Courteney Cox was so creeped out by her last house, she had to sell it after one too many supernatural experiences.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, the Friends star revealed the series of spooky events that ultimately led her to list her Laurel Canyon mansion. Inspired by her new horror-comedy show Shining Vale, Kimmel asked Cox if she’d ever seen a ghost herself. She replied that when she moved into her last house, which was previously owned by burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and music legend Carole King, “I didn’t believe it at first,” that there might be something phantasmagorical transpiring on the property.
Cox revealed that King even came over to help her do a seance to help get rid of any evil spirits in the home, but the actress was so starstruck by her that she wasn’t really paying attention to the whole phantom element of the event. “So, Carole King came over to my house and she said there had been a divorce that was really ugly, and there was a ghost in the house,” she explained. “And I was ‘Yeah, whatever.’ But other people who had stayed there with me—like, friends of mine—said they had an encounter with a woman who was sitting on the edge of the bed.”
Her scariest encounter at the haunted house
So the actress was already starting to get creeped out by her home when an interaction with a delivery man proved to be the final straw.
“I was at the house one day, not being a believer. And the doorbell rang,” she recounted. “It was a UPS guy or something, and I opened the door and he said, ‘Do you know this house is haunted?’ And I go, ‘Yeah, why? Why do you think that?’ He goes, ‘Because there is someone standing behind you.’ And I was like, ‘Let’s sell.’ I couldn’t sleep there alone ever again.” She sold the home shortly after that incident.