Pierre Plantard and World War 2

Questions and Answers

Paul Smith

24 June 2015

1) – Is it true that Pierre Plantard came across a Masonic secret written on a text during World War 2 when France was occupied by the Nazis?

There is no evidence for this. Even if Plantard ever made such a claim, he could never be trusted because he was a proven pathological liar and a charlatan. A Wartime French Police Investigation into Plantard's activities arrived at such a very conclusion. For example, the “organisation” Plantard founded called the Alpha Galates only existed on paper.

Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln published The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy in 1982 and in 1985 respectively – these were both spurious and unreliable books where Pierre Plantard's claims were not put to the full critical test – Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh never mentioned the World War 2 Police Reports on Pierre Plantard that were lodged in the Paris Prefecture of Police available for public inspection.

The information contained in the World War 2 Police Reports on Pierre Plantard was checked and verified to be factual by Laurent 'Octonovo' Buchholtzer in his article “La Généalogie de Pierre Plantard” (published in Actes du Colloque de Rennes-le-Château 2012, pages 67-71, Editions de l'Oeil du Sphinx, 2013)

2) – Would there have been a link between Pierre Plantard and Rennes-le-Château during World War 2 ?

There is no evidence that Pierre Plantard had any knowledge about Rennes-le-Château before the mid-1960s.

Rennes-le-Château was never mentioned by Pierre Plantard during the 1940s or during the 1950s. Pierre Plantard collaborated with Gérard de Sède about Gisors in 1962 and Rennes-le-Château was never mentioned in that situation. Pierre Plantard first started writing about Rennes-le-Château with Gérard de Sède in 1966 and this was linked to his claims to be descended from the Merovingians (something he had never claimed before).

3) – But isn't the “Shepherdess, No Temptation parchment” genuine and wasn't this discovered by Bérenger Saunière?

Absolutely not. The text of the “Shepherdess, No Temptation” parchment was copied from a Latin passage found in a version of the Vulgate dating from between 1889-1954. The decoded “Shepherdess, No Temptation” message itself is written in modern 1960s French and is not 18th century French as originally claimed during the 1960s (and Plantard went on to claim this parchment was a forgery during the late 1960s, repeating it was a forgery during the 1990s).

4) – What about the connection between Pierre Plantard, his possible Masonic secret and the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) ?

There is no affinity or connection between the United Grand Lodge of England and the Grand Orient of France – the two Masonic bodies originated from different backgrounds, have opposing histories and hold contradictory beliefs. A comparison between French and British Freemasonry cannot be made.