The Michigan Daily, including the October 14, 1969 PID issue, is now online.
The Michigan Daily, including the October 14, 1969 PID issue, is now online.
That Paul McCartney “died”, and now the reign of Trump begins.
And of course, it’s also the anniversary of the God is Dead obituary.
Fair Use has become a big deal to me as I continue my writing, and without question the copyright holders of Beatle related materials have been very active scrubbing the internet recently. A post made to the Education Forum recently regarding the Beatles made mention of this, I tried to address it over there.
On the JFK page there was recently a thread started about Jim Fetzer asserting that Paul McCartney did in fact die and was replaced in 1966; I don’t share that view but there was a post regarding the overall Paul is Dead phenomenon that I’d like to address in this thread–
It seems that most people these days deny the clues even exist. Nobody has come forward to admit they do. But there were definitely “clues” planted in some of the songs. And I think in some of the photos as well, though those things may just be weird psychedelic Beatles stuff. (A lot of it does seem to single out Paul, which is curious.)
Several years ago I went to YouTube and listened to some recording of Strawberry Fields where somebody says “I buried Paul. The word “I” and the letter “d” in buried aren’t enunciated clearly. So it sounds more like “ah bury paul…” with the “l” sound trailing off at the end.
A couple years later I went back to YouTube to see if there were clues I hadn’t heard before. At one point I wanted to hear the “I buried Paul” thing again. (Just reminiscing.) And the strangest thing happened. First, I noticed that there weren’t near as many clips of this to listen to. It was like most had disappeared. Anyway, I listened to one of the clips that was there. It no longer said “ah bury Paul!” Instead it said “an bury sau.” I thought, what the heck? I’d listened to that thing numerous times over the decades and I’d always heard “ah bury Paul.” Till then.
So I listened to all the clips I could find, and not one of them said what I’d always heard before. Not one! I read the comments, and most people were saying they heard it as “cranberry sauce.” Hmmm….
I was suspicious. I did a Google search of the YouTube website (that is to say, NOT a search from within YouTube) for the phrase “I buried Paul.” This time I got numerous hits, just like before. Back then Google saved a cache of every deleted page. I clicked on the Cache link for several of these, and they all showed a notification that the video had been deleted because of copyright violation!
Do you see what I was discovering? The “I buried Paul” clips had all been removed and replaced with the new and different “cranberry sauce” clips. (Why were these select clips allowed to remain?)
I then listened again very carefully to several of the “cranberry sauce” versions, and I actually found an intermediate version. It was like halfway between “ah bury Paul” and “an bury sau” (or, rather, “an berry sau”) versions. I don’t recall now, but something like “ah bury sau.” Actually, I believe that was it.
So, in summary, what started out as “ah bury Paul” transitioned to “ah bury sau,” and that later transitioned to “an bury sau” (“an berry sau”). Or at least, I believe that was the order of the transition. Because it only makes sense if someone were trying to gradually change “I buried Paul” to “cranberry sauce.”
Some of you are probably saying I’m crazy, but I’m not. This really happened.
Over the decades I have always believed that the Beatles clues were intentionally planted… some are so obvious. Probably as a marketing stunt, though maybe John was just goofing around with the tracks, recording stuff backward for kicks. But I also always believed that the Beatles later wished they hadn’t done it. It was a stain on their reputation.
It is my belief that when they saw what was happening with YouTube, they decided to take action on the most obvious of the clues, the one that doesn’t require being played backward. And that was the “I buried Paul” clue. (Other clues may have been changed on YouTube as well. I wouldn’t be able to tell since I’ve only heard those two or three times each.)
The Beatles have most certainly been exercising their right to remove based on Copyright even though Fair Use is often claimed; the most notable exception is the group Iamaphoney, whose videos have remained largely intact…it is said elsewhere in the thread that no one has really come forward to talk about any of this, and there possibly is also a notable exception to that.
Iamaphoney’s Beatles mystery series as you can see remains untouched, and there is a very interesting story behind this: reportedly, Apple Records head and career-long Beatles insider Neil Aspinall supposedly started a group called Iamaphoney back in the 90’s to set the record straight regarding the many Beatle myths that had developed through the years and set out to collect all of the obscure Beatle related materials he could get his hands on as a way of preserving the record.
Now, the internet is a very interesting place quite obviously; and with the rise of forums and digital media came a renewed interest in the Paul is Dead phenomenon, due to being able to post images, video and audio clips of the original clues, as well as some that were discovered later in the post-Beatles era.
I’ll be the first to say, that some of the posters to the Paul is Dead forums are kind of out there; but there are others that are quite rational and grounded, and some of these people believed more in an overall mystery regarding the Beatles than anything else…Paul is Dead was but one possible answer, the question though by everyone is why the clues?
Well in 2003 a mysterious internet poster appeared on the two most popular Paul is Dead forums who went by the moniker Apollo C Vermouth. Apollo posted infrequently, but attained a reputation as an insider, a veritable deep throat of the Paul is Dead Beatles mysteries; he insisted that there indeed was a mystery to be solved, and that mystery was centered around the Sgt. Pepper album with years of other Beatles clues pointing back toward that album. His position was that the mystery had simply never been solved. (if you search for Apollo C Vermouth on Google, there are collections of his posts)
Apollo posted with less and less frequency from 2003-2007, making one final e-mail message to a number of Nothing is Real members in January of 2008 and then was heard from no more. In April of 2008 a group member known as NIR Committee then made this post. http://invanddis.pro…nir-member-dies
This group alleged, and continues till this day, that Apollo C Vermouth was in fact Neil Aspinall; the head of Apple Records for over 30 years had been posting on Paul is Dead forums for the past 5 years. I should say at this point that I believe them; some of the members with the best reputations on that forum were among those insisting Apollo was in fact Neil.
If so, there is a very prominent exception to no one having had spoken up about the Beatles mysteries. Even more interesting is that late in Apollo’s reign on the internet, an internet poster trying to obtain funding for a series on the Beatles suddenly started making clips on YouTube under the pseudonym Iamaphoney, matching the group Neil Aspinall started in the nineties.
This series started off relatively simple and then suddenly became much more elaborate, with a sudden legion of others commenting on the videos, giving off an impression that “Iamaphoney” had suddenly become much more professional and perhaps much better funded. They also had Beatles related materials that no one had ever seen. They also started doing videos on location from all over the world; this one person now having seemingly unlimited resources.
This is the group whose internet videos have been largely left alone by the Beatles.
The working theory is, and this is in no way proven, that Neil Aspinall’s Iamaphoney group started funding the Iamaphoney group making the Beatle mystery videos on YouTube. When Neil died, the series suddenly became much more bizarre although seemingly just as well funded and the new material largely ceased. The promised revelation from Iamaphoney never was revealed; and the rumored reason why is that MPL, Paul McCartney’s own firm, took over the series upon Neil’s death and wouldn’t allow for there to be an answer.
Most of the people responding to the Jim Fetzer post on the JFK page consider this to be a hoax, as do most people everywhere I’m sure. I have given on pages 6-7 of this thread my answer to this; that I think Paul is Dead is actually God is Dead and this is the mystery alluded to by Apollo, I’ve been working on a book about it for a few years now.
But just as a consideration regarding this all being a hoax, in addition to Apollo and the Iamaphoney group, consider that Heather Mills was seemingly in fear for her life if what she knew about Paul was made public according to her, and went on a number of interview shows saying so, before being gagged by the divorce decree. Russ Gibb, the DJ who was one of the first responsible for breaking Paul is Dead in 1969, said that he had been told something after the furor died down that he has never divulged and was considering giving it as a deathbed revelation. Julian Lennon, after being snubbed for a number of events by Paul, said on Facebook “what have I done to be treated in such a way. Gimme some truth, maybe now its time to tell the truth” before deleting the post.
It may still be up for debate just what the mystery is about, but there is something more than meets the eye with these clues.
…except that you sorta did, David Bowie.
I kinda gave everything away too. Nobody ever came up to me in a dark alleyway and asked me to keep it a secret; no one offered me anything to not talk about it. I found God is Dead at the center of a 49 year Beatles mystery and went with it…and given that it was coupled with my own story there is no way I wouldn’t have written it, it will be redemption if I never sell one book: just to have lived through it and written about it.
The answer is Time. The answer, is God is Dead.
Its the answer that Paul is Dead was hiding, the answer that Paul is Dead was covering up…its the answer that God Almighty may have actually responded to on December 8th 1980 strangely enough; and the answer that David Bowie may have hinted at in his final song.
David Bowie didn’t give it all away though. He was probably alluding to the Beatles at various points along the way; he unquestionably knew that Time was the answer, may have hidden a few lyrics that started with the letters A, T and L (for Atlanta) along the line. That is the Code after all, or even LTA if they wanted to be really clever like Looking Through A Glass Onion.
But he didn’t come right out and say it; at least not yet.
Oh yeah, they’ve been telling us a story all along; a little doll pointing at the letters ATL in Beatles with all of us oblivious to the real message, and no I’m not about to turn all religious about this, I’m actually quite impressed with the whole thing.
Well, the thing is, when David Bowie died in January, I went through all the lyrics to his Blackstar LP and especially the lines–
The Blackout Hearts
The Flowered News
With skull designs upon my shoes
I can’t give everything away
–and he did kinda give it away, if only a few lucky people got it. He was saying that the answer that the Beatles hid in plain sight was in fact the answer.
What you see here is the Obituary for God in the April 8th 1966 Is God Dead issue of Time magazine. Above is the date November 9th, the date commonly known as the day that Paul McCartney fictionally died on as per urban legend and also, as you can see, the date of God’s obituary as well. The circled ATL? Look at the obituary, ATL is for Atlanta. On the date of God’s death which although not listed completely is November 9th 1965, there was a massive blackout starting in Ontario which left a large portion of the United States in the dark for hours.
So, Blackout Hearts is November 9th He Die, which is exactly what is on the Sgt. Pepper drum when mirrored, but it also verifies that the November 9th in question is the God is Dead November 9th of 1965, not the 1966 version from Paul is Dead. Then the flowered news refers to the obituary being hidden in plain sight using the letters ATL in Beatles.
He maybe cannot give everything away, but he gave plenty in his final song.
Am I saying he’s flipping off God with this? Is Bowie saying God is Dead?
Not really; his history of course is what it is but that’s not saying he was anti-God at the end and in fact I Can’t Give Everything Away may be about that in part (saying no but meaning yes); watch the Blackstar video and decide where he’s at with God; read Iman’s tweets– no I’m saying he knew a secret, a secret that started right after More Popular Than Jesus and was embedded into Sgt. Pepper; a secret he’d known for decades and had been alluding to sporadically in his own work for years; and at the end he decided to come real close to giving that secret away, releasing the single on April 8th, on the 50th anniversary of the Is God Dead issue of Time may be bringing that even closer.
Maybe there will be a video, maybe he has even more to give away.
See here’s the thing: Most all of us knew Paul is Dead wasn’t a serious thing, but then again Ziggy Stardust may well have been based upon Paul. The Walrus was a character battled over for years, in complete contradiction to its supposedly nonsensical nature; artists like Pink Floyd, Bowie, Dylan and Harry Nilsson seemed to be hiding references to the Beatles in their work for years; why would they hide a silly hoax in their lyrics? Unless there was a dead serious message lurking underneath?
Then you can see Dark Side of the Moon a bit differently, Time from Bowie, Ambush from Nilsson, the Lennon/McCartney war of 1971. We were talking about the space between us all, yeah the space between the 4 Beatles where the doll, drum and ATL in Beatles were hiding the secret.
Yeah but I’ve heard a hundred stories about Paul is Dead…
Well, yes but this one’s kinda new, a 2016 version; except I think for the first time its the right one, the one that has been kept a secret for a long long time. Russ Gibb said he may give away what he heard on his deathbed; Apple records head and lifelong Beatles insider Neil Aspinall posted on Nothing is Real for years as a cryptic insider named Apollo C Vermouth and insisted there was a real mystery that people just hadn’t figured out yet; Heather Mills said there was such a fear of the truth coming out before being gagged by the divorce agreement; Julian Lennon was snubbed by not being invited to a number of Beatle events and said maybe now its Time to tell the truth; there is a real answer, this isn’t another crackpot conspiracy, it may well be the actual answer.
I’m late into writing a book on all of this, last week I asked Iamaphoney and crew if they wanted to talk about this before its done, referenced that they seemed to be hiding clues to what I’m discussing in their long running series on the Beatles and Paul.
Last night, Billy Martin (Iamaphoney) linked to my Iamaphoney post on Twitter and said nothing more.But that was plenty.
It is Time…literally.
Tonight it was announced that David Bowie’s next, and first posthumous single will be the aforementioned I Can’t Give Everything Away, and wouldn’t you know it, its scheduled to come out on April 8th, the same date as the Is God Dead issue of Time.
It may be miles above yet, but its coming down fast.
As it has stood for over 3 years now, Iamaphoney was a massive disappointment to everyone who waited for his (their) Revelation and unfortunately seems to have ultimately had the effect of driving away a pretty good chunk of the people researching the Beatles mysteries.
If you read through the 239 page thread of Iamaphoney’s Rotten Apple series, its fairly striking just how into everything people were for the first year and a half of the series; its a Paul is Dead world that just isn’t resident anymore, everyone probably just watching zombies instead.
It may well be the truth that Iamaphoney actually started from Neil Aspinall, and the org kind of swept up the characters that ultimately made up this group that produced these videos; but its also clear that the sad and unfortunate impact of the years of 2006-2012 was to turn off most of those who had been turned on. Maybe Neil’s death did mess the whole story up, messed up whatever plan there had been.
However I’d just like to put something out there, mainly because I believe that Time, God is Dead, the ATL (Atlanta) based obituary in the Is God Dead issue of Time on April 8th 1966 was the true answer to the Sgt. Pepper riddle and was in fact the “code”, however much deeper it goes; it does give an actual answer to this whole thing, one I dropped last week at the end of the 239 page thread so that one actually exists in there somewhere.
What I’d like to point out is at the beginning of the Los Angeles suitcase video above; where Iamaphoney puts up a shot of the Equitable building. See, I’m pretty sure that this isn’t the Los Angeles Equitable building, its in fact the Atlanta Equitable building.
So, we have Iamaphoney, who had been cryptically saying Its Time since back in 2007, alluding to Atlanta going all the way back as well. The BIII poster at NIR, not only had a Time sock puppet account post the Its Time video on the anniversary of God’s death on November 8th 2007, but he also made exactly 48 posts (think April 8th, 4/8) before ceasing to post.
(In case you don’t get this, per the Obituary as you can read above, God died just before Midnight, making His death technically November 8th; with the Obituary itself being dated November 9th. Iamaphoney alias The King of Cosmania posted the Its Time video on November 8th 2007 and was displayed by presumed sock puppet account Time at NIR)
This isn’t the only example of this. Rotten Apple 199 at the beginning shows in order: God, Its Time, IM (In other words, I AM) and then ATL from Amoeba’s Secret.
The point being, that no Iamaphoney never came out and told everyone what the answer was; if the org became part of MPL I would believe they weren’t allowed to say what the answer was, certainly some of what came in later years would seem to have been fairly deliberate obfuscation; but what “Time” is going to show, is they not only did know the answer, they hid it in their videos.
I actually appreciate that, and hopefully the stance on their work will soften over time, once that all becomes understood.
…and more supporting evidence.
(Within You Without You-–We were talking about the space between us all…the space between the 4 Beatles where the drum and ATL in Beatles are located.)
Hidden in the yard
underneath the wall
buried deep below
…lay the answer to it all. –Paul McCartney (House Of Wax)
The story unfolds before your eyes and ears for those that connect the dots. Many of you see things that are not there. Much energy spent on ghosts that fail to materialize. Questions Asked That Lay unanswered which will add a crucial piece of the puzzle. Too many people doing too many things to notice the key that lies at your feet. Get back to the basics. Tread old ground, for there are truly Flowers In The Dirt. –Apollo C Vermouth
For 5 years, I’ve been working on a book called 922 and posted a rather long excerpt of it last month in the spirit of getting some feedback from a few people that may see a resemblance to certain characters, as well as anyone else who wanted to take a look. I freely admit that this is a sort of change the world kind of effort; maybe it will hit, maybe I’ll sell two books, who can say at this point, but I think ultimately its to get the experience out there and whatever happens, happens.
The primary event that triggered the idea to write a book was a strange synchronicity with Michael Jackson’s death that you can read about in Grandeur. It took years of writing and mapping out the story and rewriting and primarily research to come to a conclusion regarding Rock and Roll and the supernatural, in which I conclude that the Beatles did something way back when, and then someone: God, Satan, Demons, a little of them all maybe, did something back.
It was only a couple of months ago that I figured out for a relative certainty what the Beatles did to start the whole thing; that the Paul is Dead furor from the late sixties was actually hiding their true message, which was God is Dead. That was really the key to being able to complete the book, I didn’t need or want to add anything else in.
And then this week David Bowie died.
David Bowie was going to have a bit role in the book, and is already included in a metaphorical sense, but in a phrase to his last song he did me quite a favor by including a line that reiterated my point regarding the Beatles, who are what I believe Bowie is actually referring to.
The blackout hearts, the flowered news / With skull designs upon my shoes. I can’t give everything away.
What you see here is the Obituary for God in the April 8th 1966 Is God Dead issue of Time magazine. Above is the date November 9th, the date commonly known as the day that Paul fictionally died and also, as you can see, the date of God’s obituary as well. The circled ATL? Look at the obituary, ATL is for Atlanta. On the date of God’s death which although not listed completely is November 9th 1965, there was a massive blackout starting in Ontario which left a large portion of the United States in the dark for hours.
Maybe it stands for, you know, Ontario?
So, Blackout Hearts is November 9th He Die, which is exactly what is on the Sgt. Pepper drum when mirrored, but also verifies that the November 9th in question is the God is Dead November 9th, not the 1966 version from Paul is Dead. Then the flowered news refers to the obituary being hidden in plain sight using the letters ATL in Beatles.
He maybe cannot give everything away, but he gave plenty in his final song.
As I looked at Blackstar more, I became more and more interested. Primarily because I’ve been saying for years that there was a demonology that was communicating through people on a different level than what the person communicating intends, and going back to the very opening of my book I show my first house as a kid, which has and has always had a Black Star on the front.
That got my attention, and then I watched the Blackstar video. Now, the excerpt from my book is entitled Grandeur which should be a healthy clue to what I’m about to say.
This video, kinda, sorta reminds me of my book. OK, it reminds me a whole lot of my book. Now I’m quite sure David Bowie didn’t read my book, unless he had access to my PC, so this seems to be a very concrete instance of what I have been saying for lo these many years.
I should probably also add, I’m a fan of Bowie’s from way back and enjoy his art no matter what it means, and while we’re speaking of that everyone seems to be evaluating his last album and this video for meaning, and it is somewhat remarkable to me that no one seems to get his “fake” eyes, and adding that into the meaning.
I think, as would be the case in my book, that I could go out on a limb here and state that his eyes, or whoever he is referencing, has a whole lot to do with the message that he is trying to send. And when he says his eyes, like in my book, I would hazard a guess to say it means attraction. He was bisexual and then married at the end, doesn’t it sort of seem like his eyes have been replaced in the video? The scarecrows’ eyes too. And once you get that, and the book that tries to force that onto certain people, the rest starts making more sense.
There’s more to be discerned, I’ll look at it another 30 times I’m sure, but I wanted to share that.
To a lot of people who are more used to seeing posts about local political issues, when these posts pop up in their timeline it probably gets dismissed as a case of Will’s just being insane.
I don’t mind that really, I’m sure its good natured and there’s no question that at times I do tend to skew towards the arcane.
But here’s my view. I usually can look at a subject for an hour and feel confident enough to put in my two cents. I might be right, might be wrong but hopefully most of the time I’ll at least be in the ballpark.
That’s with an hour of effort. I’ve been studying this for 6 years. Last week I was putting in 20 hour days on this. That certainly isn’t meant to brag, its just for perspective; if you can take a person’s viewpoint seriously after they’ve spent relatively little time on a topic, you should be able to trust their viewpoint on the subject where they spend most of their time. Hopefully 😉
There will be an answer, Let It Be.
But Will, this was just a hoax. The Beatles didn’t mean anything by Paul is Dead. (Stay with me here, don’t click off)
Yes, they did.
There are numerous books devoted to this. Hundreds of people per day visit Nothing is Real and forums like it. They have thousands of members. Hundreds, probably thousands of blogs and websites are devoted to this. And many of those people don’t believe that Paul died in 1966.
But something isn’t right. And that’s why they’re there.
Let’s go back to 1966 for a second. In August, there were Beatle record burnings and bonfires over much of the country, DJ’s were encouraging people to get rid of their Beatle materials and were denouncing the band. All because of John Lennon’s More Popular Than Jesus interview that had just been published in the United States. And he wasn’t wrong about anything he said. But they didn’t like it here. So, the Beatles had to apologize for it on August 12th 1966. Eventually, the record burnings stopped and they finished the last few weeks of their US Tour, but not before death threats in Memphis and the scare of a cherry bomb going off on stage during their concert there.
By August 29th 1966, the tour was finished and privately the Beatles decided they weren’t going to tour anymore. In reality, even though they were at a creative peak with Revolver having just released, there were empty seats in the stadiums that had been full the year prior. And unquestionably, people had in fact turned on the Beatles that August, DJ’s had turned on them, the media had turned on them.
And Bob Dylan had just gotten into a motorcycle accident. In fact, he got into his accident the same day that the Lennon interview had been released in the US. None of this bode well for the future. And there was precedent for this worry. There of course had been the original Rock and Roll of the fifties. But look what happened to it. Elvis went into the Army. Little Richard turned to God. Jerry Lee Lewis married his cousin and that was the end of him. Chuck Berry got caught with an underage girl and that was his demise. Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. Eddie Cochran, a car crash.
Largely, the original Rock and Roll died in the late fifties for a bunch of seemingly unrelated reasons, and all of its stars vacated. And it largely stayed that way until the Beatles changed the world and brought it all back even better in 1964. But to any thinking artist in the summer of ’66, it may have come across like the fix had been in during the late 50’s to kill off Rock and Roll and now Dylan was out and the Beatles were having to stave off an angry mob.
Was it going to happen again?
The reason this all matters is because when people look at Paul is Dead now, or even in the fall of 1969 when this took hold over the whole world briefly, everyone always points back to the fall of 1966 as that mystical time when everything happened. This is when Paul died, this is when the Beatles stopped touring, this is when they grew their mustaches, this is when the sixties largely exploded onto the national consciousness.
The fall of 1966 is when all of the mystery started, its when all the clues started. And there’s a giant unseen finger pointing away from More Popular Than Jesus and empty seats and Dylan’s accident and record burnings as if to wipe it all out as being a potential source for anything.
If you tell anyone immersed in this that Paul’s supposed death happened right on the heels of More Popular Than Jesus, they will look at you blankly like that never occurred to them. And all of the stories have been designed that way. To wipe out everything that came before the fall of 1966, that everything started there.
And just one month earlier, comes off to everyone pursuing Paul is Dead as the Old Testament. Ancient history. BC, or in this case BPID.
After all, isn’t that exactly what is on Sgt. Pepper’s cover? Old Beatles, New Beatles.
But exactly where they don’t want you to look, is where you need to look. And it took years to figure that out.
Paul died on November 9th 1966 per the legend. The prime reason this is known is that when you mirror the Sgt. Pepper drum, you get this.
One One One X He Die. Or 11 1X, or November 9th He Die. See, I don’t care what you think about the notion of Paul being dead and replaced by an exact replica, don’t care what you think about the sleuthing to deduce that this means November 9th, just simply acknowledge one thing:
This is some weird, freaky stuff.
Who would think to do this in the first place? Even weirder is the history of this clue.
It was mentioned on one radio show in mid-November 1969. It went largely unnoticed at the time. Joel Glazier then published the clue in 1979 in his screed that this was all the story of Faust brought to life. But it wasn’t until the internet era that this clue attained widespread attention among Beatle aficionados and today is standard PID101 fare.
And yet, without the clue being known about, the November 9th date has been known all along. Fred LaBour published the Paul is Dead story that took off nationally on October 14th 1969. Somehow, he knew to point back towards early November 1966 as the date of death. But no one knows where the November 9th date actually came from, it just somehow did.
If you don’t know what happened, The Beatles put clues, purportedly showing that Paul had died, into everything they did from Sgt. Pepper onward.
There were a few underground rumblings in 1967 and 1968 about the story of Paul is Dead, Rolling Stone reportedly having been approached with the story in 1968, but it didn’t gain any real traction with anyone until the late summer of 1969, and after making Sept. appearances in the Drake Times-Delphic and the Northern Illinois student newspapers it really took hold right here in Michigan; first Larry Monroe and then Russ Gibb having gotten calls about it on their radio shows. Russ Gibb got his call from a guy named Tom on October 12th 1969 and laughed it off until Tom convinced him to turn Revolution Number 9 around and play it backwards.
What Russ Gibb heard when he did freaked out everyone listening and freaked out Russ Gibb and is why a reversed video largely comprised of gibberish has over 2 million views on YouTube today. Because Number 9 becomes Turn Me On Dead Man. And because 2 years earlier, in about the most seductive moment in Rock history then or since, it was The Beatles who sang I’d Love to Turn You On, it completely blew everyone’s minds and within days this rumor had become a full blown phenomenon worldwide.
The antidote for this condition was to put Paul and his family on the Cover of Life Magazine on November 7th 1969; somehow this “Paul” being alive convinced most people that he was fine, even though it was the same Paul who had been doing everything with the Beatles for the last 3 years, which may make even less sense than the rumor itself did.
So then the world moved on, The Beatles broke up and had very successful solo careers and Paul is Dead took its place alongside the Moon Hoax and JFK conspiracy as one of the most entertaining Urban Legends of all time. The Beatles themselves called it rubbish. And the most clever band of all time said nothing else. Rubbish.
But a small subset of the population didn’t let it go.
Something wasn’t right about all of this, you don’t have to believe Paul died to know the clues are really there. Why are they there?
Throughout those days and for years afterwards, artists wrote lyrics that seemed to allude to something. And generally speaking that something seemed to involve The Beatles. And that something didn’t seem to be a joke, or a hoax, or something to laugh off. It seemed to be about something legitimate.
Don McLean built an entire song around this, one of the most famous of all time, called American Pie.
The Marching Band refused to yield, do you recall what was revealed?
Terry Knight had one of the first Paul is Dead songs in Saint Paul, even though the lyrics have nothing to do with Paul being dead and is the one and only non-Beatles song published by MacLen music, even though he had no history with the group besides a single meeting with them.
Did Judas speak to you or did you put the whole world on? Its taken you too long to change the world. While you and Sgt. Pepper saw the writing on the wall.
Paul put a Ram on a solo LP. John then put a Pig on his next album.
So Sgt. Pepper took you by surprise…
I AM The Walrus.
Here’s another clue for you all, the Walrus was Paul.
I was the Walrus but now I’m just John, the dream is over.
(Why is it so important who The Walrus is, I thought this was supposed to be a nonsense character?)
And not one word of that was ever explained by anyone. And it isn’t because no one asked. Does this sound like a hoax? A joke? Rubbish? Or does it sound like they’re talking quite seriously about something but we don’t know what that something is? Because it certainly isn’t about Paul dying.
Lets fast forward to today, the internet age.
Heather Mills was married to Paul, said she had a box of evidence, that there was such a fear of the truth coming out.
The aforementioned Russ Gibb won’t talk about what it is that he heard in England, maybe saving it for a deathbed story. xdell.blogspot.ca/2007/10/with-little-help-from-their-friends.html
Does it seem at this point like this is something serious enough that people are actually in fear for their lives if this were to come out?
Neil Aspinall was part of the Beatles inner circle from the very beginning, he was actually a roadie for the band in Liverpool before they made it big. He started a company called IAMaphoney in 1990 to set the record straight about all of the Beatles stories. You know, in addition to running the Beatles label Apple for years.
In the 2000’s he also became a mysterious internet poster named Apollo C Vermouth, who joined two of the most popular Beatles Mystery forums and gave cryptic clues to try and bring members back on track about what the mystery really was. He told people to simplify. That Sgt. Pepper was the key to all of this. That the answer was really right in front of everyone’s face. There were flowers in the dirt.
Before Aspinall got cancer and died on March 24th 2008, a mysterious foreigner showed up who coincidentally also went by the name IAMaphoney. He started making videos about the Paul is Dead mystery, but the vast majority of the series, done in 2006-2012 had not much to do with Paul having died and a whole lot to do with some sort of vast mystery involving Paul and the rest of the group.
It was one of the most popular channels of the early days of YouTube, but when Neil got sick in 2008, it seemed as if IAMaphoney’s series kind of went off the rails. His 2012 date to show the Revelation to the world came and went, the series concluding on November 9th 2012, without any revelation having ever been displayed. The rumor was that after Neil Aspinall died, the IAMaphoney team became part of Paul McCartney’s own MPL firm, which of course would then preclude any secret relating to the Beatles ever actually seeing the light.
Redwel Trabant established that fairly clearly (and the part about organize Paul’s secret certainly seems to imply that there’s a, you know, secret), because there are plenty of people out there dead serious about trying to solve all of this.
And then there’s Julian Lennon on Facebook in 2011. “Wow… Snubbed at Macca’s wedding, snubbed at the anniversary of LOVE in Vegas! Snubbed at Macca’s wedding reception in NYC… Snubbed at George Harrison’s film premiere… What have I done to be ignored in such a way? I was not invited to ANY of these events… I thought we had a relationship … Obviously not… Gimme some truth… Maybe now it’s time to tell the Truth…
Suffice to say, there’s something quite serious that seems to be hidden from view. Its not a game, its something serious enough that rather important people are afraid to talk about it, and would take it to their graves without ever revealing the answer.
That’s why people are still pursuing this.
Sunday, combing through a 238 page thread, I saw this lyric from Paul’s House of Wax:
Hidden in the yard
underneath the wall
buried deep below
…lay the answer to it all.
And I knew I had it. I stepped outside to have an e-cig, my hands were shaking, and as I stood there I was on the top of the mountain. An answer people had been searching for, for 48 years. The answer is this.
The answer is Time.
Paul is Dead, is really God is Dead. And Paul is code, plausible deniability in case anyone started getting close. And ATL, is Atlanta, the obituary for God is Dead found in the April 8th 1966 issue of Time. (There are many other clues to this, I’m not posting them today although I have previously. House of Wax matters right now because it put me over the top.)
And as I stood there, drinking in the victory, I laughed out loud. No one is going to believe this, no one is going to accept the conclusion, no one is going to acknowledge that this is the answer.
But it is.
Now I’ve been posting this for 3 years, but the evidence was more scant. I had a pretty good idea that I had it, but I didn’t know it for sure. Now I do.
And if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Some people think the Beatles are evil, satanic. I don’t really believe that, I think you have to go back to the conditions in the Southern US in the summer of 1966 and realize that the kids burning Beatles records were largely sitting in Church on Sunday. They didn’t want someone to point out that The Beatles had become more popular than Jesus, even though they probably had.
They also didn’t want anyone to point out that their football teams were still All-White.
The Beatles weren’t about to view these kids as having been on the side of righteousness, because they still were significantly flawed and tied into their rules. And coming off their apology, and ending their tour in 1966, can you really see a John Lennon, or any Beatle for that matter, just letting that go?
Our careers and even our lives were at stake here and yet you still have no black football players?
No way in hell, would they just let that go.
But publicly its exactly what they did. And its exactly when all the mystery started.
The November 9th 1966 date of Paul’s death obscured the November 9th 1965 God is Dead obituary. The ATL in Beatles, signifying Atlanta, was hidden in plain sight; even though there was a doll pointing at those letters.
God is Dead. The Ubermensch of Nietzsche. Do What Thou Wilt, Sgt. Pepper luminary Aleister Crowley’s philosophy. Do what you want, that’s what the Beatles were all about. No, this was about freedom. About all of the ideals of the sixties.
And God, was getting in the way of all of it. And it kind of seems like they may have set out to correct that condition. (and maybe the most fascinating part of all of this, not being discussed here, is whether God might have actually reacted to this?)
Now, doesn’t that seem like why the Walrus would be somewhat important? After all, in The Walrus and The Carpenter, The Walrus called all of the young oysters out of the ocean. And then, ate them all.
Sgt. Pepper showed up on June 1st 1967 and blew away everyone. It was the trumpet blast to the Summer of Love, She’s Leaving Home, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, I’d Love to Turn You On, drug references abound, timed perfectly with the end of school in 1967 and kids from all over the country got out of school, left home, went to San Francisco and Turned On.
I’m not a Christian and it’s probably better that I’m not, because I’m not even against what the Beatles did here but its blatantly obvious why The Walrus mattered. Because no matter how much of this they themselves caused in retrospect, they clearly saw themselves as the Pipers and it certainly worked out that way in no small part.
And no one burned any records to protest it, did they? The world had changed. The Beatles had changed it.
Maybe they just don’t want you to know that was their goal.
This may never wind up on the news, I’ve been working on a book about all of this for years and maybe that’s what it is going to take, but I think its important that this is written down somewhere today.
Because Tomorrow Never Knows…