Sandy Hook, Hippie Communes, and US Homeland Security

Prof. Jason Kissner

What follows either signifies next to nothing or something rather unsettling. On June 3, 2014 someone writing by the name of “Duke Reichert” contributed an article to the MemoryHole blog entitled “Gut Feeling: Something is Wrong with Newtown.”

[Former San Francisco State University professor and spiritual guru Stephen Gaskin preaches to followers at his “Sandy Hook Church of Christ” circa 1972 in Summertown, Tennessee. “It’s easier to be God than to see God,” Gaskin proclaimed. Image Credit:remazcla.com]

In that piece, Reichert indicates, among many other things, that two personages with ties to Sandy Hook–Jim Champion, brother of Nancy Lanza, and a Dr. Alexander Isgot–each have histories that place them in the very curious locale of Summertown, Tennessee.

Here, from the above-linked article, is Reichert:

…searches on Alexander Isgut and Police Officer James Champion- Nancy’s brother- return ANOTHER common location. It seems that both Dr. Isgut and Nancy’s brother (Champion) have past addresses in Summertown, Tennessee. Summertown Tennessee? I had never heard of it. And, if you haven’t that’s probably OK since most Tennesseans haven’t either.

Summertown, TN is what is known as “an intentional community”- basically, a commune. To reside there, you must be brought in by a member of the group, and the group votes and decides if you can stay. The community does its own farming and in co-op style they attempt to barter and trade goods and services when they can to keep to themselves as much as possible.

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