The above comment is typical of about a dozen readers of this blog. Between them they have poster over 400 of the 2,000 plus comments we have received. Of the 2,000 plus comments, we have posted over 1,000. It is a lot of work to read each comment and moderate.
I will be accused of more paranoia, I am sure, because of this post I am writing, but truly, people, can a casual reader be so incensed over a blog that has not personally slighted the reader in some great fashion? Ask yourselves. Where is this anger coming from? Is it the GSU, bored from unsuccessfully looking for me? Is it some arm of the government that feels threatened by exposure? Is it the Belize Tourism Association that fears a reduction in Tourism? It must be something. Please, everyone, this level of animosity does not come from uninvolved parties. There is clearly a nerve being exposed somewhere.
Three of my friends are still being held in prison on trumped up charges. They are:
They were charged and have been imprisoned because three legally licensed firearms were found in the incorrect rooms on my property (stretching the law to the extreme). I would ask you to please email the following and demand their release:
November 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm
This kind of post is just ridiculous. The television cameras can only follow you in to your arrest and then you get thrown in a filthy prison with no recourse. You can be raped, beaten up, and killed with no television cameras around to even hear your cry. If I were John, I wouldn’t go anywhere near the Belize judicial system. It sounds majorly f’d up.
November 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm
I think the poster is a gutless, egotistical coward who is defaming and slandering John through the supposed words of a bereaved father. First of all there is no proof that the father said this and second of all, even if he did say it, what proof does he have any more than what everyone else knows? In other words, nothing. Posters like this one should just shut up or put their minds to some better use.
November 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm
You should do a movie bout this mate :D, Good Luck – Omar from el paso texas.
November 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm
Well hello mcAfee ive been seeing what u have been thru and i jus have to say bro. Good Luck man. All the threats you get it has to be heavy.
November 23, 2012 at 6:22 am
I don’t know if I believe all of John’s story or not, but I live in Cambodia (another 3rd world country), have spent time in Belize, and traveled extensively in the third world. The police are often the most corrupt element of society. A conspiracy of this magnitude is entirely possible. You don’t have to be paranoid to believe this stuff. I think a lot of posters don’t have third world experience and therefore think this is some nutty shit, but it really isn’t much of a stretch.
November 23, 2012 at 6:08 am
With love from Canada
November 23, 2012 at 6:08 am
Joe Rogan is talking about you on his pod cast!
Power to you brother! What you are doing is amazing, when you get out of all of this… I smell a blockbuster movie 😉
November 23, 2012 at 3:36 am
It’s the same as being at home in the US. When a wealthy, white and pretty girl goes missing all resources jump to the ready. When a poor minority kid goes missing they are just another statistic.
They need to show interest in the rich, dead American because they need more wealthy Americans to retire there……
November 23, 2012 at 3:31 am
New to the blog, keep up the good fight!
November 23, 2012 at 2:12 am
Email the Ministry of tourism at [email protected] and demand the release of my freinds:
November 23, 2012 at 1:50 am
Is there a way we can help you?
November 23, 2012 at 1:10 am
is this YS? Sounds like you.
November 23, 2012 at 12:00 am
To Kris, the pitiful angry troll author of the example comment:
Put away your scary LOIC Doxing toys and turn off your puter little man. Mom is calling, you’re late for supper. Run along child, and don’t forget to wash your hands.
Now please continue blogging, John, you have my impartial & undivided attention.
November 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm
Do you have a link to this Joel?
November 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm
I had no idea that his father said that. At no time did I ever say that, not to Mr. Faul, not to his father, not to anyone. I barely knew the man.
November 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm
We know you are an innocent man John, and you are outsmarting all the bastards. Too bad things are so corrupt in Belize, and too bad sources like Wired and others have turned to junk journalism. I actually once respected Wired (back before the dot com bust of 2000), but now they are rookies at best. Hey, anything to sell clicks and copies.
I again would like to draw attention back to Mr. Faull: http://mugshots.com/search.html?q=Gregory%20Faull
Dude has a long history of domestic violence. Obviously he had many, many enemies!
Keep going John! You will expose them all, I know it!
November 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm
I am on the fence about so many things. Happy Thanksgiving to you
November 22, 2012 at 9:06 pm
John – Please keep safe and guard those around you. I am always amazed at the arrogance of other Americans who believe the rest of the world, especially the third world, are required to play by the same rules. There is just as much corruption in the police, military, and politicians of the US, they are just better at covering it up and the media paints the picture that keeps them in business.
I encourage you to keep exposing these injustices. I understand the sense of urgency, that comes with age, to do as much as you can for the deserving people of Belize, on the largest scale possible. This blog, combined with your dedication to searcing out the truth, is genius! My very first ex. asst. job was for a man such as yourself, a brilliant mind, a down to earth attitude and he was the greatest mentor I had and I am forever grateful for the years I had with him. You have the power and the knowledge to do the same thing for these young women in your care. Keep them safe and bless you for making their lives better.
Change of epic proportions can be achieved by your dedication to this cause. Keep at it. I wish there was something we could do to help you. Please advise if there is.
I will say, if the ineptness of the person sliding the note under the wrong door is the same with those involved in the Faull murder, and I suspect it is, it does make sense that your dogs were killed the night prior to make an attack on you easier. The ignorant b#)#(*% went to the wrong house as you suspect. I just don’t believe they have the brain power between all of them to do it as a set up to have you eliminated.
Keep posting. Get this on a worldwide stage. You are absolutely correct in going to a source other than the United States. I prefer getting the real news from the BBC. The term “journalist” has taken on an entirely different meaing in the US, the attention span of the new generation and critical thinking skills are lacking.
Stay safe, my friend.
November 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm
John, why can’t you respond to Mr. Faull’s father, who said that you threatened to shoot Faull if he ever stepped foot on your property? You seem to be a gutless, egotistical coward who revels in attention rather than truth.
November 22, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Glad you see you’re out of trouble for now, you and I had dinner six years ago at Azul.. you showed up off the beach with your girlfriend and i was with my wife visiting from California. I was there for a private dinner with the owner and his wife and you two showed up and joined us, it was a fun night.
November 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm
John Mcaffee you have. My sympahy and support. It takes a strong man to live through such an ordeal and maintain composure. I wish you luck and I believe through all your hard work you will get justice
November 22, 2012 at 7:49 pm
I have been following your blog since it started and I have to say that I really enjoy what you write. People might judge you and say all kinds of things about you being paranoid and stuff. I wish you the best of luck and hope that you will one day step up and confront the authorities. Even if our country has a corrupt government which I am sure we do, in my opinion if you don’t have nothing to hide, why run? Maybe there is more to this than what we know. I anxiously await what you will write next.
November 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm
I read this all with fascination and it’s clear to me that, like all things in life, the truth lies somewhere in between.
I think Josh is a weasel but I still paid for his booklet (with guilt for giving a weasel money) and read it with out being able to put it down once. I don’t think John has a beef with Wired – his beef is with Josh and that makes sense to me. I also don’t think John has a beef with Belize, his beef is with the authorities in Belize – and than make complete sense to me. I doubt very much John murdered his neighbor even though if someone killed my dog, I would want to kill them, I still wouldn’t do it. But I would wish it upon him in front of people – and if some of those are people who would do it, who knows? Or, would the authorities want to do it as a set-up or perhaps by mistake thinking he was John?
Bath salts, probably; crazy and paranoid, probably not. Somewhere in between lies the truth.
The harsh comments about using bath salts are uncalled for. They tell much more about the sorry state of mind of the person making the comment and tell us nothing about John. They are simply a waste of space. John is much more fascinating and complex and cannot be summed up based on simply using bath salts.
My view on drugs accords with Sam Harris:
“Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts. Every waking moment—and even in our dreams—we struggle to direct the flow of sensation, emotion, and cognition toward states of consciousness that we value.
Drugs are another means toward this end. Some are illegal; some are stigmatized; some are dangerous—though, perversely, these sets only partially intersect….”
If John, or anyone else, don’t do drugs, I kind of feel sorry for them. Everything with restraint and limitation though! Habit blunts the edge of pleasure!
Keep safe John! I, for one, am pulling for you.
November 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm
i’m from portugal and i saw this story only a few days, I’ve read all about it, I’m with you John… shook me completely and i can’t stop coming here to see all your posts..
i believe in you!!! stay strong and you will prove your innocence…
meanwhile I will make known this situation who surrounds me, for they draw their own conclusions.
excuse me the english ;)))
November 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm
FAWKING RAVE MAN!
November 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm
You clearly are not on “bath salts”.
Critical thinking skills are not taught to the current generation. Even my generation is not so hot at it.
November 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm
Thank you. With much of the world shouting obscenities and demanding that I get psychological help, I begin sometimes to doubt my own sanity. Perhaps, as I have continued to claim, I am not on “bath salts” after all.
November 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm
You certainly articulate opinions and thoughts in very clear, wonderfully worded statements! And yes perspective certainly afflicts us all as we age and approach our own day of reckoning. I am rooting for you Mr. Mcafee – God has given you a wonderful mind, a courageous spirit and a zest for living.
November 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm
The police in Belize are so incompetent and corrupt I would not assume anything. I completely understand hiding from them, in most cases they are worse than any suspect they are after. Interesting in a country with an extremely high murder rate they are so interested in one American that tragically lost his life. Statistically he is just 1 of many to lose their life in Belize this year. Best bet let American authorities investigate, Belize is not capable.
November 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm
jump through a couple of proxies and or use TOR… stay anon…
November 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm
unfortunately the word is occupied by a bunch of malcontents, they hate themselves and everyone else.
November 22, 2012 at 6:31 pm
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Some things for you to consider:
I am nearing 70 years of age – the usual “three score and ten” which is alloted to the average man. The older one becomes, the less one has to lose. This is obvious. Along with advancing age and diminishing future comes a change in perpective. The “me” gets slightly worn, and becomes rather insignificant. The “other persons” enlarge and take on a character unseen to the young. The result, if a person watches carefully, is something called compassion, a condition, sadly, that seldom afflicts the young. I care now, as I never cared before. I am insignificant in the face of the world’s multitudes. What I might do for myself, for my future, is pitifully small. What I might do for those around me has to be greater. I am not pretending altruism – I don’t believe in it. We are all out for ourselves, to some degree. This will never change. I am saying that at some point, with luck, a person can see those around him as a part of himself – maybe even all of himself.
November 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm
“I will be accused of more paranoia, I am sure, because of this post I am writing, but truly, people, can a casual reader be so incensed over a blog that has not personally slighted the reader in some great fashion?”
No, people get incensed when they think someone murdered somebody, and is trying to escape the legal system.
Your excuses make no sense. You seem to be guilty. There’s so much media attention on this that it would be impossible for the Belize justice system to get away with a kangaroo court or killing you. You could easily turn yourself in with news crews present to ensure your safety. If Belize was so corrupt and full of assassins wanting to kill you (as you claim), then it makes no sense that a man of your means would have stayed in the country after all the stuff you allege went down after the prior raid on your house.
Instead, you run and hide. You selfishly endanger the freedom of friends who are harboring you. Law enforcement would want to talk to you whether you were in the US or anywhere else in the world, given the circumstances surrounding Faull’s death. I’m guessing you fled to Mexico immediately following the killing and are hiding somewhere in Central or South America other than Belize. This is all a funny, egotistical game for you, but someone is dead, and you are the prime suspect.
I listened to the recording of you on Wired…..typical of people seeing the “shadow people” after using too much meth, bath salts, or a variety of other stimulants. The story you relate there also makes no sense….GSU officers just staring at you without saying anything. Typical speed freak paranoid babble.
I said it before in my other post that got moderated (deleted). Turn yourself in, or take the other option I suggested.
November 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm
You tube is one thing. This is a very specific blog in the corner of the internet that, unless you look for it, will not be in your face. The language used in that post is very telling and why stick up for Wired?
We are at a point in the cycle of this story that most of the media is either rehashing the same old story or just waiting for something to happen. The only person who has attempted anything “new” is Josh Davis for obvious reasons.
I am sure he (Josh) was thrilled on that first day when his eBooklet sales soared. But now he has a vested interest in keeping the crazy going. The sad thing is this, if he had actually written a piece about the corruption in Belize and the ongoing harassment of Mr. McAfee, his ebooklet would endure and probably sell more. He still would have been called for interviews. The difference would be that the media would be less dismissive of this as just another off the rails rich guy who succumbed to sex and drugs.
Had he actually did real journalism, there would be substantiation for Mr McAfee’s claims. In an alternate reality where Mr. Faull was not murdered, it would be interesting how this latest prank on a member of the media would have played out.
November 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm
You don’t need to post this; it’s your choice.
I read about your story first on wired.com; I have no bias towards or against them, some of their material is interesting, other content isn’t. I searched for and found this blog site, and have read it through completely twice. I have not searched extensively beyond your blog, but I have read a couple of other articles from some of the people in Authority in Belize.
The reason for posting these thoughts was really to try and give you some honest feedback about what you’re writing so far. To be both direct and perhaps a little unkind: I don’t think you’re helping yourself. I don’t have the pleasure of knowing you personally, so we’ve only really met through your writing:
I see a capable, eloquent and distinguished individual who has been pushed out of his comfort zone. But I also see a Captain of Industry, a straight-talker who deals straight, takes no sh1t, says what they think and just gets stuff done. I think it’s that aspect of you which may be undermining what you’re setting out to achieve with your blog.
Your posts about disguises, whilst interesting to the peanut gallery, are going to incense the Belize authorities: they will see you “thumbing your nose at them”.
Your posts about monitoring devices and recordings may be interesting – indeed are – but you are being pushed off-balance by the events around you. In card-game parlance, you’re tipping your hand – either you have the cards, in which case you are going to be targeted more forcefully, or you’re bluffing, in which case you invite the tumult down on your head. Don’t let them see you coming.
Your posts about your friends and associates, whilst heartwarming, get a little too personal. I appreciate that you might want to defend and/or protect them, but you can do so without pictures or naming names.
I am much less certain about the practical joker stories relating to the drug forums and the ‘games’ you played with the wired reporter. At the moment I am willing to take them at face value, but should tell you that there is something there that, from this layman’s perspective, doesn’t ring true. It’s as though you are looking back on what you thought was a harmless nonsensical visit from a prat of a reporter and thinking, “Oh geez, I set myself up for some major ridicule here! I need to nip this in the bud with a pre-emptive strike of misinformation…” It doesn’t matter if that is or isn’t the case, I’m just trying to tell you : that’s how it reads. In this case, saying less may be more useful: less is more.
If you haven’t already done so, find a way to get word to a lawyer, a really good one. Also, start thinking worst-case scenario: consider what would happen if you are found and handed over to the Belize authorities [no matter where you are right now]. Every word you write will be brought back to haunt you later; every phrase will be twisted out of context, every utterance turned around until something innocent and harmless works against you. “Pose for a photo?” “Sure” “Take your shirt off?” “OK…” Harmless? Damage done…
Keep yourself and those you care about safe. The web now has numerous photos of you toting guns. Ergo, the authorities searching for you will be armed and ready to shoot. So you have positioned yourself to be at higher risk. You need to de-fuse, let things calm down.
Rather than dwell on the search for you, get people thinking about the murder of your neighbour. I read a comment from another poster here who suspects that it was related to a robbery, maybe even that the culprits came for your place and got the wrong property. But the best thing to do is talk to a lawyer and then keep your head down.
Right now, there are 3 likely scenarios for you to consider:-
1. You are caught. [ This may split into your being charged for your neighbour’s murder, or not. Let’s leave that for now].
2. The actual murderer[s] is/are caught.
3. You disappear from Belize and end up somewhere that doesn’t have an extradition treaty.
Even if scenario 2 happens, your current approach puts you at risk of “annoying” the Belize authorities to such an extent that they go after you anyway, or at least make your life a misery. If everything that happened is as you’ve written – and I’ll take that on faith for now – then your best option is 2. The best way to achieve that is for you to keep quiet. All the time you are posting and noisy, you give the authorities the excuse/opportunity to make you their primary target. Especially if you’re taking pot-shots at them.
Pick your metaphor: don’t rock the boat while you’re in it, etc, etc.
Call your lawyer. Don’t antagonize anyone. Look after your loved ones. Stay safe.
November 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm
Hey john hope you are doing well, that’s pretty rude and weird, i remember when I started dating a girl that had been single for 6 months and got hate mails from people I called friends. “emails” of course not phone calls or conversations. they were mad because I met her at a party her dipshit ex was at. oh well that’s how you know who you can trust.
i agree that the comments you are receiving on here are most likely a smear campaign by the people you are rebelling against. i have a friend who sued a former employer for severe sexual harassment and face a level of harassment that caused me to have to stay with her on a constant basis for protection.
Please let me know if there is anything i can do to help
November 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm
You could be right. If so, the world is sadder than I supposed.
November 22, 2012 at 6:07 pm
We have mad love for you sir, keep up the good fight and good stories too!
November 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Unfortunately, it is very possible to get that angry over nothing. Just go read some Youtube comments for confirmation.