posted on May, 31 2008 @ 07:42 PM
The story of the Paul is Dead rumor goes like this. The Beatles had been releasing albums and been in the public eye much of the time from their
coming to America in '64 through '66. Then The Beatles seem to kind of disappear for a short time, and Paul McCartney had gone off for some reason.
The actual death story is that Paul had an argument in the studio and stormed out. It was November 9, 1966. It was rainy and Paul stopped to pick up a
young woman named Rita who was walking along side the road. At first she didn't pay much attention to who had picked her up, but later realized it
was Paul McCartney. Upon her realization, she became overwhelmed and began hugging and kissing Paul which caused him to lose control of his Aston
Martin and crashed into an oncoming vehicle. It is said he was so badly maimed that even the dental records were useless for identification. It is
also said his head was severed from his body.
During the absence in 1966, The Beatles released a compilation record titled A Collection of Beatles Oldies. The cover shows a man with a mop top and
a car driving into his head. In the picture it is hard to tell whom the man is, but it is in the spot as Paul on the cover of Please Please Me. The
next album the Beatles released was Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Clubs Band. This album was completely different from anything the Beatles had done
prior. It was clear the Beatles had changed. The Beatles also changed their name from The Beatles to just Beatles also symbolic of a change. The Sgt
Pepper album is full of oddities. The cover shows a burial site with a left handed guitar containing 3 strings instead of 4, symbolizing the 3
remaining Beatles. A man is holding his hand over Paul's head, symbolic of a priest blessing. There is an older picture of The Beatles, where they
are all holding brass instruments and Paul is holding a black one. Also the other 3 Beatles are looking at the grave, but Paul is looking at the
camera. If you hold a mirror across the middle of the words "LONELY HEARTS" written across the center of the bass drum, you will see "IONEIX
HEDIE". When arranged as "I ONE IX HE DIE," this image suggests the date (11-9, or November 9, 1966) that Paul died, as the diamond between the
words "HE" and "DIE" points directly at Paul. A model of an Aston-Martin, the type of car that Paul was supposedly driving at the time of his
fatal accident, is leaned against doll's leg who is wearing a shirt that says, "Welcome The Rolling Stones." The interior of the car is red,
symbolizing Paul's bloody accident. Also, the cloth grandmother figure, on whose lap the Shirley Temple doll is resting, is wearing a blood stained
driving glove. The Rolling Stones reference is to the fact the Beatles and The Rolling Stones were the biggest acts of the time. Without the Beatles,
we would welcome the Rolling Stones as the biggest band. The Japanese stone figure at the feet of the wax images of the younger Beatles has line on
its head, representing the head wounds that Paul sustained in his fatal accident. The four-armed Indian doll at the front of the picture is Shiva,
symbol of both destruction and creation. Two of the doll's arms are raised, one pointing at the wax image of the younger Paul and the other pointing
at Paul himself. The television set on the ground to the right of the Beatles is turned off, suggesting that the news of the tragedy had been
suppressed. Also. Sgt Pepper's was the first album to have printed lyrics. Underneath the printed lyrics, there is a picture of the Beatles, and Paul
is standing backwards while the rest are facing forward. George is pointing to the lyrics, "Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins"
which is the supposed time of Paul's car crash.
The lyrics make several reference to Paul's death also. In the songs: Lovely Rita, With a Little Help from My Friends, She's Leaving Home, and A Day
in the Life.
Just giving some info, not trying to derail.