You can’t make this stuff up.
GayStarNews reports that Simon Cowell‘s new $19M London mansion is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a gay Roman.
Former owner Christian Levett claims the London mansion is haunted by Antinous – the lover of Hadrian.
Hadrian ruled the Roman Empire from 117 to 138.
Levett claims, according to The Sun, that he unleashed the Bithynian Greek’s spirit onto the property.
The hedge-fund billionaire said he bought a statue of Antinous in 2014.
‘It was delivered in a crate,’ he said. ‘When I was locking up, I heard the sound of heavy objects being knocked over from the drawing room where Antinous was still lying in his box. The same happened the next two nights. But there was nobody there.’
Antinous, according to historians, was Hadrian’s lover for two years starting in 128, and was considered ‘particularly beautiful.’
He died in October 130 under mysterious circumstances, while traveling along the Nile.
It is still a mystery of why he died. Many speculated he was murdered by other members of the Empire.
Following his death, Hadrian deified Antinous and founded a cult devoted to his worship. A city named after Antinous was founded after his place of death.
Hopefully Simon can hold a seance to discover exactly what happened to the Roman prettyboy. I sense a reality show! Britain’s Gayest Ghosts!