Lucille Ball could easily have been considered one of America’s sweethearts. She premiered in Hollywood, on Broadway, and on the big screen, where her talent and beauty won the hearts of viewers everywhere.
She starred in movies such as My Favorite Husband in 1948 and continued to act in her later life, Forever, Darling in 1956 and Yours, Mine, and Ours in 1968 being some of the more readily recognized films.
Ball was most memorably revered for her role the famous sitcom I Love Lucy, showing from 1951 to 1956. She is, arguably, still near and dear to the heart of the American public.
And, as it seems, we are still dear to her. Reports of Lucille Ball ghost sightings began only a few years after her death.
Lucille Ball purchased 1000 North Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, California in 1954 with her first husband, Desi Arnaz. She resided there until her death at age 77.
After she passed from a dissecting aortic aneurysm in 1989, her second husband, Gary Morton, sold the house a few years later.
It was demolished, and a new house was built on the property.
The destruction of her home and its subsequent replacement doesn’t seem to bother Lucille, who has, according to the current homeowners, not left it.
There are multiple reports from the current homeowners and passerby alike that have earned the home a place on the lists of most famous haunts in America.
The first reported sighting of Lucille Ball occurred while a friend drove past the home. His anonymous report is that Lucille was standing inside the property, looking at him through the fence.
She looked frustrated, likely because at the time, her home was in the process of demolition. While this was the first recorded of the occurrences, it certainly would not be the last.
Ball’s spectral activity is centered around the attic, according to the subsequent homeowners. Unidentified noises can be heard emanating from the attic.
There are reports of sounds loud enough to be a party coming from upstairs. Voices are heard shouting, even when the attic is empty.
Boxes and furniture are routinely moved, arranged differently than they were when the homeowners left them. There is even one instance of I Love Lucy’s theme song drifting down into the house from the attic.
There is some dissent among the reports of whether Lucille Ball has caused any damage to the home.
While some say there has never been any, others claim that windows have been broken on the property with no explanation.
The homeowners’ belongings will disappear, only to reappear in places they shouldn’t have been.
The Lucille Ball ghost sightings continue to draw our attention to the actress even after her death. The current owners of the house have declined any help offered to remove Lucille from the property, claiming that the star doesn’t deserve an exorcism.
It seems that Lucille Ball simply couldn’t leave her still adoring public, and her public has no wish to be rid of her, either.
Ball will live on in the hearts of those who still love Lucy, and, apparently, in the attic of her old home.