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Elvis is ‘alive and preaching in Arkansas’

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Elvis is alive and well and performing as a US pastor called Bob Joyce - that is the claim of conspiracists in the US. Since his death in 1977, there have been countless conspiracies that the rock star is still alive. A video, in which Pastor Joyce preaches about the trials Jesus faced, has attracted feverish speculation. Commenting on the footage, one fan wrote: “The King is back.”

Mum snaps ‘ghost’ in former Belfast jail

A visitor to a former prison in Northern Ireland says she took a photograph of a “ghost” on her day out. Sarah Murphy, from Cork, says that she saw an apparition of a “man in uniform” at the former Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast, which has been opened as a tourist attraction. In 2016, another visitor saw what she believed to be the ghost of a little girl.

Handbag lost in 1950s to be reunited with owner

A handbag lost in the 1950s will be returned to its owner after workers discovered it while demolishing part of a high school in Indiana. The bag, which belongs to Martha Everett, who is now 82, contains a wallet, a letter inviting her to a prom, lipstick, photos and Juicy Fruit gum wrappers.

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