Researcher and author Donald Jeffries joins S.T. Patrick to discuss the high strangeness and media confusion around the plane crash of John F. Kennedy Jr. on July 16, 1999. Jeffries, the author or Hidden History and Survival of the Richest, did some early investigative work on the case and spoke to many of the particulars who surround the early witness accounts. Tonight he addresses the details of those conversations, JFK Jr.’s potential run for office, a refreshing turn that George magazine was starting to take when the crash happened, and, of course, the anomalies of the crash itself. What happened to the black box and the ELT? Why weren’t the three victims given proper Catholic burials? Why did the Pentagon take over the story? Where are the Essex County Airport’s security videos? And how do JFK Jr’s high school girlfriend, Wayne Madsen, Chris Matthews, and C. David Heymann fit into this story? All of this and more….
Donald Jeffries can be found at his own blog, “Keeping It Unreal.” He has also done episodes with us on Hidden History, Survival of the Richest, Huey Long, and Chappaquiddick.
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John Barbour says
Donald is an outstanding writer, guest, and person!!
Perhaps the final chapter has not yet been written. I asked all the same questions. Why would the Pentagon become involved in the crash of a civilian plane? I think most by now have figured out what the implications of the title “GEORGE” with Jr’s magazine were meant to be. That involves the JFK assassination. The plane had a transponder which would go off immediately upon crashing into the ocean. It has a locator beacon that can be spotted by anyone looking for the plane. That being the case why did it take days to find it? There seemed to be a deliberate delay not only in the response to this, but also everything else to do with it. They left people waiting agonizingly for days on end. It seemed almost incredulous that Jr would meet the same fate as JFK and RFK and at such a young age. Was he going to run for office? There seems to be conflicting answers to that question. Whether he chose to do that or not, all American eyes were going to be on him no matter what. There was no escaping it for him. He had already become a decisive bold political voice through George magazine. He had major influence on people and events But even more so, judging from alot of the articles and interviews he was doing, he had no regard for political correctness or stepping on egos. Gee, who else do we know that’s like that now??!! Hopefull,y, as in all things tragic and uresolved, we will one day know the truth. Thank you Donald Jefferies for helping us in that regard.
Mary Ellen says
JFK Jr. was murdered, no question about it. His plane was blown out of the sky! He was to expose the men who assassinated his Father. There’s a time capsule set to protect the murders. Ted Kennedy was set up by Nixon at Chappaquiddick.
I suddenly realized there could have been a very strong motive to eliminate John Jr that I don’t think anyone has yet talked about. Up in the wee hours watching a special on Hurricane Sandy and the effects on NY. Perhaps it wasn’t the 2000 election after all, as he had not declared that he was a candidate, but what about 9/11??? Think about it. He’s got the only political truth magazine in existence in the country in which the CIA does not have editorial control. The sinister plan was well under way by 1999. He would have been all over it. Some people think NBC’s Tim Russert of Meet The Press was gotten rid of for asking too many questions about Skull and Bones, making W and Cheney visibly uncomfortable. I am certain John would have devoted at least one entire magazine to the subject of 9/11. Heads would have definitely rolled His reporters would have been asking all the wrong questions. It was the Operation Northwoods of the modern age.
Alan Ford says
Interesting comments all around, and I join the chorus thanking Mr. Jeffries for sharing his insights.
LISA HARDY says
The convenience store across from the airport where JFK, jr. kept his plane state that he had the same habit every time he flew. He would stop at the store buy a banana, water and batteries. Why would he not use the batteries?