What Happened To Elvis's Hearse? Was It Haunted?

By | October 10, 2019

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Police officers on motorcycles escort a white hearse containing the body of American rock and roll singer Elvis Presley as it heads towards the funeral, Memphis, Tennessee, August 18, 1977. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)

Everyone loves a good ghost story, and this one is the king of all ghost stories because it involves the king ... of rock and roll. Let's take a look at the super true story of the hearse that carried Elvis Presley to his final resting place and the strange and unexplained events that took place afterward. 

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Elvis had gained weight and experienced heart issues leading up to his death. (mirror.co.uk)

An Untimely Death

Elvis Presley was only 42 years old when he was found dead in the bathroom of his Graceland Mansion on August 16, 1977. The cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest, but it was clear that years of drug use and heavy partying had contributed to the decline of his health. As fans around the world mourned his death, plans were put in place for the King's funeral, and in true Elvis style, those plans included a flashy white hearse that would be flanked by flashy white limousines to carry his closest friends and family.