Brad Pitt He bought a mansion in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles in 1994, and then lived there with Angelina Jolie and their six children.
But before Pete was the owner, the house was owned by Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of Darkness. As she claims in a new interview, she emptied the house in the ’90s because it was incredibly haunted — but that turned out to be a selling point for the up-and-coming Hollywood sweetheart.
Peterson explained that while she and her then-husband were discussing the house with Pete, “we were kind of warning him that a lot of strange things had been going on in there in the house since we moved in. And he was really excited about it. He thought that was really cool.”
She said these “strange things” weren’t just strange shadows or noises, claiming, “I saw People are walking around Upstairs, for example, real people are just walking. Once [a ghost was] Sitting downstairs in front of the fireplace, going into my bedroom and back out.
“We’ve seen someone float at the bottom of the pool, things like that.”
Peterson admitted that her story seems a little far-fetched.
“I know this sounds crazy,” she said. “I’m Elvira. I know you expect that from me, right? “
She laughed but still insisted “I don’t have hallucinations, I wasn’t high and I can’t explain these things”.
The situation was so grave in her mind that she summoned a priest to perform an exorcism in the house.
“I had all kinds of things because it really got to the point of being like, ‘I don’t know if I can continue to live here,'” she recalls.
As she struggled with all of this, she said Pete seemed happy.
“So we were telling Brad all about it and he loved it,” Peterson said. “I mean, there aren’t a lot of buyers that this might be a selling point for, but he said, ‘Oh, that’s so cool.'” ” I like that I appreciate the house much.”
In addition to appreciating the spooky aspects of the property, she said he also loved the architecture, which included mahogany walls and copper roofs.
She bought the house for $1.7 million, and at that point, she said, the developers considered demolishing it rather than trying to sell it.
After Pete bought it, he did several renovations and bought several adjoining lots to put in for amenities such as a pool and skating rink.
This was the home where he raised his family, but now that nearly 30 years have passed, he’s made the decision to downgrade. In March, he sold the mansion for about $40 million.