This is a notice to the parties whom it may concern:
My very good friend, Wanda June Hill, has received two phone calls today. The first time the man phoned her, he tried to make her believe that he is Elvis. Wanda saw through that from the moment she picked up the phone and he addressed her “Hi, Baby”. She played along with him for a little bit and then hung up. The same man called her again this afternoon and apologized for trying to make her think that he was Elvis in the first call.
The reason for his second call was to try to find out information from Wanda and he even made her an offer to tell him or help him find out where the guy pretending to be Elvis is located (meaning Jesse). Wanda told me:
“THEN HE SAID IF I WOULD FIND OUT WHERE THE GUY PRETENDING TO BE ELVIS WAS LOCATED, IT WOULD BE WORTH QUITE A LOT OF MONEY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. I SAID, DON’T BOTHER, I DON’T FALL FOR
BRIBES. I ALSO TOLD HIM I WAS PRETTY SURE THERE WERE LEGAL ISSUES AGAINST THE TYPE OF THING HE WAS DOING.”
He told Wanda during his first call this morning that the woman (meaning me) who has the web site, and is on Facebook and Twitter is not in touch with the real Elvis. He says that it is a fraud to be putting my information out there… even though no money is involved whatsoever except the thousands of dollars I have spent for the web site, ink, postage, paper, trips to P O, new computer equipment, new printer, on and on.
Wanda also told me:
“HE SAID IT IS FRAUD…PLAIN AN SIMPLE IF SOME GUY IS
PRETENDING TO BE A DEAD CELEBRITY… EVEN IF MONEY WAS NOT INVOLVED, IT WAS HARMFUL TO THOSE WHO ARE SIMPLE SOULS. (SIMPLE MINDED?) AND ANYWAY, I JUST TOLD HIM THAT I HAD NOT RUN INTO ANY KIND OF THING THAT WAS BAD FOR ANYONE, IN ANY WAY. HE ASKED ME IF I BELIEVED HE WAS ALIVE, I SAID I DIDN’T HAVE ANY THING TO SAY ABOUT THAT.”
Wanda is handling this kind of thing just fine but it is making me mad as heck. These troublemakers contacting her has been going on for quite a while now. They are wasting their time bothering her.
The reason I am posting this on my site is because I want these ignorant fools to see that Wanda and I are friends and she makes me aware of those who contact her regarding anything to do with me, my web site, or the Elvis is alive topic. I know the identities of most of the people involved in this kind of effort…the same names keep coming back around.
YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. ENOUGH SAID?????
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
There is a made up “news” article floating around out there. It originated from a site titled “Empire News“. This site publishes works of satire in a fashion which makes it appear to be a legitimate news article.
I am showing it below because I don’t want anyone to see this nonsense and be upset by it.
It is nothing but a fantasy LIE. Jesse is alive and I just spoke with him one week ago so I KNOW this story is false.
The following shows what this news site is all about:
Earlier this month, an 80-year-old, homeless, white-bearded man was found deceased under an overpass in San Diego, California. Nobody knew the man’s name, but friends referred to him as Jessie, so investigators decided to try DNA testing with hopes that something would pop up in the nationwide DNA database. What popped up on the computer screen in the high-tech lab stunned everyone. The DNA results of ‘Jessie Doe’ were an exact match to the one and only, Elvis Aaron Presley.
Lab technician Robert Brensdale said he and his lab assistant, Madeline Hedgespeth, laughed when the name popped up. “We thought somebody, somewhere, somehow in the system pulled the greatest and most elaborate prank on us ever, we both laughed with hysteria for about an hour,” Bresndale told Jerry Hardin of the Hollywood Word, a new entertainment publication based out of Los Angeles.Brensdale and Hedgespeth then went to their superior with laughter, as if he were the one behind this “prank”. They were told to simmer down and stay quiet, that this was no laughing matter. From there, the results went up the ladder to the FBI and CIA.
Now, weeks later, FBI spokesperson Philip Hunter has revealed that the deceased man’s body was actually the body of Elvis Presley, who had been in the witness protection program since 1977.
“Mr. Presley was placed in the program under a voluntary basis. He was not a witness to any crime or anything like that. Once he had met President Nixon, the two became great friends, and Mr. Presley wanted out of his life, he wanted to be an unknown, so President Nixon made this possible. Yes, it is official – Elvis Presley was really alive all that time, and only a handful of people knew it, most of which are no longer with us.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Another of Zey’s lovely portraits of Elvis.
1986 – Elvis Presley’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
This is a video I took at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo Mississippi. This is the 80th birthday proclamation and official singing of Happy Birthday to Elvis on the grounds of the town in which he was born. The cake is a replica of a cake that was made for Elvis in the 1960’s. There are many people of note in the crowd, including Dick Guyton, executive director of the Elvis Presley Birthplace; and Guy Harris, childhood friend of Elvis and birthplace historian. There are several incredibly talented Elvis tribute artists present as well, including Jeff Lewis, a well loved and incredibly talented Elvis performer. Graceland is a beautiful place, and there is much to see there… but if you want to see the roots of Elvis, these people along with the city of Tupelo work tirelessly to ensure you get to experience all that Elvis experienced during his first 13 years of life, in unique and thrilling ways. I am a lifelong fan, and the story may be 80 years old, and Elvis may be long gone, but the energy and vitality with which the foundation of rock and roll music is explained is alive and well!!!
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Jesse phoned me Sunday afternoon about 6 PM. We had a really good visit. He is doing well except for some back pain which has troubled him off and on for many years. I am going to shop for some sort of support for him to wear around his waist as we discussed. I told Jesse about what Tom and I had spent most of our afternoon doing. There is a beautiful cat which came to our neighborhood as a stray several years ago. Our neighbor, who has ALS disease, was letting him hang around his house and we were furnishing the food to feed the cat. Our neighbor had to go to the hospital about a month ago and is not able to return to his home. So, Tom has been feeding him on the porch of our neighbor’s house during that time. No one wants the cat, so we have decided he will come to live with us in our yard. So, this afternoon we walked up there and after much encouragement and lots of patience we got him to follow us the 1/4 mile home to our yard. Anyway, I told Jesse what we had been doing and he said that he has always loved animals so much…and children too. He had attempted to call me on Friday evening from his other phone and it cut us off before we could speak. We always have trouble when he uses the other phone. Just want to let my visitors know that he is doing well.
I would like to make all of my visitors aware of the following petition which I have signed and which I would like everyone to visit and sign.
Elvis Presley is THE most iconic figure in music history and needs to be recognized as such.
His impact on not just music, but also culture, in the 1950’s was immense. He combined different genres of music, such as gospel, rhythm & blues and country and created the birth of what we call ‘rock and roll’. He paved the way for so many other artists through the following decades. John Lennon said ‘Before Elvis, there was nothing’.His humble beginning epitomizes the rags to riches story. His three decades of music legacy is just as strong today, over 35 years after his untimely death.
Elvis Presley deserves to be honoured by the Grammy Recording Academy for his immense and unparalleled contribution to music. He is the ‘Artist of the Millenium’ and will always be the undisputed King of Rock ‘n Roll!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Jesse phoned me tonight. We had a nice long visit this time. He is doing well except for the same back pain. I do hope that the back brace that I am sending out to him will help in some way. We spoke about mutual friends etc. this time and there is no news from him to post. Except, that he did ask that I relay, on my site, his thanks to J. M. who sent him a box of gifts. Also, to the lady (S.E.) who sent him the walking stick…he sends his thanks and he is using it. My heartfelt thanks to him for calling, as always.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2015
Wanda June Hill sent a copy of her book “We Remember, Elvis” to President Nixon because she knew of his having met Elvis. President Nixon wrote Wanda a very nice thank you note. Wanda has shared this with me so that I may post it here on my site. She also sent along an extra copy of the letter for me to send to Jesse. She and I know that Jesse will enjoy seeing what President Nixon had to say about his visit with Elvis.
My heartfelt thanks to Wanda for sharing this special letter.
Wanda’s book is still available for purchase on Amazon.com at the link shown below:
This book has been re-released and revised with additional sections added,because after 25 years, Elvis’ dignity has been torn up time after time, by people who didn’t know him, judged him and what he stood for by their own imperfections, desires and delusions for what ever gain they received. He has been one of the most misunderstood and vilified entertainers of his time and for the most part after his death. In this book, We Remember, Elvis many people who did know him, who had personal contact with the man, more than the entertainer, have come together to tell their stories and in doing so, let Elvis reveal himself in ways he never was allowed to do while living.
About the Author
Born in Kansas, raised in Oklahoma by dad & stepmother from the deep south, on a farm, as only child with lots of animals and open space. Married a Creek Indian, moved to So. Cal. with new baby. Got a job at MGM and met Elvis Presley through co-workers. He gave Wanda his home phone number, that rang in his Bel Air bedroom, she called, he answered, they talked, he asked, please call me again soon- when you have time. She did, he asked for her number and continued to speak with Wanda and her husband, who was the Elvis fan of the family – and the rest is history.
…Elvis as a skinny youth, brushed off by the salesman, going out to ask an elderly man washing down new models. “Caddy a good car?” The man nods. Elvis marches him up to the sales manager and says “This gentleman sold me on that convertible, so I’m buying two, one for me and one for him. And he’s to have the commission on both.” Reader’s Digest 1993.
Shared with me by a sweet friend on Facebook, Barbara R. She and I agree that the position of Elvis’ hand in this photo is a good comparison to his hand in the photo with Benjamin.
” I just saw this photo of Elvis here on face book and he is holding his hand with bent little finger like he is holding this same hand in the photo you have on your Truth Site I thought maybe you would like to post on your Truth site. So here is the Photo!”
No-one will ever know the number of people whose businesses he rescued, or the tornado victims to whom he sent mobile homes or the destitute whose hospital bills he paid. He thought that’s what money was for. Reader’s Digest August 1993.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
I felt sad when I read of this talented man’s death…as I am sure Jesse will too. You will recognize several of Elvis’ songs in this death notice.
Gospel Hall of Famer Mosie Lister dies at 93
Gospel Music Association Hall of Famer and ordained minister Mosie Lister, who wrote classics such as “Where No One Stands Alone” and “His Hand in Mine,” passed away at the age of 93 on Feb. 12 in Spring Hill, Tenn.
Born Sept. 8, 1921 in Cochran, Ga., Thomas Mosie Lister began studying the violin as a child while growing up on his family’s farm. He joined the Tampa, Fla.-based Sunny South Quartet in 1941 before putting his musical career on hold to enlist in the Navy during World War II; upon his discharge, he rejoined the group.
After leaving the Sunny South Quartet, Lister became one of the original members and the lead singer of The Statesmen Quartet, a gospel group that began in 1948. Though Lister later gave up his singing career to focus on songwriting and arranging (he formed his own publishing company in 1953), he continued to work with the Statesmen, who recorded several of Lister’s songs, including “I’m Bound for the Kingdom”— also recorded by Webb Pierce and Red Foley with The Jordanaires, and others — and “Sunday Meetin’ Time.” Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard,Jean Shepard and Jim Reeves are also among the numerous artists who have recorded Lister’s material over the years.
A “Homegoing Celebration Concert” will be held in Lister’s memory at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at The People’s Church in Franklin.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Elvis Presley,In France,Paris June 1959 Fame and Fortune
Love this song and some very rare photos of Elvis in 1959.
Elvis Presley,In France,Paris June 1959 Fame and Fortune.
June 13: Elvis receives a 15-day furlough and uses it to travel to Paris, ostensibly to meet film sexpot Brigitte Bardot. While there, he and his entourage take up a suite at the Prince De Galles Hotel (on the Champs Elysees) and visit the Moulin Rouge and also the Lido club, home of the famous dancers the Bluebell Girls. Elvis and company take some of the girls back to the hotel tonight, a practice they would continue throughout his leave.
June 20: The Lido club management calls Elvis’ hotel and demands that his entire chorus line be returned in time for tonight’s show.
June 22: Vernon Presley, Elvis’ father, returns to Memphis with Davada “Dee” Stanley, his new flame.
June 28: Fearful of flying, Elvis spends $800 American on a limo to drive he and his companions back to the base in Germany
The following is an on-line article from The National Enquirer. I like what this article reports and I do hope that it is the truth.
A LIFELINE FOR GLEN CAMPBELL: MEMORIES OF ELVIS PRESLEY!
Published on: February 17, 2015
by NATIONAL ENQUIRER STAFF
Photography by: Corbis
As GLEN CAMPBELL slips deeper into dementia, the beloved singer is taking comfort in the spirit of old friend ELVIS PRESLEY!
The 78-year-old “Gentle on My Mind” star is often disoriented in the extended care facility where he’s living out his final days.
“But in moments when he’s lucid, Glen’s recalling Elvis memories,” a source told The National ENQUIRER. “Sometimes, he’ll believe Elvis is in his room and they’re carrying on a conversation. Other times, he’ll start singing a few lines of favorite Elvis tunes like ‘Hound Dog,’ ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ or ‘Jailhouse Rock.’”
Added a longtime pal: “Glen and Elvis were friends since the ’50s. One of Glen’s fondest memories was that he got to play on the soundtrack for the ‘Viva Las Vegas’ movie.”
As The ENQUIRER reported, Glen briefly left the care facility to spend Christmas with his family. He was moved into the facility last year when relatives could no longer look after him.
Glen’s song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” was recently Oscar-nominated for best original song. The tune will be performed at the Academy Awards Feb. 22 by country star Tim McGraw.
From an interview with Gordon Lightfoot…
Gordon Lightfoot on Elvis, Dylan covering his songs, not suing Whitney over ‘The Greatest Love of All’
What got you interested in music in the first place?
I really got interested when I got into high school, about grade nine. The first thing that I loved was Louis Armstrong quickly followed by Elvis Presley. [Laughs.] I heard “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley and I went and bought a guitar and so did a friend of mine. We both bought guitars and we practiced Elvis impersonations, way back when we were 15-years-old. And that was how I learned how to play the guitar by listening to “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley has a great recording of my song “Early Morning Rain” as well.
That had to have been awesome and surreal. To have a person who’d made you want to start playing music eventually record a song you wrote.
It was very awesome. Very, very much so. He did such a good job on it too. It was a really good recording. He sung it on his first television show he did when he came back from the Army.
Did you see Elvis perform his version of “Early Morning Rain” on TV when it originally aired?
Uh huh. Well, it was a ballad. One of the few ballads he did and the rest was rock ‘n’ roll but he needed a couple of ballads and that was one of the ones he chose. I almost got to meet him one time and I just missed him at a concert in Buffalo because I had to get out of there and didn’t get back in time. I had a chance to meet him one time in Los Angeles at an office meeting with the people who were promoting his concerts at that time. He was coming in and they wanted to know if I wanted to meet him and I said, “Oh, I don’t know I think I’m going out of town to Nudie’s to buy some clothes. Tell Elvis I said hello.” I was sailing pretty good too at the time myself.
But I was really impressed with the recording. It was probably the most important recording that I have by another artist. He did another one too. He did a rockabilly version of another one called “For Lovin’ Me.”
Below is a very beautiful YouTube video which contains some quotes from Elvis. Many of these quotes are from conversations which Elvis had with Wanda June Hill who shared those with Maia Nartoomid who is the author of the bookBLUE STAR LOVE From an Amazing Heart of Grace.
I wish to thank Anne J. who posted this on my timeline on Facebook.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Someone has hacked into one of my Email accounts and is sending out SPAM to everyone in my address book. I want to make everyone aware of this and caution that you not open any Emails showing Linda Sigmon in the subject line. I have no way of knowing what is in them. There appear to be several different messages with links which have been sent out. I am so sorry for any inconvenience which this causes anyone.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015
I just came across an aspect of a current news story which relates to Elvis in a small way.
Pictured: The woman, 69, killed in Bruce Jenner crash danced with Elvis Presley in movie
The woman killed in a horror crash involving reality TV star Bruce Jenner once appeared in a music video alongside Elvis Presley, it has been revealed.
Kim Howe, 69, died after her car was hit head-on by a Hummer earlier this month, with investigators looking into whether Jenner rear-ended her vehicle, causing it to cross into the oncoming lane.
Now it has been revealed that Ms Howe made a short appearance in 1967 movie Double Trouble, starring Elvis Presley, when she danced with The King himself.
Just came across this fantastic photo of Elvis with his beautiful blue eyes showing prominently. This photo took me back to a time when my web site was younger. Some nasty attackers came at me claiming that Jesse’s photo with Benjamin could not really be Elvis because of Jesse’s blue eyes. Of course, I set them straight right away. I believe that I displayed a close up of Elvis and asked the question of my critics “Is this blue enough for you?!” I present the following photo with that same caption just in case those same attacking critics are still visiting my site. This photo is from Facebook. However, it has been shared so many times that I am unable to determine from whom it originated. I apologize for this lack of credit.
I just became aware that Celeste Yarnall is battling a very serious cancer and needs our support and prayers. I wish to make all of my friends aware that Celeste Yarnall, who co-starred with Elvis and was also on the early StarTrek shows, is currently battling cancer. There is a funding site which has been set up on which everyone may make a donation, no matter how small, and may post comments of well wishes to her.
You may also recall that she is the lady who was reunited with Elvis/Jon Burrows/Jesse in the DVD film titled “ELVIS FOUND ALIVE“.
I extend my very best wishes to Celeste for a full and speedy recovery.
Below is the link to the funding page with a brief description excerpt from that page:
My beautiful wife Celeste Yarnall, is a talented actress, whom you may recall co-starred with Elvis Presley in the film “Live a Little Love a Little.” Besides being an actress Celeste is also a devoted mother and grandmother who has spent her life in…
I have just finished adding a new video to my YouTube channel and hope you will visit and enjoy hearing from Celeste Yarnall about her 2011 meeting with Jon Burrows who was Elvis who IS NOW my sweet friend, Jesse.
Jesse phoned me this evening and we had a wonderful visit…not too long…but very good. Jesse was out of town last week and did not get back home to get the package, which I mailed him last week, until yesterday. He is doing all right. He hasn’t had a chance to adjust the back support, which I sent to him, to get it tight enough yet but he thinks it is going to help. He experienced some of the nasty cold and wet weather gripping most of the country during his trip last week…but he got safely back home. Jesse and I did discuss the taped interview which he did with Wanda June Hill back in the 70’s…the excerpts from which I had posted on this page back on February 9th and then took down. I will be re-posting that tape shortly. I want to thank everyone for the appreciative feedback given regarding that tape. I have loved that tape since 1990. Jesse said that he trusts my judgement completely and that I have never done anything of which he did not approve. He is just the best…the very best. His trust in me is more valuable to me than all the material things on earth…all the money in the world cannot buy my loyalty to him.
The following is a re-post of an article which was posted on this page back on February 9th and was shortly taken down.I believe that many of my visitors missed hearing the included tape and others were disappointed when they came back to listen to it again and it was no longer available. I do apologize for the temporary unavailability of the tape.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
I understand that there have been those who were associated with Elvis who have made untrue statements about Wanda June Hill and her 15 year friendship with Elvis. Certain crude individuals have called her names, etc. Jesse asked me, the first time that Wanda’s name came up in one of our conversations, if I knew why one of his former associates was so mean to Wanda. This same individual had come here to my web site to attack me also. So, I told Jesse that ML is mean to everyone. I have told Wanda that, by asking me this question, it shows that Jesse has been aware of things going on involving Wanda and the publication of her book “We Remember, Elvis“. Elvis never forgot his friends and he still doesn’t.
I am very happy to share a recording with my visitors. Below is an 18+ minute tape of Elvis speaking with Wanda June Hill…prior to 1977, of course. He had agreed to let Wanda interview him in conjunction with a student who was working on a course project. You will hear Wanda tell him that she is going to do the conversation as an interview, you will hear her ask Elvis if this is taking too much of his time and he says no “I agreed.” Near the end you will hear Wanda tell him that, when he listens to the master copy, she will cut out anything that he wants removed from the interview.
I hope this tape will put to rest any lies being told that Wanda has lied and that she did not know Elvis. Also, I want to make certain that everyone understands that Wanda has had no direct contact with Elvis nor Jesse since August 16, 1977. All of her contact with Jesse has been through me. Wanda DOES NOT know any way to contact Elvis/Jesse…nor does she know where he is located nor how to reach him. I stress this fact because of the calls which she received last week from the two “reporters“. I seriously doubt that the two men who pestered her were really reporters. I think I know who was behind the calls and they need not bother Wanda or anyone else anymore. There is NO ONE who will tell them a single solitary syllable about Jesse…nothing more than what is on my web site. So, MM, JC, GF, AJR, etc. just give it a rest!!!!
I know everyone will enjoy this special treat. Elvis gave some wonderful insight into the man behind the image in his own words. I have had the tape from which I selected the following excerpts since 1990 and it has always been one of my favorite things…very meaningful to me.
I thank Wanda and Jesse, from the bottom of my heart, for giving their permission for me to share this taped material on my site.
A very good friend, Lucilia, has created a very good match between a photo of Elvis’ face and the photo of Jesse’s face. I thank her so very much for doing such a beautiful job of, once again, proving that Jesse is Elvis.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
I ask that everyone, please, visit this site and vote for Elvis in this poll. We all know that Elvis is greater than all the other names put together.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015
We had snow this week:
Our front yard:
Our new kitty, Bob…this is the one about which I told Jesse recently…
The following video is a good example of how very tired Elvis was during his last tour and how he still gave his all to please his fans. He sang this poignant song so beautifully. But, who can miss the expression of exhaustion on his face? Enjoy this lovely song and performance…and while you are at it, please fill your heart with compassion for the man who HAD to do what he did to escape that lifestyle which was surely killing him.
Jesse said to me once “I could never look any worse than I did on that last tour.” But, to me, he looked great except for the look of tiredness on his face.
I thank my friend Barb who shared this video with me on Facebook.
Elvis Presley – And I Love You So – Live in Outtake
Jesse phoned me earlier this afternoon. He did not have long to speak with me because he was going out for a while. He is doing pretty well. His back is some better. As always, any day when I hear from him is a good day for me.
I HAVE CREATED A NEW CURRENT NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, 2015
Please click on the below link to reach this new page.