Archive for June, 2010
More than a decade ago, I read a grim-sical book on the history of body snatching. The most intriguing tale–at least to me–concerned the corpse of an Oklahoman outlaw. Shot and killed by authorities, his corpse was sent to a funeral home and when no one came to claim it, he was treated with arsenic and propped up in the parlour, as was the fashion of the day. Decades later, it was discovered in the haunted house at the Pike in Long Beach, a sleazy area attraction with carnival games and gambling. For years I have hoped to find the whole story on this well-travelled corpse, and thanks to the now-defunct website, www.weirdca.com, I have!
The Corpse of Elmer McCurdy
Long Beach, California
On October 4th, 1911, the not famous, the not successful, and the not rich outlaw, Elmer McCurdy was gunned down by a posse shortly after he robbed a train of approximately $46 and two jugs of whiskey in Oklahoma. It’s quite possible that he had already consumed the whiskey by the time the posse caught up with him.
In December of 1976, a Universal Studios camera crew filming a scene at the “The Laff in the Dark” funhouse at the Pike Amusement Park in Long Beach discovered Elmer’s body. How McCurdy’s corpse traveled half way across the country to end up in Long Beach and the events that took it there make up quite a strange story.
Elmer McCurdy wanted to be a big outlaw and to accomplish this goal, he assembled a rag tag gang. In March 1911, the gang robbed a train in Kansas, obtaining a pathetic amount of money. Elmer McCurdy’s crime wave continued until the aforementioned train heist in October mentioned above. In between the two train robberies, it is rumored that the gang pulled some other minor heists, but any records of their actions have been lost over the decades. Regardless of what crimes they performed, they were not the legendary outlaws they wished to be, and in fact were quite the opposite. In an ironic note, it is believed that they just barely missed holding up trains carrying large payrolls and valuables.
Elmer’s Career as a Criminal
3/23/1911 – train robbery, Elmer attempted to crack the safe with nitro, but used too much. The explosion threw the safe door across the train car and through the side of the car. The nitro also melted the $4000 in silver that had been contained in the safe, lodging it into a lump in one corner of the car. The robbers managed to extract $450 worth.
9/21/1911 – bank robber, again Elmer used too much nitro on the safe door, making such a large and noisy explosion that the entire town was woken up. However, it did not destroy the inner door of the safe. Before the authorities showed up, the robbers managed to escape with $150 of silver and gold coins.
10/4/1911 – train robbery. The gang this time held up the wrong train, one with very little money, and made off with about $90 or so dollars, whiskey and some other items.
After McCurdy was gunned down, his body went to the local undertaker who naturally embalmed the corpse using an arsenic solution. Since he was very proud of his work, and no next of kin had yet arrived to collect the body, the undertaker put the body on display allowing the locals see it for a nickel a piece. Rumor has it that the nickels were placed in Elmer’s mouth and later collected by the undertaker.
In 1915, two men arrived at the undertaker’s claiming to be the brothers of McCurdy. In reality they were carnival promoters who wanted to add the corpse to their traveling show. Elmer went on tour throughout the country as an attraction with a carnival known as “Great Patterson Shows”. He was often displayed as “The Bandit Who Wouldn’t Give Up” or “The Famous Oklahoma Outlaw” and even occasionally just as an ancient mummified cadaver. After his time in the carnival, he apparently turned up in an amusement park’s haunted house near Mount Rushmore, then to a crime museum in Los Angeles, before moving to the Hollywood wax museum in 1971.
While residing in the wax museum, it is rumored that he was put on display in an open casket ironically next to Bill Doolin, an actual famous Oklahoma outlaw. It is even said that while Elmer was located at the wax museum, a purchaser of wax dummies refused to buy him, claiming that Elmer did not look real enough. McCurdy supposedly then did some time in a few low budget films before ending up as a prop in the Pike amusement park’s funhouse for over four years.
It was in the amusement park that it was finally discovered that Elmer McCurdy was in fact a real corpse as opposed to a wax fake. The discovery was made when a film crew for the television show, The Six Million Dollar Man, was preparing to film a few scenes for an episode called “Carnival of Spies”. A worker apparently moved the “hanging man” which caused one of its arms to fall off revealing bones inside what had been previously thought to be a fake prop. Medical examiners and forensic experts determined that McCurdy had been shot by a bullet and approximated the manufacture date as the early 1900s from the half copper jacket that was still in the body. Further evidence about the identity of the corpse was gathered when they discovered stuffed inside Elmer’s mouth a 1924 penny and a ticket for the “Louis Sonney’s Museum of Crime” formerly on 521 S. Main street, Los Angeles. It didn’t take long to locate the former owner’s son who identified the corpse and explained how his father would charge a quarter for people to see it.
Elmer McCurdy’s identity was finally discovered by April 1977 and he was buried in Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie, Oklahoma almost sixty six years after his demise. His tombstone reads:
- Elmer McCurdy
Shot by Sheriff’s Posse
in Osage Hills
on Oct 7, 1911
Returned to Guthrie, Okla
from Los Angeles County
for Burial Apr 22, 1977
Cement was poured over the coffin in order to make sure Elmer never went wandering about the country ever again. Ironically, he’s supposedly buried next to that real Oklahoma outlaw, Bill Doolin.
So despite a pretty pathetic career as a criminal, Elmer McCurdy found fame touring the country for decades after his death.
…come courtesy of Seattle’s Exopolitics Examiner, Alfred Webre. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this far-out theory…
BP Gulf oil false flag catastrophe may be a psyops scripted by prophecy and psychic visions – Part 1
by Seattle Exopolitics ExaminerAlfred Lambremont Webre
NASA: Spectropic analysis of AVIRIS BP Gulf oil spill data
This article is part of a continuing Examiner.com series on the BP false flag ‘disaster capitalism’ environmental war attack on the Gulf of Mexico, and its consequent ecological, economic, social, and exopolitical consequences. Examiner.com has reported that the spreading BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is in fact an intentional ‘disaster capitalism’ false flag operation for insider profit in the genre of environmental war, and a component of an elite plan to depopulate human society and stop disclosure. Evidence that the BP Gulf oil catastrophe is a false flag operation includes: (1) “foreshadowing drills” by the U.S. agencies prior to the April 20, 2010 disaster; (2) insider trading of 44% of its BP stock by Goldman Sachs and a related insider corporate takeover of the world’s largest oil spill by Halliburton three weeks prior to the oil spill; (3) BP CEO Tony Hayward dumping approximately one-third of his BP stocks one month prior to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
The 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico false flag environmental catastrophe did not occur out of an environmental war policy vacuum. The intentional wrecking of the environment as a deliberate policy to engage humanity in perpetual “war” has been in development for over 50 years in environmental weapons think tanks and laboratories, starting in the late 1950s, with JASON scientists such as Gordon MacDonald and his work on “Wrecking the Environment” as a geopolitical strategy.
Under this geopolitical doctrine of “wrecking the environment”, the ecology and environment and biosphere are intentionally covertly wrecked using advanced, exotic environmental weapons and false flag methodologies. The natural environment becomes the next “enemy” in the permanent war economy. That portion of humanity that is not destroyed by the disturbed ecology must now struggle just to survive in what was before the wrecking a supportive environment and ecology. One purported 1967 environmental war policy report stated, “But from present indications, it will be a generation to a generation and a half before environmental pollution…will be sufficiently menacing on a global scale to offer…a solution.” With intentional, covert environmental wrecking techniques, Gaia – the ecology and the environment – becomes the new mortal “enemy” in the dialectic of permanent war around which a elite can continue to enslave humanity.
Some apocalyptic and religious commentary on the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico false flag oil catastrophe frames catastrophic projections of BP oil spill as a precursor or fulfillment ‘end of the world’ Earth Changes prophetic scenarios as set out in various sacred prophecy texts such as the Book of Revelation and the Hopi Prophecy’s Seventh Sign, as well as the visions and prophecies of 20th and 21st century psychics, extraterrestrial contactees, and shamans such as psychic Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), Argentina’s ET contactee Benjamin Solari Parravicini (1898-1974) and Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa (1921 – present).
Use of prophetic, psychic, and shamanistic texts as scripts for designing and rolling out catastrophic environmental warfare is explored extensively in a book written in 1999 by reporter Alfred Lambremont Webre, entitled Earth Changes: A Spiritual Approach (2000).
Specific, identified exotic environmental weapons and environmental war false flag techniques can be used to implement environmental warfare strikes such as the April 20, 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico intentional oil catastrophe designed and rolled out through the visions contained in prophetic, psychic, and shamanistic texts. The outcome is a multi-factored psychological, exopolitical, and spiritual warfare and matrix of oppression (Psyops) against the targeted human population.
This Examiner.com article is Part I of a series evaluating whether the perpetrators of the spreading BP oil catastrophe false flag environmental war attack are doing so by using the prophetic, psychic, ET contactee and shamanistic texts as a kind of script for a massive psychological warfare (Psyops) against humanity.
Continues at: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2912-Seattle-Exopolitics-Examiner~y2010m6d22-BP-Gulf-oil-false-flag-catastrophe-may-be-a-psyops-scripted-by-prophecy-and-psychic-visions–Part-1
Last night Steve Bassett gave an impassioned talk (as he always does) on the ghettoization of exopolitics and the exclusion of abductees and contactees, for the group Evolver LA: http://www.evolver.net
Here is a short excerpt. And on a related note, Bassett is looking to relocate to the west coast and is looking for a space. Please contact me if you might have something for him! He’s an electrifying speaker, and the work he’s done with the Paradigm Research Group is of the utmost importance.
Jim Moseley is a true original and a great wit. He’s been covering the UFO beat for more years than you’ve probably been alive, and keep the old school going by continuing to publish his zine, Saucer Smear, a number of future issues can be had for a reasonable donation. He likes Greyhounds and we shared a few at the last (probably ever) NUFOC here in bea-u-tiful yet putrid Hollywood California, in 2004. Recently he appeared on Texas LOWFI head Smiles Lewis’ kickass radio show, PsiOp. To get Mosely’s snail mail addy, and for a link to his radio appearance, please continue reading. I promise you won’t be disappointed. He is rare among Ufology personalities in that he has no agenda.
PsiOp Radio 116 – 100523 with guest James Moseley
Coming up this Sunday night SMiles and Mack are honored to speak with legendary (or at least infamous) UFO investigator and publisher James Moseley. Jim has been investigating and writing about flying saucers (and the circus of beliefs and freaks that surround the subject) for nearly six decades. He publishes what is perhaps the longest running UFO newsletter in the world. Unknown by most UFO “buffs” and maligned by several of his ufological peers, Jim Moseley is an American Treasure – and was once a Treasure Hunter!
Please join us in welcoming Supreme Commander Moseley to the PsiOp-Radio show this Sunday night, LIVE from 7-9pm CST via the ANOMALY RADIO and AMERICAN FREEDOM RADIO networks:
Jim Moseley’s adult life has been devoted to real estate, pre-Columbian antiquities, and flying saucers (UFOs).
In the late 1950s, Moseley spent a total of about three years living in Peru, where he succeeded in excavating and exporting hundreds, if not thousands, of Inca and pre-Inca artifacts, dating as far back as the pre-Christian era. These were highly artistic objects of ceramic, wood, silver, and gold.
For several years in the 1980s Moseley was proprietor of a pre-Columbian art gallery in Key West, where he sold artifacts from Peru and other South American countries, as well as rare wood carvings from various parts of Africa. In 1992 he donated his remaining Peruvian material to the Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History, located in Dania, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. There they are on permanent display.
Jim Moseley’s other unusual interest through the years has been in UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects). In this regard he has appeared on countless radio and television shows throughout the United States. In the late 196Oss and early 1970’s, he lectured as an expert on UFOs to over one hundred colleges around the country. Beginning in 1954, he published a semi-professional magazine called SAUCER NEWS, which reached a peak subscription circulation of almost 10,000.
Currently Moseley publishes a UFO “trade journal”, mainly of interest to a few hundred people who make up the “hard core” of flying saucer buffs. Humor and UFO-related gossip are the main characteristics of this non-scheduled newsletter, which is called “Saucer Smear”. This newsletter takes an attitude of benign skepticism toward the more extreme UFO beliefs, and generally reflects the various ways in which Moseley has mellowed in his thinking over the years. To find out just what that thinking is, one would have to become a “non-subscriber” to “Saucer Smear”. There are no subscribers, but donations are warmly welcomed.
Read Samples of Saucer Smear Online:
James Moseley / Saucer Smear Headquarters
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
Paper back issues of Saucer Smear for 2007 are available for a mere one dollareach from Smear Headquarters.
Issues from 1976 to 1994 (under various titles) can be purchased for various prices from:
P.O. Box 1174
Trenton, N.J. 08606
Please note that letters for Smear editor James Moseley should be snail-mailed to PO Box 1709, Key West, FL 33041, insofar as Cdr. Moseley is proudly computer-illiterate and determined to stay that way.
For those of you not familiar with this amazing fellow, Norio was a tremendous and effective lobbyist for truth at Area 51 while a resident of Los Angeles. Since moving to New Mexico, he has lobbied on behalf of the Jicarilla Apache who live near (and experience very high cancer rates and strange phenomena) what is thought to be the underground base of Dulce.
Norio is also a very fine keyboardist, as this video will attest.
Iggy and I went on a cruise to Central America a few years ago… my favorite stop/country was Belize, where we visited an ancient Mayan Ball Court. Now, I suspect you might know what I’m talking baout. The Mayans played this game which was a crazy mix of soccer and basketball, but instead of a ball they used a decapitated human head. Now, my friend Iggy is an expert photographer. He took hundreds of photos along the trip, all of which came out find, in focus, etc. Except for this one.
I decided it would be funny to find a ledge at the ball court and place myself behind it, trying to look like a decapitated head. I stuck my tongue out and tried to look dead. Iggy wouldn’t send this photo to me for the longest time. Nothing that I know of can explain this crazy exposure.
Once I took a look at it, I realized I had been crass, insensitive and bratty by making fun of the Mayans macabre sport. I made as formal an apology to what I believe are the spirits in the photo as I could.