The Finders

Through a glass, very darkly. . . . (click image to read a larger version)


This strange case captivated my attention back in the late 80s/early 90s (and there are echoes of it in Blackwater Lights). It’s about as creepy as it gets, with hints of blood rituals (a sacrificed goat), mind-control, cult practices, and potential abuse and global trafficking of children. Oh, yes, the CIA was involved as well. Is this a whole lot of nothing or just the tip of something very deep and dark?

The Washington City Paper did a feature on The Finders and their leader, Marion Pettie:

And here is the Dept. of the Treasury investigation report (PDF) that concludes no further action needed to be taken because the activities of The Finders had become a “CIA internal manner.”


Michael Hughes
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Michael M. Hughes is a writer and performer. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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