'Downton Abbey' castle haunted?
New cast addition Shirley MacLaine thinks so
"Downton Abbey" may not be the only series filming in England's Highclere Castle. According to new cast member Shirley MacLaine, the 400-year-old family estate also hosts its own live-action version of "Scooby-Doo."
"Highclere was haunted and the pictures came off the wall,” the Oscar-winning actress and spiritualist told the New York Daily News. "The energy of the castle, grounds, (its) past and the hauntings was inspiring."
In Season 3, which premieres Sunday on PBS, MacLaine plays the scrappy American mother of Elizabeth McGovern's Lady Cora.
Parts of King Tut's tomb once occupied Highclere's bowels, a fact of which MacLaine was keenly aware, according to the story. They were stored in the castle following the mysterious death of its master, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, who famously bankrolled archeologist Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of the tomb. (Four months later, the Earl was found dead of a mosquito bite in Egypt, and the curse of Tutankhamun was born.)
MacLaine, 78, said the ghosts of Highclere were apparently "Downton Abbey" fans, however, since they never interfered once cameras started rolling.
Do you think this could be true, or is MacLaine one sandwich short of a picnic?
Season 3 of "Downton Abbey" premieres Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.
We all have the right to believe what we want. Also everyone has something that they feel very strongly about. There is nothing wrong about believing in ghosts, spirits, etc.
Give this woman a break..... she's earned it and deserves respect.
I think that corey levitans remark is rude "Do you think this could be true, or is MacLaine one sandwich short of a picnic?
With all the crap going on in this country, your time was spent trying to disgrace someone for their beliefs?
I hope you got a kick out of it ....
How rude! Next time, Corey, interview someone in your own age / IQ group such as Bieber or Scooby Doo. Shame on whomever @ MSN allowed this "amateur"'s opinion to post online.