Do You Believe In Ghosts? 10 Real-Life 1960s Ghost Stories That'll Keep You Up At Night

By | October 28, 2022

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'Peeping Tom' of Ellicott City, Maryland. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ghost stories of the 1960s involve hauntings, poltergeists, restless spirits from beyond the grave, and at least one headless murderer. Accounts of these spooky phenomena come from Appalachian State University; Stockholm, Sweden; the Knickerbocker Hotel in Los Angeles; and even Loretta Lynn's Tennessee mansion. The 1960s was a decade of transition when the country was changing from the traditional 1950s to the freaky ‘70s. The ghost stories that came out of this decade have never been explained, some of them feature stars of the era, and a few of them feature poltergeists who really don’t like people. Turn the lights down low, get out the candy and get ready for these real ghost stories from the 1960s. 

The Knickerbocker Hotel In Los Angeles Has A Star Studded Haunting

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Celebrities have been staying at the Knickerbocker Hotel since it was opened, some of them have enjoyed their stay so much that they’ve never left. Most famously Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio made use of the hotel quite often, and they spent their honeymoon in the hotel. Following Monroe’s death in 1962, the blonde bombshell allegedly returned to the hotel to gossip in the lady’s room. But another haunting from the ‘60s is far more malicious. 

After the dress designer, Irene Gibbons flung herself from the 11th floor in 1962 her spirit supposedly returned to the building to harass the living. People who’ve stayed there have said that they’ve seen her shadow move around their rooms and that she opens and closes windows much to their annoyance.