“Celebrities-who-are-not-really-dead” theories aren’t really anything new. They are often encouraged by the many tragic deaths suffered by celebrities at a very young age, mostly due to the pressures of fame and fortune weighing them down too much.
One of the most famous cases is Elvis Presley. Ever since he was declared dead in 1977 at just 42 years old, there have been numerous conspiracies that he faked his own death in order to disappear from the limelight.
The official cause of his death was actually never declared, but it is believed that he died from an overdose of prescription drugs, which then caused heart failure.
However, over the last forty years there have been numerous claimed sightings and pictures of Elvis appearing in the media and on the internet. Most of them, however, just look as though someone caught one of the thousands of Elvis impersonators on camera.
And yet, in 2016, it’s this old groundsman working at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, that has caught everyone’s attention.
A video of the old man, recorded earlier this month, has divided commentators on YouTube as to whether he could really be The King, who’d now be 81 years old.
From the description of one of these videos, the old man believed to be Elvis holds two fingers towards their camera.
YouTube channel ‘The Shadow’ wrote:
“Pay close attention as he walks up to the camera. Look this was a fluke… I don’t think he expected us to be watching. Or maybe he just took a chance because he doesn’t usually come so close to the camera. He raises his two 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. ‘I’m Alive’. 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.”
The channel had already been given the identity of the old man, but they still refuse to believe that he is not Elvis Presley.
“Our personal view is it’s him. When you look at his walk and gait, long arms it’s him 100 per cent. As he approaches he looks at the camera. As he walks away he glances at the camera.”
One more clue which they believe proves that it’s really Elvis, is the fact that The King broke a finger on his right hand when he was 25, something that left a very noticeable change.
The channel said:
“We tried to look at his right hand to see the pinkie finger but he kept three fingers folded back as if to hide the finger. We confirmed with a few sources that used to work at Graceland that it’s him. As soon as they saw the images we sent, they wrote back and said ‘yes’, IT IS him as they remember him with the exact same ponytail. One said he had gained weight. But to be fair Elvis loves food and always had a problem with gaining weight so this should not be a surprise.”
I guess we’ll never really know if this is really The King, but sightings like these help keep alive the hopes of some of his very loyal fans.
What do you think? Is it really The King?