May 16, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

Despite having passed away in 2009, Michael Jackson has been making a lot of appearances lately.

Not only did the King of Pop appear in a new music video with Justin Timberlake, but some fans also think he popped by a “Michael Jackson Live” tribute show in Bromley, England last week.

Reece Saava, a 14-year-old fan of the singer, snapped a photo of a Michael Jackson lookalike as he signed autographs. A few days later the young fan got a big surprise when he studied the photos more closely. He told News Shopper:

In the picture, what appears to be a ghostly image of Jackson’s face — apparently wearing sunglasses in the afterlife— floats over the impersonator’s head. If the word of a 14-year old isn’t enough for you, his mother swears it’s real. “The image is so clear. I was there and I can adamantly say that there were no mirrors, no trickery, nothing like that at all,” she told News Shopper.

Fans of the King of Pop are getting used to this sort of thing, though. A Google search reveals that not only was MJ spotted on Larry King Live back in 2009 (that turned out to be just the shadow of a CNN crew member), but he also showed up at his own memorial service, was seen at his Las Vegas tribute show, and even haunted the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.

It should come as no surprise that he would pierce the veil separating life and death to help promote his new album, XSCAPE, which is streaming on Spotify in full.

[Via Daily Mail]

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