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Is There A Haunted Hollywood?

Updated on February 3, 2015
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Hauntings In and Out of Hollywood

Is there such a place called Haunted Hollywood? It's a well known fact that a lot of people have claimed to see ghosts, but did you know that there are also many celebrity ghost sightings? They usually take place at a celebrity's former home, workplace or grave site, in and out of Hollywood.

Do we know if Haunted Hollywood ghosts are real? Let's take a look at these ghosts of Hollywood story claims and you can decide for yourself.


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Joan Crawford

Called the Mommy Dearest house, there are rumors that there have always been mysterious occurrences in Joan Crawford's Brentwood home. Even after Crawford sold the home, other owners had noted the same.

Everyone that lived in the house, including Crawford, had some type of hardship including illness, drug and alcohol problems and family difficulties. There was a sense of dread and negativity in the house.

It has been said that Joan Crawford's ghost is currently one of the entities that occupies the house. Even after recent renovations and an exorcism, no one has been able to live in the house for very long. Is Joan Crawford's ghost there along with the other ghosts?

Some would say yes.


Classic Joan Crawford

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 50th Anniversary (BD) [Blu-ray]
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 50th Anniversary (BD) [Blu-ray]

This movie is somewhat sick and twisted, but with two incredible actresses, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in the lead roles, it's the acting that counts.

 

A young Joan Crawford

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In the prime of her career

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Lon Chaney Sr.

Lon Chaney Sr. is best know for his starring roles in horror films including the 1925 movie, Phantom of The Opera.

Chaney died in 1930, but his ghost is sometimes sighted near a bench at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. His ghost, dressed in a cape, has also been seen on a soundstage at Universal Studios where he filmed Phantom of the Opera and numerous other movies.


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Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Silent) [Blu-ray] (1925)

Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Silent) [Blu-ray]
Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Silent) [Blu-ray]

How wonderful that this classic silent movie is available on Blu-ray! Though filmed in 1925, this film has been restored and is a delight to watch. Lon Chaney's performance is unmatched by any other actor.

 

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Heath Ledger

Successful movie actor Heath Ledger was well known for his roles in Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight for which he won numerous awards. Sadly in January of 2008, at the age of 28, Ledger passed away after overdosing on prescription medications.

Michelle Williams, the ex-fiance of Heath Ledger has claimed to have seen ghostly sights of the actor on several occasions. On one occasion he seemed to move things around in the room and on another he apologized for not being there to raise their daughter.


Heath Ledger: Hollywood's Dark Star [Paperback]

Heath Ledger: Hollywood's Dark Star
Heath Ledger: Hollywood's Dark Star

This interesting and informative biography is perfect for Heath Ledger fans and biography lovers alike. This book is full of beautifully illustrated photos, quotes from Heath Ledger himself and a full life story of this talented actor.

 
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Elvis Presley

The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley left a legacy when he passed away in 1977, at the age of 42. So many people think that the King is still with us and claim that they have seen his ghost at various places.

One of the most popular of those places is the former home of Elvis, Graceland. He has been spotted eating in the Graceland kitchen, looking out windows and standing by his grave. Some have reported that while on a Graceland tour they have even heard Elvis singing. Other sightings have included RCA Studios, a Las Vegas hotel and Bel Air, California near where Elvis rented a home.


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30 #1 Hits
30 #1 Hits

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Marilyn Monroe

Famous actress Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose in 1962. Since then, her ghost has been sighted at many different locations.

The ghost of Marilyn Monroe is claimed to have been seen at one of her favorite Hollywood hotels where she resided, the Roosevelt Hotel. A full length mirror which was in Monroe's room is the scene of her apparition. Images of her dancing have been seen by more than one person. Other sightings include Marilyn Monroe's former home and her gravesite.


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Marilyn Monroe: The Premiere Collection
Marilyn Monroe: The Premiere Collection

A must-have collection for the Marilyn Monroe fan. This set of 17 discs includes favorite movies such as All About Eve, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch. A great collection set of Marilyn's best movies!

 

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    • Diane Cass profile image

      Diane Cass 2 years ago from New York

      I have always found tales of hauntings interesting, but don't know what to think of them.

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      Heather McGlaughlin 3 years ago from Marryland

      I have seen the some of these haunted Hollywood shows on the history channel. Very interested, if true there sure are quite a number of hauntings in the Hollywood homes.

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      So fascinating! Also, the Queen Mary docked in Long Beach has a long history of ghost sightings and a haunted tour.

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      Very interesting. I was unaware of these haunting claims.

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Universal Studios still lays claim to a haunted soundstage, so maybe there is something to all of this.

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      ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      Interesting stuff!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Now this is fun! There is so much about the spirit realm that we just don't know and probably never will. In some cases it might be seeing what we want to see but the jury is still out on this one! :)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      My goodness all of those stars are memorable people - and deserve to have ghosts. But I think ghosts mean the people are troubled, so they should rest in peace. Every one knows that Elvis still walks the Earth. :) Pinned onto my ghosts board.

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      Lynda Makara 4 years ago from California

      I love a good ghost story!

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Nice topic! Indeed, one would really want to know if these sightings are for real.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I would love to do a Haunted Hollywood tour - that would be a very interesting way to find out more about these ghosts!