Elvis Presley fans think he appeared in Home Alone film 13 years after his death

It's been 45 years since the world was shocked to hear that the King of Rock and Roll died.

Elvis Presley was found unconscious in his Graceland mansion on August 16, 1977 and was rushed to hospital before being pronounced dead.

The 42-year-old singer was discovered by his girlfriend Ginger Alden on the bathroom floor of his home, appearing to have fallen from the toilet.

An autopsy was carried out the same day but was immediately sealed by Elvis' family for 50 years, leading to wild speculation about what killed The King — with some even believing he never really died.

Here's some of the most bizarre conspiracy theories and alleged sightings to have come about since Elvis' death.

The first Elvis Presley sighting

The very first "sighting" of Elvis after his death happened on the day that he died.

On the afternoon of August 16, 1977 a man at Memphis airport is said to have purchased a one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It was reported that the man looked very similar to Elvis and he allegedly gave the name Jon Burrows — an alias that the singer used when booking hotels.

Since then, fans have questioned whether this could have really been The King himself.

Elvis pool house photo

Just months later, theories were sparked again when a photo appeared to show him sitting in the pool house at Graceland.

Graceland had become a tourist attraction since Elvis' death and Mike Joseph was one of those who visited during a trip with his family on December 31, 1977.

During his visit Mike took a number of photos, including one of the pool house.

But on later inspection, the photo appeared to show a man in the room, who some thought looked similar to Elvis.

The image garnered lots of publicity but was supposedly debunked a year later when Elvis' close friend Joe Esposito spoke to Larry King live on TV and told him: "The photo of a man behind the screen door is Al Strada."

However, not everyone was convinced by this.

Elvis' headstone theory

Some conspiracy theorists believe that the proof that Elvis never died lies in a "clue" on his headstone.

On the singer's gravestone, his name is written as Elvis Aaron Presley.

Elvis' middle name was Aaron, but fans were quick to notice that throughout his career, Elvis wrote his name as Elvis Aron Presley, so it appeared that the headstone had a major spelling error.

Many fans believed that Elvis referred to his middle name with one A in reference to his stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley.

But towards the end of his life Elvis apparently wanted to change the spelling of his middle name to the biblical Aaron.

It was reported that his is why the Aaron spelling was chosen for the headstone, but some fans believe that the misspelling was an intentional clue letting them know that the singer had faked his death — which seems just a little bit far-fetched.

The King 'spotted' on his 82nd birthday

Another outlandish theory is the "sighting" of Elvis on what would have been his 82nd birthday.

In January 2017 a photo appeared on the Elvis Is Alive Facebook page showing a man with a white beard at Graceland, with security personnel to the left of him.

It led to some fans thinking that the man could be Elvis, which seems pretty unlikely given that the picture looks nothing like him, and the chances that Elvis would appear at Graceland after supposedly faking his death for four decades also seems slightly far-fetched too.

Elvis appeared in Home Alone

One of the most bizarre theories about Elvis' death is the theory that the singer went on to make an appearance in the 1990 film Home Alone, 13 years after he died.

In the scene where Kevin's mum is checking for flights back to their home, a bearded man can be seen in the background.

Elvis would have been 55 at the time and the man looks as though he could be around the right age, leaving some conspiracy theorists convinced that he bared an uncanny resemblance to the singer and that it must be him.

Elvis had mafia connections

With lots of conspiracy theorists believing that Elvis isn't really dead, they also began to question why the singer would go to the effort of faking his death.

One bizarre theory concludes that Elvis actually had ties to the mafia and had to go into witness protection after the FBI enlisted him to help take down a criminal organisation.

In an interview with TIME, Gail Brewer-Giorgio, the author of the 1988 bestselling book Is Elvis Alive, recalled how she came to the conclusion that Elvis was in the mafia.

She said: “Elvis faked his death because he was going to be killed and there was no doubt about it".

Gail claimed to have pored through thousands of FBI documents and said that Elvis was enlisted as an undercover agent by the FBI to take down “The Fraternity" and that when the crime organisation discovered Elvis was a mole, he was put into witness protection.

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