Paul Is Dead

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For my sins I'm still a semi-regular player of first person shooter/grind-fest Destiny. For some reason, while pissing all that Activision money up the wall, Bungie hired Paul/Faul to write a theme song for Destiny.

So fundamentally rubbish it was that it got relegated to only ever being played if you chose to view the credits for the game.

That said, every once in a while as I'm roaming around The Tower social space somebody activates the shuffle play option on the jukebox and the horror of of that tune makes me wish (urban legend or not) the Paul really was dead.
UPDATE: Since Destiny was replaced with Destiny 2 the original Tower social space was blown up and replaced. As a tiny easter egg, as you tried to escape its burning remains, the horror of McCartney's theme can briefly be heard if you stand in the right place.
 

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Well, I had to come back and drag all this up again. This is probably a bit sad but I've spent (some of) the last two years taking a serious look at all the evidence for Paul McCartney having been replaced, whether or not he's alive and it looks like there are at least two doubles out there. If you look at his face in 1966 and compare it with photos taken even a year or two later the two men look nothing alike. Bone structure and natural hair parting can't alter spontaneously. Even allowing for shoe height, trouser styles and so on his height and leg length are longer in proportion to the trunk. His ears have attached lobes on some photos, unattached on others. The angle of the nose to the forehead varies, too and this is still almost impossible to do well with plastic surgery. His eyes change colour. One some candid shots on the beach he has six toes then on others, five on one foot.

Young men in the 60's didn't go for nips and tucks like they do now and no one grows in heigt after the age of 24! The whole thing sounds crazy but Italian forensic specialists who wanted to DISPROVE the conspiracy actually found that there is only a 65 - 70% possibility that Paul post 1966 is the original guy. I think he had a twin. Early photos show him sitting next to an almost identical baby sibling NOT Mike McGear who is supposed to be 18 months younger and looks nothing like him.

Something DID happen and I suspect it wasn't pretty.
 

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I have always thought of this conspiracy theory as a good thought experiment, nothing more, but two photos of him and his girlfriend Jane Asher makes you think twice. The height difference....

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I've just searched Google images using this term: 'paul mccartney and jane asher' and Paul is certainly somewhat taller. My word, Jane was smashing back then and still is now. Elegance personified.
 

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View attachment 19752 Barely five years between these head shots.
Look at the beaky nose from 1971!!!! Nothing like early Paul!
Thing is, his face is not square on to the camera in the right hand shot. He's doing a Princess Diana: face tilted down but eyes looking up and hence out at you. No wonder the eyelids aren't visible and his nose looks different, his whole face is at a different angle than in the comparison shot.
 

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I've just searched Google images using this term: 'paul mccartney and jane asher' and Paul is certainly somewhat taller. My word, Jane was smashing back then and still is now. Elegance personified.
Jane certainly does not look like she's 73. She looks downright amazing.
 

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It's amazing to think that a hoax deliberately started in the late sixties is still doing the rounds on the Internet. I'm of course referring to the notion that Paul McCartney in fact died in a car crash in 1967, to be replaced by a lookalike whilst a myriad of "clues" were hidden in subsequent Beatles releases.
This link is as good as any for introduction to the subject, but any search will turn up shedloads of sites.
Snopes deals with it here

The circumstances of death go something like this (it tends to vary):
"PM got into this car wreck early one Wednesday morning at 5 am whilest looking at a pretty meter maid, not seeing the changing traffic lights. He wasn't killed outright, but his car caught fire, a crowd of people stood around, and then he died from head wounds (he lost his teeth and hair). The morning papar came out with an article but was then censored, recalled. Enter William Campbell (winner of PM lookalike contest) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
The "clues" are supposedly hidden in the artwork, lyrics and even playing the final lyrics of "I'm So Tired" from the White Album backwards. People are supposed to have discovered strange phone numbers on album covers (?)and called them. They received replies like "You're getting closer" and "Beware of Abbey Road".
It's been suggested that Paul did indeed die, spiritually, as he was re-born in the ways of the Maharishi. A spiritual rebirth; his old self dying.
Rather than asking the question "Is Paul Dead?" which may go some way to explaining Mull of Kintyre and the Frog Chorus, I think it's in interesting study of how people can manipulate snatches of information to back up a conclusion already reached.



As a side issue, are hidden messages in music a relatively new phenomenon? Have certain classical pieces also been deemed subversive in some way?
This rumour was even the basis for a batman story in a comic book as I remember it ---the story featured a group with very simular circumstances to the rumour ,and with characters who resembled the Beatles ,but it featured a twist at the end . The character representing Paul turns out to be the original ,and alive ,but the rest of the group died in an accident and were replaced by lookalikes
 

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This rumour was even the basis for a batman story in a comic book as I remember it ---the story featured a group with very simular circumstances to the rumour ,and with characters who resembled the Beatles ,but it featured a twist at the end . The character representing Paul turns out to be the original ,and alive ,but the rest of the group died in an accident and were replaced by lookalikes
Batman Vol 1 #222 June, 1970

https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_222

 
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