Elvis sightings

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The term "Elvis sightings" refers to the conspiracy theory that Elvis Presley did not die in 1977, but went into hiding for various reasons and is still alive. This notion was popularized by the books of Gail Brewer-Giorgio and other authors. Several people even claim to have seen Elvis after he was supposed to have died. One rash of alleged sightings took place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the late 1980s, such reports encountered much public ridicule and became fodder for humorous publications like the Weekly World News.[1]

Elvis was rumored to have appeared in the background of an airport scene in the 1990 film Home Alone; in an interview with USA Today, director Chris Columbus responded "If Elvis was on the set, I would have known".[2] In June 2016, a video of an elderly man in Graceland was alleged to be Elvis.[3]

Bill Bixby, who co-starred with Elvis in Clambake and Speedway, hosted two television specials investigating the subject: The Elvis Files (1991),[4] and The Elvis Conspiracy (1992).[5]


  1. ^ Michelle Maynard. "Kalamazoo 'sightings' keep Elvis fans hoping the King is still alive". Reading Eagle. August 5, 1988. 16-17.
  2. ^ Alexander, Bryan (October 5, 2015). "'Home Alone': Still a scream 25 years later". USA TODAY. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Dilip, Mangala (July 6, 2016). "Elvis is alive, claims new video footage of man in Graceland park; here is why fans think this time it might not be hoax". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Rick Kogan. "The once and future King; 'The Elvis Files' brings all those old tabloid rumors back to life". Chicago Tribune. August 13, 1991. Tempo, 1.
  5. ^ "Evening: Best on TV". Chicago Tribune. January 22, 1992. 8.