A considerable number of people believe that Elvis Presley did not die in 1977, but went into hiding for various reasons and remains alive to this day. This notion was popularized by the books of Gail Brewer-Giorgio and other authors. Several people even claim to have seen Elvis after he was supposed to have died. One rash of alleged sightings took place in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the late 1980s. Such reports encountered much public ridicule and became fodder for humorous publications like the Weekly World News.
- Michelle Maynard. "Kalamzoo 'sightings' keep Elvis fans hoping the King is still alive". Reading Eagle. August 5, 1988. 16-17.
- Rick Kogan. "The once and future King; 'The Elvis Files' brings all those old tabloid rumors back to life". Chicago Tribune. August 13, 1991. Tempo, 1.
- "Evening: Best on TV". Chicago Tribune. January 22, 1992. 8.