Part I: WHO KILLED ABRAHAM LINCOLN?
Richard welcomes Paul Serup, an independent researcher and author, to discuss his investigation into the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Serup has spent nearly a quarter century studying the work of Charles Chiniquy, North America’s most famous ex-priest, and his assertion that the Roman Catholic Church was behind the assassination of President Lincoln.
Chiniquy was born in Quebec and came to be considered in death as one of Macleans magazine’s “top 100 Canadians”. Chiniquy became famous as a Catholic priest in the mid-1800s for persuading a reported 200,000 people in his native Quebec to stop drinking. At the time, most families in the province had a portrait of him in their household.
In 1851, he accepted an invitation to establish a French-Canadian Catholic colony on the unsettled prairie south of Chicago. Five years later, he met and befriended Abraham Lincoln, then a lawyer. Lincoln defended Chiniquy in two court actions, one of them the most high profile libel case in Lincoln’s legal career. In 1858, Chiniquy left the Catholic religion of his childhood and became a Protestant, followed by more than a thousand of his countrymen. Known as the “Martin Luther of North America”, his fame increased worldwide as he spent the rest of his life speaking and writing extensively against the Church of Rome and trying to win his former co-religionists to simple faith in Jesus Christ. He died in Montreal, his obituary appearing on the front page of the New York Times.
In his 1885 autobiography, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, Chiniquy made the stunning claim that officials of his former Church were responsible for the murder of his close friend Abraham Lincoln. Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? is an examination of his assertions and details the evidence available today that supports Chiniquy’s claim that the assassination of the President in 1865 was the result of a Catholic plot. This plot also included the murder of Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward, with the intent to thwart the Union from defeating the Southern Confederates.
Part II: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
Richard welcomes paranormal researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley to discuss a recent Djinn case in Winnipeg. Djinns or genies are supernatural creatures in Arab folklore and Islamic teachings that occupy a parallel world to that of mankind. Together, jinn, humans and angels make up the three sentient creations of Allah. Religious sources say barely anything about them; however, the Qur’an mentions that Jinn are made of smokeless flame or “scorching fire”. Like human beings, the Jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent. The jinn are mentioned frequently in the Qur’an, and there is a surah entitled S?rat al-Jinn in the Qur’an. In many modern cultures, a Genie is portrayed as a magical being that grants wishes. The earliest of such Jinn stories in folklore originate in the book of the One Thousand and One Nights.
Part III: ALIEN REVELATION
Richard welcomes Frank Joseph, a contributing editor with Ancient American Magazine, to discuss how the worlds of flying saucers, alien abduction, pyramid power, the Mayan 2012 calender and astronomy all come together.