Scientists at the Michael Jackson Research Institute (MJRI) based in Gary, Indiana will reveal the identity of the 'Man in The Mirror' within 'the next few days'. MJRI Director Prof. Cleveland Hessville, said "We've been studying Michael's lyrics for the last fifteen years and have gone through twenty seven closely argued theories as to who he could be singing about. For the first eight years, we were stuck on the meaning of the chorus - I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror (Ooh!)I'm Asking Him To Change
His Ways. We went through all of Michaels's contacts from childhood and spent three years thinking it could be Stevie Wonder, a further eighteen months where Ray Charles was the favourite and even a strange couple of months where Diana Ross was top of the list.
However, it's clear to us now that we should have been looking much nearer home. I'm not prepared to say who is the Man in The Mirror yet, but let's just say that 'he' may not be human at all, because Man could mean an animal with human characteristics. This is a strong lead because Michael was a great animal lover.
Understandably, fans of the late 'Prince of Pop' have been excited about the news of the breakthrough. Roland Hill, Worldwide President of Michael Jackson Fan Clubs, said "Michael touched so many people, especially children and I'm sure this investigation will help us to appreciate his genius even more."
Leaders of Michael Jackson's church, the Jehovahs Witnesses have called a meeting next Wednesday to discuss the implications of this research. The movement has long taught that the 'Identity Revelation' will be a pre cursor to the End of This Age, ushering in 144,000 days of darkness. Followers are being encouraged to stock up on candles.