Creepy Celebrity Ghost Stories Oct 26, 2014 11:35:05 GMT -5
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Creepy Celebrity Ghost Stories
Adele’s $11 million mansion (above) in Sussex, England, may have come with some unexpected accessories: Ghosts! The 21 singer purchased the sprawling 25-acre property, a former convent, in 2012. A friend told The Sun, “Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have. She is convinced it is haunted.”
Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd ain’t afraid of no ghost! In fact, he claims to have cuddled with a spook. Aykroyd told Contact Music that an entity got into his bed one night and he believed it was a man who died in the bedroom of his home before he bought the house. His reaction? Spooky snuggling. “Not meaning to discriminate, I just wiggled right up next to him and it was a rump-to-rump sleep for the night,” Aykroyd said. “And I slept quite fine.”
When Halle Berry was preparing for the role of Dorothy Dandridge, she borrowed a dress that once belonged to the siren, after which, she said, creepy things started happening. She told Ebony that she constantly heard the sound of water boiling and saw a baby doll dress floating in midair. Berry reportedly called Geri Branton, who had been a friend of Dandridge’s, who said, “Honey, I talk to Dottie all the time and if she is at your house, she means you no harm.” According to Berry, when she returned the gown, all the spooky incidents ceased.
People magazine reported that David Boreanaz has a ghost that disrupts his sleep. “We woke up in the middle of the night and we heard this big bang! It felt like the bed literally fell off underneath us,” he asserted. “My first instinct is we’re having an earthquake ... turns out, it wasn’t an earthquake. Cut to two weeks later, same thing happens. It’s like something picked our bed up.”
Coco Austin had an experience with a creep of the undead kind. She told the Naughty But Nice TV show, “I was watching TV, I was sitting on the couch at 11 a.m., and I was wearing a nightie, and I felt my dress move up my leg. I looked down and got freaked out. I pushed it down, watched TV, felt it again, and I could see it being pulled up. And then I felt a guy breathing in my ear.” Austin also noted that nothing of the sort has happened since she married Ice-T, because, well, even specters are scared of him.
“Some people have beachfront property, I have ghost-front property,” Nicolas Cage told People magazine. The property in question, the LaLaurie Mansion (above), is one of the most haunted houses in New Orleans and the former home of Madame Delphine LaLaurie, who gruesomely tortured her slaves and was part of the American Horror Story: Coven plot. Cage admitted to being too freaked out to ever sleep in the mansion, which may be one of the non-financial reasons he sold the property in 2009.
In a Reddit AMA, Cher admitted she believes her deceased ex, Sonny Bono, haunts her house – and she doesn’t mind. “I actually think that Sonny makes a light go on,” she claimed. “I have a beautiful chandelier that he makes the light go on when it is impossible, there is no power on. I love ghosts, I prefer ghosts to some people.”
In Bob Woodward’s book The Choice, the Washington Post reporter wrote about a spiritual adviser who helped Hillary Clinton channel Eleanor Roosevelt. According to Woodward, Mrs. Roosevelt spoke through Clinton, saying: “I was misunderstood. You have to do what you think is right. It was crucial to set a course and hold to it.”
Lily Collins told Jimmy Kimmel she experienced a haunting at a hotel in Ireland. “I open my eyes and I hear a giggle,” she recalled. “And then I felt a rush of air across my body and I heard all these doors slamming, like fire doors – the ones you don’t hear opening, but then the air – it closes. Three of them – and there were three doors outside my room.”
Miley Cyrus was as horrified by ghosts in a London apartment as many are by her concerts. She told Elle UK, “It was seriously so terrifying. One night, my little sister – it sounds crazy to tell you – but she was standing in the shower and all of a sudden, I hear her scream. I run in there and the water had somehow flipped to hot ... The knob had turned but she hadn’t turned it and it was burning her. She was really red.” The scares didn’t end there. Cyrus continued, claiming that on a different day, “I thought I had seen a little boy sitting on the sink watching me take a shower so I felt really freaked out.” The incidents prompted Cyrus to investigate the building, which she learned was once a bakery. “We found out that there was this older man that owned [the bakery] and his son lived with him there ... I thought I was seeing the son. I’m not even kidding.”
D’Angelo had experience with demons and deliverance as a child. “I saw this one lady, she used to catch demons ...,” the singer told Vibe. “And one night at this revival in the mountains, she caught a demon. She was going out of her way to disrupt. She ripped the Bible apart. She was being sexual. Stripping. Foaming at the mouth. She was speaking an evil tongue ... And this brother from the choir, he and the evangelist tried to get it out of her – to exorcize her, and she was screaming, ‘No! No!’ She crawled out of there on all fours. There was a graveyard out back, and she was jumping on the hoods of cars. And the whole church went out and made a circle around her and started praying and singing. Then my grandfather laid hands on her. And it was over.”
CBS reported that Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley once had a violent encounter with a ghost: Frehley claimed a ghost flung a book at him from off a water cooler and hit him squarely in the face.
Carrie Fisher confessed to Vanity Fair that her house was haunted by gay Republican lobbyist Greg Stevens (above), who died in her bed (right next to her) of a drug overdose. "I was totally convinced [he was haunting me] which kind of made me happy, because I kept thinking, ‘Please don’t go,’” she implored. “I was a nut for a year, and in that year I took drugs again.” To get rid of the spirit, as well as attempt to conquer her demons, the friends of the actress called in an exorcist. Fisher concedes, “After that, things were fine. But you know, he didn’t just die in his sleep; he died in mine. So it’s still not gone, and I don’t think it will ever be.”
In 2003, Alyson Hannigan told members of the press that her home was definitely haunted, but she was unfazed by it all. “I have a ghost in my house,” she insisted. “I saw him a couple of months ago. I don’t think he died there because there’s a law in LA that when you buy a house, if somebody’s died there, they have to disclose that. And nobody did. So I don’t know why he’s there. But he’s very friendly.”
Jenna Bush Hager revealed to Jay Leno that she was spooked by spirits in the White House when her dad was president. “I heard a ghost. I was asleep, there was a fireplace in my room and all of a sudden I heard 1920s music coming out,” she said. “I could feel it, I freaked out and ran into my sister’s room. She was like, ‘Please go back to sleep, this is ridiculous.’” That is, until Barbara experienced it herself. Jenna continued, “The next week we were both asleep in my room, the phone had rang and woke us up. We were talking and going back to bed when all of a sudden we heard this opera coming out of the fireplace. We couldn’t believe it, we both jumped in bed and were asking the people that worked there the next morning, ‘Are we crazy?’” She added, “We tried to rationalize it, but they said they heard it there all the time.”
Kesha has had quite a few spooky encounters, even claiming to have had sex with a ghost, which inspired her song “Supernatural.” She explained to Ryan Seacrest, “I had a couple of experiences with the supernatural. I don’t know his name! He was a ghost! I’m very open to it.”
The often bizarrely dressed Lady Gaga reportedly attracted a ghost named Ryan. Sources close to Mother Monster told the UK’s Daily Star, “She’s been telling us all for months that she has a male spirit called Ryan who travels the world with her. She’s pretty terrified by this spirit, but more than anything, he’s annoying her as he won’t leave her alone,” the insider dished. “[He] hasn’t been doing anything too violent or scary but she’s freaked out by his presence. She’s a very spiritual person and in tune with the spiritual world, but this is a step too far, even for her.”
In the extras for her Skeleton Key DVD (via Elle), Kate Hudson confessed she not only believes in ghosts, but sees them quite often: “I’ve seen ghosts plenty of times. I’ve seen a ghost of a woman with no face and that was really creepy. Another time, my grandmother came to me and I woke up and felt amazing that she was around me.”
Paz de la Huerta claimed to have encountered the ghost of Elvis Presley while on a tour of Graceland. “I felt him touch me,” she told The New York Times. “I felt his spirit go through me and give me pleasure. It was like Elvis was tickling me with a feather.”
Jermaine Jackson claimed the Jackson family estate in Encino, California, was built on an Indian burial ground and this is the reason it is allegedly haunted. Jackson told Rolling Out that when he was a child, “I opened my eyes [from sleep] and there were two older people. They were angry, evil. You could feel the presence.”
According to La Toya Jackson her late legendary brother haunts her. She told Good Day New York, “We go up there and no one’s up there, just tap dancing, and the dog barks at his room, the window, every single night at the same time.”
Mick Jagger’s daughter Elizabeth revealed to Contact Music that the family’s mansion in France is haunted. “My dad’s house in France was raided during the French Revolution and all the residents were buried in the garden,” she said. “My sister Georgia saw the ghost when she was 4, and my brother Gabriel keeps talking to the ghost now.” Maybe the spirits overheard Jagger singing “Gimme Shelter” and took it too seriously.
Adam Levine allegedly had an encounter of with the ghost of Harry Houdini. When Maroon 5 recorded an album at a Los Angeles mansion that once belonged to Errol Flynn – but which Rick Rubin told them was Houdini’s former abode – Levine said the ghosts actually did some good. “I’d show up, do my work and leave before I could see the blood coming out of the walls,” he joked to Female First. “We came out with some great songs so they must have helped us. And we did have a pretty epic Halloween party there.”
Like Kesha, Lucy Liu got lucky with a ghost. She told Us Weekly that she felt a presence while she was napping on her couch one night and engaged with it in a big way. “It was sheer bliss. I felt everything. I climaxed. And then he floated away.”
Demi Lovato opened up to BuzzFeed about some spooky events that would give less courageous souls a “Heart Attack.” “I go ghost hunting. My house in Texas is so ridiculously haunted. Not by a bad spirit, but a little girl. I think her name is Emily,” said Lovato. “I’ve had a medium come over and ghost hunters, and they both told me the same name: Emily. There were so many times that I saw her when I was growing up. ... When I was 3-years-old, my mom caught me talking to something by myself. She asked, ‘Who are you talking to?’ and I said, ‘My best friend, Emily.’” In general, Lovato has “a really strong connection to the afterlife.” She said: “Stuff will just happen. When I walk into a room, I can tell if something has happened there or not, or if a hotel is haunted.”
Loretta Lynn’s haunted mansion (above) has been featured on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. The country legend explained to People that the ghosts are allegedly a weeping man and woman who previously owned the property prior to her purchase in 1967.
Singer Meatloaf told Shortlist magazine that he once confused a ghost for a groupie. (Whoops!) “When we were making Bat Out of Hell, I saw a blonde girl in a white dress,” he insisted. “I went downstairs and told the guys, ‘There’s a groupie up on the balcony,’ and they go, ‘How would she get up there?’ Everybody went up and no one was there.”
Matthew McConaughey thought his Hollywood mansion was haunted, so of course he investigated it ... naked. “She has no qualms with me. We get along just fine,” he told The Sun. He calls the spirit Madame Blue. “She’s a cool ghost,” he said. “Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along.”
Taylor Momsen told People she has photographic evidence of the afterlife. “My mom grew up in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota, and her next-door neighbor died. She was wealthy and her belongings got put in a museum,” Momsen explained. “So I went ghost hunting and took pictures and talked to her and all this stuff. And there are actually two images that I took, one of a hand on a typewriter and one of her entire body in a window.
Katy Perry was terrified of a ghost while filming a perfume commercial in a Beverly Hills mansion, The National Enquirer reported. “Katy told producers that while she was alone in the master suite, she turned to the mirror and froze when she saw a man sporting a moustache staring back at her, his face contorted in agony,” according to a source. “Katy raced from the room and down the enormous staircase, screaming at the top of her lungs! Everyone tried to calm her down … She told them that she would not return to that room – and wanted to get out of the house immediately.”
Keanu Reeves revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he had a paranormal experience as a child. “I was in New York – I was probably like 6, 7 years old, new apartment, we’d come from Australia. Renata, our nanny, was in the bedroom, and there was a doorway and all of a sudden this jacket comes waving through the doorway, this empty jacket – there’s no body, there’s no legs,” he claimed. “Then it just disappears, and I was a little kid and I thought, ‘OK, that’s interesting,’ and I looked over at the nanny and she’s like [terrified].”
Rihanna told Rolling Stone she avoids West Hollywood hot spot Chateau Marmont because she thinks it’s haunted. “You can feel it, man,” she said. “It’s borrowed space.”
Before her untimely death in September, Joan Rivers had a creepy encounter with a pervy spirit. While renovating a New York apartment in 1987, Rivers claimed on Celebrity Ghost Stories that she found lots of raunchy scribbles and sketches on her walls and her dog refused to go into the building. She asked a man who worked there about it and he replied, “Oh, I guess Mrs. Spencer is back.” Spencer was a prior owner of the building who’d died, and Rivers hired a voodoo priestess to exorcize the spirit. Spencer’s spirit left, but eventually returned, but this time Rivers welcomed her, saying, “It’s comforting … I know she’s there to help me.”
Before her death, Anna Nicole Smith told FHM that she regularly had intimate relations with the undead. “A ghost would crawl up my leg and have sex with me at an apartment a long time ago in Texas. I used to think it was my boyfriend, then one day I woke up and found it wasn’t,” she said. “I was freaked out about it, but then I was, like, ‘Well, you know what? He’s never hurt me and he just gave me some amazing sex, so I have no problem.’”
When Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen starred in Waiting for Godot at London’s Haymarket Theatre (above), Stewart got spooked … while he was onstage. “I just saw a ghost. On stage, during Act One,” Stewart said, explaining what threw him off, according to the Telegraph. Sstagehands said the spirit is believed to be the ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone, who owned the theater until his death in 1879. Witnesses claim Buckstone often appears during comedic performances. Theatre director Nigel Everett chuckled, “Patrick told us all about it. He was stunned. I would not say frightened, but I would say impressed.”
When John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into The Dakota Apartments in New York City, they held a séance, allegedly made contact with the spirit of a former resident and Yoko immediately telephoned the lady’s daughter, who was very upset about the call. Following Lennon’s death in December 1980, Yoko claimed to have seen her husband’s spirit sitting at the piano.
Sources: Jessica Sager, The New York Post, October 24, 2014; Ghosts of the Rich and Famous by Arthur Myers; "The Dakota Apartments: Where the Dead Walk," WhatLiesBeyond; and Haunted Stars.