My interest in the Club, and the Summer Encampment at the Grove, was re-piqued when an age-enhanced photo of Lindsey Baum was released by the Grays Harbor County Sheriff. 10 year old Linsdey Baum disappeared without a trace from her neighborhood in McCleary Washington 4 years ago, on the 26th of June 2009. At the time, I was researching the Bohemian Grove, and its Cremation of Care Ceremony. More information about that below, along with a photo of the main-gate of the Grove (near Monte Rio, Forestville, Santa Rosa CA (about 70 miles North of San Francisco and the Bay Area,)) from a drive-by visit when I was there in April 2009.
From comment published to the article on The Olympian Newspaper:
4 years ago, Lindsey Baum of McCleary WA, 10 years old, vanished from her neighborhood without a trace.
At the time, I was researching The Bohemian Grove, a place where a couple thousand of some of the world's most monied and powerful gather every summer for the men's only Bohemian Club Summer Encampment.
The initiation ceremony for the two week gathering is called "The Cremation of Care." During the ceremony, Priests of the Grove sacrifice and burn the effigy of a young child. I couldn't help but think of recently disappeared Lindsey Baum in association with this ceremony.
Unfortunately for all of us, the activities of these powerful men have come at the expense of humanity, including many children who have suffered as a result of extractive/exploitative industries.
There is an article about Lindsey in today's newspaper, and I have several other writings about this on my blogs, at peacepotential.blogspot.com and olyblog.net/blog/berd
Age-enhanced photo of Lindsey Baum released
Entrance to Bohemian Grove