Sunday, December 2, 2012

Celebrity Ghosts Part 2

Here's the rest of the most interesting celeb ghost encounters out there.  Links to come tomorrow to find out more about these and other celebs who have had paranormal encounters:

DAN AYKROYD AND MAMA CASS – One of the writers and stars of the Ghostbusters films has had his own real life encounters with the paranormal.  Aykroyd, who lives in the home once owned by Mama Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas, is sure the singer is still lingering around.  “I'm sure it's Mama Cass because you get the feeling it's a big ghost.”  Gym equipment and jewelry moves around mysteriously.  Aykroyd says she once crawled into bed with him.  He says he rolled over and nuzzled up to whatever it was and went back to sleep.

NICOLAS CAGE – Actor  Nic Cage owned one of the most notoriously haunted properties in the country.  The LaLaurie House in New Orleans has a haunted past that goes back to the 1930s and a socialite named Madame Delphine LaLaurie.  Madame LaLaurie was well known for the elaborate parties she hosted in the home, as well as her dark side.  She is said to have mistreated, abused, and  some say even murdered slaves.  During the time he owned the home, Cage never slept there.  Over the years countless witnesses have reported ghostly goings on there. For more info on the LaLaurie House’s haunted history visit this link.

Perhaps Cage’s reluctance to spend the night at the LaLaurie House and possibly encounter it’s ghosts stems from an experience he had at an earlier age while staying at the home of his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola.  Nic’s room was in the attic.  One night he saw the black silhouette of a woman with big hair appeared.  At first he thought it was his aunt, but as it approached he realized he didn’t know what it was.  He screamed and threw a pillow at it, and it disappeared.

SHARON TATE – The horrific murder of actress Sharon Tate and several guests at her home by the Manson Family is a dark stain on American culture.  In August of 1969 Tate, the pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski, was stabbed to death repeatedly by followers of Charles Manson.  Eerily, just days before the murders, Sharon confided to friends that she had seen her own ghost.  If you’ve read my blog on dopplegangers you’ll know this is commonly seen as an omen of impending death.  The encounter started while she was in bed and saw what she believed was the ghost of the home’s previous owner, Paul Burn, who had shot himself there following the breakup of his marriage to actress Jean Harlow.  Terrified, Tate fled downstairs only to be confronted with her own ghost.  She saw herself tied to a pillar with her throat cut, in the same position her body would be found days later.

JIM MORRISON – The Lizard King died in Paris but some would have it that his ghost is still hanging around a Mexican restaurant on Santa Monica Boulevard.  The restaurant was once a recording studio The  Doors used as a workshop.  A manager there reports lights mysteriously going on and off and the door handle to the bathroom, which was where the recording booth once was, jingles by itself.  A chef added that someone was brought in to do a sort of spiritual cleansing but was unsuccessful, telling the owners that whatever was there wasn’t leaving.
An interesting photo is out there, supposedly taken in 1997 at the French cemetery where Morrison is buried.  It shows ‘rock hisrorian’ Brad Meisner and what appears to be the spirit of Morrison in the background.  Experts who have analyzed the photo say it shows no signs of manipulation.  You decide.
Jim Morrison's Ghost?


TORI SPELLING AND FARRAH FAWCETT – After the death of her father, super-producer Aaron Spelling, actress Tori Spelling had psychic John Edward attempt to contact him.  Instead her late neighbor, Farah Fawcett came through.  She asked that Tori pass along very specific messages to her family. 
ORSON WELLS – The genius behind Citizen Kane and responsible for the ensuing real-life panic when his “War of the Worlds” was broadcasted on the radio and thought to be actual news bulletins reporting a Martian invasion is said to still hang around his favorite haunt.  His apparition has been seen at what was his favorite restaurant during his life,  Sweet Lady Jane’s in Los Angeles, sitting at the table he preferred.  The smells of his brandy and cigars are also said to sometimes be present. 
JOHN LENNON – Shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in 1980 in New York, the spirit of John Lennon has reportedly touched those who were close to him since his death.  His son Julian believes it was the spirit of his father at work when in Australia working on a film, he was handed  a white feather by an Aboriginal elder during a ceremony.  Lennon told his son before his death that if he died, to look for a white feather.  Fellow Beatle Paul McCartney also believes Lennon visited the studio where his former bandmates were recording of one of his songs.  A white peacock wondered in and McCartney is sure it was Lennon (although it belonged to a neighbor).  When they finished the recording they decided to throw some backmasking on the end, recording themselves backwards and sounding like gibberish when played forward, all except for one part.  See video below: 


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