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    Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Tis the season for scary stories so I decided to make another ghost thread. Only this thread is dedicated to the ghosts of famous people and their happy haunting grounds.

    Now I have heard storeis that Walt Disney haunts Disneyland, Abe Lincoln haunts the White House, George Washington haunts a Gettysberg battle field, Old Blue Eyes & marily Munroe Haunt a Nevada/california borderline casino, etc.

    Have any of you heard or know of any places that the spirits of famous people haunt? Now these places can be the haunting grounds of past celebrities, outlaws, presidents, innovators, etc. as long as they were famous.

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Well, I wish I could add something to this thread since it is the Season of Halloween. The Palm Springs area has hundreds of homes and estates that were built or bought by celebrities dating back to the silent era.

    Many of them even spent their retirement years here year round but I am not aware of any ghost stories, hauntings or sightings that are associated with anyone.

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by desertdweller
    Well, I wish I could add something to this thread since it is the Season of Halloween. The Palm Springs area has hundreds of homes and estates that were built or bought by celebrities dating back to the silent era.
    Since I studied architecture in college, I took frequent trips to Palm Springs to study some of the great 1930-1950's domestic architecture there. My fave architect, Richard Neutra designed several really famous places. The Kaufmann house is one, really my favorite work from Neutra.

    Another is the Frank Sinatra house. Its privately owned, but I had the honor of getting to tour the place. It has an amazing piano shaped pool! But.... the cabana by the pool was creepy to me. Didn't look creepy or anything, very nice, 1940's chic. But the feeling there was very oppressive. I was there in the summer, but the cabana (which was not air conditioned) was actually cold! The owner told me that the cabana was the favorite hang out of Old Blue Eyes and some of his mobster cronies. I've often wondered if anything nefarious happened there!

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Hopefully Oogie Boogie can tell us some interesting places haunted by the famous.

    On Travel Channel they said that Ernest Hemmingway haunts his florida keys home.

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Ooohhh, isn't the spirit of Marilyn Monroe supposed to haunt part of either the Ambassador Hotel or the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA?

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    ...and doesn't the spirit of Elvis haunt an old abandoned twinkie factory somewhere??
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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Interesting story about the Sinatra house experience. I've peeked over the fence if it's the one I think you are writing about.

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod
    ...and doesn't the spirit of Elvis haunt an old abandoned twinkie factory somewhere??
    Silly Demigod, how can his ghost haunt a place when he's not dead?
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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by desertdweller
    Interesting story about the Sinatra house experience. I've peeked over the fence if it's the one I think you are writing about.

    It has an interesting patio cover on the "keyboard" side of the pool. The shadow from the patio cover strikes the ground and looks like piano keys.... very cool.

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaver
    Silly Demigod, how can his ghost haunt a place when he's not dead?


    Quote Originally Posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaver
    Silly Demigod, how can his ghost haunt a place when he's not dead?
    Touche' Reaver, touche'....but if he's not dead, where is he?
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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by a_hyperbole
    Ooohhh, isn't the spirit of Marilyn Monroe supposed to haunt part of either the Ambassador Hotel or the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA?
    The Hollywood Roosevelt along w/ Montgomery Clift - even after the most recent rennovations. Also the Blossom Room Ballroom is said to be haunted as well (bonus fact: it was the site of the 1st Academy Awards ceremony).
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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by a_hyperbole
    Ooohhh, isn't the spirit of Marilyn Monroe supposed to haunt part of either the Ambassador Hotel or the Beverly Hills Hotel in LA?

    I've not read the rest of this thread--impulse made me hit "quote." But I believe she haunts several locales, including the Roosevelt Hotel (something about the mirrors in the lobby or hallway beside the elevators) right on Hollywood Blvd.

    Another famous haunt by a celebrity is Talesin in Wisconsin, I believe. Frank Lloyd Wright kept his family and his mistress there at the same time-causing high stress for the whole family. A mysterious fire started there once, after all had long passed, and from that day forward, people believe it's either him or his mistress keeping to the grounds.

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd
    The Hollywood Roosevelt along w/ Montgomery Clift - even after the most recent rennovations. Also the Blossom Room Ballroom is said to be haunted as well (bonus fact: it was the site of the 1st Academy Awards ceremony).

    Whoops...see? I need to have more coffee this morning. Didn't mean to repeat someone else's offerings. I apologize.

    And, believe it or not (tho more rare-er then a standard haunting) people living CAN and sometimes DO haunt places whilst still living. There have been accounts of ghosts of people still alive but having a 'doppleganger' ghost somewhere else.

    Of course, using Elvis as an example would probably not be the best of ideas!

    Since he technically is immortal, right?

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    Re: Famous Haunts (No debating please)

    Frank Lloyd Wright is the famous architect right?

    Off Topic: Fun Facts: The Lincoln logs are not named after Abe Lincoln, the are named after Frank Lloyd Wright's son who is named Lincoln.

    Okay back to the main topic .

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