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Elvis Presley has been dead and buried for 40 years now, but that doesn't stop a sizable contingent of people believing that The King is still alive and well.
Whether that is the result of an alien abduction, a faked death or whatever else, some people insist that Elvis Presley is somewhere out there in the big wide world.
In fact, one optimistic gambler is so convinced of the 'Hound Dog' singer's well-being that he decided to put his money where his mouth is. If Elvis is found alive before the year is out he stands to win a cool £350,000.
According to betting shop Paddy Power, the gambler doesn't believe that Presley died in August 1977 and is so convinced of this that he decided to place a £25 bet, at odds of 2,000/1 of the King being found alive, and a total of £300 at 1,000/1.
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That means that if the aliens do decide to beam Elvis back down to Graceland, the gambler will be owed well over a quarter of a million pounds.
"I'm All Shook Up at this punter's bets, which seem impossible - but clearly he has a Suspicious Mind," a spokesperson for Paddy Power told the Daily Star. "I think he might be barking up the wrong tree, in which case he's soon set to be crying all the time just like the dog in the King's hit song."
Back in January a photo that surfaced from outside of Graceland sparked of a frenzy among conspiracy theorists who claimed it showed the man himself going incognito.
It's claimed that the star faked his own death so that he could live out the rest of his days away from the spotlight.
The photo, which was taken at Presley's annual birthday tribute event at Graceland on January 8, was shared on Facebook.
The image shows an overweight man with a bushy white beard, with the poster suggesting that the security personnel in the top left corner could have been there to guard the singer.
It's all a bit farfetched, but we'll be willing to eat our words if it turns out the gambler was right and in a way, we hope he is. It would certainly make for an interesting climax to an already ludicrous year.
Words by Paddy Maddison
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