8 Weirdest Rumors About Michael Jackson That Have Circulated Since His Death

It’s been a year since Michael Jackson’s death and not only have the rumors not slowed, they’ve gotten even more bizarre. Sure, we miss the King of Pop too, but that doesn’t mean that we think he’s still alive or had a hand in the destruction of Iran! Just in case you missed these, we’ve rounded up the eight weirdest rumors about Michael Jackson that have circulated since his death.

  1. He Faked His Own Death. If you believe what you see in this video, that’s Michael himself hopping out of the coroner’s van … ALIVE! So yeah, his death was all a big fake out. “Psych! I’m totally preparing for my comeback tour!” [The Count]
  2. He Had Dinner With Elvis. On July 1st last year, Michael reportedly had dinner with Elvis at the Sunshine Diner in Artesia, NM. Elvis came in first before 3 a.m. and Michael joined him in a booth. After talking for about an hour and eating a pancake special and egg white omelet, the two parted—Elvis in a ’75 Cadillac and Jackson “pointed his hand into the sky, and in a flash of light he disappeared.” Totally sounds like something New Mexicans would come up with … always room for a celebrity Roswell! [Weekly World News]
  3. He Was Manorexic. Did you know that Michael Jackson was struggling with an eating disorder? I didn’t either. According a report in the British ‘bloids, in addition to pill use, Jacko was struggling with anorexia. They speculated that the severely emaciated star was living on one meal a day and that the only hair left on his head was peach fuzz. But how did he get that peach fuzz so glossy and luxurious looking? [Showbiz Spy]
  4. He’s Been Twittering And Will Return. True believers think that Michael not only never died, but has been Twittering and has posted that he will return to the living in June. The June come-back has also been mentioned my Michael’s psychic … who is probably a really interesting character. Also, June is coming to a close, so he’d better hurry it up. [Michael Jackson Sightings]
  5. He Was Murdered For His Catalogue.If you’re Michael Jackson, then at least one of your siblings is bound to come forth with a bizarre rumor about your death. Enter “the reliable” Jackson, LaToya. “He was murdered for his catalogue and they knew that, and they knew Michael was much more, worth so much more dead than alive. His children deserve the truth. I think his parents deserve the truth, his family and his fans. Personally I think it is a slap in the face, not just to Michael but to the entire family. It’s totally unfair, it’s wrong and it was not an accident,” she told the press. [Perez Hilton]
  6. He Was Killed By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Apparently, Ahmadinejad allegedly thought that killing the pop star would be a good distraction from the “wobbling Iranian regime.” Just when people were about to start protesting his post-election plans and Obama said he was “appalled and outraged,” Jacko’s death took over as a trending topic and the revolution mysteriously cooled. [Museum Of Hoaxes]
  7. He’s Been Dead For Years. A lot of conspiracy theorists believe that Jackson has been dead for at least a year, if not several, and look-a-likes have been “playing” him since then. One of the instances that brought up doubts was Jackson’s rehearsals for “This Is It,” where witnesses claim he was “too tall and his fingers were too stumpy” and he had a different walk than the real Michael Jackson. His family, obviously, refutes such claims. [Museum Of Hoaxes]
  8. Michael Came Home To Jesus Before His Death. According to rumors, gospel music artist Andraé Crouch met with Michael and led him to accept Christ as his lord and savior just in time to avoid the fiery pits of hell. Crouch’s spokesperson partially confirmed saying, “[Michael Jackson] definitely had an ‘encounter’ with [Andrae’ Crouch and his sister Sandra Crouch], Andraé says, ‘he did NOT reject Jesus or the prayer when they prayed, and gladly joined in prayer.’ He usually doesn’t touch anybody, but he touched them, and held their hands in a circle as they sang and prayed… there was NO actual ‘sinners prayer’ however, but they did talk and pray about Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit.” [Examiner]