Posted by Heather Snowden @heathers
Staff Writer at MP. Lover of bad puns, nostalgic feels and all things Winona.
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While their ghosts might not have communicated via flashing fairy-lights a la Winona Ryder's experience in Stranger Things, each of the seven celebrities listed below has experienced spiritual happenings within their own home.

From gentleman callers to ungentlemanly attacks, not all of these spirits held harmful agendas but still, you might want to sleep with the lights on tonight.

1. Miley Cyrus & The Baker's Revenge

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via Instagram

While on a European tour, Miley rented a flat opposite Harrods — the internationally renowned department store — that was so riddled with supernatural peculiarities she was forced to move. She recalled her freaky experience to Elle Magazine back in 2013:

"It was seriously so terrifying. It used to be an old bakery and they turned it into an apartment building, and I was having really crazy dreams and really scary things, and one night my little sister – it sounds crazy to tell you – but she was standing in the shower and all of a sudden I hear her scream. I run in there and the water had somehow flipped to hot but it was still… It wasn’t like the water had just changed, the knob had turned but she hadn’t turned it and it was burning her. She was really red. Before I felt this, I thought I had seen a little boy sitting on the sink watching me take a shower so I felt really freaked out. I was sitting there the next night and maybe I’m crazy, but I could have sworn I could see this little boy sitting there on the sink, kicking his feet."

As you can imagine, Miley's mom put the visions down to an overactive imagination — until Liam Hemsworth, Miley's aunt and her mom herself all had experiences of their own. They began digging for information and uncovered that the former-bakery was owned by an "older man," his sick wife and his son — all of whom presumably died in the house.

Creepy!

2. Matthew McConaughey's McConnauséance

Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike XXL

Somewhere in between his days rocking the rom-com scene and his unexpected career turn around, Matthew McConaughey revealed that his Hollywood home was haunted by a woman going by the name Madame Blue. However, Mme Blue was a very reasonable — and smart — ghost, for all Matty had to do was whip his shirt off and she'd leave him alone.

"She has no qualms with me. We get along just fine. She's a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along!"

Yeah, maybe that's why.

3. Jessica Alba & The Pervy Poltergeist

Sin City
Sin City

Jessica Alba's parents had to call the experts in when she was a teenager after she claimed a "presence" ripped her bedsheets off and lay on top of her. Can you imagine how freaky that would be?!

"I had no idea what it was. I felt this pressure and I couldn't get up, I couldn't scream, I couldn't talk, I couldn't do anything. Something definitely took the covers off me and I definitely couldn't get off the bed, and then, once I did, I screamed, ran to my parents' room and I don't think I spent many nights in that house ever again. There's something in my parents' old house, I don't know what it was. I can't really explain it... They got it blessed and they burned sage and stuff since then."

Unsurprised. I'd be burning the whole damn herb cabinet if that happened to me.

4. Alyson Hannigan & One Prim & Proper Presence

Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star is no stranger to fighting demons, which could be the reason why she's totally cool with the ghost that haunts her LA home — either that or because this one seems like a total gent.

"I have a ghost in my house. I saw him a couple of months ago. I don't think he died there because there's a law in L.A. that when you buy a house, if somebody's died there they have to disclose that. And nobody did. So I don't know why he's there. But he's very friendly."My friend saw him first one night. She said, 'I don't mean to alarm you but I just saw a man follow us out of the house.' And I said, 'Well, at least he's gentlemanly, he let us go first.'Later that night I saw this silhouette of a man standing in the bathroom doorway. I was like, 'Sweetie, what are you doing?' I thought it was (husband) Alexis (Denisof). But then I looked and Alexis was asleep next to me."I'd love to get his name. I'm thinking of putting a little chalk board where I think he lives to see if he will write his name down."

Well, that might be going a little far.

5. Emma Stone & Her Grandpa's Ghost

Magic in the Moonlight
Magic in the Moonlight

Emma Stone revealed on The Letterman Show that she believes that, although they never met in real life, the ghost of her grandfather has been traveling around her home and leaving quarters for her to find.

"My grandfather leaves quarters. It’s just amazing. It is absolutely him. But that’s the joy of it. It’s not a logical thing; it’s magical. It’s like ectoplasm. It's a milky substance… That indicates someone has been there."

Well, life isn't always logical, but being followed by a "milky substance" doesn't sound so savory to me.

6. Demi Lovato's Tech Savvy Spirit

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via Instagram

Lovato claims her house was so haunted growing up that they've had "hunters" go in and investigate! Talking to Ellen she recalled:

"When I was a little girl my mum walked into the room and I was talking to something and my mom was like, "Who are you talking to?" and I was like, "It's the little girl in the picture frame, her name is Emily." My little sister ended up doing that when she was the same age, but this time she was like "it's the girl that lives in the closet."

In fact, Demi says this ghost has been hanging around for so long she's got stories for days! The guy even knows how to text, apparently.

7. Ke$ha & Her Haunted Sanctum

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via Instagram

Back in 2013, Ke$ha fans were given access to her world in the second season of My Crazy Beautiful Life and, those of you who follow the star will remember that the first episode included a vaginal exorcism. Talking to Jimmy Kimmel, she explained:

"When the ghost haunts my vagina! You are laughing, but it’s very serious. It’s a problem. I know it sounds ridiculous but in all honesty, I believe in all this crazy sh–. So I was told I had dead people in me so I called … my hypnotherapist. So then she said she had to exorcise my body. And then I got a ghost meter to read it, just beeped at my vagina. It was half off, it’s awesome. It seemed to be accurate because I have been going through a dry spell and it was like beeping around and it all makes sense now.”

Yes, Kesha, I'm sure it all made sense to you. If that wasn't weird enough, the "TiK ToK" star also believes that wearing her own placenta as a necklace improves her "psychic abilities."

"My favorite keepsake is my placenta. My mom found it in my basement, crushed it up, and made into a necklace that I wear every day to improve my psychic abilities."

Righto.


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