These 7 People Were Famous in Life but Perhaps Even More Famous in Death
For a lot of people, death doesn't mean the last time you're in the spotlight. Here are a few celebrities that may have gained more notoriaty after their death then they had in life.
Reeves, who was the first person to play Superman, died in somewhat mysterious conditions. It's believed that he shot himself in his Benedict Canyon Drive home. Visitors to the home since he died have reported hearing gunshots or screams, or even seeing a full apparition of Reeves wearing his original Superman costume.
The White House is allegedly haunted by plenty of former presidents and first ladies, but one of the most ubiquitous is Abraham Lincoln. Once, when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was staying at the White House, he had just gotten out of the bath, with nothing but a cigar and claimed to have seen the former president staring right at him. After that, Churchill never stayed in the Lincoln Bedroom again.
John Lennon's ghost has apparently appeared to many people, including former band mate Paul McCartney. The most well known haunt for the former Beatle however is the Dakota building, where David Chapman killed Lennon. Many people who live in the building today claim that Lennon never actually left, and his spirit still roams the halls.
Chaney was one of the first monster actors, so it makes sense that his ghost would linger. Many people say that he haunts a soundstage at Universal Studios in Hollywood. People have reported hearing footsteps, and even seeing a man in a cape running through the catwalk. Additionally, the stage where Chaney's iconic Phantom of the OperaÂ was filmed remains standing due to mysterious accidents that have prevented it from being fully dismantled.Â
Marilyn Monroe's ghost is in good company, if it does remain at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood as many claim it does. The hotel is where the model and actress got her first job; posing on the diving board at the pool for a suntan commercial. Former guests and hotel employees claim if you look into one full-length mirror in the hotel you will see the image of a young blonde woman who will speak to you and then disappear.Â
In addition to being known as a great filmmaker, Welles was known as someone who truly loved to eat. One of his meals could include two steaks, two baked potatoes, a full pineapple, three servings of pistachio ice cream and a bottle of scotch. That would explain why this director is said to haunt the Sweetlady Jane Bakery on Melrose Avenue, the location of which is the same as Ma Maison, a French restaurant Welles would frequent.
After Valentino died at the age of 31 from an infection, his Hollywood home, Falcon's Lair, became a hotbed for haunted stories. Harry Carey purchesed the home after his death, and said he saw a ghost that looked much like Valentino inside. Millicent Rogers probably would have seen the ghost a few times, if she wasn't scared away after going in once, and never stepping foot inside again.