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Hunter Thompson

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posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 07:03 PM
Ok so recently ive heard how there are theories about hunter Thompson (the genius who wrote fear and loathing in las vegas) was killed by the gov. because of info that he knew. Does anyone know anything about this, is its possible, or what he knew. Im not sure if this is the right thread and if it isnt just tell me nd ill move it.

posted on Jan, 7 2007 @ 07:34 PM
I believe Thompson actually lived longer than I would have though...he was a lifetime drug abuser, and had pickled most of his body...killed by the government? LOL Funny.

posted on Jan, 21 2007 @ 10:56 AM
I have never heard that one, I personally believe he killed himself. The man had some demons thats for sure.

"We were somewhere around Barstow, just oustide of the desert....when the drugs began to take hold." Depp and Del Toro Killed it in the movie!!

One of my all time favorites!

posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 04:36 PM
I had heard somewhere that he was murdered by the government for some info that he had acquired about the 9/11 attacks.

This seems plausible, as with that info he could have brought some credibility to the forefront of the 9/11 truth movement.

Just another file for the annals of conspiracy.

posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 08:54 PM
Yes, Hunter S. Thompson was killed because of a book he wrote about Child pornography and child prostitution as well as homosexual prostitutes in the white-house...

I myself thought that he killed himself.. but after going over some of the evidence out there easily obtainable I've come to the conclusion that he was killed..

not to mention his own quote..

"I know those bastards'll make it look like suicide" ..

or something to that effect..

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 12:49 PM
Highly doubtful. Even if Thompson had inside information on 9/11, due to his history, his endorsement of it would do more to discredit the information than killing him ever would. No, Hunter had been planning to kill himself for a long time. He even mentions it numerous times in his works, had told his wife, his kids, his publishers, everyone. He simply saw nothing wrong with ending life on his own terms, and he'd been through enough that the thought of death didn't really scare him anymore. I'm not saying for sure that he wasn't killed, but pretty much all the evidence points to exactly what he'd been planning for a long time.

By the way, if you haven't read it yet, check out Hell's Angels. It's my favorite work by him.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 01:50 PM
Here's a book scheduled to come out end of April- Who Killed Hunter Thompson? Might be worth checking out. But it appears to be more of a rhetorical question in this case, what with the book being comprised of essays by people who knew Hunter. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

I agree about Hells Angels. A great book. Also, "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail of '72" is well worth reading. If you're into politics at all, especially Presidential elections, you'll likely think it's better than the Las Vegas F&L.

Hunter Thompson, along with Ken Kesey, Tom Wolfe, and Tom Robbins are among my all-alltime favorites.

posted on Mar, 26 2007 @ 04:54 PM
He had killed himself because he was scared that at one point in his life because of his drug usage he wouldn't have the physical capacity to commit suicide so he did before he got to old and wasn't able

Artist and friend Ralph Steadman wrote:

"...He told me 25 years ago that he would feel real trapped if he didn't know that he could commit suicide at any moment. I don't know if that is brave or stupid or what, but it was inevitable. I think that the truth of what rings through all his writing is that he meant what he said. If that is entertainment to you, well, that's OK. If you think that it enlightened you, well, that's even better. If you wonder if he's gone to Heaven or Hell — rest assured he will check out them both, find out which one Richard Milhous Nixon went to — and go there. He could never stand being bored. But there must be Football too — and Peacocks..."[30]


Yes iam the biggest Hunter S Thompson fan ever!

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