Demi Lovato has some spooky stories to tell around the campfire – and they all involve supernatural experiences in her childhood home.
“My house in Texas is so ridiculously haunted. Not by a bad spirit, but a little girl,” Demi revealed in an article for Buzzfeed. “I think her name is Emily. I’ve had a medium come over and ghost hunters, and they both told me the same name, Emily.”
Demi, who was raised near Dallas, said idea of cohabiting with restless spirits never spooked her. Quite the contrary, she enjoyed the company.
“When I was 3 years old my mom caught me talking to something by myself. She asked, ‘Who are you talking to?’ and I said, ‘My best friend Emily,’” Demi said. “She’s playful. She’d probably be around 11 or 12 years old, maybe younger.”
(Demi previously told a nearly identical story on the radio show Mack at Nite. In that recounting, Demi was 5 years old and the ghost was named Victoria.)
As she grew up and had more flesh-and-blood friends over to the house, Demi delighted in freaking them out.
“One of my friends, Tucker, came over one time and he asked, “So your house is haunted?” I said, “Yeah, just watch. Something will happen. Something always happens.” We started to watch a movie when all of a sudden a laptop in my kitchen started to play a movie also. It was a black screen before, so it was a question of who turned it on and hit play. And after that Tucker texted a friend saying, “I think this house is haunted, a movie just turned on by itself,” and there was a “glitch” in his phone that kept texting him back the word “definitely” over and over again. That happened about 30 times.”
Although Demi is most aware of spirits in her childhood home, she encounters them elsewhere and believes that anyone who opens their mind is capable of the same experiences.
“When I walk into a room, I can tell if something has happened there or not, or if a hotel is haunted.” I feel like the more present you are in your everyday life, the more aware you are of your surroundings and the energy in the room. When you’re sensitive to energy, you can tell if something is off or happening.”