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David Vaughan Icke (born April 29, 1952) is an English writer and public speaker

best known for his views on what he calls "who and what is really controlling the
world". Describing himself as the most controversial speaker and author in the
world, he has written 18 books explaining his position, dubbed New Age-
conspiracism, and has attracted a substantial following across the political
spectrum. His 533-page The Biggest Secret (1999) has been called the conspiracy
theorist's Rosetta Stone.[1]

Icke was a well-known BBC television sports presenter and spokesman for the Green
Party, when he had an encounter in 1990 with a psychic who told him he was a healer
who had been placed on Earth for a purpose. In April 1991 he announced on the BBC's
Terry Wogan show that he was the son of God, and predicted that the world would
soon be devastated by tidal waves and earthquakes. The show changed his life,
turning him practically overnight from a respected household name into an object of
public ridicule.

He continued nevertheless to develop his ideas, and in four books published over
seven yearsThe Robots' Rebellion (1994), And the Truth Shall Set You Free (1995),
The Biggest Secret (1999), and Children of the Matrix (2001)set out a moral and
political worldview that combines New-Age spiritualism with a passionate
denunciation of what he sees as totalitarian trends in the modern world. At the
heart of his theories lies the idea that a secret group of reptilian humanoids
called the Babylonian Brotherhood controls humanity, and that many prominent
figures are reptilian, including George W. Bush, Queen Elizabeth II, Kris
Kristofferson, and Boxcar Willie.

Some of Icke's theories have attracted the attention of the far right and the
suspicion of Jewish groups. He has argued, for example, that the reptilians were
the original authors of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a 1903 Russian forgery
purporting to be a plan by the Jewish people to achieve world domination. Icke
strongly denies there is anything antisemitic about this claim. He was allowed to
enter Canada in 1999 only after persuading immigration officials thatas British
journalist Jon Ronson put itwhen he said lizards, he meant lizards, but his books
were still removed from the shelves of Indigo Books, a Canadian chain, after
protests from the Canadian Jewish Congress. Icke's problems in Canada became the
focus in 2001 of a documentary by Ronson, David Icke, the Lizards and the Jews.