Tunnel Precursors

The history that begins in the next section of this report shows how the McMartin tunnels legend grew amidst the hysteria touched off by Judy Johnson's police report and the actions of police investigators, therapists, the news media and district attorneys. An examination of the MTP report will show that it may indeed offer "unprecedented dimensions of truth," but that it does not offer proof that tunnels ever existed underneath the McMartin preschool. It has already been noted that there were tunnels at the McMartin preschool, but they were not discovered by Dr. Stickel's excavation.

The sources cited below, unless otherwise noted, are from copies of notes and reports made by investigators for various law enforcement agencies involved with the case. All documents and reports noted in this article (including the MTP report by Dr. Stickel) as well as photographs are filed at the Institute for Psychological Therapies and are available to researchers for inspection.

The Dark Truth About the "Dark Tunnels of McMartin"

bulletThe Beginning
bulletThe Accusation
bulletThe Letter
bulletChildren's Institute International
bulletHysteria Spreads
bulletNews Media Coverage and National Hysteria
bulletFollowing the Money
bulletDr. Roland C. Summit
bulletSatanic Trappings and the Search for The Secret Rooms and Tunnels
bulletIncredibly Weak Evidence
bulletSummit Defends MacFarlane's Interviews of the McMartin Children, Without Reviewing the Interviews
bulletJudy Johnson's Increasingly Bizarre Behavior
bulletThe Trial Verdicts
bulletParents Begin Search For Tunnels
bulletRevisionist History: Judy Johnson and The Dark Tunnels of McMartin
bulletThe Third McMartin Trial
bulletEthics, Professors, Indiana Jones, Switzerland, and Early (Very Early) Man
bulletTunnel Precursors
bulletBob Currie
bulletOrigin of a Secret Room
bulletFrom Santa Claus To Lions
bulletMultiple Molestations: Devils, a Dead Baby, and a Ghost
bulletTunnel Therapy
bulletThe District Attorney's Excavation
bulletAnalysis of the Report on the 186 (minus one page) Manhattan Tunnel Project (MTP) by E. Gary Stickel
bulletMTP Archeological Methodology Employed by E. Gary Stickel
bulletSite Contamination By Manhattan Tunnel Project
bulletPhotographic Documentation of the MTP Archeological Procedures
bulletStickel's Conclusions About the Evidence He Claims to Have Obtained from the Archeological MTP Project
bulletThe Missing Tunnel
bulletEstimating Dates of "Tunnel" Artifacts

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