Michael Jackson guiding Las Vegas show from beyond the grave

What a nifty way to hype your show — it’s co-produced by the dead honoree.

Michael Jackson’s ghost haunting ‘Las Vegas show’ – Entertainment – DNA.

Cirque Du Soleil members have claimed that Michael Jackson’s ghost has been haunting the Las Vegas stage show written in his memory.

Members feel that Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘One,’ which promises fans to bring them closer to the King of Pop with their intimate performance, is haunted by Michael’s ghost, which has been doing so for several months, while working on their new gig at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the Mirror reported.

Show creator Jamie King reckons that the late singer has guided their work from beyond the grave while some staff felt that he helped them create their latest Cirque Du Soleil hit.

Oh, really? How convenient. This is clearly a way to sell the show. It’s not surprising that those involved will feel a special perhaps eerie feeling when “channeling” the dead artist in this tribute. There is zero evidence that it has anything to do with his actual spirit but more of the metaphorical “spirit” which is in the show to honor his works and memory.

Beware of media hype like this that is strictly designed to sell more tickets.

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  2 comments for “Michael Jackson guiding Las Vegas show from beyond the grave

  1. spookyparadigm
    July 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Unlike the spectral evidence business linked above, I’m ok with this. The more the cultural conversation is taken up by metaphorical rather than literal paranormalism, the better off we are. Legends told around campfires, rather than complex subculture industries of people charging folks to wave meters in the air to find ultradimensional ghost apes from Zeta Reticuli. Open science fiction set on Vulcan rather than barely obscured science fiction set in New Mexico. Mainline theologians rather than animatronic dinosaurs cavorting with Adam and Eve as for reals history. And yeah, tributes to pop star legacies vs. “Did you hear that? What was that?” in a darkened room.

  2. spookyparadigm
    July 4, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Also, I know skepticism has sometimes defined itself as consumer protection. But if it is about someone debating going to see a Michael Jackson tribute show in Las Vegas, I think we can safely say that this falls outside the warranty.

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