Why Former Residents Think The Playboy Mansion Is Haunted

The Playboy Mansion is one of the most iconic homes in Los Angeles and was known as the hotspot for lavish parties hosted by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. He bought the property in 1971 and lived there until his death in 2017. The Tudor-style mansion was built in 1927 and featured a wine cellar, a waterfall, a grotto, and 29 rooms (via Fancy Pants Homes). There have been many stories shared about the wild events that transpired at the Playboy mansion throughout the years, but two of Hefner's ex-girlfriends shared some interesting tales that have something to do with the paranormal.

Bridget Marquardt lived in the mansion from 2002 until 2009, and she recalled an incident where she was in her room with other people and saw an apparition. "We were talking, having a glass of wine, and the TV was on. All of a sudden, out of the corner of all of our eyes, we saw a woman standing in my closet," Marquardt said, per the New York Post. When she turned to look at the woman, however, she disappeared. She described the woman as thin and pale with long hair. She recognized the woman as a former employee at the mansion who died of cancer. "I'm pretty sure it was her who was standing there," she added.

Other odd occurrences in the Playboy Mansion

Bridget Marquardt isn't the only one who has experienced something paranormal in the Playboy Mansion. Holly Madison, who stayed in the mansion from 2001 to 2008, had her own stories to tell. In an interview with Nylon, Madison recalled seeing a woman she didn't recognize while working out in the gym. She followed the woman into a door but was surprised to see no one inside the small closet. There was also the time when Marquardt and Madison were in a room together when the TV turned on by itself and the volume increased to its maximum.

At first, Madison was skeptical about the weird occurrences, but she eventually became a believer. "For me, it took a bunch of different experiences before I thought 'OK there's something weird going on here,'" Madison stated. Aside from the two women, housekeeping employees at the mansion also witnessed strange things, specifically in the game house. They reportedly had an eerie feeling there and have heard doors slamming shut and arcade games turning on without anyone touching them, as reported by Yahoo. With the Playboy Mansion's rich history, some people have no doubt that it is, indeed, haunted.