Well it seems like Michael Jackson wasn’t the only celeb who couldn’t resist giving his fans a final goodbye.
Below are the top 5 ghost ‘sightings’ of restless celebrity spirits.
At no.1 is of course the other King, the King of Rock, Elvis.
Elvis Presley is probably the most overworked celebrity ghost around, given that he basically haunts everywhere, from the site of the old RCA studios in Nashville to your local chip shop. Naturally, though, his favoured haunting ground is his old home, Graceland – where, naturally, people have reported seeing his ghost marrying Marilyn Monroe’s ghost.
He’s also said to have haunted the site of a home in Bel Air that he rented – although the building was demolished two decades ago. We’re sure that once you watch the following incredibly clear video evidence, you’ll be in no doubt that the spirit of Elvis still shakes his hips and eats ectoplasm cheeseburgers from beyond the veil.
No.2 is Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain‘s untimely death in 1994, when he shot himself in the head, traumatised a generation – but he hasn’t gone away for good. In August 2000, a 24-year-old bar manager from Essex reported that Cobain was haunting her Compaq Presario laptop, and that he’d pleaded for help before demanding that she give him a kiss. The computer stopped working after she kissed it, The Register reported, and Kurt has not been heard from since.
At no.3 Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe has been busy following her not-especially mysterious death from a barbiturate overdose. She currently haunts a full-length mirror at the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, occasionally nipping off to be seen dancing around the ballroom in spectral form (it’s not known if she ever meets up with the ghost of Montgomery Clift, who haunts room 928). She also hangs around the house where she died, as well as finding time to lurk around her grave.
No.4 is Orson Wells (Who??)
Orson Welles, the legendary actor and director who started his career by making the greatest film ever in Citizen Kane, and ended it by doing a voice-over for Transformers: The Movie, is reported to still sit at his favourite table in his favourite Los Angeles restaurant, enjoying the fine food, drinking brandy and smoking cigars. Sadly for the shade of Welles, the restaurant – the famed Ma Maison – shut down in 1985, and is now a completely different restaurant.
And finally at no.5 the greatest Beatle, John Lennon
John Lennon has been good about keeping in touch with people since he was fatally shot in 1980 – with his son Julian claiming he visited him in the form of a white feather, Paul McCartney saying that his spirit was present the recording sessions for ‘Free As A Bird’ in the form of a white peacock, and Liam Gallagher claiming that he met Lennon’s ghost while lying on a bed at a mate’s house in Manchester. Oddly, at no point during any of these visitations did Lennon tell those involved to stop recording rubbish music.