One of Ghostwolf's web sites is reporting that he died on
12/21/2005, the winter solstice. Color me cynical but this is just a weebit
too 'magical' for it to have the ring of truth. No details of the cause
of death are included in the posting except that it purportedly occurred
in Oakland, California. HQ will be contacting the county coroner to see if
there is, in fact, a death certificate.
Ghostwolf began life as Robert Franzone, born of two parents both
of Italian decent. He acquired the name Robert Parry along the line and
this is reflected in a criminal court filing in San Diego County. He later
concocted the identity of Robert Ghostwolf to go along with his part blood
Indian scam perpetrated over the last 8 years. HQ has faithfully recorded
his lies, deceits, thefts and various miscreances over this period of time
and it is difficult to take any representation from his quarter at face value.
The cynical view of things (and this is my take) is that Ghostwolf
is getting ready to change his clothes, get a new name and head off into
a different direction. His fortunes have waned during recent years and he
has no publisher for his works and has been self publishing. At one point
he did have a publisher. His fame, or infamy, has permeated the internet
and many who might have been involved with him stayed clear due to the
bulk of the material collected and maintained here on HQ.
The death posting on robertghostwolf.com has an interesting tell tale
quirk common to Ghostwolf - it begs for money.
Bobby doesn't miss an opportunity or a pretext to get his hand into
someone else's pocket. Furthermore, the solicitation uses the address
for one of his phony baloney corporations in New Mexico under the name
of his daughter, who to my knowledge, has never been involved with any
of Ghostwolf's schemes and lives in California. Ghostwolf lives in Montana
and the address in Santa Fe is a mail drop that fowards mail to another
mail drop in Montana.
Wolf Lodge Foundation
223 N Guadalupe St. # 178
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
The web site's death notice had been download and saved here on HQ
Dead Wolf in
the Middle of the Road
This page will be updated if documentation supporting the death is
HQ spoke with the Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner today and they do
report a death under the name of Robert Wolf (one of Franzone's aliases).
They also report he has a daughter named Gabrielle. They incorrectly report
that he has a year of birth of 1951 when it is 1949 while his web site
is report 1947. On the surface, two out of three identifiers are
correct but given the fact that Ghostwolf has traditionally been a slippery
character - the error is glaring. It will take four to six weeks before
the investigative report becomes available. We'll stay on this until a
definitive determination can be achieved. I can guarantee you, you haven't
heard or seen the last of the ghost called Wolf yet.
What follows is an official report from the Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner.
I contacted this department and gave them a thumbnail on Ghostwolf with the
suggestion that where he concerned, the paper couldn't be trusted. I
suggested that they address CII (Criminal Identification and Information)
in Sacramento to pull up his arrest records (and photo) for the time he was
convicted on a home improvement swindle. Those records show two names, Franzone
and Parry with a date of birth of 4/25/49. The current incarnation
shows the name Robert Ghost Wolf where Ghost is a middle name with a date
of birth of 5/21/51.
As Franzone's latest con had fallen apart - his book sales were negligible
and no one wanted to pay to hear him speak, this seemed a perfect occasion
to exit stage right. The coincidence factor was a little too perfect for
my taste. I felt it was necessary for the Coroner to get his old arrest photo
for a comparison to the corpse. They did confirm that Franzone was most sincerely
dead and managed to croak on a day most new age types consider mystical.
Few think that the winter soltice is the lowest point of the year. - a fitting
Those of us who had met the man noted an inability to you look you directly
in the eye. A sullen demeanor punctuated by a hatred of women as evidenced
by his beating of Judi Koteen and her then teenage daughter. He was a thief
and he held no restraint. If you had something he wanted - he'd go for it
and unfortunately, he got away with a lot he never faced judgement for.
He subscribed to the theory of 'why tell the truth when a lie will suffice'.
He possessed not one iota of personal integrity and if one could make an
argument that this assessment is in error - you can bet he stole that integrity
from someone else.
There is no difference between a liar and a thief. One steals the truth
whilst the other steals your property. Ghostwolf scored poorly on both points.