Actor Brad Pitt has been in the news recently for his generosity towards his elderly neighbor. According to reports, Pitt allowed his 105-year-old neighbor to live in a Los Angeles home rent-free after purchasing the property for $1.7 million from Elvira of “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark,” aka Cassandra Peterson, in 1994. Pitt sold the home in March for $40 million as part of his real estate portfolio expansion, which included the home his neighbor lived in.
H2: Kindness towards a 105-Year-Old Neighbor
Due to the advanced age of his neighbor, Brad Pitt allowed him to live out the rest of his life in the home without having to pay any rent. Peterson said to the outlet, “He was very, very kind to the husband. His wife passed away, and the husband, John, lived there. I know Brad allowed him to live there without paying anything until he died.”
Peterson also joked that the rent-free arrangement lasted longer than Pitt expected. “It was funny because John lived to be 105. He just kept living forever. I imagine Brad was thinking, ‘Well, you know, he can live there till he dies, which might be any minute now,'” she added.
Haunted Hollywood Home
The Los Feliz mansion is where Pitt and Angelina Jolie lived and raised their six children. Peterson claimed in a recent interview that the home was haunted. She explained that while she and her husband were discussing the house with Pitt in the ’90s, “We were just warning him that many weird things have been happening there since we moved in. And he was very excited about that. He thought that was cool.”
According to Peterson, these “weird things” included sightings of people walking around the house and ghosts sitting in front of the fireplace and even walking into her bedroom. The situation was so serious in her mind that she called in a priest to perform an exorcism in the home.
Appreciating the Haunted House
Despite Peterson’s claims, Pitt appreciated the history and uniqueness of the home. Peterson said, “There are not many buyers who that would be a selling point for, but he was like, ‘Oh, that’s so awesome.’ I love that he appreciated the house so much.” Peterson also described Pitt as “always kind and sweet” and recalled seeing him training for the 1999 film “Fight Club” in his garage while on a walk.