Jack Osbourne suffered terrifying paranormal experience at hospital home09/27/2022
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Celebrity ghost hunter Jack Osbourne and sister Kelly were so terrified of spooky sounds at their childhood home they hid under a bed until mum Sharon came home to protect them.
The offspring of the former X Factor judge and heavy metal rocker Ozzy were off school sick when they got rattled at the Grade II-listed family pile – a former hospital for the mentally ill.
And now Jack has returned to Buckinghamshire – said to be the spookiest county in the UK – to hunt down ghouls in the area for new Discovery+ show Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming.
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He says: “When Kelly and I were kids, we were off school through illness and home alone.
“We were watching TV in my parents’ bedroom.
“The floorboard on that landing makes a very distinct sound and we heard someone walking along – very heavy-footed.
“The footsteps were walking towards the room Kelly and I were in and whatever was making those footsteps was rattling the cupboard doors along the corridor.
“We were so convinced the footsteps were coming for us, we opened a window and thought about jumping.
“Instead we hid under the bed. Still racking my brain trying to
figure out what it was.”
The building – Welders House in the village of Jordans – was built in 1899 for the politician Charles Thomson Ritchie by his son-in-law Mervyn McCartney.
The house was later sold and used as a convalescent home for “women with mild nervous maladies” from 1911 to 1916.
After World War One, it was loaned by the Home Office for Army nurses with what we now call PTSD.
Jack says: “We found out Welders used to be, as it was called then, a ‘lunatic asylum’.
“My first response was, ‘See, I did grow up in a madhouse!’"
Even a sceptic pal of Jack’s had a ghostly encounter at the property. Jack says: “We interviewed my best friend, who I’ve known since primary school, and he is the biggest non-believer. He thinks what I do is a joke – but he had an experience.
“He and his wife were staying at Welders and heard a piano playing and a woman singing – but nobody was there.
“The following morning they shared what they heard with each other – that’s two independent witnesses both hearing the same thing at the same time.
“My friend thinks the paranormal is all nonsense but he had no idea what they could have been or how it could have happened.”
Welders isn’t the only Osbourne pad to have experienced spooky goings-on.
Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy recently claimed their Beverly Hills mansion is “filled with evil” and said he saw an unexplained figure in the bedroom revealing: “I think something heavy happened in this house, a murder or something bad.”
In his show, Jack returns to the nearby Missenden Abbey, a few miles from his parents’ house and minutes from his old school, where he learns of tales of evil monks and white ladies being spotted in the grounds.
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The 36-year-old was also shaken when left alone in the building with a camera for the night.
He says: “I had fond memories of Missenden Abbey because we’d go there on school field trips and learn about the monks in the 14th Century.
“I’ve come to find out they were paedophiles, drunks and criminals – those were not the scenes you had to colour in on your worksheet.
“We conducted a night-time investigation. I don’t want to give away too much but I did see something that I’m still trying to figure out.
“I don’t know what it was that I saw. I was alone in a room sitting at a table with a camera pointing at me and I saw it through the window.
“This was the first time in all my ghost hunting I’ve had this experience happen to me.”
Jack Osbourne’s Haunted Homecoming is available to stream from Sunday on Discovery+.
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