Is the mansion where the American Idol contestants living haunted? Well according to some ghost investigation questions conducted by People
, it is.
“Some people are convinced that there’s a ghost there, especially Allison [Iraheta],” a skeptical Anoop Desai tells PEOPLE. “But I’ve never really seen her.”
It’s not just a matter of seeing “her,” according to Desai, who says the ghost, named Phyllis, is “just a friendly troublemaker. She bangs around and keeps people awake. Allison hears something in her room every night. I don’t know if someone’s just creeping around in there or what.”
Adds former contestant Lil Rounds: “I’ve never had any encounters with Phyllis, and I’m glad I didn’t, because I was in a room by myself, so I would’ve been totally freaked out.”
But that hasn’t stopped others from being spooked. “Allison said she lives in her room,” says Rounds. “She’s heard growls. I was like, ‘What?!’ It’s craziness. The rest of the girls swear they saw glimpses of her and different things like that, but I never saw it.”
As for how the witnesses describe Phyllis, Rounds reveals, “Like a white shadow walking across the room. I’m like, ‘Okay, you guys.’ “
Someone call in the crew from Travel Channel’s Most Haunted ASAP? They so need to do an investigation of the house before the season is over. Seriously this is the most interesting thing I have heard about season 8 so far. I say screw Slash as a mentor next week when the final four will do rock songs and just do segments about Phyllis! Now that would rock!
But then again maybe the ghost is the living legend Cloris Leachman trying to get back on reality TV, afterall she did play Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spinoff?