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2Adele Is Creeped Out by Her Awesome House

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Well, this is unfortunate. Remember when I showed you guys those pictures of that absolutely gorgeous house that Adele just bought? Refresher: I spent the majority of the post talking about my pet rat that got loose in the bathroom (by the way, she’s been retrieved, and she’s only escaped two more times since then). Now you remember, right? Yeah, so it turns out that Adele isn’t so much a fan of her beautiful new home because she thinks it might be haunted:

Singer Adele is refusing to sleep in her new mansion alone because she is convinced it’s haunted. She has hired her female driver as a bodyguard and moved her into the ten-bedroom pile to be by her side 24/7. The scared “Someone Like You” superstar told a pal: “I’m not rattling around here on my own. It gives me the creeps.”

Adele, 23, was spooked after “hearing things that made her jump” at the £7million home, set in 25 acres in Sussex. She vowed never to spend another night there on her own. So she is paying the bodyguard, said to be a down-to-earth former chauffeur in her 30s, £100,000 a year to stay with her at home and to accompany her around the world.

The mansion, which has two swimming pools, used to be a convent and has a private chapel.

The friend added: “Adele was so excited to be renting such a lavish property but it has not turned out as happily as it should have. She is convinced it is haunted. She knows about its religious history — and it’s a big place to be in on your own in the dead of night.”

The singer — who picked up six Grammys and two Brits last month — has also hired two other full-time security staff. They will guard the gates of the £15,000-a-month mansion after she discovered a public footpath runs past her front door.

The pal said: “She can see the funny side but she is a sensible girl and knows there is no point taking chances with her safety.”

Oh, that’s awesome, because I totally wanted to be terrified for the rest of the day. What a wonderful imaginary BFF Adele is. NOT.

No, I shouldn’t put this on Adele. I should put this on Daniel Radcliffe. About a month ago, I saw Woman in Black, which, if you haven’t seen it, was just as creepy and horrifying as we all thought it would be. I usually don’t have a hard time with horror movies, but oh, am I having a hard time now. My boyfriend works nights, and our apartment’s right on the edge of a bunch of trees. There’s also a little light by the door with a motion censor, and the way our little building is set up, there is no reason that anyone would ever set off that light unless it was someone specifically coming to our apartment. But, with the trees, there are little critters that run by and set off the light, and when they do so, they also set off the panic in my heart. I go and look outside to see if anyone’s there, and, of course, I always see the woman in black standing in the trees, looking straight at me. I’m honestly getting worked up just telling you guys this story. It is the worst.

But I always like to look on the bright side, and the bright side in this scenario is that this would be a perfect way to bond with Adele. We could take turns staying at each other’s homes, and we could stay up all night and make hot chocolate and watch out for evil spirits together. So … worth it, right?

March 6, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
Filed Under: Adele

2 Responses to “Adele Is Creeped Out by Her Awesome House”

  1. JKB says:

    A motion censor?

    Does it tell you not to slouch?

  2. Scout says:

    I know she seems crazy but shit, I’d be freaked out too. On the other hand, why live in a ten bedroom home as a solo person? I would start moving all my friends in at least. I hate living with people, but I also hate the idea of being alone in a former convent with an overactive imagination. Or get some awesome German Shepard dogs and a few birds. Fill the house with some controlled noise at least. Or buy a smaller house you’re not terrified of???

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