I just read that Paula, Simon and L.A. stayed at the Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa during their Dallas auditions and were totally spooked by the ghosts! I laugh really hard because someone actually decided to pick this up as a story as news. I know they were probably trying to copy the Idol publicity stunt about the haunted mansion, but the truth is that I’ve stayed at the Stoneleigh and it is TOTALLY haunted! No joke!
I had to stay there for about 13 days while working on a show, and I swear there was such a weird energy in that hotel that I was positive there were ghosts. I didn’t see anything, but I couldn’t sleep a wink while I was there. Paula allegedly saw her bathroom faucets turn on and off. Now, I didn’t see what Paula saw, but that’s probably a good thing–we’d be in troubs if we did…
Paula wasn’t the only one that had a weird feeling about the hotel, according to Us Weekly, “L.A. didn’t even know the story of the ghosts; he just couldn’t be inside the hotel. He was first to check in and left before the others arrived, saying it had a ‘weird feeling about it.’”
Anyway, that’s the story and it ends with Simon liking the ghosts and staying put with the spirits.