Cathy’s Story

St. Catherine of Victimhood has several blogs. Here’s a list. Click images to link. Note: Chuckles Travels is up and down, so links often do not work. Cathy seems to avoid paying the bill for the site.





Religion’s Cell is not Cathy’s blog, however it does have copies of her “story” as she published it on Chuckles Travels, so I will link to it.

One of the problems in recounting Cathy’s story is that in telling it, her narrative is fractured and disjointed. No doubt, somebody will inform me that traumatized people often remember events in bits and pieces. I don’t really care why it’s that way. The fact is that it is that way, and as a result, it’s harder to follow.

So I’m going to make it easier to follow by putting it all in as close to chronological order as I can.

Cathy usually begins her story with something about being kidnapped when she was three years old. But that’s not where the story starts. The story starts in the Ukraine, with Ed and Elizabeth Tozar.


According to the fake Facebook page linked above, Ed and Elizabeth Tozar immigrated to the US from the Ukraine (then part of the USSR) in 1962. In the narrative from Chuckles, Cathy tells us that the Tozars leased a house from Cleo Smith and were involved in a legal dispute with her at some point.

Elsewhere, we find out what that “dispute” was.


So, here’s the summary.

Ed and Elizabeth Tozar emigrated to the US from the Ukraine in 1962, escaping from the USSR. We’re not sure how they accomplished this feat.

They settled in or near Philadephia and not only rented a house from Cleo Smith, but also worked for her. They helped Richard Harris prepare for the so-called “cow pasture rally” that Carl McIntire held at Cleo’s farm. Cleo stiffed them on their wages, and so they took her to court and won their case. In retaliation, Cleo kidnapped three-year-old Cathy.


In addition to Cathy, Elizabeth Tozar had twin daughters, and a son (supposedly born after Cathy was kidnapped). Cleo marched into a grocery store and took Cathy while Elizabeth was shopping with the three small children.

And Elizabeth apparently just looked about and said, “Gee, I misplaced Cathy. What did I do with her? Oh, well, I’ll just have another baby to replace her.”

Numerous attempts have been made to find any mention of this story anywhere in the local newspapers, without success. Cathy was three. That would mean it happened in about 1967.

The argument is made is that supposedly the Tozars were recent immigrants from a communist country and very frightened of the police and therefore never reported their missing daughter. This is ridiculous. These are people who supposedly had been in the US for five years at this point. They weren’t afraid of the court system because they took Cleo to court and won (something else that mysteriously doesn’t show up in any court records). They weren’t afraid of Cleo.

And surely, if their daughter went missing after an acrimonious court case they won against a former employer, and that employer pops up with a three-year-old little girl, don’t you think somebody would have noticed?

Oh, yes, Richard Harris. He knew, of course, and just lied. That’s what “Elizabeth Tozar” says on Facebook.

There is also the problem of the escalator.

escalatorI don’t know about you, but I’ve never been in a grocery store that had an escalator.  I have been in a department store in Europe that had a small food-shopping area (you couldn’t call it a grocery store) and there was an escalator there, but Cathy was supposedly in Philadelphia, even though Cleo lived on a farm in Buck’s County.


So there you have it.

Imagine the picture here. Cleo sneaks into a grocery store and spirits away young Cathy, carrying her up an escalator (!!) while her mother is busy selecting some tomatoes and distracted by newborn twin girls. Cleo then drags Cathy out to her car, and screams at her for crying. Odd that nobody else seems to have heard Cathy crying, including her mother.

She tosses Cathy into a 1966 green Cadillac, and hits the road to the farm, stopping only when Cathy wets her pants to toss Cathy into the trunk.

And thus begins Cathy’s life of bondage and sexual enslavement.

But now, research is showing that infants do not have the sophisticated neural architecture needed to form and hold onto more complex forms of memory.

Scientists have long known that human beings have few, if any, memories of being under three years old. Let me give you an example.

When I was three, our family moved from one house to another. I have this really dim memory of being upset because I wanted to stay and watch the moving van and my mother made me go to the babysitter’s house. I have absolutely no memory at all of the old house, in spite of seeing multiple photos of the interior and actually visiting the property in real life as an adult. I have no other memories of being three at all, even though my grandfather was really into photographs and began taking home movies as soon as the technology was available.

And the story of how Sally wanted to stay and watch the moving van was a family story, told over and over again at the dinner table, so I really do not know if I am actually remembering anything at all, or if I just have heard the story so many times that I concocted a “memory” of it.

What is absolutely certain is that a three-year-old has no concept of “1966” or of “Cadillac” or even much grasp of the color “green.” It could be argued, I suppose, that Cleo kept the 1966 green Cadillac for years afterward and that’s how Cathy knows the make, year and model car used to abduct her, but there is no way that she “remembers” it.

She tells us that it’s “difficult” for her to “remember” all the events, but then goes on to tell us all the events, in pretty excruciating detail.

And the other argument that will no doubt be made is that the kidnapping was traumatic, and therefore she remembers it.

Of course, that’s a big problem, because supposedly victims suppress traumatic memories. (There is zero scientific evidence to back up this claim, but that’s the claim they make.) So either she can’t remember because PTSD, or she remembers vividly because PTSD. Cathy does not claim to have suddenly remembered all this stuff, though. She says she always knew it—hence, the latter claim.

neverforgotAnd if you look this up online, you’ll find articles that claim that tiny babies remember stuff well, but typically those articles are filled with anecdotes like my moving story above (and anecdotal evidence is not evidence at all), and they often involve testing done, say, six months later to determine what a two-year-old remembers. That’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about what a thirty-five-year-old remembers about being three. The answer is overwhelmingly “not much.”

Part 2 coming when I get around to it

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4 thoughts on “Cathy’s Story”

  1. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been in a grocery store that had an escalator.

    They do exist. Pomona, CA had a grocery store in a plaza or mall that had an escalator, for example.

    There is a Safeway on Rockville Pike that has an escalator. I think there is a Giant or a Safeway in Wheaton, MD that also has an escalator. They weren’t built until the late 1990’s (at the earliest!) and 2000’s though.

    I don’t think the Safeway in Silver Spring at the intersection of Fenton Street and Thayer Avenue has an escalator but I may be mistaken (built in 1981).

    But yeah, an escalator WITHIN a grocery store really isn’t much of a thing. Not even for a WEGMAN’S (genuflects). Some have them, but not many. There is an escalator in the Wegman’s in Columbia Mall.

    “Philadelphia’s first escalators were introduced here (Gimbel’s building) in 1900. In 1902, Pure Foods moved in–selling groceries with strict sanitary standards.”

    Salina Smith was admitted to the hospital in Doylestown, PA on Jan 26, 1976.

    If she wants to prove her parentage now, she has siblings and nieces/nephews, right? She can go to 23andMe and see if the genetics match her story.

    There was an estate case in Bucks County, PA in 1983/1984 involving Cleo M. Smith. There is also a Catherine S. Harris who petitioned for the appointment of a guardian and decree in 1980.

    Is she talking about Carl Curtis Mcintire?

    “HEAR DR. CARL MCINTIRE, director of the 20th Century Reformation Hour, at a Cow-pasture Rally: at the Canon Farm, on Pone Lane off Route 8 near the Franklin High School, Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 p. rn. Bring blanket and chair. No Admission Offering Taken”

    Oil City Derrick, July 25, 1966
    (Oil City is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania and it’s a hell of a long ways away from Philadelphia, PA)

    I’m a bit surprised that his family hasn’t sued her for libel.


  2. While there are escalators at grocery stores in Seattle I have visited, the store is above the parking lot; going up one to leave the store would be impossible.

    I haven’t read much of her story and it sounds fishy to me. She reminds me of the former “witch” that goes by the name/title Dr. Rebecca Brown who wrote several books that proved to be utter crap about being a bride of Satan.


  3. They do exist.

    Probably not in 1967 they didn’t.

    There was an estate case in Bucks County, PA in 1983/1984 involving Cleo M. Smith. There is also a Catherine S. Harris who petitioned for the appointment of a guardian and decree in 1980.

    That’s them. The initial S, I think, is for Salina.

    I’m a bit surprised that his family hasn’t sued her for libel.

    Yes, that Carl McIntire. He’s dead. You cannot libel a dead man.


  4. I felt like bumping this up.

    Salina Smith, Line Lexington, PA was admitted to the hospital on the 26th of Jan, 1976. She was released on the 14th of February, 1976.

    That isn’t someone with extensive third degree burns, who would have been heavily wrapped for months and months. Wasn’t there a schoolmate who said she was out for a time? After 30 or 40 years, I bet that schoolmate was easily persuaded that Cathy was out for months rather than weeks, as well as needing bandages for months on end.

    Plus there is now way in hell that a child with extensive burns that landed her in a hospital for a few weeks didn’t trigger some sort of inquiry. CPSL was enacted in 1976 so there was probably a lot of interest and input from the medical community.


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