Nephilim Believer Makes Right-Wing Movie; Plus: New Claims about Roswell Conspiracies and Richard Shaver
I have two topics to discuss today, the paranoid movie Nephilim believer Gary Heavin funded, and a new claim about the “real” events of the Roswell Incident.
Earlier this week I discussed the paranoid rantings of Steve Quayle in his appearance on Alex Jones’s Info Wars program on Monday. Quayle had with him Gary Heavin, a right-wing activist who stated on the program that Quayle had educated him about the all-powerful influence of the Nephilim in the modern world, as well as the need to battle these Nephilim at the ballot box in order to forestall Armageddon. Heavin was on the program to promote the DVD release of his new movie, a paranoid right-wing “drama” called Amerigeddon, and it’s probably worth saying a few words about the movie to point out the close connection between pseudo-history like Nephilim conspiracies and the paranoid conservatism of a certain faction of what has become known as the “alt-right.”
According to the movie’s website, the “establishments” doesn’t want “you” to see the movie because of the shocking truths its fictional drama reveals. The film stars some minor celebrities from Starship Troopers, Days of Our Lives, and 90210 (the remake), and it tells the story of a conspiracy whereby an American terrorist group conspires with the United Nations to launch an electromagnetic pulse attack on the energy grid in order to institute martial law, repeal the second amendment, and turn over the country to UN control. In the movie, only true believers in the second amendment can save the real America from international control.
The film is directed by Chuck Norris’s son Mike, who claims that the movie is a call for right-wing Americans to make America great again by taking the country back from Hollywood liberals, “cuckservatives,” and others of insufficiently wrathful politics: “My family has long been involved in protecting the rights of Americans. We are concerned about the future and and (sic) see this film as a call to action. We urge people to join us in theaters and show Hollywood and politicians that true patriots will fight for their rights and want to see their values represented on-screen.”
Heavin added that the movie is based on “likely” events and “truth,” and that he is worried that Americans have not yet awakened to the threat posed by elites. Heavin, incidentally, believes that both Democrats and establishment Republicans are colluding on a shadow government that secretly runs the world according to an evil agenda that plans mass genocide to bring about a One World Government.
For Heavin, a belief in demonic Nephilim running America into the ground to push the Satanic agenda of the Antichrist’s global monarchy is inseparable from a belief that demonic non-conservatives are running America into the ground to push an international totalitarian agenda. The two claims are the same, and thus politics is mythology by other means, and vice versa.
Meanwhile, this week James Carrion posted an article detailing what he believes to be new evidence about the secret origins of the Roswell UFO incident of 1947. He alleges that Col. Carl Goldbranson, who helped plan World War II military deception strategies, was involved in a deception plan that invented flying saucers to fool the Soviets. His evidence is extremely thin, and seems to involve more than a few leaps in logic. You can read the article for yourself, but immediately several facts leaped at me: Carrion failed to document that Goldbranson was a member (let alone the head!) of the Joint Security Control in 1947, relying only on vague secondary sources to make this “likely.” He also failed to establish that a July 21, 1947 FBI memo stating that Goldbranson asked the Bureau to look into flying saucer reports was related to a deception effort. A plain reading of the document suggests that Goldbranson, as a War Department Intelligence Officer, was simply following through on a loopy lead.
The document states that on July 5, 1947—at the height of media attention for the Kenneth Arnold flying saucer sighting—the War Department Intelligence Service received an anonymous telegram asking them to contact a person whose name has been redacted who might have information on the origin of flying saucers. Col. Goldbranson passed the telegram on to the FBI and asked them to look into the matter. The redactor forgot to redact the individual’s name at the end of the memo, and it states that Goldbranson asked the Bureau to “conduct some investigation of Shaver to determine whether or not he has any information pertaining to the origin of the flying saucers.” I can’t help but think that this refers to Richard Shaver, the author of I Remember Lemuria!, the science-fiction pulp magazine series that imagined flying saucers arising from an ancient Lemurian civilization in the hollow earth a few years before the 1947 UFO flap.
According to a claim Shaver made, FBI agents from the Chicago office interviewed Shave, and in the book The War Over Lemuria (2013), Richard Toronto writes that a September 20, 1947 FBI memo concluded that his fictional stories created the hysteria over flying discs. The memo (on page 27 of this file) shows that the FBI followed through on the request from Goldbranson and investigated Shaver, looking into his mental soundness by interviewing neighbors. They did indeed interview Shaver, who told them that he thought that one of his readers sent the War Department the telegram described above because they were, frankly, a bit over-enthusiastic about his stories. Mystery solved.
Goldbranson (or rather the War Department General Staff, who actually signed and sent the July 16 memo to the FBI) was simply doing what dozens of other American officials who received nutty requests have done in the past—passed it on and hoped it would go away. That’s how we’ve had the CIA involved with Noah’s Ark, the State Department managing a crisis caused by the search for Atlantis, and the White House discussing Erich von Däniken. Many agencies have had policies in the past, including the FBI, that precluded them from disregarding even obviously insane claims on the off chance that there was truth buried in the madness. Indeed, that summer the FBI agreed to help the Air Force track down UFO sightings because the Air Force did not have enough agents to investigate what the FBI dismissed in a September 3 memo as “ash can covers, toilet seats, and whatnot.”
The most parsimonious reading is that Goldbranson passed on the telegram to the FBI out of bureaucratic protocol, not to celebrate a successful Roswell conspiracy.
While these thoughts came to me, I saw that Kevin Randle had the same thoughts and posted on his blog about them:
But Goldbranson did not even ask the FBI to perpetrate any deception! How is asking the FBI to investigate someone amount to carrying out a deception?? Does any of this deceive the Soviet intelligence agencies? And into believing what? That a marginal character like Richard Shaver of the Shaver Mystery stories and the "truth" about underground worlds and Lemuria, was a credible bearer of intelligence about flying saucers being US secret weapons? The Kremlin halls would have been shaking with laughter at such "capitalist" insanity.
FBI typewriters were monospaced, making it simple to determine how long redacted words are. Randle proves the point about Shaver by noting that Shaver was living in Lily Lake, Illinois in 1947, fitting the redacted text of the memo identifying Shaver’s Illinois location perfectly.
Carrion claimed in a later blog post that he is aware of Shaver and will explain his role in the Roswell conspiracy in his upcoming book.
Note: I am working on transcribing the FBI files regarding the Shaver interview, and I should have them ready this afternoon.
Update: I finished my transcription of the FBI files, and they tell a fascinating story. According to the files, the Army Air Forces (predecessor to the Air Force) dumped on the FBI all of the cases it did not want to investigate, mostly because they were too unlikely to be true, but in so doing they gave the FBI the Shaver case. The FBI was investigating the potential that Shaver and Kenneth Arnold were colluding with their publisher, Ray Palmer of Amazing Stories, to foment flying saucer hysteria to sell magazines and, eventually, the book Arnold would write with Shaver. The investigation ended before they could prove it, however, when the FBI withdrew from its agreement to help the AAF because the AAF had sent a condescending memo essentially laughing at the FBI for having to deal with flying saucer cases that they knew were really “ash can covers, toilet seats, and whatnot.”
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