Bidding to start on Elvis' crypt at $100,000

Photo courtesy of Julien's Auction House
Photo courtesy of Julien's Auction House

(WMC-TV) – Owning the crypt where Elvis Presley was buried could be a biggest fan's ultimate souvenir. That mausoleum crypt is now up for auction.

It made news around the world when the Forrest Hill Cemetery announced the King of Rock and Roll's crypt was for sale, but even still, some big fans still think the unique piece of history should remain sacred.

Elvis Presley was laid to rest in the crypt in 1977. He was there for two months before being reburied at Graceland.

Cemetery workers say Elvis fans still come from all over the world to visit the crypt. They say they have seen everything from chartered tour buses, to fans who like to leave special notes inside it for the King.

Forrest Hill Cemetery contacted Julien's Auction House in Beverly Hills, California, to negotiate the bidding.

"We're known as the auction house to the stars. We do a lot of high profile celebrity auctions for estates, we've done sales for the estate of Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope," said auctioneer Darren Julien. "Elvis Presley is a global icon. He's loved all over the world and it's definitely a unique piece of rock and roll history," explained Julien.

The bidding starts at $100,000 to be laid to rest like a king in Presley's former crypt.

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