I've moved, catch me near City Airport building my new underground community here.
After months of campaignin that have taken me all around the UK and even on a challenging and aborted crossing of the channel I returned to Epping Forest, my home, my encampment - 2 days ago - my happy home coming with all the handmade creatures should have been the happiest moment and biggest moment of the last year for me. But it has been the lowest moment in my life so far... On return I climbed out of my dinghy in the River Lee to find that the whole of my camp on the 2 mile square radius has been WIPED OUT.
It makes me sikk. Really sikk - everything gone, all the animals losrt even the guard beasts. I am so sad - apparently this huge building site is for a new Tesco's that they are building to cater for all the people who are movin to Essex cos of the olimpicz. I hate the olimpicz. I hate tescos. Even my dinghy had a puncture, so I grabbed a small bike that someone had thrown in a bush, took my only spade and escaped, I had an idea of where I was going, the place I'd read of in Great Expectations, a place of unchartered territory, a place that offered possibilities to build something new, I would become something, someone new, make a new start with just a spade and a small bicycle. That's right I would become the MAN FROM BELOW. I will tell ya more soon...
I am currently writing this message from a small internet cafe in Coniston - I have been here for 5 days camping at Land's Point on the edge of Coniston Water Lake. I spent the first few days building my site and fencing off areas so that I could put down some nice artificial plants and handmade animals. I put up my big white gazebo and hung my informational fact sheets from it all ready for the general public on Sunday. When they turned up people seemed very interested in the information that I had to offer. It was a very positive day and many people of Coniston will now be removin the plants and creatures from their gardens and starting again.
On Monday a storm began and by the end of the day my lovely gazebo and all of my informational fact sheets were gone. I was devastated, it has been a big set back - but I will not be defeated I have so much stuff to do here so many plants to remove, so much water to boil and of course my tunnel to continue digging. The tunnel is going well and I reckon by 3pm tommorrow I can start goin horizontally beneath the lake. The diggin tent has held up just fine.
I am currently doing alot of water based promotion with my rubber dinghy, yesterday I paddled all the way from Land's Point to the boating centre where I distributed leaflets and spread the ideas to the public. I decided to walk back on the nice little footpath that goes from the boating centre to Coniston Hall on the way I released some animals - please take a walk along the path and you might see them!
I met a man from the sailing club and I told him about my friend Peter up in Derwent Water and the work he's doing removing all the animals and vegetation from the lake. My new friend told me that the swans at Coniston are good at removing the weed. This got me thinkin and I decided to not catch up any swans yet as they are actually helping me.
I have been busy cutting trees down at Coniston Hall today and I have just removed ten fully grown silver birches. Tommorrow I will be replacing them with some nice safe plastic Chirstmas trees. Look out for me in my blue Nova in the main car park by the tourist office in Coniston tommorrow mornin where I'll be promotin my ideas and then tommorrow afternoon on the water when I will be in my dinghy educating people on boats and at the boating centre see you tommorrow,
I have finally arrived at the Coniston Water Festival in the Lake District - it has taken me 3 weeks to paddle here in my small rubber dinghy all the way from Edinburgh. It's great to finally be here and tommorrow I will be setting up my tents on the edge of Coniston Water at Land's Point just next to Coniston Old Hall - I am broadcasting my radio show on a daily basis live from the edge of the water. I am going to be running classes, doing demonstrations and also digging a new future for us all below Coniston Water lake - the plan above gives you an idea of the ideal that I am workin towards - which will lead us to a new safer future. I will also be making new animals for release around the lake and planting some safe plants. If you're nearby please come along and see me and learn some new skills everyone is welcome. It is going to be a productive time as I will be working by the lake from 16 to the 25 of September. See you there,
Today's meeting went very well and I was ecspecially pleased to see that some of the attendees brought along some of their own hand made animals. I was very pleased with them and they are lovely creatures. I'm just taking them for a walk at the moment near the river in Stockbridge. I'd like to thank the creators of these beautiful beasts and encourage the rest of you to make your own animals out of bits of household waste i.e. tins, cardboard, tea bags etc and bring em along to the meeting. I will introduce the creatures in the meeting tommorrow and hope to see you all there with your own innovative animals.
bye for now
I been draggin my dinghy all around Edinburgh trying to purchase an outboard motor cos I'm getting tired of rowing it everyday. I spent this morning on the Royal Mile spreading the word of Manzillworld and tommorrow I am planning to start releasing some of my latest animal designs and builds around Edinburgh. I will post some pictures when I have released em - I am hoping to release some new amphibian animals in the water in Stockbridge and in the water near to the place they call holly rude parlament. Meet me outside the lake by the parlament at 4pm tommorrow for the animal releasing from the water via my rubber dinghy - I will also provide a free trap makin class to anyone that's interested,
See you tommorrow,
I just finished today's meetin and there was lots of interest from the people who came. Some even bought their own hand made animals which was a nice feelin, one man bought his dog and over the show he was persuaded that Rodger was not to be trusted - he went straight off to say goodbye to Rodger forever and make himself a happy handmade creature.
This afternoon my classes begin on the royal mile - I am hoping to show people how to build traps and animals from everyday bits of household waste - if you are free this afternoon do come along I will also be previewing some of my songs - I know that soon everybody will join me in Manzillworld and the whole of Scotalnd will be a nice place to live with a big fence around it and I will be its leader.
Tonight I begin diggin a big hole beneath my tent as I have decided to build a nice underground world on the edge of the river - a new exciting step for our future.
bye for now
I have enjoyed the meetings so far - people have been very responsive and keen to take on the ideas that I have been educating them with. I have been building more creatures some of whom I will unvail tommorrow - I hope you all enjoy em as much as me. I am also doing trap making demonstrations down by the river in Stockbridge where I pitched my tent I hope you can make it down there I'm gonna be there all weekend,
Hope to see you in tommorrow's meetin,
I've arrived at last I been rowin day and night and I'm knackered but I'm happy to be here - I have set my tent up in Stokbridge by the river - already I've released 10 handmade animals into the water and they're already swimmin down there and singin their happy little songs. I've been leafleting all day - people in Scotland seem to identify with the concepts of manzillworld and everyone's been telling me they plan to save their household waste to make creatures - it's a real community spirit. My first meeting is tommorrow at 13:15pm in the Underbelly.
Please come along and learn how to:
I been camping in Camden Town london for the past week - the weather is real nice right now and I'm enjoyin spending my days disinfecting all the water in the lock utilising my meths powered camping stove. If I just keep on boiling this stuff I think everything's gonna be ok. I already done about 25 gallons.
Sunday's meeting went well and there were many new faces who left with a large suite of new skills and ideas embedded in their minds and bodies. I can't wait for the next 2 meetings on July 21 and July 28 at the Etcetera theatre if you've not got to a meeting then do come along and change your life.
There are only 3 weeks now until I set off from Camden onto the Regents canal and head for Edinburgh on my simple rubber dinghy. I am in the midst of producing my free newspapers that I am gonna hand out on the streets to spread the word of Manzillworld. I hope it's not gonna take me too long to row there - I've guessed I could row there in 5 days - but the furtherst I've ever been on my rubber dinghy was when I rowed from Epping Forest to Aldershot to see my ex wife - the journey to Edinburgh will indeed be an exciting challenge. Please keep a look out for me on the UK's waterways and if I see you I'll provide you with a free sticker and a newsletter.
I'm off back to my camp to clear some of the fake flowers from their flower beds by the canal,
bye for now
I been campin by the Regents canal in Maida Vale for the past week
I don't like it. There's too much cement and all the people are really unfriendly.
Last week's meeting went well - I could see that alot of you who came
have been workin hard on improving your skills. I hope to see some
more new faces this week - the meeting will be at 7.30pm at the Canal Cafe.
Please bring your notebooks and animal models so we can all share techniques.
See you then,
At the begining of June I will be blowin my rubber dinghy back up and setting float for the towns and cities of the UK to once again spread the word of Manzillworld and meet many of my followers and see some of the great work they've been doing. It's gonna be an exciting time and I hope you can catch me along the way.
I will be travelling along the river Lee and onto the Regents Canal and heading towards London. I plan to camp alongside the water and the first meetings for all of my followers will be at the Canal Cafe Theatre on June 9th and 16th- a theatre on the canal in Maida Vale. This is handy for me as I can pitch my tent real close and get to work clearing the fake plants and animals in the local area.
In July I will be setting up a series of meetings in the Etcetera Theatre near to Camden Lock - again nice and close to the water for me to get to in the dinghy.
Then I will be travelling all the way to Edinburgh, Scotland where I have been invited to spread the word to the local Scottish community throughout August - apparently there's a whole range of unknown creatures emerging up there, part fake and part real and these will be interesting to deal with.
Be ready for some suprises that I can't tell you here as I can't trust who might be reading this diary. Please bring your note books and badges to identify yourselves - there's alot to take in and learn see you soon,
After removing all of the available wiring and communication devices in a 3 mile square radius of the woodland I have been offline for a long time, unable to connect to the internet. I have been feeling remote, alone, dis-heartened. My campaigning has been curtailed by all of the work that I have been doing. But I now have almost removed all of the plants, sivved the soil, boiled all water from the stream and sterilised it. The creatures are loving the new cleaner space, but to me it's still not clean enough - I have been working on some exciting new designs and plans to make Manzillworld a safer place and I will publish these soon.
I am so happy to be back online - it's all thanks to Satellite Signals they have provided me with a very large satellite dish that gives me very fast 2 way broadband connectivity. I am so pleased with it.
I am now workin on a new website - that I think will publicise the ideas better - I have been in contact with a number of followers around the UK who are developing their own experimental worlds as a result of my findings and some of their work is astonishing.
John Hams from the Lake District is currently building a fully safe, enclosed world - just 10 foot square at the bottom of Derwent Water lake (150m down!) - he is soon to populate with creatures he's made from his own household waste. I plan to visit him later in the year.
Jane Gillmore from Crawley is currently building a totally enclosed world where her garden used to be - I went down there and we had a great time burning all the plants and fumigating - before we laid some concrete for her new area. She's been making very inventive plants using Asbestos from old cookers. I'd just like to say well done to Jane - and I hope to publish some pictures soon from the day we made her garden a safer place. Her dedication is astonishing for someone at the age of 89.
Bye for now
I spent last night hidden on the edge of the Langley Business Park observing activities. At 01.32 am a lorry arrived and one of the 'people' came out of the building and began to unload boxes with mysterious markings I think these might contain the secret ingredients that make the artificial creatures seem so realistic. I am gonna stay put in the wooded area to the South of the business area. I am gonna find out as much as I can in the next two days before it's time for me to make a return to Epping Forest and all my new creatures to celebrate our first Christmas together - I am really looking forward to being back in the safety of the fenced area with stuff I can trust.
I have been in Langley to the west of london for 3 days and I have made some shocking findings.
It's been freezin in the tent and I really wish I packed more blankets and animal furs. I have been catching a lot of creatures and burning them as best I can on a make shift bonfire. The rubber dinghy is always running out of air these days and I seem to only get a mile before it becomes deflated and I have to struggle to the shore and try to pump it up before I sink. It's a wet and cold business but every day I am getting closer to total clearance.
Yesterday I met a man who is causing me to question myself about how much I still don't know. His name is Peter and he's a boat captain. He has told me about people he has seen in Langley who work for large unknown industrial business park technology companies. He says they leave the train and walk in unison to these places. They look just like real humans but Peter has been observing em and they do not appear to eat anything, they also walk and talk like machines, they all say the same things and never leave the business park until late at night. I am going to start observing them as Peter reckons the hub of the fake animal releases could be inside the Langley business area. Please see the first image that I have secured of the 'people'.
Last night I had a dream - I got back to the hut in Epping Forest and found Jimmy Page and Robert Plant from Led Zepplin living there - they had taken up the cause of Manzillworld and decided to come and live with me in the woodland.
They'd put together a new band with some of the handmade animals including the squash ball beast and me and Robert were the singers - we sat together writing songs about changing the world and making real animals live again. We wrote songs about trapping methods and the dangers of the world. Jimmy built a stage on the roof of the hut and we played live everyday and made videos where we all dressed in ethnic clothing. I permed my hair and Jimmy taught me how to play the solo on Black Dog. He gave me a double necked Gibson guitar which had a crossbow attached for self defence. This is the best dream I've ever had and I hope that when I get back from spreading the word it comes true and I find Jimmy and Robert plinking on the air rifle range. Maybe John Paul Jones will come and live with us as well and he could add in some useful bass and keyboards and our band of people and creatures could travel round the world on a great big jet and spread the truth to all peoples and defeat the goverment and the dark forces.
This picture shows part of the great day I had down in Brixton Village Market - spreading the word and the truth to all who passed by my table. Many people were interested - ecspecially in the new remote control animal that I had on display. If I met you on Saturday I'd just like to say that it was nice to meet you and find other like minded people. A nice man has helped me to make a video about my ideas and findings and he is showing it at a place called Alma Enterprises - as far as I can make out it is an old factory dedicated to helping spread the word of people like me. You can go and watch it here.
It's been over a week now that I've been travelling along the canals and other waterways of the UK spreading the word of Manzillworld. It's been a great time so far. I have learned alot and discovered much that I never had known of before. Whilst sleeping in my tent on the side of the Regent's canal in Hackney I met a man called Bill. Bill travels along the waterways in a simple boat collecting bits of scrap in his barge. He told me of what he has seen going on in Hackney, animals, part machine and part human who live in the deepest depths of the Regents canal growing their population dreaming of taking over all of the world's water one day. I want to find these creatures and observe them as they seem alot more intelligent than the creatures I have caught or made. Bill advised me that the only way to get away from the surveillance creatures is to wear a thin copper suit that covers your whole body - he's busy making one right now - I expect to feel much happier once I've put it on. I'm still busy capturing up creatures and trying to understand what they are constructed of - but I feel I have a long way to go with all of the more advanced creatures that exist outside of the forest. I was in Brixton Village market all day Saturday spreading the word and many people signed up to the cause and took up the offer of air rifle training. I will publish some pictures soon - it was a good day - and I plan many more - I will let you know when they are happening.
I've just recieved these pellets from a company in the States. They claim to increase the velocity of any air rifle by at least 3 foot pounds. This does take my Webley over the legal limit but I think it's worth the risk cos I've been knocking down everything from roe deer to tiny stotes with just one press of the trigger.
Now that I've completely removed all plants, animals and vegetation from the fenced area I've been working on expanding it and I'd like to have a 1 mile radius cleared by Christmas. It's alot of work though and I not sure I'm gonna get the time since I am gonna be setting off soon to spread the truth to the world.
I can reveal that on October 5th I will be setting off on the water from Epping forest along the Regents Canal (which links the forest to the rest of the world) I plan to be in East London by the 13th when I will begin spreading the word as well as catching up any fake animals I find and cutting down as much fake foliage as possible. I will continue to write this diary and tell you of my adventures along the way and where my meetings will be held.
I am very nervous, as I haven't left the hut for 2 months, but I have purchased alot of new equipment including the pellets and already it is making me feel more confident that I'm doing the right thing. I know now that it's up to me to inform, to teach, to train and to bring people back to the reality they will find so refreshing, a trustworthy, reliable reality, a reality so real that it will bring tears to your eyes when you create your first animal from household waste and release it in the cleaner, safer world that you have created.