A BEARDED dead ringer for fallen icon Elvis Presley has been spotted at his Graceland home – fuelling speculation The King is alive and well.
Despite the death of the American singer in 1977, age 42, conspiracy theorists across the world are convinced the star is still with us.
Notorious theories of the King of Rock and Roll faking his own death and going into hiding have been whirling around the web for decades.
No offical cause of death was given, although post-mortem tests revealed his body was full of prescription drugs believed to have cause heart failiure.
Now new shock pictures of a mysterious bearded man mingling with fans at an event to mark his 82nd birthday have reignited the debate.
A cake-cutting ceremony to remember the music superstar was held on the front lawn of his Graceland home on Sunday January 8, 2017.
Dozens were in attendance at The Guest House in Memphis, Tennessee, where birthday celebrations were held for the first time.
Intriguing images from the event showing the chubby grey-haired man stood among the crowd were posted to a Facebook page named “Elvis Presley Is Alive”.
In the snaps, the man, wearing a black jacket, a cap and shades, is seen stood surrounded by bodyguards with fans honouring Elvis at the bash.
At first glance his likeness to the Love Me Tender ace is dubious as the man, sporting a pony tail, appears to have different facial features.
But despite inconsistencies, growing numbers of truth seekers are sold on the theory that Elvis never left the building at all.
Opinions on whether the unknown man could really be the King, aged 82, are deeply divided on social media.
Susan Bradley wrote: “I did notice that man at a few points during the video and wondered if it was him.
“I thought, he’s hiding in plain site again. The people next to him probably have no idea.”
Janet Porter posted: “When I watched it I got so excited when I noticed the man and saw the tcb jacket and hat.
“I knew it was Elvis straight away so happy he got to spend his birthday celebration with his fans.”
Anna Brennan commented: “Must be our Elvis. The bodyguards are so obvious. Wish I was there so much. I would have noticed him.”
But some are of the view that the mystery bloke is actually Jesse Garon Presley, the stillborn identical twin brother of the Blues Suede Shoes singer.
Wild theories claiming Jesse, delivered 35 minutes before Elvis, survived the birth and lives to this day are well known among fanatics.
Marisa Berardinelli wrote: “Wow. We got a glimpse of Jesse yayy. We thank you so much for pointing it out to us.”
In a post ruminating over his features, the Facebook page wrote: “Look at this picture! Notice the pony tail? Elvis does not have a pony tail, therefore this must be Jesse.