Miracle of The Sun: Religious prodigy, UFO, meteorological phenomenon, or something else

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Miracle of The Sun:

Religious prodigy, UFO, meteorological phenomenon, or something else

 By Alexander Popoff

The analysis of the Fátima prodigy (presumably a religious miracle, UFO and encounter of the third kind, or a meteorological phenomenon) leads us to a surprising result: mankind is under mind control by a mega-civilization.

When pondering the Fermi paradox and cosmology theories, researchers take into account only the space civilizations that originated in this evolutionary cycle of the universe. They don’t consider the incredibly advanced civilizations from previous cycles of this universe or other universes from the Multiverse and the All. These space races are mega-civilizations. They are very old (many billions even trillions years older then us) and extremely advanced. We can’t even imagine their level of development and what they are. Most probably they are capable of creating designer universes, life, and custom civilizations.

A cyclic (or oscillating) model is a cosmological theory in which the universes follow self-sustaining cycles. In the 1920s, theoretical physicists, including Albert Einstein, considered the possibility of a cyclic model for our universe. They theorized a universe following an eternal series of oscillations, each beginning with a Big Bang and ending with a Big Crunch.

Each evolutionary cycle of our universe and other universes gives birth to a large amount of superior civilizations.

What we are witnessing now is simply the latest cycle of the colossal natural structure we call our universe. Of course, it could be a designer universe, which is a product of a superior space race. In both cases there is a huge amount of mega-civilizations with their plans, great works, and dreams.

For the mega-civilizations, humanity is like a Monopoly game on the table, next to the sandwiches and the beer—humans are totally visible, accessible, contactable, and manipulatable.


On the 13 of October, 1917, some striking events happened near the small town Fátima in Portugal.  A large crowd of 70,000 to 100,000 people observed the Miracle of the Sun.

Professor José Garrett from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Coimbra, armed with binoculars, was standing on the rim of the hollow field called Cova da Iria with a commanding view of the entire area. He could observe not only the crowd, but also the spot where the apparitions appeared in the last few months. Professor Garrett counted more thana hundred thousand people. He wrote a detailed report on this events. Newspaper reporters were also in attendance; they took testimony from many people who have witnessed extraordinary solar activity and other strange events.

The large crowd had gathered there because three young shepherd children (Jacinta 7, Francisco 9, and Lucia 10) had predicted a few months earlier that at high noon at that day the celestial lady who had appeared to them several times would perform a great miracle “so that all people may believe!”

In May 1917, the small shepherds claimed to have encountered a celestial lady. The children were watching their sheep when they saw a bright flash. Then they walked toward the pasture field Cova da Iria, an old sacred spot, where they were caught in a glowing, blinding light. Lucia said that in the center of the light they saw a little feminine creature about 1.1 meter high. She was extremely beautiful. Her age was between 12 and 15 years. Lucia stated that “She was wearing a narrow skirt, a jacket, and a cloak, all with little golden cords running crisscross through them.” “She made no facial movements, nor did she articulate her lower limbs when she walked.” “She spoke without moving her lips, and moved only her hands from time to time.”

The oldest child, Lucia, was the only one to speak to her, and the lady from the heaven told the kids that she would reappear to them on the thirteenth day of the next six months.

On June 13, there were about fifty people to see the lady from the heaven. Only the three small shepherds could see the apparition. Lucia talked with some unseen entity whose answers were not heard by the other people. Only one witness reported hearing a faint voice or buzzing of a bee. When the meeting ended was heard an explosion and they saw a little cloud rise from the vicinity of a small tree, where during the next few months the apparitionsappeared.

About five thousand people were present at the third vision. The small shepherds said that the celestial lady had given them a secret and would perform a great miracle in October.

About thirty thousand people were present at the fourth vision. It was affirmed that in October would be “a miracle, so that everyone may believe.”

The news was in the newspapers all over the country. Many people thought it was a lie. The Portugal government didn’t believe it either. The church was silent.

The big day, October 13, 1917, was gloomy and rainy.

Professor José Garrett reported, “It must have been 1:30 p.m. [about midday by the sun] when there arose, at the exact spot where the children were, a column of smoke, thin, fine, and bluish, which extended up to perhaps two meters above their heads, and evaporated at that height. This phenomenon, perfectly visible to the naked eye, lasted for a few seconds. Not having noted how long it had lasted, I cannot say whether it was more or less than a minute. The smoke dissipated abruptly, and after some time, it came back to occur a second time, then a third time.”

Witness Dominic Reis remembers, “And then the children walk to the tree, and talk in the direction of the tree, and we see the children bent down just like bow to somebody. I didn’t see what, but something was there because we see the children bend down, then we see the children move the lips to talk to someone.”

Again, the celestial lady appeared only to the children. She presented herself as Virgin Mary. After predicting an end to the war, the near death of two of the small shepherds, and giving the kids certain visions, Virgin Mary lifted her hands to the sky.

The rain stopped and the sun started breaking. And the promised grand miracle began!

The sun started to wander within the circle of the receded clouds. It seemed pale, like a ball of snow. Then the solar disk began to rotate about its center at a rather high velocity, about a turn per second.

The most astonishing thing was that the people were able to stare at the solar disc for a long time, brilliant with light and heat, without hurting the eyes or damaging the retina.

Everything around turned into different colors.

Some eyewitnesses saw white petals shower down and disintegrate before reaching the earth.

Professor Garrett wrote, “I turned around, too, toward the point commanding their gaze and I could see the sun, like a very clear disc, with its sharp edge, which gleamed without hurting the sight. It could not be confused with the sun seen through a fog (there was no fog at that moment), for it was neither veiled nor dim. At Fátima, it kept its light and heat, and stood out clearly in the sky, with a sharp edge, like a large gaming table. The most astonishing thing was to be able to stare at the solar disc for a long time, brilliant with light and heat, without hurting the eyes or damaging the retina. [During this time], the sun’s disc did not remain immobile, it had a giddy motion, [but] not like the twinkling of a star in all its brilliance for it spun round upon itself in a mad whirl.”

The sun was spinning rapidly like a fire-wheel, throwing beams of several colors. The people and everything around were stained with the colors of the rainbow. The sun seemed literally to dance in the sky. It looked like flat disk rather than a globe.

Two witnesses looked at the sun with binoculars and said seeing a ladder and two creatures.

Witnesses reported seeing shining, silvery angel hair (a cobweb-like substance) falling from the sky, which evaporated before touching the ground. Some people saw rose petals falling from the heavens and melting away.

The air was refreshed, and the scent of sanctity wafted over the crowd.

Some could see in the skies the smiling face of the Blessed Virgin herself.

“The seconds seemed like hours, so vivid were they.”

The people were enchanted by a remarkable spectacle in the sky of a kind they had never seen before.

The blood red sun suddenly stopped spinning and seemed to come down in a zigzag, strongly radiating heat, threatening to burn and smash the Earth. It came rapidly closer and closer, with increasing size and brilliancy. A terrible moment!

The people cried, ”It comes down! It comes down!”

Most of the panicked witnesses thought their last hour had come. The people were weeping and expecting the end of the world at any moment. They felt the heat of the fiery sun that was coming down.

Professor Garrett wrote, “Then, suddenly, one heard a clamor, a cry of anguish breaking from all the people. The sun, whirling wildly, seemed all at once to loosen itself from the firmament and, blood red, advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge and fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was truly terrible.”

The people believed it was the end of the world.

Some were losing their senses.

The crowds around were making a tremendous noise. Most of them were crying out to God for mercy. Many were confessing their sins aloud, asking God to pardon their sins. Parents were throwing themselves protectively over their children. A few were trying to run away from the falling sun. Some were simply paralyzed with fear.

Then suddenly, the sun was back in its usual place.

The great terror of being burned and smashed by the huge, fiery sun was followed by an enormous feeling of joy and relief.

And then the wind started to blow really hard, but strangely enough, the bushes and trees did not move or shake because of the wind, just like in a dream. The rain-soaked clothing of the people became dry very quickly, almost instantly. The soaked clothes were now “suddenly and completely dry.”

Most people were standing, but many others were on their knees: crying, praying really hard, or calling on the Virgin Mary. The people were fully convinced: it was a miracle, a real miracle! There is a God in the Heavens! Atheists were converted! People shouted, “I believe! I believe! I believe!”

“I was amazed, in ecstasy before the demonstration of divine power…converted in that moment.”


Despite the attempts of photojournalists, the phenomenon itself could not be photographed. In the pictures we can see only crowds looking at the cloudy sky, many shading their eyes.

The solar phenomenon was not observed in any observatory.

The Miracle of the Sun, other religious miracles, many UFO sightings, and other phenomena, while witnessed by most of the present people, are usually never witnessed by all. Some of the Fátima witnesses, including believers, reported that they saw only cloudy skies.

Andrija Puharich, a medical and parapsychological researcher, medical inventor, physician, and author, known as the person who brought the Israeli Uri Geller to the United States for scientific investigation. wrote in his book about Geller that once when driving in the desert, Puharich, Geller, and another witness saw a huge spaceship but the three military personnel in the front seat were unable to see it. Andrija Puharich also recorded other occasions when he and Uri Geller could see UFOs that the other individuals present could not observe.

Not all reported seeing the sun “dance.” Monsignor John Quareman said, “To my surprise, I saw clearly and distinctly a globe of light advancing from east to west, gliding slowly and majestically through the air.” Some observers only saw the radiant colors, some claimed that the sun spun pinwheel-like, while others maintained that it danced in the skies, some peoplereported that they saw only cloudy skies, as if the witnesses were watching different sun and skies with different phenomena or no phenomena at all.


But what caused the Miracle of the Sun? What was the colorful object in the skies that looked like the sun? Or it was indeed the sun? Then why no observatory observed the solar phenomenon? If this was a physical solar phenomenon, about one third of the population of the Earth should see the sun dancing, rotating, throwing beams of many colors, and falling down, but only a chosen group of 100,000 people near Fátima could witness the prodigy. Most probably because this was not a physical phenomenon high in the sky, but a psychological one.

According to the Catholic church, it was a genuine miracle made by God or Virgin Mary.

Professor Auguste Meessen of the Institute of Physics, Catholic University of Leuven wrote that the observations near Fátima were optical effects caused by prolonged staring at the sun. Meessen suggested that retinal after-images produced after brief periods of sun gazing were a likely cause of the observed dancing effects of the solar disc. He stated that the color changes were most likely caused by the bleaching of photosensitive retinal cells. If that were the case, then the Miracle of the Sun could be easily duplicated: you just look into the sun for a few seconds and the prodigy begins again and again. But the miracles are reluctant events and they tend to happen extremely rarely, especially the majestic ones.

Meessen writes that the prodigy was optical effects caused by prolonged staring at the sun, but at that time there was no sun in the sky—some witnesses didn’t see the miracle at all. They were observing only a cloudy sky. In the field near Fátima were present photojournalists who made pictures: first, in the photographs there is no sun in the sky, second, the shadows of the people and their belongings (canes, sticks, umbrellas, etc.) also show that there was no sun—there are no strong shadows in the pictures that indicate bright sunshine.

The author, journalist, and researcher D. Scott Rogo wrote in his book Miracles: A Parascientific Inquiry Into Wondrous Phenomena, published in 1982, that “Most writers on Fátima claim that the disc was the sun. But judging by the descriptions we have…the disc was at the wrong elevation and azimuth to have actually been the sun.”

The witness Joaquim Vicente also noticed that the sun was not in the right place. He said, “Suddenly the clouds opened and the sun seemed as though through a window. It began spinning, coming so low that I looked at my watch and believed it was not right as the sun was so low.”

No observatory reported any changes in the movement of the real sun.

People were able to stare for a long time at the colorful object in the sky, brilliant with light and heat, without hurting the eyes or damaging their retina.

Some researchers wrote that the people could stare at the sun because there was mist or thin clouds between the witnesses and the solar disc. But professor Garrett wrote, “I could see the sun, like a very clear disc, with its sharp edge, which gleamed without hurting the sight. It could not be confused with the sun seen through a fog (there was no fog at that moment), for it was neither veiled nor dim.” “At Fátima, it kept its light and heat, and stood out clearly in the sky, with a sharp edge, like a large gaming table.”

The crowds were watching not the real solar disc but something else. One cannot stare at the real sun for a long time without damaging the eyes. The reported events lasted for about twelve minutes. Man cannot look at the sun for so long time without damaging the eyesight. The eyewitnesses did not complain afterwards that their eyesight was damaged because of watching the sun for twelve minutes. Out of tens of thousands of witnesses, there were no report of a single person having incurred eyesight damage, let alone blindness. It can take as little as a few seconds before temporary or permanent damage of the eyesight can begin to occur.

At the Colorado and India sites, many people suffered eye damage (solar retinopathy)—in some instances, possibly permanent damage (Joe Nickell 1993, Sebastian 2008). Obviously, they were looking at the real sun.

But what were observing the witnesses at Fátima? The crowds were watching not the real solar disc but something else. What was it?

The religious people believe it was a miracle, the UFO enthusiasts claim that this was an alien spaceship, some researchers suggest that this was some strange meteorological phenomenon.

Stuart Campbell suggests in his article “The Miracle of the Sun at Fátima,” Journal of Meteorology, Vol 14, no. 142, October, 1989, that stratospheric dust caused the Miracle of the Sun. A cloud of stratospheric dust changed the appearance of the sun, making it easy to look at, and causing it to appear yellow, blue, and violet and to spin. In support of his theory, Campbell wrote that a blue and reddened sun was reported in China in 1983.

This theory fails to explain how this meteorological event caused by stratospheric dust was predicted several months before it took place. It also can’t explain the great heat coming from the alleged dancing sun, the strong wind that started to blow really hard, but the bushes and trees did not move or shake, why the rain-soaked clothing of the people became dry very quickly, almost instantly, nor the white petals that showered down and disintegrate before reaching the earth, etc. How a cloud of stratospheric dust could change the appearance of the sun when at that time there was no sun in the cloudy sky?

The meteorological theories also can’t explain the predicted near death of the two small shepherds. They fail to explain why some of the present people didn’t observe the meteorological phenomenon.

Paul Simons in an article entitled “Weather Secrets of Miracle at Fátima” suggests that some of the optical effects at Fátima may have been caused by a cloud of dust from the Sahara. This theory suffers the same drawbacks as the previous one.

Some researchers suggest that the Miracle of the Sun was a sundog (or sundogs, mock suns, or phantom suns, scientific name parhelia). Sundogs are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the Sun, often co-occurring with a luminous ring. They are created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. Sun dogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is close to the horizon. But the Fátima events occurred at noon, when the sun crosses the meridian and is at its highest elevation in the sky, not close to the horizon. Second, the people witnessed only one sun, not three suns or two additional bright lights in the sky. Third, the sundogs are stationary lights in the skies, they are not spinning like a fire-wheel, throwing beams of several colors, they are not coming down in a zigzag, strongly radiating heat. Fifth, at that time there was no sun in the sky that could create sundogs. This theory fail to explain also other peculiarities of the Fátima events. For instance, how was it possible a small illiterate shepherd to predict several months upfront the appearance of sundogs at noon on the 13 of October, 1917.

Father Stanley Jaki, Benedictine priest, physicist, and historian, suggested in his booklet The Sun’s Miracle or of Something Else that an air lens of ice crystals formed above Fátima and caused the solar phenomena.

Jaki wrote in his autobiography, A Mind’s Matter: An Intellectual Autobiography, “Suddenly the sun’s image turned into a wheel of fire which for the people there resembled a “rodo de fuogo” familiar to them in fireworks. The physical core of that wheel was, as we now have to conjecture, an air lens full of ice crystals, as cirrus clouds are. Such crystals can readily refract the sun’s rays into various colors of the rainbow. The references to the strong west-east wind and to the continued drift of clouds may account for the interplay of two streams of air that could give a twist, in a way analogous to the formation of tornadoes, to put that lens-shaped air mass into rotation.”

People reported that before the miracle the sun had a silver color. According to Jaki, the formation of ice in the atmosphere gave that silver color. Witnesses reported a movement of the sun toward the Earth, the solar disc grew and became closer and closer to the ground. The author explained this with the magnifying power of the air lens made of ice crystals. As the air lens moved in the skies it would give the appearance of a movement (dancing) of the sun. The colors appeared because the air lens refracted the light, just like in a rainbow. The muddy, wet ground and the clothing of the people miraculously dried up almost instantaneously because the air lens concentrated heat to the site like a giant natural magnifying glass. It looks like a very nice theory but how was such an extremely rare incredible meteorological phenomenon predicted by the small illiterate shepherds several months earlier? Second, the powerful concentrated light that dried up the ground and the clothing of the people in a few seconds should burn the clothing and the people themselves. Third, at that time there was no sun in the skies, only clouds, ergo, such effect was not possible. This theory can‘t explain the strong wind that started to blow really hard, but the bushes and trees did not move or shake, nor the white petals that showered down and disintegrate before reaching the Earth.

Stanley L. Jaki proposed that the event was natural and meteorological in nature, but that the fact the event occurred at the exact time predicted was a miracle.

Neither of the aforementioned theories can resolve the mystery of the scent of sanctity that wafted over the crowd.

Kevin McClure claims that the crowd at Cova da Iria may have been expecting to see signs in the sun, since similar phenomena had been reported in the weeks leading up to the miracle. On this basis, he believes that the crowd saw what it wanted to see. But the people were looking at the spot of the apparitions, at the three small shepherds, and at the little oak tree where the celestial lady was said to appear, not at the sun. The believers expected to see there Virgin Mary.

Professor Garrett wrote, “Suddenly I heard the uproar of thousands of voices, and I saw the whole multitude spread out in that vast space at my feet…turn their backs to that spot where, until then, all their expectations had been focused, and look at the sun on the other side.”

The crowds were expecting to see Virgin Mary doing religious miracles, not some solar phenomenon or a wind that would dry up their clothes in a few seconds. This theory fails to explain reports of witnesses many miles away, who were not even thinking of the event at the time.

The witness Carlos de Azevedo Mendes was asked if he had any idea of what was going to happen. “No, I did not have the slightest idea of what might happen.”

Antonio dos Reis Novo when answered if the know what would happen said, “Nobody knew anything about what might happen.”

The witness Maria Celeste was asked, “Did you think anything might happen, Madame?”

“I expected that all was fancy of poor children and we would see nothing.”

There was also a large number of unbelievers that didn’t expect to see anything.

Some researchers suggest that the Miracle of The Sun was a gigantic coronal mass ejection. Solar flares emit high-speed particles that cause the Aurora Borealis. This theory also can’t explain most of the peculiarities of the Fátima events and the fact that this happened on schedule as predicted.

There is no such meteorological event that can explain all peculiarities of the Miracle of the Sun: the blood red sun that seemed to come down in a zigzag, strongly radiating heat, threatening to burn and smash the Earth, the wandering sun within the circle of the receded clouds, turning everything around into different colors, the wind blowing really hard, but the bushes and trees did not move or shake because of the wind, the rain-soaked clothing of the people became dry very quickly, almost instantly, etc. And most importantly, the events were predicted several months earlier by illiterate small shepherds. Such meteorological event never happened before and after the Fátima events. And one more remark: if this was a natural meteorological event, all present people should observe it. Not all witnesses reported seeing the solar phenomenon. Neither could the journalist take photographs of the event.

After the solar phenomenon the wind started to blow really hard, but the bushes and trees did not move or shake because of the wind. Some people reported that their rain-soaked clothing and the ground became “suddenly and completely dry.”

But why did the bushes and trees not move or shake because of the strong wind? The witnesses reported that the wind was blowing really hard. This is another argument against the physical nature of the event. There are UFO cases where trees bent wildly, although witnesses could feel no wind, or the wind was blowing really hard, but the bushes and trees did not move or shake because of the wind. Most probably the same power manipulates the minds of the people witnessing religious events and UFO encounters.

Most witnesses don’t mention the miraculous wind and drying up. Obviously they were product of mind manipulation.

Many researchers have noticed the similarities in the Fátima events to some UFO cases.

  1. Scott Rogo suggested, “It seems to have been an immense UFO-like silver disc.”

Jacques Vallee wrote in his book Dimensions: a Casebook of Alien Contact, “Many descriptions of UFO phenomena force us to deal simultaneously with two categories we always attempt to separate: the physical (or technical) and the spiritual (or divine). Numerous witnesses, in their statements after a close encounter, claim bluntly that the experience of the phenomenon has a religious meaning to them.” The author suggests that the apparitions at Fátima offer a historical example of the religious dimension of UFO encounters.

Jacques Vallee also wrote, “Not only was a flying disk or globe consistently involved, but its motion, its falling-leaf trajectory, its light objects, the thunderclaps, the buzzing sounds, the strange fragrance, the fall of “angel hair” that dissolves upon reaching the ground, the heat wave associated with the close approach of the disc—all of these are frequent parameters of UFO sightings everywhere. And so are the paralysis, the amnesia, the conversions, and the healings.”

This is a very interesting remark. As if the religious and the UFO phenomena are both sides of the same coin. As if they have the same origin (whatever it is). Something or someone is using items from a single list of impressive elements to create religious, UFO, and other paranormal phenomena.

Professor Meessen wrote in his article “Apparitions and the Miracles of the Sun,” “The hypothesis of an extraterrestrial intervention may seem to be unrealistic to those who are not aware of the real dimensions of the UFO-phenomenon. There is ample evidence, however, that it deserves serious attention. It is conceivable, in principle, that apparitions and miracles of the sun could be produced by “alien visitors” having technical capabilities far beyond our own. We can even imagine that extraterrestrial civilizations could be interested in performing large scale ”psychosocial experiments” without letting us become aware of their procedures, to test our reactions and beliefs in religious matters.”

According this theory, the Miracle of the Sun was caused by alien visitors using super advanced technological means as part of psychosocial experiments; the dancing sun was a maneuvering extraterrestrial spaceship.

Some researchers, including Jacques Vallee, suggest that the disc and the light in the skies was not the sun but a UFO. Their arguments are that the sun can’t move around in the sky, it is a sphere not an opaque spinning disc, man can’t watch the sun for long time without hurting the eyes, the multicolored lights emitting from the object are typical for UFOs, etc.

Angel hair is often associated with UFOs, too. The UFO believers suggest that the presence of angel hair at Fátima is a proof that that was an alien spaceship sighting. A theory among ufologists states that angel hair is created from “ionized air sleeting off an electromagnetic field” that surrounds a UFO. Angel hair is dispersed from UFOs as they fly overhead.

Lucia said about the apparition of the celestial lady that, “She made no facial movements, nor did she articulate her lower limbs when she walked.” Talking without moving the lips and walking without moving the legs is a common feature of some ufonauts and men in black.

The change of color of flying objects is often associated with UFOs. At the beginning of the Miracle of the Sun the solar disc had a color of silver, then the colors of a rainbow, when it began to fall down to Earth it became blood red.

After the meeting with the apparitions one of the little girls said, “I cannot speak, nor play, nor sing, and I haven’t the strength to do anything.” The close encounters with UFOs and ufonauts also often end up with total exhaustion of the witnesses. The fatigue is a common characteristic after paranormal events.

Some researchers suggest that when the UFO descended over the crowd it was interpreted as a falling of the “sun.” The people felt the heat of the propulsion system and their clothes and the ground “miraculously” died up in a few moments. The strong wind was caused by the movements of the large alien spaceship.

Specific smells are often associated with religious miracles, UFOs, demons, angels, the devil, etc. UFO advocates claim that the Fátima events were actually extraterrestrial encounters that were misinterpreted, and the specific smell was alien.

The ufonauts and the religious apparitions like to make predictions: two of the small shepherds will die soon after the events, J.F.Kennedy will be assassinated, the pope was about to be killed at the Istanbul airport, there would be a blackout in New York, North America would split in two and the East Coast would sink into the sea, etc. etc.

Some of the predictions come true, some don’t. Two of the small shepherds (Jacinta and Francisco) indeed died soon after the Fátima events. Francisco died in 1919, Jacinta in 1920.

During the six months of the apparitions many conversions and healings were reported. The miraculous healings (of some physiological and psychological illnesses) often are associated with religious miracles, but also with UFOs, and other paranormal events.

According to the researcher Joaquim Fernandes, microwaves emitted from the UFO caused the intense heat, sudden drying of the ground and clothing of the people, and the miraculous cures reported by some of the witnesses.

Some researchers suggest that the Fátima events were a close encounter of the third kind, not a religious miracle. The Fátima apparitions of an angel and of Virgin Mary were actually a series of contacts with star creatures. The visions were in fact aliens or their holograms. Some people think that the close encounters of the third kind and the UFO sightings at Fátima and other sites were used by the church as religious propaganda.

If the solar disc was an alien spacecraft, it should cast a huge moving shadow on the ground, but no one reported such shadow. Since the supposed alien craft was with really huge circular dimensions (the prodigy was seen 40 kilometer away from the large field with 100,000 people) it should form a tremendous shadow, even if there was no sun in the sky. But as we know, flying saucers, demons, the devil, religious apparitions, etc. only rarely cast shadows.

It wasn’t an alien spaceship because despite the attempts of photojournalists the object in the skies could not be photographed and some of the witnesses could not see it. This very fact is a hard evidence that the sighting (religious or UFO) was psychological, not physical. Second, if the apparitions were actually aliens or their holograms, why did they have religious talks with the small shepherds, why did they show them religious visions, why did they make predictions with many religious elements, and wanted the people to erect a chapel near the place of the miraculous events. Were the supposed extraterrestrials from some alien church?

The mega-civilization in control over the humans created the religions as an integral part of the early societies and they are still an important part of mankind because it is still in its infancy.

Following this line of reasoning, it becomes apparent that  the religions on Earth we consider human (most atheists consider religions a self-delusion of the weak human mind) or from god are actually imposed by some superior alien civilization.

The church considers these events religious miracles, and inconsistencies with the natural laws are part of a miracle. A miracle by definition defies the natural; this is an event that is contrary to the established laws of nature and attributed to a supernatural cause.

But there are other events with similar elements that are not considered religious or miracles. On the contrary, they are considered part of the natural evolution of the sentient creatures of the Universe. These are the UFOs, the alien abductions, the close encounters of the third kind, etc. Very often they also defy nature, and in most UFO cases there are inconsistencies (even absurdities) with the natural laws, and sometimes they are accompanied by religious and/or paranormal elements. There is also another group of supernatural phenomena that are not religious—observing and making contact with fairies, gnomes, demons, harpies, minotaurs, sirens, etc.

The question here is what and why is causing such extraordinary events? Does something or someone control human consciousness, behavior, and development? Religion’s answer to this question is positive—yes, there is God, he created the world and all creatures, and He is in charge of everything. The miracles are a sign or a demonstration of His existence and powers.

Well, what about the UFOs? Maybe some gods prefer to demonstrate their powers and existence through the millions of sightings of UFOs, alien abductions, and extraterrestrial encounters? On the other hand, there is no single undeniable proof that the millions of UFOs are real extraterrestrial spacecraft.

To create a better theory and achieve a better understanding of such extraordinary events (and of the nature of humankind itself) we should analyze the triple phenomena: the religious, the UFOs, and the paranormal.

Some researchers suggest the Fátima events were result of a mass hypnosis.

In the case of mass hypnosis, there should be an operator able to hypnotize all these 100,000 people, some of them 40 kilometers away. But there was no obvious operator.

Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions done by an operator. No one reported a person or something else talking to the crowds in order to hypnotize them. Can we assume that they were hypnotized telepathically? And who or what was that person or entity, possessing such an impressive power of telepathy: God, a man, an extraterrestrial creature, or something else?

The Scottish surgeon James Braid described in 1851 the hypnotic stage performance by a visiting American, George W. Stone,

“Persons in a perfectly wakeful state, of well-known character and standing in society, who come forward voluntarily from among the audience, will be experimented upon. They will be deprived of the power of speech, hearing, sight. Their voluntary motions will be completely controlled, so that, they can neither rise up nor sit down, except at the will of the operator; their memory will be taken away, so that they will forget their own name and that of their most intimate friends; they will be made to stammer, and to feel pain in any part of their body at the option of the operator – a walking stick will be made to appear a snake, the taste of water will be changed to vinegar, honey, coffee, milk, brandy, wormwood, lemonade, etc., etc., etc. These extraordinary experiments are really and truly performed without the aid of trick, collusion, or deception, in the slightest possible degree.”

A regular stage magician can make you see and meet the entire menagerie of UFOs, close encounters of the third kind, alien abductions, deities and demons, mythological creatures, etc.

Some individuals have reported reddened eyes, strange scars, or wounds on their bodies, etc. after such events, which they consider a hard proof of their encounters with the aliens or deities. A stage magician can make the same marks on your body. He can put a coin on your hand and say that it is red hot, and you will receive burn blisters.

The subconscious of man is very powerful and it could cause various wounds, scars, illnesses, and even death.

We see that human brain and mind are so constructed that they could be easily manipulated.

The human mind and body are so easily manipulated as if there is an instrument panel attached to the human brain. Why are humans constructed this way? Most probably to be controlled.

As for the predicted death of the two kids, the mega-civilization not only controls the mind of the people but also has a comprehensive knowledge of everything on our planet, including the health conditions of the individuals.

The Fátima events were a miracle (a show) with religious motifs staged by a mega-civilization. With some slight changes this could be an impressive UFO sighting and close encounter of the third kind.

On the other hand, there were left several absurdities or “mistakes” (the wind was blowing really hard, but strangely enough, the bushes and trees did not move or shake because of the wind, not all witnesses could see the solar miracle, etc.) when staging the events so that the thinking man could realize that the humans are under control and they are guided by a superior civilization that in some cases presents itself as god, spirits of dead people, angels, and Virgin Mary, in other cases as ufonauts coming from distant stars, or trolls and other mythological creatures. The human mind and science are still in their infancy, and the mega-civilization still offers us UFO and religious fairytales as it has done for the past tens of thousands of years.

The Fátima case was not a series of accidental events lasting for many months. It was a carefully planed and deliberately executed demonstration by an unseen master of humanity able to control the minds of 100,000 people. It was a message to the thinking man.

The striking events at Fátima, Portugal were a majestic spectacle that happened in the minds of the people only. The theater hall was full of spectators, but the stage was empty. A superior intelligence stages in the human mind religious miracles, UFOs, all sort of aliens, demons, angels, gods, trolls, etc. The Fátima events were a brilliant demonstration of the power of the masters of humanity. And the total dependence of the humans on their masters.

They are here and they influence us—the flying saucers, the numerous aliens from all sorts of planets and dimensions, the deities and their religious miracles, the paranormal phenomena, the fairies, the demons, and many other products of an extraterrestrial entity, which is the long hand of a mega-civilization. We can’t observe this superior intelligence directly but we can see its reflection in the phenomena it is displaying in our minds.


Sincerely Yours,

Alexander Popoff,

author of research books






By Steve Erdmann

(Copyright C, 2016, Steve Erdmann- All Rights Reserved)

<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>


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The Precision of the Sniper

“Could the Mob change the parade route, Bill, or eliminate the protection for the President?  

“Could the Mob send Oswald to Russia and get him back?  Could the Mob get the FBI the CIA, and the Dallas Police to make a mess of the investigation?  

“Could the Mob appoint the Warren Commission to cover it up?  Could the Mob wreck the autopsy?  Could the Mob influence the national media to go to sleep?

“And since when has the Mob used anything but .38’s for hits, up close.  The Mob wouldn’t have the guts or the power for something of this magnitude.  Assassins need payrolls, orders, times, schedules.  This was a military-style ambush from start to finish… a coup d’etat with Lyndon Johnson waiting in the wings.”  — Jim Garrison, speaking in Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK.”

The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination draws on multiple and alleged interviews with two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, in addition to former FBI, Secret Service, military intelligence, and Congressional personnel, who provided supposed first-hand information.

The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination also uses government files, including the detailed FBI confession of notorious Mafia godfather, Carlos Marcello, to openly reveal what the authors imagine are those who killed JFK.  Using information that appears to be undisclosed and never published before, the book uses Marcello’s own words to his closest associates to describe the supposed plot.  The book consists of  what appears to be a library of information concerning Lamar Waldron’s and Thom Hartmann’s belief about mobster godfathers Carlos Marcello’s and Santo Trafficante’s plot to kill JFK, as was discovered in problematic FBI CAMTEX files.

The authors tell of Marcello’s prison cellmate’s (Van Laningham) recorded interview/confession on the mobs’ murder of John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.  The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination book also alludes to supposed new files and information that the authors claim were not available to Congress, which has seemingly only emerged in recent years, and supposedly and completely explains for the first time how Marcello and Trafficante committed and got away with the crime of the 20th century.

Larmar Waldron book cover

(The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination, Lamar Waldron, Counterpoint, 1919 Fifth Street, Berkeley, Ca. 94710, http://www.counterpointpress.com, 2013, 519 pages, $28,00). [1]

Waldron tells of an era when mob rule was immense, and Mafia Kingpin Carlos Marcello ‘owned’ “mayors, judges, governors, members of congress and senators.”  Marcello employed his “own high-powered Washington lobbyist” and a “powerful Washington law firm.”

Marcello, says Waldron, didn’t need “approval from the national Mafia Commission before undertaking major hits.”   This often included government officials who posed a threat (such as the 1954 murder of Alabama’s anti-mob Attorney General-elect). Marcello’s empire grossed about $2 billion a year.

The alleged break in the investigation of the murder of John Kennedy came when the FBI operated a wire-tape “sting” with Marcello’s prison cellmate, Van Laningham.  The code-name CAMTEX operation ran from 1985 to 1986.

Carlos Marcello Taken in to Custody

  Carlos Marcello in Court



The overall review of the authors’ books, which included two earlier books Ultimate Sacrifice and Legacy of Secrecy, reveal:

  1. Godfather Carlos Marcello of Louisiana joined forces with Santos Trafficante of Tampa mob rule and Johnny Rosselli, a Chicago mob don, to plan the murders of JFK and were also involved in the murders of RFK and Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. Jimmy Hoffa was involved in the effort to destroy the Kennedys.  Hoffa bribed Richard Nixon.
  3. The single bullet theory is wrong.  Kennedy was killed by hired killers who were connected to the Marcello crime family.  They may have come from as far afield as France.
  4. The authors assert that AMWORLD was the plan to invade Cuba on December 1, 1963 to overthrow Castro and place General Almeida in control of a U.S. friendly democratic regime.
  5. A mob hit was planned on JFK in both Chicago and Tampa in November 1963 before the successful hit in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
  6. The CIA was affiliated with the Mob in Anti-Castro plots. Richard Helms the CIA director and Howard Hunt were involved in covert planning and the training of anti-Castro forces for the invasion of the Bay of Pigs.
  7. Arch segregationist Joseph Milteer and wealthy far right fringe men were paid by Marcello to hire James Earl Ray to hit RFK.  Jimmy Hoffa was involved in the effort to destroy the Kennedys.  Hoffa bribed Richard Nixon.
  8.  Many of the persons involved in the President Kennedy assassination were also involved in Watergate.  They did not want word of the covert governmental actions against Castro to leak out to the public.

Author’ s Note: ->  The authors Waldron and Hartmann also use the same gymnastics and semantics to place the blame of the murder of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., on the mob as well, for many of the same reasons: these contortions are amply rebutted by critics, but are beyond the breath of this article. — S.E.


To the point:  Marcello hired two European hit-men that were brought into Dallas, hidden by mobster Joe Campisi at his Dallas restaurant (the CIA supposedly verified that they had come into the US through Canada and from Italy).  Waldron also says that assassin Jean Souetre was in Dallas on November 22 (and was actually an alias of Michel Victor Mertz). Waldron says that CIA operatives were also seen behind the Grassy-Knoll fence at that time (Page 10). CIA officer David Morales also claimed a part (page 2). Waldron also talks about hitmen Herminio Diaz and Charles Nicoletti, and one or two of Rosselli’s “trained Cuban exile sharpshooters.”  Waldron specifically labels such accusations as “rumor” (p. 279).

Elsewhere, outside of Waldron’s tomes, Chauncey Holt (Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel), a forgery expert for the mob who produced Secret Service credentials for Dallas, and was confessed to be one of the “three hobos” taken off the railroad cars that day, told about CIA asset Aldo Vera, Charles Harrelson, Leo Moceri and Richard Montoya (Charles Rogers) also being behind the picket fence.



A fascinating aspect are the many Castro assassination plots that appeared surrounding the mob and the CIA; many mobsters or Mafiosos were also CIA assets ranging from Carlos Marcello to Jack Ruby to Lee Harvey Oswald.  Concurrent Castro assassination plots which involved both the government and the mob makes one wonder who really was in charge in clandestine operations: Was it truly the “government/CIA horse” or the “Mob/CIA cart,” or visa versa?

A close alliance between the U.S government/CIA and the mobster empires seemed to be more than coincidental; more of a mutual attraction to both operating clandestinely for motivational purposes which “served to fuel the frustration of many Americans–and some members of Congress — that the Mafia seemed to operate with near impunity under J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and the rest of the Eisenhower-Nixon administration…the Eisenhower-Nixon administration, including FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, had basically taken a hands-off approach to organized crime…one might think the Phenix City assassination would have caused the Eisenhower Nixon Administration to declare war on organized crime, but it didn’t. J. Edgar Hoover continued to turn a blind eye toward the Mafia in general and Marcello in particular.”  (pp. 90-92.)   Consequently, Waldron points out the Mafia’s use of “bribes” to control officials and business (pp. 464, 480).

The biggest collusion seemed to be the mutual interests in the assassination attempts of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro (638 murder attempts to date) by programs invented by both, the U.S government/CIA and the mob; the mob having lost lines of income from casinos and mafia-controlled business since their expulsion from Cuba.  Those programs by both factions are described in this “short list”:

  • The JFK-Almieda coup plan (May 29, 1963).
  • The CIA-Mafia plots.
  • The JURE plan as run by Ray Manolo.
  • The AMTRUNK plan.
  • The Cuba Contingency Plan (pages 271-272).
  • The AMWORLD and JFK’s Cuban-American training at Fort Benning – aka CAMCO.
Johnny Roselli

A CIA ASSET: Mobster Johnny Roselli




In the “mutual interests” of both the U.S government/CIA and the Mob to search out and secure clandestine “assassins” to use in these programs, a number of Mobsters became “CIA assets” and worked with and became employed in various ways by the CIA.  The following is another “short list” of officials or entities that worked with the CIA (and other agencies) on plots and plans (many with mob connections):

Lee Harvey Oswald – CIA asset/Mafia/Naval Intelligence.

David Morales – CIA asset/Mafia.

Thomas Arthur Vallee – CIA asset/Mafia.

Tony Verona – Mafia/CIA asset.

Eladio del Valle – CIA asset/Mafia

Miguel Casas Saez – CIA asset/Mafia

Angel Dominguez Martinez – CIA asset/Mafia

Gilbert Lopez – CIA asset/Mafia.

Desmond Fitzgerald – CIA asset/Mafia.

Michel Victor Mertz (alias Jean Souetre) – CIA asset/Mafia.

Howard Hunt – CIA asset/Mafia.

Sam Giancana – Mafia/CIA asset.

Rolanda Cubela – CIA asset/Mafia.

Jimmy Hoffa – Mafia/CIA asset.

Antonio Veciana – CIA asset/Mafia.

David Atlee Phillips – CIA asset/Mafia.

George Joannides – CIA asset/Mafia.                            

Carlos Marcello – Mafia/CIA asset.                              

Santo Trifficante – Mafia/CIA asset.

Loren Hall – CIA asset/Mafia.

Guy Banister – CIA asset/Mafia.

Benard Barker – CIA asset/Mafia.

William Harvey – CIA asset/Mafia.

James O’ Connell – CIA asset/ Mafia.

John Roselli – CIA asset/Mafia.

Charles Nicolletti – CIA asset/Mafia.

Manuel Artime – Mafia/CIA asset. 

Alberto Fowler – CIA asset/Mafia.

While the list may not be all-inclusive, and there will always been some debate of the CIA/Mafia ingredients which constituted the mixture, it does indicate the far-reaching integration of both CIA/government agents co-joined and aligned with Mob connections.   Waldron occasionally peers into this alliance, when he tells on page 468:

“One government informant, Charles Crimaldi, said that Giancana was killed by someone who worked for the CIA, though the hit man was acting on his own and not at the request of officials. Since several CIA assets and officials also worked with the mafia, the hit man could have been someone with ties to both the mob and the agency.”   Waldron also says on page 278: “…it’s also likely they weren’t the only shooters but simply the ones provided by Marcello.”

The reader will notice the constant “distancing” the two authors (Waldron and Hartmann) go through to separate the CIA from the skullduggery of the mob in various “not-really-the-CIA-did-it comments.”

Fortunately, the intimate and ‘far-too-close’ tight relationship between the Mob and CIA was seen in the comments of many researchers and mobsters together; in discussing events of the Kennedy election to the Presidency, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and, the assassination of John Kennedy, mobster Sam Giancana told his brother,  Chuck Giancanna, of the hydra-monster alliance of the CIA with the Mob:

What about the assassination of JFK?  …

Was it the Mob or the CIA?

“Mooney leaned forward:  ‘Look, this is one of the Roman gods.  This one has two faces…two sides.  That’s what we are, the Outfit and the CIA…two sides of the same coin.  Sometimes our government can’t do shit on the up-and-up.   Sometimes they need a little trouble somewhere or maybe they need some bastard taken care of … Jesus, they can’t get caught doin’ shit like that.  What if people found out?  But we can.  Guns, a hit, muscle…what ever dirty work needs to be done.   We’re on the same side, we’re workin’ for the same things…we just look different.  So…we’re two sides of the same coin…If you think we had Truman…let me tell you…we got this deal sewn up. Ike, all he does is play golf.'”

“‘So that’s what you like about the guy,’ Chuck teased.”

“‘Shit, he’s a pigeon…it’s Nixon that’s got the power.  He’s the one with the backing of the big money, like Hughes and the guys in California and the oilmen in Texas … Hump says Nixon’s gonna call us if he needs a little hardball behind the scenes.'”

“From now on you can call me Sam Giancana, civil servant.”


Double Cross by Sam and Chuck Giancana. (New York: Warner Books, 1992.)

The following were excerpts from the book,  America’s Corrupt War on Drugs–and the People, by  Captain Rodney Stich, where he told of the multiple CIA/Mafia connections in crimes that involved money laundering, drug smuggling, and assorted clandestine activities.

One such informant was Richard M. Taus who had been a Special Agent for the FBI from 1978 to 1988, during which time he was assigned to organized crime and foreign counter-intelligence operations.  He held the responsible position of relief Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the New York City area.

In addition to his FBI duties, Taus was a Pilot-In-Command (PIC) flying missions for the FBI’s New York Field Office.  The New York Times Reference Book for the Year 1988 lists Taus under “FBI Events.”

In the 1980s he conducted an undercover operation as part of a group consisting of 17 special agents.  He also held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the aviation branch, U.S. Army Reserve.  Originally, Taus was with the OSS and then the CIA and military intelligence.


Dee Ferdinand, daughter of mobster Albert Carone of the Gambino crime family, described her father’s concurrent relationship with the Mafia, the New York City Police Department, and the CIA.

Dee pointed out that what she described was confirmed by independent sources, including Jim Rothstein of the New York Police Department and CIA operatives Gunther Russbache­r and Oswald LeWinte­r.  She filled in missing Mafia and CIA links that FBI Special Agent Richard Taus had suspected during his FBI investigations.

“Having grown up in a Mafia family and being friends with top Mafia bosses, Dee was very helpful in explaining the complex relationship between the Mafia and the CIA,” said Stich.  “She explained details of her father’s activities as a CIA paymaster, moving money to and from the Mafia families in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the CIA, the Mossad‘s involvement, and payoffs to the New York City police department.”

Taus had given Stich a list of some of the Mafia figures that he investigated. Dee Ferdinand said that some of the names were family members; “Angelo Ruggiero was my father’s cousin.”  Neil Dellacroce was related to Ferdinand’s father, referring to Joe Percillia by his alias, “Joe Pickle.”  Dee Ferdinand said that they were with the Genovese family and the Gambino family as they merged.  They were also with the Colombo family.

Albert Carone was primarily connected with the Genovese and then with the Gambino family, and also the Colombo family through Joe Percillia.  She said her father also had lesser connections to other Mafia groups.

A thorough reading of the book continued to demonstrate the close alignment of the government and mobsters.

Growing Up in a Mafia Family: FBI Veteran Reveals CIA-Mafia Ties – Rodney Stich [Investigator and a hardcore-corruption-fighting whistleblower] September 1, 2014.



Antoinette Giancana not only said that there were strong ties between the CIA and the mob, but that her father, Sam, had been “running a scam in order to pocket millions of dollars in CIA funding.”

According to declassified CIA “Family Jewels” documents, a plan in 1960 between Miami Syndicate leader, Santo Trafficante, Robert Maheu, Johnny Roselli (a Los Vegas mobster) in developing a $150,000 plan to “remove” Castro.  The plan apparently did not materialize; however, Giancana authorized using poison pills.  Nominees Juan Orta and Anthony Verona, however, failed in their attempts.

“Verona requested $10,000 in expenses and $1,000 worth of communications equipment,” said MafiaWiki.  “However, it is unclear how far the second attempt went, as the entire program was cancelled shortly thereafter due to the launching of the Bay of Pigs invasion.”


Assassination researcher, Robert P. Morrow, debunked the work of Waldron and Hartmann as a clever cover-up of the real motive of the murder of JFK: it was a “coup d’état” rather than a “mob hit.”    Lyndon Johnson, the CIA and the shadow government of Texas oil men and Rockefellers, said Morrow, murdered John Kennedy.   Morrow said that that fact is craftily hidden by Waldron-Hartmann from the readers view.  Robert Morrow explained:

“The big problem with these ‘Mob did it’ scenarios is that:

“1. They either ignore or twist who Oswald was, which is really inexcusable today in light of so much good work by writers like Newman and Armstrong.

“2.  They do not relay how the cover up actually went into effect almost immediately in Dallas, Washington and New Orleans: Which is something we can prove today.

“3.  They do not explain what two keystones of the plot and the cover-up are: Mexico City and Bethesda.

“4. They do not explain why the cover up has lasted 47 years–which it has.

“5.  They do not explain the reversals of policy that took place in Cuba and Vietnam, almost immediately afterwards. Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh and also Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty by Russ Baker.”

Robert P. Morrow on March 19, 2011.



JFK Researcher, Herbert L. Calhoun, likewise was critical of the authors’ “soft pedaling” of CIA’s Richard Helms’ “nest of vipers”:

“Helms is the only human being in the known universe with the omnipresence, panoramic overview of the whole assassination landscape, and meta-manipulative and operational skills and capabilities, to have been able to actually carry out all the various nested phases of the plots that were needed to end up with a perfectly orchestrated murder at high noon in Dallas on November 22, 1963.”

It was the CIA, said Calhoun, which carried out all the “necessary phases” of the assassination and cover-up, the botched autopsy, and even the murders of John Roselli and Sam Giancana — a jerry-rigged scenario by Waldron and Hartmann “that someone in the clock tower at Langley had to have murdered JFK.  The JFK assassination was not just an intelligence operation, it was an intelligence operation par excellence, one of a very, very high order, perhaps the best ever.”

Calhoun pointed out the firing of Allen Dulles, Charles Cabell and Richard Bissell from their CIA “perch” also involved the twenty-two or so “back channel messages” sent between Sam Giancana and JFK by courier and shared girlfriend, Judith Campell Exner telling of the “trio’s” actions of treason in the Bay of Pigs operation.

“…it was because two of the key mob players were engaged in a ‘double game’ to inform JFK of the treason going on behind his back at Langley that the trio was fired and the head of the CIA snake was eventually cut off.”

Calhoun continued:  “It was Langley, not the mob, not Lee Harvey Oswald that decided that JFK had to die.  And to carry out that execution, it was also Langley that concocted an exquisitely complex, devious, and it must be said, elegant intelligence operation to kill both our President and our democracy.”

 A New “Jerry-rigged limited hang-out” scenario to Protect Richard Helms?

Herbert L. Calhoun on November 27, 2011



Boyce Harton’s comment about Ultimate Sacrifice and Legacy of Secrecy summarized the general consensus:

“Too little attention given to JFK’s back channel to Castro, and once again the evidence does not support the authors strong conclusions about JFK’s commitment to the coup, given the backchannel and given the authors seemingly predetermined view that the Mafia was more to blame than the CIA…However, this book suffers from the same problem as the last one. It assumes too much power for the Mafia and too little for the CIA.”  –Boyce Harton,  January 29, 2009.



Noted JFK researcher and author, David Talbot (founder and lead editor for Salon Magazine) told of disowned CIA Director, Allen Dulles, hunkered-down at a remote northern Virginia CIA facility called The Farm (an alternate CIA command post) during the whole murderous weekend when JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald were eliminated.  Likewise, Talbot spoke of CIA-assassin- official William Harvey being flown into Dallas early in November 1963 from Rome.

“This is a remarkable sighting,” said Talbot, “because to place someone like William Harvey, the head of the CIA’s assassination unit, put there by Allen Dulles, in Dallas in November of ’63 before the assassination is a very important fact.  The CIA, by the way, refuses, even at this late date, to release the travel vouchers for people like William Harvey.”

Did the CIA Boss Bring in the Head of the CIA’s Castro Assassination Team to Kill JFK?

October 19, 2015


                                       THE ALTERNATIVE CONSENSUS                                      

The following are statements by Kennedy researchers that lay out a deeper, alternative and just as genuine Kennedy-murder-scenario (Kennedy63):

“Now, here is the sum of this reasoning: CIA dons military uniforms and ranks, works with national and international crime syndicates,” said Kennedy63, “and still has EXECUTIVE ACTION capabilities (worldwide). Given the wide and deep propensities of the CIA, how could anyone doubt CIA involvement? Washington and many local governments (most departments) were so corrupted by organized crime, favoritism, and deference to powerful people, which most people did what they were ‘told’ to do, rather than make life hard for themselves or family members.”  — Kennedy63, March 24, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.


“The Mafia-sourced explanation, the Unspeakable-rs think,” said Nicholson Baker, “is no more than a convenient blame-shifting distraction, a ‘false sponsor’ pushed on the public by the CIA to divert attention away from a much bigger plot that originated deep within the hard-right Invisible Government.  (And to a limited degree, of course, they’re right: the CIA is an opportunistic fungus, and its apologists have often used the practice of ‘limited hangout’ to shield from public view its history of murderous screw-ups.).”  — Dallas Killers Club-How JFK Got Shot, Nicholson Baker, The Baffler No. 25, 2014.



“I think that the hit was systemic, that the entire military industrial complex was involved.  But this does not mean every single person working in military industry, or in government or the intelligence community.  This system is hierarchical and compartmentalized; machinists, foot soldiers and filing clerks do their jobs on a need to know basis, and they need know very little.

“A systemic hit of JFK means that there was a consensus at the highest levels of government and business to remove Kennedy.  A coup d’etat.” — Willy Whitten.


“That Allen Dulles exercised enormous power,” said James A. Warren on October 13, 2015, “and abused that power in myriad ways; that he ordered assassinations of undesirables abroad; that his CIA destabilized foreign governments in the Third World based on grossly exaggerated assessments of Soviet subversion; that he integrated high-level Nazi intelligence agents into CIA and West German intelligence networks—all these allegations are clearly borne out by the facts presented here, and confirmed by the work of many other investigators.”


JFK Assassination researcher, James Fetzer, concluded:

“But the mob could not have altered X-rays under control of medical officers of the US Navy, agents of the Secret Service, or the president’s own personal physician.  Neither pro-, nor anti-Castro Cubans could have substituted another brain for that of JFK.

“And even if the Soviets had the capacity to fabricate movies comparable to that of the CIA and Hollywood, it would have been unable to get its hands on the Zapruder film.  These things could only have been done with complicity from the highest levels of the American government.”

“Unfortunately, their scenario is completely ludicrous.”

“(1) After the abortive ‘Bay of Pigs’ fiasco, JFK had entered into agreements with the Soviet Union that the US would not invade Cuba, which he could not have been broken, even covertly, without profoundly tarnishing Kennedy’s reputation and that of the US.

“(2) There are more than 15 indications of Secret Service complicity in setting Kennedy up for the hit.

“(3) The autopsy X-rays were altered to conceal a massive blow-out to the back of the head and by adding a 6.5 mm metallic slice.

“(4) The home movie of the assassination was re-created to remove incriminating evidence, including that the driver, William Greer, brought the limousine to a halt after bullets began to be fired.”


See also: Assassination Science: Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK, James Fetzer, Carus Publishing.

                                              NOT A TRUE CONFESSION                                                            

JFK researcher, Jeff Morley, said on March 24, 2014 that prisoner Van Allingham did not confess what the FBI said he confessed:

“But those claims are impossible to corroborate,” according to Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan.   (Summers was author of Not in Your Lifetime, one of the best books about JFK’s assassination.  Swan was co-author of their book on the Sept. 11 attacks, The Eleventh Day).

“Two FBI agents who supervised the wiretapping of Marcello at a federal prison told Summers and Swan that Marcello never made the remarks attributed to him.

“Summers and Swan also found that Trafficante’s widow, his two daughters, and several friends and neighbors disputed Ragano’s account.  So the ‘Mafia done it’ theory of JFK’s death lacks evidentiary support on a key point.”


Jim DiEugenio typified the many critics of Waldron/Hartmann and he had devoted several reviews and analyses of their work pointing out the untrue, misleading and strained results of their tomes.   He also found fault with the CAMTEX scenario.

Waldron alluded to the CAMTEX file as a startling new discovery of some sort (found in 2006), when, in fact, DiEugenio talked about being sent the file by researcher Peter Vea in 1997, ten years before Waldron and Hartmann found them, and before the authors claimed in Legacy of Secrecy to being published for the first time (page 46).  Even Vincent Bugliosi referred to them in his book Reclaiming History (pages 658-659).

Vea and DiEugenio concluded that Marcello showed signs and conditions of Alzheimer’s disease, and by 1988-89, Marcello was in full deterioration from Alzheimer’s and a series of strokes that contributed to his sordid confessions to various people.

“And later on, when told about the jailhouse informant’s accusation that he had Kennedy killed,” said DiEugenio, “Marcello replied that this was ‘crazy talk’”.   (Bugliosi, op cit p. 658.)



Noted JFK researcher, John Simkin, said the information Waldron and Hartmann received was typical of government disinformation:

“Lamar was a victim of a CIA disinformation campaign.  These ‘leaked’ documents completely changed the direction of his work.  He constantly told me that the CIA would officially release documents that would support his story.  This never happened and as a result he was discredited.  He is not the first researcher to suffer from so-called friends within the CIA.” — Jim DiEugenio, September 21, 2011, 6:53 AM.


Journalist, Anthony Frewin, was likewise skeptical of the “mob did it” theory (Marcello was promised early release for his cooperation with agents) and he said as much in “An Offer We Can Refuse” in Lobster Magazine where he also questioned the mentality of Carlos Marcello and accused the authors of “cherry-picking” the evidence to take the “heat” off the government (whereby the authors [Waldron/Hartmann] had been given all too much mysterious cooperation).


Noted JFK researcher, William Davy, also highlighted the fact that Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agent, Ken Sanz, while cooperating in the research on a book about mobster Santos Trafficante, also denied any evidence that Trafficante was the perpetrator of such a Miami assassination plot (which Edwin Black definitely proved to be a real plot, minus any Trafficante planning).  Said Sanz: “In all the research I’ve done on the matter, I’ve never heard of such things;  Never.  And quite frankly, it’s fresh on my brain.” [2]        –William Davy, 2010.


Fellow JFK researcher, Joan Mellen, furthermore pointed out the occasions where Bobby Kennedy was not nearly as adamant in his opposition to Marcello as the Waldron/Hartmann authors campaign:

“Those who put forth this view forget that Bobby Kennedy was not entirely an enemy of the Mafia, for example, during Operation Mongoose, a 1963 effort to rid us once and for all of Fidel Castro, which Bobby pursued with enthusiasm. Bobby had his CIA assistant Charles Ford, aka Charlie Fiscalini, take a trip to Canada to locate organized crime hit men to assist in the assassination of Fidel Castro.”



The biography of (the sometimes co-author and research adjunct to Waldron), Thom Hartmann looks like a scene out of the movie THE GHOST WRITER [3]:

Hartmann has associated with a spray of billion-dollar companies about the globe, “400 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as the NSA, CIA, and other government agencies.”


Hugh Manatee Wins pointed out the obvious implications here:  “Hartmann is so obviously a CIA asset…his two assassination books are right out of Langley…you didn’t know he’s a silver-tongued alphabet gatekeeper?” [4]


 — Hugh Manatee Wins, Friday, April 10, 2009, 1:44 am.


Many investigators knew that the differences between how the Mob operated compared with the operation of the “strings” of popular government (that any dissimilarity existed as so much prosaic-isms and sophistry): when it gets down to the matter of power, control and greed, there is no difference:

Joy Pullman, managing editor of The Federalist, put it this way:

“The ultimate way to earn power over other people is to threaten not just their livelihood, but also their lives, and the lives of those they love.  On that note, perhaps it’s appropriate to mention that the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Education each have their own SWAT teams.”


Even closer, Code Zero website details twelve specific similarities between the mob and general government structure (as it is today):

“I’ve written here some the similarities I can see immediately without really giving it much thought and you may agree that it is a frighteningly close comparison.

“Two groups of people engaging in the same activities with one goal in mind: More Money.  One group calls itself a Government whilst they call the other group The Mafia.”



Tyler Durden on his Zerohedge.com news site (February 6, 2014) quoted contributor Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds.blog in outlining six unavoidable characteristics of common government and the mob, and Hugh-Smith also added:

“Once the mafia state of mind has seeped into every nook and cranny of the society and economy, it’s not even recognized as corruption: it’s simply the way the system works. [5]

“We recently spent a few days with a friend who was born and raised in Sicily who now lives elsewhere in Europe with his wife (also Italian, from Naples).  Though we talked of many things, one of his comments struck me like a bolt of lightning.

“The Mafia isn’t about shoot-outs, he said; the mafia is a state of mind….”  [6]       


With a cogent summation reflecting the general and on-going JFK assassination debate, in his “State Secret, Bill Simpich once again similarly resolved in:


“This work is integral to all movements that build civil society in the United States and around the world.  Assassinations are a heinous tool used to prevent individuals and movements from realizing their potential.  Assassinations are designed to break the spirit of the people.

“Do we want to maintain our integrity as a people?  The only way is to stand shoulder to shoulder and get it done.  Many champions fighting for social change have fallen to forces that avoid the light.  The path to justice is to name those forces and to take decisive action.”


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 “The Ghost Writer”

A Cinematic Parallel of Thom Hartmann 


When Ruth Lang sees the writer raising a glass, she is kept from following him by Emmett (the CIA handler) and other assistants.   As the writer leaves the party, he attempts to take a taxi.  Then, as he crosses the street off-camera, a car accelerates in his direction, and sound effects and flying papers indicate that he has been hit. (See footnote number three.)








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[1]  Lamar Waldron’s recent book is part of a trilogy, Ultimate Sacrifice (2008), co-authored with Thom Hartmann, and Legacy of Secrecy (2013), Counter Pointe Publishers.  We will refer to all three at frequent points throughout this article as a composite thesis.

[2]   William Davy also said:  “Further, there is an almost pathological use of conditionals; may have, perhaps, could have, if, etc.  Conversely, there is an overabundance of hackneyed declaratives where conditionals should have been used, as well as an over-reliance on unnamed sources. And yet this dogged pursuit and elucidation of the documentary record is supposed to be the sine qua non of these two books. (Along with the dubious information they gleaned from interviewing Cuban exile Harry Ruiz Williams).”

This appears to be true in all of the Waldron/Hartmann books (SE).[3]  


 “The Ghost Writer (released as The Ghost in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a 2010 British political thriller film directed by Roman Polanski.  The film is an adaptation of a Robert Harris novel, The Ghost, with the screenplay written by Polanski and Harris.  It stars Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, and Olivia Williams”…(the movie demonstrates the twists and turns of CIA undercover skullduggery:  some  scenes)

(After several clues found by the previous ghost-writer before his death, the new writer investigates leads that tell him his predecessor had discovered a CIA connection in which a Professor Paul Emmett had been training Lang’s wife as a CIA plant. The new writer [having traced Emmett’s CIA background on the Internet] confronts Lang while in flight and is rebuffed.)

“Upon leaving the aircraft, Lang is assassinated by a British anti-war protester, who is in turn shot by Lang’s bodyguards. Nevertheless, the writer is asked to complete the book for posthumous publication, as in light of Lang’s death it will be a certain best-seller.

“Amelia invites the writer to the book’s launch party in London, where she unwittingly tells him the Americans tightened access to the book, as the ‘beginnings’ contained evidence threatening national security.   She also tells him Emmett was Ruth’s tutor when she was a Fulbright scholar at Harvard.   The writer realizes the clues were hidden in the original manuscript in the opening words of each chapter, and discovers the message: ‘Lang’s wife Ruth was recruited as a CIA agent by Professor Paul Emmett of Harvard University.’   He concludes that Ruth shaped Lang’s every political decision to benefit the U.S.A. under direction from the CIA.

“The writer passes a note to Ruth telling his discovery.  She unfolds the note, and is devastated.   When she sees the writer raising a glass, she is kept from following him by Emmett and other assistants.   As the writer leaves the party he attempts to take a taxi. Then, as he crosses the street off-camera, a car accelerates in his direction, and sound effects and flying papers indicate that he has been hit.”

[4]  Waldron and Hartmann pin high-hopes on the disclosing of the so-called Kennedy assassination files in a few years.  That this will actually take place, many are doubtful, and just as doubtful is the reality that the files will be uncensored, not tampered with, unblemished or manipulated.

[5]   “Corporate power permeates the entire social fabric of our society.  Along with owning the media, the corporate business class…controls much of the rest of America too, including its financial, educational, medical, cultural, and recreational institutions.  Thus, the dominant capitalist interests not only structure the way the media report reality, they structure much of the reality itself.   The ideological character of the news, then, is partly a reflection of the journalist’s ‘routine reliance on raw materials which are already ideological’ — Inventing Reality: The Politics of the Mass Media, Michael Parenti, St. Martin’s Press, 1986.    

[6]  https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/cia-mind-control-program-did-it-really-end/

“Marks continued to press the CIA for more MKULTRA information.  He explained to me what then happened.   A CIA official told him the following: in 1962, after ten years of mind-control experiments, the whole program—which supposedly was shut down—had actually been shifted over to another internal CIA department, the Office of Research and Development (ORD).

“The ORD had a hundred boxes of information on their MKULTRA work, and there was no way under the sun, Marks was told, that he was ever going to get his hands on any of that.  It was over.   It didn’t matter how many FOIA requests Marks filed.   He was done.   The door was shut. Goodbye.

“The CIA went darker than it ever had before.   No leaks of any kind would be permitted.

“In case there is any doubt about it, the idea of relying on the CIA to admit what it has done in the mind-control area, what it is doing, and what it will do should be put to bed by John Mark’s statements.   The CIA always has been, and will continue to be, a rogue agency beyond the reach of the law.”


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The Precision of the Sniper

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