"My brother is too kind. He was eminent when my eminence was only imminent." -Niles Crane
Question #14057 posted on 03/31/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Were any of the supposed clues that Paul was dead intentional, or is it just an example of overeager fans? Specifically, I'm interested in the real reason why Paul was barefoot on the cover of Abbey Road.

⇝ Gideon's Bible

A: Dear Gideon's Bible,

I can't find that there was any particular reason for Paul's bare feet. Apparently other stills from the same photo shoot had Paul wearing sandals, so either his feet got hot or they just wanted him to look a bit casual.

This is a really great site that goes through (and debunks) all of the "evidence" for Paul's death: http://www.amuseyourself.com/amuse-2000/epitaph/paulisdead/paulisdead.html

As far as I can tell, the only "intentional" clue may have been John's line "the Walrus was Paul," although what he meant by it is unclear.

- Katya