Michael Jackson’s Resting Place Revealed! ¿?

Purple People Eater: 08/09/2009

In stark contrast to the recent Michael Jackson Memorial Service held at the Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn cemetery followed by almost a day of tributes and song at the LA Staples Center, the final interment of Michael Jackson‘s body was held in virtual secrecy, organized by brother Randy.  Additionally, Jermaine Jackson recently spoke to Larry King about the family’s indecision as to where his brother Michael would be buried.

On Thursday August 6, 2009, Jackson’s body (now with the brain “replaced,” having been removed at the time of the autopsy for additional forensic examination and testing) was finally put to rest.

Berry Gordy (legendary owner and founder of Tamla Motown records) offered a resting place to the Jackson family in his very private $2million, 18 body capacity mausoleum. There are no markings to give away it’s location, even the marble inlaid “G” identifying the precise part of the cemetery has been covered by an almost 2meter diameter piece of stone. The structure overlooks a small private garden area.  There are marble benches in the hallway of the crypt and a large mosaic covering one wall.

A life size statue of Jesus Christ guides the way and the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling is carved 3 meters high in  a marble slab overlooking the site.

CCTV cameras surround the property and24 hr security staff are on duty.

Although Gordy has agreed that the burial place is available to MJ forever, it may still not be the final resting place. Jackson’s mother Katherine would like to have the body at the Jackson Family’s Encino, CA home.  However, she is not allowed by law to use the property to bury a human body.

There are also attempts to overcome local objections and turn Neverland into a kind of Graceland (Elvis) meets Disneyland which could also contain a shrine to the “King of Pop”.

Michael Jackson, in life much troubled, is finally at peace.  Although, it seems that controversy will follow his name for many decades– perhaps centuries– to come.

http://bauergriffinonline.com/2009/08/michael-jacksons-resting-place.php?bfm_index=0

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~If~

By Rudyard Kipling

(‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies)

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)

the poem ÒIfÓ by Rudyard Kipling is carved 3 meters high in a marble slab overlooking the site.

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/aQtygmwgiHe/Michael+Jackson+s+grave/eu4gmeN6fiO

Michael Jackson grave robbing fears force family to freeze his body

By David Gardner  16 August 2009

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson’s burial was cancelled at the last minute by his mother

 Michael Jackson has been put on ice by his family because of fears that grave robbers will try and steal his body.

The singer’s embalmed body was secretly moved under tight security last week to a freezer locker at the Freedom Mausoleum in Glendale, California.

According to reports in the U.S., Jackson’s mother, Katherine, ordered the move without even telling the rest of the family after being warned her son’s temporary resting place in a crypt belonging to Motown founder Berry Gordy had become a security risk.

Confusion has surrounded the delayed burial of the 50-year-old pop icon since his death on June 25.

Mrs Jackson, 79, is said to be resisting plans for an unmarked grave because she’s worried fans would try to snatch his body or desecrate the site.

So the star’s frozen body remains in his gold casket encased in a clear fibreglass container to keep out the frost in sub zero temperatures in a bare brick room.

It’s so cold that Mrs Jackson can only remain for a few minutes at a time during her frequent visits.

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‘She cries and says she’s sorry and that she loves him,’ a source told the New York Post.

Jackson’s sister LaToya and oldest brother, Jackie,  were supposed to have overseen a private burial on the Gordy plot at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills more than a week ago, but the family matriarch called it off at the last minute.

Michael Jackson's brother, Jackie JacksonMichael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson 

Jacko’s brother, Jackie Jackson, left, was supposed to oversee Michael’s funeral last week but their mother Katherine, right, stopped the proceedings

When the family ordered a third autopsy last week, Mrs Jackson used it as an excuse to keep her son above ground, even though she was told the body wasn’t required for further tests and the coroner had returned his missing brain.

‘She just can’t bear to let Michael go. This way Katherine feels like she can still talk to him and keep him close. The thought of burying him still fills her with dread,’ said a family friend.

It was also reported yesterday that the Jacksons have been offered £10 million to embark on a ten city international tour.

Janet Jackson would get £2.5 million with her brothers and sisters sharing out the rest.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1206917/Michael-Jackson-grave-robbing-fears-force-family-freeze-body.html

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