Kat Dennings grew up in an historic home: ‘It was haunted as hell, I saw some stuff’

Kat Dennings is in WandaVision, which keeps getting more entertaining and layered with every episode. It’s really grown on me and while I’m not a Marvel person and barely understand the backstory, I appreciate what they’re trying to do with that show. Kat plays Darcy Lewis, a scientist and technology expert who was first introduced in Thor and also appeared in Thor: The Dark World. Kat was on Jimmy Kimmel live, where Jimmy tried to pry some spoilers out of her. She wouldn’t budge, saying she barely knows what’s going on. I believe her! There are so many Easter eggs, theories and nuances in that show and it’s been a lot of fun for people to unpack. She did tell a creepy story about the fact that she lived in an historic home in Pennsylvania from the age of seven to 15. She said that it was open for tours and that they would sometimes have them when she was home as a kid. Enough strange things happened that she thinks it was haunted though, and she believes it’s still haunted to this day.

On her childhood home being an historic landmark
It was built in 1694. It was the first house in the township. It was an historical landmark. It had a plaque on it. The historical society would do tours through our home. Sometimes a little car filled with sweet old ladies would come. They would walk past me eating my corn flakes in the kitchen. When we lived there they would just walk through as if it were a museum, but it was our family house. I think my mom just loved that part of it. She kept it really nice and pristine.

She says it was haunted
This was a haunted house. It was haunted as hell. I saw some stuff. There were some intense experiences there like lights going on an off and things going missing and showing up weird places. The cold. I did see some – I just don’t want to seem like an insane person on television right now.

I haven’t [been back] but my brother has because this house is now an Air BNB. He took his wife to show her our childhood home. They stayed in my room. I also lived in the attic, but they were so creeped out that they left under cover of night. They just felt weird.

[From Jimmy Kimmel Live]

This is convincing to me because she said it but refused to elaborate because she didn’t want to sound crazy. Plus her brother and his wife felt some stuff there too, decades later, and couldn’t even stay overnight! Things have to be really bad for you to leave a B&B in the middle of the night, you know? I’m getting chills thinking about it, but part of me tries to tell myself it’s just mold or there’s another logical explanation. That’s how I sleep at night. I think I found the home as she mentioned the town she grew up in. I’m not going to link it, but it’s very easy to google. It’s expensive to rent at nearly $800 a night as it sleeps 14. It’s a brick home with an addition. That reminds me of my friend’s historic log cabin home. I’ve stayed there alone watching her sweet dogs and it has such noticeably positive vibes. She says when anyone stays there they tell her that the energy is really good and they can feel it. Some homes have good energy, some are bad!

Here’s that interview!

Kat makes me want to try cat eye liner again. I always screw that up and I tried the stamp thing and didn’t like it either.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I’m also really enjoying WandaVision even though I am not really a Marvel fan. It’s so different and the “what is going on” aspect is really well done. It makes me excited for the rest of the Marvel shows.

    Speaking of haunted, I need Hecate to write a book post bc I need to talk about Mexican Gothic, which I got around the time of her bday and finally read yesterday.

    • lemonylips says:

      I’m loving WandaVision too though I didn’t really plan on watching it but I’m glad my friends convinced me. And was super happy to see Kat in it, cause I love that character and I enjoy her vibe. It’s just sooo short – thinking of waiting for the end of the season and just binge watching it.

    • Claire says:

      I am seconding a need for a book post on Mexican Gothic, I have SO many feelings

  2. Lightpurple says:

    That’s a glorious feline in those pictures with her.

  3. Esmom says:

    I wish I could see Wandavision, I’m really curious about it even as a non-Marvel fan. I also really like her. She was interviewed on the Keep It podcast recently and was just so humble and cute and funny.

  4. Willow says:

    When I was a kid there was a family we knew that had a ghost in the basement, so they never went down there or opened the door to the basement. But they couldn’t lock it because that made the ghost mad. And it was right off the kitchen where everyone gathered to visit. So every time you came to visit they reminded you to not touch the basement door. I don’t know if I believed it or not, but they sure did and they lived there and you don’t mess with stuff like that where someone lives.

  5. Lucy2 says:

    Her cat is gorgeous!
    I have a historic house too (not as old as hers) and often the first thing people ask me is if it’s haunted. It’s not, thankfully! But I’ve had weird experiences elsewhere.

  6. Boo says:

    I didn’t know she was going to be in it. We started watching it this weekend. I was so excited when I saw Darcy. She always made the Thor movies fun.

  7. Faithmobile says:

    Our previous home was haunted. My friend’s son(5 years old) really wanted to see our basement. So my friend takes her son down there and he comes rushing back upstairs very upset that he was “in the way of the busy worker”. He started crying and wanted to leave. The basement is were my wood working shop was and I never felt alone but i never saw anything but weird shadows. I thought I was going mad until I saw this little boy’s reaction.

  8. paranormalgirl says:

    There’s lots of haunted places around! I used to do paranormal investigations (hence “paranormalgirl”) and I’ve seen and heard a lot of things. I tend to be a skeptic, so when I see or hear or feel something paranormal, it’s pretty legit!

  9. nb says:

    I grew up in a haunted house too. I heard and saw a lot of unexplainable things, as did my mother and sister. My parents still live there and when I visit I get the same weird feelings I had in childhood even though I’m 36 years old now. The ghosts are harmless and mostly just like to ‘play’, as in hide things and make them reappear later in strange places or cause weird noises. I hated going on the basement when I was a kid or looking out the windows at night (I always had to have all the blinds drawn) because I always felt like something was watching me. I think it’s one of those things that’s hard to explain to someone who has never felt or experienced it without feeling totally silly.