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All the Places to See Elvis Presley's Ghost

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Of course the most obvious place to start is Graceland in Memphis, where Presley lived until he died at the age of 42. You can find plenty of reports from rather...interesting individuals who have claimed to sense a supernatural presence in the mansion. Strangely enough, they do all tend to pick the same place as having a "buzz" or a "vibe"; the Graceland kitchen, for example shows up time and time again in blog posts about paranormal researchers making the Graceland pilgrimage.

There are also tons of YouTube videos showing what the posters say is the face of Elvis peering though the curtains at the windows. Actress Paz de la Huerta even says the ghost of Presley made her orgasm through ectoplasmic touching when she visited Graceland's recording studio.


Another venue that claims the ghost of the King still wanders its halls is the Las Vegas Hilton. Near the Strip, the hotel's nightclub was packed by Presley whenever he performed there, and it was the site of his final performance as a singer in 1976.

Elvis' ghost has been sighted in multiple locations in the hotel. In the penthouse suite where he once stayed, in the basement where he would hang out with his musicians before and after the show, and in a freight elevator where he often hid to get away from the mob of fans.

Wayne Newton himself has claimed the seen Elvis during a performance, looking down on him as he sang. People have even claimed to have seen the King tooling around the strip in a ghostly red Cadillac, but considering that people dressed as Elvis and red Cadillacs are not all that uncommon in Las Vegas that's probably just random misidentification.

Hollywood also contains more than a few sightings of Elvis' shade, not surprising since he made more than 40 films there. Presley regularly stayed at the famous Knickerbocker Hotel in life, taking promotional pictures for Heartbreak Hotel there in 1956. He is one of the many presences rumored to be felt in the nearly century-old landmark. Room No. 1016 is supposed to be his primary focal point, and many guests say the room is unseasonably chilly.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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