Bidding on the land occupied by the late Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has begun, with proposals ranging from turning the area into a shrine of Jackson to a state park. One local businessman has other plans though, and reportedly wants to turn the mansion into a sexual-assault rehab center for children who faced abuse in the past. He states this: ““The plan is to have children come there for treatment, and they will also hire trained therapists who would help the victims through the use of equine-assisted therapy, which works to improve the kids’ self-esteem, and it helps them to become more outgoing.”
The exact details of the bid aren’t known, but it is thought to be in the $40 million range. While the other bidders want to turn the mansion into a shrine, it will be difficult to do so without the consent from Jackson’s family.