Over the years, many people have investigated Paul McCartney’s death. They have found such PID clues as backwards messages in songs and photographic clues on album covers. More than 400 clues have been found [Alessandro De Arcangelis, “The Great Hoax: The Beatles Death Curse,” Newsblaze, February 07, 2010, http://newsblaze.com/story/20100207063528adea.nb/topstory.html].
Joel Glazier, a well-known PID researcher, has said, “Even if somebody could explain away one or two of the clues, how can you explain 70 [or 400] of them? There were no coincidences when it came to The Beatles - everything was a precise, conscious decision, from the music to the album art" [DAVID BRINN , Is it McCartney or is it an imposter?, Jerusalem Post, Sep 24, 2008 (no longer available)].
For example, the song, “Revolution #9,” was said to disclose the sounds of a fiery car crash when played backwards. The oft-repeated phrase, “number nine, number nine,” revealed the dark message, “turn me on, dead man, turn me, on dead man,” when played backwards. One can also hear church music playing, which is reminiscent of a funeral.
The song, “I'm So Tired,” concealed the backmasked message, “Paul is a dead man, miss him, miss him, miss him.”
The White Album itself is said to be a clue because white is a symbol of death in some Asian cultures and in Ancient Egypt (see http://symbolism.wikia.com/wiki/White). It is also a *double* album.
The following is an accounting of some of the PID clues, but is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
"Strawberry Fields Forever" (1967) contained the phrase, "I buried Paul,” at the end.
"Penny Lane" (1967): Denny Laine is the new Paul; Denny Laine “is in my ears and in my eyes” - it is no longer Paul; "A four of fish" could mean that the four Beatles are fishy (see Denny Laine as Faul McCartney: Clues in "Penny Lan... for more info)
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) album": the back cover photo shows three of the Beatles facing forward, but McCartney turned backward, the words "Without you" are printed next to his head
“Sgt Pepper” reversed: "Paul is dead, really really dead"
"Sgt, Pepper Reprise" reversed: "it was a fake mustache"
Billy Shears, mentioned in the song "With a Little Help From My Friends," could be “Billy’s Here” (William Campbell or Shepherd are said to be two possible names for Paul's double) or an allusion to William Shakespeare, the pen name for Sir Francis Bacon - an alias. In the reversal of "Gratitude," P/Faul says "Who is this now? I was Willie Campbell."
Ontario Provincial Police patch - Faul was wearing the OPP patch on the Sgt. Pepper album cover; OPP was tampered with so it looked like OPD, which stands for “officially pronounced dead”
If one uses a mirror on the drum of the original release of the Sgt. Pepper album, one sees "IONEIX HE^DIE" in the image.
Paul is seen on the cover of "Sgt. Pepper" with a hand raised above his head, supposedly an the Egyptian death sign.
In "The Magical Mystery Tour" movie (1967), the scene in which the Beatles are singing “Your Mother Should Know” shows Faul wearing a black carnation, which is a symbol of death. McCartney explanation for why he was wearing a color symbolizing death when all of the other Beatles were wearing red carnations was, “I was wearing a black flower because they ran out of red ones” [“Paul McCartney, ‘I Want to Live in Peace,’” Life Magazine, November 7, 1969, p. 105]. This explanation has been criticized by some as being unpersuasive. Researcher Brian Moriarty asked the following:
[W]hy Paul believed they had run out of red flowers, when the movie clearly shows him being handed a substantial bouquet of red flowers, and then dancing around the room with them, during the same scene in which he alone stubbornly continues to wear a black one.
Are we really supposed to believe that Paul McCartney, the director of the movie, could not have obtained a matching flower to wear in this scene... if he really wanted to? [Brian Moriarty, “Who Buried Paul?,” http://ludix.com/moriarty/paul.html]
At the end of "I am the Walrus" (1967), a recording of King Lear is heard saying, “Oh, untimely death” ( Oswald, King Lear, Act IV, Scene VI by William Shakespeare); when the song is played backwards, one can hear "Mac is new."
In the chorus of "Blue Jay Way" (1967), one can hear "Paul died, Paul is very bloody"; in reverse it says again that "Paul is bloody." In addition, the song is about waiting in LA for friends that never come. This may jibe with a late August 1966 death date for Paul - when the Beatles were on tour on the West Coast of the USA.
There were clues in the "Yellow Submarine" movie and "Sgt. Pepper" alluding to Beatle doubles:
Sgt. Pepper album cover - wax effigies of the "old" Beatles
Yellow Submarine - duplicate Beatles band playing in a bubble
The White Album contains a picture of a mystery man (thought to be Faul) on the inside with glasses; he is also shown in the video for “Free as a Bird.”
The song, "Glass Onion," tells us the "Walrus was Paul." "Walrus" backwards is "Sir Law.” Sir Law is probably a reference to Sir Bernard Law Montgomery ("Monty"). Monty had a famous double (ME Clifton James). Are we being told that Paul had a double?
"Helter Skelter" reversed reveals "He's dead, he's dead."
"Ob La Di, Ob la da" sounds like "Oh bloody....oh blah da..."
"The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" could refer to the "continuing" replacement of Paul. "Bungalow" may refer to "bungle," which means to "botch up" or "perform ineptly.” If so, the message may be that Faul has botched up the job of being Paul's double.
The cover of the "Let It Be" album shows red behind P/Faul, which has been taken to refer to blood and considered a clue that Paul is dead. In addition, the photos were tampered with (see Not Fauling for it: facial features give Faul McCa... for more info).
The "Abbey Road" album cover was also interpreted as containing many clues as to McCartney’s fate. In fact, P/Faul McCartney has claimed (albeit incorrectly) that the “Paul is Dead” rumor began when people noticed he was not wearing shoes. The cover shows the four Beatles walking across the street, which has been interpreted as representing a funeral procession. John Lennon, leading the procession clad in a white suit, was said to symbolize the funeral director. Ringo Starr, wearing a tuxedo with tails, was thought to be the undertaker. McCartney, who was wearing a suit with no shoes, was said to symbolize the corpse because people were thought to be buried barefoot. His eyes are closed, as if dead, also out of step with the others. George Harrison, who was thought to represent the gravedigger, was casually dressed in jeans. Behind them is a Volkswagen with the number plate "28 IF", signifying that Paul would have been 28 years old if he had lived. The lookalike Paul is holding his cigarette in his right hand, whereas every Beatles fan knows that the real Paul is left-handed.
The song "Octopus’ Garden" may be telling us that Paul was dumped in the water and is "swimming with the fishes." It may also be a clue as to who was behind the death, in that the Illuminati is often likened to an octopus because they have their "tentacles" in everything.
“How Do You Sleep?” states outright that "Those freaks was right when they said you [Paul] was dead!"
In the "Imagine: John Lennon" movie, George Harrison mocks “Beatle Bill” with his #5 hit in Sweden. John and George also mysteriously allude to themselves as part of the "Fab 3."
Ringo Starr claimed in 2011 that he was the last remaining Beatle (see Ringo: "I am the last remaining Beatle." Repeat: "... for more info).
There are also references to plastic, which makes one think of plastic/fake people, or plastic surgery: John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and Plastic Macs on P/Faul's “Coming Up” video.
The song, "St. Paul," released by Terry Knight is also considered a major PID clue. See St. Paul - Terry Knight revealed Paul was dead for more info.
Please feel free to add more clues in the comment section.
Author of The Splitting Image: Exposing the Secret World of Doubles, Decoys, and Impostor-Replacements