Wednesday, December 19, 2007

John Lennon's death and Stephen King

Well, I've heard a lot of interesting stories and anecdotes about Stephen King, but this has got to be the most peculiar. To sum it up, the far-gone conspiracy story originates with Steven Lightfoot, and "Lightfoot is the guy who thinks that there was a conspiracy to kill John Lennon, involving Nixon, Reagan, various police departments, and Stephen King. King, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Mark David Chapman, supposedly pulled the trigger."

The information comes from Donna Kossy, author of Kooks: A Guide to the Outer Limits of Human Belief, and founder of the online Kooks Museum. Her Steve Lightfoot Exhibit is online at The exhibit consists mostly of rant-and-rave texts produced and distributed by Lightfoot in a campaign to inform the public about the facts of the event as he perceived them.

He stalked King for years, even moving to Bangor (at least according to his far-fetched account of events). Talk about fringe elements...


Mark LaFlamme said...

If I'm not mistaken, this is the dude who drove around Bangor in a van with spray-painted messages declaring his King-killed-Lennon theories. For an author, it's got to be the ultimate "holy crap" moment. You're signicicant enough and popular enough to draw your own stalker. But holy crap, he's parked right outside the house.

Andy said...

yes, he drove around in a van with all kinds of fucky stuff written on it. I saw him play guitar at university of orono, he handed out these little photocopied books describing the whole thing in detail. I sold it years ago on ebay, it went for the rediculous ammount of 87.00!