Who was Mae Brussell?

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | November 30, 2014

Mae Brussell (May 29, 1922 – October 3, 1988)

Mae Brussell Pine Cone Photo

Mae in her office

She was a housewife and mother of five who later became the most remarkable and talented researcher possibly of all time. How did she predict so many major events like the Robert Kennedy assassination or the Ronald Reagan attempted assassination? Not by magic, not by her psychic powers but by fundamental, detailed research. Even though she admitted that most of the news was slanted and controlled, she read and listened carefully to what was said and what was unsaid.  She kept detailed, indexed records, which gave her a big view; distilling patterns and trends from the breadcrumbs the media left behind.

MaeOnTheAirShe had an incredible mind and an equally incredible indexed physical filing system consisting of over 40 file cabinets and 100s of boxes which are now neglected in San Jose, California due to lack of funds.  She would painstakingly and physically cut and paste news and magazine clippings –that you or I would consider mundane– into her filing system. She would pay attention to news stories that hit the wire and then disappeared and then she would do further research to find out why this or that important news story was dropped. She discovered that Lennon’s doorman was CIA for example.   She paid attention to who moved into the neighborhood near Oswald months before the JFK assassination and who moved out just after the assassination. Turned out it was the same folks; more than 30 people all together.  Coincidence?  One took a job as a mechanic who turned out to be CIA. All had better and different jobs after they moved. She called them “Migratory Birds.”   After establishing herself with a radio show, her helpers and supporters were called ‘Brussell Sprouts’.

Wikipedia: In her early life, she was a married housewife with five children and living in Southern California. After the Kennedy assassination, she bought the 26-volume Warren Commission Hearings. NOTE: This was twenty-six volumes of supporting documents, including the testimony or depositions of 552 witnesses and more than 3,100 exhibits representing more than 20,000 pages of disorganized mess that Mae took the time to read in its entirety, index and organize.  

About Mae:

Mae Brussell and books

Mae Brussell and Books

On May 29, 1968 Mae confronted Rose Kennedy at the Monterey Peninsula Airport and handed her a note telling her Robert Kennedy would soon be assassinated. A week later he was shot to death at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Mae’s first published article in Paul Krassner’s The Realist was actually financed by John Lennon (Krassner couldn’t afford the $5,000 printing cost).

Frank Zappa once gave her a computer for filing and cross-indexing her research (but she never used it).

Much of Mae’s March 29, 1981 broadcast was spent discussing the power- struggle within the Reagan Administration and asked who will kill off their team members first. The following morning President Reagan was shot in Washington D.C.

Her countless list of German and White Russian fascist fingerprints to President Kennedy’s assassination reached its peak in May of 1988 when she discovered the name “Adolf H. Schicklgruber” handwritten in Marina Oswald’s notebook of poetry in the Warren Commission exhibits.

There were times when death threats drove Mae off the air: once by Charles Manson family member Sandra Good in September 1975. Sometimes Mae resorted to recording her shows at home on her small cassette tape recorder and privately mailed out copies to her subscribers.

In 1983 Mae’s show was picked up by listener-sponsored KAZU FM in nearby Pacific Grove. Five years later she was forced off the air, for the last time, from death threats but continued sending out her weekly tapes to subscribers until June 13, 1988 (tape #862). Mae died of cancer on October 3rd of that year.  She was 66.

Mae Brussell: Chronology – HOW THE PAST AFFECTS OUR FUTURE – PT 1 of 3 (08-17-1979)

Mae Brussell: Chronology – HOW THE PAST AFFECTS OUR FUTURE – PT 2 of 3 (08-17-1979)

Mae Brussell: Chronology – HOW THE PAST AFFECTS OUR FUTURE – PT 3 of 3 (08-17-1979)

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