Chris Giauque, Humboldt’s Paul Bunyan

Chris Giauque was a big man–tall, yes, but,  also larger than life.  Legends grew up around him like he was Paul Bunyan.  One story goes that as officers were taking pickup loads of marijuana away from his property, Chris hopped on his quad and, racing after them, reached into the bed of the truck at high speeds and pulled out pot plant after pot plant while the deputies tried to ignore him because they didn’t want to try prosecuting him.

Chris disappeared in August of 2003 after going to Spy Rock on what was rumored to be a marijuana deal for over $100,000.

Today, his legend just got a little taller.  A new blog entitled Chris Giauque Mystery describes the writer’s theory (John Joebee is the name he gives himself) that Chris may have been disappeared in order to keep him from countering Ken Estes claim that Estes was the one who created a unique strain of pot.

The fact that Chris Giauque disappeared at the same time that a certain Strain Called Grandaddy Purple was Suddenly Developed by Ken Estes may be no coincidence.Ken Estes met with Chris Giauque in the Summer of 2003 and Chris had some outstanding purple Medicine.He had a variety of Purples and another Strain that I forget the name of but I remember the Potency and Smell and taste.Chris had these long dreads and he was talking about how happy he was to be out of Jail.He had awesome concentrates and a personality that was inviting and not pretentious.I have no rock solid evidence of any thing I am just saying that a whole bunch of coincidences happened and they may not mean a damn thing.They may have a clue for someone and I hope that’s the case.

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Hat tip to Rose.

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  • The guy has an interesting series of posts up on the topic. It’s all greek to me, but people who know the players may find some answers. Thanks, Kym.

  • Whoever did Chris in drove Cris’ truck back to SoHum and parked it on the Avenue of the Giants. Was it done to throw the investigators off? Was it convenience? Why there and not a zillion other places? That is the question I find interesting.

  • Whoever did Chris in drove Cris’ truck back to SoHum and parked it on the Avenue of the Giants. Was it done to throw the investigators off? Was it convenience? Why there and not a zillion other places? That is the question I find interesting.

  • This is Exactly what I was telling Rose.I feel That if Charle Magpie wanted to give the strain to Ken Estes tp please him and for a monetary gain that would not surprise me.Ken was into bein a Big Mover and he placed an Prder for the Grandaddy Purple.Chris had two damn good strains that I remember.He had a strain that was just like the Grandaddy in taste and looks.He also had a Rainbow Purple.That is when Ken and I drove to Oakland and named the Rainbow looking one The Rainbow Purple.I know damn well he did not develop the strain.He did not have time and he is was busy running herb with me.I was there when he proclaimed he would PAY WELL for THe Grandaddy Clones.I am afraid that maybe Chris was cought up in greed and a ploy to possibly steal his strain.This is not far fetched.I can remember how nice Chris was to me and I feel an obligation.I want to be wrong.I want Chris to be in Hawaii somewhere collecting a stipend hiding from the Feds.That make me feel less creeped out when I clearly remember the meeting at the Redwood Ave house of Charlie Magpies.Charlie knows what is up I bet.He showed up in the Mendo Slammer when I was there for Transporting Dec 2003.I had been set up by the gangsters that Ken had for sponsors.I was a paranoid wreck but it turned out to be a coincidence.I feel Charlie Magpie is involved in a few coincidences.He knows all the ins and outs of the area and he came up with money that Summer early in the Harvest after being Hella broke.I had no clue about this MYSTERY until I came across Chris’s picture and the story X-mas.I have been tripping for a couple months since.He is to Big a character to forget.I remember his slight limp and Hella nice attitude and being so happy to be out of Jail. I want to be wrong. Read my Oaksterdam blog it also explains more. ..Oaksterdamshistory.blogspot.com… Ken is Basically a nice Generous Man like Chris who had dealings with the likes of Charlie.Ken is like me and Chris we are only arrested for POT. Charlie was in the slammer for Attempted murder. You make the call I know there are some interested fellows.I bet I pissed someone off too. OH WELL I do that sometimes.I am an Army Veteran who has a need for the herb and really appreciate Humboldt for their medicine.I feel Humboldt has been invaded by the city and you all have the right to be upset.I am sure the REAL strain developers didn’t intend for the strain to become part of a street slang driven market but it is and I understand the Old School Growers like Mark being upset. I wish Pete Sutton the Oil King was still around he would help get to the bottom of this he knew so many players in this area.I was saddened when I learned he disappeared and it has been bothering me since. GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH Be SAFE

  • This is Exactly what I was telling Rose.I feel That if Charle Magpie wanted to give the strain to Ken Estes tp please him and for a monetary gain that would not surprise me.Ken was into bein a Big Mover and he placed an Prder for the Grandaddy Purple.Chris had two damn good strains that I remember.He had a strain that was just like the Grandaddy in taste and looks.He also had a Rainbow Purple.That is when Ken and I drove to Oakland and named the Rainbow looking one The Rainbow Purple.I know damn well he did not develop the strain.He did not have time and he is was busy running herb with me.I was there when he proclaimed he would PAY WELL for THe Grandaddy Clones.I am afraid that maybe Chris was cought up in greed and a ploy to possibly steal his strain.This is not far fetched.I can remember how nice Chris was to me and I feel an obligation.I want to be wrong.I want Chris to be in Hawaii somewhere collecting a stipend hiding from the Feds.That make me feel less creeped out when I clearly remember the meeting at the Redwood Ave house of Charlie Magpies.Charlie knows what is up I bet.He showed up in the Mendo Slammer when I was there for Transporting Dec 2003.I had been set up by the gangsters that Ken had for sponsors.I was a paranoid wreck but it turned out to be a coincidence.I feel Charlie Magpie is involved in a few coincidences.He knows all the ins and outs of the area and he came up with money that Summer early in the Harvest after being Hella broke.I had no clue about this MYSTERY until I came across Chris’s picture and the story X-mas.I have been tripping for a couple months since.He is to Big a character to forget.I remember his slight limp and Hella nice attitude and being so happy to be out of Jail. I want to be wrong. Read my Oaksterdam blog it also explains more. ..Oaksterdamshistory.blogspot.com… Ken is Basically a nice Generous Man like Chris who had dealings with the likes of Charlie.Ken is like me and Chris we are only arrested for POT. Charlie was in the slammer for Attempted murder. You make the call I know there are some interested fellows.I bet I pissed someone off too. OH WELL I do that sometimes.I am an Army Veteran who has a need for the herb and really appreciate Humboldt for their medicine.I feel Humboldt has been invaded by the city and you all have the right to be upset.I am sure the REAL strain developers didn’t intend for the strain to become part of a street slang driven market but it is and I understand the Old School Growers like Mark being upset. I wish Pete Sutton the Oil King was still around he would help get to the bottom of this he knew so many players in this area.I was saddened when I learned he disappeared and it has been bothering me since. GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH Be SAFE

  • Sorry for the Typos .Ken Placed an Order for the Grandaddy Purple Clones and suddenly comes up with the strain within a year. He was probably left holding the bag literally.Ken would not KILL. Charlie though is not above such low life behavior. He is the one I suspect not Ken. Ken is in a wheelchair and that has not stopped him.He has an angel on his shoulder. I will always love him even if he makes stupid decisions. GOD BLESS ALL

  • Sorry for the Typos .Ken Placed an Order for the Grandaddy Purple Clones and suddenly comes up with the strain within a year. He was probably left holding the bag literally.Ken would not KILL. Charlie though is not above such low life behavior. He is the one I suspect not Ken. Ken is in a wheelchair and that has not stopped him.He has an angel on his shoulder. I will always love him even if he makes stupid decisions. GOD BLESS ALL

  • Fuck the cowards in spy rock, rest in peace chris.

  • Fuck the cowards in spy rock, rest in peace chris.

  • These blogs make no sence chris didnt even care about grand daddy purple?

  • These blogs make no sence chris didnt even care about grand daddy purple?

  • Fiance here:

    I just warms the cockels of my heart seeing relatives of my step-daughters friends and her mothers friends mentioned in stories like this.

  • Fiance here:

    I just warms the cockels of my heart seeing relatives of my step-daughters friends and her mothers friends mentioned in stories like this.

  • UPDATE, This blog has been taken down now by the person writing it, i suspect they recived threats for talking about his disapearance, and or they were willingly passing off disinformation about chris death and covering up the fact that he was killed by people who owed him money and is buried out in spy rock area, plus chris dont care about purple and he never smoked that shit he smoked big bud.

  • UPDATE, This blog has been taken down now by the person writing it, i suspect they recived threats for talking about his disapearance, and or they were willingly passing off disinformation about chris death and covering up the fact that he was killed by people who owed him money and is buried out in spy rock area, plus chris dont care about purple and he never smoked that shit he smoked big bud.

  • The Grinch is out there…

  • The Grinch is out there…

  • I’m glad others don’t sleep tight. Chris was one of us and he got swept away. Its not a mystery what happened. Everyone knows, has a clue, just gotta be cool aimless fools. Wish someone would get it up. Home ain’t home when you’re living next door to it.

  • I’m glad others don’t sleep tight. Chris was one of us and he got swept away. Its not a mystery what happened. Everyone knows, has a clue, just gotta be cool aimless fools. Wish someone would get it up. Home ain’t home when you’re living next door to it.

  • I agree with those who state it was just about money and greed, plain and simple. There were those who wanted to get Chris’ action and those who wanted his money. Chris always helped friends in need. Where are those friends now? There are people who know the truth; and those who know a part of the truth. State what you know so we can piece it together so we can at least give Chris a decent burial.

  • I agree with those who state it was just about money and greed, plain and simple. There were those who wanted to get Chris’ action and those who wanted his money. Chris always helped friends in need. Where are those friends now? There are people who know the truth; and those who know a part of the truth. State what you know so we can piece it together so we can at least give Chris a decent burial.

  • There are many who know the truth. Unfortunately there is the unwrtten code of ehtics that runs among the growers and their clans. You don’t tell “The Man” nothin. Wow, when did you let it become ok to keep your trap shut about murder. Is it really warped having knowledge of Chris’s death in your brain and not sharing it? Is this what they call peace and love?
    This is all so, so wrong. Do something to make it right. You were his friends. How can you stand by and let this happen ? Its all so wrong.

  • There are many who know the truth. Unfortunately there is the unwrtten code of ehtics that runs among the growers and their clans. You don’t tell “The Man” nothin. Wow, when did you let it become ok to keep your trap shut about murder. Is it really warped having knowledge of Chris’s death in your brain and not sharing it? Is this what they call peace and love?
    This is all so, so wrong. Do something to make it right. You were his friends. How can you stand by and let this happen ? Its all so wrong.

  • You call closing an eye to murder a code of ethics?
    The code of silence is a trap.
    Have you seen what’s happening south of the border with the Mexican cartels? It starts with one-two murders then it escalates into mass decapitations and dismemberment. It’s about money and territory. You will taste the blood. It is coming to your doorstep.

    Rumor has it that Chris was thrown into a cave. Was he still alive? Can you live with that? If you are afraid to speak what you know, just leave an anonymous posting.

  • You call closing an eye to murder a code of ethics?
    The code of silence is a trap.
    Have you seen what’s happening south of the border with the Mexican cartels? It starts with one-two murders then it escalates into mass decapitations and dismemberment. It’s about money and territory. You will taste the blood. It is coming to your doorstep.

    Rumor has it that Chris was thrown into a cave. Was he still alive? Can you live with that? If you are afraid to speak what you know, just leave an anonymous posting.

  • While I didn’t know him personally I believe he had just be married up at my mom’s place in Trinidad. Mom had nothing but nice things to say about the couple and their guests.
    I knew Cooter from Harris who died for/from the weed (more than a few years ago now), we are all connected by 6 or less personal connections, around these parts it’s often more like 2 degrees of separation…
    More than a few people must know what’s up with Chris and they should come forward, even with an anonymous letter with enough clues to resolve this, even if those responsible are never caught his family deserves to have him back. please consider this situation from Chris’ family’s perspective, they _need_ him back.
    The problem is how it has become worth so much money, legalization is a double edged sword no doubt, but I support the idea to bring an end to all this. it’s all so beautiful but is it worth even one life?
    This is very far indeed from the peace & love, back to the land utopia that brought so many of here in the first place.
    I had always thought “the Man” got Chris but now with this within the community itself…
    I am reminded of when I found out that long hair didn’t mean you were cool or could be trusted. things are changing all the time, we helped make it this way, now what will we do about it?

  • While I didn’t know him personally I believe he had just be married up at my mom’s place in Trinidad. Mom had nothing but nice things to say about the couple and their guests.
    I knew Cooter from Harris who died for/from the weed (more than a few years ago now), we are all connected by 6 or less personal connections, around these parts it’s often more like 2 degrees of separation…
    More than a few people must know what’s up with Chris and they should come forward, even with an anonymous letter with enough clues to resolve this, even if those responsible are never caught his family deserves to have him back. please consider this situation from Chris’ family’s perspective, they _need_ him back.
    The problem is how it has become worth so much money, legalization is a double edged sword no doubt, but I support the idea to bring an end to all this. it’s all so beautiful but is it worth even one life?
    This is very far indeed from the peace & love, back to the land utopia that brought so many of here in the first place.
    I had always thought “the Man” got Chris but now with this within the community itself…
    I am reminded of when I found out that long hair didn’t mean you were cool or could be trusted. things are changing all the time, we helped make it this way, now what will we do about it?

  • Fiance here:

    Murder, child abuse, theft, beat downs, child molestation, what ever, the Mendoboldt code of silence protects the offenders and leaves the victims voiceless and alone. Dead or alive they, the victims suffer in silence, surrounded by silence. You created it, you live with it as do your children.

  • Fiance here:

    Murder, child abuse, theft, beat downs, child molestation, what ever, the Mendoboldt code of silence protects the offenders and leaves the victims voiceless and alone. Dead or alive they, the victims suffer in silence, surrounded by silence. You created it, you live with it as do your children.

  • There are those who do know what happened. Those who have heard about who did what.
    They need to speak up. His brother is even offering a $50000 reward.
    He was murdered. Why is this ok? Is this how it is?
    Let’s finish this story. Speak the truth and make it right.

  • There are those who do know what happened. Those who have heard about who did what.
    They need to speak up. His brother is even offering a $50000 reward.
    He was murdered. Why is this ok? Is this how it is?
    Let’s finish this story. Speak the truth and make it right.

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