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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 04:14 PM
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Hunter S. Thompson did not do snuff films...
Well, that is my opinion anyway. Let's start with the rumours;

The fact that people here are actually getting angry about it and saying ridiculous things like "I'm not sorry to see this scum go to his deserved place."

Or even dragging this back from bartcops - as it seems to be making its rounds around the net... really cranking into my second day of mourning for HST.

The whole rumour was seeded from a thread where people tried to link Gannon/Guckert himself with a missing lad (as in the same guy) by the name of Johnny Gosch who was allegedly a victim of Larry King (no, not the CNN King) as revealed by a Paul Bonacci in a book on the Franklyn Scandal written by John deCamp.

The "thread" where it started...

The snippet that has lit this fire started with this paragraph.

From The Franklin Cover-Up page 105:

"In other testimony, Paul Bonacci(one of the child victim/witnesses) said that Larry King(not the CNN LK), was smiling and laughing the whole time the film was being shown, and "the men with hoods" were a Satanic group which planned to use the dead boy in some sort of ceremony. Bonacci also named the director of the snuff film, whom they had picked up in Las Vegas, as "Hunter Thompson".

and it's being referenced in a number of places on the net with accusations being levelled at Hunter S. Thompson - as being a satanistic ritual killer who enjoys pumping the odd snuff movie out whilst hanging around the desert outside of Vegas.

For some strange reason I don't feel HST is rolling over in his grave - in fact, he would probably love this slant, come to think of it.


1. There is nothing that indicates that "Hunter Thompson" is in fact - Hunter S. Thompson. And HST spent very little time in Vegas.

Results 1 - 10 of about 72,800 for "hunter thompson" .

2. Paul Bonacci has more than a few mental problems and has spent time in the slammer for child abuse. Period.

From the Gunderson Report

Not long after the Franklin case became public in 1989, Paul Bonacci was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for briefly touching a young boy on the outside of his pants. Bonacci has been diagnosed by at least three psychiatrists with Multiple Personality Disorder, a psychiatric disorder now called Dissociative Identity Disorder...

The whole Johnny Gosch issue is now being analysed (rather torn up) at

However, it seems one longtime member may be very close to the Johnny Gosch issue here...

So please. Let's end this... this Hunter is a baby killer thing? Please?
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 04:19 PM
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1. Anyone Who Would Find this Credible
had absorbed enough HST to know what he was all about.

I mean, we have our own "DrGonzo" here on DU. If he had something public, good or bad, under that moniker, would ANYONE think it was the real Hunter Thompson. The good doctor had a lot of imitators, and a lot of folks tried to use his name, his style, and his reputation.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 04:49 PM
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2. OMG this really hacks me off.... unfuckingreal....
Why can't they have some respect for the greatest journalist of the last century and maybe ever....

I agree, this is tearing into my week of mourning....Shit, we've got stedman prints in our living room with black ribbons on them...

Why must everything be a conspiracy. This feels like picking an open wound with a salt shaker to me...

I'm scared to read any HST threads now... Glad you said this. Thank you from another huge fan in mourning.

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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 04:52 PM
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3. Yeah, HST Was So Stupid He Made Snuff Films and USED HIS REAL NAME!!!
Edited on Wed Feb-23-05 04:53 PM by Beetwasher

Does anything else need to be said? I don't think so. USE YOUR FRIGGIN BRAINS PEOPLE!

Mourn for the doc by drinking tequila, sparking a fattie and snorting coke. He'd like it that way.
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