Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sync Log: Crimes, Coverups and Fringe Science edition (UPDATE)

BREAKING: The coverup is unraveling: Former Chief Now Doubts Bishop Police Report:

NewsCenter 5's Shiba Russell reported Tuesday that Amy Bishop shot and killed her brother in the Bay State more than 20 years ago in a shooting that was ruled accidental.

During the weekend, the former police chief in Braintree dismissed any allegations that the Bishop case was mishandled in 1986. Now, he appears to be changing his tune. John Polio, now 87, told the Boston Globe he has questions about Bishop's accidental shooting of her brother.

Why do I feel like this incident is a loose string on a sweater that could unravel for years?

UPDATE: The files may be missing from Braintree, but the DA had copies. Here's the report.

UPDATE: Fringe science? I got your fringe science right here:

An archived article accessible through the wayback machine depicts a "Press Release" about Dr. Bishop which reports that on March 10, 2009, Dr. Bishop's "Neuron Research Lab Launches Experiment in Space."

The "launch" was on par with the Balloon Boy's purported takeoff, only with less drama and coverage.

Also, while Dr. Bishop more than once mentions NASA on her web page, the March 2009 'launch' was handled by UAH Space Hardware Club, not NASA. Cherokee Labsystems, however, was purportedly involved; Dr. Bishop credited Cherokee with "payload support development." The payload -- live neuron cells from Dr. Bishop's lab secured in what looks to be a jury rigged contraption she calls the "'incubation chamber" purportedly designed to maintain temperature and pressure as the balloon ascended.

UPDATE: OK, now this is getting ridiculous:

In March, 2002, Bishop walked into an International House of Pancakes in Peabody with her family, asked for a booster seat for one of her children, and learned the last seat had gone to another mother.

Bishop, according to a police report, strode over to the other woman, demanded the seat and launched into a profanity-laced rant. When the woman would not give the seat up, Bishop punched her in the head, all the while yelling "I am Dr. Amy Bishop."

UPDATE 1013 PM: Yeah, I'm willing to go on record as saying that Amy Bishop was definitely in my SciFi Lit class, judging from this story.

This is from the 1986 report on Seth Bishop's death:

Teachers say he was an accomplished violinist. He began studying music in elementary school and developed a broad repertoire. He was a member of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Braintree High School Orchestra and other student orchestras.

His sister was also a musical prodigy, with almost identical credits in her own high school yearbook entry. Note the Through the Looking Glass quote:

Amy Bishop

National Honor Society 4, Orchestra 1,2,3,4, BHSSA 2,3, New England Conservatory of Music, Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, BHS Chamber Orchestra, BHS Orchestra 1,2,3,4, “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes-and-ships-and sealing wax-Of cabbages-and kings-And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings.” Lewis Carroll

This distinguished Braintree High alumni you see featured in the 1984 yearbook had a similar resume and obviously traveled in the same prodigious circles as the Bishops.

Click to enlarge to see what Bozo lurks beneath the musical genius.

UPDATE: I mentioned the Sci-Fi Lit class that I believe I took with Amy Bishop- here is the somewhat enigmatic dedication the teacher of that class wrote to me. Click to enlarge.


  1. oblong? Care to explain i think this will be funny

  2. Man, yours is the best book entry ever!

    Your connection to Bishop weirds me out no end.

  3. Deciding to give up tv a few weeks back has gotten me so out of the loop. It's kinda fun but I am wondering if it's a good or a bad thing to at least include just the news.

  4. Christopher Knowles and Amy Bishop


    Kinda creepy when this kind of national story is a sync for someone who writes about syncs.


  5. Hmmmmm... many a UFO has been described as being of an oblong shape...

  6. Chris
    I had a similar experience in England a few years ago re a notorious event . It seemed wherever I went, this story was following me around . I have since discovered why . It will be revealed - it's just a matter of keeping a cool head and the connection will become clear in time . Keep Calm and Carry On as the poster says - Frank

  7. Quark- Give up TV? Horrors!

    LD- Oh, par for the course around here!

    Anony- Well, to be honest I sat down in the library one afternoon with my yearbook form and spent a study period writing to goofiest stuff I could come up with. "Taking the p*ss" as the Brits say.

    Merovee- Oh, I'm calm. I will be until she goes on national TV and tells the world her murderous rage was all because of some unrequited love for me. Barring that, I think I'll be OK. The problem is that it's just kicking up too much dust from my cosmically terrible childhood, is all.

  8. LMFAO @ "Don't mean to brag,don't like to boast, but I like hot butter on my breakfast toast"

    Wonder Mike!, Master Gee, Big Bank Hank and Takin' the Piss Chris. Lol!

    Secret Sun Cipher Soundoff. You could wear a red skully as a proper nod to the X-Files.

    Also, I thought you would like this. "Wake up screaming from the american dream."


    Alright, back 2 your regularly scheduled program.
    That did crack me the hell up though. Nice.



  9. Your yearbook quote..very cute, and are you the talented cellist?

    The 'Alice through the Looking Glass' quote is par for the course in MK programming, but I expect you clocked that. Her eratic, hypnotic state appears to back-up this theory.

    The Owl stuff is rather interesting(you've mentioned them before)...'The Owl can see that which others cannot, which is the essence of true wisdom,' and if taken as a messenger then 'pay attention to signals and omens ('specially in dreams and meditations), Owl may be befriending you and aiding you
    in seeing the total truth'


  10. Amy gets a gun...but where did she get it..


  11. Toothy- I was a major goofball with the same jaundiced eye towards propriety. I hated reading pseudo-profound yearbook quotes, too...

    Flossy- No cello, but I was voted Most Artistic, or Best Artist or something. Maybe I'll scan that in too. Yeah, as some of you know I think a lot of MK lore out there is bogus speculation, but this story certainly has a very, very strong smell of something. Kids on these advanced career tracks (music, science, sports) are essentially taken away from their families and treated like veal. Who the hell knows who or what got to her?

    Ericswan- No mystery, really. It's easier to find a gun in Alabama than an issue of Playboy.

  12. ...probably something your sick of hearing about, but there seem to be more than a few parallels between this and the tv show "fringe". maybe MORE even... was Dr Amy Bishop involved in MKULTRA CIA experiments for instance, handling a neuron research lab would suggest a possibility.