Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch has been reduced to a dry and dusty shadow of its former glory, seven years after the singer’s death.
New photographs, taken earlier this week, show that the property in Los Olivos, California now looks more like an unloved ghost town than the sprawling theme park it once was.
Jackson bought the ranch in 1987 for $19.5 million and lived there until authorities raided the property in 2003, when Jackson faced accusations of child molestation.
It’s simply in the wrong place. Wrong valley, wrong side of the mountains, 50 miles from where people would happily pay $100 million and up for it. Used to live just up the coast and know the area vaguely. Where it actually is is as close to redneck country as coastal (and it’s not even very coastal) California ever gets.