Primary Project : Summaries
Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee, III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.
Tape Number : Q 151
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FBI Catalogue Jones Speaking
FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “Voice of Peoples Temple KBLE”
Date cues on tape: None
People in attendance at Peoples Temple service:
Maria McClain (speaks)
Bible verses cited: None
In this undated tape, Jim Jones cures a woman of the rheumatoid arthritis which has resulted in her being in a wheelchair for seven and a half years. He also heals her as-yet-unborn child of a condition which would have made it “born a mongoloid.”
The FBI identifies this tape as being prepared for radio broadcast, and the tape note from the Temple supports that. There is a slightly more polished aspect to the tape, in that it has a gentle fade-out rather than a harsh tape edit, but the voices of people – including Jones – crying out still overwhelm the microphone at times.There are also two versions of the short healing. The second has slightly better audio quality. It also includes a single sentence which was edited out of the first version.
A radio broadcast where JIM JONES is curing people.
Differences with FBI Summary:The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.
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