Is Elvis Still Alive?

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 11:56AM

Ever since Elvis Presley's death was announced on August 16, 1977, there have been countless theories that he faked his own demise and instead disappeared.

The official cause was not given, but it is believed to have been an overdose of prescription drugs that caused heart failure.

Over the years there have been scores of alleged sightings and pictures that have surfaced. But this year attention has turned to a pony-tailed, grey-haired groundsman working at Graceland, Elvis' former residence in Memphis, Tennessee.

Video clips of the man recorded, as recently as June 1 this year, have been posted on YouTube, with responses divided as to whether it could really be The King aged 81.

In a description of one such video, where the suspected Elvis holds two fingers towards the camera, YouTube channel The Shadow said: "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.

Not convinced? Neither were many on YouiTube but there are growing numbers convinced this is The King.

"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."

Despite the channel being given an identity for the man, it has refused to accept this.

The channel added: "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."