Image: Bill Beeny
Jeff Roberson  /  AP
Bill Beeny, the founder of the Elvis is Alive Museum, looks over FBI files on Elvis Presley in 2007. Beeny sold the collection to current owner Andy Key.
updated 10/3/2008 7:02:05 PM ET 2008-10-03T23:02:05

The Elvis is Alive Museum will not live, at least not for now.

Andy Key tried to sell the Missouri museum twice on eBay. He received no bids by the time the auction ended Friday.

He did get one bid at his first asking price of $15,000, but it turned out to be from a child playing on a computer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Key bought the museum on eBay last year for more than $8,000. He says military duties will keep him away from home and he can't operate it.

The collection includes photos, books, FBI files, DNA reports and other memorabilia that aim to support the theory that Elvis Presley never died.

Bill Beeny, a Baptist minister who started the museum in 1990, says he has no plans to buy it back.

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