THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2017
I want to share with everyone that Jesse called me this afternoon. He is doing fine and sounded great. We had a good visit. He is making plans for some outdoor time next week.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
Our Messages to Jesse page is now restored here on this site. I invite everyone to resume posting your messages for Jesse just as we have done prior to the website crash. Here is the link to our Messages page:
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017
My good friend, Lucilia, shared the below fantastic photo comparison with me back during the time that I had no access to add anything new on my website. I want to share it now and extend my thanks to Lucilia for sharing this with me.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
I apologize that I have been posting so seldom on the News pages. First the site was down and I could not post for about a month. Then I have been working very steady and busily reconstructing the menu column and am now trying to reconstruct some of the pages which were completely lost during the moving of the site. I hope to get back to normal posting at some point. I thank everyone for your patience during this difficult time for me and my website.
SENT TO JESSE THROUGH THIS POINT
ON FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
The Wonder of You, Elvis Presley show is coming to Sydney
AHEAD of the Sydney leg of the The Elvis Presley Australian and New Zealand, The Wonder Of You tour, a key member of Presley’s inner circle is lifting the lid on the of the rebel whose blatant sexual appeal and taste for contemporary black music was a lightning bolt for change.
Jerry Schilling, the youngest member of Presley’s support group known as the Memphis Mafia, was only 12 when he met Presley, 19, on a football field but even then this lanky teen, with greased hair, blue jeans and white T-shirt, oozed a cool attitude the likes of which Schilling had never seen.
“We forget that Elvis started out rebel, a danger, not the iconic Elvis that is perceived by most, he was more like a James Dean character,” Schilling says.
“I was drawn to that because in the 50s as teenagers we were very much into rebellion and Elvis personified all of that, He was a rebel but a loveable rebel.”
Elvis Presley with Jerry Schilling. They met in 1954 during a touch football game.
It was a sunny Sunday in 1954 when Schilling was invited to join a touch football game at a local oval in a poor neighbourhood in North Memphis — it was a game that would change his life forever and the start of a 23-year friendship with Presley.
“We started playing every Sunday and within three weeks everyone in Memphis, where we grew up, knew who Elvis was because his first record (That’s All Right) took off,” Schilling, 74, says.
Schilling says for the next decade, while he was in grade school, high school and college, he saw Presley whenever he was in Memphis.
“We continued to play football for years, we would go to all-night movie screenings or the amusement park,” he says.
“After ‘57 when he bought Graceland there would be parties that would go late into the night.”
Fore a decade Schilling watched with envy as Presley and his crew packed up and went on their latest Hollywood adventure, leaving him behind to finish his studies and attend odd-jobs.
“I was in my last semester at college, I was going to be a history teacher and football coach but I got this offer I couldn’t refuse,” Schilling says of the first time Presley offered him a job.
“I had to quit school, quit two jobs, tell my father and that night we were on a bus that Elvis was driving from Memphis to California,” Schilling says.
“It was a great trip and the start of a really long friendship and a 10-year professional association.”
Jerry Schilling, in a scene from the BBC-TV show The Elvis Mob in 2002. Picture: BBC
He quit working for Elvis twice, to pursue film and TV work and then to work in the music industry. He managed the Beach Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie as well as Billy Joel who he brought out to Australia in 1976.
But Elvis kept him close with enticing job opportunities, including heading up the Elvis Presley Films production company.
Schilling, now a veteran music and film mogul who has been linked to Bono, John Lennon and a host of other celebrities, is committed to keeping the Presley legacy alive with projects, including a new HBO series that focuses on Presley as a music producer, something Schilling says the world never knew.
He is working with Priscilla Presley on both the new HBO series, that will air later this year, as well as the new The Wonder Of You arena spectacular that will be at the ICC Sydney theatre on June 2 and 3.
Elvis Presley with wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa-Marie.
The Wonder Of You, is delivering an Elvis experience like no other with state-of-the-art screens, featuring the man who changed the course of popular music, and a 40-piece orchestra.
The arena tour comes of the back of the worldwide success of two Presley albums, If I Can Dream, and The Wonder of You.
Priscilla, who was an executive producer for both albums and closely involved in the creation of the live concert tour, says Elvis loved the big sound and fullness of an orchestra.
“If he had his way, you would have seen a full orchestra on stage with him at every live show,” she says.
“I feel certain this is the kind of live show and these are the kind of albums Elvis would have been doing if he were with us today. He would have loved this. It really is a dream come true.”
What: The Wonder Of You.
Where: ICC Sydney Theatre.
When: June 2 and 3.
MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
This video just came out today on YouTube. I feel compelled to tell everyone that the premise of this video is a lie. I love Elvis and I love President Trump…but Elvis/Jesse is NOT coming out at Easter or any other time in 2017. It is sad that this woman continues to lie and mislead people giving them false hopes of seeing Elvis again. Jesse has NO intention nor desire to return to public life ever.
This lie is all based upon the script from which Jesse read in the 2012 DVD “Elvis Found Alive“. I urge everyone to read Jesse’s own handwritten letter on my site in which he makes it clear that he was reading from a script and that he said that he would not make political comments. I shall display Jesse’s letter once more below so everyone can read for themselves exactly what Jesse wrote (specifically for me to post on my web site) regarding the making of the DVD and the fact that he was reading from a script.
Joel Gilbert wrote that into the script for the 2012 release because he was trying to work against Obama’s re-election in 2012. He thought by having “Elvis” make that statement in the DVD that Elvis fans would vote against Obama.
This is the plain and simple truth behind the lies being spread around because people think that, because Obama left office on Jan. 20, 2017, Elvis will come out publicly.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
Elvis Presley – Easter 2017 – Freedom and Return
Published on Mar 13, 2017
Elvis Presley -TCE – TCB 4EP
Below is Jesse’s two page handwritten letter in which he spells out the truth behind the making of the 2012 DVD “Elvis Found Alive“. Please do read his own words about this movie.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
A good friend Emailed to me the link to the following interview on http://www.classicbands.com which I really enjoyed so much. I wrote to Gary James, who conducted and published this interview, and asked his permission to use some of the interview in my own article here on my site. Gary so graciously said that I may use whatever I wish from the interview. I thank Gary so much for his generosity and kindness. Gary did such a good job on his interview with me several years ago and I appreciate him very much.
First of all, I will share the link to the entire interview so that everyone may read it in full:
Robert C. Cantwell was a Golden Gloves competitor. His chosen profession was law enforcement. Joining the Denver Police Department, he would climb through every rank in the Department. He became the Director of Prisons for the Colorado Department Of Correction and the Director of the Colorado Bureau Of Investigation. From 1970 to 1977 Mr. Cantwell provided security for Elvis Presley. He wrote a book about his time with Elvis titled The Elvis Presley I Knew: Beyond The Headlines And Scandal To The Heart Of The Superstar 1970 – 1977. (5 Prince Publishing. http://www.5PrinceBooks.com. Mr. Cantwell spoke with us about his time with Elvis and the Elvis Presley he knew.
A – When Elvis was ready go on the stage we’d be standing right by him just chatting. Joe would say, “When Elvis gets over there by the steps leading up to the stage, you guys stop talking to him.” We always small talked to him. Never, did I ever ask him about what it was like to be a singer or popular. I just figured he gets those questions from everybody else. We talked mostly about his mother, dad and his growing up. He had a lot of similar background as I did. His dad was in jail. My dad was in and out of jail. We moved all the time. Anyway, we’d back off and go stand over with Sonny and Red. I didn’t like the other guy, Grob. That’s why I don’t mention his name much. I always felt that he thought we were trying to push him out of his job.
Q – Did you ever read Gail Brewer Giorgio’s book?
A – I’ve read so many books on Elvis most after I had published my book but don’t remember her. The only book I really took offense to was Sonny and Red West’s book. As I said in my book, I’m not going to debate ’em. They were around him all the time for years. But I can tell you the time I was around him personally, and I have a lot of experience recognizing drug users including my dad and having worked drug cases, in my job, I know Elvis never, and that’s an absolute, used any drugs around us nor did I ever detect any usage on his behalf.
Q – That’s probably because you were looking for hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, meth. If we are to believe the reports out there, Elvis was abusing prescription drugs. And that’s awfully hard to accept.
A – I worked so many cases where persons forged scripts and were “high” when we arrested them. These were their drugs of choice as well as my dads’. They were always easy to spot through their eyes and slurred speech. I never detected any of these symptoms with Elvis. He always had Dr. Nick with him all the time. I know Dr. Nick always carried a doctor bag. I never saw him open the bag or hand anything to Elvis. I didn’t hear Elvis even talk about it in Vail when we were around him day and night; Jerry and Ron more than me. Maybe he wouldn’t do it in front of us. I would hope he wouldn’t. I don’t know what type of drugs Elvis was allegedly using. I know what I’ve read; Barbiturates and amphetamines, which you can spot right away. His eyes were never dilated or constricted. He never talked with a slur. I never saw him drink any alcoholic beverages. The only thing he drank, and he’d sometimes run out of, was Mountain Valley Spring Water. He carried cases of it with him. We didn’t have that particular spring water in Denver so I’d bring him a case of Perrier Water when I came back up to Vail from Denver.
Q – You saw the change in Elvis’ physical appearance over the years. What did you think was going on? What did everybody else around him say?
A – We would talk to Elvis. We called him E.P. “Hey E.P., you’re putting on some weight buddy.” That’s what I would say to him. He’d say, “Oh, yeah Bob. I’m drinking too much water.”
Q – That’s what he would say?
A – To me, yeah. I can tell you from experience, if you’re taking any amphetamine it work the opposite. You’re going to be skinny. Plus your teeth are going to start looking rotten. Even if he was taking a barbiturate, a sedative, he would be sleepy, Jerry, Ron and I talked about him when he was really getting huge and his face was swollen up. It was almost like people I’ve seen that have too much water. But he still talked good and everything. He’d say, “I know man. I’ve got to get back to exercising.” When we’d go to Memphis, that’s what we would do. We’d play a lot of racquetball. I don’t know what caused it. I don’t understand how anybody could say it was because he was on drugs. If it were anything else, you’d think they’d be giving him water pills.
Q – I was told Elvis wanted to be in law enforcement. He wanted to be a cop.
A – That’s true.
Q – He had that badge from the DEA. No President has ever given an American entertainer a badge like that. John Wayne didn’t get one. Frank Sinatra didn’t get one. Elvis got one.
A – Now, wait a minute. We can compare John Wayne to Elvis, but couldn’t compare Frank Sinatra. I know a lot about Sinatra. When he came to Denver he wouldn’t let police around him.
Q – Was that an honorary badge that Elvis had or could he really arrest a person?
A – It was a real one. I don’t think it was DEA though. It was Bureau Of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Everybody calls it DEA today ’cause that’s what they are, Drug Enforcement Administration.
Q – But could Elvis arrest you if he flashed that badge?
A – I suppose. Elvis always looked like Elvis though. Unless somebody thought he was working undercover. I’d never seen him flash a badge. He’d put a bunch of different badges on his jacket. He was with Ron and I and rode in the police car with us. When we’d make a stop, Elvis would get out of the back seat and he just stood by the car. He didn’t approach the people that we went up to the car on.
Q – You wrote everything about Elvis you wanted to write, correct? There’s not going to be a follow-up book, is there?
A – No, no.
….Q – You didn’t like that book. At the time it came out, Sonny was hoping it would encourage Elvis to take different path. I was reading the book a couple of days before August 16th, 1977. So, if that was the intended purpose, the book should have come out earlier.
A – You got it. I think that book had a lot to do with Elvis’ death. That’s my personal opinion. But knowing Elvis, if he was using as much drugs as they said, why didn’t I, or Jerry or Ron, and we talked about this a lot when that book came out, “Guys, am I losing it?” I would’ve noticed it right away. We weren’t always together with him at the same time. We were around, but not at the same time. Besides I had arrested other entertainers.
…Q – Back to Elvis, I don’t see how the man could function, rehearse, record and travel if he was on as many drugs as has been reported. It makes no sense to me.
A – I’m not going to refute what they said in that book Elvis: What Happened? I’m not saying he didn’t. I’m just saying I never saw it. We were up early in the morning to play racquetball. One time we were in Vegas and it was after the concert. In his suite he had some stairs that went down to like a dance floor. I was sitting up on the steps, watching people dance. Shortly thereafter Elvis comes and sits next to me. He wanted to know why wasn’t dancing. “Shit Elvis, I’m happy at home. I can’t even dance with my wife. I don’t know how.” We started laughing and talking. I never saw him dance either. He said, “I don’t know how either.” Then he wanted a bottle of water. It was a case of the Mountain Valley Spring Water they brought in. It was sitting on the side of the stairwell, the staircase. He said, “How about you getting me a glass of water?” I said, “Hey Elvis, when you get up in the morning do you have to take a piss?” He said, “Well, yeah.” “So do I. So if you want a bottle of water, go get it.” “Okay Bob.” So he went down and got a bottle. I hollered down to him, “Hey EP, how about bringing me up a bottle while you’re at it,” and he did. As we talked, the conversation centered mainly about his mom. He loved his mom. I’m not sure he really loved his dad that much, but he really loved his mom. Then I said, “Elvis, I don’t get it buddy. I’m falling asleep on the stairwell and you’re still alive.” He said, “Well, it’s hard to go to sleep after a concert. You have to work yourself up to go onto the stage,” which I saw him do before he’d go up the steps to the stage. He’d really get psyched up. After the concert he didn’t go to sleep ’cause he was wired. He said, “Sometimes if it’s really bad, I have to take a sleeping aid. I just can’t sleep.” I’ve heard other entertainers tell me that. What it was, he never went into it, nor did I probe.
Q – Did Elvis ever say “I’m tired of being Elvis”? Was he unhappy with his life?
A – No. He would say, “It’s nice to be around you guys because you’re down to earth. You’re not always asking me about this or can you give me this? Where all these other people around me are leeches.” He did like Sonny and Red West. I liked ’em. Of all the people, they were good people. They were down to earth. He never said a bad word about ’em. That’s why I believe when they wrote that book; I think that pushed him overboard. They were his friends. If anybody were going to turn on Elvis, why would they do it? If it weren’t for Elvis, they wouldn’t have been anything.
I also published an article on my website, a year ago, about Mr. Cantwell’s book. That article appears on the following page of my site:
I sent Jesse a copy of Mr. Cantwell’s book at that time.
Just to share with everyone that Jesse did call me this afternoon. He is doing well and sounded great. He said that he did get to go for the picnic last week and, though it was cool, he did have a nice time. He took his guitar as did little Nick. He is teaching little Nick to play a guitar and Jesse said he is doing good with it. I told Jesse that Nick has the best teacher in the world. Jesse laughed and said “I wish!” Jesse likes coconut macaroons and so I baked a batch and sent to him to take along on his picnic and he said that everybody liked them. We had a nice visit and, as always, it was the high point of my day.
SENT TO JESSE THRU THIS POINT ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS
I AM VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE I SEE THAT VERY FEW VISITORS HAVE RESUMED POSTING THEIR MESSAGES TO JESSE NOW THAT THE MESSAGES FOR JESSE PAGE HAS BEEN RESTORED FOLLOWING MY WEBSITE CRASH BACK AT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY.
JESSE DOES ENJOY RECEIVING THE MESSAGES ONCE EACH MONTH (FOLLOWING THE END OF EACH MONTH).
I DO HOPE THAT YOU WILL POST ON THAT MESSAGE BOARD VERY SOON AND PLEASE PASS THE WORD TO ANY OTHER FANS YOU MAY KNOW WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS OPTION.
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH,
LOVE, LIGHT AND PEACE TO ALL,
LINDA HOOD SIGMON
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
While out shopping today, I caught sight of the small front page article in the upper right cover page of the National Examiner. Normally I don’t waste my time or money on the rag mags. But, this one did catch my eye and so I bought it to share the images below on here.
Sometimes even a blind hog finds an acorn…so the Examiner did have this one photo which I found of interest. The article itself which accompanied this digitally created photo of Elvis at 82 is totally garbage and not worth the time it would take to read it, so please don’t rush out to buy this issue.
Below is the image which they say has been created by forensic experts of what Elvis would look like at 82. I do like this image in that it is not too far removed from the way Jesse himself looked when he was 59 in the 1994 photo with Benjamin who was two at that time.
This is a “just for fun” article and not to be taken at all literally.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
I was very excited to find the below item on the Facebook page of a very nice young man, Matt West Perreira, who is friends with, and operates a Facebook page about, Mr. Paul Lichter. Mr. Lichter is well known in the Elvis world for his photographs of Elvis, his wonderful books about Elvis, etc.
The reason that the below letter is so exciting for me to see is because of the fact that Elvis, himself, received and signed the postal delivery receipt for this letter on the morning of August 16, 1977 around 9:30 AM. The time of this signature has been of great interest to all of us involved in the quest for evidence that Elvis did not die on that day. The time of his signature on this receipt conflicts with the reports regarding his whereabouts on that day. This receipt, proves that he was not upstairs in the bathroom as has been reported.
The copy of the receipt itself has been included in many works in years past. I have an article on this website which I published on January 17, 2010 as shown below:
#1. The Dr’s. estimated that Elvis may have died as early as 9:00 that morning. So, how do they explain all of the attempts of CPR at the house, in the ambulance, and in the emergency room…on a body which was already in rigor mortise when found in the bathroom? You can see this statement below at the end of the first paragraph in the full page.
Elvis had left the bathroom. We know this because he, himself, was downstairs and signed for a mail delivery sometime around 9:30 that morning…it was a letter from Paul Lichter. Here is the copy of this signed and dated form.
Here is the link to my above page: https://lindahoodsigmonstruth.com/the-medical-examiners-report-and-the-autopsy/
Below is a copy of the actual letter which Mr. Lichter sent to Elvis and which Elvis received himself according to the above postal receipt. I have never seen a copy of the letter itself before until I came upon it on Matt West Perreira‘s Facebook page this past weekend. I wrote to Matt and obtained his permission to share a copy of the letter here for my visitors to enjoy.
Also, as we all know, Elvis was VERY busy on that day and I wonder if he had time to actually read the wonderful letter of encouragement which Mr. Lichter had written. This letter was addressing the topic of the slanderous book which had just come out “Elvis, What Happened?“. As you will see, Mr. Lichter was writing to reassure Elvis that none of us were going to fall away from loving him because of that nasty and hateful book.
If Elvis did not get to read the letter that day, then I know Jesse will be touched to read it now.
I thank Matt so very much for allowing me to share this on my site.
A copy of the letter that SIR PAUL , wrote and sent to ELVIS which he recieved and sighned for in the early morning of August 16 1977 . This would most probably be the last letter ELVIS ever read in his life . Thank God Paul Lichter wrote everything most fans wanted to convey to ELVIS especially durring the difficult time he was going through ,
Others may have seen this letter before. It may have actually been published in one of Mr. Lichter’s books. I only have one of his books so that may be why I have missed seeing it earlier.
Here is the link to the Facebook page on which the letter appears:
Mr. Lichter has written twenty books about Elvis. The one I have is a signed collectors edition of “Elvis Behind Closed Doors” which I treasure. I bought my book during one of our visits to Graceland many years ago.
Here is Matt’s nice statement about Mr. Lichter
With over 20 books written/published and in the collection of millions of ELVIS fans , the name PAUL LICHTER is that of a legend . Many of the people who meet and speak with SIR PAUL always say the same thing , how nice and down to earth he is , never mind the knowledge he posses of both ELVIS and music in general. In the years to come and those that have passed, the books and this man himself will be remembered with love and Respect . As SIR PAUL would say ROCK ON !
One more very interesting thing relating to Mr. Lichter and the above signed postal receipt:
There is a very good interview with Mr. Lichter done by Gary James with Classic Bands. As you may recall it was Gary James who did my very first interview and did such a good job with it. Because I want to finish up this article right now, I have not written to ask Gary’s permission to include a copy of the excerpt of his interview in which Mr. Lichter goes into a lot of detail about Elvis having signed for this letter. Please visit the following site and scroll down through the interview looking for the topic of Elvis signing for the letter on the morning of August 16, 1977. It will certainly be interesting to you to read the truth behind the postal receipt.
I will caution you though, before you read the above interview, to be prepared that Mr. Lichter does NOT believe that Elvis is alive. But, that’s OK. He just doesn’t know the truth.
Update on Jeff Burton:
Jeff had good reports from Vanderbilt in Nashville in January and was allowed to come home until early June. He has been doing good until 2 days ago. He coughed and bit his tongue and it wouldn’t quit bleeding. He is in ICU and had a platelet count of 14 (normal is 150 to 200). He also had blood pressure over 200 and they were afraid of another heart attack.
He stopped bleeding but his platelet count is still only 21. His blood pressure has lowered but still borderline. I am giving details so you will know exactly what is going on and know what to pray for. I am asking again for your prayers because your prayers with FAITH is what has saved Jeff so many times and Jeff wants to live!!!
GOD hears your prayers not just for Jeff but for everything you are praying for. HE is the ONLY power that can perform MIRACLES!!!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL,
James & Louise Burton
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
Nashville Elvis Festival celebrates the King
Have a great day, today God took my mom up to be with my dad , now I have 2 guardian Angels, just pray for me if you can. I was very lucky to have a great mom and dad , smile God loves you , kill somebody with kindness?
Here is a photo of that sweet couple:
This photo was shared on the Facebook group page (Elvis Presley and Dr. Nick) by Mark Patterson.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
New place for reflections: Birthplace opens new venue
By M. Scott Morris
TUPELO – Visitors to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum have a new place to sit and reflect on the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s legacy.
Fans joined museum employees and board members on Wednesday morning for a ribbon cutting to showcase upgrades to the lake on the property.
The new venue is known as “Reflections.” Two fountains and a waterfall have been added. Walkers can cross a wooden bridge, and the lake is surrounded by a sidewalk and benches.
Henry Dodge, president of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, said the improvements were inspired by a visit from Priscilla Presley several years ago. She was asked what Elvis might’ve thought of the Birthplace.
“She said he would be honored, he would be so appreciative and he would be amazed at what had been created at his Birthplace,” Dodge said.
If Elvis were able to visit, Dodge said he hoped he’d see how the Birthplace was designed to use his example to inspire hope in others and encourage them to dream their own dreams.
“After experiencing the venues, perhaps Elvis would have wandered down to Reflections, a rustic, natural, serene place perfect for meditation and metaphysical thinking,” Dodge said. “Sitting by the waterfall with the opening of the lake in view, Elvis would reflect upon those people and blessings that helped him become extraordinarily successful.”
Dick Guyton, executive director of the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation, said the lake wasn’t on the property during Elvis’ time, but it offers another way for fans to connect with the music legend who spent his first 13 years in Tupelo.
A satiny gold cloth was removed from a plaque that in part reads: “Perhaps reflection on the first thirteen years of one’s own life will bring to mind families, communities, special individuals and other early influences that have shaped your life.”
While sitting at a picnic table overlooking the lake, Robert and Marie Merriman from a village near Northwich, England, said they were impressed by the effort devoted to developing the Birthplace and the grounds since their last visit six years ago.
“It’s a real bonus for us to see all this. We weren’t expecting it,” Robert Merriman said. “This place must bring tourists in. It’s got to be great for the town to have a place like this.”
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017
Screams from Elvis Presley’s fans often drowned him out.
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