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13 Conspiracy Theories About Elvis Being Alive That People Still Believe

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Singer Elvis Presley was a beloved artist who died tragically young. And as a result, there are many Elvis conspiracy theories circulating on the internet. Was Elvis Presley murdered? Did he fake his own death? According to official reports, Presley unceremoniously died in his bathroom at Graceland on August 16, 1977. The official cause of death was a heart attack, but it was later revealed he had a strong concoction of prescription drugs in his body. Police did not investigate, and photos weren’t taken at the scene because there were no signs of suicide. Foul play was not believed to be a factor either.

Yet, some have never been able to come to terms with his death. It has been a source of fascination since he passed more than 40 years ago. Elvis death theories range from the plausible to the ridiculous. Many conspiracy theorists think he pretended to die in order to live a life out of the spotlight. Others think he is working undercover with the federal government. Super fans have tracked Presley sightings over the years and often present “evidence” they believe definitively proves the King of Rock 'n' Roll still walks among us. Check out some of the more outrageous theories.

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    He Went To Graceland During A Birthday Tribute

    He Went To Graceland During A Birthday Tribute
    Photo: Evidence Elvis Presley Is Alive Facebook Page / Facebook

    In January 2017, the Elvis Presley Is Alive Facebook page published a photo "proving" that the King was still walking this earth. The image was reportedly taken during a birthday tribute at Graceland. In the photos, a man purported to be Elvis sports a white beard and mustache and wears a black jacket and baseball cap.

    Some conspiracy theorists believed he was being guarded by the security guards featured on his right-hand side.

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    He Appeared As An Extra In 'Home Alone' 13 Years After His Passing

    He Appeared As An Extra In 'Home Alone' 13 Years After His Passing
    Photo: Home Alone / 20th Century Fox

    One of the more obscure conspiracy theories about Presley is that he appears as an extra in the 1990 film Home Alone. The scene in question involves Kate McCallister at an airport in Pennsylvania. Standing behind her in line is a bearded man wearing a black shirt and brown blazer. Some believe it's Presley making a cameo (and that his eyes and mouth give him away). In addition, in another part of the film Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, smooths his hair back and sings "White Christmas" in the bathroom.

    Is it a reference to the King? It's unclear why Presley, if he was alive, would choose to appear in a film 13 years after his supposed passing.

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    He's A Groundsman At Graceland

    He's A Groundsman At Graceland
    Video: YouTube

    In 2016, video from Graceland surfaced showing a groundsman who looked (kind of?) like Presley. The man is pictured with white hair in a ponytail. The YouTube channel that uploaded the video, The Shadow, claimed that Presley gave his fans a secret signal:

    Pay close attention as he walks up to the cam. He raises his 2 fingers to the top of his left head as a proof of life signal. [...] He told us he is alive with the simple V sign. [...] He is giving us a clue that he knows we are all there watching him and to his most loyal fans that he is indeed with us.

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    His Manager Colonel Tom Parker Killed Him

    Months before his passing, Presley decided to take a sabbatical and let go of half his staff, including his manager Colonel Tom Parker. The day after Presley perished, Parker signed a lucrative deal with Presley's father. He would receive half the earnings the Presley estate made following his demise.

    Parker, who served in the Army but as a private and not a colonel, was discharged from service after having a psychotic breakdown in 1932. So is it possible that he had another breakdown and slayed the King of Rock 'n' Roll? While he may have had motive to kill Presley, he wasn't at Graceland during Presley's passing, so this theory is most likely false.

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