posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 03:46 PM
And on Michael Bentine (Who was famous for being a comedian in 'The Goons', but during WWII served with RAF Intelligence and was seconded to MI9-
His immediate superior was the Colditz escapee Airey Neave.):
Born in Watford, to a Peruvian father and an English mother, Bentine was party at an early age to his parents’ interest in seances, clairaudience,
“table turning” and the paranormal. Such an introduction inspired his own life-long interest into spiritualism and the Occult.
In his autobiography, The Long Banana Skin, Bentine claimed whilst in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War he had visions through which he
was able to tell whether his comrades would live or die. If he saw a skull super-imposed over their faces, he then knew they would not return from
their next mission. Not the kind of talent to win friends and influence people, but certainly one to impress others with in later years, as he did
when he recounted such tales on chat shows.
If it was all true, then it was most certainly a curse, as Bentine foresaw the death of his son, who was killed in a plane crash; and foresaw the
death of his friend, the Tory politician, Airey Neave, who was blown-up by the IRA. Bentine was also a member of a Wiccan coven, and indulged in
various rituals. Nothing wrong with that, but when tied to the fact Bentine was very close to the Royal Family it’s enough to give David Icke
something to fantasize about.
Bentine was also involved in paranormal investigation, on one occasion he helped a family whose child suffered from recurrent illness. As the child
grew weaker, Bentine was convinced evil forces were at work. His hunch proved correct when it was uncovered the family’s neighbors, an elderly
couple, were using magical rites to drain the child of its life-force.
Towards the end of his military service, Bentine was involved in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, which had such a traumatic
affect on him he was never able to describe what he had seen, other than to call it “the ultimate blasphemy”.
Bentine was a crack pistol shot and helped to start the idea of a counter-terrorist wing within 22 SAS Regiment. In doing so, he became the first
non-SAS person ever to fire a gun inside the close-quarters battle training house at Hereford.
His interests included parapsychology. This was as a result of his and his family's extensive research into the paranormal, which resulted in his
writing The Door Marked Summer and The Doors of the Mind. He was, for the final years of his life, president of the Association for the Scientific
Study of Anomalous Phenomena.