31. Michael Jackson Owned The Elephant Man's Bones
Has any star had more rumors about them than the late Michael Jackson? Just watch the videos for "Leave Me Alone" and "Scream" if you need a reminder. Michael was a world-famous loner who could certainly relate to the plight of Joseph Carey Merrick. Merrick lived in the late 1800s with a congenital disease, which created abnormal bone growth on his skull and some of his limbs, earning him the name “Elephant Man." Jackson apparently offered $1 million to London Hospital for Merrick's bones in 1987, but the hospital refused to sell them out of respect for the man. So yes, Jackson was interested. But no, he never owned them.