I was asked my opinion on the 'why?' Michael Jackson faked his death. And as I answered that particular question then with a 'I don't know' - nothing has changed I still don't know why Michael Jackson faked his death.

Well, anyway, I awoke this morning and as I was having the usual morning cup of coffee I was once again wondering why Michael Jackson faked his death. I came up with a list of possibilities. The list doesn't exhaust the endless possibilities in any way, shape, or form. It is just a few thoughts I had.

Murder Plot
Death Threats
Publicity Stunt
Rest & Rehabilitation
Money Problems

I am not saying any of these are correct; actually I am not saying anything at all. These are just thoughts on the whole 'why?' of the hoax.

Murder Plot

OK I know it is a bit far out there. But the first question is who would want to murder Michael Jackson? Thinking about it I drew up the mental list:

Randy Jackson/Nation Of Islam
Jermaine Jackson/Tohme Tohme/Nation Of Islam
The Jackson Family
The Illuminati

Randy Jackson/Nation Of Islam - Some have suggested that it was not Jermaine who introduced Michael to the Nation of Islam; but instead it was Randy. But if it was Randy why is it widely reported that Randy was instrumental in severing ties between Michael and the Nation of Islam? Maybe, once they had enough information from the inside they were no longer needed and could be removed to avoid any suspicious connection to the Nation of Islam; who have a history of violence and killing. But it still doesn't say what Randy gets out of it. The only possibility, which is really slim, is that as Katherine gets 40% of the Michael Jackson trust. When Katherine dies Randy would most likely inherit some of that. Which just doesn't seem a good enough reason to murder a sibling.

Jermaine Jackson/Tohme Tohme/Nation Of Islam - Again, there are a lot of suggestions that Jermaine introduced Michael to the Nation of Islam; and if so it would follow the same path, as way of an explanation, as Randy with there being two major differences. Firstly, Jermaine through his marriage is connected to Tohme Tohme who has some shady connection with the Nation of Islam. Secondly, Jermaine has some well publicized money problems. But personally still not a good enough reason, in my mind, to off a sibling.

Sony/AEG - Yet again the end result is money. On the side of Sony they would some how take ownership of Michael's 50% of the Sony/ATV catalogue (valued at approximately $50 million). Also,, down the line, I am sure they would find a way of making millions more from other Michael Jackson related ventures (such as TII - the Director's Cut, ore Album sales, more singles released). AEG on the other hand don't make too much money in comparison. They got the $60 million for the TII footage, and if Conrad Murray is convicted of involuntary manslaughter I am sure they have some more insurance money coming in; maybe. But is the value enough to kill? Both companies make billions each year. Sony as Sony and all its subsidiaries. AEG as part of the Anschutz Company and all their subsidiaries. So once again, in my mind, a good motive but just not enough of a motive; so ultimately unlikely.

The Jackson Family - Before everyone sends me hate emails saying leave the Jackson family alone; this is just a thought. Since June 25, 2009 the solo careers of many of Michael's siblings have been rebooted; as has public awareness of the whole Jackson family. Who can forget FOX news calling Jermaine Randy because they did not know who he was? But enough to kill one of their own for? Very, very, unlikely.

The Illuminati - I only mention this because it has been suggested in the past. In my mind I don't see it. An elite group hellbent on world domination taking out a singer who had not really released anything in a while. Just doesn't make sense to me. I'm guessing they had more important things to do.

On the basis of the list I don't see a 'murder plot' being the reason for Michael Jackson to fake his death. Plus if these people (Nation of Islam, Sony, AEG, Illuminati) wanted Michael Jackson dead they have the money, power, and resources to get it done without leaving so much 'mess' behind.

Death Threats

I kind of blew this one off altogether. Remembering the FBI papers mentioning a previous death threat; which didn't cause Michael Jackson to fake his death. But as I was thinking about it the major change would be the children. Maybe it was not Michael being threatened at all but the kids. So he fakes his death to protect them; which gives the idea a certain level of plausibility. But 20 months have passed now. Surely if Michael went into hiding for the fear of his kids being harmed this would have been investigated, and resolved by now.

Publicity Stunt

There would be an uproar, even from hardcore Michael Jackson fans, if the whole death hoax was no more than a publicity stunt. I think if Michael was going to come back and say it was just a publicity stunt - it would be safer for him not to come back. Also a publicity stunt that lasts 20 months? Very unlikely; and very unrealistic in my mind.

Rest & Rehabilitation

Yet again send the hate emails if you really must - this is just thinking aloud. Rest? Not buying it for a second simply for the fact of one question - Rest from what? Rehabilitation? The media maintains that Michael was a junkie addicted to painkillers since the Pepsi incident. There were reports that the family wanted to do an intervention. Reports that AEG did an intervention. But nothing really substantiates these claims; in fact the family intervention has been heavily denied. So rest and rehabilitation - I'm not buying it.

Money Problems

Did Michael Jackson have money problems? It would appear so. And I say appear because the whole money situation is a financial minefield. Loans, catalogues, legal fees, and spending - all widely discussed. But then the estate reports $310 million profit since 06/25/2009 - which is allegedly paying off debts and creditors. But forget the financial details and think of the bigger picture. Michael was a businessman no doubt. So with a business mind and extensive knowledge of the music industry - did Michael fake his death to solve the financial problems and secure his kids futures? It is not that weird a thought really; hundreds each year commit suicide because of debt. Why not take it one step further - fake your death, solve your money problems, and reap the rewards? Possible but unlikely. If it was ever uncovered you have all the legal aspects to consider; and if you are Michael Jackson you have to stay hidden.

So after thinking about it, personally I am nowhere nearer knowing the why. The options I could think of seem a little too extreme in most cases; and absurd in some cases.

Which lead me to the one final thought. Are we, as hoaxers and believers, just seeing what we want to see with regards to a hoax? Is it possible that sadly on 06/25/2009 Michael Jackson did indeed pass away and that all the 'clues' are merely of holding on to Michael Jackson? And are all the legal, and paperwork, 'mistakes' merely an insight to a system that is failing; and needs an overhaul of mammoth proportions?

As I said at the beginning these are merely thoughts. Some will not like some of the suggestions. But if we are ever to find the truth of what happened on 06/25/2009 we really need to look, and investigate, all reasonable possibilities. Because only by ruling out various things can we ever find the truth, and reality, of what happened; and why it happened.


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Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you for that. Maybe we aren't supposed to find out.
In my opinion, if in doubt, go with the simplest solution: A man wanted a change in his life !
At a certain age contemplation about life in general isn't unusual, you come to conclusions. Some want to proceed on their path, but some want to jump at the (last?) opportunity while they can. Shift emphasis, spend more time with things you always wanted to do.
Of course Michael is "not like other guys", after all he is the KOP but nonetheless human, so he has to tackle things differently than we would, the non-famous human beings. He cannot simply announce to the world that he is fed up with the King Of Pop image and wants to dive into other endeavors. He tried to hint at it before, but nobody picked up on it. So he was looking for another way and said to himself: "I want to make that change but how, after all I am not like other guys, I need to tackle this differently, let's see if I can't hit at least 7 objectives in one stroke." Suddenly everything seemed to fall in place, he finally found what he was looking for and said: "What if I would fake my death ? Die in order to live - oh boy, this might be it - yeah, it definitely would be smooth as well as a little criminal, hehe - This is it !" And the locomotive was set in motion.....
Does that include a reveal at the end ? Who knows.....

The 7 objectives could be:
1. Immortalize myself
2. Give the kids a more normal life, away from my famous shadow (unveil them just in time to let the public know they are no doubles)
3. Money; earn some with this, never hurts
4. Shock/entertain the world with a spectacular untimely demise
5. See if I cannot reach some more superlatives (reeling in the biggest contract in music history, No. 1 album worldwide etc.)
6. Fun (playing Peter Pan, death the last adventure, take a glimpse of what it would be like; plus participate on forums, twitter, write articles, have a blog and what not)
7. New career from behind the curtain (TII documentary, 2 album releases, further music projects, film and other artistic projects like Circe du Soleil, Computer Games etc.)


Anonymous said...

I have come to believe that Michael Jackson has only allowed the public to see what he wants them to see to protect his privacy. Unfortunately with human nature and the curiosity factor the tabloids have fabricated some crazy stories and made them fit him. I am not a "fan" per se, merely a supporter of this loving human Being. The world needs to support messengers rather than shoot them down. So another "why?" - to truly understand that unless we start caring for each other, joining hands, then what hope is there for our future generations? The lyrics of MJ's the Man in the Mirror says it all.

Much Love and Light,

Anonymous said...

Smart enough to mess all together... intentionally. LOL

It seems like you can't find a good explain for Michael to his HOAX if he want to "come back" so that you even doubt that if he is alive, while these two cases haven't causal relation.

And even you can't answer "why" for him, it is no way to reduce the possibility that he may be still alive.

Thus your essay here has nothing relating to Michael being alive or not, but is much related to him "back or not"...

That’s what you really concern about… :D

Ok so let’s try to stand by his shoes…. Why Michael had to fake his death and how can he give an acceptable explain to public if he still wants to come back?

I think there are multi reasons to make him taking this step. But the main reason above all is, he think he is underestimated by the world… To be a living being he hasn’t touched his ceiling… He can do more and he can see the result, before the prospect become true. Then he has to demonstrate it. It’s the need of complete combustion. I have to say that the underestimating is not come from prejudice. It’s only because most of people haven’t enough imagination and courage to live in a magical world, as Michael always does.

He is like the tallest tree in a forest who knows himself can grow much higher, by someway, though all other trees think him already being tall enough. To grow up, follow the natural need inside its body, is every tree’s duty to nature/God/life. Even as tall as Michael, if he still can do more, we must face it, accept it, and enjoy seeing it, such like we should happy to see a world-record holder breaks his own record again and again. That’s what Michael always did, and is doing… to touch the sky, by his jump… and I support him spiritually, for the sake of human being…

It’s Michael that makes my age different with all the past ages. He IS the icon. I know I lives in a new time but only by him, I know HOW new my time is. He is out of my imagine, my anticipation. He adds and creates… He is writing the history.

That’s what he is doing. Rewrite the history book, by his creative way. He teach me that, nothing is impossible, when you devote all yourself for. He is the miracle maker, always. My hero, always!

He is living for extending human knowledge to human selves… He explores himself thoroughly and shows us the result… That’s the great love to life… and from his own life to all creatures… That’s the way of a great love.

And I got it, as a pupil from a great mentor. The greatest mentor always demonstrate than preach… right?

Anonymous said...

Michael is a great master to make himself a master piece.
We have to know these dual-needs of him...
He is the creator and his own creation... (Under the chief designer, the God, Michael has to give all details physically.)

As a creator, he has his “standard/judgment”. He will do everything to visualize his composition. And he knows where should be the “finishing stroke”. Obviously June 25th, 2009 was not his “finishing stroke” of his own life.

We just need share part of our understanding to children to Michael. He is a child all his life, from the perspective that he always keeps growing, riching, absorbing…

Anonymous said...

Hey doggy, umm, I honestly thought you'd lose the idiotic comments by starting a new blog. Obviously not! LMFAO

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