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Archangel Michael Jackson Island

Updated on July 13, 2009

Ian O'Connor, a reporter for the Google New York Times, arrived on a Delta United Airlines 797 to the Caribbean island of St. Martin on a balmy late November day in 2024. He made his way to Marigot Harbour and got his first glimpse of Archangel Michael Island, which was once known as Anguilla. He was not on St. Martin to vacation or review resorts, but to try and find his way to this reclusive island nation which had sealed itself off from the world for more than a decade.

Scattered reports had filtered out about a bizarre cult deifying "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson, who died 15 years earlier of an overdose from various prescription drugs. However, no one had been known to try to visit Archangel Michael since an MSN London Sun reporter’s body washed ashore on Baie Rouge in 2019, his legs blown off when he set off a mine.

O'Connor was a veteran of many perilous front line assignments. His infiltration of the South Iraq capital of Nasiriyah won him a Pulitzer but lost him his wife. Karen left him because she said danger thrilled him more than she did. However, this assignment could be far more dangerous than facing Shiite militias or even his notoriously temperamental ex. Archangel Michael was surrounded by a complex network of floating mines, laser trip wires, anti-aircraft guns and other state-of-the-art armaments. Each mile was more heavily armed than the border between Israel and New Palestine.

This defense perimeter, as well as the insulated economy of the island, was financed by Jackson’s ongoing music and merchandise royalties controlled by the leader of the cult, The Mwinyi (Lord) who was born Ayodele Ndulu Ayanbadejo. Through some obscure and convoluted legal machinations involving a questionable interpretation of the Wills of the superstar's parents Joseph Walter Jackson and Katherine Esther Jackson, Ayanbadejo ended up as the sole owner of the lucrative rights from the entire Michael Jackson estate. The Mwinyi's shrewd investments in electric fuelcells and some mysterious energy technologies had multiplied his windfall twenty-fold.

O'Connor turned from the pier to gaze upon the Marigot branch of Banque Des Antilles Françaises, an ornately gilded, massive building housing the only bank branch in the world to serve a single client: The Mwinyi. BDAF did not release financial data for this particular branch, but it had been extrapolated that over eight billion Euros flow through that building every year.

Nearly a million Euros a year for each resident of Archangel Michael. Almost a billion Euros just in annual "contributions" to the Organization of Caribbean States: An insurance policy to ensure that Archangel Michael's neighbours didn't interfere and looked the other way. All through a strategically placed bank branch on stable European Union territory. And all controlled by the elusive Mwinyi.

The same Mwinyi that O'Connor had come here to find. But first he had to penetrate his impregnable fortress.

O'Connor looked to the northeast across the azure Caribbean sea. The darkness on the horizon indicated that Hurricane Irene was right on schedule. He checked the storm track on his Apple iComm PDA’s Weather Channel. Fortunately for him, the track had stayed constant. The steering currents hadn’t taken Irene off course from its projected landfall. The choppy waves would soon become raging swells as the storm surge from this Category Four hurricane blasted across the northeastern Antilles.

He had waited almost a decade for this opportunity. It would have been easier then, when the big four-oh had not taken such a toll on his previously fit body. But you have to take the chance when it presents itself. O'Connor headed to the Marigot Scuba shop to pick up his gear. He wanted to test everything several times. His life would depend on this gear tonight.

Continued In Archangel Michael Jackson Island Part 2

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      Kim 

      8 years ago

      Mr. Licino, I respectfully ask that you would do more research and see that your comments are exactly the type of statements that contributed to the sensationalistic stories that hurt Michael. The only message Michael wanted to convey was L.O.V.E. He cared for the planet, our children and humanity. If he was truly part of your life as you say, then please think about that what you say will hurt his legacy, his children and family. Please have some compassion and empathy. From your posts, I don't see that those two traits really exist. My apologies for being blunt on my observations or even wrong in my assessment. I really don't mean any disrespect to you. It appears that we, humanity have lost the ability to understand or care about the consequences from what we say and do. It's really very sad. I only hope that you see what I'm saying and try to become part of the solution and not the problem. Then at that point, you would be paying tribute to the person that Michael really was. It's all for L.O.V.E.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Dude, the guy's dead and I have grieved for him likely far more than the average MJ fan. He was a very real part of my life, and all I want to say now is Rest In Peace Michael. You will always be missed.

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      Open Mind 

      8 years ago

      Actually, Hal, that child's ID was not that definitive. He also said MJ was circumcised. And guess what? He wasn't! Most of the reported "facts" are nothing more than B.S. The truth is on the web--all the real facts and documentation and court records that prove MJ was innocent. Do some research.

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      8 years ago from Toronto

      Actually, at least one child identified the distinctive melanin marks on his penis to police.

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      bloodonthrdancefloorofurmind 

      8 years ago

      @Hal Licino He DID NOT sleep NAKED with other children--This is why so many people contributed 2 the hell that man went through on this earth, by saying things like what u just said out of ur mouth...or I should say through ur fingers. Choose ur words more carefully and really THINK about what u say thoroughly before u put it in 2 the universe. Everything has a cause and an effect and I think this man has suffered a great deal from the misguided comments of millions, tabloids and other media outlets

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      What I think most people will never be able to forgive MJ were not his excesses but all that nonsense with the kids. Now I know that he did NOT EVER have any "sexual" intent or lewd interaction with the kids, but he was like an 8 year old who liked to have sleepovers with other children! But he had to realize that as a full adult, it simply was socially unacceptable for him to sleep naked with kids. It just goes to show that there is a Tao balance in everything in the world. He was given outrageous gifts by God but much was taken away from him as well.

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      moonwalker 

      9 years ago

      Sandyspider- just for a moment, scratch the surface and you will realise that Michael jackson was not a strange human being! He in fact was a beautiful example of a human being and if half the world strived to do good things like he did then this world would be a far better place! Just because he looked different and lived differently to many does not make him strange! What is strange anyway? I guess the definition is something other than that which you are used to? Take a look at what he had to deal with in his life and think, if you went through the same...would you turn out as what most people consider normal? i doubt it! Lose the ignorance world! Michael you were an inspiration to us all, unfortunatley not everyone understood the message...but they will in time! !

    • Hal Licino profile imageAUTHOR

      Hal Licino 

      9 years ago from Toronto

      Yes, he was definitely one of the strangest ever. But he sure as heck was a multi-talented genius when it came to performance. I'll miss him! :(

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      That picture really creeps me out. Michael Jackson was a strange human being.

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