Just when all of the outlandish Conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia seemed to be fading away, revelations worthy of a conspiracy theory surfaced today. The fact that the 79-year old Scalia died suddenly in his bed really should not strike anyone as terribly suspicious, considering his age and health problems, but that certainly didn't stop the rumor mill. His doctor released a letter saying in part that "...Scalia had been suffering from coronary artery disease, obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and high blood pressure - alongside being a smoker." He also suffered from sleep apnea and a breathing machine was at his bedside, but he wasn't hooked up to it when he was found dead. In short, he was a prime candidate to suffer a catastrophic cardiac/pulmonary event that would result in death. And that appears to be exactly what happened on the evening of February 13th. His family did not want an autopsy, and the cause of death was listed as being of natural causes. And I have to believe that the conspiracy theories floating around would have themselves died a natural death in fairly short order.
But now we have to contend with the fascinating fact that Scalia spent his final hours of life in the company of the members of a "secret" society of hunters. I used the quote marks because it seems to me that any organization with a website can't be all that concerned with secrecy, and this description is from that website: "The international, male-only order was founded in Bohemia in 1695 by Count Franz Anton von Sporck, an avid hunter and patron of the arts, and carries the motto "Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes," Latin for "Honoring God by honoring His creatures." Members wear dark green robes with that motto and a cross. The Order of St. Hubertus counts among its past members many members of the Hapsburg family and other Holy Roman Empire nobility, including Emperor Charles VI, and its current Grand Master is His Imperial and Royal Highness Istvan von Habsburg Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Prince of Hungary."
The U.S. branch of the Order was inaugurated in 1966 at San Francisco's Bohemian Club, and that fact alone will surely cause the hearts of the conspiracy minded to beat a bit faster. And that, of course, is because the Bohemian Club happens to be the owner of the Bohemian Grove. So far, I haven't seen any evidence that Justice Scalia was a member of the Order of Saint Hubertus, but we know for certain that John Poindexter is a member. And Poindexter, of course, is both the owner of the Texas ranch where Scalia died and the man who discovered his body. He is also identified as being one of the men in the photograph at the top of the page. The occasion was the induction of four Houstonians into the Order of Saint Hubertus, and John Poindexter is described as the leader of the Southwest Priory.