Sword and Scale Episode 5

Sword and Scale Episode 5

Imagine a criminal conspiracy and cover-up so so massive in scale, involving the highest levels of government and industry, that it threatens the very fabric of the American system.  Now imagine that the crimes of this criminal syndicate are so horrible, so horrendous, that the mere mention of them would be frowned upon in polite society, and the very idea of such a conspiracy being possible would be laughable and downright absurd.  Yet, in September of 1982, the unexplained disappearance of a 12-year-old boy named Johnny Gosch, set a series of events into motion that would have earth-shattering ramifications to this day.

In this episode of Sword and Scale, we’ll delve into Part 1 of a series titled The Massive Cover-Up one of the strangest and most outrageous criminal conspiracy theories ever told, including audio from many of those who witnessed the story unfolding firsthand.  We’re also delve into all the bizarre side-stories that spin off like fractals into their own mysterious endings.

The show concludes with a viral video that made headlines last week.  In keeping with the theme, it is that of a sexual abuse victim named Jamie that decided that if the law wasn’t going to help her, perhaps YouTube and the outrage of millions could.  You won’t want to miss this clip.





I’ll Red Wagon by Marcia Cirillo

  • Guest

    You know whats crazy. I met this guy once who told me about a situation he was in and how president bush was connected. He was a young boy during the time and there was molestation. I KNEW when I read the description of this bush would come up and it just solidified everything.

  • Shocked

    This is incredibly damning! Can’t wait for the next Part

  • Bob

    I’m confused by the presenter in the audio @ 15:00. He seems to feel obligated to enforce that Larry King is black – he actually does so emphatically three times in the first 25 seconds. Two these, he actually restates his phrase to add ‘black’ to make sure the listener knows this. What’s up with that? Who is this dolt?

  • Wivvlenaire Jean-Baptiste

    I hope there is some justice at the end of this story.

  • http://www.lovedbyalex.com/ Loved By Alex

    Was this in 1992 or 1982? it says ’92 above, but everywhere else on the web it says ’82?

    • Amber

      He disappeared in 1982.

  • jay

    What in the holy fucking fuck is going on in the world, and apparently has been going on for quite some time, that people feel powerful and satisfied by fucking little boys? WTF is that? I mean, is that why I’m not rich and powerful? Because that’s not my end goal?

    Someone tried to explain this to me and it came down to power: getting away with fucking a little white boy is forbidden. Ok, I get that, but I think it’s more twisted than that. The first time some greasy old dude rips a kid open, he ruins that kid. Forever. I think that’s the real thrill: ruining a soul until it becomes a ragged, worthless thing. Then disposing of it.

    If history is any lesson, there’s little reason to suspect any justice will every come for the victims of this ring of horrors. Saddening.

  • Stephanie

    How do we combat the elite and powerful without getting murdered ourselves? This kind of molestation/satanic ritual/abuse of power/I don’t really know/psychosis goes on all around us everyday behind closed doors but within such close reach to us. I just can’t believe it continues, and as a fully capable yet static citizen I feel partially responsible for it.

  • jib213

    I love this podcast but I found this episode way too far-fetched so gave up just before the end of the first Part.

  • Marc

    The claims of the extent of how deep this ‘conspiracy’ goes starts to creep up if not jump into the same area where the Satanic Panic of the 80s went. That there are these deep levels and rings of people doing this that also includes celebrities.

    Although I know that horrible things like child prostitution rings of course do exist and that I don’t discredit that Johnny Gosch was abducted, the level of conspiracy seems like a stretch. Did anyone else feel this way?

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