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Ozarks "theorized" to host coming global catastrophe

Show uses local landmarks, residents, imagination to prop up conspiracy theories

November 27, 2012|by: Jerry Jacob

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- We should all be flattered. 

According to multiple contentions made Monday on a cable television show, the Ozarks is about to become the center of what remains of human civilization.

"Conspiracy Theory," hosted by Jesse Ventura, followed a "trail" of "evidence" to multiple locations across the Ozarks, claiming to support the notion that a powerful group is very close to bringing about the end of life as we know it; a group that will subsequently make the Ozarks its home.

The show begins with an unseen narrator claiming, "Jesse Ventura is staging a kamikaze raid on a secret, underground lair."  The accompanying video shows Ventura riding near the entrance of Springfield Underground, a well-known storage facility in Northeast Springfield.  Neither the facility's name nor its commercial purposes are ever mentioned.

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The entire show can be viewed HERE.

Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle played a bit role in the production.  He chauffeured Ventura and his crew to a Christian County construction site, the future home of the Pensmore Castle.  

"Conspiracy Theory" never named the building.  It was referred to multiple times as "The Death Star."

Kyle says the "Conspiracy Theory" group visited Christian County more than a year ago to record the segment.  He had less than flattering things to say about the experience.

"They were clearly grasping at straws," Kyle said of being with Ventura's crew.  When contacted Tuesday, Kyle was not aware that the episode had aired.  "I'll go on-line and watch it," he said, adding, "though I'm not sure I want to."

The Pensmore Castle has been the subject of multiple profiles since the start of its construction, including a profile on NBC's Today Show seen HERE.

Louis Griesemer of Springfield Underground was also unaware the program had aired, or even existed, despite his facility being named as the "lifeboat" for survivors of an approaching apocalyptic event.

"Well, that was weird," he said immediately following a viewing of the episode on-line.  Then, laughing, added, "you have to have an active imagination for that!"

Griesemer says the portions showing their facility were spliced with video from a similar facility in Kansas City, and the size of Springfield Underground was exaggerated by a factor of ten.  More about Springfield Underground can be found HERE.

Also playing a prominent role in the production was a local man referred to only as "the white rabbit."  It was implied that the "white rabbit" was familiar with knowing secrets of the "Illuminati."  However, the man is a well known local adventurer who posts pictures of area caves and other underground features of the Ozarks on his website (HERE).  He is also well known to local authorities and property owners for pathological bouts of trespassing on, or under, private land.

Mountain View, Arkansas was also featured in the production.  The town's "suspiciously large number" of banks was said to be serving as the repository of the wealth of those about to move to the Ozarks to survive the end of the world.  An unusually large increase in the number of earthquakes was suspicioned to be the result of the construction of underground bunkers.

"The Illuminati is setting up headquarters in the Ozarks.  Evidence of a plot to take over the world," the program reported.  "The secret elite is ready to make their biggest move.  Ready to murder the people of the world.  Their plan is right here, right now."

A popular counter argument to those conspiracy theories can be found HERE.

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