Background: In the late summer/early fall of 2000, Ark and Laura cancelled their proposed
appearance at a "conference" organized by Vincent Bridges.
(See: Retreat From Zaca) The reasons for cancellation were
many, but were really not important since the cancellation was made over
six weeks prior to the scheduled date of the conference. Cancelling attendance
at a conference is not an unknown event in the world, happens all the
time, and certainly poses no real problems. Most conference organizers
simply get another speaker to fill the slot - sometimes with as little
as a day's notice - and life goes on. No biggie. However, that is not how things work out with Vincent Bridges.
At the same
time that the conference appearance was cancelled, a verbal publishing
agreement between Ark and Laura andVincent Bridges was terminated. This
was based on business considerations, primarily the fact that Bridges had
failed to carry out his part of the agreement. It was only later that
Ark and Laura discovered that Bridges did not even own a legally registered
publishing company, as he had claimed which effectively amounted to fraud.
Bridges' response to Ark and Laura cancelling their appearance at his
conference and terminating their publishing agreement with him was so
extraordinarily abnormal that Ark and Laura were certain that they were
witnessing the behavior of a psychotic. He not only began a campaign of
public libel, but he undertook to violate their copyright and publish
"bootleg" copies of unpublished material that was not supposed
to be published until the real names of participants had been changed
for privacy, as well as some identifying details. This material had been
entrusted to Bridges by Ark and Laura when he was fraudulently posing as
Ark and Laura
had sent Bridges a formal notice via registered mail, cancelling any publishing
agreements and demanding return of the CD which contained the unpublished
and confidential information.
post - one of many made almost daily for months - made to the guestbook
on the Cassiopaea site is quite revealing in light of the later investigation
The reader should be aware that the notice to Bridges was sent from Ark and
Laura's home address, an address that Bridges certainly had since a package
sent from him had arrived - correctly addressed - some two days prior
to the cancellation of the conference. Also, it should be mentioned that
the Perseus Foundation address was posted on nearly every page of the
So, for the
reader who has read the Bridges
Report and the research on psychopaths,
this post fromVincent Bridges (of which dozens of similar ones were received
in a seemingly unending flow) will serve as an example of exactly the
type of insults and threats Ark and Laura suffered daily for literally
months on end before they finally decided to respond and produce and publish
the Bridges Report.
Vincent Bridges wrote:
Laura and Ark,
So, enough is not enough? The CD comes back marked addressee unknown
(Could be my problem or the PO’s. Please give me the correct address
for the Perseus Foundation, or shall I send it to your house? Don’t
be put off by the fact that is registered and certified, I just want
proof you received it. I don’t trust you not to lie about it later.)
and your attackbots keep digging themselves, and you, in deeper. Enough
is obviously not enough…
So let’s make it crystal clear…
If you believe I have cheated you, stolen from you, pirated your copyright,
or whatever accusations the ouiji aliens have come up with now, get
a lawyer and sue me. Sign for your mail and you will have a statement
from me that should be of great value to your case, assuming of course
you had one.
Now, since I am the kind of person you are not, and seem to have trouble
imagining could exist, I would like to give you one last warning.
Take down every word about me on your website, by 8am Monday, December
10, 2001, or I will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law for
stalking via the internet as well as have my attorneys file an injunction
to take my name off your website and sue you for the long and growing
list of defamations, misrepresentations, breaches of contract, lies,
harassment, invasion of privacy and anything else my lawyers in Tampa
can come up with.
Don’t mistake my mild mannered attitude for weakness. It just takes
a long time to get me angry. OK?
I am fully committed to having this stop now. You can keep your website,
I don’t care what you write as long as it is not about me. But I will
do whatever it takes, spend however much it costs, to have justice on
this. I am not bluffing, I mean what I say.
I have already consulted the NPR Police Department, the Pasco County
Sheriff’s office, the computer crimes division of the FDLE and the State
Attorney for Pasco County. The consensus is that I have a legitimate
complaint on several levels. I have also hired a local law firm in Tampa
who will be filing an injunction and the subsequent legal actions.
So, to recap, just so you understand completely:
1) Get a lawyer and sue me if you think you have a case.
2) Get a lawyer anyway, ‘cause you’ll need one if you don’t:
3) Take every word about me down from your website by 8am Monday, December
Please post your real Perseus Address on this list or matrioshka, or
on Monday I’ll just send it to your house. Please sign for it, as Barry
needs his check…
I will also no longer respond to anyone’s comments, although I will
remain on this list to monitor the defamation level.
He then later
posted the following:
so everyone sees the point and we are not distracted by any attempt
to make us focus on anything but the real issue, let me say it again:
I do not care about the Cassiopaeans. Laura and Ark can write and publish
whatever they want. NO ONE IS THREATENING TO TAKE THE WEBSITE DOWN!
I merely want the lies, defamations of my character by anonymous "sources"
such as the ouiji aliens, slanderous innuendoes and openly admitted
systematic harassment and invasion of privacy to stop. I want all mention
of my name down from the website by tomorrow morning. Nothing more,
and absolutely nothing less.
If that doesn't happen, I will go into court and get an injunction to
have all mention of my name, articles, webpages and links about me taken
down off the Cassiopaean site. It will be up to the judge what happens
at that point.
And if they do not take it down and continue or allow people claiming
to represent them to continue with their harassment, I will prosecute
them under the Florida stalking law:
"The Florida statute is much broader than the California credible threat
model because of its two-tier approach. The Florida statute is a
two tiered model that does not require a credible threat for a stalking
conviction, but does required a credible threat or violation of
a court order for aggravated stalking. The statutedefines stalking
as willful, malicious, and repeated following or harassment. Under
the Florida statute, there is no reasonable person standard for the
victim's fear. Thus, merely following or harassing may constitute criminal
stalking even if the victim is unharmed. Under the Florida statute,
stalking is a misdemeanor in the first degree and aggravated stalking
is a felony of the third degree."
"While criminal protsecution may be the best alternative for protection
from cyberstalking, it may be possible to bring a successful claim under
civil tort claims."
As I said, I have already discussed this with the local law enforcement
authorities. They seem to think I've got a complaint.
So, Laura, Ark, do us all a favor and just take it all down. Go on with
whatever it is you need to do to save the world. I couldn't care less,
as long as it doesn't involve me.
Vincent Bridges <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just so YOU
can get clear about what this is all REALLY about, let us state it one
presented yourself, in public (on Laura Lee site, and elsewhere), as well
as on an internet discussion group owned by us, in which there are over
200 members, as an "Expert" in government mind-programming and Satanic
Ritual Abuse. You present yourself as an "expert" on many matters.
With your "stories" and "credentials," you then began
a process of inducing, persuading, or manipulating said individuals to
believe that they were all potential candidates for having been Experimented
on by the Government, or Ritually Abused by an expansive network of Satanists.
induced a number of individuals to pour out their personal life stories
to you as the "expert," including intimate details of their sex lives.
You attempted to persuade many of these individuals that they had been
sexually abused by their parents or other close members of their families
who, you claimed, were members of this world-wide network of Satanists.
As it happens,
all of these claims are false.
of the above mentioned individuals began experiencing psychological stress
and disturbances leading to debilitating physical effects, which often
resulted in impairment of their ability to function both interpersonally,
and in their jobs, they began writing to us to ask for verification of
your background. Initial questions were not answered satisfactorily, and
discrepancies were noted. Subsequently, we determined that it was necessary
to inquire into your background for the purposes of determining the validity
of your claims in order to satisfy the questions of the many people whose
lives you were affecting negatively. Using Fraudulent Credentials to produce
serious Harm, physical or psychological, is a crime.
our extensive file of your many emails describing in vivid detail how
this or that person had "obviously" been subjected to this or
that program, or had such severe sexual abuse that they were "beyond
help." Please remember the extensive emails written to the group
of 200 witnesses on these subjects, and your presentation of yourself
as such an expert, and the way in which you induced fear and paranoia
among this rather large group of people. All of these emails will be included
in our response to any complaint you might make. For example, do you remember
writing this to a member of the group:
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 15:40:30 -0400
Subject: Re: Stuff
From: Vincent Bridges
going over your stuff, I hardly know what to say. There are so many
red flags that it's hard to know which way to begin. Childhood- Well,
there are reasons why you were huffing lighter fluid at 12. Can you
remember anything else from these years?
mention sexual abuse, etc. do you have any memories?
your adult years, well, you were close to some very strange and evil
people, and it looks like your ex, I hope, knew them well. Look up Matamoros
and the cocaine connection and see what happened a few years later.
It will give you new insight on your reptile rape.
treatment, well, I don't know. You need intensive therapy for the childhood
trauma first, then it might be possible to explore further. Long distance,
it's hard to know what to do. I would start with any remaining self-destructive
or addictive behavior and then try to come to terms with what happened
in childhood. If you were my client, we'd be looking at at least three
years of intensive work, with luck and no fall out.
Mr. Bridges, you were telling a vulnerable person that "you need extensive
therapy." You were also saying "If you were my client, we'd
be looking at at least three years of intensive work..."
Do you think
that this had no effect on this individual??? Do you think it was a "joke"
to convince her that you were an expert so that she poured out to you
the most private and personal details of her life, to which you responded
"you need extensive therapy?"
were more. Shall we publicize ALL of them?
Bridges, tell us it was not a joke. And if you say it was not a joke to pretend
to be an expert on Mind Programming and Ritual Satanic abuse, and using
such claims to attempt to produce what is called "False Memory Syndrome"
in so many individuals, then what was it?
If it was
a joke, it is a crime. If it was not a joke, it is a crime. And a very
serious one, indeed.
You may be
now saying that all of this was "novelization," or a "joke."
I don't think that the law will think it is so funny. So please, file
suit. We are anxious to file for discovery. We want to hear you say under
oath that it was all a "joke." We want the court to hear how
this "joke" affected other peoples minds, health, and lives
in general. We want to produce the evidence of how you have harmed the
lives of a significant number of individuals by your false claims of "expert
status," and your manipulations of people's minds based on these
YOU, Vincent Bridges used your claims as a "mind control expert" in order
to manipulate a large group of people with obvious intent to do harm.
You continue to try to further defraud others in this way.
are you not an expert on anything, as the available evidence shows, you
are an exposed fraud and liar. Yet you and your "gang" continue
to stalk us and our discussion group, causing several members of said
group to experience severe psychological stress resulting in physical
symptoms and loss of ability to conduct their business and personal lives
due to dealing with this cyber-stalking behavior. It is our belief, and
the belief of many of our discussion group that you and your friends need
to be thoroughly investigated by law enforcement agencies. Most of all,
you need to be stopped from preying on the innocent.
also claimed ownership of a business, Aethyrea books, LLC, which does
not exist as a registered corporation in the State of North Carolina.
What is more, the county tax collector of Montgomery County, North Carolina
has confirmed that there is NO currently active business of any kind registered
to your name. You aren't paying your taxes, it seems.
based on this fraudulent claim to be a "publisher," to own an LLC, you
fraudulently induced the owners of this website to agree to participate
in a "conference" for the purpose of introducing books, published by your
non-registered, illegal publishing outfit, at said conference. When it
became evident that this was not going to transpire, and the owners of
this website withdrew from the agreement, you began to publicly libel
them and conduct actions of defamation of character. Part of these acts
of libel and defamation include claims that you were going to sue for
breach of contract. Mr. Bridges, there was no breach of contract if there
was no contract, and there was no contract if you do not own a legally
registered company as you presented. Another of your lies is exposed.
initially tried to avoid refunding the monies paid by members of the above
said discusssion group, paid in advance for the conference, claiming that
it was the responsibility of the presenters who had cancelled, i.e. Ark
and Laura, to refund the monies. The exact figure is unknown to us, but
is estimated to have been in excess of $5,000.00. You later claimed to
have refunded ALL monies, but this has been proven to be untrue.
owners of this website responded to your acts of libel and defamation
of character, you persisted in your actions, up to the present moment,
which now includes filing malicious complaints against them with local
law enforcement agencies, claiming that investigating your background
via PUBLIC records is "stalking." Mr. Bridges, did you ever ask
yourself WHY they are called "Public Records?" Because they
are available to the PUBLIC to check up on people and find out if they
are telling the truth.
You and your
gang have threatened, libeled, stalked, defrauded, and damaged the owners
of this website and their associates financially, psychologically, and
in many other ways. Every defense (and let us emphasize "defense,"
as YOU started the issue by spamming over 150 people with your initial
lies and fraudulent claims) made against your public attacks is met by
you with escalation of your abuse and threats, many of which are delivered
through your "followers."
We will also
be forwarding to the authorities, along with emails like the one above
where you are giving an "expert diagnosis" to a victim of your
fraud, other emails such as the following:
Sun, 07 Oct 2001 08:45:58 -0400
Subject: Re: notice
From: Vincent Bridges
returning the Cs transcripts along with the bill. I've finished mining
it for insight. My next book, well under way, is The Pathology of Channeling
and guess who the main character will be? Don't worry, I didn't use
any of the transcripts themselves, "Who needs it?" as P&P said, just
selections from the website. I did however use my personal experience
of you and your "work" to draw some clinical conclusions. Who knows,
maybe this is the book that will finally put channeling in the DSM where
it belongs, right between Narcissism and Schizo-affective disorder...
and obvious physical threats such as the following from your partner:
sent: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 04:53:29 -0700
From: Jay Weidner
Subject: Channeled Lies
you lie when you say that others have backed out of the conference.
This is not true. Not one has backed out except you (thank God for
that!!!) You are a liar which somehow doesn't surprise me. You are
also lying about the entities no doubt. Thank you for all the great
material you are giving me for my article that I am writing about
you. Each one of your indescretions will be noted. I know what
you are and I will tell the world who you are working for. All of
your bullshit 6th and 7th density beings and you call yourself a Physicist. You couldn't get a job as a janitor. I am telling Vincent to do
the right thing and sue your asses into the ground. He needs to let
the boys who are running your show know that we will not be trifled
with. You should be sued for slander and I am telling Jirka Rysavy
to do it as your claims are without merit. You have shown yourselves
to be the perfect dupes. And your information is so full of crap it
hurts. That's why you don't lis! t your sessions chronologicaly. You
are back dating material as you find out what is right and what isn't. You are a classic intelligence operation and I intend to wipe you
out. I am not afraid of you at all. I know that the devil runs
as fast as he can whenever he is confronted. It is time to lay to
rest all of this alien BS, this channeled crap and all the other lies
that the NWO wants us to believe. If you expect anyone to believe
that using a Ouja board is not Satanism then you should be attempting
to get that fool into your organization. I told Vincent who you were,
I said that time would tell.
In this respect,
the Perseus Foundation has done what Investigative Journalism does in
similar cases. Investigating Fraud and Criminal activity is not only NOT
against the law, it is, in fact, protection of Innocent Victims from Predators
spot was formerly occupied by an "open letter from Jay Weidner"
written on December 15, 2001, approximately two weeks after Mr. Weidner became
aware of Vincent Bridges "shady background" as a result of our investigative
report. Mr. Weidner seemed to be sincerely anxious to "make amends"
for having been manipulated by Bridges to think that we had "shafted"
him in regards to the Zaca Lake conference. He was also apologizing for
several vicious emails he had sent us which he stated had been as a result
of being misinformed about the conference by Vincent Bridges. He also seemed
to be sincerely interested in getting to the truth and assisting in revealing
Vincent Bridges history of conning others so as to make the information available
to others who might be similarly targeted by Bridges in the future.
wrote to us telling us that he was under the impression that the event
at Zaca Lake was "sponsored" by Ark and Laura in conjuction
with Vincent Bridges - obviously, what Bridges wanted him to believe.
we have stated elsewhere, Bridges presented this conference as a big affair
for which he already had a large audience. It was only when we cancelled
that he informed us that WE were the "main attraction" and that
most of the attendees were being drawn from our readers. We then realized
that we were being used to attract the attendees, that he really did not
have a large audience already. In short, the whole affair took on the
appearance of a con job for the purpose of making money using us.
Weidner then stated that he was so irate because he thought we had "screwed
Zaca Lake Charity out of $8,000.00." We are uncertain as to how this
was possible since we don't think that there were enough attendees signed
up for the conference that, after deducting expenses, there would be eight
grand left. Also, Vincent Bridges had clearly stated that any monies left
over after expenses would accrue to himself, and he would see to it that
we received an "honorarium." We didn't really expect any money
from the conference since we were mostly doing it as a favor to Vincent
to help him get his "publishing company" off the ground, which
would have been advantageous to us as well, since he was going to publish
Mr. Weidner informed us that there was a charity involved, and that funds
from the conference had been slated to go to this charity, and the figure
was $8,000.00. Mr. Weidner continued his letter by informing us that Vincent
Bridges claims about the book they wrote together were "out and out
lies." He then informed us that Vincent Bridges owed him thousands of
dollars since he financed their research trips. (The figure was later
give as $3000.00) Mr. Weidner concluded his letter with a heartfelt plea
to Vincent Bridges to "set his career, and life, back in order."
He had the idea that this could be accomplished if Bridges would just apologize
to everyone publicly for his misrepresentations.
coming forward to the present: We have just received a letter from Mr.
Weidner telling us that our posting of his letters has essentially served
his purpose. He informs us that he has now entered into a legal agreement
with Vincent Bridges that he finds "satisfactory to me [Jay Weidner]."
He then states that Bridges has paid him back the $3,000.00 he owed, and
that he has "apologized for his mistakes." Next, he tells us
that the copyright problem has been straightened out as well as the ownership
of Aethyrea Books.
last issue relates to the fact that we discovered through the tax collector's
office as well as the Secretary of State's office in North Carolina, that
Vincent Bridges did not own a legally registered company and therefore, any
of his representations as being a publisher were fraudulent and misleading.
Jay Weidner later filed the corporation papers on Aethyrea Books LLC,
and this was the first time that it had existed as a legal corporation.
some later point, Vincent Bridges posted on the internet in numerous places
that Ark and Laura had "blackmailed" Jay Weidner into writing
the letters that we posted on our site at Jay's request. Jay then provided
a letter declaring that Vincent was an "out and out liar." The
fact is, Jay Weidner contacted us, not the other way around.
other letters were published by us, on behalf of Jay Weidner, in our ongoing
effort to expose a serious internet predator who has a history of theft,
lies and fraud. Mr. Weidner has now informed us that he wishes to just let
the whole thing drop because he is satisfied; he got his money back, he
got an apology, and "the many things said in those letters is no
a certain member of the research team pointed out regarding such a position:
"Since when does truth become 'no longer true?' Who decides, and
who's truth was it in the first place? Does something become not true,
which once was true?"
concerns us here, of course, is that there is nothing in Mr. Weidner's attitude
that suggests concern for other people Vincent Bridges has, or will con in
the future. So, the bottom line is: even though Mr. Weidner has a price
- and rather low, at that - I don't think that Mr. Bridges will be able to
"persuade" any of the other contributors to the documentation
of his fraudulent life to retract what they have said.
so, at his request, we are removing Jay Weidner's letters.
after the above exchange occurred on the Cassiopaea website, Mr. Bridges
contacted "Frank Scott," a former member of the Cassiopaean
Experiment and induced him to participate in
his fraud and libel.
in the introduction to the Experiment, Frank
had left the group in 2000, though Laura continued to hold the door open
for his return. His betrayal nearly killed her. Perhaps that was his intent,
though we will never know. Laura thinks, in retrospect, that Frank was
as taken in by Vincent Bridges as she had been and only realized too late
exactly what he had been induced to do.
based on posts he has written on internet discussion groups, Frank is
of the opinion that Laura's references to him in the Adventures
Series were an act of "revenge" against him, but he is entirely
wrong in this respect.
careful analysis, supported by the observations
of the other members of the experiment, was fair, exact and compassionate.
To this day, Frank does not realize how much was offered to him that he
threw away so casually for the manipulations of Vincent Bridges.
What is so
astonishing to us here at the Quantum Future School is the fact that in
both cases - Vincent Bridges and Frank Scott - their actions were, ultimately,
self-destructive and life-denying. We are reminded of the passage in Cleckley's
masterpiece on psychopathy, The
Mask of Sanity:
of an active death instinct postulated by Freud has been utilized by
some to account for socially self-destructive reactions. I have never
been able to discover in the writings of Freud or any of his followers
real evidence to confirm this assumption.
the familiar tendency to disintegrate, against which life evolves, may
be regarded as fundamental and comparable to gravity. The climbing man
or animal must use force and purpose to ascend or to maintain himself
at a given height. To fall or slide downhill he need only cease his
efforts and let go. Without assuming an intrinsic death instinct, it
is possible to account for active withdrawal from positions at which
adaptation is unsuccessful and stress too extreme.
regression occurs primarily through something like gravity or through
impulses more self-contained, the backward movement (or ebbing) is
likely to prompt many sorts of secondary reactions, including behavior
not adapted for ordinary human purposes but instead, for functioning
in the other direction. The modes of such reactivity may vary, may
fall into complex patterns, and may seek elaborate expression. [See Organic Portals for a theory that
explains what Cleckley is trying to express here.]
In a movement
(or gravitational drift) from levels where life is vigorous and full
to those where it is less so, the tactics of withdrawal predominate.
with all the outer mechanisms of adaptation intact might, one would
think, regress more complexly than can those who react more simply.
or limitation of one's quest in living, appears in many forms.
for taking such a step may be consciously voluntary, but it seems likely
that many influences less clear and simple may also play a part. In
the earliest years of human life a great deal of complicated shaping
may occur, with adaptive changes to promote survival by an automatic
refusal (inability) to risk one's feelings (response) in the greatest
subjective adventures. In adult life such decisions sometimes emerge
in clear deliberation.
of the psychopath may seem in some respects to accomplish a kind of
protracted and elaborate social and spiritual suicide. Perhaps the complex,
sustained, and spectacular undoing of the self may be cherished by him.
He seldom allows physical suicide to interrupt it.
Be it noted
that such a person retains high intelligence and nearly all the outer
mechanisms for carrying on the complicated activities of positive life.
It is to be expected then that his function in the opposite (regressive)
emotional direction might be more subtle than those of a less highly
developed biologic entity. [...]
organized functions are devoted to aimless or inconsistent rebellion
against the positive goals of life, perhaps they may enable the patient
to woo failure and disintegration with similar elaborateness and subtlety.
His conscious or outer functioning may at the same time maintain an
imitation of life that is uniquely deceptive.
the emptiness or superficiality of life without major goals or deep
loyalties, or real love, would leave a person with high intelligence
and other superior capacities so bored that he would eventually turn
to hazardous, self-damaging, outlandish, antisocial, and even self-destructive
exploits in order to find something fresh and stimulating in which to
apply his relatively useless and unchallenged energies and talents.
has commented: what great co-experimenters Bridges and Scott would have made...
had they used their talents and brains for life and creativity.
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