It is the 40th anniversary of The Beatles Sgt Peppers Album and as i was sitting in traffic on the way home tonight listening to a discussion on the radio about John Lennon.
One of the guests mentioned a conspiracy theory that his killer was actually Stephen King and not Mark Chapman at all.
After laughing like a drain, i made a mental note of the website mentioned and have since been poking around this chaps theory.
Indeed, Steven Lightfoot has a dedicated site that sets out his theory that Mark Chapman was a patsy and the real murderer is the famous author.
His greatest evidence is the above picture where, according to Lightfoot, 'the man photographed getting Lennon’s autograph hours before he killed him is not Mark Chapman like we were all told. Chapman’s glasses are the wrong prescription, his features are more centrally boxed in the middle of his face and his hair is the wrong texture, as well as the fact that the killer has dimples that Chapman does not. Only Stephen King’s features exactly trace the proportions of the autograph hound.'
Not convinced? He has threatening letters from King and other evidence and implores us to get the truth out there.
I love a good conspiracy theory and the loopier the better but tell you what, as far as getting the truth out there is concerned, shall we not but say we did if he asks?