The Message Part 38: William Branham and the Mysterious 'Cloud' of 1963

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This episode examines a mysterious cloud formation that floated across the skies of northern Arizona on February 28, 1963, and its relation to William Branham's "Message" cult following.

Names discussed in this video:
• James Meredith
• Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Roy E. Davis, Sr.
• Dr. James McDonald
• Ted Kipperman
• James Ayers
• Sylvia Kipperman Ayers
• Leslie Douglas Ashley
• Leslie Elaine Perez
• Caroline Lima
• President Bill Clinton
• President John F. Kennedy
• Jackie Kennedy
• Vandenberg, AFB

Topics discussed in this video:
• The rising battle for Civil Rights against white supremacy
• William Branham making statements aligned with white supremacists, such as his claim that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a "communist".
• William Branham shaming African Americans in public speeches.
• William Branham announcing that he would take his children out of school and transplant them to Arizona two days prior to Martin Luther King's January 1, 1963 ultimatum.
• William Branham's close ties to Roy E. Davis, Imperial Grand Dragon of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
• Brief overview of Davis' criminal past (covered in previous episodes)
• William Branham dropping Davis' name on recorded speeches over a hundred times throughout his ministry
• William Branham aware of Davis' schedule and expecting his participation in his meetings long after Davis' very public stand as a white supremacy leader wherein he unmasked himself to the nation as the leader of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
• The problematic timeline of William Branham's claim to have stood directly under the mysterious cloud formation February 28, 1963
• William Branham's claim that this event happened after his March 4, 1963, Houston meetings
• Rebecca Branham Smith's publication of "The Road to Sunset" as an attempt to defend the misaligned timeline
• The March 1-10, 1963 hunting season, which would align with Branham's claim to have hunted after the Houston meeting, several days after the cloud
• William Branham giving several different locations for his alleged involvement with the mysterious cloud
• The examination of "Sunset Mountain" as the "Message's" favored version and location of Branham's multiple claims
• Claims examined in "A Logical Refutation of Branham's Message"
• "Message" believers using an initial summary stating an intent to investigate by Dr. James McDonald
• William Branham changing his alleged location based upon James McDonald's preliminary report
• Witness photos of the cloud's path
• James McDonald's continuation of the cloud investigation
• The absence of discussion of James McDonald's investigation in the "Message", favoring the initial summary of reasons to investigate over the actual investigation
• Ted Kipperman and James Ayers copyrighting the "halo" photo
• William Branham's claim to have "saved" James Ayers' nephew from execution in Houston, TX.