Michael Jacksonā€™s Surreal & Strange Collections

Micheal Jackson has millions of fans around the world and thereā€™s nothing they love to do more than to dive deep into what made this eccentric musical genius tick. All theĀ  conspiracy theoriesĀ are intriguing enough, but poking around into ā€™s strange personal collection raises more questions than answers about the reclusive musician. FromĀ  portraitsĀ featuring Jackson withĀ playful children ā€“ some of them in their, ahem, birthday suitsĀ ā€“ fans canā€™t help but wonder what happened to all that junk up inĀ Neverland Ranch?

TheĀ strangeness just got stranger when authoritiesĀ first raidedĀ the ranch back in 2003. Life-sized child mannequins, rows and rows of child-like dolls, and Michael Jacksonā€™s personalĀ life-sized Batsuit were among the bizarre discoveries. While no one can deny Michael Jackson reigns as the King of Pop and wasĀ one of theĀ best singers that ever lived, his purchasing decisions are certainly puzzling.Ā Some ofĀ Michaelā€™s Jackson moreĀ questionable collectiblesĀ may shed light on the mind of the singer, but in the end, his music (especially his record of most #1 hits to top charts)Ā is what makes him forever anĀ icon.

In this list of MichaelĀ Jacksonā€™s most questionable purchases, get the inside scoop onĀ all the strange knick-knacks he once collected. From eccentric movie props to bizarre futuristic inventions, check out the strangest things MJ surrounded himself with during his far-too-short life.

Creepy Child Mannequins In Positions

While searching MJā€™sĀ Neverland Ranch, investigators foundĀ strange mannequin childrenĀ in even stranger positions. These life-sized children were posed on desks as if talking to one another. Others were propped up in weird positions like this one here. Ā 

Three Life Masks Of Jackson In Strange Poses

Among the things found at Neverland Ranch were three life masks of Michael Jackson in exceedingly strange poses. The masks look almost ghost-likeĀ and have anĀ estimated valueĀ of $415 ā€“ $600. While having a mask made from Jacksonā€™s actual likeness, itā€™s hard to imagine where in the house such an art piece would fit.

Life-Sized Tattered Boy Statue Holding Dirty Teddy Bear

Yet another life-sized childrenā€™s figuring found on MJā€™s estate ā€“ this one tattered and lost looking with a teddy bear. This little guyĀ sold in 2010 forĀ $1,625. One canā€™t help but wonder why this boy has such a forlorn look about him.

A Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are meant to be therapeutic. Michael Jackson donated the bed to a Californian medical center to treat burn victims. HeĀ denied sleeping in the bedĀ while in an interview with Oprah although he was photographed using it.Ā 

MJā€™s Video Game Where He Rescues Kids From Mr. Big

Michael Jacksonā€™sĀ MoonwalkerĀ video game was released by Sega in 1990 after his film,Ā MoonwalkerĀ (1988) hit theaters. Strangely, lead character, Michael Jackson,Ā must rescueĀ helpless childrenĀ from a man named Mr. Big to win the game.

Macaulay Culkinā€™s Finger Painting

A signed picture of Macaulay CulkinĀ is pretty strange, but stranger still is that same child actorā€™s finger painting. Clearly the two were quite close, though one would hope Jackson had the painting in a sort of proud uncle kind of way.

Dated from 1991, CulkinĀ was around 11-years-old when he made this. Itā€™s estimated value will neverĀ outweigh its apparent sentimental value.Ā 

Custom-Made Robotic Michael Jackson Head

Who wouldnā€™t want wavy locks of metal? This custom-made head has anĀ estimated valueĀ ofĀ $1,800 ā€“ $2,400. It was found whenĀ Julienā€™s Auctions cleared out Neverland in 2008.

A Signed Macaulay Culkin ā€˜Home Aloneā€™ Photograph

Found in MJā€™s secret closet, this signed photograph of Macaulay Culkin suggests the two may have been tighter than we first thought. Culkin is godfather to Jacksonā€™sĀ daughter, Paris, and the two are very close, even sharingĀ matching tattoos.

The estimated cost of the photograph is unclear as it was seized during investigations, but the value is estimated toĀ be in the thousands asĀ another signedĀ Macaulay CulkinĀ photoĀ is going for just over $800.

A Royal Throne

This throneā€™sĀ estimated valueĀ of $1,200 ā€“ $1,800Ā suggests itā€™s not made of real gold, but it certainly looks cool. TheĀ piece went to auction shortly after the purge of Neverland ranch. It was one of the larger items found in his secret closet.Ā 

Bubbles The Chimp

So heā€™s not an art piece, but Bubbles the Chimp was a regular accessory in Michael Jacksonā€™s bizarre home life. After Jackson passed, Bubbles went on to have a career of his own. BubblesĀ isĀ an acclaimed artist.Ā In fact, he justĀ had an exhibition in MiamiĀ called ā€œApes That Paintā€Ā to showcaseĀ his work.

His five paintings sold forĀ $750 eachĀ to raise cash for his ape sanctuary.

A Treasured Glenna Goodacre Statue

Jackson had a lot of prized (and expensive) memorabilia, but thisĀ Glenna Goodacre statueĀ was one of his most cherished possessions. The statue is called, ā€˜He is, they are,ā€™ and itā€™s estimated value is somewhere between $100,000 and $250,000. Jackson poured a lot of money into personal possessions, andĀ every one of them seems to unravel a whole new portion of his personality.Ā 

Gloves Worn By Johnny Depp In Edward Scissorhands

Not to be confused with theĀ glovesĀ of Freddy Krueger (seen here),Ā these sheers worn by Johnny Depp inĀ Edward ScissorhandsĀ haveĀ anĀ estimated valueĀ of $3,600 ā€“ $5,300. Who knows if MJ wanted to test the gloves haircutting abilities or just thought they would make for an interesting new way to eat meat.Ā 

The gloves were sent to auction after MJā€™sĀ untimely passing.Ā 

The Batsuit

Michael Jacksonā€™sĀ one-of-a-kind BatsuitĀ was valued betweenĀ $800 ā€“ $1,200Ā in aĀ 2009 auction. As a huge Batman fan, MJĀ wanted to composeĀ select music forĀ BatmanĀ (1989) ā€“ along with George MichaelĀ ā€“ but could not get out of previousĀ concert commitments.

Prince ended up composing pieces for scenes with the Joker instead.Ā 

A Tasseled Neck Choker From The Jackson 5 Days

ThisĀ frilly pieceĀ is straight out of 1971 when Michael JacksonĀ sported the choker in a performance with The Jackson 5. Michael was 13-years-old when he wore it.

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