I’ve decided to finally get this blog up and running. I’ll start out with a post inspired by Mark’s investigation into the “Grizzly Man” story on his blog Piece of Mindful. In the comments for that post, I pointed out a very similar news story that just happened to pop up a few days later. I’ll just paste my comments here along with an update on my most recent findings.
Not sure if this is just a coincidence but check out this headline today from Yahoo News:
‘Absolutely Grisly.’ A Woman Was Mauled to Death by Her Own Dogs
“Absolutely grisly.” A story about another gender-ambiguous blonde mauled to death by the animals she thought were her friends. A possible reaction to the discussion here? The article links to this news report:
Her body was reportedly discovered in the woods off “Manakin” Road. LOL. Now I haven’t seen Grizzly Man for a very long time but I seem to recall someone talking about Treadwell’s distinctive blonde bowl-cut. That he was hiding his receding hairline by always meticulously combing it forward. Well, with Bethany Lynn Stephens we see the complete opposite. Blonde hair pulled painfully backward exposing what appears to be a sketchy hairline. Anyway, not sure if that’s just a coincidence as well.
In the news report video, the awkward line from her friend about the “weight on her shoulders” stuck out to me. I wondered if there could be some connection. All I could find was this final quote at the bottom of the page on IMDB:
The coroner: It was on his wrist.
[touches her shoulder]
What was this scene from the movie? Is it significant?
It’s possible the algorithm just fed this story to me on the Yahoo homepage because I’d read your Grizzly Man posts and looked up a few things about Treadwell. But that’s very suspicious it just happened to be posted today. Could it really have been created especially as a response to your posts? I dunno. Could it be an amazingly coincidental genuine news story? I highly doubt it! The body found off Manakin Road gives it away for me, in addition to the improbability of a person’s own dogs completely turning on their owner like that.
I did manage to track down a copy of Grizzly Man on YT. The version was badly cropped but I did manage to see the shoulder-touching scene with the watch and the coroner (who certainly seems very actor-like, as mentioned). Again, the awkward, seemingly scripted line from the pit bull news report struck me.
She did everything for everybody. She never thought of herself first. It was always everybody else. No matter how much weight she had on her shoulders, she pretended it didn’t matter.
The watch scene where the coroner touches Jewel’s shoulder twice is at 25:38.
Herzog asks her about Amie and she suddenly “gets emotional” after not having much of a reaction to the watch (which you’d think would really choke her up). She’s strangely swinging between caring and not caring throughout the scene, which goes along with the line from the news report about Stephens “pretending” the weight on her shoulders “didn’t matter.” I dunno, maybe that’s a stretch. But the description of Stephens as someone who “never thought of herself first” certainly fits Amie who didn’t run to save herself from the bear attack and lost her life helping Treadwell.
Anyway, even if those connections don’t hold up I do think this phony pit bull story was likely intended to echo Treadwell’s, especially with the key quote from the Sheriff “It was an absolutely grisly mauling!”
LOL, “akin to man.” I didn’t consider that variation. An image search on “Bethany Lynn Stephens” does reveal a rather odd-looking woman (in addition to the Confederate flag making a background appearance). She reminds me a lot of a simmy version of former Playboy playmate, Hefner girlfriend and “reality TV star” Kendra Wilkinson. And it appears she also has a thing for dogs. Check out this clip from 2013 that starts out with “Billy Bush” declaring “We’ve got a little chaos going on behind the scenes.” LOL:
“Two adoptable dogs” eh? Well, not so much with Stephens. Here’s another article from last year where Wilkinson pays tribute to her dear departed corgi, Raskal (Stephens’ pit bulls were rather “rascally,” no?):
Hmmm… this shot seems like it could be a bit of foreshadowing for the Stephens attack (with an added undercurrent of beastiality):
This headline on the Stephens story seems to hint at beastiality as well:
Animal lover, 22, is mauled to death by her OWN pit bulls after taking them out for a walk
Kevin, I’ve been looking more into this today and there’s SO much more. This is a goldmine! There’s an underlying beastiality theme running through the stories of all three characters: Stephens, Wilkinson and Treadwell. For instance, this memorable scene from Grizzly Man has a definite fetishistic, sexual tone to it:
I’ll get more into the beastiality theme in another comment but here are a few more interesting connections I found to Grizzly Man and Wilkinson. First, check out Stephens’ favorite movie on her FB page:
Winnie the Pooh, lol. In fact, if you log in and look at her “About” page, you’ll see she also lists the movie Ted which features a talking bear:
And now for a primo connection between Stephens and Wilkinson (aside from their obvious physical resemblance):
And you mentioned her husband’s transsexual tryst. Well, get a load of the headline here (ignore the video that loads at the top and scroll down):
Swirl Problems: Kendra Wilkinson Asks DIRTY DOG Hubby Hank Baskett Point Blank “Did You Go There To Have Sex With A Transsexual?”
And check out this story posted just 5 hours ago (scroll down to the Twitter response by “Ruben” with the pit bull’s flapping lips from the day before the Stephens story broke):
Wilkinson is definitely a valuable citizen in Psyop-land:
Nice quote revealing some truth with a dash of misdirection:
Wilkinson has previously said that she supports Donald Trump, but that she’s “more of a conspiracy theorist.” When I ask her about her endorsement, Wilkinson is quick to explain that she’s “not in the political world at all—I am anti-politics.” She insists, “I’m not Republican, I’m not Democrat, I’m not liberal. I’m a fucking hippie, right? I’m a conspiracy theorist too, at the end of the day. I think it’s all bullshit. Everything’s made just for money, for talk—talk creates money, talk creates media, media creates money, it’s all money! And I don’t believe in any of it! I don’t believe any of it. I believe in aliens, and I’m happy in my own world. I believe aliens…I’m an alien. I’m RH negative and I’m an alien so I don’t need to really be on earth right now. I’d rather not. I’d rather have my people come and take me away onto our planet.”
Anyway, I’ll add more later. What I’m most struck by about all of this is how the subject of Grizzly Man happened to come about on this blog at this specific time. I see in Mark’s original post, he said the Matthew Shepard story got him thinking about Treadwell. But take a look at the post by Steve immediately preceding that one:
Featuring the “Trumpy Bear!” A storm is coming, indeed!
It’s funny because I’ve been thinking about abandoning this kind of research and focusing on other things, but then the recent posts on POM come around and reignite my interest. As I said in a comment on an earlier POM post, I’m more interested now in how reality itself can seem to have a “fabricated” nature to it, aside from the usual news and culture creation focused on there.
In fact, we can see this happening with how things have unfolded on POM itself. Steve brought up bears and meat in a post, then Mark tackled Treadwell who was reportedly eaten by a bear and then this pit bull story popped up out of nowhere with all these connections. I think there’s actually a deeper meaning to all of this because the idea of people being eaten ties in with something else I’ve been looking into regarding the possible “holographic matrix” nature of reality, but that’s a whole other topic I won’t get into just yet. I’m just saying that this idea being “in the air” at this time may have a special connection to the grand “fabrication” of “reality” itself. But coming back down to Earth…
I’ll just add one final bit on the associated pit bull story, which I think is still on topic because it shows how these themes and narratives are continually echoed and reinforced in news stories and pop-culture tidbits with what appear to be sneaky little references linking them that can let those thinking “outside the box” in on the joke. And as I said, I think this idea of people being eaten by beasts is an important theme at this time (along with the possible beastiality references). I’ll just present this most recent development (although I’m sure there will be more) and be done with it. This update on the Bethany Stephens story appeared yesterday:
Deputies watched dogs ‘eating rib cage’ of Virginia woman, 22, during mauling, sheriff says
A disturbing and graphic mental image is conjured up which once again echoes the Treadwell narrative (along with a bear reference, a strange emphasis on the word “narrative” and a reference to menstruation to add a sexual element). From the Treadwell story:
Fulton jumped back on his plane and took off. He flew over the camp, and looked down.
“Saw a human rib cage that I knew had to be either Tim or Amie laying there and he was just eating that.”
He circled several times, trying to run the bear off with the airplane. “And every time I would come over, he’d just start eating faster and faster and crouch over this rib cage there,” he said.
Also note the title of the article “Dream Turns Deadly,” a theme that will show up again in a moment. Continuing with the rib element, this photo was posted by Stephens on FB in September of 2014:
With this curious comment exchange:
And we have the “dream” theme again with the tattoo. That particular quote could be taken as a reference to “waking up” to the illusory “reality dream” as well. And it seems Kendra Wilkinson has a thing for ribs herself. I found several references to her eating ribs, the most notable during her pregnancy in 2010:
“A couple days ago I cooked ribs and beans,” the 24-year-old told Leno. “I can’t get away from ribs!”
Anyway, there’s still more to all of this but I’ll just leave it there. Thanks to Mark for allowing these tangential comments on his blog. I hope they’ve added something to the big picture view of these “grisly deaths!”