Jerry E. Smith
"Today Jerry E. Smith operates out of the World Explorer's Club in Kempton, Illinois while working for Adventures Unlimited Press as the Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations... In 1991 Mr. Smith and Jim Keith, author of Black Helicopters Over America: Strikeforce for the New World Order and numerous other conspiracy and mind control books, founded the National UFO Museum (NUFOM) in Reno, Nevada. From 1991 to 1994 Mr. Smith was the Executive Director of NUFOM, while Mr. Keith acted as the Chairman of the Board. In addition to his administrative duties of running the day-to-day operations of NUFOM, Mr. Smith also edited and wrote for that organization's quarterly journal, Notes from the Hangar.
"At the same time Mr. Smith worked as an editor/graphic artist with Jim Keith's magazine Dharma Combat: The Magazine of Spirituality, Reality and Other Conspiracies, until Jim's untimely death in 1999. Jerry served variously as Managing Editor and Art Director from Dharma Combat's inception in 1988. He was also a regular contributer under the penname of jarod o'danu...
"During the period 1976-79 he saw more than thirty of his poems see print in the United States and Canada. Nearly all of his poems were published under the pen name of jarod o'danu. He has attended, and read at, more than 200 poetry readings. It was during this same period that he was introduced to Conspiracy Theory via Gary Allen's None Dare Call It Conspiracy. He soon learned, such as through the private writings of Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) the preeminent British historian, that the Accidental Model of history was a bought and paid for hoax, needed to hide the fact that history does not just 'happen' but is made, that all political events are the result of intent, and are usually engineered by a cadre of the elite.
"In the '90s (after wasting a decade of his life in Scientology � a long story!) he got serious about his writing career. While continuing to write poetry, he began to sell humor, film reviews and non-fiction on a variety of topics from AIDS to UFOs. He was a regular contributor to the Reno-Sparks area newspaper The View with topical articles, reviews and the science fiction "soap opera" in print, Fool's Gold, which he co-authored with Jim Keith...
"He also branched out into writing for private parties, largely as a ghostwriter. He wrote all or part of over 40 novels, all of which appeared under someone else's name or a pen name. One such work was a 20,000-word history of a complex of mansions south of Reno called Rancharrah. The estate was founded in the late 1930s by Norman Henry Biltz, who was dubbed the "Duke of Nevada" by Fortune Magazine in 1954. Biltz sold out to William F. Harrah, the casino magnate, in 1956. His son, John Harrah, who lives there now, commissioned the history in 1996. John Harrah's intent was to produce a booklet he could give as a handout to his guests...
"In 1996, a few years after closing the doors on NUFOM, Jerry�s career really took off with the contracts to write A History of Rancharrah for John Harrah and HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy for Ron Bonds at Illuminet Press. Ron had contacted Jim Keith asking Jim to write a book for Illuminet on HAARP, telling him that HAARP was the hottest subject on the Internet at the time. Jim declined, on the grounds that he was backlogged on four book contracts � but Jim put Ron in contact with his friend, Jerry E. Smith. Ron gave Jerry the go-head on the project in February 1996. It took until September to complete the first draft. Ron hated the draft and cancelled the project. Jerry sat on the manuscript for a year before remembering David Hatcher Childress at Adventures Unlimited Press (AUP). AUP had helped NUFOM, providing it with a number of UFO and other �off trail� books. David, it turned out, was looking for a book on HAARP and snapped it up.
"Since the publication of HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy by AUP in 1998 Jerry has had an exhausting schedule, appearing regularly on TV and radio, as well as speaking at seminars and conferences across the US and around the world." 
Resources and articles
- Jerry E. Smith Bio, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2018.