Saturday, May 09, 2009

Seattle's Famous Ghost: Kurt Cobain

Welcome to the last days of "GHOST WEEK" here at Books, Boys, Buzz. We are celebrating the launch of Marley Gibson's GHOST HUNTRESS series...I have my copy already, do you?

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Continuing on with my "spooky tale"....

Seattle is known for three famous ghosts: martial artist/actor Bruce Lee, musician/legend Jimi Hendix and of course Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

All though high school, my cousin Sean was OBSESSED with Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. It was Smells Like Teen Spirit all the time. On April 8, 1994, Kurt committed suicide in his house at the age of 27 (shudder...he was so young.) When Sean came out of visit me in 2005 in Seattle, he insisted on seeing Kurt's house. After a bit of research, I found the place and we were off.

The drive there was beautiful...gorgeous Lake Washington, lush greenery all around. I was wondering if we'd gotten the directions wrong on the twisty-turney Seattle roads.

And then, there it was.

Kurt's bench at Viretta Park and the house where he died.
Even though it had been over 10 years since Kurt had died, there were several people milling around, taking pictures and writing memorials on the tribute bench above. The outpouring of love and support from adoring fans was
As we knelt next to the bench to read the inscriptions, I felt something very strange. A breeze, a movement, a breath on the back of my neck. Someone was behind me, watching me. I stood up, turned around, and...
There was definitely something there...I knew it. My cousin knew it. That day I became a true believer in the "other side."
There have been many strange reports of ghostly faces in the window of Kurt's Viretta Park house...the current inhabitants have reportedly heard whispered voices during thunderstorms....creepy!

In fact, I learned later that Lakeview Cemetary refused to take Kurt's ashes because they had way to many visitors with Bruce and Brandon Lee buried there! So Kurt's memorial continued to be the bench in front of his house...and if you ask me, he is there and wandering around.

I'd love to hear if any of our readers have had any "Ghostly" experiences!


Dona Sarkar


donnas said...

Very interesting. Me and some of my family have had a variety of experiences. One time the cat I had at the time looked over my shoulder started hissing at something then ran to the other end of the room and hid under a dresser. But there was no one behind me when he did it or anyone else in the apartment.

Suma Subramaniam said...

Dona, you've had an interesting experience. I havent encountered a situation of this sort...its so creepy.

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, Dona, that's creepy (in a good way). I didn't know much about the circumstances of his death or the people who still visit today, so this is very interesting. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

that's really cool...i have been a hug fan of Kurt Cobain for almost two years...ya I'll admit it..ive never been to the lake house thought.....but i have always new that Kurt had left alot in this world that's just simply his was of saying to you or any of his fans"be good..follow your dreams and love one another"...that states it all.....