Celebrity Ghost Encounters: Dublin Ghost Spooks Lily Collins


Miley Cyrus wasn’t the only star to share a personal ghost tale this year. In August, Lily Collins, rising actress and daughter of singer Phil Collins, discussed her own spooky experience on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

While filming The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in Dublin, Collins stayed at the 189-year-old Shelbourne Hotel. However, the actress’s stay wasn’t exactly restful. One night, Lily awoke to strange sounds in her sixth-floor suite.

“I open my eyes and I hear a giggle,” she said. “And then I felt a rush of air across my body and I heard all these doors slamming, like fire doors — the ones you don’t hear opening, but then the air — it closes. Three of them — and there were three doors outside my room.”

Collins shared her experience with the front desk, and they related the tale of Mary Masters. Mary, it seems, is a seven-year-old girl who died of cholera in 1846 and now haunts the historic hotel. As with many ghost legends, there’s no record of Mary’s life or death. A medium obtained her story several years ago.

Do you believe Mary Masters actually exists?