Q1015a Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue:   Jones Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: None

Date cues on tape: None

People in attendance at Peoples Temple service, full name unknown:
R. Louie
Lydia (speaks)

People in attendance at Peoples Temple service:
Edith Alexander (speaks)
Sandy Johnson
Doris Lewis (speaks)
Dorothy Lewis
Fred Lewis

Bible verses cited:          None


In this short tape from an undated faith-healing service, Jim Jones cures several people of cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, and protects other from impending tragedy. Jones prefaces each miracle with a detailed revelation about the person’s private life, then describes the illness about to be healed. The revelations often surprise the recipient and sometimes even Jones himself. “You ever use Kern’s Peach Nectar,” he asks one woman, then repeats to himself, “Kern’s Peach Nectar. I don’t even know some of this stuff that I hear through my mind.”

Each protection is met with tearful gratitude from the recipient, and cheers and singing from the enthusiastic congregation in attendance.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 7/2/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-25. This tape was found to contain the following:

Reverend JIM JONES curing people at PT celebrations for 6:25 minutes.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted June 2006