James (Jim) Harrison Wilson Thompson (born March 21, 1906) was an American businessman who helped revitalize the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. A former U.S. military intelligence officer, Thompson mysteriously disappeared from Malaysia's Cameron Highlands while going for a walk on Easter Sunday, March 26, 1967. Many hypotheses have been advanced to explain his disappearance. Theories range from his committing suicide to his being carried away by aborigines.
Whatever it is, his vanishing has not only generated a degree of curiosity; equally interesting, it has also become a subject which many a theorist have found hard to put aside.
There is much written about his disappearance and probably most of it can be found HERE on Wikipedia.
Not a single clue has turned up in the ensuing years as to what might have happened to him. His famous Thai house, however, remains as a lasting reminder of his creative ability and his deep love of Thailand. In 1976, the Thai Court appointed administrator for the property of Jim Thompson received permission from government ministries of the Kingdom of Thailand to legally establish the James H W Thompson Foundation.
Last tour begins at 4:30 PM
Thai House Museum
opposite The National Stadium
6 Soi Kaseman 2
Rama I Road, Bangkok