I’ll probably be shot down for this – but could Michael Jackson still be alive?
Rumours like this are usually no more than the crazed machinations of diehard fans, but the other night I found myself glued to hours of YouTube ‘evidence’ which claims his death was an elaborate smoke and mirrors act.
And let’s face it – with the gloved one, anything’s possible, right?
I was dubious at first, but as I sipped my wine and pored over the postulations, I started to wonder if a death hoax might have been his only real escape. Frocking up in burqas didn’t do the trick, nor did any number of dumbass disguises.
I wasn’t a huge fan. But a fan, nonetheless. I don’t think it’s possible for anyone who’s musically inclined to not appreciate the talent of the man.
A lot of the stuff I found online was bogus too – the deluded, but adroit, mastering of religious nutters banging on about salvation and the like.
But am I just a sucker for intrigue? The influence of some dramatic music and dextrous photoshopping after a few glasses of red isn’t to be underestimated, and I’ve always been a YouTube muppet.
At any rate, see for yourself – Google it.
Some of it’s pretty bloody convincing, and it’s not just MJ sightings  – certain images, events and facts surrounding the hoo-ha are now under painstaking scrutiny. Speculation has it the hotly-anticipated This Is It concerts were never to be, but rather a movie of epic proportions using footage from the ‘rehearsals’ as a money spinner intended to service the humungous debts of his estate, and to give the guy some peace.
Apparently the death certificate hasn’t been signed by the attending physician, autopsy results are sealed with non-disclosures, and gag orders are in place.
But surely it can’t be? I mean, hasn’t a coroner seen the Jacko stiff?
Anyhow, before deciding I’m a few steps short of a moonwalk, check it out, and decide for yourself if there isn’t just an element of doubt. Maybe MJ and Elvis will pop out of that gold coffin and perform a millennial resurrection of Thriller. Now that’d be a hard act to follow.

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