**UPDATE** Benjamin Fulford has made a response to the following article. It’s posted in full below.

There’s a danger anyone who looks into what I call “edge research” (Global conspiracies, UFO encounters, 2012 and the like) exposes themselves to. I’m not talking about anything otherworldly, but the more human problem of simply believing in things that are not true. When we acknowledge mainstream science and journalism are missing important details of the world (and speaking purely personally, there’s no doubt of that), there’s a risk of the floodgates opening, and our minds getting bombarded by a whole lot of misleading, false information that turns our critical minds into mush.

Investigating Benjamin Fulford

I remember first visiting the Project Camelot website and watching some of their interviews. One was with Benjamin Fulford, who was actually a former writer at Forbes magazine. He went from writing articles on the Japanese economy to far more bizarre news items involving the Illuminati, secret societies and those who rule the planet. The thing was that despite the bizarreness of what he was saying, Fulford could really speak well and seemed to know what he was talking about. So at first I was open-minded, and considered that what he said could be true.

Then I took a look at some of the other material he has on the net. Oh boy. One of Fulford’s claims to fame in the edge research world is his interview with David Rockefeller, who’s often cited by edge researchers as the leader of the Illuminati, a shape shifting reptilian and someone vying for world domination. In this interview, the seemingly intelligent Fulford of the Project Camelot interviews was gone. Now Fulford was manic, childish and generally impossible to take seriously. You can watch a bit of this “interview” here. The strange editing is the work of Fulford himself.

Beyond his strange way of acting, the claims he makes in his work are easy for the most casual of investigators to disprove, as so much of Fulford’s writing predicts extraordinary events occurring in the near future. He believed the entire American economy would crash on September 30th, 2009, and here’s something from one of his websites while Bush was still in office:

“If the sources are to be believed, U.S. President George Bush’s government will resign, before his term expires, and will be replaced by an interim regime headed by Al Gore. This will start a 2-3 year transition period during which suppressed technology, such as free energy, will be released and a new system for running the planet will be implemented, according to these two sources. “They [The illuminati] know their rule is ending but they do not want it to end in an ugly way,” the security police source says.” More >