When looking for a house, most people are worried about how many bedrooms there are or if the backyard is big enough. In a recent interview, Tim McGraw opened up about his own house hunting experience – and the famous ghost his family encountered along the way.
Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill were looking for a home to rent in Los Angeles back in the late 1990s. Not wanting anything permanent, they did not want to jump into purchasing a home in the California city – but Faith quickly fell in love with one home in particular with a very rich history.
The home had previously been owned by the legendary crooner, Frank Sinatra and according to Tim, it was where he was picked up by ambulances on the night of his passing. The walls in that house had seen years of Sinatra and his family growing, laughing, and singing.
And according to Tim’s spine-chilling story about his daughter’s encounter with Frank in the house, it seems he never left…
Tim told Ty, Kelly & Chuck, “Gracie was sitting at the piano and I noticed she’s not right in the middle of the piano, she sat on the edge of the seat. We start to go upstairs and at the top of the stars there’s a black and white picture of Frank Sinatra with his eyes painted blue – you know ol’ blue eyes. So Gracie looks up and goes, ‘Well that’s the guy who was playing piano with me.'”
Tim and Faith were taken back at first but Gracie continued to calmly explain that the man also liked to go into the kitchen. She then proceeded to show her parents and an unsuspecting Realtor the way to a hidden door that lead into the kitchen that, according to a young Gracie, “He likes to come in here all the time.”
Which makes sense. Coming from an east coast Italian home, the kitchen normally is where families gather together and spend most of their time. Heck, Sinatra even had a great recipe for delicious spaghetti and meatballs.
After shocking her parents and essentially freaking the Realtor out, the real estate agent went back to Frank’s wife to tell her what had happened. After hearing the story, Barbara realized the family was already somehow connected to hers and agreed to rent the late Sinatra’s home to Tim and Faith.
For the full story, complete with all the chilling details, check out the interview below and let us know what you think in the comments. Did Gracie really meet Ol’ Blue Eyes?