Jonathon James, an evangelical pastor in the United Kingdom, has been identified as the voice behind the viral recording linking 5G to the spread of COVID-19.
The 5G is a fifth generation of wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks
According to The Guardian, James, who claimed to be a former Vodafone executive, preaches regularly at churches in Luton, Bedfordshire.
In the 38-minute recording, circulated to millions of people across the world since March, the pastor made unverified claims that the coronavirus pandemic is a plot to hide the installation of 5G mobile network, monitor the world through computer chips inserted into human body as vaccines.
“It has nothing to do with biological warfare but is our bodies reacting to radiofrequency radiation,” James said in the recording.
“They are using coronavirus to try to hide the fact that people are dying from the 5G frequency. The coronavirus is not what’s killing people, it is clearly, categorically, unequivocally proven that the radio frequencies we are being exposed to are killing the people.
“God has blessed me with the ability to bring disparate pieces of information together that puts the puzzle together and makes sense of it.”
The viral messages had led to the vandalisation of telecommunication masts in UK and some countries.
Findings showed that James worked for Vodafone in the sales unit for less than a year in 2014 when the company didn’t have 5G as top priority.
When he was contacted, the pastor said he was absolutely shocked that the private message he sent to a dedicated small community went viral.
“Had I known my voice note would have gone to a wider audience I certainly would have contextualised my thoughts, been more specific on what I was sharing citing references, and far less explicit,” James said.
“I was simply trying to summarise what the ‘perceived truth’ was behind this bizarre pandemic in the interest of serving my community.”
Health and telecommunication experts have dismissed the link between the virus and 5G. The recordings were deleted on YouTube, but they are still being circulated on other instant messaging platforms.