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Guy Banister's Grave
(Note the Masonic logo.)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Guy Banister and UFOs
FBI Special Agent W G Banister examines Fu-Go that fell in Kalispell, Montana on December 11, 1944.
BUTTE, Mont, July 11 - AP - FBI Agent W. G. Banister said an object which appeared to be a "flying disk" was found early today at Twin Falls, Ida. , and turned over to federal authorities there.
On the afternoon of November 22, 1963, the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Banister and one of his investigators, Jack Martin, were drinking together at the Katzenjammer Bar, located next door to 544 Camp Street, New Orleans. On their return to Banister's office, the two men got into a dispute. Banister believed that Martin had stolen some files and drew his .357 magnum revolver, striking Martin with it several times. During the altercation Martin yelled: "What are you going to do — kill me like you all did Kennedy?" Martin was badly injured and treated at Charity Hospital.
The alleged activities of Banister, Ferrie and Oswald reached New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison who, by late 1966, had become very interested in the New Orleans aspects of the assassination. In December 1966, Garrison interviewed Martin about these activities. Martin claimed that Banister, Ferrie and a group of anti-Castro Cuban exiles were involved in operations against Castro's Cuba that included gun running and burglarized armories.
As Garrison continued his investigation, he became convinced that a group of right-wing activists, including Banister, Ferrie and Clay Shaw, were involved in a conspiracy with elements of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to kill Kennedy. Garrison would later claim that the motive for the assassination was anger over Kennedy's attempts to obtain a peace settlement in both Cuba and Vietnam. Garrison also believed that Banister, Shaw, and Ferrie had conspired to set up Oswald as a patsy in the JFK assassination.
Banister's publication, the Louisiana Intelligence Digest, maintained that the civil rights movement was part of an international communist conspiracy and was treasonous. A black reporter, Louis E. Lomax, investigating the possible connection of Banister to the assassinations of Kennedy, and Malcolm X, died in a car accident shortly after signing a contract to help with a movie about the assassination of Malcolm X.
It was renovated and converted into the Hotel Monaco in 2001.
The rear of the building contains eight 42 by 65 lodge rooms with 22-foot ceilings. They are elaborately decorated following Egyptian and Neoclassical themes.
Three of these rooms have been transformed into meeting space and a fitness room for hotel guests. The remaining rooms are closed and being preserved to prevent deterioration.
The top three floors at the rear also contain an unused theater with 37-foot ceilings.
The former Masonic Building was originally designed to incorporate leasable office floors in the front, and lodge rooms and offices in the rear.
1. JERUSALEM TEMPLE 1137 St. Charles Ave.
Constructed in 1917 from plans by architects Emile
Weil and Sam Stone, Jr., this Shriners Temple featured
a triple ballroom,a half arena with a proscenium, and
middle-eastern oriental detailing. The Mexican Band
played in 1920 for the Armistice Celebration followed
by a succession of balls, reviews, and parties under the
long-time management of trumpeter Mike Caplan. It
was a mecca for music for three quarters of a century.
9. MASONIC TEMPLE 333 St. Charles St.
skyscraper designed by Sam Stone, Jr. in 1926 was the
second major structure built for the Grand Lodge of
Louisiana. It was a location for many dances and
A former FBI agent and former assistant supervisor of the New Orleans Police Department, Banister opened a private investigative agency located near Lafayette Square in ’61. Banister was an extreme anti-communist and racist and found that Ferrie shared his beliefs. Using his connections with the local CIA office, located in the nearby Masonic Temple Building, Banister obtained jobs for Ferrie to fly missions in which he dropped supplies to CIA-sponsored anti-Castro guerillas.
Communicant of the Baptist Church and have served as church moderator, deacon, trustee and Sunday School Teacher. Mason - Past Master of Graham Surghnor Lodge #383, F. & A. M., Monroe, Louisiana. Was a member of the Scottish Rite and of Jerusalem Temple, New Orleans, Louisiana.
U.S. Department of Justice FBI. Served longer in the position of Special Agent in Charge than any other person, a period of nearly seventeen years. (At that time).
reply to post by AngryCymraeg
It is rather impossible to undermine the truth and history, because that is the reality of truth.
Americans don't have bonnets, only the English need to try to keep the Sun off their Brains to overcome ignorance. imho
But, it is being shown that even that didn't logically help them keep from becoming the embodiment of ignorance on US history.