Bruce Kelly believes he’s a reincarnated sailor from World War II.

Bruce Kelly

The USS Shark sank in WW2


Transfer document for James Edward Johnston

Throughout his life, Bruce Kelly suffered from three overpowering phobias—a fear of flying, a fear of enclosed spaces, and a fear of water.  Over the years, Bruce tried several different treatments for his anxieties, but nothing worked.  In desperation, he went to Rick Brown, a hypnotherapist who specializes in past-life regression:

“Probably 99% of the people who come to me do not go into past lives.  Probably only 1% of the people have spontaneous regressions when working with phobias.  And Bruce did have a spontaneous regression to a past life.” 

Much to his surprise, Bruce learned that his deep, irrational fears were the result of traumas that occurred years before he was born.  During one session, Bruce was thrust into the life of an American sailor named James Edward Johnston.

Bruce said that Johnston had drowned in a submarine, the U.S.S. Shark, during World War II.  He even named the man trapped with Johnston in the submarine, Walter Pilgram.
Bruce told Rick Brown that Johnston and Pilgram had both died at precisely 11:34 PM on February 11, 1942. Bruce recalled details that were vivid and specific:

James Edward Johnston

“The memories were just like it was something that happened yesterday.  They were very close to the surface.  They came up real easily.  At first it was like I was just making it up, like this really can’t be happening.  This really can’t be real.  I have to be making this up.  And I went to the library, more to prove that it didn’t happen than it did happen.”

Incredibly, Bruce found that the very first American sub lost in the war was the U.S.S. Shark.  It was the same submarine Bruce had named under hypnosis.

Over the next six months, Bruce Kelly saw Rick Brown on an average of once a week.  With each session, more details on the life of James Edward Johnston emerged.  In time, Rick Brown talked to Bruce as if he was James Edward Johnston.

Bruce saw himself as Johnston at age 12.  He was at his mother’s deathbed.  A young cousin named Elizabeth stood with him.

Other memories were trivial.  As Johnston, Bruce recalled that he always ate the end pieces from a loaf of bread.

In another session, Bruce remembered that Johnston was born in February of 1921.  As a young man, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps, a depression-era government work program.  The year was 1938.  The place, Tule Lake, California.

Bruce meets the Johnson family

Bruce and Rick began to research Johnston’s life, and Bruce’s memories checked out with remarkable accuracy.  James Johnston had been in the CCC in 1938 and 1939, stationed at Tule Lake, near the California-Oregon border.  And his birth certificate confirmed that Johnston was indeed born in February 1921.

Rick Brown was more than impressed by Bruce’s recollections:

“Bruce came up with a significant amount of information that was well past being coincidental.  There were too many lines of… evidence that pointed to the fact that Bruce Kelly is the reincarnation of James Edward Johnston.”

In April of 1993, five years after first being hypnotized, Bruce decided to visit Johnston’s hometown in Jacksonville, Alabama.  At the house where Johnston and his mother had lived, Bruce experienced a strong reaction:

“Moving to the side of the house when I could actually see the bedroom and I knew that was the bedroom, that’s when the feelings really started hitting.  Remembering that he used to have to come in on the back street and come through the back door, the back porch, I remember that.  I remember the feelings of, kind of feeling like a second-class citizen.  They were poor. She was unmarried.”

James Johnston’s headstone

Afterward, Bruce Kelly met with several people who remembered James Johnston as a boy.  One of them was Johnston’s cousin, Elizabeth “Betty” Watson.  Bruce believed she was the same Elizabeth he saw under hypnosis—the little girl who was with James Johnston when his mother died.

Bruce then visited the Jacksonville cemetery where a memorial stone has been erected in honor of James Edward Johnston.  No one knows the details of Johnston’s death, but Bruce Kelly’s visions provide a possible scenario.

According to Bruce, the U.S.S. Shark was hit by enemy fire.  In his final moments, Bruce envisioned both Johnston and Pilgram struggling in the corridor of the submarine.  The two sailors would both drown.

Perhaps his abrupt death signaled not the end, but the beginning for James Johnston.  Perhaps his life was renewed in the person of Bruce Kelly.

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    My name is Nicole
    I had a dream about James Edward Johnston we were always together we were in Love
    James is the one who told me that he is going to go war and he that he will come back to me
    Some day and we will be together forever and the two of us will get married when I get back
    I am still in Love James Edward Johnston my future was with him I am telling you the truth
    And then messager came to my House told me that my finance James Edward Johnston is died in war world two


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    “I am a Gnostic Christian. The original version of what would become Christianity”

    Sorry, but no. To anybody who has read the early Fathers, the history is perfectly clear, and everything you allege is utterly false.


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    Josephine Grey

    Does anyone know if this man is still alive?
    I too have had past life memories of WWII.
    I even found that the accident I remembered was the sinking of the USS Juneau.
    I’d love to speak with him or anyone else who has remembered a past military life.


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    I remember this. He burried just a mile away. This guy visited the Williams Community here in Jacksonville. It was a big thing here. Lol


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    He has a demon that spent years with James.


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    walt landers

    What seems to be missing in this outstanding story is…what was going on in this man’s life for the eleven years between the 1942 death and the 1953 birth? Was there awareness of being? or was it similar to being under anesthesia, just blank time?


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    Maybe, he could write a book about James Johnson (his past self). Just an idea.


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    Al. R.

    Did the hypnotist ask Johnston’s serial number, something unforgettable to a military person? Or other subtle details about Naval life? Presumably Kelly was not in the military.


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    am catholic who is john the baptist and what did jesus says about him? reencarnation???I believe in it..


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      Robin Potter

      John the Baptist was the cousin of Jesus Christ. He preached that The Kingdom of His is already here, lived in the wilderness eating locusts and honey and baptized many people before Jesus Christ himself arrived at the river. John the Baptist baptized Jesus, a dove was said to appear and Jesus Christ came into His full power. The Baptist was born to an older woman who had been unable to conceive children. An Angel appeared to tell them John was on the way. Mary visited her, John the Baptist was said to have leapt in the womb as he knew Jesus Christ would soon be born. John the Baptist was eventually arrested. He was decapitated and his head was served on a platter. I am a Gnostic Christian. The original version of what would become Christianity in all it’s many various forms. They all attack each other, as Protestants and Catholics have, leading to war in Northern Ireland for decades or more. Gnostics were hunted down and killed by the organized religion of the time. We believe that The Church is inside and outside, above and below, that The Kingdom of God is accessible to all without having a ‘representative’ here on Earth to absolve you of your sins. Inside meaning inside of you, me and everyone, should they choose to realize it. Listen to your thoughts and intuition. God speaks to us. It’s up to us if we listen. I hope this helps you. You can find out more about John the Baptist using a search engine like Google. If you are interested in learning more about Gnostic Christians, try Read The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Sophia and The Gospel of Thaddeus for a start. These are part of the finds during World War2 known as The Dead Sea Scrolls and The Nag Hammadi. Blessed Be. May you find what you’re seeking.


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    I agree with DoyleB. I am a Christian and former missionary who considered myself more open-minded than most Christian evangelicals since I was not only open to, but frankly fascinated by, the possibility of reincarnation. I still think reincarnation is possible, but unfortunately there is no way of knowing. There are no guarantees that so-called “past life memories”–even real details from a deceased person’s life–weren’t impressed on our minds and emotions by deceptive spirits passing themselves off as “spirit guides.” After my daughter died under tragic circumstances, I found myself trying to communicate with her in my dreams. I prayed for visitations from her and I had several very vivid dreams of being with her, talking and laughing with her. In one dream, I was in the apartment where she died trying to convince her that she had in fact died. Still living in the apartment where she had died months earlier, she appeared devastated at the news. I felt guilty for bluntly telling her that I had seen her dead body in the coffin. In another dream, she told me that she had been “interviewing” (checking out) possible future parents for her next life. I began to search the scriptures for any evidence that these “visitations” were real and okay. What I found were scriptures that warned against the dangerous and potentially deceptive practice of “necromancy” or “communicating with the dead. The very fact that I was so desperate to see my daughter and hear her voice again made me a willing target for deceptive spirits/demons. I promptly repented for my sin and placed my little girl’s eternal soul in God’s loving hands and prayerfully let her go. Will I ever see her again? I hope so.


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      Why is it evil? We are all but energy. She still exists, but in a different dimemsion.
      Btw look up the theory of how we pick our parents, families, all the big points in our life for learning lessons before we incarnate? What she said makes sense.
      It’s her.


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    What do you mean there are no records?
    “The memories were just like it was something that happened yesterday. They were very close to the surface. They came up real easily. At first it was like I was just making it up, like this really can’t be happening. This really can’t be real. I have to be making this up. And I went to the library, more to prove that it didn’t happen than it did happen.”
    There’s a document of his transfer to the USS Shark and a photo of a WWII sailor, James Edward Johnson.


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    I have heard stories like this before. It is a bit like a haunting. Reincarnation is only one of a number of possible explanations. My favourite explanation would be the sadness Johnston felt at being not only illegitimate but losing his mother so young. In his sadness the young man projected his will into the future to be someone else, someone like Bruce. The fact that no mention of records showing Johnston was a sailor or submariner and no mention of the way he died suggests he was not on the Submarine but rather wished he was. The age and timing of his death and burial in the local graveyard also makes me think he was either a suicide or murder or unfortunate accident.


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      Yes. Everything was documented. I googled this because I just saw it on Unsolved Mysteries. Birth certificate confirmed. Name of the submarine confirmed. First sub sunk. Confirmed. Name of the sailor he died with confirmed. His time of service in the conservation corps confirmed. Personally I believe in Reincarnation. The early Christians also did until Constantinople. Reincarnation is dangerous to the Church. They condemn you to hell. Ultimate power. They removed almost everything regarding reincarnation as heresy. They missed a few. Here’s one.

      John 9New International Version (NIV)

      Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

      9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

      3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

      6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

      HOW can one sin in the womb? Blind since birth, yet they asked who sinned, this man….
      How can you sin before being born?
      Anyone interested in Christianity should read the codices found at Nag Hammadi and The Dead Sea Scrolls. Many the Vatican will not release. The Gospel of Thomas is said to be Jesus own words.
      I am coming to think that Lord Krishna and Jesus Christ are the same Spirit. It says Lord Krishna will incarnate during times of trouble.
      Jesus also said He would be back.
      The Gospel of Sophia is very enlightening. The Bible doesn’t contain all the scriptures being written. These were written by The Apostles, in their language, not 300-400 years after He died. The main difference is that we are supposed to model our lives after Him and grow Spiritually and do good things.


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    Bruce Kelly

    We’re not meant to know


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    Doyle Barnett

    This is another possible explanation for Bruce’s insights into Jame’s life. It from my book Spiritual Growth is NOT What You Think -How Seekers Mistake the Evolution of Their Philosophy for Spiritual Progress by Doyle Barnett
    I had a psychic acquaintance who was the pastor of a church. Before he died at age seventy-eight, Reverend Ford told me of an experience he had. He said he used to travel around the country giving lectures about reincarnation; he would speak about his memories of being a servant to a Greek landowner in ancient Rome.
    One day a member of the audience so rigorously challenged the Reverend’s teachings that it upset him. That evening, Ford contacted his Spirit guide and asked it to show him who he was in his past life. His guide wasn’t able to show him, so he asked about his memories as a servant to a Greek landlord. The guide informed him that he (the guide) had actually been the servant and that he had implanted his memories into the Reverend Ford so the reverend could learn from the guide’s experiences.
    The Reverend later told me that after forty years of teaching people about reincarnation, he was able to summon enough humility to toss out many of his old spiritual beliefs and adopt a more open-minded approach toward reincarnation and spirituality—meaning there may be no such thing as reincarnation.
    Most of the evidence that I have seen points to reincarnation being real, but until I know for a fact that it is, I refuse to dumb myself down by believing it. I will try to stay open-minded.


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      Ronnie Safreed

      Looking at what is the afterlife, there is a dichotamy & a trichotamy like body/soul. body/soul/spirit, heaven/hell, heaven/hell/reincarnation! Reincarnation from a Christian perspective may be possible but it is not “redemptive”! Only through the cross & blood of Christ can we find redemption & our spirits can only be born again through the Holy Spirit of God through Jesus Christ! JC’s death on Calvary was a payment for our sin & a way for our spirits to be born again, so our souls can be saved & our bodies resurrected! Christianity is the way to break karma & reincarnation & hell !!!!! Yes a soul “reaps what it sows in an earthly life”! Very possible a soul that does good works can be rewarded & a soul can possibly be sent to hell possible temporarly or permantly commiting an unpardonable sin!However time & space will end & the “White Throne Judgement”!


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Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at:

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.