The FBI Declassifies Files on The Finders and McMartin Pre-school Child Trafficking Cases

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The McMartin Preschool case involved claims of sexual assault against children that included satanic animal sacrifices and rituals in hidden rooms. In 1984, Raymond Buckey, a teacher, was arrested on 79 counts of child molestation. Buckey was not convicted after defense claimed that the testimony of the children had been implanted by their psychological examiners. The children said they were threatened that if they told anyone, their parents would be killed, Judy Johnson, 42, a mother who was a key witness, was discovered dead in her home, cause unknown, as the case went to trial. Retired FBI chief Ted L. Gunderson continued investigating on behalf of the parents and commissioned an archaeological survey for tunnels. The FBI documents confirm a tunnel.

The FBI has also declassified documents related to ‘The Finders’, a purported spiritual group under the direction of Marion Pettie, whose wife had been employed by the CIA. The group was alleged to have been child abductors, child traffickers, pedophiles, satanists, and a front for CIA operations. The Finders were reportedly caught many times, but prosecutors declined to press charges, and the FBI, the US State Department and others helped cover it up every time. Some researchers allege that the Finders supported brainwashed assassins.

In 1983, a woman named Judy Johnson from the affluent California community of Manhattan Beach went to the police, claiming that her 2-year-old son had been molested by Raymond “Ray” Buckey, a 28-year-old teacher at McMartin Preschool. Police began their investigation by notifying the parents of current and former students about the possibility of sexual abuse their child.

Numerous children told similar stories of satanic animal sacrifices and sexual rituals in secret rooms at the school. By 1984, Buckey was arrested on 79 counts of child molestation. His mother was also arrested as a conspirator, as well as several other members of the Buckey family, because McMartin Preschool was owned and operated by the Buckey-McMartin family.

The children said they were warned that if they told anyone, their parents would be killed. And sure enough, just as Buckey’s trial got underway in 1986 — a trial in which Judy Johnson was a key witness — she was discovered dead in her home, cause unknown. She was just 42 years old.

Almost exactly one year later, a former police officer who served as an investigator for the defense suicided himself at home.

With Johnson dead, Buckey’s defense attorney was able to impeach her character during the trial. It was also argued that the testimony of the children had been influenced (or implanted) by the psychological examiners who interviewed them. Ultimately, Buckey was not convicted. A second jury deadlocked in 1990, and the case was dismissed.

For six years, the police and the FBI had actively investigated the McMartin Preschool case, according to the Los Angeles Times. After they closed their file — and the Buckey family revealed they had sold the shuttered McMartin Preschool to Arnold Goldstein for the development of an office building — frustrated parents of the abused children hired the subsequently retired chief and head of the Los Angeles FBI, special agent Ted L. Gunderson (1928-2011) to continue with the investigation, and commissioned an archaeological survey.

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Boomer Lady
Boomer Lady
6 months ago

Very young children under 5 years have vivid imaginations. I remember following this case back then. What I believe happened was that some children found the entrances to the underground tunnels, thus explaining how they knew they were there and where they led. If there were artifacts in the tunnels indicating rituals, that might be convincing. But what I remember of the coverage, one or two teachers were initially accused. Then as other teachers one by one were asked what they saw, they replied that they didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. Then each of them were accused as… Read more »

Discernment
Discernment
6 months ago
Reply to  Boomer Lady

Did you take the vaccine?

Robert Lexington
Robert Lexington
6 months ago
Reply to  Boomer Lady

If you know of what goes on in today’s ever degrading world then you’ll know by extrapolation that the “high” courts, lawyers, politicians, all the way up to the highest levels in govt. are deep up to their necks. However, the retired FBI chief Ted Gunderson was an exception. Evil cannot exist in a morality based society.

Robert Lexington
Robert Lexington
6 months ago

Yes and I suppose it’s all just a cohencidence?If you know of what goes on in today’s ever degrading world then you’ll know by extrapolation that the “high” courts, lawyers, politicians, all the way up to the highest levels in govt. are deep up to their necks. However, the retired FBI chief Ted Gunderson was an exception. Evil cannot exist in a morality based society.