One day, many years ago, a troop of boys between 8 and 9 years old was on an autumn hike in the thickly forested mountains of central Pennsylvania. Out for a day in the mountains and a night of camping, the boys had set up their tents and were settling down around a warm campfire, the Sun having just fallen behind the treeline. As the boys sat around the fire, one youngster noticed a bright light streaking across the inky sky above.
“Look! A shooting star,” he exclaimed, and all the boys looked up making the kinds of “oohs” and “ahhs” one always hears at Fourth of July firework celebrations.
All of them unanimously agreed it was a shooting star burning up in Earth’s atmosphere.
Well, almost all of the boys agreed. One of them wasn’t sure.
“How do you know it’s a meteorite?” he asked. “Maybe it’s a satellite burning up in the atmosphere or even a spaceship from another world.”
Little did anyone know at the time that the curiosity that drove this little boy to ask such questions never left him. And he didn’t care if people agreed with him. This little boy ended up, about 45 years later, to find himself on the same Pennsylvania mountain top, still asking questions and trying to solve as many of life’s mysteries as he could cram into one life. . . .
And before we knew it, before we could quiz him anymore ourselves, this very special person was gone, leaving us a host of unanswered questions and unspoken thanks.
His name was Scott, but later in life he called himself Victor Thorn.
Victor Thorn: The mention of the name still sends U.S. politicians and other high-level crooks and corporate thieves running for cover. Hillary Clinton, for instance, knew very well who Victor was, after all, he had written the most comprehensive unauthorized biography of her and her husband ever crafted. And his detailed exposes on the criminals behind the perpetration of the Sept. 11 attacks—how they did it, how they did it, why they did it—gained him the attention of the U.S. and Israeli governments.
Victor had finally gotten some of the good kind of attention recently, as well, when renowned author and investigator Roger Stone praised Victor as one of the top Clinton researchers he had ever seen.
Victor was an amazing person. He could look at anything and see it differently than others. He understood things other people rarely if even even thought about. And he was interested in everything. And I mean everything.
On Sept. 11, 2001, he knew when the first plane hit (or didn’t hit) the World Trade Center building, that something was terribly wrong—and it most likely wasn’t terrorists. Many of us came to that conclusion later when the towers collapsed in a pile of dust on their own footprint. He did not waste even a minute beginning his research into the mast unexplained anomalies of the attacks, expertising himself in steel construction, melting points of metals, jet fuel, the difficulty of non-professionals flying large passenger liners, at what altitude cellphones stop working, and a host of other topics he initially knew nothing about. His research in 9-11 turned into five books on the subject, all of which are considered standards today.
Perhaps you, too, realized that something was wrong just as Victor did on Sept. 11. And that’s probably why you loved his writing so much and why your are taking the trouble to read this web page. It’s because Victor talked directly to the common man, without the pomposity, the propaganda spin and, let’s be honest, the bull shit. And you knew that. You saw that right away. You knew, instinctively, he thought like you and that he was a man who that you could trust.
But Sept. 11 is just one topic of many that Victor explored, always presenting his case directly to the public he respected so much. During his 14 years as a journalist for American Free Press, he wrote literally hundreds and hundreds of articles on such topics as energy scams, gun confiscation scams, high-level corruption and conspiracy, the failures of the lap-dog mainstream media, the global elite including the Rothschilds, Rockefellers and other greedy globalists, the corruption of the Supreme Court, free speech violations, personal privacy, suppressed inventions, and the unbridled power of global intelligence services. The list of topics is way too long to publish here. Trust us, he wrote articles on nearly every imaginable topic, but only after extensive research and one-on-one interviews with experts. Each one of these articles is a masterpiece in its own right.
Inexplicably, on Aug. 1, 2016, at the height of his growing popularity, according to his closest family members, he made his way into the woods and up the mountain to one of his favorite spots, probably near where he had seen that shooting star so many years ago, and took his own life.
Many still believe that there was more to his death than meets the eye. But we will not delve into that here, as our intention is to bring you up to date on our plan to honor Victor—one of the most prolific truthseekers of our era.
Many people were familiar with Victor’s books, but never saw his political and historical writings, the vast majority of which appeared in the pages of American Free Press newspaper issue after issue, year after year. As Victor wrote several stories an issue for AFP and wrote for us for 12 years, we have enough material to compose a three-volume set of his best and most provocative writings. Simply called THORN, the final page count is estimated at 600 pages, 200 per volume..
But to make this happen, we need your help to finish this final tribute to Victor. The good news is that we are not asking for money for nothing. That’s not our style. Every person who donates to make this three-volume commemorative THORN set a reality will get copies of the THORN volumes.
We estimate that we need to raise $25,000 to make this tribute possible. Please see the sidebar on this page for more details on how you help kick-start this project
Make it happen by donating now.
– Paul Angel