Nov 21, 78 • 2030 • Georgetown-State • 3844

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INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 SSO-00 NSCE-00 ICAE-00 INRE-00 SS-15 PM-05 L-03 H-01 SY-05 SYE-00 OPR-02 CIAE-00 DODE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 PA-01 SP-02 /067 W
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O 212030Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8124
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: PEOPLES TEMPLE SURVIVORS SAY NO UNDERGROUND BUNKERS IN JONESTOWN.
REF: GEORGETOWN 3832

SUBSEQUENT TO DISPATCH OF REFTEL EMB CONOFF SPOKE WITH SURVIVORS OF PEOPLES TEMPLE CALAMITY WHO STATED THAT THERE WERE NO UNDERGROUND BUNKERS THAT THEY WERE AWARE OF IN JONESTOWN. THE PT GROUP HAD CONSTRUCTED A BANANA CELLAR WHICH WAS PARTLY UNDERGROUND, ACCORDING TO SURVIVORS. THE STRUCTURE WAS POORLY MADE AND PART OF IT COLLAPSED SHORTLY AFTER IT WAS COMPLETED. THE BANANA CELLAR WAS CLEARLY VISIBLE ACCORDING TO THE SURVIVORS. THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT THINK OF ANY AREAS WHICH MIGHT HIDE SECRET UNDERGROUND BUNKERS.

BURKE

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Originally posted on March 1st, 2020.

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