DiCaprio used for ghost story

Reporter reads more into TV interview than is really there. Ghosts, especially ghosts haunting celebrities, are a big hit getter.

Leonardo DiCaprio terrified by ghostly noises at home.

The Titanic actor is frequently awoken by eerie creaking sounds at his California mansion and has to get out of bed and check the windows and doors to reassure himself burglars are not on the premises.

He admits he has been left spooked by the ghost-like sounds and is now thinking about selling up and moving on.

In an interview on British TV news show Lorraine, DiCaprio says, “(I’ve been scared) in my own house. My home makes weird noises at times and I have to get up in the middle of the night and check if there’s somebody breaking in. It’s like creaking or something – these weird ghost noises, but I don’t believe in ghosts. It’s like the wind or the way it was built.”

If he doesn’t believe in ghosts and he’s probably onto something with his own theory, why make it sound like he does? Typical of these celeb stories – they are made out to be more than they are. It also leads readers to believe that their favorite celebs believe in ghosts (even though he states he doesn’t) so THEY MUST BE REAL! RIGHT? Ugh. If only people were more interested in science and world events instead of celebrity gossip… I know, keep dreaming.

  1 comment for “DiCaprio used for ghost story

  1. January 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    I’d bet that most houses make noises depending on the weather and the age of the house. I live in a 50 year old home that creaks all the time — it wakes me up in the morning sometimes, especially in winter. Sometimes it even sounds like footsteps. When it’s windy, it can get a lot worse.

    It sounds like the writer is awfully desperate for a story. I’ve seen first-hand how some writers will write the story BEFORE they ask questions, and not bother to revise when the facts contradict the narrative (I’ve seen it happen first-hand twice with Time Magazine when they interviewed people for stories on my college campus years ago).

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