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Top 15 Oddities of McCartney, Dylan and The Stones (2011 article)

Top 15 Oddities of McCartney, Dylan and The Stones

Bryan Johnson

By 1966, The Beatles had achieved an incredible amount of success. The group was selling records by the millions. Young woman and men all over the world were going crazy for The Beatles. The band soon became the target of some bizarre accusations surrounding serious topics, including religion. On August 28, 1966, The Beatles gave their last taped press conference in the United States. During the fifteen minute session, the band received some weird questions, including, “Mr. Lennon and McCartney, Time Magazine has said your song Day Tripper is about a prostitute and Norwegian Wood is about a lesbian?” “Have you ever trained or used Beatles doubles?” “Mr. Lennon, is it true that you are going to give up music for a career in the field of comparative religion?” Lennon responds, “Ha, a little joke is going around.”

In an August 19, 1966, interview, an important question was asked to The Beatles. “American people keep asking you guys about Vietnam. Does this seem useful? Why should they ask you about it, you’re successful entertainers?” Lennon responds, “Because Americans always ask showbiz people what they think, and so do the British.” In the 21st century, celebrity opinions hold influence on the media. The persona of a successful musician or actor is extremely powerful. Just imagine if you were able to capture that celebrity and use it for your own agenda. It is hard to comprehend the idea that Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan or Brian Jones were killed and replaced by a look-alike in the 1960s. We love these men, and that is why we research these accusations. It is fun to hear what people are saying.

Paul is Dead
In the fall of 1969, shortly after the release of The Beatles Abbey Road album, a rumor swept America concerning the death of Paul McCartney. People began to study the cover of Abby Road and wonder why McCartney is barefoot in the picture and out-of-step with the other Beatles. The evidence and suggestions regarding McCartney’s death quickly spread around the world. People began to phone in claims that The Beatles were using extensive hidden messages and backmasking in their records. The Paul is dead rumor popularized the use of backmasking in music. Let’s examine some of the most notorious claims.

During 1969, the song Revolution 9 was played backward on numerous American radio stations. In the tune, the words “turn me on, dead man” can be recognized. In the Beatles single I’m So Tired, a sequence of gibberish can be heard, when played in reverse, the phrase “Paul is dead man, miss him, miss him” can be made out. In Strawberry Fields Forever, some believe John can be heard saying “I buried Paul” in a slow deep voice over the final refrain. People have pointed to the continued reference of the walrus in The Beatles music. In the song Glass Onion, John Lennon can be heard saying “Paul was the walrus.” This has been described as a reference to Paul’s disfigured corpse.
To add fuel to the fire, The Beatles rarely commented on the Paul is dead rumor. After August of 1966, the band stopped making live performances. During this time in history, the group’s music changed. The Beatles wrote lyrics about death and suicide, and used dark imagery in their songs. The band’s singles were far from the fun loving collaborations that populated the radio during the early 1960s. By the end of the decade, the long time friendship between Paul McCartney and John Lennon deteriorated. The band separated in 1970, and Paul sued John, George and Ringo for breaking their contract with Apple Corp. The Beatles underwent an extensive change in their appearance from 1967-1970.

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Sgt. Pepper’s is The Beatles 8th studio album, released on June 1, 1967. The cover image that was captured for the record has raised controversy. It was a difficult picture to take and it cost the band thousands of dollars. For the picture, 57 life-sized cardboard photographs of celebrities were constructed. The band also used nine waxwork models, a stone bust, a portable TV, four statuettes and a doll wearing a jumper with the words “Welcome the Rolling Stones.” The Sgt. Pepper’s cover appears to show a funeral service. All of the celebrities used in the picture have a common death experience. In 1967, when the photo was taken, most of the people had either died young or experienced a near-death accident.

Many theories have been put forward to explain the inclusion of these specific people. In the case of Bob Dylan’s image, he experienced a bad 1966 motorcycle crash. The Sgt. Pepper’s album cover includes the image of Stuart Sutcliffe, who was The Beatles original bass player, who died in 1962. Some other noted appearances include occultist Aleister Crowley, Mae West, Jewish comedian Lenny Bruce, architect Simon Rodia, Robert Peel, Dylan Thomas, Dion, Marilyn Monroe, comedian Max Miller, Marlon Brando and many more. To the immediate left of the band is a younger cardboard copy of John, Paul, Ringo and George. The men appear to be sad and mourning.

Like all Beatles album covers, it has been suggested that a large number of clues are visible that imply Paul McCartney’s death. The wreath of yellow flowers included on the cover appears to be in the shape of a left-handed bass guitar. A small white toy car is visible on the lap of the Shirley Temple doll. This is a bizarre feature that has been attributed to a possible car wreck. Shirley Temple is the only person, besides The Beatles, to appear in the image twice. The cover shows Paul McCartney wearing a hat with the letters O.P.P, which stands for Ontario Provincial Police. This falls in line with the reports that Paul McCartney was replaced with a man named William Sheppard, coming from the Canadian police department. The Sgt. Peppers album cover remains a great piece of photographic history.

60IF Document
A large collection of stories exist on the Internet regarding the death of Paul McCartney. The most prominent is the 60If documents. In late 1999, a man named Michael Abram broke into George Harrisons’ Friar Park home and stabbed him seven times. Harrison was nearly killed in the attack. As the story goes, George was targeted for murder because he collected evidence on the death of Paul McCartney and mailed it to some of his far eastern friends. In 2002, after George Harrison died from cancer, the 60IF document appeared online. The report is a reference to the 28IF license plate pictured on the Abby Road cover. It indicates that if Paul McCartney was alive, he would be 60-years-old in 2002. The tale begins with a prominent Jewish man named Brian Epstein. Epstein helped launch The Beatles career and he was their longtime manager.

In 1967, Epstein’s duties in the group deteriorated, and he was pushed away from the band. He died on August 27, 1967, of a drug overdose. As the story goes, On September 11, 1966, Brian Epstein and Paul McCartney were traveling in a car when they were accosted by a group of men in black suits. Brian and Paul were kidnapped. Five days later, John, George and Ringo received a call to go identify the dead body of Paul McCartney. Paul was found at the foot of a hill, a short distance from a white Volkswagen. He was in a ghastly state. Paul had been dead for a long time. The left side of his face was torn to pieces. His right ear had been bitten away by animals. Paul’s body was half burned and his teeth were hanging from his lips. The 60IF report says that at the scene, John and George heard a man near the body say “Look …it seems like a walrus!”

Brian Epstein’s dead body was discovered two days later. His car was pushed over a cliff and set on fire. Written on the side of the car was the word “Jude,” which is German for Jew. In September 1941, the Nazi regime ordered German Jews over the age of 6 to sew a yellow Star of David on their clothes with the word Jude (Jew) in bold. The 60IF report says that John, George and Ringo were determined to continue their music, so they allowed a secret group of cosmetic surgeons to replace Paul. However, in exchange for the help, the band was told to keep quiet. The penalty for refusing silence was death. The document says that a third Paul McCartney was used in the recording studio until a double was found. The candidate for Paul was William Sheppard from the Canadian Military Police.

The report identifies a number of differences between Paul McCartney and William Sheppard. Paul was long-sighted, Bill is short-sighted. Paul’s hair naturally went from the left to right, while Bills from right to left. Paul had a round face and Bill has a longer face. Paul was left handed and Bill is right handed. After Paul’s death, the band began to refer to themselves as Beatles, instead of The Beatles. Bill had an older appearance, so they grew beards and mustaches. The paper continues to suggest that the KKK was responsible for the murders, and that Brian Epstein was the primary target. It says that Yoko Ono was a spy for the CIA, and that she was responsible for John Lennon’s death. The document claims that Paul McCartney died because he was unable to get medication for a disease he suffered from, apparently a form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Last Testament of George Harrison
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Joel Gilbert is an American film director, writer and musician. He runs Highway 61 Entertainment, and has produced a number of films. Gilbert has developed four documentaries on the life of Bob Dylan and has released a collection of politically minded films about Israel and the United States. Later in this article, we will discuss the replacement of Bob Dylan. If we continue to follow this logic, Highway 61 Entertainment is putting out false information on the true life of Dylan. In 2010, Joel Gilbert released a documentary titled ‘Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison’. The information included in the film is similar to the 60IF document. However, many of the facts and circumstances of Paul’s death are different. It appears that we have several widely conflicting arguments.

In the Highway 61 Entertainment documentary, Paul McCartney is killed on November 9, 1966. On the Sgt. Peppers album cover, a clue has been discovered on the drum set. It seems that the date 11-9 appears before the words “He Die.” In an interesting twist, it should be noted that British dates are written in a format of day-month-year instead of month-day-year. This suggests a date of September 11, which follows the 60IF document. According to the Last Testament of George Harrison, Highway 61 Entertainment received a of set of mini-cassettes, in 2005. The tapes described a plot to replace Paul McCartney with a man named William Campbell (not William Sheppard). Campbell was selected in a Paul McCartney look-alike contest (not from the Canadian military). Some aspects of Paul’s death are different in the documentary.

Instead of a kidnapping, Paul is said to have died by way of a car accident. In the film, McCartney and Lennon have an argument in the recording studio, and Paul leaves in the middle of the night. He drives away in his white convertible and picks up a young hitchhiker named Rita. Rita becomes delirious with excitement and causes Paul to crash his car into a large truck. The description is similar to the death of Tara Browne, which will be discussed later. According to the account, McCartney was decapitated in the crash. John, George and Ringo were called to the scene. At that time, the group was approached by a MI5 agent named “Maxwell.” Maxwell made the comment about Paul looking like a walrus, and then he convinces the band to use a replacement. The documentary claims that “Rita” was actually Heather Mills. This is strange because Mills was born in 1968. You can watch the documentary instantly on Netflix.

Phil Ackrill
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Phil Ackrill is a man who was a member of an early 1960s group named Denny Laine and The Diplomats. Ackrill disappeared from the music scene in 1965, and has become connected with the Paul McCartney conspiracy. He played guitar and backup vocals for Denny Laine and The Diplomats. In 1964, Denny Laine left the band to join The Moody Blues. He sang the Moody Blues first big hit, Go Now. In August of 1966, Denny Laine quit The Moody Blues. He formed a group named The Electric String Band, which lasted only a couple years. In 1971, Denny Laine, Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney formed the band Wings. Denny Laine remained part of Wings for the group’s entire 10 year run. In this theory, the details surrounding Paul McCartney’s death are different.

The story starts with Paul going missing in France. It is said that Brain Epstein traveled to France to find Paul. On their return flight, the men experienced a plane crash. Paul’s disfigured body was tossed from the plane. It was discovered on a beach near Outreau, North France. The conspiracy continues to describe a musician named Phil Ackrill, who was hired as Paul’s double, in 1965. Ackrill was a good lyricist and could play the piano and drums. He had a beautiful voice, but could not imitate Paul. For this reason, the band decided to use a voice imitator to complete Sgt. Peppers, the Magical Mystery Tour and some of the White album. In 1968, Phil Ackrill officially became Paul McCartney.

Tara Browne
The Honourable Tara Browne was a young London socialite, who was killed in an automobile accident on December 18, 1966. Browne was the son of Dominick Browne, 4th Baron Oranmore and a long lasting member of the House of Lords. Tara’s mother is Oonagh Guinness, who was the heiress to the Guinness fortune and the youngest of the three Golden Guinness Girls. Tara Browne was the heir to the Guinness dry stout fortune. The circumstances surrounding his death are connected to The Beatles and Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones. For starters, Tara Browne died during the same three-month time span that Paul McCartney is said to have passed. Browne was killed when his white Lotus Elan convertible crashed into a large truck near the junction of Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens, in Kensington, London. Tara Browne’s crash is extremely similar to some of the accounts of Paul McCartney’s fatal accident.

A woman named Suki Potier was in the car with Tara Browne when he was killed. Suki was an English model. Following the crash, Potier started dating Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, who was a great friend of Tara. Suki moved into Jones fifteenth century farmhouse in the last few months before his death. Tara Browne had a relationship with The Beatles. He was friends with both John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Tara Browne was with Paul McCartney when he crashed his moped in 1965, and received facial injuries. In 1967, The Beatles released the song A Day in the Life. The song has become famous for words describing a car accident. John Lennon has said the lyrics for A Day in the Life were written about the death of Tara Browne. “He blew his mind out in a car. He didn’t notice that the lights had changed. A crowd of people stood and stared. They’d seen his face before, nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords.”

Seeing how Tara Browne was from the House of Lords, the lyrics are interesting. Some people have suggested that Paul McCartney was in the car with Tara Browne when he was killed. Web pages have been devoted to the comparison of Tara Browne and Paul McCartney images. Some have suggested that Tara replaced Paul McCartney, or that Brian Jones was in the crash. There are rumors of a gay relationship between Jones and Browne. Others have noted McCartney’s friendship with Tara Browne’s sister, Sabrina Guinness. In an interesting fact, Keith Richards named his second son Tara after Tara Browne. Sadly, Tara Richards was born prematurely and died soon after birth. In the photograph, Tara Browne can be seen on the right side of the image, looking a bit like Paul. Pictures of Dominick Browne are revealing. His eyes look like Paul McCartney in 2011.

Brian Jones
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In April of 1962, Brian Jones formed The Rolling Stones. He was a talented musician and primarily played guitar and harmonica for the Stones. Brian Jones was raised in Cheltenham Spa, which is a borough in Gloucestershire, England, that has a reputation for being wealthy. His father was an aeronautical engineer. During his youth, Brian excelled in academics and sport, particularly swimming, even though he suffered from asthma. In the early years of The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones was the band’s leader. Along with Keith Richards, he was the force behind the group’s guitar work. Everything changed for Brian Jones in 1966. He began to distance himself from The Rolling Stones. Jones became a multi-instrumentalist, rather than a guitarist.

One of the greatest guitar players of the 1960s stopped performing, and his natural progression of the instrument stopped. Brian Jones began to drink and he used a cocktail of drugs. His skin became pallid and blotchy and he put on weight. Jones became unrecognizable to his friends. In separate accounts, he beat up his girlfriend and pulled a knife on Mick Jagger. Brian threatened suicide and was extremely paranoid during this time of his life. In the summer of 1969, Jones attendance at The Rolling Stones recording sessions became more erratic. In June, he was kicked out of the band. On July 3, 1969, Brian Jones was killed when he drowned in his swimming pool. Jones death was ruled “death by misadventure,” caused by excessive use of drugs and alcohol. Since that day, a large amount of information has been presented on the case.

The majority of controversy is over a man named Frank Thorogood. Frank Thoragood was with Brian Jones on the night of his death. He was a construction worker who had been hired to renovate Brian’s Cotchford Farm estate. Frank Thorogood and Brian Jones had a bizarre relationship that was full of disagreement. In books written on the life of Brian, it is said that Thorogood was not just a builder, but had been asked to “keep an eye” on Jones by the Stones. On his death bed, Frank Thorogood allegedly confessed to the murder of Brian Jones. In an interesting twist, Brian Jones was living with Tara Browne in 1966. Tara was the London socialite who was killed in a car crash on December 18.

According to Wikipedia, after the death of Tara, his girlfriend, English model Suki Potier, began to date Brian Jones. She is quoted, “He gave me a shoulder to cry on and he picked up the pieces and made me feel like a woman again.” However, unless Brian Jones had two girlfriends, he couldn’t have started dating Suki Potier until he broke up with Anita Pallenberg, in March of 1967. At the time of his death, Tara Browne was married with two children, but it has been speculated that he was dating Potier. Suki Potier died in a car accident on June 23, 1981. The connection between these individuals has caused widespread conspiracy rumors. At the front of the conspiracy is the idea that Brian Jones was killed in a car accident with Tara Browne and replaced, marking the beginning of his long decent.

Amanda Lear
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Amanda Lear is a French singer, lyricist, composer, painter and television personality. She began her career as a fashion model in the mid-1960s, and was also the muse of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Lear was a multimillion dollar selling Disco Queen in the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. To date, Amanda Lear has sold over 25 million singles. Despite the fact that she appeared nude in a 1977 edition of Playboy magazine, Lear has been accused of being a transsexual or an intersexual. After her Playboy spread was released, Lear gave the quote “and they could see I am a woman like everybody else.” People have speculated about her height, which is (5ft 9.25 /176 cm), her masculine facial features and, most of all, her exceptionally low baritone-like vocal timbre.

Amanda Lear is one of Europe’s leading gay icons. She has regularly performed at Gay Pride festivals held in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands and Greece. The life of Amanda Lear is confusing and there is a lack of photographic evidence from her youth. Her Wikipedia page indicates that Amanda was born in either 1939 or 1946. Amanda Lear was part of the Swinging London lifestyle of the 1960s. She was friends with The Beatles, Twiggy, The Rolling Stones, Bowie and a large collection of rock stars. Lear became a “stalwart of London’s demimonde” and an exotic name on the nightclub circuit. She was romantically linked with Bowie, Brian Jones and Tara Browne. Amanda Lear is the basis for a large collection of gay rumors surrounding famous people, including Lennon, McCartney, Bowie, Jones, Tara Browne and Salvador Dali.

Her connection with Brian Jones resulted in the ironic Rolling Stones track “Miss Amanda Jones,” included on the 1967 album, Between the Buttons. In 1979, Lear married French bisexual aristocrat Alain-Philippe Malagnac d’Argens de Villèle who, in fact, was the former lover turned adopted son of diplomat and controversial gay novelist Roger Peyrefitte. The life of Amanda Lear is interesting. She has been connected to a large group of gay men. Lear dated both Tara Browne and Brian Jones, who are highly featured in this article. The conspiracy theory revolves around the suggestion that Amanda Lear may be a famous man in disguise, possibly someone involved with the December 18, 1966, car accident. If you see Lear in her older photographs, she looks like a man. In many of her images, Amanda is hiding her neck, giving the visual impression of a fake head imposed on body.

Bob Dylan
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Bob Dylan’s early work has a large amount of political, social and literary influences. Some of these songs include Blowin’ in the Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin’, Oxford Town, Masters of War and A Hard Rain´s Gonna Fall. In 1964, Bob Dylan’s music career changed. His stance on war and the civil rights movement was silent, even after Martin Luther King Jr. was quoted saying that protest songs were important in bringing unity to America. In Dylan’s career, he only wrote protest songs over a 20 month span, from January 1962 to November 1963. What happened to Bob Dylan in November of 1963?

When accepting the “Tom Paine Award” from the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an intoxicated Dylan brashly questioned the role of the committee, characterized the members as old and balding, and claimed to see something of himself (and of every man) in Kennedy’s alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In August of 1964, the album Another Side of Bob Dylan was released, which was far from his early work. Dylan moved from a leading contemporary songwriter of folk music to a folk-rock pop-music star. During this time, Bob Dylan’s physical appearance underwent a rapid change.

His scruffy jeans and work shirts were replaced by a Carnaby Street wardrobe. Bob Dylan wore sunglasses day or night and pointy “Beatle boots.” Before 1964, Dylan didn’t wear sunglasses often. He also began to gain a reputation for anger. Dylan regularly argued with the media and gave bizarre statements in interviews. People began to label his personality fake and uncharacteristic. In November of 1965, Bob Dylan married a woman named Sara. Very little is known about Sara’s early life and her relationship with Dylan. Their marriage was kept a secret. Her influence on his life should be relevant, seeing how Dylan changed his musical mindset after meeting Sara.

By 1963, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez became prominent members of the civil rights movement. In 1965, Dylan released a song titled Positively 4th Street. The lyrics of the classic single are angered. Bob sings about vengeance and paranoia. This information suggests that something might have happened to Bob Dylan at the end of 1964. In the Beatles song Dig It, which we will examine later in this list, John Lennon sings “Like a Rolling Stone, A like a Rolling Stone.” In the context of this article, it may suggest that Bob Dylan was replaced by a look-alike on two separate occasions during the 1960s, once at the end of 1963 and again after his motorcycle crash of 1966.

Dylan’s Motorcycle Crash
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On July 29, 1966, Bob Dylan crashed his motorcycle while riding near his home in Woodstock, New York. Even today, the details surrounding the accident are unclear. In fact, many important facts around the life of Bob Dylan are closely guarded. The accident has not been treated like a defining moment in Bob’s life. However, his musical stance and performance career was altered after the event. In 1965 and 1966, Bob Dylan was on fire. He wasn’t merely burning his candle at both ends. He was using a blowtorch. Dylan’s productivity was remarkable and he made three of his best albums. They were Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and the double album Blonde on Blonde. The music was made within a 14-month span, which was likely fueled by methamphetamine.

In 1966, Bob Dylan was extremely thin and had the look of a speed addict. In June 1966, Bob had returned from a nine-month world tour, which was especially grueling because he received hostility over his new sound. During the tour, Dylan plugged his guitar in and added an electrified backup band. Following Bob’s motorcycle accident, he disappeared for six weeks and canceled a scheduled 64-date American tour. A number of different accounts of the crash have been given by Bob Dylan and his friends. This has caused people to become suspicious of the incident. About the accident, Bob Dylan said that he broke several vertebrae in his neck. However, no ambulance was called and Dylan was not hospitalized.

Bob’s biographers have written that the crash offered Dylan the much-needed chance to escape from the pressures of life. Others have suggested that Bob entered a drug rehabilitation clinic and that the motorcycle accident was a cover. In the wake of his crash, Bob Dylan withdrew from the public and, apart from a few select appearances, did not tour again for eight years. The amount of Bob Dylan pictures available from 1966 is immense. In 1967, his photographs resemble an entirely different individual. This has raised the conspiracy that Bob Dylan was killed in a 1966 motorcycle crash and replaced with a look-alike, possibly the second such occurrence for Dylan. In the back of your mind, you could be wondering how Bob Dylan, the greatest poet, lyricist and protest writer of the early 1960s, sat by quietly watching as Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s exploded. Then you examine the two photographs provided.

Behind Blue Eyes

“Nobody knows what it’s like to be the sad man, to be the bad man, behind blue eyes. Nobody knows what it’s like to be hated, to be faded, to telling only lies.” The photographic comparison of Bob Dylan from the 1960s shows some bizarre characteristics. The most unexplained is his blue eyes. Before 1964, Bob Dylan did not wear sunglasses in any pictures. His hair was long, but styled much differently on the top of his head. Many pictures exist of a young Bob Dylan, but 95% of them were taken with black and white film, so it can be difficult to determine his eye color. A set of pictures that were captured during Bob’s 1962 debut album cover shoot clearly show him with brown eyes. In 1965 and 1966, hundreds of photographs were taken of Bob Dylan. He is wearing sunglasses in almost every image.

From 1964-1966, Bob Dylan can be seen with blue eyes in a number of photographs. He is also extremely thin. In 1967, the available images of Bob Dylan are gone. By 1968, some shots of Dylan exist, but he looks quite a bit different. For the most part, during this time of his life, Bob Dylan doesn’t wear glasses, but his brown eyes are back. Since the early 1970s, Bob Dylan has been photographed with blue eyes. It is a strange phenomenon that is not explained. Pete Townshend recalls. “In 1969, we (The Who) were set to play our new rock opera Tommy to the press at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. It was our first live performance before the critics. As I crossed Dean Street I imagined I heard a voice shouting Judas. Did I fancy myself to be Bob Dylan?”

Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones is a man that has been included in the lyrics of many famous songs. He is a mysterious individual that longs to be in the spotlight. Mr. Jones is a plastic surgeon and talented doctor. He doesn’t quite know what is happening, but is pressured to complete his work in silence. Mr. Jones is a lonely man who will last forever. The persona of Mr. Jones was created in the 1965 song Ballad of a Thin Man, which was written and recorded by Bob Dylan. In the lyrics, Dylan sings about Mr. Jones who walks into a room of intentionally bizarre circus freaks and doesn’t “know what’s happening,” but realizes that something is terribly wrong. Following the release of the single, Bob Dylan was asked about the identity of Mr. Jones.

He replied that “Mr. Jones is a pinboy. He also wears suspenders. He’s a real person. You know him, but not by that name. I saw him come into the room one night and he looked like a camel. He proceeded to put his eyes in his pocket. I asked this guy who he was and he said, “That’s Mr. Jones.” Then I asked this cat, “Doesn’t he do anything but put his eyes in his pocket?” And he told me, “He puts his nose on the ground.” It has been speculated that Mr. Jones is Jeffrey Owen Jones, who was an intern for Time magazine. Jeffrey Jones interviewed Bob Dylan in 1965. Mr. Jones makes another appearance in the song Yer Blues, which was written by John Lennon and released on The Beatles white album. The lyrics of Yer Blues include a number of references to Bob Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man.

In the original demo of Yer Blues, John Lennon sings I feel so insecure, just like Dylan’s Mr. Jones, as opposed to the word suicidal, which was later added to the song. Yer Blues was a special song for John Lennon. He chose the single for use in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, which was a concert performed on December 11, 1968. During the show, the song was performed by the supergroup dubbed the The Dirty Mac, which consisted of Lennon, Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Keith Richards on bass, and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The character of Mr. Jones made a comeback in 1993, with a hit song by the Counting Crows. The official person referenced in the Counting Crow’s single is not clear, but the inclusion of the lyrics “I wanna be Bob Dylan and Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky” appears to be a play on Dylan’s work. In 1997, the band Aqua released a song titled Dr. Jones.

Henry M. Truby

Voiceprint identification is a process that involves the combination of both aural (listening) and spectrographic (instrumental) comparisons of the human voice. The modern-day forensic utilization of the technique started in the late 1960s. Since that time, voice identification has been used in a large number of criminal cases around the world. In 1969, at the height of the Paul is dead coverage, a man named Henry M. Truby stirred up some international media controversy. Truby was the Director of Language and Linguistics Research at the University of Miami. In 1969, he examined several audio recordings of The Beatles to see if the group’s “sonic fingerprints” matched. Henry Truby’s findings revealed a spectrograph of what he claimed is three separate Pauls.

Truby stated that his experiments were conducted with a sound spectrograph machine that indicated that there were six different voices on the Beatles records. Three people were clearly identified as John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The other three musicians sounded “roughly” like the same person, however, the spectrograph, which makes a clear “fingerprint,” showed a different authorship. In the late 1960s, the news prompted Apple Corp to issue a brief statement from Paul, “I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” Research into the issue has been conducted by various independent technicians. Let’s examine some claims.

The last full song performed by James Paul McCartney was ‘She’s Leaving Home’ on the Sgt. Peppers album. However, his voice is evident in many songs after 1966. It is said that James Paul McCartney left behind an unfinished version of Penny Lane, so he is heard only in the main chorus. The first song that was performed strictly by today’s Paul McCartney was Hello, Goodbye. Voice analysis has suggested that James Paul McCartney is responsible for the song Her Majesty, which appears at the end of The Beatles Abbey Road album. Her Majesty is a bizarre tune. It is only 22 seconds long and has been attributed to both Lennon/McCartney. No trusted scientific journal has yet to officially examine or publish voiceprint recordings of Paul McCartney.

Dig It
In 1970, The Beatles released a song titled Dig It. The song is one of the few Beatles tunes to be credited to all the band members. Several versions of Dig It were recorded during the Get Back/Let It Be jam sessions of late January 1969. A 51-second version of the single was chosen for the Let It Be album. The song includes a bizarre sequence of celebrity references that have been the target of controversy. In the released version, Lennon sings “Like a rolling stone. A like a rolling stone. Like the FBI and the CIA, and the BBC, BB King and Doris Day, Matt Busby.” At the end of the song Lennon can be heard saying “that was Can You Dig It by Georgie Wood, and now we’d like to do Hark the Angels Come.” The second sentence was cut out from the Let It Be film recording.

Some people don’t realize that a longer version of Dig It was recorded, and that it is a bit more revealing. Towards the end of the tune Lennon begins to shout out a list of songs that The Beatles were currently working on and then he begins to speak various statements. He suggests that we should “dig” in their graves and “dig” for the truth. He mentions the year 1958. Is it possible that John Lennon was singing about a collection of celebrities that have received the same treatment as Paul McCartney? The person that immediately stands out is B.B. King. Similar to McCartney, a rumor has been spreading for a long time that B.B King was killed and replaced. In 1958, King’s tour bus collided with a gas truck while traveling on a bridge in Texas. The truck driver was killed in the accident and the bus was burned beyond recognition.

Reports surfaced that B.B. King was killed in the crash, but it was revealed that he was not on the bus. On the weekend of the accident, King’s insurance company was in the process of dissolution and his insurance was terminated. B.B. King has performed over 15,000 concerts in his career and continues to entertain the masses. In the song Dig It, John’s reference to the Rolling Stones has been attributed to two possible individuals, Bob Dylan and Brian Jones. Doris Day is an American actress and singer. To date, she has starred in 39 films and recorded over 650 songs. As of 2009, Doris Day was the top-ranking female box office star of all time. The conspiracy theory claims that Doris Day died in 1958, after suffering from an unknown illness. In an interesting twist, the only son of Doris Day is a man named Terry Melcher, who was connected to Charles Manson and owned the house where Sharon Tate was murdered.

Matt Busby was a Scottish football player and manager. He managed Manchester United between the years 1945 and 1969. In 1958, the Munich air disaster occurred, when a plane carrying the Manchester United football team crashed and 23 people died. Eight Manchester United players died in the crash. The theory states that Matt Busby was killed in the 1958 accident, and replaced with a look-alike. At the end of Dig It, Lennon makes a reference to Wee Georgie Wood, who was a British actor and comedian who appeared in films, plays and music hall revues. Wood, who was a midget, worked most his professional life in the disguise of a child, appearing in comic and sentimental sketches. Whatever the case, John Lennon certainly put together an interesting list of people for this song.

Gabriella Carlesi and Francesco Gavazzeni

Gabriella Carlesi is an Italian forensic pathologist who specializes in the identification of people through craniometry, which is the comparison of skull features. Carlesi is a forensic odontologist and an expert in the study of teeth. Francesco Gavazzeni is a specialist in computer analyses. In the past fifteen years, the pair have worked on a number of high profile identification cases. In 2008, Carlesi and Gavazzeni became interested in the Paul McCartney conspiracy theory. Originally, they were attempting to dismiss the claims. However, they soon discovered some bizarre facts. After images of Paul were analyzed from before and after 1966, the professionals were shocked to discover that the faces did not match. The findings were published in the July 15, 2009, issue of Wired Italia, the Italian edition of the US magazine Wired.

When comparing photos of the human face, the pictures must be re-sized and scaled. In this case, the researchers chose the distance between the pupils for a scaling factor. After the pictures are scaled, they can be placed over each other and examined. The article suggests that the older photos of Paul do not match. It provides scientific evidence to support the accusations. The frontal curvature of the jaw in each Paul is different. The later Paul has a head that is more oblong and not as rounded. The article suggests that plastic surgery is highly visible in the older McCartney. Carlesi points out that the line separating Paul’s lips is much wider. The identifiable point where the nose detaches from the face is different and the pictures show some bizarre characteristics in the ears.

The paper states that the teeth of each individual are different, and that there is evidence of alterations to the older Paul. During the research, Carlesi became amazed with the difference in the shape of the palate. The mandibular curve between the two sets of photos showed a discrepancy of over 6 percent, well beyond the threshold of error. Before 1966, each side of Paul’s jaw is composed of two curves. Since 1967, it appears to be a single curve. The researchers suggest that if Paul McCartney wants to put an end to the rumors, he can offer a DNA test. They discuss a case from the early 1970s in which McCartney had to give a DNA sample. The test was requested by a German woman named Bettina Krischbin.

Bettina Krischbin claims that her 1962 birth certificate shows that Paul McCartney is her father. The DNA test that Paul was forced to submit indicates that he is not the father. Since the occurrence, Bettina has accused McCartney of sending a substitute for the test. She claims that the signature given by the donor is that of a right handed individual. In 2006, the German authorities opened a case into the claim. If Paul is proven to be the father of Bettina Krischbin, she could receive 10% of his estate upon death. By coincidence, on the same day that the article was released in Italy, July 15, 2009, Paul McCartney appeared on the David Letterman Show in New York City. McCartney gave an outdoor performance on top of the Ed Sullivan theatre. During the interview, Paul laughed with Letterman about the silly rumor that he had died in 1966.

FLAT EARTH: Makes Sense To Me

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"The continents are in the center surrounded by vast oceans. Surrounding the whole flat earth 360 degrees is the Antarctic ice wall, hundreds of feet high. It is endless and goes on for thousands of miles. It holds all the oceans in. There are documented accounts of people traveling along the ice wall for thousands of miles without seeing any inlet. If you travel in any direction on your continent you will come to the ocean. Then you would have to get in a boat and travel south to the ice wall, then you would have to trek for who know how far along the ice wall to the “edge”. No one knows how far it is because no one is allowed to freely explore thanks to the Antarctic Treaty and military protection of Antarctica. What are they hiding?"

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Bedford Level Experiment The Bedford Level Experiment was a series of observations carried out along a six-mile length of the Old Bedford River on the Bedford Level, Norfolk, England.  The experiment was often performed during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Most results have served to prove Flat Earth Theory, and although a few have claimed otherwise they have been soundly disproved by Flat Earthers. The Bedford Level Experiment remains one of the most widely-accepted examples of Flat Earth proof.

"Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity."
Isaiah 40:21-23




Link to One Hundred Proofs that the Earth is not a Globe by William Carpenter (1895)


Here is a January 2016 Facebook post by Ronald Kirkland:

The sun and the moon go in their courses ... NASA and modern astronomy claim Earth is a ball that spins 1,000 mph on it's axis while suspended in infinite Space.
They claim the ball-Earth also revolves 67,000 mph around the Sun along with several other similar ball-planets.
Next they say the Earth, Sun, and other ball-planets are all spiraling at 500,000mph around the outer arm of the Milky Way galaxy.
And lastly, we are told the entire Milky Way galaxy itself is shooting through the known universe at a mind-numbing 670,000,000 mph!
So we are supposedly simultaneously spinning, revolving, spiralling and shooting at 1,000 + 67,000 + 500,000 + 670,000,000 mph!!!
That means every year Earth traverses an approximate distance of 5,874,166,920,000 (5.8 trillion) miles through the Universe!
Keep these unbelievable astronomical statistics in mind while considering the following facts.
Polaris, the North Pole star remains perfectly fixed in place night after night, year after year, century after century.
All the other stars also remain fixed in their constellations and perfect circular Westward orbits around Polaris every night as well.
Fixed sundials, moondials, and standing stones hundreds or even thousands of years old still work with unerring accuracy today.
There are several constellations which can be seen from far greater distances over the face of the Earth than should be possible if the world were a rotating, revolving, wobbling ball. For instance, Ursa Major, very close to Polaris, can be seen from 90 degrees North latitude (the North Pole) all the way down to 30 degrees South latitude. For this to be possible on a ball-Earth the Southern observers would have to be seeing through hundreds or thousands of miles of bulging Earth to the Northern sky.
Tycho Brahe famously argued against the heliocentric theory in his time, positing that if the Earth revolved around
the Sun, the change in relative position of the stars after 6 months orbital motion could not fail to be seen. He argued that the stars should seem to separate as we approach and come together as we recede. In actual fact, however, after 190,000,000 miles of supposed orbit around the Sun, not a single inch of parallax can be detected in the stars, proving we have not moved at all.
If Earth were a spinning ball heated by a Sun 93 million miles away, it would be impossible to have simultaneously sweltering summers in Africa while just a few thousand miles away bone-chilling frozen Arctic/Antarctic winters experiencing little to no heat from the Sun whatsoever. If the heat from the Sun traveled 93,000,000 miles to the Sahara desert, it is absurd to assert that another 4,000 miles (0.00004%) further to Antarctica would completely negate such sweltering heat resulting in such drastic differences.
Viewed from a ball-Earth, Polaris, situated directly over the North Pole, should not be visible anywhere in the Southern hemisphere. For Polaris to be seen from the Southern hemisphere of a globular Earth, the observer would have to be somehow looking “through the globe,” and miles of land and sea would have to be transparent. Polaris can be seen, however, up to over 20 degrees South latitude.
If Earth were a spinning ball it would be impossible to photograph star-trail time-lapses turning perfect circles around Polaris anywhere but the North Pole. At all other vantage points the stars would be seen to travel more or less horizontally across the observer’s horizon due to the alleged 1000mph motion beneath their feet. In reality, however, Polaris’s surrounding stars can always be photographed turning perfect circles around the central star all the way down to the Tropic of Capricorn.
If Earth were a spinning ball revolving around the Sun it would actually be impossible for star-trail photos to show perfect circles even at the North Pole! Since the Earth is also allegedly moving 67,000mph around the Sun, the Sun moving 500,000mph around the Milky Way, and the entire galaxy going 670,000,000mph, these four contradictory motions would make star-trail time-lapses all show irregular curved lines.
Do you still honestly believe you are on a spinning ball? can you feel the movement?
Albert Einstein said "I have come to believe that the motion of the Earth cannot be detected by any optical experiment"
It can be safely said. If the earth can't be seen to move, there are 100 chances in 100 that it does not do so.
So trust your eyes, and trust your experience.
Trust your feelings, trust your intuition.
Lookout! See the horizon FLAT.
Feel for yourself.
You're not moving.
Just sit still.
Just sit still for a second.
You're not moving!
You're not spinning around around an axis at a 1,000 miles per hour.
Rotating around the Sun at 67 thousand miles per hour, spiraling around the Galaxy at 500 thousands miles per hour and shooting off from a big bang at 67 million miles per hour!
You're not!
You're motionless, you're just sitting there.
Just sit still.
What does that even mean? Sit still?
Do you think you could sit still with all those motions?
Do you feel like you're moving?
Do you feel that? The same thing you're always felt!
Nobody has ever felt movement.
Nobody has ever seen the Earth move.
Nobody has ever seen the Earth curve.
Maybe you just got fooled by some masons!
Mark Twain said "It's easier to fool people, than to convince them they have been fooled" That's why it's so hard to convince you that you have been fooled. You can't possibly believe that you and the rest of the world could have been lied to and deceived by these masons. The oldest and largest secret society in the world, over 5 million members all over the world. Existing for hundreds of years!
BUT Not you right?
They couldn't fool YOU!
Of course you're spinning around.
OF COURSE YOU ARE wink emoticon
It's what they told you in school!
They don't lie to you in school.
There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.
It Is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The truth is not for everyone, but only for those who seek it.
Believe Nothing. Research Everything!
The truth is not pretty. Nobody likes to admit they have been fooled but we all have.
Be aware that we all suffer with "Cognitive Dissonance" on this subject.
Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong.
When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted.
It creates a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance.
And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalise, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with core belief.
Please feel free to share this album or any content within.
I recommend these links:
200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball.
Author Eric Dubay.…/200-proofs-earth-is-no…
200 Proofs Earth is not a spinning ball video book by Eric Dubay.
Eric Dubay YouTube Channel
The Biggest Lie of All
The Biggest Lie of All - Part 2
The Flat Earth Masonic Matrix Manipulators
The Zionists, Freemasons, and NASA's Biggest Secret
The Masonic Sun-Worshipping Globalist Cult of NASA
The NASA Moon and Mars Landing Hoaxes
The Flat Moon Over the Flat
Stars are Not Suns!
Flat Earth Star Trails Explained
True World | Flat Earth Documentary
My Perspective Youtube Channel
TETs TRUTH TUBE Youtube Channel
Flat Earth and the Real Stars
Flat Earth: Frequency of the Heavens
Flat Water Youtube Channel
Flat Earth Red Boat Video
121,000 feet Little Piggy Cam High Altitude Balloon Flight



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Been watching/re-watching on dvd the outstanding flick, SPOTLIGHT. Highly recommend it.

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, pictured on Mar. 2, 2016, in the Here & Now studios, says the film "Spotlight" has encouraged many more clergy abuse victims to come forward. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mitchell Garabedian, Boston-based attorney who since 1979 has focused on representing victims of sexual abuse.

Real Life 'Spotlight' Lawyer Deluged With New Abuse Cases

March 02, 2016

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian has represented hundreds of survivors of clergy sexual abuse and was featured prominently in the film "Spotlight" - he was played by Stanley Tucci.
Garabedian tells Here & Now's Robin Young that since "Spotlight" came out, and particularly since it won the award for Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, the phones at his Boston law firm have been lighting up with calls from more abuse victims coming forward.

Note: Here & Now reached out to the Boston Archdiocese for comment on our interview with Mitchell Garabedian. Spokesman Terrence Donilon referred us to the below statement from October 2015, as well as to this document that offers a summary of the Boston Archdiocese's "efforts over more than a decade."

Interview Highlights: Mitchell Garabedian

On the news in Pennsylvania yesterday that a grand jury concluded 50 priests abused hundreds of children over 40 years, and two bishops led a cover-up
“Well, it’s not surprising at all unfortunately. The cover-up continues, the sexual abuse continues, and there needs to be transparency. There needs to be an independent investigation.”
The abuse is still going on now?
“Oh, I have no doubt that it’s going on. You have an entity which is the most powerful in the world, most influential, has trillions of dollars, they’ve operated through secrecy for centuries.”
After Spotlight won the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night, what happened in your office on Monday?

Stanley Tucci (left) plays lawyer Mitchell Garabedian in the film "Spotlight." He's pictured opposite Mark Ruffalo, who plays Boston Globe reporter Mike Rezendes. (Open Road Films)
Stanley Tucci (left) plays lawyer Mitchell Garabedian in the film "Spotlight." He's pictured opposite Mark Ruffalo, who plays Boston Globe reporter Mike Rezendes. (Open Road Films)

“In my office, my phone was ringing off the hook. Victims were contacting me, survivors were contacting me and even church people were contacting me to let me know that I should continue to do my work.”
You’re talking about current abuse?
“Current abuse. I represent 147 children in Haiti who were sexually abused by Douglas Perlitz, who is not a priest, at his Society of Jesus, a Jesuits-run school, Order of Malta-run school, Fairfield University-run school.”
Is this just an allegation? Has it been tried?
“Well we have 50 cases filed in federal court and earlier I settled 24 of those cases for $12 million and those children were abused up until 2008.”
On the church’s response
“The church’s commission has not done anything. It’s just a PR stunt by the church. What has Cardinal O’Malley done to help victims? He made a statement. They’re not helping victims. How can you possibly trust an entity that has allowed sexual abuse to occur for decades and centuries to be a watchdog over themselves? My first credible case of sexual abuse involves a case when a man was sexually abused from approximately 1938 to 1940 within the Archdiocese of Boston. This case was found credible, he came forward to me last year when he was 89 years old, he told me he wanted to make peace in his life and once he was found credible he faded and passed away.”
You’re calling for an investigation outside of the church.
“There has to be a fully independent entity investigating the church’s activities. They state that they have these programs for the prevention and safety of children within the parish, for instance, but what they don’t tell you is those programs are voluntarily implemented.”
What was it like trying to tell the press about this, and they would not listen?
“There was a culture of secrecy in these cases. The perpetrator tells the victim – the priest tells the victim ‘you better keep this a secret or you’re gonna burn in hell.’ The victim believes that. When the mother goes to the church to report the abuse, they say “we’ll take care of it,’ but they don’t. Then canon law states sexual abuse matters, when looked into, shall be kept secret. So there was this thread of secrecy that perpetuated the sexual abuse, that allowed it to happen and kept the public from knowing it was happening. The movie picks me up three years into my work in obtaining documents. It took me three years of litigation to obtain the documents indicating Cardinal Bernard Law knew that Father Geoghan was sexually molesting children yet he did not want it public. So, there was just this silence written into it.”
What was it like being an outsider in a very religious town with deep ties to the church?
“Oh I was ready to go down with the ship. They were offering me millions of dollars for the Geoghan victims in settlements if my clients would sign confidentiality agreements. My clients would not sign confidentiality agreements, I advised against it. The church knew I was ready to go down with the ship.”
Meaning what?
“This had to be exposed. They could destroy me, or try to destroy me if they wanted to, but this had to be exposed. Any human being would want to expose this.”
But you could not get anyone to listen.
“I would have thought of a way. I was just doing my work, I was building the evidence and eventually, as the movie showed, I could not be ignored.”
You were hounded by individuals defending the church and accused of being a ‘gold-digger,’ taking money from the church like an ATM machine. That must have been tough to hear.
“Well, not really because I knew I was doing the right thing. When you know you’re doing – you’re trying to help other human beings and you’re trying to prevent criminal activity and children being sexually abused, they can throw all the rocks at me they want, it really doesn’t matter.”
Does the success of the film and the attention it has brought help?
“Well, it helps many victims. I’ve gotten many calls from victims who have seen the movie and it has helped empower them, and it has helped other victims to come forward because they finally have the courage because they see that they’re not alone.”
Some have said that the fact the movie won the Oscar has empowered them, because otherwise it would have meant people didn’t think it was true.
“That’s so true, but I’ve also heard from victims say ‘I’m not ready to watch the movie yet, I can’t do it but I will watch it. I just can’t do it.’ Each victim has to proceed at their own pace.”

Have you gotten a better office than what was depicted in the film?
“No, the office they portrayed in the film, kind of, is a much neater than my office actually.”

Statement From The Boston Archdiocese

October 28, 2015 - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley statement regarding release of Spotlight
The Spotlight film depicts a very painful time in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States and particularly here in the Archdiocese of Boston. It is very understandable that this time of the film's release can be especially painful for survivors of sexual abuse by clergy.
The media's investigative reporting on the abuse crisis instigated a call for the Church to take responsibility for its failings and to reform itself — to deal with what was shameful and hidden — and to make the commitment to put the protection of children first, ahead of all other interests.
We have asked for and continue to ask for forgiveness from all those harmed by the crimes of the abuse of minors. As Archbishop of Boston I have personally met with hundreds of survivors of clergy abuse over the last twelve years, hearing the accounts of their sufferings and humbly seeking their pardon. I have been deeply impacted by their histories and compelled to continue working toward healing and reconciliation while upholding the commitment to do all that is possible to prevent harm to any child in the future.
The Archdiocese of Boston is fully and completely committed to zero tolerance concerning the abuse of minors. We follow a vigorous policy of reporting and disclosing information concerning allegations of abuse. Any suspected case of abuse should be reported to civil authorities and to the Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach (866-244-9603 or 617-746-5985).
More information about the protocols and programs run by the Archdiocese to assure safe environments for children and to address the needs of survivors may be found at


  • Mitchell Garabedian, Boston-based attorney who since 1979 has focused on representing victims of sexual abuse.
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‘Hippie ex-priest’ put ‘Spotlight’ on sexual abuse
Peter RoweContact Reporter
November 20, 2015
Richard Sipes, a former priest and monk, is an expert on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy.
Richard Sipes, a former priest and monk, is an expert on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy. (Nelvin C. Cepeda)

In the new movie “Spotlight,” a character describes Richard Sipe as a “hippie ex-priest shacking up with some nun.”

When the real Sipe heard this line, he laughed. The 82-year-old La Jollan is often called worse: Traitor.

Sipe never appears on screen in “Spotlight,” a dramatization of the Boston Globe’s 2001-02 investigation of the Catholic Church covering up the crimes of pedophile priests. Yet his insights, formed after decades of research on priests, permeate the film.

A psychotherapist who treated troubled clergy, Sipe drew on about 500 case files for his 1990 study of celibacy, “A Secret World.” Another 500 priests were also interviewed, plus an equal number of lay people who had been sex partners — as adults or children, willing or unwilling — of Catholic clergy.

“I’m excited… living my life.”

His conclusions: At any one time, no more than half of priests are practicing celibacy. Most of the others are engaged in sexual relationships with women or men, but Sipe found that 6 percent prey on minors. (After further research, he revised that figure to 6 percent to 9 percent.)

A scholarly work from a small publishing house — New York’s Brunner/Mazel — “Secret World” nonetheless rocked a 2,000-year-old global institution.

“This is very important and has to be published,” an abbot told Sipe after reading the manuscript. “But it’s a good thing the church no longer castrates or burns at the stake, or you would be in trouble.”

While he escaped execution, Sipe has been verbally flogged for 25 years., a website decrying “media bias in coverage of sex abuse in the Catholic Church,” calls Sipe “an angry ex-priest” who uses “the issue of clergy sex abuse as a means to advance his attack on the Catholic Church, especially its teachings regarding human sexuality.”

Victims of sexual abuse, though, praise the man and his work.

“He’s an absolute hero,” said David Clohessy, executive director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). “He’s just a very wise and compassionate man who has made an enormous contribution to understanding and exposing this crisis.”

In his office at home, the walls are covered with reproductions of murals depicting the Last Judgment. A computer dominates one desk, a sculpted nude female torso another. In his lair, Sipe looks neither angelic nor demonic. He looks frail — a walker waits by his chair, thanks to old skiing injuries — yet joyful.

“I don’t have any regrets about what I went through,” he said. “I couldn’t have accomplished any of this without being a monk and a priest.”
‘What it’s about’

Sipe grew up in Minnesota, part of a large Catholic family. He remembers his parents as faithful, not fanatical. It was his idea, not theirs, for the naive ninth-grader to enter a Benedictine seminary.

“I was one of 10 kids,” he said. “You had to stand out in some way!”

He was allowed to date through high school, and 70 years later can still rattle off the names of girlfriends. His monastic preparations continued, though, through college. He became a Benedictine monk in 1953 and a priest in that order in 1959, vowing obedience, poverty and chastity.

That last vow didn’t worry him, Sipe said, thanks to his ignorance. “You don’t know what it’s about, what sex is about, what an adult sexual relationship is or what it’s like to fall in love.”

While studying psychiatry and religion in Rome, he grew fascinated by the question of why some priests — such as the Very Rev. Ulric Beste, a Vatican official and a mentor — remained celibate and others did not.

He continued his studies at St. John’s University Mental Health Institute in Minnesota and as a fellow at the Menninger Foundation. At Maryland’s Seton Psychiatric Institute, a hospital where struggling priests were sent for treatment, he collected data on the sexual lives of his patients.

In 1966, Margaret Mead toured Seton. The anthropologist encouraged the priest to study this matter in a dispassionate manner. To this day, Sipe doesn’t refer to errant priests as “pedophiles.”

“I say they are priests who have sex with minors,” he said.

Sipe’s tone, especially in “Secret World” and a 2003 sequel, “Celibacy in Crisis,” is free of outrage and judgment. Some victims are disturbed by this clinical approach, but not SNAP’s executive director.

“There’s just way too much blaming and shaming and anger by people from all sides in this crisis,” Clohessy said. “Richard does a superb job of focusing on behavior and not beliefs, on facts and not theories.”

He’s also more than a scholar. As a fellow priest, he understood his peers’ struggles.

“I was part of the culture,” he said. “And I was a data keeper.”

That data would help direct the Boston Globe’s investigation, which inspired similar probes. As the church’s sex scandal erupted around the world, it seemed that no diocese was free of predatory priests — including San Diego.

Persona non grata

In his 30s, Father Sipe fell into a severe depression. In therapy, he came to the conclusion that he could no longer serve as a priest. In 1970, he was granted dispensation from his priestly vows.

Soon after, he married Marianne Benkert, a former nun and psychiatrist who had worked at Baltimore’s Loyola University. He opened a private practice, taught, wrote and devoted himself to his new role as husband.

Soon, he was a father. Walter Sipe, the couple’s son, graduated from Harvard and enrolled in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. His parents bought a La Jolla home in 1996, where their son took up residence. Three years later, after he graduated, his parents moved in.

Sipe was in La Jolla when the Globe learned of his research. In October 2001, he and Marianne flew to Boston to meet with the journalists. After the Spotlight team’s first stories on sexual abuse by clergy appeared in 2002, Sipe was contacted by media from around the world.

He’s still sought as a source and an expert witness. To date, he’s testified in about 250 cases brought against Roman Catholic priests accused of rape and other sexual crimes. He’s also been invited to speak on college campuses, in public forums, in conferences addressing this crisis.

One place he hasn’t been invited: The offices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego.

“I’ve been blackballed,” Sipe said. “Bishop Robert Brom sent his chancellor here to say I was not welcome in the chancery. If I came, it would only be in the presence of a lawyer.”

In San Diego, so many victims came forward that the diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2007. Later that year, the church agreed to pay $198.1 million to 144 victims. The diocese’s bankruptcy petition would be terminated in January 2014.

The diocese, Robert McElroy said when he was named San Diego’s bishop this March, had to do a better job of preventing these crimes.

“We can never relax on that issue,” McElroy said then. “We can never think we have done enough to have put that in the past.”

This week, the diocese declined several Union-Tribune requests to outline steps it has taken to prevent a recurrence.

In the long run

These crimes are not committed only by Catholic clergy, a truth that was underscored last week by two news stories. Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to prison for possessing child pornography and having intercourse with two minors; and the Associated Press reported that military prisons contain more sexual abusers of children than any other type of offender.

Next year, Sipe himself will testify in child sex abuse cases involving two non-Catholic religious leaders.

Yet he is convinced that the crisis in the Catholic Church is unique, and rooted in that institution’s attitudes toward sex and gender. While he welcomes the new tone set by Pope Francis, he doesn’t expect any rapid changes.

“I think there is something starting,” he said. “But the real change will not come until the church allows optional celibacy and the ordination of women.

“And these changes will cause more problems, and then more changes. This is an evolutionary process.”

Change is constant, even in an institution that seems to move at a glacial pace. Those images of the Last Judgment on the walls of Sipe’s study? One is a reproduction of an 11th-century work, showing a welcoming Christ in a vast paradise. Hell is almost an afterthought, shunted to a small corner of the canvas.

“Now look at Michelangelo,” Sipe said, gesturing to the framed poster of the 16th-century painting on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. Half of this masterwork is devoted to souls being hurled into damnation.

Sipe laughed. “That says it all.”

Years ago, Sipe stopped attending weekly Mass. He’s not a member of any parish and doesn’t regularly partake of the sacraments. But ask if he’s given up on the faith of his childhood, and he smiles.

“My view of being a Catholic is that I am a Catholic in the long run of things,” said the former priest and ex-monk. “I am a part of the change.”

Copyright © 2016, The San Diego Union-Tribune


Link to SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

THE OATH: SECRET SOCIETIES AND FRATERNITIES (satanic education system) 2016

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Listen and Learn from Mae Brussell (1922-1988)

JULY 21, 1971

Born in Beverly Hills 1922, Mae Brussell was the daughter of the Rabbi Edgar Magnin and great granddaughter of Isaac Magnin, founder of the I. Magnin clothing stores. Mae grew up in Hollywood, when not traveling throughout the world with her family.

By the time President Kennedy was murdered in 1963, Mae was married with five kids. Not satisfied with the Warren Commission Report on the assassination, Mae bought herself (as a Christmas present) the 26 volume Warren Commission testimonies and began reading, filing and cross-indexing. Not only did she find unnerving connections to high level government officials, the CIA, Nazi Germany, corporations , and organized crime (to name a few), but she began to see relationships to many other current and past significant historical and political events throughout the world.

In June 1971, after 7 years of research and now living in Carmel, California, Mae appeared as a guest on KLRB, a local FM radio station independently owned by Bob and Gloria Barron. Mae discussed her views on political assassinations and the New York Times release of the Pentagon Papers. The response was so good that Mae became a regular weekly guest and before too long had her own show, Dialogue: Conspiracy, which turned into the influential radio program World Watchers International.

In 1983 Mae's show moved to KAZU in Pacific Grove, CA and there it stayed until her last broadcast (#862) on June 13, 1988.

There were times when death threats forced Mae off the air -- including one by Manson family member Sandra Good in September of 1975. At one point Mae resorted to recording her shows at home on her small General Electric cassette tape recorder and privately mailed out copies to her subscribers.

Her research into current and past political events continued until her death of cancer on October 3rd, 1988.

JUNE 13, 1988

Toxic Vaccines, Institutionalized Racism, and the Global Depopulation Agenda - Max Ratt

Did you know Bill Gates father was head of Planned Parenthood? Bill and Melissa Gates, along with the other lying murderers like Rockefeller, are behind the outrageous genocide now occurring across the globe in the guise of immunizations.

Published on Jul 3, 2016
In this episode of the Max Ratt Deconstruction Zone Max analyzes the most nefarious project on the face of this Earth, which is the Vaccine Induced Global Population Agenda. Eugenicist Mass Murderers named Gates, Rockefeller, and many more of their partners and subservient operatives have implemented a clear plan using Vaccines to EXTERMINATE large swaths of the World's Population focusing on but not limited to the African Continent and less fortunate, oppressed, brown-skinned Targets. Anyone with ANY conscience should be Alarmed by the Actions of these Criminals.

Vaccinations are Dangerous! Listen to Max Ratt Expose the Lies in VAXXED

"May 24th 2016 - In this episode of the Max Ratt Deconstruction Zone Max digs DEEP into the issue of Vaccines. With the recent publicity surrounding the movie “VAXXED”, Max incorporates a review of the documentary within an in depth presentation encompassing a plethora of knowledge and research into Vaccination. This is an important show presented in Max’s Unique Style. Educate before you Vaccinate. Note: Youtube blocked my ability to load this podcast on my main channel so I've loaded on a back up channel ... For more Podcasts and content from Max Ratt check out"

"People don't realize there are 42,000 reports of adverse events to the vaccine adverse reporting system in the last 15 months. 42,000 including 179 deaths and 10,000 visits to emergency rooms. And yet our government tells us that vaccines are safe. How is that possible? And how is it possible that the government also recognizes that vaccines injure and kill some people and yet, they're somehow safe.
It makes no sense."

Leslie Manookian
"The Greater Good"