Celebrities Who Have Seen Ghosts
Nicholas Cage - This Oscar-winning actor (Leaving Las Vegas) refused
to stay in uncle Francis Ford Coppola's home after seeing a ghost in
the attic. (Cage was also cast as Superman in director Tim Burton's
film project, which was never made.)
Keanu Reeves - The star of The Matrix films and Devil's Advocate was
just a kid in New Jersey when he saw a ghost that took the form of a
white double-breasted suit come into his room one night.
He wasn't imagining it; his nanny saw the phantom, too.
Neve Campbell - She's been in more than her share of paranormal-
themed movies (The Craft, Scream), but she's had real-life encounters
as well. A woman was murdered in the house she now lives in, and
friends have seen her ghost walking around.
Matthew McConaughey - This popular actor (Contact) says he freaked
out the first time he saw the ghost of an old woman, whom he
calls "Madame Blue," floating around his house.
Tim Robbins - Robbins, who was nominated for an Oscar in Mystic
River, didn't see ghosts, but strongly felt their presence when he
moved into an apartment in 1984. Following his instinct, he moved out
the next day.
Hugh Grant - British romantic comedy lead Hugh Grant (Love Actually)
says he and friends have heard the wailing and screaming of some
tormented spirit in his Los Angeles home. He even speculates it might
be the ghost of a former resident - Bette Davis.
Dan Aykroyd - The Ghostbusters star (and Oscar-nominated for Driving
Miss Daisy) has long had a fascination with the paranormal. He
believes his home, once owned by Cass Elliot of The Mamas and The
Papas, is haunted. "A ghost certainly haunts my house," he said. "It
once even crawled into bed with me. The ghost also turns on the
Stairmaster and moves jewelry across the dresser. I'm sure it's Mama
Cass because you get the feeling it's a big ghost."
Sting - Rock star Sting (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and his
wife Trudie have seen ghosts in their home. "I was absolutely
terrified," he said. "I now believe those things are out there, but I
have no explanation for them."
Jean Claude Van Damme - The Belgian action star (Timecop), also known
as "Muscles from Brussels," swears he saw a ghost in his bathroom
mirror while he was brushing his teeth.
Richard Dreyfuss - He won an Oscar for The Goodbye Girl, but at one
time had a cocaine problem. Visions of a ghost, he said, helped him
kick the habit. "I had a car crash in the late 1970s," Dreyfuss
said, "when I was really screwed up, and I started seeing these
ghostly visions of a little girl every night. I couldn't shake this
image. Every day it became clearer and I didn't know who the hell she
was. Then I realized that kid was either the child I didn't kill the
night I smashed up my car, or it was the daughter that I didn't have
yet. I immediately sobered up."
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman - This Hollywood couple was forced to
flee their "dream home" in Sneden's Landing, N.Y. when it became all
too apparent that it was haunted. They still are reluctant to talk
about their frightening encounters.
Belinda Carlisle - This pop singer and founding member of The Go-Gos,
who appeared in Swing Shift and She's Having a Baby, says she saw
a "misty shape" hovering over her as she lay in bed one night. She
also says that when she was 17, while nodding off to sleep in a chair
in her parents' home, she levitated and had an out-of-body
Elke Sommers - This German-born actress, who appeared in the 1966
film The Oscar, claims to have seen the ghost of a middle-aged man in
a white shirt in her home in North Beverly Hills. Guests in her home
have also seen the specter. So much paranormal activity was reported
in the house that the American Society for Psychical Research was
brought in, and which verified the unexplained events. The severely
haunted house was bought and sold more than 17 times since Sommers
vacated it, and many have reported ghostly phenomena.
Paul McCartney - Ex-Beatle and Oscar-nominated songwriter ("Live and
Let Die") says that he, George Harrison and Ringo Starr sensed the
playful spirit of John Lennon when they were recording Lennon's
song, "Free As A Bird" in 1995. "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. There was just an overall
feeling that John was around."