Friday, July 17, 2015

201. Krishna Venta, August 1949


This photo is stamped "August 30 1949" and bears the following notation on the back: "SHOELESS A self-styeled 'messiah,' 'Krishna Venta,' and his attractive wife, Ruth, visited Mayor Lee Monday to get the low-down on Portland.  He is looking for the nation's 'most righteous city.'"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

200. Article from "Police Detective," June 1967 (Courtesy of DebS)

This document is courtesy of DebS.
 
 
This document is courtesy of DebS.
 
 
This document is courtesy of DebS.
 
 
This document is courtesy of DebS.
 
 
This document is courtesy of DebS.
 
 
This document is courtesy of DebS.
 
 
This document is courtesy of DebS.
 


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

http://www.skepticink.com/lateraltruth/2014/11/21/krishna-venta-the-christ-of-box-canyon/ 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 -
http://mkv-archives.blogspot.com/ - 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 http://kayscrossmystery.blogspot.com/p/doing-research.html and https://plus.google.com/110201805774868436111#110201805774868436111/posts

Episode 1:

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Episode 4:


Episode 5: