When you think of ghosts then you’d probably automatically resort to thinking about the countless horror films that depict them or maybe perhaps the iconic comedy Ghostbusters.
In normal life when someone reveals a story about how they interacted with a ghost then you might scoff even at the behest of the person insisting it was a real occurrence. There’s really no way to refute it one way or the other either.
And conservative Mike Rowe just oddly revealed how he lived with a “friendly ghost” once.
Mike Rowe is widely known for his popular Discovery Channel television show “Dirty Jobs,” which premiered in November 2003 and ran until 2012.
If the title isn’t indicative enough, the show’s concept revolves around host Mike Rowe performing strange, difficult, disgusting and messy occupations that some people do day in and day out.
He then did a quasi-spin off with CNN called “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” in 2014, but it was short-lived and subsequently canceled a year and a half later in May 2016.
Now Rowe is writing books and in his new one entitled “The Way I Heard it,” the former television host revealed that he once lived in a haunted mansion for free while he was working a late-night gig for QVC.
In an interview with Fox News, Rowe said the experience was “strange” but also admitted that it was a “friendly ghost.”
When asked how he lived in a mansion for free at one point Rowe said it was “Just lucky and weird. I was working for the QVC cable shopping channel in 1992 selling… strange devices in the middle of the night to a large, narcoleptic, interesting audience. And I needed a place to live. I had rented a small room from a guy who, as it turns out, didn’t actually own the building I was living in. So I was suddenly homeless. I answered an ad in the paper for a caretaker on a country estate, but the word caretaker was in quotes, which intrigued me. So I made a few calls, and long story short, a woman had inherited this giant mansion in the middle of a beautiful country estate, rolling hills, the whole thing: three hundred acres.”
Who wouldn’t jump at that opportunity? You know someone’s looking out for you when you go from the sudden reality of being homeless to living in a mansion on “three hundred acres.”
But then Rowe revealed, “And she was afraid to move into it because she believed the ghost of her father haunted the grounds. And so she hired me to live there instead of her for a while to see if I could work things out with the ghost. I said, ‘Sure.’ So I moved into this house. It was called Georgia Farm… Moved in on Halloween in fact, 1991. It was a strange time. Living in a haunted house by day and selling Hummels by night on QVC. Weird.”
Who cares if it’s “haunted?” It’s a free mansion. Also, it’s kind of funny that he literally moved into a haunted mansion on Halloween? That’s the start to a horror movie right there.
Then the interviewer asked him “how was the ghost?”
Rowe replied, Let’s just say it was a friendly ghost. And over the course of the year, the two of us came to an understanding and I wound up living pretty comfortably on this estate. It was funny. People had no idea who I really was. I had just started working there and just moved up there and suddenly I’m occupying this incredible Gothic house, living there alone ostensibly. And yeah, looking back, it was a pretty good time. A weird time, but a good time.”
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