an excerpt from:
"Will the Devil Explain What Happened to Phil Schneider?"
Steve Bass March 08, 2009
"Phil Schneider died in January 1996. He was found in his apartment by a friend after having been deceased for as much as a week. Numerous anomalies
occurred after Schneider´s death, such as the coroner´s refusal to investigate his death, instead ruling it a suicide. Schneider reportedly died by
self-strangulation, having wrapped a rubber hose several times around his neck. Some find this disquieting, since Schneider had limited mobility in
his shoulders and missing fingers on his left hand. Some, including his ex-wife Cynthia Drayer, believe it would have been extremely difficult, most
likely impossible for Schneider to have done this by himself. Ms. Drayer points out that, due to a lifetime of illness and injury, Schneider had
numerous prescriptions for medicines he could easily and painlessly overdose on, or he could have used a pistol he bought for personal protection.
With so many "easy outs", why would he choose such a painful method of suicide? Why would anyone with a desire to live, and to live pain- and
illness-free, who just purchased a weapon for protection, suddenly want to commit suicide? Ms. Drayer notes that the handgun was purchased following
several attempts on his life.
Without a full autopsy by an unprejudiced forensic pathologist, the truth may never be known, and Ms. Drayer may only have her common sense to rely
upon in coping with his death.
Assuming that this was, in fact, a homicide, what would be the motive? If the things Schneider alleged were not true, why was he murdered?
Rumors abound that Schneider, who held a highly secret ´Rhyolite´ security clearance classification within the American government, was in the
process of writing a tell-all book about his life. Reported to be play a large role in this book were secrets about America´s participation with the
Of note, a longtime friend of Schneider, Ron Rummel, reportedly committed suicide on August 6, 1993, almost two and a half years before Schneider
allegedly committed suicide. Rummel was a former USAF intelligence officer who was collaborating with Schneider on a magazine entitled Alien Digest,
and was reported to have been working together on Schneider´s tell-all book."
[edit on 23-11-2009 by azureskys]