Post 198

Below the Surface:
The Tale of the Small Plane, the Stranger and the Shadow

I have another version of events with respect to the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. (“Kennedy”) and others.

Trust me — I didn’t go looking for this. I thought my next post would be about Trump or about the hits from 1985. I guess I was wrong.

As for background, I had it stored somewhere in my brain that Kennedy had died in a plane accident along with his wife, but that was the extent of my knowledge. I would not have been able to tell you anything about when or where or who and whom.

But yesterday I became more interested, because I was there when the mystic was answering questions about the events surrounding Kennedy’s death. She couldn’t see everything, but she could see a lot.

In this version, Kennedy is a very capable pilot. He was, according to the mystic, very well suited to flying planes and would almost have made a good astronaut. He was unfazed by interruptions and was good at multi-tasking. He was able to keep maps in his head and he could keep track of where he was, even in poor conditions. Going upside down was not an unpleasant thing, for him.

According to the mystic, it was no big deal for Kennedy to do things like crash a plane. He was kind of like that, she says. He also didn’t mind flying in bad weather or low light. He sometimes did that. He was rather rash and immature. But other than that, and other than the fact that he didn’t mind crashing things, he would have made a great pilot.

On the night of his death, he didn’t set out to fly in foggy conditions. However, when he noticed the fog, about half way through the flight, he didn’t opt to stop.

There were five people in the plane. In addition to Kennedy and his wife Carolyn, there was Carolyn’s sister. She was the jittery sort and would have preferred to be elsewhere; she would have told you that her sister had forced her to come along, says the mystic.

And there were also two others. The first was a co-pilot (not a flying instructor), who also knew how to fly, but did not fly that evening. He and Kennedy were buddies, being similar in age and interests. They got along well and were both willing to bend the rules.

And then there was another man, who was not known to the others. He was an immigrant, born in northern India to parents who were not necessarily of Indian ancestry. This man (“Stranger”) requested a ride on the night in question, and Kennedy said yes. I asked the mystic why Kennedy agreed and she says that the request didn’t strike him as a big deal. He was relaxed at the time (a party or some pleasant get-together) and the fellow seemed to need this favour. It’s true that Stranger didn’t entirely fit in, being more serious, older and darker in complexion than the rest, but Kennedy wasn’t in a questioning mood at the time.

So they flew for a while, and part way through the flight, Kennedy felt uneasy for no reason. This was out of character for him; he was generally very confident. At that point, he made a radio call, wanting them to send an escort plane; he said that he wasn’t sure if his plane would reach his destination smoothly. He didn’t indicate why, but a listener would assume that he was referring to the weather. His message was unclear, because the communication system in the plane had been tampered with, but sufficient information came through in the form of a numeric code to notify those on the ground that the message was coming from Kennedy’s plane. However, the message was ignored.

Kennedy was alone in the front of the plane and the co-pilot was relaxing in the passenger area of the plane, which suited Kennedy just fine. Carolyn was asleep (snoring too) and was characteristically enjoying a deep sleep. (Mystic laughs to see that the only time Carolyn didn’t sleep deeply was when she was pretending to be asleep.) The sister began the flight very wide awake, but then towards the end of the flight, drifted in and out of sleep. She couldn’t stay asleep because she had nightmares, which was not unusual for her. The co-pilot was very bored during the flight and restless. At one point during the flight, he went up to Kennedy to try to strike up a conversation, but Kennedy seemed distracted, and so the co-pilot let things be. He sometimes tried to initiate a conversation with Stranger, but Stranger was rather uncommunicative, and the co-pilot couldn’t get any traction.

Stranger attacked Kennedy from behind less than fifteen minutes after Kennedy had placed the call. There was a light barrier separating Kennedy from the passenger area of the plane but it was open.

Stranger had a gun but he did not use it.

Stranger was a wild and impulsive man, who began life in an unremarkable way but who became progressively more unstable, choosing time after time to act on negative and irrational notions. He was not motivated by reasons of religion, and on that topic, he held no ‘official’ position. After arriving in the United States, he met with some people who had a plan to murder Kennedy. They knew of him because he had a reputation as an assassin. Stranger and three other American candidates had been interviewed for the project. A fourth candidate did not show up for his interview. The strategists were seeking an American for this project because they wanted the murder to be completed quickly, being, as it was, merely one part of a larger plan. Stranger was chosen because he was serious but also very driven and determined. He seemed focused and hungry to do it.

Stranger already disliked Kennedy, prior to meeting with the strategists, even though he had never met him. He had no reason for his dislike, but his negativity towards Kennedy increased rapidly over time, and Stranger did not do anything to control it. If anything, he nourished his hostility.

It would have been more efficient for Stranger to shoot Kennedy, but there are some people who are so wild and animalistic that they do not proceed sensibly in carrying out their evil intentions. Instead, he lunged forward towards Kennedy and grabbed his neck.

The co-pilot tried to intervene, but the attack was already underway, and he was unable to prevent Stranger from continuing to attack Kennedy. Kennedy had one hand on the controls and the other hand in the air, trying to repel Stranger. I asked the mystic why the co-pilot didn’t take over the controls, and she says that there was too little space in the area, with Stranger in the way.

The co-pilot did see and seize Stranger’s gun, and wondered whether to unload it. He decided against it and tossed it towards the rear of the plane. He probably should have aggressively tackled Stranger, but instead he hesitated, worrying that if he pulled Stranger back, then this would cause Kennedy to also be pulled back and off the controls.

By this point, both Carolyn and the sister were wide awake and screaming. The sister’s scream had awakened Carolyn. Carolyn began to stand up and wanted to make her way towards the front of the plane, but both her sister and the co-pilot wanted her to stay seated. One of them made Carolyn rebuckle her seat belt.

The plane began a descent, but it was not as is sometimes described. The radar records were not accurate, due to several factors, including the weather. The descent began as a rather controlled spiral.

Kennedy died in the struggle with Stranger, suffocated in his seat. At this point, the plane made an abrupt flip.

The mystic describes it as appearing something like the movements you’d see in a high jump, with the plane winding up on its back. I see her make a motion with her hand, to describe what she sees.

The sudden jerk of the plane caused Stranger, who was lunged forward onto Kennedy, to fall backwards, and he hit his head on the wall or floor of the plane. He died before the plane hit the water.

The co-pilot was able to survive the mid-air flip; he clutched onto the back of a seat and was not initially hurt. He died, however, when the plane crashed into the water, as did Carolyn and her sister.

The plane’s flight and descent was observed and videotaped by passengers in a small plane trailing behind. The plane shadowing the Kennedy plane contained approximately five men. This second plane (“the Shadow”) was capable of landing on water and it landed near the Kennedy plane while it was still partially afloat.

One of the men in the Shadow had tampered with the Kennedy plane before it went into the air.

Two other men, already dressed in scuba-diving equipment, exited the Shadow and entered the Kennedy plane. They had many plans, but were unable to do everything that they had wanted to do.

They shut off the fuel, but it was not easy to do, because the plane was no longer running. (If the investigators had been more careful, they would have found that the switch had been forced into position. Instead, they were so excited by their discovery of the switch’s position that they didn’t look any further.)

And here, it was interesting to me to hear mystic explain the purpose of the fuel-off switch. She said that it was intended for emergencies, and was not easy to move. The idea of the switch was for pilots to use it in the event of a fire outside of the plane; removing the fuel would, in theory, give the pilot a few extra moments of safety and reduce the chance of an explosion. The mystic described how the designer of the switch was really pleased with his work.

The divers brought the body of Stranger into the Shadow, because they wanted to create the illusion of an accident.

The divers began to run out of oxygen and therefore had to abandon their further plans. Part of their plans included obtaining the flight log, but they were not able to do this. They returned to their plane and left the scene. They deposited the body of Stranger on a shore further away, so that it would not be connected with this incident.

In addition to the five men in the Shadow, there were other people who were cooperating on the murder. There were, for instance, some accomplices involved in interfering with the communications between the plane and those on land, including the radar equipment.

One of the primary strategists behind the Kennedy murder died soon after this plot was carried out. He died while carrying out a later project, which was similarly evil.

As for the slowness of the coast guard search teams, this was not affected by any interference by others, and was nothing more than normal delay.

Some of our questions to the mystic yielded no answers. She was unable to see what had happened to the body of the co-pilot, and why his friends and family did not connect him to the flight upon realizing that he had died, and she was unable to see what the larger plot was — the plot which had this murder as a part of its goals. Lastly, she was unable to say what had happened to the flight log, though she said that Kennedy did keep one.

In total, there were approximately twelve people involved in this nefarious affair. Most of the people are still alive, and so we’ll probably know more, sooner or later.

After all, as Chesteron says, “All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water . . .” (Illustrated London News, March 14, 1908)