McCaslin, wearing a skull mask and a blue jumpsuit with “Phantom Patriot” written in red on his chest, infiltrated the site of Bohemian Grove, just north of San Francisco. While heavily armed with “a semiautomatic rifle/shotgun hybrid, a .45 caliber handgun, a crossbow, a 2-foot-long sword, a knife and a hand-made bomb launcher,” McCaslin encountered no one on the premises and slept in one of the cabins overnight. He attempted to burn down a couple of the buildings in the compound, and was later removed peacefully by local law enforcement officers and was briefly held at the mental health ward of the Sonoma County Jail. He later claimed to have been inspired by talk show host Alex Jones.
McCaslin was paroled on May 19, 2008.
On June 28, 2011, a man claiming to be McCaslin protested outside of a location in Iowa where President Barack Obama was speaking. He accused Obama of being a reptoid alien.