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The Most Interesting Man Alive is in Humboldt

 

Kevin Hoover’s Arcata Eye Expose on John Post

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

We like colorful characters.  We also enjoy reading about colorful characters.

In last week’s Arcata Eye, Kevin Hoover brings to light– much light– the lives, loves, and lies of John Post, also known as John Berrypicker.

Mr. Post is arguably the most interesting man in Arcata.  The world, even.

Alternately painting his story with facts, sympathy, and a keenly acerbic cynical eye, Mr. Hoover digs at the truth behind the mystery and intrigue of a person seemingly larger than life and truth itself.

Here’s a teaser:

(flying manJohn Post is) a high-powered author commanding six-figure fees, and a former Secret Service agent and U.S. Marshal with deep connections inside the federal government.  An experienced Navy fighter pilot who survived dogfights with MiGs over the Atlantic Ocean, he had retired to Humboldt, where he continued to act as a federal operative, known to and well-respected in local law enforcement circles…

…Until last week, Post’s Facebook profile listed his educational history as including a doctorate in Politics and International Relations from U.C. Berkeley, where he also studied cultural anthropology.  This on top of his double Master’s in anthropology and cultural anthropology from the University of Notre Dame, plus …a Bachelor of Science degree in Theology/Philosophy from the University of New Mexico.

His Facebook profile also stated that he speaks French, Spanish, Old English, Old Norse, Scythian and ‘Proto-Indo European’...

There’s more.  Far more.

dos equis manThis is the Sentinel’s best read of the week that we’ve seen so far.

You can read Kevin Hoover’s Arcata Eye story,The Lives, Loves and Lies of John Post, aka Johnny Berrypicker“  and judge for yourself where the pathological boundaries of fact, fiction, victims– and where Mr. Post, lies.

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