5 spine-chilling supernatural stories from music legends to give you a fright this Halloween
26 October 2021, 12:49 | Updated: 29 October 2021, 14:56
As we reach the spookiest time of year, settle in for five creepy accounts of all things ghosts, aliens and supernatural from Elton John, Adele, Robbie Williams and more.
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Halloween has us all recalling those unexplainable occurrences that raise the hairs on our arms.
And it seems some of the world's most iconic music legends have had their fair deal of things that go bump in the night, too.
So grab your proton pack and join us as we clear the cobwebs on several singers' creepiest experiences...
Adele's haunted Sussex mansion
When Adele moved into her stunning £7 million Sussex mansion, she probably didn't expect any otherworldly experiences in her new pad.
But according to reports, the 'Easy On Me' singer felt so uneasy in her home that she actually moved her female bodyguard in.
It wasn't a cheap comfort to employ, costing the 33-year-old music legend a whopping £100,000 a year to keep her company at the 25-acre property.
The Sun on Sunday reported that Adele told a friend: "I'm not rattling around here on my own. It gives me the creeps."
She had also apparently heard "things that made her jump" at the ten-bedroom property.
Sir Elton John sees a ghost in a convent-turned-hotel in Belgium
When Sir Elton John checked into a Belgium hotel that was once a convent, he got slightly more than the room service he requested.
"I did see a ghost once," he said. "I went to bed and felt something pressing down on my chest. I was too terrified to move."
But he did clarify: "So, strictly speaking, I haven’t seen a ghost, but I have been sat on by one."
A spooky-themed question had been posed by country star Kacey Musgraves, who was curious if there'd been any ghost sightings at his manor.
Elton John admitted he hadn't seen anything since he moved in 1974, but he did reveal his partner of almost thirty years, David Furnish, had a first-hand experience with an unexplainable entity at their Woodside property in Windsor.
"David saw her, though. It was a Victorian lady," the 74-year-old recounted. "She sat on the bed and asked him if he could stop the noise outside – there were deer rutting in the park."
He added: "David was very calm. I’d have been frightened to death!"
When George Michael was told his Highgate home may be haunted
It was in 2012 when George Michael bumped into ghost hunters outside his north London home, who revealed that his Grade II-listed property may have been haunted.
The paranormal pair had been exploring the area when they crossed paths with the 'Faith' legend.
Ghosthunter Mickey Gocool told The Hampstead & Highgate Express in 2012 how Highgate has particularly high levels of "paranormal activity".
"George Michael's home is precisely the kind of historic house that might have activity," he explained.
"Although there is no real knowing from the outside whether a house has a lot of paranormal activity, but from my experience I can get a sense of things."
Barry Gibb claims to have seen ghosts of his brothers
"It's not fun because you're not quite sure what it was about. If it was real," Barry explained.
"I saw Robin and my wife saw Andy. Maybe it's a memory producing itself outside your conscious mind or maybe it's real."
Barry revealed that the unexplainable experience made him consider whether there is life after death.
Robbie Williams reveals 'Angels' is actually about his ghost encounters
Robbie Williams has made no secret of his curiosity with all things paranormal.
And in 2019, the singer revealed one of his biggest-ever hits was actually inspired by these unexplainable encounters.
"People think it’s about my mum or think it’s about somebody I loved but it’s actually about angels."
Robbie continued to open up about his paranormal experiences in the interview.
"When I was a kid I used to talk to dead people. I freaked my father out when I was three, four and five and they were people that had passed on."
But it doesn't just stop with ghostly experiences, as the 47-year-old has had encounters of the third kind, too.
"I had lucid dreams. There’s been UFOs, one close enough I could throw a tennis ball," Robbie explained. "I used to call them ghosts but I don’t anymore as I don’t know what they are."