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“Fear and Loathing” and the Death of Hunter S. Thompson

In 1971, Rolling Stone Magazine included a two-part series called Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by countercultural author Hunter S. Thompson.

The story was published as a novel the following year. Although talks of adapting the book into a feature film began in the late 70’s, the movie was not completed and released until 1998.


Fear and Loathing by Hunter S. Thompson was published in the year ‘72.

Fear and Loathing

Hunter S. Thompson = 72 in both Reduction methods

Thompson has alternate birth numerology of 72:7 + 1+8 + (19) + (37) = 72

The film was not released until 1998, which is connected to the Reduction value of Thompson’s full name.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas = 109, Hunter Stockton Thompson = 109 and 98

Thompson was born on July 18th, or 18/7.

"Fear and Loathing" = 187 (Francis Bacon)

There is a great riddle in the book’s gematria. The full title sums to 4430 in the Jewish cipher, whereas the subtitle sums to 443 in the alphabetic order.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream = 4430 Jewish, A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream = 443 Ordinal

443 is the 86th Prime number

Hunter and Loathing both = 86 Ordinal

Las Vegas = 86 and 23

Hunter‘s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was published on a date with Primary numerology of 86 and 23:(7) + (7) + (72) = 86 and 7 + 7 + 7+2 = 23

The date was July 7th, written 7/7, like the number Seventy-seven7×7 = 49.

Seventy-seven and Las Vegas both = 49

The July 7th publication date fell 11 months, 19 days after Thompson’s July 18th birthday:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas = 1119 Satanic

Motion Picture

After years of re-writes and casting changes, filming for Fear and Loathing by Hunter S. Thompson finally began in the Nevada desert in August of 1997.

"Hunter S. Thompson" = 1350 (English Sumerian)

The film adaptation of Fear and Loathing was released exactly 1350 weeks after the book was published:

"Fear and Loathing" = 135 (English Ordinal)

"Nevada desert" = 1035 (Jewish)

Thompson’s sidekick in the film is Dr. Gonzo, which is a portrayal of Oscar “Zeta” Acosta Fierro.

Oscar "Zeta" Acosta Fierro

The 135th Prime number is 761

The film was directed by Terry Gilliam.

"Terry Gilliam" = 761 (Jewish)

The year 1998 was 27 years after 1971, when Fear and Loathing was originally published in Rolling Stone Magazine.

"Fear and Loathing" = 270 (Reverse Ordinal)

"Vegas" = 54 (English Ordinal)

The film about Vegas was released on a date with a Life Lesson number of 54. May 22nd leaves 223 days on the calendar:(5) + (22) + 1+9+9+8 = 54

This is the Hebrew gematria of Las Vegas, Nevada.

In Hebrew, Las Vegas, Nevada = 223

Hunter died 223 days before October 1st, which was the date of the infamous Las Vegas shooting in 2017. In that event, the shooter was in a “Casino” = 223 that turned exactly 223 months old on that very night.

Death of Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing was released on theaters on May 22nd, the date written 5/22.

"Fear and Loathing" = 522 (English Extended)

The date May 22nd is written internationally as 22/5.

"Hunter S. Thompson" = 225 (English Ordinal)

"Drugs" = 225 (Primes)

Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide on February 20th, 2005, the date written 2/20/05.

The police report of Thompson’s death included a curious detail. Hunter had written one line of text that was still in his typewriter, including the date Feb. 22 ’05:The police report stated that in Thompson's typewriter was a piece of paper with the date "Feb. 22 '05" and a single word, "counselor".

February 22nd, 2005 was exactly 81 months after the film adaptation of his novel:

Hunter S. Thompson, the author of Fear and Loathing, was born on a date with Primary numerology of 81:(7) + (18) + (19) + (37) = 81

Fear and Loathing = 81 and 810

"Vegas" = 81 (Reverse Ordinal)


The Hebrew value for Kill is 244.

Kill = 244 in Hebrew gematria

Prior to killing himself, Thompson wrote about his depression in a poem called “Football Season Is Over.” This has matching 244 gematria with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and matching 116 gematria with Hunter Stockton Thompson.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas = 244, Football Season Is Over = 244 and 116, Hunter Stockton Thompson = 116

On top of this, the word Football is a near-supermatch with Las Vegas, Nevada.

Football and Las Vegas Nevada both = 43, 83, and 133

The game of football features 22 players on the field for each play.

"National Football League" = 220 (English Ordinal)

On the 22nd day of the year 2020, the Raiders officially moved to Las Vegas. Hunter S. Thompson died on 2/20 with the date 2/22 written on his typewriter.

The Raiders’ move was 121 days (or 122 w/ end date) before the 22nd anniversary of Fear and Loathing‘s theatrical release:

The word Counselor was the only one written on Thompson’s typewriter.

Counselor = 121 Reverse and 122 Ordinal

The Raiders’ announcement fell 245 days after the anniversary of the film’s release:

Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas, Nevada both = 245 Reverse

Johnny Depp

Director Terry Gilliam was exactly 690 months old on the film’s release date:

The film features Johnny Depp in the lead role. Depp, was born in Kentucky, the same state as Hunter S. Thompson, on 6/9 in the year ‘63.

Drugs = 69 Ordinal and 630 Trigonal

The 69th Prime number is 347

The movie where he portrayed Hunter S. Thompson came out 347 days after Depp’s birthday (18 days before his next):

"Hunter S. Thompson" = 180 (Reverse Ordinal)

Depp was 34 years old for the release, which was Hunter S. Thompson’s age when both Fear and Loathing was published in Rolling Stone, and as its own book.

Depp’s co-star was Benicio del Toro, who is exactly 1351 days younger than him. That’s pretty incredible, because Depp was exactly 1351 weeks younger than Hunter S. Thompson:1

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