MICHAEL Jackson's Neverland Ranch House where he molested underaged boys on multiple instances has finally been demolished. Every other part of the ranch will remain.
The pop singer's home was pulled down by bulldozers in just 35 minutes.
It was hidden behind wooden screens since Jackson was arrested in January 2004 - after authorities were informed that Jackson supposedly molested a 13 year old boy.
Jackson, 46, died while the trial was still going. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease as well as urinal infections.
Police oversaw the demolition. The rubble will be crushed and taken to secret locations to prevent bricks being sold as macabre souvenirs.
Jackson acquired the ranch in 1988. It is at the Figueroa Mountain Road, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, near Santa Ynez, in the lower foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, and contains (among other things) a zoo and an amusement park. About 30 employees worked at the ranch. Thankfully, these still remain. Michael Jackson's museum is also intact.
Jackson had often entertained children here: groups of children, and also special young friends in the age range between 10 and 14.
Sources said drivers with the firm carrying out the demolition had signed confidentiality clauses preventing them from telling anyone where rubble was taken.
"It's really a sense of relief now that the house has come down. This day has been a long time coming."
The future of the site has yet to be decided.
"A decision has not yet been made on what will happen to the it ," added a spokesman.
"Following the demolition, the area will be initially laid with turf. The rest of the ranch will remain the same."
In August 1993 Neverland was searched by police, and again on November 18, 2003. The large number of ca. 70 investigators in the latter search was motivated by the desire to finish within one day, even though there are several large buildings.
In December 2003 Jackson said that after this search it no longer felt like a home, and was afterwards a house he just visited. He lived for some time in Beverly Hills, but as of 2005 (until his death) seemed to live at Neverland again.
Groups of children continued to visit the ranch during Jackson's trial, but he had little time to meet them.