Jim Marrs, Texas-based conspiracy theorist and author, dies at 73

Prominent conspiracy theorist Jim Marrs has died.

Digger for Truth talks about shills and half truthers. Apparently, Jim Marrs wrote and talked a lot about a Nazi conspiracy, but never mentioned the J-word. He’s on Digger’s list along with many, many others, including Donald Trump.

I never followed Marrs’ work but he also apparently pushed the theory that the Russians had JFK killed.

If you’re familiar with his theories, feel free to defend or criticize him, as you wish.


Jim Marrs, best-known for his work researching the various theories surrounding the JFK assassination and UFOs and a guest on many talk shows, died this week at the age of 73.

According to his official Facebook page he died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He had recently been put on dialysis.

The Fort Worth-native was a mainstay on late-night radio show “Coast to Coast AM” and the “Alex Jones’ Infowars” program.

In late June Marrs posted a note on his official website that said he was suspending work on the site to address his health issues.

According to his online biography, Marrs was a former Fort Worth Star-Telegram staffer starting in 1968 and was a police reporter and general assignments reporter. After a stint serving in the Army in Vietnam he came back home and began writing about military and aerospace technology.

His 1989 book “Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy” was a New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller and became a basis for the Oliver Stone film “JFK” in 1991. He served as a chief consultant for the film.

He had taught a course on the 1963 killing of the president at the University of Texas at Arlington, starting in 1976. He retired in 2007.

Marrs could usually be found in Dealey Plaza in Dallas on the anniversary of the assassination every November 22, talking to fans and speaking with the media in front of the so-called Grassy Knoll, ground zero for conspiracy theorists.

His work on 9/11 dealt with what he called an inconsistent public story on the terrorist attacks.

Other Marrs books included “Psi Spies,” “Alien Agenda,” “Rule by Secrecy,” “The War on Freedom,” “The Terror Conspiracy” and “The Rise of the Fourth Reich”, all of which were met with praise by a devoted community of skeptics if not mainstream audiences.

Link to Amazon customer reviews of The Rise of the Fourth Reich.

8 thoughts on “Jim Marrs, Texas-based conspiracy theorist and author, dies at 73

  1. I can’t comment either way as I never really delved into Jim Marrs’ work either, though I did see the Oliver Stone JFK movie on TV & thought it was really good — at the time. I’m not a UFO-buff either. If they exist, they are military-created, as I do not believe in aliens from “outer space.”

    Early on (internet years) I heard somewhere Jim Marrs was disinfo (as is said of most everybody at one time or another). Marrs’ never mentioning the J-word was probably the reason.

    Even so, I feel bad when anybody dies. Seventy-three sounds too young!


    In other conspiracy news:

    One good page of “conspiracy” quotes straight from their mouths — & with references (book title, page numbers, etc.) which most quoted-memes do not include:


  2. Another good “conspiracy” site that I checked out this morning > “AMERICAN DECEPTION”:

    I didn’t know Charlotte had a son named Sam, but the site is very neat & tidy, & has at present 457 entries of old hard-to-find books in .PDFs, some I saw were dated from the 1800s. Total pages to date for download: 142,000.

    It’s a donor-based project with reasonable pricing:
    –$25 will give you entire site contents + 1-year to retrieve it + any new updates.
    –$50 donation offers entire site + 5-years to retrieve it + any new updates.

    So far, I only skimmed down the Religion section & the Secret Societies section. The Education section alone has 150 entries. Here’s the complete Index:

    All Listings (457)
    Bolshevism (9)
    Civilization (2)
    Communism (29)
    Economics (6)
    Education (150)
    Government (79)
    Historical (25)
    Magic (2)
    Mysticism (5)
    Occult (7)
    Philosophical (5)
    Physics (1)
    Political (210)
    Psychology (32)
    Religion (43)
    Scientific (2)
    Secret Societies (33)
    Socialism (12)
    Sociology (10)
    Soviet (5)
    Spiritualist (7)

  3. Don’t remember reading Marrs’s book on the JFK assassination, but likely I did since I read many books on that subject.

    Sometimes I think that clear-cut conspiracy nuts are used to discredit those who develop credible information of a real conspiracy. The truth seekers are thus smeared and discredited in this manner.

    Serious investigations into the JFK murder to date boil down to a near exoneration of Oswald as the trigger man. Oswald was never definitively tied to the POS rifle found on the sixth floor, good circumstantial evidence puts Oswald on the first and second floors during the assassination, Oswald had no motive, there is no court quality evidence that Oswald murdered officer JD Tippit, Oswald never confessed, Oswald said he was a fall guy, Oswald knew who was behind the murder, Jack Rubinstein was a Jew mobster, Rubinstein was picked by his mob bosses to rub out Oswald. Jack Rubinstein was one of LBJ’s boys according to Nixon.

    A recent compelling book on the subject by Roger Stone fingers LBJ as the mastermind behind the assassination of JFK. Stone provides evidence that links LBJ to 8 political murders in Texas. The 8th was JFK.

    Nixon was nearly impeached essentially for winning the Vietnam war in the context established by LBJ. Watergate was the cover story and a setup. On the way out, Roger Stone claims Nixon blackmailed old hapless appointed President Gerald Ford into giving him (Nixon) a pardon. Nixon knew that Ford faked and covered up evidence to obscure the real culprits behind the JFK murder while a member of the Warren Commission. Stone reported that Nixon told Ford et al, “If I go down, I’m taking all you cocksuckers with me.” As we know, Nixon got his pardon. Two deranged women subsequently on two separate occasions tried to whack ole President Ford. Were they deranged or throw away operatives?

    Vincent Bugliosi wrote a 1000 page tome on the JFK assassination titled, “Reclaiming History”. In it he affirms Oswald as the sole gunman and reinforced the magic bullet theory. Arlen Specter authored the “Magic Bullet” theory as a way out for the commission to hang Oswald as the lone shooter. Those who disagree with Vincent, and the commission, are labeled by him as conspiracy theorists, not critics or skeptics. A better title suggested by some for Bugliosi’s book is “Reframing Oswald”.

    Earlierdeep state operative Gerald Posner wrote a book to discredit all JFK conspiracy buffs. The tile was “Case Closed”. Critics reviewed the book, re-titling it “Mind Closed”.

    Don’t question the state.

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