonesmen disgusted with the organization they have joined."
"Apparently initiates are forced to lie in a coffin with ribbons around their genitals and recount their sexual history to the other 14 initiates (Skull & Bones taps 15 Yale men during the spring of their junior year for initiation into the Order--J.T.) while masturbating. This ceremony is known as 'connubial bliss' and is intended to cement a bond between fellow initiates."
"Bonesmen are also impelled to steal artifacts to add to the Tomb's hoard. A favorite target is human remains."
Healey wrote, "In fact, W's grandfather (Senator Prescott S. Bush, Republican of Connecticut--J.T.) who traded with the Nazis during World War II (the SS wore the death's head--J.H.) is famous within the Order for digging up and stealing the remains of Geronimo and placing his skull in a display case in the Tomb."
(Editor's Note: Geronimo--real name: Goyathalay--was the chief of the Inday people, also known as the Apache Indians, from 1873 until his death in 1909. Prescott Bush is alleged to have stolen the skull from Geronimo's grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, while he was stationed there as an Army lieutenant in World War I. Why Lt. Bush was not court-martialed is a mystery, since going AWOL and graverobbing are offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.)
"Other famous graverobbing acts by Bonesmen include
Elihu Yale," who is alleged to have stolen the skull of
Pancho Villa (birth name: Doroteo Arango--J.T.).
"Grave robbing is not the least of Skull & Bones' crimes. Many may find it interesting that initiates also drink wine/blood from a human skull. George W. claims to be a born-again Christian, while Kerry claims to be (Roman) Catholic, yet they will not answer any questions of their affiliation with this Order."
"W's conversion came years after his senior year at Yale (i.e. while he was living in Midland, Texas in the mid-1980s--J.T.). If his conversion is true, then why won't he publicly sever his ties with Skull & Bones? Instead, he gets nervous and annoyed when questioned about it."
On February 8, 2004, President Bush was a TV guest. "When pressed on the issue by Meet the Press's Tim Russert, W weakly replied, 'It's so secret we can't talk about it.'"
(Editor's Note: By some weird coincidence, the date of the president's appearance, February 8, was the birthday of Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati.)
Healey added, "The American people have a right to know why this college fraternity is so secret that both candidates for the U.S. presidency refuse to speak of it. Most importantly, does the oath to Skull & Bones supercede all previous and future oaths (as is common in occult organizations--J.H.) such as the (presidential) oath of office? I think it would matter to most Americans if W placed his hand on his Skull & Bones pin (over his heart) as he took the oath as president. Which allegiance is stronger? Which comes first?"
Healey rightly points out that Skull & Bones is more of a problem for President Bush, who has spent his entire term attesting to his beliefs and values as a "born-again Christian."
"A poignant passage in First Corinthians 10:21 underscores the point that one cannot be a Christian and a black occultist," Healey wrote, "'Ye cannot drink of the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils; ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's Table, and of the table of devils.' If a skull filled with blood and an altar surrounded by black velvet and a pentagram are not the cup and table of the devil, then I know of none that are."
"All Americans (Christians in particular--J.H.) need to hold these candidates accountable to the Bible in which they claim to believe. Ask them to forswear their oaths of secrecy and reveal the inner workings of their Tomb, while publicly begging forgiveness for the sin of necromancy."
"Unfortunately, even such a public display of repentance could not be trusted, as their moral proclivities allow them to double-cross us with their skullduggery and softly-gilt serpents' tongues. The question, however, must be raised, for the modern battlefield is the mind, and to blindly follow is to accept defeat, while to question is to take the first step on a path towards true freedom." (See the book W: The Prince by Jeremiah Healey, "Chapter 4: The Order of Death," Reader Weekly of Duluth, Minn. for July 15, 2004. Also Fleshing Out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society by Kris Millegan, Walterville, Oregon, 2003; America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones by Antony C. Sutton, 2002; The Secret Teachings of All Ages: Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy by Manly P. Hall, The Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles, Cal., 2002; and Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry by Albert G. Mackey, The Masonic History Co., 1950.)
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