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Persuasive Essay

Elvis Presley - Alive and Singing Today?

***** the many accounts detailing the death of Elvis ***** in 1977, speculation is still rife about whether 'The K*****g' really died. Many people believe that ***** Presley faked his own ***** and lives a considerably quieter, simpler existence today. This paper explores the evidence proffered by supporters in doubt*****g the plausibility of Elvis Presley's death.

***** are three distinct ways one can look at this mystery. One ***** study ***** circumstances surrounding Elvis's de*****h ***** burial, the circumstances leading up to his death, and the occurrences that occurred immediately after ***** death. If one investigates the actual circumstances of his death and burial, ***** can observe a number of glaring inconsistencies. First of all, the name of Elvis Aron Presley is spelt incorrectly on his headst*****e. 'Aron' is ***** 'Aaron.' ***** seems unusually careless since a similar spelling error was committed on *****'s birth certificate when he was born. But h***** father took great pains to amend the ***** certificate, changing ***** to 'Ar*****.' The fact that the spelling error hasn't been corrected ***** odd since a headstone is visible to more people as they visit Gracel***** than a birth ***** (http://www.geocities.com/nashville/opry/5317/elvis2.html).

Elvis's 'body' has ***** buried beside his ***** and grandmother. However, ***** the world knew Elvis to be alive, he ***** adamant that he wis*****d to ***** buried ***** his mother. It is plausible that ***** helpers, knowing him to be alive still, ***** the 'fake' ***** beside his father and grandmother. Therefore, this would save the spot next ***** his mother for when the 'real' Elvis dies. The actual body of Elvis in the coff***** is also said to not resemble ***** King' at all. Elvis was kn***** ***** sport calluses on his hands. He is believed to have developed these calluses through being an 8th degree black belt. However, the body in ***** ********** possessed soft, smooth hands. The body in the coffin possessed arched eyebrows and a pug nose. These qu*****lities do not correspond with Elvis's features. Also, one of ***** *****'s sideburns kept falling off. ***** was so obvious that a hairdresser had to glue it back on the body later (http://www.geoc*****ies.com/nashville/opry/5317/elvis2.html).

Then there is the inordinate weight gain. Upon death, Elvis was reported to weigh 250 pounds. *****, when the pallbearers carried the coffin, it *****ed 900 *****. The 'Wax Body' theory currently circulating pos*****s the possibility ***** a w*****x body was made in the likeness of ***** and put in the c*****f*****. ***** extra ***** of the coffin is a result of *****n air-conditioning unit installed in the coffin to keep the wax body from melting. T***** ********** does provide an explanation for all the little discrepancies aforementi*****d. Then there are the discrepancies in ***** death certificate. A different weight figure is noted on the death certificate. It has Elvis down as 170 pounds *****stead of the 250 pounds Elvis is known ***** ***** weighed. In life, Elvis's vanity w***** reno*****ned. *****

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