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This House Is Haunted By Alice Cooper, album: The Eyes Of Alice Cooper 2003
I don’t know about you, but, metaphorical though it may be, I think I can actually feel that cold wind, especially when I close my eyes and remember what ol’ Coop looks like without his makeup on …
I was sitting in my room, dark and gray and crying
Someone in my life, I fear, was at the point of dying
A cold wind blew right up my spine, it was the break of dawn
Of course Alice Cooper’s seen a ghost. Halloween and horror have always been part of the rockstar’s M.O., but even Cooper admits he couldn’t have made up something like what happened to him in the abandoned rural New York house where he and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry had holed up to write some new songs together. Both men were freshly sober at the time they began to notice strange things happening in the home. “It felt prankish,” Cooper recalled during his appearance on Celebrity Ghost Story. “Like, playful poltergeist.” He remembers hearing what sounded like furniture being dragged through the basement. Once he went to investigate, he claims to have felt the pressure of a hand on his back. Turned out the house was said to be haunted by the little boy who’d previously lived there before drowning in the lake.