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State treasurer says ghost of Elvis spotted in vault; was ‘king’ looking for unused tickets?


Elvis in ghostly form is spotted near the door of the Kentucky Treasury vault. Was he looking for the unused tickets to a concert in Rupp Arena he never played? (Photo provided)

Elvis in ghostly form is spotted near the door of the Kentucky Treasury vault. Was he looking for the unused tickets to a concert in Rupp Arena he never played? (Photo provided)

 
With Halloween approaching, Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants Kentuckians to know that even bean counters can get into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion. He claims to have witnessed the ghost of Elvis in the state treasury vault!
 
The spirit allegedly lingered near the vault door this week and was even “captured on film,” says the treasurer. Why would the King of Rock ‘n Roll show up in Frankfort’s treasury vault of all places?
 
Hollenbach suspects he was looking to retrieve a pair of tickets from a scheduled Rupp Arena concert that never took place. Elvis didn’t show up on Aug. 23 in 1977 to play for a Kentucky crowd … because he died on Aug. 16.
 

“Paranormal experts speculate that Elvis wants to repay all the folks who missed the concert and is collecting every ticket and then haunting the owners with a song,” suggested Hollenbach.
 
Or could he have had another motive?
 
The treasurer says the tickets are among more than 20,000 unclaimed items from abandoned safe deposit boxes stored in the treasury vault. Other spooky items in the vault include a set of false teeth, a stack of silver bullion, a jewel encrusted tiara, a souvenir from the S.S. Titanic and a Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball.
 
There’s even an urn filled with the remains of someone or something.
 
If you think you might have something or some THING that belongs to you in the vault from an old safe deposit box and you want to retrieve it, go to MissingMoney.com and enter your name to see if you’re on the list.
 
Treasurer Hollenbach serves as custodian of all unclaimed property surrendered to the state that is presumed lost or abandoned. Each year, the Kentucky Treasury returns millions of dollars in unclaimed property to Kentucky residents.
 
Since 2008, the treasury has returned a record $115-million in unclaimed property to Kentuckians. The treasurer has set a goal of returning $120 million before his term ends next year so he has $5 million more to go. Could that be what Elvis was looking for?
 
From Kentucky State Treasury


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