Wednesday Wackos, 9/26

Today’s wacko is Steve Lightfoot. Steve has written a book about his theory on the death of John Lennon. Steve says Lennon was not killed by Mark Chapman, but was really the victim of a conspiracy and politically-motivated assassination.

Mr. Lightfoot is certainly not alone in the belief that Lennon was assassinated for political reasons. He’s not even the only one to think that Chapman was a patsy and didn’t actually kill Lennon.

But to my knowledge, he is the only one claiming that Lennon was actually killed by novelist Stephen King.

Yes,  Lightfoot contends that the author of The Shining was hired by Presidents Nixon and Reagan to whack liberal hippy Lennon. It just makes sense that what they were looking for in an assassin would be a former English teacher, and of course King would be up for it because he’s just so conservative (that’s sarcasm, folks).

Lightfoot’s “evidence” is a serious of newspaper and magazine headlines that he claims were government codes that reveal the plot. And some letters he claims are in King’s handwriting.

This guy could read an assassination plot into the text on a box of Cocoa Puffs.

An amusing footnote to Lightfoot’s theory: King has written (somewhere) about how Mark David Chapman came up to him and asked for an autograph and pose for pictures and such just days before he shot Lennon.


~ by mattbear on September 26, 2007.

6 Responses to “Wednesday Wackos, 9/26”

  1. I saw this dude when I was livin’ in Monterey for the guh’ment. I should clarify: I saw his van, as it was festooned with all sorts of “evidence” supporting his claims. It was essentially an art-car created by an insane person (all art-cars?) and it was fascinating. Completely illogical, but fascinating.

  2. Oh man, I wish you had a picture of that awesomeness.

  3. Ain’t the Internet grand?

    Photographic Evidence of Nuttiness

  4. Awesome! Bless this series of tubes!

  5. It was much more DIY when I saw it (shit, 1992? damn I’m old…). He had newspaper clippings with red circles and lines oonnecting excerpts from King novels. Now he’s all slick.


  6. Maybe he embraced the minimalist movement.

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