Uploaded: September 2021
Hannah Fry and the Peacock Feather.
Part Two: Secrets and Lies.


Part Two: Hannah Fry and the Peacock Feather: Secrets and Lies, The Hidden Power of Maths.

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Footage from “Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2019 – How to Get Lucky.” Broadcast on BBC4 26th December 2019.

Photo 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.”

Is 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.]

Eerie… 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 behalf...
Was Hannah Fry groomed and duped into foretelling a key moment in the unfolding of the COVID pandemic? And, if so, by whom?

The Royal 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. 

Her 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.”

Going 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

“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 all goes.
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.”

I 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.

But first I want to go back to that “Zombie Apocalypse” demonstration.

Hannah 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 Christmas Lectures…

“Going 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.

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?

I 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
“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.”

It’s 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…
“Our graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy.”

Now, I find this merging of fiction with reality aimed at children by the establishment more than a little disturbing.

India Times
The Sun
The Express

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.

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.


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…

“…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.

Going back to this…
…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…
“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 so hasty.

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 ground.

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…

“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 Universe.”

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.

In Christianity, both the peacock and the phoenix are used to symbolise Christ’s death and resurrection…
And in China “The peacock is another manifestation of the heavenly Phoenix on earth, it is one of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty.”

“According to the Catholic Church, the symbolic meaning of the peacock represents immortality and resurrection.”

“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 early Church."

But then there’s this…
Walter Veith secret societies – 26 to 27mins 38
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…
Clip from "Hugo Talks" 2021/05/27

Wikipedia provides the official interpretation of the phoenix in the mural as follows…
[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…
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 degree freemasons.
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.

My search turned up one very concrete reference to the phoenix which I find hard to dismiss. And here it is…
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.

“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 phoenix.....
“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 the US…”
...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.

This 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...
"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:
“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.”

Let 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 government’s response.

In 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.

Closing music: "Grave Ride" by John Lydon's "Psycho's Path".