Klansman Who Vanished 3 Decades Ago Resurfaces
[su_r_sky_ad]Bill Wilkinson, Imperial Wizard of the Invisible Empire of the Knights of the KKK from 1975 until his disappearance in 1984, has been found:
… living on a paradise island in Belize – among the very race of people he fought to segregate, Daily Mail Online can reveal.
Bill Wilkinson owns a multi-million dollar holiday resort in San Pedro town on picturesque Ambergris Caye.
The small island – a former British colony which imported thousands of African slaves in the 18th Century – has a mainly Black and Mayan population. Belize overall has only a few thousand white English speakers.
Wilkinson, 72, from Denham, Louisiana was reviled across America when he served as Imperial Wizard of the Invisible Empire of the Knights of the KKK from 1975 to 1984.
He had established a breakaway group of David Duke’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to rival the original, and grew a reputation with the FBI as the most ‘violent’ and ‘dangerous’ KKK movement. …
in 1984 Wilkinson suddenly resigned from the organization and seemingly vanished from the white-supremacist scene all together. His whereabouts were a mystery – and there were rumors he had turned FBI witness and been given a new identity.
But Daily Mail Online has learned Wilkinson left America for Belize that same year and the former electrical contractor acquired the Seven Seas Resort in popular Ambergris Caye. It is now valued at around $3 million.
The holiday island, nicknamed La Isla Bonita – the beautiful island – was made famous by Madonna’s hit song of the same name in 1986.
We found Wilkinson’s sun-drenched hotel overlooking the Caribbean Sea across from a jetty used by fishing boats. …
Bizarrely, Wilkinson seems convivial with the local black population.
He was spotted fist-bumping – a local greeting – one black man and acknowledging others as he ran his errands one morning.
On a wall behind the hotel reception several hotelier licenses and permits bearing Wilkinson’s name can be seen hanging.
Anomaly 100 March 16th, 2015 at 2:13 pm
“He was spotted fist-bumping – a local greeting – one black man and acknowledging others as he ran his errands one morning.”
arc99 March 16th, 2015 at 2:33 pm
Could it be he was the original right wing grifter telling the low information bigots exactly what they wanted to hear as he solicited donations and laughed (at them) all the way to the bank?
Anomaly 100 March 16th, 2015 at 2:39 pm
Who knows. It is funny that he’s now living in a community which contains a large black population.
Khary A March 16th, 2015 at 3:29 pm
Granted it’s a large black population most likely serving him. Exactly what he wanted. He is the worst kind of racist s%itbag, the kind that made a success of it.
dave-dr-gonzo March 16th, 2015 at 3:22 pm
Terrorist fist jab OMG Secret Muslim Socialist!!!!
bluejayray March 16th, 2015 at 4:12 pm
…don’t forget the anti-colonialism…
StoneyCurtisll March 16th, 2015 at 4:48 pm
Cause we all know that “anti-colonialism” is a bad thing…
Just ask the founding fathers.,..
But dont ask a teabagger…(they haven’t a clue)
bluejayray March 17th, 2015 at 8:17 pm
They really really don’t. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry half the time.
StoneyCurtisll March 17th, 2015 at 8:55 pm
Much better to just laugh..
bluejayray March 17th, 2015 at 10:01 pm
I recently learned more about tears–they are yet another way that our bodies get rid of toxins. That would explain why my eyes tear up if I accidentally click on Fox “news”…
StoneyCurtisll March 16th, 2015 at 4:45 pm
As seen on the cover of the New Yorker…
StoneyCurtisll March 16th, 2015 at 4:43 pm
Did you say “fist bump”?
Anomaly 100 March 16th, 2015 at 5:06 pm
nola878 March 16th, 2015 at 7:11 pm
TFB! My wife and I don’t say high five or fist bump, one of us will just say “TFB!”
thanks, ed hill!
ps…for the record, she called it a terrorist fist jab, but bump goes so much better.
Denise March 16th, 2015 at 2:33 pm
First bumping is done in black cultures. Just ask FN, who knows all about first bumping! Lol!
bluejayray March 16th, 2015 at 4:11 pm
I guess it’s different when you’re in the minority.
StoneyCurtisll March 16th, 2015 at 4:40 pm
My initial thought was…David Duke…
I had him confused with the Grand Cyclopes of the KKK…
Their titles can get confusing…:)
tracey marie March 16th, 2015 at 5:14 pm
He most likely met a black person that he realized her either loved or liked….changed his horrible attitute and beliefs and went to live on the Island of the person who changed his mind.
FatRat March 16th, 2015 at 7:36 pm
I hope your theory is correct, he grew into a human being.
tracey marie March 16th, 2015 at 7:43 pm
Exactlly, I will bet he fell in love with a black or mixed woman.
FatRat March 16th, 2015 at 7:59 pm
I’m leaning heavily towards your line of reasoning. I know I’ve changed for the better, all it took was a lone individual to patiently argue with me. A chance meeting made me a better person.
whatthe46 March 16th, 2015 at 8:32 pm
well good for you, nice to hear. but, i read more about it at the dailymail and there’s much more to it. he tried desperately in london to recruit had been arrested and kicked out, snuck back in again, kicked out again. it was shortly there after that he moved there. there’s no way in hell that he got some calling to be a better person in a year or so’s time, when he spent all of his life with the kind of hate he lived for and breathe.
FatRat March 17th, 2015 at 11:12 am
Didn’t leave his wife, uh oh. (He is now in a relationship with a younger blonde woman whom staff say is from Louisiana) that would be from his racist hometown I’ll assume, double yikes. (Wilkinson has an ‘affinity for law and order’ and in those early days he helped set up the San Pedro Crime Committee which has since evolved into the San Pedro Citizens Advisory Committee.) Sounds like he desires the power of organized groups, not a good sign. (hangs head down)
For the record, I was never a racist, switched teams from Born Again to the Loyal Opposition.
[Woody Allen: To you I’m an atheist; to God, I’m the Loyal Opposition.]
whatthe46 March 17th, 2015 at 2:14 pm
my dad was a catholic, then became an atheist, then became a baptist. i don’t know what he is today.
whatthe46 March 16th, 2015 at 8:26 pm
nope he didn’t.
Candide Thirtythree March 16th, 2015 at 11:46 pm
Nah, he took his wife with him.
whatthe46 March 16th, 2015 at 7:40 pm
i think he went there because it was the very last place anyone would look for him.
tracey marie March 16th, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Yet he had no reason to walk away…I believe someone made him change his view and he knew it would be dangerous for him to stick around…he redeemed himself.
whatthe46 March 16th, 2015 at 8:10 pm
From the Dailymail.co.uk
“We understand that Wilkinson, who has two sons and seven grandchildren, is now a widower after his wife of 49 years, Barbara, passed away in May 2013. He is now in a relationship with a younger blonde woman whom staff say is from Louisiana. It had been alleged that Wilkinson fled the US after turning informer and divulging Klan secrets to the FBI.” “Wilkinson was interviewed by local newspaper the San Pedro Sun in November 2002. In a gushing article the paper said it is ‘pleased’ to feature a hotelier who has ‘contributed and dedicated much of his time to the well-being of his fellow man and his community’.”
“…But following an economic downturn Wilkinson, the article states, decided it was time to move on and ended up in Belize. Despite giving a detailed account of himself and his past to the San Pedro Sun, Wilkinson failed to mention his strong links with the KKK and the fact his face was plastered across every newspaper and TV screen whenever trouble cropped up at a march.”
yeah, i’m not buying your theory. sorry sweetie.
tracey marie March 16th, 2015 at 8:29 pm
why are you invested in not believing this guy had changed, it did not have to be a woman or a lover but a friend.
whatthe46 March 16th, 2015 at 8:46 pm
put it this way. i certainly don’t believe that he went there because he met someone and thought, oh i really do like black people. i think it was for the reason i stated. the fact that he is getting along with them, and that’s what i’m calling it, is because he didn’t have a choice and they grew on him. that (the growing on him and the tolerance) took years. and where on this planet do you think he may have met a “black friend” that didn’t know who and what he was about, before he left? even london banned him.
Candide Thirtythree March 16th, 2015 at 11:45 pm
Nah, he was a crook, I don’t live far from Denham Springs it is notorious and slum. I used to go to church there…YIKES!
Stuff about him was always in the paper, people were always gossiping about him, he was NOT rich, there was no way he bought a resort with money he came by honestly.
Richard Bottoms March 16th, 2015 at 5:59 pm
Somewhere, someplace there’s outstanding paper on this dirtbag, just like the Mossad, time to bring him home to justice and a jail cell.
tiredoftea March 16th, 2015 at 8:48 pm
Now that Putin left his resort, he decided it was time to come out into the open.
Candide Thirtythree March 16th, 2015 at 11:27 pm
That’s Denham ‘Springs’ Louisiana, notorious til this day for being a haven for the KKK. Add up all the residents in town and you still won’t get a full set of teeth.
fahvel March 17th, 2015 at 5:45 am
just give his history lots and lots of publicity and watch his empire collapse – oops, silly me – the folks who use belize like mofo’s like this.
jybarz March 17th, 2015 at 6:29 am
Looks like he did everything to survive even befriending and living with the very people he hates. If his real evil background gets known by the locals, which can be assumed they don’t know yet, I would say he won’t have much chance to continue living there for as long as he would like or he’ll quickly disappear again and maybe & hopefully be his very final one.