16th Update: The Ghost of Elvis Aug 16, 2017 16:06:51 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Aug 16, 2017 16:06:51 GMT -5
Five of the Weirdest Elvis Sightings/Theories
Forty years ago today, the legend that is Elvis passed away, or did he? Official records show the King had a heart attack and died August 16, 1977; but many fans have always adamantly claimed he faked his own death. Over the years there have been countless alleged sightings – from immediately after his death to the present. Here are some of the more farfetched theories and Elvis spottings:
The first sighting. Shortly after Elvis’s death, a man headed to Memphis airport and purchased a one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reportedly the man looked like the pop star and gave the name “John Burroughs,” an alias Elvis used when booking hotels. Could it have been the King in disguise?
The headstone theory. On his gravestone, Elvis’s middle name, “Aron,” is spelled “Aaron.” Some fans believe the misspelling was intentional, a way of letting his fans know that he wasn’t buried there.
Elvis had Mafia connections. Gail Brewer-Giorgio, author of the 1988 book Is Elvis Alive?, told Time that after reviewing tons of FBI documents, she concluded that Elvis had been forced to go into witness protection after he assisted the FBI in taking down a criminal organization called “The Fraternity.” Elvis had to fake his own death when he was found to be a mole. “Elvis faked his death because he was going to be killed and there was no doubt about it,” Brewer-Georgio insisted.
On his 82nd birthday. What would you do on your 82nd birthday if you were one of the biggest stars in the world and had been pretending to be dead for almost four decades? Head to Graceland, obviously. A photo appeared on the “Elvis Presley Is Alive” Facebook page in January of a white-bearded man with security personnel in the top left hand corner of the picture whom fans speculated could be guarding Elvis.
In Home Alone. There’s a mad theory, discovered by Noisey, that Elvis made an appearance in the 1990 film 13 years after he died. As Kate checks flight availability, a bearded man (above) is seen in the background and the theory is that fellow is Elvis. He looks the right age – Elvis would have been 55 in 1990 – and there’s some similarity in the eyes and his hair color is his natural shade – Elvis dyed his hair black. It’s tenuous, but stranger things have happened. Right?
Source: Hannah Mylrea Hemmings, NME, August 16, 2017.