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The Ghosts of Harris and Klebold

The Ghosts of Harris and Klebold

by Evan Long


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This is a picture of two dead boys in a high school
library.  The picture, like all pictures, has a
thousand words behind it, many of which have not yet
been spoken.  There are other pictures related to
this one as well, pictures too numerous to fit in this
space of other individuals injured by the boys in the
first, individuals injured emotionally and physically,
and some even fatally so.  The people of the world
were told many, many times that the boys shown in the
first picture acted alone in harming the other
individuals.  The purpose of this article is to
clarify the perceptions of the people of the world
regarding the events of the April 20, 1999 attack on
Columbine High School.    


"He told me that there was another shooter
on the roof when he was laying outdoors.
He could see a man on the roof with a gun."href="#n02">2

-Columbine attack family member Donna Taylor
on a statement by her son, Mark, who was shot
at Columbine High School on April 20th


Officially, the attack began at 11:20 and ended at
12:08.  Officially, fifteen were killed, including
the two attackers.  Officially, they used a total
of 99 bombs and fired 329 rounds.  And officially,
no one but Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold participated
in, assisted with, or had any specific foreknowledge
about the attack.  Almost every detail of the
Sheriff's Official Line on the Columbine shooting, a.
k. a. "Sheriff's Office Final Report on the Columbine
High School Shootings," can be called into question by
a study of the court-ordered releases of government
documents related to it.3

Perhaps the most salient is that of the numerous
witnesses reporting three to ten black-clad shooters
inside the halls of the school, many were able to
identify at least some of them by name as trench coat
students other than Harris and Klebold or to describe
them distinctly as having been neither of the
two.  According to these witnesses, the violence
at the school was perpetrated by a variety of attackers
who can be grouped into roughly a dozen profiles,
including:

  • Eric Harris

    A second-tier member of the trench coat group, Harris
    was allegedly found dead and photographed in the CHS
    library. He was raised at Plattsburg Air Force Base in
    New York, was seeing a psychiatrist and taking SSRI
    antidepressants. Police knew of death threats he'd
    published on his web site but did not investigate
    further.


  • Dylan Klebold

    Klebold was said to have been "tied at the hip" with
    Harris and was widely reported to have been
    "goofy-looking" and socially awkward, yet had a female
    companion and at least half a dozen friends. Like
    Harris, he began to wear a trench coat in his sophomore
    year at the school.


  • Chris Morris

    Morris was the reported leader of the trench coat group
    in the 1998-99 school year. According to one, he was a
    "mean kid" who talked with regularity about
    constructing explosives. He was brought before a
    special CHS panel for pulling knives on students and
    was reportedly spotted in the north hall of the school
    with a handgun during the attack.


  • Robert Perry

    Like Harris and Klebold, Perry was reportedly a member
    of the trench coat B-team who left CHS in January 1999
    but spent a significant amount of the school day on the
    campus anyway. He was similar in appearance to Klebold
    but with notably bad acne and was reportedly witnessed
    on the west side of the school where the shooting is
    alleged to have begun.


  • "The Chiseled Face Shooter"

    This attacker was spotted by several students in the
    science hall of the building with a shotgun. According
    to one girl, he was muscular with a "chiseled face."
    She even produced a sketch of this attacker, who was
    reported to have appeared to have been in his
    30's.


  • "The Camo Pants Shooter"

    Named by name in one interview, this attacker wore
    camouflage pants and a trench coat. He was seen first
    bringing a heavy-looking duffel bag into the school and
    then wielding a shotgun.


  • "The Splatterpunks"

    All three of these individuals wore camouflage pants
    that afternoon in Clement Park, where they had gathered
    to watch the carnage and where, according to a
    bystander, they verbally displayed foreknowledge of the
    attack and a moral alignment with the attackers.href="#n10">10  They were "detained" but
    released by law enforcement that day.


  • "The Blue Jeaned Bomber"

    A pudgy male was reportedly seen by many witnesses
    wearing a white tee and blue jeans on the west side of
    the school, tossing a bomb onto the roof from a group
    of three attackers.


  • "The Round Faced Shooter"

    A shooter in a black trench coat on the west side of
    the school was reportedly described as having been 5'
    9" or 5' 10" in height with a "very round face" and
    having been "neither Harris nor Klebold."


  • "The Short Shooter"

    A shooter, 5' 6" in height with ear-length hair, was
    reportedly spotted running through the Columbine
    cafeteria in a black jacket firing a weapon.


  • "The Baggy Pants Shooter"

    An attacker was reportedly also spotted in the
    cafeteria wearing a red or orange shirt and black baggy
    pants. According to statements attributed to one
    witness, this attacker spoke German.


  • "Joe"

    Several witnesses reportedly overheard an attacker
    yell, "Joe, where are you?"  At least one gunman
    was reportedly described as a class of '98 student, and
    a Joe Stair, reportedly at CHS that morning, was one of
    the most prominent Trench Coat Mafia members of the
    previous year at Columbine.


  • "The Rooftop Gunman"

    Witnesses noted a gunman on the roof, a location to
    which neither Harris nor Klebold officially
    traveled.


  • "The Weaver Park Gunman"

    CHS is surrounded by an elementary school, a public
    library, and public parks including Weaver Park, where
    two male witnesses noted an attacker crouched with a
    shotgun on their way off of the campus.

In all, statements from some hundred individuals would
be referenced either directly or secondhand in the
documents indicating the presence of additional gunmen.


"They said do not talk about anything to
anyone.  [...] 
Because they will come after you; the snipers will come
after you."12

-Columbine attack family member Donna Taylor
on the government officials who visited her son, Mark,
in the hospital after the shooting


The interviews which constitute the sources of those
profiles generally took place between April and August
1999, when almost everyone at Columbine High School
plus additional individuals were interviewed by police
and FBI.  The curious thing about the interview
portion of the "investigation," however, was that
between approximately September and November 1999, a
peculiar phase was established which might be referred
to as the "Autumn Sweeps."  The distinguishing
feature of this round was that they tended to serve no
other purpose than to take aside the witnesses who had
indicated a likelihood of shooters other than Harris
and Klebold and to attempt to coerce them into
endorsing the official narrative.  To illustrate:


"On 10-8-99 Columbine High School student
Mindy Pollock
was re-interviewed at the Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office South Sub-Station.  [...]

The purpose for the interview was to clarify Pollock's
perceptions
during the April 20th shootings at Columbine High
School [...].  [...]

The interview was concluded with Pollock understanding
that the person she had identified as [redacted]
was, in fact, Dylan Klebold.

There were no additional concerns [...]."href="#n13">13


"On 10-12-99 Columbine High School student
Nathan Anema
was re-interviewed at the Jefferson County Sheriff's
Office South Sub-Station.  [...]

The purpose of the re-interview was to clarify Anema's
observations
during the April 20th shootings at Columbine High
School [...].

In that interview Anema identified [redacted]
as possibly being the person he saw throw a pipe bomb
during the shootings at Columbine High School on
4-20-99.  [...]

The interview was concluded with no additional concerns
[...]."14


"On 10-12-99 Columbine High School student
Leiha Murphy
was re-interviewed [...]."  [...]

The purpose of the re-interview was to clarify Murphy's
observations
during the April 20th shootings at Columbine High
School [...].

In that interview, Murphy stated she was certain
that she saw [redacted] wearing a trench coat and
standing
near the sidewalk [...] when the shooting
started.  [...]

The interview was concluded with Murphy and her mother
understanding and feeling comfortable with my
explanation."href="#n15">15


A behind-the-scenes look at this scenario may be found
in the news articles of independent journalist John
Quinn, who wrote in 1999 that


"Columbine witness Chris Wisher told to
[him] repeatedly that other gunmen were DEFINITELY
involved; and law enforcement ["]investigators["] are
coercing witnesses into making their stories conform to
the two "lone" gunmentheory."href="#n16">16


While even Wisher is reflected in his Autumn Sweeps
interview as chalking up his observations of additional
gunmen to a vivid imagination, not all of the witnesses
are recorded as having recanted, and the summaries of
the interviews with those who reportedly refused to
accept the official line betray the particularly
persistent tactics used against them to stamp their
stories out.  To illustrate:


"I asked Ashley if she believes she could
have made a mistake
on her identification of [redacted] and she told me
that she did not believe she made a
misidentification.  [...]

After Ashley finished, she handed the time line back to
me
and said with the information you're providing me,
it looks like I made a mistake, but she told me in her
mind,
she still believed that [redacted] was still the
individual
that she saw in Columbine High School with Eric
Harris.  [...]

At this time, I again asked Ashley
if she made a mistake in her identification of
[redacted].

Again, Ashley told me that it is possible,
but she still believed that [redacted]
was the other gunman she saw at school that
day."17


"Monte stated that she was 100% sure she saw
[redacted], a person known to her [...].

I advised Monte that according to other witness
statements,
[redacted] was at home between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm on
04-20-99.

Monte explained due to those witnesses
being a family member and neighbor,
those individuals could have lied [...]."

"Prior to the conclusion of this interview,
I advised Monte that there were several witnesses
out on the southwest corner of the school at the same
time she was
and had different recollections of what took place and
who was there.

I asked Monte if she could explain the differences
in the stories of the several other witnesses.

Monte stated that she had no explanation
for the other witness observations and reiterated
that she knew [redacted] prior to the incident
and that's who she saw standing over the two injured
students."18


"Jennifer looked at the photos and again I asked her
if these are the two individuals that she saw at the
high school.

Jennifer positively identified Dylan Klebold,
but stated the other subject she saw was not Eric
Harris.

She told me that the party she saw was approximately 25
to 30 years old,
had a thick muscular neck and muscular build
and that Eric Harris was too scrawny to be the party
she observed.

I again reiterated with Jennifer that the still photos
are
of Eric Harris and it is the same description that she
is giving us.  [...]

It was apparent to this ["]investigator["]
that Nancy and Jennifer were questioning the
credibility
of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office."href="#n19">19



"[W]hen she went to school that day
[4/20/99],
there was [...] three Trench Coat Mafia guys
and it looked like they had guns in the trunks of their
cars
but she thought they were doing role playing
in the school so she didn't think anything of
it."20

-Columbine attack family member Donna Taylor
on a female Columbine student
who visited her son, Mark, in the hospital


In the years prior to the attack, the CHS trench
coaters were doing enough LARPing, or live action role
playing, at the school that when the shooting broke
out, some of the witnesses reportedly thought it was
just another mock attack or a quote, "paintball
incident".  Also, the senior class had reportedly
been playing a running game of "Annihilation" involving
a "Secret Santa"-type list of players who had to be
"killed" by other players.  According to reports,
the game was being played by two hundred members of the
student body and one of the rules of the game was that
it could not be played on school grounds or at school
functions.21

Some of the attack-themed videos which Harris and
Klebold created, such as the relatively well known
"Hitmen for Hire", were admittedly created for school,
while others, which allegedly describe their motivation
for the attack, have not yet been released.  By
the time of Harris' and Klebold's arrest for breaking
into an unattended van and stealing electronics
equipment, one of the head school disciplinarians
acknowledged that, in his opinion, Harris was "on the
edge of (losing) control",href="#n22">22 and many of the lesser known
Trench Coat Mafia members had been brought up on drug
or weapon complaints.  A series of conferences
between the staff of Columbine High and lawyers hired
by the school district after the attack put a damper on
what would and would not be revealed about the school's
knowledge of and possible hand in planning the
attack23 but could some
or more of Harris' and Klebold's alleged confession
tapes, which are reportedly funnyhref="#n24">24, have been not actually
created in reference to the shooting, but to an
imaginary plan partially encouraged or even scripted by
members of the faculty in order to seal Harris and
Klebold in a lie?


"If there's any way in this [******] up
universe we can come back as ghosts,
we'll haunt the life of any one who blames anyone
besides me and [Dylan Klebold]".href="#n25">25

-Columbine attack patsy Eric Harris


If the Columbine attack was an event pulled off with
direct adult assistance, most of the sociological
analysis of its causes would be fundamentally flawed,
much more concrete blame than "it's society's fault"
remains to be laid, and many of those actually
responsible would have been found among the school
staff, law enforcement and other authorities
involved.  Assuming these principles to be
accurate, one might ask, how aware were Eric and Dylan
of the trap being set for them and if you had been in
either of their places, would you have been able to
sense it, yourself?  This is the kind of question
we must consider if we are to survive and thwart this
oncoming age of chaos, however long it lasts, why
accurately determining whom to trust is important and
exposing and circumventing those who serve the system
is vital.  If there are ten thousand of the system
servants against the billions of the rest of us, it's
an easy match even with all of their technology and
toys.  If we refuse to stand up for one another
and act out when necessary, however, then it's not ten
thousand against six billion but ten thousand against
one six billion times over.  That's an easy match
as well and that's what they're counting on.


  1. Image of Harris and Klebold
    dead in the library taken from href="http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr8.html"
    target="_blank">"NEWSLETTER #8" by Dave McGowan,
    July 7, 2002, The Center for an Informed America
    http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr8.html>
  2. href="http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylo
    r.html" target="_blank">"The Columbine Massacre from
    Donna Taylor's Perspective" by Eric Hufschmid,
    updated 19 June 2006, Erichufschmid.net,
    ShooterOnRoof.mp3, :07
    http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylor.h
    tml

  3. href="http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/columbine.cd/fra
    meset.exclude.html" target="_blank">"Sheriff's Office
    Final Report on the Columbine High School
    Shootings", Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
    (ed.), May 15, 2000
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/columbine.cd/frames
    et.exclude.html

  4. Image of Eric Harris taken from
    target="_blank">"Pictures of Eric Harris", A
    Columbine Site
    http://www.acolumbinesite.com/eric/pics.html>
  5. Image of Dylan Klebold taken from
    target="_blank">"Pictures of Dylan Klebold", A
    Columbine Site
    http://www.acolumbinesite.com/dylan/pics.htmli>
  6. Image of Chris Morris taken from
    target="_blank">"The REAL Columbine" by the C. R.
    T. F. Webmaster, Updated July 14th, 2000, American
    Patriot Friends Network
    i="">

  7. Image of Robert Perry
    taken from href="http://www.judicial-inc.biz/throrn_two_columbine_
    fuselier.htm" target="_blank">"Victor Thorn Audio
    Commentary On Columbine", Judicial-inc.biz
    http://www.judicial-inc.biz/throrn_two_columbine_fus
    elier.htm

  8. href="p2101-2200.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    2,192
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p2101-2200.pdf

  9. A black-and-white photo of
    "The Splatterpunks" in the May 16, 2000, Denver Rocky
    Mountain News

    The media reported the names of these three as "Matthew
    Christiansen, Matt Akard and Jim Brunetti".  This
    may have been an error on their part as police reports
    show do not list a "Matthew Christiansen, Matt Akard
    and Jim Brunetti", but a "Matthew Nalty, Matt Akard and
    Jim Brunetti" in reference to these
    individuals.

  10. href="p7401-7500.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    7461-6
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p7401-7500.pdf

  11. Image of a man on the roof
    of CHS taken from a href="http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/columbine.cd/Pag
    es/Sniper.htm" target="_blank">"A Sniper on the
    Roof?", Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.),
    May 15, 2000
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/columbine.cd/Pages/
    Sniper.htm

  12. href="http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylo
    r.html" target="_blank">"The Columbine Massacre from
    Donna Taylor's Perspective" by Eric Hufschmid,
    updated 19 June 2006, Erichufschmid.net,
    HalfOfStudentsDidntShowUp.mp3, 1:57
    http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylor.h
    tml

  13. href="p1001-1100.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    1093-9
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p1001-1100.pdf

  14. href="p2301-2400.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    2346-60
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p2301-2400.pdf

  15. href="p3801-3900.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    3827-40
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p3801-3900.pdf

  16. href="http://www.konformist.com/1999/colorado/rubble.ht
    m" target="_blank">"Shootout at Columbine -- The
    Aftermath" by John Quinn, 1999
    http://www.konformist.com/1999/colorado/rubble.htmi>

  17. href="p5201-5300.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), pp.
    5,247-58
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p5201-5300.pdf

  18. href="p1001-1100.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), pp.
    1,014-26
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p1001-1100.pdf

  19. href="p2101-2200.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    2,192
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p2101-2200.pdf

  20. href="http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylo
    r.html" target="_blank">"The Columbine Massacre from
    Donna Taylor's Perspective" by Eric Hufschmid,
    updated 19 June 2006, Erichufschmid.net,
    GirlSaw3BoysWithGuns.mp3, :39
    http://www.erichufschmid.net/Columbine-DonnaTaylor.h
    tml

  21. href="p401-500.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), pp.
    463-75
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p401-500.pdfi>

  22. href="p5701-5800.pdf">11,000 Pages of Investigative
    Files, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (ed.), p.
    5,793
    http://www.xmail.net/evanlong/tcc/p5701-5800.pdf

  23. href="http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/columbine/"
    target="_blank">"Accounts of School Staff Sealed"
    by Robert Sanchez, February 27, 2004, Denver Rocky
    Mountain News
    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/columbine/

  24. href="http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/9391132/deta
    il.html" target="_blank">"Columbine Killers' Journals,
    Not Home Video, Will Be Released", June 19, 2006,
    Thedenverchannel.com
    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/9391132/detail.
    html

  25. href="http://www.salon.com/news/feature/1999/09/23/jour
    nal/index.html" target="_blank">"Kill mankind. No one
    should survive" by Dave Cullen, Sept. 23, 1999,
    Salon.com.
    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/1999/09/23/journal
    /index.html

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