He is the key player in the online investigation known as "Pizzagate". He is a business owner in Washington D.C., has no shortage of accusations against him including a former employee who claims that Mr. Alefantis drugged and sexually assaulted him. James owns several businesses that he publicly boasts about, and one that he strangely never mentions.
Pegasus Museum is located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington D.C. According to public record, it is owned by Castellum Achilles LLC, which was registered to James Alefantis in June of 2014. The museum building was purchased approximately one month later. Three days after the purchase date, Alefantis added a listing on Google Maps for Pegasus Museum. At a later date, he gave it a five star rating, the single review on the listing.
Why is this suspicious?
There are a few things that just don't sit right about Pegasus Museum. Alefantis has never once mentioned it on social media, despite having owned it for over two years and having been very active on Instagram.
Researchers discovered the listing on Google Maps during their initial investigation into Alefantis, and he immediately deleted his review and the entire Google Maps listing itself.
A Pizzagate researcher named Ryan O'Neal released a video delving into Pegasus and was subsequently harassed and threatened by Alefantis to such an extent that he deleted the video, shut down his website, and backed away from the investigation entirely. He claims that Alefantis threatened the life of his mother, girlfriend, and son. Alefantis reportedly told Ryan that he could keep up every one of his other videos, but needed to immediately remove the one regarding to Pegasus.
What is James Alefantis doing at Pegasus?
Researchers have been scouring public records and submitting their findings to internet forums like Voat and Reddit. Many have speculated that some sort of "kill room" or "holding center" for trafficked children exists there and others think that it is a shell business to hide illegal transactions; then again, those things are not mutually exclusive. Perhaps he doesn't mention it because he is embarrassed about a failed business venture.
Most of the evidence surrounding Pizzagate has been written off by the public as coincidental, or jokes made in extremely poor taste. Alefantis doesn't seem hesitant to boast about his family friendly restaurant with paintings like this on the wall:
Alefantis never mentions his museum. Why does he separate himself from it when it gets mentioned? Why does he allegedly threaten people when Pegasus Museum gets questioned?
Historically, museums were used as places for philisophical discussions and higher learning about the human condition. In ancient Rome, museums were considered the highest honor a building could hold.
It is possible that James Alefantis is simply ashamed by his failed attempt to run a museum. After-all, one of the most influential people in DC would certainly try to hide his or her association with failure. Perhaps we will never know what happens at the Pegasus Museum, or perhaps James Alefantis' own hubris will be his achilles heel.