Saturday, 18 July 2009

Michael Jackson's Ghost...

The recent death of Michael Jackson has resulted in a couple of alleged sightings of his ghost. This is a very clear example of the relationship between celebrity and the paranormal:

The relationship between celebrity and the paranormal is certainly an interesting one. It is impressive how soon after the death of Michael Jackson such claims, and apparent evidence, have come to light.

Perhaps the charismatic nature of certain celebrated individuals leaves a tangible trace on the physical world after death, or maybe the trace is left within the consciousness of observers.

Even if the footage is not that of a "real" ghost, the association of Michael Jackson with alleged ghost footage so soon after his death is an interesting social phenomenon. The link with the supernatural has been made in the public consciousness.

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