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The Phantom Patriot was the name taken by Richard McCaslin of Carson City, Nevada, who, on January 19, 2002, attempted an attack on the Bohemian Grove. He was imprisoned in California. He is the subject of the song "Phantom Patriot" by Les Claypool on his album Of Whales and Woe.
McCaslin, wearing a skull mask and a blue jumpsuit with "Phantom Patriot" written in red on his chest, infiltrated the site of Bohemian Grove, just north of San Francisco. He was heavily armed with "a [pump-action/shotgun hybrid, a .45 caliber handgun, a crossbow, a 2-foot-long sword, a knife and a fireworks mortar tube." McCaslin slept in one of the cabins overnight. The following morning, he found the 30 ft. owl statue, then later encountered caretaker, Fred Yeager and maintenance man, Bob Hipkiss. McCaslin set a fire in the empty banquet hall, then was later removed peacefully by local law enforcement officers and was briefly held at the mental health ward of the Sonoma County Jail. He later claimed to have seen the documentary,"Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove" by talk show host Alex Jones.
McCaslin was paroled on May 19, 2008.
On June 28, 2011, McCaslin (using the name "Thoughtcrime") protested outside the Alcoa plant in Davenport, Iowa where President Barack Obama was speaking. He accused Obama (as well as the Bushs, the Clintons and others) of being a [reptoid/human hybrid,or "blue blood."
Most recently, McCaslin has adopted Las Vegas, Nevada as his base of operations. His story appears in the 2013 book, "Heroes in the Night; Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement" by Tea Krulos. He also has three Phantom Patriot videos on YouTube.
- Masked man enters, attacks Bohemian Grove:'Phantom' expected armed resistance, by Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, January 24, 2002
- Bohemian Grove intruder says he feared human sacrifices, Illuminati Conspiracy Archive
- Bohemian Grove commando found guilty, SFGate, April 17, 2002
- Rashah McChesney. Alcoa protester believes Obama is an alien, Quad-City Times