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Mickepicke
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May 27, 2007 9:18 am  

Hi.

I'm looking for a person who lives or has lived on St John, and that I heard about a few years back.

I talked to a Swedish man who is a judge in bodybuilding contests. He told me that when he visited St John in 1989, he met the most muscular man he had ever seen. He was a giant, about 210 cm tall. He was working in the harbour carrying boxes with fish. He was quite wellknown on the island because of his enormous body, and because he was tremendously strong.

Since this was 18 years ago, he might not live on St John anymore, but maybe someone here recognise my description? I would appreciate very much if you could give me some info about him.

Greetings from Sweden,

Mickepicke


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promoguy
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May 27, 2007 2:14 pm  

Was thinking this might have been me by the description, but I've only been travelling there for the last 12ish years.

www.promoguy.smugmug.com


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Xislandgirl
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May 27, 2007 5:14 pm  

Are you sure it is St John? "working in the harbour carrying boxes of fish" does not sound like St John at all.


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Chris at Work
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May 27, 2007 8:11 pm  

LOL

When did you change your sign on name to 'self' promoguy?

Chris


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RonUSVI
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May 27, 2007 11:10 pm  

There was once this huge blond guy that worked contruction around here about that time. Maybe they are talking about him. We called him Hercules or Samson or something like that.

RL

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Mickepicke
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May 28, 2007 4:56 am  

Thanks for all the answers. He was not blond according to my Swedish friend, he was "a black man with afro hair". Of course, he might have changed his hair colour later on.

My friend also is certain it was St John he stayed at for a week. He was initially staying at St Thomas, but decided to go to St John for a week. I'll talk to my friend today, and ask him what the name of the harbour was.


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RonUSVI
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May 28, 2007 8:29 am  

In that case there are a lot of body builders around here, so it may be difficult to pinpoint one.

RL

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Mickepicke
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May 28, 2007 8:59 am  

Well, the funny thing with this guy was that he had not been doing any body building, although he had heard rumors that there was such a thing as "training". All he had done was working for a living.


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Mickepicke
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June 1, 2007 4:44 am  

My friend doesn't remember the name of the harbour, but he thinks it was located on the south or east side of the island. I guess that's not much help, since I see on the map that there seems to be a lot of harbours on St John.


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Mickepicke
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June 5, 2007 5:24 am  

Sorry, it was south or west side.


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Mickepicke
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December 29, 2017 9:46 am  

I'm bumping this thread too see if someone recognise my description now, 11 years later.

 

Just one little detail... the island might have been St Thomas instead of St John...


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