Mae Brussell – The First Lady Of Conspiracy Theories

motorcadeMrs. Mae Magnin Brussell (1922 – 1988) was a Beverly Hills housewife and the mother of five children. When President John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963, she purchased a copy of the Warren Commission’s 26-volume findings for $86 and started to do her own research into the convoluted investigation and became interested in voicing her opinions about a conspiracy theory regarding the President’s assassination.

Her varied topics and findings of cross-referenced material filled thirty-nine four-drawer filing cabinets and, for seventeen years between 1971 and 1988, she went on the radio with her own conspiracy program regarding the shooting and other subjects such as governmental mind control techniques and talk of German Nazi leader Adolph Hitler faking his wartime suicide and living until 1987.

Her daughter Bonnie was killed in a tragic car accident in 1970 and Brussell took that as a warning used against her by her enemies.

A 1975 death threat received from Manson-follower Sandra Good drove Brussell off the air temporarily. Sometimes Brussell
resorted to recording her shows at home on a cassette tape recorder and mailing out copies to her subscribers. In 1983,
Brussell’s show was picked up by listener-sponsored KAZU-FM in nearby Pacific Grove.

She completed 862 broadcasts during her lifetime and had a loyal following including Len Osanic and Anita Langley who created
their own Black Op Radio conspiracy network.

Brussell died in 1988 at the age of 66. One theory upon her death was the use of an oncovirus which likely caused her demise from cancer.


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