Thursday, March 03, 2005

'Hunter phoned before his death. He sounded scared.'

Either this is silly games or..... Anyway, the rest of the article is only available to Globe and Mail INSIDER Edition subscribers...

"Hunter telephoned me on Feb. 19, the night before his death. He sounded scared. It wasn't always easy to understand what he said, particularly over the phone, he mumbled, yet when there was something he really wanted you to understand, you did. He'd been working on a story about the World Trade Center attacks and had stumbled across what he felt was hard evidence showing the towers had been brought down not by the airplanes that flew into them but by explosive charges set off in their foundations. Now he thought someone was out to stop him publishing it: 'They're gonna make it look like suicide,' he said. 'I know how these bastards think . . .'"

See also: Son's shotgun tribute
Police heard shots as they headed to Thompson's ranch. According to a sheriff's report, the author's body was found in a chair by his kitchen table, on which a typewritten page bore the single word "counselor" typed at its centre.


Anonymous Ginia said...

just read on main stream that thompson had a "far-fetched" idea about the trade towers. he was one of my favorite reads along with kerouac and hemingway. he will be missed as will any truth he had to tell. thank you for featuring this story fintan and kathy.

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Anonymous nikto said...

A couple days after his death, the L.A. Times ran a story about Hunter Thompson and his wife.

It described conversations, even arguments, Thompson supposedly had with his wife in previous years about suicide (apparently, his expressed desire to possibly do away with himself if his health problems and depression got to be too much to bear).

I'm a bit confused.

That article seems a bit in conflict with the account as described in the
purported Globe and Mail INSIDER Edition article.

Here's a link to a blog with a creepy, but sadly not implausible, bit of theorizing on the subject (and note the historical reference to, where else--Ta ta! Nazi Germany):

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