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    THIS FACT FILE IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY



    FACT #1 - Neverland Valley Ranch is located at 5225 Figueroa Mountain Rd. Los Olivos, CA 93441.

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    Neverland at Dawn

    FACT #2 - The Say, Say, Say video was filmed there
    Say,Say,Say Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney


    FACT #3- It was bought in 1988 for US $14.6 million

    FACT #4 - Neverland was a multi-purpose and multi-use complex



    The Tudor-French Chateau style main house is virtually unchanged in the 20+ years that Michael Jackson has owned the property.The main house's interior is still trimmed in the oak paneling installed by Mr. Bone.

    After Michael Jackson purchased Neverland in 1988 he transformed a 2,676 acre property in Santa Barbara County, California into a Disneyesque fortress of magical, and spare-no-expense proportions Fantasyland.

    Michael Jackson didn't make any changes to the home other than to add a cedar room for recording. He did add buildings to the land, including a theater and arcade room.The train statiton(not to be confused with Jackson's actual house) resembles something out of Disneyland and had about 3/4 mile tracks laid. Michael Jackson designed all the flower beds because he hated seeing dirt between them.

    According to Santa Barbara county records, Michael Jackson's home has a 14,185-square-foot, primary residence with five bedrooms and seven baths; a 1,830-square-foot garage; a 1,400-square-foot office; and another 1,231-square-foot guesthouse above the garage. In total, there are 22 buildings on the land, including a mansion, guesthouses and several apartments.

    There are two helicopter pads and the Neverland Valley Fire Department, which was manned by several full time fire-fighters. He even added two functional railways complete with a steam locomotive and the infamous train station with it’s front lawn of manicured flowers in the shape of a clock face. This building is probably more famous than main house which is rarely photographed because it is shrouded behind large oak trees.

    And on a hill overlooking the house stood the fabled train station a near replica of the one at Disneyland with its huge floral clock. It was still a stunning site from Jackson's front yard.

    Michael Jackson DID have a fairy tale ranch where He called Home, and is known around the world as Neverland.


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    FACT #5 - Neverland was created to provide an escape for Michael and children in need.



    FACT #6 - Michael Jackson's Neverland fulfilled its purpose

    Sick Kids Of Neverland - Then and Now

    In March 5, 1989:Michael invites 200 deprived children of the St. Vincent Institute for handicapped children and of the organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters to the Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara. After this event he invites them to Neverland Ranch to show them his private zoo.

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    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-7089162.html

    "Michael Jackson reaches out to his new neighbors in Santa Barbara by hosting an afternoon at Circus Vargas for 200 very special children.
    Michael Jackson will extend his hand in friendship to his new neighbors in the Southern California oceanside community of Santa Barbara when he hosts an afternoon at Circus Vargas for 200 children on Wednesday, March 15. Jackson's special guests will include children from St. Vincent's Home for Dysfunctional Children as well as children from the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.
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    http://www.friendsofstvincents.org/
    http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/uw...263502337.html

    January 6, 1990:
    Michael invites 82 abused and neglected children from Childhelp to his Neverland Ranch. He provides games, throws a barbeque, and shows a movie.
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    http://www.childhelp.org/


    July 1990:
    Michael invites 45 children with life-threatening illnesses from the Project Dream Street in Los Angeles to Neverland.
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    http://www.thesource.com/2009/06/the...-humanitarian/

    August 18, 1990:
    Michael invites 130 children of the YMCA summer program of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to his Neverland Ranch.
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    http://www.camppage.com/summer-camps...-day-camps.htm

    June 1993:
    Michael invites 100 children from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club visit Neverland.
    The Source:
    http://cbgcla.org/#/home/





    January 7, 1994:
    On the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Michael gives a party for more than 100 underprivileged children at his Neverland Ranch.

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    "On January 7, 1994, the pop star organizes, on occasion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, a gala for 100 needy children at his Neverland residence. Meanwhile, "HTWF", with partners "Unihealth" and "Los Angeles Immunization Coalition", disseminate vaccines to the homeless children in Los Angeles, beggared by a damaging earthquake in the area. Moreover, the singer’s "HTWF", along with "Discovery Playthings", hands hundreds of toys to children attending an immunization drive. "Heal L.A.", additionally, donates more than 85,000 dollars to the "Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center", "Casa Rutilio Grande", "Clinica Para Las Americas", "Families in New Directions", "Meeting Each Need With Dignity", "Proyecto Esperanza", "Pueblo Nuevo", and "Vaughn Street Family Center" sheltering the victims of the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley earthquake. Associated with "General Electric", "Lever Brothers" and "Surf Wash", "HTWF" deliver washers, dryers and soap to 25 NGO’s, as well as free laundry services, all for the earthquake-stricken people, in addition, along with "Heal L.A." and "Salvation Army", 400 homeless people and their children are invited to spend a day at "Universal Studios". Michael Jackson and his residence are also hosts to 100 children from the "Community Youth Sports and Arts Foundation" in Los Angeles, whom he speaks and plays with, poses for pictures and signs autographs; the children, moreover, watch film "Beethoven's 2nd" with him in his amusement park, and visit his private zoo."

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    Talking Re: WELCOME TO NEVERLAND - The MJJC Legacy Project


    FACT #7 - It was also a place of refuge for fans, friends and family



    Neverland: A Touch of Heaven Here on Earth
    by Stuart Backerman, former spokesman for Michael Jackson (USA)


    It was a sun-splashed morning when I arrived at Neverland for the first time, driving the fifty miles from Santa Barbara through the rolling hills of the San Ynez Valley.
    The lush estate was impeccably manicured and thousands of blossoms lined the shaded walkways, creating a sprawling tapestry of color and filling the air with a beguiling fragrance. Oaks and sycamores branched into the sky and in the distance I could see the amusement park with its painted Ferris wheel.
    It was a sublime moment and I could hardly restrain my feelings of wonder as the melodic strains of Walt Disney's "Fantasia" poured from the concealed speakers, gently wafting me into the magical world of Neverland.
    That night I slept in one of the guest cottages and woke up at the crack of dawn, slipping outside to explore the property, which was incredibly beautiful that time of morning. The air was clean and fresh, the lake was smooth as glass and the swans nestled peacefully in the rushes.
    I thought about how Michael Jackson was blessed to own this ranch and how much pleasure it should bring him. I also thought that morning about how much pleasure and joy Neverland has brought to so many people all over the world....It felt good to be alive and touch a piece of heaven here on earth.

    My Neverland Journey
    Mari, a life-long MJ fan

    “That was such a whirlwind day.. It’s crazy reliving it through this post (this is the first time I’ve even dared look at this stuff since he passed, since it’s been way too emotional for me). We were just going to support him outside the courthouse and there were some rumors that something was happening at Neverland but we really had no idea. The fans seriously came to this rally from all over the world and we never expected that Michael would actually coordinate something so elaborate and magical as a “thank you.” Seriously, out of nowhere these guys were passing out these invitations in the middle of the street and Neverland was 100% open to the fans that day. When we got there it was like a legit catered event with gourmet food and banquet tables, meaning Michael actually spent time and a lot of money on this gesture. It showed so much about his personality.. how truly selfless and giving he was because Michael wasn’t even there at Neverland and so he literally had nothing to gain from letting hundreds of people onto his property.. didn’t even get to hear all of our thank you’s (other than this video that was recorded where we got to scream into the camera about how much we love him etc) and the media wasn’t let in so it obviously wasn’t a PR move or anything. It was just an extraordinarily kind act to show us how much he truly appreciates the fans. BRB, getting emotional again!!”

    “What’s so crazy is that Michael trusted the fans so much that literally nothing was off-limits. I’m sure there were security cameras but there was no one telling us where we could and couldn’t go, what we could and couldn’t touch, etc. We were literally all little kids that day (including quite a few middle aged people), running around the amusement park and the zoo, etc. Some people were bold enough to wander into his actual house (I was way too scared.. I just creeped around the permiter hahah) but they probably were eventually shooed away from there!! Seriously though, who has that amount of trust and love for his fans?! Sigh, what an amazing man.”

    My Visit to Neverland Ranch
    by Faith (USA)


    Hello my name is faith and my visit to Neverland Valley Ranch was an unexpected and amazing surprise.
    It was the day Michael was in court for his verdict. I was ten years old. My mother, me and my younger sister headed out to Santa Barbra after hearing that he was inviting fans to come celebrate at his house so we got in our car and drove.
    We arrived about two and a half hours early hoping to catch a glimpse of Michael. A group of three were also there, two women and a little boy. My mother and the women approached the first gate and told the security guard that we were supporters of Michael and asked if we could go in. I froze at the site of an opening gate. I was ecstatic my only wish was to meet the man I looked up to since the age of two.
    Now i was entering the gates of the most peaceful place I've ever been to. We drove for quite a while me and my sister could see the magnificent gold gates and we stared jumping up and down. As we walked in my mind was clear as the sky. All I could feel was warmth and happiness. All of my fear and problems just drifted away. The most amazing thing was not only were we in Neverland we were the only ones there and had the whole place to our self's for two whole hours. This place was beyond disneyland it was peaceful and clam me and my mom and sister took a twenty minute walk and just took in all the statues the water fountains and beautiful plants. Its hard to explain the feeling you got there it was not weird not at all unusual but just too perfect for words.
    Me and my sister ran to the two story arcade and immediately started eating all the candy we could get our hands on. We played numerous games before heading out to the trampoline. While I was jumping I turned around and was startled by a llama. What a wonderful place I thought to myself. There was food, carnival rides, a theater, a zoo and best of all it was all real. I wasn't dreaming this nor imagining it. I was so excited to watch a movie I ate so much candy and ice cream.
    Soon enough Michael fans and family filled the ranch and we were no longer alone, but Ill tell you those two hours we the best hours of my life to date.
    After meeting Tido and Marlin I lost my mom and sister. Much to my surprise I wasn't scared not even a bit! I just couldn't believe that this was actually happening to me!
    Soon I caught up with my mom and sister. There were camera men around and they were filming a video for Michael. I was much too shy to say anything though and buried my face into my moms side. I still kick myself for that. Haha anyways the day went by so fast I felt sad that I would soon have to leave.
    On my departure I met Jermaine he's was a very nice person. It was getting around six o'clock and we had been there since about nine-ten. So it wasn't at all a short day.
    Leaving was one of the saddest times in my life but I will never ever ever forget that day. I have my memories and I look to them when ever I need a cheer up. Forever and always I will love Michael and support him and forever and always I will remeber that day that was too perfect and wonderful for words.

    “In my entry I referenced the private rooms in the back of the movie theatre. They’re all facing the screen (with a wall of glass to make sure the viewer still has a great view) and they have speakers in there. When I went there/wrote this entry I just thought, “oh my GOD this is the most luxurious thing ever.. beds in a movie theatre, what!!) and I didn’t realize until after that the rooms exist for visitors who are sick and must be bedridden. It says so much that Michael would make sure they get the best treatment of all. “
    “Also, some of my favorite parts of Neverland that I’ve never heard reports about are the basketball court and the bus stops. Literally there are random “bus stops” throughout Neverland where there’s a bench and poster advertising an upcoming movie (the movies advertised actually not having been released yet). Also, there was this basketball court that was just like a neighborhood outdoor court.. nothing fancy. I loved that touch so much because it was completely unpretentious and kind of exciting to imagine Michael and his friends just playing ball like anyone else. There were also beautiful sculptures throughout the property, as well as cute Disney-like displays (like a sculpture of porcelain storybook opened up to some kind of inspiring poem or short story). He really thought of every little touch to make Neverland a kind of grounded and cozy magical kingdom.. kind of like Disneyland but actually homey and in no way artificial.. like a legitimate little alternate universe.”
    “Oh, and there are even streets, like the train station is on “Katherine St.” which I loved.

    I literally ran through the gates of Neverland today.
    I rode Michael Jackson’s ferris wheel with a woman from Georgia I’d never met and “Heal the World” began to play. I could not handle listening to this song while seeing Neverland from above and I began to cry, holding this stranger’s hand.
    Today I tapped Tito Jackson on the shoulder and asked for a hug. After getting it, I had him autograph my invitation to Neverland.
    I stroked one of Michael Jackson’s horses today and stared at his llamas for quite a while.
    I walked into a movie theater in which money was nonexistent. There was an unlimited supply of typical candy, popcorn, ice cream, and soft drinks. The new “Peter Pan” movie was playing in the theater, which had private rooms in the back with huge windows and beds facing the screen. One could enter the theater at any time as it was not being monitored by anyone. One could just say, “I’d like three ice creams and four popcorns” and a peppy person would instantly grant all wishes. Better yet, one could just walk behind the counter him/herself and take anything. The same applied to the carts of ice cream and such outside.
    I felt happier than I ever have before while I was basically flying on a huge swing at Neverland with nothing but mountains surrounding me all the way to the horizon line.
    I felt insanely jealous when my mother informed me that while I was swinging, she had conversed with Jermaine Jackson. I was amused, amazed, and still jealous when she showed me his autograph on her shirt.
    As she gave out her last hug and left the area, making me a moment too late to really interact with her, I made eye contact with Katherine Jackson and smiled.
    Today I got the chance to wander aimlessly through Neverland Valley Ranch, absorbing its beauty.
    I could not comprehend how a man could have so much trust and selflessness as to completely open up all this land to the public and fund an endless supply of food and hundreds of employees for this one event.
    I watched a little boy dance to “Black or White” in the middle of the Neverland [Amusement] Park.
    I actually slid down the slide, rode the carousel, took the train ride around the property, and spun around in the same “Spider” ride that I’d recognized from various video clips of Michael Jackson and many others in Neverland.
    As “Heal the World” played again several hours after my first emotional experience with the song, I looked around myself and saw hundreds of fans of all ages frolicking in complete bliss.
    I was in a place today where everyone was free and beautiful. I was so glad that the media was not allowed inside but the helicopters above the ranch would not go away, which made me sad.
    I recorded a very emotional message for Michael Jackson and felt so close to him because I knew he’d probably actually see the footage.
    As I left Neverland, I wondered where the gift shop was and then realized that I was not at Disneyland but rather, that this is actually someone’s home.
    I felt sad leaving Neverland but the “Good-bye for now” sign cheered me up. Then I saw all the news vans right outside heaven Neverland’s gates and felt even more sad.
    I did the one thing I’d been dreaming of for months today and I appreciated and loved it more than I can ever explain.

    Michael was SO giving, regularly having busloads of disadvantaged and disabled kids spend a day there when he wasn’t even home. He cared so much about giving people just once place where they could be free and not have to worry about being judged or about any of their personal problems. It would be great if Neverland could be restored, as long as it’s done right and Michael is truly honored there. It really would show the world how amazing and pure he was.

    So Surreal, So Magical
    by Joseph


    When we walked through the large iron gate that lets you into the residential part of Neverland, I felt more like I was going into Willy Wonka's place than Neverland. The whole thing was so unbelievable. The flowers that lined the perfect brick walkways looked as if they were almost painted there. The main house and guest house were so beautiful, so elegant looking, almost untouchable. The pond where the swans glided back and forth was such a perfect compliment to the setting. Dotted throughout the landscaped area were these beautiful bronze statues, mostly of children at play. There was a play area behind Michael's house for his kids with a plaque that read " To Prince and Paris, Daddy loves you very much". That's when you were reminded that this was Michael's house, where he was raising his family. Living his life his way. The movie theatre was a seperate building, and it was truly amazing. A fully stocked candy counter with anything you wanted. For free. The same with the train station, it had it's own bakery with staff who were baking and giving you anything you wanted. It felt as much like Willy Wonka's house as Pere Pan's. I was a bit numbed by the whole thing at the end of the day, you almost got tired of of thinking to yourself " I can't believe somebody actually built this, lives like this". It was so over the top beautiful. It's been 5 years since I was there and as I write this I'm so infuriated that those monsters ruined it for Mike and his kids. And for all of us, his fans. No man should ever be chased from his home. And in such a horrible way. It is my hope that Michael has healed enough to not let them take Neverland away forever. She deserves to be restored to her splendor and shared with the whole world, much the way the Presley family lets fans see Graceland. A place for Michael's fans to go and see the wonder of Michael's beautiful and creative mind. A place For All Time. That's how you win, Mike.

    Celebrating 25 Years Of Marriage In Neverland
    by Marina & Henri Van Asten (TMC/MJFC Belgium)


    TMC (MJFC Belgium) was working with others to organize Michael's Birthday Party in LA. My husband and I never travelled that far, but looking forward to do this together with the team. In L.A. we met other teams and could finally see the faces that go with the names.

    Later we received a ‘Thank you’ from Michael, with invitation to visit Neverland. That was already special to us. We were just 25 years married, how exceptional to celebrate it at such a place. What I remember most was the feeling I got standing by the gate. When it opens, you step into another world. You are closed in, still with the sky above you, and feel very safe.

    In 1996 we had to give our only daughter, Jessica (see image on the right), back to God. Every time Michael is near, with a concert or so, he brings her back close to me. He is one of the very few people who can do this. It is because she shared with Michael the love for the world, the animals and the children. I did not expect to feel it otherwise, but it felt so good to have her with me, to be able to experience it again.

    The 3 of us, Jessica in our hearts, stepped into Neverland.

    Two small (!) animals stood at the entrance. A baby elephant and snake were introduced to us. Animals have a real home there. I saw the stables and it was just diner time for them. All was super organized, I remember the vegetables cut in perfect way. I like visiting a real animal lover, mostly they are also very kind to people.

    I was deeply touched to see the train station, especially since Michael dedicates it to his mother. We were invited for a pick-nick. Everything was set outside between the shadows of the trees and all could find their selection in the buffet. Just to relax and enjoy. There is no must in Neverland and so much is possible. Just going into the theatre and get coffee and candies. Michael surely spoiled his guests.

    He offered us the chance to know more of his life, around his house, his home where he lives with his children. I was allowed, with all respect towards his privacy, to get to know the real Michael a bit more.
    Michael, I do hope you will find the courage one day to share this with others to be with them at the same time in Neverland. To enjoy and to share together. And that others will give you the chance to do this, to be yourself, without anyone asking something else of you. That is what I wish for you!

    I felt welcome as a guest. It can’t really describe the wonderful spirit, there are no words for that. But I do know I will never feel it again. Not even if I ever was invited back to Neverland.
    Since it was unique to me and I will treasure it always in my heart. I’m so happy I could share this with my husband, and all our friends. And of course with the loved one in my heart.
    Thank you, Michael!!!

    The Source:
    http://www.mjfanclub.net/home/index.php

    Michael's Giving Tree


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    Talking Re: MJJC Legacy Project - Neverland FACT File. FOR REFERENCE ONLY!


    FACT # 8 - Neverland was also refuge for many animals

    Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation - Michael Jackson



    Michael Jackson made the painful decision to give his animals up for adoption. Shortly after the decision, rumors started popping up all over the place regarding Jackson's mistreatment of the animals by organizations like PETA and others.

    In honor of Michael Jackson's untimely passing I was blessed with the opportunity to help dispel this myth and show the depth of loving that lived in this man by speaking with Tippi Hedren.



    Tippi Hedren is best known as the mother of Melanie Griffith and the blond bombshell who was made famous by Alfred Hitchcock starring in The Birds. She is also known for her lifelong love and commitment to animal rights, particularly "the big cats." She considers herself the "den mother" and close friend to sixty-odd big cats -- lion, tiger, leopard, cougar, and serval at The Roar Foundation's Shambala Preserve near Acton, California, which she founded in 1983.



    This is the place where Jackson's Tigers Sabu and Thriller were blessed to go live when he had to give them up for adoption. I asked her about the treatment of Jackson's tigers knowing that her experience qualifies her to know when animals arrive at her sanctuary having been abused or mistreated, "They were absolutely beautifully treated. Animal organizations actually doctored photos." I also learned that for a three year period she and Michael Jackson shared their veterinarian, Martin Dinnes, who she has been in partnership with (in her animal work and her love life having almost married him) for over 30 years. She said, "Everything was perfect for those animals, they had the best food, best human care, wonderful areas to live, it was spectacular. He loved those animals. When Michael had the financial problems he asked Marty (her vet) to find the best homes in the U.S. for them. Michael once said about his animals, "Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up, sick children, and enjoy it."


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    Talking Re: MJJC Legacy Project - Neverland FACT File. FOR REFERENCE ONLY!


    John Norris Remembers His Day At Neverland With Michael Jackson
    Posted 6/26/09 5:18 pm ET by MTV News


    "Back in 1993, MTV hosted a contest called My Weekend at Michael's Neverland Valley Contest. As a part of the contest, MTV News' John Norris was sent out to Neverland to cover the revealing of the grand-prize winner. Here is his account of what it was like on the grounds of Neverland and working with Michael Jackson.
    "MTV had a contest where they asked fans to submit completed videos for the song 'Who Is It.' I don't remember whether MTV put the fan-made video into rotation — I have a feeling they didn't. The three finalists got to come spend a weekend at Neverland, and Michael would pick the winner there. At the tail end of that weekend, we came in. I was VJing at the time, so I was there more as a VJ, but we also had a news crew and a promo crew. The deal was that Michael was going to join me and the three finalists on the grounds of Neverland to reveal his choice for the winner. We were there to shoot several segments, first with the finalists and then with Michael.

    "Neverland is huge. It's a ways to get to — you have to go up this long winding road through the mountains. It's probably a 15-minute drive up from the main road. And there's no mistaking when you get there, because there's a beautiful ornate gate. We didn't even see the entire spread, but passing through I saw a fort with a bunch of tree houses — you really get the sense you're entering the grounds of an amusement park. The house is an old Tudor style house with some guest houses, where the finalists stayed over. So they set us up on the perimeter of Michael's amusement park. There are probably half a dozen rides. There was one of those big spider-looking things, there was a huge slide and definitely a Ferris wheel. When you're on the grounds of Neverland, you really get the feeling that he thought of himself as a child. I mean, the damn place is called Neverland.
    "So anyway, we got set up and did a few segments with the finalists and we were waiting for Michael. Finally he shows up, and he arrives on a little train that ran around the edge of Neverland. And he shows up with a couple of little kids. And I'm talking little — they could not have been older than 6 or 7. A boy and girl, and I don't remember if he introduced them or not.

    "Bob Jones was our point person, and he was Michael's longtime publicist. Bob came over to me beforehand and said, 'You know, John, you know the agreement is that Michael is going to reveal the winner, but you're not going to talk to him.' I knew I wasn't going to be doing a sit-down interview, but I was like, 'What do you mean I'm not supposed to talk to him?' And he said, 'You can talk to him before we start shooting, but once we're rolling, just don't ask him any questions.' I said OK, but I said to myself that it was not right.
    "Before we started shooting, Michael walked up and was really friendly and we started chatting. He asked if I had seen the zoo and I said I hadn't, but I'd love to see it. But the people in charge of us being there told us we had to stay in the one area where we were shooting. We didn't go in the house or anything. He said that he knew me from MTV and told me he enjoyed watching me. I was only a few years into being a regular on-air person, so the fact that he would even know who I was seemed crazy to me. I was amazed that he watched television or did anything that would fall into the scope of normal behavior. Then he started talking about Janet's record, which was about to come out and I hadn't heard yet. He heard it and said it was great.
    "When we shot our first segment, I really grew a pair at that point, so I said, 'Michael, thanks for having us here this weekend. I know it's meant a lot to these guys. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE FINALISTS?' A real probing question, isn't it? So he mustered 'I liked them all.' And I said, 'I know you have to choose a favorite later on, but was there one that really jumped out at you right away?' And he said, 'No, you know, they were all great.' I knew I wasn't going to be getting much more than that, so I wrapped up the segment.
    As soon as we shot it, Jones runs over to me and says 'What did I tell you?' And I was like, 'That's out of line? Are you serious?' I think he wanted me to talk about Michael with him standing right there. 'Look, here's Michael Jackson! He's standing right here! Look at him!' But Michael sees what's going on and says, 'It's fine, it's fine.' I feel like in that moment I realized that Michael was way more cool with actual human interaction than his handlers think he is.
    "And that was it. He picked a winner, we ate lunch and we left."


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    Neverland Updates: February 2012




    Michael Jackson~My Neverland visit February 20th, 2012

    Thank-you mysweetmichael1958v for this Video :give_rose:
    A big thank you to my family for accompanying me on my trip of a life time to pay homage to my kindred spirit Michael. We simply had a fabulous time. My little video will take you on what was about a 2 hour journey from L A up the Pacific Coast High to Santa Ynez Valley. The most Beautiful nature I have ever seen in my life. Valleys, mountains, one of the most beautiful lakes I have seen in my life. One bridge we went over I had to get in the floor board of the truck because im afraid of heights. lol. But I would have went thru the fire of hell to get to Neverland. It was very clear why Micheal picked this place in paradise to make his Kingdom. It was so strange because all of the houses.. and there were not many, that you passed were just ordinary homes like most people live in. Then you come to that Y shaped area and see those brown gates... and its like wow there it is! Then you stand at the gates and peer thru and you know whats on the other side..or what used to be on the other side. My emotions ran wild.. imagining all the rides and the zoo and Michaels Beautiful home...and oh yes... his GIVING TREE. If I could have went behind those gates and could only see one thing it would have to be his giving tree. But just to know I was on the property where God sent him songs like Black or White and Will You Be there was enough really. Michael's magic is still there...you can feel it ! or should I say?? CAN YOU FEEL I ?! CAN YOU FEEL IT ?! CAN YOU FEEL IT ?! I Love You my Precious !

    Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch from above via helicopter February 21, 2012

    Thank-you MrRofeliak for this Video:give_rose:
    It's Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch from above. This video is from a helicopter flyover in February 2012. The Ranch is located outside Los Olivos in the middle of beautiful Santa Ynez wine country in Santa Barbara County.
    [Appreciation goes to Tom Barrack as well for buying and renovating this lovely property.
    The video is little choppy in places and originated from a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone. Still, great and otherwise impossible to get view of the ranch from about 150 feet above (guessing).
    Right at the beginning at At 0:02 you can see the guardhouse that most people only see, where fans leave poems scrawled on the gate, love notes, flowers.

    :give_rose::give_rose: :give_rose:

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    I envy you MJ TinkerBell, I would give anything to have chance to go there !! maybe one day ... :pray:
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    :ciao: AllForLove

    You never need to envy me, I have never seen Neverland myself, only in my heart and soul :pray:
    Now I will :pray: that one day you and I will experience it together and have a little taste of Michael's Heaven on earth :pray:



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    I would have LOVED to have gone to Neverland OMG I wish it was still there,but Michael was the spirit of it. Wonderful place that's in my heart forever.
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    All of these amazing things Michael did for humanity and children and nature in itself (animals) is just beautiful and brings tears to my eyes. Great thread. I loved reading this.

    Michael, you truly had a heart of gold.
    If a quarter of the people in the world had half the heart he did, the world would be such a better place.
    He had an incredible amount of love to give and not enough people to give it to.
    I love you, Michael.
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    :ciao: Don't cry MJ angel Courtney, he did it all for everyone and that means me and you, he knew it was all worth it :group:

    Please come back anytime and see how much more joy we can bring to you about the Michael you LOVE so much :agree::group:


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    Here's a new video from You Tube (filmed June 13, 2012):



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    :ciao: speechlesslove4michael

    So amazing , thank-you sooo much for sharing this Video with the Fans they would completely enjoy this fresh sighting of Neverland

    :give_rose::pray::pray::give_rose:
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