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Is Jim Morrison Alive?
image Most people think the musician Jim Morrison, lead singer for the Doors, died in Paris on July 3, 1971. But Gerald Pitts says that he "discovered Jim Morrison Living on a Ranch in the Pacific Northwest in the summer of 1998." According to him, Morrison is living a quiet life as an American cowboy "away from the Hollywood scene." Even though Morrison evidently engineered an elaborate death hoax to escape publicity, he agreed to appear on film for Pitts. You can buy a copy of this film for only $24.95 (shipping is extra). Pitts' site includes a video comparing the features of Jim Morrison the fifty-something cowboy to Jim Morrison the twenty-something singer. However, no matter how many times I watch the video, I just don't see any similarity.
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 03, 2005
Take some peyote, you'll see it then.
Posted by Craig  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  12:16 PM
I totally don't see it.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  12:18 PM
hmmmm nope different people.
Posted by davetolomy  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  01:01 PM
It is a hoax. I am definitely dead! JM
Posted by Jim M  in  Pacific Northwest  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  02:32 PM
" ... no matter how many times I watch the video ..."
Wait a minute, you PAID $24.95 for this?
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  02:58 PM
...there was a little video clip that showed images of the ACTUAL Jim, and the supposed Jim. It was further down on the page.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  03:06 PM
I am the only one whose computer crashes when they try and load the site?
Posted by Lothar Ignatius  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  05:33 PM
I don't see the resemblance either. His nose and his lips are two major features that don't really add up. Aren't there biological tests they can do to prove this? Then again, they'd probably fight to NOT have any done, because then that would falsify their claims.
Posted by Sarah  in  Dallas  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  05:57 PM
The guy in those pictures does have sort of a general similarity in looks to the Lizard King, but he doesn't resemble JM any more than, say, I do.
I guess anybody would change appearance in 30 years, and the tip of the nose does tend to enlarge with age in many people.
The biggest obstacle to making their case, though, is that Morrison is definitely dead. It isn't one of those "iffy" cases like that of Amelia Earhart, where no one ever found the body. Dead Jim was right there in living color when he checked out.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Jan 03, 2005  at  07:30 PM
In 1969, Morrison was charged with public drunkeness, obscenity, feigning acts of masturbation and fellatio, and indecent exposure. This would have gotten him 10 years in jail. Add to that he was facing more than 20 paternity suits and he did what any intellegent rock star would do... he fled to Paris with his common law wife, Pamela Courson.

July 3, 1971 Morrison was found dead (but freshly shaved) in their bathtub. He was 27.

Here is where things get muddy.

Morrison was discovered by Courson. Doors road manager was the first person who knew Morrison (other than Courson) who got to the apartment. He found an already sealed coffin and a death certificate for Jim. Courison couldn't remember the name of the doctor who signed it (not unreasonable if you ask me). The cause of death was listed as a heart attack but no police report was filed nor was an autopsy performed. Both are standard procedure in Paris at the time.

When Courson filed the death certificat papers at the US embassy (on the day of the funeral) she told the file clerk that Jim had no surviving relatives. This let the certificate be processed that day and the funeral went as scheduled. Jim's mother, father and two siblings were alive and well in Arlington, Virginia.

Jim had been quoted many times as saying he wanted to start over and not be in the public eye. On the flip side, he was known to have an obsession with death and death images so the idea of him commiting suicide isn't out of the question. There were persistant rumors that a heroin overdose was the cause of death but there are no accounts of him ever touching the stuff before this point (plenty of alchohol though, the man could drink).
Posted by Reinstag  in  Cimetiere Du Pere Lachaise  on  Tue Jan 04, 2005  at  02:25 AM
I saw the movie...he dies at the end
Posted by Darren  on  Tue Jan 04, 2005  at  10:00 AM
...he was kind of a hottie.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Jan 04, 2005  at  10:27 AM
Hey... I've been lookin' real hard, and I don't think that's that Morrison cat. I mean, c'mon, man- how could a fella fake his own death for decades and get away with it? The real hard part would be passin' up all the honeys. And ya couldn't shoot the teevee no more. That's the part that really gets me. I mean Morrison, not me. I mean Morrison couldn't shoot the teevee no more. Not me. I never shot no teevee, even when my Momma wouldn't make me no more fried peanut butter and banana samwiches. I mean Morrison. My Momma wouldn't make that hippie Morrison no samwiches. I read that in a book I bought at the K-mart the other day. I needed a new liesure suit, and some big cotton panties for my gurl, and some tiger curtains for the Jungle Room. I meant the teevee room. That's where I keep all my handguns. Beats the clapper.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Jan 04, 2005  at  04:35 PM
O.K., first let me say that I of course don't think it's him. The only thing I'm debating is the resemblance. I, personally, saw similarites right away. That image from the L.A. Woman album is burned into my head, and what especially stands out in famous that pic. is his strong jaw line. (And yes, I do think he's hot.) If you look at the 1st picture on that tacky web site about 'Jim,' you can see that he has the same strong jaw line. I'm talking about the cheesy picture where he's holding guns & has his arms crossed against his chest. Trying looking at this:

and then that.
Anyone else see what I mean?
Posted by Electra  on  Fri Jan 07, 2005  at  03:59 PM
You ain't kidding Electra. That's downright creepy.
Posted by Ralph  on  Sat Jan 08, 2005  at  03:10 PM
OMG! How stupid does this a** think we are?! Well,maybe some people out there are gullible enough to believe this but not me. It's scary knowing there are people like him out there! Just let Jim rest in peace for once.
Posted by Michelle  in  Henderson,NV  on  Mon Jan 17, 2005  at  06:14 AM
if you actually beleive morrison is alive you are about as dumb as a stone,is this another one we have to unbury for you people to have some common sense...face the facts some people wouldnt let Elvis die and same with morrison,Joplin and Monroe
eventhough Joplin was cremated in hollywood hills
So we can now assume Joplin and Elvis and Morrison are out there on that ranch argueing who the better lead singer,and who had the best group
Wake up and grow up before its too late,and lastly this guy who created this hoax is just a pathetic human who cant make it through life on his own work and credits get a life buddy morrisons is gone,your a freaking bloodsucker,I wouldnt be surprised if you didnt follow ambulances around like twisted lawyers do looking for a quick buck in a lawsuit
Posted by Dovelw  in  Here  on  Fri Jan 21, 2005  at  06:27 PM
Looks more like Lando Carlassian to me.
Posted by Laser Potato, who just saw Elvis in her calzone  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  12:42 PM
"He's alive? then Whose skull have I been drinking beer out of?"

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Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  01:01 PM
If James Morrison were alive you can bet that a swarm of federal agents would be all over his ass. How's he paying his bills??? Where's that money he's spending coming from?? Why has he not filed a tax return since 1970??? You can bet the IRS would make an example of him. I don't think he would be stupid enough to reveal himself if he were alive. And if he were alive we would not be finding out on a web site were the guy who figured it out is selling a video for 29.95 or whatever he's selling it for. It would be more like you turn on your tv one evening and hear this as a lead in to the national news cast : "1960's rock icon Jim Morrison believed to have dies in Paris in 1971 was arrested by federal agents today and charged with a felony count of tax evasion and one felony count of faking his own death."

Jim is dead , get over it people.
Posted by drake snake  in  onatrio  on  Mon Mar 14, 2005  at  11:54 AM
Yes, Jim Morrison is dead. However the date and time of death is not widely known. James Douglas Morrison passed away on October 7th 1983 in North Hollywood under the assumed name Robert Trimwell. Cause of death: Acute Cocaine intoxication.

Max
Posted by Maxwell Pink jr.  in  Orange County  on  Mon Mar 14, 2005  at  12:51 PM
Shit... i might be out of a job soon.
Posted by Ian Astbury  on  Wed Apr 06, 2005  at  12:58 PM
That guy aint Jim period - Jim is where he has been for the last 34 years - Pere LaChaise - and it looks like he is going to stay there because the lease on the gravesite was for 30 years and "his parents" elected to let him stay over there instead of bringing him home. The Pere LaChaise people dont want him because the grave is a "nuisance" to them regarding it's shrine status and his "parents" said that it would only be the same thing over here. So Poor Jim couldnt find peace on either side of the Atlantic it seems, his parents didnt want him, Paris didnt want him, only his devoted fans want him - and we are still here 30 odd years later.
Posted by Rhia  in  Little Rock, Arkansas  on  Thu Apr 07, 2005  at  05:33 PM
That is not Jim Morrison! I can make anybody look like anybody else using that technique! (Remember the Jackson, 'Black and White' video? I don't believe Jim died in Paris, but I do believe he's probably dead by now. Besides, if he was going to let someone sell his image, I think he would have done it less subtlely (sp?)
Posted by Mary  in  Albany, OH  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  10:49 AM
If Jim Morrison was alive...he would never let pamela courson be so hurt by his death. never. He loved her. He wouldn't have ever let her gone through that and where the fuck is he getting money from then? Before he died he had legal problems. and he drank so much and did drugs you think he's alive and healthy? Thats such bullshit getting money off of that. I don't understand why Pamela Courson's parents dont fucking sue that nutter because They have control of his estate.
Posted by Sarah  in  Orange County  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  08:10 PM
hahaha that guy makes val kilmer look like jim morrison.
Posted by mike  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  08:13 PM
Ian - you will never be out of a job - it will never happen baybee - too much talent!
Posted by Rhia  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  08:26 PM
is not a fake story he is alive i was at his places lots of times, i can say more but the thing is beter to forget the thing he well talke one day smile
Posted by jame j  in  nl  on  Tue Apr 19, 2005  at  03:29 PM
FOOLS!
Posted by Jim M.  in  ca  on  Thu May 19, 2005  at  08:24 PM
He had every reason in the world to disappear.

I think this is the guy in the video:

JAMES D MORRISON, Mar 1949, 2491 BIEHN ST KLAMATH FALLS, OR. He's listed as 5 1/2 years younger than the singer though. Probably a different person though. It's easier to change your name then your birthdate. One takes a court the other a fake birth certificate and paper trail.
Posted by Andrew  in  Baghdad  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  05:53 AM
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