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Derrick Bird Murders

Related to Jacob, Esau and the Tribes of Israel

Derrick Bird Murders

June 5 (Day 156, Dropping):  On June 2, 2010, Derrick Bird, a taxi driver in England, committed 12 murders and shot 11 other people before killing himself.  He rode through the countryside of Cumbria in northwestern England shooting people in the face while 42 law enforcement personnel with helicopters were unable to reach him.  He used his hunting guns, a .22 rifle with a telescopic sight and a shotgun.  He knew some of his victims, while others were strangers. His first victim was his twin brother, who was shot in his bed before 6 AM in Lampugh.  Then he killed the family lawyer.  He drove to his taxi stand in Whitehaven where he killed a friend, who was a taxi driver, and shot another.  He went down the coast to the south where he stopped along the way and killed others, including a retired security guard of a nuclear plant, a biker, a married couple, and a farmer's son.  As the police were closing in, he killed himself in a field in Boot.

Police and acquaintances struggled to make sense of it all.  Derrick was described by everyone as quite and likable.  However, he was a taxi driver because he was fired from his job at a nuclear plant for stealing paint.  And he was barred from a flight to Thailand after fighting a fellow traveler in the airport because the man said he was cheap.  He traveled to Thailand three times a year along with friends to visit prostitutes there.  The day before the shootings, he had a row with his fellow taxi drivers.  He also had just learned that his twin brother, who was five minutes older, had received  £25,000 as a gift from his father before his death, and that money was supposed to be deducted from his inheritance when his mother died.  That apparently aroused Derrick's jealousy.  And Derrick was afraid he was about to be arrested and sent to jail for income tax evasion.  He thought his brother and the family lawyer were going to turn him in.  When this all came to a head, he went on the shooting rampage.  He was born on the Full Moon October 8, 1957 in the Cumbria region.

Relation to 12 Tribes of Israel

So, the story of Derrick Bird and his twin brother, David, is similar to the story of Jacob and Esau.  Esau became jealous and bitter after his father Isaac gave Jacob the inheritance.  Esau became a terrorist and father of the Edomites, while Jacob became the father of the Tribes of Israel.  Derrick killed 12 people and then himself to symbolize the 12 Tribes of Israel, of which there are actually 13, counting Ephraim and Manasseh.

Relation to the Great Holy Spirit Awakening of Keswick

Derrick Bird's rampage in Cumbria region of England was a big deal on the world stage.  First, the name, Derrick, points to the derrick of an oil rig and to the oil leak from the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.  Louisiana is in the region of Simeon, who was a criminal.  It also corresponds to Scorpius, the sign of Satan.  The name, Bird, is also a reminder of the sign of the nighthawk on the weather map that heralded the fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.  Derrick Bird was also born on the Full Moon, like the class of nightjars that mate, lay their eggs, and have their eggs hatched on the Full Moon (ref. May 30).  And Cumbria, where Derrick Bird was raised and where the murders occurred, is the home of the Lake District.  Keswick, which is about 10 miles from Lampugh where the first shooting occurred, is the famed home of the beginning of the great awakening of the Holy Spirit in the 1870's that led to the recognition of the rightful place of the Holy Spirit in the Church as well as pentecostal apostasy.

Relation to Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship

The Derrick Bird murders were also related to the British anti-Semitic backlash after Israeli commandos killed 9 activists in a raid on a Turkish ship that was trying to break Israel's blockade of Gaza to deliver aid to the Palestinians.  The incident occurred before dawn on May 31 two days before Bird's shooting spree.  The activists on the ship attacked the Israeli commandos with clubs.  As the Israeli commandos fired upon the activists, five of the nine killed were shot in the head, just as Derrick Bird shot his victims in the head.  Furthermore, the Gaza aid ship was the work of the Prostitute of Babylon, who sponsors world peace for Satan.  Israel's shooting of the peace activists symbolized the punishment of the Prostitute of Babylon, which correlates to the oil leak in that it symbolizes the Judgment of the Prostitute of Babylon.  And Derrick Bird was born in 1957, where 57 corresponds to Zebulun and the Palestinians at Gaza.

Relation to Joran van der Sloot

In the midst of the uproar over the oil leak, the Israeli raid on the Gaza aid ship, and the Derrick Bird murders, another murder gained world attention.  The body of Stephany Flores, 21, was found in a hotel in Lima, Peru in the room rented by Joran van der Sloot, who had previously been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.  The body of Flores was found the day of the Derrick Bird murders.  She had a broken neck from being hit over the head.

Van der Sloot checked into the hotel in Lima on May 14, 2010, which is the anniversary of the birth of Israel on May 14, 1948.  Stephany's father was 48.  Van der Sloot was seen on video leaving a casino with Flores and a hotel employee saw him entering the hotel with Flores early on the morning of May 30, the day before the Israeli raid on the Gaza aid ship.  That was also the fifth anniversary of the last sighting of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared May 30, 2005.  Natalee Holloway was from Alabama (ref. July 6, 2005), which is one of the states hit by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Peru is in the region of South America that corresponds to Israel in Asia.  It is in the region of Ephraim and Manasseh (map), which corresponds to Gemini (map).  Van der Sloot fled south along the coast into Chile, where he was apprehended in a taxi in Vina del Mar on June 3.


May 30, 2005 Natalee Holloway last seen alive
May 14, 2010 Joran van der Sloot checks in Lima, Peru hotel room 309
May 30, 2010 Early AM, Stephany Flores seen entering hotel with van der Sloot
May 31, 2010 Israel commandos kill 9 on Gaza aid ship, 5 shot in head
June 1, 2010 Derrick Bird row with fellow taxi drivers
June 2, 2010 Derrick Bird murders 12, injures 11, and kills self in Cumbria, England
June 2, 2010 Body of Stephany Flores found in van der Sloot's hotel room
June 2, 2010 Umpire Jim Joyce's bad call cost Detroit pitcher, Armando Galarraga, a perfect game
June 3, 2010 Joran van der Sloot captured in a taxi in Vina del Mar, Chile


Derrick Bird's 12 murders in the Cumbria region of England along with the murder of his twin brother was a symbol of Esau's  cursing of Jacob as well as the 12 Tribes of Israel.  The row that fueled the killing spree was a dispute over the family inheritance.  At the time, Great Britain's politicians were also in an uproar over Israel's killing of peace activists on a Gaza sid ship.  Great Britain is the home of British Petroleum, the company responsible for the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.  The name, Derrick, is associated with an oil derrick, and the name, Bird, is associated with the image of the nighthawk on the weather picture that heralded the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion.

The British politicians along with others all over the world, including the US, made a bad call about Israel over the incident involving the Gaza aid ship.  The result was cursing from the Abrahamic Covenant (Gen 12:3).  The activists on the Gaza aid ship were empowered by the Prostitute of Babylon.  The nine who were killed corresponds to the Plagues of Egypt and the number of men on a baseball team.  The activists attacked the Israeli commandos who boarded the ship with clubs, the preferred weapon of Baal and Babylon.  Joran van der Sloop also allegedly killed Stephany Flores with some kind of club.  Derrick Bird was chased by 42 law enforcement officers, where 42 stands for Baal.  Joran van der Sloop was staying in hotel room 309, which stands for the Judgment (300) of the Plagues of Egypt.  The hotel was in Lima, Peru, which corresponds to the location of Israel in Asia and to the Tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh and to Gemini.

During the week of the Israeli raid on the Gaza ship, the Derrick Bird murders, and the murder of Stephany Flores, the Sun was n Taurus, which corresponds to the locations of Great Britain and the Netherlands.  Van der Sloop is Dutch.  He lived in Aruba and went to college in the Netherlands.  The name, Stephany is also associated with the crown of a king, which corresponds to Taurus.  Derrick Bird shot his victims in the face.  The Israeli commandos shot 5 of the 9 who were killed in the head.  And Stephany Flores was killed by a blow to the head that broke her neck.  Snakes are killed by crushing their heads.  All of the shootings and murders had one thing in common.  They all symbolized the judgment of the Prostitute of Babylon, as did the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.  The murders were the work of Satan, who is making a big push to isolate and destroy Israel prior to the Second Advent of Jesus Christ when Satan will be doomed.


1.  "Cumbria shooting rampage suspect's 'body found'," BBC News, June 2, 2010.
2.  "Van der Sloot arrives at Lima police headquarters," CNN, June 5, 2010.

Released May 30, 2010

Author:  Larry Wood