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James Deans Grave
Does The Ghost Of James Dean Haunt His Gravesite
It Is Said The Ghost Of James Dean Haunts His Grave Site
James Dean was born February 8th 1931 and he died in a tragic car crash September 30th 1955. He was a famous American actor but he only ever made four films and he is most famous for the film , Rebel With Out A Cause. In real life Dean is said to have been very much like the character he played in Rebel With Out A Cause. It is his death in a tragic car crash that cemented James Deans place in history as a famous actor.
Dean was born in Marion Indiana and from the start his mother said she was the only one who really knew James Dean and could understand him. His mother died of cancer when James Dean was only nine years old.
On the day of his death James Dean was driving a Porsche 550 Spyder. It was a powerful car and it has been reported over the years since his death that Dean really was not as familiar with the car as he should have been. On the evening of his death at one point he was stopped by the California Highway Patrol and given a ticket for 65 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.
Dean was driving later that evening on US Highway 466 when he approached an intersection and struck another car head on destroying both cars and killing James Dean. Dean was alive briefly after the crash but died on the way to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He had died of a broken neck. The driver of the other car suffered only minor injuries. Though there have been rumors over the years that Dean was driving at a great rate of speed the official California Highway Patrol report says that Deans car was probably traveling around 55 miles per hour when the two cars struck head on.
Cigarettes Left At James Deans Grave Vanish
Since the car crash that killed James Dean people have reported seeing him hitchhiking near the scene of the car crash. But here the ghost story is different than other hitchhiking ghost stories. It is said that if you stop and try to pick up James Dean he simply vanishes. However if you see him and don't stop he is seen to become very angry and shake his fist in the air.
And while the story of a hitchhiking James Dean is a great ghost story it is what is going on at his grave site in the cemetery in Fairmont Indiana that causes the hair to stand up on the back of peoples necks and make them want to visit the grave.
It is said that after dark you can leave a cigarette on James Deans tombstone and before you can walk away the cigarette your not supposed to light up will be lite and you will smell the smell of cigarette smoke. Or if you leave the grave for just a minute the cigarette will be gone. And this has been tried by several paranormal investigators over the years and most report that the cigarette will be gone in five minutes or less. It is a well known fact that Dean was a heavy smoker.
It has also been reported by many people over the years that it will quite often get extremely cold even in summer around the grave site of James Dean and that it is when it gets cold that James Dean will be seen setting there on his tombstone.
It is interesting to note that the motor and transmission of James Deans car were sold to different people and put in two separate cars and the drivers of both cars were killed in horrific car crashes. The motor of James Deans car was sold a second time and it fell off a trailer and broke a mechanics leg. When that happened the owner of the motor had it buried to get rid of it.
So it would appear that the ghost of James Dean is still very much with us. What do you think about the ghost of James Dean. Post your comments or questions below and thanks for reading my Hub Page about James Deans Grave.