Adele fears her English mansion is haunted, and she’s afraid to be alone

I think most Americans don’t even know what it’s like to live in a home with a centuries-old history. Sure, some Americans live in renovated houses that are a century-old, or maybe even older. But the overwhelming majority of us live in residences that are post-WWII, or barely 50 years old. And as such, we tend to have little to no sentimentality attached to the history of a particular piece of real estate. Not so in England. You can be a modern girl, like Adele, and buy a completely renovated mansion/estate, knowing full well that the property’s history goes back centuries. My point? That’s a lot of time for some bad stuff to go down. And sometimes a home holds on to that bad stuff. So Adele is having second thoughts about her new mansion – she’s afraid that it’s haunted. She’s probably right.

British singer Adele is refusing to sleep alone in her new mansion because she is convinced it is haunted. She has hired her female driver as a bodyguard and moved her into the 10-bedroom home to be by her side 24/7.

The scared “Someone Like You” superstar told a pal, “I’m not rattling around here on my own. It gives me the creeps.”

Adele, 23, was spooked after “hearing things that made her jump” at the $11 million home, set in 25 acres in rural southern England.

The London-born singer vowed never to spend another night there on her own. So she is paying the bodyguard, said to be a down-to-earth former chauffeur in her 30s, £100,000 a year to stay with her at home and to accompany her around the world. The mansion, which has two swimming pools, used to be a convent and has a private chapel.

“Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have,” the friend added. “She is convinced it is haunted. She knows about its religious history — and it’s a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night.”

The singer — who picked up six Grammys and two Brit Awards last month — has also hired two other full-time security staff. They will guard the gates of the £15,000-a-month mansion after she discovered a public walking trail runs past her front door.

“She can see the funny side but she is a sensible girl and knows there is no point taking chances with her safety,” the friend said.

[From Page Six]

That one line sent a chill down my spine – “It’s a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night.” GAH!!!! You couldn’t pay me to stay there by myself. But maybe that’s just me – I’m a big ol’ scaredy cat. I couldn’t sleep with my bedroom door open for MONTHS after I after I saw Paranormal Activity (which I watched alone, because I’m an idiot). I’m still haunted by scary movies that I saw as a child. My house (where I live alone) is only 40 years old, and late at night, when the house is just shifting, there’s a familiar squeak on the steps every night. I always jump out of my skin. GAH. If I was Adele, I would be paying LOTS of people to sleep in my big old haunted mansion. Strength in numbers, people. The ghosts can’t attack everybody.

Also – the bad thoughts let the ghosts in. Think positive, girls. Don’t think about that sound in the basement. GAH!!!!!!!

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  1. Moi says:

    I would wait to see if I actually witnessed something paranormal, then call in the ghost hunters and priest. Or bail. I couldn’t sleep well after watching Paranormal Activity 3. I don’t care for movies that have to do with the devil, what-so-ever.

    Off topic, I am constantly trying to copy her eye make-up. So beautiful.

    • i no rite!! i hate scary movies especially movies tht r based on a tru story! mostly ghosts. but yeahh her make up is soo pretty <3 shes got pretty eyes but she needs to get out of tht house of hers lol!!

  2. carrie says:

    buy a tiny house!

    • demian bichir says:

      Intelligent remark!

    • gg says:

      lol, exactly my thought! Not sure why she would buy such a giant house anyway. You can get a lot of land for privacy and a pretty big house with, say four bedrooms, and still have tons of room to rattle around in. If she’s scared now, she will probably sell the place soon.

      I get creeped out by any big place all alone, real ghosts or imagined. the only thing that might shake that feeling would be a bunch of loud kids running around.

      • iseepinkelefants says:

        My thoughts too. Why does she need 10 bedrooms?

        And why rent? Talk about $15k down the drain. That’s just poor money management.

  3. Jessica says:

    I watched Paranormal Activity 3 last night by myself… I freak myself out about stuff when I watch these movies, but I love it!! lol

    • Moi says:

      I thought it was the scariest one. Due to finding out the reason for it all. Creepy!

    • Ana says:

      I love the PA movies! They all had me jumping through out the movie, and then sleeping with my lights on! 😛

      I want a prequel to PA 3!

  4. Agnes says:

    ehm. since there is no such things as ghosts, adele just sounds like she’s famewhoring. just because a house is creepy and you don’t like to be alone in a huge house, doesn’t mean that it’s haunted. kaiser, you’re such an adele apologist. 🙂

    • P says:

      Ghosts are not real, that’s for sure, but the bad spirits are around and if she let them in, I’m sorry for her. With that said, I’d still love to go to a so called “haunted” house and stay for a while. I don’t believe these things but I love the thrill, btw two people have died in the house I’m living right now and nope, I haven’t seen much. But like my mother always says, if you wish to see things, you sure gonna see things.

    • only1shmoo says:

      I wouldn’t jump to conclusions too soon. It’s easy to dismiss something that you’ve never seen or experienced, but there are plenty of sane, rational people who have had similar experiences. Go ahead and think I’m crazy, but I’ve had a few in my house too, and it’s damn creepy!

  5. Maripily says:

    She’s rich, why not sell it and buy something else? She reminds me of characters in a scary movie that refuse to leave even when the ghosts have done all kinds of crazy stuff…like what’s it gonna take for us to scare you the heck out?!

  6. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Creepy!!! You could not pay me enough to keep you company there!

  7. gab says:

    My sister in law and her husband own a 200 year old home in New Jersey. It is haunted. We have stayed there for weeks at a time every summer. I never told my kids when they were very little. But they each had instances of covers being pulled off of them in the night. The worst thing that ever happened is once a big wood valance fell off the wall onto the bed my husband and I were sleeping in with our youngest. No one was hurt. I think I would call in some ghost hunters or a psychic to help clear it. (Is that even possible?) Adele is only a few years older than my oldest child. I doubt that I could be in a haunted place at that age – by myself!! Stock up on sage to burn, holy water Adele!! Yikes!!

    • Carolyn says:

      Ghosts and spirits can be friendly and helpful or not so nice. There are people who can assess the situation and move them on if things aren’t good. My uncle passed away unexpectedly and his spirit hung around for a few weeks. My aunty said she felt him there and it was comforting and one day it just felt different – she interpreted it that he’d moved on. My best friend’s niece sees dead people just like the kid from Sixth Sense. I wouldn’t stay by myself in a big old spooky house either!

  8. MissVJJ says:

    She’s beautiful! When I lived in England, my house was built in 1826, which was new for that area. Big, beautiful house, but damn it was haunted. I went back a few weeks ago to see it, and it still sends shivers down my spine.

  9. aenflex says:

    Old homes also make a lot of noises.

  10. lucy2 says:

    I saw some photos, looks like a beautiful place, but yeah I’d be freaked out living alone in such a big house. Especially an old one with a lot of history!
    The news this morning reported that she bought it, this says she’s renting. Can’t anyone fact check anymore?

  11. Jaded says:

    I’ve had a few creepy things happen to me in old English houses. I was in a 300 year old bed & breakfast once, in an attic room, and something like a fist kept pounding my bed every time I turned the light out to go to sleep. There was nobody else on that floor, nothing physical that could have caused that sound and movement. I stayed up all night long and in the morning the proprietor confirmed that the place was haunted but that it was a “harmless” entity!

  12. Hootie Hoo says:

    If its the same home as seen on her 60 minutes interview it looked mega creepy. I actually thought to myself, “I wouldn’t want to stay there alone” I understand she wanted privacy but couldn’t she have rented a smaller cottage on a bit of land instead?

    • orion70 says:

      I found it creepy too. Didn’t someone make a reference to The Shining when they were standing between those two long hallways?

      The pool, for some reason, freaked me out a little. Had the same feeling when I visited Casa Loma in Toronto.

  13. Katyusha says:

    She hired a bodyguard for ghosts. That’ll show’ em!

  14. Lem says:

    I love old (well) everythings. Except churches, which always make my hairs stand on end add to that a convent; there’s a building I wouldn’t be buying for a dollar.
    MOST spirits are benevolent or can be moved on by someone who knows what they are doing.
    Not sure what a bodyguard is going to do against a badun… If it gives her peace of mind then…

    • Erinn says:

      Probably just to make her feel safer haha. She probably doesn’t imagine he COULD do anything really, but having someone else there would make you feel better. And if she hears creepy noises she can just be like “Oh, it’s just the body guard moving around” even if it’s not.

  15. katy says:

    “ghosts can’t attack everybody” hahahaha

  16. ghoulish_moose says:

    It’s funny how you never see any cavemen ghosts, or 80’s ghosts, or even black ghosts. The victorian ghosts are all the rage.

    Theres no such thing as ghosts and ghoulies, just over active imaginations. I’d glady swap houses with Adele. I’ll move into her massive mansion with 2 swimming pools, and she can move into my tiny rental with no pools. Ghost free I might add. Everybody wins! =D

  17. orion70 says:

    I went through a time there when I couldn’t even watch the commercials on TV for Paranormal Activity. Don’t think I could ever watch the movies. I’m one of those people who loves the idea of horror movies, get all braved up to watch them and then chicken out. Have to watch them in the daylight on a smaller screen.

    Many times I go into a dark room at night and my mind flashes to the end scene of REC. Ditto for driving along dark roads at night and being afraid to look at the passenger side because of The Eclipse.

  18. Ana says:

    Creepy, that’s why it scares me so much to live in the UK in a house alone!

    She doesn’t need to hire a bodyguard she needs a psychic and/or medium.

  19. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Crazy stories, wow.

    Maybe one person isn’t meant to hoard that much room for herself.

  20. Emily says:

    I feel her pain! After I watched the two Weeping Angels episodes of Doctor Who, I was completely freaked out anytime I went for a smoke at night. Spent a good few weeks winking instead of blinking at night.

  21. ClumsyMe says:

    My best friend actually bought a house that was once the main house of a plantation. It’s registered as a historical home from the 1800’s and its very much haunted. I’ve stayed there and woken up with bruises and seen things that I’ve never seen any where else.

  22. Tristan says:

    Why did she get such a massive house for herself in the first place?

    I would rather live in a nice modern, upscale condo. Personal preference, however.

    Old houses also tend to make a lot of noises 🙂