Who doesn’t love being admired and looked upon as a celebrated public figure? And when people have tasted success and enjoyed being in the limelight, they want to delight in the experience for the longest time. If possible, forever. Celebrities who have been favored by fortune to indulge in a fame-filled life along with admiration of fans and attention of press, have loved to continue with the experience, just like anyone else. However, fatal mishaps did not occur with a warning and take away their favorite celebs. But some of the superstars could not move on, even after their death. Here is an account of 11 celebrities who have been called for eternal rest but they have chosen to continue on earth, in their spirit forms. Read on to know more about them.
Although he immortalized the character of Joker in the movie – The Dark Knight, he mortalized in 2008 at the very young age of 28 years. An accidental overdose of drugs caused his untimely demise, leaving incomplete business. As tragedies often beget hauntings, so it happened. His ex-fiancé has claimed to have seen his ghost twice. Once at night, when she saw furniture moving around, accompanied by eerie noises and a shadowy figure. Second time, she saw his spirit that apologized her for not being able to help raise their daughter.
A well-known name in the history of Rock music, John Lennon was shot to death by one of his fans in 1980, when he was just 40 years old. In 1983, people have claimed to see him at the same spot. In 1995, during a recording session, a band member, Sir Paul McCartney experienced instruments veering off the charts and playing melodies mysteriously. Other members of the band have also felt his presence. Undoubtedly, his death was sudden and violent enough that caused his soul to linger around.
Looked upon as one of the greatest music icons, Elvis Presley breathed his last in 1977 at a young age of 42 years when drug overdose caused cardiac arrhythmia. His body was found in the bathroom of his home in Graceland, TN, which he still haunts. People believe that he haunts the building in Nashville where he recorded his hit single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ in a recording studio. At the Las Vegas Hilton, stagehands have also seen him, clad in his famous white-sequined jumpsuit. Whenever his name came up in his former recording studio, sound systems echo unexplained noises and studio lights began flickering!
An iconic figure of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe died young at the age of 36. She was found dead due to a barbiturate overdose in 1962 at her Los Angeles home. People believe that her ghost haunts her home while she is also believed to haunt Roosevelt Hotel, making clear appearances in her favorite Cabana Room Suite. People have been shocked to watch the beauty’s ghost in the full-length mirror of the hotel lobby. She has also been heard playing the bugle on the hotels’ eighth floor and seen dancing in the hotel’s ballroom.
Another celebrity ghost in Roosevelt Hotel is of Montgomery Clift – a four-time Oscar nominee. He breathed his last after a cardiac arrest in 1966 when he was 45 years old. Since then, room number 928 is haunted by his spirit where people have heard strange noises, even if the room is vacant. In addition, the phone is frequently found off the hook and the room is always cold – presumably from a ghostly chill.
Credited to have changed the face of Hollywood, Orson Welles couldn’t survive the heart attack at the age of 70 and left for heavenly abode in 1985. But the erstwhile actor, director, writer, and producer actually didn’t leave the earth as he continues to haunt his favorite dining spots, one of those being Ma Maison restaurant, which has since been turned into Sweet Lady Jane Bakery. People have reported to see him sitting on one of the tables, all clad in black suit, his favorite cigar, and a wide-brimmed hat.
Having made the character of Superman super famous, George Reeves was just 45 years old when he was found dead in 1969 in his room. A bullet wound on his head was the cause of his demise that remains a mystery whether it was a murder or suicide. Since then, his bedroom has been rumored to be haunted. People have claimed to hear strange noises from his bedroom. Some have also claimed to have seen a man’s shadow in Superman regalia.
The first blonde bombshell, Jean Harlow was an American film actress who succumbed to kidney failure in 1937 at a very young age of 26 years. Although a celebrity, the actress had a tragic life. Her husband, an MGM executive, used to viciously beat her. It is said that he committed a suicide in their home. A family who stayed in her house in 1970s had claimed to have heard to sobs, mysterious fragrance, and a woman’s voice whispering, “Please help me.”
After savoring stardom for almost four decades, this Hollywood beauty met her end at the age of 77 in 1989. She succumbed to a ruptured aorta following open-heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Since then, new occupants of her home have reported to experience various strange incidents such as windows breaking inexplicably, empty attic echoed with loud voices, and furniture as well as other household items moving on their own. It is believed that Lucille Ball continues to stay in her house.
A beloved character actor in the silent film era, Lon Chaney died of Lung Cancer in 1930 at the age of 47. Since his death, his spirit has been seen on Stage 28 (The Phantom Stage) at Universal Studios, Los Angeles, where his classic story – The Phantom of the Opera was filmed. For several years, audience and employees of the studio have considered Stage 28 to be haunted by Lon Chaney.
16th President of America – Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at the age of 56 in 1865 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. But he continued to visit White House and was spotted by staff and occupants there. He also appeared to President Coolidge’s wife Grace Coolidge in the Oval office. The former president’s spirit also greeted Queen Wilhelmina at her hotel room. Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill also claimed to have seen Abraham Lincoln while staying in the Lincoln Bedroom.
P.S. – The blog doesn’t aim at defaming any of the celebrities. They were stars who are still admired and missed. This is a work of research from the material available that cited these details.
May souls of all these celebrities rest in peace. Amen.