QAnon followers who flocked to Dallas last Tuesday under the impression that JFK Jr. – who died in a plane crash in 1999 – was going to ‘appear’ and announce a vice presidential run with Donald Trump have refused to leave, now calling the Texas city their ‘promised land.’
QAnon rapper Pryme Minister has reportedly offered property for the conspiracy theorists to set up a permanent headquarters near the infamous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza – the site of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Vice News first reported.
The group expected JFK Jr. to appear at 12.29 p.m. on November 2 – the time his father was shot dead – but when he failed to arrive, followers dashed off to the Rolling Stones concert at the Cotton Bowl instead.
The group now believes that JFK Jr. did, in fact, appear to them last Tuesday, apparently disguised as Keith Richards performing on stage.
Dozens of QAnon followers have been stationed at the site of JFK assassination in Dallas for a week after congregating on November 2 with the belief that the president’s late son JFK Jr. – who died in 1999 – would return to announce a presidential run with Donald Trump in 2024
The group’s leader Brian Protzman (pictured above) maintains that JFK Jr. did, in fact, appear to them that night in the form of Keith Richards during a Rolling Stones concert
QAnon rapper Pryme Minister has reportedly offered property for the group to set up a new headquarters in Dallas and called it the QAnon ‘promised land’
Pictures posted to social media by Steven Monacelli, the publisher of Protean magazine, show QAnon followers congregated on the infamous grassy knoll. At one point, the group stands in the shape of a giant ‘Q’
Social media videos show Michael Brian Protzman, one of the group’s leaders, explaining to a crowd of his supporters after the concert that a number of dead celebrities appeared to them that night in the form of the famous rock band.
‘So at the Rolling Stones concert, Elvis was in the building,’ Protzman says in a Twitter video, addressing a group that responds with raucous applause. ‘So Michael Jackson was Mick Jagger. Keith Richards was John John, JFK Jr. … Elvis was playing keyboard, piano, Prince was playing drums.’
Members of the group are still stationed at Dealey Plaza a week after the concert, though in much smaller numbers than the hundreds who gathered there on November 2.
Much of the group, including Protzman, have been staying in the Hyatt Regency and have been meeting there as a group regularly.
Protzman, known to his followers as Negative48, helped organize the gatherings and told his 105,000 Telegram followers that QAnon rapper Pryme Minister, whose real name is Randell Moody, has offered the use of a property in the city that could act as a permanent headquarters for the group, according to Vice News.
In an audio chat on a Telegram channel called Occupy Dealey Plaza, someone asks Protzman how long the group was going to stay in Dallas, to which he reveals that they seek to maintain a base in there because it is ‘the promised land.’
Believers think that JFK Jr. will help Donald Trump to take back power
The Rolling Stones were indeed in fine voice at the Cotton Bowl that night, with Mick Jagger gyrating on stage in front of legions of fans. But there was no sign of JFK Jr.
Protzman claimed that a number of dead celebrities appeared to the conspiracy theorists that night in the form of the famous rock band, including Michael Jackson as Mick Jagger. Mick Jagger posted a picture outside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Tuesday ahead of the concert
Pictures posted to social media by Steven Monacelli, the publisher of Protean magazine, show Protzman with what appears to be a parrot perched on his shoulder, talking to QAnon followers congregated on the infamous grassy knoll one at a time. At one point, the group stands in the shape of a giant ‘Q.’
One Twitter video reveals Protzman pointing to the tip of a skyscraper that was visible behind the Texas School Book Depository, the building Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK from in 1963.
The tip of the skyscraper is shaped like a pyramid, which Protzman told his followers represents the Illuminati and said that they place pyramids where they kill people.
Although there is no official leader of QAnon, Protzman has create his own cult-like group within the movement that recognizes him as a godlike figure, Vice News reported.
He uses his devoted following on Telegram to spread his own conspiracy theories and lore JFK Jr. is the Archangel Michael and Donald Trump is the Holy Spirit.
Protzman makes predictions and touts theories based on his own interpretation of gematria, the ancient Jewish numerology code that assigns a numerical value to letters, words and phrases and translates them to create a new meaning.
Anyone who shared doubt about Protzman’s claims in Dallas was quickly shut down, Vice reported, adding that one follower asked, ‘Are we putting too much faith in this man?’ before she was immediately slammed for having a “lack of faith.”
JFK Jr., who was an actor and magazine publisher, is a popular figure within the QAnon conspiracy movement, with some believing that he is in fact Q, the group’s anonymous leader.
The hundreds of followers in Dallas last Tuesday underline the allure the Q theory still holds. The crowd was seen reciting the pledge of allegiance as they waited for the former president’s son.
A crowd began to form on the infamous grassy knoll on November 2 as they waited for JFK Jr. to make a big announcement
Sizeable turnout in Dallas on November 2 serves to underline the allure the Q theory still holds
Twitter photos showed scores of people gathered outside the AT&T Discovery Plaza in Dallas at around 8 p.m. on Monday, demonstrating the staggering lure of QAnon.
Most were wearing shirts proudly displaying their support for Trump, with one women seen wearing a campaign-style T-shirt emblazoned with the words: ‘Trump/JFK Jr.’
The QAnon crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance at 12.29pm, expecting JFK Jr. to make his announcement at 12.30pm, and chanted, ‘Let’s Go Brandon,’ a euphemism for ”F*** Joe Biden,’ as they held a Trump/Kennedy flag.
As Monacelli writes, they were there due to a ‘popular QAnon theory recently’ that ‘JFK Jr., of the Kennedy family, will be making a big announcement at Dealey Plaza by the grassy knoll.’
When he did not show, they stuck around even as a torrential downpour drenched their signs and banners which said: ‘Trump / JFK JR 2020.’
Some envisioned that he would arrive triumphantly. ‘We’re expecting a parade,’ said a woman named Ginny who had travelled 700 miles from Nebraska. ‘JFK is going to be here,’ she told Rolling Stone magazine.
JFK Jr. was the son of former President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Onassis
He died in a plane crash off the coast of Massachusetts with his wife Carolyn in 1999
A popular QAnon theory claims that he faked his death
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts in 1999, along with his wife, Carolyn Bessette and her sister, Lauren.
Navy divers found their bodies still strapped into their seats in the wreckage 18 hours after his plane, which he was piloting, disappeared.
In 2019, Forbes reports, some believers expected JFK Jr. to return on July 4, again as Trump’s running mate.
The conspiracy theorists now reportedly believe JFK Jr., the son of former President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, will reveal he switched political affiliations and faked his own death to avoid retribution, according to Gizmodo.
According to the theory, he would announce that he was running with former President Donald J. Trump in the 2024 presidential election, but Trump would step down and let JFK Jr. step in as president and appoint former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn as his vice president.
Trump would then ‘most likely’ become the king of kings, a popular QAnon Telegram account with more than 100,000 subscribers wrote about the conspiracy in a post on Monday. It did not specify what becoming the ‘king of kings’ would entail.
They also believed that after JFK Jr. would appear, the clocks would go back an hour, people would adopt the Julian calendar, and the date would go back to October 20, according to Newsweek.
JFK Jr., the theory posits, will then help usher in a new age American prosperity, as his father did in the 1960s.
Protzman also offered the theory that JFK, JFK Jr. and Jackie Kennedy would all reappear, after which JFK would tour the world for seven days, transfer the presidency back to Trump and die, Gizmodo reports, even though that is not how presidential power works.
It is unclear why the QAnon followers thought JFK Jr. would appear at the location where his father was famously murdered in 1963.
One person on Telegram wrote afterwards: ‘I’m sad for everybody. We now look like a bunch of liars, but let’s keep the faith,’ BBC Journalist Shayan Sardarizadeh said.
Pictures posted to social media by Steven Monacelli showed scores of people gathered outside the AT&T Discovery Plaza in Dallas at around 8pm on Monday, many of whom were wearing pro-Trump shirts
One of the shirts appeared to be a campaign-style T-shirt reading ‘Trump/JFK Jr. 2024’
John F. Kennedy Jr: The lawyer and journalist who died in a 1999 plane crash
JFK’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr, was killed in 1999 when his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
He died alongside his wife, Carolyn and his sister-in-law Lauren just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. JFK Jr was on his way to the wedding of his cousin Rory.
He had almost been alone that night after Carolyn threatened to skip the nuptials.
JFK’s son, John F. Kennedy Jr, was killed in 1999 when his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. He died alongside his wife, Carolyn and his sister-in-law Lauren just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. JFK Jr was on his way to the wedding of his cousin Rory
He had almost been alone that night after Carolyn threatened to skip the nuptials. Carolyn had a change of heart at the last second however, and the two set off with her sister Lauren. An image from 1999 shows Carolyn (top right) leaving a building with her sister Lauren (left, front)
JFK Jr had taken off from Essex County Airport in Fairfield, New Jersey, at 8.39pm that night, bound for the airfield in Martha’s Vineyard. Beachgoers watch as the US Coast Guard searches the waters following the crash
Carolyn had a change of heart at the last second however, and the two set off with her sister Lauren.
JFK Jr had taken off from Essex County Airport in Fairfield, New Jersey, at 8.39pm that night, bound for the airfield in Martha’s Vineyard.
The air traffic controller at the island airport alerted the regional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office in Connecticut just after 10pm when the plane had failed to arrive.
In the end, it was the conditions that evening most likely caused the tragedy.
The air traffic controller at the island airport alerted the regional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office in Connecticut just after 10pm when the plane had failed to arrive. Members of the Kennedy and Bessette families gather for JFK Jr’s burial at sea
Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the fatal plane crash that killed John F Kennedy Jr, his wife Carolyn and his sister-n-law Lauren just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. A file image shows Massachusetts State Police searching for wreckage in July 1999
Three days later, parts of the plane were detected on the ocean floor.
On July 21, 1999, five days after the plane went missing, the three bodies were found and removed from the underwater wreckage.
The ashes of John, 38, his wife Carolyn, 33, and Lauren, 34, were scattered at sea on July 22 just off of Martha’s Vineyard by friends and family.
But not every member of the QAnon movement believes that JFK Jr. will come back, Newsweek reports.
John Sabal, who organized the QAnon for God and Country: Patriot Double Down convention in October said the belief would make the movement ‘look absolutely insane.’
He shared the prophetic post on his own Telegram page, writing: ‘Here’s another example of new-age blasphemous hot garbage propaganda that’s currently in circulation.
‘None of this is of our true movement or was ever mentioned in a single drop. Not ever,’ he wrote about the belief. ‘There is only one king of kings and that is our Lord and Savior Yeshua/Jesus Christ.
‘This couldn’t be more wrong.’
In another post shared on Tuesday as the crowds descended on the grassy knoll, Sabal implored his followers to spread their message at public meetings and added ‘JFK Jr. dead or alive won’t help us.
‘Get involved in your community, go to every meeting, let your voice be heard,’ he wrote, according to Newsweek. ‘Help people wake up. Be nice about it.’
Q, the group’s leader, has also explicitly spoken out against the JFK Jr. conspiracy, according to Travis View, a conspiracy theory researcher and co-host of the QAnon Anonymous podcast.
‘Q has repeatedly denied that JFK Jr. is alive, but some of the QAnon community insist that he will return despite that,’ he told Gizmodo.
The QAnon conspiracy theory movement is a wide-ranging conspiracy theory that Trump is waging a secret war against a global cabal of elite Satan worshipping pedophiles in government, business and the media.
Its followers believe Trump will expose the pedophiles, order its members be arrested and sentenced to death.
It is believed that the conspiracy began in October 2017 with a post on an obscure, rightwing 4Chan chatroom titled Calm Before the Storm and written by someone using the name Q Clearance Patriot.
Since then, it has grown with thousands of followers, some of whom were involved in the Capitol riots on January 6.
The QAnon conspiracy movement has grown in recent years. Here a man wearing a QAnon t-shirt was seen waiting in line for a rally featuring former President Donald Trump on September 25, 2021 in Georgia
It holds that Trump is waging a secret war against a global cabal of elite Satan-worshipping pedophiles in government, business and the media. A supporter of the movement is seen here holding up a sign outside the North Carolina GOP convention in June 2021