Carly’s Conspiracy Corner #2: Michael Jackson is Not Dead

Welcome to my second article of this series on BUnow, Carly’s Conspiracy Corner! This will be a series that introduces and emphasizes all sorts of conspiracy theories throughout the world. None of these theories are a matter of my own opinion but found upon evidence given by many others. Enjoy!

On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead. The singer died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in his home. He lived on North Carolwood Dr. in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. But, who was Michael Jackson? Why was his death such a big deal across the nation?

Michael Jackson was also known as “The King of Pop.” He is regarded to be one of the 20th century’s most influential cultural icons. Jackson was a best-selling American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He was born on Aug. 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. Jackson was famous as a child when he belonged to his family’s own Motown group, The Jackson 5. He became their lead singer and moved onto his own solo career.

During Michael’s solo career, he succeeded and broke many records. Jackson’s sixth solo album, “Thriller,” released in 1982, is the best-selling album in history. The album itself produced seven “Top 10” hits. The album lasted on the charts for 80 weeks. During these 80 weeks, it held the No. 1 spot for 37 weeks. Twelve Grammy Award nominations were won by “Thriller” and eight wins were tallied, both records and milestones within his career. Jackson also has his No. 1 hit “Billie Jean.” He even debuted his famous dance move, the moonwalk. Michael Jackson produced many albums and songs that many people began to cherish. People did look up to him.

However, Jackson’s life truly shaped him in his future. Katherine Jackson, his mother, was a homemaker and a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness. Joseph Jackson, a guitarist, was his father. Michael was one of 10 children who were pushed to succeed by their father. There have been past reports of their father being violent with his children. The children further lead their own careers in the music industry.

Years later, Jackson was injured severely while filming a Pepsi commercial in 1984. During the commercial, something within the machinery went wrong and lit Michael’s head on fire giving him second- and third-degree burns across his face and scalp. After this incident, Michael had grown self-conscious and proceeded to endure many procedures to make himself “prettier.” He had many nose jobs, cheek implants, a cleft put in his chin and other procedures.

The Allegations Against Michael Jackson: A Timeline : NPR

Later in his career, he was accused of sexual abuse towards multiple children. The investigations started around 1993, but there was a long history of strange activity from the singer. One victim of the abuse goes all the way back to the Pepsi commercial mentioned above. James Safechuck was around 10 years old when he starred alongside Jackson in the commercial. After their meeting, Jackson started to have an attachment to the boy and would give him a generous amount of gifts including his famous “Thriller” jacket. The Safechuck family recalls Jackson going out of his way to fly out and visit them many times.

In 1993, the Los Angeles Police Dept. began investigating Jackson based on allegations that he molested four children. However, no evidence of abuse was found in his LA condominium or at his Neverland ranch. However, the following January, a family started to file their allegations against the singer. The family shared their vivid experience with Jackson and his obsession with their son. He would start arguments with the boy’s mother about sleeping in the same bed as him. Jackson insisted he was a part of their family and insisted he was a brother to the boy. This led to Jackson sharing a bed with the boy for several months. Jackson’s team tried to defend his case saying the family wanted to extort his career and him out of $20 million, but Jackson settled the case for even more. In the following years, more cases were filed against him and HBO released a documentary on the sexual allegations against Jackson.

Michael Jackson soon turned into an infamous persona across society. He is still known and praised for his contribution to the music world, but is a very controversial topic nowadays. One of the most controversial aspects of his life is actually his death. Michael was presumed dead of an acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in his home. Jackson had hired a doctor to be his personal caretaker and pharmacist to tend at his very need. Jackson’s death was believed to be a homicide by his caretaker, Dr. Conrad Murray and was taken to court. Evidence had been provided that Jackson, who had been an insomniac, begged and pleaded for his doctor to prescribe him more drugs to help him sleep. Murray stayed with Jackson at least six nights a week and told the judges that the singer was very eager to be put on propofol. At the time, Jackson had many other powerful drugs already in his system. The propofol and the mix of other powerful substances in his system was the key to his death. Murray ended up being charged with involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 58 years in prison two years after the singer’s death.

Yet, many people have provided evidence that produces much suspicion that the singer is still alive.

Jackson’s body went into cardiac arrest, the initial cause of his death. Yet, the singer happened to have a closed casket funeral where no one could see his body. The cardiac arrest would not have done much to his physical appearance to make a closed casket a necessity.

However, more controversy about his casket arose as images of an open casket holding “the body of Michael Jackson” soared across the web. Within this image of the casket, you can see an African-American man in similar attire to Jackson’s laying there. However, it has been proven that this image is false information. As one can see, the body in the image does not match the singer’s complexion due to his plastic surgery and enhancements in his later years. However, this truly raises suspicion how information conveying his body is so mysterious.

Many people have taken up the time to dress up and role-play as the singer. They learn to sing and dance just like him which can be hard to match without such talent. However, many have come to believe that one of these role-players must be the real Jackson. These singers have gone to the point of getting the same procedures done to themselves to replicate the exact image of Jackson’s facial structure. Creepy, right?

However, this last piece of evidence is the most deceiving of them all. After Jackson’s death, he was taken away in a coroner’s van from his home in LA. Just as anyone does after death, a coroner will come and take care of the deceased body and proceed to have it prepared for the funeral. However, a video had been released of what looks to be the exact van that took his body away. Within the video, the van pulls into some sort of parking garage or unknown public area and the gates suddenly close behind it. The back doors of the van open and a man, who resembles Michael Jackson, walks out the back and into the building never to be seen again. This piece of evidence really sparks the idea that the singer is still alive and escaping away from society.

This conspiracy theory is truly enticing and insane to believe. Is Michael Jackson still alive? Could the evidence be true? Is society onto something?

Come back for more of Carly’s Conspiracy Corner in the near future!