Stranger Things: (Real Life) Eighties Horror




Stranger Things
works a lot of well-tilled plots, familiar riffs from countless 80s horror and (predominantly) sci-fi films.
But it also taps into real-life horrors that were playing out in the media in the early 1980s; the highly-publicized abductions of children,  the rise of conspiracies over child trafficking, organized pedophilia and government coverups and 
the role of 24-hour TV news in feeding the fear over what seemed like a new plague descending over the country.

This is the unspoken backdrop that animates the tension over Will's disappearance, for any of you who might think that Winona Ryder's performance was a bit over the top.

And if you look carefully the producers inject some none-too-subtle symbolism in the scenes surrounding Will's captivity in the Upside Down, symbolism that signals to more salient horrors than extradimensional tulpas.


So if you wonder why so many American parents seem overprotective and paranoid these days, realize that many of them were kids themselves during the early 1980s when this media firestorm arose over the series of shocking kidnappings and/or murders of young children.

These took place in an already-heightened atmosphere of social anxiety, in large part fed by an endless deluge of slasher and serial killer movies and a series of Satanically-inspired crimes and serial murders.  





There was also the fact of Satanism popping up again and again in crimes and abuse cases. While there is an ongoing controversy over the existence of Satanic Ritual Abuse on an organized scale, there's widespread agreement that it's common among individual abusers.

Certain investigators involved in the Cropsey case (which we looked at in the previous post) believed that there was ritual aspects to it and other high-profile abduction cases in the New York metropolitan area in the 1980s.

JZ: Frank Saez is one of the most knowledgeable detectives when it comes to the missing children cold cases in New York City, and he was very instrumental in bringing the Etan Patz case to trial. It is believed that Etan was taken by an individual and passed along to a cult of sorts, so he’s very sensitive to the idea that a cult could be behind the disappearance of a child. I don’t think however we’re talking about “devil worshipping cults” per se, but more as cults that engage in pedophilia. 
It just so happens that of one of the cults mentioned in the film, The Church of the Process, the former leader lives in Staten Island, so the proximity of that cult definitely put the police in high alert as to the possibility that one could be behind the disappearance of these kids.
There was also the steady stream of Satanic-themed movies, books and records following in the wake of the creation of the CIA's Project MKOFTEN, coinciding with the rise of emotion-based, anti-intellectual movements within Christianity such as Pentecostalism and Charismaticism, which were also fed and financed by elements in and around the intelligence community.



Many of these movements fed their congregants a steady diet of anti-occult paranoia and sensationalist televised "exorcisms", creating a heightened climate of fear and vigilance. 

What inevitably resulted was an explosive social tension, a culture being buffeted by powerful internal pressures.


To top it all there was the constant ratcheting up of tension between the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union in the early 80s, instilling widespread nuclear anxiety all across the world.

So when kids began disappearing, and doing so under the specter of clandestine Satanic forces (many of which hinted at much greater conspiracies lurking like sharks beneath a placid surburban surface) the panic that followed was not only not irrational, it was in fact inevitable.

One such case was the 1981 abduction and murder of six year-old Adam Walsh by the serial murderer- and avowed Satanist- Ottis Toole.

Toole lured Walsh from a department store, then repeatedly raped the boy before he murdered and decapitated him, incinerating the body and discarding the severed head, which was later found by fishermen.

Toole was the sidekick of Henry Lee Lucas, a prodigious serial killer whose death sentence was inexplicably commuted by Texas Governor George W. Bush. 
Walsh's father would become an anti-crime crusader and host of the long-running TV show, America's Most Wanted.



There was also the case of Rachel Runyon in 1982:

Three-year-old Rachael Runyan was abducted from the city playground behind her home in Sunset, Utah on August 26, 1982 by a black man driving a blue midsize car. Twenty-one days later, her body was found dumped in a creek off a dirt road in Morgan County. Years later, a disturbing message was found in a bathroom of a local business. The author claimed responsibility and suggested that the murder was part of a Satanic ritual or cult.  

Police intially dismissed any connection to Satanism until a disturbing event a couple years after the girl's abduction:
(W)hen Rachael’s father visited her grave, an unexplained black rose lay on the stone. Then, two and a half years after the murder, the following message appeared on a stall door in a 24-hour Laundromat: “I’m still at large . . . I killed the little Runyan girl! Remember Beware!!!!” Below it was an inverted cross with three number sixes, one at each arm and the head of the cross. Psychologists associated with the case said the real killer quite possibly wrote it.

Then there is the long-running and puzzling case of Johnny Gosch, well-known to most in the conspiracy and parapolitics communities. This case would become a major news story, thanks mostly to the tireless work of the boy's mother.

Gosch would become one of the first kids to appear on a milk carton, and would later connect to the Jeff Gannon controversy during the George W. Bush Administration :

On September 5, 1982, 12-year-old paperboy Johnny Gosch arose before sunup and set about his work delivering the Sunday Des Moines Register to the good folks of sleepy, suburban West Des Moines, Iowa. Most times young Johnny would roust the elder John, his father, to accompany him on his route, but Johnny was 12 now and the time had come for him to test his mettle and go it alone…  He hasn’t been seen since. 
American parenting hasn’t been the same since, either. Johnny’s disappearance triggered mass hysteria and moral panic among parents nationwide….The abduction marked the advent of “stranger danger,” and in the aftermath, a story would unfold as chilling as it was unbelievable, and one that haunts families in Iowa to this day…

What later became obvious was that there was a predator with a paperboy fetish, prowling the streets of Iowa:

Barely two years later, the case takes an unexpected, if not nightmarish turn, when 13-year-old Eugene Martin is plucked off a Des Moines street while delivering papers in the early hours, a bag left behind, half-full of abandoned newspapers, the lone proof that he was ever there. 

The local police department's behavior was so phenomenally, so stultifyingly, inept it can't help but feed into coverup theories. The local chief of police was especially obstructive, so much so that the Goschs would threaten the township with a major lawsuit (leading to the chief's firing) and later accuse him of involvement in the kidnapping.

The FBI wasn't any better. The Feds' stonewalling, as captured in the documentary film Who Took Johnny?, is so blatant and unapolgetic you can't help but wonder what exactly is lurking beneath the surface here. 

Ultimately, the Gosch family were so frustrated by the lack of cooperation from law enforcement that they were forced to hired private detectives to help find their son.

But nine years after the boy's disappearance there'd be a major break in the case.

(C)onvicted sex offender, Paul Bonacci, who comes out of nowhere in 1991 to claim he was there when Johnny was abducted, working as an accomplice, and that he knows for a fact that Johnny is still alive. While imprisoned in Lincoln, NE, Bonacci goes on tape to tell investigators he helped physically subdue Johnny, forcing him into the car, before chloroforming him to unconsciousness in the back seat. 
This wasn’t merely a criminal confessing his crime, however. Bonacci’s sudden admission from behind bars pulls back the curtain on an endlessly layered, labyrinthine conspiracy that would implicate high-level power-brokers around the country.  
(Bonacci) tells police that his role in Johnny’s kidnapping was only one of countless crimes he’d been coerced into at gunpoint by his own abductor, a man known only as The Colonel. 
The Colonel, it turns out, is the nom de guerre of a high-level operative in a vast organization of predatory pedophiles operating a very lucrative human trafficking operation.  


At first blush, this might sound like typical smoke blown by a convict looking for a deal, but Bonacci was able to provide Noreen Gosch with details about Johnny and the abduction that were not released to the media. 


And to tie this all back to the overarching context of OFTEN and its tentacles, Bonacci would identify the Colonel by name:

According to Bonacci, the abduction was ordered by Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, who later picked Gosch up at a farmhouse he was being held at and delivered him to a buyer in Colorado. For years, both boys were used for the pedophiliac pleasures of high-ranking government officials.

Michael Aquino was a Psychological Warfare Specialist in the US Army from 1968 until 1990, when he was involuntarily discharged as a result of investigations into his involvement in the ritual sexual abuse of children at the Presidio Day Care Center in San Francisco.
 
Throughout this same time, he has also been a devout satanist and self-confessed neo-Nazi. He joined Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan in 1969, staying until 1975 when he left to start his own Temple of Set, which has been in operation ever since.
For his part, Aquino would assiduously deny all of these claims, going so far as to write a book to deny them and similar claims of involvement in abuse (you can read Aquino respond to charges against himself in the comments section here). And Aquino is a relatively public figure who makes for an easy target. 

But there's far too much smoke around him for there to be no hellfire. 

Aquino's involvement in all of this may actually be to play the designated villain, a visible target meant to draw fire away from other offenders who might compromise players further up the chain of command. 

The original target in the Presidio scandal was a Baptist minister named Gary Hambright.

Why does this matter? Read on:

Assessing the veracity of Paul Bonacci’s story requires a close look at an explosive scandal unfolding in Omaha, Nebraska between 1988 and 1991, contemporary with Bonacci’s confession…
Prominent businessman and political figure, Lawrence King, was head of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha from the late eighties to the early nineties. (King)  was also a rising political figure, holding various prominent positions within the Nebraska GOP, even appearing twice at the Republican National Convention to sing the National Anthem. …In hindsight, it must have been apparent that he had some secondary income, and he did — $38 million’s worth, all embezzled from the credit union he was tapped to run. 
According to several witnesses and alleged victims, King was the facilitator of an enormous pedophile operation. Franklin Credit Union had been established as a benefactor of Omaha’s Boys Town, a hallmark of the city widely lauded as one of the world’s best charities for disadvantaged youth. 
Accusers claimed that King used the partnership with Boys Town to pimp out poor, homeless adolescents to wealthy donors and shot-callers. 
Nothing ever came of the Boy's Town accusations and several investigators and interested parties declared there was a systematic and thorough coverup of the scandal, involving many of the region's most powerful and influential personalities.

Remember that this scandal- as well as the Presidio scandal- was a long time before the wave of abuse scandals that would rock the Catholic Church. For many, abuse by members of the clergy would be unthinkable.



Consider this: what if a highly visible, loathesome, visually distinct and unforgettable cartoon villain like Michael Aquino was conveniently onsite to draw fire away from a Baptist minister and the priests who ran Boy's Town, ensuring that the boat would not be rocked and that business would carry on as usual?

Meaning of course that the supply chain of vulnerable children to abusers would not be disrupted. After all, most Satanists don't have ready access to kids. Clergy do.

Nothing much would come of the accusations against Aquino and he'd later shrug it all off as the product of scapegoating and witch-hunting. 
Remarkably effective diversionary tactics, when all is said and done. You'd almost think it was the brainstorm of someone involved in psychological warf… 

Oh.

Speaking of diversionary tactics, we will see in a future post that the widely-controversial "Satanic Panic" of the 1980s and 90s directly coincided with a growing panic within the Catholic Church over priestly abuse.

In fact, a decades-long study had produced a 1985 report within the Church alerting leadership that they were sitting on a timebomb.


The Satanic Panic not only helped to divert attention away from the abuse cases that were beginning to emerge in local media in the 80s and 90s, it would also discredit the use of hypnosis and recovered memory in treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and intimidate many individuals into silence.

Cui Bono?, indeed.


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Furthering his credibility as a witness, Bonacci would later take a camera crew from America's Most Wanted to the ranch where he said kidnapped kids were being warehoused. 
(Bonacci) leads the film crew into a scene shown exactly as he’d described it; a pit dug beneath the home, where he says he was stowed away for safe keeping until the next buyer showed up. What Bonacci showed American viewers next was even more harrowing: names and messages carved into wooden joists, which he claimed were desperate breadcrumbs left behind by the victims of commercial pedophilia. 
But that wasn’t all. There was another alleged victim there that day, a runaway by the name of Jimmy. Jimmy had previously described the house in fine detail, said he too had been stashed there, and bore a branding on his skin to prove it. Known as “The Rocking X,” the brand was seared into the flesh of trafficked children. Bonacci had previously mentioned it to investigators, well before they’d ever heard of Jimmy.

A similar story- including branding and Satanists using Christian institutions as cover for procuring children- would emerge from England during this period as well. From 1982:
 A judge today jailed  two  couples  after hearing how they indulged  themselves  in  devil  worship  and  a  "web  of  sexual corruption" with young children. 
One of the men  believed  he  was  the devil incarnate and found handmaidens in his former Salvation Army wife and sister-in-law, Northampton Crown Court was told. 

Malcolm and Susan Smith of  Southgate Sutton Hill Telford,and Albert  and  Carole  Hickman  of  Chockleys  Meadow  Leegomery Telford, all pleaded guilty to a series of serious sexual offences against young  children.
 
 One 15  year  old  girl  who  was  brought  in  became  so convinced he was Satan that she  allowed  him  to brand her with a hot dagger, he said.


Present-day Satanists reactively chafe at any mention of this sort of thing, dismissing any discussion of satanically-motivated crime as hysteria and sensationalism. They'll insist they are rationalists and atheists and that the sturm und drang ritualism and is purely symbolic. 

Which is exactly what Anton LaVey said 50 years ago.

Unfortunately, it didn't take very long for it all to filter down to Satanic serial murder once it left the smug and smarmy precincts of upscale San Francisco.


You see, the problem with Satanism is not the Bohos and hipsters flirting with Satan for the lulz and the shock value, the problem is when the inherent Satanic implication of absolute license and transgression crosses over from irony to action.  

More often than not this happens with the more marginal and lower-educated, but there's all kinds of evidence that Satanic depravity can effect the rich, jaded and bored with an equal intensity (see Savile, Jimmy et al). And there's all kinds of evidence that Satanism often dovetails 
with- and feeds into- extreme right politics as well.

This implied license is embedded into every scrap of Satanic symbolism, iconography, scripture and lore. This is what the unconscious mind actually processes. It's why I personally find Satanic imagery so hard to digest.


Never mind LaVey's (or whoever) half-hearted bromides and commandments, look at the track record. 


I'm not talking about the Occult (Satanism has never struck me as particularly occultic, actually), or witchcraft or whatever else gets lumped into the Satanic woodpile. 

After all, nothing gets labeled as Satanic by amateur devil-hunters more enthusiastically than that other church across the street there.

I'm not even talking about "Luciferianism", whatever exactly that means (and it can mean anything because it doesn't actually objectively exist). 

I'm talking about Satanism


You see, what I'm trying to say is that in an atmosphere of economic decline, war, social disintegration, terrorism, racial tension and general pessimism about the future, maybe this mainstreaming of Satanism- after-school clubs and all the rest- isn't really what we need to be playing with right now. 

It very much feels as if someone is pouring kerosene on a pile of well-cured kindling. And old newspapers and oily rags. 

It's just itching for a match.



70 comments:

  1. A terrified population IS a more easily herded population, whether in the congregation or nation-wide.

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    1. That explains pretty much every news story of 2016, doesn't it?

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    2. Certainly, at least in part. As a means of distraction, as a way of closing down meaningful communication between thoughtful individuals, and just keeping us so afraid we'll give over control of our lives to the first seemingly credible authority figure that steps forward. It's been that way since September 2001, and since long before that. It's just that, of late, the screws seem to be tightening. Whether it's Putin, Ebola, too many/not enough guns... Keep us angry, keep us in a sugar coma, keep us in debt, keep us Afraid... and herd us.

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  2. Excellent work, Chris. I know how dark and unsettling and nauseous it can be to research these topics. But this is excellent work. Here's the thing for me: Good and Evil cuts through every human heart, every religion, every spirituality, or magickal practice. We all know this, but we love to talk shit and wax supposedly lyrical. Perversion, desecration, defilement and abuse are simple, banal. They can twist any story. If you summon such energies from the abyss - religionist, occultist or pagan - you invite terrible things into your auric field and your psyche.

    This is something different to making magickal pacts or alliances with daemons and spirits - this is magnetic or spiritual resonance achieved through removing another's sovereignty and violating natural law. This is about fear, violence, control and all the other monsters we suspected were under our beds when we slept at night. And we were right. This is why 'Know Thyself' is such a powerful piece of advice. Whether theist, atheist or ritualist, we all know what Love is. Conversely we all know what Evil or Absence is. It isn't about duality. It's about integrity. Is life and light and love sacred, or is not? It's the question asked, eventually, in varying registers and multiple planes, by all sentience.

    Thank you for your tireless bravery and insight, Christopher.

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    1. There's the old cliche about the Devil's greatest trick is fooling people into believing he doesn't exist, well the same goes for black magic and sorcerers. People think all of this is just random, accidental, happenstance. Despite the chronology, despite the documentation, despite the numerous connections you can make between all of these players. Most people are asleep and there is great power in that. Not for them, of course. Magic(k) is real, it's a science, and it's all around us. If you know how it works you're less likely to find yourself on the other end of it.

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    2. Excellent article!

      You say at the end that Luciferianism doesn't objectively exist, but then you go and point out in your comment here what are essentially Luciferian activities deliberately orchestrated by *someone* to keep us in the dark.

      Luciderians are undoubtedly better at hiding their existence than Satanists are!

      Luciferianism certainly exists and it's very organized at the highest levels of power. Luciferians practice a much superior brand of magick than Satanists do. They sometimes like to call themselves Illuminists because they seek the light of illumination (Lucifer is the Light Bearer). To put it simply, they're interested in acquiring knowledge (and other forms of power) and using it to their advantage. You understand that Magick is a science, but don't go thinking that it's Satanists who are the experts at it! luciferians have been studying and practicing and refining this science for many centuries, and they know its secrets better than anyone.

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    3. Absolutely agree. We're going to see an increase in supposedly random violence, 'possession' cases and various bizarre phenomena. Why? Because we're lacking in acuity and we're not very spiritually astute. In my opinion the manipulation goes far beyond the truths you've outlined here. Hopefully work like this will allow the average individual, as an unwitting gatekeeper, a greater degree of discernment concerning what they allow into their heads and their world.

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    4. Anthony, what you refer to as Luciferianism is anything but, in my opinion. Chris has done a lot of excellent work in this regard. It has little to do with the Christian notion of Lucifer as Satan or the Devil, beyond rock star posturing. Really what you are describing are those predator-elites who are interested in weaponizing the properties of Light. The quantum, subatomic architecture of infinity that we interface with through religion, spirituality, art and culture. This has always been the goal of the truly power-mad, in ancient times as well as now. Not only entanglement with the outer stars but the inner stars as well. Our religions and legends and tribal tales all give us fragments and intimations of these things. Court magicians, psychics and mediums coerced or enslaved by the elites the ancient world are no different in essence to the MK projects and illegal PSI research conducted by their modern counterparts. And as always, it's the magicians, psychics and mediums who get slaughtered, used up, burnt out and tossed away, or else demonized as evil or 'satanic'. When the real forces of darkness are the infighting elites that run our churches, our governments and corporations, posing as keepers in the halls of Light. And many it seems are still falling for the same old ruse. The psychopaths and abusers who peddle and push all this perversity, they're not filled with light, spiritual or otherwise. Their psyches are pitch-black, abyssal. By their deeds ye shall know them. Just my opinion.

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    5. Anthony, I've been studying this field for decades now and there is no evidence- no evidence at all- that there is any distinct or identifiable belief system known as "Luciferianism" of any significance at all, or any group of any historical note known as Luciferians. This entire mythology is the relatively recent creation of Christian Fundamentalists (we're talking the past 30 to 40 years for the most part), many of whom are/were not only religiously insincere but many are charlatans, hucksters and very often outright criminals. There are no Luciferian scriptures of any historical note, worth or value, no Luciferian sects or cults of any import, no Luciferian landmarks or shrines, nothing at all. It's a classic case of the "Big Lie" theory. As I detailed in my history on the Lucifer archetype, the Sumero- Babylonian fire god whom the later figure of Lucifer is based on was a god who was called on to battle black magic and sorcery, to cast out demons and perform exorcisms and to grant protection against evil witches and warlocks. Unlike the "Luciferian" myth- which has no viable documentation of any kind to support it- this tradition is well-recorded with textual evidence and volumes of historical research and commentary to back it up. Please feel free to dig into that series- you'll see exactly how this mythology arose. Satanism is real and can pose a very real danger and we need to stay focused on that reality rather than on imaginary sects, particularly given this huge rehabilitation push we're seeing in the media given to Satanism and the Process Church.

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    6. Really? You've never studied the works of Blavatsky or Alice Bailey? You need to go back more than just 30 or 40 years to find the evidence in written works. Also check out the works of Albert Pike and Manly P. Hall. Definite evidence of Luciferianism will be found in all of these works.

      Of course, Luciferians or Illuminists aren't going to advertise themselves to the public as such, since they're a very exclusive group and seek to remain hidden. This is why you won't find any 'scriptures' published in the public domain, other than the few instances I allude to in the works of those people I named.

      I think you're too caught up in looking at everything from a Judeo-Christian point of view. That's why so many people are confused about this stuff. We have to use the labels they provided to identify them and talk about them, which makes it hard to strip away the popular misunderstandings. Knowledge has been purposely adulterated by a long-held false belief system that was introduced by this same body of elite long ago in order that the masses could be more easily controlled. They stem from the serpent cults of pre-Babylonian times. All of that talk about ancient gods was their intentional creation. They are the ones who claimed to have direct communication with these gods. It was a ruse to control the masses. Lucifer is a figment of the imagination that they created to represent a certain type of power or influence (to put it simply), as were the other gods. They know there are no 'gods' in this world aside from what we can become as we evolve in this great universe. They made all that mytho/religious stuff up to create a reality for the masses that allowed them to maintain their control.

      Show me that there were any real gods in ancient Babylon and I'll eat my words. Show me that Satan is any more real than Luciferians are, since that's what you just claimed. Otherwise, you're in no better osition to say what you say than I am.

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    7. Is there a huge push being made to give attention to Satanism and the Process Church, or is that just you're perceptions getting the better of you?

      I research this stuff too (you actually quote some of my work in your article), and I look for new information on these subjects all the time, but there's very little if anything coming out any more. Just rehashed information, or occasional new material in the form of news reports that hint that maybe Satanism is taking place. But as for organized activity, where is the evidence? A few isolated stories don't mean that organized Satanism (or the Process Church) are on the rise.

      Do you have access to anything new about the Process? I'd love to see it.

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    8. In my opinion, Anthony, these ophidian currents you mention - the serpent cults of the ancient world - were co-opted by the power-elites and made exclusive. The real serpents, the real light bearers, were the hordes of psychics, mediums and magicians of the masses who threatened the homogeny of the warlords and empire-builders. Little has changed, in my opinion. Most of the really gifted individuals I've met still keep their heads down for fear of persecution or worse.

      There is some truth to what you're saying, but it's the truth of thieves and killers, not spiritually gifted souls. Yes, certain powerful individuals consider themselves illumined, but their cosmology and symbology is often quasi-masonic garbled nonsense. The serpent was originally a symbol of time and timelessness, a symbol of the emancipated human spirit, a symbol of wisdom, acuity, lucidity and compassion. Now we worship demon-gods and archons, and we fear the serpent. Everything is inverted. If we're gonna get real about this topic we have to understand that there are Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist 'satanists' too, in the sense that there exists a dark, perverted mockery of every organised religion, and every spirituality or spellcraft. To seek the eclipse or absence of life and love is a ruinous, hideous path to go down. That's 'real' satanism, not some hollow pseudo-empowerment rhetoric for bored idiots who've never crossed paths with a real monster. And it was originally the serpents and the people of the flame who did battle with these genuine 'dark magicians', for lack of a better term. It is still the case today. These dark ones, if they worship anything at all, it's not Light or Life or Love, or the inherent serpent energies of the human bio-energetic system. In fact it's the complete opposite of that. Deepening their perversity whilst attempting to maintain basic cognitive function is really the only thing these occulted predator-elites serve. Again, just my opinion.

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    9. The truth of thieves and killers? What does that mean?

      What sort of magick do you think is causing all this evil, then? Who is behind it? The Jews? Zionists? Some alien spectre from another side of the universe? Please tell.....

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    10. No, dude. You know full well that's not what I mean. Don't reduce what I'm saying to some veiled accusation of racism. I'm saying that just because an occultist or physicist can manipulate light doesn't mean they're of the Light. Setting off a nuke doesn't make you physicist. I'm saying that the power - elites are obsessed with violation, control, abuse, enslavement. That's what drives them, regardless how well they think they've weaponsised occult knowledge. This was self evident from what I wrote, no?

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    11. Anthony Forwood, you hit it right on the money! David Berkowitz plainly admits that he worshiped Lucifer and was a member of a blood cult. Some people cannot conceive of Satan (formerly Lucifer) is a real being, so they pretend that it is just made up nonsense to scare people. These people do rituals because THEY PRODUCE RESULTS. Until SS recognizes that fact he is working with one hand tied behind his back, as was Maury Terry. David's biggest regret is that he couldn't convince Maury that the spirit world is real. Incredulity won't allow many/most to go there.

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    12. No, Berkowitz was a Satanist, not a Luciferian. His satanic cult worked for Luciferians.

      I don't think Satanists really know what they're doing half the time. They follow certain formulas and sometimes (rarely) get results. It's mostly psychology anyway, so an intelligent Satanist (a rare thing in itself) might understand what's going on to some degree and use this knowledge effectively. But all those rituals and magick are mostly unsophisticated methods that Luciferians have refined to a science. It has nothing to do with spirits. That's where Satanists and Luciferians can be separated. Satanists believe that an external power is in charge of the 'magick'. A Luciferian knows that it is their own power, or the manipulation of the power of others, that effects the result they seek. Satanists become enslaved by this reliance on an external power, while Luciferians know better.

      I don't know any time when a Satanist has ever done anything more 'magickal' than hypnotize someone into believing something, or traumatizing them so badly that their whole psyche is messed up. There is no spirit or other external force that affects them, beyond the person who does this to them. All those rituals and magickal spells are just part of the process of hypnosis and trauma needed to get whatever effect their seeking.

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  3. Hegel writ into the base code. Sadistic, and very profitable for license.
    You know, before the bridge fell at Point Pleasant, we were finding a lot of bad altars in the old barns.

    Black market porn, dead cats, sigils. And starting to show that at the drive in movies.

    Messed up the innocent. Good for the newer crops of conquerer worms.

    I do not know. It is like some are playing war games and think that will invoke some kind of intervention.

    Of course what shows up does not take sides. Just weird and traumatizing to those in that neural dialectic.

    The vatican is lamenting some shortage of exorcists.
    Hegelian marketing. Probably good death benefits.

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    1. That doesn't surprise me about Point Pleasant. There's a lot of old hillbilly folk magic that's a lot more potent than people realize. Mix that in with everything else and you have a recipe for disaster.

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  4. Institutional Satanism v. Nazi frogs

    What a time to be alive.

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  5. Having known a ritualistically abused and purposefully traumatically dissociated person with 100's of installed alternate personalities, I have to say this article hits very close to home. A home most people would rather not thing about possible and thus helps keep it hidden. Thanks for throwing a bit of secret light on the subject Well done and thanks!

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    1. I wrote this realizing a lot of information might be familiar to people but I'm attempting to frame it all in a context that's new and hopefully effective. I'm glad you appreciate it.

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  6. For some reason it never got as far as milk cartons in the UK. But we DID have the 'Charley Says' series of Public Information Films warning against the dangers of matches, strangers etc., which I can honestly say, as a primary witness of the right age at the time, scared seven shades out of me. Maybe they worked :). Certainly I don't know any contemporaries who weren't completely freaked by Charley Says - which was quite upfront about being a Government psyop.
    Looking back, it was considered healthy to be terrified of certain things. I'm thinking 'When the Wind Blows'. Focuses the mind on fixing them. Now the Cold War is gone (I won't say 'over') it feels like nothing matters so much. (We are free to worship money - yay!) All of which brings me round to satanism, one of the hallmarks of which is the belief that progress comes through destruction - specifically, the destruction of whatever is brightest and best.

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    1. They call that "creative destruction" these days. Same principle I guess. It's all fine and dandy just long as your ox isn't the one being gored.

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    2. The Phoenix... death and rebirth. It's a very significant occult symbol.

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  7. Above and beyond any mundane, banal perversions, any get-yer-ya-yas-out sickness manifestations, there is a tangible machinery in play here that evidently works for large swaths of the power elite on both sides of the metaphysical aisle, and I'm talking about the ritualistic abuse of children, which these days can be seen as nearing epidemic proportions.

    Whether it's the pursuit (of the acquired knowledge) of fear as a "food," engaging the kundalini for self-absorbed, egotistical purposes, or the hopes of entering into a state of communication with off-world, pan-dimensional forces, the debasement of innocence seems to play a key, activating role in all of these workings.

    And lest the public at large think such things are relegated to the far-off 1980s or even large aberrations such as the Savile scandal (whose revelations continue to unfold some 5 years after the news first broke) I invite anyone to examine the hastily-dropped and largely unexamined Sandusky issue in Pennsylvania, particularly the implications of his Second Mile "grooming" factory, its vast number of high-profile "donors," and where any true investigation not led by a coverup artist/fixer like Louis Freeh may have led. Of Sandusky's 4 enablers (handlers?), Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, and Joe Paterno, 1 is dead and the other 3 have vanished back into the National Security apparatus woodwork, led by the incredibly vile Spanier (rewarded for a job well done?): https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html

    All of this speaks to an ongoing coverup of vast proportions. The Second Mile was also one of George H.W. Bush's designated "thousand points of light," but that's a dark story for another time, and one that plays heavily on the satanic credo of misdirection and reversal. War is peace as Orwell predicted.

    Not to beat a dead horse, but you're doing yeoman's work here Chris. But as I alerted you to last time, please take care. This is the kind of stuff that got some researchers issued early exit visas. Aquino, in particular, doesn't fool around. He's a laughable misdirection, but a notably nasty and virulent one. In November 1987 Mae Brussell shone the first strong light onto his Presidio perversions, the McMartin scandal (the pertinent details of which have been effectively scrubbed), and the widespread filtering of satanism into the U.S. military. In less than a year she was dead of a Jack Ruby-like, fast-onset, highly anomalous cancer. I am more than convinced she was taken out as an example for her stance.

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    1. Not only the Savile and Sandusky stories but a steady stream of stories in your local news concerning teachers and coaches and so on. And not only that but there's also the phenomenon of tens of thousands of migrant children coming into America and other countries unaccompanied and undocumented and untraced. The authorities are quite frank that many- if not most- of them are being scooped up by traffickers. So you have a practically unlimited supply of fresh targets for predators, whether individual or organized. Human rights groups and certain media outlets have been sounding the alarm about this but you can be certain nothing is being done about it.

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    2. I went to the same schools as the Sandusky kids, the family went to the same church as mine, and I went to Super Bowl parties at the Sandusky household (with the church youth group their kids were also a part of). I never would have suspected a thing, though obviously I wasn't the type of child he targeted (too "high profile", and I probably would have told my parents about any inappropriate behavior, unlike the kids from broken homes he usually went after). I have also met Graham Spanier a couple times, since I was technically in his employ (not my boss, but I work for the university). Again, seemed like a pretty nice guy. However, when the scandal broke I immediately suspected The Second Mile and child trafficking. I wondered if anything would come out along those lines and sure enough, nothing really did. A few fall guys, with only one (Sandusky) really even taking much of a fall. Around here nobody really seemed to give much thought to the Second Mile/child trafficking angle, even though it was pretty obvious in retrospect why Sanduskly founded it. My father use to do volunteer work for them and played in some golf tournaments. He would not have hesitated to report any bad behavior he witnessed, so he obviously never did (you'll have to trust me on this......my father would never stand by while children were being abused, even a hint of such behavior would have made him act). Anyway, it's interesting because I had read about the Franklin scandal and a lot of other child trafficking / (ritual) abuse cases before the Sandusky story broke, so the Second Mile being a front for trafficking was my first thought. Most people don't delve into such things, so most didn't think along those lines. Freeh was quite obviously sent in to "clean up" any potential mess before it happened.

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  8. Sorry for this quick interjection Chris, but this is for the 'Neal' above that commented on Sept.28 -- I think you've also commented on my mcmmadnessnews.blogspot.com and I find your comments here regarding Point Pleasant fascinating. Please get in touch with me on the comments section over there as I've got a few really important questions for ya. Thanks Neal and thanks Chris! Cheers and carry on!

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  9. Great work as always. Wasn't sure if you were going to dovetail this info into what is known about The Finders, but from the available info on what you mention here in general, it would seem its not just a nexus of Satanism & extreme-right politics (& I think Aquino is just the tip of the iceberg), its also at the heart of some very real Deep State machinations. Something tells me there might be a connection between the Finders & The Process, but all I've seen so far is mostly rumor. But there is some interesting info in Whitley Streiber's "Secret School" & "Solving the Communion Enigma" that does connect to some things revealed in Dave McGowan's "Programmed to Kill" about the Finders (that was also mentioned in Levenda's Sinister Forces trilogy.) Streiber's revelations in particular:

    https://auticulture.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/a-life-full-of-holes-daimonic-defense-and-national-security-prisoner-of-infinity-iii/

    But same site also mentions a curious connection between Streiber & The Process:

    https://auticulture.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/the-hitherto-unmapped-links-between-whitleys-visitors-the-process-church-of-the-final-judgement/

    Like Aquino, there is more to Streiber than meets the eye. Not accusing him of anything, but its what he doesn't say, & doesn't follow up on (after mentioning something huge in passing) that is very telling. His story isn't over yet.

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    1. I did some research on The Finders, but didn't want to pile on too much. As with the Process there seems to be a campaign to rehabilitate the Finders as well, believe it or not. One article I read referred to them as "merry pranksters" and blamed the accusations on them on the Satanic Panic. I didn't really want to get sidetracked with that.

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    2. Jasun Horsely the Auticulture guy has done a tremendous amount of really good research, and I think he's really obsessed with getting to the bottom of all this stuff. That said, his exchange with Peter Levenda was pretty aggravating. He has a hard on for Crowley (just to take one example) and just makes an unfounded assumption that because he was an outlier to the British upper class and was an occultist that therefore he had to have engaged in the most atrocious acts of hellish pedophilic depracity with pretty much zero real evidence. Crowley is a big lightning rod because he has partisans who will leap to his defense in the same way that American communists defended Stalin, so it's a hard argument to win with someone who's made up their mind for or against the guy.

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    3. Well, there's value in taking a contrary stance on an issue like Crowley, given that he has so many partisans. Sometimes that's how you glean out truths that remain stubbornly hidden. Crowley was not a good guy. He wreaked a lot of damage on those around him and was a sexual sadist of the first order. We may find out the truth lies somewhere between the two poles of opinion.

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  10. Life imitating ART...look at the proponderance of Excorism and possession movies as of late.

    http://www.imdb.com/list/ls057306227/

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    1. The exorcism thing has been going on for a whole, both in and out of entertainment. What is behind it is worth looking into.

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  11. Thank you for this Chris. I find the Modern Satanist line about how "We're just extra-smart atheists playing pretend to show you how dumb small town Christians are" irritating, but pretty much par for the course from that crowd. It's much worse to see people in the alternative and occult communities, who should know better, repeating this line.

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    1. Well, I always say that Satan gets a vote in how your Satanism is going to develop. Whether you look at Satan as some kind of psychological archetype or a freestanding spiritual being the track record is essentially the same. Bad news.

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  12. Anyone interested in the topics presented in this post should seriously consider reading:

    The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children

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    1. Ross Cheit is a lonely voice crying in a wilderness of enablers. He's like a modern-day Jeremiah. He's one of the good guys because he backs up his claims with solid research.

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  13. So heartbreaking. Thank you Chris, Raj, and all the other commentators. I am just reading Levenda's Sinister Forces for the first time and it is all too current. Protecting the innocent and keeping our hearts from drowning in dispair and keeping belief in love and our eyes open- daunting and so all important.
    Clasp souls entangled warriors and we will see this through together.

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    1. It's awful, D. And sadly, it's going to get worse before it gets better. They're getting all of the dangerous toys out of the chest these days and it can only go in one direction.

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    2. You should also read Shadow Over Santa Susanna (I think that's the correct name), available in book form only. It covers the Manson murdsers but reveals a lot of information about the goings on in the South Cali area at the time. Most of it is unverifiable but it's still worth reading.

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    3. I read it when it came out. Thanks anyway.

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  14. Chris,

    I feel as if we've discussed this before, but here goes. The U.K. may not have had the Satanic Panic as we did in the USA, but they were beset by the "social worker" panic of the late 80s and early 90s, where persons were showing up at homes claiming to be from child services and demanding to see and even take away the children of the house. When refused, they as often as not would retreat to a nearby car and speed away. Not so many pentagrams and Baphomets, but certainly effective in ratcheting up the tension and fear in a community.

    I also recall the Video Nasty era in the 1980s, where certain films were banned in the U.K. and others were loudly condemned. As we all know, prohibition makes the banned item exotic and desirable, encouraging distribution and consumption. Nice way to do low deeds while staying on the high ground. Might not have been terribly profitable money-wise, but it did the deed.

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    1. Well, I remember walking with a buddy of mine down Pearl Street from South Braintree Square. And this beat-up, shit-mustard Pinto pulls up and this guy gets out and says "hey kids, want to come to this church meeting? A lot of kids are going to be there. It'll be fun." I was halfway down the street but my friend was standing next to the car talking to this guy. There were two other guys in the car. I was telling him "Come on, let's go" but he was falling for this bullshit. Of course he didn't say what church it was or even where it was. And it was a weekday afternoon. Finally I got him to get away from these sketchy characters. But it goes to show how brazen these predators can be.

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    2. This is disinfo. SRA was explicitly raised in the false accusations in rochdale, uk, and there was a lot of tabloid attention around the subject. Of course, likely itself a disinfo operation to draw attention away from serial abuser and MP for Rochdale Cyril Smith.

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  15. Some strong stuff here. I have researched a lot of this and was managed to get shocked even still after clicking on one of your links and finding myself reading a jailhouse interview with Otis O'toole. Strong stuff indeed.

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    1. I read that (the jailhouse interview) as well and it may have been the worst thing I've ever read in my entire life.

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    2. Waste of skin, him and Lucas. Certainly raised a lot of red flags when W commuted Lucas' death sentence when he was frying everyone else.

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    3. I love telling that to people for the "Nuh-uh!" reaction then they run off and Google it. I believe everything ol' Otis said about the cult as well.

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  16. I remember reading a connection between gosch and Hunter s Thompson... Some say this was brought up around the time he killed himself but my guess is he just went underground.
    https://m.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/3akjak/do_you_believe_that_jeff_gannon_is_johnny_gosch/

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    1. Sync Alert! I went over to Zero Hedge to check out the ranting over there about the Deutsche Bank shiticaine abrewing and found at the top an article about Hunter Thompson's 1972 quote about 'lesser of two evils' election choices....one of the commenters linked that very reddit post... yikes!

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    2. I don't know what to make of that HST connection. I do know from a guy who knew him that HST was a raging drug freak way past that early 70s heyday. There's so much BS around the Gosch case, unfortunately. A lot of people gaslighting Noreen Gosch and such.

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  17. Perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of this dark corner of the conspiracy/occult nexus is how little the public knows about this kind of thing. The Church Commission report came out years ago. COINTELPRO is part of the public record. We've got reams of offical documents about PAPERCLIP. But you can't draw someone's attention to something like this blog post and not get incredulous frowns and shrugs. Maybe Dollary Clump will sort it all out.

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    1. Well, my goal here is to try to tease out what exactly constitutes actions by MKOFTEN, specifically. It's a controversial issue among researchers, but I believe there's a solid corpus of evidence to determine there was in fact a distinct and separate program dedicated to weaponising the occult and worse.

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  18. As an Omaha native, i was terrified when you said Johnny Gosch was in the next post. My expectations were very high. I was almost relieved after reading this. Great job, really enjoy reading your work.

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    1. That's an interesting reaction. Can I ask why you were terrified? Thank you for the kind words either way.

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    2. I have to live here. One of the most prominent lawyers around said, "Omaha was in danger of gossiping itself to death." A thinly veiled threat in my eyes. Especially with the desaparecidos. These cases have personally affected loved ones

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  19. There is a book called "The Gamecaller" written by ex-Finders member Tobe Terrell that discusses various interesting aspects of the Finders group. I had personal syncs while reading it and apparently others have as well. It starts as a diary-style overview of various human potential movement characters and groups in the 60s/70s and ends with addressing the controversial events of the 80s. An extremely interesting book.

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    1. Yeah, that whole story is messed up. I couldn't parse out the disinfo and the rumor and the apologist propaganda swirling around that case so I didn't go into it. I didn't have to.

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  20. This is bringing up some weird memories. I recall going to a large school assembly back in 3rd grade (this would have been around '77-'78) & the whole theme of it was "stranger danger" & child abductions. There was a lot of fear centering around someone in particular who dressed as a clown (or a group?) driving around eastern MA in a white moving van looking for kids & handing out stickers & candy laced with LSD. & offering to take kids to a magic show. There was also some child modeling scam that was happening in the Boston area & surrounding suburbs, people going door to door trying to convince parents to drop their kids off at some studio to audition for TV ads & catalog posing. But not be present for it. I forgot how messed up things were back then. But that's nothing compared to what we're seeing now.

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    1. I don't think people understand how common child predation was then and how it was something you needed to be aware of and learn to escape from. I was talking to a homeboy about this. He had his own horror stories. It was just part of the fabric of your daily life. I think the reality of clerical abuse was a major factor in breeding predators, damaged creatures who endured longterm abuse. I think it's a myth that the abused automatically become abusers, in the same way that rape victims don't become rapists. Stats show only a tiny handful of damaged personas do. But it's enough.

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    2. I remember being terrified from the kidnapping stories while I was having and raising kids in the eighties. Every year when my kids were small and in school there were a couple of instances of kids having been approached by people in vans or cars in neighborhoods near me. To my knowledge, all the work schools and parents did to protect their children worked. Kids became savvy, hung out in groups, and I'm pretty sure the scare had something to do with traditional dating having gone by the wayside. If one had a date, it meant a group of kids was included in an outing with them.



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    3. True. Although I don't recall hearing as much about the clerical abuse back then, moreso by the 80s. Was also talking to folks I grew up with & others I met since (who also grew up in MA) as well as my Dad--seems the acid clown in the van abductor thing was maybe an urban legend that took on a life of its own, one person said the story had already been making the rounds in the early 70s, & apparently it was freaking out people in Southie by the early 80s. But there's also the possibility someone(s) got inspired by it to bring the story to life as it were. Even now, there's stories of clown abductors making the rounds in Philadelphia & surrounding areas. Its one of those weird archetypal things that won't go away. Does the influence of toxic memes = possession? I wonder about that being the case sometimes, but maybe less in the Catholic & more in the voudoun sense.

      The sketchy modeling agency thing was very real though. Apparently they were only in the Boston area for a week, maybe less. My Dad told me he met one of them at the door one time ( I must have been about 4 or 5 when this happened), listened to the guy's spiel for about 2 min., got alarmed by something he said & threatened to call the cops. He said this guy was very odd, his mannerisms just off-the-charts weird.

      & yeah, regarding child predation in general back then: the number of missing children & child abduction cold cases in MA went off the charts between '73 & '81. Something was going on back then, & it wasn't all fallout from messy divorces (although that was going on too).

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  21. The only accusations of satanism against Jimmy Savile were made by SRA careerist Dr Sinason, no actual evidence or actual testimony of victims If you wanted to point to real occultism and child abuse, you could point to Colin Batley, Jacqueline Marling, Elaine Batley (Crowleyists) or Peter Petrauske and Jack Kemp (Wiccans).

    But then they don't fit the fake celebrity satanist narrative.

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    1. OK: sync alert. Was typing the above as the BBC were broadcasting Louis Therouxs return the the Savile case.

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  22. If you ever need a time machine back to 1981 - at least, to the UK in 1981 - the BBC drama serial 'Ashes to Ashes' is the best I've ever, ever seen :)

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  23. To Zhu Bajiee -- to claim that the accusations of a lingering satanic nature surrounding Savile were only made by one lone person are disingenuous at best and vacuous trolling at worst. Or don't you wonder why Savile had the (ahem) skeleton keys to so many UK hospitals? At the risk of sounding like a bad joke, it's because that's where all the bodies were. We can go back and forth about the definitions of what exactly constitutes "satanism." I don't know about you, but necrophilia, ritual abuse, and predatory pedophilia will do just fine for me.

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    1. Nobody is saying Savile wasn't a repeated abuser of young children, but there is no evidence and no first hand reports of occultic ritual or satanic ritual. The only source of the specifically satanic is from someone who made a career out of false SRA allegations.

      If you have evidence of Savile being involved in actual Satanism, using Satanic imagery, or having a ritual component to his abuse, post it.

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