R.I.P. Jim Marrs (1943-2017) (continued) by MIKE ADAMS/ KENN THOMAS/ VARIOUS
After graduating from Paschal High School in Fort Worth where he flowered into being life of the party wherever he was, Jim went on to the University of North Texas in Denton to get a journalism degree in 1966. Then came reporting and editing at the Denton Record Chronicle, the Lubbock Avalanche Journal and investigative reporter and cartoonist at the Fortworth-Star Telegram.
One subject that haunted him as one big lie was the “official” Washington story on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. By 1988, Jim had a huge file that contradicted Oswald being the single shooter and Jim had lots of sources saying the assassination was linked to JFK wanting to tell the truth about UFOs and an alien presence on Earth. So, Jim wrote the 1989 best-seller Crossfire that Hollywood film director Oliver Stone made into the movie JFK.
Then Jim dug deeper into the UFO and alien side of the JFK murder and produced the best-seller The Alien Agenda in 1997. From then to this summer of 2017, Jim kept diving into those sour layers of Earth power brokers past and present. In July 2017, what would be his last book, The Illuminati, was released. It was Jim’s twelfth book.
He is survived by his wife Carol of 49 years, their two daughters Cathryn Lafitte, who has three children, and Jayme Castle. Carol told me today a few hours after Jim’s heart apparently gave out that he never wanted to leave their 30 acres in Springtown, Texas. As he became so ill this summer and had to go on to a kidney dialysis machine, he would say in frustration, “Goddammit, I want to stay in Texas!” So in a month or two, Carol is going to “have a big wake and spread Jim’s ashes on the land he loved so much.” God protect you always, Jim, wherever you are now.
Linda Moulton Howe
Coast To Coast AM remembers Jim Marrs
Posted in: News | No Comments | Posted on August 3, 2017 by Jim
Acclaimed investigative journalist and beloved member of the conspiracy theory and UFO research community, Jim Marrs, has passed away.
After several years working as a reporter for a variety of Texas newspapers, Marrs achieved worldwide notoriety for his landmark book Crossfire, which examined inconsistencies in the official story of the JFK assassination.
A New York Times bestseller, Crossfire, proved to be so powerful that it served as the basis, along with another book, for the Oliver Stone film JFK.
Marrs went on to write a pair of highly influential works in the form of Alien Agenda and Rule by Secrecy as well as one of the first books on the US government’s remote viewing program with Psi Spies.
In the wake of 9/11, Marrs turned his attention to that tragic event and uncovered a wealth of information which suggested that something was amiss with the ‘official’ version of events, which was brought together in the book The Terror Conspiracy.
Through later books like Rise of the Fourth Reich, Our Occulted History, and Population Control, he warned about the surreptitious and worrisome nature of the ‘New World Order’ and various ways in which the ‘powers that be’ seemed to be advancing their agenda.
An indefatigable researcher, Marrs produced a number of additional works in recent years, including a fiction offering titled Sisterhood of the Rose.
A fixture of Coast to Coast, he appeared on the program on over 40 different occasions, detailing his latest findings for C2C listeners as well as participating in panel discussions on the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomenon.
An undisputed giant in the field of esoteric research, Jim Marrs will be deeply missed by his many friends in the paranormal and conspiracy community as well as the countless readers and Coast listeners who were enlightened by his work.
Jim Marrs was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on 5th December 5, 1943. His father, a strict Baptist, sold structural steel for a company in St. Louis. Marrs began working as a journalist while at junior high school. After graduating from University of North Texas in 1966 he attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock.
After graduating from University of North Texas he joined the United States Army. On his release in 1968 he joined the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe and the Middle East. After a leave of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter.
Marrs began to take an interest in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After interviewing several members of the Dallas Police Department he became convinced him that the Warren Commission was a cover-up. Marrs continued to investigate the case and interviewed several important witnesses as well as city and county officials.
In 1976 Marrs began teaching a course about the assassination for the University of Texas at Arlington. He left the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1980 and worked as a freelance journalist while continuing to investigate the death of Kennedy. Marrs eventually became convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald had been set up by the government and in 1989 he published Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy. Published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992. It also became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK and he served as a chief consultant for both the film's screenplay and production.
Since 1980, Mr. Marrs has been a freelance writer, author and public relations consultant. He also published a rural weekly newspaper along with a monthly tourism tabloid, a cable television show and several videos.
Beginning in 1992, Mr. Marrs spent three years researching and completing a non-fiction book on a top-secret government program involving the psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing only to have it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within two months, the story of military-developed remote viewing broke nationally in the Washington Post after the CIA held a press conference revealing the program but putting their own spin on psychic studies. Psi Spies is now available from JimMarrs.com.
In May, 1997, Marrs' in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins. Marrs has been a featured speaker at a number of national conferences including the Annual International UFO Congress and the Annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference. Publisher's Weekly described the book as "the most entertaining and complete overview of flying saucers and their crew in years." The paperback edition was released in mid-1998 and has since become the best-selling UFO book ever in the United States. Beginning in 2000, he began teaching a course on UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington.
In early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule by Secrecy, which traced the hidden history that connects modern secret societies to the Ancient Mysteries. In 2003, his book The War on Freedom probed the conspiracies of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. Other books by Jim Marrs includes Inside Job: Unmasking the 9/11 Conspiracies (2004), Terror Conspiracy, The: Provocation, Deception and 9/11 (2006), Rise of the Fourth Reich (2008), Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us (2016) and The Illuminati: the Secret Society That Hijacked the World (2017).
Jim Marrs died following a heart-attack on 2nd August, 2017.
This lecture from 2013 eloquently encapsulates Jim Marr's thesis on Geopolitics. Marrs died Aug 2, 2017 at age 73