UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 8 Number 24
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 8, Number 24
July 2, 2003
Editor: Joseph Trainor
ASHCROFT AT WAR
"FBI and other law enforcement officials raided a
Rachel (Nevada) man's rented trailer home Thursday," June
19, 2003, "while he was out of state, searching for what
he said were photographs and data stored in his computer
about the classified military installation known as Area
"'Area 51. That's what it's for,' said the man,
Chuck Clark, when asked by telephone about the search
warrant that he found on Friday," June 20, 2003, "on a
table inside the trailer in the rural Lincoln County
community 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Las Vegas."
"'They timed this very nicely while I was in Denver
(Colorado) with a TV crew,' said Clark, 57, author of Area
51 and S-4 Handbook."
"Clark said he thinks the search warrant was
triggered by his research into motion-detector sensors
that are buried on public land along trails miles away
from the restricted area around the classified
installation near the dry lake bed of Groom Lake, 90 miles
(144 kilometers) north of Las Vegas."
"Clark and other Area 51 buffs think the sensors are
linked by radio signals to an interactive alarm network
that alerts the installation's security personnel about
"'I dug them up, photographed them, recorded their
GPS and put them back,' he said, referring to Global
Positioning System coordinates."
"'I resent the fact they put them on public land.
All I did was document them...
to make an issue of putting them outside of restricted
land,' Clark said. He described himself as a semi-retired
photographer and writer who has spent 10 years researching
"Clark said the search warrant was issued by U.S.
Magistrate Judge Lawrence Leavitt and that the agents who
executed it left a four-page inventory of items siezed."
"An FBI spokesman in Las Vegas, Jim Stern, confirmed
that a search warrant had been executed in Clark's
"The FBI agents were accompanied by other law
enforcement authorities who were part of a task force, but
Stern declined to confirm the nature of the task force."
"There were no arrests, Stern said, noting, 'This is
an ongoing investigation of Clark.'"
(Editor's Comment: Ongoing investigation!? What for?
Clark has neither been arrested, charged, indicted by a
grand jury, nor subpoenaed as a witness.)
"He said items were taken from Clark's residence but
declined to give details about what prompted the
"He also would not comment on the scope of the search
warrant or say what was siezed."
According to KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, Nev., "FBI agents
have confirmed that a search warrant was served Thursday
night on the home of a self-described military watchdog in
the tiny town of Rachel, near the mysterious Area 51
KLAS-TV "learned that the action was initiated by the
Joint Terrorism Task Force." (JTTF)
Earlier in June, Clark had "accompanied the (KLAS-TV
Eyewitness News) I-Team" to an entrance to Area 51 and
"two sensors were located and base security wrote down the
plate numbers of our vehicles. We returned five days ago
(Tuesday, June 17, 2003) and drove to the rear entrance of
"Two days later (Thursday, June 19, 2003) FBI agents,
working with (U.S.) Air Force Intelligence and the Joint
Terrorism Task Force raided Clark's home and siezed
photos, records and his computer."
"'They're paranoid about the location, and I don't
see why?' asked Clark."
KLAS-TV "asked the BLM (Bureau of Land Management of
the U.S. Department of the Interior--J.T.) if it's legal
for the military to put security devices on public land,
but a (BLM) spokesman couldn't answer our question." (See
the Las Vegas Review-Journal for June 21, 2003, "Ongoing
investigation: FBI raids home near Area 51." Also the
KLAS-TV Eyewitness News broadcast for June 20, 2003. Many
thanks to Loren Coleman and Robert Fischer for these news
(Editor's Comment: No doubt about it. Due process has
really gone down the latrine with Attorney General John
Ashcroft at the helm.)
LUMINOUS UFO SIGHTED
IN NORTHERN SPAIN
"A UFO was filmed (videotaped--J.T.) in the city of
Gijon, in Asturias, a province in northern Spain."
"The sighting took place within the framework of the
traditional celebrations of St. John's Eve on June 23,
2003 at 11:55 a.m. According to the report in Anyos Luz:
'A light crossed the sky, making strange movements. Was
it a UFO? No one knows for sure, but the video recording
shows that what occurred is beyond the normal.'"
"According to some eyewitnesses, 'the object
resembled a star moving in the distance. It was a large
thing that flew away very swiftly.'"
"The videotape shows that when the UFO passed over
the buildings, small spherical objects can be seen. These
have been attributed to the reflection of the UFO in glass
windows through which the object was viewed. Another
smaller object can be seen moving in the opposite
direction. It has been identified as a 'stunned pigeon.'"
Gijon is a port on the Bay of Biscay, located
approximately 210 kilometers (126 miles) northwest of
Madrid, the capital of Spain. (Muchas gracias a Scott
Corrales y Guillermo Gimenez para esa historia de
NIGHT SAUCER SPOTTED
IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK
On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at 11:20 p.m., Stuart
Wood "spotted what I thought was a low-flying plane out of
my living room window" in Great Missenden,
Buckinghamshire, UK. He reported, "I soon realised that
there was no engine noise, and that it could not be a hot-
air balloon at that time of night."
"It was saucer-shaped with four metallic legs hanging
from the undercarriage that were bent in the middle,
almost in a crouching stance, with three amber lights, one
of which lit the leg-like structures up. It also had one
red and one white blinking light situated on the port or
starboard (left or right) side of the object."
"It measured about a centimetre (0.4 inches) across.
(I used a ruler from arm's length from where I was
standing--S.W.) I think it was about one-half to three-
quarters of a mile (0.8 to 1.2 kilometers) away. My
friend also witnessed this. The object never moved; it
just hovered. After two or three minutes of staring at
it, it (the UFO) disappeared." (Email Form Report)
LUMINOUS SPHERE SEEN
OVER BUENOS AIRES
On Monday, June 23, 2003, at 7:03 p.m., spherical
UFOs were seen over Buenos Aires, the capital of
According to Argentinian ufologist Ricardo E.
D'Angelo, the brilliant luminous objects were seen over
the urban districts of Boedo, Almagro and Chacabuco in
Buenos Aires. Ricardo reported, "I observed an 'intense
luminous sphere' over the district of Chacabuco. From my
position, looking northeast, the object appeared to be 'a
very luminous sphere, moving at a very, very low altitude
over the city. It began to disappear as it neared the
eastern horizon (the Rio de la Plata estuary--J.T.).
However, it vanished in a series of degrees, gradually
becoming more and more transparent. It was not a
satellite, a bolide or a meteor because of its slow
velocity, and it was last seen heading towards (the
neighboring country of) Uruguay."
"A few hours later," Ricardo added, "eyewitnesses in
the Parque Chacabuco observed 'pulses of anomalous blue
light' that 'flashed repeatedly for eight minutes before
disappearing into the east." (Email Form Report)
DARK AMBER UFO SEEN
IN EVANSTON, ILLINOIS
On Thursday, June 26, 2003, at 11:33 p.m., Chris R.
and his girlfriend were on the waterfront in Evanston,
Illinois (population 74,239) when they spotted something
unusual in the sky.
Chris reported, "My girlfriend and I were looking out
over the lake (Lake Michigan--J.T.) and up in the sky when
we saw a bright point appear in the sky. It was a dark
amber color with no blinking lights on it. It was heading
west also. But two minutes into watching it, it stopped
in mid-air. Then it moved north for less than 30 seconds,
where it stopped again and then continued to head west."
"During the sighting, it never once blinked or made a
sound or changed in color. We noticed that once it was
past us, we could still see a very faded color of red on
top of it. But we still could not make out its shape.
There were (other) planes in the air. The object had no
markings, blinks or colors of any kind."
"I called O'Hare (International) Airport, and they
said they had no aircraft in the area at the time. This
is my second (UFO) sighting."
Evanston, Ill. is on Sheridan Road and Asbury Avenue
about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Chicago. (Email
On Sunday, June 22, 2003, at 7:05 p.m., thunderclouds
over Aurora, Nebraska (population 4,225) unleashed a
phenomenal fall of hail.
"National Weather Service officials Monday (June 23,
2003) investigated what may be the largest hailstone ever
found in the United States--the result of a storm last
weekend that produced hail that punched holes in roofs and
left the ground pocked with one to two-inch (2.5 to 5-
centimeter) deep craters."
"Witnesses described the hail as looking like
'volleyballs falling from the sky.'"
"Hardest hit was Aurora, Neb.," a community on
Interstate Highway I-80 approximately 112 miles (179
kilometers) southwest of Omaha. "The largest hailstone
there was quickly refrigerated to preserve it. Unofficial
measurements put its diameter at 6.5 inches (16.25
"But, because of its egglike shape, the circumference
(the distance around the outer shell--J.T.) was reportedly
17.3 inches (43.25 centimeters)."
"If these measurements hold up, the stone should beat
the previous U.S. record set" on September 3, 1970, "at
Coffeyville, Kansas. That hailstone was 5.7 inches (14.25
centimeters) in diameter; 17.5 inches (43.75
"Dozens of tornadoes raked the upper Midwest on
Tuesday," June 24, 2003. In Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
(population 700)," located about 70 miles (112 kilometers)
west of Minneapolis, "sirens went off many times and many
residents recall the sky turning a soupy, eerie shade of
"Buffalo Lake Police Chief Greg Gowan said he took
shelter in a building on the city's main street and
watched in horrified fascination as a giant uprooted fir
tree performed a graceful, twirling ballet in the air high
"The tornado ripped the roof off the post office and
didn't leave much intact of the city's grain elevator or
Zion Lutheran Church."
"Ten homes were destroyed and about 40 were seriously
damaged, said Duane Hoeschen, regional program coordinator
for the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and
"In west-central Minnesota, where the storms seemed
to hit hardest, the rain turned many farm fields into
ponds. From Buffalo Lake to Dassel to rural Hutchinson,
winds uprooted oaks and firs, or twisted their trunks
around as if they were rubber bands."
"About 50,000 people in outstate (rural) Minnesota
and parts of Wisconsin, South Dakota and upper Michigan
lost (electrical) power."
"Pipestone County (Minnesota) Deputy Sheriff Dale
Mathews was standing on his front porch about 7 p.m.
Tuesday when baseball-sized hail started pounding the
'When they hit the ground, they went thump,' he said,
'and when they hit the house, they went bang! It was
clinking my car. I've never seen hail that big here.'"
"The weather weirdness hasn't been confined to the
East. A freak summer snowstorm in Wyoming this week left
(snow) drifts up to 18 inches (45 centimeters) on some
mountain passes. It also chilled the start of the annual
Rainbow Family gathering, a counter-culture campout
expected to draw 20,000 people to northeastern Utah's
Uintah Mountains through the Fourth of July weekend."
(See the Chicago Tribune for June 24, 2003, "Nebraska
hail: It looked like 'volleyballs,' section 2, page 10;
USA Today for June 26, 2003, "Sodden East finally feels
heat," page 4A; and the Minneapolis, Minn. Star-Tribune
for June 26, 2003, "More rain predicted, but no more
severe storms," page A11.)
Cryptozoologist and paranormal researcher Loren
Coleman has turned up new and unusual facts in the mystery
surrounding "the Curse of The Mothman Prophecies."
A statistically unusual number of sudden deaths have
been linked to the opening of the 2002 film, which dealt
with the strange events around the collapse of the Silver
Bridge in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on December 15,
In his latest update, Coleman noted that "Aaron
Stephen Rebsamen, 14, unexpectedly committed suicide in
his Fort Smith, Arkansas home. He was the beloved son of
the well-known cryptozoology artist William Rebsamen, who
did the cover illustration of Mothman for Coleman's book,
Mothman and Other Curious Encounters."
"Under a tight deadline after the publisher rejected
earlier images from another source, Bill Rebsamen created
the Mothman painting, overnight, in one creative
"Witnesses such as Linda Scarberry, upon seeing the
Rebsamen full-length, colored illustration of Mothman,
said it is the best drawing, which most matches" the
creature that "was first seen on November 15, 1966."
Three days after the boy's unfortunate death, "near
Webbers Falls (Oklahoma)," about 40 miles (64 kilometers)
west of Fort Smith, Ark., "fourteen people died after a
barge collided with an Interstate Highway I-40 bridge,
sending cars, trucks and trailers into the Arkansas River
early Sunday morning, May 26, 2002."
The bridge collapse was eerily similar to the fall of
the Silver Bridge into the icy Ohio River in December
"The bridge crossed the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River
waterway in eastern Oklahoma. Seven women, seven men and
at least 10 vehicles were pulled after one of two barges
pulled by a tugboat struck a pillar, collapsing a 500 to
600-foot (150 to 180-meter) section of the bridge."
(Editor's Comment: The "seven women/seven men" theme rang
a bell in your editor's memory. Then I remembered the
Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Every year,
ancient Athens was required to send seven men and seven
women to the land of Colchis (modern Crimea), to be used
as human sacrifices.)
"Among those lost were Andrew Clements, 35, who was
traveling from California to Woodridge, Virginia; Jeanine
Cawley, 48, of Lebanon, Oregon; Margaret Green, 45, of
Stockdale, Texas; Gail Shanahan, 49, of Corpus Christi,
Texas; Misty Johnson, 28, of Lavaca, Ark.; James Johnson,
30, of Lavaca, Ark.; Wayne Martin, 49, of Norman, Okla.;
Susan Martin, 49, of Norman, Okla.; Jerry Gillion, 58, of
Spiro, Okla.; Patricia Gillion, 57, of Spiro, Okla.; David
Mueggenborg, 52, of Okarche, Okla.; and Jeanne
Mueggenborg, 51, also of Okarche, Okla."
"The Johnsons' three-year-old daughter, Shea Nicole,
was found floating approximately one-half mile (0.8
kilometers) south of the bridge. She was one of the 14
victims pronounced dead. The Johnsons were on their way
to the Tulsa Zoo."
Adjusting for time zones, the Webbers Falls bridge
collapsed into the Arkansas River at the same time the
"bridge destruction" climax of the film The Mothman
Prophecies was showing on movie screens in Sydney,
Australia. The Webbers Falls disaster took place on May
26, 2002, the very same day The Mothman Prophecies
premiered in Australia. (Many thanks to Loren Coleman for
the updated Mothman information. For more, see UFO
Roundup, volume 8, number 22 for June 18, 2003, "'Mothman
Curse' may be haunting Hollywood," page 2.)
VIRGIN MARY RETURNS TO
"Nearly two weeks after people said they had seen the
image of the Virgin Mary (birth name: Miriam bat-Joachim)
on a Milton (Massachusetts) Hospital window, some of the
faithful who have been flooding there said they have
spotted another apparition on a hospital chimney."
"While the majority of the crowd at Milton Hospital
continues to focus on the window, some have turned their
attention to the chimney. Some said they see a cross,
while others said they see another outline of the Virgin
"Believers said they see the image in the bright red
brick surrounded by soot, about 5 feet (1.5 meters) from
the top of the chimney. The chimney is more than 30 yards
(27 meters) from the hospital window where a chemical
deposit caused the first apparition."
"'It's another sign...there is hope for us all, with
all that is going on in the world,' said Soraya G. Fentas
of Randolph (Massachusetts)."
"A hospital spokesman did not return a phone call
"The crowds flooding to the hospital to see the first
apparition caused hospital officials to request (that)
visitors come only from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hospital
officials have decided to cover the window with a tarp
(tarpaulin cloth) the rest of the time. It is not known
if they will cover the chimney."
"'It's a miracle because it brought everyone here
together," said Tanya Velez of Hyde Park," a suburb of
Boston, Mass. "'It's very emotional to see everyone here
praying and searching for something to believe in.'"
"The words spoken most among the 200 or so people at
the hospital were faith, prayer, peace."
"Connie Buckley of West Roxbury, Mass.," another
Boston suburb, said she saw two crosses on the hospital
"'They're very pronounced,' he said, 'I believe it's
letting everyone know that God is aware and present, along
with the Virgin Mary.'"
"One believer said she saw the Virgin Mary sitting
down. Another said she saw the Virgin Mary holding the
baby Jesus on one side of the chimney and her back (was
displayed) on the other side."
"The likeness of the Virgin Mary in a window at
Milton Hospital is likely the product of a chemical
deposit, the Archdiocese of Boston said. Since the image
took shape three weeks ago, more than 40,000 people have
thronged to the hospital to see it."
Milton, Mass. (population 26,062) is located on Route
28 approximately 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Boston.
(See the Boston Globe for June 24, 2003, "Some say they're
seeing second image at hospital," page B2. Also USA Today
for June 30, 2003, "Across the USA: Massachusetts," page
7A. Many thanks to Robert Fischer for the Boston
NASA SAYS FOAM CAUSED
THE SHUTTLE DISASTER
"In their strongest statement yet on the (space
shuttle) Columbia disaster, investigators said Tuesday
(June 24, 2003) that flyaway foam from the fuel tank was
'the most probable cause' of the wing damage that brought
down the space shuttle almost five months ago."
"'We've been trying to line up all the Swiss cheese
holes,' said Roger Tetreault, a member of the Columbia
Accident Investigation Board. 'I think those holes have
lined up pretty good.'"
"Tetreault said he thinks the deadly breach was
partway down the leading edge of the Columbia's wing, at
or near carbon panel No. 8."
"Both the engineering analysis and the shuttle
wreckage pinpoint that location, he said. That is the
spot--or close to it--where a one-and-a-half pound chunk
of foam insulation from the external fuel tank struck
during liftoff back in January."
"The Feb. 1 (2003) disaster killed all seven
"The board's final report is expected by the end of
"The board's chairman, retired Navy Adm. Harold
Gehman Jr. expects to release an interim recommendation to
NASA soon, possibly as early as this week, that will
emphasize the need for caution to avoid damage to the
wings' thermal protection shielding on every flight and to
repair problems in orbit." (See the Chicago Tribune for
June 25, 2003, "Shuttle investigators blame foam in
disaster," page 5.)
From the UFO Files...
1942: THE HUNT FOR THE
Most people think knightly quests in search of the
Holy Grail were a phenomenon of the Middle Ages. Yet one
such quest took place right in the middle of World War II.
This Grail hunt ravaged the Crimea, but the story
actually begins in the Pyrenees, in a small town called
Ussat-les-Bains, a hundred years ago. Here two French
occultists, Antonin Gadal and Rene Nelli, began
researching Cathar legends and became convinced that the
Cathars once had possession of the Holy Grail.
(Editor's Note: The Cathars were a religious sect that
flourished in Europe from about 800 A.D. to the fall of
their stronghold, Montsegur, in southern France in 1244
during the so-called Albigensian Crusade.)
Gadal and Nelli formed a society called Les Amis de
Montsegur et le Graal (French for The Friends of Montsegur
and the Grail). A few years later, Gadal opened "a
private Cathar museum at the small town of Ussat-les-Bains
in the Pyrenees with an alleged Cathar connection. He
also had an extensive library on the subject of the
Cathars and the Grail...The society--as its name implies--
believed that a connection existed between the Cathar
movement and the Grail Romances" of the medieval
In 1906, French author Josephin Peladan wrote a best-
selling book on the subject, Le Secret des Troubadours.
Ussat-les-Bains became a kind of "Roswell of the Cathars."
Among the occultists who made the pilgrimage there was a
young German named Otto Rahn.
Rahn arrived in 1931 and made friends with Gadal.
While working part-time at a local hotel, Rahn frequented
Gadal's museum and took voluminous notes on the Holy
Grail. But when the worldwide Depression worsened in
1932, Rahn lost his job and drifted back home to Germany.
During a fruitless search for work in the Fatherland,
Rahn wrote a book of his own, Kreuzzug gegen den Graal
(German for Crusade Against the Grail --J.T.) It was as
big a hit as the Peladan book a quarter-century earlier.
Gadal's friend, Rene Nelli, translated Rahn's book into
French, and Croisade contre le Graal soon found a global
Unfortunately for Rahn, his book caught the eye of a
fellow German with a pronounced interest in the occult.
This was Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsfuhrer-SS and Adolf
Hitler's confidant and secret police chief. Himmler
"personally invited the author (Rahn) to meet him at his
Prinz Albrechtstrasse headquarters in Berlin. There he
offered Rahn a commission in the SS and virtually
unlimited resources for which Himmler expected Rahn to
continue his research into the Grail legends, the Cathars
and related subjects of Aryan interest."
Weeks later, a liberal friend was horrified when he
saw Rahn in the black garb of an SS Sturmbannfuhrer.
"Otto! What are you doing in that uniform!?"
"My dear fellow," Rahn replied, a bit sheepish, "A
man has to eat. Himmler himself offered me this job.
What was I supposed to do--turn him down?"
So Rahn continued his Holy Grail research and in 1935
became one of the founders of the SS-Ahnenerbe (German
acronym for Ancestral Heritage and Research Teaching
The SS-Ahnenerbe turned up persistent rumors that the
Holy Grail had been hidden by the Cathars after the fall
of Montsegur. Trouble was, it was rumored to be in a
number of different locations throughout Europe--including
One who took a keen interest in the Grail was a
rising SS man named Otto Ohlendorf.
Ohlendorf was born February 4, 1907 in Hoheneggelsen
bei Hildesheim, near Hannover. While a university
student, he became an enthusiastic partisan of Theosophy
and devoured many occult books, such as Der Stammbaum der
Menschen by Annie Besant, Der Weltenschauung der
Rosenkreuzer oder Mysteriches Christentum by Max Heindel
and everything by the prolific Dr. Franz Hartmann,
especially Was ist Theosophie? and Die weisse und schwarze
(Editor's Note: Dr. Hartmann has a surprising connection
with the USA's "Old West" and two of its most notorious
outlaws, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Don't miss
this feature story when it appears in UFO Roundup.)
In 1925, while still a student, Ohlendorf joined the
Nazionalsozialische Deutschesarbeiterspartei (NSDAP,
better known as the Nazi Party--J.T.). He joined the SS
in 1926 and, after obtaining his law degree, went to work
at the Institute for World Economics in Kiel.
He rose rapidly in the SS during the 1930s, joining
the SS- Sicherheitdienst (German for SS Security Service--
J.T.) in May 1936 with the rank of Sturmbannfuhrer. With
the outbreak of war in September 1939, "he became chief of
the SD-Inland (Interior--J.T.) section in the
Reichssicherheitshauptamt (German for Empire Main Security
Office or RSHA--J.T.) with the rank of Standartenfuhrer."
Although never a formal member of the SS-Ahnenerbe,
and never that chummy with Himmler, Ohlendorf retained his
interest in Theosophy. His SS comrades had a nickname for
him--Der Graalritter (The Grail Knight).
When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941,
Himmler named Ohlendorf the field commander of
Einsatzgruppe D. "Since the German leadership expected
the war in Russia to last only a few months, the
Einsatzgruppen received orders to slaughter the Jews as
quickly as possible. This would give the appearance that
the war had produced the killings, not that the killers
had perpetrated such a policy purposely."
At the briefing, Himmler gave Ohlendorf a mission
with three objectives.
(1) Since Jews supposedly "formed the intellectual
reservoir of Bolshevism in the East," Ohlendorf's
Einsatzgruppe was to kill them on sight.
(2) Take the Crimea away from Stalin's Soviet Union
and turn it into "the Riviera of the Reich."
(3) Capture the Holy Grail and remove it from its
Cathar hideaway in the Crimea.
(Editor's Comment: It is unclear exactly why Himmler
wanted the Grail. It's possible that Himmler, a great
believer in Hindu world-ages, intended to use the Grail in
a grand magickal working at Wewelsburg that would have
brought about the end of the Kali Yuga.)
On December 13, 1941, Ohlendorf struck hard at
Simferopol, the largest city in the Crimea. "In an Aktion
(pogrom--J.T.) that lasted three days, 14,300 Jews from
Simferopol were murdered by the SS."
(Editor's Note: Simferopol was the site of an earlier
massacre on October 18, 1905, carried out by the Soyuz
Russkevo Narodnya, (Union of the Russian People) better
known as the Black Hundreds, a home-grown Russian Nazi
party that flourished during the early 1900s.)
As German forces advanced through the peninsula, the
SS raided synagogues like the Karaim Kenass and ancient
sites like the Keremchik fortress and the Kebir Djami
mosque in Simferopol, the palace of Princess Dzhanike-
Hanym in Bakhchisarai and the caves of Chufut-Kaleh.
Next it was the turn of the Masonic lodges. "It was
(Nazi visionary Alfred) Rosenberg who ordered that
Freemason temples" in the Crimea "be looted by Einsatz
commandos and their contents shipped back to him in
Berlin, an order cheerfully carried out by Franz Six and
No lodges were spared as Ohlendorf marched down the
coast--Alushta, Gurzuf, Massandra, Yalta, Livadiya,
Kurpaty, Gaspra--the SS sacked them all.
By the time the Crimean campaign ended in July 1942,
Ohlendorf "had directed the murders of some 90,000
civilians." Of them, 50,000 were Karaite Jews, a
community that had lived on the peninsula since 300 B.C.
But the Holy Grail was not found.
For his service in the Crimea, Hitler awarded
Ohlendorf the Military Service Cross (a.k.a. the Iron
Cross--J.T.), Class 1 with swords. Ohlendorf was
appointed to a high-ranking position in the SS and
remained at Himmler's side until the war ended in 1945.
Tried for war crimes by the Nuremberg Military
Tribunal, Ohlendorf was found guilty and condemned to
death. He spent the last few years of his life as one of
the "red jackets" (Death Row prisoners--J.T.) at the
Landsberg am Lech prison.
Although the Grail had eluded him, Ohlendorf remained
convinced that some day the priceless artifact would be
found. On the eve of his execution, he told the Allied
prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz: "The Grail will rise again.
The Jews in America will suffer for what you have done to
On June 7, 1951, Ohlendorf and three other
Einsatzgruppen leaders were hanged at Landsberg. The Holy
Grail remains hidden. (See the books Unholy Alliance by
Peter Levenda, Continuum International Publishing Group,
London, 2003, pages 114, 115, 210 and 211; Hitler's Shadow
War by Donald M. McKale, Cooper Square Press, New York,
N.Y., page 198; Masters of Death by Richard Rhodes, Alfred
A. Knopf Inc., New York, N.Y., 2002, pages 274 and 275;
The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich, volume 2, Macmillan
Publishing Co., New York, N.Y., 1991, page 665; and
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, volume 2, Macmillan
Publishing Co., New York, N.Y., 1990, page 1084.)
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