London, (ANI): Just days after Michael Jackson died, rumours are flooding the Internet that he faked his own death. Thousands of fans have been logging onto websites to join wacky conspiracy theories that the singer is still alive and is just getting ready to make a spectacular comeback. One website has released a photo it says is of Jacko on Sunday - three days after his death - although it does not show his face and there's no proof the snap is new.
Another says that the singer has been planning this for nearly a year-and-a-half and is now in hiding in Eastern Europe. However, there is no hard evidence to support these claims, reports the Sun. Another site has released a photo it claims is of Jacko, insisting the man who died on Thursday was the singer's body double with a terminal illness whose family will be looked after in return. A message reads: "Over the past few days there have been many Michael sightings. People have e-mailed with pictures and amazing stories.
"Michael is alive and well and happier than ever. The plot was 10 years in the making but it had to be done. "We know he is alive because we have seen pictures. Clear pictures taken June 26, 2009 of Michael Jackson lounging poolside with friends. "This site is dedicated to bringing the truth to his fans and ultimately to provide a forum for Michael to communicate with them.
"We feel he was forced to fake his death the same way companies are forced into bankruptcy. "Those close to Michael have known about the plot for years, it was a very expensive and intricate venture. "The man who died had a terminal illness and his death was long overdue. He was given facial surgery to resemble Michael exactly. No doubt his family will be taken care of. "Soon we think Michael's new music will be out.
"Under a different name and with a drastically altered face, which sounds better than ever, even though a harmonizer has been used to disguise his voice. "Michael wants to connect with his fans, he only wants to run from those who would seek to control him," the message said. Another site also claims that Jacko's death is a stunt. It claims: "Once he is rested and ready will blow the lid off his own hoax and then embark on the most spectacularly lucrative concert tour in the history of rock 'n' roll."