Celebrity Spook-Out


It's that time again. Trick or treat? And what better way to mark the gruesome (fun) occasion with a few tales from well-known personalities who all claim they've actually seen a real live ghost (pun intended). So sit back and read about things that went bump in the night and scared the heebie-jeebies out of some of our best loved celebrities.


Sting: The former front man and bassist with the Police claims he's come face-to-face with a ghost who wandered into his bedroom in the dead of night. In an interview on Radio 2 he said: “I would never have said I believe in ghosts, until I saw one and I’ve seen a ghost with my own eyes.


“I was in bed one night, in a very old house I used to live in. And I woke at three in the morning, bolt upright, looked into the corner and thought I saw Trudie standing there with our child in her arms, staring at me. I then reached next to me…and there was Trudie.”


Robbie Williams: A double-whammy of supernatural celebrity shenanigans if ever there was one. Singer Robbie Williams claims he saw a ghost while living in Ringo Starr’s house in Los Angeles. “When I moved out, the removal men wouldn’t go in because of the old lady sitting in the chair!” said Robbie.


“Ringo’s son, Zak Starkey, said: ‘I hear you’re in my old place’. He asked if I’d seen the children in the garden and the old lady.” Robbie denies he ever saw the kids, but the appearance of the old lady was a regular occurrence.


Selina Scott: The former BBC presenter tells openly of ghosts who haunt the kitchen of her 15th century farm house in Yorkshire. Apparently, the spooky goings-on are so bad Selina's two dogs Nip and Kiki refuse to enter the kitchen at all.


Selina admits that when guests staying at the house complained they could hear someone whispering all night, she finally relented and called in a priest who specialised in the supernatural.


Matthew McConaughey: The Hollywood heart throb once admitted seeing the ghost of an old woman when he first moved into his Hollywood home. The two came face to face when he went to investigate after hearing a strange noise in the middle of the night.  Matthew, who was stark naked at the time gave the ghost the name Madame Blue and apparently they became the best of friends.


“She has no qualms with me. We get along just fine,” Matthew recounts. “She’s a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along!”


Lady Gaga: Back in 2010, Lady Gaga was all set to start her Monster's Ball concert in London when a ghost named Ryan caused her to postpone the performance. The singer went on to spend  £3,000 on electronic field sweepers and various other equipment to remove evil spirits and “bad energy”.


Gaga even held a seance in an effort to be rid of the ghost. A press speaker from her tour explained: “More than anything the spirit is annoying her. He won’t leave her alone. She’s freaked out by his presence.” Unconfirmed reports said that it was hard to tell who was more spooked, the singer or the ghost.


Winston Churchill: The supposedly unflappable British PM hated having to sleep in Abraham Lincoln’s old room whenever he visited the White House. He frequently asked to be moved and he was right to feel uneasy, it seems. On one visit during World War II, Churchill claims he emerged naked from his evening bath smoking his inevitable cigar, and was shocked to find a ghostly Lincoln sat beside the fireplace in his room. The jury is still out on which of the two got the biggest scare.


Telly Savalas: The Kojak star claims his car ran out of fuel one night and he had to walk. Suddenly he heard a voice asking if he wanted a lift. “I turned, saw a guy in a black Cadillac, and climbed in.” explains Savalas. “He loaned me a dollar and I insisted I pay him back and got him to write his name and address on a scrap of paper.”


True to his word, Savalas looked up the good Samaritan in the phone book the next day. The woman who answered his call confirmed the man was her husband . . . but that he’d been dead for three years! Savalas said: “When I showed her the paper she told me it was her husband’s handwriting, I described his clothes and she said those were what he’d been buried in.”


Cilla Black: The Liverpool red-head claims that four times in seven years she'd been woken up in the middle of the night to find the figure of a young girl, no older than 16, beside her bed. Cilla said: “When it first happened, in my drowsy state, I thought one of the children had come into the bedroom. The second time, I knew it was a ghost.” Surprise, surprise?


The Beatles: In 1995, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, were recording the Lennon song, “Free As A Bird” Somehow they could all sense the playful spirit of John Lennon during the sessions. McCartney claimed that: “There were a lot of strange goings-on in the studio. Noises that shouldn’t have been there and equipment doing all manner of weird things.” And he added, “There was just an overall feeling that John was around.”


Keanu Reeves: “I was living in New Jersey when I saw and felt this ghost.” claimed once the Canadian star, “I remember just staring at this suit, which had no body or legs in it as it came into the room before disappearing. It was a double-breasted suit in white, and I looked at my nanny, who was just as shocked as me.” Chilling indeed. And the vision has stuck with Mr. Reeves all these years. He added, “I still see the figure in my dreams.”





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