In Memoriam: Five Strange Stories Related to the Death of John Lennon
|John Lennon, 1940-1980.|
In memory of one of the greatest songwriters and musicians ever, we've compiled a list of five strange stories linked to the death of Lennon. Shine on!
5. Stephen King Killed John Lennon
|A news clipping from LennonMurderTruth.com|
"...John Lennon was, not only politically assassinated, but that Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and, you'd better sit down, horror novelist Stephen King are the three people who can be proven guilty of the crime. King being the real murderer and Chapman but a look-alike, paid actor misleading you with an absolute hoax, the media in tow."Okay, so the Nixon/Reagan connection isn't too far of a stretch--Lennon's political activism, etc.--but what's this dude got against horror novelist/weirdo Stephen King?:
Stephen King writes all about it beginning with Salem's Lot, five years before the crime, where he writes about shooting a man in the shoulder blades, stalking a politician with a gun in The Dead Zone, Johnny being the main character. He even writes about "...the fellow who killed John Lennon" in, I believe, three books. He practically confesses in his 1983 Playboy interview. He has even admitted to me, in his own handwriting, that I "...haven't got the whole story yet..." and in a subsequent letter, signed Stephen King, he throws in a veiled bribe if I'd quit exposing this.For even more crazy, just read the rest of Lightfoot's introduction here.
One of the more famous stories surrounding the murder of John Lennon is that he autographed a copy of his album, Double Fantasy, for his own murderer on December 8, 1980 as he was leaving his Manhattan home at the Dakota. It was when Lennon returned later that night did Chapman shoot him four times in the back.
Well, according to the New York Post, that autographed album is now for sale--for $850,000. Unsurprisingly, the current owner has received death threats.