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“A Ugandan hunter is tranquilizing gorillas and dressing them in clown suits” — the origins of a crazy story that lives on

Boing Boing

By MARK FRAUENFELDER 2:39 PM THU MAR 14, 2024

I’m currently reading Robert Anton Wilson’s Cosmic Trigger Volume III. On page 93 he mentions the following story:

In the August-September 1994 issue of the Fortean Times, I read about an alleged “madman” in Uganda, who certainly belongs in this book. I do not know if the Fortean Times editors themselves want to label this creative and imaginative chap “mad” or just picked up the term while condensing and paraphrasing a story about his exploits which they cite from the Coventry Evening Telegraph, 24 February 1994. Anyway, “mad,” “eccentric” or just a unique case of artistic enthusiasm combined with insensitivity, this Ugandan has a truly original hobby.

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