This article is a continuation of a Tracking the Leopard Meroz post published October 17, 2019, titled Playing Us False: The Ventriloquist of Cicada 3301. Under the subtitle Timelines…and their interpretation, I wrote, “Cicada 3301 had three puzzles published sequentially on January 4th of 2012, 2013, and 2014. Founder Bruce C. Clarke, the former CIA manager***(see update January 26, 2020 at end of this article), died on October 5, 2014, in Vienna, Austria. The second founder of this puzzle was Ian Murdock, originator of the Debian Project and Linux Systems, who died under suspicious circumstances on December 28, 2015, although it was officially deemed to be a suicide.”
“19 days before Ian Murdock’s death an agreement was written between Thomas Schoenberger, Michael Levine and Richard Lech to commercialize Cicada 3301. That agreement dated December 9, 2015 represents day one of that enterprise and therefore it is curious that on day 666, on October 4, 2017, the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Attachment Agreement was created. Defango had remarked that Thomas Schoenberger seemed to like the number 666, as it was part of his Shadowbox Strategies phone number.”
Circumstances surrounding the death of Ian Murdock
On March 4, 2018, Terris Renfro uploaded a video to his YouTube channel called Ian Murdock Autopsy Report!!!! Does This Make Sense to You??? Under the Case History section of the Autopsy Report, we read, “The subject, a 42 year old male, resides alone at 2410 Green Street, in San Francisco. The subject was found inside his locked residence, hanged by his neck, by San Francisco Police Officers performing a well-being check, after friends were concerned by the subject’s suicidal ideations he was ‘tweeting’ all day on social media’…Friends of the subject read these ‘tweets’ and became concerned for the subject’s well-being.”
“Reportedly numerous anonymous persons began to call the San Francisco Police Department, asking for an officer to respond to the subject’s residence for a well-being check. San Francisco Police…responded to the subject’s home at approximately 1910 hours. Police Officer Thompson #1292 looked through the window of the subject’s front door and saw the subject lying facedown on the stairs, unresponsive…then kicked the subject’s locked front door down in order to gain access…noticed the subject had an electric cord from a vacuum wrapped around his neck, unresponsive.”
“According to the subject’s neighbor, the subject was recently going through a lot of problems. The subject recently broke up with his girlfriend and was being evicted from his residence at the end of this month. The subject is a known drinker and can get ‘out of control’ from time to time, per the neighbor. The police have been called to the subject’s residence before by a neighbor due to loud noises, screaming, and reported domestic issues with his girlfriend, which have been caused by the subject’s drinking…”
The autopsy report also indicated that there were traces of chlordiazepoxide, noriazepan, diazepam, oxazepam and temazepam found in Ian Murdock; the first four are used to help with anxiety or alcohol withdrawal, and the last one is for insomnia.
The turmoil of Ian Murdock’s arrest two days prior
According to a report on a forum which quoted arstechnica.com on Ian Murdock’s death, two days prior to his death, “At 11:30 PM on the 26th, police were called about someone attempting to break into a home. They found Murdock yelling on the street outside a residence, and held him for questioning…he appeared to be drunk, and was hostile to the police–resisting..the police called for paramedics who took him to the hospital. ..At 2:40 AM on Monday, the police were called again to the same address, with the caller stating that Murdock had come back and was banging on the door and yelling…they arrested him for resisting arrest, assaulting emergency personnel, and two other misdemeanors…Later on Monday, police were called back to Murdock’s neighborhood on the 2400 block of Green Street in San Francisco and found Murdock dead, apparently after committing suicide.”
The autopsy report includes a record of a phone call made to authorities by Ian Murdock’s sister on December 29, 2015, explaining that the subject “has been having psychological issues for about 20 years, but she did not know if he ever made any suicide attempts before.”
A sample of Twitter Messages Around the December 28, 2015 death of Ian Murdock
The autopsy report also reveals that Ian Murdock left his own minor children out of his will.
On May 6, 2016, Ian Murdock’s sister called the police regarding Ian Murdock’s property. The record of that phone call noted, “There was a will that left everything to the girlfriend. The will is being contested by the family and a court date is scheduled for next week to review the will.”
So, after completing his computer science degree from Purdue, Ian Murdock continued on to become a very wealthy man and was reputed to have earned 1.4 million dollars in the year prior to his death. Yet his Last Will and Testament apparently left nothing to his three minor children. I am assuming the Court corrected this situation, since his children were young. What can never be rectified for these children is the knowledge that their father had written them out of his will, in the first place.
Cicada 3301’s Mind Altering Influence
The history of Cicada 3301 is not a noble one, despite the pretensions that the original founders were not motivated by money, but by higher ideals.
How do online puzzle creations affect those who are drawn into their fictional world? These puzzles are not simply mathematical curiosities, but also the interweaving of religious and legendary motifs into the consciousness of the solver’s mind. One should ponder what establishes the foundation for a sound mind, as compared to an unsound one, because the introduction of false philosophical systems by “gurus” or con artists often creates confusion and instability in a student who has a gentle soul.
Consider Matthew 15:18, which says, But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man. If that is true for the speaker, who as a teacher, is like the headwaters; then what effect does his defiling words have on his students, who drink of that stream?
Just under four years after the first Cicada 3301 puzzle was published, and nineteen days prior to Ian Murdock’s suicide, the December 9, 2015 contract between Thomas Schoenberger, Michael Levine and Michael Lech was written with the intention of profiting off of the mystique of Cicada 3301.
Of what significance is the death of Ian Murdock death to our topic today, The Cross of the Judas Curse: Where Two Forces Meet? Let’s just say for the time being, that similar to Judas, the manner of his death was classified as a suicide by hanging in the autopsy report.
Stasis: Where two forces meet.
Stasis is a Greek word with a rich history, and in logic refers to a method of getting to the heart of an argument. It also has a meaning rooted in warfare, as stasis is where two forces meet. The symbol of the Cross, the tree of execution of the Romans during the time of Jesus Christ, represents stasis. In the Old Testament in Deuteronomy 21:22-23, the man who has committed a sin worthy of death was hung on a tree as a sign of being accursed of God. The concept of stasis is ancient and deeply embedded in our being.
On January 14, 2020, Jesse Davis published a video on his Just Me You Tube channel, in which he displays a screenshot of a July 7, 2017 email from Thomas A. Schoenberger of Sophia Musik to his wife Paula Davis. Schoenberger had represented himself to Tracking the Leopard Meroz as a Christian; yet here he explicitly denies the resurrection of Jesus Christ by declaring that “Jesus never died on the cross.”
Approximately seven months later, Thomas Schoenberger accused Paula Davis of becoming a Judas, in the sense that he regarded her as having betrayed him.
Now the interesting thing is that by denying that Jesus died on the cross, Thomas Schoenberger was essentially acting both as an apologist for Judas Iscariot and as a revisionist historian of the Old and the New Testaments. In the style of his Shadow Box Strategies reputation defense business, Schoenberger’s declaration is an attempt to exonerate Judas Iscariot’s accountability for the death of Jesus Christ.
Yet on the other hand, Schoenberger has a reputation for accusing others of being a “Judas”. Therein lies a subtle and confusing contradiction which serves as an example of why it is difficult for a reasonable person to follow this continuing saga; for what is constantly encountered is that occult mindset, known as the union of opposing principles. In less philosophical terms, we are dealing with LIARS.
That self-contradictory style of confusion is again observable in a more recent incident which occurred on May 13, 2019, when Isaac Kappy reportedly killed himself after he dropped off of a highway overpass and was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
Hours after that horrible event, several persons began suggesting that it was Thomas Schoenberger who was the influence behind Isaac Kappy’s statement, “I am the reincarnation of Judas Iscariot, the great betrayer”. That declaration is pivotal to the suicide scenario of Isaac Kappy. Schoenberger has responded to those allegations by claiming that he believed that Isaac Kappy had not committed suicide, but rather had been murdered, and he is promoting the idea that authorities might reopen the investigation into Kappy’s death.
The Curse of Judas in the Old Testament
Usually when we think of the foreshadowing of Judas Iscariot in the Bible, the scriptures which come to mind involve the prophetic verses on Christ being valued at only 30 pieces of silver, and the familiar friend who became a betrayer. What never seems to be mentioned is this verse: Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
One of the aspects of Deuteronomy 27:25 is that the Hebrew gematria is 2455. Curiously, one finds in a Strong’s Concordance of the King James Bible that the Greek word listed under 2455 is Judas. This Old Testament scripture says that a hired assassin is cursed if the target is an innocent person.
Matthew 27:3-5 records the reaction of Judas Iscariot to the condemnation of Jesus, who he knew to be innocent. These verses say, Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Thus Judas Iscariot comprehended that the curse of God was upon him for taking reward for delivering Jesus, an innocent man, over to those who condemned him to die upon the Roman cross. He coveted the reward of the assassin.
The Isaac Kappy death…puzzling connections
Recently a distasteful Go-Fund Me was set up for $100,000 by Julio Cesareo Jacquez, as shown below. The purpose of this fundraiser is to make a documentary of Isaac Kappy, who committed suicide on May 13, 2019.
Gabe Hoffman has filed a defamation lawsuit against Julio Cesareo Jacquez of All American Cartel LLC. One of the defamatory texts displayed by Jacquez asserted that “Gabe is now after Thomas Schoenberger because Gabe hired the hitman who killed Kappy.” These accusations surrounding the death of Isaac Kappy are often speculative and self-serving, yet it is interesting to note how the Judas Curse motif is woven into this story.
I am hoping that the three Gabe Hoffman defamation lawsuits will serve to lay out authenticated evidence on the legal table, because these free flowing defamatory speculations made by many need to be silenced.
Hoffman has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Thomas Schoenberger, which has not yet been served due to Schoenberger’s ability to move about freely between unknown locations. Recently Schoenberger has claimed that he is gathering evidence on his own, and in conjunction with an attorney, as a basis for a re-investigation into Isaac Kappy’s cause of death.
Revisiting 2017…is there a starting point to this story?
I have been following this ongoing story since June 14, 2017, when the Port of Charleston dirty bomb hoax incident was reported by the mainstream news media. Subsequently, I began to publish the documents filed in the two civil defamation lawsuits which emerged from this situation; Robert David Steele and Earth Intelligence Network vs Jason Goodman, Patricia Negron and Queen Tut (Susan Lutzke/Holmes) and also the D. George Sweigert vs. Jason Goodman lawsuit.
Until recently I kept my focus narrow by purposely ignoring the messy underside of this legal tapestry which involved the Seth Rich murder story and the peculiar world of the Cicada 3301 and Tengri 137 puzzles. The most noticeable thread seen on the front and the backside of this complex story is Manuel Chavez III, known as Defango, and more recently as the Il1usive Man. Unbeknownst to me in 2017/18 was Thomas Schoenberger, and his connections to multiple stories.
Nathan Stolpman’s 2017 observations
Nathan Stolpman on June 9, 2017, five days before the Port of Charleston incident, published a video called George Webb, Defango, Cicada 3301, Tengri 137 and the 7 Degrees of PSYOP on his Lift the Veil YouTube channel.
At the 6.06 mark, Nathan Stolpman says, “…and Defango is working with somebody who is an agent and he’s working intimately with him so that’s a problem but he doesn’t know any better, you know, but this is the PSYOP. Sorry I say things I sometimes shouldn’t say. I’m excited, but that’s the fact; it’s a guy that’s contacted other truthers before with this info and disinfo guests, for example Steve Pieczenik, Robert Steele, these people are pit–I’ve been pitched you know Steele before. It’s disinfo.”
“They’re trying to get my stink of legitimacy on them for my audience, who they care about for some reason. Same way they care about Defango’s audience and why they’re gonna play along. They want to be his friend. Everybody wants to be Defango’s friend right now. Everybody must feel good. People want to be my friend too until I tell them to F off. But you gotta be careful who you associate with…” (7.20)
Nathan Stolpman continues, (7.54), “The puzzles you’re working on, Cicada, you know those are designed to find the smartest people, the ones that want the truth, the ones that want to change the world. Tag ’em, map ’em, and control them. And I’m afraid that’s you know what’s going on. It, in the case of you know a genuine person, you know Defango, well, actually he’s involved with it because of the damn puzzles. This puzzle thing and the George Webb story, it’s a puzzle. It’s designed to take smart people who could be solving problems in this world and get them going down rabbit holes. Not only that, identify them, map them, and control them. George Webb, Cicada 3301, Tengri 137, bulletin boards you know, 4-chan–they’re all designed to find you, tag you, map you, and control you. That’s the freaky PSYOP.
At the 10.45 mark, Stolpman remarks, “…this guy that, this guy that Defango works with–all he’s ever done to me is misdirect me and invite me to his house. By the way, puzzles, Hollywood, and I know because that same guy is reaching out to other Youtubers pitching the same bullshit. So other YouTubers, wake up, it’s not the world you think it is. The people in your comments are not the people you think they are, especially if they really like you and they really agree with what you’re talking about. That’s when you really worry….Because they’ll misdirect you. It’s a big “F”ing PSYOP.”
Dopey Dave also utilizes the same motif of suicide and death executions
Schoenberger feels that the blame for these Dopey Dave videos lies primarily with Marcus Conte, Manuel Chavez III, and Kerry Wolf aka Allseeing Ewe. However, because this YouTube account is anonymous, I have approached this situation from a different angle as seen in my article dated December 21, 2019, Dopey Dave’s WHEEL of MISS FORTUNE.
In the most recent Dopey Dave video, published on January 19, 2020, titled Dopey Dave the Actor is a Homo God, one of the targets included the son of Thomas Schoenberger. Despite my many differences with Thomas Schoenberger, I felt compelled to email him to express my extreme displeasure with the originators of the Dopey Dave videos and to say that I am praying against such persons that have targeted his INNOCENT son. Whatever your opinion is of Thomas Schoenberger, his son has nothing to do with this ongoing internet war of words.
On his Grabbler Babe YouTube account, Thomas Schoenberger on January 19, 2020 stated that it was his final video for a year, and he identified 5 persons who would be observed to be judged within the coming year. Of course it was not really his final video for the year…but I would like to note that two of the persons on that list, Manuel Chavez III and the graphic artist known as Lestat, were actively involved in business associations with Schoenberger, including Cicada 3301. A third person, Esteban Trujillo, is included because he has been actively documenting Cicada 3301 history through various interviews. Apparently the dark sphere of internet puzzles does not desire light to be shed on their inner workings.
Why would anyone think they were the reincarnation of Judas Iscariot? Maybe someone who believes that Jesus never died on the cross…but there is an American Messiah in our midst?
Isaac Kappy said something that was interesting in an Instagram post displayed a couple of days prior to his death. His unsigned confessional statement declared, “Also, it should be noted that I have recently been made to believe that I am the reincarnation of Judas Iscariot, the great betrayer.”
The date of this confessional was July 4, 2019, which was 52 days after his death.
Who was it that Isaac Kappy claimed was causing him to regard himself as the great betrayer, Judas Iscariot? Why did Kappy feel that he had to carry the cross of the Curse of Judas? And why are there those who are attempting to capitalize on his death?
***Update January 26, 2020
Esteban Trujillo has raised the question about whether or not the late CIA manager Bruce Clarke, Jr. was involved in Cicada 3301 as a founder, or at any point in its history. This is a good question as the sources from which this information was related to me are sometimes misleading or presenting false rumors as fact. In light of numerous falsehoods that have been planted in the public record, Esteban Trujillo is right to advise caution when discussing the history of Cicada 3301.
Here is what Trujillo had to say:
I have a small bone to pick. You mention Bruce Cooper Clarke, Jr. as a “founder” of 3301. There is zero forensic evidence that BCCJr played any role in 3301, or was even aware of it. At his death, he was an 88 year old man, he had been in failing health for many years. There are no indications that he was involved in any internet activities, indeed there is no proof that he even knew how to use a computer. Clarke was an analyst, as he ascended the ranks at CIA he migrated into arms control. He was in the end a bureaucrat, an administrator.There are no indicators that he was a cypherpunk. I am tracking a report that TS met the old man in Vienna, and I am aware of his claim that Clarke was godfather to his son. There is no proof of it.There is a 3301 origin story that is pushed by Outtrim that claims that 3301 was founded by a triumvirate of Murdock, TS and Clarke. Until I interviewed gHOST, I was aware of no evidence that Murdock had anything to do with the order. Now I cautiously accept that Murdock was involved, even played a principal role. The details shared by gHOST were persuasive. I published these details on my site.By comparison, the only evidence that Clarke was involved comes from TS, and I trust nothing that man says. I looked hard into Clarke. There is no proof that he was involved in 3301. There is meager evidence that he met TS in Vienna, probably through an interest in Mozart, though there is also a tale that TS was attempting to sell Mozart memorabilia as historical artifacts to museums and collectors. I am gathering the tendrils of this story.Thanks for listening!