Ghostly events keep Ellen awake in new house

Ellen DeGeneres' house is haunted.

The talk show star and her wife Portia Di Rossi bought The Brody House in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills area for $40 million in January, but haven't been able to get a good night's sleep thanks to apparent ghostly goings on.

A source said: "The house has been remodelled, so Ellen thought it would have no trace of the former owner. But she was wrong. Within a few nights of moving in Ellen started hearing random noises including footsteps and doors opening and closing.

"Then, in the middle of the night she heard a woman's faint cry. Ellen totally freaked out. She hasn't had a solid night's sleep ever since she moved in."

The 13,000 square foot Brody house was built for property developer Sidney Brody and his wife Frances in 1951.

Sidney passed away in 1981, but it is the spirit of his wife, who died in 2009, that is said to haunt the property and friends have convinced Ellen and Portia to take drastic action to cleanse the property of the spirit.

The source added to National Enquirer magazine: "Friends have convinced Ellen to conduct a spiritual cleansing ceremony in the house. She doesn't want her new home to have any bad energy, and she's not going to share it with Frances Brody."

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