One of our avid American Horror Story: Coven readers and commenters, Beth, has been furiously researching for clues on the theme for American Horror Story Season 4. Based on her research it is starting to look like American Horror Story: The Illuminati. Beth sent me reams of research which I attempted to pair down for you to the most relevant features. While I don’t always follow Beth’s train of thought, if you want the short version it looks like hypnosis and mind control are prominent issues.
From what I have looked into, it seems that 1950 was the height of the cold war. From Wikipedia, “U.S. officials quickly moved to escalate and expand “containment.” In a secret 1950 document, NSC-68, they proposed to strengthen their alliance systems, quadruple defense spending, and embark on an elaborate propaganda campaign to convince the U.S. public to fight this costly cold war. Truman ordered the development of a hydrogen bomb. In early 1950, the U.S. took its first efforts to oppose communist forces in Vietnam; planned to form a West German army, and prepared proposals for a peace treaty with Japan that would guarantee long-term U.S. military bases there.” [Source] For those reasons, I expect there to be a strong military presence next season. I’m thinking creepy Hogan’s Heroes.
Check out Beth’s investigation into the next season below. I hope she will answer some questions in comments because if you are like me, you will have a bunch!
The majority of the information points to the Illuminati, the Soviets – KGB and the American CIA. And how these agencies used and manipulated people to do their bidding. The information on mind control is substantiated and I do believe that the claims about Disney are fairly true. I looked into their films and imagery that illuminati stuff is very prevalent.
Most of the science on rockets, interrogation, eugenics, biological warfare is harvested from the Nazis with exception of Theremin and Tesla, (who were both Russian.) Some people say that America is the continuance of the Nazi war machine, since our medical, scientific and espionage departments were built on the backs of the Nazis from Operation paper clip. (Editors note: I’ll define the important terms later, keep reading)
The latest clue from Ryan Murphy stated that season 4 would take place in the 50s, plural, and possibly another time period. Could this be to explain a character’s past or to project into the future? Not known. (Editors Note: Here is the exact quote Ryan Murphy gave to EW “If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece. We try and do the opposite of what we’ve done before. Jessica Lange has already started practicing her German accent so I’m very excited!” He clearly specifies ONE year, not a decade.)
The first clue I noticed was baby Cici’s hospital ID bracelet. It listed the name, “Joseph Metzger” as well as “Williams baby girl”.
HERMANN JOSEPH METZGER
Hermann Joseph Metzger was Swiss. German is one of the official languages of Switzerland. He was very involved with the Illuminati and the Gnostic Catholic Church. In 1960, Metzger was named Patriarch of the Gnostic Catholic Church. Gnostic Catholic Church, is the ecclesiastical arm of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), an international fraternal initiatory organization devoted to promulgating the Law of Thelema.
Thelema is a philosophical, mystical and religious system elaborated by Aleister Crowley, (died 1947) and based on The Book of the Law. The word Catholic denotes the universality of doctrine and not a Christian or Roman Catholic belief set. [Source Wikipedia].
Here is how Metzger described himself in one of his first letters to Karl Germer: “Since my early youth I had to fight against peculiar difficulties. My family situation caused a lot of psychological complexes. I was raised so severly that my erotic impulses had been awakened very early …
The political aspect of my life can’t be separated from the religious one. Primarily I was catholic although rebellious already at the age of 12. After wanting to become a priest (which was supported by family’s friends) I turned towards the crassest materialism, that is: atheism and communism – also rebelliuous against fascism and Nazism which I had studied at their sources in Italy and Germany. I was politically active (propaganda and organisation) for several organisations in Switzerland. Although feeling that my mission was based upon other grounds before, only my arrest in the political context opened my mind for the area of “suggestion” and “hypnosis” …
Having become suspicious about each and everyone, I had to make up my mind. Broken minded, broken hearted and with a broken soul I had been left by friends, teachers and authorities — so having become humble and knowing that I know nothing I had to re-start from zero. … At this time I met my fatherly friend Dr. P[inkus] and I swore to myself to sacrifice my future life for the movement and its spiritual development.”
“It was Felix Lazerus Pinkus who taught Metzger the art of hypnosis. Alias Peter Mano (the name concurred with the then famous stage hypnotisist Hermano who performed in Zuerich in 1938-39); Metzger tried to earn his money as a “stage magician” and became member of an artist guild in 1943 in Zuerich. The surviving members of that guild remember that Metzger has been known as “doing everything on stage”. At the same time he drew horoscopes on a commercial basis.” [Source]
Frederic Mellinger described him( Metzger) thus: “While he has a keen and realistic intelligence, he surprises with an attitude of a mystico-magical miracle-man in modern attire. He reminds physiognomically of Groening, the famous German healer a la Rasputin, only with more suave features, a childish smile glorifying his rotten teeth of a Tibetan rodent.” [Source]
Ellic Howe who also had met Metzger: “I find it difficult (or impossible) to take Metzger at all seriously. In fact I regard him as a harmless nonentity. In fact he is a fairly typical occultist.” [Source]
WILLIAMS BABY GIRL
At first this seems ambivalent, but something very interesting came to light when I was researching Theremin, not the instrument but the inventor. (Editors Note: I have no idea what Theremin has to do with Williams Baby Girl but this is where Beth chose to discuss it. In the interest of clarity, I have limited the Wikipedia information to the proper time frame and what I consider points that might be relevant to American Horror Story Season Four. Should you wish to read the entire Wikidpedia entry for how this relates to “Williams Baby Girl” see the source tag following the quote. Also, I hope that Beth will explain for us how this is related to the ID bracelet.)
Theremin created the Buran eavesdropping system. A precursor to the modern laser microphone, it worked by using a low power infrared beam from a distance to detect the sound vibrations in the glass windows. Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the secret police organization NKVD (the predecessor of the KGB), used the Buran device to spy on the British, French and US embassies in Moscow. According to Galeyev, Beria also spied on Stalin; Theremin kept some of the tapes in his flat. In 1947, Theremin was awarded the Stalin prize for inventing this advance in Soviet espionage technology.
Theremin invented another listening device called The Thing. Disguised in a replica of the Great Seal of the United States carved in wood, in 1945 Soviet school children presented the concealed bug to U.S. Ambassador as a “gesture of friendship” to the USSR’s World War II ally. It hung in the ambassador’s residential office in Moscow, and intercepted confidential conversations there during the first seven years of the Cold War, until it was accidentally discovered in 1952. [Source]
CLUES RELATED TO DISNEY, ORLANDO, EPCOPT
Disney: Remember that clue about Disney… and the rocket scientist I mentioned, Werhner von Braun, whom Disney hired for help on a couple films? “
“Dr. Werhner von Braun, then Chief, Guided Missile Development Operation Division at Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, was visited by Walt Disney in 1954. In the 1950′s, von Braun worked with Disney Studio as a technical director, making three films about space exploration for television. A model of the V-2 rocket is in background.”
Well he was a Nazi that had his record bleached by the CIA to bring him into the country, (via Operation Paperclip) and worked for us on the rockets. A rocket he worked on was launched in 1950 in Cape Canaveral FL. (Editor’s note: Operation Paper Clip was a Joint intelligence mission in the US during the Cold War to attempt to recruit Nazi German Scientists. )
It is reported that Disney was a founding member of the anti-communist group. Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. (Editors Note: So why was he BFF with Nazi, von Braun. I am not following this at all.) In 1950. Disney began hosting a weekly anthology series on ABC entitled Disneyland.
“Disney was long rumored to be anti-Semitic during his lifetime, and such rumors persisted after his death. In 1938 he welcomed German filmmaker and Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl to Hollywood to promote her film Olympia. Even after news of Kristallnacht broke, Disney did not cancel his invitation to Riefenstahl. Disney told Riefensthal he admired her work but if it became known that he was considering hiring her, it would damage his reputation” “Animator Art Babbitt claimed to have seen Disney and his lawyer, Gunther Lessing, attending meetings of the German American Bund, a pro-Nazi organization, in the late 1930s” [SOURCE]
Disney and the Illuminati
Editor’s note: Um, if THIS is the only source for the Illuminati connection for Disney, you have no case. What little I read reads like a bunch of schizophrenics in tin foil hats, dictating libelous statements to talking monkeys. Y’all feel free to click the link, but it’s not going here.
So there you have it! What do you think season 4 of American Horror Story will be about? Tell me in comments and also leave your thoughts and questions for Beth there as well. Thanks, Beth for sharing your research with us!