What is history but a fable agreed upon? —Napoleon Bonaparte
Major historical events, such as revolution, assassination, and war, are usually presented as random events created through chaos and chance. Should any suggest these seminal events are more likely the result of plots hatched in secret, they are quickly dismissed as conspiracy-theory crackpots. Yet anyone who studies the methods for absorbing and maintaining power understands it’s far more likely war and political assassination are the result of hidden conspiracies than random accidents involving isolated loners.
The true study of history is largely a study of secret societies. Not surprisingly, one ﬁnds little mention of these societies in history books, at least not in any school textbooks. However, a few hours on the Internet may be enough to convince one of their importance.
IN THE BEGINNING
By far the oldest and largest secret society is Freemasonry, which claims over four million members worldwide, most of whom are in the United States. Today Masonry is a fraternal group that supports many charities. Overwhelmingly, its members are decent, honest people who enjoy the theater and symbolic trappings of the organization.
The average Freemason is not an evil Satanist, as some church groups would have you believe. However, Masonry has been manipulated as an intelligence asset for centuries. The organization has a remarkable ability to create spin-off societies that claim no connection to Masonry but could be examples of freestanding, off-the-shelf operations possibly under control of high-ranking Masonic councils. Some of these spin-off organizations have undoubtedly become among the most dangerous in the world. Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King was made into a brilliant ﬁlm by John Huston. It tells the story of two former members of the British Army, stranded in India, who decide to invade Afghanistan for the purpose of crowning themselves kings of a land not conquered since Alexander the Great. They are fully prepared to foment bribery, murder, pillage, and plunder. But they are also devout Freemasons.
The ﬁrst historical record of a Masons’ guild comes from Germany. In 1080, the Steinmetzen, or stone masons, organized a craft guild with rules, ceremonies, and titles. In the Middle Ages, most craftsmen were organized into such guilds and jealously guarded the secrets of their professions.
Fifteen years later, the ﬁrst (and only successful) Crusade to seize Jerusalem was launched. At the conclusion, the world’s most inﬂuential secret society was born: the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, otherwise known as the Templars. Only men 21 years or older could receive the highly secret initiations. Although sworn to poverty and celibacy, they organized an international banking system and became among the richest men in the world, building and maintaining an elaborate network of castles and cathedrals throughout Europe. The Holy Roman Empire had forbidden loans at more than minimal interest, but the Templars created loopholes in these rules and employed them to become the bankers of Europe, with the power to create war and fund Crusades. For 194 years they dominated trade between East and West.
John J. Robinson, author of Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry, Knights Templar “were known to maintain intelligence agents in the principal cities of the Mediterranean coast, and they necessarily have employed covert communication.”
Eventually, after the King of France became deeply indebted to the Templars, and feared they were planning to create their own kingdom in Southern France, he managed to move the Vatican to France after installing his puppet as Pope. In 1306, Pope Clement V requested a conference with Grand Master Jacques de Molay as a means of luring him into a trap. On October 13, 1307, when de Molay appeared in France, all known Templars were ordered arrested and subjected to torture, whereupon many confessed to the crimes of homosexuality and devil worship. Five years later the Pope outlawed the Templars and seized their assets. After nearly seven years of torture and imprisonment, de Molay was burned at the stake on March 18, 1314. As legend goes, an armada of Templar boats ﬁlled with gold managed to escape to Scotland, where they found refuge with the enemies of the King of France. They allegedly were instrumental in helping Scotland win its independence from Britain in 1327, through their ﬁnancial support of Robert the Bruce. According to Masonic lore it was during this period that the Templars created Freemasonry as a secret society, with special handshakes and codes of identiﬁcation—a society that would remain completely underground for nearly 400 years, until its public emergence in 1717.
Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries was a dangerous place for progressive ideas. The continent festered with secret police, spies, and informants, and inquisitions and pogroms could be convened at any moment to deal with rabble-rousers who threatened the status quo. Secret societies developed as a result of this persecution. “Liberty, equality, and fraternity” were the principles of revolutions that swept through Holland, North America, France, and the Masonic secret societies.
Masonic lodges became the primary incubators of revolutionary thought because most carried no dogmas, allowing lodges to create and interpret ritual through their own consensus. They also allowed people of different religions and backgrounds to mingle freely as equals. Consequently, Freemasonry was able to morph as it spread through Europe and North America. But it always maintained a pyramidal structure that allowed a small upper cell to conduct intrigues not revealed to the general membership.
“Because of the increasing effectiveness of the political police, secret societies tended to move even further underground,” writes James H. Billington in Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith. “Historians have never been able to unravel the tangled threads of this tapestry—and in recent times have largely given up trying. The most important recent study conﬁnes itself to tracing the history of what people thought about secret societies rather than what the societies in fact were….The story of secret societies can never be fully reconstructed, but it has been badly neglected—even avoided, one suspects—because the evidence that is available repeatedly leads us into territory equally uncongenial to modern historians in the East and the West.”
The oldest still-existing Masonic lodge was established in Edinburgh on July 3, 1600, a year that also saw the creation of the East India Company, a ﬁrm that would become infamous for opium running and slave trading. For centuries the East India Company would be closely linked to British intelligence and Freemasonry. In 1664, Edinburgh Lodge No. 1 admitted Lord Alexander and two other nobles. English royalty would eventually dominate the upper councils of British Freemasonry.
In 1694, the Bank of England was created. Four years later, the ﬁrst public leaﬂets warning the populace about the dangers of Freemasonry appeared in London. In 1719, two years after Freemasonry went public (and all lodges organized around a central Grand Lodge), the Hell Fire Club was created by two prominent Freemasons, the Duke of Wharton and the Earl of Litchﬁeld. Devoted to debauchery and sinful activities, Hell Fire clubs spread throughout England, Scotland, and Ireland, exclusive secret societies for those of noble birth. The Dublin chapter was organized by the Earl of Rosse, who would later be named Grand Master of Ireland’s Freemasons. The clubs became notorious for drug use, black masses, and orgies.
Although the Hell Fire clubs were officially condemned by the Grand Lodge (as well as the English churches), the fact that the Duke of Wharton was named Grand Master of the English Grand Lodge in 1722 reveals there may have been a hidden connection. The duke would also introduce Freemasonry to Spain and later become Grand Master of French Freemasonry. Did the public emergence of Freemasonry demand the creation of new secret societies submerged from public view?
Anti-Masonic sentiments ﬁrst erupted when the Society of Gormogons appeared in London. Outspoken critics of Freemasonry, the Gormogons claimed the emperor of China as their founder and the czar of Russia as their most powerful initiate. Disaffected Freemasons were encouraged to burn their aprons and gloves and become Gormogons. Strangely, the Duke of Wharton was a prominent member. And thus begins the saga of anti-Masonic groups, some of which seem to have been secretly controlled by Freemasons. (One must always keep in mind that the creation and manipulation of two sides of a conﬂict would become standard operating procedure for secret societies.)
According to books released recently, the most prominent of which is Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard Leigh, the highest initiates of British Freemasonry are taught that Jesus was king of Britain and that he was stoned to death at the location of St. Paul’s Cathedral. While Jesus’ evil twin brother, Judas Thomas, was killed by the Romans, the true Jesus sought refuge in England where he learned the secrets of the Druids, married four women, and produced many children. The current Prince of Wales is a direct descendant, as are much of Europe’s royalty. While this fanciful story may seem ridiculous, no doubt it was taken seriously by some royal Freemasons, since it ﬁrmly established their divine right to rule. And no doubt a few believe this tale even today.
REVOLUTION AND ROTHSCHILDS
In 1790, Mayer Amschel Bauer was an anonymous merchant specializing in rare coins and antiques who lived in the crowded Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt, the banking hub of Germany. Ten years later, he was one of the richest men in Germany and would go on to create the Rothschild dynasty, one of the most powerful multigenerational banking families in the world.
Whenever one ﬁnds such a meteoric rise to wealth, the potential inﬂuence of secret societies needs to be examined. Bauer had a powerful patron in Wilhelm IV, reportedly one of the leading royal Masons of his day. In fact, Jewish culture became an inseparable part of Masonic tradition from the beginning. Because Jews were exempt from the Vatican ban on usury, they could be helpful in waging war or establishing monopolies in commerce. Some Masonic rituals seem influenced by the Kabala, a school of Jewish mysticism some scholars trace back to 1 A.D. Some historians believe Pythagoras [c. 530 B.C.] received his training from the Zoroastrians, and Pythagorean numerology played a major role in the occult rituals of secret societies during the Revolutionary period. Mysticism in Judaism was strongly influenced by Zoroastrianism, just as Christianity was strongly influenced by Buddhism. According to Jacob Katz’s Jews and Freemasons in Europe, 1723–1939, the Rothschilds began appearing on Masonic membership lists in 1811. “Special Jewish lodges were created,” writes Katz, “such as the ‘Melchizedek’ lodges, named in honor of the Old Testament priest-king.”
Some have suspected the Rothschild dynasty of being a major supporter of Grand Orient Freemasonry, the primary incubator of the French Revolution, which ultimately brought Napoleon into power. Napoleon’s membership in the Grand Orient was never proven, but his brothers and sons all became initiates. Napoleon’s island home, Corsica, has a long history of conspiratorial activity, as does Sicily (more on that later).
Grand Orient, or French, Masonry had similar codes, secret handshakes and rituals as English masonry. In fact, members of either organization were always welcome at each other’s ceremonies, which made Freemason lodges the ideal setting for spy activities. French masonry was the more rational, since it permitted atheists to join. In Germany, however, the Masonic movement went in the opposite direction, becoming more magical and occult-based. German Masonry was also mixed with elements of the secret Rosicrucian Brotherhood, which claimed access to secrets of the East and an unbroken chain of Grand Masters almost as long as the Templars’.
As the story of secret societies unfolds, a pattern becomes clear. Whenever a new lodge or branch of Masonry was created, there was often an attempt to create a ﬁctional history linking the new society to the Crusades or biblical times. Napoleon went further. After conquering Egypt, he became initiated into an Egyptian secret society supposedly older than the Templars. Or was this just another Masonic spin-off trick?
The Rothschilds have also been suspected of funding the Illuminati, perhaps the most notorious Masonic-style organization, founded in Germany by Adam Weishaupt, a Jesuit-trained lawyer and expert in Catholic law who had also been initiated into the Rosicrucian Brotherhood and Freemasonry. After Martin Luther’s Reformation shook the foundations of Catholicism, seven Spanish knights responded by creating the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), whose primary job was to roll back the Reformation. This operation was realized largely through the creation of universities throughout Europe, schools that undoubtedly became breeding grounds for Jesuit attempts to undermine Masonry from within. No one can be certain whether Weishaupt was a Jesuit secret agent or a real revolutionary, but it seems far more likely the former was true. In fact, many Masons of the time often wondered if their lodges had fallen prey to Jesuit conspiratorial control. The Jesuits grew fantastically rich and powerful by dominating trade with the New World, so much so that a movement circulated in Europe to petition the Pope to dissolve the order.
Aside from the Jesuits, the Vatican had a military order under its command, known as the Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem. Naturally, this order traced its origins to an earlier date than the Templars. They became known as the Knights of Rhodes in 1309 and have been called the Knights of Malta since 1530, according to their Website smom.org. However, the Malta Knights split into many Masonic-style organizations over the years, most of which were never recognized by the Vatican. The most infamous lodge was created after Napoleon invaded Malta. This order sought refuge in Russia and later, after the Russian Revolution, in Pennsylvania. Although branded as a “false order” by the Pope, the Shickshinny Knights of Malta of Pennsylvania are legendary for their far-right political activities, as well as for having British and Russian nobility in their membership.
Weishaupt was one of the only secret society leaders convicted of plotting world domination, in a trial that created reverberations in Masonic lodges around the world. A Bavarian court outlawed the Illuminati (and all other secret societies) several times, but historians believe the highly publicized cases only drove the organization deeper underground. Today, many researchers understand the importance of Freemasonry in the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party was organized out of St. Andrew’s Lodge, of which John Hancock and Paul Revere were prominent members. Hancock was a smuggler who rose to become the richest man in the Colonies. He was a primary instigator of the Revolution and author of the Declaration of Independence, something reflected in the size of his signature on the document. Revere became Grand Master of Massachusetts. George Washington was Grand Master of Virginia, and 33 of his generals were members of the secret society, as were the two most prominent nobles arriving from Europe to support the Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette and Baron von Steuben. Technically, any rebel lodges separated from the Grand Lodge during the war but were reinstated to British Freemasonry after the conﬂict was settled. Many lodges remained loyal and sheltered Tories. In New York City, the richest Tories moved their assets into Trinity Church to protect them from confiscation.
MASONS AND MORMONS
One of the more interesting episodes in Masonic history concerns the simultaneous creation of the Anti-Masonic Party and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon church. After Ret. Captain William Morgan signed a contract with the publisher of the Advocate of Batavia, New York to write an exposé on Freemasonry, he was arrested, kidnapped from his jail cell on September 19, 1826, and taken to Canada, where he disappeared. His exposé, Illustrations of Masonry, was published in his absence, with all proceeds going to his wife, since it was presumed Morgan had been murdered by Masons.
With all the publicity surrounding Morgan’s disappearance, Illustrations of Masonry led to the creation of the Anti-Masonic Party, the ﬁrst third party in the United States. The new party grew rapidly, electing members to national and local ofﬁces, mostly in the Northeast, and campaigning on the belief that Masonry was controlled by European aristocrats working with old Tory families in a royalist plot to take back America. Today the Anti-Masonic Party is remembered primarily for creating the ﬁrst political convention featuring open voting on candidates. The party also created the ﬁrst national party platform, and required candidates to support it.
On September 22, 1827, Freemason Joseph Smith claimed to have been visited by an angel named Moroni, who directed him to uncover some golden tablets buried near Palmyra, NY. These tablets became the basis for the Mormon religion. Due to hostility to both Masonry and Mormonism, Smith was forced to move his lodges west, ﬁrst to Ohio, then to Nauvoo, IL. The story took an even stranger twist when William Morgan’s widow Lucinda, married Freemason George W. Harris on November 23, 1830, which just happened to be the same year Smith founded the Mormon Church in a nearby New York town. The couple moved to Nauvoo and converted to Mormonism, leaving some to wonder if the entire Morgan affair had not been stage-managed for some hidden purpose.
Antagonism toward the Mormon/Mason lodges in Illinois was so intense that a neighboring town decided to invade Nauvoo, with the intention of killing Smith and his followers. At the time, Smith was being held in protective custody in jail. A mob descended upon the jail and murdered Smith as he displayed the secret Masonic sign of distress in a failed bid for rescue.
The Mormons moved on to found Council Bluffs, Iowa, a key strategic point for crossing the Missouri River into Nebraska, and later, what would become Salt Lake City, where they created a new state (Utah) founded on Mormon principles. Located near their grand temple is an almost equally grand Masonic temple built around the same time.
Masonry continued to leverage astonishing political power in North America. In fact, the Civil War may have been a Masonic plot to divide the country. The Rothschilds, who had departed Germany to take up primary residence in London, loaned money to both sides during the war, and British agents of the East India Company helped foment antagonism on both sides. Bostonian Albert Pike rapidly ascended to the leadership of American Freemasonry and became a general of the Confederacy, charged with enlisting the help of the Native Americans in conducting terror raids on pro-Union towns. Pike also helped create the Knights of the Golden Circle, whose initiates included members of the Confederate Secret Service, as well as John Wilkes Booth and Jesse James. Legend has it that after the war, these knights took a stash of gold to Canada to fund their secret attempts to revive the Confederacy. (Or was that gold taken to Mexico? Like many tales involving Masonry, alternative versions compete for historical accuracy.)
After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, President Andrew Johnson, a Freemason, pardoned Freemason Pike for his role in organizing Native American attacks on northern towns. This pardon was seminal in sparking impeachment hearings against Johnson in the press. In fact, however, the real reason for the impeachment was the firing of Freemason Edwin Stanton, who had taken defacto control of the country after the assassination. The actual plot came out of New York City, most likely fomented by Jay Gould. Evidence points to Stanton, Gould and Thomas Eckert profiteering off their advance knowledge of battle outcomes before the rest of Wall Street. Stanton had a huge network of spies, one that included Simon Wolf, the leader of B’nai B’rith, a masonic-style organization founded by recently-arrived German Jews on New York’s Lower East Side. Wolf was one of the last people to speak to Booth, a fact ignored in every history book except for Wolf’s autobiography.
After Johnson survived his impeachment trial by one vote, Pike allegedly helped create a new secret society designed to foment terror in the northern-controlled South, the Ku Klux Klan. He would go on to rewrite most of the Masonic rituals and re-create Masonry as we know it today in America. An 11-foot bronze statue of Pike stands at Third and D Streets in downtown Washington, D.C., although few outside Masonry seem to know anything about him. The statue has been owned and maintained by the National Parks Service since its placement was mandated by a joint session of Congress on April 9, 1898.
SKULL AND BONES
In 1833, William H. Russell and Alphonso Taft created an elite secret society at Yale University that has become known as Skull and Bones, after the emblem worn by its members. Soon, Russell began funding the abolitionist movement, which included the domestic terrorist John Brown, who became crucial to sparking the South to secede. At the same time, Russell created an officers’ training school in New Haven. After the war broke out, he became the most influential correspondent in the European press. His family would grow to become the biggest opium smugglers in North America, a family tree that includes the famous Forbes family. Most of what we know about Bones comes from the work of the late Antony C. Sutton, former research fellow at the Hoover Institute of Stanford University.
In 1968, Sutton published Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, a book that documented enormous technological transfers between the United States and the Soviet Union. Sutton proved that Russia at the end of World War II was a backward, bombed-out shell of a country, and her rise to international power was accomplished only through hidden assistance from the US. When Sutton promised to continue his research, he was ﬁred from the Hoover Institute and warned not to “break his rice bowl.” Sutton would go on to write 26 books detailing the corruption of US ﬁnancial, medical, educational, and political systems. Although these books would sell tens of thousands of copies, none would ever be reviewed in any newspaper in America.
As Harvard Professor Richard Pipes wrote in Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America’s Future, “Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as ‘extreme’ or, more often, simply ignored.”
Sutton suspected a secret cabal was orchestrating events, but the key to unlocking their identity did not arrive until the early 1980s, when he received a letter asking if he would care to examine the membership list of Skull and Bones. “It was a ‘black bag’ job by a family member disgusted with their activities,” revealed Sutton. The membership list arrived in two volumes, black-leather bound. Living members and deceased members were listed in separate volumes. “I kept the stack of Xerox sheets for quite a while before I looked at them,” recalled Sutton. “When I did look—a picture jumped out: THIS was a signiﬁcant part of the so-called Establishment.”
As Sutton investigated the Skull and Bones apparatus, he was shocked to discover that the society had played important roles in funding the rise of the Nazis, as well as in assisting the Russian Revolution, which had been organized primarily through Masonic lodges in Switzerland, England, and Russia. (Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky—Freemasons all.) Since Skull and Bones was a chapter of a German-based secret society based on the philosophical principles of Georg W.F. Hegel, with its oppositional dialectic, Sutton soon began documenting how war and revolution had been manipulated for proﬁt. When asked what German fraternity Bones had been based on, Sutton replied, “Most likely, the Illuminati.”
Although Skull and Bones was dominated by old-money families, two new-money families—the Harrimans and the Rockefellers, respective patriarchs of the Democratic and Republican parties— had taken on important roles.
Near the end of World War II, the occult and Masonic-styled Nazi SS secretly surrendered to Allen Dulles in Operation Sunrise. The massive transfer of Nazi war criminals to safety in North and South America was handled with the assistance of the Vatican. Churches became sanctuaries for Nazi spies and scientists, many of whom would end up inside the newly created American Gestapo, the CIA, which Dulles was placed in charge of. The escape was orchestrated through the Knights of Malta. Not only was Hitler’s intelligence chief, General Reinhardt Gehlen, a Malta Knight, but so were Dulles and many highly placed members of US military intelligence. The Nazis who were spirited to safety included experts in rocket science and mind control. Brainwashing had been a major ﬁeld of study at the concentration camps, and the results of these grisly experiments had obviously been deemed of important national interest.
SCANDAL IN ITALY
Although countless Masonic lodges throughout the world have undoubtedly participated in political plots, few have been unveiled since Weishaupt was exposed in Bavaria. The one notable exception is Italy’s P2 scandal.
The story starts with the rapid ascension of Licio Gelli to Grand Master of Propaganda Massonica, a lodge recognized by the English Grand Lodge in 1972. Six years later, a journalist and disgruntled member published an article titled “The Great Vatican Lodge,” which claimed the Vatican Bank was being manipulated by 121 Freemasons inside the church. The list included cardinals, bishops, and high-ranking prelates. Since numerous papal bulls had forbidden Catholics to become Masons, these allegations were big news in Italy.) While investigating the bank’s ﬁnancial improprieties, police stumbled onto P2’s complete membership, which included three cabinet ministers, eight admirals, 43 members of Parliament, 43 generals, heads of all three of Italy’s national security agencies, numerous judges, made maﬁa members, and hundreds of public servants and diplomats. The public ofﬁcials were forced to resign after the lodge became linked to assassinations, terror attacks, drug-running, and a plot to stage a Fascist takeover of Italy. Their sordid list of activities included the kidnapping and murder of Prime Minister Aldo Moro, and perhaps even the untimely death of Pope John Paul I, who’d supported the investigation, and whose reign lasted a suspicious 33 days, the most important number in Masonic numerology.
According to a 1993 report on Maﬁa inﬂuence in Italian politics, “The admission of members of Cosa Nostra, even at high levels, in Masonry is not an occasional or episodic one, but a strategic choice. The oath of allegiance to Cosa Nostra remains the pivot point around which ‘uomini d’onore’ [men of honor] are prominently held. But the Masonic associations offer the Maﬁa a formidable instrument to extend their own power, to obtain favors and privileges in every ﬁeld: both for the conclusion of big business and ‘ﬁxing trials,’ as many collaborators with justice have revealed” (Commissione Parlamentare Antimaﬁa, Relazione sui rapporti tra maﬁa é politica).
PEDOPHILE PRIESTS AND MIND CONTROL
In 1990, the US version of the P2 scandal threatened to unfold in Omaha, Nebraska, after the collapse of a relatively unknown bank, the Franklin Credit Union. Although this scandal could have brought down the leadership of the Republican Party, news never reached far outside of Nebraska. Most of what is known about the case comes from The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, by former state senator John W. DeCamp, another book that has sold tens of thousands of copies, despite never having been reviewed in any newspaper in America.
After several children in the Omaha area independently revealed to different police agencies that they’d been subjected to sexual abuse, torture, and illegal drug use, the cases were quietly swept under the rug. But on February 8, 1984, Edward Hobbs, a teller for ﬁve years at the Franklin Credit Union wrote a memo to state banking ofﬁcials detailing massive fraud and improprieties inside the bank, which was controlled by Lawrence E. “Larry” King.
King immediately ﬁred Hobbs, and his allegations would not be investigated for another four years. When the bank was ﬁnally raided by federal agents, it was discovered that $40 million was missing. The agents also discovered that King had built a bedroom inside the bank, stocked with child pornography. At the time, King was widely celebrated as the fastest-rising black star of the Republican Party, a man who had been permitted to open the National Republican Convention twice by singing the national anthem. Knight of Malta and CIA head William Casey was Larry King’s personal friend and mentor.
By 1990, Gary Caradori, who’d been hired by the banking committee of the state legislature to investigate the case, documented over 30 children who claimed to have been subjected to occult brainwashing, sexual abuse, and drug addiction. His research revealed that many of the children had been recruited directly out of Boys Town, the most famous Catholic orphanage in America. Warren Buffet, the second wealthiest man in America, has ties to Boys Town, and his wife worked at the Franklin Credit Union.”
On June 11, 1990, Caradori was killed in a suspicious plane crash. His briefcase, reportedly containing highly explosive photographs, was never found. However, most of Caradori’s videotaped interviews with the children remained. Here is what Paul Bonacci told Caradori on May 14, one month before Caradori was killed:
“We were picked up by a white limo and taken to a [Sacramento, CA,] hotel…. Nicholas and I were driven to an area that had big trees—it took about an hour to get there. There was a cage with a boy in it who was not wearing anything…. They told me to fuck the boy and stuff. At ﬁrst I said no, and they held a gun to my balls and said do it or else lose them or something like that…. We were told to fuck him and stuff and beat on him. I didn’t try to hurt him. We were told to put our dicks in his mouth and stuff and sit on the boy’s penis and stuff and they ﬁlmed it. We did this stuff for 30 minutes or an hour when a man came in and kicked us and picked us up and threw us. He grabbed the boy and started fucking him and stuff…. The boy was bleeding from his rectum, and the men tossed him and me and stuff and put the boy right next to me and grabbed a gun and blew the boy’s head off.”
Bonacci was examined by psychiatrists and found to be suffering from multiple personality disorder, a splintering of the mind that occurs when children are subjected to sexual abuse, trauma, or brainwashing.
Enormous forces were mobilized in Omaha to shut down the Franklin investigation. The children were threatened if they did not recant their stories. People involved in the case began mysteriously dying all over Nebraska.
The children had identiﬁed many notables (including Omaha’s police chief, a major newspaper publisher, a prominent judge, and the treasurer of Ak-Sar-Ben, an exclusive Masonic-style organization for Omaha’s business elite) as being involved in their torture and abuse, but only Larry King would be convicted of child abuse. Strangely, one of the two children who refused to recant, Alicia Owen, would spend more time in jail than King, after being indicted of perjury by a kangaroo grand jury. According to DeCamp, the mechanism for controlling the jury came from the Union Paciﬁc Railroad, a company built by E. H. Harriman using Freemason Rothschild funds. Harriman’s two sons would go on to become members of Skull and Bones. “Executives of the Union Paciﬁc Railroad have been known for two things,” remarks DeCamp. “Homosexuality and Freemasonry.”
In 1959, 44-year-old Richard Condon published his second novel, The Manchurian Candidate. Condon had spent 22 years as a publicist, most notably for Walt Disney. His novel was written after several US soldiers captured in Korea signed statements supporting Communism while in prison camps. Most Americans had never heard of brainwashing until these cases were revealed in the newspapers. Condon detailed much of the science behind brainwashing, but mostly he wrote a savage indictment of America’s ruling elite.
The villain of his story was a 50-something Nordic beauty, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star (a Masonic society created for wives of high-ranking Freemasons.) In the book, she mainlines heroin, holds parties for the leaders of both political parties, meets with the Pope, orchestrates multiple assassinations, and employs her 25-year-old brainwashed son as a sex slave. The book created an enormous sensation in Washington. Strangely, no Hollywood studio would touch it.
Director John Frankenheimer heard that Frank Sinatra was a fan of The Manchurian Candidate and bought the ﬁlm option for very little. He signed Sinatra to play a lead role, and Sinatra’s involvement was the only reason the ﬁlm got studio funding. When Sinatra called President John F. Kennedy to tell him the news, JFK had one question: “Who’s going to play the mother?”
The ﬁlm appeared to mixed reviews in 1962. One year later, immediately after the assassination of JFK, the book and the ﬁlm disappeared for 25 years. Why? Because they came far too close to the truth. (The book has been rereleased by Four Walls Eight Windows, and a remake of the ﬁlm was released in 2004.)
In 1970, “Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal,” a.k.a. the “Torbitt Document,” was circulated in Washington. Written under the pseudonym William Torbitt by a Texas lawyer who did not wish to be identiﬁed, the document claimed that the JFK assassination was orchestrated by Division Five of the FBI, working with the Defense Industrial Security Command. The head of the FBI (and Division Five) was homosexual Freemason J. Edgar Hoover, the ﬁrst and only public ofﬁcial to create a Masonic lodge inside a federal building. Throughout his life Hoover held Masonic ceremonies on Monday nights in his ofﬁce building, and it was widely believed that promotions depended on participation in these ceremonies. According to Torbitt, the assassination was funded through Swiss company Permindex and funneled through a liaison in Canada, L.M. Bloomﬁeld, a sexual deviate. After more than four decades years of scrutiny, the Torbitt document was discovered to have been seeded with disinfo, although a few tidbits brought interesting leads to the case.
In fact, the assassination ran through a CIA base in Florida known as JM/Wave and the funds were provided by the Texas oil cartel that wanted JFK dead so he wouldn’t retract their oil depletion allowance which had made them among the richest people in America. Since JFK had closed JM/Wave and ordered its head fired (he wasn’t), and since JFK was promising to tear the CIA into a thousand pieces and cast them to the wind (after the next election), all the executives at the base, as well as their entire Cuban refugee army had plenty of motivation for carrying out that murder most foul.
After the Franklin scandal erupted, DeCamp was visited many times by former CIA head William Colby, who encouraged the investigation and monitored it closely. Colby had run the CIA’s largest assassination program in Vietnam and was the attorney of the Nugan-Hand Bank, which had close ties to the heroin syndicate that ﬂooded the US with drugs during the Vietnam War. Colby knew about the CIA’s MK-Ultra brainwashing program, undertaken with the assistance of Nazi scientists, and told DeCamp the program had gotten out of control. “Children were only supposed to be used with the permission of their parents,” said Colby. Eventually, however, Colby warned DeCamp to get away from the investigation. “This is much bigger than you ever dreamed,” he said. “Sometimes things are too big, too powerful, and the best thing we can do is survive. Write everything you know in a book, and then there’ll be no reason to kill you.”
After DeCamp self-published his book, Colby sent a copy to Attorney General Janet Reno, urging a full investigation. Shortly afterward, Colby mysteriously turned up dead.
Today most researchers on the JFK assassination agree that Lee Harvey Oswald was a real Manchurian Candidate, ﬁrst subjected to mind control in 1955 when he entered the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol at age fifteen and fell under the command of hypnotist and sexual deviant David Ferrie, whose library card would be found in Oswald’s wallet eight years later at the time of his arrest in Dallas.
On June 6, 2003, Lawrence Teeter, lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, announced that Sirhan had been a victim of hypnotism and mind control and requested a new trial. He never got it. Sirhan remained incarcerated for 53 years before being paroled in 2021. He claims no memory of the assassination, despite having pled guilty.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Dick Cheney, a Freemason, is a former director of Union Paciﬁc Railroad. A long list of Cheney’s relatives have been inducted into Bones. President George W. Bush is a third-generation Boner who ﬂew to the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command on September 11, 2001, where he met Warren Buffet, one of the largest stockholders in the CIA-connected Washington Post, although Buffet divested his 28% after the company was sold to Jeff Bezos.
The land on which the towers once stood is leased from Trinity Church, which owns much of the property around Wall Street. The Strategic Air Command is located near Omaha, Nebraska, the city with the most documented cases of multiple personality disorder, as well as the highest percentage of CIA personnel in the country.