- Author Steve Quayle alleges that 40 microbiologist have
died under suspicious circumstances in the last four years -- most of them
specializing in vaccines and bio-weapons research. The deaths include stabbings,
drownings, plane crashes and hit-and-run crashes. Some were ruled suicides.
Theres only been several whove died of natural causes.
- Below is a partial list of dead microbiologists and scientists:
- November 6, 2001: Jeffrey Paris Wall's body was found
sprawled next to a three-story parking structure near his office. Mr. Wall,
41, had studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a
biomedical expert who held a medical degree, and he also specialized in
patent and intellectual property. It had been alleged that Jeffrey Wall
had a connection to Biofem.
- November 16, 2001: Dr. Don Wiley, 57, disappears during
a business trip to Memphis, Tennessee. He had just bought tickets to take
his son to Graceland the following day. Police found his rental car on
a bridge outside Memphis. His body was later found in the Mississippi River.
Wiley was one of the world's leading researchers of deadly viruses, including
HIV and the Ebola virus. He was an expert on the immune system's response
to viral attacks.
- November 21, 2001: World-class microbiologist and high-profile
Russian defector Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, dies of a stroke. Pasechnik,
who defected to Britain in 1989, succeeded in producing an aerosolized
plague microbe that could survive outside the laboratory. He was connected
to Britain's spy agency and recently had started his own company. "In
the last few weeks of his life he had put his research on anthrax at the
disposal of the [British] Government, in the light of the threat from bioterrorism.
- November 24, 2001: Three more dead microbiologists: A
Swissair flight from Berlin to Zurich crashes during its landing approach;
22 are killed and nine survive. Among those killed are Dr. Yaakov Matzner,
54, dean of the Hebrew University school of medicine; Amiramp Eldor, 59,
head of the haematology department at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv and
a world-recognized expert in blood clotting; and Avishai Berkman, 50, director
of the Tel Aviv public health department and businessman
- December 10, 2001: Dead microbiologist: "Dr. Robert
Schwartz, 57, was stabbed and slashed with what police believe was a sword
in his farmhouse in Leesberg, Va. His daughter, who identifies herself
as a pagan high priestess, and three of her fellow pagans have been charged."
[Globe and Mail, 5/4/02] All were part of what they called a coven, and
interested in magic, fantasy and self-mutilation. The police have no motive
as to why they would have wanted to kill Schwartz, who was a single parent
and said to be very close to his children. Schwartz worked at Virginia's
Center for Innovative Technology on DNA sequencing and pathogenic microorganisms.
- December 14, 2001: Dead microbiologist: Nguyen Van Set,
44, dies in an airlock filled with nitrogen in his lab in Geelong, Australia.
The lab had just been written up in the journal Nature for its work in
genetic manipulation and DNA sequencing. Scientists there had created a
virulent form of mousepox. "They realized that if similar genetic
manipulation was carried out on smallpox, an unstoppable killer could be
- January 2002: Two dead microbiologists: Ivan Glebov and
Alexi Brushlinski. Glebov died as the result of a bandit attack and Brushlinski
was killed in Moscow. Both were well known around the world and members
of the Russian Academy of Science.
- February 9, 2002: Dead microbiologist: Victor Korshunov,
56, is bashed over the head and killed at the entrance of his home in Moscow,
Russia. He was the head of the microbiology sub-faculty at the Russian
State Medical University and an expert in intestinal bacteria.
- February 11, 2002: Dead microbiologist: Dr. Ian Langford,
40, is found dead, partially naked and wedged under a chair in his home
in Norwich, England. When found, his house was described as "blood-spattered
and apparently ransacked." He was one of Europe's leading experts
on environmental risk.
- February 28, 2002: Two dead microbiologists in San Francisco:
While taking delivery of a pizza, Tanya Holzmayer, 46, is shot and killed
by a colleague, Guyang Huang, 38, who then apparently shot himself. Holzmayer
moved to the US from Russia in 1989. Her research focused on the part of
the human molecular structure that could be affected best by medicine.
Holzmayer was focusing on helping create new drugs that interfere with
replication of the virus that causes AIDS. One year earlier, Holzmayer
obeyed senior management orders to fire Huang.
- March 24, 2002: Dead microbiologist: David Wynn-Williams,
55, is hit by a car while jogging near his home in Cambridge, England.
He was an astrobiologist with the Antarctic Astrobiology Project and the
NASA Ames Research Center. He was studying the capability of microbes to
adapt to environmental extremes, including the bombardment of ultraviolet
rays and global warming.
- March 25, 2002: Dead microbiologist: Steven Mostow, 63,
dies when the airplane he was piloting crashes near Denver, Colorado. He
worked at the Colorado Health Sciences Centre and was known as "Dr.
Flu" for his expertise in treating influenza, and expertise on bioterrorism.
Mostow was one of the country's leading infectious disease experts.
- November 12 2002: Dr. Benito Que, 52, was "an expert
in infectious diseases and cellular biology at the Miami Medical School.
Police originally suspected that he had been beaten on in a carjacking
in the medical school's parking lot. Strangely enough, though, his body
showed no signs of a beating.
- June 24, 2003: Dr. Leland Rickman, a UC San Diego expert
on infectious diseases and, since Sept. 11, 2001 a consultant on bioterrorism.
He was 47. Rickman died while on a teaching assignment in Lesotho, a small
country bordered on all sides by South Africa. He had complained of a headache,
but the cause of death was not immediately known. The physician had been
working in Lesotho with Dr. Chris Mathews, director of the UC San Diego
Medical Center's Owen Clinic, teaching African medical personnel about
the prevention and treatment of AIDS.Rickman, the incoming president of
the Infectious Disease Assn. of California, was a multidisciplinary professor
and practitioner with expertise in infectious diseases, internal medicine,
epidemiology, microbiology and antibiotic utilization
- July 18, 2003: David Kelly, a British biological weapons
expert, was said to have slashed his own wrists while walking near his
home. Kelly was the Ministry of Defence's chief scientific officer and
senior adviser to the proliferation and arms control secretariat, and to
the Foreign Office's non-proliferation department. The senior adviser on
biological weapons to the UN biological weapons inspections teams(Unscom)
from 1994 to 1999, he was also, in the opinion of his peers, pre-eminent
in his field, not only in this country, but in the world.
- November 20, 2003: Scientist Robert Leslie Burghoff,
45 was killed by a hit and run driver that jumped the kerb and ploughed
into him in the 1600 block of South Braeswood, Texas. He was studying the
virus plaguing cruise ships. April 2004: Mohammed Munim al-Izmerly, a distinguished
Iraqi chemistry professor dies in American custody from a sudden hit to
the back of his head caused by blunt trauma. It was uncertain exactly how
he died, but someone had hit him from behind, possibly with a bar or a
pistol. His battered corpse turned up at Baghdad's morgue and the cause
of death was initially recorded as "brainstem compression". It
was discovered that US doctors had made a 20cm incision in his skull.
- May 5, 2004: A Russian scientist at a former Soviet biological
weapons laboratory in Siberia died after an accident with a needle laced
with ebola. Scientists and officials said the accident had raised concerns
about safety and secrecy at the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology,
known as Vector, which in Soviet times specialized in turning deadly viruses
into biological weapons. Vector has been a leading recipient of aid in
an American programme.
- May 14, 2004: Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, a Norwich Free Academy
graduate, 56, died after being beaten to death during an alleged robbery.
Mallove was well respected for his knowledge of cold fusion. He had just
published an open letter outlining the results of and reasons for his last
15 years in the field of new energy research. Dr. Mallove was convinced
it was only a matter of months before the world would actually see a free
- June 22, 2004: Astronomer and physicist, Austrian born
Thomas Gold famous over the years for a variety of bold theories that flout
conventional wisdom died of heart failure. Golds theory of the deep hot
biosphere holds important ramifications for the possibility of life on
other planets, including seemingly inhospitable planets within our own
solar system. He was Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Cornell University
and wass the founder (and for 20 years director) of Cornell Center for
Radiophysics and Space Research. He was also involved in air accident investigation.
- July 3, 2004: Dr Paul Norman, 52, of Salisbury, Wiltshire,
was killed when the single-engine Cessna 206 he was piloting crashed in
Devon. He was married with a 14-year-old son and a 20-year-old daughter,
and was the chief scientist for chemical and biological defence at the
Ministry of Defences laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire. The crash site
was examined by officials from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and
the wreckage of the aircraft was removed from the site to the AAIB base
- July 21, 2004: Dr Bassem al-Mudares' mutilated body was
found in the city of Samarra, Iraq*. He was a phD chemist and had been
tortured before being killed.
- July 29, 2004: 67-year-old John Mullen, a nuclear research
scientist with McDonnell Douglas dies from a huge dose of poisonous arsenic.
Police investigating will not say how Mullen was exposed to the arsenic
or where it came from. At the time of his death he was doing contract work
- August 12, 2004: Professor John Clark, head of the science
lab which created Dolly the sheep, was found hanging in his holiday home.
Prof Clark led the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, one of the worlds leading
animal biotechnology research centres. He played a crucial role in creating
the transgenic sheep that earned the institute worldwide fame. Prof Clark
also founded three spin-out firms from Roslin - PPL Therapeutics, Rosgen
and Roslin BioMed.
- September 5, 2004: Mohammed Toki Hussein al-Talakani
Iraqi nuclear scientist* was shot dead in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.
He was a practising nuclear physicist since 1984.
- December 21, 2004: Taleb Ibrahim al-Daher Iraqi nuclear
scientist was shot dead north of Baghdad by unknown gunmen. He was on his
way to work at Diyala University when armed men opened fire on his car
as it was crossing a bridge in Baqouba, 57 km northeast of Baghdad. The
vehicle swerved off the bridge and fell into the Khrisan river. Al-Daher,
who was a professor at the local university, was removed from the submerged
car and rushed to Baqouba hospital where he was pronounced dead.
- January 7, 2005: Korean Jeong H. Im, retired research
assistant professor at the University of Missouri - Columbia and primarily
a protein chemist, died of multiple stab wounds to the chest before firefighters
found in his body in the trunk of a burning car on the third level of the
Maryland Avenue Garage. MUPD with the assistance of the Columbia Police
Department and Columbia Fire Department are conducting a death investigation
of the incident. A person of interest described as a male 6 62 wearing
some type of mask possible a painters mask or drywall type mask was seen
in the area of the Maryland Avenue Garage.
- Quayle also supects that more than 310 Iraqi scientists
are thought to have perished at the hands of Israeli secret agents in Iraq
since fall of Baghdad to US troops in April 2003.
- From Jim Tanner
- Dear Jeff,
- While this may be the case I would suggest that if you
looked at any group of scientists you would find some in the 50 and up
age group dying from old age and some dying in plane crashes.
- With that behind us, I can remember microbiologists getting
together after the Anthrax scare in 2001 and comparing notes on who had
the capabilities to manufacture weapons grade Anthrax.
- It is pretty simple to produce bacteria in the lab.
Even juniors in college do it. Micro cultures are wonderfully cooperative.
That is why we have such vast quantities of beer and wine. . What you
need then is the ability to produce and maintain the culture in the lab
without wiping yourself out.
- There are about three more steps after that. Every step
along the way here reduces the number of people and facilities that could
have produced or had access to the Anthrax used.
- I suspect that the Microbiology community had a top 20
list of people and places on that top step. As the noose tightened around
the real criminals of the Anthrax scare, they may have begun to liquidate
their colleagues that were too curious.
- One note in favor of your epidemic. Biologists study
population growth curves. One of the first studied is the J-curve. The
number of employees employed by certain areas of the military-industrial
complex has followed that curve: the number of employees going into Iraq
in the first year of the war, for example.
- But the curve that is most impressive that also fits
the J-curve is the number of civilians killed in Texas, then in Afghanistan,
then in Iraq as Bush has gone from governor to president in the first term.
If we follow this curve and his recent gung-ho speech to spread "freedom"
and "liberty" he can hit 1 million during his second term. For
that he will need WMD's, very likely biological.
- Best wishes,
- Jim Tanner