Shirley Mason/Jesse’s letter to the Attorney General of Missouri
|NEWS UPDATE – TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
Here is the link to attorney Andrew Mayoras’ article in which my site is mentioned in a very favorable light.
I am so grateful to him for helping to introduce people to me and my material.
Here is the link:
The following is an excerpt from this article:
Sir, I don’t know if you believe in my continued existence or not, but if I continue to expose myself like I did in the book, I will be eliminated very easily. Pure and simple as that.
The Attorney General’s office had the letter analyzed by a special type of handwriting expert, Shirley Mason, who was a certified graphologist. Graphology is commonly used by the FBI and throughout Europe, but is not universally accepted.
Mason worked for the Kansas City Bureau of Investigations for many years, successfully using graphology as evidence in criminal court cases. Shirley Mason reported that she compared the Jesse letter to past letters written by Elvis. So what did she have to say about it?
Not only did they match, Mason wrote, but she would testify in court, under oath, that Elvis “has to be ALIVE.” She felt the handwriting was “UNMISTAKABLE”. The attorney general’s office cleared Dr. Hinton of all charges.
Here’s a website by Linda Hood Sigmon, who is a friend of Jesse, showing copies of the Jesse letter and the Mason report. (continued)
UPDATED – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2010
I WAS TOLD, AFTER MY ADDITION ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010, THAT I HAVEN’T DOCUMENTED ARTICLES ON MY WEB SITE AS I HAVE ALWAYS STATED. IN THAT PERSON’S OPINION, I HAVE NOT DOCUMENTED THE PAGE WHICH I DISPLAY SHOWING MS. MASON’S GRAPHOLOGY REPORT. THIS PERSON STATES THAT I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A COPY OF THE CORRESPONDENCE ASKING MS. MASON TO ANALYZE JESSE’S HANDWRITING.
AS AN ASIDE, THIS PERSON ALSO STATED THAT GRAPHOLOGY IS NOT A SCIENCE AND IS SIMILAR TO ASTROLOGY AND OF THE OCCULT. THOSE TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE ARTICLE TO WHICH I HAVE PROVIDED A LINK IN MY FIRST ARTICLE DATED FEBRUARY 23, 2010 BELOW.
ALSO, THE FACT THAT MS. MASON WAS ASSOCIATED IN A PROFESSIONAL CAPACITY WITH THE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ALSO BACKS UP HER CREDENTIALS. UNLESS, OF COURSE MS. MASON MADE UP HER CREDENTIALS.
SHE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE BEEN VERY RECKLESS AND BOLD TO FABRICATE THAT INFORMATION AND THEN HAVE IT MADE PUBLIC IN FRONT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF MISSOURI.
THIS PERSON ALSO ALLEGES THAT THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS LISTED BY MS. MASON ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A RESUME WHICH SHE HERSELF HAD WRITTEN. THIS PERSON INSISTS THAT, EVEN THOUGH IT IS WRITTEN IN THE 3RD PERSON, THAT SHE REALLY DID WRITE IT HERSELF. THUS INSINUATING THAT HER CREDENTIALS ARE NOT HONEST. HE STATED THAT I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED OUT HER CREDENTIALS MYSELF.
THIS PERSON SHOULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN A STATEMENT SUCH AS THAT ABOUT MS. MASON WITHOUT HAVING OBTAINED WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION CONFIRMING THEIR DOUBTS WERE TRUE. MAKING THAT UNFOUNDED STATEMENT IS LIBELOUS AND DEFAMING OF A PROFESSIONAL’S CREDENTIALS.
INSERTED HERE IS THE PHOTO AND LIFE STORY OF MS. MASON WHICH WAS PUBLISHED UPON HER DEATH LAST SEPTEMBER. I ASK IS THIS THE LIFE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO WOULD HAVE HAD TO MAKE UP STATEMENTS ABOUT HERSELF, HER EDUCATION AND HER PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS? I CERTAINLY DON’T THINK SO!
I, BY THE WAY, HAD POSTED THIS OBITUARY ON MY SITE BACK WHEN HER DEATH OCCURRED LAST YEAR, THEREBY HAVING MORE PROOF OF MY OWN THAN JUST VIEWING HER CREDENTIALS ON HER REPORT.
THIS PERSON FURTHER DECLARES THAT I HAVE NOT DOCUMENTED ANY PART OF MS. MASON’S ARTICLE EVEN THOUGH ALL OF THIS WAS REPORTED IN DETAIL BY SUZANNE STRATFORD IN THE FOX 8 NEWS REPORT. THIS PERSON’S COMMENT ABOUT FOX 8 WAS “OH, THAT’S THAT STATION THAT RAN ALL OF THE DNA STUFF” THUS NOT ONLY DISCREDITING ME AND MS. MASON, BUT ALSO DISMISSING FOX 8 IN THE SAME WAY THAT ONE WOULD SHOO AWAY A PESKY FLY.
I HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH SUZANNE AND HAVE THE VIDEO TAPES OF ALL OF THE REPORTS SHE HAS DONE CONCERNING JESSE. SHE HAS IMPRESSED ME AS A VERY PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER. SHE MADE TRIPS AND TALKED WITH PEOPLE REGARDING THIS TOPIC WHICH SHE HAS NOT EVEN MENTIONED ON THE AIR.
ALSO SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING IN THE ABOVE REFERENCED FOX 8 REPORT: FOX 8 HAD A “FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER” ALSO ANALYZE JESSE’S HANDWRITING. THAT LADY WOULD NOT GO OUT ON A LIMB AND DECLARE THAT IT WAS NOR THAT IT WASN’T ELVIS PRESLEY’S HANDWRITING. SHE JUST DID NOT WANT TO BE KNOWN AS HAVING SAID EITHER A “YES” OR A “NO” ON A TOPIC THAT HAD THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A VERY HIGH PROFILE NEWS STORY. YOU ALSO WILL SEE THIS IN THE FOX 8 NEWS REPORT:
ALSO ON THIS REPORT, YOU WILL SEE THAT THE FINGER PRINTS DID NOT MATCH…WHICH BAFFLED THE EXAMINER. I CAN ONLY SAY THAT PERHAPS ELVIS HAS HAD HIS FINGERPRINTS ALTERED TO AVOID SOMETHING LIKE THIS TAKING PLACE. I DO KNOW OF ANOTHER INSTANCE IN WHICH SOMETHING WHICH ELVIS HAS HANDLED HAD FINGERPRINTS WHICH WERE “NOT READABLE / INCONCLUSIVE”. SO I READILY SAY “I DON’T KNOW”. I HAVE NOT ASKED HIM. HE IS MY FRIEND AND I DON’T ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION. BUT, THIS DOES NOT SAY THAT I HAVE NOT LEARNED ENOUGH TO TELL ME, BEYOND ALL DOUBT, THAT JESSE IS ELVIS…I HAVE NOT JUST ACCEPTED THIS FACT “BLINDLY” AS MY CRITICS HAVE BEEN SAYING.
I BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WHO DOES AN IN DEPTH STUDY OF MY WEB SITE WILL RECOGNIZE THAT I AM NOT A LIAR, NOR A DELUDED FANATIC, NOR AN EMOTIONALLY NEEDY PERSON WHO HAS FORMED AN ATTACHMENT TO JESSE BECAUSE I NEED HIM IN MY LIFE. NONE OF THIS IS EVEN REMOTELY TRUE. MY FRIENDS WHO KNOW ME WELL WILL CONFIRM THAT NONE OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS FIT ME.
I DO FEEL THAT I HAVE DOCUMENTED THE THINGS WHICH I HAVE STATED ABOUT MS. MASON’S FINDINGS IN THAT I POSTED MS. MASON’S COMPLETE DOCUMENT DETAILING HER CREDENTIALS AND HER FINDINGS AND HER ULTIMATE DETERMINATION. I PUT A VIDEO OF THE FOX 8 NEWS REPORT ON YOUTUBE WITH A LINK IN ORDER THAT EACH VIEWER COULD SEE WHAT WAS SAID FOR THEMSELVES. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET VIEWED THE FOX 8 NEWS REPORT, PLEASE WATCH. HERE, ONCE AGAIN, IS THE LINK TO MY VIDEO:
FOR ME TO HAVE NOT DOCUMENTED MY STATEMENTS, BUT SIMPLY WRITTEN AN ARTICLE DETAILING ALL OF THE FACTS WITHOUT SHOWING ANYTHING TO BACK UP MY WORDS, WOULD HAVE BEEN CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT ON MY PART. I HAVE MADE A GREAT EFFORT TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION FOR EACH TOPIC WHICH I HAVE ADDRESSED. IN FACT THERE ARE OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST WHICH I HAVE NOT ADDRESSED ON MY SITE BECAUSE I HAVE NO WAY OF SUBSTANTIATING THE FACTS….FACTS WHICH I KNOW TO BE TRUE.
I STAND BEHIND MY ARTICLE ON THE TOPIC OF MS. MASON AND ALL OTHER TOPICS ON MY WEB SITE. I SUGGEST THAT ANYONE WHO SHARES THE SKEPTICISM OF THIS CRITIC, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE TO VIEW SOME OTHER SITE THAT YOU DO BELIEVE IN.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
Update of my information regarding Ms. Mason’s professional experience and credentials. I am not a learned scholar of legal terms pertaining to handwriting findings which are entered into court cases as evidence. Therefore, I have been referring incorrectly to the findings by Ms. Mason which have been used in court proceedings.
Ms. Mason was indeed a graphologist in every sense of the word. That is the only way I have referenced her in all of my statements. However, in an effort to educate myself more in regard to the legal terms used for graphologist’s findings which are accepted in a court of law, I have learned that I have been using an incorrect term.
Actually, when handwriting analysis is accepted as evidence in legal proceedings, the legal term for it is the findings of a Forensic Document Examiner. Due to Ms. Mason’s over 10 year history of professional association working with the Kansas City, Missouri Bureau of Investigation…and that her findings have stood as “concrete evidence” in criminal cases, her correct professional title relating to this portion of her work is:
Forensic Document Examiner
Below is an excerpt from an article which explains these terms in detail. I hope everyone will take time to read the referenced article.
I ARRIVED AT MY CONCLUSION THAT (BECAUSE OF THE 10 YEARS SHE HAD SPENT WORKING WITH THE KANSAS CITY MISSOURI BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION DURING WHICH HER FINDINGS WERE ACCEPTED INTO EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES AS “CONCRETE EVIDENCE”) SHE OBVIOUSLY QUALIFIED FOR THE TITLE OF FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER IN THAT PORTION OF HER WORK. THERE IS NO REASON THAT A HIGHLY TRAINED GRAPHOLOGIST COULD NOT ALSO BE CAPABLE OF THE WORK OF A FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER. THE TWO OCCUPATIONS WOULD VERY MUCH GO HAND IN HAND. SO WHILE A GRAPHOLOGIST IS NOT THE SAME AS A FORENSIC DOCUMENT EXAMINER, A HIGHLY TRAINED PERSON COULD CERTAINLY BE BOTH.
THIS EXCERPT BELOW IS FROM THE ARTICLE FOR WHICH THE LINK IS PROVIDED:
Likewise a forensic document examiner (FDE) is not to be confused with a graphologist, and vice versa.
Many FDEs receive extensive training in all of the different aspects of the discipline. As a result they are competent to address a wide variety of questions about document evidence.
Here is a link to the complete detailed article regarding this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Questioned_document_examination
Below please read item #3 in Ms. Mason’s list of credentials
Questioned document examination (QDE) is the forensic science discipline pertaining to documents that are (or may be) in dispute in a court of law. The primary purpose of questioned/forensic document examination is to answer questions about a disputed document using a variety of scientific processes and methods. Many examinations involve a comparison of the questioned document, or components of the document, to a set of known standards. The most common type of examination involves handwriting wherein the examiner tries to address concerns about potential authorship.
A document examiner is often asked to determine if a questioned item originated from the same source as the known item(s), then present their opinion on the matter in court as an expert witness. Other common tasks include determining what has happened to a document, determining when a document was produced, or deciphering information on the document that has been obscured, obliterated or erased.
The discipline is known by many names including forensic document examination, document examination, diplomatics, handwriting examination, or sometimes handwriting analysis, although the latter term is not often used as it may be confused with graphology….