Ted Gunderson in his FBI office
|Died||July 31, 2011 (aged 82)|
|Occupation||FBI Senior Special Agent In Charge, private investigator, speaker, author, conspiracy researcher|
|Employer||Federal Bureau of Investigation(ret), private clients|
|Title||Senior Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles; Special Agent in Charge, Dallas, Memphis and Washington, D.C. offices, F.B.I.|
Theodore L. Gunderson (7 November 1928 – 31 July 2011) was an American Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent In Charge and head of the Los Angeles FBI. According to his son, he worked the case of Marilyn Monroe and the John F. Kennedy cases. He was the author of the best-selling book How to Locate Anyone Anywhere.
Early life and FBI
Ted Gunderson was born in Colorado Springs. He graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1950. Gunderson joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1951 under J. Edgar Hoover. He served in the Mobile, Knoxville, New York City, and Albuquerque offices. He held posts as an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge in New Haven and Philadelphia. In 1973 he became the head of the Memphis FBI office and then the head of the Dallas FBI office in 1975. Ted Gunderson was appointed the head of the Los Angeles FBI in 1977. In 1979 he was one of a handful interviewed for the job of FBI director, which ultimately went to William H. Webster.
After retiring from the FBI, Gunderson set up a private investigation firm, Ted L. Gunderson and Associates, in Santa Monica. In 1980, he became a defense investigator for Green Beret doctor Jeffrey R. MacDonald, who had been convicted of the 1970 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters. Gunderson obtained affidavits from Helena Stoeckley confessing to her involvement in the murders which she claimed had in actuality been perpetrated by a Satanic cult of which she was a member.
He also investigated a child molestation trial in Manhattan Beach, California. In a 1995 conference in Dallas, Gunderson warned about the supposed proliferation of secret occultist groups, and the danger posed by the New World Order, an alleged shadow government that would be controlling the United States government. He also claimed that a "slave auction" in which children were sold by Saudi agents to men had been held in Las Vegas, that four thousand ritual human sacrifices are performed in New York City every year, and that the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was carried out by the US government. Gunderson believed that in the United States there is a secret widespread network of groups who kidnap children and infants, and subject them to ritual abuse and subsequent human sacrifice.
Gunderson had an association with music producer and conspiracy theorist Anthony J. Hilder and was interviewed by him on various occasions. The two men appeared at numerous conferences together. They both said that the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was a result of FBI agent provocateurs.
Gunderson was a member of the Constitution Party.
In 2008, Gunderson stated that he had tested positive for arsenic and cyanide poisoning. Gunderson's associate, Dr. Edward Lucidi, treated Gunderson and stated that his fingers were turning black, a characteristic symptom of arsenic poisoning. On July 31, 2011 Gunderson's son reported that his father had died from cancer of the bladder.
- Associated, The (2011-08-19). "Former Memphis FBI chief Gunderson dies". UTSanDiego.com. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
- Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. Turner Publishing Co. 1999. pp. 150–151. Archived from the original on October 15, 2015.
- How to Locate Anyone Anywhere Without Leaving Home. Dutton, 1989. ISBN 0-525-24746-7
- "The Dallas Division, Office Locations and Special Agents in Charge".
- Daniel Schorn (November 6, 2005). "Jeffrey MacDonald: Time For Truth". CBS News, 48 Hours. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- January 2, 1983, The Dallas Morning News
- "Around the Nation; Investigation Reopened In Doctor's Murder Case". Associated Press International. 1982-04-17. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- Evan Harrington (September 1996). "Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia: Notes From a Mind-Control Conference". Skeptical Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-04-29. Rare interview with Gunderson: on YouTube Examples of videos made by Gunderson in his late years: on YouTube supporting chemtrail conspiracy theory. Also on YouTube, supporting 9/11 conspiracy theories
- Philip Jinkins (July 2008), "Chapter 10: Satanism and Ritual Abuse", in James R. Lewis (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements, Oxford University Press, pp. 222, 241, doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195369649.001.0001, ISBN 9780195369649 (registration required)
- Philip Jenkins and Daniel Maier-Katkin (1992) (2006), "Satanism: myth and reality in a contemporary moral panic", in Chas Critcher (ed.), Critical Readings: Moral Panics and the Media, Open University Press, pp. 90–91, 93, ISBN 978-0335218073 (registration required)
- Educate Yourself Reflections on Ted Gunderson
- Archive.org 993 World Trade Center An FBI Setup - Ted Gunderson Anthony J Hilder
- 2008 Gulf Coast 9/11 Truth Symposium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSEKKde3TiQ
- Former Memphis FBI Chief Dies Archived 2013-06-24 at the Wayback Machine