As most of you know, rarely do I ever comment on books on this website, or review them. But every now and then exceptions to the rule have to be made, for every now and then a book comes along that connects a lot of seemingly isolated dots (belonging to entirely different categories of information, incidentally) into a scenario that makes sense. In this case, the book is Empire of the Wheel II: Friends from  Sonora by my friend and colleague Mr. Walter Bosley:

EOW II Cover


This books connects a number of seemingly incongrous details of late nineteenth century western American history, including the Airship mystery, its mysterious connections to Germany, and even - get this - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, their highly unusual escape to South America to, get this, Rio Negro province of Argentina (yes, you read that correctly), and how all that connects to high financiers in the USA and Germany. It's a story that made my jaw drop when I read it, and trust me, I rarely read any book in one sitting.

Bosley admits his scenario is speculation, but I've rarely read dot-connecting - with a careful eye on details - like this, and Bosley's suggestion for the solution of the NYMZA mystery is to my mind probably the closest anyone is going to come to it. For those who don't know the story, NYMZA is the alleged secret society that was based in Germany in the 19th century (before the founding of the German Empire in 1871 in fact), that was supposedly one of the hidden sources of finance and other oversight for the development of the airships. (See my Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations).

If Bosley's solution is correct, and if this all dovetails in with the Butch-Sundance mystery (after all, consider the implications of notorious wanted train-robbers being able to book passage to South America), then one might be looking at the beginnings or first hints of the breakaway group as early as the mid-19th century, and, for that matter, a split between the German and American components, one that was only patched up after World War Two, and then only very tenuously.

My only complaint about Bosley's book is that it is not footnoted, though he does provide a bibliography of his sources. That said, after reading it, I had that intuitive reaction that while I might disagree with this or that bit of minutiae or speculation, overall, I think Bosley is on to something, and it is probably very significant.

For those interested in some genuinely creative speculation, particularly as regards the mystery of NYMZA and the airships, this one is a must, so much so, in fact, that I've posted Mr. Bosley's book in my webstore.

See you on the flip side.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. WalterBosley on June 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    The footnoted edition is NOW available at Amazon on Kindle

  2. WalterBosley on June 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    The footnoted edition has been loaded onto Amazon for Kindle and is presently processing. It should be available soon. Thank you for your patience.

  3. rich overholt on June 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

    ” Most of what follows is true…”

    From, a George Roy Hill film~

    ” Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid “

  4. Robert Barricklow on June 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Just listening to link Margaret provided
    and a third in this series, will be coming out.

  5. Frankie Calcutta on June 15, 2013 at 10:26 am

    After a conversation I recently had with my neighbor’s dog, I can fill you in with some of the incongruities of this episode in history. First and foremost, we must remember that Hitler loved western novels and anything to do with the American wild west. (I personally always thought Hitler was the reincarnation of Geronimo but that is another topic altogether). When Hitler fled Berlin for South America with Kammler, Borman and the Bell, he was asked by his colleagues, once they were safely ensconced in Bolivia and then Rio Negro, what he wanted to do with the rest of his life? Hitler by this time had no interest in the day to day operations of the Nazi International but he was keenly interested in some of the fruits of the science projects commenced under the Third Reich, particularly the Bell and time travel. He even hinted that he would like to attempt time travel. Borman and Kammler knew that time travel so far was untested and highly experimental but they also knew that the presence of the Fuhrer, although aloof, still limited their ambitions for the new Nazi International. Hitler would always be recognized as the leader of the Nazis, no matter where they were headquartered, and his say would always be final. They also new time travel would be extremely dangerous and it was highly probably the Fuhrer would never return. Another plus for Hitler’s ambitious henchmen.

    Hitler astutely sensed he was the unwanted third wheel in this new nazi covert empire and also knew real victory for the German people would not come by imitating London banksters and turning the nazis into a high tech banking cabal. Hitler knew real victory could only be achieved by one method and one method alone: turning back time. Thus, Hitler the radical politician and one time conquerer of most of Europe was now Hitler the Time Traveler. And this is where the story begins, when Hitler entered the Nazi time machine. The first stop: Spandau Prison where Adolf ” Butch Cassidy” Hitler executes his first jail break to free Rudolf “The Sundance Kid” Hess.

    The next stop: the American wild west.

    addendum: Hitler and Hess actually financed the movie version of their wild west exploits and worked very closely with the screenwriter and director and also Newman and Redford. This episode in the time traveling duo’s life has been referred to as their “Hollywood Years” where they each wrote nearly a hundred screenplays, lived in a Beverly Hills mansion, and spent their evenings at places such as the Whiskey A Go Go.

    • WalterBosley on June 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

      I believe Frankie has completed the picture. There can be no other solution. It’s all very clear now!

      • Frankie Calcutta on June 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        I forgot to mention that Rudolph Hess wrote the song “Rain Drops Keep falling on My Head” originally in German and inspired by his experience in a British torture prison where he was kept outside in a cage to battle the elements. He claims making up songs is what kept his spirits high during those trying times. Hess also performed the bicycle stunts in “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” as well, which he learned as a bicycle messenger during the Great War.

        The Deputy Fuhrer also had a major influence on the Beach Boys and he and Hitler are rumored to have provided some of the background vocals on songs like “Good Vibrations.” The then inconspicuous duo met the young Beach Boys while Hess was running a surf shop and Hitler was training to be a body builder on Venice Beach. Hess maintained a life long relationship with Beach Boys genius Brian Wilson and it is through Wilson that a budding megalomaniac named Charles Manson met Hitler.

        Here is a video where Los Angeleno Jim Morrison, lead singer for the Doors and frequent performer at the Whiskey A Go Go mentions that Adolf Hitler is still alive and that he had met him. Some claim the Doors song “Changeling” is about Hitler. See if you can spot Hitler and Hess in the video:

        And here is a video from the Rio Negro archives of The Fuhrer discussing Jim Morrison and the Doors with an underling (beware German profanity):

        • Joseph P. Farrell on June 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm


        • Tim H on June 16, 2013 at 8:53 pm

          yeah ha ha Frankie nice one. Have you considered stand up comedy?

      • Tim H on June 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm

        and he didn’t mention the leys. Love your work Mr B, you and your coauthor may engage in speculation but it makes a LOT of sense. Excellent addition to Secret Agent 666.

    • PaulfromMinneapolis on June 14, 2013 at 6:11 am

      Probably a stupid question: Anyone know if there is a print copy of this book?

    • LSM on June 14, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Hi chis,

      I don’t know about others’ experiences in the EU but lulu (name is fitting) refuses to accept my valid credit card number as being valid- I have no explanation for this- I’ve tried many times to order from lulu but to no avail- every other “book depository” laps up my order/s (money) like honey but lulu (name is fitting- do I repeat myself sometimes?) remains a puzzlement- anyone else out there not in the US ever experienced this?-

      Larry in Germany

  6. duncan mckean on June 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    thanks doc. leroy parker is my great uncle.have much history on my grandfather and family he was a polygamist.. my mother and i were at the end of the family line .granddad would be around 140 if he were alive.there is a maintain an even strain around leroys legacy/history. time to break out the family diaries that exist on the dusty shelves.researchers know vastly more than i do.its fun to be in the gene pool though.thanks!!!! see if there are any clues that i may be privy too.

  7. brian on June 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I’ll take a wild guess that the Butch & Sundance connection has something to do with the fact that “Mr. E.H. Harriman of the Union Pacific Railroad” was after them.

    • LSM on June 14, 2013 at 9:55 am

      you could be absolutely right, brian-

      if one scruitinzes this trailer very carefully one sees at approx. sec. 26/27 after the train was blown paper money being wafted into the air- of course the Harriman family was very influential in the development of the iron horse (well, like, they primarily financed it- and I’m sure the Harriman family is still lurking in the background)-

      if my read sources are correct the Chinese glady provided the “coolies” (not stupid, slant-eyed ‘gooks’ but highly skilled workers) to help the US expand as they felt the US to be the biggest buffer againt the British Empire; the British Empire was already looking for ways to get its gold back from China-

      anyway, look at the name “Sundance”; the British Empire was the empire upon which the sun never set; now are we already connecting some dots?- you bet-

      my point: either the scenario depicted in the film was real or it was an allegory/metaphor of what really happened on a much larger scale; British agents disguised as cowboys were already on the loose-

      and it never ceases to amaze me how Robert Redford (once pretty boy/now wrinkled old man) has always been chosen to play “Brits” but always speaks with an American accent (disguise?- you bet)-

      start with “Out of Africa”: Meryl Streep never ceases to amaze me how she speaks English in films with flaughless Scandinavian/Slavic-accented German in “Sophie’s Choice”/Australian, etc. accents- but RR couldn’t even muster an inkling of a British accent even though it was a Brit who inflicted Karen Blixen (alias Isak Dinesin- sp.?) with syphillis (IF this was the truth)-

      just food for thought-

      stay well brian- regards-

      Larry in Germany

  8. Sagnacity on June 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Kind of creepy that Amazon only has this title as an ebook for Kindle. Way to let Amazon and the NSA, and whomever know not just your book purchases but reading activities.

  9. Margaret on June 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks, Dr. Farrell … I love a good mystery, esp. one with ‘genuinely creative speculation’ that starts out with curious, apparently unrelated, strands that are worked and woven as it unfolds. For starters, I looked online and found a couple of good links. Walter Bosley gives interviews on Radio Misterioso which has a blog page and audio for the book. This is an intriguingly complex story, good movie material … maybe you and he can write a film script?

    blog with Q&A [NYMZA]:

    audio interview:

    • Margaret on June 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      BTW … in Bosley’s interview I him say that he studied Russian and was a language specialist in Russian for the FBI … I bet he can help you with translating the Russian TV interview!

    • LSM on June 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      hey, Margaret, many thanks for your provided links- greatly appreciated-

      as I don’t have kindle (nor a WiFi or even a cell phone at this point) your links are my ownly windows to Bosely’s info-

      again, many thanks- please take care- viele Grüße von mir!-


      • Tim H on June 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        Say Larry, you don’t need a kindle or wifi to read EOWII, you can download amazon’s cloud reader and read it off your computer. I’m pretty useless at all matters IT but i managed to sort it out. You’ll love this work Larry my bottom jaw is still bouncing off the floor. I’m guessing you probably speak German you’re gonna love the NYMZA translation.
        Tim H

        • LSM on June 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

          hey, Tim H, many, many thanks for the heads-up on this one- will definitely check this out- well, will TRY as of until now I wasn’t aware of Amazon’s “cloud reader” or how it works (is this somehow connected to the concept of an invisible man in the sky providing us with info?- :-)- am just kidding you, of course!)-

          well, will try to do my best- yes, I’ve been ‘accused’ of speaking absolutely fluent, accent-free German (but I know I still make some mistakes- some native Germans do also- by the bucket-loads)- so I’m curious about the ‘German’ content-

          in any case thanks for the info- please stay well- regards-


          • Tim H on June 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm

            No worries Larry, I must admit to a certain bias against ebooks in general, but after buying a kindle for my gf’s birthday and realizing how much material is in the public domain, they supplement our library of printed books quite nicely. I’m sure you’ll figure out the cloud reader, it costs nothing. Can’t help with lulu, although I bought Apocalypse Theater and was interested to see the book was actually printed in Aus.
            All the best –
            Tim H

    • marcos toledo on June 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks Margaret for the radio link a great show much to think about.

    • Robert Barricklow on June 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for the links Margaret.

  10. marcos toledo on June 13, 2013 at 10:49 am

    My wonder why this technology was keep from the Kaiser and the Third Reich they surely could made good use of and won their wars with this. We may of been starting our first starship explorations by now who knows how far into the galaxy we would be.

  11. mccartichoke on June 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Please enlighten me, since Anagram Finder could not, as to the words obscured by the cryptic NYMZA.

    And, thank you again, Dr. Farrell, for this fascinating find.

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