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Elvis Wanted Alive $3 Million Reward

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The
Elvis is alive myth started shortly after Elvis Presley’s death
in August 1977. Is it true? Most people believe that Elvis died, as reported
in the media, but there is very compelling evidence that causes many people
to think that Elvis is still alive.

Here
is a breakdown of evidence from both sides of the debate:

Argument: ELVIS IS DEAD

Media and witnesses saw his body at the funeral in a copper lined casket.
 
Doctors performed an autopsy on Elvis’ corpse.

Elvis was found dead in the Graceland bathroom on the second floor.
 
Elvis wouldn’t fake his death with Lisa Marie in the house.
 
Elvis loved performing. He wouldn’t fake his death with more opportunities to perform.
 
Elvis was buried in a special grave at Graceland after being moved from his original burial site.
 
There is no concrete evidence that Elvis is alive.

Argument: ELVIS IS ALIVE

The body was not Elvis. Face was “waxy.”  The nose and hands were not his according to witnesses.
  
Elvis’ autopsy is officially sealed.  The DNA evidence does not match.
 
His face was discolored, making him hard to recognize. Friends may be helping him to hide.
 
Elvis faked his death to protect his daughter Lisa Marie.
 
Elvis was depressed, financially stressed and had received many death threats toward the end of his public life.
 
Elvis was first buried at a cemetery but was moved to Graceland by his father for “security reasons.”
 
There have been a number of documented Elvis sightings since 1977.

 

 
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CSI: Graceland

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Elvis stayed up all night on the day of August 16, 1977. This was not unusual behavior for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, for earlier, Elvis had entertained some friends, played the piano and sang, and even played racquetball in the early morning hours that day. Elvis retired to his bedroom sanctuary at approximately 8:00 am that morning. His fiancée, Ginger Alden, was staying with him, but sleeping in a different room. She was the last person to see him alive. In the hazy moments before his death it is obvious that Elvis was sitting on the toilet and reading a book. There are some witness contradictions as to whether Elvis was nude or wearing pajamas at the time of his death. Examination of the scene revealed that the bathroom had been cleaned prior to the medical examiner arriving. Bodily fluids were cleaned from the bathroom shag carpet and there were no prescription medicines at the scene of death. Elvis had probably been dead for many hours by the time his body was found.

 

At 2:33 pm, a Memphis Fire Department ambulance from Engine House 29 responded to the emergency call, resuscitation was attempted, and by 2:56 pm, Elvis was quickly taken to the emergency room of Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was officially pronounced dead by attending medical personnel at 3:30 pm. The very sad announcement was made to the public at 4:00 pm. The autopsy commissioned immediately after his death involved draining all body fluids, removal of all vital organs, and sent to a pathology lab for testing to ascertain the cause of death. Subsequently, it was ruled that Elvis died as a result of coronary arrhythmia (an irregular beating of the heart resulting from myocardial infarction). The contents of Elvis’ digestive tract, essential for determining intoxication levels, were not saved, and to this day prevents a realistic and conclusive official cause of death.

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The Truth Behind The Elvis Death Photo

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This is the true story behind the Elvis in his Coffin Picture that appeared on the front page of the Nation Enquirer Tabloid on September 6, 1977. This is not a story dealing with the supposed wax dummy that was placed in the King’s coffin.

 

Iain Calder, veteran Editorial Director of National Inquirer wrote a book entitled, The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Enquirer. Calder admits they acquired the photo from Elvis’ cousin Bobby Mann for $18,000. They bribed Mann to sneak a camera into Graceland and take a picture of Elvis’ corpse in the coffin. The shocking photo appeared on the cover of the Enquirer and led to a record-setting sale of 6.5 million copies for the issue. It has since become the most famous cover picture ever. The return on the $18,000 investment brought National Enquirer over 1000% profit.

Ever wonder about the casket chosen for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll? Here is the truth. Robert Kendall was Elvis’ funeral director at the Memphis Funeral home where the arrangements were made for his burial. Having arranged the funeral service for Gladys Presley 19 years earlier, Mr. Kendall naturally thought it only appropriate that Elvis should be buried in an identical $8,000 casket as his mother. This particular model of copper lined casket also provided a 2 by 4 inch stainless steel cylinder for the purposes of identification in the event the remains were ever exhumed in the future. Such ID vials included the pertinent information on specially chemically treated paper. The contents of Elvis’ ID cylinder vial in his casket read as follows: 

 Elvis Aaron Presley
Born: January 8, 1935 – Died: August 16, 1977
Funeral: August 18, 1977 at Elvis Eulogy:  2:00pm at Graceland
Interment same day at Forest Hills Cemetery (Midtown Memphis, Tennessee)

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Funeral For The King

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“On August 18, 1977 a funeral service for the late Elvis Presley was held at Graceland mansion. The funeral service was followed by a ceremony and the burial of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. A motorcade of 14 gleaming white Cadillacs moved in procession through the streets of Memphis from Graceland mansion to the Forrest Hill Cemetery. Those attending the funeral included, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Vernon Presley, Minnie Mae Presley, Chet Atkins, Caroline Kennedy, Ann Margaret, Colonel Tom Parker, James Brown, Charlie Hodges, George Hamilton, Ginger Alden, Sammy Davis Jr. and Linda Thompson. Jackie Kahane gave the eulogy and Kathy Westmoreland sang Heavenly Father. The pallbearers at Elvis’ funeral were, Jerry Schilling Joe Esposito, George Klein, Lamar Fike  Billy Smith, Gene Smith,  and Dr. Nichopoulous. ‘Son, Daddy will be with you soon,’ cried Vernon Presley. He died two years later from a broken heart.”

 
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EricHatheway.com Elvis Shrine No. 5 On The Web

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The
wonderful and inspiring visage of our OnLine Elvis Shrine made an early appearance today after much public demand for an earlier release. After an emergency meeting, the attending Elvis Shrine Management determined that the only way to please the multitude of clicks and people was to open the Elvis Shrine much earlier than planned. Soon afterwards, an eMail alert arrived at the Shrine’s central inbox that informed us of our Number Five ranking on Google. It has been a great year at the EricHatheway.com Elvis Shrine. Thank you. Thank you very much. Please visit the Elvis Shrine on this special day and don’t forget to sign the guestbook.
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My Son, Elvis Is Dead

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“Just after 2:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, August 16, 1977 Ginger Alden found Elvis, face down and obviously unconscious, on the floor of the master bathroom at Graceland. Wearing only a blue top and yellow pajama bottoms, Elvis was found crouched over with his face dark and bloated. At approximately 3:30pm Elvis Presley was pronounced dead after an extremely frantic ambulance ride to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. At the hospital, a throng of highly trained medical specialists battled to save his life but to no avail. The official medical verdict was death by heart failure. Officials from Baptist Memorial Hospital reached Vernon Presley by telephone to tell him that his son was dead. Half an hour later, on the famous steps of Graceland, a very grief stricken Vernon Presley announced to the world: ‘My son, Elvis is dead…’ Vernon Presley died two years later from a broken heart.”

 
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Prelude To Elvis Week

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As a prelude to the many wondrous festivities to be conducted during Elvis Week starting tomorrow, the EricHatheway.com staff proudly presents the best Elvis impersonation of all-time! The King himself even said so! This impersonation by Andy Kaufman was performed in 1979 on the Johnny Cash Show. Enjoy!


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