After having lived in the limelight with attention from the press and
fans, some of our nation's famous and infamous celebrities are
seemingly just not ready to move on. So, if you never had the
opportunity to meet them in real life, according to these tales you
might still be able to catch a glimpse of them as they continue to
haunt the places of their pasts.
Ball – When Lucille Ball died during surgery on April 26, 1989, at
the age of 77, she was still living in her home at 1000 North Roxbury
Drive. Since her death, she is said to remain in the home that
experiences a number of strange happenings. New owners tell of
unexplained broken windows, loud voices being heard from an empty
attic, and furniture and other objects moving around inside the house.
Bonnie and Clyde – This pair of
notorious outlaws of the 1930’s were finally tracked down and killed
on May 23, 1934 outside of Arcadia, Louisiana. There
bullet-ridden car was then towed into town with their bodies still in
the vehicle. Today, a marker stands at the site where they died
and is said to be haunted by the pair. Photographs taken of the
marker often come out with ghostly forms.
Aaron Burr – Burr was the third Vice
President under Thomas Jefferson, but he is not known so much for that
as he is for duel with Alexander Hamilton. After killing
Hamilton in the duel, Burr was placed on trial for treason but was
acquitted. Today, Burr is said to haunt the One If By Land, Two
If By Sea Restaurant, in New York City. Located in what was once
Burr’s carriage house at 17 Barrow Street. Both visitors and
staff alike have observed dishes that fly of their own accord and have
had chairs pulled out from under them by unseen hands. Also said
to haunt the restaurant is Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, who
vanished off the coast of North Carolina en route to visit her father
in New York.
Al Capone – The notorious
gangster who led the city's illegal activities during the Prohibition
era has been rumored to haunt a couple of locations. Allegedly,
when people are disrespectful while visiting his family plot at Mount
Carmel Cemetery in Hillside,
he is said to appear. Also, at
where Capone was one of the first inmates, spectral banjo music has
often been heard coming from inside his old cell.
Chaney, Sr. – Remembered primarily as the pioneer actor of horror
films during the silent film era, Chaney died in 1930. Today, his
spirit is said to haunt Sound Stage 28 at Universal Studios. This
stage was used for the film Phantom of the Opera, and Chaney’s caped
spirit has been seen running along the catwalks above the stage. Other
phenomena reported to occur here include lights that turn on and off and
doors that open and close by themselves.
Montgomery Clift – A popular film star
of the 1950’s and 60’s, Montgomery Clift was a four-time Oscar nominated
actor who is best known for his roles in A Place in the Sun, From Here to
Eternity and Judgment at Nuremberg. His spirit has been seen at the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, most often in Room 928. It was here that
he spent a three months in 1953 where he was known to pace back and forth,
memorizing his lines for From Here to Eternity. Today, unexplained loud
noises are often heard coming from the otherwise empty suite, phone is
continually found to be off the hook, and unexplainable cold spots are
felt in the room. Others sense the actor’s presence and reportedly,
one guest felt an invisible hand patting her shoulder.