(TMU) — Recently, while island hopping in the Caribbean, independent journalist Luke Rudkowski went where no independent journalist has gone before.
With Jeff Berwick of the Dollar Vigilante by his side, Rudkowski risked arrest—or even death—to show us an exclusive look at Jeffery Epstein’s private island—a seemingly innocuous outpost that many have referred to as “Pedophile Island.”
Still can’t believe what me and berwickjeff we were able to pull off at Jeffrey Epstein’s island.
So far we are safe and sound, editing the video right now stay tuned. @ Little Saint James, U.S. Virgin Islands https://t.co/rwT5YXXwvv
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) October 27, 2019
The pair was with friends when they found themselves near Epstein’s mysterious island of Little St. James, just off the coast of Saint Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the U.S. And so the pair did what any curious and responsible journalists would do—they hired a boat and headed straight for Pedo Island.
“The mainstream media dropped the ball, stopped reporting on Epstein, and no one ever went to his island. This story is incredibly important and has huge implications. There are so many people involved and who knows how many victims. We were so close to the island so we had to at least try to go. It would be crazy not to,” Rudkowski told the Mind Unleashed.
Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein purchased the island the 71.5-acre island back in 1998 for $7.95 million and it has been shrouded in mystery ever since, with rumors swirling of what exactly happened there and who took part in the scandalous and illegal activities. Since Epstein took ownership of the small island, few images of it ever emerged. That is until Epstein was arrested earlier this year.
Shortly after his arrest, a YouTube account appeared providing extensive footage of the island from both drone and boat. Despite Epstein’s arrest, Little St. James appeared to be continuing on as usual with general upkeep and even construction occurring in various areas of the island.
Finally, in August, the authorities appeared to focus their attention on Epstein’s outpost in the Virgin Islands when they initiated a raid. Though the raid was indeed warranted, it left many wondering what took so long and what evidence may have been lost in the time it took for authorities to finally act.
Just some of the strange art I found on Jeffrey Epstein's Island, video will be out later tonight so make sure you are subscribed to get it first HERE – https://t.co/uhFv8SmU03 #Epstein pic.twitter.com/Nzlk6UqDtg
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) October 28, 2019
In Rudkowski’s video posted to We Are Change’s YouTube channel, Berwick rightfully points out that the only information, save for the drone videos mentioned above, the average citizen has about the island are from government or mainstream media sources, two sources that are difficult to trust on numerous topics, but especially this one. Berwick explained the motivation for their visit:
“Well I guess we have to go and check this out, and see if it’s even real. For all we know, there might not be anything there. There’s always lies, what they tell us. And for all we know, there still could be some activity going on there.”
The plan sounds simple enough—take a short boat ride to a nearby island, take quick peek around, then go home. But from the get go the pair’s idea was rife with complications. “It wasn’t easy. Most captains said they wouldn’t take us to the island,” Berwick explained. In a strange turn of events, the captain they set out with, who previously refused to approach the island, pulled up to the doc on Little St. James while saying “you’ve got five seconds.” So the duo ran for it. This explains why Berwick can be seen shoeless, clad in only swimming trunks, in the footage.
Berwick described the experience of verifying various locations and monuments on the island as “pretty surreal.” Rudkowski described it as both “daunting” and “scary.”
Back on Saint Thomas, the pair later confirmed reports that the locals were well aware of the activities taking place on nearby Little St. James. Berwick explained:
“Talking to the locals, people that have lived here for twenty years, they’re like ‘Oh everyone knew, you’d just see the 12, 13 year old girls waiting on the doc, they’d come get picked up, go to Epstein island.’ So, it was incredibly out in the open. And people like Bill Clinton came here fifty times.”
Berwick added how incredibly “brazen” the entire operation was, with former presidents, heads of state, billionaires and others coming and going.
As one might expect, the duo didn’t find any damning evidence. Between the long time the island sat with employees mulling around after Epstein’s arrest and the FBI raid, no stone was left unturned. As Berwick confirmed, “the offices were cleaned out.”
The blue and white striped temple has long been the primary curiosity of the island with some saying this is where abuses or sacrifices were carried out. Thanks to the YouTube drone footage that has emerged in recent months, those who have followed this story in detail, or those newly curious, were able to observe that the wooden door appeared painted on, the inside contained basic shelving and mattresses, and the entire building appeared to be of somewhat shoddy construction, with the dome having blown off years ago in a storm.
After seeing the temple firsthand, Berwick described it as cheap after confirming that the door was in fact painted on the front. “I could have built that myself,” Berwick told Rudkowski. “It almost looked like a Hollywood set. Actually, that’s exactly what it looked like.”
As Rudkowski explained, the pair eventually received a phone call from their friend, Joby Weeks, waiting aboard the boat that dropped them off. Weeks told Rudkowski, “There’s a lot of people. There’s people running all over, we just heard screaming. Are you okay? There’s people going around in golf carts. Get out! Get out!”
This truly is a video you have to see for yourself to believe:
While the mainstream media has unsurprisingly let this story die along with Epstein’s apparent suicide, Rudkowski highlights just how little we know and how we cannot give up in the quest for truth and justice. “This is still an open case. This is still a case that has a lot of serious implications,” Rudkowski said.
“The Jeffrey Epstein story is an incredibly important story to really understand what’s happening behind the scenes. There is still a huge layer that we don’t know, this is why we took the risk that we’re doing. We’re doing this risk because we want this information out there to expose the bigger lies that the mainstream media is not covering.”
Check out Berwick’s video of the duo’s storming of Little St. James:
Dolphin Swims Through Louisiana Neighborhood in Aftermath of Hurricane Ida
A Louisiana family was shocked to find a dolphin swimming through their neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
Amanda Huling and her family were assessing the damage to their neighborhood in Slidell, Louisiana, when they noticed the dolphin swimming through the inundated suburban landscape.
In video shot by Huling, the marine mammal’s dorsal fin can be seen emerging from the water.
“The dolphin was still there as of last night but I am in contact with an organization who is going to be rescuing it within the next few days if it is still there,” Huling told FOX 35.
Ida slammed into the coast of Louisiana this past weekend. The Category 4 hurricane ravaged the power grid of the region, plunging residents of New Orleans and upwards of 1 million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi into the dark for an indefinite period of time.
Officials have warned that the damage has been so extensive that it could take weeks to repair the power grid, reports Associated Press.
Also in Slidell, a 71-year-old man was attacked by an alligator over the weekend while he was in his flooded shed. The man went missing and is assumed dead, reports WDSU.
Internet users began growing weary last year about the steady stream of stories belonging to a “nature is healing” genre, as people stayed indoors and stories emerged about animals taking back their environs be it in the sea or in our suburbs.
However, these latest events are the surreal realities of a world in which extreme weather events are fast becoming the new normal – disrupting our lives in sometimes predictable, and occasionally shocking and surreal, ways.
Mom in LA Suburbs Fights Off Mountain Lion With Bare Hands, Rescues 5-Year-Old Son
A mother in Southern California is being hailed as a hero after rescuing her five-year-old son from an attacking mountain lion.
The little boy was playing outside his home in Calabasas, a city lying west of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains, when the large cat pounced on him.
The 65-pound (30 kg) mountain lion dragged the boy about 45 yards across the front lawn before the mother acted fast, running out and striking the creature with her bare hands and forcing it to free her son.
“The true hero of this story is his mom because she absolutely saved her son’s life,” California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Captain Patrick Foy told Associated Press on Saturday.
“She ran out of the house and started punching and striking the mountain lion with her bare hands and got him off her son,” Foy added.
The boy sustained significant injuries to his head, neck and upper torso, but is now in stable condition at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to authorities.
The mountain lion was later located and killed by an officer with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who found the big cat crouching in the bushes with its “ears back and hissing” at the officer shortly after he arrived at the property.
“Due to its behavior and proximity to the attack, the warden believed it was likely the attacking lion and to protect public safety shot and killed it on sight,” the wildlife department noted in its statement.
The mountain lion attack is the first such attack on a human in Los Angeles County since 1995, according to Fish and Wildlife.
The Santa Monica Mountains is a biodiverse region teeming with wildlife such as large raptors, mountain lions, bears, coyote, deer, lizards, and snakes. However, their numbers have rapidly faded in recent years, causing local wildlife authorities to find new ways to manage the region’s endemic species.
Video Shows Taliban Taking Joyride in Captured US Blackhawk Helicopter
The rapid fall of Kabul to the Taliban has resulted in a number of surreal sights – from footage of the Islamist group’s fighters exercising at a presidential gym to clips of combatants having a great time on bumper cars at the local fun park.
However, a new video of Taliban members seemingly testing their skills in the cockpit of a commandeered UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shows the chilling extent to which U.S. wares have fallen into the hands of a group it spent trillions of dollars, and exhaustive resources, to stamp out.
In the new video, shared on Twitter, the front-line utility helicopter can be seen taxiing on the ground at Kandahar Airport in southeastern Afghanistan, moving along the tarmac. It is unclear who exactly was sitting in the cockpit, and the Black Hawk cannot be seen taking off or flying.
It is unlikely that the Taliban have any combatants who are sufficiently trained to fly a UH-60 Black Hawk.
The helicopter, which carries a $6 million price tag, is just a small part of the massive haul that fell into the militant group’s hands after the country’s central government seemingly evaporated on Aug. 14 amid the withdrawal of U.S. and coalition troops.
Some 200,000 firearms, 20,000 Humvees and hundreds of aircraft financed by Washington for the now-defunct Afghan Army are believed to be in the possession of the Taliban.
The firearms include M24 sniper rifles, M18 assault weapons, anti-tank missiles, automatic grenade launchers, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.
Taliban fighters in the elite Badri 313 Brigade have been seen in propaganda images showing off in uniforms and wielding weaponry meant for the special forces units of the Afghan Army.
The U.S. is known to have purchased 42,000 light tactical vehicles, 9,000 medium tactical vehicles and over 22,000 Humvees between 2003 and 2016.
The White House remains unclear on how much weaponry has fallen into Taliban hands, with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan admitting last week that the U.S. lacks a “clear picture of just how much missing $83 billion of military inventory” the group has.