The outrageous conspiracy theory that Michael Jackson is still alive has been sparked again thanks to a lookalike baffling fans with his killer moonwalking moves.
A Smooth Criminal, who goes by the name of “Michael Jackton”, impressed passers-by when he replicated the Thriller superstar’s iconic dance while casually sipping from a bottle of Coke.
Footage shows him moonwalking along a concrete pavement dressed in a snazzy outfit becoming of the King of Pop himself – a black suit, hat, white socks, and black shoes.
He confidently dances backwards on the hard surface while flicking his arms in rhythm to a beat.
Without breaking stride, he reaches out and grabs a bottle of Coke out of a man’s hand and then sips it before pointing at the camera with a grin.
The amazing clip has been watched more than 3 million times since it was uploaded onto TikTok by user @michael.jackton.official, with many MJ fans completely flummoxed.
“Wait he’s alive?” commented one.
“Are you the real Michael Jackson?” asks another.
Other people were baffled that the account says “verified”, not realising the slight difference in the name used by the impersonator.
“For all you guys wondering if he’s dead, it says in his username Michael Jackton, not Jackson,” commented a fan.
Michael Jackton previously showed-off his moonwalking skills on a moving treadmill.
This is not the first time fans have been spoofed by very realistic MJ impersonators, many of whom work professionally as tribute acts.
Several uncanny lookalikes have been misidentified over the years – including a Jacko from Spain and another from Australia.
The real Michael Jackson died in 2009 at the age of just 50 following a lethal overdose of prescription drugs given to him by his personal doctor, Conrad Murray.
Dr Murray, a cardiologist, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served two years in prison before being released on parole.