October 25, 2019 – The FBI Vault tweeted out the latest documents to be released, the files relating to The Finders cult. We have previously written about The Finders, which you can read about here.
The Finders: https://t.co/zcBoeWDwKY
— FBI Records Vault (@FBIRecordsVault) October 25, 2019
Derrick Broze of The Conscious Resistance has done a great breakdown on The Finders in a multi-part series:
Tallahassee Police Department Documents Hint at a Cover-Up
Documents from the Tallahassee Police Department released in 2017 seemed to shed light on the allegation that the investigation was shut down due to a possible cover-up by an intelligence agency.
This report from the New York Times was confirmed in 2018 when 75 pages of Tallahassee police reports were finally released to the public. The documents make it clear that when Mary, the eldest child, was questioned about sexual abuse she became very evasive. She said there were no “bad touches” between the children and adults, and reportedly became fidgety and wanted the interview to end. The same police report mentions that an official with the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, or HRS, said two children were confirmed cases of sexual abuse. Jane Pittilla of HRS stated that a Dr. Moorer had found one of the children lacked “anal sphincter control,” consistent with acts of sodomy. Also, one of the girls had signs consistent with vaginal penetration by fingers.
Despite these reports, by February 24 lead investigator Rick Huffman officially ended the Tallahassee Police Department’s investigation into The Finders. Huffman did not mention the reports of sexual abuse by doctors with HRS. The release of the TPD documents add more evidence to the theory that agencies within the federal government covered up the crimes of The Finders.
This alleged cover-up even made headlines in 1993 when U.S. News and World Report reported that the Department of Justice was initiating a new investigation into allegations that the CIA was somehow connected to The Finders cult and had worked to cover up the case. U.S. Customs Agent Ramon Martinez, as well as local police officers in Tallahassee, had spent the previous years attempting to alert the authorities to the apparent cover up.
After interviewing dozens of people directly involved in the case and reviewing hundreds of documents, the DOJ concluded there was no evidence of child abuse or trafficking, satanic cult activity, or law enforcement complicity. In the minds of the authorities, the case was closed. However, as we have uncovered here, there are many details that ought not be forgotten. – The Conscious Resistance
A Look At The Documents
Here we see mention of The Finders possible involvement with the CIA.
This document notes the use of computer equipment and instructions for obtaining children, trading and kidnapping them. This immediately reminded me of a story I had recently read about elite ‘spy kids.’
From the Wall Street Journal article entitled ‘Russian Spy Ring Aimed To Make Children Agents:’
A Russian spy ring busted in the U.S. two years ago planned to recruit members’ children to become agents, and one had already agreed to his parents’ request, according to current and former U.S. officials.
When the suspects were arrested in 2010 with much fanfare, official accounts suggested they were largely ineffectual. New details about their time in the U.S., however, suggest their work was more sophisticated and sometimes more successful than previously known.
One of them infiltrated a well-connected consulting firm with offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., by working as the company’s in-house computer expert, according to people familiar with the long-running U.S. investigation of the spy ring.
The effort to bring children into the family business suggests the ring was thinking long term: Children born or reared in America were potentially more valuable espionage assets than their parents because when they grew up they would be more likely to pass a U.S. government background check
A spokesman at the Russian embassy in Washington declined to comment. Officials in Moscow have previously acknowledged the spy ring but haven’t commented further. All the captured suspects eventually pleaded guilty to acting as secret agents for the Russian government.
Tim Foley was among the children most extensively groomed for a future spy career, officials say. Though he wasn’t American-born, his parents lived in the U.S. for more than a decade, under the assumed names Donald Heathfield and Tracey Foley. Mr. Foley was 20 when his parents were arrested and had just finished his sophomore year at George Washington University in the nation’s capital.
His parents revealed their double life to him well before their arrest, according to current and former officials, whose knowledge of the discussion was based on surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that included bugging suspects’ homes. The officials said the parents also told their son they wanted him to follow in their footsteps.
He agreed, said the officials. At the end of the discussion with his parents, according to one person familiar with the surveillance, the young man stood up and saluted “Mother Russia.” He also agreed to travel to Russia to begin formal espionage training, officials said. – Wall Street Journal
Here we had a story about children being trained for use in espionage operations and the choice to train them in the most advanced schools or curricula. We also have mention of the use of computer and IT training.
Then I came across an article entitled ‘Did The Finders Create A Bourne Identity‘ which discusses an Australian cult called The Family that the author connects to The Finders and potentially to Julian Assange.
They posit the following:
Suppose you have a thirty-year cult, run by a southern eccentric with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Suppose that cult raised children in austere surroundings combined with advanced education, perhaps to be used by said intelligence agency?
Suppose that cult was investigated for child abuse/neglect but the investigation was shut down for “National Security” reasons?
Sound like something out of a movie? Young “Jason Bournes” being created, nurtured and trained for future use? Well, something like that seems to have happened in “The Finders” cult.
The unraveling of “The Finders” case brought to the forefront many long-rumored stories about possible child trafficking as well as those about children being trained for use as spies and assassins.
In February 1987, a tip to the police led to the arrest of two “well dressed men” in a park in Tallahassee Florida. The men appeared to be “supervising” a group of six disheveled and hungry children. The men, who were based out of Washington D.C., were charged with child abuse. The D.C. police raided a house and warehouse, where they found many items that implicated “The Finders” cult in international intrigue and what appears to be ritual sacrifice of animals. The children were temporarily moved to an undisclosed location under armed guard due to threats to authorities.
This all sounds like typical internet rumor-mongering, except the story was carried by The New York Times and U.S. News And World Report. – Dojo Rat
This gets into what The Finders really are and what the real purpose of the cult was. I see similarities between The Finders, The Family, NXIVM, Jeffrey Epstein, John of God, etc. I see aspects of intelligence agencies, use of ‘intellectuals and academics’ to legitimize the organization and its techniques. I see what appear to be aspects of a eugenics breeding program, trauma and mind control.
Sarah Hamilton-Byrne wrote about her experiences with The Family in her book ‘Unseen, Unheard, Unknown‘ here is an excerpt:
My mother was Anne Hamilton-Byrne, the leader of a small sect in the Dandenongs called The Family or the Great White Brotherhood. I was a small part of her plan to collect children in what she herself once called a “scientific experiment”. Later I discovered it was her intention that we children would continue her sect after the earth was consumed by a holocaust. She saw us as the “inheritors of the earth”. I didn’t know that then. In those days I was just a child. A child of a guru, but a child no less.
Twenty-two to twenty-eight children in all lived at Uptop in its heyday, although the fosters had varying lengths of stay
She used to say that she couldn’t remember all the dates very well because she had so many children. Maybe, in retrospect, we should have realised that was weird but then we never thought it was anything out of the ordinary. She decided upon sets of twins and triplets and gave us ages and birth-dates to fit in with that idea. Birthday changes were just something you accepted. It was as if Anne knew so much more about everything than us and she just might be revealing another piece of our life plan if she changed our birthdays.
We were the children of The Family, the children of Anne Hamilton-Byrne. We were dressed alike. Most of the girls’ hair was dyed blond, cut into fringes and worn long with identical hairstyles and identically-coloured ribbons. All the boys had bowl haircuts.
I think that what happened to these kids is tragic and sad. Their entire lives have been drastically altered and changed. Who knows what kind of normal life they could have had. The passage continues:
Why did she raise us in almost total social isolation, miles from anywhere, with minimal contact with other humans apart from the sect members who looked after us? Why did she subject us to the bizarre and cruel regimen in which we grew up? Was it to demonstrate that she had the power to create a generation that would be reared with her beliefs and believing in her? I suspect perhaps that there were more sinister motives than these alone. Some of us had multiple birth certificates and passports, and citizenship of more than one country. Only she knows why thus was and why we were also all dressed alike, why most of us even had our hair dyed identically blond. I can only conjecture because I will never know for sure. However I suspect that she went to such great lengths in order to enable her to move children around, in and out of the country. Perhaps even to be sold overseas. I’m sure there is a market somewhere in the world for small blond children with no traceable identities. If she did it, it was a perfect scam. Many ex-sect members have said that they were aware that Anne was creating children by a “breeding program” in the late 1960s. These were ‘invisible’ kids, because they had no papers and there is no proof that they ever existed. Yet we Hamilton-Byrne children had multiple identities. These identities could perhaps have been loaned to other children and the similarity of our appearance used to cover up their absence. One little blond kid looks very like another in a passport photo. I don’t suppose we will ever know the truth because only Anne Hamilton-Byrne knows the truth about the whole affair and the truth is something she will never tell. – Unseen, Unheard, Unspoken
I don’t know for sure if all these cases are connected, but I think it’s worth exploring more and doing more investigating. We have seen from the declassified MK Ultra documents that the U.S. intelligence community, especially the CIA, has no problem using children for sick experiments.
A Deeper Look
A deeper look at more of the documents released by the FBI.
Here it is shown that The Finders case had become a ‘CIA internal matter’ according to D.C. Metropolitan Police Department documents.
There are mentions of a school for gifted children in Mexico. This is interesting considering NXIVM’s Rainbow Cultural Gardens Schools being located in Mexico, among other international locations.
Here there is talk of The Finders being involved in brainwashing techniques, again sounding similar to NXIVM and The Family.
Here we see mention of West Palm Beach. This is striking given what we know about the activities of Jeffrey Epstein, who was located in Palm Beach, Florida.
For those following the Epstein case, here we find the mention of ‘intellectuals’ interesting. Jeffrey made extensive use of ‘scientists’ and other so-called intellectuals. He was funding Harvard University and MIT Media Labs. He also was funding other pseudo-intellectuals, like the three Nobel laureates who flew to his private island.
Here we see the involvement of the U.S. State Department, which was also allegedly involved in child trafficking in 2012 while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, according to NBC.
We will continue to look into The Finders. For more detailed information on the case, I recommend the five-part series here.