Allegedly one of the most revered entertainers of all time—died on August 16th, 1977. His name is Elvis Presley. Perhaps Elvis is the most famous entertainer of all time as well. Elvis is known, much like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and other superstars who have all since passed on as well.
However, there are a number of people who think otherwise. Shrouded by much mystery, Elvis Presley may have simply wanted to disappear, faking his own untimely death back back in 1977. Now that 40 years have past, much conspiracy surrounds Elvis. There are numerous look-a-like Las Vegas show entertainers, who continue to bring the memories of “The King” to life each day, performing on both street, screen and stage.
Elvis Aron Presley was born January 8, 1934 and as fate would have it. He was destined to become a part of pop culture in the United States. Meanwhile, he also would take the world by storm as well. He appeared in 31 different films and has 557 soundtrack credits to his name.
Whether Elvis is alive or not he has racked up 90 gold, 53 platinum and 25 multi-platinum album awards over time. According to RIAA, he has sold over 136 million albums units in the United States alone, this makes him the second best selling solo artist of all time in the country. He is behind both The Beatles and Garth Brooks by the numbers.
Many might not know that Elvis had a twin brother who was stillborn. Elvis became a sex symbol and a symbol of rebellion during his reign on radio, stage and screen. Colonel Tom Parker insisted on exceptionally tight control over his Elvis’s career, often cheating him and making bad business deals along the way.
In the early 1960’s, the circle of friends Elvis surrounded himself with were nicknamed the “Memphis Mafia” as he lived in Tennessee. Tours of his residence are located at Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116 which have come to a close for now. Currently, they are renovating Elvis’s home Graceland, as a new complex is in the works.
While much conspiracy surrounds Elvis and his death, there are simply some things about his death that doesn’t make much sense. All of this further fuels whether or not he is still alive or not. If Elvis is alive, he would be 82 years old currently.
The mainstream media, insists that Elvis died on the toilet ‘straining at stool’ at his Graceland mansion located in Memphis, Tennessee from a heart attack. A recovered recording, stated by a doctor, mentions that Elvis was not inside the casket during the funeral ceremony. The doctor said: “I can’t argue with science! Elvis was not in the casket!”
There were an estimated 25,000 people at the scene of his burial ceremony. People waited around trying to catch a glimpse of Elvis inside his open coffin. Many believe that what was seen, was not Elvis, but some kind of wax figure of him. It didn’t completely look like Elvis, according to some people.
It is also believed, that in order for Elvis to protect his family from a criminal organization known as The Fraternity, his death was staged appearing like he had died. Some also think that President Nixon also assisted Elvis in vanishing, as they became good friends previously.
Other wild theories include Elvis being some kind of alien reptilian shapeshifter. Perhaps one of the most compelling photographic evidences of any kind, is Elvis appearing in the 1990 hit comedy Home Alone as an extra standing behind actress Catherine O’Hara in an airport scene. While is is sort of far fetched it isn’t ruled out either. Why would he appear in public like this, if he wanted to remain hidden?
During last year, Elvis was mentioned working as a groundsman ensuring that Graceland was still in good order and that he could remain at his 13.8 acre mansion. A fairly clever way to hide in plain sight.
Also, a homeless man was said to have died matching the DNA of Elvis friends and people that frequent the area referred to him as Jessie. Some say this was debunked but others think otherwise. Elvis has also been spotted in Russia and other locations around the world.
While his twin brother Jesse Garon Presley, was said to have died at childbirth, perhaps many of these sightings are of Jesse in different locations as he resembles Elvis. This may well be a possibility. Elvis’s death and life still remains in the spotlight, by those who wish to remember him.