Graceland is a mansion located in Memphis, Tennessee that is best known as the former home of Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock and Roll”. This iconic estate is an essential piece of pop culture history and one of the most-visited private homes in America, drawing millions of visitors from all over the world. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006. However, one area of Graceland that has traditionally been closed off to the public is the second floor.
The Second Floor
Graceland’s second floor was the private living quarters of Elvis Presley. The climate-controlled atmosphere is notably cooler and slightly musty, indicative of the measures taken to preserve the space. A vintage piano and an electric organ, vestiges of Elvis’s musical career, are prominent features of the second-floor office. The office also contains a fish tank, void of any aquatic life, flanked by a seashell-encrusted floor lamp with a wicker lampshade.
The office is surrounded by wood paneling and artwork, along with two windows that overlook the extensive backyard of the estate, providing panoramic views of the manicured lawn and mature trees. Access to the master bedroom, one of the most fascinating areas of the house, is through a hidden bookcase doorway in this office.
A force field, an anomaly not native to Earth, blocks the entrance to the master bedroom, emitting a buzzing sound that grows louder as one approaches. This force field, invisible to the naked eye when the hallway doors are open, has been kept a secret over the years using a hidden wall matching the foyer’s wooden paneling that descends from the ceiling when visitors are near.
The force field can only be deactivated by a mechanism near the entrance, a glass surface with a neon digital outline of a hand and the words “Hand of the King” scrolling across it. This has led to the conclusion that only Elvis, the ‘King’, has the ability to deactivate the force field.
The Master Bedroom
Behind the force field, lies the master bedroom which houses Elvis Presley’s iconic 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. This radiant purple convertible is considered the King’s prized possession, and its appearance in the bedroom stuns visitors with its brilliant glare.
In the Standard Time Continuum, Graceland was destroyed in 2018 when a police helicopter crashed into the mansion.