James Fitzgerald – FBI profiler and linguist

This week on The Malliard Report Jim may step outside the realm of paranormal, but stays within the fascinating and creepy. On this episode Jim welcomes James Fitzgerald to the show. James is a former FBI profiler and linguist with an extensive resume that includes work with the FBI on very high profile cases such as the Unabomber, and The DC Sniper, a consultant for several popular television series such as Criminal Minds, and an established author with multiple publications to his name. So join us as James shares his experiences on raiding Ted Kaczynski’s cabin, finding break throughs on the sniper case, and his work with Hollywood.
Between the years of 1978 and 1995 headlines were constantly peppered with stories of bombings occurring at various universities and places of large development. Authorities found themselves completely stumped due to lack of traceable evidence at the crime scenes and countless intentionally misleading clues left to throw police off the proverbial “scent.” The FBI eventually turned to the Behavioral Sciences Unit who put together a profile originally declaring that the individual was of above average intelligence, had an academic pedigree in hard sciences, and had ties to academia. However, this profile was later scrapped for one that favored the idea that a blue collar airplane mechanic was the culprit based on evidence found at the crime scenes. Finally in 1996 FBI agents raided a tiny cabin where they discovered a cache of bomb components, tens of thousands of hand written journal pages, various write ups from bomb making experiments, a live bomb ready to mail, and one Theodore Kaczynski.
Theodore Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber is “…is an American mathematician, anarchist and domestic terrorist. A mathematical prodigy, he abandoned a promising academic career in 1969, then between 1978 and 1995 killed 3 people, and injured 23 others, in a nationwide bombing campaign that targeted people involved with modern technology. In conjunction, he issued a wide-ranging social critique opposing industrialization and advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism. A child prodigy he entered Harvard College at the age of 16. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1962, then his master’s and doctorate in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1964 and 1967, respectively. After receiving his doctorate at age 25, he became an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, but resigned abruptly two years later. As an undergraduate at Harvard, Kaczynski was a research subject in an ethically questionable experiment conducted by psychology professor Henry Murray, which some analysts have claimed influenced Kaczynski’s later actions. After resigning from Berkeley, Kaczynski moved to his parents’ home in Lombard, Illinois, then two years later to a remote cabin he had built outside Lincoln, Montana. Here he lived a simple life on very little money, without electricity or running water, working odd jobs and receiving some financial support from his family
His original goal had been to become self-sufficient so that he could live autonomously. He taught himself survival skills such as tracking game, edible plant identification, organic farming, bow drilling and other primitive technologies. He used an old bicycle to get to town; a volunteer at the local library said he visited frequently and read classic works in their original languages. Other Lincoln residents said later that such a lifestyle was not unusual in the area. By 1975, Kaczynski decided it was impossible to live peacefully in nature because of the destruction of the wildland around his cabin by real estate development and industrial projects. In response, he began performing acts of sabotage against nearby developments, and dedicated himself to reading about sociology and political philosophy, such as the works of Jacques Ellul. In a 1999 interview he described his loss of faith in the potential for reform; t…
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Ask Jim

If you have a been listener to The Malliard Report for any length of time,
one name you are most certain to recognize is Dave, better known as the one
and only “German Town Runner.” A staple in the Malliard.com chatroom, a
steady source of fantastic questions for the rapid fire, and an all around pillar
within the Malliard community Dave is not the guest this week, but rather the
host! Yes, the table has turned and Jim is in the hot seat.
This is an episode that has been in the works and talked about for quite
some time. For this special, Dave (Germantownrunne) is interviewing Jim so as
to give us a little more insight into the host that we’ve come to know and love.
Dave digs into Jim’s past so we get to know a little more about Jim growing up,
his ventures in reaching the elite Eagle Scout status, his first foray into ghost
hunting, and his first experiences with the paranormal.
One of Jim’s big achievements is that of reaching the level of Eagle Scout.
Obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout is no small matter. Only four percent of Boy
Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements
necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle
Scout rank has been earned by almost 2.5 million young men. Requirements
include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must
demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law,
service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout
plans, organizes, leads, and manages.
One of the prominent stories told on this episode is Jim’s first real
experience with the paranormal. On a family outing to Gettysburg (an absolute
hot bed of activity to begin with) Jim was touring the Devil’s Den area (…” a
boulder­strewn hill on the south end of Houck’s Ridge at Gettysburg Battlefield ,
once used by artillery and infantry (e.g., sharpshooters) on the second day of the
1863 Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War ”) when he saw what he
thought was an actor in a picture perfect setting. When Jim tried to catch up to
the actor to get a shot, he was gone.
If you have wanted to know how Jim got his start, this episode is certainly
the one for you. Jim also shares how he got into podcasting, shares his most
“creepy” experience during an investigation and answers a barrage of rapid fire
questions. To keep up with all things Malliard make sure to head over to
http://www.Malliard.com or follow via Twitter @Malliard. Also, to follow Dave you can
find him via Twitter as well @Germantownrunne.
Source: http://www.malliard.com/ask-jim-4/

Predictions For 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen, boy and girls, paranormal fans of all ages; it is that time of year again. Yes it is the annual tradition that we have all come to love, marking its 5th year of existence, The Malliard Report prediction show. Join us as Jim (along with members of the Duck Pond) gives predictions and thoughts of what to expect in the upcoming year.

With the highly volatile political climate that we find ourselves in, it is no surprise that a number of the predictions for 2018 are tied to these uncertain times. With news events constantly creating a greater divide, the situation finds itself ever more unstable than before. Along that line of thought, one of the predictions made is that there will be significant splits within the parties themselves. The rift growing within the DNC has been well known for almost a year due to the issues tied to the Clinton/Sanders debacle however, the rapid growing split within the Republican Party is quickly coming to the forefront. Many of the dissenters are coming within the President’s own circles. Is this truly a division of the people that are becoming fed up with the elements that they are used to, or is this a divide and conquer tactic used by higher powers to continue to divide us? Who is to say? One thing is for sure, it does seem like a very likely possibility that this scenario could play out.

Another common theme that plays itself out within this episode is the prediction (from both Jim and the Duck Pond) is that there is a major technological breakthrough that is just on the edge of the horizon. Some speculate that this will be a cure for one of the major diseases, others say that it will be in the field of genome manipulation and understanding. There is the possibility that it could be both. The genome understanding could lead to advancements in the cure for various maladies. Either way, very exciting things in the future if these do come true.

There are a number of other predictions that are put out there within this episode, but you’ll have to listen to get those. All of which are VERY possible for coming true along with a “death pool” of who may pass on to the hereafter in the upcoming year. Make sure to spread the word about The Malliard Report through the many different online outlets and let us know what you think! Follow Jim on Twitter @Malliard to get all of the latest for all things duck.
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