The identity of "Ashton Gray," a regular commentator on the JFK page at the Across the Pond Scum forum, finally has been revealed to the masses.
On a site called "The Underground Bunker," we are told that the AG pseudonym is utilized by researcher, singer/songwriter, and relatively controversial Scientologist Jon Randall "Randy" McDonald.
I have been aware of this reality for some time. The beans were spilled to me in confidence by a close McDonald friend and -- let me be delicate here and coin a term -- "cyber-intimate" who is a Pond Scum regular and a co-founder of another JFK forum. In doing so, she betrayed a sacred trust into which she and McDonald had entered many, many years previously.
(This person once attempted to join the chorus of my former colleagues who falsely yet publicly accused me of everything from misogyny to identifying members of JFK's immediate family as part of the conspiracy that took his life. At one point I was forced to fire a shot across her bow: I made public reference to how, awake on the farm at the crack of dawn, not even "randy ol' McDonald" would buy her bullshit. She shut up.)
For what it's worth, I found "Gray"/McDonald to be an astute and well-read JFK researcher whose conclusions I often could not share, but who always conducted himself in our interactions with honor and respect.