When APTN aired it’s investigative report, Unmarked Graves, a huge microscope swung it’s lenses onto the stage Kevin Annett had been standing on for nearly 20 years. Coupled with mine and Greg Renouf’s articles on Kevin’s claims of unmarked graves and the excavation of human bones at Brantford, the show brought to the people a tangible set of questions that deserved answers.
The questions themselves were straightforward: Were the bones human and did they belong to children who attended Brantford? Logical, given how Kevin had prepped his followers and supporters stating that 50,000 children were murdered and buried in over 28 mass graves located at Residential Schools across Canada. These were allegations that were not to be taken lightly and the weight of that evidence unearthed there should have been treated as if the Ark of the Covenant itself had been discovered. But screw ups ensued and ultimately Kevin’s desire to infiltrate social movements like Occupy Toronto led to the Smithsonian debacle.
Sensing humiliation and defeat over a fudged investigation, Kevin had to up the ante. Until we (Greg and I) had exposed Kevin’s conduct at Occupy, he was able to spin whatever fable he needed and no one noticed and no one frankly cared. The public had been told that archaeologists were at the scene and had analyzed the bones and that should have been enough… except that the APTN episode had raised questions about what had happened to them and how they had been analyzed. The question was, where were the bones and who was looking at them.
To our surprise, Kevin claimed they had been sent to the Smithsonian for analysis (again with the hope that no one would dare challenge or look into this newest lie). This was a claim that Marcia Lane somewhat verified…. saying something like: “Kev, didn’t I give you the name of a guy there, or something???” No one, however, would ever give a name of anyone who they spoke to at the Smithsonian and even mocked the Institute alleging it’s incompetence and bias, calling it a government owned institution.
In questioning all of these inconsistencies, we were told that to ask these questions was to take away from the real work that needed to be done. I was accused of siding with the enemy and of being an ‘agent’ and on Santos Bonacci’s radio show was lightly threatened by both Santos and Kevin that if anything should accidentally happen to myself or to Greg that it would be our own fault.
Still, the issue of the bones has been one I have struggled to let go of. I too have felt deep pain over the thought of children murdered and their bodies covered over not out of respect but to hide the crime. I have made it my duty to question Kevin’s claims out of the desire to also see justice done. I want those children who were disappeared to be returned home and for their families to be made whole again if at all possible. And it is for this reason that I have hounded Kevin on the issue of the bones.
Prior to Christmas, I made several requests of Kevin to produce the e-mails from Dr. Ortner (the anthropologist at Smithsonian who Kevin named on Bonacci’s show). Poor Dr. Ortner, who unwittingly (and worse, post-humously) has been dragged into Kevin’s madness. Dr. Ortner, who indeed did work for Dr. Owsley at Smithsonian Institution, who sadly passed away in April of 2012. His achievements in life were so much more substantial than the alleged involvement in solving the Brantford bones issue.
Never-the-less, Dr. Ortner’s name had been thrown into the ring and his ability to refute or confirm Kevin’s claims might have remained in question….. until today!
InfiniLor (the YouTube handle owned by Kevin’s wife Lori) who posts video’s of the ‘testimony’ and evidence for their Kangaroo court recently answered my question of providing the e-mails from Dr. Ortner, the man who Kevin claims he sent the bones to.
Here’s what she said:
“We were NEVER in contact with Dr. Ortner”
Given this is the woman with whom Kevin shares a life with you’d think they’d get their stories straight…..But in the words of Russ Leitica, the truth will reveal itself… and so it appears it has and I would love to see how the camp of Kevin will try to spin this one.