It's common knowledge that beloved late singer and rock icon Elvis Presley passed away at his famed Graceland mansion in 1977, but did his soul ever move on? There have been claims that the King's ghost is still wandering the hallways. We can't help but wonder ourselves, is Graceland haunted? Graceland is one of the most iconic places to visit if you're an Elvis fan, and was even named the most Instagrammable attraction in Tennessee. Whether it's spooky season or the middle of summer, fans have long wondered if they might actually feel the spirit of the late singer on the grounds of his longtime home.
It has been stated that guests of the Memphis mansion get a spine-chilling feeling throughout their bodies when they stand in the Graceland foyer, directly underneath the bathroom where Presley took his last breath. But is that really enough evidence to suspect that the King is haunting the grounds of Graceland? Here's what's been said about the haunted nature of Graceland, from Priscilla Presley herself to others who have walked the mansion's halls. Will you actually have a supernatural experience if you decide to visit? It's not guaranteed, but it's also not out of the question.
Is Graceland Haunted?
Allegedly, visitors have caught glimpses of Presley's face in glassed casings around the house or even felt his presence next to the closet of his famous jumpsuits. It's also rumored that you can hear his singing from the second floor of the mansion, which is kept private for the family and is not open to patrons at all.
In fact, it's not just visitors. Priscilla Presley told The Guardian, "His spirit is communicating to me. When I go to Graceland, my gosh, I can walk in that door and see him walking down the stairs, I can hear laughter, I can hear the music playing in the music room. It's a very surreal feeling. But it's not scary, it's beautiful."
The museum that inhabits Graceland is so convinced that the house is still hosting the spirit of Elvis that they have haunted mansion panels and "after-hours" exhibits where visitors can enjoy a tour of the mansion at dusk.
The Graceland website has a page dedicated to Elvis sightings, where fans from all over the world submit their stories of coming into contact with the King. There are also numerous videos online that claim you can see Elvis' ghost walking in the trees just outside of Graceland. If you ever find yourself in Memphis, Tenn., you can take a haunted tour of the city. Want to guess where one of the stops on that tour is? You're right— Graceland.
Is the ghost of the King of Rock 'n Roll still haunting the grounds of Graceland? Considering that he lived there and is now buried there, it wouldn't come as a surprise if his soul still wanders the perimeter of the mansion. Don't believe me? Take a visit for yourself. Just don't be surprised when you get an eerie feeling as soon as you walk through the front doors.
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Editors Note: This article was originally published on October 14, 2021.
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