Posted: Apr 10, 2009
Pop superstar Michael Jackson has taken his fondness for thrill to the next level by hiring a one million pound 28-bedroom mansion here, which is next to haunted Chislehurst Caves.
The 'Thriller' hitmaker's new abode is very near to the spooky caves which have a 20 miles of mysterious underground passageways. Numerous ghost sightings have been reported near the area, which has also featured in the BBC TV show Most Haunted, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported. The superstar will stay in the state-of-the-art Foxbury Manor for his comeback concert show 'This Is It' in London's famous 02 arena this summer. The mansion was built in 1875 and designed by David Brandon, Queen Victoria's favourite architect. It has an underground cinema, password-controlled gates, a private lake and a security system with hundreds of CCTV cameras.
Jackson had earlier sent his aides to find him a proper place to stay during his shows, which begin on July 8, with his final performance scheduled for February 24 next year.
"The manor is just a private home, it's not normally available for rent. But Michael Jackson's aides spotted it, realised how suitable it was and approached the owner. The family don't need the money, but if they come to sell it in the future they will be able to tell people it's where Jacko stayed during his farewell tour," a source said. Jackson is expected to arrive in Britain in June.