BRIEF REPORTS FROM INVESTIGATOR
MAGAZINE 168 (2016 May)
PROPHET'S EBOLA PREDICTION
Investigator #166 reprinted a
"Warning From God", e-mailed by a prophet who claims to get visions
from God, and cautioned against taking such messages seriously.
This particular prophet wrote: "Obama is following the orders of Evelyn
Rothschild to spread Ebola in America on behalf of the New World Order…
I was seeing the rapid advancement of the ebola virus in this nation."
The prophet also claimed Ebola would reach all over China and "one
third" would die.
Did "God" get it right?
The Weekend Australian for
January 16-17, 2016 reported: "After 11,300 deaths, Ebola outbreak is
The Ebola plague started in a village in Guinea in December 2013,
spread to nearby towns and: "went on to overwhelm the health
systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which … suffered all but
15 of the fatalities… The last known cases were discharged from
an isolation ward on December 3…"
It seems that the prophet was wrong and Obama has been defamed and
could have a case for libel!
MYTHBUSTERS QUIT BUSTING
For 14 years Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have shown the world what's
real and what's not.
They were the hosts, main investigators and special effects experts on
the television program MythBusters.
Beginning on January 23, 2003 and finishing March 5, 2016 the 248
episodes showed 2391 experiments, approximately 700 explosions, and the
destruction of about 300 cars in the analysis of 769 myths. They tested
movie scenes, rumours, proverbs and bizarre claims and passed a verdict
on each as confirmed, plausible or busted.
Hyneman, Savage and co-myth-busters Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Grant
Imahara and Jessi Combs made myth-busting entertaining by keeping the
science simple; by rivalry in designing alternative experiments; and
"MEDITATING" GURU STORED IN FREEZER
Guru Ashutosh Maharaj, one of thousands of "godmen" in India, died in
2014 and was stored in a freezer.
He was the leader of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan (DJJS) (Divine
Light Awakening Mission) based in the town of Nurmahal in the Punjab.
Doctors declared him dead from a heart attack in February 2014, but his
disciples claimed he was in transcendental meditation.
Swami Vishalanand, spokesman for the sect, declared that millions of
followers would wait for the guru to finish meditating.
Ashutosh Maharaj (1946 - 2014) was born Mahesh Kumar Jha into a Hindu
He became a spiritual leader and founded DJJS, a non-profit spiritual
organization, in 1983 in the Punjab. It was registered as a
socio-spiritual society/non-governmental organization in 1991.
The organization claims to have 30 million followers. It has 350
branches in 15 countries, and property estimated to value US$160
million. The organization's website defines their mission: "To
usher into a world wherein every individual becomes an embodiment of
truth, fraternity, and justice through the eternal science of
self-realization – 'Brahm Gyan', uprooting in its wake all social evils
Ashutosh was controversial among the Sikh community. He was accused of
distorting Sikh teachings and making negative comments about Sikhism.
There were also some violent clashes and demands for a ban on his
On 29 January 2014 Ashutosh suffered a heart attack and was declared
clinically dead by doctors. His followers claimed he was in "samadhi"
or deep meditation.
DJJS management hoped he would soon wake up and stored his body in a
freezer to simulate conditions favourable to meditation.
Ashutosh's former chauffeur Pooran Singh petitioned the court for a
post-mortem examination of the corpse. Another man claiming to be the
son of Ashutosh appealed to the court for the body to be brought to his
home town for cremation. However, DJJS management claimed Ashutosh was
single and had no family, and so his "meditation" in the freezer
On 1 December 2014 the High Court ordered that the last rites for
Ashutosh be performed in 15 days. The ruling was later suspended and
further hearings postponed to February 2015.
The Weekend Australian, March
15-16, 2014, p. 10
NO BATHING SINCE 1974
"Indian dad hasn't washed for 35 years", reported The Australian in 2009.
Kailash Singh (b. 1946) took the decision not to bathe in 1974 when he
married, because a priest guaranteed him a son if he did not wash or
cut his hair.
Kailash gained a reputation as "the world's smelliest man" and his hair
grew almost 2 metres long.
His wife Kalavati Devi, six years younger than him, threatened not to
sleep with him but evidently relented since she gave him seven
Despite fathering seven daughters Kailash still refused to wash his
body claiming only a son would change his mind.
He did regularly wash his hands and face with water but aside from that
had only a regular evening “fire bath” which he said "helps kill germs
The "fire bath" consisted of smoking marijuana, praying to Shiva and
dancing round a bonfire.
Kailash who lives in a village near the holy city of Varanasi outraged
his family by even refusing a ritual dip in the Ganges after his
Kailash’s family once tried to force him to bathe in a river, but he
fought them off.
His professional life suffered too. He had to close his grocery store
when customers stopped shopping there, after which he tended cattle and
tilled fields near Varanasi airport.
The Australian 2009,