Saturday, May 18, 2019

His Eyes Are Now Wide Shut: Uri Dowbenko Dies

Steamshovel Press publisher Kenn Thomas writes that is has been confirmed. "Uri Dowbenko died April 29 [2019] at age 67. He was a good friend, a regular Steamshovel contributor and a fabulous artist....Salut, Uri! It'll never be the same."

Dowbenko worked in different mediums so he could capture the apparent meanings he was attempting to understand.
The process of painting itself may actually facilitate the retrieval of past memories, as well as revelations or knowledge stored in the archives and libraries of other dimensions.
The purpose of my art is to transform the world. ~ Uri Dowbenko, 2004
People ask me — Uri, why do you paint? “Because I want to see something I have never seen before. I want the painting to always look like it’s moving even though it’s a ‘stationary’ painting.” ~ Uri Dowbenko, 2012
The intellectual, detailed author of a range of discussions grounded in a diversity of conspiracy theories,  Dowbenko was no stranger to in-depth analyses. The titles of some of his articles give a quick overview of the many topics he had touched. These include "Bob Hope: Thanks for the (Sordid) Memories," "Dirty Secret: Drug Czar Walters and the Iran-Contra Connection," "Dirty Tricks, Inc.: The DynCorp-Government Connection," "Up Against the Beast: High-level Drug Running," "New (Reptilian) World Order," and "Masonic Ritual Murders AKA Jack the Ripper," to name a few.

Now the eyes of one so aware are closed, and I, for one, will miss his oft-cryptokubrological and twilight language insights.

Uri Dowbenko wrote in his "Eyes Wide Shut: Occult Entertainment," a 1999 online article for Steamshovel Press:
If you've been puzzled by the title Eyes Wide Shut, you're not alone. According to ritual abuse and mind control survivor Arizona Wilder, it's a satanic cult term which means that whatever you've seen here is not to be revealed to anyone... or else.
"Monarch [mind control] programmers use this term," says Wilder in a recent interview. "It was so cult [like]," she continues. "Put him [the Tom Cruise character] in a double bind."
Dowbenko, examining the mystery deaths in the field, noted in his Eyes Wide Shut essay:
It may also be significant that the film's director Stanley Kubrick died suddenly. Mozart, a mason, died soon after revealing masonic mysteries in his opera, The Magic Flute. Author Stephen Knight, whose book, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (1975) revealed Victorian London's Whitechapel Murders as the work of ritual masonic killers, also died mysteriously. And William Morgan, author of Freemasonry Exposed (1836) was kidnapped and allegedly murdered by masons.
So naturally the question arose, what was Dowbenko's cause of death? Kenn Thomas answered on social media, rather matter-of-factly: "Drank himself to death. Cirrhosis."





"In Hoodwinked: Watching Movies With Eyes Wide Open, one of America's foremost alternative media analysts, Uri Dowbenko, deftly deconstructs popular and influential movies ranging from The Matrix, to Fight Club to The Truman Show, to Wag the Dog, and so many others. This 336-page compendium of cogent observation and informative insights is organized into six major sections: Poli-Sci-Fi (Political Science Fiction); Illuminati, Mind Control and Other PsyOps; Into the Mystic; Secrets and Lies of History; Pop Idolatry: Sex & Death and Other Games; and Government-Business (Scams) as Usual. Thoughtful and thought provoking, Dowbenko's commentaries are rife with a humorous intelligence and attention-gripping iconoclasm that makes Hoodwinked 'must' reading for students and critics of American cinema." --Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI, USA)

"All movies pack a hidden message, and nobody on the planet can decipher and quantify this subliminal jabber better than conspiracy genius Uri Dowbenko. Hoodwinked is a nonstop disturbo thrill ride of cinema insights and savage critical vision. Dowbenko is an excavator of buried revelations... Enlightening, hysterical and - unlikeliest of all - sanctified by truth." --Jerry Stahl, Author of Permanent Midnight

"Hoodwinked is fantastic. Dowbenko's intelligent and humorous insights put Roger Ebert to shame. The book gave me a new pair of 3-D lenses to view and uinderstand the subtext and real meaning behind many of today's movies." --Brian Hall, Executive Producer, Conspiracy Con



Bushwhacked is well sourced and packed with new revelations. The chapter on MK-ULTRA alone makes it worth the read. It's in the best whistle-blower tradition. Compelling stuff. Highly recommended.”
— Gordon Thomas, author of Seeds of Fire and Gideon's Spies

Uri Dowbenko does not shy away from a thorough examination of issues which impact each and every citizen. Bushwhacked provides a searing commentary on the conspiracies of our time, as well as connecting the dots often missed by mainstream corporate media.”
— Jim Marrs, author of Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, & Crossfire

Bushwhacked is jammed with articles on corruption in US Government — unbelievable endemic corruption going right to the top in all administrations. What can we do about it? The solution, originated by former FAA investigator Rodney Stich, is in the book.”
— Antony C. Sutton, author of America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones


Dowbenko penned the essence of his biography on his website, which serves as the template for this overview of his life, an obituary of sorts:

Artist, writer & publisher Uri Dowbenko was born in Chicago in 1951 to Ukrainian parents who came to America after surviving the Nazi German and Soviet Russian onslaughts. Raised in Western Pennsylvania, his artistic and writing career began in high school, when he founded an unsanctioned politically incorrect newspaper called The Lamb an alternative to the official school paper called The Ram. He went to school at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Vienna in Austria. At age 19 he took an "early retirement," rounding out his education by taking a cross-country journey across Europe and Africa - from Egypt to East Africa, then to Senegal, which took a year to complete. He once characterized that he now had "the rest of his life to work."

In 1973, Dowkenko moved to San Francisco and attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of Holography, where he became a holography instructor and was involved in producing many of the first white light and multiplex holograms ever made. His "Exhibit of White Light Holograms" (three-dimensional photographic images made with lasers and mirrors) was shown at Foothill College, San Jose State University, California Institute of the Arts, and Seattle Art Museum.

Dowbenko's book Homegrown Holography: How to Make Holograms in Your Own Low Cost Studio (Watson Guptill) was one of the first practical handbooks on the art and science of holography ever published.

In 1987, he moved to Montana, where he continued his advertising, marketing and publicity business, commuting to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area to meet with clients.

Dowbenko's writing included hundreds of articles, movie reviews, interviews and investigative writing pieces for Fortean Times, Nexus Magazine, New Dawn Magazine, Paranoia Magazine, Steamshovel Press, Media Bypass Magazine, National Review, Spotlight, Nationalist Times, Chronicles Magazine, Nitro News, and other publications. He was considered one of Alternative Media's foremost writers and media analysts and a distinctive voice of modern American journalism.

In 2000, he became the founder of Alternative Media websites -- Conspiracy Planet, Al Martin Raw, Steamshovel Press and Conspiracy Digest, as well as the founder and publisher of National Liberty Press, which published The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider by Al Martin.

Described as one of the hottest books in print, The Conspirators by government whistleblower Al Martin is his memoir and a firsthand account of his experiences with the Bush Cabal, most notably his former associates, Oliver North and General Richard Secord. Nexus Magazine has hailed the book as a "sensational expose" and it has been called a "tour de force" by Eye Spy Magazine.

Dowbenko's book, Bushwhacked: Inside Stories of True Conspiracy, has been described as "Compelling" and "Well sourced, packed with new revelations." His book Hoodwinked: Watching Movies With Eyes Wide Open is a collection of the most politically incorrect movie reviews ever published -- classic movies from the 1990s Golden Age of Movies.

Regarding his artwork, Dowbenko had become so frustrated by the unfulfilled potential of holography as an art medium that he took an artistic hiatus for more than 20 years. That ended and he resumed his art late in his life.

Dowbenko's spiritual quest has become a common metaphor for life itself, as his art, primarily large-scale muural-size oil paintings -- described as "Matta 2.0" -- which he himself calls "Metaphysical Landscapes," can be experienced as a meditation as well as a graphic representation of other dimensions and realities.

Uri Dowbenko was a member of the National Arts Club and the Author's Guild.

Is this a photograph of Uri Dowbenko, with some of his art?

Finding a picture of Uri Dowbenko on the Internet is difficult. As Kenn Thomas indicated, "Uri was computer averse."

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Stanton T. Friedman Dies


American physicist and flying saucer investigator/author Stanton T. Friedman living in Canada, has died.  Friedman was returning from a speaking engagement in Columbus, Ohio, when he died suddenly at the Toronto Pearson Airport on Monday night, May 13, 2019, according to his family.



Stan's last photographs were taken of him at George Noory's Live Stage Show, at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Here are pictured (l to r, above): Stan, Tom Danheiser, Mary Ann Winkowski, George Noory, Lori Wagner, and Jim Harold.  (Coast to Coast AM Courtesy Photo).

An individual picture of Stan was shared by Jim Harold.



The Lincoln Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, syncs with the #Lincoln and #Columbus name games in Fortean literature. The Lincoln Theatre opened on November 26, 1928 as the Ogden Theatre. It was designed in the Egyptian Revival style, renamed the Lincoln in 1939 and continued operating as a movie theater through the 1960s. It has become a performance venue since then. The Lincoln Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Stanton Friedman's last playbill, sadly.

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Stanton T. Friedman with Loren Coleman (l) and Tim Binnall (r) shared good times, at the talks during the 2015, Nova Scotia conference.

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Stanton T. Friedman was a dual citizen of the USA and Canada and lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, just across the Maine border from the USA.

Kathleen Marden, a co-author and friend, who first reported widely that on June 30, 2014, Stan had a heart attack, was one of those who confirmed Stan's death of May 13, 2019, as did his family and reporter Tim Binnall. Stan was 84 years old; his birthday is July 29, 1934.

Friedman formerly called himself "The Flying Saucer Physicist," because of his degrees in nuclear physics and his work on nuclear projects, according to separate ufo encyclopedia authors Ronald Story and Jerome Clark.

A word about the terms "UFO" versus "flying saucer": Friedman has consistently favored the use of the term "flying saucer" in his work, saying "Flying saucers are, by definition, unidentified flying objects, but very few unidentified flying objects are flying saucers. I am interested in the latter, not the former."

Stan with me at the International Cryptozoology Museum in 2014.

Because Stan was a prolific speaker at UFO-related conferences, his biography is well-known to most in the field. I've been a speaker at several conferences where Stan was a speaker too.  At a Nova Scotia conference in 2015, I drove my car from Maine, and because Stan was without a vehicle, I became his personal driver for the weekend. I got to hear Stan's stories during many drives, and many meals we shared. The conversations, believe it or not, were not about "flying saucers." Every one was about his family.

Stan Friedman grew up in Linden, New Jersey, and married twice. He first married Susie Virginia Porter; he divorced her in April 1974. He adopted three children with his first wife and had one daughter with his second wife, Marilyn. His story was about adoption and re-discovery. Stan's private stories were of love and connections. Perhaps someday a book will be written of that part of his life.

Paul Kimball introduced his uncle to the audience at a conference in Nova Scotia.


Stan Friedman relocated to Marilyn's native New Brunswick in the early 1980s. Stan's nephew is UFO film & television writer, producer, director, and author Paul Kimball. Along with Marilyn, Stan leaves behind his daughters Rachel and Melissa (David Parsons), a grandson, James Kenneth (Luzelle Carranza Aquino) and a great grandson, James. He was predeceased by two sons, Sean and James Leo. 



Stanton Friedman drawing by Nick Shev.

Nuclear physicist-author-lecturer Stanton T. Friedman received his BSc. and MSc. degrees in physics from the University of Chicago in 1955 and 1956.  To put himself through college, Stan worked as a waiter in the Catskills. It was there in the “Borscht Belt” that, as he would say, he "first laid eyes on a lobster and danced with debutantes."

Stan was employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist by such companies as GE, GM, Westinghouse, TRW Systems, Aerojet General Nucleonics, and McDonnell-Douglas working in such highly advanced, classified, eventually cancelled programs as nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets, and various compact nuclear power-plants for space and terrestrial applications.


Stan became interested in UFOs in 1958, and since 1967, he lectured about them at more than 600 colleges and 100 professional groups across the United States, Canada, and worldwide, in addition to various nuclear consulting efforts. He published more than 90 UFO papers and appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including on Larry King in 1997, 2007 and twice in 2008, and many documentaries. He was the original civilian investigator of the Roswell Incident and co-authored Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell IncidentTOP SECRET/MAJIC his controversial book about the Majestic 12 group, established in 1947 to deal with alien technology, was published in 1996 and went through 6 printings. An expanded new edition was published in 2005.



In 2016, Fact Fiction and Flying Saucers by Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden, was published.





Stan was presented with a Lifetime UFO Achievement Award in Leeds, England, in 2002, by UFO Magazine of the UK. He co-authored with Kathleen Marden (Betty Hill’s Niece) of a book in 2007: Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience. His book Flying Saucers and Science was published in June 2008 and went into several printings. His Science Was Wrong with Kathleen Marden, was published in June 2010.


Stanton Friedman, one of the leading authorities on UFOs, was pictured taking part in a parade in McMinnville, Oregon, in 2013. His work was also celebrated in New Brunswick, and the City of Fredericton declared Aug. 27, 2007, Stanton Friedman Day. On July 2, 2010, he was inducted into the Roswell UFO Hall of Fame.

Stan provided written testimony to Congressional Hearings, appeared twice at the UN, and was a pioneer in many aspects of ufology including Roswell, Majestic 12, The Betty Hill- Marjorie Fish star map work, analysis of the Delphos, Kansas, physical trace case, crashed saucers, flying saucer technology, and challenges to the S.E.T.I. (which he characterized as "Silly Effort To Investigate") cultists.


Stan T. Friedman had spoken at more MUFON Symposia than any other individual. Over the years, he lectured in 10 provinces, 50 states, and 19 countries.



The world of "flying saucers" and ufology thought has lost a giant. 
All who meet him were touched by his magic and enthusiasm.

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Some photos of Stan with more friends and colleagues: Deborah and Audrey Starborn Hewins, Kathleen Marden, Allison Jorlin, and Greg Bishop.










Stan Friedman's last interview at the Roswell UFO Festival served to be prophetic. He talks of being tired, and the lose of tolerance he has for so many connections between his speaking engagements and getting back to Canada. It will be recalled, it was at his Toledo airport connection from Columbus to back home where he died.

BTW, some remembrances have credited Stan with "founding the Roswell UFO Museum." Praise for Stanton T. Friedman has been out-of-this-world, deservedly. But he was not the founder of the Roswell NM UFO Museum. That honor goes to Glenn Dennis (March 24, 1925 – April 28, 2015), who was a eyewitness to the 1947 Roswell UFO incident. The Museum opened in Sept 1991.


A public visitation will be held at the York Funeral Home on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the International UFO Museum & Research centre in Roswell, New Mexico.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Trump Makes The World Go MAD


President Donald Trump took aim at Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, at a “Make America Great Again” rally on May 8, 2019, by calling him “Boot edge edge.”

Trump returned to Buttigieg on May 10, 2019. In an interview with Politico, Trump declared that "Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States.”

Asked about the insult, later on May 10, 2019, Buttigieg told Politico, “I’ll be honest, I had to Google that. I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference. It’s kind of funny, I guess. But he’s also the president of the United States and I’m surprised he’s not spending more time trying to salvage this China deal."

Social media was hit on Mother's Day with a flood of images from MAD Magazine covers, reminding people that while Trump and Buttigieg might be done with MAD, MAD is not done with them.

As someone pointed out, there may already be an "Alfred E. Neuman" in the White House.

MAD Magazine has zeroed in on Trump in the past, and Trump seems to love the attention.












MAD has ways of predicting the future too. See below.










Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Hellfire: The Violent Days of Spring 2019


April has come and gone. As forecast in "The Red Zone of April," the past is prologue. Let us look at a jam-packed Spring of 2019 that, indeed, was filled with "hellfire." And Spring is not through with us!


Al Noor Mosque, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Christchurch mosque shootings were two consecutive terrorist attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on 15 March 2019. The attacks began at the Al Noor Mosque in the suburb of Riccarton at 1:40 pm and continued at the Linwood Islamic Centre at about 1:55 pm. The gunman live-streamed the first attack on Facebook Live. After being at Al Noor Mosque and going to Linwood, the gunman left the scene, in his car, to the music of "Fire" by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, where the singer proclaims: "I am the god of hellfire!"





The attacks killed 51 people and injured 49 others. A 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, described in media reports as a white supremacist and part of the alt-right, was arrested and charged with murder. The attacks have been linked to an increase in white supremacism and alt-right extremism globally observed since the mid-2010s. Politicians and world leaders condemned the attacks, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as "one of New Zealand's darkest days." The government has established a royal commission of inquiry into its security agencies in the wake of the attacks, which are the deadliest mass shootings in modern New Zealand history.

Fatalities 51 (47 of them male, and 4 female)
42 at the Al Noor Mosque
7 at the Linwood Islamic Centre
2 later at Christchurch Hospital


Friday, April 19, 2019

The Red Zone of April: A Dangerous Time

The Red Zone of April: A Dangerous Time
by Loren Coleman, author of The Copycat Effect (Simon and Schuster, 2004), Suicide Clusters (Faber & Faber, 1987), and other books.



"April is the cruellest month... " 
by T.S. Eliot (1888–1965). 
From The Waste Land, 1922.

April 14-5

1865 – On the eve of the fifth day of Passover, April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and died of his wounds in the early morning of April 15th, which had already been scheduled as a national day of prayer to mark the end of the Civil War. Jews across the land were gathering in synagogues to give thanks. When news of Lincoln's death arrived, the synagogue altars were quickly draped in black and, instead of Passover melodies, the congregations chanted Yom Kippur hymns. Lincoln had been protective of American Jewry, overturning General Grant's infamous General Order #11 expelling Jews from the Department of the Tennessee and supporting legislation allowing Jewish chaplains to serve in the military.


April 15

2013 – The Boston Marathon bombing was a terrorist attack, followed by subsequent related shootings, that occurred when two pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Six died in the events, and 280 injured, some with loss of legs and arms.

April 16
73 – Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt.
1947 – French freighter S.S. Grandcamp explosion loaded with ammonium nitrate docked at the Port of Texas City, Texas, and erupted in flames, causing a massive explosion that killed at least 581 people.
1995 – George W. Bush names April 16 as Selena Day in Texas, after she was killed two weeks earlier.

2007 – Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before dying by suicide.

April 17

1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion: A group of Cuban exiles financed and trained by the CIA lands at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba with the aim of ousting Fidel Castro.
1978 – Mir Akbar Khyber is assassinated, provoking a communist coup d'état in Afghanistan.
1984 – Police Constable Yvonne Fletcher is killed by gunfire from the Libyan People's Bureau (Embassy) in London during a small demonstration outside the embassy. Ten others are wounded. The events lead to an 11-day siege of the building.
2006 – A Palestinian suicide bomber detonates an explosive device in Tel Aviv, killing 11 people and injuring 70.

April 18

1775 – American Revolution: The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere, William Dawes (above) and other riders warn the countryside of the troop movements. (The syncinematic film, 2009's Knowing has student Caleb Koestler - a name game there - going to the fictional William Dawes Elementary, located in 1959 Lexington.)
1906 – An earthquake and fire destroy much of San Francisco, California.
1983 – A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
2007 – A series of bombings, two of them being suicides, occur in Baghdad, killing 198 and injuring 251.
2013 – A suicide bombing in a Baghdad cafe kills 27 people and injures another 65.
2013 – Fertilizer plant explosion, West, just north of Waco, Texas, killed 15 killed and about 200 injured. Eighty homes and a middle school are leveled.

    April 19

    Blood Sacrifice to the Beast. Fire sacrifice is required for this specific date.
    1775 – Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. This is the actual anniversary of the battles, even though the observance has become a date tied to the third Monday in April.
    1897 – First running of the Boston Marathon, with marathons named after the Greek Battle of Marathon. 

    1993 – The 51-day FBI siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
    1993 – South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
    1995 – Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, USA, is bombed, killing 168.
    1995 – Richard Wayne Snell, a convicted murderer, member of the white supremacist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSA), is executed in Arkansas. Snell was involved in filming the planes that landed at the restricted airport in Mena, Arkansas, believed by many conspiracy theorists to be used in a CIA-sanctioned cover-up to smuggle drugs into America. Snell had been accused of plotting to bomb the Murrah Building in the 1980s. Snell reportedly watched televised reports of the Oklahoma City bombing on the day of his execution and nodded in approval. 
    2013 – Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts.

    April 20 

    1889 – Adolf Hitler, Austrian-German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945) is born
    1939 – Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.
    1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
    1961 – Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
    1971 – According to Steven Hager, editor of High Times, he found the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School in 1971, among the Waldos. They would meet every day after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue. One of the Waldos notes, "We did discover we could talk about getting high in front of our parents without them knowing by using the phrase 420." By extension now, April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. dating shorthand) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.
    1978 – Korean Air Lines Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union. 

    1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 13 people and injured 21 others before dying by suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
    2007 – Johnson Space Center shooting: William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.

    2015 – A substitute teacher was killed at the Joan Fuster School in the La Sager neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain, by a 13-year-old student with a crossbow and machete. Four other people were injured.

    April 21 
    1506 – The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 suspected Jews by Portuguese Catholics.
    1985 – The compound of the militant group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord surrenders to federal authorities in Arkansas after a two-day government siege.

    April 22 
    2004 – Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
    2013 – Six people die in a shooting in Belgorod, Russia.
    2013 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest and charge two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.
    2014 – More than 60 people are killed and 80 are seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga Province.
    2016 – The one-month anniversary of three suicide bombers killing 35 people and injuring 316 in the 2016 Brussels bombings at the airport and at the Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.

    April 23
    303 – Saint George, Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275) dies
    St George's Day (England) and its related observances
    1343 – St. George's Night Uprising commences in the Duchy of Estonia.
    1968 – Timothy James McVeigh, who blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Building in 1995, on April 19, was born. He is executed on June 11, 2001.

    April 24
    1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy.

    April 25
    1946 – Naperville train disaster kills 47 in Naperville, Illinois.
    1965 – Teenage sniper Michael Andrew Clark kills three and wounds six others shooting from a hilltop along Highway 101 just south of Santa Maria, California.
    2005 – One hundred seven people die in Amagasaki rail crash in Japan.
    2010 – Joseph McVey, 23, from Ohio, is arrested with a shotgun, in a car made to look like a police vehicle with working lights and sirens in the Asheville, NC airport parking lot, when President Obama and his family were departing in Air Force One.

    April 26
    1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
    1894 – Birthdate of Rudolf Walter Richard Heß, also spelled Hess, who was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland. Neo-nazi "celebrations" have been held for him in Germany, on the date of his death, August 17, but some indications are that his birthdate is acknowledged, as well.
    1982 – Fifty-seven people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
    2002 – Robert Steinhäuser, 19, infiltrates the Gutenberg-Gymnasium (a secondary school) in Erfurt, Germany. He stalked the halls, and killed 12 teachers, an administrator, two students, one policeman, and wounded 10 other people before he killed himself. Seventeen people in total died.

    April 27
    711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
    1805 – First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' Hymn).
    2011 – The April 25–28 tornado outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Two hundred five tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.
    2012 – At least four explosions hit the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk with at least 27 people injured.
    2014 – A tornado outbreak over much of the eastern United States kills 35 people.

    April 28
    1192 – Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
    1949 – The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
    1978 – President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
    1996 – Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.

    April 29
    1429 – Joan of Arc (tied to name game, Fay/Fairy/Beech) arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
    1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun died by suicide the following day.

    April 30
    1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun die by suicide after being married for less than 40 hours. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building. 

    2009 – Eight people are killed and another ten injured at a Queen's Day parade in Netherlands in an attempted assassination on Queen Beatrix and members of the Royal Family. The attack occurred at the De Naald (in English The Needle), which is the obelisk monument in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. The car of the assailant, identified as Richard Karst Tates, ended up crashed at the base of the obelisk.


    2009 – Azerbaijan State Oil Academy shooting: Twelve people were killed (students and staff members) by an armed attacker.

    Beltaine Festival - April 30-May 1. Walpurgis Night. This is the highest day on the Druidic Witch's Calendar. May 1 is the Illuminati's second most sacred holiday. Human sacrifice is required.
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