Saturday, November 13, 2021

Red-Shirted Fakenauts

Glen de Vries

On October 13, 2021, William Shatner (age 90), the actor who played Captain Kirk on the Original Star Trek series, boarded a Blue Origin sub-orbital capsule and successfully flew to space becoming the oldest person to fly to space. The flight was ten minutes long.

The vehicle was New Shepard 4, and reached 341,434 feet (106 km).

Shatner flew to space on Blue Origin's second sub-orbital human spaceflight, Blue Origin NS-18, on October 13, 2021. He was accompanied by Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers aboard the RSS First Step, the New Shepard suborbital rocket capsule, from Blue Origin's Launch Site One in West Texas. Aged 90 years, 6 months and 22 days, Shatner became the oldest person to fly to space, surpassing Wally Funk, who flew on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight at the age of 82 in July 2021.

In a televised post-flight conversation with Blue Origin's founder Jeff Bezos, who had invited him to join the flight, Shatner articulated experiencing what is called the overview effect, a deep awareness of the fragility of planet Earth and its relatively thin-atmosphere.

Due to Shatner being on the flight, spoof sites and meme builders had "fun" with the crew. Fake photos of the flight members were shown with red shirts versus Shatner's senior official uniform. The not-too-subtle meaning being that on Star Trek the first individuals killed in encounters were those wearing red.

These jokes seemingly appeared to be prophetic. 

On November 11, 2021, Glen de Vries, 49, died in a small plane crash. De Vries is one of the most common Dutch surnames. It indicates a geographical origin: "Vriesland" is an old spelling of the Dutch province of Friesland (Frisia). Frisia, is a province of the Netherlands located in the northern part of the country. Hence, "de Vries" means "the Frisian". The name has been modified to "DeVries", "deVries", or "Devries" in other countries.

Since the late Middle Ages, Friesland has been renowned for the exceptional height of its inhabitants, who were deemed among the tallest groups of Indo-Europeans. Even early Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri refers to the height of Frisians in his Divine Comedy when, in the canticle about Hell, he talks about the magnitude of an infernal demon by stating that "not even three tall Frieslanders, were they set one upon the other, would have matched his height."

Where Glen de Vries was killed is a topic of social media conversation.

"On 1 December 1947, Crowley died at Netherwood of chronic bronchitis aggravated by pleurisy and myocardial degeneration, aged 72....Crowley's body was cremated, his ashes were sent to Karl Germer in the US, who buried them in his garden in Hampton, New Jersey." Source.

Also worthy of your reading time...

Chris Knowles on Astroworld, here and here.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Halloween's Tokyo Joker Attack

A man, 24, dressed as Batman's Joker, attacked passengers on a Tokyo train line on Sunday evening, October 31, 2021, injuring 17, as many party-goers headed into the city center for Halloween. The suspected attacker was arrested on the spot.

According to Reutersthe attacker had spread fluid around the train and started a fire.

A video on Twitter showed a bespectacled man dressed in a purple suit and bright green shirt, as worn by the Joker, seated in an empty train puffing on a cigarette, his legs crossed and looking calm. He can be seen through the window being surrounded by law enforcement in a subsequent clip.


As David Charles Plate observes, "Alan Moore's The Killing Joke was the first instance of The Dark Knight rendition of Batman along with The Man Who Laughs rendition of The Joker. The Thelema connections are numerous."

It is apparent that the alleged attacker's outfit was copycatted from Heath Ledger's Joker in the "Dark Knight" costuming (which, of course, has a long history before modern cinema). However, the Tokyo individual's costume was a bit off; he was wearing a green shirt, different tie, and a purple vest, as opposed to Ledger's outfit.

The attack occurred on the Keio express line bound for Shinjuku, the world's busiest rail station, at around 8 p.m. (1100 GMT).

Phantom Clowns and Jokers

In March of 1982, in Fate magazine, and then in 1983, in my book Mysterious America, I first used the term "Phantom Clowns" to talk of May 1981's Boston, Massachusetts accounts of individuals wearing multicolored clothes who reportedly were trying to entice school children into coming along with them. The eyewitness accounts of clowns in vans bothering children were discussed for the first time comprehensively in a work of Fortean wonders.

The ultimate modern "Killer Clown" was the Joker, which evolved into the killer Dark Knight, appearing in full form at Aurora on July 20, 2012 (see here at "red dawn," with many links therein).

The copycat effect continues....

On October 27, 2021, a Joker character with a knife ~ in Boise, Idaho, was seen but no suspect was apprehended. That would case be a classic Phantom Clown sighting (as per my Fortean clown classification system). The Japanese incident on Halloween 2021 is a physical manifestation of the Killer Clown.

Family Trees

Created in 1998 by artist Jeffrey Vallance.

Phantom Clowns, Killer Clowns, Jokers, and Dark Knights issue forth from the same, sometimes deadly, "Trickster"/"Clown" tree. 

Created in 2008 by artist Jeffrey Vallance.

With the change of season, we may see the appearance of members of the "Wildman"/"Santa Claus" family tree, as captured above a decade after Vallance's "Trickster" family tree.

See also here, here, and here.

h/t AProdigiosus, Chris Farnsworth, Tim Binnall, Jeffrey Vallance

#Cryptokubrology, #Batman, #Joker.

Footnote: My wife, Jenny appeared to be picking up on this Joker energy on Halloween, and said several things about Batman throughout Sunday. Humm...

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Qanon Suspect in America's Stonehenge Case Arrested

Mark Russo

The Salem, New Hampshire Police Department released a statement on March 3, 2021 concerning a break in the America's Stonehenge case:

Chief Joel Dolan reports the Salem Police Department has arrested a New Jersey man following an investigation into an incident of vandalism at America’s Stonehenge.

MARK RUSSO, 50, OF SWEDESBORO, NEW JERSEY has been charged with one count of felony Criminal Mischief.

Salem Police Detectives arrested RUSSO on Monday (March 1, 2021) at the Salem County Correctional Facility in Woods Town, New Jersey, where he was being held pending extradition back to New Hampshire.

The arrest culminates an approximately 15 month long investigation into vandalism at the site of America’s Stonehenge at 105 Haverhill Road. According to a website for the attraction, America’s Stonehenge is believed to be more than 4,000 years old, and features various rock structures. Salem Police who responded to the scene on Sept. 29, 2019 following a report of criminal mischief came upon a rock tablet at the site that appeared to have been damaged by a power tool as well as knocked over. An 18 inch tall wooden cross was also found suspended between two trees, and attached to the cross were several photographs and hand drawn images.

Salem Police Detective Michael Geha led the investigation. The Salem Police Department wishes to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Bedford, New Hampshire office and the Woolrich, New Jersey Police Department for their assistance in the investigation.

“A job well done to Detective Geha, who has determinedly and skillfully worked on this case for well over a year,” Chief Dolan said. “This is an example of fine police work, and how law enforcement agencies, wherever they may be located, can work together to resolve investigations such as this one.”

RUSSO was held without bail at the Rockingham County Jail and was scheduled for an arraignment on Tuesday before the Rockingham Superior Court.
We discussed here the vandalism that occurred at America's Stonehenge in North Salem, New Hampshire 18 months ago. 

As Enki wrote, it was on September 28, 2019 (a New Moon),

....when news broke of vandalism at Salem, New Hampshire's America's Stonehenge, a site Lovecraft is rumored to have visited...A stone known as the Sacrificial Table was engraved by the vandal(s) with the messages, "AWG1WGA," an initialism of the QAnon slogan, "As we go one, we go all," and "I AM MARK." ...It would seem the individual or individuals behind this reprehensible act are simultaneously anti-globalist and anti-globe. Interestingly, QAnons refer to their opponents as "clowns."


 Additional details were added by this source:

Police said the rock tablet appeared to have been damaged by a power tool. It was carved with “WWG1WGA” and “IAMMARK." Police said the first stands for “Where We Go One, We Go All," a motto affiliated with the QAnon conspiracy theory.

An 18-inch (45-centimeter) tall wooden cross was found suspended between two trees, and attached to the cross were several photographs and hand-drawn images.

Police arrested Russo after finding images of the stone and Russo online and linking to him an “iammark" Twitter account with a reference to “a few improvements" made to the site. Images on the cross also were linked to Russo.

Bail was set at $3,000 cash for Russo, who is scheduled for a hearing on April 21. An email seeking comment from Russo's lawyer was sent Tuesday.

America’s Stonehenge, which features cave-like, granite enclosures, has drawn believers who say it’s 1,000 or more years old, and skeptics who say the evidence suggests it was the work of a 19th century shoemaker.

Several incidents of fires at Jewish sites and Masonic meeting locations temporally tied into the date of the America's Stonehenge vandalism.

Cory Panshin wrote in 2019...

It may also be to the point that the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories of the 19th century started out as anti-Masonic conspiracy theories following the French Revoluion.

The origin of the name "Russo" is French. The meaning of the name is "little red-haired one." 

Russo as a boy's name is related to the Old French name Rousseau. The meaning of Russo is "little red-haired one."

From the Mystery Hill vandalism to the Capitol Insurrection, the links are growing clear.

h/t to Tim Binnall, Enki King, and Cory Panshin.

As well as to the covert law enforcement officers around the country investigating this and other forms of domestic terrorism.

Saturday, February 06, 2021

Chicken Feathers

The ramifications from the events on January 6, 2021, and the links to other anti-government incidents continue. 
Earlier reviewed were the deaths tied to the attempted Capitol takeover (see here). Now a FBI case breaks open a can of worms in Maine, and perhaps throughout New England.


The FBI says 37-year-old Kyle Fitzsimons of Lebanon was arrested February 4, 2021, for taking part in the Capitol riots.  Fitzsimons, 37, is the first Mainer to be prosecuted for his alleged participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection. He appeared in U.S. District Court of Maine for the first time Friday.

Photos released by the FBI show Fitzsimons at the riots. In some, he's covered in blood from his clashes with the police.

In their complaint, the FBI shows screenshots of Fitzsimons allegedly lowering his shoulder and charging at police officers, getting hit by their batons and swinging at officers.

Fitzsimons’s charged with four federal offenses, including assaulting a federal officer. Fitzsimons called the violence a "set up."
~ 18 U.S.C. 1752 (a)(4) – Knowingly Entering or Remaining in Any Restricted Building or Grounds without Lawful Authority
~ 40 U.S.C. 5104 (e)(2)(F) – Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct on Capitol Grounds
~ 18 U.S.C. 111 (a)(1) – Assault on a Federal Officer
~ 18 U.S.C. 231 (a)(3) – Certain Acts During a Civil Disorder

The FBI complaint also shows Fitzsimons dressed as a butcher, wearing a white coat with the name "Kyle" on it. (Fitzsimons is said in the document to have worked for the Hannaford Store in York. In a statement to WMTW, Hannaford says he did not work there but decline to offer any details of Fitzsimons having worked for the grocery store chain in the past.)

Fitzsimons Meaning

Fitzsimons (also spelled FitzSimons, Fitzsimmons or FitzSimmons) is a surname of Norman origin common in both Ireland and England. The name is a variant of "Sigmundsson," meaning son of Sigmund. The Gaelicization of this surname is Mac Shíomóin.

Sigmund, also spelled Siegmund, is a Germanic given name with roots in proto-Germanic *segaz and *mundō, giving a rough translation of "protection through victory."

Sigmund (also Siegmund), a hero in Norse mythology.
Siegmund, a focal character in Richard Wagner's Die Walküre.


Also, Portland police confirm 
Fitzsimons is a person of interest in their investigation of a suspicious package left at the Portland Museum of Art.  The suspicious package was made up of feathers surrounding a box along with a spray painted message at the Portland Museum of Art at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

The word "BALM" was spray painted on the sidewalk.

Fitzsimons told the Rochester Voice newspaper in a Jan. 11 article that he changed into a “costume” – his white butcher jacket – before he joined the throng at the Capitol that day, and he carried an unstrung bow as a sign of peace. Rochester is across the Maine-New Hampshire border from Lebanon.

The affidavit also describes him wearing what appeared to be a fur pelt around his neck, and Fitzsimons described himself as a trapper when he called in to the Lebanon Board of Selectman meeting Jan. 7 to describe his experience the previous day in Washington.

“Fitzsimons was identified early in our investigation as the person who placed the package at the PMA,” Portland police Lt. Robert Martin said Friday evening, February 5, 2021, in a text message. Martin said surveillance footage from the area and extensive work by detectives helped make the identification.

Feathers as Symbols

White Feathers As Symbols of Cowardice
During World War I, thousands of women across the British Empire gave men white feathers to shame them into enlisting in the military. By 1785 in England “show the white feather” was a folk saying for the behavior of a timid fighting cock. Fighting cocks was not then or subsequently a respectable activity. In 1902, British novelist A. E. W. Mason used the white feather as a central symbol of a British army officer’s cowardice in his adventure novel, The Four Feathers. A silent-film adaptation of that novel, Four Feathers, was produced in the U.S. in 1915. Mason’s novel thus symbolically elevated the white feather into a potent means for publicly shaming men into fighting in World War I. Source.

American's Stonehenge

Investigator Enki King has pointed to various strange crimes occurring around New England in recent years.

For example, in September-October 2019, vandalism was investigated at America's Stonehenge/Mystery Hill at North Salem, New Hampshire. The power tool infected carvings appeared to have the fingerprints of QAnon all over this. The suggestions go in a few different directions and point to a variety of conspiracy angles.

My posting at that time in 2019, overviews the connections being made, "October 27: Anti-Masonic, Anti-Semitic, and Anti-Pagan Terrorism."

Mid-2020, "Colorado, Aurora, Waffle House, and the Watts Name Game" reared its head. At the end of last year and the beginning of the present one, "Aurora" was back in the news.

What's next?

FBI Filing 

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs has created a web page where the public can track the charging and arrest of defendants in connection with the Capitol breach. The page includes defendants’ names, charges and case status. Please find that site here.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Capitol Insurrection Deaths, Suicides, and the Name Game

During the first day of the Impeachment Trial, February 9, 2021, the footage that was played showed a new realization and acknowledgement of the number of deaths associated with the Insurrection of January 6, 2021.

While the media had stayed with the number "five" (5), the footage presented a new counting.  That number still falls short of my count.

From the footage shown to Congress.


Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor at U.S. Capitol, on February 2-3, 2021.

Sicknick was killed during the attack on the Capitol.

During the "Capitol Insurrection" on January 6, 2021, we have heard of several individuals who were killed, died, or took their own lives. A hostile crowd or mob of mostly Caucasian individuals stormed and took control of the halls, offices, and floor of Congress at the Capitol. The Capitol Police were ill-prepared, under armed (if at all), and slow in received frequently requested backup. The head of the Capitol Police resigned soon afterwards.

Let's take a look of those who died during and in the wake of the storming of the Capitol.

The deaths resulting from and in the wake of the January 6, 2021 events include:

(1) Brian D. Sicknick, 42, a Capitol Police officer was a 15-year veteran of the force. He was mortally wounded by a rioter who hit him in the head with a fire extinguisher, although a new theory based on later investigations tied his death to "bear spray."

(2) Ashli Elizabeth Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from San Diego, was fatally shot by Capitol Police as she attempted to climb through a shattered window in a barricaded door leading into the Speaker's Lobby, which has direct access to the House floor.

(3) Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia, was trampled to death by people rushing to breach a tunnel entrance on the west side of the Capitol; she was a radicalized follower of QAnon whose family had begged her not to attend.

(4) Benjamin Philips, 50, of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, died of a stroke. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that there was no indication that Philips participated in the raid. Philips had started the social media site "Trumparoo," intended for Trump supporters.

(5) Kevin Greeson, 55, from Athens, Alabama, Greeson had a heart attack outdoors on the Capitol grounds, and was declared dead at 2:05 p.m., shortly before the breach of the Capitol. Posts circulating on Twitter and Facebook claimed that Greeson suffered a heart attack after leaving a taser in his pants and accidentally triggering it when he was attempting to steal a portrait in the Capitol. This cause of death was investigated by USA Today, and declared "false."

(6) Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, who was arrested for participating in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021, has died by suicide, on January 9, 2021. The investment manager was found dead in his Alpharetta, Georgia home with a gunshot wound to his chest.

(7) Howard Charles Liebengood, known as Howie, 51, was an officer of the United States Capitol Police from April 2005 until his death by suicide at the age of 51, on January 9, 2021. Liebengood had been on duty during the storming of the United States Capitol three days before his death.

(8) Jeffery Smith, 35, had worked for the Metropolitan Police Department for 12 years and died by suicide on January 15, 2021,—just nine days after thousands of MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol. Smith had been one of the police officers who rushed to the scene.

(9) Ron Wright, 67, died February 7, 2021. Representative (R-Arlington, Texas). Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas died after contracting Covid-19.

The media keeps saying "5" died due to the Insurrection. I count a possible 9.

[Strange timing?]

Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, 73, who for a time was President Donald J. Trump’s personal physician and who had attested that Mr. Trump would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” died on Friday, January 8, 2021. His death was announced on Thursday in a paid notice in The New York Times. The notice did not give a cause or say where he died.



Brian D. Sicknick

Capitol Police released a statement on Friday, January 8, 2021, saying Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away Thursday night, January 7, 2021, "due to injuries sustained while on-duty." Sicknick was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher, returned to his office, and collapsed. He was taken to the hospital, and died the next day.

Sicknick was a Trump supporter, and an Iraqi vet. Sicknick was originally from South River, New Jersey, and the youngest of three sons, according to a statement issued by his brother on behalf of his family. Sicknick "wanted to be a police officer his entire life," his brother Ken said, and joined the New Jersey National Guard in his pursuit of that goal. According to a statement from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's office, Sicknick was a staff sergeant for the New Jersey National Guard. He served as a fire team member and a leader of the 108th Security Force Squadron, 108th Wing, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Murphy's statement said. Sicknick's service included two deployments -- one as part of Operation Southern Watch and another as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, Murphy said. Sicknick's family was "very proud" of his service to his country, Ken Sicknick said. 
"Brian is a hero, and that is what we would like people to remember," he said.
One of the hidden name games that seems constantly in battle for our attention, like the Fayette Factor (see here and here), is the moniker with roots in Nicholas.

Nicholas does have some intriguing connections:

Nicholas = English and Dutch: from the personal name (Greek Nikolaos, from nikān "to conquer" + laos "people"). Forms with -ch- are due to hypercorrection. The name in various vernacular forms was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, largely as a result of the fame of a 4th-century Lycian bishop, about whom a large number of legends grew up, and who was venerated in the Orthodox Church as well as the Catholic. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Americanized form of various Greek surnames such as Papanikolaou "(son of) Nicholas the priest" and patronymics such as Nikolopoulos.Examining monikers, sometimes we find surprises. For instance, I discovered the name Nixon, which is an English baby name, is part of this name nexus. The meaning of the name Nixon is, literally, an abbreviation of Nicholas.

Nike (Winged Victory), Louvre, Paris, France.
The mythological Nike was a Greek goddess of victory and root origin of Nicholas. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).

Names stemming from Nike include among others: Nikolaos, Nicholas, Nicola, Nick, Nicolai, Niccolò, Nikolai, Nicolae, Nils, Klaas, Nicole, Ike, Niki, Nikita, Nika, Nieke, Naike, Niketas, Nikki, Nico, and Veronica.

Ashli Elizabeth Babbitt

Air Force veteran fatally shot by police.
A woman was fatally shot by a US Capitol Police employee as the mob tried to force its way toward the House Chamber where members of Congress were sheltering, US Capitol Police said in a statement.
The woman was given medical assistance immediately and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Authorities identified her as Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old from Huntington, Maryland.
Babbit's mother, Michelle Witthoeft told CNN on Thursday she was devastated to learn of her daughter's death.
"I loved and admired her greatly," Witthoeft said of Babbitt. "She served this country boldly and proudly."
Babbitt was an ardent Trump supporter who held strong political views, her mother said, and was "passionate enough to die for what she believed in."
Babbitt, who was previously married but separated from her husband in 2019, frequently attended pro-Trump rallies. She flew to Washington, DC, from San Diego, California, with the intent to participate in the protest this week, her mother said.
"Her political views were strong and adamant, and she voiced them whenever she could," Witthoeft said.

Rosanne Boyland

Benjamin Philips

Philips created Trumparoo.

Kevin Greeson


Harold N. Bornstein

Harold Nelson Bornstein (March 26, 1947 – January 8, 2021) was an American gastroenterologist, who was best known as Donald Trump's personal physician. Bornstein was Donald Trump's personal physician from 1980 until early 2018; before then Bornstein's father was his personal physician.
Bornstein received his M.D. degree from Tufts University in 1975 and had been licensed to practice medicine in New York State since 1976. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as a specialist in Internal Medicine (1978) and Gastroenterology (1983).

Christopher Stanton Georgia

53-year-old Christopher Stanton Georgia of Alpharetta, Ga., who was arrested last week in connection with the storming of the Capitol, was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound to the chest on January 9, 2021.

Howard Charles Liebengood

Officer Liebengood worked in the Senate Division and was the son of the late Sergeant at Arms Howard S. Liebengood. “Every Capitol Police Officer puts the security of others before their own safety and Officer Liebengood was an example of the selfless service that is the hallmark of the USCP,” Gus Papathanasiou, the chair of the Capitol Police Labor Committee, said in a statement after Liebengood’s death. “This is a tragic day.”

Former Sen. John Kerry remembered Liebengood on Twitter, saying the officer used to guard a door near his office on the Hill. “Howie always had a smile on his face, but he also showed great care for the safety of the young staff who worked behind our office doors,” Kerry wrote.

The officer's father was Howard Scholer Liebengood (December 29, 1942 – January 13, 2005), an American lawyer and lobbyist. A protégé of Senator Howard Baker, he served as Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate from 1981 to 1983 before leaving to become a lobbyist for the Tobacco Institute. He later served as chief of staff to Senators Fred Thompson and Bill Frist.

Jeffery Smith

A second police officer who responded to the riots at the Capitol earlier this month has died by suicide, the D.C. police chief revealed. Jeffery Smith had worked for the Metropolitan Police Department for 12 years and died on Jan. 15—just nine days after thousands of MAGA supporters stormed the Capitol.

“Officer Jeffrey Smith’s service and presence will be dearly missed at the Second District,” MPD Second District Commander Duncan Bedlion told The Daily Beast in an email. “My prayers are with his family during a very difficult time.”

Smith is the second police officer to die by suicide after working at the Capitol on the day of the siege. U.S. Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood, a 51-year-old who had guarded the government building since 2005, took his own life on Jan. 9.

“My prayers are with the family and colleagues of Officer Jeffery Smith,” California Rep. Ted Lieu (D) wrote on Twitter Wednesday.

Ron Wright

"Congressman Ron Wright passed away peacefully at the age of 67 on Feb. 7, 2021. His wife Susan was by his side and he is now in the presence of their Lord and Savior," his office's statement read. "For the previous two weeks, Ron and Susan had been admitted to Baylor Hospital in Dallas after contracting COVID-19."


The Memes were widespread. The FBI wanted posters were too.

The White House was burned by the British on August 24, 1814.