7 Hollywood Artists Who’ve Had A Scary Brush With The Paranormal

If I asked you if you believed in things that cannot be explained by science, what would your answer be?

No? Yes? Maybe?

Turns out, despite all the evidence to the contrary, a lot of people do believe in the paranormal, including the celebrities on this list who’ve experienced strange encounters themselves.

Some were pleasant enough; the others, not so much.

1. Guillermo del Toro

When scouting locations for The Hobbit trilogy in New Zealand, Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro convinced the owners of the supposedly “haunted” Waitomo Caves Hotel to let him stay the night.

When he checked into the grand Victorian-style hotel, built in 1908, he said that “the hotel was empty, like in a horror movie.”


“I heard a horrible murder being committed in the room,” continued del Toro.

“I was actually terrified. I didn’t sleep at all that night. What was strange was the next morning I was not tired, but I was wired and scared. I never imagined having those fears. It was absolutely terrifying.” (Source)

2. Megan Fox

Here’s how Fox described her brief encounter with ghosts in Mexico:

“I was just in Mexico at my hotel and at 7 am — I had pre-ordered breakfast for 7:30 am — I heard them come in with the little table, I heard them pouring coffee and I thought ‘Ugh, I’m not going to get up for another 30 minutes and my coffee is going to be cold. That sucks.'”


“So I get up 30 minutes later, no coffee, no table, no nothing. “ (Source)

3. Emma Stone

Emma Stone is convinced her late grandfather is haunting her by leaving her quarters. (There’s a long family history of quarters.)


“It’s him, it’s absolutely him,” the La La Land actor said. “That’s the joy of it, it’s not a logical thing, it’s magical.” (Source)

4. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’ encounter with the paranormal was so chilling she had to relocate from the London apartment she was renting to a hotel.

“It was seriously so terrifying. 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.”

“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.” (Source)

5. Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson and his wife were staying in an apartment across from the St.James Theatre in London when he caught a glimpse of the unnatural.

“I woke up one morning and there was a figure in the room, she was very scary, she had a screaming face, very accusatory, she was a lady about 50 years old”, said the director in 2009.


“It was terrifying actually…she was at the end of the bed…she glided across the room and disappeared into the wall. I sat in bed and thought, have I really seen that?”

Just then his wife walked in, and when he told her what he’d seen, she asked, “Was it the woman with the screaming face?” (Source)

6. Carrie Fisher

The late Carrie Fisher was good friends with Greg Stevens, a Republican politician, who died from an overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs.

The night before, he’d shared a bed with Fisher, who woke up to find him dead.

When asked if there were any ghosts in her legendary 1930s Beverly Hills mansion, she answered, “No… no, but we had Greg for a while. I was totally convinced, which kind of made me happy, because I kept thinking, Please don’t go.”


“Lights would go on and off, and I had this toy machine, that when you touched it would say, ‘F**k you! Eat s**t! You’re an a*****e!’ And it would go off in the night, by itself, in my closet.” (Source) 

7. Jessica Alba

Alba had a terrifying experience as a teenager in her parents’ old house.

“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,” the actor recalled.


“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!” (Source)

I can’t say I blame her. Who would?

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