Unwilling organ donors trapped into a world of terror. It seems that even the poorest of the poor hold value to demons who would harvest their stolen organs for profits.
You aren’t feeling well, so you go in for a checkup. Upon testing, you are informed your kidneys are shutting down. You will need to go on dialysis to filter your blood. Not a fun activity at all.
You will eventually need a kidney transplant. So just like everyone else, you join the long list of other people who need the same thing. Without the transplant, you will die.
Maybe you have a lot of money, actually millions of dollars. The question becomes: “What would you do to save yourself?” If there were a way out, how much are you willing to spend to avoid death?” Would you be willing to buy an organ if you knew it came from an unwilling organ donor?
Money is no object when it comes to buying a healthy organ.
Crooked doctors and hospitals also know this fact, and some are taking advantage of the situation. I’m not talking about doctors in some third-world country, I am talking about some doctors right here in the good ole USA turning a profit from unwilling organ donors.
According to a 2009 article from CBS News there is a black market for organs, and many doctors and hospitals aren’t asking very many questions when they receive an organ.
There is an actual U.N. task force on international organ trafficking. According to them “Some doctors and hospitals don’t look very hard” when it comes to finding the source for organs suitable for transplant.
One man from New York was arrested for plotting to sell a black market kidney. He tried to sell to a patient for $160,000. He said that he had brokered quite a lot of deals similar to this, over the past 10 years.
Where are all of these organs coming from? Who would agree to give up a kidney, or a liver, or any organ for that matter?
These organs are not being donated by people who need money. They are harvested by criminal doctors. Using abducted people who have dropped off the radar. People who are classified as “Missing.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, just in Mexico alone, more than 37,400 people are categorized as “missing.” Most are believed to be dead, victims of the country’s spiraling violence that has claimed more than 250,000 lives since 2006.
When you consider that even people who are dirt poor contain valuable organs worth more than $100,000. Unwilling organ donors become a target for criminals who abduct people and harvest their organs for insane profits.
Consider Jennifer from El Paso, she almost lost her life in an organ transplant scheme.
She was young and full of curiosity. She wanted to see the world before settling down. Her home life wasn’t very nurturing, so at 18, she decided to leave. She hooked up with a few friends who were in similar circumstances.
The girls decided to head south to Brazil. Being just kids, and not having the best judgment, they decided to hitch-hike, walk and camp their way down through Mexico.
So on Halloween night, Jennifer and three of her best friends, Brandy, Katrina, and Vanessa left El Paso and started their journey.
Vanessa was originally from Mexico and spoke perfect Spanish. The other three girls depended on her to be able to communicate with the Mexicans. Vanessa said she knew someone in Monterrey who would allow them to crash for a few days.
They headed down south along highway 45 to an area of sand dunes.
A Natural Protected Area about 30 miles from El Paso. The girls planned to stay there a few days to take photos. Vanessa was an avid photographer. She decided to document their entire trip.
About ten miles south of the border, they hitched a ride from a nice looking Mexican couple. They said they were going right through Los Medanos, known as “The Dunes.”
The problems started when they pulled into a gas station. As they were getting gas, another van pulled up beside them. Several men jumped out with guns.
They demanded Jennifer, Brandy, Katrina, and Vanessa get into the van or die. The girls were scared, and it seems that no one was close enough to help them, so the girls reluctantly got into the van, and it took off. This all happened in just a few seconds.
Once in the van, they were handcuffed and gagged and told to sit quiet or they would be killed. The van continued south down 45, then turned on a dirt road off the highway, going toward a mountain range.
The girls were taken to a really nice looking house, actually a mansion out in the middle of nowhere.
The house had a 10′ wall all the way around it, and on top of the wall was a coil or razor barbed wire. It looked like a small prison.
All four girls were put in a jail cell in the basement of the house. There were no windows, and the cell was pretty small, with a couple of mattresses laying on the bare floor.
The girls talk among themselves. This was probably a sex traffic operation. At some point, they were going to be able to escape.
After about an hour, a nurse, or someone who looked like a nurse came in and took a sample of blood from each girl. They were given a physical and weighed. Vanessa tried to talk to the nurse in Spanish, but she just put her index finger up to her lips and made a shhhhhh sound.
Days went by, and the girls were adjusting to the fact that they were in a prison, and still didn’t understand what the intentions of their captures were.
The girls were chained and escorted into a van on the fourth day. The van drove for more than 4 hours to an undisclosed location, another very large house with a wall, similar to the house they came from.
They were forced into a cell. Katrina was taken into another room and was never seen again. Now the girls were down to three, and still had no idea what was going on. They were fed well. No one seemed to be mistreating them, other than keeping them captive in a cell.
This was all about criminal doctors selling organ transplants.
Then things took a turn for the worst. A new girl was escorted into the cell. Her name was Melinda, and she was from San Diego. She said she was abducted from a night club.
Melinda also said that she has been captive for about 2 months. She was very frail and explained she was forced to have surgery. She showed us her fresh wound, which still had stitches.
Most of all, Melinda had answers. According to Melinda, the group who kidnapped them intended to steal their organs for transplant patients all over the world.
Melinda said that the group took one of her kidneys, and she believed that they were planning on taking other organs from her. She also said the group will harvest organs until the host is dead. She didn’t expect to ever see her family again.
Melinda admitted that if the girls didn’t escape, they will end up dead very soon. She also warned that if they somehow were to escape, they should not go to the police. We found out the Melissa did escape once and went to the police, who drove her back to the house.
Escaping from demons who take from unwilling organ donors.
Jennifer asked Melinda “How did you escape?” Melinda said that when they find a customer for one of your organs, they will come in and give you a pill, which will knock you out.
Whatever you do, don’t take the pill. Pretend to take the pill and pretend to fall asleep. They will put you on a gurney and take you to a hospital to remove your organ.
That is where you make your move. Once in the hospital, wait for an opportunity to get up and leave. Do whatever you can to avoid everyone. The hospital is located in a major city, so if you can get out of the hospital, you can blend into the general population and contact your family using a payphone. Whatever you do, don’t go to the police.
Melissa was removed from the cell a few days later. We never saw her again. We assumed that they took more of her organs, and she was most likely dead.
Several weeks later, a nurse visited the cell and gave Jennifer a large white pill to take. Jennifer waited for this moment and pretended to swallow the pill, and a few minutes later pretended to go to sleep.
When the nurse left the cell, Jennifer spit out the pill and hid it under the mattress. About 10 minutes later, two men came in and put Jennifer on a gurney. They transferred her into a van and drove her to a hospital in Mexico City.
Jennifer was left in a hallway outside of several operating rooms. Doctors and nurses rushed by her several times, as though they were working on several patients. For a few seconds at a time, the hallway was completely empty. Jennifer pretending to be asleep waiting for the right moment sprang from her gurney and found refuge in a small cleaning closet.
The cleaning closet had a few shelves with cleaning supplies, a mop, and a bucket. She watched and waited for several hours. She could hear people outside her closet door.
Jennifer had no idea what they were saying, but she could tell that they were in a panic.
Jennifer stayed in the closet for several hours, and finally, the lights started to dim. She could tell that it was dark outside and that no one was in the hallways.
She made a dash to a set of doors that led to an emergency stairway, and she followed the stairs down several flights, and it emptied out at the side of the building, next to a parking lot.
No one seems to even be looking for her. She remembers the advice that Melissa had given to her, “Don’t talk to anyone.” “Find a payphone and call home”
While walking down the streets of Mexico City, she found a map attached to a phonebook, at a payphone. The map was of Mexico City, and located on the map was the address of the United States Ambassador to Mexico.
She ripped out the map and using street signs on the map, she walked more than 5 miles to the United States Embassy in Mexico City. It was located just 3 blocks from a large park. She spent the entire night at the park, waiting for daylight. She avoided everyone.
When the sun came up, she went to the Embassy of the United States, a five-story building with a big American flag flying over the door. Jennifer simply walked into the front door and told her story.
She was able to contact her family, and the American Ambassador to Mexico arranged for her flight back home, complete with an armed guard for protection.
Jennifer was the only girl of the original four who made it out alive. Speculating the other girls met with an agonizing death.
Jennifer now lives in Pinedale New Mexico. She vowed to never go to Mexico again. After escaping certain death without any scars, except for the scar on her soul, for it was her idea. She talked Brandy, Katrina, and Vanessa into going on a South America journey, that turned into a death sentence.
This story produced by the Creepy Show Podcast. Shedding the light on criminal organ trafficking.