The official particulars concerning the sudden loss of life and funeral of Elvis are clear however many nonetheless refuse to imagine it actually occurred. The star was pronounced useless by medical doctors at Memphis Baptist Memorial Hospital at 3.30pm on August 16, 1977. At 4pm his father Vernon Presey stood on the steps of Graceland and instructed the gathered media. The following day his physique was introduced house and Vernon allowed hundreds of followers to file previous the casket within the entrace lobby of the mansion. The household additionally had their very own personal time alone with him. A non-public service befell on the morning of August 18 at Graceland earlier than the casket was pushed to Forest Hills Cemetery for the general public burial within the household tomb. Over 80,000 folks lined the route. With so many onlookers, how is it attainable everybody was improper?
In a significant televised interview Lisa Marie described these horrible days at house.
Although she was solely 9 years outdated on the time, The King’s daughter talked concerning the final time they spoke and what occurred afterwards.
She mentioned: “It was August 16th, at 4am. I was supposed to be asleep actually. He found me and (told me) ‘Go to bed.”I said ‘Ok” I think he kissed me again and then I ran off. He came in and kissed me good night after that. That was the last time I saw him alive.”
But what Lisa Marie says occurred within the days after he died doesn’t match all of the official info in any respect.
Certainly, a few years have handed since these emotional days and Lisa Marie was a toddler when it occurred. However, how may a nine-year-old confuse spending only a few hours with spending three full days the place she was along with her father’s physique “almost all the time”?
Is this affirmation for all these theories that Elvis didn’t die in any respect – or is there a more likely rationalization for what occurred to the physique nearer to house
It appear inconceivable that anybody would put a toddler by means of a faux loss of life and funeral, not to mention maintain such an infinite secret amongst a circle of family and friends, nonetheless tightly knit.
Vernon’s grief alone is obvious in subsequent interviews and the message he despatched to followers thanking them for all of the playing cards and present.
However, maybe the household wished to maintain Elvis’ physique privately for themselves.
In October 1977 it was introduced that Elvis’ physique was publicly moved again to Graceland simply weeks after his funeral resulting from a foiled try to interrupt into the household tomb.
There are nonetheless persistent rumours that Elvis is not even buried at house in any respect. Many imagine that his physique rests in peace some place else, solely identified to a couple.
If Lisa Marie’s reminiscences are appropriate, then maybe an empty casket was buried on August 18, however Elvis’ physique at all times remained at Graceland earlier than a secret enterrement just a few days later.