|The mysterious Bollyn's donations
I tried, without success, to figure out what on earth is going
on with the donations made to Bollyn. Officially there are three ways to
donate money to Christopher Bollyn but none of them make sense to me. Here
1. Send a check to this P.O.
box near Chicago, as stated in his website:
On 12 May 2009, Bollyn wrote on his website that there is a mail forwarding
3 Golf Center, Suite 365
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 (USA)
"Have you and your readers never heard of mail forwarding?
How much of a mystery is that?"
On 14 July 2009, responding to one of the my emails, he revealed
to me where the money sent to this P.O. box actually go:
"I bank in Washington, D.C."
And, by the way, why there?
He also added that he is somewhere in:
and, since he claims he is running away from various secret
agencies, the only way I can think of for a check, forwarded to Washington
DC, to reach him without leaving traces is to be carried by a pigeon.
2. Send a check to his wife's
account in Tallin, Estonia, as detailed on his web-page:
On July 2 2009, Bollyn posted a notice in his website stating that he had
to leave Estonia:
15010 Tallinn, Estonia
BIC or SWIFT code: EEUHEE2X
Account No: 10 0103 2971 2017
IBAN: EE05 1010 0103 2971 2017
Name on Account: Helje Kaskel
Message: "Bollyn Support"
"In January of this year, Estonian police began a trumped-up
Soviet-style investigation and prosecution against me that forced us to
and promptly removed shortly after it was published (why?). Again, not
to leave electronic traces, maybe some rat brings him the money in Scandinavia
3. Electronic payment:
"donate to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal."
This is strange as Bollyn doesn't want to leave electronic
traces, doesn't he? Also, that email address is a bit odd; I tried many
times to contact him through it but my messages automatically bounced back:
"The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 "Unknown
User" (state 14)."
To try to get some hints I draw a diagram portraying the situation, assuming
the case of an Icelandic benefactor willing to send a check or to donate
money via PayPal.
Could anyone please help me to understand what happens to the money
sent to Bollyn?