The Masonic Company has attempted to distance itself from an older and once powerful follower of the famously mysterious organization that mysteriously disappeared at sea after departing in a small boat.
Felicity Loveday, 84, who suffered from dementia, disappeared along with her 56-year-old son Adrian Meneveau, who had looked after her for seven years until their disappearance, after she left a dock on December 11 in Frankston, Victoria.
Their empty boat was found submerged at Ricketts Point – 15 miles away – four days after her daughter Christina Loveday took a picture of the couple waving goodbye to her relatives on their trip.
Police have learned that the trip was part of a plan to “cleanse” the elderly former member of an affiliated Masonic organ, called Le Droit Humain, from “evil spirits” that she had “somehow awakened”.
The authorities also investigated whether Ms. Loveday was already dead when the photo was taken.
A leading figure in the Australian Federation of Masons on Sunday said her membership in the Masonic Order was in no way related to last year’s events.
Last photo: Felicity Loveday, 83 (right) and her son, Adrian Meneveau, 56, were lost at sea on a bizarre three-day boat ride to ‘cleanse’ Mrs. Loveday from evil spirits
“The personal beliefs and practices are in no way associated with Freemasonry, nor in connection with her role as a former presiding officer of any of our lodges,” said the federation’s grand commander and Supreme Court representative.
“Freemasonry has nothing to do with” “evil,” “” black magic, “” and “cleansing rituals.”
Ms. Loveday was active in Freemasonry and had the influential title of ‘Worshipful Master’ – the highest position in an individual lodge and master of ceremonies – until a few years ago in the mid-2000s. Herald Sun. reported.
Daily Mail Australia has been told that Felicity on the Gold Coast was known for participating in a local choir and yoga, but suffered from severe dementia and moved to Melbourne to be with her two children.
The Victoria Police Marine Investigation Unit is investigating the disappearance of the slipway of Olivers Hill.
Last month, six months after her loved ones were last seen, Christina Loveday took the remarkable step of breaking her silence to definitively declare that her mother was alive when she took the photo.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that Christina was in any way involved or complicit in the incident involving her family members.
Ms. Loveday was cared for by her son, Adrian, seven years before they disappeared. Freemasonry has tried to distance itself from the older and once powerful follower of the famous mysterious organization
“For the sake of accuracy, I took the photo and Felicity was alive and well,” Christina Loveday told Daily Mail Australia.
“She has dementia and had spent a lot of time indoors, so she generally looked pale and was mostly asleep.”
Investigators have reportedly considered whether the pale person with dementia, Mrs. Loveday, was dead above when this photo was taken
Christina’s explanation for her mother’s faded appearance follows a weekend report that researchers investigated the possibility that Felicity was dead when the photo was taken.
Marine Investigation Unit chief investigator Chris Obst told Melbourne on Sunday Herald Sun.: ‘There are many aspects of this research that seem suspicious and strange.
“We cannot rule out anything at this stage.”
Felicity’s daughter is a critical witness to the investigation, as they both witnessed their departure in the small boat – which had no cabin or sleeping quarters as a shelter – and raised the alarm after her relatives failed to return home in time to turn.
Adrian, Ms. Loveday’s 56-year-old caregiver, had sent Christina a message on December 13 claiming they were having “a good time together.” But nothing was ever heard from the couple again.
The empty boat was found underwater 24 km from where the pair left. It had no sleeping quarters or shelter (photo)
Emergency crews after picking up the boat in December last year
Mr. Meneveau bizarrely bought a second ship (photo) from an online seller between Melbourne and Adelaide a few weeks before the trip. The police don’t know where the ship is
The mother and son’s small boat was found submerged near Ricketts Point, about 15 miles north of where their journey began, on December 15, two days after Adrian was last heard.
Their bodies were never found, despite what the police have described as extensive sea and air investigations, and a single life jacket was found in them.
Christina Loveday, above, was the last to see her loved ones
Detectives have received no evidence that the couple is still alive and family members have quoted as saying they think the couple died.
In another turn, the police revealed that Mister Meneveau had bought a second boat from an online seller a few weeks before traveling on the small open-air ship. The second boat has yet to be located.
Likewise, the nature of the ritual that the mother and son hoped to perform remains unknown, but a family friend was told Adrian intended to perform a “spiritual exercise” on his mother.
What adds to the intrigue is the fact that Felicity was once the ‘adorable master’ of a Gold Coast branch of the closed fraternal society, Co-Freemasonry.
Co-Freemasonry is an offshoot of Freemasonry that allows both men and women. Christina Loveday did not practice it, according to the report by Herald Sun.
Felicity Loveday (center) is pictured with other members of the Co-Freemasonry lodge in Southport, on the Gold Coast
When asked about her opinion on claims that her mother could be dead in the photo released by the police, Christine Loveday told Daily Mail Australia that she “had no control over speculation.”
She said she cooperated with the police to investigate the sudden disappearances of her family members.
“I told the police everything I know and I don’t want to talk about it,” she said.
Timeline of Felicity Loveday and the disappearance of Adrian Meneveau
December 11, 2019At around 7 a.m., Christina Loveday waves off mother Felicity Loveday, 83, and brother Adrian Meneveau, 56, from Oliver’s Wharf in Frankston. She takes a photo before they go.
The couple had told the family that they began a “cleansing ritual” at sea for three days
December 13th: Adrian reports to Christina that they are having a good time
December 14: Christina contacts the authorities after the pair have not returned home
December 15: The pair’s submerged boat is found by a fisherman about 24 km north of where they disappeared.
The police find no trace of the couple despite an extensive search by land and sea
January 31st: Melbourne’s Seven News reports that the police are not ruling out foul play, with only one life jacket on board the boat.
June 7: An interview with Senior Constable Chris Obst is published by the Sunday Herald-Sun.
The detective says that the police cannot exclude anything and the report says that the police considered whether Felicity may have died in her last photo
June 10th: Christina Loveday tells Daily Mail Australia that her mom was ‘very much alive’ during the photo and she told the police everything she knows
July 7: Australian Freemasonry Tries to Break Away from Ms Loveday’s Beliefs – Says They Have Nothing to Do with the Values of the Famous Secret Organization