ONE of Elvis’ exes says she’s convinced The King regularly visits her from beyond the grave, claiming that strange blue orbs appeared and lights flickered during a spiritual event she held for the anniversary of his death.
Mindi Miller, a former model and actress who briefly dated Elvis in 1975, has been hosting spiritual sermons at the TigerMan Dojo in Memphis, Tennessee, during the annual Elvis Week celebrations marking 45 years since his death.
The 72-year-old told The U.S. Sun in an exclusive interview that Elvis is never far from her mind – and, so she claims, never far from her in spirit either.
“He has come to me many times,” claimed Mindi. “One of the things that Elvis always said to me was, ‘Mindi, look for me in the clouds.’
“Not that he thought he was going to die suddenly or anything, he was just incredibly spiritual and said it all the time.
“And to this day, I still do. Every day I wake up, look out of my bedroom window, and the first thing I do is look at the clouds and sometimes I see formations that look just like Elvis.”
It was these such encounters and many others like it that Mindi claims to have had with what she believes to be the spirit of Elvis that she recounted to an audience inside his old karate gym on Sunday night.
“I had been talking about how I sometimes hear Elvis singing ‘Love Me Tender’ when there’s no music around me, and suddenly these two ladies stood up and said, ‘I’m sorry, we don’t mean to interrupt you’, and they were crying,” Mindi recounted.
“And one of the two women had been recording on her phone and caught these bright blue orbs floating in front of me.”
According to Mindi, footage of the perceived paranormal encounter shows a series of bright pockets of light moving around above her head in an up and down motion.
At the same time, a light in the corner of the room suddenly began to flicker, she further claims.
“And then, on my mother’s grave,” she added, placing her hand on her heart, “the [Elvis tribute act] who was playing outside started singing Love Me Tender.
“Everybody in the audience heard it and started to cry.
“What’s even weirder is that one of my friends knows the [Elvis Tribute Act] who was playing and she says he never sings Love Me Tender.
“She went out to ask him why he decided to sing it in that moment, and she told me he said, ‘I don’t know, something just told me to sing it.'”
ALWAYS ON HIS MIND?
Mindi believes the succession of strange occurrences is unequivocal proof that The King’s spirit was in the room with her and around 75 of his dedicated fans on Sunday, two days before the 45th anniversary of his death.
“He was here,” she defiantly declared, speaking from the famed Elvis dojo-turned-museum the following night.
“I don’t feel him in here today, but he was here last night.
“Elvis was voraciously enamored with the afterlife … and he said to me that whenever he died, he would contact the people he loves and cares about in a way that only they would recognize.
“So these encounters have happened to me on several occasions, and this is just the latest in a long line of examples.”
Mindi briefly dated Elvis in 1975 and again in 1976, just over a year before his tragic death from a heart attack at the age of 42.
Her path first crossed with the late star’s sometime in 1973 as the then 22-year-old was driving through Hollywood.
She had been riding with a friend when a black Stutz Blackhawk came roaring toward her on the other side of the road.
Noting the unusual look of the luxury car, Mindi glanced over to catch a sight of its driver.
She looked in to see a man with thick, jet-black sideburns wearing golden shades and sporting a high collar – with even higher hair – sitting in the driver’s seat.
“There’s no mistaking it was him,” Mindi said, staring off into the distance with a smile. “And I went, ‘Oh my god, it’s Elvis Presley.'”
Apparently then overcome with an overwhelming surge of energy – not unlike the legions of adoring young women he’d possessed with his electric stage presence 20 years earlier – Mindi had to pull over to the side of the road.
“It felt like someone had struck me over the back of the head, literally,” Mindi remembered.
“So I pulled my car over and my girlfriend asked me what’s wrong and I told her I was having a premonition.
“I’ve been having premonitions since I was a little girl, and I felt this extreme energy around me – his energy – and I said, not only am I going to meet this man, but I’m going to know him and I’m going to know him well.”
A ROYAL APPOINTMENT
Fast forward two years and Mindi was invited to a party at Elvis’ Beverly Hills mansion by a mutual friend who she met at a local celebrity-hotspot nightclub.
The model, who had recently decided to trade out LA for Rome, was under no impression that Elvis would be in attendance.
It’s not uncommon for Tinsel Town’s elite to rent out their homes for parties when they’re out of town, she explained, and she certainly thought Elvis would be no exception.
When she pulled up to 144 Monovale Drive, Mindi was greeted by a rather desolate scene: there was no valet, no red rope, no doorman checking names, and not even the faintest sound of music emanating from inside.
Confused, but undeterred, Mindi knocked on the door. She was led inside into what she described as a huge den where members of Elvis’ inner circle – known as the Memphis Mafia – were gathered around a television set.
There were no other guests in sight and no sign of a DJ.
What she thought would be a night of fun and dancing soon turned into an “inquisition” with members of Elvis’ entourage peppering her with rapid-fire questions, quizzing her about her family, her upbringing, and her spiritual beliefs.
“I felt like I was interviewing for a job or something,” she laughed.
“So I just kept answering all of their questions before two of them suddenly left the room.
“Then all of a sudden I was sitting there watching the TV ahead of me when I felt this rush of ferocious energy enter the room.
“And I looked over to my right, and there was Elvis Presley standing in the doorway.
“I look at him and thought, ‘What the hell is he doing here?'”
COULDN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Noticing her lingering glance, Mindi says Elvis returned her gaze and approached, purring: “Hi, honey. Sorry I’m late, but so were you.”
The King then introduced himself to Mindi with an outstretched hand and sat next to her on the couch.
As Mindi remembers it, Elvis, they’d later determine, had been set up on a blind date by Mindi’s friend and was waiting upstairs for more than an hour for his mystery woman to arrive.
Mindi, meanwhile, had never been told she was going on a date with Elvis or anyone else, a fact that shocked and amused the legendary crooner.
The evening, though far different from the one Mindi had envisioned, went off without a hitch and the conversation never stalled.
Within an hour, Elvis had offered to buy Mindi a new car to replace the beaten-up convertible 1967 Ford Mustang she’d driven to the party.
When she declined the incredibly generous gesture, he offered to buy her a ring, any ring of her choosing, but still she refused.
“I just turned him down because I honestly didn’t want it,” Mindi said.
“And he was shocked because nobody ever turned down those kinds of gifts from him, but I wanted something bigger – I wanted him.
“I didn’t dare say it, but I wanted to tell him if there’s anything I want, I want you.”
The pair spent the evening bonding over their aligned spiritual beliefs and their love of karate, fast cars, and Hawaii.
While her apparent premonition that she’d one day meet Elvis did ring true, Mindi and Elvis dated for only a short time in 1975, and again in 1976 before their relationship ultimately fizzled out.
‘THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY’
For Mindi, more than four decades on from her time dating Elvis, there is no doubt in her mind that he was the one who got away.
In the time since, she says no man who has walked into her life has measured up to the one who was born into extreme poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi, and went on to become one of the most iconic musicians in history.
“I’ve never felt anything like his energy since,” Mindi said.
“I look for that energy every single day, I want it, but I’ve never been able to meet someone who could just wow me like that.
“There’s nobody like him, there never will be.
“Nobody has ever measured up and I never married.
“He was the one that got away, yeah.”
THAT GNAWING FEELING
Still, Mindi said she has found comfort in her belief that The King walks with her in spirit, with his presence reportedly manifesting in all different forms – from bright orbs in a cellphone video to a music box playing Love Me Tender despite not having been wound.
The only thing that gnaws at her now, she says, is something that she was apparently told by two of Elvis’ friends during the pandemic regarding a potential missed opportunity of reconciliation.
Claiming to have been told the same story by two Elvis associates on two separate occasions, Mindi says that Elvis was asking after her in the months preceding his death.
“They told me he’d been asking for me but I never got the call,” she said, adding: “I know why now, but I’ll take that to my grave.
“He was apparently asking for me a few times when he was alone, one of them was when he was in Syracuse, New York.
“And he told Joe Esposito [Elvis’ road manager], ‘Call Mindi, she understands me. I want her out here. Send the Lisa Maria [Elvis’ private jet].”
Mindi said it was “horrific” to learn that she apparently missed a chance to reconcile with the love of her life – and it’s a source of frustration that lingers with her.
“I have to tell you, it gnaws at me almost daily or every time I think of him,” she said.
“Who knows if things may have panned out differently.”
Thousands of Elvis fans flocked to Graceland on Monday night to pay their respects to the Suspicious Minds singer on the eve of the anniversary of his death.
Elvis died inside a bathroom at the mansion on August 16, 1977.
His cause of death was officially ruled a heart attack.
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