Peter Jackson’s ghostly encounter

So many jokes to crack, so little time. Jokes about hobbits and ringwraiths and Gollum. Peter Jackson, who now looks like a ghost of himself circa 2003, is telling his story of his exprience with a screaming female ghost over 20 years ago.

UNIVERSAL MAN: Peter Jackson, creator of  The Lovely Bones.

“I woke up one morning and there was a figure in the room, she was very scary, she had a screaming face, very accusatory, she was a lady about 50 years old,” Jackson said.

“It was terrifying actually, a very scary image and she was at the end of the bed and she glided across the room and disappeared into the wall.

“I sat in bed and thought, have I really seen that?” said Jackson.

Jackson said that when the St James Theatre was being restored a few years ago, people talked about the legend of the woman who committed suicide after being booed off the stage after a bad show in vaudeville days.

“They say she manifests herself in the theatre with a screaming face. Sometimes she’s seen – the same ghost. She needs to learn to smile a little.”

I feel as though killing oneself after being booed is a bit extreme, but what do I know? I guess it’s the ghost of a woman who took herself very seriously….

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