Will these gates remain closed to the fans forever?
In 2009, the Santa Ynez Valley community group "Never!" was formed with the sole mission of opposing any attempt to convert Neverland Ranch into a commercial venue or Graceland-like tourist attraction.
I don't know what has become of the group since then, (there are only two posts on their website) but the forming of the group is a testament to the fact that there is a great deal of - understandable and perfectly reasonable - local opposition to Michael's former home being turned into a tourist attraction.
Still, even the best arguments are lost on a Neverland afficionado. The mind may understand, but the heart refuses to listen to common sense even though you know deep inside the dream is never going to come true.
Anyway, this is what they write on the community group website:
"In 1988, seeking a place to find peace and quiet, Michael Jackson bought the beautiful and secluded Sycamore Valley Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, and renamed it Neverland. Seventeen years later, when he lost that peace and quiet, he abruptly left the Santa Ynez Valley, never to return.
A REQUEST OF THE CURRENT LANDOWNER :