Jared Lee Loughner, the gunman who stands accused of killing six people in Arizona on Saturday, appears to have been a frequent contributor to the comment threads of UFO conspiracy website AboveTopSecret.com.
“We here at AboveTopSecret.com, our owners, staff and membership, find ourselves in the unfortunate position of apparently being one of the largest (if not the largest) repositories of online postings by someone who has been classified as a ‘monster’ (among other things) due to his (accused) actions of two days ago,” wrote the editors of the website in a statement on Monday.
They said Loughner posted under the handle “erad3.” His postings, they said, revealed “someone who clearly has many questions for which answers have been elusive if not outright impossible to obtain. And despite the best efforts by many of our members, it seemed there were no answers to be found here for which he was satisfied.”
Loughner’s posts cover many of the same subjects he discussed on his YouTube page: religion, “grammar control” by the government, indecipherable theories about the calendar date and starting his own monetary currency. His thoughts often confused other conspiracy theorists, some of whom replied to Loughner’s posts. The result was a series of bizarre back-and-forth discussions.
“What would you call your UFO? My UFO name is Boom Ba,” Loughner wrote in one post.
“What is wrong or right with the current date? How is the current date right or wrong? Why is or isn’t this the date? When is or isn’t the date ending or beginning? Today is July 7th 2010. Why is the year infinite in the date,” he wrote in another.
“It is said a day in christ is as a thousand years; who is to say one day for me is equal to the hell you call a day? yet if the notion of novelty is a placemarker the year ends when novelty of mine own passing takes effect,” one commenter said in reply to Loughner’s idea of an “infinite date.” Loughner responded: “I won’t listen to that fictitious crap without the author. This is laughable to notice a gospel or writing related to Christ.”
In one comment thread, Loughner put forward his theory that the entire space program was a hoax and that space shuttles were unable to support life, another poster soon questioned Loughner’s grammar. “This is sad to bring grammar into the argument,” Loughner said in response. “Get out of my face you miscreant with misconception!”
After a long conversation about currency, one commenter wondered if Loughner was schizophrenic.
“Seek help before you hurt yourself or others or start taking your medications again, please,” wrote the commenter.