Marie Vigil Background

Peter Heitmann writes:

Here is some follow up information regarding the mysterious Marie P. Vigil from Woodland Hills, CA.

It turns out that Marie Paula Vigil (nee Belanger) was born in Canada and lived in Quebec and Montreal, which is why her letters have comments about events in Canada, including the MLK Assassination, RFK and Zodiac.

Marie married Juan G. Vigil , who was born in New Mexico, but was actually a British citizen at this time when Juan applied for naturalization for Marie in Los Angeles County (link). Curiously, at the same time, the LA Court grants her citizenship with an attached document that states “this Court is satisfied with the fact that the petitioner has purposely misspelled her name on the application! Her actual birth name is Marie “Paule” Belanger, not Marie “Paula Belanger”. If you have membership at, you can see this 1949 petition for Naturalization here, and then flip back a couple pages on this link and you will see the addendum about here name being incorrectly spelled :

Smells like tradecraft going on here, and there may be an interesting reason why American born Juan G. Vigil current citizenship is British, as just a few years later in 1954 he is completing his radical design for a delta swept winged collapsable spacecraft with vertical takeoff capability. It is a design that he gains a Patent for in 1960, and then he immediately assigns this Patent to the Lockheed Corporation in Burbank California where he is working from 1958 through at least 1966.:

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office
United States. Patent Office – 1962
3,065,937 COLLAPSIBLE SPACECRAFT Juan G. Vigil, Woodland Hills, Calif., assignor to Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Filed Apr. 18, 1960, Ser. No. 22,770 10 Claims. (CI. 244—46) 3,065,935 VERTICAL TAKE-OFF Delta-Shape fore wings …

Here is an image of the spacecraft design:

And then there is the second “Kook” letter from the RFK files, where I believe she leaves a clue as to why she is so involved with the lives of the Linkletter family. It turns out that Art Linkletter was a major investor for a large tract of land that became a Music Hall and Theatre for events and concerts in Woodland Hills, and it has quite a storied history.

The Valley Music Theater was a theater-in-the-round performing arts hall located in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. It was just south of the Ventura Freeway at 20600 Ventura Boulevard, in the Chalk Hills of the western San Fernando Valley. The modernist style 2865-seat facility opened in 1964, and was demolished in 2007 by a developer for a condominium project.

According to Wikipedia, The Valley Music Theater was built in 1963, as a concrete shell structure, by pouring a concrete ‘dome’ over a rounded hill of soil, then excavating the soil away. The theater project was backed by entertainers Bob Hope and Art Linkletter, along with Hollywood’s Cy Warner.

The 2865-seat facility opened July 6, 1964 with The Sound of Music. The first year saw the theater mount 18 musicals, three comedies, a drama, as well as concerts with a combined audience of over 600,000.

Among the performers who appeared at the Valley Music Theater were Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Woody Allen, Ray Charles, Art Linkletter, Robert Goulet, Mitzi Gaynor, Eddie Fisher, Ike & Tina Turner, Peter, Paul & Mary, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Three Dog Night, Jim Croce, and the Spiral Starecase. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Doors appeared there together on February 22, 1967, and the theatre was featured as a music venue in the 1967 film, The Cool Ones.

One can clearly see Robert Linkletter and pals becoming an active part of the scene when he was in town. Additionally, 1967 saw his sister Dianne Linkletter appear in the foreshadowing movie with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, called “The Trip”. Here is a 6 minute clip to give you the feel of the events that the Linkletter’s lives were intersecting with during this intense and dangerous drug-fueled period of revolutionary music and movies that were quickly reshaping the collective consciousness of Hollywood in particular and Southern California in general.

By late 1967 the theater began to fall on hard times, and a controversy erupted with the City Council as Art Linkletter and a Councilman were accused of attempting to bribe the city into purchasing the Theatre. Eventually, Attorney General Evelle Younger said there is nothing to see here, and charges were eventually dismissed.

Perhaps this is when Mrs.Virgil become aware and seemingly obsessed of the business and social dealings of Art Linkletter and Robert Linkletter. It also perhaps explains how and why Marie Vigil is seeing, overhearing, and then later reporting very specific conversations of murder and mayhem she believes Robert Linkletter and his associates are involved in.

There is more to this story that will follow…..

Vigil’s Second Letter on RFK Assassination

Peter Heitmann writes:

Here is Mrs. Vigils second letter to LAPD in June 1968. She leaves a lot of clues that I doubt were followed up on by the Police Detectives. Also, in her other letter, she refers to a Jerry or Gerald following her around regarding Mexico. Could be Gerald (Jerry Patrick Hemmings), whose gang was in LA during this time period:

Re-typed below for readability

Woodland Hills June 19 1968

Chief Thomas Reddin,

L.A. Police Dept.

Dear Chief Reddin,

Now that some nice Police Officers are handling the investigation of the Sirhan case, I can admit the possibility of having seen him briefly a few days before his arrest for murder. It was at the Food Fair Market corner of Ventura and Winnetka. As I was waiting in line for checking out I felt someone very near, almost breathing down my neck. I turned around facing a very dark young man who was backing away. He then went to the liquor Dept. Although I had empty bottles to return, I decided not to. (This dark young man reminded me of Keno, the companion of Covelli who is very dead now. Keno, a horse trainer, Sirhan, a stable boy.) As I came out of the market, I saw a young woman of about 22, 5’7 coming out of the liquor Dept. She had on a white dress with purple polka dots and went to a pink car parked near the door of the liquor Dept. I remember mostly her long shapely legs as if she were a dancer. Maybe the girl who turned herself in knew her. Next to the pink car was a gardener’s truck with the driver hiding behind a newspaper. I had seen that particular truck before parked there and thought he was checking on my shopping habits at this market near my home. The truck’s license No. is N 25130. From the back, the driver seemed to be about 40, brown hair and not wearing the clothes gardeners usually wear.

A bullet hole behind the car reminds me of another dead man named Drankhan. Maybe he knew of the planned assassinations of leaders and wanted no part in them. Would this have been the cause of his death? Was he not possibly involved in the electronic rigging of the Friar’s Club, the reason why Ida Devine, (the bag woman from Life Magazine of September ’67) was warning Art at the Valley Music Theatre “so Bill won’t be caught, Bill cannot be there when they come.”

I saw on T.V. Jerry May being interviewed and I must say he is not the mysterious Jerry who did worked for Art Linkletter and possibly the D.A. whole James May was still in jail.

Another influx of Japanese, Linkleter imports maybe? Dentsu Advertising Ltd. of Japan opening L.A. offices,

Respectfully yours,


Mrs. J.G. Vigil

Marie Vigil Letter on RFK Assassination

A reader of this blog, Peter Heitmann, made an important discovery and has passed it along to me. He found a letter from “Mrs. Vigil” of Woodland Hills to the LAPD after the Robert Kennedy Assassination in June 1968. It was put in the “Kook” files and never saw the light of day. The letter is in the Mary Ferrell Archives:

The letter is re-typed below for readability:

Woodland Hills June 10 1968

Chief Thomas Reddin,

L.A. Police Dept.

Dear Chief Reddin,

What happened last week is a crime against humanity. At first I found comfort in the thought that at least I didn’t think anyone I had known had anything to do with it. Then, an old name, W.E.B. Du Bois Club came up. Was this Club founded in memory of a hated mother, as a back-up of Streetcar Named Desire? A Communist Front turning out killers? A fitting way for the son of Blanche Dubois to remember his mother by. Here is the connection between Sirhan and the man known to-day as Linkletter, the Dubois Club. Was he out of town or maybe out of the country and returning after the 6th, the reason for the deadline?

I found interesting and disconcerting the facts that James Ray was in Montreal after his escape from jail last year and in Toronto recently. Linkletter took many trips there within the past five years. Of interest also is the visit to Montreal by Edie Adams soon after the death of Dr. King. Could this glamorous, pregnant woman (I just read she is expecting in August) been carrying the pay-off money?

Jerry or Gerald who did follow me around for at least six months prior to Jame’s escape from jail bears a resemblance only with the old pictures of James Ray. They are about ten years apart in ages. I am inclined to believe that the picture taken in Mexico with dark glasses was the picture of Jerry. Two different men using the same identity.

What would be interesting to find out is if anyone connected with the Export-Import Field the world around has met with accidents within the past year. Now that Jack Trainer, a major exporter of tallow to Japan died in a helicopter crash, will Linkletter be the major exporter of tallow? When he sets up one of his men into business, he makes sure he is to be an instant success.

Does Linkletter own the Harbor? What was Keith Smith bragging about two years ago? Why was an Oriental handed out a contract without competitive bidding there? Why was another Oriental handed out another contract, (Library) again without competitive bidding? Is our new Coroner an Oriental? Also some special investigators, all men in key positions? Is this the way Communists operate? When this country is down, Linkletter will be standing on top of it. It seems he has upgraded himself through killing people. At best, he lies daily on television.

I suggest someone look through those old files of unsolved murder victims starting with Elizabeth Short who died with the initials of Blanche Dubois carved upon her. That’s where we will find the man who can to-day have our leaders killed and destroy our country.

Respectfully yours,

Mrs. Vigil

It appears that the Linkletter she was referring to was not Robert, but his father Art. The references to the W.E.B. Club, Blanche Dubois, and Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia) are mystifying to me. Perhaps readers of this blog can help me follow up on these leads.

Peter Heitmann writes regarding a Marie Vigil relative stationed in Pueblo, Colorado where serial killer Edmund Kemper went to after his murders:

Also, I believe her husband or relative was an Air Force Chaplain stationed in Pueblo, Colorado, which is where another Santa Cruz serial killer, Edmund Kemper, drove to after he killed his mother in Santa Cruz. Supposedly, he then drove to Pueblo Colorado and immediately went to a pay phone and called the Santa Cruz Police to tell them he is the murderer they are looking for and that he is at a payphone in Pueblo, Colorado, where he was promptly arrested and driven back to Santa Cruz by none other than the DA in Santa Cruz, Peter Chang!! When Kemper saw him in Colorado, he said hi Peter, because he knew DA Chang and the entire Santa Cruz PD VERY WELL…

Here is a video of Kemper in court, handing a letter to reporters while handcuffed that was sent to him by CREEP, Nixon’s committee to reelect the President. Watch the entire 2:00 video to the end, including curious comments from his court appointed attorney, the same attorney that “defended” the alleged killer of Dr. Ohta and his family:

Kemper was certainly part of a mind controlled operation that proved successful and useful …. and Mrs. Vigil from Woodland Hills is a interesting player in these crimes… could she be related to Frank Vigil, of CIA Contra Crack/Cocaine fame in the late 70’s and early 80’s in Los Angeles?

Too bad the investigators thought she was a “Kook”.. or did they know who she was already, and had Manny Pena bury her letters in the Kook File of the RFK investigation.

The CIA and the Texas School Book Depository

Claude Capehart, CIA hitman and leader of the Chowchilla kidnap team that included the Zodiac Killer, was inside the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) on November 22, 1963. He was probably the blonde-haired man armed with with a rifle in the fifth floor window closest to the east side of the building. Next to him was another man wearing a brown suitcoat.

Also inside the building was Lee Harvey Oswald, whom Capehart said was not a shooter. According to former CIA accountant James B. Wilcott, testifying before the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), Oswald “was a regular employee, receiving a full-time salary for agent work for doing CIA operational work.” A memorandum by Warren Commission general counsel J. Lee Rankin said that Oswald’s CIA payroll number was 110669. In the last six weeks of his life, Oswald worked as an order filler for the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD), where his immediate supervisor, William Shelley, was also an operative for the CIA.

With three CIA agents on the same premises, a careful scrutiny of the company they worked for is needed to understand what happened the day President Kennedy was killed.

To read the full article, go to the website below: