Glenn Kimball_ Dr. Who?
Glenn Kimball seems to
be continuously getting his foot caught in his own labyrinth as it's not to hard
even for a simple guy to see Glenn in his act playing the charlatan Christian Evangelist
or masquerading as an archaeological explorer making ludicrous and less than honorable
The Glen Kimball Gang...rides
Kimball Gang' is comprised with his colorful co-horts, Wayne May who puts out the
spurious publication 'Ancient American 'and other fictitious historical accounts
along who is co-edited by his sidekick Neo- Nazi Frank
Collin (Joseph), and their favorite 'Weasel' the so called FOX Television" Producer" Ralph
J. Wolack Can always be counted on to get caught red handed like Brer Fox and Brer Bear with their hands in the
from personal experience of my self and many others who are out here in the
field doing legitimate research work and it can be historically accounted that
their accountings , which continuously become their personal journeys;
most always it would seem have everything to do with everyone else's
discoveries, everyone else's research and due diligence.
also shadow riders and feign relationships with scholars and researchers, when
quite the opposite is often the true case. Should any of what I say be
refuted by members of the Glenn Kimball Gang, then let there be an open
invitation put forth, for them to meet with me and others
who have been victimized by these scallywags in a legitimate major public
forum. Shall we say on the
Coast to Coast AM show and we can let George Noory mediate... After all we have
nothing to hide...and it is from us that their evidence originates.
The following report was sent to us here at Stargate Central from a
concerned colleague. This report is from someone
actually qualified to speak and make comments ,who appeared
with Glenn at a recent event in Laughlin, Nevada
We find here in this 'real life' accounting that Dick Joltes who is one of the genuine souls of this
world, found that his
meeting with Kimball and observing is antics and wild unfounded claims and
statements spurred a curious desire to investigate matters deeper. Here is
what he found out.
This unedited public report was first published and released on
the world wide web for all eyes to see. What you see here is
exactly as it was presented and has not been edited. therefore it now in
the category of public domain.
A New Twist (1/2003) by Dick Joltes
a number of readers have requested information about a man named
"Glenn Kimball" and his association with Burrows Cave. As this
fellow's name had never before been seen in the context of this saga it
seemed prudent to perform some additional research, which is still
underway. However, the story so far is as follows:
Kimball's real name is Eldon W. Kimball; he may be a Mormon and he
operates a Web
site where he sells books, or at least photocopied works, relating
to religious topics such as the "secret teachings of Jesus"
and other apocryphal
subjects. Since at least mid 2001 he has been posting messages on his
discussion board regarding the "excavation" of a cave near the
rumoured location of Burrows Cave; he claims to be in the process of
performing site studies in preparation for the recovery of golden
coffins, inscriptions relating to the Bible, and so forth.
claims to have conducted GPR (Ground Penetrating RADAR) and other
technical studies of the area in question. Some of the charts and other
data from these studies were posted on Art Bell's Web site since
Kimball has been a frequent guest on Bell's show. However, as another
researcher points out on his site, none of the charts show any sort of
legend or distance scale, so we're presented with ambiguous data that
could have been obtained anywhere.
the chart certification data and scale indicators we have no idea what
the images show, where they were taken, or even if they were obtained by
a competent operator. See an off-sitearticle
for more information, as well as allegations (as yet uncorroborated)
that the GPR and other sensing equipment was tampered with in order to
cause it to produce spurious results.
it seemed Kimball represented a completely new, independent player who
was trying to capitalize on the notoriety of the cave, possibly in order
to promote his Christian-text sales efforts. However, recent postings on
Kimball's e-mail list have revealed that the old triumvirate of Wayne
May (publisher of The Ancient American magazine), Frank Collin, and
Russell Burrows are involved in Kimball's efforts. This is extremely
interesting, given the latter's statement that "In January, 1998, I
was informed by the person now in charge of the property that my
responsibility to what has become known as Burrows Cave had ended"
1998). If this is true, how has he suddenly become involved in this saga
himself is an interesting character. He uses the honorific
"Dr." but does not specify in what field it was awarded. He
also claims to have "taught at Southern Illinois University"
in the 1976-78 timeframe. The personnel department at this institution
was unable to find any record of Kimball's status as a faculty member;
instead, he was listed as a graduate teaching assistant in the
Communications department during the timeframe mentioned above. They
were also unable to find any record of his having received a PhD or any
other advanced degree.
Kimball recently claimed he was in discussion with The Discovery
Channel regarding "his" new TV series; in one message he
claimed "we have met with [the channel] on Monday and shown them
the pilot of my new series. It was so well received that they told us
point blank they are sending us a package contract for our
consideration" (Kimball, msg. of 25 Oct., 2001). When contacted
about this, an individual working on the concept for the series in
"All I can say is
that Glenn Kimball is exaggerating. We are developing a concept with a
producer...[who]...is the same guy who put us in touch with Glenn to
begin with and he put Glenn in the demo reel as the host. Glenn is not
going to be the host. He may come in as an expert here and there, but he
is not the host...I think we mentioned the show to Discovery (and only
in passing) but at this point they have not expressed any level of
interest." [identity withheld by request]
Another researcher who is familiar with
Kimball's career commented on a portion of his resume':
"I can give you a concrete example of
how Kimball inflates his (self-) importance:
3- Glenn was the keynote address speaker at the UFO convention in 1999
In reality, I was the keynote speaker at that conference (UFO
Congress). Because I teach that Christ is an ancient mythical motif
found in many pre-Christian cultures, Laurence Gardner, who was set to
speak after me (I had replaced Sitchin, who couldn't make it),
objected to my presence, and I was asked not to show up. I stepped
down, and Gardner decided not to show anyway. I was replaced by Jordan
Maxwell, who likewise teaches Christian mythology, and Gardner was
replaced by Kimball, who likewise spreads pablum. He was very much a
last-minute replacement, and followed Maxwell, who would then
technically be considered the keynote speaker." (Acharya S., msg
of 17 Aug, 2001).
person noted that many of Kimball's "hidden Christian
documents" are known
-- texts of highly questionable authority and authenticity -- that are
not accepted by the mainstream Church. Kimball often claims to have
"found" these himself, when in reality most have been known,
and known to be forgeries, for centuries.
rest of Kimball's credentials and alleged accomplishments are similarly
exaggerated, it bodes ill for the future of his escapades with the Cave.
That he may be a Mormon is even more revealing, since the LDS church
have long tried to manufacture evidence to support the authenticity of
their claims regarding pre-Columbian American and "the lost tribes
The roles of
Burrows, Collin, and May in these recent developments are still under
investigation, but some of the connections may become obvious since May
is a Mormon.
item of interest: as of January 2002 the Illinois State Museum had no
record of any registered archaeological digs in the area of Richland
County mentioned on Brian "Harry" Hubbard's site. The
researcher who checked on the status of known sites in this area even
commented "boy, it's awful flat in that vicinity, and hardly the
place I'd expect to find any caves. I'm not aware of any limestone
formations around there" (Klobuchar, 2002). Is the reported
location incorrect? Is this yet another hoax? Conclusions
The major problem with Burrows Cave is
that the more one examines the story, the more hoax-like and fabricated
it begins to sound. At first glance it sounds plausible--a hiker falls
into a cave and finds a trove of potentially-important artifacts. Then
we find that the artifacts appear Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek,
Scandinavian, Roman, Vedic (from India/Pakistan), Hebrew, and so forth.
situation begins to sound suspicious since it's highly unlikely that all
these cultures would've been interacting with the same native American
tribes, much less at the same time, without leaving records of their own
to tell the tale.
situation is further complicated by the appearance of Frank Collin/Frank
Joseph, a former neo-Nazi and convicted felon who's restyled himself in
a new and more respectable mold. But loud alarms begin going off once
murky relationships involving certain diffusionists, Mormons, and
fundamentalists begin to emerge. Here we are presented with groups who
desperately want to believe in extensive contact between native American
tribes and various Old World cultures, for a variety of reasons, and who
reject interpretations that fail to support this theory.
still, these same groups label mainstream science as the "defenders
of orthodoxy" who are attempting to "suppress" their new
discoveries. These are the rantings of the pseudo-scientist who believes
in his own genius and that everyone else is simply misguided or wrong.
One is reminded of UFOlogists who treat government denials as
"proof of the conspiracy," or hawkers of perpetual-motion
devices who claim their revolutionary breakthroughs are being ignored or
"suppressed" by jealous scientists.
Cave may be a legitimate find or it may be an elaborate hoax; given the
available data the latter conclusion seems far more likely. If it is the
former, then it behooves its supporters to bring it more fully to the
attention of mainstream archaeologists using the same channels and
publications that are used for scholarly purposes; write and publish
solidly researched articles, allow a legitimate archaeological survey of
the site, and let the evidence stand on its own. If it is indeed a hoax,
then the reason the location of the cave (if one even exists) is being
kept secret becomes obvious--a close examination would reveal the lie.
claims require extraordinary proof. Until Burrows supporters allow
proper studies to be done by competent and unbiased researchers, and
until they are willing to accept legitimate criticism from scholars who
find their evidence sketchy at best, their claims will remain relegated
to the "junk science" file.
Likewise, scientists and historians who have dismissed the site as a
hoax would do well to publish at least one detailed refutation
discussing all the available physical evidence to support their own
viewpoint. A blithe dismissal of the site without publishing a readable,
accessible refutation only provides additional fuel to support the views
of those who accuse mainstream science of excessive orthodoxy and an
inability to accommodate new ideas.
the burden of proof is firmly upon the supporters of the cave's
authenticity since their extraordinary claim has, to this date, produced
only sketchy evidence and a great deal of suspiciously evasive
maneuvering. To echo the words of several academics, it is time for
Burrows to put up or shut up.