This bunny’s bought a story — and the spooky story facilities across the late Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion.
Former Playboy bunny and “Girls Next Door” actuality star Bridget Marquardt claims Hef’s sprawling 5.7-acre property in Holmby Hills, California, is a haunted home.
“[There are] ghost stories dating back decades from that mansion,” Marquardt, 48, defined on paranormal exercise podcast “Dark House” Wednesday. “I saw a woman [appear in my bedroom].”
Marquardt, who served as one in every of Hef’s live-in girlfriends from 2002 till 2009, claims the ghost of a former mansion worker materialized close to her bed room closet throughout a relaxed woman’s evening in together with her sister and greatest good friend.
“My sister, myself and my friend Stacy were all sitting on my bed,” the one-time E! Network staple stated, including that she’d bought a new pet earlier that day. “We were talking, having a glass of wine, and the TV was on. All of a sudden, out of the corner of all of our eyes, we saw a woman standing in my closet.”
But earlier than the previous Playmate may get a good have a look at her uninvited visitor, the disembodied determine had disappeared.
“Of course when I turned to look at it straight on, it was gone,” lamented Marquardt — who, regardless of the fleeting look, distinctly remembers the apparition’s look.
“She had black, long kind of stringy hair and she was very pale and very skinny,” the blonde bombshell stated. “And she was wearing a white T-shirt that was way too big on her and black acid-wash jeans. She was just standing there me staring.”
The spookiness of the second however, Marquardt denied being frightened by the sighting. In truth, she claims she “recognized” the girl.
“Before I lived in the mansion I was invited to test for Playmate, and I met this woman who was a social secretary at the mansion,” stated Marquardt. “She was super friendly. She was kind of like the house mom. She knew about all the pets and she knew about all the girls. She was just amazing.”
However when Marquardt returned to the iconic compound a few years later, she realized that the girl had handed away from most cancers.
“I’m pretty sure it was her who was standing there,” she stated. “And I think she came to see the new addition to the mansion, the new pet that was there. [My dog] Wednesday.”
Marquardt went on to recall different eerie encounters on the $100 million property, like doorways that may slam or lock on their very own or the bizarre vibes guests felt upon coming into the mansion’s gaming quarters.
She even remembered Hefner telling her that the house’s authentic proprietor, “had either fell, been pushed or had jumped” to her dying contained in the property, and that her spirit haunts the grounds.
And Marquardt — who’d been estranged from the Playboy CEO for a number of years earlier than his September 2017 dying to an infection at 91 — says Hefner’s spirit visited her in a dream shortly after his passing.
“One night I had this dream, and it was not long after Hef had die,” she stated, noting that she wasn’t allowed to go to her ex-boyfriend in years earlier than his passing nor was she invited to his funeral. “This dream was like nothing I ever had before. It was so real.”
In the dream, she drove as much as the mansion, and was welcomed onto the palatial property by safety. But as soon as inside the home the sometimes buzzing abode was nonetheless and unoccupied.
“I could tell that the house was abandoned and he was gone, but yet I was there to see him,” stated Marquardt. She stated although the house was darkish, she heard the spooky sounds of “really old 1940s music” enjoying in all through the house.
“And then all of the sudden [Hefner] comes down the stairs and he threw his arms out,” Marquardt stated. “He gave me what we call his big laugh, like this big cackle that he did. He said, ‘My darling!’ He put his arms around me, and I felt the hug. I could feel his smoking jacket. I could smell his cologne. It was so real.”
She stated their non secular rendezvous gave her a sense of closure surrounding Hef’s dying.
“I literally felt like I said goodbye to him,” stated Marquardt. “And he was good.”