The Ghost of Jim Morrison

The year is 1974. Capitol Records releases a single "Black Magic, White Magic" along with liner notes stating the band consists of Drummer X, Bassist Y, and Keyboardist Z, with vocals and music written by "The Phantom." This album would soon cause a whirlwind of conspiracy theories which still circulate today. The album, Phantom’s Divine Comedy Pt 1 was released three years after the passing of Jim Morrison, although the music and vocals sounded so much like The Doors, it gives one chills. Jim Morrison died under mysterious circumstances, at the age of 27, of a heroin overdose in Le Marais, Paris. An autopsy was never conducted, causing the speculation of his death being a hoax to spread among his fans like a wildfire.

Morrison, an accomplished poet who became one of the most prolific lyricists of the era by accident, kept journals religiously. In macabre fashion, one of Morrison's final journals labeled "Paris Journal" gives an allegorical account of a man who has to abandon his life and all possessions due to a death in connection with the Chinese opium trade.

Weeping, he left his pad on orders from police and furnishings hauled away, all records and mementos, and reporters calculating tears & curses for the press: "I hope the Chinese junkies get you" and they will for the [opium] poppy rules the world.” —Jim Morrison

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