Elvis: Dead… or Just Disappeared?

Elvis: Dead… or Just Disappeared?

Wednesday August 23, 2017 Written by Genevieve

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death – at least, it does for those who believe he is actually dead.

For everyone else, August 16, 1977 wasn’t the end of The King’s life, but just the beginning of his disappearance from the public eye - with a few slip-ups here and there. In the decades since his alleged passing, sightings of Elvis have become almost as famous as the man himself.

From casually fuelling up his car, to queuing at Burger King, to making a cameo as a bearded extra in Home Alone, the tales of Elvis sightings have put him on a par with Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman for conspiracy theorists the world over.

Whether you’re a believer or a doubter, there’s no denying the seductive intrigue of an Elvis sighting story. This Mental Floss run-down of 40 years of Elvis sightings is so good it’s bound to get the staunchest sceptic all shook-up.

[Photo: Portland Press Herald]