The fact that the house was haunted was something she didn't believe at first, but an encounter with a UPS driver convinced her otherwise.
While some are afraid of the paranormal and claim they've had encounters, others brush away the existence of ghosts. Actress Courteney Cox used to fall into the second category, until she realized, in her own words, that the house she was living in was haunted.
In fact, Cox's fear became so intense, she sold her home!
The FRIENDS alum spoke about the incident during her appearance on a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, during which the host asked if she ever saw a ghost, according to New York Post.
Cox admitted that she had in fact, brushed shoulders with one, and that was the real reason she actually sold her Laurel Canyon pad in Los Angeles. "I didn't believe it at first," she said, adding that the property was once owned by burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, as well as singer-songwriter Carole King.
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"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 told Kimmel. "And I was like, 'Yeah, whatever.'"
"But other people who had stayed there with me — friends of mine — said they had an encounter with a woman who was sitting on the edge of the bed," Cox continued, adding that she didn't pay much heed to it at the time.
Cox went on to reveal that she even participated in a seance with King to get rid of the spirit from the property. But, Cox was too busy admiring the Grammy-winner to pay attention to what was going on. "I was so in awe of her, I didn't listen to a word," she recalled.
Even after King and all her friends told her about the creepy guest in her home, the Scream star was a bit adamant to believe it. Little did she know that she was soon going to realize they were saying the truth all along.
All it took was for a UPS delivery driver to convince her otherwise. "I was at the house one day, not being a believer," Cox told the talk show host. "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?'"
Cox replied, "Yeah, why? Why do you think that?" In response, the delivery driver said, "Because there is someone standing behind you." That was enough to convince Cox to let the house go, she joked. "And I was like, 'Let's sell!'" she added.
"What a terrible, terrible UPS guy. I mean, why would you say that to somebody?" Kimmel teased. "I couldn't sleep there alone ever again," Cox said, and then said she sold the home soon after.
"You just don't think of it the same way," she explained, adding that she would "start seeing things" in the home after her encounter with the UPS driver.
Now, how creepy is this?
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