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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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61.

chicagannie    

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!

1248 days ago
62.

tlcmk    

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

1247 days ago
63.

Billy    

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

1247 days ago
64.

sally    

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.

1247 days ago
65.

kayla    

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

1247 days ago
66.

alex    

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

1247 days ago
67.

Amber     

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????

1247 days ago
68.

HAWK    

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!

1247 days ago
69.

DerangedFaery    

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.

pirot@gmx.us

1247 days ago
70.

Rhose    

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.

1247 days ago
71.

cAl    

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.

1247 days ago
72.

rickki    

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

1247 days ago
73.

Denise    

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!

1247 days ago
74.

Kelly    

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

1247 days ago
75.

Jeff    

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

1247 days ago
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