posted on May, 25 2005 @ 10:59 PM
OK; (I gotta do this in installments)
Act 1 - Before Death To Funeral -
Lets start with a some history - (Book referances are Hardback copies)
We know that Jim was very shy (Referance to his earliest performances - he wouldn't torn around to face the crowd) -
Question was he unable to face the public unless he was under the influence? (Don't know for sure, but think it may be likely)
Any Doors fan is aware that Pam was pushing Jim to Quit the band and become a poet. What is hinted at is that he was more than concidering it.
We know he was facing 6 Months in Jail (in Florida due to the infamous Miami Concert) - Currious note, Light my fire says 6 months in Raiford (Pg 339)
Though Raiford is not a county jail - it's a state facility and to get there you gotta get over 1yr.
During his drive from FL to LA, he stopped and mailed a postcard to the Doors from New Orleans "Don't Worry; the end is near, Ha, Ha" The picture
on the postcard was "The Sacrifice of the Divine Lamb" (Break on Through, Pg 418)
The End - "It hurts to sert you free, But you'll never follow ne"
Soft Parade - "I must find sanctuary, I must find a place to hide"
We know that even though he was always a heavy drinker, he had been drinking heavier - Before Paris. (As a known heavy drinker - could this have been
an act - or part of the act?)
We know that his last album (LA Woman) was finished when he was away, and that they were hardly talking to each other when it was being made.
(Reference to the movie) Also, he said "I don't knopw who I am, I don't know what I'm doing, I don't know what I want to do, I'm Gone...don't
count on me, good-bye" (Break on through - pg 441)
It is belived (as I have not found any "Concrete proof"):
In the late nineteen sixties, Doors' singer Jim Morrison founded a publishing company named Zeppelin Publishing Company with the help of the legal
department of Warner Brothers Pictures and Atlantic Records. According to promotions for Zeppelin, "Jim wanted to get his hands on the trademark
'Zeppelin' before Led Zeppelin did. He did this while everyone in America knew who the Doors were, but before the other rock group was well
known..." Zeppelin Publishing Company was chartered and put into hibernation for later resurrection.
(If this is true, he could have easilly moved his money into this company so that he would have access to it at any time).
We know that he was in Paris, and apparently out of money - as Pam would call the Doors offices for money. (So by then His money must be have been put
away nice and safe)
We also know that while he was in Paris, Pam and him were going on a trip, and had to cut the trip short to return to Paris. The reason is because Jim
had lost his passport and had to get a replacement from the American Councelete in Paris. (No One here gets out alive pg 360 - HB)
(This would give him two passports, The new one to be left in Paris with a Body (if there was one), and one to return to the states with - all he had
to do was to get out of the country before the story of his death broke).
We also know that while living in Paris, Pam was happy bacause he started cleaning up his act, Got a haircut, and started dressing better.
(Thus changing his appearance).
Now, Jim at the time is 27 With some money, and living in Paris.
So, I question how hard would it be for him to get his hands on a cadaber (Donated to a college for research) IF he wanted one?
The death certificate would be fairly easy, as some Doctors have a few presigned laying around even today. (If it wasn't a legit signature on the DC
who would know?)
Now, for the kicker, With this as concideration - he would have broken no law in the US (he was proported dead - he just never came forth and said
"hey - I ain't dead" and I know of no law requiring anyone to do so.)
Besides, who looks for a dead man?
His will (Dated Feb, 02 1969) Gives Everything to Pam.
How did he know he would be with her - esp. after their fights.
We know that Jim told Pam that he wanted to be Buried in Paris's Pere-Lachaise cemetery and that he visited the grave 3 days before his death.
We know that Pam was a Junkie, and she found the body.
(Was she so stoned that she just saw a body and Belived it to be his?)
We know that the only two people who saw the body were Pam and the Dr. Vasille who listed the cause of death as "heart failure", Dr. Derwin, stated
to the press that "Jim Morrison was in excellent health before travelling to Paris". No autopsy was performed on Jim Morrison's corpse, as is the
usual custom in unusual or suspect deaths in France.
By the time the Doors manager Bill Siddons flew to Paris to verify anything, The body was in a Closed Casket - IN Their Apartment. (Why wasn't it in
the morgue, or a funeral parlor?)
We also know about the 3 day news delay regarding the death.
- Sure that part has always gotten a lot of attention, however, Jim was proported dead so often that the Doors would dismis it as a hoax. The only
reason anybody went to Paris to confirm it was because It was one of the "Paris Crew" that called the office. So that would account for a day or
two to make arangements and get to Paris from LA. Now, once there I figure that they wanted to get Jim Buried ASAP - Before creating a Media feeding
Frenzy. (If I was involved with the decision - I would have played it the same way, it was the Smart move).
According to Densmore, the plot he was buried in was too small for Jim's tall body, and Ray Manzarek said "If there was one guy that would have been
capable of staging his own death -- getting a phony death certificate and paying off some French doctor... And putting a hundred and fifty pound sack
of sand into a coffin and splitting to some point on this planet -- Africa, who knows where -- it is Jim Morrison who would have been able to pull it
(This is Recolection, as her site www.lizardqueen.com is currently down)According to Patricia the whole funeral cost was less than what she spent on
Flowers during one visit (Around $200 USD).