Testimonials on Healings and Miracles – Affidavits

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Jerry Dwight Livingston
Jerry Dwight Livingston

I, Jerry Dwight Livingston, duly sworn declare: that on May 14, 1977 while we were unloading lumber in Port Kaituma, two heavy 20-foot long pieces of 2 by [4] wood slipped out of the sling from the crane and dropped on my left foot while it was on the floor of the boat. My foot should have been crushed but six weeks later I was walking on it.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Edith E. Bogue
Paul McCann
Jeffrey J. Carey
Danny K. Kutulas
Liane Harris

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner:

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Rebecca May Beikman
Rebecca May Beikman

I, Rebecca May Beikman, duly sworn declare:

That Pastor Jim Jones called me out and gave me a warning not to ride my horse until he was completely well broken.

About a week or two later after a full nights work I came home. I went out on a very busy curvy road and the horse reared up and fell on top of me. I was lying in the curvy road where all oncoming traffic should have hit me.

Pastor Jones was several hundred miles from the scene but called my neighbor, Eva Pugh, and told her what had happened to me and said for her to look out of doors to see my horse running by. She looked out and witnessed my horse running by.

She looked out and witnessed my horse running by her house just as he had said it would be. Pastor Jones told her to call my mother, Rosa [Rosie] Ijames, to go get me and take me to the Hospital, Ukiah Gen. Hospital in Ukiah, Ca.

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FF-3-5

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Billy D. Jones
Billy D. Jones

I, Billy D. Jones, duly sworn declare:

In May of 1970, five days before the earthquake in Peru which occurred on May 31, and killed 66,000 people I heard Pastor Jim Jones prophesy that it would happen while in the church in Redwood Valley, Calif, USA.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Christine E. M. Bates
Orde Dennis
Jeff Carey
Paul McCann
Danny K. Kutulas

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-7

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Orde Dennis
Orde Dennis

I, Orde Dennis, duly sworn declare:

I was healed of a very serious illness by Pastor Jim Jones. In the summer of 1972, in Los Angeles, California People’s Temple. He told me different things about my life. Pastor Jim Jones then stopped me from having a grand mal seizures.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Christine E. M. Bates
Rebecca Beikman
Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Russell D. Moton

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioners

FF-3-11

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Earnestine T. March
Earnestine T. March

I, Earnestine T. March, duly sworn declare:

That in 1969 in October Jim Jones called me out and told me of my mom, Pearlena Forney Thomas and my two dogs, Basey and Timmy. He then said, “Alfred and Alfreda. You have twins?” I said, “Yes.” He told me that my sister had died of cancer of the uterus. He told me to go to the bathroom and pass a cancerous growth from my uterus. I went to the bathroom and sat down. One of the nurses put some paper towels from the rack in the bathroom under my vagina. I felt this thing moving down from my uterus which felt like I was having a bowel movement. This thing was very black with a bloody mass at the end of it. It smelled terrible. I had just left the hospital a few weeks before. Dr. Calderwood, then the Chief of Staff at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco, told me when I returned that he never expected to see me again.

Another time Jim Jones called my brother’s name, although he wasn’t there. Pastor Jones said to tell my brother to be in the next meeting. My brother did not go. Shortly after this my brother was attacked and caused him to sprain his ankle. On his way home he had groceries in his arms. He fell in Union Square Park. People came and took his groceries and left him there.

July 28, 1977
Fanny Jordan
Shirlee Ann Fields
Robert L. Christian
Kevin Smith
Christian Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the public
of Guyana or Commissioner,

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Mary Elizabeth Tupper
Mary Elizabeth Tupper

I, Mary Elizabeth Tupper, duly sworn declare:

On one of the Peoples Temple trips to Philadelphia some years ago, we were all in the church. My mother, Rita Tupper, walked out to use the bathroom, she triped [tripped] over her long dress, and fell down the stairs, splitting he [her] head open, and immediately died. One of the nurses ran up to Pastor Jone [Jones] and told him that she was dead. He said, “bring her to me.” They brought her right up to the stage, Pastor Jones touched her on the head and told her to arise. She got right up and started running around the building thanking him for the healing she received.

July 28, 1977
Ruth Tupper
Chris Cordell
Candace Cordell
Janet Tupper
[illegible name]

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Chris Mark Cordell
Chris Mark Cordell

I, Chris Mark Cordell, duly sworn declare:

That I was healed of brain damage which would have resulted in my becoming a human vegetable. I had a bicycle accident on July 26, 1970 in Redwood Valley, California, USA. I was sent to Ukiah General Hospital, Ukiah, Calif. where I was sent immediately to the Emergency Room and then to Intensive Care. In the Intensive Care Unit the Doctors who were there said that when I came out of my unconscious state (which I was unconscious for 16 hours) I would be a human vegetable. But at this same time Pastor Jim Jones told my parents that I would come out of the hospital totally whole with no aftereffects whatsoever. I went to school and graduated with good grades from Ukiah High School. I now have no problems at all from this.

July 28, 1977
Rebecca Beikman
Edith Bogue
Russell Moton
Jane Owens
Lemuel T. Grubbs II

[words crossed out]
Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-21

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Jeffrey J. Carey
Jeffrey J. Carey

I, Jeffrey J. Carey, duly sworn declare:

That in the summer of 1970 I was given a prophetic warning by Jim Jones in the People’s Temple Redwood Valley Parking Lot in which I was told to beware of running at night. Later on that week I was running at the Redwood Valley residence of A.J. Ijames and ran into a loose guywire and fell on an ax. I felt very ill and was vomiting and bleeding from my throat, but recovered within minutes.

I was also struck in the back by a stretched mooring line in Georgetown in the presence of dozens of witnesses, one of whom Compton Gonzales, who is not a member of Peoples Temple, said he couldn’t understand why I wasn’t hurt. Another man, Anthony Simon, says that I looked lifeless until the name Jim Jones was mentioned, whereupon I recovered.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Danny K. Kutulas
Paul McCann
Jerry Livingston
Edith Bogue

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Lemuel T. Grubbs II

I, Lemuel T. Grubbs II, duly sworn declare:

I had been hard-of-hearing for about 26 years. So much so I was dependent on lip reading. During a church service Pastor Jones called the names of several persons with this affliction. I was one of those who were asked to stand. He expressed understanding and empathy. He then instructed us to place our cupped hands over our ears for about 6 seconds. When I removed my hands all sound was much louder and clearer. Indeed it took about 3 weeks to adjust to the loudness of sounds.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by
Russell D. Moton
Edith Bogue
Danny K. Kutulas
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Orde Dennis

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner.

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Lemuel T. Grubbs II

I, Lemuel T. Grubbs II, duly sworn declare:

In April of 1974 Pastor Jim Jones called me aside to tell me that he was concerned that I would have a mishap involving a lawnmower during the coming week. I did indeed have need to use a power mower that week and was ever so careful while the motor was running. However, my caution ended when I stopped the engine. While siphoning gas to refill the tank I got about a cup of gasoline up my nose and in my eyes. I received chemical burns which blinded me. I had a message sent to Pastor Jones. His reply was, “Do not worry, it will be all right.” Almost immediately the intense pain stopped, vision returned and within a few hours all traces of the burns were gone.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Edith E. Bogue
Russell D. Moton
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Orde Dennis
Christine E. M. Bates

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner.

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Don E. Scheid
Don E. Scheid

I, Don E. Scheid, duly sworn declare:

That Rev. Jim Jones gave me a warning to be very careful around power tools.
Two weeks later I was using a large radial arm saw, not watching what I was doing. I pulled the saw blade through my hand. At that moment I felt a surge of energy or force field fall around me. I pulled my hand from under the blade, expecting to see my fingers cut off! But amazingly my hand was whole!

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
[None]

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Christian Leo Rozynko
Christian Leo Rozynko

I, Christian Leo Rozynko, duly sworn declare:

That the winter of 1976 I was working in the Church garage in Redwood Valley. I was using a cutting torch but not wearing goggles. Suddenly, the metal exploded sending molten steel into my left eye. The hot metal burned into my eyeball missing the iris by a tiny fraction of an inch. I was taken to Ukiah General emergency where the doctor on duty examined my eye. The doctor expected he would have to use a needle to discharge the metal. To prepare the area he used a Que tip [Q-Tip]. He passed over the metal and it wiped right off. I know that Jim Jones protected my eye from being blinded and that he

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healed my eye on the way to the hospital. The intensity of the pain and strength that it had stuck originally proves to me that Jim Jones protected me.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Sharon Cobb
Kevin Smith
Edith E. Bogue
Liane Harris
Peter A. Wotherspoon

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-28

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Madeleine Brooks
Madeleine Brooks

I, Madeleine Brooks, duly sworn declare:

That during one of the services of Pastor Jim Jones he sent a message to a friend of mine through one of his members. He said tell Mildred Cunningham to stay close to me and attend the meetings. She did not heed the message and did not attend the services. A few days later her husband got in an argument with her and stabbed her in the head with a switchblade knife. She was in the hospital paralyzed and made an amazing recovery, just as Pastor Jones said she would.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Fannie Jordan
Jack D. Barron
James Edwards
James E. Bogue
A.J. Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-29

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Aaron Hendricks
Aaron Hendricks

I, Aaron Hendricks, duly sworn declare:

That in the summer of 1973 Jim Jones called my aunt Josephine Rusel St. Louis Mo. out and told her personal things about herself that no one knew but her then he told her that she was just about blind. He kept talking to her. He took his pen and held it up she told him what color it was & that it was a pen. Then he put up his finger and she saw everyone clear and the amazing thing about it she was about 25 feet away.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
[illegible name]
Garnet Johnson
Kevin Smith
Rochelle Halkman
Lucios [Lucioes] Bryant

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Irene Edwards
Irene Edwards

I, Irene Edwards, duly sworn declare:

In January 1977 I was healed of sugar diabetes by Pastor Jim Jones.

I was called out by him and told through his prophecy that my father & mother died both of Diabetes. Two brothers and one sister also. He also told me that I was suffering from a nervous condition from that disease which I knew I had. He told me to go to a Doctor and have a urine & blood test.

A month later I went back to the Doctor for the report and the Doctor asked me why did I think that I had sugar diabetes when there was no sign to show that I ever had that disease. Thanks to Pastor Jim Jones.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Ruth Atkins
Christine E. M. Bates
Rita Cordell
A.J. Rozynko
Chris Cordell

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Eleanor Beam
Eleanor Beam

I, Eleanor Beam, duly sworn declare:

That in the summer of 1976 in Holburk [Holbrook], Ariz. that Jim Jones gave a warning to my Dad Jack Beam to meditate for 2 minutes before we started driving the Semi Trailer truck. And in our haste we forgot to meditate. After we started we started 10 miles down the road the truck jackknifed and turned over 3 times. The Highway Patrolmen said that everyone in the truck should have been killed. And other truck drivers said there was no way anyone could have come out of that accident alive. The truck was totaled and the cab of the truck was completely crushed. But no one was hurt.

July 28, 1977
Witness by:
Joan Pursley
Karen Carr
Brenda Cobb
Judith K. Ijames
A.J. Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Liane Harris
Liane Harris

I, Liane Harris, duly sworn declare:

That in the month of July, 1972, at Kaiser Hospital only a few short days after a delicate spinal fusion and insertion of a Harrington rod for scoliosis, I was lying on a striker frame in my room on the seventh floor and was dropped from the bed, crashing to the floor. All my evident vital signs were lost. I was immediately hooked up to a monitor. After a short period of time my vital signs appeared on the monitor. Secretaries of the Temple later informed me that at that time Pastor Jim Jones, during a Los Angeles Meeting, announced, “Liane is in difficulty.” Dr. Brennen, my doctor and chief surgeon, stated after my x-rays, that my back was the best he had ever done.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Christine Lucientes
Wesley Breidenbach
Sharon Cobb
Rebecca Beikman
Tanya Cox

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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[Typed affidavit]
Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Vernetta Christian
Vernetta Christian

I, Vernetta Christian, duly sworn declare:

In January of 1977 I was miraculously saved through Pastor Jim Jones when he called my name out in one of his services. I was saved from the same type of blood disease that my mother died of back in April of 1956. Pastor Jones told me my mother’s name and the name of the doctor who my mother was under. Pastor Jones told me something that only I knew when he told me that I had always worried about dying of the same thing my mother died of.

Truly, if it had not been for Pastor Jim Jones, I too would have been dead before the age of 35. I am truly thankful to Pastor Jim Jones. I know without doubt that Pastor Jones is truly one of the most concerned and caring people I’ve ever known and he is worthy of the recognition of one of the greatest humanitarians of all times.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Kevin Smith
Christian Rozynko
Earnestine T. March
Stephan Jones
Sharon Cobb

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-40

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Charles Wesley Williams
Charles Wesley Williams

I, Charles Wesley Williams, duly sworn declare:

That on December 16, 1976 Wednesday at 10:00 PM I was walking my dog when a man on crutches and a cast on his left leg came up to me and said, “My old lady put me out and I am going to hit anybody in the head even you.” Well, I had brought me a 38 gun for protection because I live in a high crime area and I am handicapped myself. So I told him he was not going to hit me in the head with his crutches. He swung two times at me and I pull the gun and the guy that was with me hit my hand and the gun went off. The bullet went through his legs. Just then another shot came at me. I ran down some steps that led to the playground area. I stopped there to yell for my mother. It was too late. 5 police came & grabbed me & threw me to the ground & handcuffed me. “Where is the gun?” they asked me. What gun I said. One police a black man hit me with a glove with steel in it and broke my jaw and my ribs then took me to jail. Thanks to Jim Jones I was out in a few hours my jaws and ribs were healed. I went to an emergency hospital and the doctor said all I had was deep bruise. I know that one man healed me and that was Jim Jones.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Chris Cordell
Dorothy Lee Worley
Danny K. Kutulas
Rebecca Beikman
Edith E. Bogue

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-41

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Emmett A. Griffith
Emmett A. Griffith

I, Emmett A. Griffith, duly sworn declare:

That Pastor Jim Jones gave a general warning in a meeting that everyone should check their four wheels. Thereafter for two weeks the secretaries kept calling the warning around about checking your four tires. I kept putting it off. In December 1971 I was comming from Sacramento River on Highway 50 and right at the toll gate bridge coming into Oakland, I heard a thumping noise so I got out thinking it was a flat tire, but when I looked at the right axle it was on fire and burnt the car out entirely.

July 28, 1977
Wittness by:
Christine Lucientes
Patricia G. Cartmell
Russell D. Moton
Ruth Tupper
Garry D. Johnson

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-42

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ James Edwards
James Edwards

I, James Edwards, duly sworn declare:

On July 4, 1975 at Redwood Valley.
Pastor Jim Jones called me by name and told me he would stop a heart attack that would occur the next morning at 8:00 AM which would have taken my life. At the time he called me I was having severe pain in my chest. No one knew about the pain except myself.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Lovie Jean Lucas
James E. Bogue
Margaret James
Ruth Atkins
Rita Cordell

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-43

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Michael Thomas Rozynko
Michael Thomas Rozynko

I, Michael Thomas Rozynko, duly sworn declare:

That approximately 6 months ago when I was speaking to Pastor Jim Jones, he placed his left hand on my right cheek and said, “You don’t feel well do you?” I said no. (Larry Schact [Schacht], a medical student had earlier expressed his opinion that what I had had was a brain infection which had progressed from a bad ear infection, characterized by a burst eardrum (right ear), slowness, tiredness, pain in right side of head, and difficulty in focusing). Pastor Jones said it would be all right, and the pain went away immediately.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Christine Lucientes
Barbara J. Walker
Anthony T. Simon
Fannie Jordan
Rochelle Halkman

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-45

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Fannie Jordan
Fannie Jordan

I, Fannie Jordan, duly sworn declare:

That 1 June 1972 Dr. Tollette of Los Angeles, told me, Fannie Jordan that my red blood cells were being destroyed by my white blood cells. While in the Hospital at that time Jim Jones sent me word that I would be OK. The next day the doctor came in and told me that my blood count was back to normal.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Adeleine M. Strider
Madeleine Brooks
Jack D. Barron
Lucioes Bryant
Linda Arterberry

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-46

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Ruth Atkins
Ruth Atkins

I, Ruth Atkins,

I duly sworn declare:

In the month of Dec. 1976, I was having severe pains in my head, while sitting in service at Peoples Temple in San Francisco, CA. I told no one of this pain. Rev. Jim Jones sent a nurse to me to tell me of this pain, and had I not been there that evening I would have suffered a massive stroke. The pain left me that evening.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Rita Cordell
James Edwards
Lucioes Bryant
Geraldine H. Bailey
Liane Harris

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-47

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Rita D. Cordell
Rita D. Cordell

I, Rita D. Cordell, duly swear declare:

Philadelphia Penn U.S.A. June, 1974 in the Blue Star Ballroom, that Barbara J. Cordell was called out by Rev. James W. Jones and he told her of the back pains she had been having which she had not told a soul, and took the pain from her body.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Irene Edwards
Ruth Atkins
Garnett B. Johnson
Kevin Smith
Barbara Farrell

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-48

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Mary M. Griffith
Mary M. Griffith

I, Mary M. Griffith, duly sworn declare:

That Pastor Jim Jones give me a warning about a city bus would try and push me off the freeway on September 1976. Coming home from work a bus out of nowhere tried to push me off the freeway.

July 28, 1977
Wittness by:
Christine Lucientes
Patricia P. Cartmell
Jack D. Barron
Liane Harris
A.J. Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

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[typed]
Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Jack D. Barron
Jack D. Barron

I, Jack D. Barron, duly sworn declare:

That in 1973 while employed at Masonite, I called on Jim Jones’ name when I cut 1/2 inch off the end of my left thumb. The x-ray showed that the end of the bone was also cut off. The end of my left thumb went down a suction dust tube. The end of my thumb was seen to be missing by two witnesses and described as a piece of hamburger. A loose wrapping was put around my thumb and when I arrived at the hospital and the nurse took off the bandage, the end of my thumb was back on by a piece of skin, and the Doctor only had to put on two stitches. It grew back and is the same size as the other thumb and normal.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
William Meek
William Casebier
Micheal Kelly
Dr. Zbitnoff

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner.

FF-3-50

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Dave B. Jackson
Dave B. Jackson

I, Dave B. Jackson, duly sworn declare:

That when I went to Redwood Valley Temple on Monday, November 10, 1961 [1971], I took sick and lost consciousness. Pastor Jim Jones lovingly meditated on me and told my wife that I’d be all right and I immediately came back. He told my wife to take me to the Doctor because we believe in annual medical checkups. Dr. Pole of Hoover Street Hospital in Los Angeles said that my heart beat like a baby’s heart and there wasn’t anything the matter with me. He gave me my money back and told me to go back to work.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Judith K. Ijames
Sharon Cobb
Joan Pursley
Kevin Smith
Russell D. Moton

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-51

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Barbara Louise Farrell
Barbara Louise Farrell

I, Barbara Louise Farrell, duly sworn declare:

In June of 1977 on a Monday morning Pastor Jim Jones sent two Secretaries to the house with a red cloth and that I was to keep it on me at all times. Pastor Jones said that my face I flashed before Him and that I was in great danger.
The next Monday night I was severely beaten and would have been beaten to death had I not called on Pastor Jones. He called me at midnight on Tuesday, very concerned and told me it was a miracle I was alive. I owe my life to Pastor Jones.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Christine Lucientes
Earnestine L. March
Liane Harris
Janice R. Wilsey
Christian Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-54

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Mary L. Shavers
Mary L. Shavers

I, Mary L. Shavers, duly sworn declare:
On a Wednesday night of June, 1977, Pastor Jim Jones called me out and told me I had a discharge. He told me to go to the Doctor to have an examination. I went to the Health Center on Pierce in San Francisco and the Doctor said it was all gone.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Mattie Gibson
Lovie Jean Lucas
James E. Bogue
Earnestine L. March
Lucioes Bryant

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-55

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Zipporah Edwards
Zipporah Edwards

I, Zipporah Edwards, duly sworn declare:

That Pastor Jim Jones called me out and told me things about my relatives and friends that no one could have known, exact details about their lives in places where they lived and he never met any of them. This occurred at Peoples Temple in San Francisco, California October, 1976.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Christine E. M. Bates
Edith E. Bogue
Russell D. Moton
James E. Bogue
Ruth Atkins

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-56

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Christine E. M. Bates
Christine E. M. Bates

I, Christine E. M. Bates, duly sworn declare:

In July 1976 Rev. Jim Jones was in Jonestown, Guyana. He called San Francisco and told his wife Marceline to ask me if I have a friend, that lived in Redwood City California, whose name was Bill Becks and he lived [at] 112 Hazel Ave., and he called me [illegible word]. My reply was yes, she said Rev. Jones asked me to call him and tell him not to go out in his car the next day, because if he did he would have an accident and get killed. His reply O thank, I just like to have had an accident and want to thank Rev. Jones. He also said he just like [to] have had an accident. He also said that if he had of gotten killed I would have died from the shock, of hearing of his death. We give thanks to Jim Jones from saving our lives, there isn’t another man in the world like Rev. Jones, there isn’t anything in the world to help him.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Kenney B. Bowie
Janet M. Tupper
Orde Dennis
Lemuel T. Grubbs II

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-68 – 69

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Rhonda R. Page
Rhonda R. Page

I, Rhonda R. Page, I duly sworn declare:

One evening in a meeting held at Peoples Temple in San Francisco CA I was getting ready to leave for work at 11:30 PM. I was going to walk to work that night. But before I had a chance to leave the meeting, Rev. Jim Jones called me by name, Rhonda Page. At first I didn’t respond, then Rev. Jones asked, Where is Rhonda Page. By this time I was down in front of him. Rev. Jones asked me, Who is Michael Hughes. I had to stop and think at the time I didn’t remember who Michael Hughes was.

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After a few minutes of thought, I remembered he was an old friend of mine, that I had blocked out of my mind.

Rev. Jones told me I was going to be raped and killed by five men. [Marginal notation: “???”] Rev. Jones went into my past, and brought up what I had blocked out of my mind. This shows me that he knows all things.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Lucioes Bryant
Kevin Smith
Brenda Cobb
Judith K. Ijames
Rochelle Halkman

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-70

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Elfreida Kendall
Elfreida Kendall

I, Elfreida Kendall, duly sworn declare:

That I had a very bad acid condition which caused severe chest pains, and during one of Pastor Jim Jones services he called me out and told me my condition, and had me drink a glass of milk. The condition left immediately, and has not returned. This was in November, 1974, Los Angeles, Calif.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Earl Johnson
Danny K. Kutulas
Dorothy Lee Worley
Russell D. Moton
Orde Dennis

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-71

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Anthony J. Simon
Anthony J. Simon

I, Anthony J. Simon, duly sworn declare:

In approximately Dec. of 1972 I was standing in the back of the sanctuary of the Los Angeles Peoples Temple during a Sunday Service and I started to have very Severe Pain in my chest. From the time I was a child unable to stay outside to Play for very long a time because I would have a very rapid heartbeat and couldn’t get my breath. So when the chest pain started I felt I was going to have a heart attack. Pastor Jim Jones called one of his associate ministers to him, talked to him and sent him to me with a message to just take my time and breathe slowly and everything would be all right. From that day on I have had no problem with my heart at all. I now work hours in the heat doing hard physical work and have no trouble at all.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Fannie Jordan
Rochelle Halkman
Earnestine L. March
Janice L. Wilsey
James E. Bogue

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-72

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Mattie Gibson
Mattie Gibson

I, Mattie Gibson, duly sworn declare:

In approximately April of 1976 I went to see Dr. Bernard Kaufman, whose office is on Sutter Street in San Francisco, USA. I went because I had no energy and stayed tired all the time. He did several tests including blood tests on me, and told me I had sickle cell anemia.

That evening I was in service at Peoples Temple, and Pastor Jim Jones looked out at me in the congregation and told me “Don’t worry about what the Doctor told you, I’ll take care of it.” After that I felt fine, had lots of energy, and no further problem. Before coming here to Guyana, I went to Mt. Zion Hospital at Divisadero & Sutter in San Francisco and was given a clean bill of health & I was told I could go on this trip.

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Lovie Jean Lucas
Mary L. Shavers
A.J. Rozynko
B.L. Farrell
James E. Bogue

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-73

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Thomas W. Johnson
Thomas Johnson

I, Thomas Johnson, duly sworn declare:

In 1972 I was healed of sickle cell anemia. I was feeling weak and wondering why I was sickly. Then one day I was called out by Pastor Jones and Peoples Temple and told that I had sickle cell anemia and that I was being healed of that disease. From that day on I felt strong and have not had any further problem.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Barbara Walker
Millie Cunningham
Garnett Johnson
Rochelle Halkman
Anthony J. Simon

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-80

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Brenda C. Cobb
Brenda C. Cobb

I, Brenda C. Cobb, duly sworn declare:

That Jim Jones has saved me and my family from a car wreck. He had warned that night if anyone was going to San Francisco traveling on the road, that he would like to touch their hand. We had all gone up and touched his hand. While we were traveling along the road everyone was asleep except for the driver. All [of] the sudden the car rolled over 6 times, and there was a telephone pole in the way. We called Jim 3 times and the car had gone around the pole. The car was totally out of control. Finally the car had landed straight on all four wheels and everybody walked out safely.

July 28, 1977
Wittness by:
Eleanor Beam
Christine Lucientes
A.J. Rozynko
Liane Harris
Adeleine M. Strider

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-81

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Christine Lucientes
Christine Lucientes

I, Christine Lucientes, duly sworn declare:

In the summer of 1969 Jim Jones told me of a specific thought that I had experienced. He asked, “What does this mean to you, life is nothing more than a desert wasteland?” I tried to recall what relevance this had to me and it hit me with a shock that the exact words had gone through my mind a week earlier when I had considered suicide. I didn’t answer his question but he proceeded to tell me that there were people who cared for me, and assured me of the value of my life. Being a born cynic, sceptic [skeptic], and a critic I have gone over the situation with every consideration and have found no loophole. This was a thought that I expressed no one. I believe that Jim Jones has supranatural [supernatural] abilities that I cannot logically explain but I cannot disclaim with that same logic.

July 28, 1977
Lemuel T. Grubbs
Janice L. Wilsey
[blank]
Shirlee Fields
Christian Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-83

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Marrian Louise Griffith
Marrian Louise Griffith

I, Marrian Louise Griffith, duly sworn declare:

That in the month of July 1969 when I first came to Peoples Temple, Pastor Jim Jones called my mother out and told her exactly what my sister was wearing that Friday before we came to church on Sunday. My mother had never seen those clothes before. He called my mother and said, “I want you to try to get your daughter to come – I don’t think she will but try or else she will meet with a terrible accident, the worst thing that you can ever think of.[“] We couldn’t get her to come so she was murdered in the most brutal way that you can imagine. Pastor Jones told my mother that the murderer would be found in 3 years. His wife confessed on the 8th of May in 1973 that her husband murdered my sister. His name was Stanley Nelson. He also confessed to the murder of two others. He is now in Vacaville prison serving a life sentence.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Liane Harris
A.J. Rozynko
Billy Jones
Linda Arterberry
Lucioes Bryant

leave for seal

FF-3-102

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Rebecca May Beikman
Rebecca May Beikman

I, Rebecca May Beikman, duly sworn declare:

That my breathing had been impaired since the year 1962 and I had been told specific by Pastor Jones his deep concern about my health and he gave me specific instructions on what to do.

I followed his instructions faithfully and I am now completely healed. I can breathe freely with no difficulty. I feel like a new person and just can’t get over how wonderful it is to get breath down deep into the lungs.

July 28, 1977
Chris Cordell
Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Edith E. Bogue
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Michael Jon Touchette

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-103

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Danny K. Kutulas
Danny K. Kutulas

I, Danny K. Kutulas, duly sworn declare:

That in the summer of 1966 at a healing service in the floral building in the 12th district fairgrounds in Ukiah, California. My former wife (Edith Kutulas) was called out by Pastor Jim Jones and told her that in our house we had an old phone hanging on the wall. Which we did.

Pastor Jones then told her that she has a condition which we know existed because she was constantly clearing her throat before that day. After she was called she never had her condition come back.

[Marginal note: “do not include”] Pastor Jim Jones also told her that “It is going to be hard for you.” That was in 1966, Eight years later she had the hard time Pastor Jones was talking about.

After 26 years of marriage I left her. Dissolving our marriage.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses :
Edith E. Bogue
Michael Jon Touchette
Ann Elizabeth Moore
Ruth Tupper
Elizabeth Ruggerio

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-105

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Paul Michael McCann
Paul Michael McCann

I, Paul Michael McCann, duly sworn declare:

In December of 1976 Jim Jones warned me about being with a close friend, Beatrice Bell. He said that for the time being he felt that I should not be around her. Two days later I went to meet Beatrice Bell and was arrested by the San Francisco Police Department. Charges were filed against me for armed robery [robbery]. I had nothing to do with the armed roberies, but I was framed to the point that there was clearly no way out. Pastor Jim Jones told me that he was sure that I was not guilty. I am sure that if I would have listened to what Jim Jones said about not being around Beatrice Bell for a while, I would not have been at the place I was arrested. Jim Jones said that even though there were 3 or 4 eyewitnesses saying that I was guilty, he knew that I was innocent. He told me not to worry, that I would not go to jail. Jim Jones then got me a very good lawer [lawyer] and the charges ended up being dropped. If not for Jim Jones I know that I would have spent at least 5 years in prison.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses :
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Danny K. Kutulas
Russell D. Moton
Edith E. Bogue
Lemuel T. Grubbs II

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-106

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Paul Michael McCann
Paul Michael McCann

I, Paul Michael McCann, duly sworn declare:

My son, Michael Angelo McCann, was born with his leg bent and his foot bent upwards. I took him to two very good specialists and they told me that it would take at least 10 to 12 years before my son’s foot would be straight. They told me that even then it could not ever be straight and it would have to be watched for the rest of his life. By the time my son was six months old, his foot and leg were straight and now he is three years old and you would never no [know] that anything was wrong with it. When Jim Jones first saw my son when he was about 2 months old, he told me not to worry that his leg would be all right. For some reason, Jim Jones was right and the two doctors were wrong.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Russell D. Moton
Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Elizabeth Ruggerio
Christine E. M. Bates

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-108

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Stephanie Lynn Jones
Stephanie Lynn Jones

I, Stephanie Lynn Jones, duly sworn declare:

Pastor Jim Jones called for a baby born on June 7. My mom raised her hand, Pastor Jones then said do not let him in the front seat. A few days later my mom was almost involved in an accident and which my brother would have gone through the window shield.

July 28, 1977
Edith Bogue
Orde Dennis
Christine E. M. Bates
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Danny K. Kutulas

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-112

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ David Lee Goodwin
David Lee Goodwin

I, David Lee Goodwin, duly sworn declare:

That in one of the services of Peoples Temple in 1976, Pastor Jim Jones gave my mom Alvaray Satterwhite a prophecy. He said she was going to be in an accident but that she would be all right. So later on in the week she was backing out of the driveway and another lady was backing out and she pressed on the gas pedal and came all the way across the street and hit my mom, and totaled the car and my mom came out without a scratch and Pastor Jones prophecy came true.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Russell D. Moton
David Lee Goodwin
Orde Dennis
Rita Cordell
Ruth Tupper

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-119

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Thomas James Bogue
Thomas James Bogue

I, Thomas James Bogue, duly sworn declare:

We were warned by Pastor Jim Jones not to pick up things off the floor of vehicles while in motion.

But in the fall of ’75 Thom Bogue, Marilee Bogue, Vicky Dover and Juanita Bogue were riding in a car with Edith Bogue in Redwood Vly Ca and we were going around the corner on Rd B when another car with a lady bending over to pick something up off the floor came on our side of the road and hit us, it felt like just got the paint scratched off, but when we got out to look, the whole half front was bashed in, and I know that if it was not for the loving protection of our Pastor Jim Jones of People’s Temple I strongly believe some[one] would either been hurt our [or] killed. But all came out not hurt.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Janice L. Wilsey
Russell D. Moton
Edith Bogue
Shirlee Ann Fields
Ava Brown

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-126

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Annie J. Rozynko
Annie J. Rozynko

I, Annie J. Rozynko, duly sworn declare:

In 1975, Mrs. Virginia Taylor, with going blind because she had cataracts in both eyes. Pastor Jones told her to go ahead and have surgery to correct her failing vision. The surgery was not as effective as it should have been and her recovery was further complicated by a clot in her eye.

Her eyesight was so bad that spring and summer, she had to be assisted wherever she went. Also she was terribly anxious and afraid. She is 87 and very independent, and hated the thought of becoming helpless and totally dependent on someone else.

Pastor Jones knew of her fear. He spoke very lovingly of her and the many things she had done since she’d joined the church. He spoke of her during service one evening, and said “I will not let her go blind!” Later she underwent further surgery in the other eye.

When next I saw her, she called me by name from across the room. She laughed when she saw my amazement. “Oh yes, I can see perfectly now.” She has had excellent vision since.

July 29, 1977
Witnessed by:
Ray Jones
Barbara Farrell
Rebecca Beikman
Edith E. Bogue
Shirlee Ann Fields

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-127

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Hazel Dashiell
Hazel Dashiell

I, Hazel Dashiell, duly sworn declare:

In the fall of 1970 Jim Jones called me by name and told me that I have had kidney trouble for thirty years. At that time I was unable to urinate. Well, I had severe back pain. After he called me and told me this, the pain immediately left and I have never had the pain again or trouble with urination.

July 29, 1977
Witnessed by:
Ray Jones
Barbara Farrell
Rebecca Beikman
Shirlee Ann Fields
Exia Marie Duckett

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-130

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Margaret James
Margaret James

I, Margaret James, duly sworn declare:

I was ill, had no energy, I didn’t know what was wrong with me.

Pastor Jim Jones sent two of his secretaries to my home with a personal message. They told me of his love and concern for me. They, the secretaries, told me what Pastor Jim told me to do.

This was May 8, 1977. Immediately after I’ve done what I was told to do I felt my strength return right away.

July 29, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Ray Jones
Barbara Farrell
Rebecca Beikman
Edith E. Bogue
Exia Marie Duckett

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-132

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Candace Kay Cordell
Candace Kay Cordell

I, Candace Kay Cordell, duly sworn declare:

That in the year of 1972, Jim Jones gave my family a specific prophecy and warning to be careful of smoke and fire. Then two days after that warning, in the middle of the night, when everyone in my house was asleep, my sister, Cindy Lyn, and I heard Jim Jones’ voice, and woke up gasping for our breath. Our house was a two-story house in Redwood Valley, California, USA, and it was completely filled with smoke. My sister and I were able to wake up everyone in our house. And my dad, Harold, was able to find the opening in the pipe where the smoke was coming from and fix it. We knew that our lives were spared from suffocation, thanks to Jim Jones!

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Anthony J. Simon
Darrell Devers
Loreatha Buckley
James E. Bogue
Russell D. Moton

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-133

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Candace Kay Cordell
Candace Kay Cordell

I, Candace Kay Cordell, duly sworn declare:

That three and one-half years ago, while living in Redwood Valley, California, USA, I had a bladder and kidney infection and I was in the care of a doctor. Then Jim Jones healed me of this condition and the illness and discomfort left suddenly.

Another condition was two weeks ago, in Jonestown, Port Kaituma, I had a very bad ear infection in my left ear, and Jim Jones told me not to worry about it and everything would be all right. Then again the pain and discomfort left suddenly.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Joan Pursley
Edith E. Bogue
Shirlee Ann Fields
Janice L. Wilsey
Russell D. Moton

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-134

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Garry Dartez Johnson
Garry Dartez Johnson

I, Garry Dartez Johnson, duly sworn declare:

That on one Saturday night in S.F., Calif. Jim Jones called out my mother Mary J. Rodgers and healed her of a problem in her legs which her Doctor was not sure of just when it was but whatever it was when she returned to her doctor the x-rays didn’t show what was shown on the x-rays just days before. And also along with that he said to my mother you have a son by the name of Garry and she said yes. He then went on to tell her some of the things which I had told her and no one else about a doctor which I had. And I had said that she, the doctor, didn’t know what she was talking about when she said that there was no real problem with my eyes which I knew that they were going bad so Jim Jones saved me from going blind.

July 29, 1977
Witnessed by:
Joan Pursley
Russell Moton
James E. Bogue
Barbara Farrell
Edith E. Bogue

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-135

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Christine E. M. Bates
Christine E. M. Bates

I, Christine E. M. Bates, duly sworn declare:

On February 26, 1968 in San Francisco, Ca., Rev. Jim Jones called “Christine Bates”. I held up my hand and he asked me if I was aware that I had cancer; I replied yes. I had been sick for many years, traveling from one place to another seeking medical help.

Pastor Jones instructed me to go to the bathroom with the nurse. I passed a growth and felt immediately better. I haven’t had the severe pain since. My healing was confirmed by a medical Doctor.

July 29, 1977
Barbara Farrell
Edith E. Bogue
Russell D. Moton
James E. Bogue
Shirlee Ann Fields

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-136

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Walter Cartmell
Walter Cartmell

I, Walter Cartmell, duly sworn declare:

On Friday morning at 10 AM in Redwood Valley, CA, when I was at work at Masonite, there was a piece of iron railing that weighed 200 lbs. It came down on my hand and smashed it. My hand swelled as large as 4 hands. I called on Pastor Jones and the pain went away. I went to Ukiah General Hosp. and the Doctor said it was completely crushed. They took 7 x-rays and Doctor Eugene Lapkin said it was a miracle I had no broken bones at all.

July 29, 1977
Witnessed by:
Edith E. Bogue
Shirlee Ann Fields
Exia Marie Duckett
Shirlee Ann Fields
Russell D. Moton

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-137

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Joan Pursley
Joan Pursley

I, Joan Pursley, duly sworn declare:

About 4 years ago I was sitting in the Peoples Temple in a meeting. Jim Jones called out a man in the audience by the name of John Harris and said that he had lost his wallet that day. John said “yes.” He then said, “I will get it back for you.” He had dropped it somewhere. Then Jim Jones lifted his hand and the congregation and I could actually see the wallet materialize before our very eyes. Then he handed it to John. Everything that was in the wallet was still in it when he lost it.

July 29, 1977
Witnessed by:
Janice L. Wilsey
Rebecca Beikman
Garry D. Johnson
Greg Watkins
Kevin Smith

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-139

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Kevan D. Smith
Kevan D. Smith

I, Kevan D. Smith, duly sworn declare:

While I was in the Peoples Temple agricultural mission in Guyana, my Pastor Jim Jones had given a warning about being careful with heavy machinery. I was hauling wood out at a housing site, in deep mud on a tractor with a long boom on back. I was driving and the right back wheel hit a soft spot and the tractor started going over. I thought on Pastor Jim Jones, and the tractor stopped going over and settled back down.

July 29, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Janice L. Wilsey
Barbara Farrell
Edith E. Bogue
Chris Rozynko
James E. Bogue

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner:

FF-3-155, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Rebecca May Beikman
Rebecca May Beikman

I, Rebecca May Beikman, duly sworn declare:

In the summer of 1967 Pastor Jim Jones prophesied to me in the house of my friends James & Eva Pugh that I would become a schoolteacher.
This seemed very unlikely because I was very illiterate and 27 years of age. I had been told that I was retarded and would never be able to hold on a job by my parents. I could scarcely read or write and had no self-confidence at all.
But due to Pastor Jones I went back to school and graduated from Ukiah Adult High School in the year of 1971. I was teaching at Calpella School in the year of 1973 to 1975, so Pastor Jones prophecy came true. And now I’m teaching 2nd grade children in Jonestown School working with Tom Grubbs the principle [principal].

[Page 2 of affidavit]

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Barbara Farrell
Chris Cordell
Christian Rozynko
James E. Bogue
Russell D. Moton

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner:

FF-3-158, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Anita Elaine March
Anita Elaine March

I, Anita Elaine March, duly sworn declare:

That in 1969 I was hard of hearing in both ears, practically deaf. I had had several hearing tests, all of them having the same results.

After all that, my mom took me to Pastor Jones’ services, once I had to leave early. The next morning I felt something strange about my ears. A friend called and said that Pastor Jones and called me out – and

[page 2 of affidavit]

I wasn’t there. She said that he was having silent meditation for me.

That day I went to see the doctor about my hearing I was supposed to get fitted for a hearing apparatus. They gave me another hearing test and told my mom my hearing was completely alright, and that it defied medical science, and conflicted with all his medical records.

July 24, 1977
Wittness by:
Edith E. Bogue
Shirlee Ann Fields
Russell D. Moton
James E. Bogue
Christian Rozynko

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commission:

FF-3-159, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Russell DeAndrea Moton
Russell DeAndrea Moton

I, Russell DeAndrea Moton, duly sworn declare:

During the spring of (1973) one nine seven three, I received a long distance phone call from my father Glen Moton. I was staying in Redwood Valley, California at the time. He told me that my mother, Viola Mae Moton, was dying and the doctor felt that she would pass at any time.

Upon hearing this, I contacted Pastor Jim Jones, and informed him of the situation and requested that he pray and meditate on her behalf. He said that he would. That very evening while services at Peoples Temple were going on in San Francisco, California, my mother, Viola Mae Moton, started vomiting blood clots. After she had vomited up all of these clots, she recovered in a week. The doctors stated to my dad, Glen Moton, after she had recovered, that it was a miracle that she had recovered because they didn’t know what was wrong with her. In the following four years, there has never been a relapse of this illness. My dad, Glen Moton, tends to be a sceptic [skeptic] on such matters, but he was so impressed

[page 2 of affidavit]

by what had happened to my mother, Viola Moton, that he joined the church.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Patricia P. Cartmell
Earl Johnson
Edith E. Bogue
James E. Bogue
James Edwards

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-162, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Ann Elizabeth Moore
Ann Elizabeth Moore

I, Ann Elizabeth Moore, duly sworn declare:

That in [date left blank] Jim Jones told Patricia Cartmell and I to please be very careful driving home from San Francisco back to Redwood Valley. Faith Kice rode with us. The road was wet and as we neared San Rafael on 101, a car was coming onto the freeway from a ramp into our lane – the right lane. There was another car in the lane next to us on the left. We were joking and listening to the radio and I saw the car coming into our lane. I said “Patricia, watch out for that car!” She put on the power brakes, skidded and swerved into the car next to us on the left which pushed us over into the middle barrier, then after hitting this, the car went into the middle lane and was spinning rapidly. There were cars on the freeway behind us traveling at high speeds around 60-70 mph, which should have been hitting us. As we were spinning it was as if the cars were further behind us yet coming towards us, I yelled Jim’s name twice and the car stopped spinning, facing the cars coming at us head on. Almost all the cars were stopped and a few drove around us at about 5 mph.

When we were pulled over with the policeman, about 15 minutes later another car, alone, with no cars behind or in front of it went past the same wet spot where we slipped and spun. It seemed for no reason that it lost control swerved back and forth

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for about 1/4 mile up the road and finally it hit the center island and spun into the middle of the freeway. There were no cars behind it for at least 1/4 to 1/2 a mile but as we watched cars pass us, when they got to the spinning car about 6 cars smashed into this car which was in the same predicament as we had been only with more chance of avoiding the accident than we ever had. I know that because I called on Jim Jones that the three of us were saved from death or terrible injuries because we should have been smashed from all sides as the car was that passed this slick area 15 minutes later.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Christine E. M. Bates
Michael Jon Touchette
Edith E. Bogue
Ruth Tupper

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner.

FF-3-165, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Barbara Jean Walker
Barbara Jean Walker

I, Barbara Jean Walker, duly sworn declare:

That in Dec. 1975 in L.A. Calif., Pastor Jim Jones stopped me after I had touched the altar with my 1 year old son Marlon Dietrich Porter, and told me that he had a heart defect that would cost him his life at an early age if not taken care of. After being given a cloth by Pastor Jones (that he had touched) for Marlon to wear, I was told to take him to the doctor and have his heart checked out. Two days later I took Marlon to Medical Consolidated Health Clinic of 38th & Vermont in Los Angeles, and insisted they check his heart thoroughly. After being given a series of tests, it was discovered that my son’s heart suffered a defect on one side, which caused it to be larger. No treatment was given because reason for defect was not established. I was told to bring him back for more tests in a week

(continued)

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In the meantime the cloth was being worn by Marlon as Pastor Jones had instructed. When taken to the doctor a week later, and tests were done again, Marlon’s heart was normal and the doctor stated that he only needed more iron in his diet to finish regulating his heart before it would be normal.

July 28, 1977
Wittnessed by:
Lovie J. Lucas
Margaret James
James Edwards
Lucioes Bryant
Linda Arterberry

I, Barbara Jean Walker, would like my son’s medical records released to Dr. Carlton Goodlet [Goodlett].

Barbara Jean Walker

FF-3-166, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Geraldine H. Bailey
Geraldine H. Bailey

I, Geraldine H. Bailey, duly sworn declare:

That in January of the year 1973, I was called out by Pastor Jim Jones, in the Los Angeles Temple, 1365 Hoover Street, and received a miraculous healing.
Pastor Jones told me that I had been having trouble with my throat. This was most definitely true, as I had been to the doctor for an x-ray of my esophagus area just the preceding week. The doctor arranged for me to begin treatment shortly after the x-rays were returned to him and stated that he would be able to diagnose the seriousness of my trouble at that time. However, before the time for my first treatment, I experienced the above-mentioned call. Pastor Jones informed me that I had applied for a divorce in 1971 and had paid $300.00 for the service performed by a law firm in Torrance, California. He named all four lawyers in the firm, exactly as they were listed on the letterhead. He also stated that my mother’s maiden name was Amanda Higgins. All of this

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was true and nobody else in the building could have known all these things about my life.

Finally, one of the great miracles of my life was performed when Pastor Jones informed me that I had a cancerous growth in my throat and he was about to save me from a horrible tracheotomy that would have left me speechless and that I would have soon died a horrible death. He asked me to step into the aisle and began to regurgitate. I did as he told me and a nurse came to my side and held Kleenex under my mouth. After about the third attempt, I could feel a sensation of membranes ripping across my throat and I spit out the blood cancer into the Kleenex. I was then given a drink of grape juice and for the first time in several months I could swallow without pain. I had not been able to wear a high-necked dress nor a string of beads for several years, but from that moment on I have had no such trouble nor any sign of cancer in my throat.

July 28, 1977
Elfreida Kendall
Exia Marie Duckett
Christine E. M. Bates
Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Ruth Atkins

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-168, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Russell DeAndrea Moton
Russell DeAndrea Moton

I, Russell DeAndrea Moton, duly sworn declare:

That during the spring of the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-two, Pastor Jim Jones prophesied to the congregation during a Wednesday night service in Redwood Valley, California, but there would be a terrible accident, a head on collision, in the area, and that we should pause for at least a two minute prayer so that we would always be in a reduced state of tension while driving.
Exactly one week later, six members of the congregation including myself were on our way to San Francisco, and we were running late for an important engagement there. In our impatience, we forgot the prophecy and was traveling along the freeway when one of our members reminded us that we should follow the advice of our pastor. So we pulled to the side of the road and did as he had told us. Immediately upon entering the freeway again, we came upon an accident which was a head-on collision just as had been described. Everyone perished in

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this accident in which ten (10) people were killed. The Ukiah Daily [Journal] said that it was the worst accident that had happened in the area in a decade. If we had not paused as our pastor had told us, we would have been in the middle of the accident.

July 28, 1977
Witness:
Edith E. Bogue
Rebecca Beikman
Lemuel T. Grubbs II
Danny K. Kutulas
Peter A. Wotherspoon

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-171, A-B

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Peter Andrew Wotherspoon

I, Peter Andrew Wotherspoon, duly sworn declare:

In 1971 at the end of February, I attended a meeting at the Peoples Temple in Redwood Valley, California. I was called out by Pastor Jim Jones and told about my father’s car accident in 1966, his death in 1967 and a Siamese cat I had in 1965. No one could have known these facts by any natural means. He then gave me a warning that, like my grandfather and father before me, I would have died as a result of a terrible car accident in which my wife and child would have also been killed. Pastor Jones assured me that everything would be all right. Only a few days later while driving down the California coast with my wife and child, a car coming in the opposite direction swerved straight in front of us. Suddenly a force grabbed the VW bus we were driving and pulled it out of the way of the other car. The cars passed within inches of each other but miraculously no damage occurred. The circumstances were just what Pastor Jones had

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prophesied.

July 28, 1977
Witnesses:
Kenny B. Bowie
Orde Dennis
Christine E. M. Bates

Subscribed to and sworn before me,
a notary public of the Republic
of Guyana or Commissioner

FF-3-199, A-C

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Exia Marie Duckett
Exia Marie Duckett

I, Exia Marie Duckett the, duly sworn declare:
That on the 16th day of April 1975 I was saved from dying of a heart attack in my home at 1664 Page St. in San Francisco, Calif USA.

The details of this incident are as follows: several weeks before, Rev. Jim Jones had, during a Saturday night service at Benjamin Franklin School in San Francisco Ca called me up by revelation by the address “whose Father died in 1957, please stand.” I stood and Rev. Jones look at me a few seconds before declaring, “I’m saving you from dying of a heart attack on the 16th day of April this year” which was in 1975. I was given a red cloth by one of the nurses of the church and told to wear it, and is always from Pastor Jones states something about a matter it’s been proven to always speak truth.

The scene: I believe April 16th 12:00 AM was on a Sunday night-Monday morning. Church service was at Ben Franklin School on Geary St. San Francisco Ca. and it was the first of two services that day, near the close. Rev. Jones made the statement “everyone should go to the Valley (Redwood Valley, Ca)

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Cont.

Jonestown, Port Kaituma
Northwest District, Guyana

Affidavit of:
/s/ Exia Marie Duckett
Exia Marie Duckett

July 28, 1977
Witnessed by:
Peter A. Wotherspoon
Barbara L. Farrell
Kevin Smith
Sharon Cobb
James E. Bogue

Originally posted on March 2nd, 2021.

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