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).
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.