The Jeffrey Epstein saga may have came to an end yesterday with his apparent suicide.
Or perhaps not, many people online are not buying the official story.
The truth will eventually come out I hope.
But in the meantime, I thought this would be a good time to look back on everything we know about “Epstein Island”.
Epstein Island is still in large part shrouded in secrecy, but I’ve been studying up on it all day and wanted to put together on Ultimate Guide to everything I’ve found so far.
So, let’s get started.
First off, I think you have to start with the most bizarre, and that’s definitely gotta be the FREAKY looking Temple.
Some people call it an “Observatory” but who are we kidding? It sure looks like a Temple to me!
And if we’re starting with the Temple, we have to start with the Owl, which most people who understand the symbolism of the Owl will say is to worship the ancient Caananite “god” of Moloch.
He goes by so many names, really.
Here’s a picture of the Temple with the Owl:
And here's a close up:
And this Tweet makes a great point, the MSM is doing everything it can to not cover the Temple or the Owl:
And to everyone who thinks the photos are doctored or Photoshopped or whatever, how would you like a full video flyover?
No problem, got ya covered!
Here is a drone flyover video of the whole island and close up on the Temple:
Two more theories on the Temple:
An although I'm not a huge fan of someone who calls himself the "Allah Pundit", this makes a good point:
The story is real folks.
The AP even published this photo, and you can see how much effort they make to downplay the Temple:
The article itself does not cover the Temple, and they buried it in photo 3 of 7 from a slideshow included in the article.
And look what they call it: the "Gold Domed Building".
How much cover can they give Epstein?
I'm actually surprised they covered it at all.
INSIDER put together the best report I could find on the topic of the Temple.
Here's a portion of that article:
The main residence and compound occupies the northeast point, and a pair of guest houses occupy the northwest and southeast points. The southwest point, however, features a very different kind of building:
There's a lot going on here. The base is painted with broad, vivid blue horizontal stripes, and supports a large, golden dome. The entrance consists of an arched, seemingly wooden door equipped with black metal hardware. The sides appear to be cut with large windows, including a full-length one in the rear. You can see the back of the structure in a high-definition video captured in 2015 by Axiom, which produces and sells aerial photography:
The front is flanked by statues painted in gold; one of them appears to be the trident-wielding Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, while two others look like birds perched on the corners of the roof. It is surrounded by a line of palm trees and a terrace with a labyrinth motif. Finally, the exterior seems to incorporate an optical illusion, to create the impression that the exterior windows and door are set within carved flanges.
It strongly resembles a temple, though of which sort remains elusive. Epstein is Jewish, and it is possible that he wanted his own private synagogue. But the statuary would be out of place at such a temple, given the Old Testament's prohibition on graven images. Though the cubic base and dome call to mind Islamic architecture, Poseidon would likewise be an odd choice for a mosque. Churches, of course, tend to feature crosses.
Locals have suggested the building houses a "music room"
One clue appeared in an Associated Press story, published earlier today, about Epstein's life on and around the island. Here's the relevant passage:
Epstein built a stone mansion with cream-colored walls and a bright turquoise roof surrounded by several other structures including the maids' quarters and a massive, square-shaped white building on one end of the island. Workers told each other it was a music room fitted with a grand piano and acoustic walls. Its gold dome flew off during the deadly 2017 hurricane season.
While this explanation is somewhat believable — Epstein is a classically-trained pianist— the wording suggests it is more of a rumor than a commonly-known fact. Either way, it's not exactly clear why Epstein would position a "music room" so far away from every other structure on the island.
The second claim — "its gold dome flew off during the deadly 2017 hurricane season" — is more supported. Google Earth satellites clearly captured the dome on August 10, 2017, but it's not seen at all in photographs taken on September 7, 2017, or in any subsequent image. A pair of substantial hurricanes, Irma and Maria, struck the U.S. Virgin Islands between those two dates.
The "temple" has several strange features, including a door designed to prevent people from leaving
Certain features of the "temple" raise even more questions. When INSIDER consulted James Both, a contractor and engineer based in Chicago, he first pointed to the wooden door. "It's styled like what you might see on a castle, with what appears to be a reinforcing lock bar across the face," he said. "What makes it peculiar is that if you wanted to keep people out, the bar would be placed inside the building, [but the] locking bar appears to be placed on the outside ... as if it were intended to lock people in."
Downhill from the structure, at the end of a service path that branches from the main road leading to the building, lies what appears to be a smaller structure or entrance. Here's what it currently looks like on Apple Maps (notice the lack of a dome):
The smaller structure is significant if only because it could theoretically offer a second method of accessing or leaving the larger building, which in turn would suggest the presence of a hidden structure underneath it.
This possibility has gained some currency among online conspiracy theorists, some of whom believe Epstein erected the building to serve as a secluded facility for abusing children. Others have floated the hypothesis that it conceals an elevator shaft, which in turn accesses a subterranean lair where the same abuse occurred. Both groups have referred to the building as a "temple."
There is some evidence that the larger building and the smaller structure are related to one another. According to historical satellite imagery made available by Google Earth, both were constructed sometime between 2009 and 2013.
In August 2009, nothing existed on the southwest corner of the island:By February 2013, however, both structures (and newly widened paths leading to them) were clearly visible from above:
But Both, the Chicago contractor and engineer, said the smaller structure looked less like a secret entrance and more like a cistern for storing or treating water, a necessity for bringing plumbing to the more remote parts of the island. Another possibility, he added, was "a small caretaker's shack which might include equipment for maintaining the property."
As for a secret elevator and lair: "It is absolutely possible to install a dwelling and elevator underneath the structure." The main caveat, however, was privacy: "If an elevator was built there, [there] would most likely be a record with the vendor who installed the elevator, as they typically require yearly maintenance and inspection. ... A simple stairwell would be a better option if someone wanted to conceal their activities at the location."
Law & Crime had more to report:
Interestingly, the temple appears to have been built between 2009 and 2013, which was after Epstein got a sweetheart deal that resulted in 13 months in a county jail in Florida.
After Epstein was arrested and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, Southern District of New York prosecutors painted a picture of a man unrepentant. When authorities raided Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion, they said they found “at least hundreds–and perhaps thousands–of sexually suggestive photographs of fully-or partially nude females.” Prosecutors said some of the images appeared to be of underage girls. “[A]t least one girl, who according to her counsel, was underage at the time the relevant photographs were taken,” they said. Prosecutors said Epstein photos were locked away in a safe.
Prosecutors noted that Epstein is a registered sex offender with a prior conviction, but that he has nonetheless “continued to maintain a vast trove of lewd photographs of young-looking women or girls in his Manhattan mansion.”
Inquiring minds, therefore, want to know what was going on Epstein’s secluded estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he reportedly spent most of his time in recent years.
Jennifer Araoz, a now-32-year-old woman who alleged this week that Epstein raped her when she was 15, described a man who was a creepy and criminal aesthete.
Araoz said that when she was 14 she was recruited outside of her NYC school by a young woman to go to Epstein’s townhouse. That was in 2001. Araoz described strange things at Epstein’s residence–of which there are many–including a painting of a young naked woman that hung on the wall of Esptein’s “favorite room in the house.” In that room was a massage table. “When he first brought me up there, he was like, ‘You know, you remind me so much of this woman in the painting,’” she said.
By Araoz’s account, this was an example of Epstein linking select art works to sexual perversion. It makes one wonder whether the temple or other art works were linked in a similar way.
This hasn’t been the only account of Epstein using art for strange purposes. Consider R. Couri Hay’s comment in theNew York Timesafter Epstein’s arrest. Hay is a PR employee who claimed to have visited Epstein at his Manhattan mansion earlier this year. Hay said that Epstein commissioned a mural, one showing him behind bars; this was after Epstein escaped potential life in prison in Florida for sexually abusing dozens of girls. The painting reportedly hangs on the second floor of the Upper East Side mansion.
The painting depicted “a photorealistic prison scene that included barbed wire, corrections officers and a guard station, with Mr. Epstein portrayed in the middle.”
Hay claimed that Epstein remarked, “That’s me, and I had this painted because there is always the possibility that could be me again.” Based on this account, it seems he commissioned it as a reminder — but of what, exactly, and why?
By the way, if you want to see the island on Google Maps, we've found the coordinates for you: Tap Here.
And sure enough, there's the Temple right there (images courtesy of Google Maps):
Here's more information on the island in general, from The Cut:
The island is Epstein’s main place of residence.
In 1998, for $7.95 million, Epstein purchased Little St. James Island, which is situated between the larger St. Thomas and St. John Islands. According to a former staffer who spoke to Bloomberg, before Epstein took a sweetheart deal from former U.S. Attorney and current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and pleaded guilty to two counts of soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2008, he would visit the island two to three times a month, and would typically stay a few days.
Since he’s been the owner of the 72-acre body of land, Epstein’s ordered quite a bit of construction, per Bloomberg: He has carved roads, planted towering palm trees, and built a massive stone mansion, which is surrounded by smaller buildings and a helicopter pad. Though not many details have been reported about the interior of the main residence, a former employee said that Epstein had two offices, which no one but the maid was allowed to enter, where he kept security boxes.
There’s also what appears to be a mysterious blue-striped temple. According to Insider, which investigated the structure, it previously featured a gold dome that flew off in 2017 when the hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the region. While the purpose of the temple is unknown, one possibility is that it had served as a place for the classically trained Epstein to practice piano — workers described it as a music room with acoustic walls and a grand piano inside, as the AP reports.
Conspiracy theorists waged that the temple was either a secluded setting for Epstein’s abuse or that it concealed a hidden underground location for the same purpose. James Both, a contractor whom Insider consulted with for the story, noted that while it was possible to install an underground space or elevator, the construction would have most likely been documented by a vendor to ensure regular inspections.
“A simple stairwell would be a better option if someone wanted to conceal their activities at the location.” Both also pointed out the temple’s questionable wooden door, which features a reinforcing lock bar. “What makes it peculiar is that if you wanted to keep people out, the bar would be placed inside the building, [but the] locking bar appears to be placed on the outside … as if it were intended to lock people in,” he said.
Epstein also had an interest in “pirate treasure,” one of his former employees told Bloomberg. Reportedly, Epstein would pay staffers anywhere between $100 and $1,000 if they discovered and gave to him old rum bottles, plates, and other dishware.
He allegedly ran his trafficking ring there.
According to Fox News, Epstein had a dedicated team of workers on the island who trafficked girls as young as 12 to his clients. Sarah Ransome, one of his alleged victims, said she tried to swim off the island only to be found by a search party that included Epstein and his cohort Ghislaine Maxwell. Ransome also said that they kept her passport so she couldn’t leave.
Though the specifics of the visits are unclear, one former employee told Bloomberg that Epstein would fly young women into St. Thomas, whom he would then ferry over to his private island via a boat named “Lady Ghislaine.”
The HuffPost has even covered the island:
The 66-year-old billionaire bought Little St. James Island off this U.S. Caribbean territory more than two decades ago and began to transform it — clearing the native vegetation, ringing the property with towering palm trees and planting two massive U.S. flags on either end. When guides took scuba divers to spots near the island, security guards would walk to the water’s edge.
It was off-putting to residents of St. Thomas — a lush tropical island east of Puerto Rico with winding roads through mountains dotted with dainty Danish colonial-era homes. Then, when Epstein pleaded guilty in a 2008 to soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution, his need for privacy began to appear more sinister.
“Everybody called it ‘Pedophile Island,’” said Kevin Goodrich, who is from St. Thomas and operates boat charters. “It’s our dark corner.”
Many people who worked for Epstein told The Associated Press this week that they had signed long non-disclosure agreements, and refused to talk. One former employee who declined to be identified said Epstein once had five boats, including a large ferry in which he transported up to 200 workers from St. Thomas to his island every day for construction work.
The man said he saw a handful of young women when he was on Epstein’s property but he believed they were older than 18.
“When he was there, it was keep to yourself and do your thing,” the man recalled, adding that Epstein paid well and would give away older machinery and surplus including lumber to his employees.
Epstein built a stone mansion with cream-colored walls and a bright turquoise roof surrounded by several other structures including the maids’ quarters and a massive, square-shaped white building on one end of the island. Workers told each other it was a music room fitted with a grand piano and acoustic walls. Its gold dome flew off during the deadly 2017 hurricane season. Locals recalled seeing Epstein’s black helicopter flying back and forth from the tiny international airport in St. Thomas to his helipad on Little St. James Island, a roughly 75-acre retreat a little over a mile (about 2 kilometers) southeast of St. Thomas.
Epstein later bought neighboring Great St. James Island, which once was popular with locals and tourists for its main attraction, Christmas Cove, a place where you could hang out and order pizza and have it delivered via boat.
“He wasn’t well received,” recalled Spencer Consolvo, a St. Thomas native who runs a tourist shop near a large marina. “People think he’s too rich to be policed properly.”
Federal authorities consider the smaller of the two islands to be Epstein’s primary residence in the United States, a place where at least one alleged victim said in a court affidavit that she participated in an orgy, as well as had sex with Epstein and other people. She said she saw former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the island, but that she never saw him having sex with anyone. A Clinton spokesman issued a statement saying he never visited there.
And then there's this.
According to TheWeek, there's a steel safe in a room that no one can enter except Epstein.
Now what do you suppose might be in that safe? 🧐🤔
The size and provenance of his wealth and the intricacies of his alleged sex trafficking operation are not the only mysteries surrounding Jeffrey Epstein. There are questions about why he did not have to register as a sex offender in New Mexico, where he owns a large ranch with a 26,700-square-foot mansion, and why prosecutors and police in New York — where his Manhattan townhouse is worth at least $100 million according to luxury real estate agent Dolly Lenz — but not judges appeared to treat him leniently.
And then there's Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With Epstein in jail in New York, "it's quiet now on the island of Little St. James," Bloomberg Newsreports. "Epstein dubbed it Little St. Jeff's. Locals have other names for it: Pedophile Island and Orgy Island." On St. Thomas, where Epstein's businesses are headquartered in an unmarked office in a nondescript strip mall, "he has been a subject of lurid speculation for as long as anyone can remember," Bloomberg says. "Tourists still take boats out to get a glimpse of the island," topped with a blue-and-white building that resembles a temple.
A former employee told Bloomberg that Epstein ferried groups of young women out to his island after they flew into St. Thomas, and the crew of groundskeepers had strict orders that Epstein could never catch sight of them. "The only unusual aspect of the main residence the former worker said he was aware of were the security boxes in two offices," Bloomberg reports. "The level of secrecy around a steel safe in Epstein's office, in particular, suggested it contained much more than just money, he said. Outside of an occasional visit by a housekeeper, no one was allowed in those rooms." Presumably, the FBI could ask a judge for access, too.
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