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John Denver's plane crashed into a mountain

John Denver's plane crashed into the sea

Take me home...

The tragic death of John Denver in 1997 caused a huge upset the world over. He was known for his easy, country style with hits such as "Take me home, country roads" and "Rocky mountain high", and he died when his home built airplane crashed.

He was born in Roswell, New Mexico, which is well known amongst conspiracy theorists for a totally different reason.

He died on October 12, 1997 but there is something about this that many people are so surprised about they are pointing to as a Mandela Effect. That is, where did his plane hit? Many are sure it flew into a mountain, yet all reports today show it was the water of Monterey Bay, California.

Mountain references

So many people associate John Denver with mountains because of his songs that this "seed" may have been planted there, and over time somehow become lodged as a fact. There are other reasons too, such as his funeral:

Upon the announcement of Denver's death, Colorado Governor Roy Romer ordered all state flags to be lowered to half-staff in his honor. Funeral services were held at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado, on October 17, 1997, officiated by Pastor Les Felker, a retired Air Force chaplain, after which Denver's remains were cremated and his ashes scattered in the Rocky Mountains

The aircraft investigation report found a problem in the design of the mechanism which switched fuel tanks. It was located to the side of the pilot, and whilst turning to operate it, undue force was required, which Denver had been aware of from previous flights. However, in this difficult turned position it was more likely the pilots foot would catch the pedal, causing the plane to bank suddenly. This is what the 20 eye witnesses to the crash said they saw.

His legacy lives on officially. In 2007, the Colorado Senate passed a resolution to make his "Rocky Mountain High" hit one of the two state songs, along with "Where the Columbines Grow".