Notorious Bitcoin proponent John McAfee could be hiding in an underground home, or on a remote island and out of sight of the public. He could still be alive.
Samantha Herrera, McAfee’s former girlfriend — who is known for developing antivirus software to his credit — claims he didn’t die behind bars but escaped and now lives in the United States.
A new Netflix documentary titled “Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee” explores McAfee’s turbulent life and strange death, including Herrera’s claim that he is still alive and hiding in Texas.
The Mysterious Death of a Bitcoin Superfan
Herrera claims that McAfee did not commit suicide by hanging in a Spanish prison pending extradition, but instead escaped.
“John called me from Texas after his death,” Herrera said. She says McAfee begged her to flee with him and told her that only three people on Earth knew he was still alive.
“It’s me, John,” Herrera says in the Netflix documentary. McAfee, she said, bribed people to pretend he was dead, “but actually he isn’t,” she said.
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McAfee’s remains are reportedly being stored in a morgue somewhere in Spain. However, Herrera’s claims had not been confirmed since her story appeared on the internet.
Herrera said she and McAfee, who lived in San Pedro, Belize, started dating when she was 18 and planned to get married.
After the mysterious death of his Florida neighbor Gregory Faull, the two fled the country in 2012.
The Netflix documentary, which premieres August 24, is directed by Bafta-winning filmmaker Charlie Russell and takes an in-depth look at McAfee’s turbulent background through a combination of raw footage and interviews.
McAfee said he would eat his dick
During the ICO era, John McAfee’s eccentric behavior made him something of a celebrity within the Bitcoin industry.
He launched two initial coin offerings (ICOs) and developed what he called an “unhackable” Bitcoin wallet.
McAfee, a former US presidential candidate and then a fugitive, was one of many who bought into the Bitcoin frenzy in 2017.
When asked if he thinks one Bitcoin will be worth $500,000 in three years, McAfee famously said:
“If not, I’ll eat my dick on public television.”
Well, after Bitcoin failed to hit half a million dollars, McAfee didn’t really do what it said it would do with its private portion. And that “unhackable” Bitcoin wallet was hacked almost immediately after launch.
Meanwhile, Russell told Esquire:
“I don’t know what I’m thinking, and I don’t believe she does… she says that, then looks into the camera and I don’t know if she believes it’s true or not. She was pretty mad at John.”
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