Reports: Sinclair-Jesus-Templar Conspiracy Theorist Unmasked as Pedophile; Plus: New Fringe Cruise Video
Some of you may have seen a bit of surprising and shocking news about one of the key players in the Sinclair family Knights Templar drama. Postings on a blog devoted to exposing sexual abuse earlier this week alleged that Niven Sinclair, a longtime talking head on Templar conspiracy programs (most recently Forbidden History) and one of the wealthy patrons of modern Templar conspiracy researchers, is a convicted child sexual predator. I confirmed the reports with the court records from the British court system, and it appears that the Templar conspiracy theorist is the same Niven Sinclair who has been convicted more than once on charges of sodomizing a significant number of boys aged 12 to 15 in the 1960s and 1970s. He spent time in prison after each conviction. The court records make for disturbing reading, including allegations that he ordered at least one boy to submit to him at gunpoint, and I learned that the Mirror picked up the story late last night.
After his release from prison, in 1977 Sinclair became a chauffeur for the BBC, which was later revealed to have looked the other way when pedophiles like Jimmy Savile abused children. He then rose to wealth through expanding his car service into the BBC’s preferred service, delivering thousands of guests over three decades, including at least one prime minister, with a fleet of dozens of cars.
Sinclair is a longtime advocate of the Sinclair family and has supported research into its fictitious history, including its alleged discovery of America in the 1300s and alleged descent from Jesus, both of which he professes to believe. The Clan Sinclair research library is named for him. Sinclair claimed, in words that now seem ominous, that his family should be an inspiration to youths.
“We need to encourage the young who, in this troubled and tormented World, desperately need the stability of having family roots to which they can turn with pride and endeavour to emulate in their own lives,” he wrote in 2000.
Sinclair family researcher Steve St. Clair describes Niven Sinclair as his good and close friend.
“Few people have been more loyal in their support of our project than Niven Sinclair of the UK,” St. Clair wrote on his website. “Niven is the one who has pressed, more than any other, for testing of Native North Americans, the Losna family and others who may help us better understand our complex ancient history.”
There is no evidence that St. Clair was aware of Sinclair’s convictions.
Speaking of allegedly felonious fringe history types:
Back in February a bit of a brouhaha arose over the Conspira-Sea Cruise, in which conspiracy theorists gathered on a cruise ship to swap paranoid rants and dubious legal advice. Skeptics and journalists on board the ship reported harassment, and when the cruise ended, its host, Sean David Morton, was arrested for tax fraud and faces up to 650 years in prison if convicted. While all of this was going on, Annie Georgia Greenberg was shooting a documentary about the cruise for Refinery 29, a women’s interests lifestyle magazine. She described her experience on Refinery 29’s website earlier this month.
You really have to see the video to believe it.
Sean David Morton tells so many lies in the video, it’s hard to keep track. He claims to have attended school at Oxford and Stanford (he audited fringe psychic classes held in rented rooms on campus, unaffiliated with either school), and he claims to have a Ph.D. in psychology. He actually purchased a Ph.D.-equivalency degree from a Sri Lankan diploma mill. He also claims to be an award-winning screenwriter and producer, the host of the internet’s top-rated radio show, and a host of other dubious superlatives that, if any were true, should have made him famous enough to need no introduction.
“They don’t want you to know they’re using HAARP to control the weather,” he tells Greenberg. “They don’t want you to know what’s in Area 51. They don’t want you to know that there’s a small cartel of about 750 people that own everything.”
“And who are ‘they’ in this case?” Greenberg asks.
“You’re talking about an extraterrestrial species called the Nephilim, the sons of God, somehow that intermate (sic) with human beings,” Morton replies. “And their sons and daughters became the kings and queens, which is the aristocracy, which is the government.”
Laura Eisenhower, the great-granddaughter of Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, shows up to prattle on about “cosmic warfare,” and it’s fascinating the hear the array of nonsensical pseudo-scholarly titles she’s assigned herself: “global alchemist” (as opposed to a purely local one?), a “cosmic mythologist” (as opposed to those who refuse to deal with creation myths?), and “intuitive astrologist” (which I guess means that she doesn’t bother with all the math of regular astrology?). Eisenhower says that the U.S. government recruited her to live on Mars, and she believes that the “blue” aliens are in contact with the goddess of the thirteenth gate. But like most conspiracy theorists, she is also violently opposed to Hillary Clinton and actually told her followers not to vote for her because “she isn’t human. Nuh-uh. She’s not. We don’t even want to know what she is.”
Be sure to watch out for Joshua P. Warren, a fraud who sells a “wishing machine” for $195. The function-free box has some black plastic dials on it that Warren says can be tuned to “frequencies” to make wishes come true through the power of the mind. Remarkably, despite the availability of this technology Warren has somehow failed to make his own wishes for fame and fortune come to pass, except insofar as gullible idiots send him $195 for a some glued-together spare parts. He also sells a “real” magic wand that he has personally made with stones he claims to have stolen from Dracula’s castle in Romania for added vampire power. The wand runs $99.95. Business must be good, though. He’s bought a dream house in North Carolina and a vacation home in Puerto Rico on the backs of the gullible.
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