An unearthed video filmed inside Graceland has left Elvis Presley fans convinced that he faked his death in 1977.
The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll died at the age of 42, but much like a number of late stars with his level of fame, some people are convinced he’s still alive and well.
Conspiracy theorists think Elvis, who would have turned 85 last week, escaped his all-consuming fame by faking his untimely death.
And fans are convinced that they can hear the star talking in the background of an unearthed interview Larry King carried out with Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley at Graceland.
In the clip, Larry returns to air on CNN Live after an ad break, with the camera focused on a portrait of the late star.
A mysterious voice is heard saying “Turn left” just before the camera pans back to Larry and Priscilla.
Some are convinced that it was Elvis himself speaking, despite him dying decades earlier.
The fan who uploaded the clip to YouTube captioned it: “Elvis Presley says, ‘turn left!’ Is true!
“Elvis is still alive and on Earth with us!”
The video was shared on a Facebook page called Evidence Elvis Presley is Alive, with believers saying the “southern drawl” of the mysterious off-camera speaker proves it is Elvis talking.
Elvis’ ex-girlfriend Linda Thompson, who went on to marry Caitlyn Jenner – then Bruce, wrote extensively about their relationship in her autobiography A Little Thing Called Life.
Linda, now 69, was just 22 when she met Elvis, who was 15 years her senior and a longtime object of her affection.
She even described in her book how she cried as she lost her virginity to him.
Linda said that despite him being used to getting whatever he wanted because he was famous, he vowed not to put pressure on her to have sex before she was ready.
He was a man of his word, or as Linda would say, a true Southern gentleman.
After two months of living together and sharing a bed every night, Linda says she was finally ready to go all the way with Elvis.
She wrote: “We were in our king-sized bed on a pedestal, with a mirrored ceiling above us, reflecting Elvis and me tangled in loving entwinement of arms, legs, kisses and deeply felt intimacy. And let’s just say if you’re not ready then, you’re never going to be ready in your whole entire lifetime.
“It was time to go big or go home. It was all so unbelievably romantic, and perfect, and heartfelt, and I knew I was ready to make love with this man I absolutely adored with all of my heart and soul.
“He was so sweet and tender with me, and yet I was overcome by emotion, and I began to cry softly. I believe I had attached so much significance to losing my virginity I needed to shed a few tears over the moment.
“Looking back, I realise how antiquated my perception of the entire scene was, but remember Elvis was an old-fashioned guy who appreciated the heck out of my innocence. Elvis head me close, comforting me. ‘Honey, don’t cry,’ he said. ‘Please don’t cry’.”
Linda says there were just a few teardrops moistening her flushed cheeks as she and Elvis held each other’s gaze.
She says he then had a change of directive.
She continued: “‘No, go ahead,’ he said. ‘You go ahead. You cry. That’s what you need to do right now. You do anything you want to. If you want to cry, you cry, sweetheart.’
“In that moment, as in so many others, he was such a loving, kind, compassionate partner. That’s why he got away with so much, I think now, with a knowing laugh, when I look back on our time together.”
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