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Jackson Family Descends Into Madness, Physical Altercations and Conspiracies

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Shit is hitting the fan at the Jackson estate.

It all began last week when Katherine Jackson -- Paris, Blanket and Prince's grandmother and guardian -- went missing, only to be discovered later at an Arizona spa. Seems normal enough, except that she hadn't told her grandchildren where she was going, instead leaving them alone in their shared home in Encino for a week.

Because of the questionable manner of her trip, it's not entirely clear why she's in Arizona or why she hasn't been in touch with her grandchildren.

TMZ notes that Katherine's kids -- Michael Jackson's siblings -- say they removed her from her Encino home because the house was in chaos. But Paris Jackson is not convinced that her grandmother is spa-ing of her own volition, and has been tweeting her feelings about the situation:

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According to Radar Online, Paris has reason to believe that Katherine has been separated from them deliberately, since unnamed sources suggest that Michael Jackson's siblings would like to see the executors of his will unseated and his will invalidated, since it didn't leave them any money. Katherine may stand in the way of that.

But the crazy doesn't end there. After Katherine had been gone for about a week, the Jackson siblings descended on their niece and nephews as the trio made their way through the gates of their Encino home, and tried to physically snatch the kids' cell phones away from them.

It seemed like a random attack at first, but surveillance video obtained by TMZ caught Janet Jackson trying to grab Paris Jackson's phone as Paris repeatedly pulled it back and away from her. Radar suggests that Janet was trying to prevent Paris from tweeting information about their family.

Yep. Shit is hitting the fan.