Fake Vampires, Wailing Ghosts, and Other Fascinating Psy-Ops and Military Deceptions
Fake Vampires, Wailing Ghosts, and Other Fascinating Psy-Ops and Military Deceptions

Fake Vampires, Wailing Ghosts, and Other Fascinating Psy-Ops and Military Deceptions

Khalid Elhassan - January 29, 2020

Fake Vampires, Wailing Ghosts, and Other Fascinating Psy-Ops and Military Deceptions
Juan Pujol Garcia, and his German and British medals. Whale Oil

1. Getting Medals From Both the Nazis and Allies

As to Juan Pujol Garcia, he gained the distinction of attaining an Iron Cross from Germany, plus a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) from Britain. After the war, fearing reprisals from the Nazis, he faked his death in Angola in 1949, then moved to Venezuela. There, he ran a gift shop and book store.

Fake Vampires, Wailing Ghosts, and Other Fascinating Psy-Ops and Military Deceptions
Juan Pujol Garcia in later years. Half Arsed History

Pujol led an anonymous life until 1984, when he agreed to be interviewed for a book about agent GARBO. As a result of the ensuing publicity, he was received at Buckingham Palace, was lionized in Britain, and on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, traveled to Normandy to pay his respects to the dead. He died in Caracas four years later.

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Where Did We Find This Stuff? Some Sources and Further Reading

Ancient History Encyclopedia – Thutmose III at the Battle of Megiddo

British Battles – Siege of Mafeking

British Museum – Furst Karl Joseph Franz von Auesberg

Cracked – 5 Insane Psy-Op Strategies Governments Almost Tried

Encyclopedia Britannica – Zhuge Liang

Fisher, David – The War Magician: The Man Who Conjured Victory in the Desert (2005)

Gonick, Larry – The Cartoon History of the Universe II (1994)

Hesketh, Roger Fleetwood – Fortitude: the D-Day Deception Campaign (2002)

Historic UK – Britain’s WWI’s Mystery Q-Ships

History Today – The Relief of Mafeking

Info Barrel History – The Silver Tongued Frenchman: Marshall Lannes’ Stunning Capture of Tabor Bridge

Kickass Facts – 10 Greatest Bluffs in History That Actually Worked

Latimer, Jon – Alamein (2002)

Macintyre, Ben – Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies (2012)

Military History Now – Operation Wandering Soul: Ghost Tape Number 10 and the Haunted Jungles of Vietnam

Naval History and Heritage – Q-Ships During

Quartz – World History Would be Very Different Without the Blood Moon Eclipse of 1504

Ripley’s Believe it Or Not – Operation Popeye: America’s Secret Weather Warfare Project

Tomás Harris – Garbo: The Spy Who Saved D-Day (2001)

Space – How a Total Lunar Eclipse Saved Christopher Columbus

Washington Post, February 24th, 1987 – Edward Lansdale, Prototype For Ugly American, Dies

Wikipedia – Edward Lansdale

Wikipedia – Operation Popeye

Wikipedia – USS Indianola

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