Star Hauntings

Star Hauntings

Recent media reports concerning Michael Jackson suggest he may be haunting his beloved Neverland Ranch.

If the stories are true, Michael Jackson will join a long list of celebrities that still frequent their favorite earthly locations.

Michael Jackson died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his rented home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2009.

In a bizarre twist to this sad story, British tabloid The Mirror reported that Jackson will be buried without his brain.

His family made the grim decision after being informed it would take up to three weeks to conclude tests on the organ to better understand the exact cause of death.

The examination cannot take place until the brain sufficiently hardens after death, and rather than postpone Jackson's service, his family decided to bury him without it, the newspaper stated.

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

The Ghost Of Elvis

♦ The ghost of Elvis has been seen at the Las Vegas Hilton where he often performed in the early 1970s.

His spirit has also been sighted in the building which housed the recording studios of RCA in the 1950’s.

And of course, he has been frequently observed at Graceland – his earthly home in Memphis.

Elvis died on August 16, 1977 – of a suspected heart-attack while in the bathroom.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney
John Lennon and Paul McCartney

The Spirit Of John Lennon

♦ Paul McCartney believes he has felt the ghost of John Lennon.

Apparently he sensed the spirit of Lennon while recording the 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."

On the night of December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman shot Lennon in the back four times at the entrance of the Dakota building where Lennon resided. Earlier, Lennon had autographed a copy of his Double Fantasy album for Chapman.

Michael Hutchence and Kylie Minogue
Michael Hutchence and Kylie Minogue

The Enduring Presence Of Michael Hutchence

♦ Kylie Minogue is convinced the ghost of Michael Hutchence watches over her.

‘Michael is still around, I’m certain of that,’ she insists. ‘People might think I'm mad, but I feel his presence. It's very personal. He checks in with me and I feel him just when I need him most.’

On the morning of November 22, 1997 - Hutchence was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Double Bay, Sydney (now the Stamford Plaza). A belt found at the scene suggested he had died by hanging.

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

The Ghost Of Marilyn

♦ Marilyn Monroe's ghost haunts the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

At the height of Marilyn Monroe's fame, she often stayed at the hotel where her ghostly image is seen in a full-length mirror that once hung in her poolside suite.

The mirror now hangs in the lobby where many people still claim to see her image. The ghost of Marilyn has also been seen hovering near her tomb at Westwood Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Brentwood, California home by her housekeeper on August 5, 1962. She died of acute barbiturate poisoning – and listed as probable suicide.

Mae West
Mae West

Golden Age Actress Still Roams Her Apartment

♦ The spirit of Mae West has often appeared in her old apartment.

Several residents have reported seeing her dressed in white.

During the last years of her life, she always dressed in white. Her entire apartment was also white.

After suffering two strokes, Mae West died at her home on November 22, 1980.

Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield Still Lingers

♦ When Englerbert Humperdinck bought Jayne Mansfield’s Hollywood residence shortly after her death he stated, ‘I'm sure she lived with me in spirit for a time- I'd smell her rose petal perfume. Once I saw a figure in a long, black dress in front of me. It was Jayne, but it wasn't frightening.’

Mansfield died in an automobile accident on June 29, 1967.

Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens Restaurant
Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens Restaurant

The Spirit Of Liberace Lives On

♦ The ghost of the famous pianist Liberace is claimed to haunt a restaurant he owned in Vegas called Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens.

Over the years there have been frequent sightings of Liberace's spirit and reports of paranormal activity. One of the strangest occurrences happens in the ladies toilets where the doors lock and unlock themselves.

Liberace died on February 4, 1987. He was first reported as dying of a cardiac arrest – but a second autopsy revealed he had died of AIDS.

♦ Pop megastar Michael Jackson claimed that he often communicated with the flamboyant pianist Liberace who died in 1987.

"I have my own secret room, with a moving wall and mirrors," Jackson said. ‘That's where I talk to Liberace. I hear his voice in there. I feel his presence so very close to me. He is like my guardian angel. He even gave me permission to record his title ‘I’ll Be Seeing You.’

Jackson died at age 50 – deeply in debt. But a court filing has estimated his estate to still be worth more than $US500 million.

During an interview with Michael's brother Jermaine Jackson for CNN's 'Inside Neverland' television special, a shadow mysteriously appeared and crossed the corridor.

The ghostly apparition was missed by Jermaine, interviewer Larry King and the film crew during the recording of the show.

Fans believe the shadow is the singer's ghost, returned to his former home from beyond the grave.

According to parapsychologists, hauntings - be they celebrity or otherwise - are carried out by those who don’t want to leave the earth plane because they’ve died a violent or unexpected death, or feel they have unfinished business

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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

good article!

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you. :)

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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

It certainly looks that way, the figure was remarkably like him.

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Entertaining hub! I love ghost stories, and am not surprised they come back to visit. Didn't know about Michael Jackson being buried without his brain, yikes, the spiritual part of me knows the body is a shell but my human side finds it disturbing to think of MJ or anyone being buried without a brain.

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

I know what you mean - just doesn't feel right.

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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

Intersting hub! Thanks for sharing it!

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for dropping by KCC - :)

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hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

Now Michael Jacson will Never land in Neverland...

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shamelabboush 7 years ago

Oooh! This is kinda spooky...

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Alexander Mark 7 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Well, it did appear the shadow was wearing a hat. Very interesting and well written article. I do not believe that hauntings are ghosts, but that they are demons. However, I learned a lot from your hub, I had no idea that MJ communicated with someone he thought was Liberace. I notice too that many times these people died alone. That is very sad, just as the events that might have brought on their deaths. Thanks for the education.

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

Yes - it is very sad. Thank you for taking the time to view my article Alexander :)

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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

So I guess clearing them out would be bad for business?

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

It appears that way Jewels - money rules.

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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Very interesting article!

I'm still very skeptical about the existence of spirits and ghosts and the more articles i read like this, the less skeptical i become\!

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

Being skeptical is often a good thing - it means you question information before you take it as truth. There are a lot of bogus stories regarding ghosts and other paranormal events, so it makes good sense to be a little skeptical - I ran across one such story on a wordpress blog yesterday that stated MJ was alive and hiding out in a castle in Europe. It is that kind of nonsense that really plays on the emotions of people -

Thanks for dropping my my friend :)

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stevemasslock 7 years ago from Oklahoma

I thought since the raid at neverland, MJ vowed never to return there. Hmmm,I guess he changed his mind.

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

No doubt he loved Neverland - so appearing there, at least to me, comes as no surprise.

Thanks for stopping by Steve :)

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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

The skeptic side takes over...and wonders if this was trickery...knowing how big a legend MJ was...knowing about how Elvis has been "claimed" to have been seen at GraceLand...and this was to perpetuate a whole new myth at Neverland...Or...Heck...maybe it really did happen...Who Knows?

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

Indeed - who knows? Thanks for the comment :)

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Raggits 7 years ago

Good hub. I have no doubts that MJ will haunt Neverland. Believe.

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

If he were to hang out anywhere - Neverland would most likely be the place. Thanks for your comment Raggits :)

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myfirst50000 7 years ago from New Brunswick

I was scared at first when I saw that video! I just hope he will find peace.

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

So do I - thanks for reading :)

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Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

Great Article. Rest in Peace MJ.

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you Wendy :)

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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Now that was grand!! Is that shadow serious? My husband's family knows the Jacksons so I don't know, I just don't know, but coming from you I would have to take it all in since you are a respectful writer. Are you sure someone didn't doctor that videotape? I so wish they would leave him alone. :(

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MarkHall 7 years ago from Australia Author

There are a lot of theories about that shadow - I'll leave it to everyone to make up their own minds. It's certainly interesting though - thanks for dropping by :)

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Another great hub, I enjoy your coverage of happenings and I most definitely am a firm believer in ghosts, I witnessed on sighting that haunts me to this day. It was be a dimension, possibly a thin vale that we are allowed to view from time to time and they(the ghosts/spirits) definitely see us. Is it a place of limbo, awaiting for where they will be slotted in time. Possibly reincarnated or sent to a Heaven or Hell? or quite possibly to another Universe, so many questions, yet the answers are only revealed on our demise, or are we??

Thanks again for the excellent read.

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MarkHall 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for the kind comment saddlerider1 - there are as many answers as there are questions regarding this subject. But once you have experienced or witnessed something otherworldly your outlook changes dramatically.

Thanks for dropping by my friend :)

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souvikm16 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

This is a brilliant hub. Not only is it interesting but also offers an insight into the reality that ghosts- irrespective of normal people or celebrity alike- do haunt us in our daily lives.

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Blonde Blythe 2 years ago

Enjoyed this article! Well done! :)

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MarkHall 2 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you :)

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