Keeping hope alive for millions of Sparky Anderson, Michael Jackson and Elvis fans, drive through customers at a Detroit Burger King report seeing the white haired baseball legend sharing a bag of fries with both entertainment "kings" this Thursday.
At the Jefferson Street location, with a full view of the Detroit River channel and Windsor, Canada across the water, the former Tigers coach and the two kings of pop had reportedly taken a corner booth against the glass for the view at sunset.
"You could see them all sitting there, relaxed, chowing on a Whopper and sharing a laugh or two. It was spooky", says Marty Mendleson on his way past the drive through window. "If these guys were impersonators, then they were the best damn impersonators I've ever seen. I mean, who knew MJ and Elvis were baseball fans?"
Fueling more speculation that certain celebrities and sports figures often fake death in order to fade into a comfortable "retirement" obscurity, there were at least 27 separate reports of the "Three Kings" sighting at the Detroit Burger King. "What's not to love about hanging with Sparky", said Mendelson. "The man could definitely spin a story. I'm going to miss the old silver haired fart".
As soon as the sightings had hit the news, reports of seeing the "Three Kings" faded. Fans hope to hear of them popping up at another restaurant some day, fueling the popular conspiracy theory and helping to restore fond memories of days gone by.