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The Johnny Gosch Tragedy: A Story of Kidnapping, Mind Control, & Pedophilia

Annette Sharp holds a BAAS in Behavioral Science from Texas A&M. She is a counselor and motivator with an empathetic heart.

A picture of Johnny before he disappeared in September of 1982. Photo from The Johnny Gosch Foundation

A picture of Johnny before he disappeared in September of 1982. Photo from The Johnny Gosch Foundation

A Parent's Worst Nightmare

On a pleasant September morning in 1982, a 12 year old boy disappeared in West Des Moines, Iowa. His name was Johnny Gosch. What transpired that day was the beginning of a worldwide eye-opener to the atrocities of pedophilia and child trafficking in America. One woman, Noreen Gosch (Johnny's mother), out of grief and desperation, began a personal mission to reveal the truth behind her son' s kidnapping and expose an unbelieveable politically linked cover-up. For this reason, I dedicate this article to Noreen Gosch, who stands alone as a pioneer, pillar of strength, and symbol of courage for her relentless pursuit of justice in the name of moral humanity.

Johnny was kidnapped while he began his morning paper route for the Des Moines Register in West Des Moines, Iowa on September 5, 1982. Witnesses to the kidnapping state that a man stopped and asked Johnny for directions. Johnny told another paper boy that the man frightened him. He was followed until he was out of sight of the others, then snatched by 2 men who held him down in the back seat of an old Fairmont. Witnesses saw the car screeching tires as it made a hasty getaway.

No one present reported the strange incident immediately. It wasn't until Johnny's parents received a phone call wanting to know why the newspaper wasn't delivered that they realized something was wrong. When Johnny's father discovered his wagon full of undelivered newspapers, he immediately informed Noreen and the police were called.

This is where the story gets strange and humiliating. The police were slow to respond and considered Johnny to be a runaway, even after questioning reports of the screeching vehicle and the strange behavior of the man asking for directions. But Noreen Gosch was a force to be reckoned with. She immediately begin phoning friends and acquaintances to organize a search party because the police department was doing nothing. What started as a peaceful morning for a blended family, turned into a nightmare that extends to this very day.

Noreen Gosch Conducts Her Own Investigation

As the days and weeks went by, Noreen realized she wasn't going to get the help she needed from the local authorities or the FBI. She contacted local and national media to cover the story, which was shown nation-wide on many television stations across the country. She contacted a private investigator who followed up on leads that were never pursued by law enforcement. What she learned horrified her: Johnny was kidnapped for the sole purpose of use in a global pedophile and pornography ring. He was not killed. He was being kept alive and subjected to trauma and torture of a satanic/sexual nature to beat down his self-consciousness to make him vulnerable to brainwashing. Why? So he would become a "slave" to the very cult that abducted him.

About 6 months after Johnny's kidnapping, a woman was approached by a young boy in the parking lot of a convenience store in Oklahoma screaming "I'm Johnny Gosch, I've been kidnapped!" He was immediately accosted by 2 men who grabbed him and were never seen again. Over the next few years, other evidence surfaced. A dollar bill was turned over to the Gosch's with the following message "I am alive. Johnny Gosch." Noreen confirmed this was Johnny's handwriting. Another clue surfaced in Denver, Colorado. "Johnny Gosch was here" was found written on the wall, in red nail polish, in the restroom of a public eatery. Noreen knew in her heart her son was alive. She would never give up her fight to reveal the hushed truth about his abduction.

Other Victims Come Forward

Noreen learned that the child sex trafficking organization that took Johnny had direct connections to extreme "higher ups", including the CIA, the military, and politicians in Washington DC. This information was later confirmed by other victims of the same ring. Over the years, with the help of media, friends, and private investigators, Noreen was able to personally meet with these victims who had actually been with Johnny and knew him personally. They were able to give her updated information on his condition, but didn't know where he was. Noreen learned that Johnny and another boy had eventually escaped their captors and were living in hiding, fearing for their lives.

Johnny's Visit in 1997

Noreen never gave up her search for Johnny. She continued to give regular press releases, made public appearances, and engaged in activism on behalf of missing children. Through her efforts, Johnny and other kidnapped victims became the first abducted children to have their pictures placed on milk cartons in hopes of someone coming forward with information on their whereabouts. Many leads came in over the years, but none that led her directly to Johnny.

Early one morning in 1997, not long after Noreen made a television appearance with a special message for Johnny, she was awakened by a knock on her door. She looked through the peephole and saw 2 young men. She stated, "Who is it?" A voice answered, "Mom, it's me...Johnny. Can I come in?" She immediately opened the door and instantly knew this was the son she hadn't seen for 15 years. Their meeting was short-lived. Johnny hadn't come home to stay; he came to ask his mother for help. He gave her a brief account of the last few years. The pieces of the puzzle began to come into place as Noreen finally confirmed what she'd known all along. He was very nervous during their reunion and declared he was still in great danger and needed his mother to help bring his abductors to justice so he wouldn't have to live in fear the rest of his life. Johnny stayed with Noreen for only a few hours, then left before daylight, disappearing into the night to leave his mother with nothing but the secret memory of his visitation.

Noreen Continues Her Fight for Justice

Noreen Gosch has persistently continued to bring national attention to the plight of her son and the countless other innocent victims who have been tortured by networks of pedophiles connected to the same ring who abused Johnny. Noreen published a book in 2000 titled "Why Johnny Can't Come Home" to give a detailed account of everything she learned connected to the case. The book is packed with information she's accumulated over the years, including shocking truths about the lies and cover-ups of the very authority figures we depend on to protect us.

Noreen founded The Johnny Gosch Foundation in 1982, shortly after his disappearance. The purpose of the organization, according to the website, is..." to educate others as to the reality and seriousness of kidnapping, pornography and how it could happen to your family! The dangers of Pedophiles and how cunningly they operate in our country."

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Johnny's story has been told on many national radio and television talk shows including America's Most Wanted, Vanished, With Beth Holloway, and Geraldo at Large. It's important to keep the story alive so that there can be justice for those victims who have suffered at the hands of this evil organization.

The quest of one woman, born out of grief and desperation, became a personal mission to reveal the truth behind a national tragedy. The story of Johnny Gosch remains the most shocking account of child abduction in recent history. If it weren't for the efforts of Noreen Gosch, a pioneer and pillar of strength who stands for courage and truth, the sad narrative of Johnny's fate would never have been revealed. As for Johnny, he's somewhere out there waiting for the justice that's long overdue.

Noreen Shares Her Story


Annette Thomas (author) from United States on July 11, 2020:

I am following up with the appropriate authorities concerning the post below from NOT STUPID.

Lei on July 07, 2020:

Has anyone looked into this comment below in regards to information on the little girl mikell Biggs? It's posted in the comments under the name of (not stupid)

Top on January 31, 2020:

If they are still alive, they are probably out abducting children and continuing the sick cycle.

NOT STUPID on March 24, 2019:

I was born and raised in AZ, a small town between PHX & TUC. I learned of Midnite productions as an adult. I had moved to Mesa. I met a young girl that years before was held hostage, raped for months by a man known as Peg leg Bill! Through out the years in mesa i met many girls/women that had been connected some way with this group. Peg leg bill his name came up quite often. I dont know why but some of them would open up. They trusted me! I was told he was responsable for the kidnapping of a little girl in mesa years eariler! Mikelle Biggs! At that time in my life I was using meth. I was around bikers " hells Angels". Its insane because this group all knew what happened to Mikelle Biggs. I assumed they knew because they had found her body. Then one evening sitting in the home of an old school Ex Dirty Dozen /Hells Angels member the 5:00 news came on there was a story about Mikelle Biggs her parents were talking about her how she was still missing! In that home were many hells Angels members, I cant explain the change in the living room when the story came on. They were uncomfortable, I guess would be the word. I just wanted to run out of there. All the info i new i wasn't sure who all knew what i was told. I could go on and on with details if I did some can figure out who I am. But Im going to put names out there ones that opened their own mouths with little comments about Mikella Biggs. Some names were said when i was being told what happenen to her. Some of theses people just have info not all were involved! FisherMan Joe Mesa,Az its said he has a copy of the snuff film she was killed in, hes got it hid. Michael Bellowich "Pig" has deep information, his bestfriend was Peg leg Bill. Pam Robles in prison in Az. Shadow shes in prison in Az she as a child was a hostage of the sickos her job was to clean up the small children after they were raped, abused. Melisa Brown from Coolidge Az has info also. Its also been said her body was buired on a property near a cemtary in pinal county between Coolidge and Florence! This ring of sickos goes so deep. It involves law, lawyers, judges! If i were to tell you what all I know it would blow your mind and the proof. I never wanted to know as much as i do. This has been eating me up for years. What blows my mind is these men theses sickos i have been around some most of my life, some just years are all involved or know more than I do! Its all around us here in Az! Joseph Valcarce hes in Tucson. Ray Hurst. Robin Robles. There are so many more names. I think with the ones I put out will bring more info for whom ever wants to dig deeper.

Ginas on December 29, 2018:

Do you know when and where you saw the man with that tattoo? Did the man look like that age progression picture of J G?

Spunky29 on December 29, 2018:

I have seen that tattoo before. It was awhile back but i remember it. I saw a guy that had it. I remember it cause i made a comment about how weird it was.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on September 29, 2018:


i agree with you. I don't believe the US is secure either.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on September 29, 2018:


The thing about it is that she could not stop him from leaving. Think about it. What could she have done?

Alikazemi on September 27, 2018:

The kidnapping was supported by franklin goverment or cia

But why the police did nothing???and what they wanted from johnny gosch??

If in the united states polices can be bribed think about iran(i live in iran)

In iran most of criminals take a bribe to police and police do nothing with them. But this in usa(land of opportunuties)

I belive the usa is not secure anymore but many people think it is

NightFiery on September 26, 2018:

I know this is a true story about jonny gosch and his kidnapping, but too me the some of the parts about jonny's visit and his mom just letting him leave without her stopping him.

klskat on July 21, 2018:

Some fun facts in this case: The editor of The Des Moines Register ( the paper Johnny Gosch was delivering the morning he disappeared ) was James Gannon. There are two birthdates given for James Gannon under his " real" name James Dale Guckert - DOB : December 1, 1957 or there is the one under his facebook page, where all his friends wished him a Happy Birthday on May 22nd. Yes,it's him even found his high school reunion pictures and there is no mistake. Also seems he has had no issue finding a job with, well I'll leave that out because it's not fair to list his home and job but, it's easy enough to figure out. So, just throwing that out there.....I just have a feeling nobody is actively looking for Johnny Gosch because they already know where he is.

c rig on July 17, 2018:

Check out the scandal that is going on in Arizona right now. BIG child sex ring.

no on March 24, 2018:

I have 2 children ...I just don't understand how or why the people (police dept,des moins) who are supposed to protect our children,would opt to be cruel or hurt our children,just to protect any sickos they work along side with.I think the ones that wouldn't even clearly try and rather protect a bunch of pedafiles should be beaten,bound and raped for the rest of there reen gosch ,my heart goes out to you..

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on March 03, 2018:

Kevin (Whitcomb) who sent a private message:

"......Why is this story any different than the satanic panic false daycare ritualistic abuse allegations around the same time period?"

Answer: who says they were fake accusations?

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on February 24, 2018:

Yes, South Dakota. I am aware that reservations have protected these children. Thank you! You are doing a great service.

South Dakota on February 22, 2018:

Any child who escapes kidnappings come to SD. We will protect you with everything we have. Their is help out there. I know its hard to trust but, truth be told natives do have values and morals. In our culture we protect our children. This is why it is so hard to kidnap a native child. Their is always someone watching our children. We have lots of land and guns to hide and protect you. Their is hope!!

Barb on January 27, 2018:

There are a lot of conflicting comments below. Whatever the truth is about Noreen only she really knows. Either way this is a tragedy. Two missing boys who gave either been murdered or placed in paedophilia. Tragic. I Do find it hard to believe that a mother who hasn't seen her child for 12 years could let him go so easily. I'd be holding on to him and not letting him go and be demanding answers . Regardless of who was accompanying him.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on January 01, 2018:

I've heard of MK Ultra. I will research this.

im so sad on November 24, 2017:

in top video at around 1:50:00 humans are so awkward.. I know she has told the recount hundreds of times. and this is how interviews can feel sometimes even though subject matter is so serious... but talking about her getting $50-$75 per signature for her book is human awkwardness...its not funny and not a joking do you respond to that!? when I get things like that in my life I also laugh/giggle nervously..what else can you do? you cant respond to cant take it serious... it would hurt and enrage you chalk it up to human ignorance../joking... I don't know. maybe I take it too serious. but if I were the missing child... abused.. and now feeling I cant go back home and if I saw those things in interviews..well its very concerned for these things and want to help and sometimes I wonder if I have the fortitude for it..would take a special kind of person... I become sick just watching the videos/reading the articles. I cry and rage and get sick. how can I help I wonder? I still will... somehow. I now keep an eye out and am more aware of surroundings... and the same as they,the perpetrators have underground regular citizens need to have one too. where we also are all connected. amber alert is great and also I saw one where a former victim..she now makes soap wrappers that have a hotline to get help on them and they are placed in hotel bathrooms victims when they use restroom in a hotel they can call number on soap wrapper... things like this...bottom line there is help all over.. every city every state.. the child FEELS there isn't help. and scared of abuse if try to get help.. even any hotel employee would hold you behind counter and call police for you. I fear hotel employees in on it... there are cameras... and any hotel employee with sense would see men and lots of children using a hotel I fear they are in on it too. so soap wrappers was a good idea... and we can all up come up with many more.. never forget ONE child saved is everyone/a lot..what if it was you? same as one is too many.. and I read of some thankful girls who did call number on wrapper... she said she didn't even know there was help....abusers make what youre doing "your whole world" they don't allow you to still think there is another world or anything outside of this... they don't want kids who run away from them! they risk serious jailtime... so mind control is FIRST agenda with them. I cant fathom it.. we are getting trained now BEFORE time about all this so we are untrainable.. guess what untrainable means? if kidnapped? it means your DEATH...... you obey to survive... many say "if that were me id fight, id not succumb to mind control" that means can identify them..... some play along with mind control to survive too.. its too much! its serious.they wont just let you go because you wont give in. many brave souls chose death by fighting or didn't know theyd be killed. but just weren't the type.. to give in. I don't even know whats worse. we need harsher sentencing. cant even believe we live in a world like this..we ALL are under a DEGREE of mind control if you really THINK about it and what you tell yourself about all this.

im so sad on November 24, 2017:

doesn't anyone know what 15 count them FIFTEEN years does to you? in horrific conditions? so if he stayed for 2 hours and left I'm sure he was threatened... its so obvious his detainers would go to jail! so he was threatened and told you better not tell anyone or ill kill your mom etc...after 15 years of abuse and brainwashing youd listen too... if you already got used to the lifestyle.. already were made to do things..bad things.. what would you have in common with your mom then? gonna sit down for milk and cookies? its horrific! easier to stay away.. I'm speaking from his side.. the bad side of his brainwashing not that I condone it.. we need to focus on THAT to get these children out and convince them nothing is their fault and they CAN break mental chains...they wont believe it in 2 hours!!!! after 15 years!! beginning from vulnerable young age! sadly his mom was then a stranger to him:( who lived a normal life without abuse..thats their tactic..divide! threaten.control. so I can see how he came home for just 2 was his plan from beginning not to stay... his mindset of indoctrination. so we need to get around that to help them.. they have loads of rage you cant imagine.. if you give them that "safe place" they've numbed it out and now are asking them to feel "right and wrong" that will take years of therapy...

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on November 22, 2017:

Really? How so, huh guy.

huh? on November 20, 2017:

I have such a different theory. Again, just a hunch. Want to read 50 million pages? Let me just say then. If you were a few evil "in charge" people, and you knew that there was a massive number of people who could just simply role over you at any minute, how would you keep them from doing so? Would you want them scared silly and mind "chunking" their thoughts into "something" so hard to grasp with so many "ties/questions/loose ends"? Things are not what they seem...

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on October 15, 2017:

You have a serious situation. Please go to the authorities.

DeeDee Dobis on October 14, 2017:

My story is the same. My children have been kidnapped by the Illuminatis, the problem is that now they switch the children, and then they technology stalk the parent that knows the children the best, literally making the children watch me 24-7 brain washing the children to say I need to go to prison! I'm a single mom, with know family near. The authoritys will not help.... similar to the Johnny Bosch story. I've heard my children crying, being rapped, and sadly told if they don't say I was a child abuser they will be beaten forever. We live in fawnskin, CA. I need be help! It's only NB VB been a year and a half.

Rachelle on August 13, 2017:

I believe Noreen, also.

kathy mills on August 10, 2017:

I believe noreen

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on July 30, 2017:

Why not contact Noreen directly? Do some research and find out how to contact her. I'm not affiliated with the Johnny Gosch Foundation. I am an independent authhor

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on July 30, 2017:

I really don't know, Janet.

Janet Middleton on July 30, 2017:

Was there ever an investigation into Danny James Heinrich in the cases of the Iowa boys? I have wondered this many times. Minnesota/Iowa being neighboring states.

Stephanie on July 16, 2017:

Does anyone know what happened to Michael Aquino? Was he charged?

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on July 13, 2017:

Thank you for your comment. I am not a teacher at A&M though. I don't disclose my occupation publicly. Thanks.

Sharon on July 12, 2017:

I remember when this kidnapping happened and that Johnny's picture was on the milk cartons. My first son was born less than a year later and I was always so worried that one of my sons could possibly be kidnapped. I live near (about 25 miles from) the Texas/Mexico border and was so afraid that someone could grab them and go across the border. I can certainly empathize with Johnny's mother because I lost my third (out of four) sons when he was 19. A mother never gets over losing a child. My prayers are for her and all the children who are victims of this horrific crime. It is so hard to believe that people high up in our government and other organizations could be involved in things like this on a large scale (or at all). I hope that's not true.

I noticed that you (donotfear) are a teacher at Texas A&M. I am an Aggie, too, class of 1978. Thank you for your contribution to this article/subject.

Mon1 on July 03, 2017:

I say check the park where the cop flipped out and told everyone to go home, that this was just another kid who ran away from home. Maybe they were getting too close to where his body was or where a crime had taken place.

Bobbi on June 30, 2017:

Total "Pizzagate"!! so sad... that poor mother, what a frustrating story. It should be exposed. It will all be exposed one day. Such a shame its gone on this long.. Never discredit a mothers determination. I hope she brings down the house! Requires lots of undercover work.

Jewely on May 31, 2017:

I don`t think his father had anything to do with his sons disappearance. Johnny asked the night before if he could go alone to deliver his papers (the other boys did) , he usually knocked on his fathers door to wake him up in the morning. That morning he chose not to. What I would like to know more about is his boss and his Dago friend.

Justwundering on May 31, 2017:

Truthseeker, you say Gosch is a German Name, ..... What are you implying with that? Why would you even mention it? Bonacci is an Italien Name, so what? I dont See your point......

Michael on March 25, 2017:

Des Moines Register newspaper employees and their "connections" should have been checked more thoroughly.

anonymous on March 20, 2017:

I delivered newspapers in IL when I was younger - about a 2.5 hour drive east of Des Moines, straight down I-80. It was 1987 when a man tried to lure me into his bright red sports car (not very low profile). I was only 13. He wanted a 13 year old to get into his car and help him with directions to find a certain address. I knew it sounded wrong so I hid from him inside an enclosed porch letting him think that I was inside one of the homes that I was delivering to. I hid until he left. My parents ended up filing a police report later that day because I didn't go straight home. I didn't want him to follow me there. Later that same summer, someone tried to lure my older brother into their car saying that they were looking for their lost dog. Again they filed a police report. Today, I watch my children very closely and tell them that while there are good people, there are also very bad people. My profession is in the law enforcement field. I do believe that law enforcement is better educated about human trafficking now. I know how rampant human trafficking is and believe that I am one of the lucky ones that escaped it. My heart aches for the families that weren't so lucky.

SouthSider4Life on March 17, 2017:

There is a kidnapper and killer that got away with taking Gosch and Eugene Martin. There are several things that have exacerbated the problems with these difficult cases.

1. The largest paper, the Des Moines Register, had two employees disappear on the job. They did not cover the story like they should have.

2. Gosch's parents have always been awkward and it is reported they haven't had a good relationship with the police. There was bad karma.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on March 11, 2017:

Message To Michael

38 hours ago

who commented this: haven't a clue!

Interesting you're in Des Moines. What's that about?

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on March 11, 2017:

Okay, Michael. I haven't a clue. You want to tell me what you mean by that?

Michael on March 09, 2017: haven't a clue!

oh gosh on February 10, 2017:

well think about it heres a kid who was kidnapped and sold into perverts including cia and top tier goverment, then when he did escape when he was older he became a prostitute for the same type of people.No one believed his mother as there was a cover up.illuminati etc exist.He was brainwashed tortured abused.Maybe he is dead but shit like this happened all over the usa since the 60s and satanic cults are still out there abusing children.

NIcki on January 31, 2017:

I just don't see why he won't come out of hiding, since there are new laws and new ways to protect him. It like they are keeping the drama going and going.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on January 25, 2017:

Aileen: Thank you for your input.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on January 25, 2017:

SwansonJohn: And you should look at the facts and evidence before you make an assumption like that.

SwansonJohn on January 24, 2017:

You people are out of your minds. This boy was kidnapped in 1982 and is probably dead. He wasn't taken by some mysterious pedophile ring, he didn't show up at his mothers house one night for a couple hours and then leave, he was kidnapped and most likely killed. Some of you need to come back to reality and use some common sense.

aileen on January 19, 2017:

no Sara, I did not notice anything like that. I understood that Noreen Gosch (she is dated by her hair and make-up but she would have been seen, at the time, as a very strong, intelligent, and beautiful woman) trained herself into a professional investigator to, her self, go on the search for what ever happened to her son. She was focused and determined. If you listen to what she was able to uncover, you will see that to be self-evident. The FBI weren't doing anything at all to even consider her son a victim of foul play. And she didn't give up the search. It took her a very long time to uncover the truth. Thank goodness for her, as very few even considered the truth. Because of her we have a pretty good picture of the rot that exists at the highest levels of our governing bodies of the so-called leadership power elites, not to mention this exists at the bottom and throughout, as well.

Sara on January 18, 2017:

I don't doubt something horrific happened to this boy, and I applaud her diligence in helping others, but I can't shake the off feeling the mother gives me. Her body language and eye contact in all of her interviews is strange & questionable. Anyone else notice that?

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on January 15, 2017:

They don't care who they hurt. Did you know that one of the "boy victims" identified then VP GHW. Bush as one of the men present at one of the "parties" that the pedophile Franklin would hold in DC?

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on January 15, 2017:


truthseeker on January 13, 2017:

Without netflix we wouldnt have remembered poor Johnny .Many ideas we have, he was sold by his father who had debts to the perverts, maybe the father was part of the nazi satanic cult popular in top tiers of the USA goverment in the 80s and did this in secret behind the mother Noreens back.If he was purchased by Michael Aquino he would have been brainwashed MK ultra style .He would have survived as he was good for selling to other cult members and experimenting perverts .Gosch is a german name.I believe Paul Bonnaci is telling the truth.Not sure if Johhny lives under the identity of Jeff Garron but I believe if it is him he is waiting for certain Bushy people to die before he tells his tale.Rather like the Jimmy Savville scandal.

Alana Ronald on January 08, 2017:

He can't come home. He would be killed with his mother, likely. But we have known about this for years, yet it continues. The obfuscation sounds too eerily similar to that in the JonBenet Ramsey case.

Kathryn Calabrese on January 02, 2017:

I hope that Johnny Gosch is able to return home.

Little Bright Feather on December 22, 2016:

How can the father pretend to be so concerned when he himself set up his own son's kidnapping ? And was the fake Noreen ever discovered why that was done ? The reason behind that could clear up a lot of questions.

*I hope the police Chief and the FBI were prosecuted for their dereliction of duty.

The link to the Foundation should be also put everywhere this story goes, because this kidnapping ring is bigger then ever today. And we all know it goes all the way to the top!

WE also know WHO are the top runners of it and has been since the 1980's. They are top people we see all the time and it cannot get any higher !

Shiyloh Judah on December 20, 2016:

Lean on everyone involved in or connected to the International Child Prostitution Network. There is a weak link somewhere. We need to find that weak link. We need someone with inside knowledge to come forward. Dig up all the names of those involved, lean of Cheryl Mills. Even lean on Loretta Lynch. Neither of these two women look like they are pedophiles, they may only be trying to stay alive. Ask them to come forward.

Cia daughter on December 20, 2016:

Mkultra is real, the house in colorado is real, jg is alive

solareh on December 06, 2016:

Guys, this is "pizza gate" stuff, just FYI. I'm trying to do more research but oh my god there is so much out there. I don't even know anymore.

Sharisika on December 05, 2016:

My heart just ached for Noreen, watching how uncooperative the police, FBI and all those who should have helped bring her son home, were. Then to find out that they were part of this disgusting sex ring. Power from public officials we trust, turned upside down. Shame on them. They will get there's. May God bless Noreen. A one-woman pioneer, who tried to bring justice in a sick perverted power-hungry officials, in the vein of bringing her son home. She suffered verbal abuse and neglect, IMO yet she kept forging forward. I so admire her strength and her spirit. There is a special place in hell for child molesters and may they rot in hell. Shame on them for calling a desperate mother "a loon", when in fact, they were the ones who were efed-up.

Tell The Truth on November 27, 2016:


What is this person's name? Surely you want to protect other children.

Amy on November 26, 2016:

Maxoxam is right and I agree 100%. Why are there not raids against these people who commit these atrocious acts? it doesn't seem right at all. There must be cooperation between the law enforcement/police departments in each town and the parents and family of the victims. There should be agencies that are connected to the law enforcement to capture these criminals. Not enough is being done, and Mr. Gosch is right, if you need to find your child, you need to do it yourself as no one else will help you. This is horrible.

I helped a carpenter I hired to find a nephew in S. America by calling a number to help locate him; he had been missing 5 days. The number was 1 (888) 373-7888. We need more light to be shed on human trafficking--too many missing people, too many suffering families. I cannot imagine the hurt they are going through--and pray it never happens to my own children who are adults now. We need more organizations to take hold of this atrocity, and it frightens me to know that the "higher ups" are involved. I myself will volunteer for this--I have decided to.

Bballdjc on November 22, 2016:

The pedophilia bust has been coming out since 2012, but it is recently hit the US for this year for two major bust. The Wikileaks for Hillary are another part of this huge exposure and yet their own language will be difficult for evidence since their using coding when communicating among each other. These are evil and yet clever in how they hide their transactions. Many of the victims do their dirty work in human and drug trafficking, so we are seeing victims like Paul Bonacci and Alison Olsen being prosecuted for being forced to carry out these criminal acts. The victims will be killed like Tony Boner that was found dead while getting treatment for a small injury to his leg in the hospital.

Kristin on November 21, 2016:

I have done a lot of research ever since I saw the documentary on Netflix. I believe Noreen is telling the truth and there is a lot more corruption and unlawfulness within our own CIA, FBI and political figures. It is so hard to believe at first and many people turn their backs saying it just can't be true. Luckily there are some of us who believe that these atrocities really do happen and can spread the information. Too many people have died in this case who were trying to uncover it and name the key political figures. Some were within the newspapers and our own police forces. There are a lot of sick individuals out there and they need to be stopped. Kudos for Noreen for keeping this story alive and the journalists who keep writing about it. We need to get these peoples names out and let our country know what they are capable of.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on November 06, 2016:

Honeybee: I don't think you understand the complexity of the situation. If he had "come home" then, for good, it would have created a media frenzy that would have endangered himself and others. Plus, he was already enmeshed so deep in the lifestyle, how could he explain himself? I'm sure he continued in illegal activity, of some sort (not pedophilia)...he'd have to explain why. And you know the outcome of that: jail time. He was a victim, and yes, no longer a victim, but he's doing the only thing he knows to do now: stay quite.

Honeybee71 on November 05, 2016:

How is everyone overlooking the obvious here?! THE KID CAME HOME (supposedly) and this "strong" mom just let him leave? Really?! I don't think so.

Katfish57 on November 01, 2016:

This is such a tradgedy! Johnny may be too deep in activity by this age to come forward. But others may be saved. Sweetpeavon you need to make the full name public now. It could be used in a new investigation.

Sweetpeavon on October 24, 2016:

I lived a few blocks from the Goshes.and I recall every detail when Johnny vanished .not long after Eugine Martin also vanished also a Des Moines paper not. I contacted the police about Johnnys case when they showed a sketch of one of the men they believed had taken him. I gave them the guys name full name and was told they would look into it. Then never heard another word on it. Not on tv or anything. To this day I wonder why. And yes Noreen has told the truth . Mr Gosh even commented one time that she was crazy and that Johnny had run away from home. But he had not because when Eugene Martin disappeared witnesses stated that they had seen the same car and men . But as with Johnnys nothing happened .sad .tragic.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on October 23, 2016:

I'm glad to see that so many are reading this article and responding. Keep passing it on so that the truth will get out!

CoreyFeldman on October 23, 2016:

I will be exposing these higher ups in Hollywood in the coming months

Sunny on October 23, 2016:

I'm absolutely horrified by this case. Watched the documentary recently and can't get it out of my head. I believe Noreen. There was way too many unfollowed leads , cover ups by police, negligence by FBI and CIA. Way too many witnesses to these 'higher ups' for it not to be true. High powered society is a law to itself. It sickens me to the core.

The sex industry is apparently the biggest profit making business in the world. Too little has been done to protect vulnerable girls and boys from this evil business. The western world has done nothing but promote the sex trade. Greed is the root of all evil.

However I do believe the good will always prevail. Keep your story going Noreen you are an inspiration. I believe Johnny will tell his story one day.Its never too late.

God love you.

LikeHeavenSent on October 21, 2016:

The Johnny Gosch case was the beginning of a series of criminal activity through the CIA, Temple of Set, and the government for human and drug trafficking. There is confirmation that Jeffery Gannon is Johnny Gosch through scars and a birthmark on his body. Paul Bonacci and Alisha Owens seen Johnny alive in the late 80s before they both went to jail for involvement to sexual assault and drug trafficking. They program these children into an occult for working CIA operations of illegal activity. I believe that Jeffery Gannon intentionally kept this initials the same for giving a message to Noreen. He is also involved to the White House directly and this is what puts him at great risk. I hope someone kidnaps him and deprograms him for becoming a witness like many of the victims. There is enough evidence to prosecute these criminals of the Illuminati Satanist Occut members. I would like to see our government overturned also.

Jm on October 17, 2016:

This is the best thing a mother can do. Open the eyes to everyone else who is blinded by what goes on with sex trafficking and pedophiles. I think she is one of the strongest mothers I have ever heard about. Not backing down for shit. I think we have more good people in this world. We can get these bastards out of here. Not just in jail but they deserve the death penalty. No second chances. These are our kids.. If we give the death penalty to anyone who murders kids can you imagine how many other kids will be saved. Even if they don't have parents to fight for them, this still shouldn't happen. And for the kids who go missing, and parents keep quiet is just horrible. I wouldn't care what would happen to me. Someone takes my kids, you better believe I'll be after your ass. Only if we can find a Dexter... Wouldn't that be great... How many kids will not be taken from a family. How many siblings wouldn't be torn apart. Someone knows someone who knows something or has seen something. They will hopefully start talking and doing the right thing. I believe this will stop. I say we should start taking extra steps.... I wouldn't list what we should be doing because someone reading this could possibly be the ones who kidnaps. And yes I am always paranoid but we have sick shits who read up on kids they kidnap. But I say we should start fighting back.. Maybe someone in the ring will start offing the pieces of shits... Because that's what they are!!!!!

Bballdjc on October 14, 2016:

I have done extensive research regarding Johnny Gosch and many kids like him. If you look into the Franklin Coverup and find out about Kathy O'Brien is one of these kids raised into a satanist occult family that allows their kids to be sexually abused and programmed. Also, Johnny's dad could of been one of these kids himself growing up into an occult or involved to the people associated with this newspaper company. The question remains to ...Why didn't Johnny's father go out that morning to deliver papers and who wanted Johnny to get this newspaper job? Often these seeds are planted into a child's mind and I bet his father is 100% responsible for setting this entire event up that morning. Someotimes kids are killed due to sexual deviation and sometimes they are kidnapped for human and drug trafficing. It is now coming out about the pedophilia rings involved to high profiled people in our government, justice system, and through many affiliations with children welfare such as foster care and juvenile detentions. You have to look into the responsible parties and it will help you to understand how the cases are linking together. Jon Bonnet and her father being involved to the intelligence of the CIA. This is all involved to the Temple of Set with association to the military and CIA for using MK Ultra programming of children and their victims. This is building through generations of people being programmed and offspring of running this occult...Because who in their right mind would participate in sexually abusing and murdering children.

Bballdjc on October 14, 2016:

I have done extensive research regarding Johnny Gosch and many kids like him. If you look into the Franklin Coverup and find out about Kathy O'Brien is one of these kids raised into a satanist occult family that allows their kids to be sexually abused and programmed. Also, Johnny's dad could of been one of these kids himself growing up into an occult or involved to the people associated with this newspaper company. The question remains to ...Why didn't Johnny's father go out that morning to deliver papers and who wanted Johnny to get this newspaper job? Often these seeds are planted into a child's mind and I bet his father is 100% responsible for setting this entire event up that morning.

Amomtoo on October 13, 2016:

Noreen is one strong lady! Kudos to you Noreen for keeping the memory of your son alive and trying to find the truth on what really happened. I am about the same age as Johnny.. I grew up hearing of his disappearance, I am from Kitchener Ontario Canada... your is known up here. I consider myself a strong woman who has been through a lot. I lost my daughter to suicide 13 yrs ago. She was only 13 she was sexually abused, bullied .. couldn't live with what had happen to her. She turned to drugs to end her pain. Losing a child is so hard ... I know why she took her life, do I agree or understand it completely no.

Can't tell you how much strength and courage to tell your story helped me. I tell my story when I can in hopes that it may help a grieving family member or a person thinking about ending their life.

Keep sharing your story

Agatha Conroy on September 27, 2016:

This is the most haunting case that I've ever read about it. This young boy's childhood and teenage years were stolen from him. If he is still alive and ever came forward, it would make national news and shock everybody. These psychos are probably dead now, so I would think it would be safe to come out of hiding. What a sad and tragic story.

Bballdjc on September 19, 2016:

I watched the Netflix "Who Took Johnny" and this was a puzzle that I needed to research. So many connecting pieces for human trafficing for an occult satanist called " The Temple of Set" is involved to our military, government, justice, catholic church, and the royal family. It was brought up about the royal family being involved with 12 children and turned up missing. This occult's mission is to use MK Ultra programming on children when their young for becoming CIA and placed in positions for controlling many government agencies that we see today. The sexual abuse is only for assisting with programming these children into total submission and humilation for mind control purposes. They use them for human and drug trafficing. We are witnessing today in our government the reasons why justice isn't working and people getting away with crimes like 911 because of the many layers of people involved with this occult for being mind controlled. We have to demand for removing judges and finding a way of overturning our government right now.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on September 19, 2016:


You are right. There is a cover up. But I guarantee it's not the mother. The Dad seems to be the one who was acting weird. If you read "Why Johnny Can't Come Home" you'll get the full story. It was self published and hard to find, but it tells the story.

kevin o on September 18, 2016:

I just came across this story and read through all of the facts and details. am gonna go out on a limb, but something dosent add up quite right with the mother. I think some how some ways she knows way more than shes saying or she was involved with the disappearance and cover up. the fact the father went on every newspaper route except for the one he was abducted should raise a whole bunch of flags and then their response to everything is very strange to say the least. I know i will be booed here and anywhere else I say this, but i seek the truth and the story people are believing leads straight to a cover up. I hope someone will pop up who can expose the truth

Awakening on September 13, 2016:

This has been going on for years... It's time we all stop closing our eyes and wishing and pretending these things are not true... These sick people need to be brought to justice o don't care who they are or what they do... They are out there... And children are out there scared... How could anyone NOT believe this???? Please it's time to wake up! Johnny it's ok to come back ... You have to.. Help us get these people help us save all of the other children... We are listening! We are ready to fight with you and protect you!

Denise on September 10, 2016:

This was done by no neighbor. It stinks to high heaven of a conspiracy cover-up from the police department all the way up. Which to me is a more plausible reason than herion for Johnny not to be able to come home.......ever. How is it that the police department say a lead is dead, but never follow up or investigated it?

Dan.DM.z on September 09, 2016:

I haven't seen anybody talking about an investigation about potential sex offenders in the area. Most likely this kid was abducted by a neighbor, killed and buried in the backyard but everybody got obsessed w conspiracy theories. Dad got fed up w that and probably ended up divorcing Noreen. Usually the last person to see him usually was the one involved. Another kid dissapeared in the area and they still think it was a pedophile sex ring accross the continent, meanwhile the true pedophile was having the time of his life. Somebody in the neighborhood should go back and start from zero on his investigation.

Noel C on September 09, 2016:

I am heartbroken for Noreen..what a courageous brave strong lady. Sadly, at the time her son was stolen, the police and other authority figures frowned on strong ladies (her son had been stolen and they were overlooking important facts! Plus, child trafficking was not yet much heard of and no one wanted to recognize it hiding their heads in the sand!) But to expose something, it takes the bravery of Noreen Goesh and John Walsh (Adam Walsh's Dad) to be brave warriors and bring public attention to not only what happened to their children and in the hopes of finding what happened to them, but the sordid facts and the bigger picture that caused their children to be taken by these sick evil people. Noreen, God Bless are not a loon..and you know that as does everyone else! You are a strong strong brave woman fighting for her son. Noreen, my prayer is your John will come home soon! I watched the documentary on Netflix and it broke my heart and I cried for you and your husband and for John. Shame on the police at that time involved in the case. I will pray for John every day and pray he is able to come home soon!

Jimmy jnr on September 08, 2016:

A similar story happened in Ireland about forty years ago were a young girl disappeared in Ballyshannon County Donegal, I say the stories are similar because there was a botched police investigation and a politician that was heavily linked with the cover up

Dumb founded on September 08, 2016:

All I have to say is. It reads like a horribly writen suspense book. Really? He came but for a few hours. But she knew it was him. Is name was written in a bathroom. But she knew it was his. A women saw him for a 1/2 a second. But they Knew it was him. Others new about him. But could Not Say where he was Now.

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on September 08, 2016:

You can watch the abridged story about this on Netflix.

Search "Who Took Johnny". It is a very good documentary.

Joan on September 07, 2016:

Im wondering if the Ramsey case is connected? Its been said its to be belueved it was higher up-military. Run Johnny. Keep extra eye out on our children

Darin on September 07, 2016:

I've seen somethings, read somethings about this.. I remember seeing John's face on a milk carton while eating cereal in the morning.

What I have not seen is how was John's family life up to that Sunday morning. How did he get along with his father, mother and half siblings?

Id like to see a police report on interviewing John's closes friends at the time. Is there one? Also an interview with John's half siblings. Is there one?

Besides his family, who saw him last. What was the duration of time between Sunday morning and the last time his friends saw him?

On that Sunday morning did witnesses hear him scream for help. Plenty of people seen him, but did anyone hear his voice?

Can everyone that saw him that Sunday morning 100% verify that who they saw was him?

On that Sunday morning was his dog tied to the wagon on his leash. Where was the dog at and how was he/she placed? Was this normal?

Who were the parents involved with up to that Sunday morning. Were there any visitors at the home in recent time that had not been seen before, or after John's disappearance?

Did police or any law enforcement look into checking and savings accounts owned by his parents. Did they check credit card purchases up to that Sunday morning. Is there a timeline on the parents whereabouts up to that Sunday morning?

From what I have seen and read, this case took a week to move forward. I have never read anything about this case working back from the time John came up missing.

Hard to have an opinion when so many loose ends.

Teresa on September 06, 2016:

This story has made me afraid of the dark for over 34yrs .I was a Des Moines Register and Tribune Paper carrier too, I well aware of both abductions, my mother made us quit delivering not long after Eugene Martin and I don't remember what kind of car the two men drove but it was a convertible like a Buick or Nova they couldn't get us because my brother in law was always with us, I've lived in GA for 32yrs I pray everyday for these families. Out of curiosity did anyone find out if the man responsible for the latest young man could have any thing to do with this I believe he is in jail in Minnesota

Aerolvr0326 on September 06, 2016:

I'm wondering with the social media now if Johnny is able to communicate with Noreen anonomously..I sure hope so.

StudentAtCHS on September 06, 2016:

I have to do an essay on a captivity story and I think I'm gonna do it on this one. Thanks for the information. Do you have any links to more about this story that would provide me with more information about the actual captivity part?

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on September 06, 2016:

Linda Lou, you don't have to believe her. Just know that there are many things in this country that "have a lid on it". Not once has her story wavered.

Grateful Gee on September 05, 2016:

Saw Netflix documentary and I believe Noreen. Yes I would seem very crazy too to a lot of people if I had to survive without one of my 3 children. I think she's very calm and driven. I'm not sure that I would be this patient or kind to Bonnaci.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but unless you are in her situation you will never know how she feels or how you would react in her case. My heart goes out to her and I am so grateful that my kids survived childhood. I feel guilty myself because many times I took them to the beach and would fall asleep. Or went to Disneyland and left them there in their teens. Gosh I'm so grateful that I have my healthy kids because this could happen to anyone.

God bless you Noreen for fighting so hard for all of us.

Linda Lou on September 05, 2016:

There is something about her... I don't believe her ...

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on September 04, 2016:

Jordy, he just can't. He's done too much. And is not the same kid. It's like a dream, I imagine.

Jordy hammond on September 03, 2016:

I don't understand why Johnny doesn't come forth now. He's a adult now surely the people that did this are to old to hold him back how. Unless he's not in his right mind,or he's dead.sad and tragic story.

LisaMC on September 03, 2016:

So heartbreaking ! Sick world we live in!

Agatha Conroy on August 30, 2016:

This has got to be one of the most horrible, perplexing cases that I've every heard. This poor mother has gone through hell & back and deserves some sort of peace & closure. All I can say is, these people that committed these terrible crimes will pay a high price when they meet their maker. I'm a firm believer in that! God help their souls, because we are all here a short time, but once we are deceased, that's for eternity. I hope Johnny Gosch is still alive and has access to the internet and can somehow get in contact with his mother again. God bless him and his mother. on August 13, 2016:

So sad i was living in omaha nebraska and we went door 2 door with flyers and talking about his disapoerance.The mother is a angel

Annette Thomas (author) from United States on August 09, 2016:

terry, I have no newsletter.

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