Jeff Gannon, Johnny Gosch, Hunter Thompson, and Bohemian Grove snuff porn|
Friday, February 25, 2005
I've been watching this story percolate since the weekend, and with Thursday's return of "Jeff Gannon" to the blogosphere with a column entitled "Fear and Loathing in the Press Room" really bringing it all full circle, several questions are begged here.
As the Jeff Gannon story progressed and turned into a Bush White House homosexual prostitution scandal, Internet investigators started asking if there could be a connection to the previous Bush White House homosexual prostitution scandal.
If you recall, the stories of 15-year-old callboys wandering through the White House in the middle of the night was linked to the "Franklin Cover-Up" case exposed by Nebraska State Sen. John DeCamp. In that case, a Republican operative named Larry King was involved with procuring boys and girls from Boys Town in Nebraska and elsewhere and entrapping them in a child sex-slave and espionage ring. King, with an annual salary of under 20K, was throwing sex parties for the powerful in a $5,000-a-month condo in Washingotn, DC; apparently taping the proceedings for blackmail purposes.
One of the victims of this ring was one Paul Bonacci, who testified in court proceedings that he helped kidnap Johnny Gosch into this ring in 1982. It was apparently at 2:29 AM, Sunday, Feb. 20 that the question was first asked -- is "Jeff Gannon" really Johnny Gosch?
By the end of the day, Hunter S. Thompson was reported dead.
This is where it gets really interesting. Bonacci also testified that he was forced in July 1984 to participate in a homosexual/pedophilic/necrophilic orgy at (what has since been identified as) the Bohemian Grove; all of which was filmed. And according to Bonacci, the man in charge of the filming was someone picked up in Las Vegas on the plane headed to the Grove, a man who Bonacci was told was one "Hunter Thompson."
No doubt most people who came across this information in the past and were familiar with Thompson's work dismissed the idea that the man behind the camera could have been the famous writer. After all, this was a man who has been fighting the like of Nixon and Bush his entire career.
But could Thompson have been brought to the Grove by someone who presented it as an opportunity to investigate what the power elite was up to behind closed doors? Could Thompson have quickly found himself in over his head, compromised, by virtue of his very presence at this horrific crime, by the men he thought he was investigating undercover? (Or perhaps compromised some other way -- perhaps for instance, he was surreptiously filmed with an adult female prostitute who was then murdered. But I digress.)
But back for now to the "Who is Jeff Gannon?" question. James D. Guckert seems to have appeared out of nowhere around 1999, setting up male escort websites. In profiles on these sites from around 2001, "Jeff" said he was 31 years old, closer to Johnny Gosch's age than James Guckert's. (Guckert/Gannon claims to be 47 today.)
"Jeff Gannon" aka "James Guckert" also was attending alumni events at the TKE fraternity of West Chester college in Pennsylvania. Local media called the college and confirmed that a "James Guckert" graduated from West Chester in 1980; but apparently no one has checked yearbooks and such to confirm if the same man seems to be depicted.
Could "James Guckert" be just another false identity? Another Democratic Underground investigator found 1986 and 1987 pictures of a "Jeff Guckert" from Fairview High School, in that same Pennsylvania/Delaware border area that "James D. Guckert" (aka "Jeff Gannon") claimed residence on his escort & porn websites and was cited for $20,000 in back taxes. "Jeff Guckert" would have been about the same age as Johnny Gosch when he was playing high school golf.
Did Gosch go on to assume the identity of "James Guckert," a man ten years older than himself, some time in the 1990s?
http://www.johnnygosch.com/graphics/Noreen.jpgConsider this, from his mother Noreen's Johnny Gosch Foundation website in 2001:
Johnny was subjected to severe trauma and torture of a satanic and sexual nature, in order to intentionally destroy the conscious personality.... brainwashing. This intentional application of trauma is a systematic procedure used to control these victims, in order to use them in sexual slavery, pornography and more.
In February 1999, in Federal Court testimony in Omaha Nebraska, Noreen Gosch [pictured] testified that Johnny Gosch came to see her in 1997, providing information about his experience, asking for his mother's help and pleading for her to not reveal his visit.
Johnny is now 31 years old. After years of suffering tremendous torture and pain at the hands of his captors, being used and abused, he and several others escaped. They have been living in hiding under new identities... they fear for their lives.
People ask ... why is it necessary for someone to hide and live this way..... It is simple, Johnny can identify many of the people involved and would be a threat to the very people who took him. He is known as the "chameleon". Why? Because he can so completely change his appearance.
Chameleon? Again, on DU, someone points to a purple blemish on Jeff's chest in one of his circa 2002 "escort" photos, asking if that is the mark left by birthmark removal. According tohis mother Johnny "the Chameleon" Gosch still had the birthmark in 1997.
In one of his first interviews, on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, "Jeff Gannon" said "James Guckert" "[i]s the name on my driver's license." His handlers have apparently warned him on that point and he now claims it is his "given name."
So, what's the deal here?
Is Jeff Gannon really Johnny Gosch? Noreen Gosch refuses to confirm or deny.
If Gannon is Gosch, what is going on with him? Is his strange behavior a result of years of brainwashing? Or is it something more? Is it possible he drew attention to himself during that January 26 press conference to pique the curiousity of citizen investigators? To draw attention to the dark side of the past 24 years of the Bush regime? He invited this investigation after the press conference (and before the "escort" revelations) by publishing a column titled "Hiding in Plain Sight." This was within days of Franklin cover-up figure George Paul's Bishop sudden arrest.
And, did that investigation have anything to do with the death of Hunter Thompson? Sherman Skolnick and Tom Heneghen at Cloak & Dagger Internet Radio say Thompson was working on a book about high-level sex rings; though they haven't offered a source. But that claim aside, we still have the timing of Thompson's reported death coinciding with these investigations. Did Thompson kill himself out of shame for his part in what happened at the Grove? Was he murdered to shut him up? Or did he fake his death to go underground while all this was breaking?
Is there anything at all to these questions? "Jeff Gannon" hints at a "yes" by putting up a new website headlined by a piece titled after Thompson's most famous works.
It's all "in plain sight" -- albeit through the looking glass.