Thursday, August 03, 2017

"Jeremy" Swims to the Siren



I'm still alive...

A year ago today, Trevor Wilson- best known to the world as "Jeremy" in the award-winning music video directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, Mothman Prophecies) for grunge superstars Pearl Jam - drowned while swimming at a Puerto Rican beach notorious for its dangerous riptide.



As it stands four of the five main Grunge gods are no longer with us. Kurt Cobain was murdered in 1994, Layne Staley of Alice in Chains died of complications from a longtime heroin addiction in 2002, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots died of a heart attack in 2015 and Chris Cornell died earlier this year.

Eddie Vedder is the last remaining "Voice of a Generation." But Trevor Wilson was also an avatar for the formless rage of Generation X, an anger that would outwear its welcome as the grim early 90s gave way to the go-go Clinton Years. But at the time he, Vedder and "Jeremy" were everywhere. I mean, everywhere.

Mark Pellington- a late Boomer who was an early punk rock adapter- conjured up a serving of provocative iconography for the "Jeremy" video, drawing on Biblical references of the Serpent in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6) and a bludgeoning array of crosscuts and captions to immerse the viewer in a nightmare world of trauma.

Billboard tells the story of Wilson's life and death in its latest issue. It's a window into a short but privileged life, attending school at the elite Rudolf Steiner Waldorf School in Manhattan and taking acting lessons at Lee Strasberg. His mother was a chef for a number of celebrities including Sir Ridley Scott, whose Jack Parsons hagiography will be joining Eastern Star Trek on CBS All-Access this fall.

After a moment in the spotlight, Wilson took another path. To Egypt, as it so happens:
And so, along with his girlfriend, he applied to the University of Rome and got accepted into a program that led to an internship in Egypt with the United Nations. Trevor stayed for three years doing field work for the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) on development, women's education and -- according to his mom's recollection -- helping to write speeches for then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's wife, Suzanne. 
“His time in Egypt was among the best times he had in his life, and he would refer back to those days often,” Graneri says. He recalls late-night discourses from Wilson on history, music and philosophy, and one particular story from those days that makes him smile: “Driving through the desert at 120 miles an hour and getting pulled over by the cops, then flashing his UN credentials, and getting an escort from those same cops.”
Suzanne means "lily," an item of some importance in the Siren unveiling.

Wilson's death is eerily reminiscent of Jeff Buckley's. He had also a close call previously and survived, which perhaps gave him the same false sense of confidence Buckley had in the Wolf River Lagoon:
Diane says her son seemed clear-headed that last time they spoke. A week before, however, he'd been swimming with friends when he got swept nearly a mile down the beach. "I think he had a confidence because he rode that wave, and I think it made him feel like he could swim there," she says of the well-known dangers of the riptides in the area. "There were tons of drownings around there, and my mother told him, 'Trevor, be careful, I can't tell you how many times I got knocked down.'"
 

Pearl Jam released a single called "Sirens" in 2014, off their most recent album Lightning Bolt. Make note of the embedded OA, similar to the one on the last Chris Cornell solo album.

I've talked about Mark Pellington in the past, having mutual friends and having done work for the studio which he does his commercial work through, Crossroads Films. My first encounter with Crossroads came when they expressed interest in a screenplay I'd written. They decided to go with Jawbreaker instead, that deathless classic that thrilled the hearts of dozens across this great land of ours.

Mark Pellington is also known in High Weirdness circles for directing a movie about a man who loses his wife after a brief illness (The Mothman Prophecies) only to lose his own wife to a brief illness shortly thereafter. Loren Coleman has the story here.

Today would have been the 99th birthday of Sidney Gottlieb, the man Russel Targ called "America's Josef Mengele." I've been giving an awful lot of thought as the involvement of MKULTRA in the lives of some of these ill-starred musicians, given that they were all the same age and profile of one person who I not only went to high school with but have zero doubt was in fact an MKULTRA subject, University of Alabama shooter Amy Bishop. 

Seattle is a major hub for the military and other important sectors of the Establishment and it's well-known that MKULTRA experiments were being done in Vancouver (at the Hollywood Hospital, of all places) just a couple hours drive over the border. Not conclusive in any way, but maybe a signal that there was more behind the collapse and countless deaths involved in 90s alternative music than just drugs and money.

Certainly, the "Jeremy" video gives off a very strong MKULTRA vibe, playing more like a chronicle of personal dissolution and dissociation than a simple suicide. I don't know how much of this is just style and how much may in fact be intent.  The rock video format is usually inert and harmless except when it's not. The form certainly has an unusual pedigree, not wholly unrelated to MKULTRA at all.

It could be that Pellington (or someone else involved) was trying to tell us tales out of school here, no pun intended. Maybe something about school shootings and teen suicides, something that can't be spoken aloud, certainly not on MTV. Or it could be that he was simply aping the techniques popular at the time, particularly in videos by underground and industrial artists. 

Either way, it's still a pretty bracing view, even after a quarter-century.



Or maybe we need to take another look at MKOFTEN here.

The techniques of rock video as they came to be by the early Nineties were pioneered in the Sixties by Kenneth Anger, particularly with his groundbreaking films Scorpio Rising and Invocation of My Demon Brother. These films were made using grants from the Ford Foundation (a well-known CIA front) and Sir John Paul Getty Jr., the Jesuit-trained oil baron, and just happened to begin production at the same time Dr. Stephen Aldrich was firing up the infernal machines in the OFTEN offices.

Do note that these same techniques can now be seen all over television and the internet, not only in music videos but on TV shows and commercials. And on and on it goes.

It makes me wonder how much David Lynch and Mark Frost know, given that they were (and are) mining themes of black magic in the Pacific Northwest. There sure seemed to be quite a few serial killers based in Washington in the bad, old MKOFTEN days.



Speaking of the Siren, the inexplicable appearance of Elizabeth Fraser at Royal Albert Hall last week got me looking back into Blue Bell Knoll. Apparently, Fraser is now claiming that she got the name from some obscure little hill in Utah. Don't ask me how, I never heard that story before. But directly past the rugged hills on which Bluebell Knoll sits is- wait for it- Osiris, Utah. 

The world is far, far stranger than you can imagine.

51 comments:

  1. The school children in “The OA” are singing Pearl Jam’s “Better Man” in the inital episode, and in an episode later in the series.

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  2. "Kurt Cobain was murdered in 1994"

    I was never for or against this theory, im open minded about stuff. I had a cousin that hated courtneys guts and thought she killed Kurt.
    A while back i decided to look up the last song Kurt ever wrote and its pretty much a suicide song/letter in my opinion. Its called "do re mi"

    If I may
    And if I might
    Got a gun to bleed me

    Raised in his pocket
    erased from this moment
    And chains from his owner in my tea

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMT64q_2fM0


    Now on another note i do wonder how deep into the occult kurt was, he did hang out with william burroughs for a bit. Thats a part of nirvana and kurt you dont really read much about.

    There is something about grunge, it was the last authentic rock movement. People like to say it was THE last rock movement, but i grew up in the emo pop era when kids all had the same tight jeans and flippy emo hair, and trust me it wasnt. nu metal, emo, pop punk. I think the last big rock movement was that sort of quirky hipster indie stuff in the late 2000's early teens, like mgmt, vampire weekend, animal collective type of stuff. After that it was nothing but rap and wubstep......

    But there is something about grunge that was different, they had something. And the fact that most of the heroes of that moment are dead while all the 80's hair metal guys and even dudes from the 50's are still alive makes it interesting. There really is some sort of dark spirit that haunted grunge.

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    1. Yes indeed, and I think it may be the dark spirit of MKULTRA. I'm a heretic when it comes to the subject in that I've always believed the stated goals of that operation were funding cover and that the real goals were far extensive and considerably more occult. Mind control technology has been known forever and Hassan Sabbah was programming Manchurian Candidates a thousand years ago. I think that series like Fringe and Stranger Things are essentially limited hangouts in that they cut closer to what was really going on and that the recovered documents are largely a smokescreen. I think there was a lot more experimentation done on children than was catalogued and I think the goals were more far-reaching than mind control. I think the core of the project was essentially black magic and was essentially demonological. Unless we're lead to believe that these guys were all idiots and really believed that LSD was actually a workable truth serum. I think the interrogation and torture work was actually the province of programs like ARTICHOKE and MKSEARCH.

      This is still a working theory but goes a long way in explaining the serial killer explosion and the spirit you're referring to vis a vis Grunge.

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    2. Recall that Nirvana supposedly saturated themselves in Beatles music while recording Nevermind. That always seemed a bit odd to me, and it's items like these that set that sense off again.

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    3. Kurt Cobain was a huge Beatles fan from childhood, as was Chris Cornell. I'm not certain how significant that is- millions of people were. What I'm more interested in discovering is if any of these individuals had any contact with some kind of experiment, most likely in local hospitals. Now here's the thing; I don't go for the eschatology of these programs, this kind of Manichean cartoon about them. The worst crimes can often be committed by those who see themselves as heroes and world saviors. I think along with all the obviously nefarious goals there was this parallel program similar in spirit to the Transhumanist movement but pursuing their goals through neurochemistry and psi and so on. Of course this is consonant to what Mengele was trying to accomplish and why I believe Targ- who probably has more inside knowledge than we do- compared Gottlieb to him. In other words, I think a lot of these scientists were also trying to engineer superhumans or at least explore various methodologies pointing in that direction. The public face of this was the "human potential" program as well as the "super-soldier" program that had been in motion since the World War Two era with the use of steroids and methamphetamines and so on. There's been a lot of crap written about this but it has a real, documented history. The problem here is that we're dealing with Machiavellan personalities who believe that ends justify means and the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. I don't think Loretta Bender administered megadoses of LSD to hundreds of mentally ill children because she was just a sadist. I think she genuinely believed she was working towards some kind of cure or treatment. The same can be said for radiation experiments and so on. The problem is that these people are so focused on their goals and so unconcerned with human empathy that they really didn't care what kind of pain or suffering they were causing. I think this kind of attitude is rather common among people involved in medical experimentation and research. It's a kind of Olympian mindset that leaves human wreckage in its wake.

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    4. I agree that a taste for the Beatles is hardly a tell for MK-ULTRA programming, etc. Digging around the Nevermind story, though, and Vig looms in a way that can't help but at least tweak a thought or two of the mysterious Fifth Beatle, George Martin. The story is Vig wanted Cobain to do more double tracks on vocals and guitar - "like Lennon did." It would seem at the very least Vig was using Cobain's love of the Beatles to create the sound Vig was working on. Sorry for the confusion, as it was the production aspect I found curious, with the main player perhaps being Vig and not Cobain.

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    5. double tracking is extremely common and Lennon was not the first to do it. Buddy Holly doubled his vocals, Les Paul (the father of multi-track recording) & Mary Ford added multiple extra layers. Brian Wilson double tracked Beach Boys vocals (and Pet Sounds was a huge influence on the Beatles) and Wilson was trying to copy Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" where he overdubbed a whole lot, including stacking multiple tracks of drums.

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  3. It's by now dawning on me that decisions that were made back in the 80s are what's shaping most of the world we know today. In the same way that probably decisions made right now, somewhere, in the right circles, are shaping what the world will be like by 2050. But back then, very few understood the potential significance of the things that came out to the public, let alone guess what was transpiring behind curtains. And again, probably the same is going on today.

    A good question to ask is: Who are the grunge bands of today? And what are they *really* telling us?

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    1. Chris--This narrative you're weaving together just gets more disturbing with each post, like those recurring bad dreams we all endured at some point as kids.I tend to agree that Cobain was suicided as well, too much evidence that contradicts the official story where that's concerned.

      Maria--I'd be more inclined to say that it goes back to a whole lot of decisions made back in the 70s, actually. Are you familiar with Zbigniew Brzezinkski's "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"? It pretty much anticipated the current era's reliance on the internet & the surveillance society that came with it & came out well before SRI's "Changing Images of Man" (which while influential in its own right, I now to tend to view of lesser importance, at least from a prediction-of-the-future-standpoint.) Here's a couple of eyebrow-raising quotes to consider:

      “The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. ”
      ― Zbigniew Brzeziński, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era

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      “In the technotronic society the trend would seem to be towards the aggregation of the individual support of millions of uncoordinated citizens, easily within the reach of magnetic and attractive personalities exploiting the latest communications techniques to manipulate emotions and control reason.”

      Mind you, this book came out in 1970...

      & when you consider how MK-ULTRA segued into information technology around that time, well, you do the math:

      http://www.conspiracyschool.com/blog/transhumanism-mk-ultra-google

      & while I liked grunge back in the day, it got neutralized/absorbed WAY too fast. & this whole 90s revival we seem to be embarking on I just find...depressing as hell. I can't say why, its just a gut feeling.

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    2. David, what you're referencing here was essentially the impetus behind Lucifer's Technologies. I spend a lot of time wondering if the plot of Star Trek: First Contact wasn't based in some kind of reality because the Cloud is nothing less than the Borgsong. It also harkens back to John Lilly and the Solid State Intelligence. Lilly came out of MKULTRA and like other individuals involved in the program (Puharich, significantly) decided to make himself a guinea pig. This is what I'm talking about vis a vis MKULTRA- it's become a kind of Saturday morning cartoon eschatology but it was far more nuanced and ambitious than that. This is America's Alchemy, a movement I believe was a lot more problematic than modern-day admirers would like to admit. And I think it had the same goals, using technology to reach a goal that you can trace back to the Babylonian Empire if not much further. It's about the "perfection of Creation" and consorting with otherworldly entities. I'm going to be digging into this in more depth soon. Transhumanism is about recreating the human being in lieu of recreating the Earth itself. It's a very old ambition and has caused untold misery and death at the same time it's been responsible for the technological and scientific advances we take for granted.

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  4. Eddie Vedder also has two near drowning incidents in his recent past. One occurred while surfing in New Zealand, the other while sailing on a small boat in Hawaii between Maui and Molokai.

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    1. Not uncommon for a surfer. Thanks for that, Spawn.

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    2. Yeah not uncommon for sure. I was thinking though, that between singing a song actually called "Sirens", the OA symbolism on the single artwork, and then the near drownings we have all the hallmarks of someone caught up in this drama to some extent--God forbid. That said, Vedder is supposedly and expert waterman, and someone who respects the power of the ocean. Unlike, say, Buckley. I also get the feeling (purely subjective)that in the last few years Vedder, both personally and by extension in his music, have moved out of the darkness and is now safely in the light . . . whatever that means.

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  5. Chris, a question for you regarding the name of a common plot device. In the movie Tron: Legacy at the very end Sam and his companion ride a glowing stream back up to the real world. This is seen in many movies as a something that extends down to the underworld as you recently mentioned in a past article. What is the name for this plot device, its not a wormhole since it has an underworld connotation. Also, for this article you forgot to mention Eddie Vedder is making an appearance soon in Twin Peaks, how will this fit in. Still no hidden god storyline, gah!

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    1. Sounds like the light at the end of the tunnel, especially the version you hear from NDEs. Which of course takes us back to the OA, doesn't it?

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  6. Did not know Pellington directed that music video nor the fate of the kid playing Jeremy. And yes it ties in eerily with the Siren-men drowning theme.

    Gottlieb was despicable (and all but admitted as much) but Targ engages in moral equivalence and relativism by comparing him to Mengele. Re the latter we are talking complicit in mass torture and mass extermination of men, women, children and babies.

    So now via Pellington we have a link to Mothman and John Keel! Interesting factoid about Targ is that his brother-in-law was Bobby Fischer, America's most famous chess champion, and unhinged paranoic and probably schizophrenic. What isn't related to what? Literally in this case.

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    1. Well, Mengele probably believed he was working for the ultimate good of humanity- the worst villains usually do. America has a long and shameful history of human experimentation, as do many other countries. Bobby Fischer as a youth was the model for Gibson Praise of The X-Files. Genius and madness are separated by a very thin veil.

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  7. It just occurred to me that Suzanne is also the name of a famous Leonard Cohen song. Cohen's Hallelujah ties in to Jeff Buckley who made it famous and Bennington who sang the track at Cornell's funeral. Yet think of how Buckley and Wilson died, and then remember the lines from Cohen's Suzanne. 'Suzanne takes you down to her place by the river'. 'And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water... and when he knew for certain that only drowning men could see him, he said that all men would be sailors then, until the sea shall free them'.

    Tim Buckley's famous omen uh song 'Song for the Siren' is from his album Star Sailor. You can keep going that it gets a bit ridiculous, even so... Star Sailor in Greek is astronaut. That brings us to David Bowie and Space Oddity, um well okay enough!

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    1. Chris Cornell's daughter just sang Hallelujah as a tribute to her father and Benningnton: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-cornells-daughter-sings-for-father-and-chester-bennington-w495960

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    2. The lyrics to Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream were originally written to the melody of Suzanne as well. That is another explicit Siren song, and identifies the Siren with Aphrodite.

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    3. I'm working on a post about Hallelujah. The history behind it is extremely interesting.

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    4. can't wait for this one. that amazing, wonderful song seems cursed.

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  8. The premise of the TV Show Millennium was that a Judeo Christian law enforcement group that came out of the FBI divided into two groups the secular Roosters, and the religious Owls who had differing ideas on the end of the world. Twin Peaks had earlier drawn this same distinction from Star Wars. However, I digress. The whole secret of the Millennium group was they were using MKUltra techniques to create new serial killers in order to maintain their job security and big paychecks. What you have been describing in the past few posts sounds like the same thing. Here's my to cents: every time we have a new Republican President the left starts up their voodoo with the occult, whipping people into a frenzy. When there is a new Democrat President all of this stops and the occult takes on a very moderate and somber tone. Its very easy to see where this occultic noise come from in our society, it comes from the left and it is weaponized in times when they are losing power. The left may not be always creating serial killers, but they are creating waves of mindless drones who believe the Republicans are evil because their airwaves tell them so, OA style. Consider that the propaganda of the left is what the occult really is. You can trace it back to socialism, communism, and the mystery religions. Republicans tend not to embrace this stuff, because after all we are all traditionally religious people who don't mess with or need the occult. The occult is after all nothing more than the antithesis of traditional and established religion. This is the Masonic-Illuminati dream we all live in, and in truth it is the lie we all live with.

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    1. I dont even know where to start.
      If anything the left are materlists by nature, never had any love for the spiritual. Every communist state was atheist.
      Occultism is traditional, lots of fascists practiced it, the thule society, Julius evola.
      I mean, you assume that all right wingers are christian.
      The christian right in america lost the second gays got the right to marry.
      And so the right evolved into what is now called the alt right. Young, tech savvy, secular, fascists.
      The occult is traditional, it has rituals, ceremonies, its ancient.
      The occult is about harnessing your will and using it to manipulate reality.

      That old william f buckly neocon, christian right shit is dead. Trump is the rise of the nationalist, pat Buchanan type of right

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    2. The difference between the Scottish Rite and the York Rite of Freemasonry are the same as the Roosters and the Owls; the Black Lodge or the White Lodge; or the Jedi and the Sith. The two paths of Masonry are this: to the left to Scottish means you believe in a higher power but not necessary to the Abrahamic Christian God; to the right and you take an oath to protect Christianity. Also, Fascism and Communism are both far left ideologies; neocons are also liberals, George W. was a perfect example.

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    3. BTW, watched the old movie "The Black Hole" yesterday, and guess who the Captain was? Sheriff Frank Truman from the Twin Peak Showtime series; and who was the leader of the Air Force Stargate in Stargate the Movie? Don S. Davis, Major Briggs from the Twin Peaks Revival. You haven't mentioned how so many f these people on the new series have dropped dead after filming like Tut's tomb.

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  9. I was a senior at the high school - Richardson High School, the morning Jeremy Wade Davis took his life in January 1991. I was in art class on the first floor, while the his suicide happened on the second floor. If I remember correctly he drove an old green 1970's Oldsmobile, or was a passenger in one, and gave a friend of mine a home made tattoo. I was a senior and he was a sophomore and one lunch period he showed up at Taco Bueno, a fast food joint just down the street from the school. It was against the school's rules to leave for lunch, and it was sort of one of those rebellious things to do without getting caught. I actually remember thinking now, oh shit, here we are the seniors giving a great example to the sophomores. He had a Kurt Cobain quality and just a few months later, Nevermind would hit the shelves. That was the only clear memory I have of him. I never knew his name until later the day of his passing. In fact, most of my friends thought it was another Jeremy. When it came out it was Jeremy Wade Delle, no one really knew him or who he was. It was like, "oh that guy", his name was Jeremy? I had a friend who was in the classroom when he turned the gun on himself. I didn't much speak to her that last semester I was there, I don't think I had a class with her then, but the trauma was evident. I felt years later that his death marked the beginning of all these horrific acts of violence and death in schools that seems to be commonplace across the country. I hope his soul returned home that morning and he's helping those from above who witnessed his death.

    As far as Blue Belle Knoll is concerned, Utah is basically dubbed the new Area 51. Throughout the whole state there have been a lot of sightings. From what I understand the Secret Space Program fleet is built somewhere in Utah, underground.

    Great stuff as always Chris.

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    1. The reason I did the series on MKOFTEN was precisely because we saw this explosion of violence in children and schools, particularly the shootings and so on, in the 1970s as well as the explosion of serial and mass killing in the same time period. Then it all seemed to trail off in the 2000s. It doesn't seem spontaneous or arbitrary to me, considering it coincided with the explosion of slasher films and Satanism in the mass media. When I was going to jr high there was a tremendous amount of violence as well as two open-air drug bazaars within 500 feet of the front door of the school. There were some genuine horror stories as well, things that traumatized kids my age such as the horrific abuse of Diane DeVanna, which made national news. There were also gangland hits in my part of town committed by MKULTRA subject Whitey Bulger, who was also a confidential informant for the FBI. One was committed in an apartment complex I had a paper route in. Bulger lived the next town over when he was supposed to be in exile in France. And of course his apartment was a few hundred feet away from Fort Strong, where all the Paperclip Nazis were brought after the war. So I don't think some of the stories such as what you're referring to here were just happenstance.

      Utah, yeah; that's a whole other story in and of itself.

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    2. Yes, those are really good points. It's a dark drive down that MKULTRA path, but it's the real deal.

      As far as Pearl Jam and Vedder, I'm glad they wrote a song about Jeremy. It is bizarre that the actor playing him died before his time as well, or maybe it's not the way the universe plays out.

      One more thing. Richardson High School is in Richardson, TX a suburb of Dallas. Oliver Stone was in town in early 1991 doing pre-production or full on production of J.F.K. based on some parts of the book Crossfire, written by the late Jim Marrs (a Texan- Ft. Worth native) who died last week of health issues. He was one hell of a researcher and investigative journalist.

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    3. I really appreciate you sharing this, Buck. Incidentally his surname was Delle not Davis. It's been almost 30 years so it's easy to jumble the names.

      I would rather not go into the MKULTRA briar patch again- in fact, I can think of a hundred things off the top of my head that I'd rather do- but I can't overlook it. There just seems to be too many fingerprints around. Not that it was involved per se in this situation you discuss but it could indirectly be tied to it too.

      Unfortunately there's just so much garbage out there about it, it gets incredibly depressing.

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    4. Then of course there is actor Bill Paxson from TX who died recently who saw JFK the day of his assassination. His last movie? "The Circle" a movie about social media surveillance. Paxson played the father of the main character. Does its poster count as a OA symbol?

      http://theolivebranchreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/The-Circle-poster-600-x-600.jpg

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  10. Right on Chris, all good. I'm with you on the garbage and moving parts to all this stuff. There is a lot of dis info out there. The key is to separate the wheat from the chaff. Next time I will preview my posts- I also meant to say in my reply that, "maybe it's the way the universe does play out- like waves of guidance or fait."

    Thanks again for your thorough replies, and teenage memories as well. Interesting and wild stuff indeed.

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  11. Just a couple of comments ... in Part XIII of "Twin Peaks," Chantal and Hutch are driving past a sign for Provo, Utah and go into a discussion about what Mormons cannot drink (alcohol, coffee, allegedly Coca-Cola) and it reminded me of that scene in "Fletch" where Chevy Chase's character goes to Provo under the guise of "Harry S. Truman." That syncs with "Twin Peaks" and the atomic testing years. Also, regarding Memphis, I was just there and near Wolf River. Apparently there was a majorly weird sighting there in 2015 and there have been more since in the Memphis area. Is it the newly remodeled pyramid? The Mississippi River? Or something related to the New Madrid fault. In light of the upcoming solar eclipse passing just north of there, who knows?

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    1. i was in memphis for new years 2016 so the end of 2015 and never heard about that sighting but DUN DUN DUN - they are now calling UFO's AOs - AIRBORNE OBJECTS!?
      http://www.reddirtreport.com/rustys-reads/memphis-ufo-incident-feb-2015-lee-spencer-reviewed-rdr

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    2. I wonder what happened to the supposed 101 minutes of video taken by those FedEx guys on Feb. 1st 2015 in Memphis?

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  12. Amazing work, as always. I wonder if it would be possible to take the Siren Rising hypothesis, and, like a scientist would test a theory, make predictions about what happens next. Or, in this case, what the Siren does next.

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  13. It was a lethal combination. The song is an uncannily haunting ballad, its images of the sea, doomed romance and drowning alluding to what Watts-Russell calls "the inevitable damage that love causes". Buckley's eerie original is backed by stark waves of guitar and occasional high-pitched "siren" wails (is it his voice? An extremely flanged guitar?), and his five-octave-spanning tenor – "the closest thing to flying without taking acid or getting on a plane," Watts-Russell reckons. But Fraser's version suggested she was the siren of Homer's Odyssey personified, luring lovers to a premature grave. Since This Mortal Coil took it on, Song to the Siren has been covered 24 times. Step forward, Robert Plant, George Michael, Sinéad O'Connor, Bryan Ferry, David Gray, John Grant and Sheila Chandra, not forgetting the dance versions (Lost Witness's trance cover reached the top 30), Half Man Half Biscuit's shambolic Peel session version or Elvis impersonator Jimmy the King's attempt. "It's a great showcase for any singer, because you can open it up and personalise it," reckons Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance, a former This Mortal Coil contributor, who has been performing the song live. Article cited in previous comment

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  14. I sometimes suspect that my favourite 90's rockers (Terrorvision) were denied the international fame they deserved because they resisted the kind of shenanigans described here. And that the Alabama 3 also had a (more recent) narrow escape.

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  15. Surprised that you didn't mention Andrew Getty's film The Evil Within. It's creepy & hallucinatory, dealing with a man who finds a demonic reflection of himself in an old mirror. Andrew evidently had a heavy weight meth addiction and, like most children of immense wealth, or, more precisely, immense American wealth, was extremely damaged.

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    1. I remember reading about him when he died, but I wasn't aware of this movie, so based on your comment I did a little reading about it. certainly the plot being based on Getty's own "dreams", that he felt were being created by someone other than him, could be construed as possible mind control themes.

      so I did some googling trying to find any articles/interviews about Getty, the film et al. I just ran across this interesting tidbit (considering the main character is basically ordered to be a serial killer) in an NYT article written when he died:

      "Adding an unusual twist to the matter, investigators on Wednesday morning found what appeared to be the skeletal remains of a male transient on overgrown property adjacent to Mr. Getty’s mansion, Mr. Winter said. Speaking at the scene, Mr. Winter said the discovery had no relationship to the Getty case, however."

      www.nytimes.com/2015/04/02/us/gettys-again-made-to-cope-with-grief-in-public-eye.html

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  16. CLK por vu

    some old rare Eno-related material out of Russia

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVm8tJKJ0Co

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  17. New Twin Peaks Ep. 14 revealed last night that the anti-christ was birthed during the atomic bomb test and now occupies Sarah Palmer's form. They flashed three sixes when Andy gets drawn up to the home of the Giant through provided visions. Interesting that Eddie Vedder hasn't appeared in the show yet, but has been leading up to the reveal of a guy named Billy who Audrey Horne is looking for also. I am going to wager a guess that Billy is played by Eddie Vedder. Also, the atomic bomb test apparently opened holes to other parts of the universe or dimensions and invited in all of these unwanted guests. The Tibetan twilight of the gods is coming to Twin Peaks in the final four episodes, and let's hope that Lynch is telling us that the anti-christ is here now and ready to reveal himself.

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    1. This new Twin Peaks series is some of the most interesting and thought provoking TV I have ever seen. It really does follow an esoteric through line for the times.

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  18. Work harder. http://subliminalsynchrosphere.blogspot.com/2016/02/bowie-from-kether-to-malkuth.html

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  19. I'm a 90's kid, in fact I'm 38 so I'm smack bang in the mix here and I can say something in this conversation strikes a chord, pardon the pun. The Beatles/Nirvana connection as stated by Anonymous on Aug 5. I think this connection may have deep roots into the subconscious and probably a rabbit hole a person could get lost in only to find their way (at some point) to a realisation, if not already there, that everything revolves around the sun. (unless the earth is flat and then the need to replace "revolves" with "is about")
    Why I say is that my son (15) decided to learn the guitar and virtually overnight has made considerable progress and of all the songs in the world available to learn, I hear him playing Nirvana riffs and Beatles, and "wish you were here". In particular, funny enough, "Lucy in the sky with diamonds". I never saw the appeal of that song at all and couldn't understand why a teen of today would gravitate to it, though I suspect "Lucy" is the sun and the "sky with diamonds" are the stars and the rest of the characters in that story may be another rabbit hole of considerable time to the same place. "The man who sold the world" is the other I hear a lot. mmmmm, make of it what you will. Cheers!

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  20. ~lifted from "Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology Melton Vols 1 & 2"
    5th edition.

    Chesme
    A cat-shaped well (or fountain) spirit or nymph of the Turks.
    She was said to lure youths to death much in the same manner
    as the Germanic Lorelei.

    Lorelei
    Name of the tall rock on the right bank of the river Rhine,
    near St. Goar, Germany, that is noted for its remarkable echo.
    It has given rise to the legend of the lorelei water nymph, whose
    siren song lures sailors to their doom. In turn, this story has af-
    finity with the legend of Holda, queen of the elves, who fasci-
    nates men, who become doomed to wander with her forever.
    The lorelei legend is of comparatively recent origin, a creation
    of the writer Klemens Brentano in his ballad story Lore Lay
    (1800) and retold in Heine’s famous poem ‘‘Die Lorelei.’’

    Nymphs
    Rusalki, 1332
    Vila, 1635
    seems like page numbers

    1635


    Rusalki
    The lovely river nymph of southern Russian legend en-
    dowed with human beauty and the gentle characteristics of the
    Mermaids of northern European nations. Shy and benevolent,
    she lived on the small alluvial islands that stud the rivers or in
    the detached coppices of their banks. Her pastime and occupa-
    tion was to aid in secret the poor fishermen in their laborious
    and precarious calling.
    The rusalki (also spelled ‘‘rusalky’’ or ‘‘rusalka’’) were be-
    lieved to have originated with young women who met an un-
    timely death either by suicide, drowning, or murder by stran-
    gling or were not buried in holy ground. At times the rusalki
    would turn on people and kill them, especially young men who
    would go bathing in the streams without wearing a cross
    around their necks.
    Little is known of these beautiful creatures. Thomas Keight-
    ley, a knowledgeable source in the lore of fairies, says little of
    rusalki in his book The Fairy Mythology (1850) and gives only this
    brief notice:
    ‘‘They are of a beautiful form, with long green hair; they
    swim and balance themselves on the branches of trees, bathe
    in the lakes and rivers, play on the surface of the water, and
    wring their locks on the green meads at the water’s edge. It is
    chiefly at Whitsuntide that they appear; and the people then,
    singing and dancing, weave garlands for them, which they cast
    into the stream.’’
    Sources:
    Arrowsmith, Nancy, and George Moorse. A Field Guide to the
    Little People. New York: Wallaby, 1977.
    Cherryh, C. J. Rusalka. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.


    Sirens
    The sea nymphs of Greek mythology whose hypnotically
    sweet song lured mariners to their deaths. The island of the si-
    rens had a meadow strewn with the bones of the victims of these
    deadly nymphs. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus has to steer his
    vessel past the island and takes the precaution of having his
    men fill their ears with wax to avoid hearing the siren song,
    while he himself is lashed to the vessel’s mast. Jason and his
    band of heroes also had to sail past that island, but Orpheus
    sang so sweetly that he drowned out the song of the sirens.
    After Orpheus’s song vanquished them, the sirens sprang into
    the sea and became rocks.
    The sirens, two or three in number, were said to be the off-
    spring of Phorcys or Achelous, and were part women, part
    birds. Some believed they were unhappy souls of the dead, en-
    vious of the living. The modern story of the Lorelei has some-
    thing in common with the myths of the sirens.


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  21. from Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology Melton Vols 1 & 2 / 5th edition

    Chesme
    A cat-shaped well (or fountain) spirit or nymph of the Turks.
    She was said to lure youths to death much in the same manner
    as the Germanic Lorelei.

    Lorelei
    Name of the tall rock on the right bank of the river Rhine,
    near St. Goar, Germany, that is noted for its remarkable echo.
    It has given rise to the legend of the lorelei water nymph, whose
    siren song lures sailors to their doom. In turn, this story has af-
    finity with the legend of Holda, queen of the elves, who fasci-
    nates men, who become doomed to wander with her forever.
    The lorelei legend is of comparatively recent origin, a creation
    of the writer Klemens Brentano in his ballad story Lore Lay
    (1800) and retold in Heine’s famous poem ‘‘Die Lorelei.’’

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  22. Nymphs
    Rusalki, 1332
    Vila, 1635
    seems like page numbers

    1635


    Rusalki
    The lovely river nymph of southern Russian legend en-
    dowed with human beauty and the gentle characteristics of the
    Mermaids of northern European nations. Shy and benevolent,
    she lived on the small alluvial islands that stud the rivers or in
    the detached coppices of their banks. Her pastime and occupa-
    tion was to aid in secret the poor fishermen in their laborious
    and precarious calling.
    The rusalki (also spelled ‘‘rusalky’’ or ‘‘rusalka’’) were be-
    lieved to have originated with young women who met an un-
    timely death either by suicide, drowning, or murder by stran-
    gling or were not buried in holy ground. At times the rusalki
    would turn on people and kill them, especially young men who
    would go bathing in the streams without wearing a cross
    around their necks.
    Little is known of these beautiful creatures. Thomas Keight-
    ley, a knowledgeable source in the lore of fairies, says little of
    rusalki in his book The Fairy Mythology (1850) and gives only this
    brief notice:
    ‘‘They are of a beautiful form, with long green hair; they
    swim and balance themselves on the branches of trees, bathe
    in the lakes and rivers, play on the surface of the water, and
    wring their locks on the green meads at the water’s edge. It is
    chiefly at Whitsuntide that they appear; and the people then,
    singing and dancing, weave garlands for them, which they cast
    into the stream.’’
    Sources:
    Arrowsmith, Nancy, and George Moorse. A Field Guide to the
    Little People. New York: Wallaby, 1977.
    Cherryh, C. J. Rusalka. New York: Ballantine Books, 1989.


    Sirens
    The sea nymphs of Greek mythology whose hypnotically
    sweet song lured mariners to their deaths. The island of the si-
    rens had a meadow strewn with the bones of the victims of these
    deadly nymphs. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus has to steer his
    vessel past the island and takes the precaution of having his
    men fill their ears with wax to avoid hearing the siren song,
    while he himself is lashed to the vessel’s mast. Jason and his
    band of heroes also had to sail past that island, but Orpheus
    sang so sweetly that he drowned out the song of the sirens.
    After Orpheus’s song vanquished them, the sirens sprang into
    the sea and became rocks.
    The sirens, two or three in number, were said to be the off-
    spring of Phorcys or Achelous, and were part women, part
    birds. Some believed they were unhappy souls of the dead, en-
    vious of the living. The modern story of the Lorelei has some-
    thing in common with the myths of the sirens.


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  23. weird nothing atm. must be browser problem

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