Courteney Cox sold her Los Angeles home because she believed it was haunted

Courteney Cox sold her Los Angeles home because she believed it was haunted

"There is someone standing behind you," claimed a UPS delivery driver and that was her last straw.

If she didn't before, Courteney Cox surely believes in ghosts now. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S alum recently opened up about some paranormal activities she experienced at her previously owned LA home. The house was in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her latest horror-comedy series Shining Vale, the 57-year-old noted that she was also warned by legendary singer Carole King, who previously owned the home.

"So Carole King came over to my house and she said there had been a divorce that was really ugly, and there was a ghost in the house," Cox told host Kimmel noting that she didn't really pay much heed to the information as she did not believe in the existence of ghosts. "And I was like, 'Yeah, whatever,'" she recalled of her reaction. 


Then, a couple of her friends, who stayed with her, told her about encountering a spirit that sat on the edge of the bed. "But other people who had stayed there with me — friends of mine — said they had an encounter with a woman who was sitting on the edge of the bed," recalled Cox, who brushed off these concerns as well.

Later on, she participated in a seance with 80-year-old King but even at that time she did not completely believe that her house was indeed haunted. It was a visit from a UPS delivery driver that ultimately made her realize that it was time to sell the home. "I was at the house one day, not being a believer. And the doorbell rang. It was a UPS guy or something, and I opened the door and he said, 'Do you know this house is haunted?'" she recalled.


"Yeah, why? Why do you think that?" said Cox to which the delivery driver gave a spine-chilling response, "Because there is someone standing behind you." This claim was enough to convince her as she joked, "And I was like, 'Let's sell!'" While Kimmel teased, "What a terrible, terrible UPS guy. I mean, why would you say that to somebody?"

Shortly after this scary information, Cox could no longer sleep peacefully in her home. "I couldn't sleep there alone ever again," she noted, adding how she started "seeing things" in the house shortly after her encounter with the UPS driver. "You just don't think of it the same way," she explained, confirming that the house has since been sold.

Cover image source: Getty | Photo by Leon Bennett

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