David Bowie was “convinced” his father’s spirit called to him for days after his death in 1969

David Bowie is said to have believed that the spirit of his father, Haywood Jones, reached him from beyond the grave after his death in 1969

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David Bowie is said to have been “convinced” that his father’s spirit had once called on him every day for a week.

The late singer, who himself passed away in 2016 at the age of 69, reportedly lost his father Haywood Jones to pneumonia in 1969 before his music career really took off.

It has been claimed that the Grammy Award winner experienced what he then believed to be paranormal activity in the week after his father’s death.

He is said to have been “convinced” that Haywood was communicating with him from beyond the grave, as the phone had been ringing at exactly the same time for days.

David Bowie is said to have been “convinced” his father was calling him from beyond the grave


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The late singer (pictured) had lost his father, Haywood Jones, in 1969


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John Cambridge – a drummer who was friends with Bowie – said it happened after the performer moved into a country house in Derbyshire the day star.

He claims that after Bowie and his band moved into Haddon Hall, the singer – born David Robert Jones – believed he had been contacted by the ghost of his late father.

According to Cambridge, Bowie “confided” to him that after the death of his father Haywood on August 5, 1969, the phone rang at 5:30 p.m. “every day for a week.”

Bowie – who had alter ego Ziggy Stardust – is said to have confided in a friend about his experiences (Credit: Getty Images)


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Cambridge further commented, “He said nobody ever answered when he said ‘hello’ and he was convinced it was his father and let him know everything was fine.”

He described the property as “an old and atmospheric place” with a “spooky” vibe – recalling that it had a “dark sweeping staircase” and large stained glass windows.

The drummer said he had never “personally” felt anything supernatural even at Haddon Hall, although he recalled others suspecting paranormal activity there.

The actor himself died in 2016



Bowie – who had alter ego Ziggy Stardust – passed away himself in 2016. Less than two years earlier, the acclaimed musician had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

He has received a number of accolades throughout his career including Brit Awards and Grammy Awards, even winning an Emmy Award in 2003.

His biggest hits include Space Oddity, released in 1969, and Life on Mars, released in 1973. The former topped the UK charts while the latter reached number 3.

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