posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 08:56 PM
I can finally talk about this because my grandfather was speaking about it on the O'Reilly Factor tonight.
Chicago was moments away from being hit with a dirty bomb. My grandfather, David Schippers, fought the mob hard in the 60s, and has kept many contacts
in the FBI. Someone told him about the dirty bomb that we all heard about getting picked up at the border of Michigan and Canada. That was the cover
In reality, the FBI knew there was a dirty bomb. In fact, my grandfather was given the address where it was being stored! The agent told him,
however, that the FBI couldn't move on it. I don't remember exactly why, but I will ask him about it. The FBI couldn't move on it, but they
wouldn't share it with anyone who could move on it. I guess they wanted all the glory to themselves if they managed to do what needed
to be done. The FBI agent was concerned, because he knew that the bomb could have made 6 square blocks of Chicago unlivable for a loooong while.
Immediately my grandfather called a contact at the Atomic Energy Commission. He asked if they were trying to track down anything, and his contact told
him about a dirty bomb that they believed was on it's way or in Chicago, but they weren't sure. Then the contact asked my grandfather if he had some
He told the contact that the bomb was, in fact, in Chicago. The contact, who knew about his contacts with the FBI, asked immediately if they
knew where it was, to which my grandfather replied they (the FBI) do, and he needed to contact them. The Atomic Energy Commission already had, and got
stonewalled by the feds.
Now this guy asked for an address. The FBI agent had already told him that he couldn't give the address out, but needed to get the wheels rolling at
the Atomic Energy Commission, letting them know the FBI did, in fact, have information. He told the AEC guy that he knew where it was being stored,
but he couldn't be specific.
We just need a 6 block radius, the AEC man told him. My grandfather, who has lived in Chicago all his life and has worked downtown for the past 55
years, named the 4 streets that would put the bomb in the center, the AEC man thanked him, and hung up.
The next day, he got a call from this guy. "We got it, Dave. You may have just saved Chicago."