Elvis Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla has sent conspiracy theorists into a frenzy after talking about the rockstar in the present tense – the second time she’s made such a “slip-up” in a recorded TV interview.
The King would have celebrated his 85th birthday on January 8.
But believers in a truly outrageous theory allege that Elvis is still alive – decades after his reported death from a heart attack in 1977 – and has been in hiding ever since because he struggled with his superstardom and wanted to escape the limelight.
Priscilla was known to be incredibly close to Elvis, even after their divorce in 1972, and has taken TV crews around his Graceland mansion.
In a recent interview that resurfaced on Youtube, Priscilla is asked: “What would he think of this, to think that all this time later people are still obsessed with him?”
Priscilla replies: “He will… He would not believe it.
“I mean truly he would not believe it.”
Her hesitation and use of present tense was picked up by conspiracy theorists just like it was the last time she “slipped up” and spoke of Elvis in the present tense – saying he “loves” football.
Despite the clear and obvious reason behind the “slip-up” was a simple mistake by Priscilla, many YouTube viewers came up with some outlandish ideas in the comments section.
In the comments, believers appear to be convinced that Priscilla is hiding something.
“Priscilla slips up and speaks in the present tense about Elvis,” one said.
“She slips up a lot,” noted a viewer.
A second person added: “That’s twice she has slipped up.”
Finding significance in the way Priscilla has kept hold of her ex-husband’s name, another commentator wrote: “She still carries Presley on her name…”
This comes after Elvis was allegedly spotted at Graceland “looking uncomfortable” when someone says “Elvis is alive”.
“Elvis” was also spotted attending his own vigil at Graceland in another clip unearthed by conspiracy theorists.