Part V – The Victims
»A huge piece of rubbish just fell on my front drive. Take your picture quickly and let me sweep this off«, said the Broom warrior. 😉
〈Addendum 16.1.2017 – scroll down〉
The task left to do required some special skills of investigation from me, something I’ve never done before. I had absolutely no experience in this regard, just where do I start with it? By reading The Search for Missing Person for Dummies? What are my sources if I want to make an inquiry about any dead person in this world? How exactly do I look into an individual’s life with certainty about anything I find on the web? Is a tombstone a proof of death? With my ancestors most certainly is and I know it since I witnessed all of it, but that is useless comparison, just how can I trust any picture of a tombstone with a name on it allegedly representing the proof of burial as is the case with my family’s ancestors? As most things that can be found about these victims of Pan Am 103 flight might have been planted there, with the purpose to divert or misdirect anyone looking at them, I find it very hard to accept them as credible.
Such notion is yet another important subject to be extremely carefull about in regards to conclusions that are drawn from such research. So as much as it is irrational to use Wickedpedia as a source for any serious work on any subject at all, it is still regarded as an authority when it comes to an average internet user coming to Google-search some »facts and truth« on any particular subject. Those would be the users of such repository of twisted and MSM pushed truth, people who are commonly manipulable and trustful about sources such as TV, newspapers and silently confirm such abstract authorities within the realm of digital media as, in example, Wickedpedia was pushed to become. Thinking about all this, I can make an assumption about the Wickedpedia that although it’s mostly faux play content there, it does reveal hints and (sometimes even verifiable) controversial content that can be understood as complete opposite to the »truth« being pushed on the page of such Wickedpedia entrance. The former is meant to re-confirm MSM sources that brought majority of manipulable readers there, the latter is meant to confuse and inhibit doubt in all of us, who are coming there for clues and de-spin purposes. How fine is this threshold, just amazing, it actually always amazes me how clever TPTB turn to be. Almost every single time I discover or comprehend their moves played, it turns out that their moves played bear so many parallel purposes that it is really hard to see them all at once. Which then confirms the fact that any hoaxed event is always well thought of and planned in advance. So, just how does one back-engineer or deconstruct any event or personality knowing all that?
In Lockerbie incident’s case I began with a list, taking it from here. As there are mostly US citizens as alleged victims on it, those seemed most reasonable to begin with since Lockerbie meant continuation of war efforts against Libya, they were needed as a sacrifice for such cause. That was the best call, anyway, following was to check Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record, which is available online on several sources, and it turned quite easy once I got used to it. What it showed is that there are no death records / obituaries to be found for these alleged US citizens:
- Avritt, Jerry Don, flight engineer
- Franklin, Stacie Denise, flight attendant
- Garrett, Paul Isaac, flight attendant
- Ahern, John Michael Gerard
- Akerstrom, John David
- Apfelbaum, Martin Lewis
- Asrelsky, Rachel Marie
- Bainbridge, Harry Michael
- Benello, Julian MacBain
I have checked many other US citizens as well but not all of them on this list, as I arrived to number 40 (or so) and found no death certificates / obituaries at all for any of them, the pattern was already showing. Am I searching for some ghost people? How is it possible, that many of these victims exist nowhere else but on their tombstone engravings? For those obituaries and death certificates that I was able to found after all showed that there exist several different obituaries for many of listed victims . Additionally, many of those obituaries drew data from findagrave.com source which, if you look at it, has many entrances made some 15 or 20 years after the Lockerbie event with all such entrances made post year 2001 – as if the perpetrators learned some lessons from 9/11 about how to better simulate victims as real people. Possible? Sure, and very probable at the same time.
As an example I can show that may be the case for twins, namely Eric and Jason Coker, that allegedly died in Lockerbie incident :
〈 Note: As we can learn from Miles Mathis, Intelligence agencies just love twins as they find them very useful in their various psyop programs (like i.e. Elvis or Paul McCartney). Very interesting angle about how the twins are deployed into fakery can be found at Mark Tokarski’s blog as well. 〉
Here is the screenshot of what can be found at familysearch.com for Eric Coker:
Note that it takes as the source findagrave.com, record ID 17056529, where we can find this:
I marked the date of added record for Eric Coker, as you can notice it was added in 2006 and is the solely source of familysearch.com’s (or any other similar web service) input for generating an entry as his obituary. Note that he is allegedly buried at Oakwood Cemetery in NY. And just look at those two Eric’s pictures published there, is this a joke? A bad handmade sketch of his face and a cropped, bad quality picture in which he is almost unrecognizable? As we will see with some other victims, Eric has several entrances on findagrave.com or at familysearch.com :
This time he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his record added as presented in 2016. I wonder for which purpose exactly, even without his pictures added to such entry. Additionally, what can be found at Pan Am 103 memorial web page of Syracuse University[i] about Eric and Jason, is organised in a very strange way and not available to access without an approval of Syracuse staff. Actually, this is the response when you click on any of the links there, what may change is the name of the collection you may try to access:
Collections and Personal Papers
Lockerbie Collection: Donald T. Bogie Papers
Donald T. Bogie was instrumental in the early phases of design for the Arlington Memorial Cairn, which was given by the people of Lockerbie to the U.S. families.
This collection is being processed. If you would like a copy of the current collection index please email the Archivist at email@example.com.
With what reason should anybody limit access to memorabilia of their loved ones?
Another victim by the name of Diane Marie Maslowski turned out to have 4 different obituaries and many mothers and fathers with date of her death incorrectly recorded in 3 out of 4 attempts:
And finally, what seems as the correct one in regards to the well-known date of Pan Am 103 incident, a version with her date of death is correctly added as 21. Dec 1988. But then I wonder why her parents & relatives are suddenly not listed in that particular obituary record. Here is the screenshot of what is found at the source:
If she was parents’ real child, wouldn’they like to have such data correctly sorted out? Isn’t a single obituary with correct information, published in a local newspaper what any normal parent would do? Or would you publish 4 obituaries for her, all with different sets of data? What is then engraved in the tombstone for her date of death : between 21st and 24th Dec? It’s just nonsense, this one again looks fabricated to fit the narrative of the official story.
Another victim by the name Lynne Hartunian has as well an obituary with a wrong date and place of death somewhere in Scotland:
At least she is lucky to have one father and another parent of unknown sex.
The number of crying “family members” or tombstone pictures or whatever else that was presented as evidence of deaths did nothing to turn me or people alike from arguing with facts – there simply is no compelling evidence of an airplane crash in Lockerbie case – so who were these “family members” and “friends” mourning? The possibility that these pictures were fake was left hanging in the air like an invisible monolith – and had to be squashed by the government to prevent their entire story from breaking down.
As I was debating in the comment section of Part IV other day, if you look at this YT video about Lockerbie (made of official TV news flash), there is plenty of weird things to notice. In example, at mark 1:10 there is a witness apparently talking but his voice is overdubbed for some reason. I believe it was aired as such in prime time on TV, which is a huge red flag in my opinion. Then a bit later in the video, at mark 6:23, the same witness talks about the scenario of that night, I really wonder who gave him such role as he is totally unconvincing. The next witness at 7:02 has some super X-ray set of eyes, as he was allegedly with his son, hiding under a roof, yet he was able to see “sky lit up” and connecting it to an airplane immediately. He confirms everybody being evacuated immediately after the alleged explosion, though. Then at mark 8:59 there is a local hospital’s chief surgeon, with some kind of reverse masonic sign, as he appears on the TV with his left hand held in his suit, like a Napoleon, just with the opposite hand. Well, I’ve never seen anybody appearing on TV with such a strange suggestive gesture, I just don’t know what to think of it. Anyway, I want to suggest that fabricating the setup was most probably something completely else then we were allowed to see on the pictures and video content. By the way, in case you don’t feel like watching that video, they chose a set of awful actors, like some naturalized local PR representatives, completely untouched by the event. On top, as Mark Tokarski spotted, in the same video there are “stoic Brits who never share a tear for their countrymen and further that there is the very convenient witness at mark 18:00 who saw an Arab acting nervous on the German end, but was seemingly non-flustered by having gotten off a plane where everyone who stayed on was murdered. I don’t think these people are credible.” Another thing that I somehow overlooked, as Mark correctly pointed out, was the phone number for people to call: 01-897-6333, where we have numerology-in your-face quintuplets of 3’s, 6333, which can be written as 2*3 333 = 3 3 333. Coincidence? Just easier to remember? Yeah, sure. Here are two more video link to YT where you can find some more programming content, stoic moaners of deceased family members and pushing of fabricated empathy: here and here .
Diving into each individual victim would be a very time-consuming task, for which I do not have enough patience as I learned enough in Parts I-IV of this essay to call this entire event a FABRICATED HOAX, where as my intention was/is aimed more to show how easily we can be tricked into believing all victims/deaths are real. To further show how ridiculous and transparent is programming about whole Lockerbie incident, let me just borrow few excerpts from news articles, as i.e. The Guardian reported on Lockerbie
“10 years after the catastrophe, the chief pathologist reported that two of the passengers had suffered serious but not fatal wounds. Possibly they froze to death on the ground before the search teams found them in a forest four days later.”
Yeah, right. Or this, same article when talking about Sherwood ground victims:
“Eleven people were decimated; nothing remained later to identify them aside from the artificial knee of 81-year-old Mary Lancaster, the oldest of the victims.”.
You just have to laugh at it, but if you somehow managed to stoically withhold laughter, here is some more tickle :
Retired inspector George Stobbs, who at the time was running the smallest police force in Britain, said: “It was like being in a film scene, like those 3-D images coming towards you.”.
Is that right, inspector Stobbs? Just what would those 3-D images be in fact? Where did you see such 3-D images coming towards you, on your 1988 telly? That piece of technology has seen its resurgence into the mainstream only after 2003, some could argue that it was decently developed as early as in the beginning of 1990’s, but I would say 3-D theaters were still in its infancy in 1980’s. But Stobbs doesn’t finish there:
Stobbs, sipping tea in his farmhouse outside Lockerbie, said he would never forget the sight of a wrought-iron gate melting in the heat from the giant fireball created by the fuselage and wings crashing onto Lockerbie. The heat was so intense, it was actually melting,” he said. To some, the giant fireball into the sky looked like the mushroom cloud of a nuclear bomb. The impact was so great it registered 1.6 on the Richter scale.
Hm, now pulling into the story such extreme heat capable of melting iron gate but not charring the earth while burning (as we can notice in Sherwood Crescent imagery), attaching to it even nuclear bomb propaganda. I would encourage you to read few of those articles on your own as copy-pasting all bollocks from MSM newspapers into this essay would be of no additional weight to the point made, you can find links below the essay.
Before I conclude this Part V, let me introduce another thrilling story about one of the victims’ parents. One of those who reportedly lost a beloved daughter* in Pan Am 103 was dr. Herbert (Jim) Swire, an educated man from Eton and Cambridge colleges. As I noticed a short comment of Swire persona[ii], it got me curious enough to learn more about this gentleman. Wickedpedia has no early life entrance on his page, so I searched the web to find some very interesting content:
»Jim Swire was born in Windsor, Berkshire, and educated at Eton College and the University of Cambridge. From Cambridge he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, specialising in munitions and explosives. Having completed his short-service commission, he then decided to change direction and returned to university, this time to Birmingham University, to study medicine.
He became a family doctor and moved to Blackwell, a village in the district of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, where he practised medicine as a GP. He married his Cambridge sweet-heart, Jane, in 1961. They had two daughters, Flora and Cathy, and a son, William«.
As it is known, there is an army campus nearby Blackwell, so-called University Officer Training Corps Birmingham (UOTC Birmingham), which would be appropriate workplace for an army MD employee of his rank.
In the Lockerbie event and aftermath, Swire has played a leading faux-leftist role, generating rabbit trails of his own, pleading for compassion toward Libya and convicted Abdel Baset al-Megrahi while underpinning the official »a bomb did it« narrative. Quite possibly descending from the British operation of John Swire & Sons, the notorious family owned business of opium smugglers originating in 19th century. What is very likely, it is an intelligence-linked firm reputedly still in the business today, you can read about that subject here Jim Marrs – Rule by secrecy and here Dope, Inc. – Britain Opium War Against the U.S.
I would like to add substantial amount of gathered information and clues, that is available in original at Letsrollforums.com, with insight into mostly British victims of Pan Am 103 flight and additional information on witnesses and victims’ relatives. Some links may not be working anymore as this research was done few years ago, but luckily the author quoted much of articles’ text into the thread thus saving the content. With my gratitude for all invested work to an eager researcher out there.
There’s a recent back-up story to Pan Am Flight 103 from the Syracuse University angle. The story is from Elizabeth St. Hilaire, who in 1988 shared a small flat in London with Sandy Phillips, Shannon Davis and Suzanne Miazga, all victims of the Lockerbie incident.
I’ll reproduce it as a starter for more detailed work:
»I shared a small flat in London with Sandy Phillips, Shannon Davis and Suzanne Miazga. That year I traveled to Germany for Christmas and my fourth flat mate, Stuart Pochinski, traveled to Italy.
I had the pleasure of meeting Gary Colasanti the first week of my freshman year, he lived in my dorm. Gary was from Boston and I’d recognize that accent anywhere! I too am from the great state of Massachusetts.
In London, I attended studio art classes with Gretchen Dater and Luanne Rogers – Wendy Lincoln lived around the corner and attended British advertising classes with me.
On the flight over to London from JFK, I sat next to Steve Bolland, turns out he went to high school in New Hampshire with one of my childhood friends.
Suzanne and I went to “Per Diem” parties every month and listened to music by The Cure at the flat of Chris Jones, or “Shrub” as his friends called him. And, in the interest of a good time, we even partied with those crazy drama students at the flat of Theo Cohen.
At our SU Thanksgiving dinner, I broke bread, shared turkey with and sat next to Eric and Jason Coker. As usual, Jason made me laugh and smile in a way that helped me forget about not being home for this traditional family holiday.
Our time in London brought us all very close, very quickly. Being immersed in a foreign culture will do that to you.
My roommates and I shared a two bedroom flat because we thought it would save us money. We were wrong! In London, rent was per person. By the time we realized this we were already committed to one-another.
I met Sandy Phillips on the bus from the airport to student housing. He saw me struggle and graciously helped me with my suitcase we later named “The Green Monster.”
Shannon Davis had live on my floor in Sadler hall at SU the year before we went to London. She was quiet and sweet, easy to get along with. Being organized and a planner, Shan asked me to live with her and her friend Stuart in London so we could get a head start on the process!
I met Suzanne Miazga after orientation when all of us scattered to find flats, she was looking for roommates and said “I’ll just live with you guys!” She and I seemed to click right away, you know when you get that feeling about someone? We became fast friends. We double bunked in the girls bedroom and laid awake the last week we spent together, making plans for a Spring Break road trip in 1989.
The article goes on telling her story, but it is enough of it pasted here to see, that Elisabeth confirms victims by such story. Much more important is that Elisabeth’s story from previous link seems to be a reworked personal version of this older one here (unfortunately the link is removed, but luckily the author of thread quoted a portion which I will reproduce here without option to verify the source itself):
»Nelson shared an apartment with Sandy Phillips, Shannon Davis and Suzanne Miazga. She took art classes with Gretchen Dater and Luanne Rogers and studied advertising with Wendy Lincoln. She’d known Gary Colasanti for years, going back to their freshman dorm, and had met Steve Boland on the flight to London. She partied with Chris Jones and Theo Cohen and ate Thanksgiving dinner with Eric and Jason Coker.«
Nelson opted to stay in Europe for extra travel – and as a result, at 20 years old, says she had to: »face her friends’ deaths and her own mortality on a level that many people never experience.«
So we can see that not much is different, with the fresh story telling the essence with more words around it.
Gretchen Dater even has a memory FB page:
Jonathan Moncrief knew both Dater and Jeremy Glick from Flight 93 “the Shanksville” who both attended Saddle River Day School. Fancy that.
reproduced here in 2007 :
Comment below the article cited above, quote:
»Pam Majka • 3 years ago : Thank you for this beautiful piece. I was a childhood friend of Suzanne Miazga and a college friend of Elizabeth. This article brought tears to my eyes. I have no doubt that Suzanne is still with us as is, I’m sure the other passengers aboard Pan Am 103.«
There are some discrepancies between the two lists. | I think author suggests that passengers list published on the web have some discrepancies between themselves, however I don’t know to which he makes reference here |
What of the bodies? As can be read in The Guardian article dated February 27 2000:
»A terrace house was crushed from above, as if an enormous hammer had pounded through the roof. Two young women fell directly on to the street in front of her house. *
One lay on the asphalt and another was thrown over a low garden wall. The body of a child lay at the foot of the stairs that lead to Bunty Galloway’s home. She would later remember that the child wore brown socks and blue pants.
In all, 259 bodies fell within seconds on Lockerbie and on the area that surrounds the small town of 3,000 people. They lay alone or in groups of five or 10 or 20 in fields and parking lots, in gardens and on pavements, next to telephone booths and on top of roofs. Many seemed to be sleeping. Others were hardly recognisable as the remains of humans. Along with the bodies, about 290 tons of wreckage fell from the sky, including four Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A motors that were still functioning at full speed when they hit the ground. Eleven residents of Lockerbie had been killed instantly.«
*the witness is Bunty Galloway
»the bodies of the flight crew were still in the cockpit,«
Wikipedia, unreferenced, but seems to emanate from this site – http://www.100megspop3.com/bark/PA103.html , excerpts from the site’s article:
»DAVID McMullon….He served for eight years with the Special Forces Flight Chinook squadron, the helicopter equivalent of the SAS.
On December 21 1988, he was asked to fly up to Scotland…..He remembers the PanAm stewardess curled in a ball with her arms, legs, fingers crossed tight. Lying in the field, she could have been asleep, but the expression on her face reflected terror.
Next to her was a woman with very small hands. She was in her early thirties, with a beautiful face.
“What I can never excise from my memory is how her hands were pressed hard together, her fingers knotted together in a futile prayer. Very small hands, beautifully manicured.”
It was not what he had expected. These people had fallen 30,000ft, reaching a speed of 120mph.
There were some piles of flesh and bone which weren’t recognisable as human. But the majority were intact.
“Some were sitting still strapped to their seats, upright in rows of three.
“Some had Walkman headsets on, books in their hands, waiting for their drinks. There didn’t appear to be anything drastically wrong – except, of course, they were all dead.”
When daylight broke, Dave’s was the first helicopter airborne, carrying a team of four policemen. Their job was to log where the bodies were, tag them, bag them and place a pole to mark the spot.
“Part of me convinced myself that, if they looked like waxwork dummies, they must be waxwork dummies. That way I could get the job done.
“But I couldn’t help relating to some of them.
“There was this young lad, in his late teens, fit and good-looking. Twenty yards away from him was a burst-open bag and lying on top of it was a photograph of the guy standing at a Spanish bar, his arms around his girl.
“Suddenly this waxwork was someone who’d been alive only hours before. A teenager, full of life, love, going home.”
Their first body was a man who hit the ground feet first. His torso had been compressed. He had been about 6ft tall; now he was maybe 4ft 6ins, standing upright, stuck in the field.
The ground was very soft and there were perfect imprints, impressions of bodies, but the corpses had bounced, landing yards away.
At his feet were three children, aged six, three and 10 months. The oldest two were still holding the baby’s hands.
A girl in her early twenties, sitting in the aisle seat next to her boyfriend. The grass around her seat was torn. Not by the impact, but by her fingers.
“I could see where she had clawed it, scrabbling, digging in the dirt. She had been alive when she hit the ground.”
It would have taken approximately two-and-a-half minutes to reach the ground. Within the first minute-and-a-half, they would have reached breathable air.
The one minute of oxygen starvation was not enough to kill. So many regained consciousness before they hit the ground….«
Some of the witnesses’ testimonies are just to unreal, disregarding all probable mechanisms which would prevent such actions to occur. Illogical and badly written script, in my opinion.
Daily Mirror, november 24 1998, http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Locker……-a060628228 :
Quote from the link:
»Passengers, still in their seats, were sucked out to their deaths. The sudden change in air pressure inflated the gases in their bodies to four times their normal size. The blast waves were even powerful enough to tear off clothes and turn unsecured objects such as hostess trolleys into lethal hazards. The fuselage lost height and fell, head first, on open ground. The passengers may have been alive, conscious even, on impact, as they showed few injuries from the explosion or depressurization….. every single body had to be located, photographed where it landed and then removed. All this took time and was hugely distressing for the Lockerbie residents who had to live, often for days, with bodies of passengers in their gardens. One was missing until the body fell out of a tree.«
Not sure of the original source for this blog, but it sounds very far-fetched.
I think the orignal source may be quoted in the Syracuse.com [central point in Pan Am 103 trail] article of 2009 – http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index….lockerbie.html, quote from there:
»Twenty years ago, in a piece called “The Darkest Day,” Post-Standard reporters Tom Foster and Matt Cox wrote……
The explosion plunged the cabin into darkness. Shrapnel from the blast may have killed some passengers who were seated directly above the bomb. Heart attacks may have killed some passengers instantly, while drink carts and other objects flying through the cabin struck others.
When the plane broke up, the air pressure inside the cabin plummeted to equal that of the atmosphere outside. Suddenly subjected to air pressure only one-quarter as great as comfortable sea-level pressure, gases inside passengers’ bodies expanded to four times their normal volume. This could have ruptured the tiny air sacs in passengers’ lungs and sent gas bubbles through the pulmonary vein and into the heart — a fatal condition known as aeroembolism.
Heavy cigarette smokers were most susceptible to this, but anyone caught in the act of swallowing could have died, too, because swallowing would have closed off the glottis, the opening in the upper part of the larynx between the vocal cords. With the glottis closed, expanding gases were trapped in the lungs.
Tornado-force gusts tore through the opening left by the cockpit, subjecting passengers to frostbite in air 50 degrees below zero. The velocity of the wind made it feel immeasurably colder.
The wind that tore down the aisles was powerful enough to rip clothing off bodies and lift unseated passengers and throw them to the rear of the plane. Some may have been tossed out into the night. Those thrown out of the plane joined luggage and pieces of the shattered aircraft to form a ghostly caravan that swept through the pitch-black troposphere at 360 mph.
The ruptured fuselage pitched and rolled violently. Passengers still belted to their seats flopped about, suffering broken bones, joint dislocations and other “flail”‘ injuries.
The wind and the rending of the fuselage created a tremendous roar.
Those who survived the first moments of the disaster had to fight for breath. Expanding gases caused their lungs to swell and then collapse, expelling air through the nose and mouth. Wind slamming against their chests made it difficult to draw in air.
Some passengers may have felt the effects of oxygen deprivation within 10 or 20 seconds. Unable to breathe, they lost consciousness … Others may have remained conscious longer. Anyone able to breathe the thin air at 31,000 feet could have remained conscious for up to 45 seconds. And some passengers who blacked out may have regained consciousness as they fell into the oxygen-rich atmosphere closer to earth.
The fall lasted about two minutes. At first, the plane and its passengers fell both forward and down, tracing an arc through the sky. By the time they neared the earth, they were falling virtually straight down.«
#by way of contrast…
»Mr Jack Glasgow of Mount Florida, Glasgow, said: “We tried to get near the plane but it was completely on fire. There were no bodies about. I don’t think there would be any chance of anyone getting out of it. It went up in a fireball.«
Jack Glasgow was not called to the Zeist trial to give evidence…. Quote:
»That the plane was ultimately destroyed and ended up in pieces around Lockerbie is inarguable,«
…indeed. That can also result from a non-flying plane i.e. destroyed beforehand and scattered.
….but another witness allegedly saw bodies everywhere, remembered in December 2013:
»Plasterer Kevin Anderson, now 49, was living in Tundergarth, three miles from Lockerbie, at the time of the disaster. “I was in the garage, changing the oil in my wife’s car. It was a dark night, dry but windy.
“I was walking towards a bench under a window that looks on to Lockerbie when I heard a big explosion. I thought, Jesus wept. It was like an atomic bomb going off, like you see on television. I thought something had blown up in Lockerbie – petrol pumps or something like that.
“I went outside a couple of minutes afterwards. I was standing there, and I thought I’d go into the house and get my wife. Then I heard the sound of big things hitting the ground, one after another. I’ll never forget that.
“Then there was another noise. You know how loudly a young kid can scream? This was 30 times louder. I thought, what the heck is that? All of a sudden – bang, right in the field opposite my house.
“At first I didn’t know what it was. I thought at first it was cardboard boxes. It was dark but I could see the outline of something. I went in and got the wife, and just at that moment the power went off. I told her, ‘There’s something happening in Lockerbie.’ You could see a glow in Lockerbie by this stage.
“I told her, ‘Something has landed in that field over there.’ I jumped into my car and drove to the field, and as soon as I went in the top gate I could see the words ‘Pan Am’ on the front of the cockpit. There was nothing but bodies all around.
“I went from there to my father-in-law, who lived up the road. He had folk in for a meal. I went in and told him, ‘Jimmy, you need to come with me – there’s the front of a plane lying in the field and there are bodies everywhere.’
“I had often taken the mickey out of him. He just smiled and said, ‘Now Anderson, don’t start that …’ I said, ‘Honest to God, you need to come.’ He’d heard nothing. He’d only been a couple of hundred of yards from where the cockpit had landed.
“So he came out and jumped in my car. My wife had been trying to phone the police. It had taken her a while to get through. At first they thought it was two fighter planes that had collided. I think she was the first to tell them that actually it had been a Pan Am airliner.
“We went to the cockpit with a torch and looked in to see if there was anyone alive. I could see the pilot. There were bodies scattered around the ground outside the cockpit but they were just like rag dolls.
“The police arrived quickly, and a doctor. There was no-one alive. The doctor checked a few and went back to Lockerbie. There was nothing he could do here.
“Did it have any impact on me? To be absolutely honest, I don’t think it did, though I do think back on it a lot.
“One thing I do remember is that the people who were found near the cockpit all had their clothes on, but those who were found 300 yards away only had their socks on.«
I think we can dismiss this witness immediately because of the daft atomic bomb reference. Just another back up story.
Another remembered story from 25 years later – http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/ne…king-1-6335020 :
»David Pearce, a hard news reporter at heart, covered the business beat back then. But when the news broke he knew most of the paper’s editorial staff were at a colleague’s leaving do – including the night calls man.
David, now semi retired, recalls: “It was a very big story, and near enough for all the regional papers to want to go to the job. I couldn’t drive because I’d had a drink so I rang our chief photographer – and photographer Pete Emmett turned up in his beautiful Toyota MR2 sports saloon.
We got there in the early hours, about 2am…. We saw a huge crane, brought in by the TV people, because this was before electronic satellite transmissions for photographers and before mobile phones, so they had dishes hanging from the crane to transmit back….The pair were taken on an escorted visit, by police, to the spot where the fatalities had occurred. “It looked like a war zone. Part of the plane and one of the engines had landed on an area of bungalows and exploded. You could taste let alone smell the aviation fuel. People standing outside houses nearby were still in shock.
“Journalists had seen body parts that had fallen from the sky and landed in gardens, on roofs and in the streets. What we saw was dollars bills fluttering everywhere for a large quantity of cash had been on the plane and people had picked it up. We carried on talking through the night…Photographer Pete Emmett recalls: “There were four to five bodies covered up in tarpaulins when we saw the cockpit…. I came across arms separated that had landed in a greenhouse.«
Hm, how on earth did this pair miss the bodies allegedly strewn everywhere?
* A signficant death reported at Lockerbie was that of Flora M.M.Swire,aged 23 yrs 365 days.
Her father Herbert Swire, known as Jim, wrote in June 2014, quote:
»I am Dr Jim Swire, father of Flora Swire who, one day before her 24th birthday, was brutally murdered along with 269 others in the Lockerbie disaster. It has always been and remains my intent to see those responsible for her death brought to justice and steps taken to ensure a coherent preventive system against terrorism in the future……We need the truth and Scotland’s management of this case produced a verdict perfectly tailored for use by those who would seek to ensure that the full truth remains hidden. If it is true that this man, Baset, and his country were not the perpetrators, then who really were? If the verdict is unjustified then the extraordinary delay experienced thus far in redressing it has protected the real perpetrators from the probing of international justice. It has also protected the systems which failed to protect our families. The review of the evidence and verdict still lie with us in Scotland. We still have the option of re-examining this case in Scotland, if we do not do so it will pass to others to examine, and Scotland, her people and her law would be the losers.«
The case of Flora Swire is an interesting one.
Allegedly she bought a ticket at the last minute. She had been accepted after qualification at Nottingham University at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square, London, and associated with the UCL Institute of Neurology.
Jane swire herself, the wife of Jim, has authored an article on Lockerbie in the British Medical Journal.
The aftermath of disaster
Some other interesting articles are cited on that FEMA page [just a selection of the most interesting]
Identification in the Lockerbie air disaster [in “THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY”]
Author(s):Moody, Gregory Howard and Busuttil, Anthony.Description: In “THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY”. v. 15 (1) 7 p. (63-69)Publication Data: 1994Identifier/s:Access
The Lockerbie disaster and other aircraft breakups in midair [in “THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY”]
Author(s):Eckert, William G.Description: In “THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY”. v. 11 (2) 9 p. (93-101)Publication Data: 1990
Response of the south Manchester accident rescue team to the earthquake in Armenia and the Lockerbie air disaster [in “BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL”]
Author(s):Redmond, Anthony D.Description: In “BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL”. v. 299 2 p. (611-612)Publication Data: September 2, 1989
Lockerbie and Dunblane: disasters and dilemmas [in “MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL”]
Author(s):Busuttil, Anthony.Description: In “MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL”. v. 66 (4) 15 p. (126-140)Publication Data: 1998
The police response to the Lockerbie disaster [in “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”]
Author(s):Boddy, J., Cecchi, L., McLay, D., and Mitchell, M.Description: In “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”. v. 3 (4) p. 198-205Publication Data: 1991Lockerbie aircraft disaster: accident investigation [in “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”]
Author(s):Charles, M. M.Description: In “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”. v. 2 (4) p. 197-202Publication Data: 1990Lockerbie aircraft disaster: response of the ambulance service [in “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”]
Author(s):Wilby, J. M.Description: In “DISASTER MANAGEMENT”. v. 2 (4) p. 192-196Publication Data: 1990The Lockerbie air disaster [in “FIRE PREVENTION”]
Description: In “FIRE PREVENTION”. p. 37-39Publication Data: June 1989 This article follows the actions of the Dumfries and Galloway Fire Brigade in the aftermath of the mid-air explosion of the Pan-Am Boeing 747 Jet last December over Lockerbie.
Dealing with the Lockerbie plane crash [in “FIRE CHIEF”]
Author(s):Stiff, J. Barry.Description: In “FIRE CHIEF”. v. 33 (5) p. 34-37Publication Data: May 1989and this facinating sounding piece…
Reimagining mass casualty attacks post 7/7 inquiry [in “FIRE”]
Author(s):Sloggett, Dave.Description: In “FIRE”. v. 104 (1339) p. 50-52Publication Data: July/August 20111. LONDON BOMBINGS 2005 2. LESSONS LEARNED 3. MASS CASUALTIES 4. GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS 5. PAN AM FLIGHT 103 6. DECISION MAKING
According to the Baltimore Sun October 28 1990, quoted here: http://plane-truth.com/Aoude/geocities/flora.html :
»In May, he risked arrest by flying to New York with a fake bomb in his suitcase to dramatize his belief that airport security is still too lax. . He says it took him six hours to buy the parts and duplicate the terrorist’s bomb, substituting marzipan for Semtex, the Chekoslovakian-made plastic explosive. “When I smuggled the bomb on the flight to New York, and we flew up over Scotland and climbed the 31,000 feet, it was a strange sensation that the other passengers didn’t have a clue that there was a fake bomb in the hold.”
The Swires traveled to Lockerbie a few days after the disaster.
Families were told they could not see the bodies because it would be too upsetting, a policy Dr. Swire says goes against psychological practices. “Being a doc, I pulled some strings and the pathologist put my daughter’s body aside for me,” Dr. Swire said.«
Jim enlarges upon that at a later date as we shall see. The boyfriend whom Flora was travelling to see is not named in that particular article, but is identified elsewhere as Hart Lidov, now an MD at Harvard and the Boston Children’s Hospital [made better known in the Boston Marathon “bombing”. Despite extensive searching, there appears to be no public photo of Dr Lidov anywhere. It is also not established how Flora and Hart met, which strikes me a slightly curious. The nearest I come is in this 2007 piece:
»Flora Swire was training to be a neurosurgeon when she met young American doctor Hart Lidov. She began commuting regularly across the….«
…which sounds expensive and avoids the above question….
There is a published 1989 paper, http://link.springer.com/article/10….0451699#page-1 , where Flora is the corresponding author from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at University of Nottingham Medical School, along with C.A.Marsden: (http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/charles-marsden/45/521/b8b ) and two co-authors from the Medical Physics department.
Hart Lidov is a neuropathologist – he attended the 2nd British Myology Society Annual Meeting in Oxford in 2010.
In 1998, he penned a piece: PAM AM 103 – 10 Years later too hot to touch? , http://plane-truth.com/Aoude/geocities/hartlidov.html , excerpts quote:
»All aspects of the Lockerbie deserved attention – This was the largest killing of American civilians by a foreign agents since at least WWII. Selected aspects – the “interview the sobbing relatives” stories and the “hodunit story” have been overdone and repeated without end. By contrast there has not been a single article examining the role of the US government in relation to Lockerbie.
The issue of “the Libyan’s” is a distraction. Whoever actually planted the Lockerbie bomb was a “foot-soldier”
The American press – particularly the major papers have made every effort to expunge Pan Am 103, not to mention the connection with Iran, altogether.
Pan Am 103 was an American disaster – an American plane and largely American dead. The circumstances and number of American civilians killed is almost without precedent.
Freelancer Hart Lidov
Posted at 25th of March 1998«
Odd that he doesn’t mention his connection with Flora MM Swire. As far as I am aware, this is the only time Lidov publicly wrote about Pan Am 103.
Then in 2002 “Buck” Oliver Revell sued Lidov, http://www.leagle.com/decision/20027…L%20v.%20LIDOV, quote:
»Oliver “Buck” Revell sued Hart G.W. Lidov and Columbia University for defamation arising out of Lidov’s authorship of an article that he posted on an internet bulletin board hosted by Columbia. The district court dismissed Revell’s claims for lack of personal jurisdiction over both Lidov and Columbia.«
…as was made clear, http://plane-truth.com/Aoude/geocities/hartlidov.html , quote:
»In 1995 Revell appears to have acknowledged in print that his own son was scheduled to travel home on leave for Christmas on Pan Am 103 and unexpectedly had his trip moved back by two weeks, saving him from the ill-fated flight«
»Specifically, the article singles out Oliver “Buck” Revell, then Associate Deputy Director of the FBI, for severe criticism, accusing him of complicity in the conspiracy and coverup. The article further charges that Revell, knowing about the imminent terrorist attack, made certain his son, previously booked on Pan Am 103, took a different flight. At the time he wrote the article, Lidov had never been to Texas, except possibly to change planes, or conducted business there, and was apparently unaware that Revell then resided in Texas.«
Hm, seems like a classic limited hangout.