Everyone loves a ghost story. But only the most one-eyed of Michael Jackson fans could see anything in the latest supposedly creepy goings-on at Neverland.
Footage from a TV crew’s tour of the King Of Pop’s now deserted ranch, which appeared on the respected Larry King show in the U.S., has been seized on by believers of the supernatural.
They are trying to persuade YouTube visitors that a shadow filmed in one of the unending hallways is actually the movement of Jacko’s poltergeist.
The alleged sighting is the latest in a string of bizarre rumours to emerge after his death nearly two weeks ago.
These include reports the late singer will tour the world via hologram and that he will be buried without his brain.
Neither Miko Brando - the son of screen legend Marlon - nor his cameraman noticed the spectre during their trip to the Californian ranch. But after it was posted on YouTube, rumours have spread like wildfire across the internet.
Viewer comments and chat forums have been debated in earnest the possibility that the shadow belongs to Jackson himself.
Jackson was a huge fan of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up (as the name of his ranch suggests) and lost his shadow before Wendy sewed it back on.
On YouTube one user said: ‘Yes, that is MJ, even the hair style silhouette everything..!! Immortal!’
Another wrote: ‘That is so weird. I have played it over five times now and I have to admit that it does resemble MJ. I can’t believe I am saying that actually. It’s his image.’
But others were not so convinced.
‘It is the shadow of a TV crew person in the room, idiot people. Get a grip… that’s not genuine ghost footage!’ wrote tubs1000.