Way back when we were digging on the connection between the art world and human trafficking I had wondered about Santa Fe, NM. I mean it is THE art mecca of the Southwest; sits high in the dessert, is home to many wealthy people, and well, it just strikes me as a place where a lot of nefarious behind-the-scenes things could take place under the guise of an artsy city. Plus it is called the City Different.
Here's a 2009 article about the wealthiest in Santa Fe:
Where's the Money? SFR Hunts for Santa Fe's Wealthiest
Then of course we have Jeffrey Epstein's Zorro Ranch just a stone throw's away in Stanley, NM.
Here is a link about all of his properties, including Zoro Ranch, which, by the way, can be checked out easily on Google Maps.
Every Property Owned by Sleazy Financier Jeffrey Epstein
For those who may not know, one of Epstein's victims asserted that she was abused at the Zorro Ranch:
Sex Slave Suit: NM was a Location Used
So I dug a little further last night and came across a few things that piqued my interest. One was this bio of Epstein that makes him sound like a brilliant Mr. DoGooder. Funny that the date on this article seems to change to the date one is viewing it, not the date it was written:
Jeffrey Epstein Financier & Science Philanthropist
From that article's reference I checked out the Santa Fe Institute. It appears to be some sort of scholarly think tank devoted to scientific pursuits -- some of them weird pursuits, in my opinion, but I thought maybe a good front for money laundering -- speculation only here. Plus if you scroll down to the very bottom of the home page, there are four symbols that could be interpreted as a familiar pedo symbols, albeit with a Southwestern/Native American twist. Speculation here. Had no time to dig further.
Santa Fe Institute
Then I don't know what compelled me, but I went back to Google Maps and did a little sightseeing of Santa Fe proper, where its Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge building caught my eye. There are two other Masonic lodges within several blocks of this one, by the way, which I found odd in and of itself, but the Scottish Rite lodge seemed especially intriguing, probably due to its architectural magnificence:
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
BUT THEN I clicked on the "events" link and viewed the "Fantome Blanc Halloween Party" for October 2018 and saw creatures/people dressed in white animal costumes which reminded me of the furry animal pedo parties we've heard and read about. Really bizarre pics and description of the "fun." Made me wonder about the type of people who would actually want to attend.
Fantome Blanc Halloween Party
So, that's as far as I got with that little dig of mine. I work two jobs and honestly won't have the time to dig further anytime soon. But just thought I'd drop this here in case anyone is looking for a new dig. Take it and run with it if so inclined. I hope I didn't violate any of the "rules" in posting this. God only knows I seem to be good at that. : )