Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Barry Bostwick, William Shatner, the Jonas Brothers and many other local celebs have creepy stories about haunted houses (not necessarily also in the area), but some are . . .
Just after Vanessa Hudgens moved into her Studio City house, she reportedly fled for a week because she believed it was haunted. The Disney star wasn't seeing Casper the Friendly Ghost either. Her publicists completely rejected the report (and Vanessa still lives in the house), and said reports that she was “too scared to live there alone" were not true.
Initial reports were that she was “hearing doors slam shut and footsteps in an empty guest bedroom,” and although she is no longer claiming her digs are haunted, she did report seeing something strange in the skies—but that UFO sighting is another story.
Zac Efron said he lived next door to a haunted house in Arroyo Grande, California, and he once sneaked into the place.
“One time me and my friends went in‚" Efron is quoted as saying. "We had to hike through a field of tall grass to get to the front porch. There was a smashed window in the back, so we went inside and looked around. We went up to the attic and heard a bunch of noises. We were like, ‘What is that?’ Then all of a sudden bats just flew out at us‚ we were scared and ran away. I’m pretty sure the place is haunted.”
Rocky Horror Picture Show star Barry Bostwick, whose fan club is also based in Studio City, saw the ghostly shape of a young boy in his house once. The creepy story is detailed in the video above by Bostwick himself. It clearly unnerved the actor.
Miley Cyrus got spooked when traveling to London and seeing some strange happenings in an apartment near Harrods.
"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," she told a magazine. "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. She was really red."
Ryan Gosling, a relatively new Studio City resident, said he grew up in a house reputed to be haunted. "I kind of grew up in a haunted house," Gosling said. "I used to think my house was haunted. We did at the time, and we moved because of it. So when I went on the Haunted Mansion ride, it made me think it wasn't so bad."
Justin Bieber doesn't have a haunted house story for his local homes, but he did take his gal-pal Selena Gomez to a haunted house in Las Vegas called Goretorium created by Hostel writer and director Eli Roth, who also lives locally. Studio City dude Cody Simpson went in with the Bieber entourage and they screamed all the way through it. A few times, Bieber hid behind his girlfriend. Roth loved it.
Captain Kirk star William Shatner has finally seen a UFO himself. The longtime local resident tells a story about riding his motorcycle with friends in the Mojave desert, crashing and getting disoriented and then his friends lost him. He then followed a shadowy figure on the edge of the horizon and followed it to a gas station where he saw a metallic disc hovering in the air.
Joe and Nick Jonas, also went to a 3,000-square foot haunted house called Screamers in New York and when they saw creatures with chainsaws chasing them, a witness said "they were running for their lives."
One infamous haunted house in the area is that Studio City estate owned by celebrity psychic Kenny Kingston. He actually recently told the Jonas Brothers that the guys wanted to buy the former home of Marion Davis, and he warned that the house has a high-profile history and is haunted by both “good and bad” spirits,
Kingston tells me that his house is regularly visited by famous spirits that he is in contact with, most commonly Marilyn Monroe—and he has some of her furniture at his house. Other spirits who come visit Kenny at his house are John Wayne, President Harry Truman, Greta Garbo and Mae West.
Now that would be some Halloween party!