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.