Elvis Presley’s lifeless physique nearly bought stolen earlier than the household of the King of Rock and Roll was capable of carry him to his resting place.
On Aug. 16, 1977, Presley unexpectedly died at his Graceland dwelling on the age of 42. His followers then marked his 45th loss of life anniversary this 12 months, with a few of them revealing stunning occasions that occurred through the funeral.
On Elvis Followers Matter’s YouTube Channel, a brand new video that includes Billy and Jo Smith revealed particulars concerning the rocker and the way his physique nearly bought stolen from his household.
Jo stated that they felt unusual through the funeral as they noticed the home windows make a shadow of an ideal cross. Everybody stayed within the chapel for 4 or 5 days, however they determined to maneuver it as a consequence of an incident.
“There was an try, consider it or not, to steal Elvis’ physique and from that time on Uncle Vernon, he did not know what to do. So he referred to as the town and requested them if he might transfer it to Graceland, that means he might have safety 24/7. They agreed to it and likewise agreed to permit his Mama to be moved there and, in fact, Grandma and all of them are buried there now too,” Billy, Presley’s cousin and final surviving unique Memphis Mafia member, stated.
Fortuitously, the try was unsuccessful, permitting his household to bury him within the Forest Hill Cemetery along with his mom, Gladys, who died in 1958. Their caskets had been finally moved to the Meditation Backyard at Graceland.
Was Elvis Presley’s Casket Heavy?
One of many noisiest buzz after Presley’s loss of life was about his “heavy” casket.
Billy sat for a separate interview on the Memphis Mafia Child YouTube channel and answered why the singer’s casket was so heavy. He joked that Presley copied King Tut and divluged that his casket was lined with gold.
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“Now that’s one thing that you just will not consider. So he determined to have his complete casket lined in gold, to outdo Tut and it weighed a ton,” he quipped.
He then answered the query critically, dismissing the claims that it was heavy. Presley’s cousin stated they didn’t know the place individuals bought the thought, so he assured everybody that the casket was removed from what the rumors instructed.
As a substitute of Presley, Michael Jackson’s casket was truly the one lined in gold.
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