Part Two: Hannah Fry and the Peacock
Feather: Secrets and Lies, The
Hidden Power of Maths.
from “Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2019 – How to Get Lucky.”
Broadcast on BBC4 26th December 2019.
of HF on checkerboard floor.
[REPEAT QUOTE BY HF] “If you’ve got maths on your side, it’s not just
about spotting patterns, it’s about using what the numbers tell you to
bend the world to your will.”
this yet more “crazy prescience” from Hannah Fry? Or just another one
of those “spooky coincidences”?
In my last video, I sifted the evidence concerning the BBC Pandemic
simulation exercise of 2017 in which Hannah Fry starred as the
asymptomatic super-spreader “Patient Zero”. [flash up image from doc]
Her role was to seed a fictitious respiratory virus around the small
market town of Haslemere in the South of England, and from there, a
smartphone app downloaded by thousands of volunteers was used to track
the spread of the “deadly pathogen” across the UK. Then, in February
2020, BBC News reported that, in a bizarre twist of fate, Haslemere
happened to be the very location of the UK’s Patient Zero for Covid-19.
Hannah Fry’s reaction to finding herself at the centre of such a weird
news story was one of genuine shock. She was clearly freaked out by the
revelation, and here she expresses her struggle to make sense of it…
[Play Audio "A
Podcast of One's Own with Julia Gillard. Hannah Fry on predicting
coronavirus and women in maths.]
indeed. As a professional mathematician, she, of all people, knows how
very unlikely it is that this happened by chance. And yet, despite her
self-professed enthusiasm for delving into and solving mysteries,[PICS
OF RUTHERFORD AND FRY ETC] she seems strangely reluctant to explore the
one that landed right in her lap, so I will ask the question on her
Was Hannah Fry groomed and
duped into foretelling a key moment in the unfolding of the COVID
pandemic? And, if so, by whom?
Institute Christmas Lectures
were started in 1825 by Michael Faraday, and are now broadcast on
national television to an audience of eager youngsters. Each year, a
leading academic of the day is chosen to present the lectures, and in
2019, this honour was bestowed upon Hannah Fry.
lectures were entitled:
“Secrets and Lies: The Hidden Power of Maths,
and lo and behold, just a few weeks later, a self-styled club of UK
academics calling themselves “The COVID-19 Response Team”, led by
professor Neil Furgeson, was indeed using the “Hidden Power of Maths”
to bend the world to their will.
[BBC News article
from 17th March 2020]
“Coronavirus: UK changes course amid death toll fears.” 17th march 2020.
“Change course or a quarter of a million people will die in a
"catastrophic epidemic" of coronavirus - warnings do not come much
starker than that.”
“The crucial piece of evidence came from the scientists at Imperial
College London whose advice is heavily influential in government.”
“The modelling projected that if the UK did nothing, 81% of people
would be infected and 510,000 would die from coronavirus by August.”
back to the 2019 Christmas Lecture, this promotion shot of Hannah
covering her right eye with a peacock feather is very striking. And she talks about
the day it was taken on her Instagram page…
FROM HF INSTAGRAM]
“Big ol’ day today. We’re filming the Royal Institution Christmas
lectures this evening.
These things have been going for nearly 200 years. An intimidating
array of science giants have hosted them in the past: Faraday,
Attenborough, Sagan, Roberts and Scott. And now me.
They’ll be on BBC4 from Boxing Day onwards. Tune in to discover how it
PS. This photo from the promo photoshoot doesn’t actually have very
much to do with anything, but the colours look excellent with my hair,
and we all know that’s what’s really important here.”
have to admit that I’m not entirely sure what to make of this last
throwaway comment. It sounds a little awkward, like she feels the need
to explain. I can imagine that at the photo shoot that day, with so
much happening around her, and so much expected of her, that she was
not fully focussed on what was going on. Did someone hand her the
feather and instruct her to hold it over her right eye, perhaps adding
the flattering comment “it goes great with your hair”? She probably
thought little of it at the time, and the photo certainly fits in with
the overall mysterious, occultish branding for the show, but as a
couple of her followers on Instagram were quick to point out, the
Peacock feather is replete with symbolism, as is the act of covering
the right eye, both of which I will explore in depth later.
first I want to go back to that “Zombie
is clearly in her element here, and it is one of the better
demonstrations of the lecture, involving a good proportion of the kids
in the audience who are all attentive, engaged and having a laugh. Had
I been in the audience at their age, I know I would’ve loved it, and
that it would’ve left a lasting impression on me. When, not long later,
news of an “epidemic” in the real world hit, I’m pretty sure I would’ve
dutifully donned my magic muzzle, and preached to the adults around me
on “the science” of vaccination from the gospel according to SAGE.
Would I also have fallen for the shameless flattery of the likes of
Jonathan van Tam, that I was mature enough and wise enough to go
against my parent’s wishes and decide for myself to roll up my sleeve
for the experimental injection? Yes, I think I would. Such is the power
of trusted role models like Hannah Fry.
Speaking of Jonathan van Tam, look at who’s next up to present the
viral: How Covid changed science forever.”
Changed Science Forever! How absurdly hubristic is that?? And yet I’m
sure he is confident that the kids, and their parents, and their
teachers, will hang on his every word.
TO LECTURE, STILL OF ZOMBIES]
There’s one more observation I want to make about this demonstration…
Since when did “Zombie apocalypse” become the go-to light-hearted
scenario for illustrating viral contagion to kids?
first encountered it when I came across the American CDC’s Zombie
Preparedness website, so I guess the idea came from there…
CDC Center for
Preparedness and Response
[QUOTE FROM CDC WEBSITE]
“Wonder why zombies, zombie apocalypse, and zombie preparedness
continue to live or walk dead on a CDC web site? As it turns out what
first began as a tongue-in-cheek campaign to engage new audiences with
preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform.”
been going since 2011, and has been rolled out on a wide scale,
particularly targeting “educators” such as
teachers, scout leaders, librarians and public health ambassadors.
Then there’s this…
[QUOTE FROM CDC PREPAREDNESS 101 PAGE]
“Our graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates
the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of
all ages will enjoy.”
I find this merging of fiction with reality aimed at children by the
establishment more than a little disturbing.
"WUHAN ZOMBIELAND" IMAGES FROM THESE THREE NEWSPAPERS]
When the January 2020 headlines of “Coronavirus zombies” in Wuhan
surfaced, how many of the children who’d watched the Christmas Lectures
remembered that demonstration and felt afraid for their lives? But no
need to fear… they had already been primed to believe that science had
the answer… a magic blue mask and a miracle injection would save them.
OF HF ON CHECKERED FLOOR]
Let’s go back to the question “Was Hannah Fry groomed and duped into
foretelling a key moment in the unfolding of the Covid pandemic? And if
so, by whom?”
I believe she was, and that some of the clues lie here in the 2019
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures promo-shoot.
All of the photos taken that day are credited to Paul Wilkinson [BLOW UP NAME], but I drew a blank
when I tried to dig into his career and background.
This arresting image of Hannah standing on a black and white tiled
floor, photographed from directly above, is impossible to look at
without thinking of the checkered flooring of a freemasonic temple. [IMAGE OF MASONIC FLOOR]
While watching the first lecture, I recognised the floor, and the angle
from which it was taken.
[FOOTAGE OF DEMO FROM CHRISTMAS LECTURE LOOKING DOWN FROM STAIRS]
So it looks like the photographer was standing on that staircase,
pointing the camera at Hannah below. This might seem innocent enough,
but the image has clearly been processed in such a way as to make the
checkerboard tiles a focal point, and then cropped and framed to evoke
a strong impression of a temple floor.
The meaning of the checkered floor
is not easy to discern, but this 2012 blogpost from “Exposing
the Matrix” has this to say…
[QUOTE FROM EXPOSING THE
“…black and white is a symbol for duality, or the base of
consciousness. Base consciousness is important, because it is where all
other states of mind arise. Personally, I like to think that
checkerboards are also symbols for the celebrities being pawns.”
Hannah really does look like a pawn to me on that checkerboard floor,
and I’m pretty sure that’s the intention of the photograph.
back to this…
[PHOTO OF HF COVERING
RIGHT EYE WITH PEACOCK FEATHER]
…when I first came across this picture in March 2020, I was still
reeling from the sudden jolt of realisation brought about by the
“spooky Haslemere coincidence”. Seeing it caused me yet another jolt as
I recognised that there was indeed something deeply sinister at play,
so it took a while for to regain my equilibrium enough to start
exploring its meaning.
I was already somewhat familiar with the “One eye hidden” symbolism so
beloved of A-list celebrities, musicians and sports stars, but I wasn’t
entirely sure of its meaning. After a bit of searching, I found this
succinct explanation which rings true to me…
[QUOTE FROM TOP 30 SIGNS AND SYMBOLS USED
BY THE ILLUMINATI, NUMBER 3]
“One Eye Hidden: Is basically a salute to the Elite to let them know
they are in allegiance with them and willing to push the assigned
Agenda (similar to throwing up gang signs). Zechariah 11:17 references
the Antichrist will be blind in his right eye. Although it deviates
slightly, most doing this sign cover their right eye.”
Delving deeper, I found biblical references cropping up time and again.
As someone of a secular, atheist persuasion, my instinct in the past
was to overlook or dismiss these pointers, but the dramatically
shifting sands of early 2020 caused me to realise that I shouldn’t be
THIS VIDEO IN BACKGROUND]
It is pretty clear that, as with the “celebrity pawn” chessboard
images, these “one-eye hidden” photoshoots are more than just artistic
expression. Some of the heavyweights know full-well what they are
doing, and what it means, and it is a pretty sick game.
Others further down the chain are probably less aware, but they are
keen to please, and will go along with whatever their promotion team
ask of them. Judging by Hannah Fry’s account of this photoshoot, I
doubt she understood the significance, but she comes across as somewhat
uneasy about the image.
And now to the symbolism of the peacock feather. I have to admit to
spending more time than is good for me chasing down all the possible
meanings of this symbol, but I did, in the end, land upon fairly solid
So, here we go.
The most obvious parallel between freemason imagery and the peacock
feather is the “all seeing eye” or “eye of providence,” and I had to
look no further than Wikipedia
for the basics on that…
[QUOTE FROM WIKIPEDIA]
“Today, the Eye of Providence is often associated with Freemasonry,
first appearing as part of the standard Freemason iconography in 1797
with the publication of Thomas Smith Webb's Freemasons Monitor.”
“In this use, the Eye, representing the all-seeing eye of God, serves
as a reminder that humanity's thoughts and deeds are always observed by
God—who is referred to in Masonry as the Great Architect of the
There are, of course, a lot more avenues to explore here – in
particular the association between the Eye of Providence and the Ancient
Egyptian Eye of Horus –
but I will cut to the chase and say that I don’t believe the peacock
feather in this image represents the all-seeing eye at all, but rather,
it represents that mythical firebird, the phoenix.
And here’s why…
First, there is a clearly established link between the peacock and the
phoenix across many cultures and religions.
Christianity, both the peacock and the phoenix are used to symbolise
Christ’s death and resurrection…
in China “The peacock is another manifestation of the heavenly
Phoenix on earth, it is one of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty.”
to the Catholic Church, the symbolic meaning of the peacock
represents immortality and resurrection.”
[QUOTE FROM ALETEIA.ORG]
“The early Christians, many of them Greek, immediately saw in the
phoenix an image of the resurrection. For this reason it is frequently
depicted near Christian burial places and is a favorite symbol of the
But then there’s this…
Walter Veith secret societies – 26 to
All symbols of Lucifer, claims Walter Veith. And it’s true that you
don’t have to stray too far into the realm of the occult to uncover the
association between Lucifer and the phoenix… and knowing this, I can’t
help but look again at that decidedly occultish “phoenix rising”
climax to the 2012 London Olympics and wonder…
I confess to being a long way out of my comfort zone here, but with
everything that has happened since January 2020, and nearly everyone
around me STILL in a deep trance-like, unreachable state, I am much
more willing to go with my gut and accept possibilities I would’ve
previously dismissed as nutjobbery.
And now for a truly screwy representation of the phoenix, courtesy of
the United Nations…
from "Hugo Talks" 2021/05/27
Wikipedia provides the official interpretation of the phoenix in the
mural as follows…
[QUOTE FROM WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE]
[The Norwegian artist] “Krohg wanted to display an image of the future
world in which the United Nations would save the world, just as
according to his Christian belief, Jesus Christ saved the world. This
is demonstrated through his use of a framework of Christian iconology
where he has replaced Christ with a rising phoenix.”
Interesting that Wikipedia makes no mention of the shedding of the
skin, which you have to admit is both peculiar and macabre, and surely
requires some explanation. [PLAY REST OF VID IN BACKGROUND] And the
rest of the mural is really very strange too. Although it clearly has
many biblical references and overtones, they are twisted and distorted
into something else, and the sheer size of it makes for an unsettling
presence in the room, which delegates of the Security Council Chamber
must find hard to tune out.
Back to freemasonry…
[PIC OF 33 MASONRY LOGO]
While chasing down references to the phoenix, it didn’t take me long to
stumble upon this.
Now, as with anything to do with freemasonry, things get tangled in
knots almost immediately, so I’m not going to get too hung up on this,
but I do think it is worth a mention.
This is the double-headed eagle insignia of the Scottish Rite, home of
the infamous 33rd
And although it does indeed appear to be an eagle, some suggest that it
actually represents the phoenix. [SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE]
But whether phoenix or eagle, the translation of the accompanying motto
is beyond doubt: Ordo ab chao – Order from Chaos…
Moving on from the religious and masonic, it’s evident that secular
society has also taken to the iconic firebird, and in recent years you
see it popping up all over the place.
At heart, the legend of the phoenix is both powerful and easy to grasp
– a beautiful, unearthly bird dies a fiery death of spontaneous
combustion before rising again from its own ashes.
And the image of the phoenix has come to be used as a standalone symbol
to express something yet simpler… from the depths of ruin and
destruction emerges the opportunity for rebirth and restoration.
search turned up one very concrete reference to the phoenix which I
find hard to dismiss. And here it is…
[PIC OF ECONOMIST COVER]
In September of 1988, The Economist magazine published an article
entitled “GET READY FOR A WORLD CURRENCY: GET READY FOR THE PHOENIX.”
The front cover depicts an eagle-like phoenix rising from the ashes of
a pile of burning cash.
(Reminder of the “covid
transmitted through cash” scare.)
The original article is still available to download as a pdf.
[READ TEXT FROM THE
“Thirty years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in
many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably
be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be
quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the
“The phoenix zone would impose tight constraints on national
governments. There would be no such thing, for instance, as a national
monetary policy. The world phoenix supply would be fixed by a new
central bank, descended perhaps from the IMF.”
And the article ends with…
“Pencil in the Phoenix for around 2018, and welcome it when it comes.”
“Around” 2018? Well, a slight overshoot, perhaps, but the drumbeat of
rhetoric from Central banks about moving towards a new global monetary
system is steadily picking up pace. So, are we now on the threshold of
a currency revolution?
It’s certainly looking possible.
I am well aware
that I’ve gone on a circuitous and at times fanciful route to reach
this point, so I will pull back to square one and end with this.
In 2017, the BBC commissioned a team of academics to carry out a
simulation exercise to "predict the impact of the next pandemic more
accurately than ever before.” The resulting TV programme, fronted by
mathematician Hannah Fry, was broadcast on 22nd March 2018. The
fictional epidemic was seeded in the small market town of Haslemere,
and then spread via a smartphone app downloaded by thousands of
volunteers around the UK.
On the day the programme was broadcast, the Epidemics journal published
a paper entitled “The Model behind the BBC4 pandemic,” authored by the
maths team who appeared alongside Hannah in the BBC documentary. The
editor-in-chief of Epidemics at the time was Professor Neil Furgeson.
Then in December 2019, the BBC broadcast the Royal Institution
Christmas Lectures, entitled “Secrets and Lies: The Hidden Power of
Maths”, presented by Hannah Fry. The promotional shots and overall
branding gave a mysterious, occultish overtone to the shows. The first
lecture featured a demonstration of the spread of a zombie viral
pathogen through the audience. Vaccine protection from the zombie germs
was demonstrated by providing some of the kids in the audience with the
now familiar blue magic mask.
A repeat of the BBC Pandemic simulation documentary was shown on 11th
February 2020. Then, in a bizarre twist, the town of Haslemere made
headlines as the location of the UK’s first case of community
transmission of COVID-19 on 28th February 2020.
This was the moment when the starting pistol on the pandemic in the UK
was fired, and newsreaders began the daily ritual of the announcing the
tally of cases which quickly rose from dozens to hundreds then
thousands, and 24/7 media coverage stoked the fears of the UK
population to fever-pitch. The contrived nature of this seemingly
exponential explosion of cases was later revealed to be the result of a
sudden and massive acceleration of the testing programme by Public
Health England. This must’ve been known to the experts and policy
makers at the time.
Just 2 weeks later, the Imperial College London “Covid-19
response team” published its now notorious report
containing the statement that: “In total, in an unmitigated epidemic,
we would predict approximately 510,000 deaths in GB and 2.2 million in
...causing the UK government to abandon its carefully-planned pandemic
preparedness strategy, and dramatically switch course to emergency
full-blown lockdown. The Furgeson report also received major coverage
across the pond, causing a similar reaction in the American population.
complex interplay of fiction and reality, involving the BBC, Neil
Furgeson, Hannah Fry and her maths team, was pivotal to the unfolding
of the UK COVID-19 narrative and government policy, and it did not
happen by spooky coincidence. This crucial opening sequence to the
global “COVID show” was well orchestrated and years in the planning...
and hats off to artistic director, it was indeed a very impressive
piece of theatre!
And if you think I have overstated my case, and that there is nothing
fictitious about the COVID pandemic, consider this…
In September 2020, Hannah Fry was the keynote speaker at Big Data
London “the UKs largest data and analytics event” at which...
[QUOTE FROM VERDICT WEBSITE]
"Fry said that the data generated by the experiment was used to inform
policy during the Covid-19 pandemic as the “basis of many of the papers
government decisions have been based on”".
And on April 1st 2021, this claim was confirmed on own website:
[QUOTE FROM HF WEBSITE]
“In 2018, Hannah made a documentary called “Contagion: the BBC4
Pandemic.” Fast forward to 2020 when the idea of a pandemic shifted out
of the realm of fiction and became very very real. But although the
show’s pandemic was fictional, the data was not – and the team at LSHTM
were able to use everything they collected for the programme to model
the real-world pandemic, which set a new gold standard on which the
trajectory of the UK response was based.”
that sink in for a moment. EVERYTHING the BBC collected from the
thousands of volunteers they had recruited for a TV programme, on the
pretext that they were participating in a fictional pandemic simulation
exercise, was used to model the COVID-19 pandemic, and this altered the trajectory of the UK
February 2020, the press ran headlines about the scramble to find
Britain’s COVID pandemic Patient Zero. That person was never found.
And, in truth, there was really only ever one Patient Zero… and that
was Hannah Fry.
music: "Grave Ride" by John Lydon's "Psycho's Path".