Monday, May 3, 2021

The World War II Yellow Fever Vaccination Lie

Dietrich's publisher Peter Moon recently appeared as a guest with Penny Bradley "Global Enlightenment Radio Network Channel 2"


Moon is as rude as Dietrich during this interview.  He stutters his way through the interview, getting dates wrong, (Battle of LA: "1945")  It should be obvious to anyone who fact-checks this pathetic load of bullshit, let alone a credentialed historian, that Moon does not care about the truth.

He did not investigate Dietrich's deceptively false revisions of history.  Had he done so, he would know the book they have created is not worth the paper it is printed on. He is willingly complicit in the lies and deception.

Moon openly lies to Bradley when he states the book is a work of non-fiction. The Copyright is presented as follows:

Copyright © 2021 Douglas Dietrich and Peter Moon All rights reserved- Published April 15, 2021

"The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author."

- Clearly classifying the content of the book as FICTION!

Moon (aka Vincent Barbarick) highlights one of the most easily disproven of Dietrich's claims: 
That the Japanese were thought to have used bioweapons over LA (Yellow Fever) and an "experimental vaccine was hastily created to inoculate US troops, and 50,000 died and 3o0,000 were medically discharged as a result of the bad vaccine".

According to Dietrich, this would have been an elimination of 50% of the troops in the US Army in early 1942. 

"On 17 June 1941 the Army was expanded to 280,000 men and nine days later to 375,000. On 16 September the National Guard units were absorbed into the Army and Roosevelt persuaded Congress to pass the Selective Service Act; by July 1941, 606,915 men were inducted into the Army. New units were usually formed around the regular or National Guard formations. At first there were 27 divisions, nine regular and 18 National Guard; there were also two armored divisions and a further three completing their training.

American mobilization proceeded fairly smoothly before the outbreak of war in December 1941. Thereafter, the strain inflicted by the early disasters in the Pacific and the demand for continued expansion proved too much. The War Department originally believed that it could mobilize three or four divisions per month after March 1942, but this rate could not be kept up; by the end of December 1942 only 42 of the planned 73 divisions had been mobilized".

Dietrich's version of the history of WW2 is a compilation of lies, omitted facts, and assertions twisted together.  He offers no substantive evidence for anything claiming he destroyed the documents while working at the Presidio Post Library.  (A library that had no basement and no incinerator).

The following quotations are presented for the purpose of education, review, and discussion in accordance with Fair Use Copyright Law.

"Knowing well the history of Hideyo Noguchi, they readily concluded, quite incorrectly, that the Japanese must have put the yellow fever virus into an aerosol form and sprayed the contagion over Los Angeles.  The immediate result of this errant conclusion was that the military locked down Los Angeles into a quarantine zone and did not allow anyone to leave the city.  Further still, in a misguided and crazy attempt to protect their own military men and soldiers from dying, they injected their own troops with a yellow fever vaccine that was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)".  

A vaccine created from aborted babies and adult cadavers:

"In other words, it did not work.  It also had disastrous side effects. After developing a vaccine out of aborted babies and adult cadavers, the application of it unleashed a horrendous outbreak of hepatitis amongst the military, killing over 50,000 of their own men with over 300,000 additional personnel being severed from military service as a result of permanently debilitating illness.  You can learn about this in accessible history. 

"The incompetence of the United States military high command in issuing that order to vaccinate the troops resulted in an extensive cover-up for the express purpose of hiding their own mistakes that resulted in massive deaths and mass-mustering out of their own men".

"The Battle of Los Angeles was the greatest victory of World War Two by the Japanese because, without dropping a single bomb and without firing a single round, Hirohito had not only struck abject fear into the hearts of his enemy, they panicked to the point of rampant self-destruction, killing and/or permanently disabling their own soldiers by the hundreds of thousands".

"When the Treaty of San Francisco was officially signed in 1951, thus ending the war between the Allies and Japan, Emperor Hirohito handed the yellow fever vaccine over to the Americans and said words to the effect of: “Here — you can have this since you killed so many of your own men with something with which you didn’t know you were working.”

(Dietrich, Douglas; Moon, Peter. The Roswell Deception and the Demystification of World War II (p. 155 - 157). Sky Books. Kindle Edition). 

This is so blatantly false it is pathetic. 

In reality, it was first thought a Hepatitis infection had resulted from the use of human serum for the vaccine. Inoculation of US troops in the USA and overseas began in the Fall of 1941 after a Yellow Fever outbreak in Asia. Within two months, cases of jaundice were being reported in the mainland US and Hawaii. Afterward, the type of serum used was discontinued by the US Surgeon General.

At any rate, the outbreak was studied again 40 years later and it was discovered that it likely resulted from a shortage of, and sharing of needles by US troops.

According to the 2017 American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics by the Congressional Research Service, the total number of US Army deaths in WW2 was 318,274 with 234,874 combat deaths. 83,400 were listed as "other deaths." 

And as my research will prove, nearly 50,000 were affected  (not 350,000), and only 84 deaths resulted from the 1941-42 Yellow Fever vaccine. 

WW2 Casualties:

World World War II Hepatitis Outbreak Was Biggest in History

BOSTON (AP) _ The hepatitis B virus was responsible for an outbreak of jaundice that struck 50,000 soldiers after they received yellow fever vaccines during World War II, a report today concludes.

The virus was long suspected to be the cause of the illness, but this was not confirmed until doctors sampled the blood of veterans two years ago. They estimate that as many as 330,000 soldiers may have been infected with hepatitis B spread by tainted vaccines, making it the biggest such outbreak ever recorded.

The researchers were surprised to find that few of those exposed to the virus still carried it in their bodies, even though there was evidence of prior infection.

The study was conducted to learn the long-term consequences of a hepatitis infection in otherwise healthy men. The research was directed by Dr. Leonard B. Seeff of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington and published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.

The outbreak was blamed on yellow fever vaccine that was made with human blood serum. Some of the blood serum was contaminated with hepatitis B.

The researchers estimate that 427,000 doses were drawn from the contaminated lots of vaccine. Perhaps 330,000 men were infected with or exposed to the hepatitis B virus over a six-month period in 1941 and 1942, and about 1 in 7 of them became sick.

Ordinarily experts expect that about 5 to 10 percent of those infected will continue to carry the virus in their bodies throughout their lives. However, of those tested in the follow-up study, only about one-quarter of 1 percent still had the virus.

They are not sure why this was so low. But they said it might have been because the men were healthy and only exposed once to the virus. The men also were white; studies have found whites are less likely than Asians and blacks to be carriers of the virus.

In the follow-up, conducted in 1985, doctors tested the blood of 597 veterans who had been in the Army in 1942.


It was only a few months after the declaration of war in December 1941 that the most extensive outbreak of serum hepatitis ever to be recorded in military history broke out among U.S. troops both in the United States and abroad. This outbreak of "jaundice" in the Army, which began in February 1942, was the cause of great concern to the Medical Department and particularly to the Preventive Medicine Service, Office of the Surgeon General. Not the least of its disconcerting features was the fact that it was so unexpected, and also that some 4 or 5 weeks elapsed before there was general acceptance of the fact that it was actually homologous serum jaundice following vaccination for yellow fever and perhaps not due to attenuated yellow fever virus.18

In brief, the events were as follows: In February 1942, an increased incidence of jaundice in the Army of the United States was reported to the Preventive Medicine Service of the Office of the Surgeon General. By March it was evident that a widespread epidemic was imminent, and it was soon apparent that the epidemic was not limited to the continental United States but was occurring simultaneously in troops in such widely separated regions as Hawaii, the Southwest Pacific, Alaska, Iceland, and England. 

For 4 or 5 weeks, the nature of this outbreak was in doubt, but data submitted by a team of the Army Epidemiological Board seemed conclusively to exclude toxic agents or contacts with infected civilians as causes and established statistically a causal relationship between the administration of certain lots of yellow fever vaccine which had been given 2 or 3 months previously. On the basis of this information and an analysis of reports from various affected units, The Surgeon General, on 15 April 1942, discontinued the administration of serum-containing yellow fever vaccine. 

At that time it seemed possible that an icterogenic agent, perhaps the unknown cause of infectious hepatitis, had been introduced into the vaccine by way of the human serum used in its preparation. Subsequently, this was abundantly proved. A serum-free vaccine was substituted in April 1942, and no jaundice that was proved to be associated with yellow fever vaccination, per se, developed subsequently in recipients of this vaccine.

This data is from the US Army Medical Department - 

Office of Medical History


The extent of the postvaccinal epidemic

"The total number of infectious hepatitis cases reported during 1942 is provisionally set at 49,233 for the total U.S. Army (chart 3). Of these, 33,569 were reported from the continental United States, and 15,664 from overseas theaters. Although the vast majority of these cases were probably due to the vaccine-born infection, it is impossible actually to determine how many were postvaccinal. However, the type of epidemic curve in 1942 certainly suggests that the great majority of these cases followed the use of the yellow fever vaccine. "

CHART 3.-Reported weekly admissions for jaundice (essentially serum hepatitis) in the total U.S. Army, 1 January to 31 December 1942


Extent of the postvaccinal epidemic (cont)

CHART 3.-Reported weekly admissions for jaundice (essentially serum hepatitis) in the total U.S. Army, 1 January to 31 December 1942


Table 45 contains data concerning admissions for and deaths due to infectious hepatitis and serum hepatitis in 1942 in the various areas. The size of this epidemic of serum hepatitis can be visualized also from a glance at chart 3, which shows the reported admissions of jaundice in troops in the total U.S. Army during 1942. The shape of the epidemic curve and the fact that it occurred out of season are obviously related to the manner in which the Army's vaccination program against yellow fever was carried out.

TABLE 45.-Admissions for and deaths due to infectious hepatitis and serum hepatitis in the U.S. Army, by theater or area, 1942 shows:
Total Army (Continental USA): 33,569
(Overseas): 15,664

Total Army: 49,233
Deaths: 84

"In 1942 during World War II there was an outbreak of hepatitis among the soldiers within the first 4 months of pearl harbor due to the sharing of yellow fever vaccine needles. Although the vaccine for yellow fever was discovered another problem had arisen from the sharing of the needles. While soldiers were supplied with an abundance of ‘17D’ there was a shortage of needles which resulted in needles being used by multiple people. The exchange of blood caused most of the soldiers to contract hepatitis but in their situation, it was better than getting yellow fever."

Monday, April 19, 2021

Book Review: The Roswell Deception and the Demystification of World War II: Douglas Dietrich, Peter Moon. Sky Books April 15, 2021

 Dietrich's "book" is worse than I expected:

My review submitted to

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1.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2021

Fiction disguised and presented as non-fiction.

"This book is a deception within itself having little to do about the Roswell Incident and more to do with claiming the Japanese won World War Two.

Most of the known unfounded and subsequently refuted claims by Dietrich about the Japanese and WW2 are included. But no attempt whatever was made to provide any further substantiation in the form of evidence. For example, the claims about the Perry flag displayed on the USS Missouri at the surrender ceremony, the content(s) of the Treaty of San Francisco and Security Treaty, the tactical objective of Marcus Island, the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the existence of Japanese submarines operating on the East Coast of the US are not backed with any convincing evidence. Rather, they are presented in the same argumentative and emphatic manner as Dietrich's shows and earlier presentations, with Moon (as the writer) offering his own obvious attitude of contempt for established history.

It is well known that Peter Moon essentially wrote the book after editing Dietrich's previously unreadable, illegible ranting screeds and revised transcriptions of Dietrich's previous shows, excerpts, and presentations. But Moon's rambling, repetitive and disorganized style of writing is apparent. The chapters are essentially brief but lack an organized structure that frequently dwells on unsubstantiated facts then reverts to a repetition of others, sometimes in connected or adjoining paragraphs.

The tenuous connections to Japanese POWs interned at Roswell are replete with falsehoods. Although there were Japanese internment camps in New Mexico, the majority were occupied by Americans of Japanese descent and not POWs. In fact, the POWs nearest to Roswell were German, not Japanese.

Examples of other erroneous claims are the images of a Japanese man plagued with Leprosy whom they falsely assert was a Yakuza, POW, and surviving victim of the Roswell crash, and the story of an Indonesian born citizen of the Netherlands captured by the Japanese as a boy (11) in 1943, whom they claim was a survivor of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines in 1942.

Despite Moon's long history of writing and publishing, this "work" is poorly written and constructed and will not likely survive a higher level of a more credentialed historical scrutiny than my own".

As I have repeatedly stated, I expected they would present Dietrich's content using a work of fiction disguised as historical non-fiction, and they have done exactly that.  

The book offers few, if any, attributions to reliable or accessible (linked or paged books in or out of print) sources and is neither footnoted nor provides a bibliography of works cited.

The Copyright is listed as follows:

Copyright © 2021 Douglas Dietrich and Peter Moon All rights reserved- Published April 15, 2021

"The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author."

 - Clearly classifying the content of the book as FICTION!

"No part of this book may be reproduced, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without express written permission of the publisher."

Dietrich, Douglas; Moon, Peter. The Roswell Deception and the Demystification of World War II (p. 2). Sky Books. Kindle Edition.

The book was published to Amazon using Kindel and the publisher (Moon) setting an "export limit" of 15%.  Meaning Kindel users who purchase the book are allowed to download 15% of its content.

It is well known that Peter Moon essentially wrote the book after editing Dietrich's previously unreadable, illegible ranting screeds.  And revising transcriptions of Dietrich's previous shows, excerpts, and presentations.  But Moon's rambling, repetitive and disorganized style of writing is apparent.  The chapters are essentially brief but lack an organized structure that frequently dwells on unsubstantiated facts then reverts to the repetition (of others), sometimes in connected paragraphs.

Most of the known unfounded and subsequently refuted claims by Dietrich about the Japanese and WW2 are included.  But no attempt whatever was made to provide any further substantiation in the form of evidence.  For example, the claims about the Perry flag displayed on the USS Missouri at the surrender ceremony, the content(s) of the Treaty of San Francisco and Security Treaty, the tactical objective of Marcus Island, the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the existence of Japanese submarines operating on the East Coast of the US are not backed with any convincing evidence. Rather, they are presented in the same argumentative and emphatic manner as Dietrich's shows and earlier presentations, with Moon (as the writer) offering his own obvious attitude of contempt for the established history.

Although most of Dietrich's claims about the war in the Pacific are included in this pathetic work of fiction, his claim that the USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese "occult" weapons, is noticeably absent.

Moon writes in his preface to the book:

"It is normal and routine for any reasonably well educated person in today’s world to believe that the Japanese lost World War II, unconditionally surrendering to the Allied Powers on September 2, 1945 in a signed ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.  While there was indeed a ceremony on that date aboard the Missouri, nothing could be further than the truth about an unconditional surrender or a genuine surrender of any kind.  The idea of an unconditional surrender or even a Japanese surrender is a myth that was very cleverly created by the Office of War Information..."

(Dietrich, Douglas; Moon, Peter. The Roswell Deception and the Demystification of World War II (p. 6). Sky Books. Kindle Edition.)

Of course, Dietrich has his own "preface" of sorts as a disclaimer:

"I have been monitored by interested parties who perceive themselves to be threatened by what I expose.  This includes being trolled extensively on the internet and having the telephone/cable box outside by home routinely doctored with different technology.  These claims are well documented.  If what I have to offer can just be laughed off as speculative hearsay, there would be no motive for the extent of monitoring and gang-stalking that is directed at me. What I offer to you here can be validated by doing your own research."

"In the end, you yourself and the other readers will serve as the collective jury, all of which will determine the relative impact this book will have on the world at large."

(Dietrich, Douglas; Moon, Peter. The Roswell Deception and the Demystification of World War II (p. 17). Sky Books. Kindle Edition.)

Although Dietrich still contends the Roswell Incident involved Japanese "aircraft" and "POWs" he has toned that down by describing the "alien" pilots as Japanese Yakuza - who were POWs.

In one example, I demonstrate how easily most of the claims made in the book can be refuted. Dietrich provided images of a Japanese man he claims was a surviving POW of the Roswell Crash, who was horribly disfigured after being tortured by his American captors.

From Chapter 35:
"Below is a Japanese prisoner of war who was tortured by the Americans.  His extensive burns suggest he was an actual survivor from the Roswell crash"

(Dietrich, Douglas; Moon, Peter. The Roswell Deception and the Demystification of World War II (p. 347). Sky Books. Kindle Edition.)

Toshizo Nagamine:

On 29 October 2017, the website “We Are Left Alone” publishes an article entitled “ Hiroshima Survivor Today He is 127 years old. Scientists Shocked: "Radiation made him immortal" "exceeding 8,000 shares:  Searching online for " Hitomi Tanaka " and Hiroshima we do not find any confirmation of the above story, rather the name is associated with a Japanese porn diva. Furthermore, there is no " Japan Scientific Research University ".

The man in the photos was called Tetsuo Sakurai, a Japanese poet suffering from leprosy  ( Hansen's disease ) often quoted on the website  and died in 2011  at the age of 87:

"Unfortunately, many websites continue to associate him as a victim of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The photos date back to 2002 when he was a guest on a television program of the NHK TV channel".

This reference shows Tetsuo Sakuri (at age 17) as having been admitted to a sanitorium with Leprosy in October 1941,

Tetsuo Sakurai Yearbook:

Born July 10, 1924 in Myodozaki, Tsuruta-cho, Kitatsugaru-gun, Aomori Prefecture
April 1931 Entered Myodozaki Branch School of Mizumoto Village Mizumoto Normal Elementary School
March 1939 Graduated from Mizumoto Village Mizumoto Normal Elementary School High School
October 1941 National Sanatorium Kurio Rakusenen Enrolled
1953 Blindness
1983 Kurio Poetry Joined
1985 Catholic
November 1988 Poetry "Tsugaru no
Komoriuta" January 1991 Poetry "Kinyo"
May 1994 Poetry "Unrequited Flower" Excerpt ”
August 1996 Sanbunshu“ Blind King Story ”(collected“ Kuon no Hana ”etc.)
April 2000 Poetry Collection“ Thai Butterfly ”
Visit Busan, Korea from May 27, 2001 for 5 nights and 6 days
January 2002 Poetry collection "Unoie"
February 14, 2002 NHK Sogo TV Ningen Document> Appeared in "Into the Light of Tsugaru Hometown"

"Originally published in the WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter for the Elimination of Leprosy, Issue No. 12 (February 2005). The information was correct and current at the time of publication."

"After being diagnosed with leprosy, Tetsuo Sakurai was forced to leave home at the age of 15. He didn’t return for more than 60 years.

Tetsuo Sakurai was born Toshizo Nagamine in 1924 in Myodo-zaki, a small village in Tsugaru in the far north of Japan’s main island of Honshu. 

In 1941 Toshizo entered Kuryu Rakusenen, one of 13 sanatoria established by the Japanese government between 1909 and 1945, and was given the new name, Tetsuo Sakurai."

If I can research the origin of this man and refute Dietrich's claim by proving he was nowhere near the US before, during, or after WW2, anyone can.

Dietrich never even cites his actual name! Moon should receive much of the blame and scrutiny for this book as he is the editor and publisher. Because he knows damn well that none of it is true.

Another example of an absolute falsehood presented by Dietrich is the story of Wouter Hobe.

In the book, Dietrich presents Hobe as being an American POW captured by the Japanese on Bataan in 1942. He presents a few emails between Hobe and himself, "as evidence". When these images are enlarged, however, there are no references to Bataan at all. 

Hobe, a Dutch citizen born on Java,  was captured at the age of 11 and interned in several camps as a prisoner of the Japanese in the Dutch East Indies (Java) from 1943-45. He returned to the Netherlands in 1947 and emigrated to Canada with his wife in 1959.

Dutch boy POW in Indonesia 1943

Wouter Hobe said the statue of the boy is in Holland and represents how he and many of the children appeared while in captivity on Java, Dutch East Indies.  Anyone fact-checking this claim will quickly find that Hobe was an eleven-year-old Dutch boy living on the Island of Java, and not a US Serviceman serving in the Philippines when captured.

Hobe's own recounting of his experience is published in the book as "Appendix C" and ironically, is also a refutation of the claims Dietrich makes about him in the book!  This is an example of how sloppy a liar Dietrich really is.

Dietrich also claims that thousands of US Soldiers and Marines died after forced exposure to high levels of radiation during the occupation of Japan.  He even offers this source which contradicts his own claims!

Personnel doses:

"Dose reconstructions are based on (1) residual radiation measurements, documented and published shortly after the bombings, (2) extensive review and analysis of the residual radioactivity in ensuing decades, (3) veteran activities, (4) the documented arrival and departure dates of each military unit which operated in the vicinity of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, (5) and potential fallout contact exposure. Doses received by veterans at Nagasaki were generally low; the approximate maximum external dose based on a presence for entire interval from September 16, 1945, to July 1, 1946, is 1.25 rem. 

Potential exposure to occupation troops assigned to Hiroshima was markedly lower due to radioactive decay prior to the delayed October 6, 1945, entry into the city. External doses received by Kumamoto POWs for the interval from detonation on August 9, 1945, to a repatriation date of approximately September 23, 1945, is < 1 rem. Skin dose estimates for these POWs assume lack of sheltering and continuous contact with fallout contaminated surfaces since the POWs slept on the ground."

The book also contains various (brief) references to Michael Aquino which Moon uses to set up his reference for another book concerning Dietrich and the Presidio.  Of course, I expected this to be exactly what it is, but am a bit stunned to discover it is worse than I expected. Despite Barbarick's (Moon) long history of writing and publishing, this "work" is poorly written and constructed and will not likely survive a higher level of a more credentialed scrutiny than my own.


April 25, 2021

Dietrich incited his cult monkeys to report my review of his book as "terrorism".

At 1:51:50, Dietrich said a reviewer named Aron Tice and Peter Moon wrote to him claiming I had reported Aron's review which was subsequently removed. This is not true. In fact, there were two 5-Star reviews at that time, and I had also published a more detailed review on my blog. I was concerned more with editing my review in order to make it brief while also observing Amazon's Community Guidelines, than the other reviews because I had already expected all of Dietrich's monkeys would post 5-Star comments lauding Dietrich as a brave, irrefutable revisionist (and I was right).

They further asserted that my review "took the book off the market" and "no one could purchase the Kindel version".  Also, not true.

"Richard K Cole has the power to move mountains as a chaos champion and he has all the cult behind him," Dietrich said.  "He has bottomless resources so he is not a petty problem to be dismissed."  "We will have to discuss this privately (Moon and Dietrich) because Richard Cole is now Peter Moon's problem."

"Everyone must report him and complain because it is terrorism" - Douglas Dietrich

At 2:02:00: "The more people report it, Amazon will take the review down" - Salaman Shiekh

"People don't want to hear that Japan won the war, they rebel"...They (Dietrich's monkeys) could create a new identity and start making reviews under a different name. How the hell do they (Amazon) know?" - Peter Moon

Since then I have noticed someone indicated my review was "helpful". Rather than address the actual content of my review, which accurately describes the pathetic, disorganized way the book was written and refutes specific topics in Dietrich's book using easily obtained evidence, they incite his followers to remove my review by "gangstalking" it and claiming it is an act of terrorism!

Here are Amazon's guidelines:

Customer Reviews

You can submit reviews for items listed on Amazon. We encourage you to share your opinions, both favorable and unfavorable.

Customer Reviews help customers to learn more about the product and decide whether it is the right product for them.

Customer Reviews should give customers genuine product feedback from fellow shoppers. We have a zero tolerance policy for any review designed to mislead or manipulate customers.

We don't allow anyone to write reviews as a form of promotion.

The following are types of reviews that we don't allow and will remove:

A review by someone who has a direct or indirect financial interest in the product.
A review by someone perceived to have a close personal relationship with the product's owner, author, or artist.
A review by the product manufacturer, posing as an unbiased shopper.
Multiple negative reviews for the same product from one customer.
A review in exchange for monetary reward.
A review of a game in exchange for bonus in-game credits.
A negative review from a seller on a competitor's product.
A positive review from an artist on a peer's album in exchange for receiving a positive review from them.

Meanwhile, Moon is still "proofreading" the paper-back version before sending it to the printer and admits finding a slew of errors he had to correct!  He has estimated it might be 6-8 weeks before the printed version is available for sale.

Totally bizarre. 

In a recent interview with Penny Bradley, Dietrich continued to talk about Moon in disparaging ways.  Dietrich said he had argued against the books title etc, and that both intended it as being a non-fiction book. But after "printing" the Kindel version, which clearly shows his own copyright as being a work of fiction, Moon denied it saying he "didn't put that in there".  ::)  Bradley clearly wrote she would interview Dietrich to discuss his POS book, but Dietrich had other ideas.

Dietrich said it was a waste of time and a "reiteration" after the Moon interview, which he said was "dry" and might better have been a rebuking of Dietrich for being such an asshole during the year it was being written.  And when he discovered Bradley would not release her control of the interview, Dietrich made it a fucking circus freak fanfest of blood-drinking, crossdressing, and various other bullshit.  The live interview had several interruptions and never exceeded 10 viewers.  It was a total joke.  Bradley has published it to YouTube in 3 parts, removing the live chat replay!

Dietrich now rightly claims there is another work of fiction available with the same title. The Roswell Deception by Bob Aronson (2017) is certainly science fiction.

"The future of mankind is a billion years ago. If the secrets contained in two spaceships can be unlocked mankind will take a giant leap from the 21st to the 26th century.

The Roswell Deception is a science fiction story about the accidental discovery of two massive spaceships hundreds of feet underground in Lechuguilla Cave in the Carlsbad Caverns just 100 miles from Roswell, New Mexico. The ships are not alien rather, they are from Earth's Sarann Civilization from one-billion years ago.

The 1947 discovery and the crash of a UFO at Roswell happen almost simultaneously. The government uses Roswell to keep attention away from Lechuguilla. But -- it all begins to unravel in the early 21st century when Dr. Rayce Madisson, President Nancie Fitzgerald and a hologram named Whitfield combine forces to try to save the planet.

Heroes and villains abound in a saga that is filled with intrigue, double crosses, political chicanery, unbelievable science and technology, and a space battle of epic proportions. The surprises keep coming until the very last page."

But a second book of the same title also exists, and it is an expertly written work of historical non-fiction.  The Roswell Deception by James Carrion (2018) does not seem available on Amazon, (that's why Dietrich has not found it).  If Dietrich does know about it, he is deceptively keeping his listeners away from it as he does not name either author.

" In his latest work, The Roswell Deception, writer, researcher, former intelligence analyst, and former MUFON International Director James Carrion further lays out his hypothesis of human deception surrounding the now famous UFO Summer of '47 and, particularly, the Roswell incident. Readers unfamiliar with Carrion's previous work, Anachronism, will find themselves better informed of the dynamics and proposed possibilities if they read it before diving into The Roswell Deception."

The Carrion Roswell Deception is 523 pages and heavily end-noted with over 800 citations that are presented in a Bibliography of 25 pages!  Truly astounding. You can read the book for free here:

Dietrich is so disgusted with his own book that he says he intends to have Peter Moon "re-release the book under a new title with a bunch of other stuff I can add in"  (Good luck with that.)


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Refuting Douglas Dietrich: "USS Indianapolis Was Sunk by Secret Japanese Occult Weapons"

Douglas Dietrich first makes this claim publicly during a guest appearance on Coast to Coast AM, May 30, 2011." The Sinking of USS Indianapolis" [1]

The Indianapolis was one of two Portland-class cruisers built during the early 1930s. It was formally commissioned in 1932. Before the war, it transported President Roosevelt on various occasions, including on a tour of South America. It was stationed with the Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor in the lead-up to the war. 

During the attack on December 7, 1941Indianapolis avoided damage because it was out on a training mission. The ship saw action in New Guinea, the Aleutian Islands, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. It served along the way as the flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance, Commander of the Fifth Fleet.

The Indianapolis was struck by a kamikaze attack during the Battle of Okinawa. The impact of the plane itself did little damage, but the pilot managed to drop a bomb that punched a hole in the ship's keel and led to several casualties. After emergency repairs, the ship went back to California for a full overhaul. While there, Indianapolis was chosen for a secret mission: to transport components of the Little Boy uranium bomb to Tinian.

"Had it not been for the severe damage, the USS Indianapolis would not have been at Mare Island in July 1945. Had it not been for USS Pensacola’s engineering casualty, which prevented her from carrying the atomic bomb components to Tinian as planned, the USS Indianapolis would have still been at Mare Island when the war ended, and everyone would have survived, except those lost in the [previous] kamikaze attack. 

Instead, the USS Indianapolis came out of the repair yard early and still made the fastest transit to Pearl Harbor ever recorded and then to Tinian Island, playing a pivotal role in the execution of perhaps the most momentous decision ever made by a US President".

USS Indianapolis 10 July 1945 Mare Island, CA.

Dietrich claims that the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Submarine I-58 attacked and sunk the USS Indianapolis using several "Kaiten," suicide submarines, which roughly translated into English is “heaven-shaker.”

Kaiten Type 1

Dietrich told host George Noory:

"This has been brought up in several Naval Studies and it is the subject of enormous controversy...I can tell you for a fact that it did happen"

"Because of the nature of the weapon, the US Navy did not want to bring this up at his [McVay] trial. They did not want to bring up any of the intelligence information available from Ultra at his trial. Hashimoto tried to inform the Jury at his [McVay] Court Martial that there was nothing he could have done. They misinterpreted whatever he said in Japanese into English and said he had launched conventional torpedoes."

"One reason the US Military did not want to bring up suicide torpedoes is it was considered an occult weapon. The Japanese concept of occult warfare or the "black curtain" of harnessing occult forces." - Douglas Dietrich

IJN Submarine I-58

I-58 in 1945 showing Kaiten fore and aft.

I-58 use of Kaiten prior to and after sinking USS Indianapolis:

"Regarding the Kaiten carried by I-58 during the patrol, which resulted in the loss of the USS Indianapolis, the following details emerge. I-58 departed Kure on July 16, 1945 and immediately returned to repair Kaiten periscopes. On July 18, Hashimoto once again departed for his station east of the Philippines. 

At 1400 hours, on July 28, I-58 sighted what Hashimoto identified as a tanker and destroyer escort. He launched two Kaiten at this time and claimed two hits. In fact, the cargo ship Wild Hunter, and destroyer Lowry were the targets. Lowry sustained moderate damage from an explosion; the submarine was reported to authorities. Apparently, USS Indianapolis was not informed of this incident (she had departed Guam several hours prior to the attack) although Captain McVay was informed of IJN submarine activity in the area east of the Philippines. After the sinking of USS Indianapolis, Hashimoto proceeded to patrol for targets between Okinawa and Leyte. On the morning of August 10 Hashimoto launched a Kaiten against destroyer escort Johnnie Hutchins and a second against four of her sisters. He escaped upon the surface and claimed to have sunk two destroyers. 

In what would prove to be Hashimoto's last Kaiten launch during the war the USS Oak Hill -- a landing ship, dock -- and destroyer escort Thomas F. Nickel were sighted late in the afternoon of August 12, some 350 miles southeast of Okinawa. Identifying the vessels as a seaplane carrier and destroyer escort, Hashimoto launched his last operational Kaiten. At about 1830 hours Oak Hill sighted a periscope close aboard and maneuvered to evade. Nickel charged in to attack, heard the Kaiten scrape along her port side and watched the craft explode some 2,500 yards away. Hashimoto recorded the explosion and subsequent depth charging which the Nickel had commenced when Oak Hill reported a second periscope in the vicinity. Recording an apparent hit, Hashimoto returned to Japan immediately thereafter." 

My source is "Suicide Squads," by Richard O'Neill (published in 1981). [12]

Testimony of Mochitsura Hashimoto:

During his testimony, the US Navy questioned Hashimoto specifically:

Q.  What kind of torpedoes did you fire?

  • A.   (As given by interpreter Commander Bromley) Type 95 torpedoes, propelled by oxygen.

Q. Why did you not use KAITENS?

  • A.   (As given by interpreter Commander Bromley) KAITENS weren’t used, first, because he was delayed in determining the type of target; secondly, because it was night; and thirdly, because torpedoes were considered to be sufficient. [11]

Not only does this testimony refute Dietrichs' claim as to the type of torpedo used by I-58 during the attack, but also proves that the subject of any use of Kaiten was indeed addressed during the trial of McVay.

the US Navy knew about the IJN's use of Kaiten both prior to and after the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.

In fact, the IJN Submarine I-53 had engaged a convoy protected by the USS Underhill ( DE-682) six days earlier on July 24, 1945, using a number of Kaiten.  

USS Underhill (DE-682)

"Arguably the most successful attack by Kaiten was that on USS Underhill commenced on 24 July 1945. She was a unit of the numerous Buckley class destroyer escort and at the time of sinking was escorting several supply and troop ships. Subsequent to being spotted by a Japanese naval reconnaissance plane; submarine I-53 attached to the Tamon group and carrying six Kaiten was redirected to the expected location of the convoy."

USS Underhill after realizing this noticed several sonar contacts, which were later revealed to be a Japanese submarine and several Kaiten. A depth charge run was made which did not succeed in killing the submarine although it is suspected that it did succeed in neutralizing one of the Kaiten. The depth charge run was followed by a ramming attempt on a submarine at periscope depth.

As the Underhill rammed the surfaced vessel (later revealed to be a Kaiten) it was struck by a second Kaiten waiting in ambush. Both pilots detonated their charges, one of which led to the detonation of the destroyer's boilers, which led to her being torn in half by the explosions. The sinking resulted in the loss of almost half of her complement, including most of the officers." [7]

 The reality is far less dramatic than Dietrich claims:

"A far more common outcome of Kaiten attacks was the Japanese submarine transporting them being sunk before it got within range of its target, usually with a tremendous loss of life.

Over 100 Kaiten pilots died during training or during attacks. Over 800 more Japanese sailors were killed transporting them to their targets. Meanwhile, US estimates for losses due to Kaiten attacks put the death toll at less than 200 men. Ultimately, the Kaiten managed to sink just two large ships: the Mississinewa, and a destroyer the USS Underhill." 

The Kaiten were born out of this desperation and the wishful thinking that fanatic self-sacrifice could make up for Japan’s military weakness compared to the Allies. Lieutenant Hiroshi Kuroki and Lieutenant Sekio Nishina of the Japanese Navy designed and tested the first prototypes, which were essentially nothing but human-guided torpedos. The Kaiten never really evolved in practice to be anything else.

The only significant modifications were the introduction of controls and basic air filtration systems, along with an upgraded 3, 420 lb warhead. Over 300 of these Type 1 Kaiten were eventually built. Though the Japanese continued modifying the design of the Kaiten until the end of the war, the Type 1 was the only version to actually see use.

Needless to say, the Type 1 was a dangerous craft to pilot. Water frequently leaked into the pilot’s compartment and the engine, which often caused the craft to explode prematurely. Early designs allowed the pilot to open the Kaiten in an emergency, but the escape hatch was eventually phased out because the pilots refused to use it. Once a pilot was in a Kaiten, they knew that they weren’t coming out again". [10]

A Kaiten Type 1 being launched

A  detailed history of the I-58 reveals that there were  possibly two Kaiten actually aboard the I-58 at the time it attacked the USS Indianapolis which were not used in the attack:

In IJN Submarine I-58: Tabular Record of Movement, Bob Hackett records: 

27 July 1945:
LtCdr Hashimoto takes up position on the Guam-Leyte route and moves westward.

28 July 1945:
The Philippine Sea, 300 miles N of Palau. At0530, I-58 is forced down by a radar-equipped airplane. After 1400 Hashimoto sights a large tanker, escorted by a single destroyer. At 1431, kaiten No. 2, piloted by FPO1C Komori Kazuyuki is launched against the tanker, followed Lt(jg) Ban Shuji's No. 1, targeting the destroyer, at 1443.

I-58's target is the 6,214-ton armed cargo ship WILD HUNTER (ex-EXPOUNDER), en route to Manila. At 1620 (local) WILD HUNTER's lookouts sight a periscope at 10-25N, 131-45E. Twenty-eight minutes later another periscope is spotted. The cargo ship engages the attacker with his 3-inch gun, maneuvering radically to present a smaller target. After several shots the periscope disappears.

Aboard I-58, two explosions are heard at 1520 and 1530, but a rain squall prevents Hashimoto to verify the results of his attack. After surfacing his radar detects no targets in the vicinity. He later reports both ships as sunk. I-58 heads SE, to the intersection of the Leyte-Guam and Palau-Okinawa routes.

That same day, INDIANAPOLIS arrives at nearby Guam. Since she is not equipped with sonar or hydrophones, McVay requests a destroyer escort. His request is denied. McVay's orders give him discretion as to whether or not to zigzag while under way. INDIANAPOLIS begins the trip from Guam to Leyte unescorted; the first major warship to do so during the war without equipment to detect enemy submarines.

29 July 1945:
Philippine Sea, 250 miles N of Palau. At sunset, the INDIANAPOLIS is zigzagging at 17 knots in overcast weather. Captain McVay orders zigzagging ceased because of poor visibility. At 2305, following a radar check, I-58 surfaces. She is heading south when her navigation officer Lt Tanaka Hirokoto (72) spots a ship approaching from the east, 90-degrees off the port beam at 11,000 yards. LtCdr Hashimoto identifies the target as an IDAHO-class battleship. The target is making 12 knots and not zigzagging.

Hashimoto dives and prepares to attack with conventional torpedoes. He also alerts FPO1C Shiraki Ichiro to man No. 6 kaiten, with No. 5 (FPO1C Nakai Akira, both bow kaiten) as reserve, but he doubts the pilots can find the target in the dark with their short (2.9-m) Type 97 periscopes.

When the distance is down to 4,400 yards, Hashimoto realizes that INDIANAPOLIS will pass by so close that his torpedoes will not have time to arm. He orders right rudder and begins a long circle to increase the range.

At 2326 (JST), Hashimoto changes the torpedo data computer set up to a 60-degree port angle on the bow. At a range of 1,640 yards, he fires a spread of six Type 95 Model 2 torpedoes with 2-second intervals, all set to the depth of 4 meters. He observes three equally spaced hits on the starboard side. The first is forward of the No. 1 turret, the second is abreast of the same turret, followed by an explosion and bright red flame. The third is near the bridge, abreast the No. 2 turret. Hashimoto sees that his target is stopped, is listing to starboard and down by the bow. He decides another attack is necessary and dives to 100 feet to open the range, reloading his two forward torpedo tubes. [3]

30 July 1945:
At 0027, INDIANAPOLIS capsizes and sinks by the bow at 12-02N, 134-48E. Thirty minutes after his last observation, Hashimoto raises his periscope, but his target is gone. After surfacing a new check reveals no further traces of his victim. I-58 departs the area at full speed, heading north while recharging its batteries. [4]

At 0300, Hashimoto reports to the Sixth Fleet HQ that he sank an "IDAHO-class battleship."

3 December 1945:
As details of the INDIANAPOLIS disaster begin to become public - arguably the worst in American naval history - Fleet Admiral Ernest King, Chief of Naval Operations convinces SecNav James Forrestal that they need a scapegoat. King brushes aside Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz's recommendation that Captain McVay be given only a letter of reprimand. Instead, he ensures that formal charges are brought against McVay.

Although 700 navy ships are lost in combat in WWII, McVay is the only captain that is court-martialed. He is tried for "hazarding his ship by failing to zigzag during conditions of good visibility" and "culpable insufficiency in the performance of duty" for failure to order Abandon Ship in a timely manner.

Cdr Hashimoto testifies at McVay's trail. He states that zigzagging would have made no difference. Four-time Navy Cross winner Cdr (later Vice Admiral) Glynn R. Donaho (former CO of FLYING FISH and PICUDA) also testifies that zigzagging would have been ineffective. King's court ignores both Hashimoto's and Donaho's testimonies and finds McVay guilty.

After Nimitz succeeds King as Chief of Naval Operations, he presses Secretary Forrestal to remit McVay's sentence in its entirety. Forrestal agrees. This releases McVay from arrest and restores him to duty, but he is never given another command at sea.

1 April 1946: 
Operation "ROAD'S END:"
I-58 is stripped of all usable equipment and material and towed from Sasebo to an area off Goto Retto by the submarine tender USS NEREUS (AS-17). She is blown up with C-2 demolition charges at 32-37N, 129-17E. The first I-58 (now designated I-158) is scuttled during the same operation.

The Fate of IJN Submarine I-58:

I have found no evidence that would substantiate Dietrich's claim that US Intelligence considered Japanese Kamikaze to be of "occult origin".


1. Dietrich, Douglas: (audio) Coast to Coast AM, May 30, 2011." The Sinking of USS Indianapolis"


3. Warfare History Network: "World War II Fact: Japanese Sunk the Ship That Carried the Atomic Bomb", June 26, 2020.








11. Testimony of Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto at Court Martial of Captain Charles B. McVay, III Thursday, 13 December 1945, Washington Navy Yard

12. Williamson, Mitch: "Kaiten Carried by Japanese Submarine I-58" (2015)

13. Jones, Stack: Hell is Highwater - "The True Story Of The WWII Cruiser The USS Indianapolis" (2018).

14. Vincent, Lynn: "Terror at Sea: The Tragic Sinking of the USS Indianapolis" ( 2018)

15. WW2 "Ultra"

16. Hackett and Kingsepp: "IJN Submarine I-58: Tabular Record of Movement"  (2017)

17. Vincent L and Vladic, S.: "Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in US Naval History" (July 2020) -