Sunday, February 1, 2015

199. Krishna Venta, January 1958

This group's moderator recently purchased a hard copy of this photo, which is dated January 18, 1958.  The photo, taken by Don Bennett Steffa (who apparently snapped quite a few photos of both Krishna Venta and the WKFL Fountain of the World members), is of Clyde Rowen and Krishna Venta.  Love the "Anchorage Rendezvous" necktie.

198. Krishna Venta, December 1958

This group's moderator recently purchased a hard copy of this photo, which is stamped as being from December 8, 1958 (two days before Krishna Venta's murder) and from the Anchorage Times.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

197. Krishna Venta, et al., December 1952

Left to right: Brother Claudius (later known as Brother Asaiah), Harry Hughes, Don Pritts and Krishna Venta.  This photo was apparently taken in Chicago.

196. "Krishna Venta: The Christ of Box Canyon" by Rebecca Bradley is an interesting article about Krishna Venta, written by an author with an enjoyable and highly readably style.

Three points about this article, though:

1.  In my research I've found nothing to support the assertion that "sexuality was strictly controlled except where it involved Krishna Venta, who was entitled to a kind of droit du messiah when it came to the women."

2.  The author claims that Krishna Venta was "mentored by Father Divine, who claimed to be God."  Aside from the Fountain being on Father Divine's mailing list, I've found nothing to support this.

3.  I appreciate the wording of the sentence "they also told stories of Krishna performing amateur (fatal) surgery" (i.e., I appreciate the fact that the author acknowledges that this was just an allegation made by the bombers in the days prior to their deaths and not anything substantiated).

And thanks to the author of this essay for acknowledging this blog as a source.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

195. Another Krishna Venta blog

There's another Krishna Venta blog out there other than this one - - and it contains some good stuff.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

194. "The Mystery of Kay's Cross" (YouTube video series)

Presenting "The Mystery of Kay's Cross," a five part YouTube video series by Matthew Havertz.  See also and

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

192. Krishna & Ruth Venta, 1949


If I can secure a free minute to do so, I'll be purchasing the original of this photo from eBay.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

191. Mysterious Kaysville cross opens to the public

From the article: "The K could also stand for “Krishna Venta,” a California cult leader who claimed to be a reincarnation of Jesus Christ who passed through Kaysville in the late 1940s.  'It seems the most plausible,' Peterson said of Krishna Venta. 'He was a real person.'"
See also:

Sunday, September 1, 2013

190. Photos of the Fountain of the World's Alaska property - My thanks to a person known to me only as "Travis," who forwarded this link to me with the note, "Here are some of my pictures I thought you might be interested in seeing."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

189. "Memories of a Cult from my childhood..."

This person's blog entry is a retread of the items one already finds on the web regarding Krishna Venta.  The only real items of interest in it, at least in my opinion are:
"They [Fountain members] used to show up in my little town every so often, elegant in white robes, and somewhat inelegant in the aroma that wafted from beneath those robes. They'd go door to door, asking for donations. My mother, soft-hearted and kindly woman that she was, always gave them a dollar or two, and then cautioned us children not to mention that to our father, who was less soft-hearted and tended to be unkind to crazy people coming to the door...I was all of 13 years old when that [the December 1958 explosion] happened, and it was the talk of the town for some time. We were not supposed to know about the philandery, of course, being so young, but we did."

For years now, I've been friends with a person who belonged to Krishna Venta's Fountain of the World for twenty years.  Their response to the above was, "What aroma came from under our robes? We showered normally all the time.  It's so amazing what people can say, isn't it?"

Monday, May 21, 2012

187. Fountain members, 1956

This group's moderator recently purchased the original of this photo.

Monday, April 30, 2012