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letter (Scientology, Christians and crime: a conspiracy theory)
February 16, 1994
During the past few years, a series of murders and accidents have
occurred with which I feel I have an indirect connection. These
events often appear to occur in reaction to things I do or that
happen to me.
Scientology and certain Christian groups
could be involved. They and/or others have been relentlessly harassing me in
several different cities for at least the past four and a half years. The crimes could be a
by-product of a secret war going on between these groups with law
enforcement agencies and others also being
involved. Sometimes I even wonder if all of the crimes are what they
seem to be. It would not be difficult to fake a
death if you knew
the right people.
I have informed various government officials, media organizations
and others about my theories over the past two years. They may or
may not be doing anything in response, but I have been told nothing
directly. I feel like they knew about
this before I reported it, that it was kind of an open secret. I am
delivering this paper to a wide-ranging group of people who might be
interested or could do something about it.
This paper is divided into three sections. First, a
background of my situation. Second, a long
chronological listing of the crimes along with relevant events
from my own life. And third, a
of possible causes.
Inclusion of a crime or accident in the crime list is based on criteria such as
name, race, religion or physical or chronological proximity. I have
no direct evidence that they are what I'm suggesting and many are
probably just coincidence. But others, such as the apparent murder of my
landlord's son or a dramatic hostage killing in the neighborhood I
was about to move into are deserving of serious investigation.
The crimes and accidents also happened while I was living in
New York, so most of the non-famous events are local New York
Below is a list of the more widely-reported events though they
may not make much sense unless read within the context of this
USAir Flight 1493
Flight 405 crash (La Guardia)
Los Angeles riots
Flight 843 fire
World Trade Center
Branch Davidian raid
Dr. David Gunn
Branch Davidian fire
Long Island Rail Road
In August 1983, I moved across
the street from the large, blue-colored Scientology headquarters in Los
Angeles, California. The first five or six years were relatively
uneventful, but in the summer of 1989, after I stopped
communicating with the people in my building and neighborhood, the Scientologists,
began an aggressive, relentless campaign of covert harassment
They would follow me wherever I went, swerve their
cars close by me as I crossed intersections or in front of buses
I was riding, poison my food, put blood and some sort of itching
powder in my clothing, harass people in the media who I
regularly listened to, harass my teachers at a local community
college, set up phony car crashes, make excessive and timely
noise with buzz saws, lawn mowers and chantings
at their headquarters, fire trucks would blast me with
their sirens, cops cars would pull up beside me, my name would
be called over intercoms at stores,
they would infiltrate stores that I frequented, would wear dark
glasses and look in my direction as I approached, and other
Later, I began to connect similar past
incidents with the
Scientologists. I had previously attributed these incidents to bad
luck, neighbors or employers. Though neighbors or employers or
other non-Scientologists may have also been involved. I linked
the activities mostly to Scientology
because they would have the resources to do such things, there were activities that
could be directly tied to Scientology such as the noise coming
from their buildings, plus their existing reputation as a
The police would also have had the resources, but we didn't have any
history together as far as I was aware of, outside of a
while living in Los Angeles, some Latin Christians at a parking attendant job I had,
had seemed to take an interest in me
around 1997 and the Jehovah's Witnesses
had seemed to take an interest a year or two later. But I don't
know what their role was, if any.
After about a
year of almost constant harassment, I was listening to an article in
the July 2, 1990 issue of US News and World Report from Recordings for the Blind. (I am not
blind, but have an eye problem.)
The article had many seemingly coded
messages to or about me. For example, one of the people in the
article was named "Eric Luk," an
accountant who arranged a T-shirt shipment and moved to Paraguay
to manage a watch factory. My name is Eric, I had considered
becoming an accounting clerk, always wore T-shirts, had taken my
watch off because people kept asking me what time it was, and I
was trying to learn Spanish.
There was another person in
the article named "Ronnie Vacas."
My brother's name is Ron, "vaca" in Spanish means "cow,"
name is sort of pronounced "na-cow.) Another person is named "Ricky
Wong." My nickname is "Rick." "Ronnie" and "Ricky" had a
chicken dinner. My brother and I had done the same thing on his last
visit to LA.
The article was about Cathy
Palmer, a New York prosecutor of Asian drug gangs. My
ex-landlady's last name was Palmer and there was a physical
resemblance between her, who was seemingly involved in
the harassment, and the prosecutor.
And the last paragraph of the article mentioned an
FBI investigation involving "a hapless man...who's a
nothing, but we think he knows some people we're interested in."
With all the problems I'd had with, I assumed, Scientology harassing
the media people I watched and listened to, and with a series of
recent Los Angeles Times
articles that I felt indirectly connected to, plus all the other
out of the ordinary things that I'd experienced, I came to
believe that the FBI might be using this magazine article to try
and contact me.
The next day I called the FBI, but
they said they couldn't do anything unless it was a national
problem. Soon after, I began noticing a
sickly-sweet aroma coming into my apartment and on buses
that I rode in. This aroma seemed to physically agitate my
nervous system. Fearing for my safety
and at the point now where even the air that I breathed was
dangerous, I threw some things in some bags and fled Los Angeles
for New York in the summer of 1990,
and whoever else may have been involved, would not let go. I
ended up living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa after veiled threats from
people on my bus about not going passed a certain state. But the
harassment continued in Cedar Rapids, including from the
police. And if the police in a small
Midwestern city is involved in this, things must be pretty bad.
So I moved on to Boston,
Albany, New York,
and other cities, briefly considering
whether I should live in those places, but the harassment
I returned to Albany where I almost ended up living, but my
situation remained the same. People of all types
seemed to give me
coded messages, a
man who resembled the actor, Dennis Hopper, said things
about being an "organization man now" as we passed
each other on the street and about someone being
lucky because they had insurance that
they would have to pay little or nothing for.
At the shelter I
was staying at in Albany, there would be allusions to
blood and AIDS and a possible
extortion attempt on my family in California. They would watch
horror movies where people who involved themselves in things
they shouldn't were turned into zombies. Stories would also come
on the news about blood, bus crashes and the
I decided to
return to Los Angeles after about
three weeks on the road.
Back in LA it was strange though. There were
Scientology ads on
many buses that read "Scientology
For Life." There was also a story in a weekly newspaper about
some guys who were chased across the country by a cult. A female
in a Scientology uniform who I thought I recognized said "sorry"
into a nearby pay phone. A guy in line at the Hollywood Social
Security office said that something was a good example of
what can happen, that someone wasn't at the top of some list
anymore and that they would see what could be done.
was referred by the welfare office to a Christian shelter in
Canyon Country while waiting for
a new welfare check to be issued. For
two weeks I experienced
coded messages from the staff,
clients and the radio. When I left, someone said that someone
wouldn't take something unless they really needed it. On my way
to the welfare office someone picked my
wallet out of my pocket. At the welfare office, a worker said
to someone that she was sorry that they were making it so hard on someone.
I got my check and stayed at a cheap downtown hotel. The usual
harassment techniques continued. I listened to a
radio station that they listened to at the shelter that
played old-time radio dramas that seemed to reflect my
situation. One program was about a guy who had a secret way to
make it rain. This stood out because I had
seemed to have been rained on at
inconvenient times during my
three week journey. And when I first
returned, a local weatherperson on TV said that some college was
experimenting with rainmaking.
I also started listening to
Public Radio programs, many originating from the East
Coast. Some of the people on the programs seemed
to be getting
harassed, others appeared to have a
There were also
unusual experiences with a job hunting program called
Chrysalis, a supposed
Social Security worker at the
program and a job training school where I saw that
Dennis Hopper look-alike from Albany again.
in Los Angeles ended in January
when I was robbed by a person with some
sort of small knife in the
hotel bathroom that was located on each floor. I had recently begun to venture back into my old
neighborhood near Scientology. There was also something
going on with an
appointment with a Social Security appeals judge. After the
robbery, someone on the radio said that some things were worth
dying for. But I didn't feel like dying, so I left the next
morning intending to leave America for
Montreal. As I was walking to the bus station, a guy on the
street was yelling something about Jesus.
The bus was relatively quiet during this second trip until I
Chicago where there was a delay. I began
having second thoughts about Montreal and spoke with someone
claiming to be an
intern or something at
Traveler's Aid. He said
Montreal might not be such a good idea because I didn't have a
passport and that it would be difficult to send
money from there to America. My owing somebody money seemed
to be a recurring theme.
I was referred for the week-end to
Pacific Gardens, a Christian
shelter. While I was there, I
raised my hand during a church service when the minister asked
who might want to learn more about Jesus. I was yanked up by a
management person at the shelter and taken to a back room where
someone gave me religious pamphlets. When I came out, the
management person walked near me and said "Now you can't dictate
to us anymore."
I left Chicago by bus on Monday and arrived in
New York City on,
I believe, January 30, 1991. I stayed
about a week at the
Center for Homeless People in the Upper East Side of
Manhattan where I stayed at least a couple of nights at nearby
Christian churches. At one church, one of the people there said to
someone that they're weren't like Scientology or a comment to that
effect. But later, there was veiled talk by other
having to pay $500/month to stay at the Center and since
apartments appeared to be expensive in New York, I left for
I told a
Aid worker who already seemed to know who I was, about my
problems with Scientology. She kept suggesting I go back to Los
Angeles to get
counseling and take medication.
The supposed Social Security
worker back in LA also kept pushing for me to do the same thing even
though I never mentioned the cults to him. The
Traveler's Aid worker also
asked obliquely if my problems had begun
before Scientology. I've heard this question once or twice
before and wonder how long these people have been concerning
themselves with me.
And if this were true, it could also possibly help exonerate
Scientology to some degree.
I returned to
NYC around February 11, 1991 and stayed at a city
on Wards Island
run by Volunteers of America, a
Christian-affiliated organization, for two years. After that I
moved into the Wise Towers public housing complex in
For a more detailed background document see the
Joseph Yanny letter in the
Entries are listed in chronological order. The crime and
have both the date and a subject heading. Entries from my life
and entries that tell who I've informed about my situation have
Feb 1, 1991 - USAir Flight 1493 Crash (LAX)
USAir Flight 1493 crashes on top of a commuter plane while
landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This was a
day or two after I had originally arrived in New York City.
Speaking symbolically, the crash occurred at 6:06:57. The number
57 is something I associate with because of my birth date of
August 26, 1957. Among the numerically listed survivors was #26, Chicheng Kao (Los Angeles
Times, Feb 4, 1991), whose Asian-sounding last name is the last
three letters of my last own name, Nakao.
Weather and visibility at LAX were good. The last major accident
in Southern California happened on December 7, 1987 in Paso
Robles. The last at LAX was on March 1, 1978.
Flight 1493 had originated in Syracuse, NY and flew to Los Angeles
via Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio.
Mar 6, 1991 -
There was heightened activity around me by people in the
shelter whenever a Rodney King story came on the news. One story
media person who was being harassed
when I was back in Los Angeles. Mr. King was beaten
severely by the police. "Police" and
"security" are code words I've heard referring to
people who'd been monitoring me. The beating
happened in Los Angeles. When I went to the Hollywood welfare
office after returning to LA after my first
journey, a worker called for an "Eric King"
on several occasions.
Aug 28, 1991 -
had agreed to attend a job training program at the
Federated Employment and
Guidance Service (FEGS), I believe around
May 31, 1991, the harassment I had been experiencing
in New York seemed to quiet down somewhat. But I began having
second thoughts and on August 27, 1991, I called another school in
Brooklyn about another program. They told me to come in the next
day. That night, a white evangelical
Christian group came to the shelter. Although these types of
groups had come before, that night was unusual because they
pushed especially hard for people to attend.
day I was on a subway train to Brooklyn when we were told to get
off and transfer to buses. I had not heard of the crash yet, but
I was thinking to myself that upsetting my schedule was the type
of thing these cults like to do. On the bus, two white males
started talking about doing business with the
Soviet Union. This made me
suspicious because these cults periodically gave me messages
like this about "deals" and "joining" and at that time, things
relating to the Soviet Union seemed to be a code word.
the shelter that night, I was struck by a shot on the news of a
Bible on the floor of one of the wrecked subway cars from
Union Square station subway crash in New
York. I immediately thought of the evangelical Christians
who had been at the shelter the night before.
Also, I learned later that the person responsible for driving
the train, Robert Ray, was a born-again Christian (New York
Times, Sep 1, 1991).
The crash had occurred on the same Brooklyn-bound line
that I had taken earlier in the day.
Later in my
sleeping area, I heard someone say to no one in particular,
"they don't like to lose."
Oct 1, 1991
I begin a building maintenance job training program at FEGS
in Long Island City, Queens, NY.
Oct 17, 1991 - Grand Central
Avenue subway line and the #7
subway line were the two major thoroughfares put out of
service by the water main break. They were also the two lines I
took from the shelter to my job training school in
Long Island City.
Grand Central Station is where you
transfer from the Lexington to the #7 line. The
previous night, I realized that I had forgotten to buy bus
tokens, so I backtracked to Grand Central Station to buy some.
While doing this, I heard someone say "Want to play, eh?" These
cult people seemed to get annoyed sometimes when I would cause
them to go out of their way when they were
apparently tailing me.
Dec 17 1991
Write letter to Ms.
Beckett of the NYC Human Resources
Administration about unusual occurrences
with my BEGIN job training stipend. I hint about cults being the
possible cause, but not explicitly. This was the first time I
broached the subject of cults with anyone in New York.
Dec 27, 1991
I went to the NYC
Human Rights Commission
(HRC) and told them about the cults. I also included the Union
crash and the Grand Central Station flood in a list. I believe
the person I spoke with stopped reading it around the second page,
then returned it to me.
When I arrived at
the HRC building, paramedics and a woman on a
gurney were on the elevator. There was also an old memo
taped to the HRC men's room door announcing someone's sister's
funeral. Injuries and funerals are periodic cult symbols. A
media person (Cunningham?) dropped by and said that City
Hall had put a "muzzle" on some story, but they were going to do
1991 - Keith Levine/City College Stampede
Levine, an off-duty NYC police officer, was shot and killed while
stopping a supposed robbery at a Manufacturers Hanover Bank ATM at 57th and 8th in Manhattan. I
thought at the time that since he worked in the Communications
at Police Headquarters, that maybe there was some connection with
media person who came to the
Human Rights Commission.
Levine's father, Mike Levine, a former undercover agent for the
Drug Enforcement Administration, had published a 1990 book called "Deep
Cover" that criticized the DEA. He had retired in 1989
after being injured in a New York drug raid. (Los Angeles Times,
March 14, 1990)
The Manufacturers Hanover Bank would later become Chemical Bank and
several of the events that subsequently attracted my attention
at Chemical Banks.
The number 57, again, associated with my birth date of August
26, 1957, is also interesting.
That same day, nine
people were killed in a stampede at a celebrity basketball game
featuring rap music stars at New
York's City College. Seeing the police, fire fighters and Emergency Medical
Service at City College on the news after complaining about them
at the Human Rights Commission the day before, made me
think there might be a connection.
And also, the way the crowd bum
rushed the auditorium entrance at the overcrowded event, crushing the
people at the bottom of the stairwell, seemed similar to the way that the guys at the
shelter would bum rush the shelter bus.
Though rushing the entrance is apparently not uncommon at
certain types of concerts.
There were also guards from X-Men, a Muslim security
company hired by the 22-year-old promoter, Sean Combs. They were
responsible for guarding the stairwell where the deaths occurred and
the lobby area that led to the stairwell. (New York Times,
January 3, 13, 16, 1992) Pinkerton guards hired by the
college for the event were assigned to entrances that were to
remain closed. There were no guards on the stairwell at the time of
the stampede. (Newsday (New York), January 16, 1992) The police did not have a
presence at the stairwell or lobby, though they were at the event
before the stampede occurred. They said they were "not authorized to
provide security inside City College buildings." (New York Times,
January 3, 1992)
An investigation commissioned by Mayor David Dinkins criticized the
Emergency Medical Service and especially the police for an
inadequate response to the situation. College officials, Combs and
others were also criticized. (Newsday (New York), January 16, 1992)
Combs had co-sponsored a November 2, 1991 rap concert for a Howard
University homecoming in Washington D.C. where a similar rushing of
the doors occurred. The police were able to disperse the crowd at
that event, but were criticized for "overreacting." (Washington
Post, January 3, 1992) Combs was a student at Howard from 1988 to
1990. (Hamilton Spectator, August 26, 2000)
Doug E. Fresh, one of the rap stars at the event (Newsday (New
York), December 30, 1991) and a performer for Combs and event
co-promoter Heavy D's record label, Uptown Records, (Newsday (New
York), January 1, 1992) was later, at least since 1999, reported as
being a Scientologist. (The Independent (London), July 11, 1999)
Yolanda Moses was named
the new President of City College in May
1993. She was formerly a Vice-President
Cal State Dominguez Hills,
the college I had been accepted to
attend before I fled Los Angeles.
Poisoned at the shelter. The day before I had gotten a $544
retroactive job training stipend that I had complained about.
Jan 21, 1992
Tell my new shelter case
worker, Evelyn Castillo, about the poisoning and the cults at our first
Jan 24-25, 1992 - Lisa Steinberg/
Old Man Stabbing
On January 24,
I speak with, I believe, a Detective
Davis, an African American detective
with a moustache from, I believe, the Community Affairs
office, in the lobby of Police
at One Police Plaza. He had come to the lobby after the
receptionist had given me a number to call after I had told her why
I was there. I told Detective Davis that I was here about cults. He
said, "Asian cults?" I said, no, Scientology and some Christian
cults and at least one possibly white church with many black
members. Someone passed by at some point and Detective Davis told
him that it was just a "hangnail."
I told Detective Davis my story, including being poisoned with, I
believe, peanut butter at my shelter, being harassed with Gap bags
(Gap rhyming with "Jap" being my interpretation. I am of Japanese
descent.) and at least the Sgt. Keith Levine murder. He acted as if
he had a little trouble recalling Sgt. Levine's name when I
mentioned it, though I believe Sgt. Levine worked at One Police
He said to try not to let the cults bother me, though it was hard
and that they could do a lot worse, and that if people carried bags
that said "KKK" around him, he wouldn't let that bother him.
He asked why I thought the cults were doing this. I said that one
reason might be that they were using me to train their members. When
I said "train" or "training," Detective Davis said "train?" I
thought at the time or a little later about the August 28, 1991
Union Square subway train crash, but I don't recall if I mentioned
this to Detective Davis. I did mention it in my NYC Human Rights
Commission statement though.
Detective Davis seemed generally sympathetic and said that the big
crimes weren't my problem. He also mentioned something about a cult
division that handled kidnapping, but that it was no longer in
An attractive, Latina-looking female passed by and said hello to
Detective Davis who I believe soon exited after that.
The next day, on January 25, Lisa
Steinberg was murdered at a Gap
clothing store. It was located on 57th Street, a half block from the
bank where Sgt. Levine had foiled the ATM robbery on December 28,
1991. I had mentioned the Gap bag harassment to both Detective Davis and
to the NYC Human Rights Commission. Ms. Steinberg had multiple
stab wounds from a Phillips
inflicted by Anwar Abdul, a maintenance
worker at the Gap store. Ms. Steinberg was an assistant manager
at Gap Kids.
Many tools, especially Phillips screwdrivers, were being stolen
from the building maintenance program that I
was taking at
FEGS. I had begun the program in October 1991, one month
before Mr. Abdul began his job at the Gap. A number of the students
at my school seemed to have criminal backgrounds. They also
seemed to know that the murder had taken place. One student said
that there had been a death in the family. Another told someone
that this was all his fault.
FEGS is also a Jewish organization. Lisa
Steinberg had a Jewish last name as did Sgt. Levine.
Though Ms. Steinberg was apparently Christian, having been
confirmed at Ss. John and Mary's Church in Chappaqua, NY.
She had also just recently graduated from Hobart and William
Smith College in Geneva, NY which is about 40 miles from
Syracuse, the city where
People seemed to know about
the murder outside of the school also. On a bus one night soon
after the murder, a black male said something like "We'd do
anything for you, even
kill." When I turned to a newspaper story on Ms.
Steinberg' s funeral, two white males who had sat down next to
me suddenly left.
And about twenty young, white
people passed me on the
pedestrian path one day, even though I usually passed only one
or two people there, probably because of the
cold winter weather.
Ms. Steinberg lived on East
95th St. in Manhattan, an
area that I walked through frequently and which usually had a
lot of Gap bag activity, though after the murder, I didn't see
any Gap bags in that area for awhile. I believe that my shelter
case worker, Evelyn Castillo, also lived in that area. I had
seen her in that area on a later date and she had told me that she
lived around there.
After I read the
funeral story, police cars would park
aggressively in front of me and
police officers would aggressively pass by me at my usual 103rd St. subway
station. I thought that they might be trying to contact me about
the Steinberg murder, so on Feb 1, 1992, I went into the
23rd Precinct, the precinct nearest to my shelter and briefly told them about the murder, the
cults, and other things. But I was
eventually thrown out. An undercover cop might have come to the
shelter later, but he didn't identify himself.
I could be that some of the people doing the harassing, not just of
me, but of others as well, are referred to as the "kids." If this is
true, perhaps Ms. Steinberg working at Gap Kids has some
Sean Noonan, an
off-duty Amtrak cop was assaulted and robbed of a chain
and crucifix at the Ritz nightclub
a few blocks from where Ms. Steinberg
had been killed. He
was accused of being a white supremacist.
The previous day, January 24,
Young, a Chinese-American
Transit Authority bus dispatcher, was killed on a subway train
going through Long Island City. Asian Americans seem to be used
sometimes as symbolic crime victims. Long Island City was where
at FEGS was
located at the time and here was another crime involving subways.
Also on the 24th, an old man was stabbed on another subway train with a
pair of scissors. I used to carry scissors with me during my
return trip to LA.
Jan 26, 1992 - Daniel Michels
Police officer Daniel Michels of the 43rd Precinct in the
Bronx, NY, dies after falling out of a bus window in Vermont. He
was returning from a ski trip with fellow officers (New York
Newsday, Jan 28, 1992).
Jan 31, 1992 - Hilario Serrano/ Corrections Officer
Police officer Hilario Serrano was shot and killed in the
Morris Heights section of the Bronx in the elevator of his
mother's apartment building. He was assigned to the 43rd
Precinct in the Bronx like
in the above entry.
Officer Serrano was returning from Michels' funeral.
A New York State corrections officer was shot in the face in
Feb 5, 1992
I am told of a job opportunity at the Mid-Bronx Senior
Citizens Council by 2 students at FEGS. It's about a mile from
was killed in the Bronx.
Feb 9, 1992
Mail letter to
New York City Mayor
Dinkins telling briefly of cults and
I also begin keeping a
journal and saving newspaper clippings
Feb 15, 1992
In Mid-Manhattan, a white couple says, "I don't believe
you're using live bait."
Feb 16, 1992 - Robert
Mr. Solimine is strangled and killed by his
supposed friends in
New Jersey while saying the "Hail
Mary" prayer because he told on them. They apparently
belonged to a cult-like group that
patterned itself after the Mafia.
1992 - Daniel Rakowitz/ Larry Hogue
Daniel Rakowitz, a murderer serving time in Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
began to appear. It was said that he was part of a Satanic cult
and fed the corpse of his victims to the
homeless. Kirby Forensic was located next to my shelter on
Wards Island. I also had a connection with cults and the
homeless. Mental illness also seemed to be another code word.
A week or two later, stories about Larry Hogue, a mentally ill
person who was terrorizing the people on West 96th St. in
Manhattan, began to appear. He also had stayed
at Kirby Forensic.
Feb 23, 1992
Write letter to the Village Voice. Include copy of Dinkins letter.
27, 1992 - Tiffany Graham/ Stuart Abramowitz/
Union Square Subway Crash Press Conference
Subway conductor Stuart Abramowitz
and passenger Tiffany Graham
were shot and killed on a
subway train on the same day that Robert Ray,
the motorman from the Union Square crash, gave a
press conference after being released on bail.
struck me beyond a possible connection between two violent
events involving the subway, was that the suspect, Thaddeus
Davis and Ms. Graham reportedly got on the train at 125th St.
and Central Park West.
Whenever I took a bus back to the shelter,
I would wait at a bus stop on 125th
though at the cross street
Lexington, not Central Park West.
And the shooting took place at
the 103rd Street station, the cross street station I always take
when exiting the shelter, though
again, on Lexington, not Central Park West.
Mr. Davis worked at Off-Track
Betting, an ethically troubled city agency. Ms. Graham
worked for the IRS, the type of agency that
a cult might like to infiltrate.
On August 3, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
arrested a black
Muslim gang, among them, a woman who worked for the IRS
and provided IRS information to the gang. The gang said their
spiritual leader was
Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman
who was connected to the
World Trade Center
bombing and indicted for the
NYC landmarks bomb plot.
Mr. Abramowitz is another recent victim with a Jewish last
name like Keith Levine and Lisa Steinberg and a possible connection to my school, the Jewish
Other events that might have influenced the crash
were the Metropolitan Transportation Authority trying to get
more funding, the break-up of the Soviet Union, the John Gotti
trial and the Crown Heights riots.
Feb 28, 1992 -
Mr. Rou is shot and killed at the
Le Q pool hall in
East 12th St. in Manhattan, one
half block east of Kinko's Copy Center, the place I had been
about these events up to this date.
One of the suspects,
David Ng, looked
to a younger version of myself. I had noticed an increase of
look-alikes of myself in the past few weeks, look-alikes being
another cult harassment technique. Also, people at my shelter
had recently asked me if I was part of an Asian gang. On Mar 1,
1992, while walking passed Le Q, there was a Police Athletic
League (PAL) van parked out front. Whose pal?
A report by
Commission on Human Rights
on discrimination against Asian Americans was also published on
this date. An incident of violence by Asian Americans on the
same day could sway the reception of such a report.
On Dec 9, 1993, it was reported that
Cathy Palmer, the NY prosecutor
from the US News and World Report article, would be prosecuting
two Chinese-American businessmen connected with the Le Q murder.
Mar 2, 1992
Edwards, my new job counselor at FEGS, about the cults,
but not the crimes.
Mar 8, 1992 - David Dinkins
Mayor Dinkins is hospitalized with an intestinal
Mar 9, 1992
Mail letter to the US Commission on Human Rights about Le Q and
the cults and crimes.
Mail second, more detailed letter to the
Village Voice about the cults and
Mar 19, 1992
notebook containing notes from
my cult research and on
Freedom of Information Act procedure is
stolen at my school.
20-23, 1992 - USAir Crash Flight 405 (La
Steinway Tunnel Fire
On Mar 20, there was a
fire at an apartment
building on 82nd Street and Third Avenue in the Upper East Side of
Manhattan. I had often rested at a bench across the street from that building when walking back to my shelter and did
so this night when the fire trucks came in. The Scientology
Celebrity Center is a few blocks away. I hung around that night
and asked the firemen a few questions. When I returned to the
shelter, someone had put a copy of the shelter rules on my bed.
The next day, I called the
19th Precinct police station, which has
jurisdiction over the 82nd and Third area, and
I said that Scientology or some other cult might have been
involved in last night's small fire. The person I spoke with
said he would look at the report and see if there was anything
suspicious. He didn't look into it while I was on the phone with him
A little later in midtown
Manhattan as I believe I was continuing my walk to the New York
Public Library on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, a white female said, "I could slice someone's head
off so fast."
Then later, as I continued my walk, someone else said "not very
professional" and "so angry."
At the library, I found the address of
a Los Angeles lawyer who had handled litigation against Scientology
in the past.
Later, on the 101 bus, two black girls sat behind me and talked
about how some people think they’re God, about seeing how angry
someone would get, about looking into things before doing anything
and about how someone may be proud of himself now, but wait until he
gets his butt kicked.
Later, at the shelter, someone in my section said, "He fucked
up...no, he's doing a good job."
The following day,
Donnell Library in Mid-Manhattan where
I was headed, around eight police officers were standing around,
two of them shook hands as I approached, then they all disperse. Three police
cars were parked nearby (I believe, numbers 4982, 4142 and 1956
That night, USAir Flight 405 crashed while taking off at La Guardia
Airport in New York on
Runway 13 under snowy conditions. It
had originated in Tennessee with stops in Charlotte, NC and
Jacksonville, FL before coming to La Guardia. Its next stop was Cleveland, Ohio.
USAir Flight 1493
also had an Ohio city in its flight plan, but it was Columbus, not
Cleveland. Plus, the number 405 in Flight 405 is like the 405
Freeway which is a major thoroughfare to LAX where Flight 1493
Among the survivors was Richard Lawson, an actor who had
recently joined the cast of ABC's All My Children in New York. He
was a long-time student of prominent LA acting teacher and
Scientologist, Milton Katselas. In a March 1998 Buzz magazine
article, Mr. Lawson credited Katselas's teachings as being one of
the things that helped save his life during the crash.
As I was exiting the shelter the
next day, a
female worker said she could strangle someone. At my usual 103rd
St. subway station, a cop was yelling at a
guy "What's your problem? I'm going to call the precinct and
have them take you away! Are you an addict?"
Other possible influencing events that
occurred during this time was the murder trial of
Watkins, the Utah tourist who was killed in 1989 in a Manhattan
subway station and also, the defense rested in the John
There was also a
fire in the Steinway Tunnel on March 23, the same
Manhattan-to-Queens tunnel that I rode through on my way to
school and also, the tunnel that was flooded during the Grand Central Station flood
on Oct 17, 1991. It occurred about 2 hours after I rode
Mar 25, 1992 - Armando
Mr. Rosario, an auxiliary cop, is
shot and killed trying to stop an
apparent robber outside a Bronx Chemical Bank.
26, 1992 Joseph Alcamo/James Rodriguez/Homeless Deaths
Joseph Alcamo, an NYPD cop, dies when the car driven by
his partner in response to an emergency call, crashes into a
pole in Rockaway Park, Queens.
James Rodriguez, an off-duty Health and Hospitals
Corporations cop, is shot and killed in Jackson Heights, Queens.
A homeless man is set on fire aboard a subway train going
from Simpson to Freeman Av. He is the seventh homeless
person set on fire since Jan 26,
1992, the day after the Lisa Steinberg murder.
Apr 5, 1992
Mail LA lawyer, Joseph
Yanny, a letter describing my
experiences in LA.
Apr 6, 1992
tuberculosis shots at my shelter.
Also, an offer of possible Single
Room Occupancy housing from my shelter case worker, but a
physical and a possible psychiatric exam are required.
Apr 7, 1992 - Blind
A blind pencil seller and his dog are
hit by a car on 5th and 57th in midtown Manhattan. Blindness and dogs
are two more cult symbols.
Apr 9, 1992
Write letter to the
NYC Transit Authority
about cults and crimes involving the subways.
Apr 16, 1992 - James Hegerty
James Hegerty, a Park Slope pastor, was hit in the head and
robbed at a Chemical Bank in
Earlier in the day I had gone to a midtown Manhattan social
services-type hotel that was being renovated and
asked if I could exchange some voluntary work for housing. The
person I was told to contact had a last name that was very
similar to "Hegerty."
Apr 22, 1992
FEGS moves to Brooklyn near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Apr 23, 1992
- Washington Square Park
Stella Maychick kills four
people by crashing her Olds Delta 88 through Washington Square
Park in Manhattan.
That night, a meeting with the city agency that oversees the VOA
shelter was planned at the shelter.
Also, the defendants in the
trial of Utah tourist Brian Watkins were convicted of murder.
Apr 29, 1992 Los Angeles Riots
was that maybe some action had been taken against the cults in
response to my April 5 letter to LA lawyer Joseph Yanny.
May 1, 1992
My last day at FEGS.
May 4, 1992 - Larry Hogue
Receive letter from the NYC
Housing Authority telling me
to choose three possible housing developments from a list that I
might be interested in. I had originally applied for housing
around April 1991.
Around this time, Larry Hogue was released from a mental
hospital and began terrorizing a neighborhood on West 96th St in
Manhattan again. Wise Towers, the top housing project that I
had chosen, was in the same area.
May 31, 1992
I tell a social worker at New York Hospital about the cults and
Jun 2, 1992
Write letter to the Bureau of Traf Ops (Traffic Operations?) about
possible collusion between the people who open the Wards Island
footbridge each morning and the operators of the Wards Island
Jun 14, 1992
Write letter to NYC Councilmember Ronnie
Eldridge about cults and
an incident that I had had with a member of the
Central Park Conservancy,
but not about any of the murders.
Jun 17, 1992
Went to the St Agnes
Legal Clinic for the homeless in midtown Manhattan. Told
about the cults and problems at the shelter, but not about any
of the murders. Decided not to have them do anything at that
The next day at the shelter, there is a flyer announcing an
Alcoholics Anonymous open
house in the
A Muslim study group had
also begun meeting at the shelter
A few days later, I begin to write a
paper of the crimes I feel might be
connected with the VOA shelter.
Jun 22, 1992 - Rick Sklar
Mr. Sklar, who
worked in radio, dies at St Luke's Hospital in Manhattan from
an anesthesiologist's error.
Jun 29, 1992
People start whistling the theme song from
Over the next two weeks, I see a
Latin male who had attached
himself to me while I was in Philadelphia. He tells me about an
affordable welfare hotel. When I turn to leave, an old white
couple is pointing a camera at me.
A black male in a job line that
I stood in at
Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan has a Dianetics book.
There is also a Dianetics commercial
during a Today Show broadcast. The
people at the shelter usually
Good Morning America.
I return to the
St Agnes Legal Clinic
with my list of crimes and unusual shelter behavior. The person
I spoke with seemed unenthusiastic at first, though kind of upset when
she got to the crime section.
A white male was sitting next to
her and said when I entered, "This is going to go like silk."
Sometimes when I go to agencies for help, there are these people
sitting next to the person I speak with who claim to be
"interns" or something.
Jul 18, 1992 - Paul
Paul Heidelberger, an off-duty Housing Authority cop, was
shot and killed in Bayside, Queens. I began seeing many Housing
Authority police cars soon after. When the suspect, Patrick Bannon, turned himself in
on Aug 26, 1992 (my birthday), I once again began
seeing many Housing Authority police cars.
A black female receptionist at the 34th St.
Office of Economic
Services calls me "Ricky," my old nickname that I had not
mentioned to her.
Jul 27, 1992
A black male
shelter says that I
should read "Message to the Black Man" by Louis Farrakhan. Also,
a copy of "Revelations" from the Bible is
on my bed.
The next day, people at the
shelter, including a guard, begin
whistling the theme from "The Godfather."
Jul 29, 1992 -
There is an unusual
hole in the Manhattan Bridge that suspends traffic for awhile.
Jul 30, 1992 - TWA Flight 843 Fire
A TWA jet to
San Francisco catches fire at
Kennedy Airport on Runway 13R. I am originally from the San
Francisco Bay Area and the USAir Flight 405 crash on March 22, 1992 also
occurred on a Runway 13, but at La Guardia instead.
On the bus the next night, a white couple said something
like "I'm telling someone something little by little till
they're sold...know that we think about the same things...told
you secrets and you used the information against us...not going
to tell you anymore...but shouldn't complain. I'm a bad girl to
keep him guessing for months."
Aug 2, 1992
People talk of an old man
dying at the shelter last night.
Listening to "Weekend
Edition" on the radio, a caller says she is from
West Covina, California and listens to the program on "KPCC."
She enunciates the call letters. I had mentioned this radio
station in my letter to the LA lawyer, but could not remember
the call letters.
Aug 9, 1992
I'm poisoned in Central Park
after eating a Swiss cheese sandwich that I bought at
D'Agostino's on 1st and 86th in Manhattan. There is a "Great
News" religious pamphlet on the floor of a stall in a
Central Park bathroom. A white female with a black male says
that she hated to do something. I start feeling very sick and
throw up later. There is some blood in the vomit. I told some
cops about the poisoning and ask if they can analyze the vomit
for poison, but they say no.
Channel 2 News is at the event I
planned to attend.
A white guy sits next to me and offers to buy
me a beer. I decline. He says he used to be a
Navy Seal. Another white male with a guitar sits nearby. The
Seal asks him about a symbol on his guitar . The guitarist says
it's Japanese. The Seal says no, it's Greek. He's sounds
slightly annoyed, like the guitarist got the pre-planned answer
asks him to play something by
Cat Stevens, even though Cat was a
"Communist." The guitarist starts playing a song about it's
being time to make a change.
Aug 22, 1992 - Ruby Ridge
FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi accidentally shoots and kills Randy
Weaver's wife in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. He's subsequently investigated,
but no action is taken. Mr. Horiuchi is Japanese-American and a conservative Catholic (US
News and World Report, Nov 8, 1999).
Aug 28, 1992
Freedom of Information Act
requests to the CIA, FBI and the New York
City Police Department (NYPD) for
information they may have about me. Mention
cults, but nothing specific. Don't mention crimes. The CIA and FBI say they can't find anything. The NYPD
says that FOIA only "allows access to documents reasonably
Aug 30, 1992
The shelter tells me that my
brother had called from California. I
had not told anyone in California about my location.
Aug 31, 1992
I get a temporary job through
Temp Connection from an ad I
saw in the previous day's paper. A Latin male at the desk says
he's from California. A clerk is talking to someone named "Rick"
on the phone. Some of the other temp workers at the assignment
seem to have been
Sep 1, 1992
Financial District Flood
My first day traveling to the
in Brooklyn, there is a water main
break that closes down the Financial District in downtown
Manhattan. My train went under that area.
Oct 7, 1992 - James Cooley/ Rose
James Cooley was charged with
falsely accusing guys of
robbing him in the subway after they spurned his sexual
Rose DiSanto was dragged to her death when she
wouldn't let go of a purse that was caught in a subway train in
Oct 7, 1992 - Union Square
Subway Crash Trial
I went to the trial, but it was
closed for the holiday. The trial had begun on Sep 17 while I
was still working at the temp job.
I returned to the
trial on Oct 8 and then again on Oct 13 when I gave statements
of my theory to the clerk to give to the judge and attorneys. I
also gave copies to two journalists. One, I believe, was from
Oct 14, 1992
- Rick Dansby
Mr. Dansby, homeless, is shot and killed by Transit
Authority cops in a Brooklyn subway station. He had a bag
containing "Spy" and "Glamour" magazines.
Oct 15, 1992
shelter case worker said she was
leaving for another job. She gave me a letter from my
sister, another concerning
jury duty (even though my last jury
duty letter was sent to my PO Box) and one from the
Transit Adjudication Board which said I owed money for a
subway fare evasion violation on July 8, 1992.
Later, at the
hearing, I was told that the fare evasion was supposedly done by
someone who had one of my old stolen
Call and send a letter to the
New York office of the American Civil Liberties Union asking for help in possibly
writing a more effective FOIA request
letter. I also include a Union Square
subway crash trial statement. They say they can't do anything.
Oct 17, 1992 - Yoshihiro
Mr. Hattori, a Japanese exchange student, is shot and killed
Rodney Peairs. He was dressed like John
from the film "Saturday Night Fever" while on his way to a
party. John Travolta is a Scientologist. It also
seemed strange that there would be
a Halloween party two weeks before Halloween.
Oct 26, 1992 - Nicol Sowell
The skeleton of Mr. Sowell, a mildly retarded youth, was
found by a homeless man in an East
Harlem elevator shaft. He was apparently killed by friends for
telling on them.
Oct 27, 1992 - Ricky
Mr. Coffin escapes from prison and is shot at
Duke University while holding
benefits are cut off . They claim I did not tell them about my
temp job. The charges are later dropped at my hearing.
Dec 10, 1992 - St
Agnes Church Fire
The church adjacent to the St.
Agnes Legal Clinic that I had gone to before catches fire. The Coalition
for the Homeless might also have had a presence at St
Agnes. I had recently met with them about my problems with
On the bus that night, an older white male
says to a black female "Don't call us, we'll call you." And "If
you buy something for $150, be sure and buy it from a place you
can take it back if it needs to be fixed."
Dec 13, 1992 - Larry Hogue/ Ricky Ray
"60 Minutes" does a story on
Larry Hogue, the mentally-ill person who had been terrorizing a
neighborhood on West 96th St.
Ricky Ray, the boy
with AIDS, dies.
Dec 14, 1992 - Wayne Lo
Mr. Lo kills two people at a
college. He is wearing a sweatshirt that reads "Sick of it all."
Dec 15, 1992
I go to
John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan and pick
up literature on registration and majors. When exiting, a white
precedes me wearing a "Bravo
Volunteer Ambulance" jacket.
Dec 16, 1992 - Anthony Johnson
Mr. Johnson is shot and killed on a
train leaving the
Union Square station for
Grand Central Station. He worked at a supermarket on Lexington
Av with a cross street in the 70's which possibly was a store
that I shopped at frequently.
Dec 17, 1992
Hearing for discontinuation of welfare.
Dec 20, 1992
racist remarks and cults to David Jacobs, my new case at my
shelter. He fills out a report.
Dec 21, 1992
Mail a "letter to the editor" to
Nation magazine about
Christian cults, in general. I also
hint that people from the Cold War
might be involved.
Dec 22, 1992
Paul Aponte, a paralegal at
MFY Legal Services in East Harlem about problems I'd had
welfare and my
shelter. I let him make a copy
of the list that I had made for the
St. Agnes Legal Clinic which included several of the crimes.
I also told him the name of the person I spoke with at the
clinic and said that the two of them might be able to work
together. He seemed excited at first, but wouldn't take my calls
for the next three weeks. I felt like he was working with my
shelter and possibly others behind my back.
Dec 25, 1992 - Pamela
Ms. Mascaro is
shot and killed on a Queens highway. She had the same first name
as the St. Agnes lawyer whose
name I had just given to the
Dec 28, 1992
Meeting at my shelter with my case worker and Catherine
McKinney, a psychologically oriented social worker. I ask them point
blank if they know what's going on. They give a long, convoluted
answer about perspectives, etc. and don't really answer my question.
Jan 6, 1993
Meeting with shelter case
worker. Show him a list of
recent complaints I have about the shelter along with a list of possible
solutions such as background checks for employees and
fingerprinting of clients. He did not seem happy when he read
Jan 16, 1993 -
Officer Mercer, an off-duty NYPD cop, is shot and
killed in a Crown Heights, Brooklyn robbery.
Jan 17, 1993 -
Mr. Battiste, a mentally-ill
homeless person kills Doll
outside a Bronx church. He
lived at the nearby Franklin Shelter. I wondered at the time
whether my shelter might be trying to transfer me to this Bronx
shelter because of the changes I suggested making at the
Volunteers of America shelter.
Walking back to the shelter that night near Downing Stadium
on Randall's Island, a smallish, dark-haired man in a silver,
coupe asked me how to get to
Approaching the shelter, a big, purple
bus from the
Ebenezer Baptist Church
in Queens barreled passed me. Many
cars had been speeding close by me lately.
Jan 19, 1993
Scuffle at the Donnell
Library in Manhattan. While the police are there, I complain to
one of the officers about a person who seemed to be following
me. He said to go to the
nearby Manhattan North
Precinct which I did. I speak with a white officer (Monahan)
and when I mention Scientology, another officer begins quoting
from Dianetics. I felt that
the library scuffle was perhaps set up to make me report the
cults. Officer Monahan said there was nothing they could do. I
agreed and left.
See a van in midtown Manhattan that says
King killed John
Jan 20, 1993
Have a meeting with my shelter
case worker and someone named Mr.
Morano who claims to be my case worker's
supervisor. Tell him about the cults, but not the crimes. Feel
like he's a
psychologist or something. Very
professional manner. Keeps pushing for me to get a
before they would investigate my complaints.
Jan 21, 1993
Mail letter to Steven
Pafichow, Inspector General for the
NYC Human Resources Administration, which oversees the VOA
shelter, about my problems with the shelter and include a copy of the
St. Agnes Legal Clinic letter that describes crimes possibly
associated with the shelter.
Jan 25, 1993 - CIA Agents
Two CIA agents are shot and
killed in front of CIA
Anniversary of the murder of Gap Kids store
assistant manager Lisa Steinberg.
Jan 26, 1993
Meeting with shelter
case worker. Feel he knows about
General letter. A client who had been harassing me had been
transferred out two days previously.
Jan 29, 1993 - Bonnie Vargas
Muhammed (aka Sidney Fisher) and
two or three others rob a
on Broadway and 91st St. in Manhattan. This is two blocks away
from the office of the Wise
housing project that I am about to get an offer to move into and
about three blocks away from the building I would later move into on
West 93rd Street.
While the robbers are in the bank they say that the
robbery is "political."
Bonnie Vargas (aka Aurea Bonnie Vargas) is later taken hostage by Muhammed while exiting her
apartment building on West 93rd Street and Riverside Drive, about
three blocks to the west of my future apartment building. She is
accidentally shot and
killed by police near Vargas's building in a gun battle with
Muhammed who was using Vargas as a human shield.
Vargas lived with her father who was superintendent
of her building. She would help him out with his duties. This
was the kind of employment I had trained for at FEGS, but was not able
to get a job doing that.
Michael Moss is one of the police officers who confronted the
robbers as they exited the bank after being told of the robbery by a
passerby. (New York Times, January 31, 1993; Newsday (New York),
January 31, 1993)
A letter I receive a few days later from Wise Towers, dated Jan
27, is from a Mr. Moss.
A jury later awards Bonnie Vargas's family $5.7 million dollars,
ruling that the police had acted negligently. (Daily News (New
York), New York Post, and New York Times, July 21, 1999) The
number 5.7 is again like my birth year of 1957. Though in 2003, the
jury award was reported as $5.5 million (New York Law Journal, March
31, 2003) or $5.2 million (New York Post, November 4, 2003) and had
nonetheless been reduced by the judge to $4 million after the trial.
I walk through the crime scene
area on Feb 3 and there are many cops around.
for one of the defendants at some point is possibly named Eric
Schlosser, (though I'm having problems finding the source
document at the moment.)
Feb 1, 1993
Human Resources Administration Inspector General
saying that my case is being transferred to
James Capoziello of Adult Services.
Feb 2, 1993
case worker gives me the
Wise Towers letter from
asking if I'm still interested in an apartment.
I had received a previous letter from the NYC Housing Authority on
May 4, 1992. It contained a list of possible public housing
developments in which I might want to live. I was to choose three
developments from the list. Wise Towers had been my top choice. I
had originally applied for public housing around April 1991.
I had also mentioned
in my January 21, 1993 letter to the Inspector
General that I wondered if I was being kept from getting an
All my past letters from the
Housing Authority (?) had been sent to my PO Box.
Feb 3, 1993 - Larry Hogue
Mr. Hogue, the mentally-ill person who terrorizes the
neighborhood near Wise Towers, is released from a mental
Feb 23, 1993 - Bonnie Bear
Ms. Bear, a graphic artist, is shot in an
apparent robbery near her apartment on Lispenard Street in the
TriBeCa area in lower Manhattan. She was born in Japan to a Japanese
mother and an American father, but raised in the United States. (New
York Times, February 25, 1993) I am of Japanese descent, as stated
Ms. Bear died on March 3, 1993. Her killers were an Eric (Eric
Rogers aka Walter Diaz) and Tyrone Walker. (New York Times, August
On February 18, 1993, five days before the TriBeCa shooting, Rogers
(or Diaz) and Walker had also killed drug dealer Michael Monsour, in
Cragsmoor, New York, about 60 miles from New York City. (New York
Law Journal, February 16, 1996)
Ms. Bear shared the same first name as Bonnie Vargas, the bank
robbery hostage who was killed on January 29, 1993, near my future
public housing building on West 93rd Street.
And I, in fact, move into
that public housing building today, the same day that Ms. Bear
I had had a difficult
time getting the rent money from the
welfare office though, with many delays,
harassments and coded messages.
Feb 24, 1993 - John
Mr. Rodriguez stabs and kills Angel
Jimenez. Mr. Jimenez had been
bullying Mr. Rodriguez since the beginning of the school year.
Mr. Rodriguez's mother, Rosa Vargas,
has the same last name as Bonnie Vargas, the bank robbery
hostage. They lived at
Wald Houses in the Lower East Side
of Manhattan. I had previously considered Wald Houses as a
possible housing project to move into.
Feb 26, 1993 - World Trade Center
A terrorist act involving a cult-like
Mayor Dinkins was in Japan on a
trade mission at the time.
One of the suspects, Mohammed Salameh, 26,
was connected to 57 Prospect Park South in Brooklyn where
another suspect, Ibrahim Elgabrowny, lived. Salameh had
previously lived at 26 Weldon St. (New York Times, Mar 5-7,
1993). As with USAir Flight 1493, I
associated these numbers to my birth date of August 26, 1957.
Salameh and Elgabrowny also had connections
to Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian preacher with mosques
in Brooklyn and New Jersey (New York Times, Mar 9 & 11, 1993).
Rahman is blind which I associated with my past use of
Recordings for the Blind materials and other things.
In my December 21, 1992 letter to the Nation, I had hinted that
cults might have links to
the Cold War. Sheik Rahman had Cold War or post-Cold-War
connections through his helping of the
Afghan rebels in Pakistan in 1990 (New York Times, Mar 20, 1993) and in Brooklyn
beginning in May 1990 where he channeled money, guns and men to
Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to
help the CIA topple the Afghan government (Village Voice, Mar 30, 1993).
Feb 28, 1993 - Branch Davidian Raid
violent event involving a cult-like group,
but this one Christian, not Muslim. One of the
agents was named Bob Ricks. An agent
who identifies a cult member at the trial is Eric
Evers. An ex-member who had tried to expose the cult before
is partially blind. The
Waco, Texas cult also
members in the LA metropolitan area.
There's also another Bonnie, cult leader
David Koresh's mother, Bonnie Haldeman.
The compound would later be burned down on April 19 after a 51-day
Mar 10, 1993 - Dr. David Gunn
Florida abortion doctor killed by a
fundamentalist Christian anti-abortionist. The third violent
event involving cult-like groups in the past two weeks.
Mar 12, 1993 - Danielle Almonor
Ms. Almonor, a
probation officer, is shot and killed in a Brooklyn courthouse
by her estranged husband, Max, a
parole officer. They both had attended
John Jay College, the college I had decided to attend. Mr.
Almonor had written many letters complaining to officials about
his situation which is not unlike what I had been doing. Jim
Fox, deputy chief probation officer, wrote a letter about the
problems with Mr. Almonor to Rick Levy,
regional director of the State Division of Parole. Jim
Fox was also the name of the
head of the
FBI's New York office.
Mar 31, 1993 -
Mr. Lee is shot and killed while filming
a scene from the movie, The
Crow. He played "Eric
Draven," who comes back from the dead
to avenge his murder. Many strange
happened on the set.
A close friend of Mr. Lee was Lou Diamond
Phillips, who might have some sort
of connection with
Scientology. His name had appeared
in a gossip column with other known Scientologists for a movie
premiere he attended. He was also in
a movie about the math teacher, Jaime
Escalante, who has a connection with
Apr 2, 1993 - Atsuko Mori
Ms. Mori is drowned in the Hudson River in the
in Manhattan. She is Japanese. Her dog, who had
fallen in the river, survived.
Mail letter to James Capoziello
of Adult Services to find out how the investigation of the VOA
shelter is going.
News," a Christian newspaper, is slipped under my apartment
door. There is also a "Movement
for a People's Assembly" rally a few blocks from my
Apr 5, 1993 - Kultos Sayaves
is stabbed and killed by Cathy
Majaraj. He was attending
John Jay College. His
family was from
Thailand and his brother might have
been the intended victim.
Apr 7, 1993 - Christian Abakpa
Abapka is stabbed and killed in Ft Greene, Brooklyn, while
protecting his brother. "Christian" seems to be another
coded name. His mother worked for the
Medical and Mental Health Center. The suspect, Kenneth
Park, belonged to loosely-knit gang called the "Deceptions." They were playing a basketball game
called "Utah." "Utah" as in the murdered
Utah tourist Brian Watkins? His lawyer
Apr 9, 1993 - George, Vincent and Winston Chin
George, Vincent and Winston Chin, teenage brothers from Sunset Park, Brooklyn, are
drowned in a
Massachusetts hotel pool. Their father,
Walter, used to work at the
Windows on the World
restaurant at the World Trade
Apr 10, 1993 -
Mr. Rose, a mentally-ill homeless man,
stabs a baby with a pen in front of Lee's Grocery Store in the
Upper East Side of Manhattan. He stopped by periodically at the
"Neighborhood Center for Homeless People" on
East 77th St. in Manhattan.
Could the pen have referred to my April 2 letter to Mr. Capoziello about the shelter investigation? "Lee's Grocery
Store" as in Brandon Lee? And the
Neighborhood Center for Homeless People was the first place I stayed during my
initial stop in NYC.
Apr 12, 1993 - Prince
Prince Khedker of India and his South
American born wife are found strangled to death in their Park
14-15, 1993 - Tiffany Graham/Stuart
Go to the final days of the trial on
April 14, but the guard says the trial is tomorrow.
While exiting on the elevator, a heavy black or Latin male
wearing a priest's collar says to his companion that he is
involved with "Promesa" and that someone was about to join till
they got involved in a "mess." I had inquired at "La Promesa"
about a cook training program before.
When I left my
apartment building in the morning,
a Latin guy brushed passed me saying "crazy, crazy." When I
returned that evening, three cops were standing in front of my
On Apr 15, I give the old Union Square
crash statements to the clerk to give to the lawyers and judge
at the trial.
The defendant, Thaddeus Davis, is
convicted of murder on Apr 17.
Apr 16, 1993 - Robert
Singleton/ Mordecai Levy
Mr. Singleton, a NYC Transit Authority worker, is
shot and killed in Flatbush, Brooklyn. A wreath was placed where
he was shot with a card that read "Though we don't know you, God
bless you and keep you safe."
Mordecai Levy, stuck
behind a bus in his Jeep, swings around the bus, crosses a
yellow line, runs a red light and hits Jonathon Medina who was
on his way to Bible school. I got a phone call on April 19 asking
for a "Mordecai Gordon. I was watching a TV program about cults
at the time.
Apr 19, 1993 Branch Davidian Fire
FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi is investigated for firing his weapon
into the Branch Davidian compound during the fire. He was
investigated for another incident involving the firing of his weapon
at Ruby Ridge. (US News and World Report, Nov 8, 1999).
Apr 21, 1993
Receive a 14-day
notice in the mail from Narain
Wadhwani, manager of Wise Towers,
I owe $200 in back rent. My
rent is sent directly to Wise Towers from the welfare office. I
straighten it out for the time being.
Apr 23, 1993 - Gary Wilensky
Mr. Wilensky attempts to kidnap an ex-tennis student at an
upstate NY tennis tournament. He lived at 1623 Third Ave in what
is known as the Yorkville section of
Manhattan. This is an
area I used to walk through
frequently when I was living at the VOA
shelter on my way to midtown Manhattan. It is also the area where
the murdered Gap Kids store assistant manager used to live, where, I
believe, my previous VOA case worker, Evelyn Castillo, lived, and is
an area where a couple of more incidents will occur over the
next few weeks.
Apr 28, 1993
Receive letter from Mr. Capoziello
of Adult Services saying that the investigation of the shelter
found nothing. I mail a letter to Mr. Capoziello the next day
requesting a copy of the report of the investigation.
Apr 30, 1993
File complaint at the Cathedral
Post Office in Manhattan
about packages I had been receiving that were addressed to the
people next door.
May 1, 1993 - Chung Kwang/ Lee Kim Kwang/ Edward Hong
Chung Kwang and
Lee Kim Kwang, South
Korean fugitives, are arrested in Queens after a woman they were
forcing into prostitution flees.
South Korean, is shot and killed on
his way to his textile store in Mid-Manhattan.
1993 • Lisa Steinberg Trial/ Maria Rodriguez
I go to the final days of the Steinberg trial. I had first
heard of the trial from a newspaper article on April 30.
The judge, Judge
Rothwax, was the same judge
who was at the
Tiffany Graham/Stuart Abramowitz trial a few weeks earlier.
I could not find defendant Anwar Abdul's
name on the trial listings. I went to the Court Clerk's office,
but they could not find his name on their computer. Then I
noticed that his first and last names had been transposed. I had
written up a statement of my theory and gave it to the trial
clerk to give to the lawyers and judge. But only one of the defense
lawyers looks at it and is not receptive.
At the trial it was said that Mr. Abdul disappeared around 11 am
on the day before the murder. If this was done in response to my
having gone to the police, it's possible that I did not
speak with Detective Davis on January 24,
1992 until after 11 am. Though I had looked up
their address in the phone book previously, so it's also possible
they could have guessed from that.
Maria Rodriguez and five family members were found
slashed and beaten to death in their burning apartment at the
Thomas Jefferson Housing Project on East
115th St in Manhattan. Four months previously, they had lived at
Metro North Housing
Project on East 100th St. in
Manhattan, a place I used to walk by daily.
The footbridge connecting the Wards Island shelter to
Manhattan had its Manhattan exit near the Metro North Houses.
used to be a member of a social club called "Los
Angeles." Los Angeles is the city where my problems began.
She used to go dancing at a dance club called
Studio 84 on Broadway and 95th St, a few blocks from my
apartment building at Wise Towers.
suspect, Ramon Concepcion, apparently went to Ms. Rodriguez's
apartment on May 1 and killed her and her family. He stayed with
the bodies over the weekend and then set fire to the apartment
on May 3. This time frame is similar to the time between my
reading about the Lisa Steinberg trial and actually going there.
He had a stormy two year relationship with Ms. Rodriguez that
ended about two months previously. My stay at the
VOA shelter was around two years and I left the shelter
about two months ago. He also worked at Yankee Sleep Products at
228 East 122nd Street in Manhattan,
a street I often walked down on my way back to the shelter.
May 4, 1993 • Lisa Steinberg Trial
Hand out statements to the friends and family of Ms.
Steinberg and the defendant, Anwar
Abdul. A guard later tells me that I am not to talk or write to
anyone about the trial.
When I exited the building, some metal detector
guards said someone had broken
out of his "chains."
May 5, 1993 • Dr.
Dennis Kleinman/ Alfredo Rias
Dr. Kleinman. anesthesiologist, pleads not guilty to
sexually molesting a sedated patient on February 26 at a Manhattan
podiatrist's office. From a picture on the news, the office
looked similar to one that I often used to walk by in the
Yorkville section, the same area where
Lisa Steinberg and
tennis coach, Gary Wilensky and
possibly my previous case worker, Evelyn Castillo, used to live.
Alfredo Rias climbs into the lion's den at the Bronx
Zoo. His mother says he's schizophrenic. "Alfredo" was the first
name of two prominent people who used to sleep in my section at
May 7, 1993 - Karen Cole/
Ms. Cole, climbs to the
top of the Brooklyn Bridge and threatens to jump.
Earlier, minutes before dawn, a naked man ran across the
Brooklyn Bridge, shouting that it
was a beautiful day. He was apparently hit and killed by a car
driven by Abraham Ferencz.
May 8, 1993 • Stephanie Pagan/ Keron Thomas
Ms. Pagan and her two
daughters were stabbed to death in their Queensbridge Housing
Project apartment in Long Island City, Queens, which was where
my job training school at FEGS was
The suspect, Ronald
Woodson, had supposedly met Ms. Pagan three weeks before.
This was around the time of the
Tiffany Graham/Stuart Abramowitz
He worked as a trainer at
Fitness, the same
Lisa Steinberg and
Gary Wilensky lived, where my previous
case worker possibly lived and where
Dr. Kleinman, the
anesthesiologist, possibly worked. Ms. Pagan was killed
with a knife, but one report said that
were also used. I had mentioned my carrying scissors with me
Los Angeles in the statements I
handed out at the Steinberg trial.
Keron Thomas, 16, poses
as a subway motorman and takes the "A" train from Brooklyn to
Upper Manhattan. He did fine until the train suddenly stopped,
then he just sat there. Was this possibly an allusion to my
handing out the statements at the Steinberg trial and then doing
May 10, 1993 - Lisa Steinberg Trial/ Manuel de Dios/
Eric Napoletano/ Eric Knight
There is an
extremely long line into the courthouse. Two white females are
in front of me and talk of coming back from New Orleans and
Canada two weeks ago. They precede me into the Steinberg trial
courtroom. One has a plastic "Gap" triangle hanging out of her
bag. A big guard sits near me in the
Lisa Steinberg's father
might have been waiting for me in the doorway with a guard and a
young boy during one break, but I didn't recognize him
at the time, so I kept walking.
At a pizza place later, two white males said that someone
had a chance to win, but people came and outvoted him.
At his sentencing on a later date that I
did not attend, Mr. Abdul claimed
he was framed.
Seven people are charged in the Mar 11, 1992 slaying of
Manuel de Dios.
New Jersey, is found guilty of the
June 1990 killing of his wife.
At Eric Knight's
trial, a witness recants her previous statements concerning a
November 30, 1991 murder of a
There is a Tenant Patrol
meeting at my building. The only Tenant Patrol meeting,
that I'm aware of, in the year since I've lived there.
May 11, 1993
Non-Payment of Rent"
slipped under my door.
Signed by manager Narain Wadhwani
who might have been at the meeting last night. Must make a
Housing Court appearance or face eviction.
May 12, 1993 -
Christian Fettorelf ("Christian") is injured while helping
Queally fight off a robber at the 59th
and Lexington subway station at
Hunter College in Manhattan. A
meeting (People For Better Public
Housing) will occur at
Hunter College in a few days. They happen to live near one
another in Long Island City, Queens (FEGS).
He is a
psychology student (mental
illness) who works as a paralegal. I was planning on or
considering being a
Legal Studies major at John
1993 - Eric Bache
Eric Bache hits and kills five Amish
Ohio with his car.
I call MFY Legal Services
at 759 Tenth Av in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and make appointment to discuss a
against Wise Towers for eviction proceedings.
May 15, 1993 - Eric Schmitt/Koji Shitoto
Mr. Schmitt, a gunman who
had taken hostages at a nursery school in
France, is arrested.
Shitoto, a mental patient, leaps to his death at
Hospital in Manhattan.
Better Public Housing" meeting at
Hunter College. A person from my
housing project contacts me at the meeting. At all
subsequent meetings, one person from Wise Towers is always
May 18, 1993 • Sunya
Ms. Margulies, 6, is hit by a car driven by Sermy
that was cut off by a van at 8:30 a.m.
in front of
La Ciudad, a Cuban/Chinese restaurant
on Broadway and 78th St in Manhattan. I would
have walked by there on my way to my 11 am meeting at MFY
Legal Services' Upper West Side branch, but I took the
subway instead. When I walked by "La
Ciudad" two days later, two white females hug.
MFY Legal Services, the receptionist said she lived at Wise Towers also. The lawyer I
spoke with said they didn't
lawsuits. He asked me who I thought might be doing the
harassing. I said religious groups or law enforcement agencies.
When I said "law enforcement agencies," he awkwardly changed the
May 26-28, 1993
- Shaleen Wadhwani/ Hema Sakhrani
Mr. Wadhwani was shot and killed in his family's home
in Manhasset, Long Island
on May 26.
He was the son of Narain
Wadhwani, the manager of my public housing project who apparently
became the manager about a month before I moved in, according to a
tenant or worker of my public housing project that I had asked.
The suspect, Chandran Nathan, had a dispute with the Human
Resources Administration (HRA) after being fired for poor job
performance in 1985. Nathan said the firing was "bias-related." He had
also sent his wife, Paamati, to
visit her parents in the Philippines at the time of the shooting.
York), June 20, 1993)
The HRA is the agency that oversees welfare which apparently was not
sending my rent to my public housing management which was the
reasoning for the "Petition for Non-Payment of Rent" notices signed
by Narain Wadhwani that were being slipped under my door.
Then on May 28,
Hema Sakhrani, Shaleen's fiancée, apparently leapt to her death
family's apartment in
Rego Park, Queens.
the funeral, Narain Wadhwani said of Shaleen and Hema, "They
were so great. They both are so great. Because they are alive I
am telling everybody that they are going on their honeymoon
tomorrow." (New York Times, May 29, 1993)
Was he speaking religiously or factually? Were these
deaths fabricated for some reason? Or were they real and
did they represent a kind of retribution for the eviction proceeding?
Besides telling MFY Legal Services about my interest in a lawsuit
against Wise Towers, I had also mentioned it during
jury duty interviews I had this week in downtown Manhattan.
On June 1, someone slips a
Housing Authority poster
under my door that says that Wise Towers management, the Housing Police and
tenants have to work together. Around this time, I also begin
seeing many Indian-looking people for a few days.
May 25, 1993 - Johnnie
Mr. Cromartie dies while under police supervision at
Downtown New York Hospital which is near where I was doing jury
duty. I hadn't really heard many stories coming from that
Jun 1, 1993 - Allyn Winslow
Mr. Winslow was shot and killed in Prospect Park in
Brooklyn. He taught drama and gave inspirational seminars at the
American Musical and Dramatic Academy in the Ansonia Building in
Manhattan. A few days after the murder, someone pointed out the
Ansonia Building as I walked by. Did they know something or was
it a set-up?
He had gone to Disney World like the suspect in the Shaleen Wadhwani murder had planned to.
A pot of flowers was
placed where he was shot with a note that read "To the biker,
Mr. Winslow, may you be in a better place with angels on a
Jun 7, 1993 - Golden Venture
A ship carrying
illegal Chinese immigrants runs aground at Rockaway Peninsula,
Queens. The next day, my brother came to visit me. I had not
told anyone in California my location.
Jun 9, 1993 - Volunteers of America mentally-ill resident
A person from a VOA residence for the mentally ill a few blocks from my apartment
tries to castrate himself and throw himself into the river.
Jun 18, 1993
Letter from Wise Towers saying I owe
$142 in back rent.
Jun 21, 1993
telling of a "People for Better Public Housing" meeting.
Jun 24, 1993 - NYC Landmarks Bomb Plot
An apparent Muslim plan to bomb NYC landmarks is thwarted.
One of the defendants, Clement Rodney Hampton-El, is said to
belong to a radical Muslim sect "Al-Fuqra." There was a trial
going on in Canada in October 1993 where Al-Fuqra targeted Indian
theatres and airplanes to be bombed. This might possibly tie in
with the deaths of Prince Khedker who was from India and
Wadhwani whose Hindu family was from Pakistan
via India or his fiancée, Hema Sakhrani.
three of the defendants in the Al-Fuqra trial were from Texas. I
believe that the parents of Anwar Abdul from the Lisa Steinberg
trial were also from Texas.
Also, Emad Salem, an informer who
helped solve the NYC landmarks case, used to live
about ten blocks from me in Bretton
Hall. There seems to be increased harassment activity whenever I
walk pass Bretton Hall sometimes.
Jun 26, 1993
At the "People for Better Public Housing " meeting I briefly
tell Congressman Major Owens, the head of
the group, about my problems with my housing project and
welfare and cult-like groups bothering me.
Jun 29, 1993 - Eric Price/Milton Setzer
Mr. Price and Mr. Setzer are found dead with their throats cut.
They lived on West End Ave near 104th St, about a dozen blocks
from my apartment. Mr. Setzer was apparently a member of
Alcoholics Anonymous, a group which seemed to play a role at the VOA shelter. "Milton" was the name
of one of a series of annoying people who had a bed next to mine
at the shelter.
1993 - Pamela Schneider
Ms. Schneider, blind, is killed by a #3 subway train at Penn
Station in Manhattan. Her guide dog, Pepper, survived.
Jul 9, 1993
Take admissions test at John Jay College. Am told that I
would be eligible for a student loan, even though I would be
working towards a second BA.
The next day, the elevators are broken for the entire weekend at
Jul 12, 1993 -
Ms. Hill is stabbed and killed at the
Red Hook Housing Project in Brooklyn. She attended Martin Luther
King High School which is a few blocks away from John Jay
College in Manhattan. She planned on becoming a lawyer. A
prominent person at the "People for Better Public Housing"
meetings was a school teacher who lived at the Red Hook
Housing Project. The first name of suspect "Nakia" Watson
looks similar to my last name
I receive another letter from "People for Better Public
Housing" on July 14 about a future meeting.
Jul 20, 1993 -
Prince Khedker/ Eric Price/ Milton Setzer
George Cobo and Tony Lee Simpson are arrested for the murder
of Prince Khedker (Apr 12, 1993) and also of Eric Price and
Milton Setzer (Jun 29, 1993).
am assigned to do a workfare assignment beginning August
Jul 21, 1993 - Hui Cheng
Ms. Cheng is pushed onto the tracks at the 96th and Broadway
subway station. This is the nearest station to my apartment. The
suspect, a black female, told her that she was pushed because
she was "white." There seems to be some sort of system where I'm
supposed to join either a white or black group.
Earlier in the day a clerk at John Jay College had said that my
references for my student loan were no good. But I called the
bank and they said that my references were acceptable. Could my
path being clear to attend John Jay mean that I was choosing the
First successful Call Trace of one of the
nuisance calls I'd been receiving.
Turn in student loan application.
Jul 27, 1993 - Larry Hogue
Mr. Hogue, the so-called "Wild Man of 96th St," is to be
released from a mental hospital to a son in Bridgeport, Conn. The
Unification Church owns a university in Bridgeport.
John Jay College orientation
"People for Better Public Housing" letter concerning a
meeting with then NYC Housing Authority Commissioner, Sally
Jul 30, 1993
File Nuisance Call Complaint with
Jul 31, 1993 - Santa
Ms. Marquez and her two children are
shot and killed in their
South Windsor, Connecticut home.
Their bodies are found at the Brooklyn Piers near John and Jay
Streets (John Jay College). The suspect, John Camacho, was a
cousin of the Marquez family who had tried to help him, but
things did not go smoothly and they threw him out. He graduated
from John Jay High in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Sakara's dismembered body is found in Haverstraw, NY. He
lived on West End Ave near 98th St, not far from my apartment on
93rd St. He
was a typesetter at the New York Law Journal.
"People for Better Public Housing" meeting, but Housing
Commissioner Sally Hernandez-Pinero
is not there as promised. Other Housing Authority executives are
there. Milagros Stanley, apparently the President of the Tenant
Association in my building, says that she and I should work
Aug 2, 1993 - Eric
Eric Smith, 13, beats and kills Derrick Robie, 4, in Savona,
Mail letter to Sally Hernandez-Pinero
about housing problems and related crimes.
Aug 9, 1993
Mail Barbara Sabol, then Human Resources
Administration Commissioner, a letter similar to the one I sent
to Ms. Hernandez-Pinero.
First day of workfare. Assigned as a messenger in the
mailroom at the NYC Department of
Real Property at 2 Lafayette St in downtown Manhattan. A City worker
named "Rene" claims to live near me on
West 97th St. People keep throwing the name "Bonnie"
around. I had mentioned the Bonnie Vargas and Bonnie Bear
deaths in my Sally
Hernandez-Pinero and Barbara Sabol letters. Some
workfare people and city employees might have been cops or cult
members. I had kept my private papers locked in my bag. They
may have picked my lock and made copies of or taken some of my papers
while they sent me out to make deliveries.
Aug 12, 1993 - Bonnie
Ms. Bear's suspected
killers are indicted. The former "Walter Diaz" is now "Eric
Aug 21, 1993
Final "People for Better Public Housing" meeting.
Aug 23, 1993 - Masakazu
Mr. Kuriyama, a Japanese exchange
student, is shot and killed in Concord, California. Concord is
near where I was born. He also has the same last name as Lester
Kuriyama, one of the prosecutors of Erik Menendez, whose trial began
in Los Angeles on July 20.
1993 - NYC Landmarks Bomb Plot Pre-Trial
Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman is indicted for being part of a conspiracy
to bomb NYC landmarks. He makes an appearance at
the Federal courthouse which is across the street from my
workfare assignment. There are many media representatives there.
The manager at my workfare assignment points to me during a
radio commercial that says "Act now!" and he says "Act now!" to
me. I don't go to the media. Riding the elevator, a white couple
says that some baby threw up its milk. This is my last day at
the workfare assignment.
Today is also my birthday.
Sep 1, 1993
First day of classes at the John Jay
College of Criminal Justice. Their courses of study include
programs in police science, fire science and emergency medical
services, so people in some of the professions that had been
harassing or surveilling me are attending this college. My major is Legal Studies.
Much cult-like activity occurs throughout the semester as it does
almost everyplace else.
Sep 12, 1993 - Terence Campbell
Mr. Campbell is shot and killed on the footbridge connecting
my old shelter on Wards Island and
Manhattan. He lived on West 95th
St, a few blocks from my apartment. He was an ex-English major
who was about to work as a tax lawyer at a Manhattan Law firm. I
have a BA in English and am taking legal classes at John Jay.
He also looked a little like Allyn Winslow, the drama teacher
shot on June 1, 1993.
Sep 13, 1993 - Central
Grand Central Station Cable Cut
A woman is raped in Central Park, about
15 blocks from my apartment.
Copper cable is cut at Grand
Sep 18, 1993 - Paul Heidelberger Trial
from local Housing Police about a police/tenant meeting
scheduled for September
The trial of murdered Housing Cop,
Paul Heidelberger, is to begin in a few weeks also.
Sep 24, 1993 - Larry Hogue
Mr. Hogue is
arrested after he illegally returned to his old West 96th St.
neighborhood. I saw someone
resembling Mr. Hogue today near St. Luke's Hospital in midtown
Manhattan. He was lying on his stomach on the sidewalk and
looking straight at me when I walked passed.
Oct 13, 1993
Scientology is granted a tax exemption by the IRS as a
charitable and religious
Oct 27, 1993 -
Mr. Huang, a transient, is charged with
accidentally starting the Altadena
Nov 3, 1993 - Stephen
Mr. Feinman is found shot and dead in the Bronx. He was
reported missing three days ago. He had started driving a cab
for a Long Island City company two months ago. He finished
paralegal training and volunteered at the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU), but was not
offered a job. I started taking legal classes at John Jay
College about two months ago and had unsuccessfully contacted
the ACLU about FOIA on October 15, 1992.
Nov 20, 1993
Photo negatives, a memo from the
John Jay Student Council saying that it won't tolerate
mistreatment of students and a Village Voice with
Star Trek Klingons on the cover are in a little booth I
had been working for the past few days at the John Jay College
Nov 23, 1993 - Sonya
Ms. Kim, a philosophy student, is hit by a car in the
Manhattan. There had been a mild controversy in my philosophy
at John Jay.
Nov 24, 1993 - Siew Kin Yeo
Ms. Yeo is shot and killed in a robbery of Lee's Chinese
Kitchen in the Bronx. If Siew
is pronounced like "sue," could it be an
allusion to a lawsuit? "Lee" like Brandon Lee?
Nov 26, 1993
negatives to be developed. Am told to pick them up on
Nov 30, 1993 - Eric Hendricks
Hendricks, an NYPD cop, is shot at for driving too slow. Am I
too slow? He worked at the Randall's Island Station. I used to
rest next to that station when I would walk back to the shelter.
Dec 2, 1993 - Ellen
Liu/ Mili Subudhi
Ms. Liu and Ms. Subudhi commit suicide by lying down in
front of a Long Island Rail Road train in Setauket, Long Island.
If Ms. Subudhi was Indian or Pakistani, could this be an allusion to
Shaleen Wadhwani, the
murdered son of my apartment manager or his fiancée?
Ms. Liu and Ms. Subudhi also went
to Ward Melville High School (Wards
Dec 7, 1993 -
Long Island Rail Road Massacre/
Damian Williams/ Operation Big
Six people die from gunshot wounds on a Long
Island Rail Road train in Merillon, Long Island. Among the dead
are Mi Kyung Kim (Korean. Worked in math library at Columbia
University which is about a mile from my apartment),
Marita Magtoto (Philippina who just got a legal job in
Manhattan), Richard Nettleton (aspiring writer. I had written
some things in the past), Amy Federici (her mother, Arlene, was
an English teacher), James Gorycki (Go Ricky?), and Dennis
The suspect, Colin Ferguson,
carried papers with complaints about various social service
agencies, the police, and the Transit Authority. They were
written in tight, tiny letters. I, also, had written letters of
complaint against these groups. The printing in my journals is
also very small. His complaint had been rejected by several
lawyers as were my complaints. One of the lawyers he went to,
Lauren Abramson, has a name similar to Erik Menendez's
lawyer, Leslie Abramson.
He requested all documents,
photos, etc of himself from the police. This sounds similar to
my FOIA requests to the NYPD, FBI and CIA. He also had a
complaint against a "Chinese racist," Mr. Sue (lawsuit?). He had
lived in Long Beach, California before coming to New York. I,
too, had lived in the Los Angeles area before coming to New
York. One of the security guards at an old job of his was named
"Ron Rickey," a combination of my brother's name and my old
nickname (though the founder of Scientology is
named L. Ron Hubbard). He also apparently liked reading
loudly from the Bible. Christian fundamentalists seem to be a
group that has concerned itself with me.
On December 13, 1993,
after the information about Mr. Ferguson had come out in the
papers, my philosophy class at John Jay
had a pre-planned discussion on the insanity defense. Mr.
Ferguson's situation was discussed. One student spoke of Mr. Sue
being a Chinese store owner on some corner. I was sitting near
I got a phone call
saying that the pictures that were being developed from the
negatives that had been left for me at the John Jay College library
were ready. They were pictures of various African-Americans.
Damian Williams from the Los Angeles riots is sentenced.
Operation Big Shot,
a drug bust involving an international heroin ring including
Asia, Russia, France and the New York Mafia. An apartment is
raided at 57th and 8th in
Manhattan which is across the street from the bank where
Keith Levine broke up the ATM robbery on December 28, 1991 and half a
block from where Gap store assistant manager
Lisa Steinberg was
killed on January 25, 1992.
One suspect, Officer Edward Castro, is with the 25th Precinct in
East Harlem. He worked the 4 pm to midnight shift. I was in that area
often when I used to return to the VOA shelter at night.
Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
Jan 5, 1994 - Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur
Ice dancer Renee Roca breaks a wrist after a collision with another
skater during warm-ups at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in
Detroit. She and Gorsha Sur were the U.S. ice dancing champions from
last year. (The New York Times, January 6, 1994) Sur, a Soviet
defector, had been unable to qualify to represent the U.S. in the
Olympics next month after his application for expedited U.S.
citizenship was not granted before the start of the U.S. Figure
Skating Championships (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 5,
Jan 6, 1994
- Nancy Kerrigan
Ms. Kerrigan was hit on the knee before an ice skating
competition in Detroit, Michigan. One suspect is Shawn Eric
Eckhardt. He confessed to Eugene
Saunders, a born-again Christian minister who went to a private
investigator, Gary Crowe. Both Mr. Eckhardt and Mr. Saunders
were taking paralegal classes from Mr. Crowe. My name is Eric.
Christians seem to be involved in my situation. Brandon Lee's
last film was The Crow (Mar 31, 1993). I am taking legal classes
at John Jay College.
Tonya Harding's choreographer is Erika Bakacas. The spokesperson
for CBS Sports has been Rick Gentile.
(CBS is broadcasting the Olympics). Ms. Kerrigan's mother
is blind. A woman, in a copycat attack in Germany of soccer
player Oliver Moller, could speak only in sign language. "Erika"
is another form of "Eric." "Rick" is an old nickname of mine. I
am signed up with Recording for the Blind, though I am not
blind. Blindness could also refer to my trying to deal with my
situation without any direct knowledge of what's going on. Sign
language is another recurring symbol, perhaps referring to my
non-talkative personality or perhaps indicating that the
incident itself is a sign.
Jan 7, 1994 - Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow
Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow win the ice dancing competition
at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Roca and Sur had withdrawn
from the competition (Los Angeles Times, January 8, 1994) Punsalan and Swallow had
been accused of lobbying against expedited citizenship for Sur.
Punsalan has said that the lobbying was started by others and that
she and Swallow were singled out because they were competing with
Roca and Sur (Filipinas Magazine,
Feb 4, 1994 - Ricardo Punsalan
Ricardo "Ricky" Punsalan,
brother of American Olympic ice dancer Elizabeth Punsalan,
apparently stabs and kills their 57-year-old father, Dr. Ernesto Punsalan.
Ricardo was said to have had a history of mental illness, his
family claimed the attack may have been caused by a change in
Ricardo's anti-depressant medication to Prozac. Mental illness
is another recurring symbol, perhaps referring to seeming
insanity of my claims or perhaps the insanity of my attempting
to do anything about it. Or maybe they
think I'm clinically insane. And Prozac is manufactured by Eli
Lilly, a company that the Scientologists have targeted in the
Ricardo and Elizabeth are of mixed race. Their father, Ernesto, was
Filipino and their mother, Theresa, is Irish-American. They were
raised in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. At 14, Elizabeth trained with
Detroit coach Sandra Hess and lived in Detroit for awhile with a
skating family, then moved with Hess's other students to train at
the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado for four
years. She began skating with Jerod Swallow in 1989 when she was 18.
They had known each other for four years and later got married on
September 4, 1993. A 1998 article in
Filipinas Magazine said that Elizabeth "plans to complete an
engineering degree in industrial design." (Filipinas Magazine,
February 1998; Plain Dealer, Cleveland, October 28, 1994)
I begin typing this letter in the John Jay College Computer Room.
I'd been working on it, off and on, for at least a couple of
months. People are hovering around me, so they might know the contents
of this paper. They may have even
tapped into my computer.
Feb 6, 1994 - Natalia Rivera
A bowling ball is apparently dropped onto the Depressed
Highway in New Jersey, bounces off a truck and hits and kills
8-month old Natalia Rivera. Her parents are psychotherapists. Scientology is opposed to
psychology and psychiatry. The suspect, Calvin Settle
(settle a score? a bet?), was enrolled at "Synergy," a program
for emotionally troubled teens that is run by the organization
that managed my old shelter, Volunteers of America. Mr. Settle's
caseworker at the program was Hawaiian
Thompson. He worked as a food service worker at Christ Hospital.
Getting hit in the head with a bowling
ball also reminded me of an Olympics parody I once wrote, though
Morality in Media says it's Beavis and Butthead.
following are six possible explanations for what's been
I will loosely define a cult as a group of
people who use intelligence agency techniques for illegal or
unethical purposes. Groups such as these, despite differences in
religious or political beliefs, share the common experience of
operating outside the law. Cooperation between the groups could
be mutually advantageous. They can share information and
expertise when in need and also band together to advance common
goals such as freedom of religion. Unfortunately, freedom of
religion in the case of these cults, sometimes seems to involve
the trampling of other people's civil liberties.
2) Cults and Mainstream Groups
Cults are not the only
groups who are interested in
issues such as freedom of religion.
In the past, Scientology had organized a convention that
included mainstream religious groups, calling on them to band
together for religious freedom. A similar
took place in the early 1980's after Jonestown when mainstream
religious organizations and civil liberty groups opposed
anti-cult legislation that they felt could hurt everyone's First
also involved in environmental issues and education. The
owns a mainstream newspaper in Washington, DC. Many
fundamentalist Christian groups are involved in drug
rehabilitation and other social service programs.
These types of activities provide access into the mainstream.
"To sacrifice the one for the many," a line I heard while at the
Christian shelter in Canyon Country, might be a tempting
philosophy for mainstream groups and cults alike, if they have
to choose between the rights of one or a relative few people as opposed
to the possible improvement of society at large.
Also, many of these cult members have mainstream jobs. If they
could obtain employment in management or the personnel
department of a desired mainstream company, a type of subversive
alliance could be formed with cult members in key positions
or in positions of access and influence. An old ad that
Scientology once sent me targeted management and people working
in personnel as good candidates for their program.
3) Cults and
Since these cults often find themselves on the wrong side of
the law with battles over taxes,
harassment of targeted persons, and aggressive
recruitment and fundraising techniques, it might only be a
matter of time before they moved from this outlaw mentality to
ties with professional crime groups.
Some of these cults also have non-cult businesses or access to
government contracts for social service programs. The
traditional crime groups might see a financial opportunity with
these types of cults.
4) Cults and Intelligence
A 1992 article in The Nation magazine talked about "secret armies"
established by the CIA in Europe at the beginning of the Cold War to
guard against the Communist threat. Though apparently military in
nature originally, these groups began doing other things like
persuading allies to covertly harass Communist Party members and
"deprive them of ordinary jobs and...social welfare benefits." Many
in the CIA seemed to want to disband the armies because they were
"obsolete or out of control," but "higher military and intelligence
officials" kept the program alive. Ex-CIA officer Victor Marchetti
said that the armies became "a built-in network for any kind of
covert acts we wanted to run." (The Nation, April 6, 1992)
Scientology and its forerunner, Dianetics, also began in the early
years of the Cold War. And though they began in America, they soon
spread to many other countries around the world. So if Scientology
is a CIA-connected organization, these secret armies could have
served as a kind of model of how to go about it.
Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard was assigned to U.S. Navy
for at least part of his World War II duties, though apparently
it was not uncommon for writers like Hubbard to work in intelligence during
that war. In his book, The Game Player, former CIA officer,
Miles Copeland, said that Scientology and the CIA had some sort
of "arrangement" in the 1950s. Though in another
book, Theirs Was the Kingdom, John Heidenry said that there was
a "falling-out" between the two and the "plan came to naught."
The CIA was also apparently interested in Scientology's ability or
purported ability in remote viewing.
In the meantime, parts of the
Scientology organization has acted like an intelligence agency,
especially their Guardian's Office. This office was later
disbanded by Scientology after a number of high-level
Scientologists were implicated in a plan in which mostly
Scientology-related documents were illegally copied from various
Federal agencies in the 1970s. Evidence was also found at
that time of attempts to frame Scientology critics Paulette Cooper
and Clearwater, Florida mayor, Gabriel Cazares, for bomb threats and
associations with a hit-and-run accident, respectively. Though I
believe Scientology was never prosecuted for those acts.
And there are those
today who say that Scientology
or those connected to Scientology continue to engage in intelligence-related activities to
intelligence services could also be involved. The Unification
ties with Korean intelligence.
During the period when I was living in the downtown Los Angeles
hotel, someone had left a newspaper with a headline about German
intelligence. Hubbard has written that the Soviet
government was interested in Scientology techniques.
And double-agent-type activity is also a possibility.
Cults would be a good organization for an intelligence front
group. They're secretive. Their members are loyal and malleable.
They have a reputation for unusual behavior, so that
intelligence activities performed by them could be attributed to
cult zealousness. They're protected by the First Amendment. They
can freely travel around the country and the world to their
as well as transfer, or be a source of,
funds and supplies. And by delving deeply into their
members' psyches and characters as part of the cult's program,
superior candidates for possible direct intelligence recruitment
can be found.
Mind or behavior control experimentation is also a possible
motivation for cult-intelligence agency entanglement.
5) Secret War
Could different cults with conflicting beliefs be engaged in
a secret war? When I've looked up articles on Scientology in the
past, several anti-Scientology articles from the 1980's
had been published by the same
Christian periodical. I've also heard of an anti-cult network
consisting of former members and others with negative feelings
Sometimes I feel I'm surrounded by two
warring factions. It's possible that one side is harassing me so
that I will complain about the actions of the other side. I also see
many CONWAY bags (as in being conned) and hear the song "Everybody
Plays the Fool" every once in awhile.
And I believe that after sending a letter to Mayor Dinkins on
February 9, 1992 in which I described my concerns about the Lisa
Steinberg murder that had recently occurred, among other things, a
white-sounding female in Manhattan said that something was good for
their side or something similar. Fairly soon, I began seeing Gap
bags again which had been used as a harassment technique against. me
and had seemed to stop after the murder.
Occasionally, I hear things like "This
is stupid. We want to be your friend" or "Just tell us what you want
us to do." Other times it's "This is boring" or "There aren't many
people left who are doing what he's doing."
But sometimes I feel that they are two sides of the same
coin. There was a period where people kept talking about black
and white groups and that I had to choose one of them. But even
if they are truly on opposite sides, their tactics seem so
similar that it's difficult to tell them apart.
enforcement agencies could also be involved,
working against the cults
or maybe taking sides.
Sometimes I get the feeling that they're on my side. But if so, why wouldn't they tell me? And when I combine
this with the unpleasant experiences I had in some police
stations, plus the many police cars and officers I see as if I'm
being surveilled or harassed through surveillance, I'm
not sure how to regard them. Plus, there was that comment about
using "live bait" on February 15, 1992.
6) Cults and the Supernatural
I mentioned in the
background section my experiences with the possible
rainmaking abilities of these cults, but I've also had other
experiences that seemed to involve ESP. For
example, I would leave my apartment in Los Angeles across the
street from Scientology and people
outside would be talking about the place I'd planned on going to. I
would think that I might want to talk with a particular person
about my situation and soon I would run into that person. On my
first bus trip across the
country, I was going over Spanish
vocabulary in my head so that the cult people couldn't read my
mind, and suddenly, they started talking about foreign
languages. When I was at the VOA
shelter, I was thinking, at that time, that if anything happened to me, I
wanted to be buried here in New York and people suddenly started
talking about speaking with a religious woman who periodically
came to the shelter as if she could handle my burial
arrangements. And soon I received an ad in the mail about a
New York cemetery.
I also feel I
hear things inside my head
(at the time of this letter). Mostly it's
laughter or grumbling. But once, in Los Angeles, after I decided
to try and call the FBI, a voice in my head
that sounded like a female Scientologist who lived down the hall
said "Don't do it!"
I'd read that the Russians had experimented with
ESP by using
electricity. I also read about the CIA experimenting with mind
reading and thought implantation by using electromagnetism.
This made me think of a time back in Los Angeles when I
experienced an extreme amount of static
electricity in my apartment. Visible sparks would come off
my blanket at night and I also heard some crackling in my
electrical wires during this period.
The sparks from my blanket later stopped after I used
fabric softener in my wash, though I had never had sparks,
especially like that and for such a long period of time, when fabric softener was not used.
And once, during a lightning
storm in LA, my apartment was filled with a kind of blue light.
Also, back in LA, someone would come into my room and
or blood-red paint on my T-shirts and sheets. There was also
talk of blood during my first cross-country journey.
Someone I had known had said to me in the past that she lived
near a place called the "House of Hermetic."
I didn't think much about it at the time, but after these other
started happening I looked
up "hermetic" and found that hermetic is a type of
witchcraft. It also has
associations with magic, the occult sciences and alchemy.
So there could be some sort of otherworldly motivations for what's
It's been said that parts of Scientology are battling forces that
are seeking to enslave humanity. And I suppose that certain
Christian groups are battling Satanic forces. Scientology apparently
has connections with these dark forces through the late L. Ron
Hubbard's past associations with the Satanic Aleister Crowley and
through the practicing of occult magic. Though Scientology has said
that one episode from Hubbard's life involving him and the Los
Angeles branch of Crowley's organization in the 1940s had to do
with Hubbard doing undercover work to destroy the LA branch.
In his book, Scientology Ethics, Hubbard says that leaders have to
give their people a game to play, otherwise they might try to get
rid of the leaders out of boredom and start fighting among
themselves in order to have a game to play. So it's possible
that the situation that I've been trying to describe is an example
of this organizational philosophy. Or at least a part of it is.
1) Page numbers are from the
Corrections, clarifications and additions have been made to
"Scientology, Christians and crime: a conspiracy theory" should be
regarded as mostly a document from 1994, despite the
corrections, clarifications and additions made in
2004 and even
though much or most of it still holds true in 2004.
Crime list headings links are
posted: november 13, 2004
update: October 28, 2005
links, notes, etc update: September 25, 2005
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