Exclusive Series: Michael Jackson Seen and Heard From Beyond?
On Monday we brought you the news of Dr. Christian von Lähr channeling Michael Jackson on Coast to Coast am in an exclusive story by Phantoms and Monsters guest blogger Chris Herget. A freelance reporter in Seattle, Herget took a special interest in this story because she felt that Jackson was communicating with her psychically, asking her to write a series of stories about the show. During the hour that von Lähr was guest on the late night talk show, a wealth of information was revealed that is just now being confirmed in the media.
In yesterday's story, she revealed that the singer himself broke the news of oxygen tanks in the room, saying "... the oxygen tank was 1/2 empty. Did it run out? There's something wrong with the air... it wasn't.. I wasn't gone eight.. eight or eighteen? I'm not sure when I passed. There's something wrong with that."
What follows is the 2nd story in this series detailing important psychic events since the Michael Jackson's untimely death, written from the reporter's own experiences with the singer, the psychic and the news.
By Chris Herget
I was part of a grieving audience that was listening to Coast to Coast a.m. two nights after the king of pop passed away, and there were many questions that had not been answered, and even more that no one had bothered to ask.
The show's format lends itself to paranormal topics, and I was anxious to hear Dr. Christian von Lähr discuss his line of work and thoughts on Jackson's death. What wasn't on the agenda however was what I heard on a last-minute promo before the show began, which was that von Lähr would attempt to channel the late singer.
I'm sure I wasn't alone in my concerns over how presumptuous that sounded. When psychic Mary Occhino claimed to have channeled the late Anna Nicole Smith recently, with all the news behind us, the public knew just about everything there was to know surrounding the celebrity and the circumstances around her death. She also had a popular reality show for years, so it wasn't a big surprise that the story didn't reveal anything that hadn't been reported at some point by someone.
But Michael Jackson? I wasn't sure how von Lähr could pull it off, considering all the mystery that surrounded the pop icon. How much did any one of us really know about him anymore?
I waited anxiously for the show to start, not sure if I was more concerned that the clairvoyant would make a joke out of the show with an embarrassing act he prepared the night before, or if the Saturday evening host Ian Punnett would be able to pull it off without snorting a few times between an occasional giggle.
But it didn't take me too long to forget my concerns and become mesmerized by the persona that von Lähr began to take on, at one point sounding so much like the singer that it became almost surreal. The even keel that was maintained between soft spoken replies, punctuated with the emotional highs and lows that the singer would demonstrate in later interviews convinced me that I needed to leave my opinions at the door tonight.
After the segment with von Lähr was finished, I felt numb and unusually tired, and drifted into a deep sleep. I woke up a few times with faint memories of a spiraling moonwalk performed by a thin man who sang songs with words I had never heard, and told stories about things I couldn't remember when I opened my eyes. When I woke up the next morning, I had a strong feeling that there was more to this story than just an entertaining talk show and that I should go back and listen to it again, which I did.
As the days passed, I was waiting to hear some sort of news about the show and find out if any of the things that were talked about would turn out to be true-- the trust he set up for his kids, the oxygen tank and time of death he revealed, the bacterial infection and the secret meeting in February with his nurse and other handlers, the drugs, his wishes for the children, and most revealing and controversial of all, what the king of pop had to about the afterlife and how he felt now about the decisions he made while living.
I thought it was so ironic that after enduring a lifetime of the tabloids poking fun at him for his ghostly or alien-like appearance and interest in science fiction, when there's a real possibility that he could actually now be a ghost and trying to communicate with us via the astral plane, the story is totally ignored.
Maybe I was becoming too invested emotionally in this aspect of Michael Jackson's death based on my own personal interest in life after death, but there was more. Every time time that I would have a thought about the singer, something strange would happen. The phone would ring, or a bird would start singing, or the sun would come out suddenly after being hidden by clouds for hours.
But after cuing up a few Michael Jackson songs to accompany my workout, a curious idea dawned on me, which was to simply write the stories myself. And that's when the CD player dropped to the floor, shattering nothing except the feelings of ambivalence that had been nagging at me for years since the illness. At that moment I felt driven, capable, prepared and most importantly, willing to do whatever it takes to affect change, and it felt really good.
Minutes later I was found myself frantically trying to get in touch with Dr. von Lähr, and I was able to schedule a telephone interview for the following day. My first question was to ask him about the oxygen tank, and before he answered he stopped short and stated "You've got a connection with this story, I can feel it. How are you connected?" he demanded.
I stammered but recovered quickly by telling him that I had also dealt with a life-threatening bacterial infection, the same one he mentioned on the show. That seemed to satisfy him and he moved on, but I knew he was sensing something more than that. I was not however, about to claim to a world-renowned clairvoyant, psychic, and author with a doctorate that I've been sensing that Michael has been nudging me to help get the word out on a few things that the media isn't covering.
Imagine if I had responded by saying "Oh that?!? You must be sensing that Michael communicated with me earlier from the astral plane, and he asked me to give you a ring!" -- surely the interview would have been over before the first question was out of the gate. But if it's true, that Michael has been nudging me and connecting directly through Dr. von Lähr, perhaps he feels that we're both thick-skinned enough to deal with the usual ridicule and public scrutiny that is inevitable whenever anybody claims to have seen or heard a ghost.
I'm hoping that in this case things might be a little different, because the facts speak for themselves. No one could have predicted that there may have been oxygen tanks in the home, yet the dialog is clear and precise. Also, Dr. von Lähr said on Friday, July 3rd that the singer had showed him what looked to be a laboratory, and told him that he felt he was being kept in some type of stasis prior to requesting emergency services. "During that time there were people moving in and out of the room removing equipment... and that it had something to do with benefiting a contract," he said although he wasn't sure whether it was Jackson's contract or the physician's contract to administer patient services that was in question.
I have to add that the psychic was adamant about the color green having a strong connection to something that was present in the room while he was dying. When I urged for clarification on this, asking if he was seeing fluorescent green or olive green, he stated that it was more like a metal type, saying "maybe the tanks were green." Three days later, on Monday July 6th I saw an interview on the news with Jackson's private chef, who revealed that he had seen oxygen tanks in the house. After a short pause, he went on to describe the metal tanks as being "waist high... and green on the top."
Another item we discussed was that Dr. von Lähr felt that Jackson seemed to be indicating trouble breathing, and that an infection was present that had some connection to an animal bite, possibly on the nose. In fact, the psychic mentioned an infection at least five times during our conversation, and that the bacteria MRSA may have played a role in his death.
It is now being reported by CNN news and other outlets that because of severe insomnia, the singer had requested the drug Diprivan on at least two occasions from a hired nurse, who refused to accommodate Jackson and also told him how dangerous the drug was. His response was nonchalant, saying that he felt it was safe because in the past they would always monitor him throughout the night. Interestingly, I learned in my own research that the drug Diprivan is not what is considered an antimicrobially preserved product under USP standards and that strict aseptic technique must be adhered to when using it.
Additional warnings on this drug state that sedated patients should be continuously monitored, and facilities for maintenance of a patent airway, providing artificial ventilation, administering supplemental oxygen, and instituting cardiovascular resuscitation must be immediately available. So if Diprivan was being used to sedate Jackson, it is highly likely that an oxygen tank was being used.
So what happened to the tanks and monitors? No mention was made of any laboratory equipment by police officers who investigated the scene, yet it has now been revealed that another doctor who had toured with Jackson ten years ago was an anesthesiologist, and some of the crew members have come forward to report that they were traveling from city to city with what looked like a mini laboratory or hospital room, complete with IV poles and different monitors.
While the news continues to accumulate about the late Michael Jackson, it is getting harder to suggest that the magical hour Dr. Christian von Lähr shared with Coast to Coast listeners connecting to Michael Jackson in the astral plane was anything but genuine. There is more to come on this story, and you'll find it here first at Phantoms and Monsters
Chris Herget is a freelance journalist in Seattle and is a guest blogger for Phantoms and Monsters who sent us this exclusive story. For media inquiries only contact Herget at firstname.lastname@example.org
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