According to the conspiracy theorists, Michael is masquerading as 'Dave Dave', a 33-year-old burns victim who he befriended as a child.
MJ's fans claim they have video evidence in the form of an interview Dave gave on Larry King last year. They say his voice and mannerisms are identical to Michael's, and his eyes have changed from blue/green to brown.
"There's no doubt Michael Jackson is still alive. We have the evidence, now we want to let everyone know," says a member of michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com.
But Dave Dave's lawyer has rejected the claims. "The stories that have surfaced on the blogs concerning Michael Jackson still being alive are part of the worldwide grief that everyone whoever loved Michael Jackson now feels," he says.
"I have spoken to Dave within the past several weeks, and he is doing well. He is going to school in Utah, and he is studying to be a lawyer.
"I can assure you that while Michael Jackson would be thrilled that Dave would become a lawyer, Michael Jackson never wanted to be a lawyer himself. He would shudder at the very thought."