Barbara Hartwell

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Independent Investigator, Intelligence Analyst, Journalist. Former CIA (NOC, Psychological Operations) Black Ops Survivor. Sovereign Child of God. Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Ordained 1979, D.Div.) Exposing Government Lies, Crimes, Corruption, Conspiracies and Cover-ups.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Ted Gunderson & The McMartin Preschool Case of Satanic Ritual Abuse: THE REAL STORY

Along with documents recently released by the FBI on The Finders, they have also released information on the McMartin Preschool case. But the real story, the truth and the facts, have not been exposed, at least not by the FBI. (No surprise.)

Jackie McGauley is the mother of one of the children who attended McMartin, and the primary whistleblower who exposed the heinous crimes against children.

Jackie contacted me after reading some of my public reports exposing Ted Gunderson (2002). She sent me documents (many of which I still have in an evidence file, at least those which were not stolen in black bag jobs/home invasions.)

I have reproduced some documents here, along with witness testimony from Jackie McGauley and others.

Ted Gunderson attempted to claim credit for all aspects of the McMartin case, and touted it in mainstream media and on his resume. In fact, it was Jackie who worked the case, paid most of the expenses, through donations she raised, and publicized it, as a mother and also as a journalist.

Gunderson, the carpet bagger, got all the credit. And yet, the perpetrators got away with it, as they always seem to do when Gunderson is involved in a case. I've observed the same pattern operating time and again, over a period of decades.

Gunderson is hailed as a hero, but the victims get no justice.

Barbara Hartwell
November 15, 2019


FYI: This report comes from Jackie McGauley, the primary whistleblower in the McMartin Preschool case. The Ex-FBI agent mentioned here is Ted L. Gunderson, former Senior SAC of the Los Angeles office.

I have spent many hours hearing Jackie's tesitmony via phone conversations and have studied many of the documents relating to the case. I have also done radio programs with Jackie, for the purpose of exposing Ted L. Gunderson's illegal activities, based on my personal knowledge as another person who had been hoodwinked by Gunderson during a three year period of working with him professionally (1997-2000).

For those concerned about the abuse of children by satanist elements in the gov't and their cronies (and I think EVERYONE should be, whether a parent or not) this case reveals the brutal truth about the extensive network of pedophiles, child pornography and prostitution --the victimization of innocent children by criminals who act with impunity to commit and cover up atrocities. It's high time these evil-doers are EXPOSED, arrested and jailed for their crimes against God and humanity.


"My daughter attended the McMartin Preschool 20 years ago. She was 2 and a half. She is now 22.

In the Spring of 1990 a group of parents gained access to the preschool property and decided to look for tunnels the children had described. Many children said they were taken into tunnels under the school, abused, and transported away from the property into the community.

I still live here in Manhattan Beach. There were hundreds of families who filed police reports and 42 families whose children were chosen to testify. I hired an archaeologist and he and his team uncovered 3 sections of tunnels directly under the preschool building foundation. The fact that tunnels were found was reported in the news.

A year later I commissioned a formal report. I arranged to pay the archaeologist $3,000 to write the formal report, $1000 in donations, $1000 from Gloria Steinam and $1,000 from me. I contacted many publishers. No one would publish it.

Technology has changed since then and publishing is not the major expense it used to be. I have had copies made at my own expense and sent them out on request, but I cannot do this on a large scale. I am disabled and have no other income than Social Security. I had to file bankruptcy in 1993 because of a carpetbagger X FBI con man [Ted Gunderson] who embezzled $30,000 from me.

Since then the group False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) has said "there are no tunnels." This false statement is repeated often by anyone researching the trial.


Hundreds of children are being called liars. This untruth is used DAILY to "prove" children are simply LIARS. It is used to set pedophiles free!

Sadistic (ritual) abuse DID happen at the McMartin Preschool!

If you are a parent or someone who cares about the safety of children, please contact me about getting this report published! I don't want to make money on this. I just want the truth out there!!!  Please copy this plea and distribute it widely.

Thank you for your help!

Jackie McGauley"


[I have not given the name of this correspondent to protect her privacy. BH]

"This would be of interest to anyone interested in ritual/sexual abuse of children and associated cover up, and also anyone who knows or knows about Ted Gunderson.


This is for anyone who has any interest in the McMartin daycare ritual abuse case.

I've been in touch with Jackie MacGauley, the writer of the E-mail below, for years. She appears credible and sane, and others - including investigators and journalists - have vouched for her credibility to me.

The ex-FBI agent she mentions below, really did a number on her. At the time, she was the most outspoken of the parents of the McMartin victims. That seemed to make her the enemy's #1 target.

In record time, Ted Gunderson romanced her, moved in to live with her, accessed all her documentation about the case, bilked her out of money (bankrupting her). And then, after he moved out, he told everyone who would listen to him that Jackie was crazy. (She became physically ill as a result of the tremendous stress he put her through.)

But Ted didn't stop there. He then published his version of the archaeological report, insisting (as he still does) that HE authorized and oversaw it. He did not. Jackie did. But who is going to believe a "crazy" mother over a respected ex-FBI agent who claims to be an advocate for ritual abuse victims?

I have tremendous respect for Jackie. She could have fought back dirty. God knows I wouldn't have begrudged her the right to do so. But instead, she took the high road and kept to her original mission, to fight for the credibility of the victimized children - who are now adults.
For whatever reasons, Ted Gunderson appears to be a serial predator. He has romanced and bankrupted at least 2 other women (they both contacted me, with outside verifications of their stories.) Each woman had also tried to speak out about the reality of ritual abuse. I helped another potential victim free from his control after that.

Unfortunately, there is another outspoken survivor who he is bilking and controlling to the max, using her to spread his disinformation (e.g., encouraging the victim to believe that the people who hurt and used her are "lizard aliens" who morph into human form. And of course, those lizard aliens rule our world from behind the scenes. Whatever. This stuff gets really crazy sometimes.)

There are at least 3 other "ex"-intelligence officers who are preying on outspoken female survivors and pro-survivors in similar ways, and are verified business partners with him. Two of them befriended and betrayed me, although they did not romance me. These women not only went through original hell - either their own or that of their children - they then were horribly revictimized BECAUSE they dared to speak out. And on top of all that, their (and our) credibility was torn to shreds by FMSF [False Memory Syndrome Foundation] spokespersons, most of whom - we can now prove - have had very questionable, if not downright dirty, motives for making their claims."


"Ted stole the body of his work from me. I got documents from journalists in exchange for my interviews. I got ALL of the material on Michael Aquino and Anton Lavey from Ivan Sharpe of the San Francisco Chronicle. He got them from Anton and Aquino.

Ted stole the files when he was sharing my house-the place where he embezzled $30,000 from me.

He got his information about Aleister Crowley from me in conversations about what I had read. I confirmed with his ex-wife Jocelyn that Ted does not read books or know how to use a computer.

All that crap about how great he is, is written by his "Associates." [Ken Aadachi & Co.]

Ted met Sue Ford aka Brice Taylor, Noreen Gosch, and many others through me. No professionals that I worked with during that time would have anything to do with Ted, in fact they warned me to get away from him.

I let him stay because he had gotten me in debt and I was determined to make him pay me back."


"I have made it clear that Ted had NOTHING to do with my case, and has no authorization to put it on his resume much less give speeches claiming he was hired by anyone-or that he spent any of "his own" money on the investigation. This would be an excellent place for me and others to serve him with a subpoena for the money he stole from me and Mrs. Homer Young, and Lillian Madsen and Mary Scheibe, and many others as all of Ted's addressees are either mail box drops or other people's homes.

I own it because I commissioned the report [tunnel report] and the entire project. gunderson was there-like a leech on a vein, but he was NEVER HIRED OR INVOLVED IN ANY OFFICIAL CAPACITY-AT ALL in my case.
He embezzled $30,000 from me and my children. And now he continues to travel around the country conning and bilking people.

See his schlock website put on the web by Clarence Malcolm, convicted of counterfeiting $100 bills in Bellflower, CA and now on the lam for other criminal charges. is no longer on line because THAT webmaster [Christopher Jones] is in prison for molesting young boys.

The people who are ted's detractors [Barbara Hartwell was mentioned as such a detractor] are so because they KNOW him and follow his trail of deceit and cons. We don't go out of our way to follow this crook, people come to us. I'll never see my money again but he continues to steal from victims and little old ladies. For documentation to prove this contact me."

There is much more to this story, backed by the testimony of numerous witnesses, as well as documentation, including letters and e-mails exchanged among journalists, investigators and victims.

I am especially concerned that the truth be known, as increasing numbers of people, many of whom call themselves "targeted individuals", are promoting an affidavit written by Ted Gunderson (2011) as if it were the Holy Grail. Some of these same people (who in my opinion are frauds) run groups claiming to be advocates for targeted individuals and are exploiting this affidavit, falsely believing it gives them credibility.

Some of these same individuals are publishing defamatory falsehoods against Barbara Hartwell, seemingly because I have exposed Ted Gunderson, and/or because they believe the outrageous lies Gunderson and his cronies and minions had been promoting about me for decades, as retaliation for exposing their criminal activities.

Also see:

Chronology of the McMartin Preschool Abuse Trials


Ted Gunderson & The Finders


McMartin Whistleblower Jackie McGauley Responds to Ken Adachi re Ted Gunderson


"I Just Want the Truth Out There!": Ted Gunderson Exposed by Targets & Victims

A Mother's Message on Sexual & Satanic Ritual Abuse