Peoples Temple Collection; Box 8, Virtual Item 21 - Q170 - Part 2, Jones announces defection of Teri Buford (10/28/78)
- Digitized: October 28, 1978
- Peoples Temple (Organization)
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States. On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-20. This tape was found to contain the following: The tape begins with an unknown male who states, "He’s fine, he’s alert. He’ll be on his feet tonight. Our enemies can’t kill him … he’s gonna get all our enemies. If he has to hire the Mafia he’ll get our enemies." JONES comes on and says, "I’m disturbed with a traitor … who stole our money … Traitors caused my heart attacks . . . Our enemies will die … All enemies will die – every last one of them." The rest of the tape is pop music. Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Physical Description Note
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute