Johnstown Flood, 1889

Johnstown

Johnstown has always been on my list, thats the town that got flooded bc the Elite clubhouse upriver neglected the dam and burst through wiping the town out. Everyone admits it was the Elites’ negligence and I always thought the dam didn’t bust out so much as was intentionally released to teach the town a lesson for busting their balls. Now I dont think any of the story is accurate and the dam failure is a cover for the mudflood. The city was a ghost town, nobody lived here. The dam was released to destroy the evidence and the usual land grabs.

Johnstown was the leading iron/steel towns of its day, passing even Pittsburgh.

On May 31, 1889 a dam busted through upriver at a prestigious hunt club for industrialists and drained the lake. The wall of water leveled the town in seconds claiming the lives of 2209 people.

May 31 is Memorial Day, this is a mark. The headlines will run on April Fools day. the added number of deaths equals 13.

This was a major media event that was preplanned, thats why there are so many famous Spook photographers concentrated here. These aren’t regular citizens either, searching for valuables or grieving lost loved ones; nearly every image has a pose or hand sign, this is a photo-op.

The books were written in advance. The town was gone through with awnings and advertisements to give the appearance of occupation but looking at the wreckage there is no litter of everyday items. Some shots have a wooden rocker set up or a muddy blanket but these are added like stage props. In some sections it appears as if the clean up has already been started and stacks of lumber are semi-organized.

Other prominent families, such as Carnegie have inserted themselves into the elite fishing club as a status symbol. There were fake deeds and bonds issued for the choice properties around the lake and generations of cover story authors filled in the gaps of the narrative and expanded in places to include explanations for the Olde World infrastructure like tunnels and bridges and sewer systems.

The narrative has een embelished as much as possible to make it seem like blatent classism that caused the event. The leaky dam, the wise-ass comments by the members, the dam height was lowered, the faulty engineer report.

Sensationalizing scriptwriters filling out the fantasy bedtime story narrative really pushed out a doozy with this one… Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, what’d ya get when you cross a flash flood tidal wave, a barb-wire factory, and a kerosene refinery??? Thats right, a barb-wire plant was upstream from town and got wiped out first, sending hundreds of miles of razor wire down to wrap everyone up in. Next up to the plate is the refinery, which leaked its contents out and essentially turned the debris field into a Molotov cocktail. This has all the ingredients of a Lifetime movie, just over-the-top drama

Another big thing for hosting the event was to establish the insurance industry. New laws were issued as a result of this insurance pay outs were no longer based on fault, it was a liability bottom line now.

The same photographer also got images of the Johnstown Flood damage. Gee that sure was nice that the flood didnt affect the railroad tracks but buried the town in 3-5 ft of mud…

A scheme was devised to free the club from its secret society image by ‘discovering’ all the necessary documents to show they were a stand-up outfit, but really it was to validate the claims of the illegitimate land grabs. There was no hunt club. They were created legal on paper by birth-right prominent businessmen and their families.

In 2016 an announcement was made by the historical society that boxes of records from the Fish and Hunt Club had been discovered just sitting in the attic. The oversight was brushed off as a simple mistake bc of mislabel boxes.

Private records. Detailed petitions. Bonds. Cottage leases. Even mortgage documents secured days before Johnstown’s 1889 flood. The club members even created their own corporate seal for important documents.

The files were found alongside other boxes of the PA Railroad records. The PRR property is showcased in several of the staged photo-op images of the damage.

The records had been donated by the family of John Kephart, who would end up Penn Supreme Court Justice. In 1901 he was a local lawyer trying to sort out details 20 year bond issued just days before the flood. He navigated the transfer of property transactions and to do that he needed original copies of everything. Kephart needed documents showing the club rightfully owned the land.

Apparently, he was given original copies of nearly every known major step the club took to launch and grow the South Fork Dam retreat, beginning with an application to file a club charter in 1879.

By 1903, Kephart was able to transfer all of the club property to an investment group’s attorney, who then resold the land in March of that year to South Fork coal company operator and sometimes sheriff W.I. Stineman.

And the original hand-signed copies of the paperwork that details it all had been sitting in the Cambria County Historical Society’s attic for more than 30 years, inside a box marked “No Historical Value.”

“Nothing like this has been found in decades,” said Johnstown Area Heritage Association President Richard Burkert.

The previous generation of fake legal docs was inserted by researcher David McCullough, who wrote “The Johnstown Flood” in 1968. He said he used a summary document found in the courthouse records, which he used to identify charter members of the club.

Original newspaper clippings are pasted on several pages of the document, showing the application was properly advertised. This shows that the newspaper entity is in on it to, to print postings as if they were original.

The club’s first president, railroad contractor Benjamin Ruff, abbreviated his signature as “B. F. Ruff.” In one section, the club introduced a corporate seal alongside Ruff’s signature.

The logo is about the size of a half dollar and hand-drawn in pencil. The club’s name lines the top. And it depicts a man holding a long, narrow fishing rod. He is standing on a lake shore with his reflection visible in the water below.

They had set the club up as a limited liability company, which meant they couldn’t be held personally accountable and that their vast personal fortunes were never in danger. The courts found the flood was an act of God, and thus, they couldn’t be held responsible.

The mock outrage that ensued over that legal outcome actually changed the law. The new legal precedent held property owners liable even for “acts of God” if the changes they’d made to the property were directly linked to those acts. That means that if the Johnstown Flood happened today, the lawsuits against the South Fork Hunting & Fishing Club would probably be successful.

The fake seals found in the historical society attic appears to confirm the court’s legalese decision. This is how the insurance companies gained so much power at the very beginning. They are the banks, courts, media, and industry leaders.

It is a surprise to find such a treasure since they are known for their secrecy. The new narrative is the group was laying out every move by the books and in public until after the flood there were some legal issues which resulted in a new attitude of secrecy.

After the flood, high-profile attorneys Philander Knox and James Hay Reed – both club members – fended off any attempts to blame the club for what became the nation’s greatest disaster. They destroyed all photos and records after the flood over liability concerns.

Among the newly minted docs was a series of mortgages that were issued 4 days before the flood. They are used to hide the sewer system that was pre-existing. The narrative needed a way to explain the Olde World artifact so the fake mortgage papers were created.

The paperwork connects the RR, steel mill, banksters, sherriffs office, and justice system.

*The museum is located in Ebensburg, which is a pun on Edinsburgh, the ghost city in Scotland.

The caption here says this is the town down river in the days before the dam burst.

This is the only work in all the material that suggests the industrialist played a part in the dam failure.. This is an open conspiracy, like JFK and 9-11, even normies acknowledge the industrialists did it . Johnstown is said to have been the leading steel manufacturing town in the world but the flood crippled the industry and it would take time to rebound. In reality Jtown was empty and the steel for the structures it is credited for were already existing.

This is the insurance company in front of the bogus lawsuits: NY Life. We have covered the New York Life building in a recent article about the excavation of Kansas City. While the rest of the city is being dug out and repaired by covered wagons we have this stone superstructure right down town. Clearly something isnt adding up.

Johnstown set the Insurance Industrial Complex at the top of the food chain with a bunch of fraudulent lawsuits and when anyone asks about the raw building materials used to build the stuff already here we just point them to the town that was leveled in a freak “accident.”

Andrew Carnegie was one of the main beneficiaries after the flood destroyed millions of dollars of nonexistent bonds. He tried to smooth things over with the community by building this library. Libraries are all the Spook and institutional publications in one location, think of it as a propaganda house. Why else would it be free? The authors, editors, printers and distributors are all on the same team. Libraries are repositories for their own work.

The library was built the following year, which means it was most likely already there and just needed a face lift. Currently the site of the Jtown museum, opened on March 9. (666)

In an old Carnegie Library in Johnstown is the Johnstown Flood Museum, owned and operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association. It is a true museum, and features an Academy-Award-winning film by Charles Guggenheim called “The Johnstown Flood.” Janet Gaynor starred in a silent movie called The Johnstown Flood in the 1920s (portions of it are shown in the museum), and even amusement park attractions based on the story appeared at Atlantic City, Coney Island and elsewhere. An exact duplicate of a coroner’s original handwritten “morgue book” is featured in a corner of the visitors center where the name of each identified flood victim is listed.

Much of the elements in the Johnstown script and Galveston 1900 hurricane are so close to be called coincident. From insurance fraud and Big Biz to Clara Barton to engineering services, the two are sister events.

This image for example is filed under both categories, it could be either one or neither. No photographer is attributed.

Clara Barton is said to have led the Red Cross and rescue efforts

Trip 7’s, sure.
Red Cross HQ, empty. Clara Barton is part of the script followed by the Galveston Hurricane narrative also.

This was also the beginning of cheap, flimsy, temporary housing, known as “Oklahoma Homes” in reference to the westward expansion but it was really the beginning of a new paradigm.

One of these quick and easy temp shelters was home to the civil engineer corps. They wouldve been the ones that laid the debris feilds out. The Schultz House has about 5 dif poses of the tree trunk in separate positions, that is engineering.

Glessner house May 31, 1889, maybe, at least the date is wrong. How wrong is anyones guess. Still no people on the street. Johnstown is supposed to be the leading steel producing town in America with Elitist sporting clubs popping up everywhere. You’d think there would be the buildings to match. Galeston was called the Wall Street of the South, I wouldnt be surprized if Jtown was called Wall Street of Appalachia of something. You know how much they like their titles.
They even had a castle, but I think this is Ireland, have to double check.

historic pics

The false narrative says 2209 people died and gives illustrations like this
A dozen or so caskets
fake body, his shirt isnt even scuffed up. Remember what I said about the everyday items? Here is a barrel, basket, table and chair all together right up front. These items would be smashed in real life, not together and unscathed.
dummy
The morgue
zoomed in it just shows a foot
More coffins, more like a photo op, could be anything

Many of the pictures are either staged or copy/pasted. Here are a few of the more obvious ones.

This another photoshop. People just wandering around doing nothing but holding the tell poses. Zoom in on the horse and wagon; theres no room to push a wheel barrow through, how the heck do they think they are gonna navigate a trailer?

Heres another with power lines laid right on top. This one even has a sapling tree standing upright with leaves still on it.

This is a common theme in ruin images, I found found many going back to the French Revolution to the Gettysburg Address of a handful of soldiers sitting relaxed on a hilltop overlooking the devastation with their guns stacked in form of a pyramid.

Here is a close up of the bank safe advertising that it is still operational and in good order. This is also a thing in the Boston fire of 1872 and the Great Chicago fire. These cities have multiple bank safes on display to show everyone how good they are.

In Jtown the dog saves three children, In Galveston the dog survives 47 days pinned under debris

Reverend David J. Beale Collection