Wow did this story get even weirder (as if that were possible). Turns out the whole hoax was a ruse, not merely for Richard Heene to become more famous—as we all know, he got that particular wish in spades but probably not in the manner he intended—but also for Heene to become a celebrity for a higher purpose: to warn the world about the “reptilian agenda” and the 2012 “apocalypse.”
Apparently, Heene fancies himself the Yankee version of conspiracy theorist David Icke, the former U.K. footballer and sportscaster who infamously declared himself the “son of God” in a televised interview with talk-show host Sir Terry Wogan in 1991. Icke is the author of 20 books with titles like “And the Truth Shall Set You Free,” “The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World” and “Children of the Matrix.” Icke’s agenda—and now Heene’s, too, it would seem—is to expose the global elite who control us all.
In Britain, Icke is a walking punch line. His zany conspiracy theories include what he terms the “pyramid of manipulation” a hierarchical ranking of crime bosses, bankers, the military, members of the mainstream media, politicians, etc., etc. These nefarious elites want to keep us enslaved, Icke says, and are controlled themselves by shape-shifting extraterrestrial “reptilian beings” at the top of the pyramid, who include the British royal family, the Bush family, actor-musician Kris Kristofferson, beloved hobo country-and-western singer Boxcar Willie and others. The “prison warders,” as Icke calls them, are from the constellation Draco and are hybrid crossbreeds of human and reptile. These reptilian beings appear to be fully human when they drink human blood.
If this sounds suspiciously like the “V” sci-fi television miniseries, it should, because that’s where Icke cribbed it from.
In an interview on Gawker with Robert Thomas, the “researcher” who helped Heene cook up his PR scheme gone wrong, Thomas discussed Heene’s (apparent) true intentions:
But he was motivated by theories I thought were far-fetched. Like Reptilians—the idea there are alien beings that walk among us and are shape shifters, able to resemble human beings and running the upper echelon of our government. Somehow a secret government has covered all this up since the U.S. was established, and the only way to get the truth out there was to use the mainstream media to raise Richard to a status of celebrity, so he could communicate with the masses.
As the weeks progressed, his theories got more and more extreme and paranoid. A lot of it surrounded 2012, and the possibility of there being an apocalyptic moment. Richard likes to talk a lot about the possibility of the Sun erupting in a large-scale solar flare that wipes out the Earth. It got to the point where he was really pressing me, saying we’re running out of time, we’re running out of time, the end of the world is coming. And we have to take necessary precautions to make sure that we’re not among the majority that’s going to be killed.
Here is Icke returning to Wogan’s TV program several years after his original “son of God” announcement. The cutaways to Sir Terry’s perplexed face during the interview are priceless:
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