Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jim Marrs has died

Jim Marrs
1943 - 2017

Author and researcher Jim Marrs died today. This was one profoundly charismatic guy—a lost breed. The world is a less dynamic place without him.

I walked into the hotel bar of a UFO conference in Tempe Arizona and saw Jim sitting alone at a table off in a corner. This was back in 2007, and I was nervous to do what I did next. I walked over and asked if I could join him. He smiled and said, “If you buy me a beer you sure can!” I asked what he was having, and he said Dos Equis. I went to the bar, ordered two of them and when I turned around I saw Anne and Whitley Strieber had joined him. I spent the next few hours saying very little and listening intently.

I had lunch with Jim a few years later at another conference, this time in Laughlin Nevada. I was waiting in line to get into the casino diner, and he was standing next to me with two women—one was researcher Paola Harris and the other was an investigator working on a book. We all stood together making small talk and he asked me to join them.

The one woman was researching a case that involved a murder she suspected was somehow connected to a military base. Jim was playing the role of mentor, offering his insights on how to proceed, what to look for, what to ask, what not to ask, and how to be careful. I was fascinated to sit and listen.

Jim cut his teeth in newspaper reporting in a bygone era of journalism. This was a writer who knew how to roll up his sleeves and get something done—and done well.
This is a 20-year old Jim Marrs dancing on stage at Jack Ruby's Carousel Club in Dallas Texas.  The photo was taken in October of 1963, a month before the Kennedy assassination.

But more than anything Jim exuded a folksy charisma. If he shared a beer with a witness at a bar, they would certainly fall under his spell. I can imagine the most tight-lipped government insider giving up juicy tidbits just because Jim was so disarming. He was a joy to be near.

I read Crossfire shortly after seeing Oliver Stone’s movie JFK. To say it blew me away would barely express the impact that book had on me.

Jim wrote about the JFK assassination, UFOs, 9-11, remote viewing, secret societies and more. He wrote a fictional book titled The Sisterhood of the Rose. A thriller set in during WWII. He said, “The problem with writing fiction is that it has to make sense!”

He also wrote a comic book titled Oswald’s Confession that fit the puzzle pieces together to help me understand what might have happened. This little gem is wonderful.

I am blessed to have know this amazing man.


Here's an interview I did with Jim back in 2013.


Mona Caravetta, CPT said...

I am so very sorry to hear Jim has passed on. He broadened my horizons with hi s fearless reporting and earnest search for truth.

Uriah said...

My favorite comment from Jim Mars. On coast to coast he revealed that he has been let into chambers of the pyramid other people have been restricted from and that their are obvious saw cuts. I find today anytime I bring up Egypt people go straight to aliens did it because the cuts are to precise. I have some of his theories and thoughts with me at all times.

Uriah said...

Meant to put the Great Pyramid