Enchanted forests and white plastered towers of castles that are too beautiful to be true… these are the images that we cannot get out of our brain when we think of the classical Disney animation movies. They speak of sugar coated fairytales with poor little children that are held captive by a malicious uncle or evil stepmother, and they always end with “…and they lived happily ever after.”
Many of us know by now that the original story of the fairytales that the Disney animators tend to use is a bit more grim than what they show us – in fact – the stories by the Grimm brothers can be downright gruesome and they hardly ever have a happy ending! Still, they are only fairytales. Thank God, you would say. Because… it would be sheer horror if Cinderella’s jealous stepsisters really existed and, just like in the original story, would cut off parts of their feet in order to fit into the tiny glass slipper, right?
Still, in the Netherlands, we recently made a discovery that will chill you to the bone. We found a tv series and the youth book it originates from, that are shrouded in dark mystery, yet they touch reality in such an eerie way, that after weeks of research, we can still hardly fathom what is unveiled in front of our eyes. I strongly believe that the Lord wants to say something with this. And even if our research on this topic will be forced to settle with an open ending, we cannot do anything else but conclude that nothing is what it seems in the Netherlands.
It was the first week of November when my good friend Marjolein and I were roaming a huge forest around a fairytale-like estate in the eastern part of the Netherlands. We had heard the testimony of an SRA victim, about human hunting parties of the elite, in these woods. As a vulnerable and tormented child, this woman barely survived.
We decided on doing a prayer walk – right there – for healing of the victims and to put a stop to these horrors, that still are taking place on different locations all over the world. We ended up praying for the Netherlands, and while we were at it, we started comparing our relatively carefree and protected childhood years with the dramatic beginning of the life of any given SRA survivor. We were loved by our families, the cares of the world didn’t press on us and we had fun. We can look back at lunchbreaks in the schoolyard, where we were dancing and singing old Dutch children’s songs…
Don’t ask me why, but somehow Marjolein and I ended up doing a Zoom call with my dear friend Jessie Czebotar. Right there, in the middle of that forest, we shared our ideas with her about “doing something” with those children’s songs. It didn’t take long before Jessie and I were discussing the possibility of telling more about our childhood memories in the Netherlands on Right On Radio, with Jeff Ramsperger.
Of course, this needed some planning. So Marjolein and I started searching for old fashioned nursery rhymes on the internet. Our telephone conversation must have sounded quite odd, with a lot of giggling and searching for words while singing the songs we sometimes only half remembered. After a while we stumbled upon this song:
At that point, Marjolein stopped me and said, “do you remember – there is this tv series from the early eighties, De Zevensprong…” Yes, I remembered that series. How could I ever forget? It was the most mysterious and suspenseful thing that was on tv, back then. “You know – De Zevensprong strongly reminds me of Het Ronde Huis (the Round House) in Nunspeet,” Marjolein continued. “Wow,” I said, “those are exactly my thoughts,” and I was serious about that, because at the very instant that she mentioned the Round House, I was thinking the same thing!
The Round House was a structure in the Netherlands, that was built in 1907. It was shrouded in mystery and situated in an extensive forest area called De Veluwe. The Round House was the property of one Frank van Vloten (1858-1930), alias The Black Devil. He was an exorbitantly rich and well connected landscape engineer, who was doing a lot of experimenting on forestry and landscape design. He was a big employer in that region. Many people from the village of Nunspeet were living in poverty but found work thanks to mr. van Vloten. For that, the man was honored, but he was also greatly feared by the villagers. He cursed a lot, he was always dressed in black, rode a black horse and often carried a shotgun that he used to shoot everything suspicious around him that moved. Van Vloten gave his employees the strangest assignments: he would let them remove a hill and then create a new one only a few meters next to it. Or he would let them dig the shape of a rice field, without letting them put rice plants in the ground.
Frank van Vloten was the treasurer of the so-called Heidemaatschappij (Moorland Society), an association that gave advice on forestry, soil improvement and the cultivation of wastelands. Honorary chairman of this foundation was Prince Hendrik, the husband of Queen Wilhelmina. He and mr. van Vloten were good friends. Actually, mr. van Vloten had many friends in higher circles. Among them were Dutch and German (!) captains of industry, royals and politicians. He would collect them from the railway station with a small private, horse drawn tram, that brought them to the Round House. There he held parties with brandy, cigars and expensive dinners.
There were also young girls, and the distinguished guests were encouraged to treat them in any way they liked. These girls weren’t free, they were used as sex slaves. An eye witness once saw how a lady in mourning dress, with a black veil in front of her face, would leave the train at Nunspeet railway station, together with a handful of girls, also veiled and dressed in black. The lady was supporting the girls by holding them by the arm – the perfect picture of a “family” that was on their way back home from a funeral. Nobody would sit with them in the train or would dare to bother them, and when they were getting off the train, nobody noticed that these girls were drugged, which caused them to have trouble walking. The person who was waiting for them to embark upon the little private tram was, of course, mr. van Vloten. His shotgun was never absent and his intimidating behavior was effectively keeping away curious villagers from the scene.
More houses were built by the elite in the forested, central part of the Netherlands. For instance, in 1861, King Willem III had a lodge built just west of the village of Hoog Soeren, the so-called Aardhuis. Officially it was meant for meetings of the military and for hunting. But also there many young girls were sexually abused. It may not surprise you that no records are left of what was done to the girls that were kept against their will in the Aardhuis and the Round House. Most of the eye witness reports have come from Johan Montenberg, whose mother apparently has had a hand in supplying the children. She was a socialite and friends with the Van Vlotens. As a child, Johan has visited the Round House about three times, and when he was around 18, he was an unintentional witness of something horrific that only later made sense to him. It caused him to start researching…
What he saw as a young man, were 8 to 10 young girls between ages 10 and 15, sitting on resting chairs at the rear side of an abandoned estate a few tens of miles away from the Round House. They were holding their feet in boxes of sand, because they just were ‘treated’ by a doctor. This doctor had mutilated their feet into so-called lotus feet, by removing several bones and toes. This way, their feet would fit into the smallest thinkable high heeled doll-shoes… it caused them to lose the ability to walk. Many atrocities have taken place in the Round House. Underaged girls from different nationalities were kept prison in small rooms. They were abused sexually and physically by the visitors of the estate, and not surprisingly, Frank van Vloten was known as the cruelest of all gentlemen that gathered there. The people of Nunspeet, the village nearby, were hard working, pious Christians. They didn’t talk a lot, but people have testified about them, locking Van Vloten up in the basement of his house and subsequently liberating girls from the staircase, who were jammed there, between the bars of the banister.
Also dark rituals were held in the forest of the estate. They were believed to be linked to the German Order, which preceded the Thule Society, and according to eye witnesses they involved hooded men and women, young girls, a stone altar, initiations and human sacrifices. To make the occult elements to this story more complete, some researchers are claiming that Van Vloten was actually creating a figure in the landscape close to the Round House that resembles the Germanic god Woden. This figure has only one eye, which is the exact location of the house.
While researching the Round House, Marjolein and I could not help but sense that this story was oozing Luciferian Brotherhood. Our hunch was confirmed in more than one way: people who have been involved in serious research on this subject have been harassed by the BVD (Dutch Secret Service, until its name changed into AIVD in 2002). Houses were broken into, files got lost and the researchers were told to stop digging. One of them even had to escape the country. He has relocated in Canada and everybody who can think rationally, combining hard facts with history, knows that there is more to this… much more. In 1916 for instance, human remains were found on the grounds around the Round House and in 1917 a dead girl was recovered from the soil. Police investigations after these discoveries were stopped in 1924, though, by the authorities. Still, even in 1982, several bones were dug up from the same grounds.
Apart from that though, hardly any evidence remains of what happened in the Round House. And still, every once in a while, blogs or articles from known sceptics are published – and even from a Satanist – in order to debunk all the findings regarding the house, like the fact that there has been a system of tunnels underneath it.
There is a lot more to learn about the Round House, and others have already documented their studies in books or on websites. These are two of them:
I won’t repeat in my blog what already has been documented by others. Instead, I would like to take you back to the story of De Zevensprong. So both Marjolein and I felt a strong association with the Round House when thinking of that tv production: there is an evil lord of a manor. There is a carriage with black horses and a driver who is rude, always cursing and always dressed in black. There is a ten-year-old boy, held hostage in the manor by the evil lord (who is his uncle). People from the nearby village, schoolchildren and their teacher are involved in a plan to liberate the child. Besides that, themes like magic, numerology and the fine line between reality and fantasy are playing a prominent role in the story.
The Dutch are generally level-headed people, so also Marjolein and I kept the strong possibility in mind that this all could be nothing more than a handful of coincidences. While we were still on the phone, I scrolled through the lyrics of the song De Zevensprong once again. Then my eye was caught by something that was written underneath it. Of each song on that website there was a note of its time and place of origin. The first record of this particular song was found in a children’s song book called Nederlandse Baker- en Kinderrijmen, published in 1871 by one Johannes van Vloten (1818-1883). This man appeared to be the very father of… Frank van Vloten, owner of the Round House!
As you can imagine, now the story had our undivided attention. So many questions evolved… like, who in the world wrote this tv series?
Its story apparently originated in a youth novel, written by the famous Dutch author Tonke Dragt (born in Batavia, now Jakarta, on November 12, 1930). We needed to focus on her and her life – that much was clear – but not a whole lot has been written about mrs. Dragt. She spent her youth in what now is Indonesia and she has been a prisoner together with her mother and sisters in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War. After the war they moved to the Netherlands and she decided to study art in The Hague. The books she wrote can mostly be found in the genres of fantasy and mystery, and more than one of her book titles contain occult elements.
About what lead to the emergence of her book De Zevensprong, mrs. Dragt is relatively vague: once, in the forties, after the war, she was on a vacation in the province of Gelderland, close to the village of Gorssel and there she found a place where six roads intersected. She said that she had been wondering, whilst looking at that crossing, how it would be if there was a hidden seventh road on an intersection like this, like in the song. Later, in 1966, she was asked by the Association for National Education to write a youth novel in honor of their 100 year’s anniversary and for that occasion she decided to use the subject of the six/seven way intersection as an inspiration.
We couldn’t help but notice that in 1967, right after the publication of the book, the Round House was demolished… the reason was, allegedly, that the building was in a deplorable state, but right before that, between 1961 and 1966, it was still good enough to be used by Stichting Steun Evangelisch Herstel, an evangelical organization that had turned it into a holiday village for poor families from Rotterdam (a handful of barracks had been added to the premises).
The strange discoveries kept on coming. For instance, the name of the manor in De Zevensprong series, where the evil lord was keeping his nephew hostage, was called Het Trappenhuis (The House of Stairs)! And to make things even more mysterious, in the scene that introduces the poor child to the public, he is sitting on the stairs, staring down into the camera through the bars of the banister. Remember from what kind of place the girls in the Round House were rescued by the villagers of Nunspeet…!
The most prominent question that keeps on surfacing during our research is probably: How is it possible that Tonke Dragt has written a book that reminds Marjolein and me so much of the Round House and the things that happened there? Back in the sixties, she didn’t have access to the internet, and even if there had been internet back then, no information on this subject was available, simply because no research projects on this topic had been started yet. So if she was thinking of the Round House while writing De Zevensprong, how did she get her information? And what was the reason why she alluded to this subject?
Another aspect of De Zevensprong that evokes questions, is the fact that the story contains several situations in which the characters display more than one personality. For instance, there is this inapproachable teenager, who’s recklessly driving around on his moped. He calls himself the Brozem. At times however, he is an entirely different boy, going by the name Roberto, who has no recollection of the wild teenager with the moped. You can actually see him switch personalities a couple of times, and this is only one example of this phenomenon. In fact, there is so much emphasis on Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), that it almost looks like the creator of the story is promoting it. Mind you, a character called Aunt Willemijn actually says: “Doesn’t every useful human being have more than one personality?”
Let me remind you of the fact that the original novel was written in 1966. So technically there was a possibility that MK Ultra was involved in this story and the way the characters are playing with fantasy and reality, white and black magic, fear and the meaning of numbers is making that quite plausible indeed. But what was the purpose of it and how much of it was the idea of the author and how much was from the hand of the director, Karst van der Meulen?
Translation of the scene in which teacher Frans van der Steg (who has just moved to the village) gets acquainted with the local magician, mister Thomtidom. Watch from minute mark 11:15 to the 16:40 minute mark in episode ESSENCE AND ILLUSION:
Mr. Thomtidom: “Just press the door and come in! Welcome, welcome, welcome! I’m happy you came.”
Teacher Frans: “Is this to show your guests that appearances are deceptive?”
Thomtidom: “Very astute, young man. Come with me. We have already met, so formalities are not needed.”
Frans: “Well… I know your name. But you don’t know me yet, do you?”
Thomtidom: “I know that your name is Frans van der Steg, you are a teacher, you’re 24 years old, 5 feet 10 tall and you’re a redhead.”
Frans: “Huh, the latter was easy to guess.”
Thomtidom: “But for the colorblind, your hair could just as well have been green. Still, I like that red color of your hair. I really like it. Come, coffee is ready.”
Frans: “Is that tent really your dwelling?”
Thomtidom: “It’s true that the facade of that house is an illusion and that this shelter better suits the essence of my being. But frankly, I don’t know myself totally yet, although I have studied psychology and philosophy.”
Frans: “That sounds intellectual! I thought you were a magician.”
Thomtidom: “That is my essential profession. White Magic, mostly, although I sometimes feel compelled to resort to Black Art. But don’t let that scare you, mr. Van der Steg. Come inside. Please, sit down. What are you thinking of?”
Frans: “I can hardly believe that you are really living here. It’s quite a peculiar environment.”
Thomtidom: “It is always difficult to keep essence and illusion separate. Sugar?”
Frans: “Eh, no, only milk, please.”
Thomtidom: “By the way, did you pass by the Seven Way Intersection?”
Frans: “Yes. Oh yes, that’s what I was intending to ask: why is it called the Seven Way Intersection, since it has only six roads.”
Thomtidom: “That is a profound question. Tell me, how many roads meet at a bifurcation?”
Frans: “Eh… three? Yes… one road that splits into two new roads. That makes three in total.”
Thomtidom: “And how many roads meet at a three way intersection?”
Frans: “Three. Yes, also three roads…”
Thomtidom: “And what does that mean? A bifurcation is the same thing as a three way intersection. Then a six way intersection can be the same thing as a seven way intersection. Yes, think about it. You get a six way intersection by adding a four way intersection to a bifurcation. A seven way intersection is obtained if you add a trifurcation to a bifurcation. So a seven way intersection has just as many roads as a six way intersection.”
There is something to this Dutch story that I cannot put my finger on. While I’m doing my research, I’m constantly feeling the tug of war between faith and unbelief. I realize that God is revealing profound issues that are plaguing my country – issues that I have never thought about before. But there is also that humiliating voice, that keeps on trying to make me believe that Marjolein and I are fighting windmills… And yet, the Lord keeps on intervening, providing us with new leads that make sure that our research remains in motion. These leads are, without exception, quite impressive. I am sure though, that nothing could have prepared us for what Marjolein discovered last week: the director of De Zevensprong, Karst van der Meulen, is a pedophile. He appeared to have molested tens of children that he worked with and for that, he was arrested in 1989. In 1990 he was convicted for the sexual abuse of only three children. Back then, newspapers reported it in small articles, without mentioning mr. Van der Meulen’s name: “a 41-year-old man from Baarn…”
The schoolclass in De Zevensprong-series was a group of children from a real, existing school in Markvelde, a township in the east of the Netherlands. To me that is very painful, because this township is only 15 miles from the place where I grew up as a child. The realization that the chances are big that among those kids were victims of this pedophile is hard to digest.
After his conviction, he didn’t step away from the child abuse. He was married to Leny ‘t Hart, who had a care center for wounded and orphaned seals on the north coast of the Netherlands and he has allegedly also molested children on that location. Only in November 2017, the Telegraaf (one of the biggest Dutch newspapers) linked his name to this monstrous case and consequently Lenie ‘t Hart divorced from the man she first had defended for years. Interesting aspect of the abuse case with Karst van der Meulen was that in this news article, one of the victims told a journalist that the police has done nothing with his case when he pressed charges against mr. Van der Meulen.
So how do we need to see De Zevensprong, knowing what we have just learned? As a reminder of how wrong things were in the Netherlands back in the eighties, when pedophilia was still seen as a relatively normal part of sexuality? As a whistleblower’s indirect attempt to dig up the horrific history around a manor of a long diseased Edwardian socialite? Or can we filter a pattern from between the lines of the script of this tv series? It may not be without reason that Geert-Jan, the boy who was held hostage by his evil uncle, was clearly alluding to the saying: As above, so below, in the seventh episode of the series.
Let’s have a look at a possible pattern. As I said before, the Dutch really like being down to earth. They count themselves lucky that they are not as crazy as, for instance, the Americans… Probably that is why they didn’t see it as a strange thing when in the final episode of De Zevensprong, teacher Frans downsized everything that had happened, by saying, “Tomorrow we’ll go back to work, okay? After this fairytale, reality begins again.” But what if the actor in question (Peter Bos) was not only playing the role of the teacher in this series? What if he had another assignment as well? At one point in the series, teacher Frans says about something mysterious and magical, “But things like that don’t happen nowadays, do they?” In the same way as the above mentioned, this was said by the actor with such emphasis, that I couldn’t help but get the impression that this was not so much a normal part of the script, but above all a direct message to the audience. It stirred the same feeling in me as Aunt Willemijn’s remark about multiple personalities (“Doesn’t every useful human being have more than one personality?”)
When I look back at De Zevensprong, the idea of it being a project to influence the audience on a large scale just doesn’t leave my mind. Could this series be some kind of mind control operation…?
I know for sure that our research of the Dutch arts and media will not stop at the end of this blog. De Zevensprong has fueled something in me that now makes me want to learn more of what is going on behind the scenes. Part of what is moving me is that I’ve started to realize that also I have been influenced by this tv series. This is a sobering thought, but it’s not very strange, since back in the early eighties, the power of television was gigantic. While we now have hundreds of channels to choose from, back in the eighties we had only two Dutch tv channels to our disposal. Airing a program or show meant getting half of the tv viewing audience on a national level.
For almost all my life, I have had this clear cut in my mind between what I believed was fantasy and what I experienced as reality. I realize now that I have probably held onto that separation more frantically than was good for me from a spiritual point of view. I’m sure that I have been affected in that matter by what they wanted me to believe – what they thought was important to be seen as fantasy, and what they considered a useful reality. So I have to admit that I have long been immersed in the Dutch way of thinking, being a down-to-earth realist… which basically meant that I was close to being a full blown sceptic. Things are so easily called outrageous in the Netherlands and even if something extraordinary happens to ourselves, we are prone to quickly reason it back to normality. “After this fairytale, reality begins again,” right?
For some reason, the Dutch often believe that in foreign countries the outrageous, the mysterious and the magical is much more prominent than in the Netherlands. For instance, when they think about the former Dutch colony Indonesia, they may link that to the so-called silent force without hesitation, while they would not automatically think of anything spiritual when they have their own birth ground in mind. Because we, the Dutch, are level-headed. We know better… we even know better than other western countries. I mean – we’ve heard that Prince Charles is somehow involved in New Age, and oh yes, if someone tells us that the CIA in the U.S. is not as good and nice as Hollywood wants us to believe and that they even have been influencing Hollywood every now and then, we most likely will believe that. But thank God, those things don’t happen in the Netherlands! And had they happened, they are not nowadays’ reality anymore, because with the years, we have become much wiser.
Do you see how this national state of mind makes our country a breeding ground for mass deception? I mean – I cannot prove anything, but when I’m taking this into consideration, I’m seeing at least three ways in which De Zevensprong could have been used. To dictate or reconfirm the Narrative. To prepare children for mind control and the occult, and to influence or activate children who already fell victim to one of the Monarch Mind Control-programs.
But where does this all leave the Round House? Are we sure that it still plays a role in this story?
Let me tell you what happened during the last few days of our research. Since we knew that this blog was going to be announced on the Right On Radio podcast, Marjolein and I decided to go to the very location that had inspired Tonke Dragt for her novel – the six way intersection close to the village of Gorssel. We thought it would be fun to film ourselves on that crossing, while singing the Zevensprong-song. So a few days beforehand, I looked up the exact coordinates of the intersection. Then the strangest thing happened: when I typed in the search bar Six way intersection near Gorssel, the village name Gorssel immediately turned into Joppe. That was a shock. Do you remember Johan Montenberg, the most prominent witness of the child abuse in the Round House? Well, Joppe was the very township where he lived for years, until he died in 1996! And to make things even more mysterious, mr. Montenberg’s house is actually on one of the six roads that come together on that very intersection!
So did we finally find the link between the author of De Zevensprong and the history of the Round House? Had Tonke Dragt met with Johan Montenberg? What we know about Montenberg, is that he purchased the old tram from the Round House when the building was demolished in 1967. He restored it, built a track in his forest garden and invited families for rides in his little tram… but Tonke Dragt wrote her book in 1966 – one year earlier. So she must have met with him at another occasion, roughly between 1945 and 1965. Right after World War 2, she, her mother and sisters had emigrated from the East Indies to the Netherlands… did they know anybody here, when they arrived in the country?
My answer came when I found this article about Johan Montenberg’s professional career as a real estate agent. At least, it was the closest thing to a solution to this mystery. Montenberg appeared to be a specialist in finding new homes in the Netherlands for Indischgasten, immigrants from the Dutch East Indies, like Tonke Dragt, her mother and her sisters!
At this stage, we cannot say with certainty if a connection between Tonke Dragt and Johan Montenberg is the reason that there are so many parallels between De Zevensprong and the Round House. Maybe something entirely different is going on. But the links that the Montenberg family had with the Van Vlotens and the undeniable occult influences in the work of miss Dragt do testify of the fact that there is more to this than what meets the eye. And if there’s more to discover about this story, I’m praying to God that He will reveal it to us.
This is not only about De Zevensprong – this is bigger – and I’m fed up with seeing our fellow Dutchmen, being lulled to sleep with sugar coated fairytales that, like Disney, are bringing them further and further from God’s Truth about Jesus’ sacrifice. I’m longing to bring light to the most hidden depths of my country, because…
…it is time.
P.S.: Marjolein and I were interviewed about this blog on Right On Radio! Check it out, for more info on the spiritual background to this story!
My next blog, Round House series II: Seven Jumps from past to present, is now online!