Scream star Courteney Cox didn’t have to look far for her own version of a horror story. She revealed on Monday after appearing on a live show about her own spooky experience. She wasn’t a believer in ghosts until she moved into a haunted house.
The Scream actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday to promote the upcoming horror-comedy series Shining Vale. The host Jimmy Kimmel asked Cox if she had her own experience of a ghost story. Cox said she did uncovering her ghostly encounter.
“I didn’t believe at first, but I lived in this house in Laurel Canyon, which is in LA, obviously” she said. She added that the house had at one point belonged to 1950s burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee as well as singer-songwriter Carole King. “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,” Cox explained to Kimmel.
She explained she wasn’t too concerned about the home’s history even when spooky things began happening. When Carole stopped by to tell her what had went down in the house prior to her purchase she said her expression was like “Yeah, whatever”. She also added “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”.
Cox said she even had King over to have a séance with her to get rid of the ghost, but that she was too starstruck by King to pay much attention to what they were doing. It wasn’t until a UPS man came to the door that Cox was finally spooked.
“I was at the house one day, not being a believer and the doorbell rang. 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?’ And he goes, ‘Because there is someone standing behind you’ and I was like ‘Let’s sell'”.
“What a terrible, terrible UPS guy” Kimmel joked.
“I couldn’t sleep there alone ever again” Cox said. She said she sold the house soon after.
Shining Vale starring Cox premieres Sunday on Starz. We’ll hope for the best in the future when it comes to the Friends star’s haunting activity. You can check out all that Courteney had to say below.