Brandon Tudor didn't have to look at the man in the mirror. He looked at his windshield, and there he saw bird poop that seemed to resemble the King of Pop.
But faster than you can say, "I'll Be There," it disappeared in a rainstorm before he could sell it.
The Jacko-shaped bird poop showed up on Tudor's 1996 Cadillac Deville while he was driving along U.S. Highway 30 near Big Rock, Ill., last Wednesday, and it was a real thriller.
“Everybody loves it,” Tudor told the Chicago Sun-Times. “There’s not one person who’s seen it that doesn’t agree it looks like Michael Jackson.”
When Tudor, 29, of Oswego, Ill., noticed the droppings looked even more like Jackson after it hardened, he started smelling money more than bird poop.
His plan was to auction off the windshield on eBay for a minimum bid of $500.
The auction ended Monday without a single bid, but Tudor was planning to sell it on Chicago radio station WGN-AM, until something rained on his parade: The actual rain.
It seems that Tudor's way of protecting his aviary excrement investment was to simply cover it with a piece of plastic cut from a sandwich bag and secured with Scotch tape, according to the Courier News.
It worked for a few summer showers, but Tudor noticed the poop had all washed away.
“Who would have thought that after a summer of drought, it would rain every day,” he lamented to the paper.
Still, he said he would have felt worse had someone actually bid on the Michael Jackson bird droppings.
The droppings have washed away, but Tudor still sees money to be made from the Jacko bird poop. He plans to sell T-shirts and other items featuring photos of the long gone guano at a Facebook page he's created called "Michael Jackson Bird Shat."
“The fun part of it is getting it out there,” he explained to Examiner.com.
It seems dead pop stars are appearing in the strangest places. Tom Haupert of Florida recently found a jar of horseradish that allegedly features the spitting image of the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia on it.