I interviewed the memory researcher Dr. Elizabeth Loftus in December of 2020 and corresponded with her via email. In the interview she promised to send me the transcript of her expert testimony related to memory in the Harvey Weinstein trial. You can also read the transcript of my interview with Loftus here. If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Loftus and the legacy of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, check out False Memories: The Deception That Silenced Millions by Lynn Crook.
Category: True Crime, Corruption & Deep Politics
Investigations into crimes lesser and greater, both organized and disorganized, state sponsored and otherwise.
Philip Fairbanks True Story of Kai w/ William Ramsey Investigates
William Ramsey had me back on his show. He was one of the first to interview me for Pedogate Primer: The Politics of Pedophilia and a few other guest spots to talk about MK-Ultra, Professor Ross Cheit’s The Witch-Hunt Narrative with Roberta Glass True Crime Podcast and an episode where we talked about the Jimmy Savile documentary from Netflix. Speaking of Netflix documentaries that left a lot of interesting material out, this episode was primarily about Smash, Smash, Smash: The True Story of Kai the Hitchhiker
You can listen to the episode on various podcast sites or watch the video at Rokfin
True Story of Kai the Hitchhiker Interview with Ricky Varandas
I returned to Ricky Varandas’ The Ripple Effect podcast where, this time to talk about my latest book Smash, Smash, Smash: the true story of Kai the Hitchhiker. Tomorrow morning I should be recording an interview with Fiona Dodwell who did the first published review of the book and I just returned responses for an email interview at Edgar Award Winning mystery and thriller author Mindy McGinnis’ blog.
Wednesday I’ll be recording with Savannah at Guilt by Corruption podcast and hopefully by Wednesday or Thursday copies will begin to be printed. We had an epub validation error that held things up but hopefully no more QC errors and will have the book available for sale with major retailers. You can buy the digital book (epub, mobi or pdf) and pre-order audiobook or signed copies of the print book at http://truestoryofkai.com as well.
From the Archives: Aum Shinrikyo to Cult Researcher James T. Richardson
Courtesy of the James T. Richardson special collection at San Diego State University, some files related to Aum Shinrikyo, sent from the group’s New York chapter to Richardson in 1995. Also included a paper on the “new neo-religions” of which Aum and Happy Science are only a couple of the politically motivated/activated new religious movements. With Halloween coming up going to try to do at least one video on a “spooky” subject from the rare docs I’ve been collecting over the past year while working on the Kai the Hitchhiker book.
Up next? Expect some MK-Ultra researcher Dr. Louis Jolyon “Jolly” West connection to the rise of the Satanic Panic in the late 80s.
In the meantime, the book about Aum I mentioned was Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura and keep your eyes open for the US release of Aganai (The Cult Leader and Me) by Aum sarin attack survivor Atsushi Sakahara. The documentary A (1998) and A2 (2001) are currently available to view online, including at YouTube.
Speaking of New Religious Movements, I met with Happy Science last month and bought a couple books. The embedded video below is from the Manila International Book Fair directly skip to 17 minutes and 15 seconds to jump to the spot where I get to the Happy Science booth. Keep scrolling for the Aum documentaries A and A2.
Scientology’s Ties to Project Stargate
Project Stargate was centered around SRI International research center and the CIA, NSA, DIA, DOD and multiple US military branches took advantage of the work done there. The work being done was related to “remote viewing” and psychic spying. I was aware that 2 of the 3 main researchers were Scientologists, but until delving into the Ingo Swann special collection was not aware to what extent that Scientology and Dianetics played in the secret spy program.
Where the Rabbit Hole Leads: the Skinny on Cocaine Trafficking Through New Jersey
The thing about following down rabbit holes is you never know where they’ll lead. Sometimes the results are exciting, sometimes scary. My recent journeys down a couple particular New Jersey rabbit holes have been both and thanks to an anonymous tipster I have new leads to chase regarding the organized crime and corruption element that stems from Union County’s valuable waterfront property. The info ties implicates multiple cops from Elizabeth, Union County in cocaine trafficking and protecting drug dealers. I’ve also identified the 1970s-80s cocaine route via Florida originating in Colombia. How that ties to a stash house/car repair shop/money laundering front who may have been the ones installing those trap doors in cars to smuggle the dope out of state. Also, a source with explosive news that I’m working on corroborating has led me down a rabbit hole that may tie the cop protected cocaine trafficking rings to the slew of predators who I was remiss to personally call an organized ring until just recently when that same anonymous source shared personal information that may tie a Union County sheriff to the drug trade via the Hernandez crime family. Buckle up folks, this is a wild one…
The Satanic Temple Threatens Woman Who Outs Sexual Assault
The Satanic Temple is no stranger to suing anyone who calls them out. Despite claiming to be champions of free speech and expression if you choose to express yourself by pointing out facts about the organization that are on the record, or outing instances like multiple sexual assault allegations the group swiftly turns as rabid as Scientology on a bad day.
Sex Crimes Against Children Up 300% With Apps Like Kik Driving the Numbers Up
Sex crimes against children have soared over 300% since 2020. The app Kik which I have written about previously as well as mentioning in my book Pedogate Primer is back in the news with multiple schoolteachers and hundreds of others busted in the past couple of weeks. The impact of covid, isolation and lax control of children’s internet usage are a major factor, but apps like Kik which have made news for years for facilitating these crimes are a driving force.
James Webb and the Institutional Infastructure That Led to MK-Ultra
There has been a lot of talk recently about the images from the James Webb Telescope operated by NASA. What is surprisingly not mentioned quite as much is the background of James Webb. A Cold War era Psychological Warfare pioneer who mustered the infrastructure of institutions of higher learning for the military-industrial complex while waging a war domestically against gays in government as part of the “Lavender Scare.”
I would argue that programs like MK-Ultra and numerous other questionable forays into biological, psychological and other forms of warfare owes a great debt to Webb. Without the institutions that were already networked by Webb’s Project Troy then the weaponization of higher education wouldn’t have succeeded to the scale it did. And continues to.
The Moonies, The CIA and the Shinzo Abe Assassination
Most people are aware of the domestic terror events of 1995 in Tokyo that were perpetrated by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Not as many, however, are aware of that group’s ties to Japan’s internal intelligence and military or of how Aum was just one of many cults that arose in Japan especially from the 1980s on. The Unification Church of Reverend Sun Myung Moon is still dealing with a schism but the original church has definite ties to the Korean CIA (KCIA) which was created by the US CIA and has an important role in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan’s deep state.