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    Default Re: Hyperbaric Chamber & Elephant Man Bones

    I appreciate your thoughts. But let’s focus on collecting more evidence in this particular thread. I’ve raised a couple of questions. Let’s try to find answers to those. For example, look through your books and magazines for clues and post them here. Let’s play detective and see what we can find.

    If you’re not interested in this kind of investigation, please don’t dilute the thread.

    Some of the questions so far:

    • When did the claim that MJ planted the stories first come up?
    • Who claimed it first? Did anyone claim it before Taraborrelli?
    • What was the exact wording of the claim?
    • Why does the Enquirer in 1993 suddenly claim there was a polaroid and a reshoot involved?
    • Why didn’t Taraborrelli comment on the polaroid story, even though it wasn’t in his book from 1990?
    • Is there any evidence that the polaroid existed?
    • If it existed, why didn’t the Enquirer guy show it as proof?
    • Who were the people that Taraborrelli paid to research his subjects?
    • Who were Taraborrelli’s direct sources?
    • Did any of those sources ever comment on the story?


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    Default Re: Hyperbaric Chamber & Elephant Man Bones

    If it's true michael did plant those stories then he kind of did this to himself. also if he kept those stories to manipulate the fans then he also did it to himself. that's kind of rude to manipulate your fans but if it's is true then i really don't feel sorry for him. i'm sorry he had to go though the fake lies etc after though.



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    Default Re: Hyperbaric Chamber & Elephant Man Bones

    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    OK, so the photo was definitely taken in that room at Brotman Burn Center. Same era, different shirt, though.



    Is it possible that MJ donated the device?
    It's definitely possible.

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    This thread is going well so far, thanks for all the useful contributions.

    I’d like to quickly explain where my initial doubts about the stories come from, which is why I started this thread.

    If it had only been the Elephant Man Bones, ok, that I could accept as a publicity stunt. But the Hyperbaric Chamber story has a serious problem, in my opinion:

    In 1984, MJ not only went through a very painful experience with the Pepsi accident, he also befriended Dave Dave, the young burn victim. MJ empathized with burn victims and tried to help in any way he could, be it financially or with emotional support. It was a topic that was very close to his heart, and his humanitarian efforts were a very important part of his life.

    With this background, I find it highly unlikely that MJ would use medical equipment from the burn center that bears his name for a publicity stunt, for his own gain, implicitly mocking burn victims, and risking bad publicity for the burn center.

    All of this to promote Captain EO – a Disney project – as if Disney projects didn’t get enough attention anyway. If you look at it rationally, the story did exactly the opposite: it distracted from MJ’s creative work and moved the focus to his “bizarre” life.

    This does not sound like something Michael would do, or approve of.

    Add to this the multiple versions of the story, and I have serious doubts that MJ was involved in any of this. The truth always only has one story.
    I have never believed that the hyperbaric chamber photos were released to the tabloids by Michael and that they were a publicity stunt. Never. I don't consider Taraborrelli's book to be a reliable source for that tale. There is much hearsay and third hand information in it, in my opinion and the versions change from one edition to the next, whenever a new re-write is released.

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    Default Re: Hyperbaric Chamber & Elephant Man Bones

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikky Dee View Post
    the versions change from one edition to the next, whenever a new re-write is released.
    Do you happen to have the different versions? I would very much like to compare them and see how and when they evolved.
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