Perhaps the thing that most people don’t seem to understand about the Hellier investigators is how they feed a dangerous and violent subculture in American society. While it’s all fun and games for the “researchers,” it’s deadly serious to a growing population of unhinged conspiracy theorists that are willing to act on their beliefs.
On Christmas day of 2020, a lone-wolf perpetrator detonated a large bomb in Nashville, Tennessee. He did this, apparently, to destroy a telephone systems substation that was responsible for 911 (emergency) communications throughout parts of southern Tennessee and northern Alabama. The man in question did not wish to kill people–his RV-bomb issued a vocal computerized warning urging people to evacuate before it exploded–but sought to cripple AT&T. At present, some hypothesize that his goal was to destroy or cripple the 5G cellular network that some conspiracy theorists believe can be used to inflict disease on Americans and others claim can spy on us whether we own a phone or not. What has emerged about Anthony Quinn Warner is that he believed in cryptids, lizard people, and alien visitation–all themes that are present in Hellier.
In good conscience I can not endorse, promote, or recommend any person, group, enclave, or cabal that is working with the Hellier conspiracy theories. These ideas are linked to dangerous subcultures in the United States such as the Sovereign Citizen movement. Indeed, the name “Terry Wriste” (aka Terry Wrist and Kerry Wrist) is a pseudonym used by many people affiliated with violent anarchists in the US and should’ve been red-flag number one to the Hellier team. That they have failed to investigate this pseudonym suggests either they don’t know its implications or do not care; if the former, they’re not very good at “research”; if the latter, they’re deliberately playing with fire and leading their viewers into dangerous territory where paranoia, delusion, and violence are rampant.
Persons of good conscience can not and will not endorse Hellier given the recent act of destruction in Nashville. One man, the perpetrator, is dead. Others could’ve easily been killed. Several police officers were wounded in the blast. This conspiratorial nonsense isn’t fun or funny; it’s dangerous and anti-scientific. It is time for the occultists and conspiracy theorists to abandon their insistence that “there’s something to it.” That sort of rhetoric has deadly consequences.
UPDATE: Dr. Todd Grande, a legitimate psychologist with a genuine PhD in clinical psychology, has provided an exceptional (and darkly humorous) analysis of the Alien-Lizard-People conspiracy theory here. His words of warning should be heeded by all Hellier-influenced and inspired parties: “Nonsensical beliefs can turn into dangerous actions.”