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  • keyshock

    no paul mccartney?

    • keyshock

      sorry, my bad…disregard the earlier comment

    • haha WIN.

    • Ashley

      Oh he's alive! Go read the hoax list 🙂

    • Paul

      With Paul McCartney it is the opposite. He is alive but people believe he is really dead…

  • Pishabh Badmaash

    Everyone forgets Al Gore on these lists

  • Ed

    So are you suggesting that Alexander I is actually still alive?

    • Ashley

      No. I'm saying in his own time, many believed he was still alive after he was said to be dead.

    • Frank

      Alexander I really is still alive. Any unbeliever is just fooling themselves.

  • Glenn Hilton

    Can't believe Jesus Christ didn't make it onto this list. What's with that omission Ash?

    • Ash

      Because I really didn't want to make this some controversial list, but I knew someone would bring Jesus up at some point, just like every other list. I don't have a good reason, just didn't 🙂

    • Your Father

      The article assumes that these folks never really died…

    • canadaeh

      If you are going to bring up Jesus Christ then you’ll have to include Osirir (Egyptian Mythology); Asclepius (Greek Mythology); Elisha raises the son of a Shunummite woman (Judaism) and Puhua (Zen-Buddahism).

      • Dennis

        Actually we can talk about Jesus without including anyone else.

        • canadaeh

          Jesus’ rising is just CHRISTIAN mythology and no different than Greeks, Romans, Norse, Judaism, Budahism, Islam, etc.

          • Dennis

            “Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God”. — Heywood Broun

            Broun was correct. Atheist can’t stop talking about God. He’s on their mind around the clock. That’s fine with me. It’s just sorta strange.

  • Charles Noyes

    Hello? What about Walt Disney? He's supposed to be frozen.

    • Ash

      I think he's dead..never heard rumors he's alive.

  • Dan

    Andy Kaufman?

    • Ash

      I had him on my list as an honorable mention, I think TopTenz omitted them though.

  • PastTime

    I grew up in Port Angeles, Washington, which is located in the Pacific Northwest at the very northwest corner of the continental U.S. Fifteen miles east of Port Angeles is the small town of Sequim. Growing up, I had many friends from Sequim that claim one of their high school teachers was D.B. Cooper. I talked to a couple different people who were convinced of it because they claim he would discuss Cooper often and had detailed knowledge of the hijacking and supposed escape route. Never met the individual, but an interesting story, Sequim, Washington would be a good place to hide out.

    • Ash

      Oh, well that's interesting! Makes you wonder.

      • peggy

        I had Dan Cooper for a teacher back in high school. He tells everyone the story because he was on a plane that day and was arrested and questioned. And let go. Great teacher, one of my favorites. Doubtful he was thee DB, but I suppose anything is possible. Itd be a great cover.

  • moose

    dammit, i really REALLY miss the Weekly World News.

    It was great fun for wrapping presents.

  • Paul

    DB Cooper is my hero, it was a classic plan that was just crazy enough to work!

  • Great collection. Well done!

    • Ash

      Thank you dacournean. I really appreciate the compliment! Thank you for reading. 🙂

  • The Blackbird

    The first name that came to my mind when I saw the title of this list was William H. Bonney, AKA Billy the Kid. Surprised he wasn't included.

  • I think this was just referenced on Conan O'Brien…

    • That would be very cool, indeed. Can any substantiate this? And if it was mentioned on Conan in what way?

    • Ash

      :O Really?

      • I saw that, actually. In the monologue, Conan made a reference to how a list had been made about the top ten dead people thought to still be alive, and said that Elvis was number one, then he made a joke about Keith Richards or something. It seems to me like this might be what he was referring to. Check out Hulu or the tonight show website. I think they post full episodes. It was the Tuesday night show.

    • Yes, I found it on Hulu. If you care you can see the mention at this link:

      If you fast forward to the 6:38 mark you will see it. No direct mention but the timing seems to suggest this site. Woo Hoo!

      • Ash

        :O That's exciting!!!!!!! I feel special.

  • The Blackbird

    No Bruce Lee either! Geez.

  • ajaz

    where is the "lord" jesus christ ?

    • Andreea

      Yes, my friend, Jesus is Lord, He is God! He was dead, but now is alive and He will come again to take home (heaven) those who repented of their sins and let Him change their hearts and to judge those who didn’t let Him be their personal Saviour and Lord. My friend, where will you be then? I hope you will be among His children! Please, give Him your life today, don’t mock Him, because God cannot be mocked. What we sow, we will reap.

      Life without Jesus is not worth living, because it’s in vain, it leads to eternal hell. With Jesus in our lives, we have a purpose for this life and for the afterlife – to love and serve Him and others above ourselves – I still have a lot to work on that, but only He can give me victory.

      Blessings from Him!


  • c.m.

    Where ever did Jimmy Hoffa go?

  • What about Jesus? Or the "wandering Jew"?

  • kayla

    Haha yeah I saw this on Conan, too and then decided to google it.

    Nice list!

  • Anonymouls

    What about Christopher Reeve and his wife Dana? IF any two have faked their deaths it's these two!! Think about it.

  • A-Wall

    What do you mean "Despite being a woman……" for Amelia Earhart!

  • Jess

    If Elvis is alive I wouldn't mind finding him and asking him to sing me a song

  • Mike Salmons

    Jesus Should have been on this list, since his body was replaced by someone who looked like him. just wanted to mention.

  • xto

    Considering that there hasn’t been a picture of Michael Jackson’s /actual/ tombstone (only the cheap one used for his memorial by Motown that you posted), it’s no wonder that people are starting controversy around it.

  • random_weirdo

    I KNEW Elvis would make the top of this list!

  • 12_mjac

    I miss michael jackson so much……

  • Peter Hansen

    Rasputin, anyone?

  • zoey

    I wish this would be true, but would they ever come back into the spotlight!? but why should they Fake their Dead? what about their family!? did anyone EVER done this? i don’t think so..

    I miss Elvis Presley so much..

  • Voulez

    No,I have nothing to say. No one is alive. Only Jesus Christ was alive. Man is called to die just once and after to the judgement.

  • Mark

    Osama Bin Laden? Seriously. Yeah, people say, “We took him out,” did they show any photos? They showed photos of two other people who were killed in his evil lair, so why didn`t they show Osama Bin Laden? And don`t give me, “we didn`t want to offend Muslims,” or, “the images are pretty gruesome.” They showed Che, Pablo Escobar, Saddam Hussein being lynched, his two dead sons, they showed that guy in Iraq who`s name began with Z, they showed Gaddafi being set upon by a mob, etc. So why no Osama Bin Laden?

  • Dennis

    bin Laden died in 2002 from kidney failure-He ain’t coming back

    • Mark

      If Osama Bin Laden did die in 2002, then who was it who popped every now and again, taunting Bush? A double? Saddam Hussein remember, had all these doubles. In films of Osama Bin Laden, one has a different chin, and in another his beard was dyed black. so yeah it`s possible. And now everyone has seen that film of him watching himself on telly. Why would someone want to film themselves watching telly? The only time Osama Bin Laden appeared, was when he appeared as if he was a newsreader, or when he sent messages on radio. Like the 2004 election, and when the Pope said something that drove Muslims crazy. Something isn`t right. I don`t like conspiracy theories, but come on.

      • Dennis

        I’m a 71-year-old veteran who has never believed in conspiracy theories until September 11th 2001. I’ve watched several buildings come straight down from expertly placed explosives causing an “implosion” that causes the building to collapse on itself. And those buildings came down by implosions. There’s been nothing but lies from Washington since the first Bush and it continues today.

        • Jenny Rose Jones-Smith

          I believe within my whole heart this was a conspiracy. The building had some kind of explosives in it for it to come down as straight as it did. And nobody can’t tell me other wise. And talking about conspiracies, JFK, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Robert Kennedy, Roswell, UFO’s, (I’ve seen 4). Bigfoot, etc. The government is keeping so much from us. And what about the Concentration Camps that they have and building in the good ole’ USA. Wake up people!! And to the Government We Aren’t As Dumb As You Think We Are !!! Tell the truth. Which I Know will Never Happen !!!!

  • Dennis

    Mark-You’re correct to be doubtful. I’m 70-years-old and I’ve never been a conspiracy buff in my life until the events of 9-11—Any thinking person would have to question the holes in that event. It was stated several times as fact that bin laden had to carry a heavy portable dialysis machine around with him when they said he was hiding out in the Tora Bora Mountains. But yet when the Seals burst into his Pakistan apartment he makes a mad dash for a weapon (hard to do strapped to a dialysis machine)–And then low and behold, a short time later these same Seals (Team Six) are in a helicopter that is shot down over Afghanistan and all are killed.
    CBS News: August 6,2011
    A helicopter was shot down today by Afghan insurgents as it was rushing to aid troops in a firefight, killing 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, most of whom belonged to Team 6, the unit whose members were involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said.

    This has nothing to do with the Seals. I was never a Seal but I was in the US Navy and we worked with them from time to time. They are an elite,tough,honorable group. But I now take anything the government says with a grain of salt.

  • Justin

    I guess you meant to say ransom instead of random in D.B Cooper

  • Olga

    Hey….How about Victor Tsoy? He is a famous singer and a cult personality in the entire post-sovetic space!!!!!!! By the way…I really like this site….Good work!!!!!!! Greetings from Ukraine!!!!!!!

  • canadaeh

    James Dean. Supposedly he survived and is in a midwest hospital a vegetable.

  • Dennis

    It has been reported that Jimmy Carter is still alive and living somewhere in the Okefenokee Swamp with a killer rabbit.

  • Justin

    “Princess” Diana was not born into royalty, she married into it. And she was only endearingly referred to as Princess by the general public. In truth her title would have been the Duchess of Wales, as her husband was the Prince of Wales (heir to the throne of England). Anyone who marries into the Royal Family can not posess the title of Princess, Prince, King, or Queen, as is noted by Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Philip.

    • Gracie

      You’re right about Diana not being born into royalty. Her father was an earl. You’re wrong about titles. A woman marrying into the royal family takes her husband’s title in its feminine form. Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Wessex and so forth. In fact this applies across the board, starting with Mrs. (husband’s name) up to a woman marrying a king becomes Queen Whoever (Duchess of Cornwall excepted). Philip was born a prince, grandson of a king of Greece and marrying Elizabeth didn’t/couldn’t change that

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  • Mert

    I knew tupac would be in this :3..
    Well done tho’. 😀

  • Anonymous

    Anastasia and her little brother, Alexei, were not found in the initial grave dug up in 1991 (although some suspect the missing girls as in fact, her sister Maria.) The remains of two burn and fragmented individuals were found in August of 2007 and identified in 2008 and 2009. So indeed the Romanov mystery is solved.

  • Dennis

    What about Barney Frank?

  • canadaeh?

    Lindberg Baby (not sure if he qualifies for this lis).

  • James

    In 1962 Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped Alcatraz Island and presumably drowned in San Francisco Bay. However, their bodies were never found and the Mythbusters successfully recreated their escape using the same materials that the trio used to escape proving that it was indeed feasible for them to have survived.

  • Kathy

    ‘Despite being a woman, Earhart earned awards for becoming the first female to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.’

    DESPITE being a woman?

    How exactly was she supposed to win an award for being the first woman, if she wasn’t a woman?

    What a stupid, sexist sentence.

  • Bilko

    Lord Lucan, Jimmy Hoffa….

  • Dennis

    What about Harry Reid? I’ve heard reports that he’s actually been seen whining on TV.

  • Bill

    Hitler didn’t die of cyanide poisoning, he shot himself in the head….