Creaky doors, rattling chains, unexplained noises, things that go bump at night! Several famous celebrities have had encounters with the supernatural, if their scary stories are to be believed! Here are some of the scariest celebrity ghost stories that we’ve heard of in recent times.
The leading lady of Scream and the Craft is bound to have some terrible tales to tell! Campbell apparently used to live in the home of a woman who had been murdered, and experienced several unnatural phenomena, including doors that slammed themselves, windows opening, and objects flying off the dresser. The dead woman’s ghost would also roam around the house, though Campbell eventually got used to it, even casually wishing her a good morning as she walked by.
The former host of the Late Show had a creepy story to share. After finding the dead body of his grandfather’s dog in a garden shed which the dog couldn’t have accessed by itself, he asked his grandfather about it. Imagine his horror when he learned about his family’s dark secret – his uncle, a troubled man, who had committed suicide in the very same shed at the age of 21. The real clincher? His troubled uncle was known for hurting defenseless animals.
The popular singer from Blue takes an active interest in the supernatural, and is a regular visitor to mediums and tarot card readers. Apparently he has been visited by the spirit of Janis Joplin, who told him to work on his lower voice range, and to avoid drugs, which caused her own death. The singer added that he felt her spirit was always watching over him, though he hadn’t heard of her before being visited by her at a seance.
Joan Rivers actually made friends with the ghost that used to haunt her New York apartment in the early 1990s. Though initially, the ghost was upset by the renovations that were being carried out to the house, terrorizing the comedienne’s dog, and tearing off the heads of the cherub statues that adorned her neighbor’s chandelier, Rivers hired a priestess skilled in voodoo, who was able to carry out an exorcism, which didn’t succeed in driving out the ghost, but made her a more benevolent presence.
Michael Jackson was famous for his claims that he could communicate with the spirit of the dead performer Liberace, whom he described as his “guardian angel”. Though Jacko was known for being particularly bizarre in spite of his musical genius, his constant insistence that he carried on long conversations with the late Liberace in a secret hidden room in his home, even getting his permission to re-record the old song “I’ll Be Seeing You”, give us a bit of pause.
The star of romantic comedies turned film critics’ darling has also had a strange encounter, when he was visited by the ghost of an older woman named Madame Blue. The strange noise that he heard had him going downstairs in the buff, where he then met the spirit, following which they made peace. Matthew claims that it is his comfort in being naked around her all the time that has made her more accepting of him.
Anna Nicole Smith
The busty model raised more than a few eyebrows when she claimed that she’d had sex with a ghost. Initially thinking it was her boyfriend, she let him have his way with her, but woke up one day and discovered one day that it wasn’t. Though she was scared at first, she changed her mind afterwards after she found that the sex was “amazing”. I’m calling shenanigans on this one.
The “I’d do anything for love” star’s interactions with the paranormal have been pretty, well, abnormal. Apart from seeing a blonde girl he thought was a groupie up on the balcony, during the shooting of Bat Out of Hell, he has also had interactions with dead members of his family, chased another spirit across a room, and developed a special machine that allows him to talk to ghouls.
Though Miley in recent times has been fairly terrifying herself, with all her twerking and tongue gymnastics, the young pop star had a spooky encounter with the ghost of a little boy in an apartment in London. Hearing her little sister scream from the bathroom, Miley ran in, to find the shower knob had turned to hot by itself, and was pouring hot water on her sister. Even more freaky was the following night, where Miley swears she saw the ghost sitting on the sink watching her shower.
Following right in Anna Nicole Smith’s footsteps is Ke$ha, who claims that most of her encounters with ghosts have been more sexy than supernatural. While speaking with Conan o’Brien, the young singer claimed to have “gone to the bone zone” with a spirit who started caressing her at her home. The haunting didn’t end there, since the ghost turned out to be rather clingy. Because of his attachment to her, she apparently had to have a vaginal exorcism, to eliminate all evidence he’d been there. If I was here, perhaps I’d lay off the bottle of Jack in the morning.