Celebrity Ghosts

The words "Celebrity Ghosts" written atop an image of Hollywood

Al Capone – 1920s Gangster

Gangster Al Capone's mug shot

Notorious 1920s mobster Al Capone was incarcerated at not one, but two haunted prisons during his time alive: the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco, California. His spirit plays the banjo from one of the cells in Alcatraz, something he did while serving time there.

However, during life, Capone was haunted by the ghost of James “Jimmy” Clark, one of his victims during the St. Valentine’s Day Massacres. While imprisoned at ESP, the gangster would yell at Jimmy to leave him alone. After his release, Capone hired a psychic to get Jimmy to leave him alone, but it didn’t work.

Amy Winehouse – Singer

Jazz and blues singer Amy Winehouse

Mitch Winehouse, the father of singer Amy Winehouse, claims that his daughter’s ghost often appears to him as a ghost or as a blackbird, like the one tattooed on her arm. The sightings began shortly after her death from alcohol poisoning on July 23rd, 2011 and her visits are most often around her birthday (September 14th).

Her father stated in an interview with The Sun: “Her spirit comes and sits on the end of my bed. She just sits there and it looks just like her with her beautiful face and she looks at me. I say to her, ‘Are you all right?’ because I get nervous with her being there. […] But it is comforting in a way to know she is here and around me.”

Elvis Presley – Rock Icon

King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley with his signature smile.

The King of Rock and Roll is one of the most sighted celebrity ghosts in history. He has been sighted at his former Bel Air home, as well as several other locations.

Farrah Fawcett – Actress

Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett smiling.

During a seance with US television medium John Edwards, actress Tori Spelling believed the was contacted by Farrah Fawcett. Spelling stated, “It was pretty surreal. We were neighbors for years. She basically wanted me to give a message to Redmond (her  son)  and to her family and she was doing these very specific call-outs for  things  that they would understand.”

Jim Morrison – Singer, The Doors

The Doors singer Jim Morrison posing shirtless.

The Doors’ former recording studio was transformed into a Mexican restaurant named Y Barra (which has since closed down and become a whiskey bar). The owner believes that Jim Morrison is haunting the bathrooms. The manager at the time stated, “Jim Morrison is definitely still here. Funky things happen all the time we can’t explain.”

John Lennon – Singer, The Beatles

John Legend and his wife, Yoko Ono, sitting in bed and holding flowers.

Julian, John Lennon’s son, believes to have seen his father visiting him as a white feather. Former bandmate Sir Paul McCartney is convinced that Lennon was present during the recording of “Free as a Bird.” On a separate occasion, a white peacock wandered into a photo taken at the studio, which McCartney believes to be his former bandmate.

Kurt Cobain – Singer, Nirvana

Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain playing his guitar.

It would appear that Kurt Cobain, the 27-year-old Nirvana singer who committed suicide via shotgun, has chosen a laptop located inside of a bar in Essex, England as his way of communicating with the living. A 24-year-old woman claimed that the singer appeared on her computer screen and said, “Give us a kiss, love.” The woman, who wasn’t spiritual, called in a computer exorcist to rid of the spirit.

Lucille Ball – Comedienne and Actress

A portrait of I Love Lucy star and comedienne Lucille Ball.

Lucille Ball, the esteemed funnywoman best known for her portrayal of Lucy Ricardo in the 1950s classic sitcom I Love Lucy, has been haunting the home she passed away in at age 77 since 1989. Windows have broken on their own, items rearrange themselves, items vanish, and voices have been heard in the attic, sounding like they are speaking over music.

Marilyn Monroe – Actress

Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe in her famous street scene in 'The Seven Year Itch'

Movie star Marilyn Monroe was seen by maid Suzanne Leonard at Hollywood’s Rosevelt Hotel. Rumor has it that while dusting a mirror in 1985, Leonard saw a blonde behind her. When she turned around the investigate, no one was there. Upon returning to cleaning, the mysterious woman was there again.

Michael Jackson – Pop Icon

King of Pop Michael Jackson dancing.

The King of Pop’s sister La Toya Jackson claims that she can feel Michael’s presence in their Encino, California home. She’s reported hearing him tap dance across his form room, while her dog looks at the ceiling below the room and barks. A TV crew filming at Neverland captured an image of Michael Jackson’s spirit.

Orson Welles – Actor

Actor Orson Wells standing in front of a CBS microphone.

Citizen Kane star and War of the Worlds radio performer Orson Welles has been seen drinking brandy and smoking cigars at his favorite LA restaurant, the Ma Maison. Staff members were convinced he was haunting the place, up until it closed in 1985.


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