John Lang was 51 years old when he died. Reporters and investigators have yet to determine the cause of death. His body was found with stab wounds inside his burning house the other day. The more interesting thing about this story, is the the man thought he was going to be murdered for some time and made public declarations of this on his twitter and blog. At first glance, this stuff is insanely crazy to read. He writes like a paranoid delusional nut job, there’s no doubt about that.
“Last Thursday January 7th, 2016 a current employee at my work had their phone go missing. That same day a homeless guy comes to the shop parking lot asking if we want to buy his cell phone because he is hungry. Coincidence? I don’t think so. ” – John Lang
This man had been speaking out about the police for awhile. It seems to have started after his marriage fell apart, but possibly that’s just when he started vocalizing these thoughts. The local news site The Fresno Bee is filled with supporters of Lang’s theory. Some believe that his neighbors were undercover cops sent to keep an eye on him while others planned his death.
In truth, an outside agency would likely have to investigate this to see if there is any validity to his conspiracy theory, but the fact that he ended up murdered is strange. If it wasn’t the police, he at least had some reason to worry about being murdered.
This is one of those strange news stories I just couldn’t let go, but isn’t it possible, that this guys strange behavior is what made him a suspect of the police? It could very well have been a self fulfilling prophecy that the guy spouting all of these crazy theories would cause some concern and unrest in the neighborhood.
Either way, it’s worth looking into if you’re the sort of person who likes a good conspiracy theory.