While the abrupt death of Jeffrey Epstein has triggered an avalanche of conspiracy theories, many reasonably wonder: What exactly did he know and how could such a high-profile inmate, supposed to be on suicide watch, end up dead?
By Ted Torrance
One of the more absurd conspiracy theories suggests Epstein had not died as reported, but in fact had been replaced by a double.
Jeffrey Epstein ‘Body Double’ Conspiracy Theory
The indie pop group Foster the People have promoted a Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theory involving body doubles and plastic surgery on their social media.
The band took to Twitter over the weekend to claim that Epstein had not died as was reported, but in fact had been replaced by a double. “Have you seen photos of the body?” the band tweeted. “It’s obviously not him. My guess is Epstein’s on a private plane to somewhere in the Middle East getting prepped for plastic surgery right now.” The band also added the hashtag: “#EpsteinBodyDouble.”
No Suicide Watch, Camera Malfunctions: Epstein’s ‘Apparent Suicide’ Provokes Conspiracy Theories
Joke images and memes – suggesting everything from a faked suicide to an orchestrated hit-job – were shared thousands of times throughout the day. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were rife with unfounded theories about what may have happened to the financier.
This wild speculation was not confined to a fringe minority – far from it. Politicians and high-profile journalists also stoked rampant speculation at a time when little information was publicly available.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough tweeted:
A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives ends up dead in his jail cell. How predictably… Russian.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 10, 2019
While no one can explain yet how he killed himself, why is mainstream media reporting it definitively as a suicide? Even the FBI is calling it an “apparent suicide.”
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The idea that Epstein was murdered isn’t any more unfounded than the idea he committed suicide, because the camera “malfunctioned.” In fact, it is more unfounded that he committed suicide, because what are the chances that the camera would malfunction coincidentally at the same time he was killing himself?
How often do prison camera systems malfunction? Can we get the data on that, NYT? Or are you not into doing that kind of investigation?
The Body of Epstein Appears to Have a Different Nose and Ears
Conspiracy Theorists have it the picture of Jeffrey Epstein being wheeled into a hospital in lower Manhattan appears to have a completely different nose and different ears than the actual Jeffrey Epstein.
Conspiracy theory aside, it is possible that this is not Jeffrey Epstein that died.
It also appears that he has significantly bushier eyebrows.
Of course, there are potential explanations for this that you would have to be a medical professional to speculate about. For example, hanging would cause the face to swell. It does not seem logical that it would cause the the bridge of the nose to swell. But I don’t know.
When Would He Have Been Switched Out?
According to the story, Epstein was still alive and in cardiac arrest from the hanging when he was taken to the hospital. So he could have been switched out in the ambulance. Or at any time during the transfer. In the ambulance would make the most sense, and that easily could have been arranged.
He could have taken pills to simulate cardiac arrest and faked a hanging and then been wheeled into the ambulance, with a different body wheeled out.
Who Would the Body Be?
A lot of really rich people have body doubles. It’s not a rare practice. In China, every rich person has a body double set up, and they often try to get them to do prison time for them (its easier in Asia, because they all look very similar, but with plastic surgery and so on it isn’t impossible in the West either).
As far as why a body double would agree to be murdered – there are billions upon billions of dollars involved here. Effectively infinite money. So it could be as simple as telling the guy “look, you’re in your sixties, we’ll give your kids 100 million each if you agree to die.” Or they could have just killed him.
Why Would They Bother Saving Epstein Instead of Just Killing Him?
Epstein was clearly a Mossad agent. And when you have people working in these types of operations, you need them to have absolute loyalty. So you have to be absolutely loyal to them, and let them know you’re not going to burn them. So even though it isn’t like Jews won’t sacrifice one single Jew, when you are talking about a high-level Mossad asset, it is very bad for their operation to let one go down, as it could erode the trust of other such agents.
The Other Possibility
Regarding the last point on the need for the Mossad to be an organization believed to be 100% trusted to take care of its agents, it is possible that the photograph of Epstein’s body was faked in order to make certain people believe he didn’t really die. We only have this one photograph. And it is somewhat weird that the photograph actually exist. Usually, ambulances go into a garage to unload patients at a hospital, where there wouldn’t be any journalists.
Furthermore, it isn’t even clear who actually took this picture. No journalist is claiming to have taken it. It’s not even clear where it original appeared. So it seems very purposeful that it exists, and it is really taken at exactly the right angle to show that it isn’t his nose or ears.
No one is endorsing any of this, necessarily. But it could well be true. It sounds crazy, but basically everything that happens these days sounds crazy, so whether something sounds crazy isn’t really an important factor in trying to determine whether it is true or not.
Epstein’s Death: A Mystery Rivaling JFK Assassination
Many folks opine Epstein’s death was “way too convenient,” and world “deserves to really understand what really happened?”
This is a mystery that will end up rivaling the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
According to John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories on evidence suppression, tampering, and fabrication in relation to Kennedy’s body
David Lifton presented the thesis In his 1981 book Best Evidence, that President Kennedy’s dead body had been altered between the Dallas hospital and the autopsy site at Bethesda for the purposes of creating erroneous conclusions about the number and direction of the shots.
- New Orleans conspiracy
- CIA conspiracy
- Shadow government conspiracy
- Military-industrial complex
- Secret Service conspiracy
- Cuban exiles
- Organized crime conspiracy
- Lyndon B. Johnson conspiracy
- George H.W. Bush conspiracy
- Cuban government conspiracy
- Soviet government conspiracy
- Decoy hearse and wound alteration
- Federal Reserve conspiracy
- Israeli government conspiracy
- Other published theories
Having seen how the government has been covering up the John F. Kennedy assassination, whereby a proper autopsy was not allowed to be performed on JFK. There were CIA in the room when it was done. It’s only natural for folks to suspect Jefferey Epstein’s murder will remain a mystery forever.
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“The thing I’m concerned about is…convinc[ing] the public that Oswald was the real assassin.” – J. Edgar Hoover
Reasons why people keep stuff locked away or classified is that they are hiding the fact they are responsible for the deaths.
On a related note,
7 Unanswered Questions About Epstein’s Death That The Mainstream Media Is Not Talking About
#1 Why are the autopsy results being delayed? According to NBC News, the New York City medical examiner’s office is requesting “more information” before determining the cause of Epstein’s death…
The New York City medical examiner’s office said Sunday that it had completed an autopsy of the financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein but that it needed more information before determining the cause of death.
#2 What will the cameras show? By now most people have heard that there were no cameras filming what was going on inside Epstein’s cell, but there were cameras filming the doors of each cell…
The news of the delay to the autopsy results comes after a source told the New York Post there was no video of the moment he died in his jail cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Cameras are said to film the doors to each cell which would show anyone who entered or exited, but they do not point inside.
So if someone paid a “visit” to Epstein, there should be video evidence of it.
#3 Why was Jeffrey Epstein taken off suicide watch? After Epstein attempted to “kill himself” the first time, he was put on suicide watch, but only for a short period. The following comes from CNN…
No. Epstein was temporarily placed on a suicide watch after he was found in his jail cell July 23 with marks on his neck, a law enforcement source and a source familiar with the incident told CNN at the time.
It wasn’t clear whether those injuries, which were not serious, were self-inflicted or the result of an assault, the sources said. Epstein told authorities he had been beaten up and called a child predator, they said.
#4 Why did the guards break prison rules and not check on him every 30 minutes? Apparently these guards had been working a lot of overtime, but that is no excuse for breaking prison rules…
Epstein should have been checked on by guards in his cell every 30 minutes, but that didn’t happen the night before his apparent suicide, a law enforcement official told the Times.
The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the information.
A law enforcement source also said he was alone in his cell Saturday night after his cellmate was transferred. An official with knowledge of the investigation told the Times that the Justice Department was told Epstein would have a cellmate and be monitored by a guard every 30 minutes.
#5 Why would Jeffrey Epstein try to kill himself if he was adjusting so well to prison life? According to a “prison insider” interviewed by the Daily Mail, Epstein “seemed to be in good spirits” just before his life ended…
The insider, who had seen the disgraced financier on several occasions during his incarceration at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, also claims that the normally reserved Epstein seemed to be in good spirits.
‘There was no indication that he might try to take his own life,’ the source told DailyMail.com.
‘From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life.’
#6 Why did Jeffrey Epstein tell guards that someone was trying to kill him? It has been reported by the mainstream media that Epstein previously tried to kill himself, but apparently that report was being directly contradicted by Epstein himself. Of course it is entirely possible that Epstein was lying, but according to multiple reports he claimed that someone had tried to kill him…
The 66-year-old convicted sex offender reportedly told guards and fellow inmates he believed someone was trying to kill him.
The multimillionaire, who was being held on sex trafficking charges at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, had previously been on suicide watch.
#7 How could Epstein kill himself in a prison where the cells had been specifically designed to prevent that from happening? I shared this quote in another article that I just posted, but it is deeply relevant to this article as well. According to a former inmate of the Metropolitan Correction Center in lower Manhattan that was just interviewed by the New York Post, there is no way that Epstein would have been able to hang himself…
There’s no way that man could have killed himself. I’ve done too much time in those units. It’s an impossibility.
Between the floor and the ceiling is like eight or nine feet. There’s no way for you to connect to anything.
You have sheets, but they’re paper level, not strong enough. He was 200 pounds — it would never happen.
Everything in these cells was designed to keep hanging deaths from happening, but that is not the only way that prisoners kill themselves.
According to a study cited by the Los Angeles Times, over 90 percent of all prison suicides are hangings, and drug overdoses are the second most common cause…
According to news reports, Epstein was not on suicide watch when he died, but even if he had been the outcome might have been the same. A study by the U.S. Marshal Service found that about 8% of suicides in correctional facilities occurred even though an inmate was on suicide watch. According to the report, the vast majority of suicides (more than 90%) are hangings, with the second most common being drug overdoses.
So is it possible that Epstein could have come up with a way to kill himself?
Yes, although it wouldn’t have been easy. Epstein was certainly a miserable human being, and without anything positive to live for, he probably imagined that he would rot away in a prison cell for the rest of his life.
In the end, it definitely would not be a surprise if someone in his position chose the cowardly route of committing suicide.
But without a doubt, something doesn’t smell right here.
There were reports that Epstein was willing to start testifying against his rich and powerful friends, but now that will never happen.
It is clear that there are certain people that have greatly benefited from his death, and in many of those cases it appears that justice will probably never be served.