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Is Elvis Presley in Home Alone?

Benjamin Radford is a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and author or coauthor of ten books, including Bad Clowns.

Q: I’ve been trying to debunk this for years, but my eyes have convinced me Elvis is in the airport scene in Home Alone. It should be easy to prove but I can’t find the name of the extra in question or any entry online that puts this particular myth to rest. Nothing short of the name of the extra and a photo comparison will convince me otherwise.

A: I got this query in September 2017, and though I’m fairly well versed in conspiracy theories (and, to a lesser extent, Elvis-related legends), I had not heard this one before. With a few keystrokes, I was faced with a wall of words (including many in ALL CAPS for added credibility) and images explaining to sheeple like me why, exactly, we know that Elvis Presley is alive—or at least was as of 1990 when Home Alone was released.

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