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'Idol' Contestants Flee -- Our Mansion Is HAUNTED!

3/24/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

GHOSTS invaded the "American Idol" mansion in Beverly Hills -- and the finalists got so freaked, they MOVED OUT of the place Monday night for good ... TMZ has learned.

American Idol Mansion Haunted

The supernatural drama began after contestants complained about bizarre flickering lights inside the house ... followed by a spooky spider infestation.

But the paranormal activity that sent the contestants over the edge happened last week -- when several wannabes claim they watched a bed sheet suddenly take on a life of its own and FLOAT down an empty hallway!!!

And as if the ghosts weren't enough, Sunday's torrential rains caused the roof to leak like a mutha.

Sources connected with the production tell us ... the contestants FREAKED OUT and demanded to move ... and "Idol" producers obliged.

We're told the gang is now safely holed up in an undisclosed location ... where the only blinding white objects are Ryan Seacrest's teeth.


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We are watching TMZ right now - whomever put together the film of the mansion with the "ghosts" had me and my 4 kids cracking up...especially the ghost of Taylor Hicks, and the Pac Man!

Great story TMZ!

1309 days ago


Wow. More fake drama on Idol. Ratings must be down again.

1309 days ago


Maybe the ghosts are gay and just trying to hang with Ryan (really, really, really, really gay) Seacrest

1308 days ago


I'll admit I miss Simon too, but the show is still really good. They selected a lot of good singers this year. And it's not supposed to be so much about the judges, it's supposed to be about the contestents. So I see no reason to stop watching it just because he's gone.

1308 days ago


i watch it its awesome my two favs this year are scotty and paul!!

1308 days ago


wow, people are nuts! there is no such thing as ghosts. geez!

1308 days ago


Apparently not the first of this. I Googled this story and found an article from People magazine 2009 that claimed the contestants believed the mansion was haunted by a ghost named Phyllis. Maybe it is????

1308 days ago


Publicity Stunt or Not. . .GHOSTS/SPIRIT WORLD IS REAL! Just ask somebody who has experienced the paranormal - it can be unsettling. Flickering lights, clicking of door handles, pounding steps of somebody walking through your home, items disappearing and then reappearing days later, etc. Ghosts like to come out to play between 2 - 4 a.m. Have a nice sleep!

1308 days ago


Speaking as a paranormal investigator,i would say its not likely that the house is haunted.It sounds more like it has sit closed up and unoccupied.That seems more likely the responsible culprit for the blinking lights and spider infestation.The sheet sounds like a well executed prank.However P.I.R.O.T. is more than willing to investigate.

1308 days ago


GAC doesn't need to do an investigation. I believe you had a case of over imgainary minds! Think about all the stress they're already under. If it truly is haunted, the spirits wouldn't "float" in bed sheets; that's too clache.

1308 days ago


Wusses... every last one of them. How are they expected to handle paparazzi or (god forbid) frantic fans if they can't handle a little bit of spookiness? And here I would have voted for the contestant that had STAYED- even if it was William Hung. I'm afraid I can't support the contestants' carreers if they can't handle a house test. Epic Fail, they all lose. Time for a new season.

1308 days ago


4 your Spiritual house of American Idol-call in the GHOST ADVENTURES guys,Nick,Zak,Aaron.They B handle this and get 2 the solutions of what is going on at this house

1308 days ago


I definitely think you should bring in Ghost Adventures. I love those guys and I love their show. It would be interesting to see if the mansion is really hauted. GO FOR IT!

1308 days ago


Call Ghosts Hunters, there much better than Ghosts Adventures... Really they are...

1308 days ago


Just a publicity stunt for more watchers. ESP after lasts nights Casey mishap! Simon kept this alive. now its just a hole in my wed night line up on TV. but Seriously a white sheet Float on its own? hmmm could it be the MAID cleaning after all these kids pissin the bed? lol

1308 days ago
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