The Laurel Canyon Conspiracy

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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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Deep in the heart of the 60's and early 70's, in a time of peace, love, flower-power, and rock legends, there is a trail of conspiracy involving the Military Industrial Complex, the CIA, MK-ULTRA, and murder. Laurel Canyon, California sets the scene for one of the greatest conspiracy theories of recent times.




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Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, right? How about one that exposes Frank Zappa (among others) as being part of a huge undercover operation run by The Military-Industrial Complex™, the goal of which was to infiltrate, and subsequently neutralize the “hippie movement”?





Given that Zappa was, by numerous accounts, a rigidly authoritarian control-freak and a supporter of U.S. military actions in Southeast Asia, it is perhaps not surprising that he would not feel a kinship with the youth movement that he helped nurture. And it is probably safe to say that Frank’s dad also had little regard for the youth culture of the 1960s, given that Francis Zappa was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to – where else? – the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of America’s chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations. Curiously enough, Frank Zappa literally grew up at the Edgewood Arsenal, having lived the first seven years of his life in military housing on the grounds of the facility. The family later moved to Lancaster, California, near Edwards Air Force Base, where Francis Zappa continued to busy himself with doing classified work for the military/intelligence complex. His son, meanwhile, prepped himself to become an icon of the peace & love crowd. Again, nothing unusual about that, I suppose.


As a HUGE Frank Zappa fan, I find it laughable that Frank was controled by anything. Most people in tune with the music from the 60's and early 70's can probably see right thru the Laurel Canyon Conspiracy. In my eyes, and most others, it's simply a tale used to discredit the art, freedoms, and social accomplishments that were spoke of at the time.

The best place to begin researching the Laurel Canyon Conspiracy and associated tales, is probably Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation Part I


It is the first week of August, 1964, and U.S. warships under the command of U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam’s Tonkin Gulf. This event, subsequently dubbed the ‘Tonkin Gulf Incident,’ will result in the immediate passing by the U.S. Congress of the obviously pre-drafted Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which will, in turn, quickly lead to America’s deep immersion into the bloody Vietnam quagmire. Before it is over, well over fifty thousand American bodies – along with literally millions of Southeast Asian bodies – will litter the battlefields of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.



Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world in those early months of 1965, a new ‘scene’ is just beginning to take shape in the city of Los Angeles. In a geographically and socially isolated community known as Laurel Canyon – a heavily wooded, rustic, serene, yet vaguely ominous slice of LA nestled in the hills that separate the Los Angeles basin from the San Fernando Valley – musicians, singers and songwriters suddenly begin to gather as though summoned there by some unseen Pied Piper. Within months, the ‘hippie/flower child’ movement will be given birth there, along with the new style of music that will provide the soundtrack for the tumultuous second half of the 1960s.





An uncanny number of rock music superstars will emerge from Laurel Canyon beginning in the mid-1960s and carrying through the decade of the 1970s. The first to drop an album will be The Byrds, whose biggest star will prove to be David Crosby. The band’s debut effort, “Mr. Tambourine Man,” will be released on the Summer Solstice of 1965. It will quickly be followed by releases from the John Phillips-led Mamas and the Papas (“If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears,” January 1966), Love with Arthur Lee (“Love,” May 1966), Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention (“Freak Out,” June 1966), Buffalo Springfield, featuring Stephen Stills and Neil Young (“Buffalo Springfield,” October 1966), and The Doors (“The Doors,” January 1967).

One of the earliest on the Laurel Canyon/Sunset Strip scene is Jim Morrison, the enigmatic lead singer of The Doors. Jim will quickly become one of the most iconic, controversial, critically acclaimed, and influential figures to take up residence in Laurel Canyon. Curiously enough though, the self-proclaimed “Lizard King” has another claim to fame as well, albeit one that none of his numerous chroniclers will feel is of much relevance to his career and possible untimely death: he is the son, as it turns out, of the aforementioned Admiral George Stephen Morrison.





And so it is that, even while the father is actively conspiring to fabricate an incident that will be used to massively accelerate an illegal war, the son is positioning himself to become an icon of the ‘hippie’/anti-war crowd. Nothing unusual about that, I suppose. It is, you know, a small world and all that. And it is not as if Jim Morrison’s story is in any way unique.


The above is just the beginning of a twenty part series describing the happenings in Laurel Canyon during the late 60's and early 70's. It's a grand tale filled with many of the greatest musician, actors, artist, and criminals (Charles Manson) of the time. It's a VERY long read to get thru, and I'm doubtful as to some the the validity within, but it's an interesting idea that TPTB used popular culture to battle the growing "hippie movement" in America.



The articles and videos can describe in better detail the connections between the Laurel Canyon people, and the possible mind control used than I could here, so if you're interested in the subject, take a look at some of the links, watch a video and interview below (beware: some of them are quite long), put on some of you favorite 60's and 70's music, and see what you think...It's a fascinating conspiracy.





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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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I have been a fan of Dave's for about 5 years now.

He is freaking hilarious and the Laurel Canyon story has me wavering between gut-busting humor and terror.
It is really well written and contains some valuable nuggets of arcane trivia to which so few people have ever been exposed.

I, personally, think that the heart of the Laurel Canyon saga is basically the same story found in McGowan's book Programmed to Kill, which is the use of trauma based conditioning to emphasize certain abilities that would be necessary for... maybe assassination, infiltration, recon, or observation.

All the funky stuff that spies like to do.

I don't know if you have ever listened to his take on the McMartin preschool trials, but it is spot on, and he posted an email exchange with (ret)Lt. Col. Michael Aquino that is quite interesting.
The same Michael Aquino who wrote the Mindwar paper for the Pentagon and worked for the Psychological Operations unit in the Presidio, California.

Oh yeah... and Aquino was also Anton LaVey's right hand man in forming the Church of Satan.
Aquino eventually left and formed the Temple of Set due to philosophical differences.
(I wonder what those were?)

Aquino is also responsible for Satanism being a recognized religion by the US Army.

McGowan rocks.
Great thread and an excellent writer who should get more attention by conspiracy circles.

Cheers.
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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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I've read some information about this conspiracy...although it's been several years back so it's a little fuzzy. I do recall reading about Jim Morrison and his father's connections to the Vietnam war.

Thanks for the links and videos.

Great thread...S&F!!!



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 11:06 AM
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You know as a kid growing up I used to live very close to Laurel Canyon. So close that my elementary school (Wonderland Ave Elementary) was located right in the heart of Laurel Canyon. I have spent a lot of time in that canyon and here are my thoughts.

1. I don't subscribe to the Laurel Canyon Conspiracy. Or any musical conspiracy (NWO etc) having worked for a long time in that industry (not anymore, it was sophomoric) I find it completely impossible for everybody in that industry to band together for any secretive common goal. They'd all be at each others throats.

2. Laurel Canyon is sorta creepy. It's dark has tall steep hillsides that let in little light. It's windy and whimsical. But the trees look half sick and overgrown. There's something I never really liked about that canyon. As if there was something wrong with it. It's interesting because the other side of the canyon where it feeds into the "Valley" of los angeles has a totally different feel. It's clean and friendly feeling. But I always got the impression that there was something wrong with the south side of the canyon thats famous for being Laurel Canyon.

3. A lot of hippies lived up there in the 60 and 70's it was a time of Free thought and expression. People in that area were the vangaurd of hippy freedom movement. So there were lots of drugs and reckless behavior and anarchy in those hills. You could get away with a lot and the type of neighbors up there didn't really ask questions. So murders and other stuff went on up there I feel due to that zeitgeist they had going on up there.

In general I avoid Laurel Canyon in that area. It's a complete mess during rush hour. Roads are windy. traffic is gridlocked and their is nowhere to go because you are trapped on a narrow canyon pass. It's the pits in the rain, and I feel bad for the people who actually ive on that street and have to try to merge into traffic to leave their own driveways. Not the life for me. BUt it's still a popular and pricey area of LA to live in and lots of musicians still thrive there.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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1. I don't subscribe to the Laurel Canyon Conspiracy. Or any musical conspiracy (NWO etc) having worked for a long time in that industry (not anymore, it was sophomoric) I find it completely impossible for everybody in that industry to band together for any secretive common goal. They'd all be at each others throats.


I don't know if you've ever read the LC series by McGowan, but he lays out some pretty wild connections.

Take for instance the fact that most, if not all, of the big players from the LC came from super right wing families with connections to military intelligence.

Zappa is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Byrds, CSN&Y. The Beach Boys. The Doors. "the monkeys" (yeah I used doosh quotes because they are... you know... "musicians")
And then the ties that they all had with the Manson families.

Not to mention the fact that the houses are all inter-connected with a hidden tunnel system.

Satanism plays a heavy theme in the LC story as well, which also ties into Kubrick.
(Eyes Wide Shut anyone?)

I don't doubt that musicians and pop artists of all mediums play on the whole conspiracy angle.
Conspiracy theory is the essence of sugar coated, empty calorie pop culture.

But those nutjobs in the LC were the first. They started the whole alternative-type scene along with the mods from England, the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, and David Bowie.

Also, consider the influence that Hollywood (aka CIA propaganda central) has on today's youth culture.
They define peoples wants, needs, desires, fantasies... you name it.
And it got kicked off in the LC.

You may have been privy to the music scene, because I was as well, but just because we didn't see something doesn't mean that it does not exist.
I wouldn't be so quick to write off this topic based on merely your own anecdotes from personal experience.

We live in a propaganda media matrix that surrounds us like a fish in water and sometimes it is so prevalent and all consuming that we forget that it is controlling our behaviors, wishes, and life expectations.
Project Paperclip imported all of the nazi social scientists who specialized in creating the type of influential atmosphere that exists today.
Imagine what they could do with unlimited resources and a group of eager kids who want to look cool.

Create the Laurel Canyon scene. That is what they would do.
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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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Aquino was also involved in the Franklin Credit union scandal and kidnapping of Johnny Gosch according to some of the people allegedly involved.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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First of all I would not be surprised if one house had underground tunnel connecting to the neighboring house. A lot of the land in Laurel Canyon used to be bigger parcel which were then divided and bought. So it's possible that there are tunnels fro the original foundations etc.. But tunnels going from one street in Laurel Canyon say around wonderland ave near lookout mt. to another street several hundred yards away I find hard to believe that they dug tunnels through the sewers, granite, and electrical conduit. But then again this is hollywood and stranger things have happened i'm sure.

As far as the music industry elite being in on some conspiracy. I dunno it's remotely possible. But i've worked with some very high level executives in the industry. I simply do not believe they could keep some conspiracy secret for that long. Granted the industry is very closed and secretive. Clickish even. But thats between firms and various networks they work in. They do not share information with other firms or execs in the industry. Proprietary secrets/methods and all that. I doubt that they can or could get along well enough to have an industry wide conspiracy.

But I love this thread. It's bringing back all these memories of Laurel Canyon and my childhood. Laurel Canyon has something wierd in the air vibe wise. Never sure what attracted the hippy movement to it in the first place there are much better canyons to live in in the city. Personally I'd prefer beachwood canyon or maybe even bronson over Laurel. Def not Nichols canyon. Too windy and it connect to laurel via mt. olympus home of some of the most gaudy and ugle houses in LA. ever want to see rich folk with horrible taste go halfway up Laurel Canyon and turn east onto mt. olympus dr.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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I just had an epiphany. In the movie Boogie Nights one of the investors is called "The Colonel", The Colonel is later arrested for molesting children, or kiddie pron or something we don't know for sure. But we can be certain it was illegal and involved kids.

Aquino was referred to as "The Colonel" by his accusers. Seeing a picture of Aquino for the first time, he isn't that far off from "The Colonel" in the movie.

I really wonder if that was a reference to him? I think it has to be, its just too coincidental to not be.

I am both disgusted and fascinated by all of this. I know this is a little bit off topic but not really since it is the same players being named. I am not sure if you guys are familiar with the Franklin case or not, but I happen to know one of the FBI agents that comment "no comment" in the Conspiracy of silence documentary made about the case. He is the father of my best friend from childhood.
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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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Yep, as far as conspiranoia goes, the LCC is a keeper. It is a deep and complex hole, Brer Rabbit...but pregnant with multitudes of baby bunnies that infiltrate and co-opt the weeds of our modern landscape.

Are all the "connections" relevant ? Probably not. Does it contain gems of insidious germination? Probably so.

S&F. Thanks for bringing this one up.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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Tell me about the franklin case. Never heard about it. Was it from around the Franklin Canyon reservoir over on Coldwater Canyon? Just curious. Sounds interesting.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Get ready to have your mind blown! I hope you have the rest of the day to read, and then the rest of the week to keep reading =)

It is about the Franklin Credit union scandal in Omaha NE during the 80's. Revolved around a man named Larry King who was convicted of stealing $40 million dollars from the credit union. The Credit Union Board hired an investigator named Garry Caradori that uncovered a pedophile, drug, and child prostitution ring involving top financial and political people in the country. Many people ended up dead, a few in prison but most of the people accused are still in politics today. It really is a mind blowing tale. CIA, MK Ultra, Aquino, Johnny Gosch, Child sex rings, Drug dealing, Money Laundering, Satanic ritual, Boys Town, FBI and Omaha Police collusion...this story has it all. It is literally a Conspiracy theory wet dream.

Sad thing is as far as I can tell it is all real, and hardly anyone knows about it. Start by watching this hour long documentary that will be the most useful 60 minutes you will spend in searching conspiracies. I cannot stress to you how much you thank me in a couple hours. You must watch this now, it will light up so many things in your brain and connect so many dots you won't believe it.

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If you only watch 1 movie in your entire life as a conspiracy buff, this is the one to watch. Then you need to look for the book written by Sen. John DeCamp (Vietnam War Hero, Attorney, former Senator of Nebraska.)

Just wanted to say sorry for interjecting all of this info on your thread. It is not directly related to LC but involves some of the same players. I am not trying to hijack the subject of LC but I really believe this will help put some things together you might not have seen.
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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Just wanted to say sorry for interjecting all of this info on your thread. It is not directly related to LC but involves some of the same players. I am not trying to hijack the subject of LC but I really believe this will help put some things together you might not have seen.


Thanks for the link and information...Like you said, it may not be directly related to LC, but still on topic due to the players. Thanks again for the contribution to the thread.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by sputniksteve
Aquino was also involved in the Franklin Credit union scandal and kidnapping of Johnny Gosch according to some of the people allegedly involved.
...which leads into another rabbit hole that brings up the name of Hunter Thompson as well. I'm half way through the LC series, and don't yet know what to make of it. Pretty creepy, though



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Yes, and I don't quite know what to make of that connection. There seems to be evidence that he was involved in the snuff film I think you are referring to, but character witnesses saying that's very unlikely. I don't know enough about Thompson to make a judgement really. Some say he was working to expose this when he "suicided" but again others say that is incorrect.

Who knows.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 05:08 PM
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i have been reading about this laurel c thing for a while now i read somewhere that underground there are tv studios there , i recommend the winged beetle & john todd vids on this subject



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Gotta admit that was a very interesting read. Never knew about that conspiracy before. You are right it is a good one. Still watching the video. Will comment further once finished. Thanks for the link!



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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I'm so glad this subject came back !!!! I started a thread on it a couple of months ago but it faded off. I guess people weren't in the mood for it then, but I'm happy to see they are now.

It was an awesome series of articles- well written and researched.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by sputniksteve
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Yes, and I don't quite know what to make of that connection. There seems to be evidence that he was involved in the snuff film I think you are referring to, but character witnesses saying that's very unlikely. I don't know enough about Thompson to make a judgement really. Some say he was working to expose this when he "suicided" but again others say that is incorrect. Who knows.

What I do know is that there are two scenarios that I was poking at that I backed off of because things started to get weird...this was one of them.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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This is all too much for me, parts of my world are unhinging!
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posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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The whole story has a "Hunter Thompson" come back from the grave and write the story kinda flavor.

Creepy,Wicked,Based On Fact, with twists.

Can we get him back to write the screenplay?




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