UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 10 Number 13
- Posted on behalf of Joseph Trainor.
Volume 10, Number 13
March 30, 2005
Editor: Joseph Trainor
RUN RIOT IN UK
"A man been attacked by a large cat-like animal which
jumped out from bushes in his garden during the night."
"Anthony Holder said a 6-foot (1.8-meter) long black
animal pounced, knocked him to the ground, then mauled him
with its claws" on Monday night, March 21, 2005.
"He said, 'I am 6 feet (tall) and weigh 15 stone, and
it was considerably stronger and bigger than me. This
thing was huge.'"
"Police were called at Sydenham Park in southeast
London, and one officer saw a cat 'about the size of a
"Another officer" noticed the beast "soon after, and
a search of the nearby railway line and allotments was
"Mr. Holder was looking for his kitten at the bottom
of his garden, which backs into woodland, when the
powerful creature attacked him."
"He described him as 'a big black figure pounced' and
he was 'in its claws for about 30 seconds.'"
"'Its teeth were out, and I tried to defend myself,
and eventually I got the thing off my body.'"
"He was scratched all over his body and suffered
swelling and bruising to his hands and the back of his
"The animal, which Mr. Holden is convinced is a
panther, then went and set in the garden next-door, and he
called the police."
"The Metropolitan Police have mounted extra patrols
in the area, which is largely residential and backs on to
a railway line."
"They have warned people not to approach the animal
and to keep pets inside."
"The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals--J.T.) and London Zoo are being
consulted for special advice."
In West Oxfordshire, UK, "a 5,000 pound (sterling)
reward has been offered for the capture of a 'big cat'
which has been terrorising a farming community."
"The so-called 'Beast of Burford' has been spotted
prowling near farms and has killed several sheep in West
Oxfordshire, according to farmers."
"Foxbury farmer Colin Dawes told the BBC he saw 'a
large black cat' running away after killing three of his
"Cotswold Wildlife Park has now offered to pay 5,000
pounds ($10,000 USA) to anyone who can capture the
"Mr. Dawes said, 'The sheep were killed with the
typical big cat hunting technique.'"
"'It grabs them by the throat, strangling them, then
rips out the throat before taking away the front
"He said his neighbours saw the big cat on the
Westwall to Burford Road two weeks ago."
"Pc. Ray Hamilton, wildlife crime officer at Thames
Valley Police, admitted there have been several sightings-
-but said this was not enough."
"'We've had sightings of everything you could
imagine--pink flamingos, lions, dingos (Australian wild
dogs--J.T.), wolves...and even a giant ant-eater (from
Brazil?--J.T.) in Pangbourne.'"
"Reggie Heyworth, director of Cotswold Wildlife Park,
said the big cat definitely did not escape from the park."
"He believes it was likely the cat was released into
the wild by someone who was harbouring it illegally."
"'In January (2005), an antelope at the park was
killed and partially eaten,' he said, 'The keeper, who has
lots of experience with such animals, was convinced that
it had been killed by a huge wild cat.'"
"Mr. Heyworth wants to put the creature in his
wildlife park and has offered a reward for its capture."
(See the Daily Mail of London for March 22, 2005, "Big cat
attack in London," and BBC News for March 17, 2005,
"Reward offered to catch 'beast.'" Many thanks to Robert
Fischer, UFO Roundup's phantom panther expert, for these
two news stories.)
THREE WITCHES CAUSE
HAVOC IN INDIA'S CAPITAL
"A witch rumoured to be on the prowl in the streets
of Delhi," the old city portion of India's capital, "has
caused a panic among sections of people, the same who
probably fell earlier for such stories as the Monkey Man
who attacks at will, zucchinis filled with poison and
milk-drinking statues of Ganesha (elephant-headed god of
"The witch--some say three of them--turn up at the
front door and ask for onions."
"'When you give her an onion, she takes out a knife,
cuts it in half and blood starts dripping. Then you die
instantly,' said Shanti Devi, a housemaid working in an
East Delhi residential colony."
"Saroj Chauhan, a homemaker from Rajouri Gardens in
West Delhi, added, 'She is an evil soul. She can even
disguise herself as a young woman, you know.'"
"Only a palm print in turmeric or henna on the door
can ward off the evil hags, so don't be surprised at the
sight of yellow handprints on doors in East, West and even
upscale areas of South Delhi."
"But has anyone seen her? 'No, we have heard of it
from many people,' said 11-year-old Rahul, whose
neighbourhood of Mayur Vihar has been a prowling point."
"And some people say she has been spotted in
neighbouring towns such as Meerut and Faridabad."
How did this menace get started? Well, according to
the legends, half a million years ago, on the lost
continent of Lemuria, the good wizard Sharajsha-ji left
his home in the mountains of Mommur (now Hawaii--J.T.) and
battled the Three Witches of Zaar. By his mighty spells,
Sharajsha-ji imprisoned each of the witches in a nail made
of orichalc and then drove the nails into a sacred pillar,
imprisoning them for all time. Or so the maharishi (Hindi
for great wizard--J.T.) thought.
Before the sinking of Lemuria, adepts brought the
sacred pillar to India. It ended up in Delhi, which is
kind of a flea market for relics of the past few yugas
(previous world-ages--J.T.). This one in particular wound
up at the Balaji temple.
On Sunday, March 20, 2005, the Sarasvati family
decided to visit the Balaji temple. Their rambunctious
youngest son, Chunder, age 2, wandered off and came upon
the ancient artifact, and "the child unwittingly pulled at
the nails which had pinned the witches to the pillar."
Before his family could stop him, Chunder yanked out three
nails, "and now they (the witches) are roaming
the streets of the capital."
(Editor's Note: The same morning as this incident, there
was an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale just
west of Kyushu, the southernmost island in Japan.
"Rumours have it that this nasty witch has claimed
100 victims already. Even natural deaths are being
attributed to the women, causing phobias and alarms and
calls to the local police."
"'We are not aware of any such problem, but police in
these areas will be on the watch for any trouble,' said
Ranjit Naryan, joint police commissioner for the Delhi
"Asked whether there have been any incidents, Naryan
chuckled, 'Our men are there to protect. If they see her,
they will tell her to lay off.'"
"But many people believe the witch is real, however.
Sadhus (itinerant Hindu holy men--J.T.) sporting saffron
(robes) and matted hair, who would normally make house
calls seeking alms, have apparently used the opportunity
to 'help' people ward off the witch for a price."
"'It's all nonsense,' said Sanal Edamaraku of the
Indian Rationalists Association, who makes it his business
to expose hoaxes and the so-called miraculous phenomena
that have often gripped public imagination."
"'Undeniably, people are unquestioning and gullible.
They are ready to believe anything,' he remarked,
referring to past rumours like the monkey man and
Ganesha's idols drinking milk."
"'Witch stories are interesting, but they are not
real. People have to activate their critical faculties of
"Edamaraku said he spoke to all of the (Delhi)
district, who denied there had been any deaths caused by a
witch attack." (See the New Kerala Times for March 24,
2005, "Witch rumours alarm Delhi residents." Many thanks
to Krishnari Bai Dharapurnanda and Robert Fischer for this
SHINTO PRIEST PREDICTED
"An annual ritual at a 1,200-year-old Shinto shrine"
on Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island, "predicted a major
earthquake five days before the tremor rattled the region,
a priest said."
"In the fortune-telling ceremony at the Chiriku
Hachimangu Jingu (shrine) in Miyaki city on the island of
Kyushu, a talisman warned on (Tuesday) March 15 (2005) of
a quake, even though the area is historically less prone
"The shrine offers a bowl of rice porridge on the
altar on February 26 and takes it back on March 15. A
priest from a family that has been telling fortunes for
generations the examines the (porridge's) surface to make
"'It was good porridge this year with a shiny surface
and not much mould--but I saw a rare crack,' chief priest
Masahiro Higashi said."
(Editor's Note: In Shinto, when a crack appears on the
porridge's surface during the divination ceremony, it is
considered the portent of an earthquake.)
"'But be careful and be prepared for an earthquake,'
Higashi warned in a televised appearance on March 15."
"'I think people were surprised to see the prediction
come true, but I myself was also surprised,' he said."
On Sunday, March 20, 2005, "a severe quake, which
measured 7.0 on the Richter scale, killed one woman,
injured hundreds and destroyed more than 600 houses on
Kyushu." The quake's epicenter was just offshore from
Genkai-jima, a small island just west of Kyushu. (See
Asahi Shimbun for March 21, 2005, "Rice porridge ritual
predicted Japan's quake." Many thanks to Angela Tarohachi
and Kimiyo Kitamura for this newspaper article. For more
on the earthquake, see UFO Roundup, volume 10, number 12
for March 23, 2005, "Powerful earthquake strikes southern
Japan," page 14.)
HITS SAN FRANCISCO
"A strong weather pattern that moved through South
San Francisco" in California on Sunday, March 20, 2005,
"was determined to be a tornado, meteorologists said."
"Meteorologists initially said strong winds were
caused by a funnel cloud. But during a press conference
Tuesday," March 22, 2005, they said wind speeds roughly 70
to 110 miles per hour (112 to 176 kilometers per hour)
made the weather a tornado of 'moderate strength,'" i.e.
an F3 on the Fujikawa scale.
"'To have a tornado in the Bay Area isn't exceedingly
rare but it is infrequent,' said Warren Blier, a senior
officer with the National Weather Service in Monterey,
Cal. (population 29,674). Blier added that tornadoes
usually hit unpopulated areas in the Bay Area."
(Editor's Comment: Don't bet the rent money on that. An
F3 could do a lot of damage on Sacramento Street, going
uphill from the Embarcadero to Lafayette Park.)
"The difference between a funnel cloud and a tornado,
Blier said, is that during a tornado, strong winds will
touch the ground."
"The whirling cloud was spotted Sunday," March 20,
2005, "at 3:40 p.m., just west of the city. It appeared
in the middle of a heavy thunderstorm with blue-black
skies and hail."
"The tornado moved over the Westborough Hills and
bounded over Interstate (Highway) 280."
"After wreaking havoc in an industrial park and
residential area close to downtown San Francisco, the
tornado raced northeast and eventually disappeared over
San Francisco Bay about 4 p.m."
"At least 20 homes and 20 businesses, including the
city's new fire station, were damaged. The tornado also
uprooted trees and triggered gas leaks." (See the San
Francisco Chronicle for March 21, 2005, "Strong South San
Francisco weather determined to be tornado." Many thanks
to Tiffany Burton for this newspaper article.)
EARLY TORNADOES WREAK
HAVOC IN BANGLADESH
Authorities in Bangladesh "deployed army troops to
build temporary shelters for thousands left homeless by
two tornadoes that tore through northern Bangladesh, with
the death toll now at 39, officials said Tuesday," March
"The tornadoes started simultaneously on Sunday,"
March 20, 2005, "blowing away thousands of flimsy huts and
leaving nearly 15,000 people homeless in northern
Gaibandhi and Rangpur districts."
Located on the Indian subcontinent, Bangladesh often
has tropical storms, but these tornadoes, estimated to be
F4 on the Fujikawa scale, arrived at least a month early
"Two more bodies were discovered" late Monday, March
21, 2005, "in Gaibandhi, 200 kilometers (120 miles) north
of the (national) capital, Dhaka, bringing the death toll
to 35, said local administrator Tapan Majumder."
"A second tornado swept through the neighbouring
Rangpur district, killing at least four people and
injuring about 200, police said."
"Many families huddled around the remnants of their
houses or under open skies, with little food or water,
"The (Bangladeshi) Disaster Management Ministry sent
emergency supplies, including rice, biscuits and building
materials to the tornado-hit areas, the government said."
"Army and paramilitary troops have been dispatched to
help afflicted villages to build temporary shelters,
"In the worst-affected village of Khamar Doshalia in
Gaibandha district, many have lost their houses, cattle
and crops, local journalist Afroza Siddique reported."
"The village lost at least 23 people, local
administrator Saifullahil Azam said. Almost all of the
village's 900 homes were destroyed."
"Last April (2004), tornadoes in northern Netrakona
district killed about 74 people and injured nearly 1,000
others, authorities said." (See The Scotsman for March
22, 2005, "Tornado toll 39 in Bangladesh.")
LUMINOUS UFO SEEN AGAIN
IN SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA
On Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at 7:45 p.m., two people
saw a luminous UFO in Spotsylvania, Virginia (population
600), a small town on Route 208 approximately 48 miles (77
kilometers) north of Richmond, the state capital.
One witness reported, "I have observed the same
flying object I have reported here (previously)--the same
object as in January and February (2005). On March 15 at
approximately 7:45 p.m., at a distance of about 5 to 9
miles (8 to 14 kilometers) on the skyline just above the
horizon. I was looking northwest, and this is where they
have always been seen."
"I had a digital camera with a 6X zoom 4.9
megapixels. I have one other witness who saw what I saw--
my 14-year-old daughter."
"Unknown why they are here. They are definitely not
a plane as they are too close together and hovering for
the amount of time that they are seen. I am wondering why
nobody else has seen this strange occurrence. I was 7
miles (11 kilometers) west of Interstate Highway I-95. I
was facing northwest toward the direction of Orange
County, Virginia and Culpeper, Virginia (population 9,664)
when the sighting occurred." (Many thanks to Canadian
ufologist Brian Vike for this report.)
LUMINOUS UFO SIGHTED IN
On Sunday, March 6, 2005, in the early evening, Rocky
A. "was driving along the Estrella Parkway in Goodyear,
Arizona (population 18,911)" and "off to the right I saw a
strange light moving slowly above the (Sierra Estrella)
mountains. I really couldn't tell what it was. It looked
like a large satellite."
"When we got home, I stepped out on the driveway, and
the UFO was right in front of us. (Me and my friend--
R.A.) It was off to the far west like it was heading to
the Pacific Ocean. It looked like a satellite but about
two times bigger. It moved methodically through the night
and had a half-circle with two metallic-like legs
attached, slanted on the bottom. It had green, purple and
blue lights on the rim that looked like Christmas lights
but with a large red pulsating light in the middle. At
first this was a large, pulsating, bright red light, then
it became a white light, then back to red, then white
again, and so on."
"I'd say it was 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) in the
air. We had it in view for about 45 minutes, then it
disappeared behind the western horizon." (Email Form
JUMBO SQUID INVADE
ORANGE COUNTY AGAIN
"Dead jumbo squid are again mysteriously washing
ashore along Orange County's coastline" in southern
California, "baffling scientists who are trying to find
"The Ocean Institute in Dana Point, Cal. has
conducted some of the research, shipping specimens to the
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Stanford
University for further study."
"Scientists at the Institute this week dissected a 5-
foot (1.5-meter) long, 15-pound female Humboldt squid that
was filled with parasites and sand. More than 100 squid
have been spotted since Sunday," March 13, 2005, "between
Dana Point and San Clemente."
"Still there are no answers."
"'We still don't know what is killing them,' said
Linda Blanchard, director of the Ocean Institute, who has
dissected about a dozen squid since the first one washed
ashore in January (2005). 'All we have right now are
"Scientists believe the squid are swimming north from
Mexico to follow food sources, forcing them to come closer
to the surface and the shore. Squid usually live and hunt
3,000 feet (900 meters) below the water's surface."
"Eric Hochberg, director of invertebrate zoology at
the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, said an
active fishing industry in Mexico may be depleting the
squid's diet, forcing them to migrate to southern
"He said the squid possibly are discombobulated by
sand clawed up by tides."
"Even if scientists cannot discover why the squid are
moving ashore, they hope to learn about the mollusks'
diet, where they spawn and the biology of their births."
"In January (2005), about 1,500 Humboldt squid washed
up on the Orange County coastline about a week after an
oil spill from an undetermined source killed more than
1,000 birds off the Southern California coast. The squid
were found on the sands of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and
Crystal Cove State Park. Some were spotted in northern
San Diego County and at San Onofre State Beach." (See the
Los Angeles Times for March 18, 2005, "Dead squid wash up
in California again." Many thanks to Terry Duckworth, the
"Archimagos Maximus of Tsathoggua" for this newspaper
NINE DEAD IN MINNESOTA
HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE
A 16-year-old boy gunned down eight people and then
shot himself in what was the worst outbreak of school
violence since Columbine six years ago.
"A high school student went on a shooting rampage" at
the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota on
Monday, March 21, 2005, "killing his grandparents at their
home and seven people at his school, grinning and waving
as he fired, authorities and witnesses said."
"Students pleaded with the gunman," Jeff Weise, 16,
of Red Lake, Minn. (population 1,889), "to stop shooting,
"'You could hear a girl saying, 'No, Jeff, quit,
quit. Leave me alone. What are you doing?' Sondra
Hegstrom told" the Bemidji, Minn. Pioneer.
The mayhem began at 2:50 p.m. when Jeff Weise drove
up to his grandfather's house in the Back of Town section
of Red Lake. He reportedly argued with his grandfather,
Sgt. Daryl Lussier, 58, of the Red Lake police for several
minutes, then drew a .22 caliber target pistol and shot
the older man dead. Weise then shot his grandfather's
live-in companion, Michelle Sigana, 32, a newly-hired
cashier at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls,
Minn. (population 8,410)."
(Editor's Note: Thief River Falls was the hometown of
Brynne Hartman, 40, the wife of TV comedian Phil Hartman,
who shot her husband and then herself in Hollywood in
"Weise put on Lussier's bulletproof vest and took his
service weapons, a 12- gauge shotgun and a .40 caliber
pistol." He then climbed into his grandfather's white Red
Lake police cruiser and drove to Red Lake High School.
Seeing the white cruiser pull up under the awning at
the school's entrance, security guards Derrick Brun, 28,
and Leann Grant, 22, went to investigate. Neither guard
was armed. Brun had gone through the Bureau of Indian
Affairs (BIA) police training course in New Mexico but was
forced to withdraw from the program prior to graduation
because of a back injury. He went to work as a security
guard at the school in September 2004 and was studying
nights to become an emergency medical technician.
Brun, who knew Weise had been suspended from the
school, reportedly told the youth, "You know you're not
supposed to be in here, Jeff." Weise then shot the
security guard twice.
"Leann Grant was able to escape down the hall, taking
students with her." Weise started down the hall after
them. He then saw "teacher Neva Winnecoup Rogers and some
students." Mrs. Rogers, 62, was an English teacher and
the adviser to the yearbook and the student newspaper.
"'We didn't know it was gunshots at first. I could
hear my friends screaming,' said Ashley Morrison, 17,
clinging to her mother, Wendy Johnson, in the lobby of the
North Country Memorial Hospital on Tuesday," March 22,
"Morrison, 17, said she saw Jeff Weise walk past her
classroom at Red Lake High School on Monday afternoon,"
March 21, 2005. "He wore a long dark trench coat and was
armed with a shotgun."
"Students scrambled under desks."
"Suddenly, Weise was at Morrison's classroom door."
"'He was trying to get in. He started banging on the
door,' Morrison said, 'I didn't know if I was going to be
a target...I thought he might have shot me because I have
a lot of friends.'"
"She called her mother on a cell phone."
"'She was screaming and crying, 'He's at the door.
He is going to shoot me. Come get me,' Johnson (Ashley's
Seeing Weise approach, "Neva Winnecoup-Rogers, 62,
hustled some students into the classroom and locked the
door to escape bullets ricocheting down the hall."
"But Weise 'shot out the window, reached in and
unlocked it,' said Karla Lajeunesse, whose daughter,
Ashley, 15, was huddled inside the classroom but lived to
describe the ordeal."
"'Jeff is going to kill me; Jeff is going to shoot
me,' Winnecoup-Rogers yelled before she was struck down,
Ashley Lajeunesse told her mother."
"Ashley Lajeunesse was sharpening her pencil when
Weise barged into the classroom, and another student,
Chase Albert Lussier, 15, yelled for Ashley to dive under
"'Chase got shot and Ashley laid down on him and
pretended she was dead,' Karla Lajeunesse said."
The other dead students were identified as Thurlene
Marie Stillday, 15, of Ponemah, Minn.; Chanelle Rosebear,
15, of Red Lake, Minn.; Alicia Alberta White, 14, of
Redby, Minn.; and Dwayne Lewis, 15, of Red Lake, Minn.
"Four (Red Lake) police officers entered the school.
Weise fired on them. One of the officers returned fire.
Weise returned to the math classroom and shot himself in
"When the shooting stopped, students were evacuated
from the school through the front door. 'I was running,
and there were blood trails,' (Ashley) Morrison said."
"Outside of the school, teens scrambled to find
relatives and friends."
"'We were all screaming. We ran out. 'Where's my
cousin? Where's my brother?' Morrison said."
"Officials at North Country said six shooting victims
arrived at the emergency room between 4:22 p.m. and 4:50
p.m. Monday. Hospital staff had advance warning and had
surgeons, emergency room doctors and staff waiting."
"Two victims, both with head wounds, were airlifted
to Fargo (North Dakota) for surgery. A third victim died
in the emergency room at North Country."
"Ryan Auginash and Lance Crowe were two of the
victims hospitalized at North Country."
"Auginash, 14, was shot in the chest, piercing his
lung. Auginash, a freshman at Red Lake High, told his
family he was in class when he heard gunshots and
hollering. He entered the hallway and was confronted by
the shooter," Jeff Weise.
"'The shooter came around the corner and pointed a
gun,' said Andrew Auginash, relaying his brother's
"Ryan Auginash felt the wind being knocked out of his
chest and realized he had been shot."
"'He's pretty scared,' said Andrew Auginash, 'He
doesn't want to go back to public school.'"
"Crowe, 15, was in the classroom the gunman entered,
said his grandmother Margaret Crowe. Lance Crowe was shot
in the wrist as he tried to cover his face and shrapnel
(bullet fragments--J.T.) struck his chest,' she said."
"'He would have probably gotten shot in the head but
he put his hand up,' Margaret Crowe said. The boy was
shot at close range."
"'He had powder burns on his neck and back,' Margaret
"'He saw his teacher (Mrs. Rogers) get shot twice.
He watched his best friend get shot,' Margaret Crowe
There are four buildings on the campus. The gunfire
was also heard by students in the Middle School, which is
right behind the High School. "At the time of the
shooting, all principals of the Red Lake School District
schools were in a School Board budget hearing."
The Red Lake Indian Reservation is about the size of
the state of Rhode Island and is located 240 miles (384
kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis. It is a sovereign
nation of the Anishinabe indigenous people (also known as
the Chippewa Indians--J.T.). Red Lake High School has an
enrollment of 300 students.
Already the first of the "copycats" has appeared. In
Spokane, Washington state (population 195,629), "A high
school student arrested for bringing a loaded gun to his
former school allegedly planned to kill a teacher and
himself. The 14-year-old was arrested and booked into
juvenile detention for investigation of first-degree
attempted murder. Police say he told investigators he was
partly motivated by the recent deadly shootings in
Minnesota." (See the Minneapolis, Minn. Star-Tribune for
March 23, 2005, "Every piece but 'why?'," and "Troubled
teen plotted fatal attack, official says," page A1; "Shots
kept getting closer," page A8; the Duluth, Minn. News-
Tribune for March 22, 2005, "Red Lake reels after
rampage," page 1A, and "Shooting--Eight at school, two
others dead," page 4A; the Duluth, Minn. News-Tribune for
March 23, 2005, "Ten minutes of terror," page 1A, and
"Officers traded shots with gunman before, they say, he
shot himself," page 4A; USA Today for March 22, 2005,
"School gunman kills 9," page 1 A; USA Today for March 23,
2005, "Red Lake community shaken by 'darkest day,' page
4A; and USA Today for March 28, 2005, "Across the USA:
Washington," page 11A.)
FAN OR ESOTERIC NAZI?
Jeffrey Weise, the 16-year-old shooter in last week's
high school massacre, was a mystery to his neighbors at
the close-knit Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern
"On a sparsely-populated reservation where everybody
knows everybody, few seemed to know Weise and fewer still
claimed to know him well."
"'He was a Goth,' said Allan Mosay, 14, who saw Weise
occasionally on the Red Lake reservation (population
1,889) but didn't really know the 16-year-old, who
affected the black fashion, musical tastes and often dark
moods of the outsider subculture."
"'He had no friends,' Mosay said, 'He didn't
"'I knew Jeff when he was 4 or 5 years old,' said
Delan Steven Omen, 42, who said he was the best man at the
wedding of Weise's parents. 'His family used to live in
the neighborhood where I lived. But I haven't really seen
him since then.'"
"Sharon Garrigan, 62, a Head Start teacher on the
reservation for 39 years, smiles at adults on the
reservation and remembers when they were little. 'But I
can't remember him,' she said of Weise."
"Sondra Hegstrom, who said she had classes with
Weise, said he was quiet and 'never said anything.' He
was teased--'terrorized,' she said--by people
who thought he was weird."
"He often wore 'a big old black trenchcoat,' she
said, and drew pictures of skeletons. 'He talked about
death all the time.'"
"A couple of his friends had said he was suicidal,
she said. They quoted him as saying once, 'That would be
cool if I shot up the school.'"
"The friends dismissed it as talk, Hegstrom said."
"But Willy May, 18, who knew Weise from school, said
people shouldn't have been surprised."
"'He fits the profile of a Columbine shooter, man,'
"May said Weise always wore combat boots 'with red
shoelaces,' similar to those of the shooters," Eric Harris
and Dylan Klebold, "at the Columbine High School" in April
"May also said that 'a while back,' Weise 'got
blamed' for phoning in bomb threats at the school."
May's statement was confirmed by a posting Weise had
made to a National Socialist Web site. In April 2004,
someone phoned in bomb threats to Red Lake High School.
Complaining to the Web site, Weise wrote, "By the way, I'm
being blamed for a threat on the school I attend because
someone said they were going to shoot up the school on
April 20, Hitler's birthday, and just because I claim
being a National Socialist, guess whom they've punished?"
In early May 2004, Weise wrote again to the Web site,
reporting, "The school threat passed, and I was cleared as
a suspect. I'm glad for that."
"And there appeared to be few limits on the hours
Weise spent online. Time-dated entries to the forum the
teen frequented show him making lengthy posts at all hours
of the day...12:09 a.m., 2:43 p.m., 11:33 a.m., 2:27 a.m.
and 4:39 a.m."
"Weise was a frequent visitor to an Internet forum
called 'Rise of the Dead,' a site where people collaborate
to write stories about zombies. Writing under the names
'Blades11,' he wrote this in his autobiographical profile,
"I'm a fan of zombie films, have been for years, as well
as a fan of horror movies in general. I like to write
horror stories, read about Nazi Germany and history, and
someday plan on moving out of the U.S."
Weise was also frank in his admiration of Nazism. In
May 2004, he wrote, "You encounter a lot of hostility when
you claim to be a National Socialist, but because of my
size and appearance people don't give me as much trouble
as they would if I looked weak. I already had a fistfight
with a communist not long ago over me being what I am (I
also won), but it was worth it."
"Weise, writing under the pen names Todesengel
(German for Angel of Death --J.T.) or NativeNazi, appeared
to do most of his online writing at www.nazi.org, the Web
site maintained by a group calling itself the Libertarian
National Socialist Green Party."
"On the site, the group states it believes in 'a
resurrection of traditional values' and that it is a
'think tank for environmentalist and nationalist ideals."
(Editor's Comment: This group appears to lean more toward
the esoteric Nazism of Savitri Devi and Miguel Serrano
than the Aryan supremacy of Hitler's Nazi party.)
"Family member Lorene Gurneau said that despite those
issues, there were no harbingers of Monday's horror."
"As she spoke about Weise, she remembered a young boy
raised in Minneapolis who played alone. When Gurneau and
her children--who were about six years older than Weise,
would visit the boy and his mother Joanne, he would close
himself in his room."
"Gurneau attributes some of Weise's troubles to his
Weise's grandfather, and the first to die in the
massacre, was Sgt. Daryl Lussier, nickname "Dash," a
highly-decorated officer of the Red Lake police.
"Lussier, 58, joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs police
force in the mid-1970s. 'He lived his whole life here on
the reservation, with his brothers, sisters and
grandkids,' said Pat Mills, the reservation public safety
director who was Lussier's boss. 'He was an easygoing guy
who got along with everyone.'"
In 1979, reservation residents who had revolted
against the tribal council laid siege to the BIA police
station in Red Lake. Lussier and his partner, Officer Ed
Naranjo, defended the station for eight hours, while being
fired at by assailants with high-powered rifles.
However, Jeff Weise's "father, Daryl Lussier Jr.,
known to relatives as 'Baby Dash,' committed suicide in
July 1997 following a police standoff that lasted for more
than a day, Gurneau said. Not even Lussier's father, Red
Lake officer Daryl Lussier, could negotiate a peaceful
"Years later, (Jeff's mother) Joanne Weise suffered
brain damage in a car accident after she and a friend had
been drinking, Gurneau said."
"At 6 feet (1.8 meters) and 250 pounds, Jeff Weise
was also the target of constant razzing. 'Plus he was
held back a couple of grades,' Gurneau said."
"Though school officials refused to comment
officially on Weise's student status, he apparently left
school last year for unspecified medical reasons. Since
his mother's accident, he had lived with his paternal
On Friday, March 25, 2005, the Washington Post
reported that Weise "was taking the antidepressant Prozac
and at least once was hospitalized for suicidal
tendencies, said Gayle Downwind, a cultural coordinator at
the Red Lake Middle School who taught Weise. It was not
uncommon for Weise to spend one night a week at her home."
"'He considered my home a safe place to be,' she
said." (See the Minneapolis, Minn. Star-Tribune for March
23, 2005, "Teen was a mystery in a life full of hardship,"
page A9; USA Today for March 23, 2005, "Red Lake community
shaken by darkest day" and "Extent of Columbine's shadow
hard to determine," page 4A; and the Duluth, Minn. News-
Tribune for March 23, 2005, "Weise had been barred from
Red Lake school" and "Officials to examine neo-Nazi
beliefs," page 5A; and the Washington Post for March 25,
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN
RED CREEK ARSON CASE
"A fire outside the apartment of three black
Pikeville College students was racially motivated and is
being investigated as a possible hate crime, (Kentucky)
state police said" on Wednesday, March 9, 2005.
"A former neighbor, Bobby Gibson, 33, of Red Creek,
Ky. was arrested Tuesday," March 8, 2005, "and charged
with arson, said Trooper Scott Hopkins, a spokesman for
the Kentucky State Police in Pikeville (population
"The three students, football teammates at the
college, said they decided to live off-campus in January
(2005) and rented an apartment on Red Creek Road, about 8
miles (12 kilometers) south of Pikeville."
"After they moved in, the students said, Gibson told
them he didn't want black people around, and they could
hear him making racial slurs."
At 2:24 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2005, police
reported, Kurtis Ellison, 21, of Chicago, Ill. was
returning to the apartment. His roommates, Quinton
Collins of Waldo, South Carolina and Michael Shepperd of
Ellenboro, North Carolina, were already inside. The three
roommates smelled something burning and, going to
investigate, found a Mason jar with a burning flammable
liquid set against the building's doorway. The students
extinguished the blaze and moved back to the campus the
"Gibson also was charged as a persistent felony
offender and was taken to the Pike County Detention
Center, jailer Rodney Scott said."
The Red Creek case had drawn attention as one of a
series of "occult crimes" that have taken place recently
in Pikeville. "The age of the suspect, 33, and the use of
a Mason jar resonated in an odd way with recurrent themes
in Freemasonry," UFO Roundup editor Joseph Trainor said.
(See the Louisville, Ky. Courier-Journal for March 10,
2005, "Pike man charged with arson; police suspect hate
(Editor's Comment: First Red Creek...then Red
Lake...what's next? Red River?)
MORE SNOW SMOTHERS
Four days after the official arrival of spring,
Massachusetts' notorious "Bridgewater Triangle" got buried
in yet another snowstorm.
"The early spring storm that swept through southern
New England late Wednesday and early Thursday," March 23
and 24, 2005, "left behind between 2 and 9 inches (5 and
22.5 centimeters) of snow."
Taunton, Mass. (population 55,976) received 6 inches
(15 centimeters), boosting this season's snowfall total to
the highest in the city's history. Taunton is at the
heart of the Bridgewater Triangle, the points of which are
the towns of Abington, Rehoboth and Freetown.
The new snow brings Taunton's total for the winter of
2004-2005 to 100 inches (250 centimeters), exceeding the
previous seasonal record for the city which was 73 inches
(182 centimeters) in 2002-2003.
The heaviest snowfall was in nearby Rhode Island,
however. "The National Weather Service said that,
according to unofficial observations, the highest snowfall
was recorded in Foster, R.I., which measured 9 inches
(Editor's Note: Foster appears in H.P. Lovecraft's short
story, "The Horror at Red Hook," published in Weird Tales
back in the 1920s.)
Taunton's neighboring town, "Rehoboth got 4 or 5
inches," UFO Roundup correspondent Mary Lou Jones-Drown
reported, "It was heavy, wet 'heart attack' snow. But
when the sun came out afterwards, the temperature jumped
up into the 50s, and now everything is mud. Hopefully,
this is the end of the snow for us."
"Some schools in Rhode Island and Massachusetts had
delayed going in or closed on Thursday," March 24, 2005.
"Parking bans were put in effect in several communities.
People with heart or respiratory problems should be very
careful about removing the heavy, wet snow." (See the
Providence, R.I. WJAR-TV Channel 10 news broadcast for
March 24, 2005. Many thanks to Mary Lou Jones-Drown for
Rising tensions between Arizona citizens and the
Mexican government of President Vicente Fox are coming
perilously close to an outbreak of violence.
Fed up with the never-ending tide of Mexican
immigration to the north, several Arizona groups have
formed the Minute Men Project, a militia designed to
assist the U.S. Border Patrol in turning back illegal
immigrants. Mexican consular officials in the USA have
stated that they will seek court action against the New
On Friday, March 25, 2005, CNN quoted President
George W. Bush as calling the Arizona volunteers
"vigilantes," something President Fox of Mexico had called
On Saturday, March 26, 2005, the Times of India
reported, "President Bush has authorized President Fox of
Mexico to use military force against U.S. citizens and on
American soil. There are not enough U.S. forces currently
available to control the growing citizens' militia
movement in Arizona."
"Practically unknown to the American people is the
citizens' effort called the Minute Man Project, which has
gathered thousands of volunteers, from all over the
country, in an effort to protect their southern border
from the continuing invasion. Some reports have estimated
it to be as high as 11 million, according to the MSNBC
news service," the Times of India reported.
The USA's "undocumented immigrant population surged
to 10.3 million last year (2004) and started largely in
2000 with the arrival of unauthorized Mexicans to the
A few days earlier, Mexico announced that it would be
sending 6,400 more troops into its northern state of
Sonora, which borders the USA's state of Arizona.
"To keep up the fight against drug smugglers, Mexico
is mobilizing 6,400 soldiers next week. The troops will
be heading to the northern states to do battle in a drug
war that has cost 200 people their lives."
In Sonora state, the Mexican Army has set up a
command post in the state capital, Hermosillo.
Approximately 1,600 of the new troops will be sent to
Caborca, La Joya and Alamos, on the border with the state
"A representative of the Sonora state government,
based in Arizona, says the additional soldiers will
supplement Mexican Army troops already based in different
cities throughout the state. These soldiers will work
with the (Mexican) Federal Attorney General's Office.
They'll be destroying marijuana crops in northern Sonora
and launching operations against desert runways that drug
traffickers use to fly into southern Arizona."
Reservation officials of the Tohono O'Odham Nation in
southern Arizona are having talks with the New Minute Men
about the possibility of joint patrols along the
USA/Mexico border south of Gu Vo, Vamori and San Miguel.
(Editor's Note: The Tohono O'Odham indigenous people were
once called the Pima Indians.)
"I am aware of Mexican military incursions into the
U.S." on the reservation, one source reported, "In one of
these incursions, the village of San Pedro was sealed off
by the Mexican Army for three days, probably to protect a
large drug shipment. I know that many folks of many
nationalities are coming across the border, mainly on the
Tohono O'Odham Indian reservation. Many of the folks who
make their money as 'coyotes' (over-the-border guides--
J.T.), either for illegals or drugs, have told me
personally of Orientals and Middle Eastern types being
among the border-crossers they've escorted."
"I have had first-hand reports of Chinese military
maneuvers in the Naco area across the border from Douglas,
Arizona (population 14,312)," he added.
(Editor's Note: Naco is on the Sonora side of the border
approximately 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Bisbee,
For years there have been strange rumors coming out
of that area but only recently has the rhetorical heat
reached a boiling point. Frank Running Elk, our First
Nations correspondent, told UFO Roundup what he's heard on
"the Rez grapevine."
Immigrants "are coming across by the hundreds.
They're using the reservation as a highway. Some Tohono
O'Odham guys--ex-Marine Recon who served in Desert Storm--
conducted their own little LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance
Patrol--J.T.) down into Sonora. They came back with some
interesting stories. Tanks and armored vehicles--lots of
them. Some were painted in desert camo. They didn't know
whose--it sure wasn't NATO's. The rest were white with
the black letters UN on the skirt."
Correspondent Dolores Echevarria, who lives in Texas,
had "more of a third- or fourth-hand story, but I thought
you might be interested. A schoolteacher and her family"
from Texas "went down to Mexico for winter vacation. They
went to Guaymas. They took the bus out to Punta Narizon
to look for whales, and they saw something strange. It
was a ship, and it was on the beach, oh, about 3
kilometers (2 miles) east of Empalme. It was on the
beach, and the front part (bow--J.T.) was open. They saw
a couple of big white tanks come out. Then what looked
like white armored cars came out. They all went up into
the hills, and the family didn't see them any more. The
teacher thought it was strange because Guaymas has good
harbor facilities, so why were those vehicles being put
ashore on that deserted beach?"
Col. Farrell, who says he "still has contacts in the
intelligence community," claims that UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan has set up a new United Nations base at Punta
Salsipuedes, 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Tijuana, in
Mexico's state of Baja California Norte, adding, "There
are primarily 20,000 Chinese soldiers in uniform at this
"Six years ago, in the months preceding Y2K, UFO
Roundup received all kinds of reports about preparations
for martial law. The most common of these were reports of
eighteen-wheeler trucks being stopped and the interior
loaded with yellow 'martial law' signs," editor Joseph
Trainor said, "At the time, there were also stories about
UN activities in Mexico, and I got an unusual report from
a Brazilian Army officer, who had apparently read our 1996
articles about the Varginha case."
"Anyway, in 1997, Capt. Ramos Ferreira claimed, he
was assigned to Brazil's diplomatic mission at the United
Nations in New York City. He sat in on meetings of the UN
Military Subcommittee on Peacekeeping Operations. At each
meeting, the officers, who comprised representatives from
the armies of many UN member states, were tasked with
coming up with a UN peacekeeping response to a crisis
scenario. This particular meeting had two chairmen, a
Russian colonel and an Israeli colonel, and the task was
to come up with a plan to quell violence in southern
Arizona. Ramos Ferreira was intrigued by the fact that no
American military personnel were present at the meeting."
"At the end of the day-long session, the officers
presented their alternate plans. These were soon boiled
down to a single 'response,' of which the captain
presented a summary:"
"(A) Following a vote by the UN Security Council, two
UN armored task forces cross the border into Arizona.
Task Force Hammarskjold (TFH) crosses at a point 10
kilometers (6 miles) east of Lukeville, Arizona. Task
Force U Thant (TFUT) crosses at Bisbee Junction, Arizona."
"(B) Day One: TFH sweeps through the Tohono O'Odham
reservation, up the dirt road to Gu Vo, then on to
Schuchuli, bursts out of the reservation and takes Ajo
(population 3,705). Meanwhile, TFUT takes Bisbee
(population 6,090), bypasses Fort Huachuca and Sierra
Vista, takes Tombstone (population 1,504) and finishes the
day by taking Benson (population 4,711)."
"(C) Day Two: TFH races up Highway 85, taking the
vital junction at Gila Bend (population 1,980), then north
again on Highway 85 to Buckeye (population 6,537), then
northeast across the desert, cutting Highway 60 at
Wittmann (population 1,000). Then a final dash east to
capture the Carl Pleasant Dam. Operational success hinges
on reaching Wittmann in the first 48 hours."
"In the east, bypassing Tucson, TFUT drives north,
taking Redington, San Manuel and Oracle in quick
succession. By late morning, TFUT sweeps north on Highway
79 and launches a full-scale assault on Florence
(population 17,054). Like Wittmann, Florence must be
taken in the first 48 hours."
"(D) Day Three: TFH captures Cave Creek (population
3,728) and drives southeast. TFUT takes Apache Junction
(population 31,814) and drives northwest. The UN task
forces link up at Fountain Hills (population 20,235).
Three million Americans in the 'Phoenix Pocket' are now
prisoners of war."
"During the question-and-answer period, Capt. Ramos
Ferreira told the chairmen that the scenario was
'unrealistic.' If there was unrest on the USA-Mexico
border, it would more likely happen in Texas. The Russian
colonel then commented that Texas was 'too hard a walnut
to crack.' Too many guns, he said. The Israeli colonel
said a Mossad survey had discovered that the average
household in Texas had six guns. Not only that, but one
out of every five gunowners in Texas has reloading
equipment and enough lead and chemicals to manufacture his
own ammunition for at least two, perhaps three months.
'Besides,' the Israeli colonel said, 'There is no
indication the goyim in Texas would obey an order to lay
down their arms, even if it came from their president.'"
"'What makes you think the situation would be
different in Arizona?' Capt. Ramos Ferreira asked."
"'The Arizona goyim are city dwellers,' the Israeli
colonel said, with a trace of contempt. 'Unused to
hardship. Shut off their water and their television and
their air-conditioning, and they will soon submit to UN
"When the meeting finally broke up, Capt. Ramos
Ferreira wondered cynically what the committee did on the
days no Brazilians were present. Were they also planning
the occupation of Bahia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro?
Who could say?"
Although we got past March 25, 2005--the Jewish
festival of Purim --without any renewed warfare, Col.
Farrell said, "We're not out of the woods yet." He
pointed out that April 19 is coming up, and it will be the
tenth anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building in
"Keep your eyes on Cuba," Col. Farrell said, "The
U.S. will be giving Cuba 'free trade' status. Three weeks
after Cuba gets 'free trade,' Israel will attack Iran and
Syria. Bush will send 670,000 troops to South Korea.
Everything is going to be shut down in this country (USA).
There will be no travel."
Will it happen? Stay tuned! (See the Times of India
for March 26, 2005, "Mexican military receives U.S.
permission to quell Arizona militia uprising." Many
thanks to Krishnari Bai Dharapurnanda, Jeff Logan, Jim
Danvers, Dolores Echevarria, Frank Running Elk and others
for these news stories.)
WEIRD STONE MONUMENT
WORRIES GEORGIA FOLKS
"The Georgia Guidestones have been part of the
landscape in Elberton, Georgia (population 4,743) for a
quarter of a century. Tourists flood to Elberton's 19-
foot (5.7-meter) tall granite monument, often posing for
pictures standing beside it."
Now, "after 25 years, a Christian organization named
The Resistance is calling for the monument's immediate
"'The satanic Georgia Guidestones will be destroyed,'
insists John Conner of The Resistance. 'The Guidestones
should be smashed into a million pieces and the rubble
used for a constructive purpose.'"
(Editor's Note: Here's what's strange about the leader's
name. "John Conner" is the name of the Twenty-first
Century American liberator who saves humanity from the
killer robots in the three Terminator movies.)
"The notion of bashing the monument into smithereens
for construction scrap has a certain appeal, given the
hype of how it came to dominate the lovely landscape in
the first place."
"The Georgia Guidestones were ordered, constructed
and paid for in total anonymity."
"The monument, which has stood since 1980, consists
of four large stones with ten commandments engraved into
the surface in eight different languages."
"Some folks call this 'The Ten Commandments;' others
a set of New Age golden rules."
"The first commandment or rule calls on everyone to
'Maintain humanity under 500,000 in perpetual harmony with
"A little difficult to achieve considering that the
current world population tops 6 billion."
"Other commandments or rules speak of a world court
and a new universal language."
"The origin of the Georgia Guidestones is steeped in
a bizarre mysticism. They were said to be paid for by an
anonymous man with the unlikely name of 'R.C. Christian'
back in 1979. Indeed, the name of the donor has remained
a secret ever since."
"As folk legend would have it, a certain Mr.
Christian came to town out of nowhere and just as quickly
returned to nowhere."
(Editor's Note: If this sounds familiar, it's the basic
theme of Charlie Daniels' song, The Devil Went Down to
Georgia, which features some fine fiddling that would lure
the Sacketts clean out of the hills.)
"Elberton, Ga. is self-touted as 'the Granite Capital
of the World,' leading many to believe the creation of the
monument was a publicity stunt for the town."
"Then there's the camp that dismisses the stones as
the creation of an eccentric environmentalist."
"Many Christians have seen the Georgia Guidestones as
the New World Order's Ten Commandments of the type already
written up by United Nations Poster Boy, Maurice E.
Strong, and former Soviet Union president Mikhail
Gorbachev, the duo who authored the Earth Charter."
"Others see the stones as an out-of-the-way monument
of the occult."
"Whatever the source for their existence, Conner and
Company have organized a national campaign for the
destruction of the stones."
"Conner is the author of The Resistance Manifesto, a
publication that exposes Satanic influences in America,
including the (occult) meaning behind the phrase 'R.C.
Christian,' the name of the man who paid to have the
"The Resistance is a worldwide subculture of
Christians 'fighting the invasion of privacy from the
growing New World Order.'"
"In addition to organizing a national movement for
the destruction of the Georgia Guidestones, members of The
Resistance organize to hit the airwaves. They often flood
the airwaves of call-in radio and television shows on
topics of interest when they think they can influence the
direction of the show in their favour."
"'Power to The Resistance' is both their intention
and their catch-phrase."
"According to Conner, he has made a flood of calls to
numerous programs" and talk show hosts, "including Larry
King, Bill O'Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Allan Colmes and
"'People need to remember that the airwaves belong to
the public and that these corporations have the privilege
of using them,' said Conner, 'We simply exercise our
rights to free speech over the airwaves, which we own.'"
"If you've never had a gander at the Guidestones, you
can see them by logging in to
www.TheResistanceManifesto.com, but you'd better log on
soon as group members insist they are coming down."
"Meanwhile, stray dogs, cats and coyotes in Elberton,
Ga. will be looking for some place to leave their
collective calling cards."
Elberton is on Georgia Highway 72 about 100 miles
(160 kilometers) east of Atlanta. (See the Canada Free
Press for March 22, 2005, "Dismantling the Georgia
Guidestones." Many thanks to Burt Mayfield for this
ZUNDEL SETTLES IN
Ernst Zundel, "the outcast ufologist," has been a
prisoner in Mannheim, Germany since Friday, March 4, 2005.
Last week, German authorities allowed him to send a letter
to his wife, Ingrid Rimland-Zundel, at her home in Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee (population 5,083).
Zundel was deported from the USA in February 2003 for
alleged failure to follow immigration procedures. He was
deported to Canada, where he had lived from 1958 to 1999.
For two years, he was held incommunicado at the Metro West
Detention Center in Toronto as an alleged "national
security threat," before being deported to Germany.
Canada never made public the reasons for these unusual
In his letter, Zundel reported, "If I understand the
(German) judge correctly, while I am still in
investigative detention, I am not allowed to telephone
anybody, not even you (Ingrid) or my sister or my boys.
The kind of lively correspondence I enjoyed in Toronto is
impossible here for the time being."
"In Toronto, I received correspondence from Mongolia,
Egypt, Tahiti and even Reunion, a small island (in the
Indian Ocean--J.T.) near Madagascar. The letter from
Mongolia was from a retired businessman, who described how
he had wanted to produce a (TV) program about my case in
Seoul (South Korea)."
Despite his stay in a new prison, Zundel has not lost
his sense of humor.
As the Canadian transport jet arrived at Frankfurt
airport March 3, Zundel looked out the window and "saw
police cars and Bundesgrenzscutlautos (German armored
cars--J.T.), blue lights flashing, encircling and
surrounding the jet from every direction."
"I was given a piece of paper (prison admittance
form--J.T.) from JVA-Mannheim," which he was required to
fill out, "with the following:"
"Name: Zundel, Ernst"
"Date of Birth: 24-4-1939 (April 24, 1939--J.T.)"
"Family Status: Married."
"I tried to write Professional Prisoner, but this was
not accepted," Zundel added, "Retired didn't work,
"I spent my first night in a cell at the Mannheim
police station, a building with a magnificent entry and an
incredibly hefty wood and iron door, reminiscent of an old
German castle. Generally, the architecture was wide-
ranging, and you can easily infer which buildings were
constructed before World War I and even before the turn of
the century, 1880 to 1910. This style of architecture is
very close to my grammar school in the Black Forest, which
was started in 1898 and finished in 1902. (Zundel was
raised in a Schwarzwald or Black Forest village on the
outskirts of Pforzheim--J.T.)."
"A few points as to my accomodations--my cell--here
it is called a holding room--is as large as it was in
Toronto. I have a real toothbrush with a real handle. I
have regular soap, a wash cloth, towels, my own shower,
even my own shaving soap, (Just as in my youth, I shave
cold--E.Z.), and there is a curtain enclosing the toilet.
It's not like in Toronto or the USA, where there is no
"Lunch is interesting, as well. It is being served,
again like in the war (World War II--J.T.) in sturdy
stainless steel containers that keep everything really
hot--my first hot meal in two years!"
In the 1970s, Zundel founded Samisdat Publications in
Canada, which published books on World War II, UFOs and
holistic health practices. He wrote two books about UFOs
and the Antarctic Reich: Secret Nazi Polar Expeditions
(1978) and Hitler at the South Pole (1979). He also
unsuccessfully attempted to organize a private expedition
to Antarctica to hunt for Nazi saucers.
In the 1980s, Zundel was the defendant in two
sensational trials, 1985 and 1988, in which he was charged
with violating Canada's hate-crimes law for publishing a
pamphlet entitled Did Six Million Really Die?
In the 1990s, the Zundelsite, his personal Web site,
published articles disputing the claims of Holocaust
survivors. Germany is currently investigating whether the
presence of the Zundelsite on the Internet violates their
statute against the public display of Nazi images or
literature. (Many thanks to Ingrid Rimland-Zundel for
providing a copy of her husband's letter.)
From the UFO Files...
1974: BLACK HELICOPTERS
Lindsay (population 17,638) is a mid-sized town in
Canada's Ontario province, located on Highway 35 about 50
miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Toronto. Its main
claim to Fortean fame is that it was the site of the first
large flap of black helicopters back in 1974.
Coverage of the flap was provided by Canada's Res
Bureaux, led by Mr. X (Yes, boys and girls, that was
indeed his name--J.T.), and was published in their now-
defunct Res Bureaux Bulletin.
"There were two sightings of a UFO in early January
(1974) near Snow Road Station, Ontario. One witness,
whose account was filed with the Meteor Centre, described
it as looking like the bottom portion of a hovercraft with
two rotors on the top. And the other witness I located
feels convinced it was a helicopter travelling away from
her as she couldn't see the tail of it...Both witnesses
stated that the craft was moving eastward."
These sightings soon drew the attention of local
newspapers, in particular, the Lindsay Post. "Later, in
early March (1974), a series of sightings of a weird
aerial artifact occurred near the Lake Boshkung area.
They were said to have four large wings with an overall
wingspan of 20 feet (6 meters), dark in colour, and with
lights that appear to change colour."
"'They were monstrous planes, black in colour and
shaped like a pollywog,' according to" one witness, Ms.
Lunham, who "said that they were noiseless, with one
exception--when one of them appeared to have some
difficulty taking off and gave off a thump-thump noise.
It is her belief that they are not from outer space but
(are) some experimental craft being tested by the U.S. and
"And in her concern, she has written to the
(Canadian) Minister of National Defence without receiving
"An effort to photograph the lights was made by
(reporter) Peter Courtney of the Minden Progress, but the
lights were too dull and moved too fast for any good
"One description of the UFO was that: 'It looked like
a helicopter with the tail off.' Markings of a landing
behind the Lunham residence made several weeks earlier
were examined; and though they were fairly old, they were
made up of a V-shaped marking with two pad-like markings
at right angles to it."
"Two further sightings were made by a Jerry Gavreau,
to the south of Lindsay. 'The first...was made when he
noticed that what he had first taken to be helicopters
were 'tail-less' while watching them through binoculars;
and the second was made near Orono when a cigar-shaped
object passed before him at low level." (See the Lindsay,
Ont. Post for March 14, March 20, March 27 and April 24,
1974. See also the Res Bureaux Bulletin No. 1 for 1974,
pages 10 and 11; and The News--A Miscellany of Fortean
Curiosities No. 7 for 1974, "Canadian Phantom Copters,"
page 20. Notes: (1) The News was the forerunner of
today's Fortean Times. (2) The Res Bureaux also published
a fine quarterly magazine, Chaos: The Review of the
Damned. Gone but not forgotten!)
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