Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 10, Number 15
April 13, 2005
Editor: Joseph Trainor
MYSTERIOUS BLUE BEAM
SEEN OVER URUGUAY
"Witnesses at Colonia de Sacramento" in Uruguay, a
small country in South America, "said a powerful beam of
light was seen in the heavens. The hypothesis was put
forth by a military man on Radio 10" in Montevideo, the
"Uruguayans are still wondering what it was. The
hitherto unexplained event occurred in recent days."
"Residents of Puerto Sauce and Colonia de Sacramento
claim having seen 'a very intense beam of light that
appeared suddenly in the heavens.' They also claim that
there was a deafening sound and the windows rattled in the
"In an interview with Radio 10, Colonel Jose Luis
Vignoli, press officer for the Fuerza Aerea Urugayense
(FAU or Uruguayan Air Force--J.T.) said that 'a missile
Col. Vignoli "said 'the control tower at Carrasco
Airport received signals from two airliners.' One of the
pilots, a Lufthansa captain, reported seeing a luminous
"The (Lufthansa) airliner had taken off from Ezeiza
International Airport near Buenos Aires," the capital of
Argentina, "and was in the vicinity of Carrasco. The
pilot contacted the tower again, describing the object as
'very luminous' and as if 'resembling a fireball.'"
(Editor's Note: Ezeiza Airport in Argentina is 200
kilometers or 120 miles west of Carrasco Airport in
"Later on, another aircraft--a courier flight by an
FAU pilot--also reported a luminous object crossing the
"This pilot reported seeing 'an intense reflection
against the waters of the Rio de la Plata,'" the
freshwater estuary that lies between Montevideo and Buenos
Aires, "and that it could be a rocket or missile. The
other pilot described types of flames in an ascending
"The second pilot also said that the flames could be
from the afterburner of another (jet) aircraft.
Afterburners enable pilots to obtain maximum acceleration
in a matter of seconds."
"It is based on these descriptions that the FAU
believes that the unknown object 'could be a missle.'
This merely deepens the mystery because Uruguay has
neither missiles nor launch facilities."
"Col. Vignoli explained on Radio 10: 'We can neither
confirm nor affirm anything at this time,' rejecting the
possibility that it could be related to 'matters
Colonia de Sacramento is located about 160 kilometers
(100 miles) west of Montevideo. (Muchas gracias a Scott
Corrales y Christian Quintero del grupo Planeta UFO para
(Editor's Comment: Welcome to South America, Take it Away
Week here at UFO Roundup. The current flap began with the
abduction last week of Vanderlei Rodrigues dos Santos in
Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. Now
it's spread into neighboring Uruguay and northeastern
UFOs SIGHTED BY MANY IN
On Wednesday, April 6, 2005, TV Canal (Channel) 13 in
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina conducted an
interview with Capt. Alvaro Castillo of the Fuerza Aerea
Uruguayense (FAU or Uruguayan Air Force--J.T.) about the
recent UFO sightings in Uruguay's southern coastal region.
"He spoke of 'a missile or a downed combat aircraft'" as
being the cause.
"Meanwhile, UFOs were seen in Concordia," a medium-
sized city in Argentina's Entre Rios province, right on
the border with Uruguay.
On Tuesday night, April 5, 2005, "volunteer
firefighters in Villa Zorraquir," a town 20 kilometers (12
miles) north of Concordia, "picked up a distress call on
VHF radio from an aircraft identifying itself with three
numerals. They immediately contacted the control tower at
Comodoro Pierresteguy Airport, and the Fuerza Aerea
Argentinera (FAA or Argentinian Air Force--J.T.) requested
reports from all of the airports in the region. But no
flight with Concordia as its destination was confirmed."
"Residents of Salto," Concordia's neighboring city
across the border in Uruguay, "claimed to have seen 'an
airplane is distress' flying at a low altitude over their
"A police detachment in Concordia in Entre Rios
received reports of an alleged missile or aircraft in the
vicinity of Termas Vertientes de la Concordia that was
using a high-powered searchlight. Reports of the
mysterious aircraft were received from that vicinity at
11:50 p.m. last night (Tuesday, April 5, 2005)."
"The FAA requested information from all airports in
the province as to when an aircraft bound for Concordia
could have been seen. This information was forwarded to
the Third Aerial Brigade, headquartered at Parana. No
plane had departed in the direction of Concordia. The
three numerals of its call sign suggested that it could be
an experimental (FAA) plane."
"A news crew from TV Canal (Channel) 5 set out
immediately for the thermal baths in that location,
ascertaining that neither the employees of the baths nor
the tourists visiting there had witnessed the crash of the
"Police officers, after combing the thermal baths and
their vicinity, decided to return to their stations after
alerting the Carabineros (Argentinian national police--
J.T.) to be alert to the possible appearance of 'a phantom
aircraft'" over the Rio Uruguay valley.
Concordia is located 400 kilometers (250 miles) north
of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Its neighbor,
Salto, is located 480 kilometers (300 miles) northwest of
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. (See the Argentinian
newspaper El Sol Matutino for April 6, 2005, "Phantom
aircraft crashes?" Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y
Christian Quintero para esto articulo de diario.)
REPORTED IN LA PAMPA
On Monday, April 4, 2005, "a mutilated cat was found
on an estancia (country estate--J.T.)" in rural La Pampa
province, Argentina, about 640 kilometers (400 miles)
southwest of Buenos Aires, the national capital.
"Just before the carcass was found, the witnesses
allegedly saw strange lights in the sky and heard guttural
sounds resembling 'the sound of the wind,' after which she
(the owner--J.T.) found the mutilated pet."
According to Argentinian ufologist Raul Oscar Chaves,
La Pampa has been plagued with animal mutilations for the
"A while ago, we learned that ten mutilated cows had
been discovered here in the province," Raul reported, "The
most startling impact is that crop circles were found in
the pasture, and all of the cows appeared in one circle,
with their heads pointing towards the center of the
Raul added that members of CIUFOS-La Pampa visited
the site of the cattle mutilation and undertook a detailed
survey of the scene. (Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y
Raul Oscar Chaves para estas noticias.)
DAYLIGHT DISCS ON VIDEO
IN CULIACAN, MEXICO
Daylight disc UFOs flying over the city of Culiacan
in Mexico's state of Sinaloa were captured on videotape by
Juan Antonio Lopez, a local resident. Lopez "managed to
obtain excellent footage of the UFOs over his city,"
Mexican ufologist Ana Luisa Cid Fernandez reported. "Upon
viewing the video, strange shining structures can be seen
moving around at high speed."
Culiacan is 460 kilometers (276 miles) northwest of
The Culiacan sighting is just the latest in a series
of recent encounters in Mexico.
On Sunday, March 20, 2005, Prof. Cid "photographed a
spherical silver UFO over Tlalnepantla," a suburb 10
kilometers (6 miles) north of Mexico City. "Days later,
she discovered a police helicopter in the photo." The
helicopter "was flying at low altitude to monitor a
disturbance of some area street peddlers. The UFO became
apparent when she doubled the size of the photo."
On Tuesday, March 22, 2005, "according to a report by
aircraft technician Alfonso Salazar, Radio Rojo News
reported that a spherical UFO had been reported hovering
motionless over Tlalnepantla. The news report was made by
Jorge Flores, a reporter for Radio Rojo, and Guadalupe
Juarez, a reporter on Radio Rojo's nighttime news hour."
The following day, Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Salazar
and another Mexican ufologist, Carlos Guzman, were
interviewed about the Tlalnepantla sightings by Radio
On Thursday, March 24, 2005, "Sra. Malena Mendieta
told Prof. Cid that she had witnessed 'strange low-flying
lights' near her home in the barrio Patera Vallejo
(neighborhood) north of Mexico City. The lights emitted a
buzzing sound that surprised Sra. Mendieta greatly. This
sighting took place during the early morning hours, and
she was in the company of her daughter."
During a skywatch on Friday, March 25, 2005, Mexican
ufologists Alfonso Salazar and Salvador Guerrero "manged
to observe and record on video a spherical object on the
east side of Mexico City. The UFO suddenly shifted speed
and embarked on a new trajectory at the exact moment the
(Good Friday reenactment of the) Crucifixion was being
executed in Ixtapalapa."
On Saturday, March 26, 2005, "an amateur television
cameraman captured video of a spherical object emitting
white lights in Mexico City's northern region, flying at
high altitude from south to north," according to ufologist
Alfonso Salazar. (Muchas gracias a Scott Corrales y Ana
Luisa Cid Fernandez para estas noticias.)
MYSTERY EXPLOSION AT
"Authorities say seven people received minor injuries
in an apparent natural gas explosion that destroyed the
rear of a Northeastern University dormitory in Boston,"
the state capital of Massachusetts.
"Police spokesman John Boyle said the people who were
hurt were sent to area hospitals."
"The explosion sent flames shooting through the
dormitory Wednesday," April 6, 2005, "injuring seven
people and severely damaging the six-story brick
"Victims were treated for broken bones, cuts and
burns, but no one was seriously hurt, said Richard Serino,
Boston's emergency services director."
"The Fire Department said the explosion probably was
caused by a gas leak in the boiler room of Kerr Hall."
"Kerr Hall houses dormitories and a faculty center"
belonging to Northeastern University, whose main campus is
a short distance away on Huntington Avenue.
"The injured included students, faculty, staff and a
utility worker sent to investigate the gas leak."
"Kerr Hall on Boston's Fenway has been evacuated
while the State Fire Marshal's Office investigated the
scene. The blast occurred at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, and its
cause is not yet known. Fire crews arriving at the scene
reported smelling a strong odor of gas." (See the Boston
Herald for April 7, 2005, "Dorm explosion injures seven;"
the Attleboro, Mass. Sun-Chronicle and the Kent County
Daily Times of West Warwick, R.I. for April 7, 2005. Many
thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown and Terry Duckworth for
these newspaper articles.)
(Editor's Note: The Fenway, known in the Seventeenth
Century as "the Fens," was the home of occultist Susan
Pickman before she moved to Salem "on the North Shore" in
POPE'S FUNERAL FULFILLS
Pope John Paul II (birth name: Karol Wojytla) passed
away on Saturday, April 2, 2005, following a long illness,
and had his funeral at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on
Friday, April 8, 2005, thereby fulfilling a prophecy made
in the Tenth Century A.D. by St. Malachy.
During a series of visions in his native Ireland, St.
Malachy was given Latin names to identify the popes of the
future. He said one of the Popes of the Last Days would
be known as De Labore Solis (Latin for Labor of the Sun,
meaning The Pope of the Eclipse--J.T.)
Pope John Paul II was born on May 8, 1920 in Poland,
during an eclipse of the sun. Fortean researcher Loren
Coleman pointed out, "Interestingly, there was an eclipse
of the sun on April 8, 2005," the day of the pope's
funeral. "The April 8 sun is an annular/total eclipse,
with a maximum duration of 42 seconds on a 25-mile (40-
kilometer) wide path in a remote region of the southern
Pacific Ocean and ends with a hint of shadow touching
Coleman also pointed out that, astrologically
speaking, the pope's "sun happens to fall right on his
descendent, opposite his Mars."
"The pope was born nearly three months to the day
after the death of Fatima seer Jacinta Marto in Portugal,"
UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor said, "Although he did
not live long enough to canonize the three Fatima seers,
the pope considered Our Lady of Fatima his patroness and
also credited her with saving his life during the
assassination attempt of 1981."
According to Vatican official Joaqium Navarro Val,
"God granted Pope John Paul II many gifts, including
incredible faith-healing and exorcism powers."
"The Pope's most spectacular exorcism took place in
1982, when priests told him that 22-year-old Francesca
Fabrizi was possessed by the devil. Her parish priest,
Father Giuseppe Baldini, later confided what happened:"
"'The Pope had barely crossed himself to begin the
exorcism when she went berserk. Her mouth filled with a
stinking yellow foam. Her voice became masculine. She
hurled insults at the Pope as she rolled on the floor.
Unperturbed, the Pontiff recited the prayers of the
"'Several times he ordered the devil 'In the name of
God, whoever you are, I order you to leave the body of
"'At that point, the demon fled the victim's body.
She became still, then took the pope's hand and kissed
"A year later, Francesca returned to the Vatican--to
have her new-born baby blessed by the man who'd freed her
from her demon."
"Given just weeks to live, Kay Kelly survived for 12
more years--thanks to a meeting with the pope."
"In 1979, doctors told Kay, a 32-year-old English
mother of three, that she had incurable cancer. Her dying
wish was to meet the pope."
"When Kay met the Pontiff, he took her head in his
hands and prayed. Her tears poured onto his hands.
Afterward, her constant pain suddenly disappeared--along
with her tumor."
"The miracle was confirmed when she died 12 years
later" in 1991 "from heart problems. An autopsy showed no
sign of cancer."
"The Pope was visiting the Philippines in 1981 when
he met Mother Vangie, a nun working in a Manila slum who'd
been wheelchair-bound for 13 years. She told him about
the accident that had left her paralyzed; he reached out
to place his hands on her head and pray."
"Moments after the pope left, Mother Vangie stood and
In Italy, "Father Andrea Palamides, a deputy parish
priest at a church near Rome, is convinced that the Pope
had the power to work miracles--because he experienced it
"Father Palamides lost his sight in 1993 after being
beaten by muggers. A few months later, he was granted a
special audience with the Pope."
"'The Holy Father put one hand on my head and held my
hand tightly with the other,' he recalled, 'A few days
later, on Easter eve, I suddenly regained my sight. I
believe it was the Pope's touch that allowed me to
miraculously see again.'"
"In the Roman Catholic Church, a deceased communicant
needs at least two demonstrable miracles to be canonized
or declared a saint," Trainor said, "Pope John Paul II
already has four lined up." (See the National Enquirer
for April 18, 2005, "How the Pope changed our lives," page
21. Many thanks to Loren Coleman for the astrological
reading and St. Malachy prophecy.)
APPARITION OF JESUS
SEEN IN SOUTH AFRICA
"They came as if on Easter pilgrimage--from Mitchells
Plain, Retreat, Bontehuewel and Manenberg--to see the
image of a crucified Christ on a frosted bathroom window
in Lavender Hill," near Cape Town in South Africa.
"But a glass expert has cast doubt on the phenomenon,
saying the type of glass indeed produces signs which
explain the 'vision.'"
"Since it was first seen just more than a week ago,
the 'vision' has attracted crowds of people who residents
say have pushed and shoved their way into the bathroom of
the Petersen family's ground-floor flat in Parkin Court."
"Remena Petersen, 18, who first saw the image when
she looked through her bathroom window on (Sunday) March
20 (2005), told the Cape Argus last week that she had been
moved to tears when it happened."
"But on Monday (March 28, 2005), people were still
flocking to her home. Remena declined to comment,
insisting that she first be paid for the interview."
"She did say, however, that the Christ, flanked by
six angels, was visible after dark."
"Another Parkin Court resident, 17-year-old Dionna
Esau, said that while the curious are still coming, the
numbers have dropped."
"'People really believe that it's an angel,' she
said, 'They say that when you go into the bathroom, you
get a good feeling.'"
"However, unlike her neighbours, she doesn't believe
the image is a religious sign."
"'It did look like an angel, but it's not,' she said,
'I think it's a reflection of the moon or a light.'"
"Nazli Petersen, 29, a neighbour who has lived on the
same block of flats for nearly 12 years, said she had
first seen the image last Monday (March 21, 2005) when 'an
image of Jesus' had been 'quite clear.'"
"When she visited the flat again on Wednesday night
(March 23, 2005), the image appeared to be fading."
"'Maybe it's a sign for all of us in Lavender Hill to
make peace with the Lord,' she said." (See the newspaper
Cape Argus of South Africa for March 29, 2005. Many
thanks to Robert Fischer for this newspaper article.)
A TORNADO MAGNET?
"Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms struck several
states in the (USA's) South on Wednesday," April 6, 2005,
"injuring at least nine people and destroying more than 30
homes in Mississippi."
"High winds also tore the roof off a high school
there, but the 650 students inside were uninjured."
"Damaging winds and heavy rain stretched from New
Orleans (Louisiana) to the Tennessee River Valley, said
Anthony Diaz, a meteorologist with The Weather Channel.
Mississippi alone reported 30 tornadoes."
"Worst hit Wednesday: rural Rankin County, southeast
of Jackson, Miss. Storm after storm pummeled the area for
several hours, Diaz said."
"At least 22 homes were destroyed and eight people
were injured, one of them critically, said Lea Stokes, a
spokeswoman for the Mississippi Emergency Management
"National Weather Service officials said the tornado
was rated an F3 on the Fujita scale; its winds ranged from
158 mph to 206 mph (miles per hour--J.T.). The most
severe tornado, an F5, can have top winds of 318 mph."
The F3 tornado tore right through the trailer park in
Brandon, Miss. (population 16,436), a town in northern
Rankin County, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of
Jackson, the state capital. The Cook family's "mobile
home was unoccupied when it was destroyed by the tornado.
It also affected the 587 customers south of Thomasville
Grocery in Brandon."
Curiously, Brandon has become "the Tornado Capital of
Mississippi," having been "hit by three in the past dozen
years, according to the National Weather Service." An F3
tornado in 1992 "took a similar path" as Wednesday's
Fortean researcher Loren Coleman pointed out that the
lexilinks phenomenon may be at work here. The town, he
noted, "has the same name as Jim Brandon," the author of
the 1978 book Weird America. And it was Jim Brandon who
first noticed that tornadoes always seem to zero in on
"Jim Brandon's name game and lexilinks to tornadoes
and trailer parks," Loren added, "The cosmic joker strikes
Another store was destroyed in McComb, Miss.
(population 13,337), on Interstate Highway I-55 about 65
miles (108 kilometers) south of Jackson.
"Splintered pine trees, pink insulation and snapped
power lines littered streets. Fallen trees smashed
"'We've got trees in our yard that don't belong to
us,' said Sandra Cook, whose home in the community of
Monterey was destroyed."
According to Lea Stokes, "sixteen counties in
Mississippi reported storm damage. She said 29 houses,
eight mobile homes and two businesses were destroyed, and
dozens more were damaged."
"In Smith County, wind tore the roof off Mize High
School. School officials moved the 650 students onto the
first floor of the two-story school before the wind hit.
No one was injured, said county schools Superintendent
Mississippi "Gov. Haley Barbour declared a state of
emergency in storm-damaged areas." (See USA Today for
April 7, 2005, "Storms, tornadoes rock the South," page
3A; the New Orleans Times-Picayune for April 8, 2005,
"Folks return to damaged homes in Mississippi;" and the
Jackson, Miss. Clarion-Ledger for April 8, 2005, "Twister
cleanup under way," and for April 9, 2005, "Families
rebuild lives wrecked by tornadoes." Many thanks to Loren
Coleman for these newspaper articles.)
CRAZY CROCS GO ON THE
ATTACK IN REHOBOTH, MASS.
"It sounds like a crazy story. But it isn't a croc."
"No, the monster tale circulating around town
(Rehoboth, Mass.) has to do with another type of large
reptile--a 3-foot (0.9-meter) alligator that approached a
10-year-old boy near a pond in southern Rehoboth and was
literally clubbed to death."
"The alligator wriggled its way into local wildlife
lore (Saturday) March 26 (2005), when the police responded
to an emergency call at 144 Pleasant Street and found the
creature dead on the front lawn."
"The boy who lives at the home told Officer Brian J.
Thibodeau that he was in his backyard when the alligator
emerged from a nearby pond and started to attack him."
"According to Thibodeau's police report, the boy said
the alligator scared him, so he hit it with a golf club.
The boy told the police he had spotted another alligator
in the pond."
"When Jane Foster, the town animal control officer,
got the call to head to Pleasant Street, she wasn't told
what the problem was. It wasn't until she was driving to
the address that she heard a dispatcher say that the
situation involved alligators."
"'I don't usually handle alligators,' she said."
"Foster said she conducted a thorough search of the
pond and the area around it, but didn't see any sign of a
second alligator. She collected the body of the first one
and later turned it over to the state Environmental
"'If there was a second alligator, I think it's
gone,' Foster said, 'I think it's dead. They can't
survive in this weather. They're warm-weather animals,
and our water doesn't get warm until much later in the
"Thus far, the police have yet to figure out exactly
where the alligator came from. 'We have no idea,' Foster
"The current theory is that the alligator was being
kept by someone as a pet, and, when it became too big to
manage, it was dumped into the pond."
"'Somebody could have been driving by and just dumped
him,' Foster said."
"Robert Arini, a Fish and Wildlife Management
specialist for the state, said it's illegal to import
alligators or keep them as pets in Massachusetts."
"Town officials have been making it their task to
stress that what happened March 26 is an isolated incident
and that town residents shouldn't begin worrying about
alligators crawling out of local ponds."
That task became a lot harder on Saturday afternoon,
April 9, 2005 when officers of the Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Services removed three
alligators from Bad Luck Pond, located between County
Street and Hornbine Road in South Rehoboth.
UFO Roundup correspondent Mary Lou Jones-Drown, who
lives in Rehoboth, reported, "I received a call late that
afternoon from a family on Hornbine Road. They sent their
14-year-old son, Peter, on an errand at 3 p.m. and, as he
was riding his bike towards the pond, he saw three or four
police cars there. He stopped and the DES officer told
him, 'You can't stay here. There's another report of an
"Peter watched the environmental officers bring out
three more alligators. They were about 4 to 5 feet (1.3
to 1.5 meters) long. Nobody could figure out what they
were doing in Bad Luck Pond. The water's freezing. It's
only 45 degrees (Fahrenheit), too cold for a reptile."
"When an hour passed, and no word from Peter, his
older brother, John D., 23, got in his car and went
looking for him. John got to the pond just as they were
taking out the third alligator. The DES people put it in
the back of a pickup truck. John said he wished he had
his camera because nobody would ever believe him."
Mary Lou agrees that the name "Bad Luck Pond" is
unusual and said it dates back to early colonial times,
the Seventeenth Century. "I'm not certain how the pond
got that name," she added.
Fortean phenomena are no strangers to Rehoboth, which
forms the southwest corner of Massachusetts' notorious
"Bridgewater Triangle." In January 1910, a family on a
sleigh ride saw a silver disc hovering at night over the
intersection of Routes 44 and 118 in Rehoboth.
In 1968, "five people saw a strange ball of light
floating among some trees" on Perryville Road.
In 1972, Rehoboth police investigated numerous
sightings of "an African lion" near the Beckwith School.
Large feline footprints were found, but the beast itself
was never captured.
"Rehoboth is also known as 'the Ghost Capital of the
Commonwealth,'" UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor added,
"There are more ghosts in Rehoboth than there are witches
in Salem...or UFOs in Fitchburg." (See the Providence,
R.I. Journal for April 6, 2005, "Gator incident a new one
for town officer," pages C1 and C3. Many thanks to Mary
Lou Jones-Drown for the newspaper article and the
FBI SEARCHES RED LAKE
HIGH FOR HIDDEN GUNS
"A healing program at Red Lake High School in
northern Minnesota was postponed and Monday's planned
start of classes was in doubt after the FBI announced it
was searching for a gun at the school."
"'We have uncorroborated intelligence about the
possibility of a gun on the premises,' FBI spokesman Paul
McCabe said Thursday," April 7, 2005.
"Five students, a teacher and a security guard were
killed in an attack (Monday) March 21 (2005) by student
Jeff Weise, 16, who then killed himself, the FBI says."
Weise's fellow student and cousin, "Louis Jourdain,
16, has been arrested as a possible accomplice." Jourdain
was arraigned in federal court in Duluth, Minn.
(population 86,918) on Monday, March 28, and then again on
Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
"As law officers on Thursday searched the school for
a weapon, educators announced that classes will start
Tuesday," April 12, 2005, "instead of Monday."
"Authorities with the high school on the Red Lake
Indian Reservation took the steps Thursday morning after
the FBI told them of a 'continuing threat.' During the
day, the FBI, tribal police and officers with the U.S.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) searched the building; it
could not immediately be determined if anything had been
"After learning that a gun may have been secreted into
the school about the time of the shootings, authorities on
Thursday postponed Monday's scheduled resumption of
classes and launched an exhaustive search of the
"No weapon was found, said Pat Mills, public safety
director for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa (true name:
Anishinabe--J.T.). Mills said about 30 officers searched
air ducts, lockers, crawl spaces, nooks and crannies."
"However, Tom Heffelfinger, the U.S. Attorney for
Minneapolis, said a search for the gun 'is still going
on.' He declined to elaborate."
"Mills compared the report of a gun on the school
premises to bomb scares that have been known to close
public buildings. He said officials are required to take
such tips seriously, particularly in the light of the
horrors of March 21."
Jean Whitefeather, "who is principal of Red Lake's
elementary school, said the part of the high school where
the shootings occurred will be opened for a private
healing ceremony and re-entry Monday. Classes will begin,
on a half-day basis, Tuesday."
"All of the reservation's public schools and its St.
Mary's Mission elementary school will have armed officers
on the premises when students return, Mills said."
It is still unclear how many Red Lake students were
members of the group Jeff Weise called "the Darkers," and
how many of them may have had foreknowledge of the attack.
"The top federal prosecutor in Minnesota says a Red
Lake tribal police officer's claim that as many as 20
students may have known about Jeff Weise's plan to go on a
killing spree at the reservation's high school was
'opinion,' and he refused to endorse it."
"U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger in Minneapolis
pointed out that the comment, made during a school board
meeting" Friday, April 1, 2005, "came from a policeman
whose department is not conducting the investigation into
the March 21 shootings."
"'Our investigation into this matter is being
conducted by the FBI and the BIA and although tribal
police are consulted, the tribal police are not running
the investigation or determining the strategy,'
Heffelfinger said Tuesday," April 5, 2005, "'I respect
opinions, but this investigation is being handled by
"Asked directly how many students may have had
foreknowledge of Weise's plans, Heffelfinger declined to
comment, saying the investigation is ongoing."
"As reports emerged that up to 20 students may have
known about the plot," Red Lake High student Kevin
Johnson, 18, told the National Enquirer: 'Jeff planned
everything down to the last detail--he even made a sketch
of the school and marked with Xs the rooms he wanted to
hit most and wrote down a minute-by-minute schedule. He
had specific targets, and a specific plan.'"
"'According to his plans, he was going to steal some
weapons from his grandfather,'" Sgt. Daryl "Dash" Lussier,
58, of the Red Lake police, who is believed to have been
the first victim shot, "'and hand them out to his
accomplices. He was going to get the guns and stash them
and wait a few days.'"
"'He wrote that he was going to wait in the woods
near his grandfather's home and wait for his grandfather
to leave, then go inside and get the guns.'"
"'According to Jeff's detailed plans, the first
target was supposed to be the principal's office, where he
intended to kill everyone inside. The second target was
the In-School Suspension room or ISS. Jeff had been
suspended for making threats and caused plenty of other
trouble in school and had spent a lot of time in there,
and hitting it was probably revenge. He was going to kill
whoever was in there.'"
"'Then, according to his plan, he was going to move
down the halls to what he called the A-plus room, where
students work on basic skills. Once again, he planned to
shoot everyone inside.'"
"'He also planned to shoot any students he
encountered in the halls, especially those he considered
'popular.' Then, he wrote, he was going to make his way
to the school gymnasium, shooting all the while, and then
kill himself in the gym.'"
No further arrests have been made as of this moment.
It is unknown if "Mac" and "Rose," two fellow Darkers Jeff
Weise mentioned in an email, are still on the reservation
or if they fled following the arrest of Louis Jourdain.
(See USA Today for April 8, 2005, "FBI looks for gun at
Red Lake High," page 5A; the Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune
for April 7, 2005, "Federal prosecutor discounts
widespread knowledge of plot," page 7A; for April 8, 2005,
"Search for gun delays school's reopening," page 1A; and
for April 9, 2005, "Search for gun come up empty at Red
Lake," page 1A; and the National Enquirer for April 18,
2005, "Killer wanted pals to help shoot more at school,"
(Editor's Comment: In the past couple of weeks, I've
noticed that the incidence of paranormal phenomena in the
USA has gone down sharply. On the other hand, it has been
more than offset by the upsurge in school shootings.
Below is the latest on the copycats.)
IRATE DAD BLOWS AWAY
COACH IN CANTON, TEXAS
"The father of a high school football player shot and
wounded the team's coach" at Canton High School "Thursday,
fled in a truck loaded with weapons, then tried to kill
himself by slashing his wrists, authorities said."
"Jeffrey Doyle Robertson, 45, went to Canton High
School" in Canton, Texas (population 3,292) just after
classes started and shot coach Gary Joe Kinne in the
chest, apparently with a .45-caliber pistol, police said."
"The coach, who is also the school's athletic
director, was airlifted to a hospital in nearby Tyler
(population 83,650), and a family spokesman said he was in
(Editor's Note: Tyler, Texas is a notorious UFO and
paranormal hot spot.)
"Robertson's pickup (a 1994 black Dodge pickup truck-
-J.T.) was found about two hours later, abandoned on a
rural road next to a golf course a few miles outside of
town. Officers found him in the woods with cuts to his
wrists, said Tom Vinger, a spokesman with the (Texas)
Department of Public Safety."
"Television footage showed Robertson being carried to
an ambulance on a stretcher."
"Police were investigating a possible motive. On
Wednesday (April 6, 2005), Robertson's son, Baron, had
apparently been banned from playing all school athletics,
said Steve Smith Jr., a senior who was a defensive end and
a kicker on the team."
"The father had been banned from the school's campus
and told not to attend school functions after several
confrontations with coaches over the past year, Canton
Police Chief Mike Echols said."
"Some parents had been upset that Kinne had made his
son the starting quarterback as a freshman, said parent
Steve Smith Sr., who described Robertson as 'a very high-
strung, hot-tempered individual.'"
"Smith said Robertson threatened his son last year--
grabbing his shirt and pushing him up against a fence--
over an on-field teasing. He said Baron Robertson, then a
freshman, was walking off the field when some older
students 'razzed' him."
"'This guy blew up,' Smith said, 'He thought some
kids were picking on his son. My son wasn't even the one
who said anything. But he (Robertson allegedly)
threatened to kill him.'"
"Smith said he complained to the school and police,
but Robertson was never charged. Canton school district
superintendent Larry Davis declined to comment on Smith's
accusations or complaints from other parents. 'I have no
personal knowledge of that,' he said."
"Robertson had worked for six years for Dallas
Plumbing Co., leaving in 2002 to start his own business
with another man. Dallas Plumbing President John Downs
described Robertson as a good employee and a devoted
father who enjoyed taking his son hunting and fishing."
"The last time Downs saw Robertson was about six
months ago, when Robertson had a broken leg, bruises and
abrasions from a road-rage-related fight on the side of a
highway, he said."
"'The last conversation that I had with him was that
he really needed to learn how to control his temper or he
was going to get hurt worse than that,' Downs said."
"A balding man with a goatee, Robertson had a tattoo
on his arm of cartoon character Yosemite Sam brandishing
two guns and the words 'Born to Raise Hell.'"
"The Texas Homeland Security Office had alerted state
officials about the possibility that Robertson had a hit
list, but Chief Echols said officers did not find one."
Canton is on Texas Highway 18 and Interstate Highway
I-20 about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Dallas. (See
USA Today for April 8, 2005, "Coach is shot at Texas High
School," page 5A and the Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune for
April 8, 2005, "Police: Father shoots Texas coach," page
GUNMAN SHOOTS 6, KILLS 2
IN TWO-STATE RAMPAGE
"A man wearing a bulletproof vest killed two people
and wounded four others Thursday," April 7, 2005, "during
a shooting rampage in Maryland and Delaware before police
arrested him, authorities said."
As soon as the first three shootings were reported,
schools on the Eastern Shore of Maryland "were forced to
go into a lockdown mode."
"Maryland State Police told WBAL-TV in Baltimore that
some of the shootings happened in Salisbury (population
23,743) shortly after 9 a.m. Officials said there were
three shooting sites--Miami Avenue, Booth Street and
"Here we go with the lexilinks again," UFO Roundup
editor Joseph Trainor commented. "Booth refers, of
course, to John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President
Abraham Lincoln in April of 1865. Interestingly, Booth
operated in that area of Maryland during his career as a
spy for both the Union and the Confederacy during the
American Civil War. And we've just seen the word Chippewa
in the context of the recent school shootings in northern
Minnesota. The reservation is owned by the Red Lake Band
"Wicomico County Sheriff Hunter Nelms said 'several'
victims had been taken to Peninsula Regional Medical
Center in Salisbury, Md. He said some of the victims are
in serious condition. A spokesman at Peninsula Regional
told WBAL Radio that three patients had been brought to
the Emergency Room with gunshot wounds. He said two were
'in bad shape' and the third has a superficial wound."
"There were also reports of gunfire in Delmar,
Delaware (population 1,407)," a small town on Highway 675
about six miles (10 kilometers) north of Salisbury. No
one was wounded, but the car used in the shooting was
similar to the one scene in Salisbury."
"Wicomico County school administrators said all 25
schools in the area--which hold about 14,000 students--had
been locked down."
"Delaware State Police assisted police in Laurel,
Delaware (population 3,668)," a town on Route 13 about 8
miles (12 kilometers) north of Delmar, "at the scene of
the multiple shootings at the Discount Land shopping
center," at the intersection of Route 13 and Discount Land
Road, "as well as the Carvel Gardens apartment complex on
"Laurel town manager Glen Steckman, who is also
serving as spokesman for the Laurel police, confirmed that
one person died at the Carvel Gardens location. At least
one person was injured at Discount Land."
"All three towns--Salisbury, Md., Delmar and Laurel,
Del.--are on Route 13."
"Delaware State Police Corporal Jeff Oldham said
authorities had determined a motive for the attacks but
were not releasing details. Police said the suspect,
Allison Norman, 22, did not know any of the victims."
"Police said the suspect also carjacked a vehicle."
"Norman was charged with first-degree murder and
handgun violations, officials said. He failed Wednesday,"
April 6, 2005, "to appear in court for a motions hearing
on four earlier firearms charges. Clerk of Courts Mark
Bowen said the court issued a $10,000 bench warrant for
Norman." (See the Baltimore Sun for April 8, 2005, "Two
die in shooting spree." Many thanks to Thomas Bates for
the newspaper article.)
MINUTEMEN NAB HUNDREDS
OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
"Elena Torres doesn't know who the Minutemen are but
she watched them as she crouched on the desert floor
Saturday night," April 2, 2005. "She's a 41-year-old
mother of three who has crossed the desert six times in
the past decade to get a job cleaning houses in a wealthy
suburb of Cleveland."
"She waited all night for a word from her pollero
(guide--J.T.) to get up and run across the border."
"Meanwhile, less than half a mile from where she hid,
around 50 of the Minutemen--volunteers with a civilian
border patrol--planted flags in the ground from their
homes states of California, Texas and New York and kicked
off the first patrols of their month-long effort to search
a corner of the Arizona border" with Mexico.
"All weekend, the Minutemen, many of whom are retired
servicemen, slathered on sunscreen, stood on top of SUVs
and peered through binoculars on the lookout for people
like Torres. Mostly they saw Mexican police watching for
drug smugglers, young kids cleaning up plastic bottles and
trash, and the bright orange tunics of Grupo Beta, a
migrant aid group run by the Mexican government, kicking
up dust and looking for migrants."
"Grupo Beta found Torres huddled with 10 others
yesterday morning (Sunday, April 3, 2005), persuaded them
to turn back and took them to Grupo Beta headquarters for
some hot soup. Most of the time, Grupo Beta focuses on
helping migrants in distress. By the time migrants get to
the U.S. border, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) east of
Douglas, Arizona (population 14,312), they've walked for 3
or 4 miles (5 or 7 kilometers) and can clearly be in
danger of dehydration."
"'We don't know the intentions of these Minutemen,'
said Bertha de la Rosa, the local Grupo Beta coordinator.
'But we know they are armed. And our job is to protect
"'I don't think Americans are truly aware of the
problem,' said 46-year-old John Lehmann, a Minuteman and
corrections officer from Fleischmann, N.Y. 'I mean, all
you have to do is see this fence,' he said and pointed to
a thin string of barbed wire, all that seperates Mexico--
and potential terrorists, he adds, from the United
"The Border Patrol has officially disavowed the
(Minuteman) project and says it merely complicates regular
operations and endangers agents, migrants and volunteers.
But there appears to be some support from (Border Patrol)
agents on the ground. As Lehmann peers through his
binoculars, a Border Patrol agent in a vehicle slows down.
'God bless you, man!' he shouts at Lehmann and gives him a
On their first day of operations, Saturday, April 2,
2005, the Minutemen "spotted illegal immigrants and
called the Border Patrol. Eighteen suspects were
detained, said Andy Adame, a Border Patrol spokesman."
"Also Saturday, about 150 people, some project
volunteers, demonstrated in Douglas and Naco (population
833). They chanted, 'Hey, hey, ho, ho, illegal aliens got
to go,' and sang God Bless America while passing the
Border Patrol stations."
During the first few days, "the Minuteman Project
aided the Border Patrol in the apprehension of 141 illegal
aliens along the Arizona border and deterred many more
from attempting to cross from Mexico."
"Albuquerque (New Mexico) City Councillor David
Pfeffer said he wants to bring the Minuteman Project to
his state. Pfeffer said he wants to be personally
involved in the volunteer effort to patrol the border for
illegal immigrants and smugglers."
"'I would be willing to get involved in an effort
along New Mexico's border,' Pfeffer said."
"Pfeffer said he attended a gathering Friday," April
1, 2005, "of Minutemen volunteers in Tombstone (population
1,504) and that the meeting helped persuade him to support
the effort. 'What I understood from the message was that
we have a serious problem at the border,' Pfeffer said."
"Pfeffer said he would 'absolutely' be willing to get
involved in a New Mexico citizen border guard project. As
for carrying a weapon, Pfeffer said he 'wouldn't go there
unarmed. There is a Mexican drug cartel that has
threatened people's lives because of this. The smugglers
that come across the border will shoot at you. So, no, I
don't think it's unreasonable to think that some people
around here arm themselves.'"
"Pfeffer said some residents of Santa Fe, N.M. were
also present in Tombstone for the purpose of learning from
"Meanwhile, in Tombstone, Chris Simcox," a local
newspaper publisher and the project's organizer, "said the
effort has exceeded expectations so far. 'I'm just
ecstatic with how successful it's been,' Simcox said, 'We
want to continue until the government cares. Our
president and Congress have continued to ignore this
issue; the most serious threat to national security is the
"'Our aim is to send a message to Mr. Bush and to
Congress that they have not listened to the demands of
citizens,' said Simcox, 'We are showing what homeland
security should look like. There should be a National
Guardsman every 2,000 yards (meters) from the Pacific to
the Gulf of Mexico. You can't find a greater threat to
the U.S. than right here.'" (See USA Today for April 4,
2005, "'Minutemen' begin border patrol today," page 10A;
the Tucson, Ariz. Citizen for April 4, 2005, "Migrants
keep eye on Minutemen;" and WorldNet Daily for April 6,
2005, "Minutemen captured 141 illegals so far." (Many
thanks to Jim Danvers, Corley Gordon and Brad Street for
these newspaper articles.)
(Editor's Comment: American newspaper wire services
stopped coverage of the Minuteman effort in Arizona on
Tuesday, April 5, 2005. The only places you'll find news
stories are in the Tucson Citizen and WorldNet Daily.
Somebody in New York City must have gotten a stern note
from Ariel Sharon.)
From the UFO Files...
Tuesday, April 12, marks the 60th anniversary of the
death of what some have called the greatest, and certainly
most controversial, USA president of the Twentieth
Century--Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945).
FDR's death at "the Little White House" in Warm
Springs, Georgia on Thursday, April 12, 1945 took the
world by surprise. The original news reports were very
sparse, claiming that the president had died "suddenly"
and Vice President Harry S. Truman had taken the Oath of
Office, and that he had "died in bed" with First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt at his side.
In the six decades that followed, that story
underwent some serious revisions. First it was revealed
that old Eleanor had been nowhere near Georgia. Next that
FDR had been sitting upright, having his portrait painted,
when he was stricken by a cerebral hemorrhage. Finally,
in the late 1970s, it was revealed that the president had
been staying at Warm Springs with his long-time paramour,
Mrs.Lucy Mercer Rutherford.
So, exactly what did happen to the USA's thirty-
It's not that easy to tell. For one thing, FDR's
medical chart vanished from Warm Springs right after the
funeral train left for Washington, D.C. As with the
assassination of John F. Kennedy 18 years later, there was
no autopsy performed at the scene.
There is no question that, from late 1942 on,
Roosevelt was in declining health. But for the quick
intervention of his son James, FDR nearly died of a heart
attack aboard the presidential train in 1943.
About a year later, in July 1944, Dr. Howard Bruenn,
a cardiologist with Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New
York City, joined the president's entourage. Dr. Bruenn
examined the president three times a week at the Bethesda
Naval Hospital in Maryland.
Dr. Bruenn "concluded that he (FDR) was 'in cardiac
failure,' with a 'grossly enlarged' heart and 'tortuous'
aorta. 'Appalled at what I found,' Dr. Bruenn said in
1992 that if he had ever been asked, he would have advised
that a fourth term for Roosevelt was 'impossible
"Modern antihypertensive drugs could have relieved
the burden on Roosevelt's arteries, but those did not
exist in 1944. As Dr. Bruenn recalled, there was little
he could do but 'protect him from stress, keep down his
excitement, insist on him having rest after lunch,'
cutting back his smoking to six cigarettes a day and
reducing his weight. After 'obstinately' obeying a rigid
diet, Roosevelt lost more than 20 pounds, which left him
looking gaunt and hollow-cheeked."
Shielded from the public by a friendly media, and
running as the candidate of two parties, the Democratic
Party and the Communist Party USA, Roosevelt managed to
recapture the White House in November 1944, despite GOP
candidate Thomas E. Dewey's talk about "tired old men" in
the president's chair.
Like his arch-enemy Adolf Hitler, FDR was rarely seen
by the public. He cancelled the traditional Inaugural
Ball set for January 20, 1945 and gave the shortest radio
speech of his career. At the Yalta conference, he "didn't
know if he was on foot or on horseback" and newsreels of
that event clearly show the president's declining health.
"On March 24, (1945) the Roosevelts traveled to their
home at Hyde Park (in New York state--J.T.) for a long
weekend. There the tranquility of spring's arrival" in
the state's Hudson River Valley "was soon disrupted by
troubling news about Poland. (UK prime minister Winston
D.) Churchill feared (Soviet Union premier Joseph V.)
Stalin was building the framework for a communist state in
violation of the agreement struck at Yalta" in February
"Upon his return to Washington on March 29 (1945), a
haggard-looking Roosevelt declared his need for more rest,
and he made plans to immediately go south to Warm
"He left by train the next day (Friday, March 30,
1945) with his stamp collection, books and papers packed.
A crowd awaited him when he arrived at the station in Warm
Springs--the day before the U.S. invasion of Okinawa
started--and some were surprised to see that the president
could not assist the Secret Service men who moved him into
(Editor's Note: March 30, 1945 was Good Friday. Nearly
eighty years earlier, on another Good Friday, April 14,
1865, John Wilkes Booth had shot President Abraham Lincoln
at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.)
The people of Warm Springs looked on in puzzlement.
FDR "was dead weight in their arms, and the crowd breathed
audible apprehension as FDR's head seemed to dangle
peculiarly. The car conveyed him to the Little White
House, a small, antebellum style home that FDR used during
"Newspapers reported that Roosevelt had several
guests staying with him: his cousins, Laura Delano and
Margaret Suckley, as well as his secretary, Grace Tully.
The papers did not, however, report the presence of
another guest, Lucy Mercer Rutherford, who had been
Eleanor's assistant and Franklin's lover decades earlier
(in 1918--J.T.)...Mrs. Rutherford's visit was unknown to
So the question is: was Roosevelt already dead when
he was taken off the train?
There were only a handful of people who would have
known the truth--the president's Secret Service detail,
Laura Delano, Margaret Suckley, Grace Tully, Lucy Mercer
Rutherford and Elizabeth Shoumatoff, a Russian artist and
friend of Mrs. Rutherford's who had been commissioned to
paint FDR's portrait. The president's true condition
could have been kept secret at the isolated rural locale
of the Little White House.
Prior to the train's departure from Washington,
William Hassett wrote in his diary, "He (FDR) is losing
weight...told me he has lost 25 pounds...no strength...no
appetite...tires so easily." And he told Dr. Bruenn, "He
is slipping away from us, and no earthly powers can keep
Okay...so if Roosevelt died on the train March 30,
1945, who was the president during the intervening two
weeks before Harry Truman took the oath?
Somebody in Warm Springs was responding to letters
from Gen. George C. Marshall, Prime Minister Churchill and
Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinus on official White
Only one Cabinet official visited FDR in Warm Springs
in April 1945. This was Henry Morgenthau Jr., the
Secretary of the Treasury, a fellow New Yorker and the
second Jew to serve in the Cabinet.
(Editor's Note: The first was Oscar Strauss, the
Secretary of Commerce appointed by President Theodore
Roosevelt, who was FDR's older second cousin.)
Both Morgenthau and Roosevelt were lifelong Democrats
with roots in New York state politics, ardent Zionists and
also shared a keen interest in Freemasonry.
In his new book, The Secret Symbols of the Dollar
Bill, author David Ovason writes, "Franklin D. Roosevelt
became a Master Mason in November 1911 (Notice the 911 in
that date?--J.T.), in Holland Lodge No. 8" of New York
City, "the same lodge of which George Washington had been
an honorary member, when inaugurated first (USA) president
in 1789." Washington had been initiated into Freemasonry
in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1752 at age 20 and was
raised to Master Mason at the lodge in Alexandria, Va. in
"Henry Morgenthau Jr. was made a Mason in April 1922
in the Obed Lodge No. 984, Poughkeepsie, New York."
In 1935, during Roosevelt's first term, the president
and his pal, "Henry the Morgue," completely redesigned the
USA one-dollar bill, cramming it full of esoteric Masonic
Take, for example, the phrase E pluribus unum. It's
a bastardized form of Latin that would have John Charity
Spring twirling in his grave. The proper phrase is Ex
pluribus unum, meaning Out of the many, one. What
happened? Did FDR and Henry spell it wrong? Not at all.
It's just that Ex pluribus unum has 14 letters, and, for
some arcane purpose known only to Masonry, there has to be
13 letters. So they dropped the X.
In his book, The Conquerors, Michael Beschloss
offered the latest spin on Roosevelt's death, writing, "In
Warm Springs that morning (April 12, 1945), Roosevelt had
awoken with a headache and stiff neck which Dr. Bruenn
rubbed. By noon, dressed in a double-breasted grey suit
and crimson tie, he began studying papers. Margaret
Suckley and Lucy Rutherford sat on a nearby sofa."
"Dipping into her water colors, Shoumatoff said, 'Mr.
President, you look so much better today than yesterday.'
She found that his 'gray (ashen) look' had disappeared and
that he had 'exceptionally good color.'"
In a note, Beschloss added, "Doctors later explained
that Roosevelt's flushness was a warning sign of his
onrushing cerebral hemorrhage."
"Roosevelt had told her that the war against Germany
might end 'at any time.' While she painted, he pulled his
draft card from his wallet and threw it into his
"Suddenly, the President's head pitched forward.
Margaret Suckley asked, 'Have you dropped your cigarette?'
He said, 'I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.'
Someone cried, 'Call the doctor--quick!' As Roosevelt was
carried to bed, he murmured, 'Be careful.'"
A few things that are troublesome with this story...
(1) Dr. Bruenn rubbed FDR's neck an hour or two
earlier. Surely he had seen the flushed face. Why didn't
he react? Remember, he's been checking FDR's blood
pressure daily since July 1944. If he saw a cardiac
patient who had been ashed-faced for weeks suddenly start
blushing like a schoolboy, wouldn't he at least do a quick
check of his patient's blood pressure?
(2) Mrs. Suckley comments on how FDR deftly removed
the draft card from his wallet and tossed it in the
wastebasket. Yet "Henry Morgenthau," during his visits,
"noticed with dismay that FDR's hands trembled and his
memory of names seemed faulty."
(3) FDR supposedly said, "I have a terrific pain in
the back of my head." But the cerebellum is in the lower
center of the brain. He had supposedly been complaining
of a headache earlier. Why didn't Dr. Bruenn identify the
ailment as a vascular headache caused by a sudden
demonstrable rise in blood pressure?
(4) How can FDR have died of a cerebral hemorrhage
when, by his own supposed statement, the pain was in the
region of the medulla oblongata?
(5) Finally, where is the president's medical chart?
Who took it? And why?
Sixty years later, it's hard to describe the outright
shock that swept the world at the time of the president's
death. "Informed of Roosevelt's death, Stalin appeared
stunned. A devastated Churchill could not at first muster
a response to the news. Even Japanese radio offered
praise for the fallen leader."
FDR's enemies in the USA were deeply suspicious.
Gerald L.K. Smith, leader of the rightwing Committee of
One Million, wrote at the time, "Until Eleanor Roosevelt
explains to the world why the casket, containing the
remains of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was not opened to be
viewed by the public, the death of her husband will remain
an unsolved mystery...Every prominent figure who has
passed away in modern times has left behind him a
responsible group of friends and relatives who have
insisted that his body 'lie in state' to be viewed by the
public prior to burial. This custom was not only violated
by the Roosevelt family and the White House palace guard
as pertains to the public, but even in the case of the
eldest son, Jimmy, who barely arrived in time to see the
casket lowered into the ground at Hyde Park...Lifetime
political henchmen of the ambitious four-term President
were mystified, dumbfounded, chagrined, even openly
embarrassed over the way the matter was handled."
So Eleanor Roosevelt would not even open her
husband's casket so that son James could have a final
glimpse of his father. That's strange behavior--even for
Eleanor. What was she trying to hide?
Did Franklin D. Roosevelt die of cardiac arrest
aboard the train that was carrying him to Warm Springs?
Was the president's body tucked away in the bathtub
and packed in ice while his good friend, Secretary
Morgenthau, ran the country for a couple of weeks?
That's not such a far-out supposition. Until the
year 2000, and the publication of the book Edith and
Woodrow, nobody realized that President Woodrow Wilson was
practically a vegetable following his major debilitating
stroke in 1919. While the president was bedridden in the
White House, the USA was run by First Lady Edith Galt
Wilson and the president's secretary, Joseph Tumulty.
Of course, that doesn't tell us who put an end to the
two-week "Morgenthau Administration" and gave the White
House to Harry S.Truman, who was both a 33rd-degree Mason
and the thirty-third president of the USA.
Chalk it all up to yet another unsolved mystery of
the Twentieth Century. (See the books The Conquerors by
Michael Beschloss, Simon & Schuster, New York, N.Y., 2002,
pages 82, 83, 84, 189, 190, 209, 214, 215 and 216; The
Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill by David Ovason,
HarperCollins Publishers, New York, N.Y. page 156; Blood
in the Face by James Ridgeway, Thunder's Mouth Press, New
York, N.Y., 1995, page 69; and The History Channel
Magazine for April 2005, "FDR: The Final Days," pages 43
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