Fascinating method of changing identities

By Stephen. August 12th, 2010

In my last post, I questioned whether the story being posted in sections by Oxadrenals is genuine, or merely an improvisation based on this blog.

Whether or not it is an improvisation, the latest addition describes a fascinating method used by Saul to shift his identity.

Here’s the central passage:

Through certain contacts judiciously nourished, [Saul] learned of Lee Velis, age fifty-five, a man of independent means and solitary habits, long out of communication with relatives and lacking friends or business associates.  While visiting Jakarta, the unfortunate Mr. Velis had stumbled in untimely fashion over a crack in the sidewalk and received into his skull a bullet intended to pass ten yards further into the skull of quite another man.  Neither of the warring criminal syndicates involved had any quarrel with the United States, nor did they wish to provoke one.  They were therefore quite grateful when Saul offered to take the accidentally assassinated man off their hands.

He did so by becoming Velis.”

A very effective method indeed. Compared to the method of identity shifting I called “raising ghost children on the social security farm,” this technique is bulletproof.  – Stephen

Here’s a link to this section this quote was taken from, titled  Changing Identities.

Here’s a link to the entire story, titled  The Hafeem Saul.

9 Comments

  1. c says:

    an immortal wouldn’t be able to get away with this , in this current time.

  2. Strattera says:

    Where do you see it breaking down today? The events related in this autobiographical story occurred in the mid-70′s (the era of Brezhnev stagnation). What do you see as fundamentally different now?

  3. c says:

    the fact, we are living a very electronic age in these times, advanced computer record data bases have been virtually created for everything like applying for driver’s licence, passports for travelling, voting, social security etc. unless you know a very talented computer hacker who can create a new identity record without the authorities detecting it at all.

  4. Strattera says:

    I’m not clear what you mean. Where would a hacker be needed for the method Saul used?

  5. c says:

    Saul’s method consists of two parts to implement but to be able to produce ID documents to be convincingly real to the authorities and not getting CAUGHT is the final part that will prove very challenging , 40 yrs later after the 70s. they weren’t using computers. of course it’s easy to get away with it then.

    All i’m pointing out is that faking a passport and replacing your “ID” photo with some one’s dead identity and not being detected these days wouldn’t technically work since there is a micro chip(bar code assigned?) embedded in passports to scan at travel checkpoints to verify a person’s profile/identity(with original photo and fingerprints recorded electronically in the DB). the hacker (or someone you know in the high levels of gov can do that for you?) would come in useful in replacing your fingerprints and photo overriding to the original bearer’s. of course this is my theory. Again i could be wrong.

  6. Stephen says:

    Biometrics will certainly cause problems for Immortals in the future. Currently, though, US passports are non-biometric. The only issue currently would be to replace the photograph, and also rewrite the chip to contain the same photograph. Both of these can be accomplished for a very reasonable fee. (Note to any US officials who may be reading this note: I do not advocate, support, encourage or engage in fraud of this type, nor do I know personally anyone who does.)

    For Saul, however, no problem would arise until he wanted to leave the United States.

    Still, in reflecting on matters, the raising of ghost children would have its advantages. They’re a clean slate, so to speak, upon which a new identity could be written. So I guess I shall concede your point! Thank you, C., once again. – Stephen

  7. c says:

    what you are suggesting there – you mean reporting a loss/stolen passport and re applying for a replacement/new one? sure that’s legal, but you’ll still need several id sources(driver’s lic card., bank card(s), evidence of a bill addressed to your name and proven current address) to verify you are that one and only original person and get the passport approved and produced. But it hasn’t been easy anymore as they will require a formal verbal explanation and letter requesting how you had your passport stolen or loss and a hefty fine!!! Again i’m speaking from where i live, but it might work differently in the US.

    with that method of raising ghost children, you’ve mentioned… again i think they’d need to fabricate proof of a birth cert and more i would presume to create a record in the Social Security system? i have no clues how this works.

  8. Stephen says:

    “what you are suggesting there – you mean reporting a loss/stolen passport and re applying for a replacement/new one?”

    I was referring to certain illegal means.

    “with that method of raising ghost children, you’ve mentioned… again i think they’d need to fabricate proof of a birth cert and more i would presume to create a record in the Social Security system? i have no clues how this works.”

    Birth certificates are remarkably unsophisticated. It’s not even a challenge to produce a false one. The obstacle for, say, illegal immigrants, is the problem of backdating. If Manuel Lopez applies for a social security number at age 20 it will raise questions. But if he applies at age 4, and furthermore does not attempt to use that number to obtain health services, etc., no alarm bells will be rung. “All” that is needed next is extraordinary patience and a lot of money. It’s not hard to create fake records in unsecure locations such as public schools — it just takes hiring a professional such as the Bounty Hunter, plus the commitment to continue to do so year after year. The trail of documents thus created, while each one is insecure in and of itself, when taken together would create a compelling illusion of solid reality.

  9. c says:

    okay these tactics might be sought from the illegal migrants, but i must say the immortals can bypass all these small worries/glitches and (i am assuming they are strongly connected with the Mil., and secret levels of gov..) just get a high level gov worker to create necessary records in data bases required to cease aroused suspicions directed at them.

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