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Octavia Spencer appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show Friday and spoke about how she lives in a real life haunted house. “I grew up watching Westerns, and I bought this house, and it was owned by a guy who did Westerns, so I must have been a fan of his.” She said her ghost is more of the Casper the Ghost type versus the poltergeists that scare people.

She went on to say, “My ghost can haunt me, but he doesn’t haunt me,” Spencer noted. “We have boundaries. I love him because he kind of sorts out the bad people that shouldn’t be there. He runs them out. If they stay at my place, they don’t wanna come back. And that’s how I know that they don’t belong here,” she continued. “If you’re a person that belongs there, everybody is like, ‘Oh, your place is so welcoming. It’s so great.’ And that’s how I feel about it.”

When asked if she’s ever had any scary experiences with her ghost, she said, “When I leave for a long time he’s a little shady,” Spencer joked. “The doors close, the lights go off when I turn them on,” she continued. “The only problem … I love my ghost — I just don’t want you bringing your ghost to my house. I don’t want anybody’s ghost thinking they can be friends with my ghost.”

The home in question is a 1927 Spanish-style Toluca Lake LA home she purchased in 2013. Now we have to add that Octavia Spencer is single and has never been married. I wonder if this were different if she would have this time to engage with a “ghost.”