Hours after John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison cell on Wednesday, a mysterious post popped up on his Instagram page apparently referring to QAnon, according to a new report.
A capital “Q” appeared with no caption or explanation, the first post on the technology pioneer since he was jailed in October pending extradition to the US for tax fraud, Newsweek reported Thursday.
The cryptic post has since been deleted – but has convinced many QAnon conspiracy theorists that it is an indication of their beliefs – and an indication that, according to Vice, he was killed by the “deep state”.
QAnon, a right-wing group, preaches that Washington, DC, is ruled by a secret “deep state” of satanic cannibalized pedophiles.
Q believers spread similar theories after the 2019 death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide while awaiting a sex trafficking trial.
An avid tweeter even after his incarceration in Spain, McAfee played in bizarre Twitter posts with QAnon followers several times in the past.
“Q is real !!!!” he tweeted on March 12, 2020. “I saw him filming a flagellation scene with Mistres (sic) Kat in San Francisco.”
“Nothing to brag about,” he wrote. “Not masterful or anything – but in the middle of the street I would say. Definitely a newcomer to the SM scene. “
“The difference between ‘Q’ and McAfee,” he wrote in another post on the same day. “Nobody knows who Q is. Everyone knows who McAfee is. Nobody knows where Q is. @theemrsmcafee Knows where McAfee is. “
“McAfee is an anal fisting master,” he said. “Q refuses to reveal his own mastery. But I know. Yes I know…”
After being jailed in Barcelona in October, McAfee added more intrigue when he tweeted a reference to Epstein following the financier’s suicide.
“You know it’s not my fault if I hang myself like Epstein,” he wrote.
Spanish authorities said the tycoon’s death was an apparent suicide and ruled out any foul play.