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Nelson Haunted House –


Haunted Place - Nelson Haunted House


1822 Camino Palmero Road
Hollywood, California 90046



Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and their sons, Ricky and David, who had their own family TV show, called The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in the 1950s and 1960s, lived in this 2 story colonial home for more than 25 years. This lovely home represented the Nelsons' essence so well, that it was used as a model for their stage sets.


During his life, the cheerful comedian Ozzie Nelson took care of his body, and strived to live a healthy life style. He ate right, didn't drink, didn't smoke and kept in good shape. So, it didn't seem fair that he was stricken with liver cancer and died way too young at 68. He wasn't ready to leave his family and had expectations to see his grandchildren grow up.


The apparition of Ozzie Nelson has been seen in various spots in the house by a variety of people:

  1. His family has seen his somber apparition walking around the house, and hanging around his favorite places.

  2. When new owners bought the home in 1975 and moved in, they heard footsteps, faucets and lights seemed to have a mind of their own, and doors opening and closing at will, with no help from the living. The woman also felt a strong, loving presence beside her in bed several occurrences

  3. In 1994, a painter who was working inside the house, kept hearing foot steps. One day while painting, he felt a strong unseen presence next to him. Looking over, he saw a white, misty form floating next to him, perhaps inspecting his work. It wasn't hostile, just seemed to be interested, like a home owner would act.

Still Haunted?

Don't know for sure, but it probably is unless a psychic or paranormal psychologist could offer some counseling.