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Elvis Mysteries

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

second life.


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

the funeral.


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,


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