The Conspiracy Theory That Connects Stephen King To John Lennon's Murder

It seems like there are more and more conspiracy theories out there. People are casting doubt on everything from election results to whether 9/11 was an inside job to what is in vaccines that are intended to help end pandemics. This is not a new phenomenon — there has been speculation on past events, like who was the person that shot John F. Kennedy, per Popular Mechanics. It's just that the internet has made it much easier to push those theories out there, given the fact that it is ridiculously simple for people to access it nowadays. People have also seemingly lost their critical thinking skills along the way, too. Once people dig in, also, it can be difficult to get them to see the error of their ways. 

Step aside, everyone. There is a theory, via New York Mag, out there that the person who killed John Lennon in 1980 was not Mark David Chapman, but legendary horror author Stephen King. We didn't say it was a good theory. 

Mark David Chapman is not Stephen King

The theory, according to New York Mag, which was being pushed by a certain fellow by the name of Steve Lightfoot, who resides in Florida (of course), is that both Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon both wanted John Lennon dead because of his anti-war stance. So who better to carry this out than the guy who wrote "Carrie"? He apparently drives around in a van with this theory written out on the outside, per Q106.5. One thing to point out — this is not the same Steve Lightfoot who worked on the "Hannibal" TV show, via IMDb.

People laugh at this theory because the only way that Stephen King and Mark David Chapman resemble each other is that they both often wear glasses. Apparently, they kind of look alike if one were to put their photos next to each other and then squint their eyes very tightly so that the two blobs had SOME form of semblance to each other. Unfortunately, in this day and age of QAnon, there will be those who think it is true. 

There may be someone who might capitalize on this far-fetched theory. We would not be surprised if this ever becomes the premise of a Stephen King book, and it instantly became a bestseller. If this does happen, please send us a cut, Stephen.