Jesse Ventura Says He's Hiding From U.S. Drones In Mexico. Well, He Needs To Try Harder.
Confidential to U.S. drone operators:
If you’re looking for Jesse Ventura’s remote Mexican hideaway, it can be found at 23° 30' 57.08" N 109° 28' 41.17" W.
During an appearance Tuesday on CNBC, the former Minnesota governor claimed that he was living “off the grid” in Mexico “so that the drones can’t find me.” The ex-professional wrestler, who was promoting his new TV series “Off The Grid” from an undisclosed Mexican location, also spoke of his mistrust of the U.S. political system.
While not revealing why he is worthy of surveillance by unmanned aircraft, Ventura would not be hard to find by America’s drone army.
The 62-year-old conspiracy theorist splits his time between Minnesota and his Mexican retreat on the Gulf of California. Ventura’s beachfront spread--about 70 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas--is on the edge of a sprawling national park on the Baja peninsula’s east coast. His solar-powered residence is reportedly about 4000-square-feet and features a swimming pool.
Ventura, who purchased his Mexican home about seven years ago, is a regular at the nearby Crossroads Country Club, a small bar/restaurant, and his home has been a photo backdrop (as seen below) for tourists seeking to memorialize their brush with celebrity on Mexico’s East Cape.
Describing himself as a “job creator,” Ventura told CNBC that he was not only “putting Mexicans to work, I’m stopping them from running across the border now and taking our jobs, because my whole staff said that if I wasn’t down here, and I didn’t have them, they’d be coming up to America, looking for jobs.”