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Jim Keith, born 1949, co-author of the non-fiction book The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro, about a writer who died mysteriously while investigating an international conspiracy, died himself under suspicious circumstances in 1999. Jim Keith, who co-wrote The Octopus with Kenn Thomas based on the notes of writer Danny Casolaro, died at Washoe Medical Center after going in for knee surgery. Rumors suggest that he was killed after revealing the name of the physician who claimed Princess Diana was pregnant at the time of her death. "I have long noted the connections between the Octopus story and the death of Diana," says Keith's co-author, Kenn Thomas. The web news service where Keith named the source has become inaccessible since his death. Kenn Thomas is a writer and editor, and is the publisher of Steamshovel Press, a conspiracy magazine. ... Joseph Daniel Danny Casolaro (1947 - 1991) was a journalist who carried out a lengthy investigation of a broad-ranging conspiracy related to the Inslaw affair. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997), commonly, but incorrectly, known as Princess Diana, was for fifteen years the wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ...

Danny Casolaro died in August 1991 in Martinsberg, West Virginia, of what appeared to be a suicide. He was investigating the theft of a super-surveillance software called PROMIS involving Justice Department officials and a shadowy international group he called the Octopus. Two congressional investigations of the PROMIS case (also known as the Inslaw case, after the name of the company that created PROMIS) recommended that Casolaro's death be investigated as a homicide. Keith and Thomas obtained the notes that Casolaro let behind and made them the basis of their book, The Octopus, published by Feral House in 1997. PROMIS can refer to: Prosecutors Management Information System, developed by Inslaw Problem-Oriented Medical Information System, developed at the University of Vermont PROMIS MES (Manufacturing Execution System) from Promis Systems, now part of Brooks Automation. ... Inslaw is a now-defunct software company which enhanced a public domain software package developed by the United States government, called PROMIS, and attempted to resell it to the government. ... Feral House is a publisher of high quality books on forbidden topics, which means that they publish pulp non-fiction books on the occult, punk rock, cultural criticism, serial killers, kink, and other cult topics. ...

"This rumor may be nonsense," Thomas said. "Casolaro may have committed suicide. It is the way of the Octopus. It exists but it doesn't exist. These are suicides or non-suspicious homicides or real accidents. They just happen to cluster coincidentally around a certain set of facts or a certain perception of an organized conspiracy. Keith himself would certainly have been suspicious of the circumstances of his own death, however"

Jim Keith fell from a stage and broke his knee at the annual Burning Man arts festival held on the Black Rock Desert in Nevada about 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada his hometown. He went to the Washoe Medical hospital there and died shortly after surgery in ICU on September 7 at 8:10 PM, when a blood clot released and entered his lung, or so it was reported in the local newspaper, although the Coroner's report listed cause of death as "blunt force trauma." He was just a few days shy of his fiftieth birthday when he died. Jump to: navigation, search Burning Man is a week-long festival with international draw, held annually on the week prior to and including Labor Day weekend (in early September) in the United States. ... The Black Rock Desert is a dry lake bed in northwestern Nevada in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World Founded May 13, 1868 County Washoe County Mayor Bob Cashell Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 179. ...

In addition to co-authoring The Octopus with Kenn Thomas, Keith wrote many other popular books on conspiracy topics, including Mind Control/World Control, Black Helicopters I and II, OKC Bomb, Saucers of the Illuminati, Casebook on Alternative 3, Casebook on the Men In Black and many others. He was survived by two young daughters, 11 & 13 at the time. His ex-wife was murdered a little over a year later in an apparently unrelated incident.

Jim Keith helped several of his friends get their start as writers, such as getting first book gigs for George Piccard and Jerry E. Smith. Jim was best friends to both of them, knowing Jerry since high school. Jerry helped on several of Jim’s literary projects over the years including the magazine Dharma Combat: The Magazine of Spirituality, Reality and Other Conspiracies where Jim was Editor-in-Chief and Jerry was Managing Editor and Art Director. Jim and Jerry also produced the regional newspaper Skyline: Klamath Falls and co-hosted a radio show broadcasting from the campus of the Oregon Institute of Technology. Jump to: navigation, search George Piccard (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search Jerry E. Smith, born in 1950, has been a writer, editor and activist since the middle 1960s. ...


(In chronological order of publication)

Gemstone File, IllumiNet Press (1992) ISBN: 0962653454

Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History, Feral House (1993) ISBN: 0922915148

Black Helicopters over America: Strikeforce for the New World Order, Illuminet Press (1994) ISBN: 1881532054

Casebook on Alternative 3: UFO's, Secret Societies and World Control, Illuminet Press (1994) ISBN: 0962653497 – reissued as -- Mind Control and UFOs: Casebook on Alternative 3, Illuminet Press; Updated edition (1999) ISBN: 1881532178 – reissued as -- Mind Control and UFOs: Casebook on Alternative 3, Adventures Unlimited Press (2005) ISBN: 1931882444

Saucers of the Illuminati, by “Jay Katz,” Illuminet Press; Spiral edition (1995) ISBN: 1881532011 – reissued as -- Saucers of the Illuminati, by Jim Keith, Illuminet Press (1999) ISBN: 1881532038 – reissued as -- Saucers of the Illuminati, with a Foreword by Kenn Thomas, Adventures Unlimited Press (2004) ISBN: 193188224X

The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro (Hardcover) by Kenn Thomas and Jim Keith, Feral House; 1st edition (1996) ISBN: 0922915393 -- revised and reissued in Paperback by Feral House (2003) ISBN: 0922915911

Okbomb! Conspiracy and Cover-Up, Illuminet Press (1996) ISBN: 1881532089

Casebook on the Men in Black, Illuminet Press (1997) ISBN: 1881532119

Mind Control, World Control: The Encyclopedia of Mind Control, Adventures Unlimited Press (1997) ISBN: 0932813453

Black Helicopters II: The End Game Strategy, Illuminet Press (1998) ISBN: 1881532143

Biowarfare In America, Illuminet Press (1999) ISBN: 1881532216

Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness, Adventures Unlimited Press (2003) ISBN: 1931882215

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Keith was born on June 2, 1966, in Drogheda, County Louth, in Ireland.
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Jim forgot the mics, and was thinking he might feel obliged to run over to the local RadioShack to 'rent' one, but one of the Borders staffkids managed to turn up a pair, and they worked just fine.
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Keith realized, mid-way through, that there was nothing to gain from ending a song, finding a new one, changing capo position, and retuning, so he just carried on with a couple of them ('I've Just Seen a Face", for one) for eight or ten minutes...
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