The friendly ghost of Sonny Bono visits Cher

To let her know he’s there, he turns on the lights.

October 23, 2018
The friendly ghost of Sonny Bono visits Cher

This Halloween we’re telling (true) spooky stories from the FADER universe.

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Sometimes Cher will walk into one of the many rooms room in her Malibu house, look up at her chandelier and the lights are on. But she’s absolutely sure she didn't turn them on. In fact, the power switch is still flipped off. She also knows the house can’t be haunted by earlier inhabitants either. She built it herself.

Instead, and she’s sure about this, it’s her ex-husband Sonny, who died in a skiing accident in 1995. He’s not haunting her. He’s not messing with her, “he’s playing with them,” she told TMZ. “It’s a totally peaceful thing.” And she likes it.

It’s Sonny the friendly ghost. And if anyone’s ready for Halloween this year, it’s Cher: “I love ghosts,” she said in a recent Reddit AMA. “I prefer ghosts to some people.”

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