Kenn Thomas

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Kenn Thomas (born 1958; St. Louis, Missouri)[1][2] is a conspiracy writer, archivist, and editor and publisher of Steamshovel Press, a parapolitical conspiracy magazine.[3] He has written books on the Inslaw affair, co-authoring The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro with the late Jim Keith, and on Fred Crisman and the Maury Island Incident.

Thomas has authored over a dozen books on various conspiracy topics. These include NASA, Nazis & JFK; Maury Island UFO, about the possibility that Fred Crisman was connected to the assassination of John F. Kennedy; and The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro, about the Inslaw affair. In 2004, Feral House published a new edition of The Octopus, extending the suggestion of connections to the post-9/11 world and al-Qaeda. A new edition of Maury Island UFO was published by Feral House in 2011 as JFK & UFO: Military-Industrial Conspiracy and Cover-Up from Maury Island to Dallas.[4]

Thomas calls his research interest "parapolitics", the study of conspiracies of all colors—from alien abductions and the Illuminati, to the John F. Kennedy assassination and the September 11, 2001 attacks. The New Yorker called his work "on the cutting edge" of conspiracy.[citation needed] His name has become a by-word for a conspiracy theorist; enough so that baseball was described in print as involving "enough fishy behavior to keep Kenn Thomas swarming for years."[5]

Thomas has appeared at Conspiracy Con in 2003,[6] and 2007,[7][8] at the Alternative Research Community conference in Bath, England in 2010, and at many other conferences.



  1. ^ Library of Congress. "Thomas, Kenn, 1958-". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Russell, Stefene (August 2008). "Stalking the Octopus". St. Louis Magazine (St. Louis). Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "CONSPIRACIES: Not All the Same Nuts". The New York Times (New York). June 4, 1995. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
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  5. ^ Baseball Prospectus 2002 by Joseph S. Sheehan and Chris Kahrl.
  6. ^ Conspiracy Con: Video & Audio
  7. ^ Steamshovel Press: Appearances
  8. ^ Conspiracy Con: 2007 Speakers

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