Brandon Corey: A Lesson In Research
The UNTOLD STORY behind this DVD provide readers an excellent lesson in the techniques of basic research.
BRANDON COREY: A LESSON IN RESEARCH
Earlier this afternoon, I was given a link to watch a DVD on the GOOGLE VIDEO website. It was for something called THE BRANDON COREY STORY, a documentary supposedly filmed to capture Dick Cheney shapeshifting into a reptilian alien hybrid. The cover art for the DVD package was gory and provocative, showing 'Brandon Corey' with his index and pinkie fingers cut off. Before I watched the 93 minute presentation, I wondered skeptically how they were going to handle the subject of a man who had two fingers cut off. I wanted to know exactly, what was Brandon Corey's story? And, was it a true story, or some well-crafted disinformation piece, designed to damage the credibility of those who are seriously studying and researching this reptilian shapeshifting phenomenon?
As it turned out, it didn't take long for me to get an answer to the question of truth in this matter.
Before I get to that part of the story, allow me a few moments to talk about research and how to verify the veracity of evidence encountered in the course of researching a subject, or how to verify data as being either credible or bogus through use of the scientific method. Simply put, in the Scientific Method, the investigator starts out with the facts and then uses them to reach a hypothesis. The researcher goes where the evidence leads them. Once all the data has been obtained, the researcher develops a working hypothesis. This hypothesis is subject to change at any moment, and an honest researcher with no prevailing agenda will stretch the boundaries of all that is known about the subject which they are studying.
Running a GOOGLE search, and reading a bunch of linked articles is not by itself, research. In my own writing and journalism, it is merely a jumping off point, a place of beginning. There are other deeper levels of research that must be studied, and that is why I don't pump out several articles per day. I do not release something until I am absolutely sure of the data contained therein. In the case of the Brandon Corey DVD, there were several problems that immediately placed this in the category of HOAX; and it was only about twenty minutes of true web research that verified this story as BOGUS.
To begin my research, I took notes as I watched the DVD, which had been posted on the GOOGLE VIDEO website, which I did on the afternoon of October 31, 2006. I must have been one of the very last people to watch this before the producers had it pulled from the GOOGLE VIDEO website, because it is no longer available on that site, as of fifteen minutes after I had viewed the video, learning the true story behind it.
The narrator of the video mentioned several times that it was Truthseeker TV that had produced the video. So, naturally, I began my research by heading over to the Truthseeker TV website, the link for which appears below, in the Sources section at the end of this article. At the site, I was met with two disclaimer-like announcements:
- Get Your DVD Copy Now Before They Stop Us From Selling This!
- This Is What Happens To You When You Get To Close To The Truth About Our World Leaders!
These two 'disclaimers' were my first hint that this was a low-budget mockumentary, and NOT something real and genuine, as there were two typos in the above disclaimers. In the first, it should be the word 'stop us from selling it' instead of 'stop us from selling this,' and in the second, it should be 'too close' instead of 'to close.' A real professional production company has the money to hire copy writers who actually know the English language!
After I watched the entire 93 minute video, which purported to show 'Brandon Corey' and his filming a documentary to catch Dick Cheney shapeshifting into a reptilian-being on camera. Supposedly, 'Brandon's' punishment for this was having two of his fingers of the left hand removed -- his index and pinkie fingers. This sent up RED-FLAG number one. These people of Cheney's cabal outright MURDER those who get too close to the truth, and NOT merely cut off fingers!
Next, I went to a website called Superpages.com, which contains a search engine enabling a search through the national phone book directories of all cities of all fifty states. As 'Brandon Corey' was said to reside in Malibu, CA USA, I ran a search for that name in that city. Naturally, nothing came up. However, this could mean that 'Brandon's' phone number is simply unlisted, as are many people. Then, I ran a search in a national website that searches property records, utility bills, and other similar public records. There was no listing for 'Brandon Corey' in Malibu, CA USA. If there WAS such a person, it would have shown up on THAT site!
'Brandon Corey' was said to be a millionaire, and IF THAT were true, his name would have shown up in the Internet search engines AND in the search engines that enable searches of stocks and bonds ownership. Alas, no such person showed up in any type of business or stock-market related searches.
'Brandon' was said to have an ex-wife named Mary A. Hill. I found nearly seventy listings for a person by that name, including a Mary A. Hill that was born in November 1968, and who had moved around a great deal. I phoned that Mary A. Hill, and she stated that she had never heard of anyone by the name of 'Brandon Corey.'
In the DVD production, there was a newspaper clipping showing an alleged triple suicide involving 'Brandon's' Washington, DC contact. There were several problems with this. First, we have another misspelling in the headline of the article. Next, Major Karl South Jr. and the deaths of his wife and daughter could NOT be located in any search engine, which certainly WOULD HAVE made the news, if it were in fact true.
The alleged video of this contact of 'Brandon's' was portrayed as an African-American in the news article shown, yet the clip clearly has the voice of a Caucasian man speaking.
If 'Brandon Corey' showed up in any type of a hospital setting with two fingers removed, it would have certainly made the news SOMEWHERE. But, there is no such news story to be found anywhere on the Internet. This man would at a minimum, would have been a guest on one of the many radio talk-shows related to conspiracy subject matter. But, no such guest ever appeared on ANY radio talk-show!
'Brandon' was said to have two sons, yet no one listed in California had ever been born to a father named 'Brandon Corey.' Obviously, if the man does NOT exist, his children cannot exist either!
Yet another way of proving that this story is complete hokum, is that all contacts of 'Brandon Corey' are conveniently unavailable for comment.
Just as with 'Brandon Corey,' there is no such person as 'Jude Kemper' listed in all the same databases and search engines I had examined in trying to locate anyone by the name of 'Brandon Corey.' 'Jude Kemper' was a 'friend' who had allegedly disappeared as a result of this story.
At one point, a so-called paranormal expert is trotted out and appears on-screen. His name was listed as Richard Weyman, PhD. of the Department of Occult Research in Denver, CO USA. There is no such person, and there is no such paranormal group that could be located either online or through the national phone book registry. There was one additional problem with Richard Weyman, as well. He is actually an actor who appeared on five episodes of THE X-FILES, and his real name is Kirk B. R. Woller.
The Marine Major that supposedly committed suicide was said to be part of a mysterious 'cult' known as The Arena. However, in searching the Cult Awareness Network website, no such group is known to exist.
At one point in the proceedings, a 'Tom Crawford' from 'Digital Tech Solutions' was interviewed about the technology that would exist on-site where Dick Cheney was staying while traveling. First of all, such equipment is TOP SECRET, and it would NEVER be shown on camera! Secondly, however, no such company exists, and no such employee does, either!
The Social Security card of 'Jude Kemper' is shown, and it had the following number:
This threw up yet another red-flag, as 555 is the telephone exchange used in television and in the movies to avoid giving out someone's REAL PHONE NUMBER. No Social Security cards were ever issued with this 555 prefix.
At one point, 'Brandon Corey's' Yale University diploma is shown. This was laughable, as it clearly was one of those copy-store knock-offs, as the real YALE DIPLOMAS look quite different, and are not the cheesy el-cheapo version shown on-screen.
Things get truly ridiculous when 'Brandon' infiltrates Bohemian Grove. He is seen going down into a basement catacomb-like maze of dark corridors, and at last, he stumbles upon the room in which a Satanic ritual is taking place, with Grey Aliens in attendance. The footage shows a woman, naked from the waist up, bound to an altar. Chanting can be heard. However, the chanting is nonsense verbiage and intonations, and does not conform to any known ritual, Satanic or otherwise.
"Brandon' had snuck past Secret Service guards (impossible!!) and into the room where the ritual is behind held. There are many problems with THIS part of the story, as well. Bohemian Grove is a 2,700 acre compound, and it holds its' rituals OUTDOORS -- it is the Mid-Summer Night's Dream time of the year, after all! They would be outdoors, just as shown by the hidden camera footage of the CREMATION OF CARE ceremony, which was filmed by Alex Jones, and is now infamous for this reason -- it shows a REAL ritual -- and NOT some staged nonsense as shown on THIS DVD. In a 2,700 acre compound, there would be no one that would hear them outside any way! Sound does NOT travel that far!!
Finally, "Brandon Corey" turns out to be the Producer of Truthseeker TV, a man by the name of Jimi Petulla. Here is what he had to say about this documentary ... ahem ... Hollywood movie:
"Our film 'The Brandon Corey Story' was made because we saw a growing movement of people who are sick of being lied to. The truth is you cannot go into a movie theatre any more and see "the truth." In fact, all you see are lies and disinformation. Well, that's fine for some, but, there are (we hope) millions of people everywhere that want alternative programming, new movies that aren't afraid to tell the whole truth. But to do this, we need the peoples' support so we can get more of these movies made. It's that simple. If we don't have the support of the people, then we will never get anywhere. This movie is going to upset a lot of people, but the truthseekers out there will appreciate it. If they support it, we'll keep them coming, one or two a year."
So, let's review, shall we?
This was a 'documentary' until people were able to debunk it, as I have pointed out here in this space. THEN, all of the sudden, it is a Hollywood film.
Truthseeker TV is marketing to a group of people who are sick and tired of being lied to. And, the technique they employ?
They LIE to their viewers ... and provide disinformation. The same disinformation that they claim to be against!
I don't know about you, dear reader, but for me, one film is more than enough from Truthseeker TV.
POSTSCRIPT: On November 8, 2006; Truthseeker TV released the following statement on the David Icke website:
From TruthseekerTV ... making some things clear about The Brandon Corey Story
Dear David Icke supporters,
While many of you have written to say how much you appreciate this movie, a few have said they were unhappy with the way we at TruthseekerTV chose to market the film. Some of you feel that our marketing was not genuine, that we represented the film as fact when it was and is FICTION based on fact, and portraying the great and courageous work of David Icke.
David told us over and over that the film had to be promoted as a MOVIE and not documentary fact and we apologize if we didn't make this clear enough in accordance with his wishes. It was not our intention to mislead, but we know that David is far from pleased to say the least that some could be left with the impression that the story was real.
The theme is certainly true, and we have had so many wonderful emails from those who have seen the MOVIE for what it is, an attempt to bring David Icke's work into the mainstream by presenting our movie as a sort of "Blair Witch Project". We see now that this was a mistake.
It is sad, however, to be subjected to abuse and personal attacks for simply trying to let people know, through a movie, what is happening in their world. But David warned us that when you enter this 'conspiracy arena' facing abuse, even from those who claim to be against the conspiracy, is part of daily life.
Again, let us be clear, our only goal is to try and get the wider public and critics of David Icke to watch the movie, to watch subject matter that they normally would never have given attention to. We never intended to hurt David or anyone. In fact, what we wanted is just the opposite and clearly from the response of so many, we are achieving our aim of getting people to look at what David is saying.
For the record, the movie The Brandon Corey Story is fiction based on fact. Our goal was to try and get this seen by the millions of folks who might not otherwise have heard of David or listened to him. We felt that the best way to do this was to market this as real. We realize now that we should have made it completely clear that it was a movie. The good news is that people unaware of David's research are watching this movie and the reviews for the most part have been excellent.
We have gotten many calls requesting interviews from mainstream papers and TV shows, so our goal is working. We would also emphasise that David Icke was not involved in the production of this movie, except to appear as himself and pass on his knowledge to the viewers, but he has always supported our aim of getting this information to a much wider audience worldwide.
We at TruthseekerTV stand for truth. We believe that the best way to disseminate truth that might be hard for some to swallow (the Reptilians for example) is to get information under the radar so the public have the opportunity to choose what to believe. Getting a full-blown documentary out to the public on these deeper - Reptilian - themes is extremely difficult because of the suppression of such information. This is an attempt to get around the problem.
Please accept our apology and thanks for supporting David Icke and The Brandon Corey Story. Together we can make this excellent movie have maximum impact in allowing people to see the world as it really is. And so long as we make it clear it is a movie and not a documentary, David Icke is very supportive of us and what we are trying to achieve.
KENTROVERSY COMMENT: For the record, I don't think that my saying "Do your research!!" is either abusive or constitutes a personal attack on the producers of this video.
© 2006 Kentroversy Papers
All rights reserved. Used with permission.
The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
The Brandon Corey Story DVD
View the trailer for the Brandon Corey Story
The Brandon Corey Story Statement on David Icke's website
Truthseeker TV Episode Guide