Phillip Garrido: God's Chosen Communicator or Plain Old Psycho?

(AP Photo/El Dorado County Sheriffs)
Photo: El Dorado County, Calif. Sheriff's office mugshot of Phillip Garrido taken Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Who is Phillip Garrido and what drove him to allegedly kidnap 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard and keep her in an elaborate tented compound for nearly two decades, fathering two children with her along the way? Was he the quiet, mild mannered print shop owner that his clients knew or was he the fanatical mind control true-believer who kept a blog?

Photos: The Search For Jaycee
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People who knew Garrido said that he had only recently become a religious fanatic, claiming that god spoke to him through a box and sometimes breaking out into song. Tim Allen, president of East County Glass and Window Inc. in Pittsburg, Calif., who bought business cards and letterhead from Garrido's printing business, told the AP that "in the last couple years he started getting into this strange religious stuff. We kind of felt sorry for him."

In the blog Voices Revealed, that appears to be maintained by Garrido under the username 'themanwhospokewithhismind," he declares that God has enabled him to speak to people through their minds. He even hired a private investigator to verify this ability by getting clients of his print shop to sign an affidavit declaring that they had witnessed him "controlling a voice or set of voices that are unearthly in nature" first hand.

They also had to agree that he "always acted mature and intelligent. He has had a steady personality throughout the many years I have known him and is fully capable of handling himself respectfully regardless of the possible outcome of any given event."

Photo: Declaration of Affirmation from voicesrevealed, a blog that appears to be created by Phillip Garrido.

Garrido also registered a corporation called God's Desire in April 2008, according to the California Secretary of State.

It's still not clear when this religious fanaticism arose in Garrido or if indeed it had anything to do with his alleged decision to kidnap Jaycee Lee Dugard, but if the blog can be any kind of guide, the first post echoes what he told KCRA-TV in a rambling, sometimes incoherent phone interview:

"This freedom has not come about due to something great about myself, instead this ability is to open doors that will honor the creator and his eternal purpose for mankind."

"This all began by god removing a problem from my shoulders that behavioral scientist believe is not possible to remove. Since then my life has seen major improvements allowing me to stand here today a free man."

Photos: The Search For Jaycee
Photos: Jaycee Lee Dugard Found Alive
Photos: Inside Jaycee's Terror Tent

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