Is the Bela Lugosi Apartment Haunted?
Is the Bela Lugosi apartment haunted? One of LA’s most famous haunted residences was home to one of horror’s most famous actors, Bela Lugosi. The man who helped make Dracula famous had a secret woman in his past and managed to direct his own funeral from beyond the grave. Or was it all a coincidence? Ghostly is joined by a new guest, Al Morgan from the super fun podcast From X to Z to talk about this amazing man and his legacy. Listen and vote!
Questions Explored in this Episode
Who was Bela Lugosi? Where was he from and what was his history before moving to the United States? How and why did he move here? How did he get the role of Dracula? Who was the mysterious woman with yellow eyes who he claimed haunted him? What happened in his final apartment when he died? What ghostly activity has happened since he passed? Is it haunted?
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History of Bela Lugosi
Pat explores the history of this amazing actor and his journey from WWI to movie star and everything in between.
Special guest Al joins Pat and Rebecca to debate the paranormal evidence for this apartment and Bela Lugosi himself. Stories say he made the hearse carrying his body turn down Hollywood Blvd and that he moves objects.
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
LA Ghosts: https://laghosttour.com/bela-lugosis-apartment/
Skeptical Inquirer: https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/a-closer-look-at-the-bela-lugosi-haunted-mirror/
YouTube – TheYaYaChronicles – “Haunted Sightings of Bela Lugosi Universal’s Dracula (Hollywood locations)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcT7tdR7pnY
Angel City Press: https://www.angelcitypress.com/blogs/news/haunted-tales-of-hollywood-and-vine
Bela Lugosi: https://belalugosi.com/
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com