Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre campground in Monte Rio in northern California, belonging to the Bohemian Club — a private San Francisco-based men’s club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a more than two-week encampment of some of the most prominent men in the world, including U.S. presidents and politicians. Only active members of the Club and their guests may visit the Grove.
President Richard Nixon said in his private presidential tapes:
“The Bohemian Grove that I attend from time to time . . . is the most faggy goddamn thing you could ever imagine . . . it’s just terrible.”
The mid-summer encampment includes a ritual, first begun in 1881, called “Cremation of Care” in front of a 30-foot owl statue that symbolizes wisdom but which Alex Jones identified as Moloch. For many years, a recording of the voice of Bohemian Club member Walter Cronkite was used as the voice of The Owl during the ceremony. (See also “One-world-government Walter Cronkite: ‘I’m glad to sit at the right hand of Satan’”)
Sleeping quarters or “camps” are scattered throughout the grove, of which it is reported there were a total of 118 as of 2007. These camps, which are frequently patrilineal, are the principal means through which high-level business and political contacts and friendships are formed. (Wikipedia)
It is said that Mandalay camp is the camp “for international relations and consists of more than a few members offically or otherwise connected to foreign policy and the CIA. Mandalay is the only camp the average visitor cannot just walk into; an appointment or formal invitation is necessary.”
The names of Bohemian Grove attendees are not made public.
In July 2008, Wikileaks published the 2008 Bohemian Grove Guest List. Now, thanks to Crazy Days and Nights (CDAN), we have an updated list for 2018.
Crazy Days and Nights‘ blogger, Ent Lawyer (Ent=Entertainment), has a track record of accuracy. The Daily Beast describes Ent Lawyer as:
“. . . calling out many of Hollywood’s now-ostracized sexually misbehaving elite, sometimes years in advance of the mainstream media.
‘If you had been reading @entylawyer, you’d have known about Matt Lauer. And Harvey [Weinstein]. And Kevin Spacey. Just saying,’ tweeted New York professional Sara Zucker. Or as investigative journalist Mark Ebner (one of only 20 people who knows the blogger’s real-life identity) observes, ‘Enty Lawyer is like the anti-Perez Hilton. In my opinion, that’s what makes him so impressive, is that no one knows who he is, and he’s being proven right again and again. That’s like legendary shit.’”
On July 21, 2019, CDAN published a composite list of 2,925 Bohemian Grove attendees in 2008 and 2018. CDAN obtained the names of the 2018 attendees from photos sent by an unnamed source. The composite list is not a complete list of 2018 attendees. Ent Lawyer notes that “Some names are missing, and some were illegible because of the photos taken.”
Below is a screenshot of page one of the 60-page list on CDAN:
You can also see the list in text format, here (h/t codyave).
Below are the names of attendees I recognize. Note that some individuals are deceased, which means they attended the 2008 Bohemian Grove. Names with a red check mark (√) stayed at the exclusive Mandalay camp:
- John F. Akers, president/CEO of IBM; died in 2014. √
- Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army general (ret.).
- Lamar Alexander, U.S. senator (R-TN).
- Michael H. Armacost, former president of Brookings Institute. √
- Samuel H. Armacost, former president/CEO of BankAmerica √
- Harris J. Ashton, former chairman/president/CEO of FNC Holdings, Inc. √
- H. B. Atwater, Jr., former CEO of General Mills, Inc. √
- James A. Baker III, White House chief-of-staff for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
- James A. Baker IV, chairman of global law firm Baker Botts’ Global Projects Department.
- Robert D. Ballard, U.S. Navy officer (ret.); U. of Rhode Island professor of oceanography. √
- Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi & former chairman of Republican National Committee.
- Donald R. Beall, CEO of Rockwell Collins. √
- Riley P. Bechtel, billionaire chairman of Bechtel Corp. √
- S.D. Bechtel Jr., billionaire grandson of founder of Bechtel Corp.; father of Riley (#13) √
- James Belushi, actor.
- Clint Black, country music singer.
- Mike (Michael) Bloomberg, billionaire former mayor of New York City. √
- Robert Bloomingdale, actor/producer.
- Arthur Brooks, former Ohio state representative (D).
- Jimmy Buffet, singer/songwriter.
- George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. president, died Nov. 30, 2018.
- Robert Cohn, founder of Octel Communications, company that commercialized voice mail. √
- Walter Cronkite, Jr., CBS Evening News anchorman, d. 2009.
- James T. Curry, Jr, former board member of Newmont Mining Corp. √
- K(enneth) T. Derr, board member of Halliburton Co.; former chairman & CEO of Chevron Corp. √
- Mark DeSaulnier, Congressman (D-CA).
- Clint Eastwood, actor/director.
- Karl W. Eikenberry, U.S. Army lt. gen. (ret.); former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
- William T. Esrey, former CEO of Sprint Corp. √
- Peter M. Flanigan, investment banker & fundraiser for Nixon; d. 2013. √
- William Friedkin, director.
- Louis V. Gerstner Jr., former CEO of IBM and RJR Nabisco, former member of Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee.
- Peter Graves, actor, d. 2010.
- Robert D. Haas, chairman emeritus of Levi Strauss & Co.
- Mickey Hart, rockband Grateful Dead drummer.
- Richard D. Hearney, U.S. Marine Corps general (ret.)
- Peter Jackson, movie director?
- Conrad Janis, actor.
- Charles B. Johnson, billionaire former CEO of Franklin Resources mutual fund company. √
- Edgar F. Kaiser Jr., financier founder of Kaiser (medical) Foundation. √
- Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. secretary of state in Nixon and Ford administrations. √
- Charles G. Koch, billionaire co-founder, chairman/CEO of Koch Industries.
- David H. Koch, billionaire brother of Charles (#42); co-0wner/VP of Koch Industries.
- Richard M. Kovacevich, former CEO of Well Fargo & Co. √
- Art(thur) G. Linkletter, radio/TV personality, d. 2010.
- Vernon R. Loucks Jr., former CEO of Segway, Inc. √
- Malcolm McDowell, actor.
- James Patrick McGillen, producer/writer? √
- Michael Mondavi, son of Robert Mondavi, founder of Robert Mondavi Winery.
- Robert Michael Mondavi Jr., founder of Folio Wine Co.
- Edwin H. Morgens, chairman of investment firm Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company, Inc. √
- Richard M. Morrow, former chairman/CEO of Amoco Corp., d. 2013. √
- Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force general (ret.), former chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Conan O’Brien, late night TV talk show host (see “Who’s writing the script for TV news across America?“).
- Eric T. Olson, U.S. Navy admiral (ret.), former US Special Operations commander.
- David J. O’Reilley, former chairman/CEO of Chevron Corp. √
- Paul F. Pelosi, businessman & husband of Rep. & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
- Robert Anthony Podesta, CEO of Flynn Industries.
- Colin L. Powell, U.S. Army general (ret.), chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. secretary of state in George W. Bush admin. √
- David Rockefeller, billionaire banker; former chairman/CEO of Chase Manhattan Corp.; d. 2017.
- David Rockefeller Jr., son of #60.
- Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. secretary of defense in Ford and George W. Bush administrations.
- Charles R. Schwab, billionaire founder/chairman of Charles Schwab Corp.
- Alvin V. Shoemaker, former chairman of First Boston, Inc. √
- George P. Shultz, U.S. secretary of state in Nixon and Reagan administrations. √
- Robert J. Spane, U.S. Navy vice admiral (ret.)
- Kenneth W. Starr, independent counsel of Pres. Bill Clinton investigation.
- James W. Symington, 4-term Congressman (D-Missouri), Chief of Protocol in Johnson administration.
- Fred A. Travalena III, comedian, d. 2009.
- Patrick John (Morrison) Wayne, actor, son of John Wayne.
- Bob Weir, Grateful Dead musician.
- James Widdoes, actor/director.Dean Witter III, grandson of Dean Witter, founder of Dean Witter & Company investment house; member of Dean Witter Foundation board of directors; CFO of Zenergo.
- James H. Woods, actor.
- Eric P. Wright, principal at Ernst & Young accounting firm.
- Michael York, actor.
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