|Posted by Mickey Moran on December 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM|
1. Elvis' name is misspelled on his tombstone. Elvis' full name is
Elvis 'Aron' Presley..., not Elvis 'Aaron' Presley. His father would
not have let this happen. When Elvis was born, his name was misspelled
on his birth certificate and his father went to great lengths to get
the error corrected. The spelling of Elvis' name was very important to
the Presley family. They wanted Elvis to see that Aron was part of
Garon (Garon is the middle name of Elvis' twin brother that was
stillborn). Why the misspelling on the tombstone? Some say it is
because Elvis did not want to tempt fate.
2. Elvis' current resting place is in between his father and his
grandmother and not next to his mother where he had adamantly
requested. It is doubtful that the people close to him would allow
these things to happen. Elvis is a superstitious man - enough so that
he wouldn't tempt fate by putting his real name on a tombstone, or
violate the ground next to his mother until he was ready to be placed
there for good.
3. Elvis was very vain, and he was embarrassed about his recent weight
gain - An astonishing 50 pounds in the month before his so-called
death. Even though he weighed 250 pounds at the time of his death, his
death certificate lists him at a spry 170 pounds. The original death
certificate disappeared, and the current death certificate is dated two
months after his alleged death.
4. Elvis' coffin required several pall bearers because it weighed 900
pounds. Attendants at the funeral reported that the air around the
coffin was rather cool. It is suspected that the coffin contained an
air conditioning unit or dry ice to keep a wax body cool. A wax body
that was a replica of Elvis designed to fool funeral- goers. And how
did the Presley family get a 900 pound, custom made coffin ready for
the showing of the body that was held on the day after his death? It
takes a lot of time to build such an elaborate coffin. Alanna Nash,
formerly of the Louisville Courier-Journal, who viewed the body in the
casket twice, commented on how wax-like it looked. La Costa, sister of
Tanya Tucker, said, "We were right up to the casket and stood there,
and God, I couldn't believe it. He looked just like a piece of plastic
laying there. He didn't look like Elvis at all... He looked more like a
dummy than a real person."
5. And why have the funeral so quickly? Some speculate that the
immediacy was intended to make it as difficult as possible for the
people who were Elvis' biggest fans (heads of fan clubs, etc.) to
attend the proceedings. It could be a concern that they might recognize
the flaws in the wax replica..., many of which were noticed anyway.
6. Elvis was an 8th degree black belt whose hands were rough with
calluses, yet the body in the coffin had hands that were soft and
pudgy. The body in the coffin had a pug nose and arched eyebrows
(unlike Elvis) and most importantly, one of the sideburns on the corpse
was loose and falling off. A hairdresser later reported gluing the
sideburn back on the body.
7. Two hours after Elvis' death was announced publicly, a man who
reportedly looked remarkably like Elvis purchased a ticket for Buenos
Aeries, paid in cash, and used the name John Burrows: the name Elvis
had used as an alias several times before.
8. He had a few books that were considered to be his most prized
possessions. He had a Bible, several pharmaceutical books, books on
death, and most importantly Cheiro's Book of Numbers and the
Autobiography of a Yogi. After his death was announced, these books
disappeared and were never recovered. Also missing were specific pieces
of jewelry and pictures of his mother.
9. In the weeks preceding his alleged death, Elvis' actions were not
those of a man who was about to embark on an extensive US tour. He
ordered no new suits despite having gained 50 pounds since his last
10. Elvis fired several employees that he had relied upon for a long
11. Two days before his alleged death, Elvis telephoned a friend of his
named Miss Foster (Elvis had been friends with her for a long time
because she reminded him of his mother). He told her that he wasn't
planning on going on the upcoming tour. She asked him if he had
canceled it, and he said that he had not. When she asked if he was ill,
he said that he was fine, and that she should not ask any more
questions or tell anyone anything, and that she should not believe
anything she reads. He told her that his troubles would all soon be
over, and that he would call her in a few weeks. The author of 'Elvis
Where Are You?' writes that Miss Foster took a polygraph test regarding
this story, and that she was not lying.
12. The day after Elvis' alleged death, a woman named Lucy De Barbon, a
former lover of Elvis', received a single rose in the mail. The card
indicated that the flower was from "El Lancelot". This had been her pet
name for Elvis, and it was a name that no one else knew. Flowers can't
be sent from beyond the grave.
13. Elvis had many reasons to fake his death. Elvis' life was in
danger. He had recently lost $1,300,000 in an airplane/real estate deal
with a California based organization called the "Fraternity" that had
links to the Mafia. It is speculated that he corroborated with the
government to expose the organized crime ring in exchange for
protection - perhaps in the form of a new life and identity compliments
of the witness relocation program.
14. Elvis was a prisoner of his own fame. He had many other reasons to
leave his life behind. Because of his incredible popularity, he was the
recipient of several death threats, and he was concerned about the
safety of his ex-wife and daughter. Sometimes when he wanted to leave
Graceland, he would send out look-alikes to distract would be
followers. Elvis was also known to ride in the trunk of someone else's
car to avoid detection.
15. Elvis had the means to fake his own death. He is accused of
destroying himself with drugs. In reality, Elvis was a pharmaceutical
expert. He took a lot of drugs, but he knew what he was doing and was
extremely careful. He knew what drugs he could self- administer to
create a deathlike state. Further, Elvis' experience with the martial
arts was such that he could slow his heart rate and breathing in order
to feign death. He was an eighth degree black belt.
16. Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had once created a new identity
for himself. He came to this country as an illegal immigrant from
Holland, but through various connections managed to create an elaborate
identity complete with a passport, birth certificate, drivers' license,
and social security number. He would have known how to give Elvis a
17. Elvis' Lloyds of London life insurance policy still has not been
cashed in. Why? It is not illegal to fake your death as long as you
don't profit from it.
18. There was a helicopter hovering over Graceland just moments before
Elvis was found dead. Did Elvis get on that helicopter? Did the
helicopter drop off another body to take Elvis' place? Monte Nicholson,
a veteran with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., writes in his novel The
Presley Arrangement about a government helicopter hovering over
Graceland, and finally landing in the back. Nicholson was informed
there were pictures of Elvis getting on the helicopter during the early
afternoon of August 16. Others report seeing a helicopter - including
Larry Geller in his book If I Can Dream: Elvis' Own Story, who says he
saw from his window at Howard Johnson's: helicopters hovering over
19. According to handwriting experts, Elvis' own handwriting was on his
death certificate/coroners report.
20. Some of Elvis' closest friends were asked, by Vernon, not to attend
21. Elvis' father refused to have his son's coffin draped with the
American flag, traditionally given to all dead veterans. Did he know
that the coffin did not contain his son's body?
22. In December 1970, Elvis was inducted into the Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) by President Nixon. Elvis had just been awarded one of
America's Ten Outstanding Young Men for his efforts to wipe out drugs.
Elvis went undercover for the DEA and helped put one of America's
largest crime rings behind bars. This particular undercover operation
was coded 'Operation Fountain Pen'. Was Elvis really addicted to
drugs..., or was he the ultimate actor after all? The U.S. Department
of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington confirmed in
a letter to Maria Columbus, president of The Elvis Special fan club,
that Presley visited FBI headquarters on December 31, 1970 and was
given a tour of FBI facilities. Two months prior to meeting with
President Nixon, Elvis was presented with a CNOA Membership Certificate
that reads: This is to certify that Elvis A. Presley is a member in
good standing of the California Narcotics Officers Association. Once
when Elvis was on stage, he wanted to prove to the audience that he was
not strung out on drugs like everyone said he was. He then displayed a
certificate to the audience and said, "This if from the International
Narcotics Enforcement Association. This Certificate gives me special
honors and a lifelong membership. I've been wearing a federal narcotics
badge for six years. They don't give you that if you're strung out."
One of the fan letters states that several police uniforms were
delivered to Graceland on August 15, 1977.
23. The Elvis estate demanded that no cameras be brought to the
24. One month prior to August 1977..., $1,000,000.00 was withdrawn from
his personal checking account.
25. The medical examiner's report says that the body was found in the
bathroom in a rigor-mortised condition. The homicide report says that
the body was found in the bedroom 'unconscious'.
26. What about the tape - authenticated - that was sent to a top
voice-identification expert, on which Elvis talked about things that
did not occur before August 1977?
27. What about the mind-boggling picture taken in the poolhouse behind
Graceland's Meditation Gardens four months after the death of Presley
and showing a man seated who looked exactly like Elvis? Mike Joseph
took this photograph in January 1978 while on vacation and visiting
Meditation Gardens. There is an audio recording of Mike Joseph stating
that the person in that photograph is Elvis. Later, after a meeting
with Joe Esposito and Al Strada, he changed his story. Now he says that
he never stated that it was Elvis in the photograph even though he was
recorded as saying it was.
28. "I may not look good tonight, but I'll look good in my coffin,"
said Presley on his last concert tour, 1977. At a different time he
said, "I know I look fat now and I'll look terrible for my TV special
coming up. But I'll tell you this: I'll look good in my casket."
29. "If I should return you would not recognize me" is underlined in
one of Elvis' favorite books.
30. In 'Elvis, My Brother', Billy Stanley noted that Elvis was wearing
a jogging suit with the DEA logo during the early morning hours of
August 16, 1977.
31. There are 663 FBI pages on Elvis, much of the material consists of
files dated after August 1977.
32. Phone records show that Ginger Alden, Elvis' girlfriend at the time
of his alleged death, phoned the National Enquirer one to three hours
before calling downstairs for help when she found Elvis in the bathroom
floor. How did she know to call them one to three hours before there
was anything to call about? Did she know that there was going to be a
body in there later in the day?
33. What about the sightings, many by very credible people?
34. Elvis believed that he was chosen by God for something special. He
thought he had special powers like, hands-on-healing. I think he may
have had some special gifts other than his voice. Elvis was always
studying about religion. He didn't want to take any chances when it
came to getting into the Kingdom of Heaven. One of his favorite books,
which you will find on display at Graceland now, was The Passover Plot
by Hugh Schonfield in 1966. The book is a story of how Jesus may have
faked his death and came back 16 years later instead of being
resurrected. Elvis may have faked his death and given up all worldly
possessions in an effort to make it into the Kingdom of Heaven. Elvis
once mentioned to a friend that he would like to become a Monk. After
August 16, 1977, a man dressed as a Monk went into a popular
entertainment club. Another customer reported that the face under the
hood looked remarkably like Elvis Presley. As it turns out, the club
was owned by a good friend of Elvis'.
35. There were orders by the Presley Estate that no cameras be brought
to the funeral. However, one of Elvis' relatives, Bobby Mann, managed
to sneak one in. The picture he took appeared on the front of the
National Enquirer. It is evident in the picture that it is not Elvis
36. Elvis was pronounced dead at 2:56 PM. Between that time and when
the body was viewed the next day, there seemed to be enough time to do
all of the following: Autopsy and embalming were completed, the body
was back at Memphis Funeral Home around 8:00 PM, sixteen white
limousines were ordered, a white Cadillac hearse was readied, a
specially designed casket was ordered and flown in, a casket blanket of
500 red roses was made, the security and police were ordered, the tour
was canceled, personal calls were made by Vernon to fan club presidents
asking that they not attend, clothing was chosen, songs were chosen,
ministers contacted, the procession planned, and the body was put on
private display by 11:30 the next morning.
37. Dee Presley, Elvis' stepmother, said she received a call from
someone sounding like Elvis, saying things only Elvis knew.
38. A picture taken September 23, 1984 shows Muhammad Ali, Reverend
Jesse Jackson, and what appears to be Elvis Presley. When Muhammad Ali
was in Fort Worth, Texas, toward the end of 1989, promoting his
cologne, two people showed him the picture. As reported by the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram, Ali identified the man in the picture with him as
"My friend Elvis." Also, in late 1989, a lady showed the picture to
Elvis' step-brother, Billy Stanley. Billy pointed the man out as being
Elvis Presley. He said he wanted a copy of the picture to put on his
office wall to prove that Elvis was not a racist.
39. Priscilla made wildly contradictory statements about where she was
on the night of Elvis' death. Elvis' road manager let it slip that he
was worried about Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie at Graceland after
Elvis' death -- a time period when Priscilla was SUPPOSED to be in Los
40. Joe Esposito said, on the Geraldo show June 18, 1990, "In the
first place, how can he commit suicide? He's living in Kalamazoo,