Regular readers will remember Kathleen McGowan-Coppens, the widow of ancient astronaut theorist Philip Coppens and regular History Channel commentator who believes that she is a lineal descendant of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. McGowan-Coppens (who also goes by the un-hyphenated name Kathleen McGowan for some purposes) made an official statement on her Facebook page yesterday afternoon claiming that a “delusional” author named Suzanne Olsson has been stalking her since 2006. Olsson accused McGowan-Coppens of plagiarism of her own work, which advocates the nineteenth century hoax that Jesus survived the crucifixion and traveled to India. (Given that Olsson’s work is inspired by Nicolas Notovich’s 1894 hoax, I’m not sure what was “plagiarized”!) Olsson has filed lawsuits against McGowan-Coppens, who claims Olsson files suits in faraway jurisdictions or when she is out of the country in the hope of winning a default judgment. Olsson claims that she won a default judgment against McGowan-Coppens in Los Angeles and is actively asking for help to find the author in order to serve her with papers so she can place a lien on McGowan-Coppens’s property.
McGowan-Coppens denies that a judgment has occurred and claimed there is an organized group of haters who are conspiring to attack her:
The final thing you should know is that there is a small, venomous, and prolific group of anti-McGowan zombies out there who stick together, And Ms Olsson is their leader in the war against me and my work. They are a sad little group, and the saddest part is that they are mostly women who are angry because I did not in some way approve, validate or acknowledge their research, their claim to be the true reincarnation of Mary Magdalene, the lost Queen of the Bloodline, the official Grail Child, the rebirth of Salome or would not endorse or promote their self published book or terrible tarot deck (which plagiarizes my work and not in a good way).
McGowan-Coppens, of course, believes she receives special communiques from Mary Magdalene, her ancestress, so naturally I can only conclude that she must be the true Queen of the Bloodline! I have it on good authority from the One True Napoleon at the local loony bin, though the One True Cleopatra is not so sure.
On her Facebook page, Olsson disputes McGowan-Coppens’s version of events, writing that she is not a stalker and has not engaged in the harassment McGowan-Coppens alleges:
I never stalked KMG [Kathleen McGowan], nor harassed her in any way. I never contacted her publisher with death threats, although I did contact them about plagiarisms and KMG's allegations of threats made to them. In our court documents back and forth for the past 8-9 months, they have no records of me making threats, harassing anyone, or threatening anyone in any way.
But this is not the only legal tangle involving McGowan-Coppens. Peter van Deursen and Anneke Koremans, a married couple from the Netherlands who were friends of the late Philip Coppens, accuse McGowan-Coppens of failing to pay money she owed them for running her Magdalene-Cathar-Holy Bloodline tours of southern France, where they now live and run a tour business. According Van Deursen and Koremans, Philip Coppens was paying his wife’s expenses from his own accounts before his death but did not finish paying for the last five tours before he died in December 2012. They say that they approached McGowan-Coppens, who refused payment.
The pair have a GoFundMe page in which they are asking for €5,500 to help defray the costs of suing McGowan-Coppens for the €22,000 they say she failed to pay back after they covered the cost from their own funds. The two allege that McGowan-Coppens claimed she did not have the money to make good the debt, and they outline what they see as her extremely lucrative lifestyle, paid for by the fringe history industry, including the rich payout she received from her husband’s estate and the home she and Coppens shared, which they claim is worth $1.6 million.
Van Deursen and Koremans say they will have to sell their house if they do not win the lawsuit and recover the money.
But enough about McGowan-Coppens.
I also want to share a wretched article I read in Veterans Today magazine. This publication presents itself as an independent journal focused on military affairs from a veterans’ perspective, but according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, it is actually a hate publication with anti-Israel claims about Israel masterminding 9/11 and anti-Semitic Holocaust denial claims. The SPLC describes the publication as “Israel-bashing mixed in with some bona fide anti-Semitism.” The journal is particularly deceptive because it cloaks its hate in the American flag and features genuine information of concern to veterans and links to veterans services, all the better to lure in the unsuspecting alongside the sympathetic.
Does it surprise anyone that the magazine also ran an article tying Israel and international Jewry to ancient astronauts and the Reptilians?
Preston James, who claims to hold a Ph.D. in psychology, used a recent article to discuss Stephen Greer’s Disclosure Project and the earlier claims about the so-called Majestic Twelve, and he moves from contemporary Reptilian (or “Draco”) claims to the ancient astronaut theory, positing that space aliens were in control of Babylon, infiltrated world Judaism, and through the Jews gained control of the global finance system.
Just look at the number of paranoid conspiratorial bugaboos packed into just one paragraph of James’s article:
The incredibly Evil Alien ET group with which these Rothschild Banksters have aligned themselves is alleged to be the much feared Dracos who have been reported to be Cosmic Negative Energy Parasites who feed off of painful human death and acute human illness with great suffering. These Dracos especially relish child sacrifice and any mass human sacrifice caused by plagues and or staged, engineered wars and love to make humans sick by poisoning them with toxic additives and strange stealth viruses added to vaccines.
James claims that the aliens worship Satan and that Aleister Crowley was the first to learn that the Reptilians (Dracos) were in control of the Greys when he met a Grey inside a pyramid and named him Seth.
Oh, and as for these aliens in league with the Jews: They are analogous to the Watchers from the Book of Enoch, as evidenced from their propensity to mate with human women and produce offspring: “Some say even that top Dracos males have even bred with humans females to create incredibly evil, two-faced individuals who are then placed in high government positions with great authority, a good outward persona but filled with instinctive Draco evil.” James explicitly follows the so-called “Serpent Seed” theology and argues that the “Babylonian Talmudic Jews” (as opposed to the “good” Jews) are the descendants of Cain, whose father was Lucifer, not Adam, and therefore are soulless and inhuman.
The remainder of his article descends into rank anti-Semitism drawn from centuries of European and American conspiracy theories. His views are strange hybrid of The Two Babylons, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and Twelfth Planet, wrapped up in the clothes of David Icke’s Biggest Secret. It’s pretty much the id of fringe history stripped of the pretense that the movement’s darker impulses aren’t drawn explicitly from anti-Semitic and racist conspiracy theories.
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