Kevin Bacon revealed a strange stipulation he had to agree to before he could buy his Connecticut farm in 1983.
During a conversation Rob Lowe’s Literally podcastthe Footloose star explained how the previous owner forced him to destroy the abandoned house on the property before selling it to him because he believed it was haunted.
“There was an old house in one of the lots we bought and (the owner) didn’t want me to own the house. It was an abandoned house that he grew up in,” Bacon, 65, told Lowe.
He continued, “We went back and forth about it for a while and finally I said, ‘Listen, you can’t sell me a piece of land, but you can’t sell me the house on it. It’s just weird. What if you sell it and there’s someone who just lives in the backyard?’
The longtime owner, who according to Bacon had called in “ghostbusters” to try to rid the spiritual entities, was adamant about the deal with the actor for fear he would become “possessed” and “do some serious damage.”
Creepy: Kevin Bacon, 65, revealed that the previous owner of his Connecticut farm demanded he demolish an abandoned house on the property before selling it to him over fears it was haunted during a conversation on Rob Lowe’s Literally- podcast
The Golden Globe winner went on to explain how they “went back and forth on this haunted house thing” for a while until they finally came to an agreement they could both live with: Bacon had to destroy the old house within a month of purchasing the property. .
Lowe had to ask if Bacon had tempted fate and “spent a night” in the abandoned house, but he confessed that he didn’t want to play any role in tampering with possible spooky ghosts.
“Not only did I not, but I went there and there were some beautiful old pine planks and a railing and I said to (my wife) Kyra (Sedgwick), ‘We’ve got to take that out,’” he said. explained. “And she says, ‘No, you’re not. You’re not putting those damn things in our house.’
It turned out that Bacon was talking to a self-proclaimed supernatural expert.
Lowe claimed he once spoke to a real ghost in June 2017 while filming his series The Lowe Files, which explored unsolved mysteries, according to We weekly.
“One of the places we went (on the show) was a closed juvenile reform prison in central California, which is notoriously haunted,” the St. Elmo’s Fire star told Bacon.
He added: ‘I saw lights going on and off, literally like someone turned on a switch and… and we caught it on camera.’
Shocked by the incident, the former Brat Packer explained, “It was pretty intense. It sounds crazy the way I say it, but they had a device that would pick up the frequencies (of ghosts) and convert them into speech. … It was hilarious. The thing kept asking for pizza. It was really super absurd, but also very scary.’
Spooky story: The previous owner, who Bacon claims had “ghostbusters” come to try to rid the spiritual entities, was adamant about the deal with the actor for fear he would become “possessed” and “do some serious harm” cause’.
Not Tempting Fate: After revealing to Lowe that he had no desire to spend a night in the abandoned house, Bacon said he “went over there and there were some beautiful old pine planks and a railing and I said to (my wife) Kyra (Sedgwick), “We’ve got to get that out,” he explained. ‘And she said, “No, it’s not. You don’t put those damn things in our house.”
Bacon, who just celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary to Sedgwick earlier in September, ultimately agreed to demolish that old “haunted house” within a month of purchasing the property as part of the deal with the previous owner in 1983.
Supernatural Expert: During the podcast with Bacon, Lowe revealed that he once spoke to a real ghost in June 2017 while filming his 2017 series The Lowe Files
Bacon and wife Kyra Sedgwick first met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson’s play Lemon Sky in 1987.
The following year, in September 1988, they would waste little time in tying the knot.
The couple, who also live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, are proud of two children: son Travis, 34, and daughter Sosie, 31.
Bacon made his film debut in the now classic comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), and has since starred in a string of popular films such as Friday The 13th (1980), Footloose (1984), Planes, Trains And Automobiles. (1987), Tremors (1990), JFK (1991), A Few Good Men (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Wild Things (1998), Mystic River (2003), X-Men: First Class (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and Black Mass (2015), among many others.