Sword and Scale Episode 6

Sword and Scale Episode 6

This is the conclusion to a two part saga involving the organized abduction and abuse of children and ritualistic murders by satanic cults allegedly headed by the top levels of government at a mysterious all-male retreat known as Bohemian Grove.  We tell the tale of what has become to be known as The Franklin Coverup and follow the trail of young Johnny Gosch and several other youngsters who were persecuted by the very system that was supposed to protect them, all for sharing their nightmare with us.  Witness intimidation kept this story under wraps, but some individuals took the fall while countless others probably got away with outright murder.

Johnny Gosch





  • http://mayramm.com/ MayraMM

    This is the craziest story I ever heard, and what’s sick is it’s probably still going on. And this kid, now a man, is still out there, still living the horror, and probably perpetuating horrors, as well; a really severe Stockholm Syndrome, like Bonacci.

    Oh, and the guy hit by the car? My new fav person, too. Imagine just kicking it with him!

  • Angelina Pasqualina

    If her son had come home, why did she not try to keep him from his captors? It seems like she let him go back to them. It’s all very strange and horrific.

    • RednGreen

      I was wondering the same thing! This was almost unbelievable to me. Totally baffled.

  • Rachel Eve Newman

    I mean it seems to me that if he made it his way home, he wouldn’t be in grave danger, but at a prime opportunity to report a crime, and clearly had already escaped. She also does not elaborate on how she is supposed to help. Also, why did she not report it to the police that night and how was it so easy for him just to slip into the night without even saying he will be back or how to reach him or that he will reach back out to her? Just another disappearance? I mean.. is he really still “missing” if he came back and chose to leave again?

    My next questin is, how do we know that those photos of him are authentic and why were they sent to her? I can’t imagine that if they were trying to run a sex ring they would even care to send her photos of him. It seems that someone would send photos of her son if they were trying to taunt her, trying to be caught or asking for some sort of ransom or something. Doesn’t make sense.

    • kensington

      I was completely baffled by that claim as well. If we are to believe that he came back home after years of being snatched off the street how was he allowed to leave? I want to believe her, I wish there was more information as to how this specific event went down. A picture, a signature, a letter, a trip to the local media outlet (nowadays your YouTube account) would lend a lot more credibility. Again, her account is heart wrenching and believable, but this single claim of him coming home years later simply boggled my mind.

      • Max Stiles

        This part of the story –when he returns for a moment after 32 years– is kind of fishy and, sadly, delegitimizes many of her other claims that I want to empathize with. I read in wiki that the photos sent to her were fake, and one featured a scene in the1960s of some magicians pulling off an escape trick, but could have easily been misinterpreted (especially in this sensitive case) as a scene of real life bondage.

  • ShellBell99

    I’m not sure how I feel about this episode. This is an EXTREMELY hard pill to swallow. The implications are so totally beyond anything that I can honestly accept. Did anyone else feel like the mom was a little kooky?

  • Wivvlenaire Jean-Baptiste

    This is the strangest story I’ve ever heard. It sound slike something out of a movie. The biggest evidence of truth in this story to me is the trail of dead bodies.

  • kensington

    I just watched a YouTube video that appears to be “a conspiracy of silence” and I can whole heartedly say I am still completely enthralled/appalled by this story. A few quick Wikipedia searches and YouTube searches basically leave me where I left off. By watching the video I was left with one major question -> Where does this story stand now? By that I mean all these questions: Has anyone tracked down Larry king? Is he out of jail? What about the girl who Is serving 20+ years for perjury? Is she out? Has she recanted? Have there been any more deaths linked to the case? What does decamp say about this today?

    My last comment is that this whole story reminded me of a similar ring of decrepit and abhorrent behavior that was allegedly committed by members of parliament in the UK.

    I just don’t get it at all – I hope that I never can because this is some of the worst stuff I’ve ever heard humans do to each other.

    • Endless Meghan Warner

      The Last Podcast on the Left did a 3 parter on the Franklin Cover up. It’s rough.

  • Max Stiles

    So many questions….
    What happened with the Dad and the look-alike replacement wife? I read that Larry King got 10 years for embezzlement. Anything ever come of his involvement with the sex ring?

  • ciro

    how did adnan’s case on serial get so much press and this story remain unheard of?

  • Patrick

    This story has left me with the sad realisation of the world we live in. I think about it every day and it breaks my heart. Those poor kids.

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