The Bohemian Grove
is somewhere in the north of the state of California
. Every mid-summer, a group of important people in the life of the USA
gather there for a strange ritual. In front of a forty-foot tall stone owl
, a bundle of rags designated as 'the corpse of Care' is burned by a lake. The participants in this ritual carry burning torches and wear hooded robes.
So far as that description goes, it's accurate.
talk-show host Alex Jones
maintains that the owl personates Moloch
), and that the bundle of rags sometimes contains a living or recently-deceased human infant. There is no evidence for this. Jones maintains that 'there is no place for this kind of thing in a Christian country
', and believes the participants at the Grove represent the New World Order
More rational observers maintain that while events at the Grove are distinctly weird, there's no reason why, in a free country
, people shouldn't be allowed to burn rags on their own property. Whether and to what extent such secret societies as the gatherers at the Grove
or the Skull and Bones
actually influence world affairs is unclear. They do not, and cannot, however, control them.
Alex Jones successfully infiltrated Bohemian Grove and filmed the 'owl burning
' ritual. His exploits were discussed in the Channel 4
documentary, 'The Secret Rulers of the World
', and his footage is available on the Internet
reports that on April 17, 2002
, Richard McCaslin
, 37, was convicted at Sonoma County
Court of arson, for breaking into the Bohemian Club
's compound and setting light to a cafeteria on the premises. Reports suggest that the act was inspired by listening to 'a Texas-based radio talk show host' discussing the Grove. Although Reuters does not name this host, those familiar with the story so far will be able to make an educated guess
. Reuters names Ronald Reagan
, Gerald Ford
and Richard Nixon
as sometime members of the club, which seems to have a reasonable overlap (although Reuters, naturally, does not point this out) with the Bilderberg Group
. Thanks must go to mkb
for drawing my attention to this story.